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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!


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
  • DM7388 : Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Lovely holiday

Hotel was lovely. Very clean but was a little busy for us as was spring break in America so was busy. Room was clean and today only criticism was as had to ask the cleaner to restock the fridge daily even with leaving a tip. Otherwise food good, entertainment is hit and miss. Staff were ok but always seemed unstaffed however would definitely recommend

  • Pollytweety : Bretzfeld, Germany
Nice resort especially for families

We (2 adults/2 kids) spent our vacation there in August, 2017. It's a real huge Resort with a lot of activities to do. We really appreciated the different à la carte Restaurants. A good thing against other european beach Locations was that the guys trying to sell souvenirs where not intrusive at all. The hotel staff was very polite and also very helpful for each matter. Rooms were cleaned every day. Travel guide was too much focussed on selling their tours. If you are thinking about doing something by yourselve - do it! We never felt unconfortable. Next time we will do some trips on our own but didn't want to take any risk with kids. Aim was to survive Santa Domingo in order to get to know People and Country. What we did not like was that the majority of beverages have been served in plastic glasses - Cocktails as well. Do they think about the nature? Softdrinks were prepared from instant and too sweet. Variation in Restaurant was huge and great. I do not understand and do not share at all the Rating from "Capdepera".

  • Nicola R :
My review

We booked this holiday after a recommendation from someone at work. We booked then read the reviews and i admit I was worried. The following things are areas others highlighted in their complaints and my opinion on them. I read the food was awful, it really wasnt - we always found something to enjoy. The seafood was amazing and breakfast by the sea every day was amazing.We read you could never get into the A La Carte restaurants: we managed prefectly fine to book in 6 times over the 2 weeks. Sunbeds and towels were always available and no, we weren't up at 6 to get them. Somedays it was lunchtime and we mamaged fine. Reports of thefts from rooms and them not being cleaned. We had nothing stolen and our room was cleaned and mini bar re-stocked every day. The cleaning lady was lovely and always said hello with a smile. Lots of reviews say the staff are rude and ignore you especially if you're English. This simply was not true. We found if you smile and say hi people generally respond in the same way. We found the staff to be really lovely and not at all rude. Our son got an ear infection but to be perfectly honest that could happen at your local pool and is in no way the hotels fault. The onsite Doctor was really lovely. The only negative I'd agree with is the drink service in the main buffet was incredibly slow if you got a drink at all. Self service drinks here would be much better. All in all we had a great holiday. I'd return in a heartbeat and would definitely recommend it to others. Ignore the negative reviews, go with an open mind and dont go looking for problems. You'll have a great time!

  • tracyvowles :
AMAZING!!!!

just back from 2 weeks at the grand bahia principe. we were in the bavaro which is one of several hotels within the vast complex. having read some negative comments about the hotel i felt a bit anxious before i arrived but i had absolutely nothing to worry about and i truly wander what some people expect. it is a beautiful complex, it is spotlessly clean and well maintained, the gardens are stunning and the staff clean constantly, you will never see so much as a cigarette end on the floor. the reception staff are fast and efficient and any issues we had were dealt with straight away. if we rang for more towels for the room they arrived within minutes and we received courtesy calls asking did we have everything we needed. we were blown away by how helpful they were. the restaurant is amazing. a massive variety of foods, show cooking, themed evenings every night, every cheese, fruit, bread and salad you could think of. the desserts were to die for. hot chocolate brownie and chocolate sauce with ice cream, cream cakes of every description. every breakfast cereal with fresh milk, a childrens area with hotdogs and burgers every day, sandwiches and all manner of other kiddie foods, it was just delicious. all this and then 6 visits to the speciality restaurants, we particularly enjoyed the mexican and the seafood. the beach is beautiful. they clean it all day long and the sand is powder like and white. the sea was warm like a bath. it truly felt like paradise. we sometimes had lunch at the beach grill and we would sit overlooking the beach and sea, it was stunning. the cocktails were fantastic. ive never had such a variety and good quality from an all inclusive. the entertainment was really good. something for everyone and there were games and classes going on all day every day although we chose not to take part in any of them. the pools were huge and warm. the swim up bar was much needed and we certainly made the most of it! it was fabulous and i would definitely recommend it to anyone. i havent really got anything negative to say besides we got eaten alive by mozzies so take your repelents, plug ins and sting relief! you will need them!

  • maricelir2016 : Coral Springs, Florida
Nice beach

Breakfast was good, besides that food was terrible. We ate a few pieces of pizza with mold before we noticed. Food served by the beach did not look appetizing. Burned all fat burgers, hot dogs who knows what they were made from. Meat was overcooked , fish too.The room refrigerator did not work. We were told that drinks and beer were supposed to be enjoyed at room temperature. Really! Beautiful beach, nice pools and good customer service from servers and maids.

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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
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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.

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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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