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
  • yogiddt : Naches, Washington
Something off the beaten path

We were there off season so some of the resort was not open but there was more to do than we could do. The smaller crowd was worth the trade off. The resort was the best combination of the best of a resort. We are planning to go again and I even added a day to the end of the week for our family. The price was incredible. The kids staff were always finding things for the kids, the boat tour was great. Some mosquitoes bring repellent, not bad though and lots of sun guard. My wife bought some antacid and the staff called our room later to see if she was OK. Great staff. Can't wait to go back!

  • Aldeliris F :
5 star service

I love the service provided by the staff, very pleasant, accommodating, I can say enough. The bend backwards to make you what you want is accomplish we were a group of 47 and I think everybody was pleased. The. Beach was good No white sand like punta cana but is good and compare to other beaches in the area I like that is not wave. Totally recommend this hotel.

  • LouiseCutcliffe :
Pefect Trip for an ENGAGEMENT!

This hotel offers everything you need for a relaxing 2 week stay. The food is amazing - so much choice. The restaurants (that you can book for those special nights) are super. Italian needs work. Japanese was the best. not many english, whihc was nice, loads of Canadians as its only a hop for them.I wouldnt reccommend the excursions as such, but the beach and the swimming pools are lovely. Go here to purely relax. You will have a good time! My now fiance propsed to me on our 4th night there. the staff (although not great englaish speaking) organised a private table for 2 with a bottle of champagne on the beach with candles and flowers. We had a great time. the rooms need a little looking after, but you shouldnt be spending much time in there anyway!

  • barbara d : brampton
2nd time around , once was not enough ;going back again

our suite was excellent ,immaculate ,bathroom was well stocked with fresh towels , the towels for the pool or ocean ,were avail , in room ,bedding was clean , fresh , our refreshment area ,well stocked bar fridge , coffee and tea ,ect . maid service excellent . wanted a ride at your door right away ,,, all the al a carts , had well present food , food quality was great , even at the buffet people like ROMA , Eward and staff made our meals fun many laughs ,,, The animation team made our time there fun ,Daniel , Dianne Elizabeth to name a few !,You have to try bingo , I hated it till dainel show us all how much fun it could be , the shows in evening amazing , well presented ... the pool was temp. right and clean ... the bar staff willing to make you anything you like ,or wanted ,,, friendly ,smiling; there are no bad comments to be made as everyone here is so set on making their visitors feel like family , our greeting staff was most welcoming from the moment we arrived till the time we left . leaving was so hard ,,, thank you one and all for the friendship , and caring tht we enjoyed ourselves ,,,, carman and Barbara

  • Joe B :
Good time at resort

Had a great time at the Bahia San Juan. We arrived just after Mathew however the place was undisturbed. It was nice to see the birthday wishes in our room upon arrival. The hotel had a fruit basket as well as a sign on our door,The food was great and the entertainment staff were so much fun. Dianna from the mini club was so much fun and Juan danced with my elderly mother and made her feel young again. Soriani,and Mayelin also from the entertainment side, treated us great too. All the staff were super friendly. The trip went off without a hitch.

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
  • 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)
  • Internet (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 single beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • In-room safe (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. 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.