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No All-Inclusive fees at the Bahia Principe Riviera Mayan Resort

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Condo Is Located In The Residences Of The Tao Wellness Center

The Riviera Maya is one of the most beautiful paradises in Mexico, just south of Cancun. It has some of the most incredible beaches, Mayan ruins, golf courses, and water sports. While staying at the condo you will have access to all the amenities of TAO Wellness Center, as well as the four resorts of the Bahia Principe. (See website for TAO Inspired Living)

You are on the secure gated grounds of the Grand Bahia Principe Resort, which gives you access to all the resort amenities on your doorstep. Go to the driving range before playing a round of golf on the Robert Trent Jones II golf course, $65 to $110 per round including cart, based on the season, $35 club rental. There are 27 holes! You have access to the resort’s internal transportation to the private beach, that is over the private bridge built by the Bahia Principe Resort. There are over a dozen restaurants you can pay Ala-cart or sign up for a day of all inclusive meals and drinks. You get to enjoy the Tao amenities which include, free yoga classes Monday to Saturday, meditation, a gym, and 2 swimming pools, not to mention the private TAO pool that is part of the condo complex. You can book a Spa Treatment at the TAO Reception Center, at a discount. TAO Wellness Center now offers Room Service! See menu at condo.

NOTICE: We are here at our condo, October 26, 2016. No Mosquitoes!

To fully enjoy your vacation a rental car is highly recommended.

You are in the heart of the Riviera Maya. With it's ancient Maya ruins, cenotes, and world-class beaches, and all the water sports you can imagine.

Tulum is just 15 minutes south, where you can visit the Tulum Ruins or go to some of the world’s best beach clubs. Just plan on having lunch or drinks and you will be catered to on a private beach while enjoying first class beach lounges.

Playa del Carmen is 25 minutes north, with it's 5th Avenue shops and 100's of stores and restaurants.

Cancun airport is just over an hour away.

Your private condo includes 2 master suites, living room and dining areas, full kitchen with all the appliances and cooking utensils, and a terrace. Fully air conditioned with tile floors and new furniture. There is a King bed in the master and Queen in the second bedroom.

Personal Secure WiFi in the condo. Sky Satellite and Netflix. Everything you need for a fabulous vacation is at your fingertips. Just decide what to do each day!

You will love it and want to come back again!

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More Details

Owner
John Faccone
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About John Faccone

We live in Arizona and this is our Retirement Condo. Not quite ready to live here part time or full time, so you can enjoy our condo for now.

John Faccone purchased this condo in 2015

Why John Faccone chose Quintana Roo

We have spent our life traveling the world. Europe, Australia, US, Canada and Mexico. If you are a beach person or just want to be where it is warm all year, this is the place. We started coming to Cancun in 1990 and have visited about every 2 years. In between trips we went to these other places, including Hawaii 10 times, and have never found anything better. We started venturing down the Mayan Riviera about 10 years ago and realized it was unique. We found the Tao Wellness Center online and last year booked our timeshare at the Bahia Principe Resort. We were instantly sold! You will not find a better combination of Residences, Beaches, Resort Environment and Golf anywhere. Try it out and let us know if you agree.

John and Ann Faccone

What makes this condo unique

Spend your vacation on the property of the Bahia Principe Resort and spend every day doing something different or just go to the beach! You decide where you want to eat or just cook at home. Play golf, all water sports available, Mayan Ruins, Play del Carmen's 5th Avenue or small town of Tulum close-by. What a location!

You get the all benefits of the Bahia Principe Resort, except food and drinks, without paying $65 per person per day all-inclusive fees!

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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

No All-Inclusive fees at the Bahia Principe Riviera Mayan Resort
average rating of 4.8 based on 20 reviews
4

Perfect location and enjoyed our stay

  • 4 of 5

It was our first time in Mexico and we were thrilled to have chosen this condo. It's located about two hours from the airport. John encouraged us to rent a car and we did. The flat is in Tao which is located across the highway from the beach. It was perfectly located, quiet, tidy and just as pictured. We appreciated the filtered water and the friendly manager who checked on is to make sure were okay. The beach is a few miles drive but that worked out fine especially with a car- if not we would have had to spend lots of time waiting for the tram to take us to the hotels or the golf club where we had to pick up bracelets, towel cards and day passes. The day passes were a terrific deal as it included four meals /drinks etc for $60 per person person. Needless to say we hardly cooked. The passes also gave acces to The Luxury Bahia Principe which we found to be most relaxing. The only things that needed improvement were 1. information on how to get dinner when arriving late at night. After a long plane ride and long drive at night we ended up back in the car looking for food and had to drive into Akumal town to find one barely open grocery store and ate ham and cheese sandwiches for dinner as all restaurants closed at 9 pm .2. The beds were pretty uncomfortable and the pillows and sheets really could use replacing. They are worn and done. For such a nice condo, nice bed covers and pillows could do wonders. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay and will definitely recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying in our home at TAO at the Bahia Príncipe Resort. We appreciate your review and hope you will stay with us again. I wish to respond to a few items. The drive to our condo from the airport is just over an hour. Being this was your first time I'm sure it took a little longer. In our emails to you we tell you about the Chadreaux in Playa del Carmen and recommend you stop there for some initial supplies. Our room service at TAO closes at 9, so sorry. Since this is our home away from home we selected our mattresses in 2015 to our liking, plush pillow tops by Sealy. If a person is used to a firmer mattress that could feel uncomfortable. Finally Ann and I were there in October and purchased new sheets for both beds. I apologize if the maids put on the older sets, I will have them removed from the condo.
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4

Clean, comfortable and affordable!

  • 4 of 5

The condo is exactly as pictured, & located in a new development called Tao within the Bahia Principe complex. It was the perfect basecamp for our family's wonderful vacation to the Riviera Maya. John was an excellent host, accommodating us on little notice, as our travel plans changed last minute, and was always prompt with answering any questions and addressing any concerns. The condo is well equipped for basic cooking, but there are no food stuffs provided. So if you plan on cooking pick up any oils, butter, sugar & spices that you may need. A 5 gallon purified water jug is provided and is much appreciated!! The TAO complex is lovely and the staff is exceptional - very friendly and helpful. The pool is a quiet, peaceful alternative to the Bahia Principe resort area - which was much more lively and touristy during our stay. Don't miss La Buena Vida Beach Front restaurant in Akumal - it was our family's favorite spot - gorgeous views, tasty food and fun hammocks, swings and even a tree house & pool for guests to enjoy. All in all, - magical vacation. Thanks so much, John & Anne!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We absolutely enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo located in a luxurious resort! It is a great place for a family vacation. The condo is excellent - clean, comfortable, and elegantly designed. Two bedrooms, a spacey living and dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, new furniture, excellent AC.

We absolutely enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxing, lovely, retreat

  • 5 of 5

John's condo was very spacious, modern, clean and beautifully built inside, with lovely gardens surrounding the buildings. We slept sounded in the comfy

bed and were very comfortable with the mosquitos safely kept outside. The wood inside was beautiful with large wooden closet and bedroom doors. Because their are thick wooden doors between the other bathroom and bedroom area, it would give another couple complete privacy. Perfect place for 2 couples or a family! The Taos center was wonderful as well with a healthy breakfast offered every morning and pizza/salads for lunch or dinner. They even

delivered the pizza to us. The waiters was very accommodating and even put fans next to us (the mosquitos prevailed) The 2 lap pools were fabulous under the nice shady trees. And the large swimming pool was clean, sunny and bright with plenty of nice chairs and umbrellas to sit under.

The only problem we had at Tao was the outside sitting (in a lovely garden) was inundated with mosquitos ( in June anyway) Our suggestion is to offer

seating at tables inside the building and with some air conditioning (because there is very little breeze to chase away the bugs and get cooled a bit).

The dance and yoga classes also sounded like fun but were a little early for us.

Our last problem was with the management at Bahia Principe, especially at the club house. They tell you that you can get a ride to the Tao area on the tram until 7:00 (or even 10pm if you go to a show) so you can visit their "resort" in the Tulum/Akumal building side until then. But the tram sometimes stops at 5? it's unpredictable. Also, unless you pay the all inclusive you can not buy any food at their beach or resort and it is difficult to get drinks as well. We recommend what we did and liked very much, going into Tulum or Akumal towns( to eat and shop (great things to buy in Tulum or somethings near the ruins as well) on the collectivo (small modern, air conditioned vans that pick you up on the main hwy every 5 or 10 minutes) or if you can afford to rent a car ($45 a day at Hertz, with full insurance). The prices for car rentals on line are honored when their office in Tulum etc. You can take the ADO to and from

the airport for the cheapest modern bus offered. Sincerely, Fred and Caroline Duarte

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Caroline, thank you for your kind words regarding our condo. Ann and I were there last June, for 2 weeks, and we used Off bug spray and never had a bite. Also, as you know, there are no mosquitoes at the beach, where we spent most of our days. As far as buying food at the resort, I know they are very strict, and that is why you have yellow wristbands which designate you are a guest at the Residences. We always packed a lunch and beer in the cooler we leave at the condo and never had a problem buying drinks for $3 each. As far a shuttles, we let guests know that there is a cut off time of 7:00 PM, however the bell men at the Sian Ka'an will always take you back to Tao for a small tip. Finally, as I often say in my responses and when guests are booking, Rent A Car! It is so economical when you consider that it is $75 per person just to get back and forth from the airport. There is so much to see and do in Tulum and Playa del Carmen and it's unfortunate if you miss out on these activities. Thanks, John
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4

Riviera Maya Bahia Principe

  • 4 of 5

Thank you John for allowing us to use your condo at the Tao community. The condo was perfect for my family and we had an awesome time. It was very clean and well kept. I appreciate all of your suggestions about how to make our stay more enjoyable. I only wish that we had stayed on the beach. It was a little cumbersome to drive to the beach/pool when we wanted to play. Thank you so much for talking me into renting a car.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve. Thank you for your honest review. I really appreciate you mentioning getting to the beach. When guests stay at our condo, instead of on the beach at the resort, they are making a choice between having a full kitchen, and the peace and quiet of the TAO complex, versus a hotel room with mandatory all-inclusive fees. For your family of 4 staying on the beach would have cost you the all-inclusive fees, plus the hotel cost that varies with the season. That is why I recommended to you and your family that you rent a car and drive the 5 minutes, without ever leaving the resort property, to the beach. Even if you didn't have a car the shuttles takes 15-20 minutes, also a small price to pay for doing your own meals, and having about twice the space. As you said it took a little time to get to the beautiful beach, with all the resort amenities of the Bahia Príncipe, however you had a wonderful vacation at less than half the cost and much more comfort. Thanks again for staying at our condo. John
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5

Everything Beautiful and More!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Condo and Property! Everything was as promised!! Truly Paradise! A Happy place with kind people, excellent service and a Wonderful Vacation Destination. You must visit to see for yourself!!! We rented a car, driving was easy and car rental was no fuss. Access to all the resorts was a plus! Definitely going back!! :-)

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cancun
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Bahia Principe Resort
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Bahia Principe Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
HWY 307
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Bahia Principe Resort
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Bahia Principe Resort
Car: recommended

There are 4 resorts in the Grand Bahia Principe Resort.

Tulum - Beachfront

Akumal - Beachfront

Coba - Casino

Sian Ka'an - Adults Only

Robert Trent Jones II - 27 hole Golf Course

All water sports available for tours or rental.

Tulum Mayan Ruins - 15 Miles

Xel-Ha Park - 5 Miles

Xcaret - 24 Miles

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Rates & Availability

Akumal Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2016-17
Dec 15 2016 - Mar 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$125
$850
$2,800
 
 
Summer Rate
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$100
$600
$1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$125
$750
$2,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $150

Property manager resides onsite. Last minute bookings no problem.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Akumal Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 980 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Hair Dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Property Manager can do your grocery shopping,, before you arrive, for the price of groceries and $20 per hour. After you receive their contact information, place your requests through them. Room Service menu available through TAO Wellness Center.

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