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Grand Bahia Principe San Juan

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Our Opinion

This is a great family resort, quite far from Puerto Plata, but worth it once you arrive as this is a full featured, self contained complex with all the amenities you need. The beach is not as nice, but the pools are fantastic. The food and service was excellent.

Set on a secluded 1.5 kilometre beach, the Grand Bahia Principe San Juan resort is a spacious self-contained village, complete with its own shopping centre, casino, restaurants, bars - even an art gallery! Kids love the mini-club which features special shows in the evening while the grown-ups are at dinner. With food and drinks available practically round-the-clock, you may need a holiday after your holiday!

Location: Along Playa Escondida Beach, only a 10 min drive to the town of Rio San Juan and 1 hr from Puerto Plata airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • James M :
Great resort in Beautiful location

Great resort. Clean rooms. Very friendly staff. Fine dining in a la carte restaurants. We visited in June with two boys, 6 and 8 years old. We played in the Oceanía and pools it was fun introducing the boys to fine dining.

  • Mal_232 : Belleville, Canada
Amazing resort!

Stayed from may 8th- 15th with a group of friends, from the minute we arrived at the resort the staff was waiting and had everything all set up for us.The resort was HUGE and not crowded tons of seating at the pools and beach swim up bar was amazing with quick drinks. We went on two excursions one being the vip tour and getting to see such nice beaches and caves in Dominican was beautiful! The second excursion we took was the four wheeling excursion my favourite, driving around Dominican seeing the way they live , the beautiful land and even going into the towns. All the staff at the resort were extremely welcoming and friendly even for us being a big group. Food was delicious as well as the drinks and they had a new special each day. The only complaint I would have is on the weekends a big group of Dominicans come and its hard to get food at the buffet the pools are way more crowded and loud. All around a great time from the food, rooms, the staff and the hotel grounds I wish I could go back right now! I would 100% recommend anyone going to get to know some of the locals and explore, so many nice people and amazing places to see!

  • brigitte792017 : Ottawa, Canada
Good food, great staff... loud guests!

We were there second weekk of June with our two young daughters. We did enjoy ourselves, but would not go back. The crowds made this resort chaotic.. we prefer a calm place.Pros- accessible (requested and got a room in block E1) close to everything... ramps everywhere- hard sand beach made it easy to walk long distances- calm beach with shallow waters. Very few waves (could be a con for some)- food was good, hot and varied. We enjoyed the theme nights. -Miniclub with Dahiana was a huge hit with our 4 and 6 year-olds. She kept them entertained in and around the small air-conditioned club house. My girls had a blast at the mini disco! She was able to communicate with them in French and English... she is awesome!- staff was delightful... all so friendly!Cons- S-Trips transformed the resort into Spring Break. We had a few hundred high school students drinking (underaged ) and partying. Supervisors did nothing to curb dangerous behaviours .- Weekends saw the resort filled with many, many, many locals. Going to the buffet was a challenge... people cutting in front of me... no more plates... some empty food dishes at times. My daughters were afraid of the kids pool since kids were being rough, splashing and pushing them around.- This resort is far... almost 2 hours from the airport. That being said, I enjoyed being able to see some the country.- did not enjoy the à la carte restaurants. Buffet was better. Wish there would be more dining options. Not a huge fan of Italian or Japanese food. - Air Canada rep was not present... tried 6 times to see him during posted hours. Very disappointing.

  • Nikita D : Toronto, Canada
An awesome vacation!!

Had an awesome vacation in the Dominican Republic with my husband. we stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe San Juan and loved everything about it. It was the most relaxing fun vacation we had in a long time. The rooms were clean and good sized. The sink is a bit outdated and uncomfortable. The best part is the staff. They are warm friendly and eager to please. Few names that come to mind are Melissa, Ana, Daniel, Eduardo, Jose, Jonathan, Pamela, jean, Dahiana, Glenny, Ronald and so many more but cant remember their names. Such lovely people! Right from room cleaning, reception, dinning to the fun activities team. Its the staff that make it so special. The food was great and the pool side too. Would definitely recommend and plan to go again next year.

  • Mark K :
Mark King

Absolutely awesome with the best service and staff. Diana was the greatest with the kids , purely the best and Carlito the entertainer was just so fun and amazingly funny... I would definitely recommend going to Prince Bahia Dominican.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • 1 a la carte dinner per specialty restaurant/week w/reservations
  • 24 hr snacks & beverages
  • Unlimited Domestic drinks
  • Mini-bar (beer, soft drinks & water only)
  • Free admission to the disco (Local drinks included)
  • Daily activities program
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • 1 hour per day of selected non-motorized water sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Sunfish sailing
  • Boogie boards
  • 1 introductory scuba-diving lesson at the pool/person/stay
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Mountain bikes
  • Aerobics
  • Mini golf
  • Disco, drinks included
  • Pueblo Principe Bar & The Pub
  • 940 rooms in 76 two-storey villas and 11 three-storey buildings.
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Mediterranean and Japanese, dress code & reservations required
  • 24 hr snack bar
  • 6 bars including Beach bar, Swim-up bar, Karaoke terrace bar
  • Disco
  • Convenience & gift shops
  • 4 Pools
  • Children's pool
  • Mini golf
  • Tennis courts
  • A range of watersports
  • Basketball
  • Exercise room
  • Aerobics
  • Soccer
  • Merengue lessons
  • Scuba Padi Dive clinic (fee)
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Casino
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Wi-Fi in lobby

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 single beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Satellite TV
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace

Kids Deals - One child 2-12 stays & eats free when sharing a room with 2 adults and existing bedding. Second child pays special kids rate. Max 2 kids.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised Kids' Club, wading pool, playground, and playroom. Babysitting service available (fee).

Pueblo Principe - A Dominican style village located at the hotel entrance (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a bottle of rum or tequila and fruit basket. Wedding certificate required. Maximum 6 months after the wedding. Request at time of booking.

Wedding Bonus - Wedding packages available, please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

Resort Location Map

  • Grand Bahia Principe San Juan
    Puerto Plata,Dominican Republic

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Grand Bahia Principe San Juan
Ctra. Gaspar Hernandez - Rio San Juan, Km 18, Rio San Juan Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.