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Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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Our Opinion

A lovely resort situated within the heart of the Punta Cana resort. There are a plethora of food options to choose from. The buffet spreads are great and have pleasant and attentive staff. Make sure to check out the BBQ Buffet, the Garden Grill and the Italian a la carte restaurants (reserve when you check-in, as there are limited spots for these places). Great modern and spacious rooms. The Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana also has an incredible lobby bar, that very rarely gets busy. It's elegant, modern, and serves up some top-notch drinks, which makes this resort stand out from others along the resort strip. While the pool area is spacious, it gets relatively busy throughout the day. Make sure that you reserve spots early in the morning. The workout facilities could use an upgrade. There are very limited machines and some are often broken.


Overview
The spectacular Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, extending over 500 metres of beach front is set on an incredible beach of white sand. Equipped with all Junior Suite accommodations and each complete with oval hydro-massage tubs for soaking pleasures. At the entrance of the hotel is 'Pueblo Principe', a Dominican-style commercial & entertainment village with daily entertainment and a variety of shows, bars, casino, shops, internet access, car rental and a medical centre.

Location: Directly on Bavaro Beach, 30 min to Higuey, 25 min from Punta Cana airport, 60 min from La Romana airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Robbie S : Selby, United Kingdom
NOT ALL ITS CRACKED UP TO BE

Me and my partner booked this hotel on the reviews but its not worthy of 5 stars. The complex is 6 hotels all together but you have to eat in your buffet which was hit and miss.We had to pay 54 dollars for the safe which was a rip off but was needed so had to pay. I felt the reps Rafael and Kinnis were just there for an easy ride and could do more.Not one guest had a good word to say about them.The beer is the worst local brew ever produced its called Presidente most of the staff don't speak English. The room was adequate and did 2 trips through our Thompson reps the Outback was great apart from you don't get to go in the school and meet the children you just park outside briefly. We did Sanoni Island but could have booked it cheaper with the local reps. The beach was great really clean no rocks but the complex is very big. You will get hassled by lots of pretty girls and smartly dressed men offering you a free gift like a helicopter ride and to get this you will be invited to a presentation and they want £8000 from you to get 30-60 weeks of holidays without flights or food !Make sure you take a first aid kit as they don't have one ! unless you pay £185 us dollars. All the shops on the complex are expensive and you are at an area called Bavardo 20 miles away from Punta Cana so basically you are stranded and its not safe outside the complex you would get linched !If you book the coco Bongo don't do it through the Thompson rep book it through the local reps who you will see and barter with them.! The premium drinks means yes you have guessed it Presedente beer and if you want real beer your gonna pay for it !One of the local guys Joseph with the yellow sunglasses is good if you book 2 trips with him you get discount.This hotel could be a really great place sadly this is not the case maybe if they listened to the guests and not just made excuses they might get people wanting to go back.

  • Stephanie H : Osseo, Minnesota
Would stay here again

Beautiful grounds, lots of flowers, beautiful pools. Lobby is gorgeous with lots of places to sit and relax. Resort is like a small city with shops, a club, small casino etc ( although the lady working casino was sooo rude!!) We had two rooms that were adjoined which was great! Beds comfy and rooms clean. Restaurants are good! Buffet was really nice too which was fortunate as its hard to get reservations at the site down restaurants . Beach is great. My son played beach Vball everyday. Golf carts shuttle people back and forth in the resort although you can walk as its not THAT big. As far in improvements the resort could make? A/C didn't work in one of our rooms but we didn't say anything because kids didn't mind;) Some staff were very friendly yet most were just so-so and didn't seem to go above and beyond. A few were rude like the casino worker. Housekeeping staff were so polite yet SO loud in the morning!!! It was ridiculous all the noise they made!. We should have complained but we didn't. . I tried calling the resort before our trip but it was impossible to get thru. Not sure what that was about. It's very difficult to make reservations at the restaurants as they are booked.

  • lis0607 :
An OK resort, but will try something different next time

Pros:- resort is beautiful, lots of gardens and trees and very well maintained and clean.- housekeeping was great! came daily and gave extra of anything you needed and asked for- food was good, not amazing, but better than other resorts I have been to. Alot of the same things every day but there is so much selection it is easy to switch it up so it doesnt get boring- Garden Grill steakhouse is great, as well as the BBQ Buffet restaurant. - Loved the trolley system as the resort is massive and makes it easier to get from one end to another quicklyCons:- After 530 there are only a couple bars located at the front of the resort with only 1 or 2 bartenders. They work slowly and can take awhile to get a drink with so many people. We gave up having drinks after dinner because it became frustrating.- service is not the best here, its hit and miss. Can be hard to communicate if you dont speak spanish. they kept getting orders wrong for our meals and drinks. Also servers would interrupt us while ordering to reply to text messages on their cell phones. Bartenders also ignore you even if you are the only one standing at the bar for a drink.- the beach is way too overcrowded. you need to get down early for a decent chair (before 7am). even if you get something somewhat close to the water its still impossible to get a decent view with tons of people laying on chairs on the beach. We gave up on the beach after the second day and just stuck to the pool areas as its much less congested.

  • RachelSanelli : Montreal, Canada
Good Resort- Average Accommodations

Overall resort is good value. Do not expect extreme luxury here.Food is good, you will always find something to eat however it does not compare to food in Jamaica on or a cruise. Certain foods did make us sick so just try to stick to the foods you are sure about. Beach is beautiful, water is clear and nice waves.Would definitely recommend Bavaro beach and visit again, good location-about 25 mins from the airport. Entertainment at night is pretty good, the lobby and bahia village get busy, you will always find something to do. Rooms are a bit out-dated and need some improvements such as lighting, clean sheets, water pressure etc.Resort is huge, but the carts are very efficient and get you around quickly.

  • Yorkis L :
Family vacation

Very nice trip. Very nice resort. The people were very friendly. I have never traveled outside of the US in January and to my surprise it was super packed at this resort. The resort itself was big enough but apparently not the beach. Every time we tried going to the beach there were no lounge chairs available. Not a big bummer because we're pool people too! Food was standard nothing spectacular. We went with a group of 16. And making a reservation at one of the a la carte restaurants was close to impossible. So it wasn't done. Oh well. Ohhh and the spa massages, absolutely amazing! My husband and I had one and was so relaxing! (Lady name Santa, has magical hands!)

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
  • 600 Junior Suites
  • 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
  • WiFi internet in lobby
  • 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)

Junior Suites include:

  • 1 king or 2 double 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
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Living area with daybed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults (or 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults and 1 child)

Kids Deals - The 1st 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 - Bahia Scouts Water Park and Mini club is now open for your little ones to enjoy! Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' Club, playground and wading pool. Baby-sitting service available for a fee.

Exchange Privileges - Access to all services of the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro (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 Punta Cana
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana
Crta. Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 9999 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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