Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro

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An exceptional resort to visit for families and couples alike. The rooms are clean and modern. There were plenty of buffet food options to choose from. Make sure to try the burger bar by the beach pool for breakfast as they've got great service and a top-notch place to reserve loungers by the pool. The nightly shows are really entertaining, so make sure to check them out. There are plenty of seaside excursions. Make sure to at least book one activity, as many of them provide once in a lifetime experiences (i.e. swimming with stingrays and 'vegetarian' sharks). The beach is beautiful. However, there are some reports of sand fleas, so take caution of this. Overall, it's a great luxury for everyone!

This hotel features all Junior Suite accommodations and a complete shopping and entertainment complex - complete with casino! Feast to your heart's content at a choice of seven restaurants, and enjoy your favourite cocktail at one of twelve bars including the piano bar. Generously-sized rooms have Jacuzzi bathtubs and mini-bars stocked with complimentary water, soft drinks and beer. Another fantastic resort option from the Bahia Principe hotel chain.

Location: Located on Bavaro Beach, 60 minutes from the town of Higuey & 40 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Marta I :
Amazing place

Me and my friend had the best vacantion in this resort, very clean room and good well trained staff, the food was wonderful and the transportation was perfect. The entertainers took good care of the music on the beach and nice dance lessons. We would like to go there again

  • debbest1964 : Strathmore, Canada

Upon arrival at 2 pm we had to wait hours for our room to be ready, after travelling all night it was very frustrating and we were starving but no food insight. The dinner buffet did not open til 6:30 and we seemed like we had to blindly figure the place out. Because we didn't buy the upgrade, we were only to eat at the one main buffet for dinner. It would have been so much more benefical to everyone if someone sat with us for 5 minutes and explained the "rules" of our stay. And at that time recommend us to grab a bite at the lunch buffet at the pool. It wasn't until our 2 and 3rd day and talking with other Canadian Guests did we start to figure out their system. We finally did get to our room after 5pm, with 3 ladies they gave us an kingsized bed and a so called couch to sleep on . We complained and had the room changed to 2 queen beds as previously requested. Rooms were clean and suffient. Keep in mind this is a very big place and a lot of walking, I mean a lot of walking! "Buses are running but always seem full or going the wrong way. Room keys were a pain, most did not work and needed changing daily. Safes you are charged $4.00 a day, but needed to call a guy to come fix ours first. However, Alex and Oscar were extremely helpful in getting anything fixed in our room, light bulbs, remotes, etc. As well we did buy excursions from the guys on the beach, better prices than the airlines offered and true to their word. Shout out to Hermanito for getting us to Coco Bongos and Why Not Party cruise. Very safe and a ton of fun!! Pool were divine and beach was perfect, very clean ! I bought all my stuff from the guys on the beach , much cheaper than the stores in the resort. Same stuff better pricing. I would go again , now that I know the place and how their "SYSTEM" works

  • waterlily72 : Toronto, Canada
Enjoyable vacation!

Stayed at the Grand Bahia Príncipe Bavaro Oct 08th-15th. The weather this time of year is very humid and you can expect light rain towards the afternoon and evenings.Check-in was done on the bus which was fantastic. You can go straight to your room. We got a standard room which was very clean and a good size. Room safe was not included so it's $4 a day to rent or $28 a week.There are trams to take you around the resort. This is a large resort and very beautifully maintained. Staff was very friendly and spoke mostly in Spanish but understood some basic English.We didn't bother with the a la carts as the buffet had a large variety to choose from. I would have preferred the food to be hotter because I found it to be warm. Good variety of alcoholic drinks, tea and Pepsi products. The beach has a beautiful stretch of white sand to walk and the water was a bit rough. Security was present as random local kids tend to come on the property hustling for money.Overall, this resort was an enjoyable stay.

  • john c : Manchester, United Kingdom
Grand bahia

Just got back in September had amazing 2 weeks there ,food excellent rooms are cleaned everyday clean towels everyday as well ,pools nice and clean staff are all ways busy and friendly once again great holiday !!!

  • Sarah-Louise A :
beautiful holiday

We stayed in this resort for two weeks from September 5th, it was an amazing place. The hotel was clean and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We didn't leave the resort after hearing about children begging.We upgraded to a suite and the room was massive, the bed was huge and extremely comfortable. The bathroom was clean and we had fresh towels everyday (sometimes twice a day). The maid was lovely and would always restock are bar and some nights we would also get chocolates with our towels.We were not that far from the beach and most of the restaurants, however the shuttle buses ran rather regularly and were always handy when you had had a few drinks. We ate at all the restaurants, which I believed would be waiting on service, only to find that the mains were brought to the table and mostly you had to get up for your starters and desserts, except in the Japanese restaurant, which was by far my favourite. The portions were big and full of flavour. The chocolate there was a let down, it tasted cheap. The buffet was much the same most nights, even though they had theme nights but things like meat and pasta were cooked in front of you. The beach was spotless and there was several lovely weddings taking part whilst we were there. The water was lovely, there was a lot of seaweed but you got used to it. There was bars and a BBQ on the beach as well which was in on the all inclusive wrist bands. There was activities such as Zumba and volleyball daily however you were not harassed to play. There was men selling items all day but if you didn't want anything they would leave you alone.The pools were lovely and all of them had swim up bars, which served alcoholic drinks, non alcoholic and cocktails. the staff would usually remember your drink orders and have them ready waiting for you. The entertainment of a night, was good, the circus night in the square, was my favourite, there was a lot of variety and not just someone singing constantly. We also went to the live bands and the Michael Jackson which were brilliant, but some nights would turn into silly shows more aimed at children (but it was half 11 at night and not many still there)The only bad part about the holiday was, we were both badly bitten even though we were covered in repellent, however that is not the hotels fault and walking in the gardens you were bound to get bitten. If they like you they are going to bite you.

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

  • 24 hour all-inclusive with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • 3 a la carte dinners w/reservations
  • Unlimited Domestic drinks & snacks (restricted after Midnight)
  • Table wine w/all meals (except snack bars)
  • Lounge chairs
  • Sunfish sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Kayaking
  • Boogie boards
  • Snorkeling 1 hour/person/stay
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Daytime tennis
  • Mini-golf
  • Mountain bikes 1 hour/person/stay
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness studio
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Amphitheatre for programs & shows
  • Entrance and drinks included to Disco & Karaoke bar
  • 540 Junior suites in 3 storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 7 a la carte restaurants: Italian, Mediterranean, Japanese, Mexican, Brazilian, Seafood gourmet and Steakhouse, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 6 bars including Swim-up bar
  • 2 large lake-style pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Fitness studio
  • Aerobics classes
  • Amphitheatre for entertainment programs and shows
  • Pueblo Dominicano entertainment village with piano bar, sports bar, casino, Internet cafe, shops, car rental and medical centre
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa and massage (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Internet (fee)

Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar - stocked daily w/water, soft drinks & beer
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom w/jacuzzi tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Beach towels in room
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 4, no more than 3 adults

Kids Deals - The first child under 13 stays and eats free when sharing with 2 adults (except for stays including the Christmas and New Year's holiday period).

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' Club, playground and wading pool. Baby-sitting service (fee) from 7 PM to 12 AM (1 hour free of charge if reservation made for a total of 5 hours).

Exchange Privileges - Access to all services of the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana (except buffet/gourmet restaurants).

Honeymooners - Receive a fruit basket and a bottle of rum in the room, as well as a room upgrade (subject to availability). Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.

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 Bavaro
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro
Arena Gorda - Macao Seccion Baigua, Punta Cana 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.