This brand new (completed in December of 2015) penthouse condo is located inside the luxurious Bahia Principe' Residences and Golf Course. It overlooks the 2nd green and offers access to the entire Bahia Principe complex and beaches. It is walking distance to the Si'an Kaan resort and pools, the golf course and the Tao Spa & Wellness Center.
The entrance to the Bahia Principe' is off the main highway between Cancun and Tulum and we have posted a picture of the unforgettable marble entrance on the website. It is roughly 94 km (58.4 miles) from the Cancun airport and airport transfers can be arranged through Bahia Principe"; leave about 1.5 hours for that transfer.
Once you arrive, the fun begins! Your check in if between 9 AM and 20:00 (8 PM), is in a concierge building in the center of the Quetzal condo complex. If you arrive earlier or later, then you will use the Si'an Kaan lobby (we have posted a picture of the concierge building). Our condo is located in the last building (we have posted a front entrance picture) in the complex and is upstairs and on the left.
As you enter you will notice top-notch finishes everywhere: marble flooring, leather furniture, full kitchen and big-screen TV with paired bluetooth audio speakers (posted pictures). While the speakers are paired to the TV, they can be paired to any device one wishes. There is a small dining table for four located on this main floor and around the corner are the stairs to the penthouse floor. There is a separate A/C controller for this area as well so one can control the living spaces separate from the bedrooms.
Immediately to the left of front door is bathroom 1 which is also ensuite to bedroom 1: once again, all fixtures are marble and there are double sinks, a large shower and a WC (picture posted). The bedroom has a large window that opens onto the front entrance and has large blinds for privacy. The bed is a very comfy queen size with ultra-soft sheets and has it's own flat screen TV, ceiling fan and A/C temperature control.
Heading upstairs, we find bedroom 2 and ensuite bathroom 2. There is a walk-in closet associated with that bathroom and has a small safe for storing valuables. The bedroom has a king-size bed with views to the outside deck and jacuzzi tub (picture posted). There is a ceiling fan and the room has it's own A/C controller. The outside deck overlooks the green for hole 2 on the golf course (picture posted) which is close enough for you to pause and pick up a quick cold beverage if you are so inclined! The deck is also equipped with two chaise lounges and faces northeast for early morning mimosas!
Now, that you are acquainted with your new home away from home, let us tell you a little about your surroundings. The Bahia Principe' is a VERY large complex that includes not only the Si'an Kaan adults only complex (and nearby associated Tao Wellness Center) but also three other resorts that are named for the nearby towns: Akumal, Tulum and Coba. There are literally miles of white-sand beaches available and one that is reserved for residents of Si'an Kaan and the condos. Accordingly, the only way to manage the scope of this complex is with an internal "bus" system that takes one to all areas of complex. There is also the option to rent a golf cart but this is only available on a first come first served basis and often is unavailable if there is a golf tourney going on.
There are over 15 different restaurants and numerous bars located within the lobbies, beaches and pools. The restaurants vary from Italian to Brazilian steakhouse to Chinese to Japanese and gourmet European and American cuisines.
The rates for the all inclusive packages are based on a per person per day basis and vary based on payment type. If one pays in cash it is 50 USD and if paid by credit card it is 70 USD. This all inclusive package includes access to all the buffet restaurants in all complexes except the Premier. The second option is for the a la carte restaurants mentioned above and is in addition to the all inclusive package mentioned previously. This package only includes dinner so plan accordingly and costs 40 USD per person per day.
There are a number of activities for children as well as a large "waterpark" that is designed with kids in mind! There are also nightly shows for all members of the family in addition to those for the children. There is a dolphin show that is located within the complex and offers opportunities to swim with them as well. There are tennis courts, bicycles and other games available at various areas throughout the complex. There are several different all-inclusive choices for dining and drinking both with and without alcohol. Our recommendation is to read through some of these packages ahead of time on the Bahia Principe' website. Also for the adults there is a sports bar and casino that opens later each evening.
Finally, there are numerous opportunities to visit Mayan ruins in the area such as Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. These are magnificent ruins and are well worth the day trips to see them. If there are other questions that you have we ave available to answer them at our email address.