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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
  • Marilynpk : Toronto, Canada
Great vacation

We came on this vacation as a group of 9 last week and had an absolutely amazing time. From the moment we checked in we were nothing but happy with our experience there. The staff are incredible, super helpful and extremely friendly. The food at the buffet and restaurants was good with the Mediterranean one being our favourite. Waldy was very kind and helpful in helping us set up a birthday celebration last minute and making sure it turned out wonderfully. The animation team were the best, especially Melissa, Daniel and Jose. They always kept us entertained and made sure to involve us in all activities that were going on. They went above and beyond to make sure that we had a great time there. Thank you to these people for making our trip exceptional and to all of the other staff there who contributed to our fantastic time. We will definitely be returning to this resort sometime soon.

  • Gerald W : Rochester Hills, Michigan
Great Vacation Experience

Upon arrival our check-in with Juan went well . We had decided to book a Suite which was well worth it. Christian and Staff, Mollina, Miguel and David could not have treated us any better. The animation staff was very active and we were kept entertained with Barbie Joanna Edward and Jose. The Food was very good and the Specialty Restaurants were a great addition to the buffet. Eddy and Rafael made our breakfasts and lunch times enjoyable. The pool was well maintained and the beach was different than the soft sand beaches that we are all used to. The sand was dark and firm. It made walking on the beach much easier. We have been to several Bahia resorts and will continue to book them in the future.

  • Sattie L :
Great resort for Family vacation

we Traveled as a group of 9 at the ending of April.. First family vacation ever with my husband and kids. it was the best decision we made. amazing staff, great food, and most of all great services. If any one traveling with kids please check out Diana at the the Kids club, she ill not disappoint.

  • Raejean R :
Great Family Resort

I traveled with my friends on a girls vacation and my stay was excellent. The food was tasty as it has a variety of food to choose at the buffet. The rooms are a little small but comfortable. The resort was clean with 3 pools to swim in. The only downfall of the resort is that the beach is covered with sticks, leaves and rocks. The sand is not a white sand beach and the water had lots of leaves and sea weed in it so my friends and I didn't swim. The staff is amazing. Overall my trip was just wonderful and I will definitely be returning.

  • smadarasz : Keswick, Canada
Great familly vacation.

We traveled as a group of 7 on May 11 to May 18. 4 adults and 3 children. We had a good flight with Air Canada. As arrived in Puerto Plata we are pass quick the custom and in about 5 min we are already on the bus to the resort. The bus ride was about 1 hour or so. Upon arrival Louis at the reception check us in quick. We had 2 standard rooms what was clean and neat, cleaned daily and the mini fridge re stocked daily with beer, water, Pepsi, orange juice and chips. We was requested connected rooms, at that point they did not had available, but they was side by side in building B7 room 1326 and 1325. We had no issues about walking to the lobby also plenty of shuttle carts available whit smiley and helpful drivers. Regarding the food, lots of tasteful options at the main buffet and restaurants. Helpful waiters always smiley and funny whit the kids special Rafael. The resort is huge, if you like walking gouergous surroundings, beautiful swimming pools whit wet bar in the main pool. The kids was enjoying the swimming pool and the beach to. The beach is not a white sand beach but enjoyable. Activities: best entertaining team ever. Big hug to Carlito, Danniel, Dahiana (kids activity) and the other guys and girls ho keep us entertained. They working so hard and always with good mood and smile and they are face, enjoying and loving their jobs. Special tank you to Dahiana ho make activities whit the kids at the resort what our 3 girls just love it. Also the mini disco for the kids and entertainment in the evening was fabulous.I cant say negative things about the resort, staff and food. They working hard, trying to please everybody what is not easy. Suggest to tip them as is going a long way. We had and asome time at this resort and we would return in a hart beat. My wife already planning another trip in the fall.

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. 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.