Bahia Principe Akumal: Top 100 Golf Resorts in the World

Quick Facts

  • Number of Rooms

  • Amenities

    Spa / pool / gym / waterpark / beach / boating / kids club / disco
  • Number of courses

  • Course designers

    Robert Trent Jones II

Resort Overview

Drive about an hour south of Cancun, and you come to Akumal, a small beachfront community packed with the resorts, few of which pack more punch than this all-inclusive retreat. Imagine the amenity. You’ll find it here. Beach bars. Pool bars. Buffets. Tennis courts. There’s a kids-only water park. A nightclub. A casino. And 27-holes of golf at PGA Riviera Maya, a Robert Trent Jones Jr. design that is ringed by jungle and ornamented with natural lakes. As the name suggests, the course has a partnership with the PGA of America and is home to an expansive practice facility, where private or group lessons can be had.



Enjoy the breathtaking backdrop of the Mayan jungle, cenotes and limestone over 27 holes.


Bahia Principe Akumal provides a comprehensive all-inclusive experience, which means that most of your meals, drinks, and entertainment are included in your stay.


The resort boasts beautiful, pristine beaches along the Riviera Maya’s coastline.

3 things to know

  • Best time to go

    November to April
  • Best non-golf ammenity

    White sand beach access.
  • Insider Tip

    Take a leisurely stroll along the beach at night. You might get the chance to witness sea turtles nesting or hatching during the nesting season.