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!


Overview
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
  • Jane H : Alnwick, United Kingdom
Best Trip ever

Stayed at the grand bahia principe bavaro between the 16th October for 10nights stay.Room We were located in villa 39 which was near to the lobby & pool, room was really spacious for 3 of us, we had a 4 poster bed with a sofa bed, on arrival to our room we was greeted with a bottle of champagne plus a goodie bag which containing a thermal mug & bag, mini bar was well stocked with beer, soft drinks & water. Alway found if you leave $1 tip in your mini bar the maid would fill it right up.Food.We found at the grand bahia principe bavaro that the restaurant was open from 5.30am for a continental breakfast, if you wanted anything hot you had to wait until 7am found this was useful as first morning we were awake at 5am due to the time different, we found there was plenty of choice at lunch & dinner time, the food wasn't hot but I have never found all inclusive resort that has hot food, this is due to them having to cater for mass amount of people, but there is a microwave if you want to heat it up.À la carteFor 10 nights we were entitle to 4 A la cartes because we have been to the bahia Principe resorts before they give us a extra one.We did the garden grill that we visited twice, must say the food was beautiful and the staff are very polite.Japanese - this was my least favourite one we manage to get in for the cooking show but found there was not a lot of choice with the food.Il Capriccio italian Restaurant- food again was beautiful but was cold, not what I would expect for food that should be freshly cooked.Tex-Mex Santa Fe restaurant - This one was really good aswell lots of choice and food was hot & staff was very polite.pool We always went to the grand bahia Principe Punta cana pool during the day as it was a nice atmosphere and quite, love the swim up bar, barman was very friendly and helpful I alway found if you tip them $1 here & there they tend to serve you quicker Bars We would sit in the lobby bar to have a couple of drinks before our meals and you don't have to get up to get a drink as there is waiters/waitress going around all the time asking if you want a drink also if you give them a $1 tip here & there you seem to get your seem to get your drinks quicker.sport bar is where we always use to go at night time the service is great and there is a pool table if you are wanting to play, was not really interest in the night time entertainmentWould say this is the best holiday I have had & have booked to come the luxury bahia Principe Esmeralda in May can't wait.

  • mmynatt : Yorkville, Illinois
Excellent

We didn't stay at this resort but could use all amenities & resteraunts. From the moment you enter the lobby to the time you get on a tram to leave you are treated very well. The staff is outstanding & the grounds are beautiful. Check out all the shops too, wonderful place to go.

  • Janet F :
First trip to Dominican

This resort is on a HUGE compound with a few other resorts. Overall the stay was pleasant. Rooms are a bit dated but who is really staying inside all day? Buffet was pretty good, Mexican & Italian al la cartes were delicious & the late night beach restaurants did the job when I was craving a midnight snack. The pool by the beach was large & not too hard to find loungers. Beach was beautiful white sand, although they were raking seaweed daily (not sure if that’s a normal thing).Getting around on this huge complex was not too bad with constant trolleys going back and forth. Staff was pretty accommodating but many did not speak any English so at times it was hard making requests. All & all a good place to let lose & have fun.. disco, casino & shopping all on site.

  • robzj c : Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
beautiful hotel - excursions recommended

This was my first trip outside of Europe with my family. It was the biggest resort I've stayed on, very clean, variety of places to eat (you have your set restaurant then others you can visit once on your stay), I only saw one shop on site which was quite annoying as I like to be able to buy things at my own disposal.Bit of a culture shock for me coming from England we were used to European all inclusive family holidays where you only need a bit of spending money for excursions and shoppings perhaps. Here was different it was all inclusive yes but expect to pay ALOT more for any excursions and its is very hard to leave the resort. Guess thats for our own "safety" but if your like me you will want to be out and about and see your surroundings. Its also similar to American culture whereby you have to tip for pretty much everything so make sure you budget for this The entertainment was good, kids loved the pools and there were plenty of lifeguards around. Staff were friendly and there was a train that took your around the resort if you didn't fancy walkingI would recommend going on an excursion, we went on a big truck out to see the local villages and some natural beauty. Note when we got to the villages some of the people with us had gifts for the children like sweets stationary etc....we weren't aware of this so had nothing to give :-( so if you do go bring something along.All in all it was a nice holiday I think id probably go to a smaller stand alone hotel next time to get a real feel for the country. If I don't see why people would fly 9 hours to stay in a resort the whole time but thats just me.....

  • Aleksandra P :
It is not worth a singly penny DONT GO WITH KIDS

So at first we thought WOW that is pretty amazing and lovely looking hotel. Especially with this gorgeous weather we do not have here in the United Kingdom. But after exact 4 days I have started to change my minds..It was our first family holiday. We have been saving money up to spend an amazing time there.. BUT The Biggest and most terrible issue for us as a family was to experience a child illness.. Please be patient, as my 18 months old son has been diagnosed by the resort doctor (who charges unbelievable of $200 per 15 minutes visit + prescription costs) with hand foot and mouth disease ! I know it mostly comes from the swimming pools, I have spoken to couple whos little girl has been diagnosed with the same disease only week before we came in. I have found some opinions from 17th of October that people's kids got the same disease while staying in this resort ! The worst thing is that staff is made well aware of the issue, as when two receptionists saw my little one, and came to speak with us- which I think is kind of unusual with the service we have received (will mention below), but anyway, they have spoken in Spanish, and even if I could barely understand what they meant I knew somethings is about, because when I have asked them- maybe you know something about any outbreaks of HFMD they became very nervous and basically ran away. The Same thing has happened with our holiday rep but it is up to our tour operator now to sort this out for us. We had 4 out of 14 days of holidays- only four as we had to remain all 10 days in the hotel room as our child was terribly poorly.. Nothing to enjoy! But please be aware if travelling with kids.. I would say it is more safer to swim in the Ocean rather than a pool. Hotel room:Hotel room cleaner I do regret I had no chance to ask her about name, but such a wonderful lady. The level of her service highly recommended and we have shared each $1 with her as she deserves it. The appearance of the hotel rooms really Dominican Republish style which is what we looked for and do appreciate. BUT TV has been working only 3 days, toilet seat broken which I have reported together with TV but no one has never come and fixed any of this for us. Not to mention about mosquito, ants walking on the walls, and terrible look of my baby cot bed.. Unfortunately my telephone got broke but if I will save my photos I will share all pictures taken by me with you. I know each country has got own star rating but please, believe me this hotel does not deserve this 5* it has. StaffWhat made my headache is tips.. Tipping someone is appreciation of the service provided- like the amazing cleaner lady (villas no.19 from 25/10 - -7/11 maybe you could localize this amazing woman) BUT most of the staff DEMAND tips from you. I can understand that those people live from tips- BUT to visit Dominican Republic WE British citizens have to pay thousand of pounds to come around. tips are to appreciate not to give because it is how it supposed to be. We had two situations when staff members said straight into our face- TIPS PLEASE. NONSENSE. Receptionists- unfriendly, especially man with name William- TERRIBLE.. they way how he has treated my friend- disgusting I could write and write, but I have no words.

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  • 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
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • 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)
  • Wi-Fi in lobby

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)
  • Wi-Fi (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.

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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.

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