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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.


Overview
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
  • Hannah B : Axbridge, England, United Kingdom
Special holiday to celebrate silver wedding anniversary, my 50th and the renewal of our wedding vows!

We had a fabulous time with family and friends. Everything was perfect for my dreams to come true.The wedding planner was excellant nothing too much trouble.The waiter Edwardo in the main restaurant made meals more enjoyable.The hotel was spotlessly clean and the gardens perfect.The bar staff were always happy to ensure you had what you wanted.The entertainment team were friendly and always smiling.The excursion Jeep Luna adventure was excellant and worth every penny.

  • millerchris2017 : Burlington, Canada
The best vacation ever - a great resort!

This was the best vacation ever - A Fabulous ResortThe food was first rate. The rooms were very tastefully decorated and clean. We couldn't get over the comfortable surroundings. Always a comfortable chair or shade with a great cocktail available to help you enjoy yourself. Three pools to choose from and a very nice beach. Resort was immaculate. The property was really well maintained. The staff was incredible. Very friendly and attentive. We were both completely satisfied. Air Canada Vacations provides superior value (extras)We miss it already. We'd go back for sure.

  • sandloverforever : Cape Breton Island, Canada
Home away from home

This was our 14 trip to this resort ,we love the staff, the food , its well kept , and especially the reasonable price ! Much thankyou goes out to Marta and her wonderful staff who go beyond to try to make your stay wonderful ! Would love to say ty to Hilda our wonderful maid who works so hard ❤️, and all the other cleaning staff ! The kitchen staff who prepare all the food , the buffet staff , Raffael, Romona❤️, Jose, Edwardo,Carmen,Eddy,and so many more who are always so kind ❤️,the bar tenders and waitstaff Wilburt you r the best ❤️Isabel, yanny❤️,lewis 😊. To the Animation team ty and to Deanna miss u ❤️, to waldy in quest serves and Ronnie thankyou for all your help , to the front desk staff who put up with so much Lewis, Ronald whose english is amazing and so helpful , to Rosaline who always is so helpful . Thankyou to the pool guys , life guards who never seem to get much ty for keeping the pools so clean and keeping us safe :) and last of all the security guards esp our friend Leonardo miss you 😊 If ever you have the chance visit this resort it is difinately worth the money you pay , my heart is always there ! Till next time my friends ❤️☺️love Ken and Linda bisit Apr 3-17/17

  • Bryan N :
Yah... Not the best Bahia...

Alright... so as Bahia Privilege Club people go, this is the worst Bahia I think you will find. We love the Bahia resorts they are always clean and the food is awesome. This was the 'free' vacation they offered us as part of joining the club. There's a reason for that...We would never have joined if this was the resort we visited. It's a totally different clientele at this resort. The food isn't the same, the rooms aren't the same, the Privilege Club privileges aren't the same. But we kinda knew that going in based on the other reviews. We had visited many GBP before and that's why we joined the Club. The room we had was good, it was actually two rooms made into one. But it was still obvious it was two rooms made into one, two entry doors beside each other, old furniture... etc. As far as internet goes... it's none existent. We didn't pay as they say we should have access. The Club access doesn't work. Very disappointing. You get what you pay for...So from our perspective this is two trips in one to this resort. First and a last.But we love the Bahia's!! And we will continue to visit them. We've been to three in Mexico and two in Dominican (Samana) and we know 5 star and we know this isn't representation of a GBP.

  • Elizabeth B : Guysborough, Canada
We visited from Apr.11-16, and had an amazing time.

We were in C block, very clean and comfortable. They are renovating, I noticed a lot of the rooms have new heat pumps/air conditioners. Shower wasn't always overly warm, but who wants a hot shower when you have sunburn? The maids did an excellent job. We loved the food, did a couple a la cartes, which were great.The beach was great, a little eel grass by times, but the water was so warm and inviting, who cares about a little eel grass? We didn't go to the pools at all, there was always a nice breeze off the ocean. No problem getting loungers or a shade hut. Bar and small buffet right off the beach.......so convenient. The staff at the reception desk were so friendly and helpful, as were all the staff. We seriously had not one complaint. Even the longish drive from the airport was worth it, as we were so pleased with the service and our whole stay. Not a single sand flea or insect the whole time we were there.

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
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 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.

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  • 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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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