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Gran Bahia Principe Coba Photo Tour

In January 2012 Faber Photography went to Gran Bahia Principe Riviera Maya to photograph the lovely Cheryl & Aaron‘s wedding.  While there, we decided to do a Gran Bahia Principe Coba photo tour of the property to help future brides get a feel for the resort.  We also wrote a review which can be viewed on the Best Destination Wedding Website.  If you have any questions at all or would like us to photograph YOUR destination wedding, please contact us by clicking HERE!

If you’d like to see the AKUMAL version of this report, click here.  The TULUM version of this report is here.  If you’d like to view a map of the resort, click here.

Arriving in Cancun went smooth as always.  My assistant pushed the dreaded RED button, but after a quick luggage search we were out the doors to find our transportation.  We had a private van booked through Olympus tours.  They were very easy to find (bright orange shirts), extremely friendly, and spoke great English.  Our van ride to the Gran Bahia Principe resort took one hour and fourteen minutes… not that I was timing or anything!:)

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Main Lobby

 We were staying at the Coba section of the resort.  Check in was smooth and we were quickly taken to our villa.  We had villa 9, which was almost as far away from the lobby as you could get, but it turned out to be a great location.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Villa 8

The rooms at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba are all the same, except some have flat screen tvs and some don’t and some have king size beds.

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The view out of our balcony left quite a bit to be desired, however it was nice and private.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Room Photos

The bathrooms are a nice size and come with a good selection of amenities.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba bathroom PhotosGran Bahia Principe Coba bathroom amenities Photos

 We will start our tour in the Coba Lobby.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Lobby

The lobby is very large.  When you first walk in, check in is on the right hand side.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Lobby Check In

Just beyond the check-in is the Lobby Bar.  This is a great place to have a seat and enjoy a refreshing drink.  During the evenings there is often live entertainment in this area.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Lobby Bar

Also going that way are stores, the coliseum (theater), and the Music Bar.  The Music Bar is where outdoor wedding receptions are held when it rains.   It is very private and beautifully decorated.  If you can’t have a reception outside, this is a great alternative.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Music Bar Rain Wedding ReceptionGran Bahia Principe Coba Music Bar Rain Wedding Location

If you turn left in the lobby, instead of right, you will find the main buffet.  Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this buffet has a wide array of meal options.

There is an entrance to the main buffet just outside the lobby as well.  Below those entrance stairs is the fitness center.  I’m sorry the picture is so terrible!

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Fitness Center Gym

The Bahia Spa just around the corner offers many relaxing options, including outdoor massages.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Bahia Spa

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There are many dinner options at the Gran Bahia Coba.  HERE is a link to the Gran Bahia Principe Restaurant menus.

We will start with the Mediterraneo.  Here is the outside of the restaurant, the inside, and the table settings.

Gran Bahia Principe Mediterraneo RestaurantGran Bahia Principe Coba Mediterraneo Restaurant Inside PhotographGran Bahia Principe Coba Mediterraneo Restaurant Table Photograph

Here is restaurant El Pescador

Gran Bahia Principe Coba El Pescador RestaurantGran Bahia Principe Coba El Pescador Restaurant Table Setting

All of the restaurants will have a menu placed outside the door so you can see what they offer.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba El Pescador Restaurant menu

Here is the Mikado restaurant.  This restaurant does not have windows to the outside, and the doors are locked during the day, so I apologize for the lack of indoor pictures.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Mikado Restaurant

We dined at Le Gourmet, so here is a picture of the oustide of the restaurant, the inside, the table setting, and the steak!

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Le Gourmet RestaurantGran Bahia Principe Coba Le Gourmet Restaurant InsideGran Bahia Principe Coba Le Gourmet Restaurant TableGran Bahia Principe Coba Le Gourmet Restaurant Filet

Next is the Portofino restaurant.  This is where most wedding reception dinners are held.

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There is a very nice ball called the Lobby Bar Daiquiri.  This area has live entertainment during the evenings, a lot of room to sit and enjoy a drink, some shopping inside.

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Just outside the above doors of the Daiquiri Bar is the Cozumel Buffet.  It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Cozumel Buffet restaurant DoorsGran Bahia Principe Coba Cozumel Buffet restaurant

In the same area as the bar and the buffet is the Cozumel shopping area.  Complete with beautiful bright colors, you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir!

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Cozumel Outdoor ShoppingGran Bahia Principe Coba Cozumel Outdoor Shopping Center

Four beautiful pools grace the property.  The activity pool is a hub of activity.  With water volley ball, music & dancing, and ping pong, there is surely something to entertain happening at this pool.

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Here is a picture of the Flamboyan swim up bar in the activity pool.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Activity Pool Swim Up BarGran Bahia Principe Coba Activity Pool Swim Up Bar Flamboyan Menu

The Flamboyan bar also has a nice place to relax on hammocks.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Activity Pool Swim Up Bar Flamboyan Hammocks

Just to the side of the Flamboyan Bar is the Bahia Activity Hut.  This is where you can book many different excursions or tours.

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There is also an area to get a massage beside the pool from the people of the Bahia Spa.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Activity Pool Bahia Spa Massage

Snack Bar Piscis is located by the activity pool.  It’s only open from 7-7 and has a smaller selection than the 24 snack bar next to the quiet pool, but it does have decent options.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Piscis Snack Bar MenuGran Bahia Principe Coba Piscis Snack BarGran Bahia Principe Coba Piscis Snack Bar DessertsGran Bahia Principe Coba Piscis Snack Bar

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Piscis Snack Bar Tables

The quiet pool, is just that.  It’s nice and quiet.  Plenty big for everyone to spread out and relax.  The pool bar is very nice and the snack bar right off of the pool is quite convenient.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Quiet Poo and Hibyscus Swim Up Bar

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Quiet Pool

The remaining two pools are jacuzzi pools.  They are adult only and have their own bar area.  This was our favorite place to relax after a long day since it was quiet, pretty secluded, and the service was fantastic.

This first jacuzzi pool is used for the outdoor receptions at the Gran Bahia Principe Coba.

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Here is the outdoor wedding reception at the Coba Jacuzzi Pool at night.

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And here is the pool during the day, just waiting for guests to enjoy it!

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Jacuzzi Pool

This is the second jacuzzi pool and the club premier area.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Club PremierGran Bahia Principe Coba La Iguana Bar Jacuzzi Pool

There is a nice area for sand volleyball and table tennis.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Play GroundGran Bahia Principe Coba Table Tennis Ping PongGran Bahia Principe Coba Volleyball Court

The children’s club has a nice play area outside, and air conditioned play area inside.  I didn’t actually go inside, but you can see some of the toys through the window.  It looked very nice.  There is also a children’s disco every night at 8pm in the theater.  The kids seemed to love it.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Kids ClubGran Bahia Principe Coba Kids Club InsideGran Bahia Principe Coba Kids Club Playground Outside

The Gran Bahia Principe Coba is not located directly on the water, however it does have it’s own little section of beach.  Sadly, it’s pretty crowded so you’re probably better off using the Akumal or Tulum beach area.

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Bahia Spa

Gran Bahia Principe Coba Beach

From the Coba resort to the Gran Bahia Principe Akumal resort is about a 5 minute tram ride or a 10 minute walk.  Tulum is probably a 20 minute walk, but is a 5 minute tram ride.

  • Joey G - Awesome pictures. Leaving February 16 for a week. You got us excited!

  • Judy R - Hi there..this is our home away from home.You have taken some of the best pictures I have seem.Gives the opportunity to see the resort for what it really is..Fantastic photo shoot..Have they seen your spread? I’m sure they would appreciate it.Thanks for sharing..

  • tlseege - I’m not sure if they know about my website. Although a bunch of my pictures are on their pinterest account. Thanks for taking a peek!

  • RandyR - Great photos. We just got back from a week there and used some of yours to fill in ones we missed (our supposed-to-be waterproof) camera died on day 3 so had to rely on cell phone pics after that. I don’t suppose you have one of the drink menu from the pool-side bars? My sons tried to make their way through the list and wanted a reminder of what they’d attempted. :)

    Thanks!

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