Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro

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Our Opinion

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
  • Sinh P : Seattle, Washington

The restaurant is under staff,only 1 waitress serving the coffee,1 waitress serving the water and orange juice,if you lucky come to the restaurant and she see you,you will get the coffee,otherwise you just sit and wait,they use recycle plastic spoon to serv,sometime I have give back to waiter the dirty plastic spoon

  • Jsaosorio :
Family Vacations

The hotel is old, we have to change the room on the first day that we arrive. The room smell humidity all over, with two kids od 3 and 5 years old was crazy to stay at that room. Meanwhile we manage and convince the front desk to gives a 2 room, this one was better but during the days that it rain all over again the same issue. The other bad aspect, was the cleaning lady, everyday she was not the nice person, everyday with a bad face whenever we enter the room.The only positive about this hotel was the beach and the buffue, the rest was not nice.

  • Sherry D :
The Resort of "NO"

While the resort in general is aesthetically pleasing with beautiful landscaping, great pools and an absolutely amazing beach; the customer service was the worst ever! Throughout our stay, we heard “NO” to nearly every requests we made beginning at the reception desk with our initial inquiry to upgrade. The reception staff was rude and the check-in process took nearly an hour ~ what a terrible way to welcome guests! Most encounters with the staff were unpleasant based on their inability to provide accurate information to our inquiries. They appeared to prefer saying NO to a request that they did not know the answer rather than finding the answer or a possible option or solution. Further, some of staffers were outright mean and unprofessional such as an encounter I had with the manager of the Los Corales restaurant, Carlos. He rudely refused to have the wait staff do anything to acknowledge my friend’s birthday AND would not serve dinner to her because she arrived 20 minutes late after being lost on the oversize resort. This was a huge problem because we were only able to book a table at 9:30pm and unfortunately the kitchen closed at 10 (which was technically still open when she arrived). She was unable to eat there or anywhere else other than room service. The resort’s food was mediocre at best and alcoholic beverages included in the “all-inclusive” package only consist of the lowest quality alcohol. The pools and Jacuzzis were really nice but close far too early (6pm sharp) and the bars close at 11pm with the staff turning off the lights as an indicator that you must leave.To summarize, the resort is large and beautiful and the trams conveniently take you throughout the resort. However, while I can overlook the subpar food quality as well as the cheap liquor, I cannot overlook how frustrating it was to deal with the staff at the front desk, pools, restaurants and housekeeping. The staff displayed a rude, dismissive tone and refused to acknowledge us as actual “guests” that CHOSE to spend their time and money to vacation at their resort. I strongly doubt if I will ever patronize ANY Bahia Principe property, not just the one located in Punta Cana.

  • Katie V : Las Vegas, Nevada
Nice Hotel

The hotel was VERY large but easy to navigate. There are trams that take you to different areas of the property which run fairly regularly. The employees were all great. The food selection was good. Pool bar was a blast. Would stay here again.

  • RazvanDorel : Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Grand Bahia Principe- Excelent Resort

It was my first visit at Grand Bahia Principe. People are very nice and friendly, everybody is singing and dancing all day long. The food was very good and varied. The room was also very clean, in a few words excelent conditions.

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.