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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
  • holidayhelper8 : Scotland
Would Return

Stayed here for 5 days with friends. Flew from JFKRooms were lovely, very big, clean and comfortable. We were on the ground floor so could sit on the terrace watching the world go by. It was not a huge terrace but it was only 5 days. Rooms are in blocks and as they all look the same don't have too much to drink the first night. Our friend got lost!!!The restaurant is really posh looking and the food was good. But don't turn your back or your plate could be removed very quickly by the 'always wanting to help' waiters!!I loved the outside sitting area for a few drinks late in the afternoon and at night there was some entertainment on. The reception area is beautiful there is coffee on tap and a bar.The reception staff were so friendly nothing was a problem. You get a certain amount of free wifi a day.The pool is huge and the swim up bar was great fun with plenty of staff who actually notice you.There is an amazing beach bar and Santa is there every day to serve drinks. Plenty of sun shade and activities on the beach.We would quite happily return here tomorrow!!!

  • pflueger1485 :
Wouldn't go back ALL INCLUSIVE isn't ALL INCLUSIVE

We originally were booked at the Turquesa resort but were "upgraded" to the Bavaro. Rooms weren't anything special. The resort is so big you have to wait for trolley rides to get to the beach, lobby, or restaurants unless you want to walk. We went to the beach and tried to get beach towels and they wanted a towel card, which we never received and we didn't want to go ALLLL the way back to the lobby to get one. Good luck finding a place at the 1 pool you can go to or the beach that is under a cabana. People place there towels there and wouldn't come back for hours. No one at the bars were in any rush to serve you even if you are tipping. We were only allowed 2 reservations at the special restaurants out of the 6 days we were there. Food was okay. Best service we had was from the people to come get your luggage at check out. ALL INCLUSIVE doesn't include any american alcohol (Jack Daniels etc.) No room service. Have to pay for safe deposit box in room and WIFi......Disappointed.

  • Amber R : Portland, Oregon
Wow! An amazing and affordable resort!

We had the most wonderful and relaxing vacation here! We just got back from a 6-night all inclusive stay we purchased on Travelocity in december that was about $1200/person (flight from Portland, OR included). We read a lot of reviews and honestly thought it must seem too good to be true - could it really be all-inclusive? Is it really that nice if we can afford it? Well it was! The resort is beautiful, and a little confusing because it's a collection of 5 resorts that merge into one giant "campus" with some amenities shared by all (beach, grand MAIN pool) and some amenities specific to the resort you are staying in (specific buffets, lobby, bars, additional pools, etc). There are shows almost nightly at the shared theatre. We attended the magic show and the Michael Jackson performer. They were both one hour and very entertaining. I mena, sort of cheesy as you would imagine but still wayyyy better than we thought they would be.We almost never waited in line for drinks or food. And speaking of food, yes the buffet food is just like what you'd expect from buffet food but we really enjoyed it still. Food was sort of hit or miss with some items being not as good as you'd expect and some being really good! The food theme changes nightly (asian night, dominican night, seafood night, etc) with some staples you can count on each night (or breakfast or lunch) i.e. nacho bar, mashed potatoes, fries, salad bar etc. We were two vegetarians and two meat eaters and with the exception of seafood night us veggies always had plenty to eat. We got three nights to choose from one of the "specialty" restaurants and found them sort of disappointing and found the main buffet to be the best bet for a group of 4 to enjoy.The resort is HUGE and you can get a lot of walking in OR you can catch one of the carts that go down each f the main paths every 5 minutes. Sometimes they are full but they come so often it wasn't ever a huge annoyance. Each room has a balcony/patio though we were never in the room much. Our AC started leaking water on the floor the last couple of days but it didn't create a problem for us so we told them when we checked out.The drink selection is enormous but almost all the wine was pretty bad. Also, the food and drinks at the lobby are way more fresh than the bars/buffet by the pool/beach end. t the pool bar you'll get a sugary mixed pina colada but at the lobby you'll get one with blended pineapple and coconut. We would definitely go again, though we might opt for the Ambar Green Adults only next time since we aren't really kid people and found it to be annoying to end up next to a bunch of kids at dinner, though the annoyance was pretty restricted. If you have kids, it seems there are lots of kid things to do - kids shows in the theatre, water park, mini golf, and swimming!

  • Celso P :
Cheap but lack of quality

Lack of quality of service, they need more carts to transport guests, they need to have a better food preparation.People smoke everywhere very dirty cigarettes all over the place.Great location, nice Beach great employees seems to be lack of management and ideas.For central America and Latin America, very boring, no life music on the beach nor at the pool. Very poor entertainment.Still very good value for what you pay.

  • NyCruisegirl : Troy, New York
NEEDS some Updates!

Last minute low budget get away! TOO many spring breakers! Loud and Obnoxious! staff was Rude! FOOD Was Cold always! Maid barely cleaned room and Towels and washcloths were few and far between! I Previously stayed at Grand Bahia Punta Cana and was not as disappointed as the Bavaro Side! I have also satayed at the Grand Bahia Principe Runaway bay Jamaica twice and was quite pleased! but to have 3 Grand Bahia Stays and not be considered a repeat customer will make me NOT REPEAT A VISIT to A Grand Bahia Resort! Look around Read Reviews and spend a few extra dollars to stay somewhere else!

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
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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
  • 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
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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.

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