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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
  • Mandy A : Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Relaxing Holiday

Had a lovely 2 week holiday with pleasant staff, clean room everyday with well stocked mini bar. Gardens are beautiful and maintained everyday. Very clean and tidy. Tiled floors everywhere so when wet was slippery. Entertainment was dull . Luckily we took cards to play and read alot. Airconned room with a ceiling fan too. Beautiful weather, only rained at night. Food was plenty, incredible choice, for all three meals. With themed nights. Also other restaurants which you have to prebook. The Japanese was excellent as was the Garden Grill (steak house). We tried the Italian too but maybe I selected the wrong meal but it was just ok. They have international nights in the buffet restaurant which was good for trying new things . The staff were quick clearing plates away and topping up drinks. We did two excursions which were great but very expensive. We visited the on site village but were so hounded by traders that we couldn't look at wares So left. A visiting market (a few stalls) came to the hotel once a week where you are hounded again to the point you have to be abrupt. The beach was lovely but all the sunbeds are very close together under the palm trees for shade. A lot of sea weed in the water that is washed up but a guy is raking it up to keep it clean. Again sellers on the beach. The hotel runs activities on the beach like stretching, Salsa lessons, Boules, (these are the ones I saw) but else where there are activities going on too. The pool looked a little tired with tiles off. And you get the usual sunbed hoggers that put towels out early and then never use them! Very relaxed atmosphere at the swim up bar. But spanish music blaring out all day is a bit much but its to create a party atmospehre when sometimes peace and quiet is welcommed. It is a huge resort with transport for guests, and deliveries, mopeds from the staff, petrol powered garden tools and these all come with the smell of fuel . Everyone was friendly, polite, and helpful. Some staff struggled with English but I struggle with Spanish so works both waysMosquito spray and bands are a must!

  • jodierobbo :
Lovely relaxing family holiday

This was a new one for us this year, last time we visited it was our honeymoon so this year we came with our 5 year old and 9 month old baby. Dreamliner I must say was brilliant. Lots of space, lots of entertainment for us and the older child. The baby behaved beautifully for a change! I must say the plane food which I was looking forward to having not flown long haul for 6 years was absolutely vile. However toilets were perfectly clean even after 8 hours so every cloud On arrival we were hot,sweaty and grumpy. Check in was a painful experience waiting around inline with no welcome drink. A welcome drink should be a standard in any 4+ hotel. I watched the waitress offer drinks to a few in front, anticipating my turn but she never reappeared! So needless to say first impressions were not good.Bellboys took our bags to our rooms on the golf cart and put our suitcases in our rooms. Room is nice, what I would expect for a Caribbean hotel. Not high spec or modern but comfortable and clean which I like. Good shower, whirlpool birth, fridge restocked daily with branded pop,water and beer. Maids were absolutely fantastic. We are as I always say not the tidiest family but she did a fab job. She saw my babies face covered in bites and said I will spray extra your room and she did- didn't help the situation but the thought was there.Food was one of the best I have experienced ever in AI. Themed nights, breakfast was a feast, lunch at the buffet restaurant was nice but snack bars not so much. The only snack bars we came across were near the beach or splash pool and they were average to poor. And no ice cream or ice lolly anywhere but main restaurant. I found that disappointing. Al a carte we did BBQ on the beach and steakhouse.steak house called garden grill was awesome. Waiters kept us well topped up with decent wine . And well worth a mention every single waiter and waitress were absolutely amazing with my baby, hola chica will be her first words, they lavished attention on her which was lovely and brought balloons for the bigger one. That extra touch means a lot. Thank youDrinks, no complaint at all, by far best cocktails I've had, coffee machines in lobby, filter coffee machine in room. Wine was ok so happy family. Bigger girl missed her strawberry slush thoughEntertainment was good if you are talking about shows, we enjoyed all shows not just lion king and michael Jackson. The children's entertainment is fairly dodgy and needs a massive rethink, and on that note I wouldn't put the big one in the kids club. The theatre barmen were very selective on who they served which irritated my husband. Throwing dollars at them doesn't get you served quicker and hubby didn't throw dollars at them but ended up having word with the bar man in the end. Sometimes going over to the lobby was quicker, so an extra man would help on busy nights as two staff is not enough for a full housePools are large and lovely but a caution note the baby pool gets very hot I wouldn't put my baby or big girl in it in the afternoon. They do need to renovate this area, I could peel the pool tiles off the floor which could cut a younger guest. Lifeguards at the pool spent most there time chilling on their phones with the towel guys. The only staff I really found unhelpful and disinterested. Lifeguard would not spot a child drowning at all however at the waterpark they are on the ball. Swim up bar is nice, barman occasionally grumpy if asked for coke on the poolside, sometimes the self service ran out and he'd be a bit off. Waitress came around sporadically but always remembered our drinks. Poolside toilets are a massive health and safety risk, I slipped so many times, no signage, floor saturated. The towel guys and lifeguard could just flick a mop every half hour but that would interfere with Facebook. One day a kid will have a serious injury thoughBeach is nice, several men constantly clearing seaweed, plenty of sunbeds, no issues with sellers. Sand flies are there and do biteMosquitoes are most definitely an issue. I have never ever been bitten despite travelling all over but I got bit several times but my poor baby looked like she had chicken pox. I don't believe they were mosquitoes as she never itched and they didn't bother her so I think they may have been sand flies. I saw so many mosquitoes land on me, I must have killed 100 lol but I understand the climate, time of year and the environment but still, I never had any at the grand palladium Shops onsite are very very expensive I never felt safety was an issue as per other reviews I felt extremely safe and I felt my room was safe.Thank god for the airport upgrade on return flight much better than 6 years ago :) Overall a fantastic holiday, would I go back? Maybe 😊😊 but only because of the amazing staff. Please grand Bahia upgrade the environment and do something more about the bugs, I never saw any pest control or spraying and my poor baby was covered in some kinda bites

  • GayleH2502 : Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Family Holiday

Having stayed in sister hotel in same resort, and also Grand Bahia resorts in Jamaica and Mexico we were really looking forward to our 14 night stay in May 2017. Unfortunately, it fell short of our expectations.From the moment we arrived disappointment marred our holiday. The reception staff were rude. The rooms given were shabby, bedding torn, air-con didn't work, toilet cistern constantly flushed and seat was cracked. We paid for the safe in room but it never worked. No refund was paid by hotel! All problems were reported both to reception, guest services and our Rep on numerous occasions but half-hearted attempt were made but never rectified! My husband was even accused of being a liar by the reception staff - in front of other guests!On the plus side - The resort grounds, pool and beach were fabulous. We were so lucky with the weather and didn't have any rain. The food was very good and I would defy anyone to leave the restaurants hungry. The Italian Restaurant was fabulous and the variety was amazing. The whole resort was very clean and well kept but I believe that all money is being spent on the Fantasia - the new hotel built next door.My final comment would be - if you don't tip, you get really bad service. Such a shame as this was my fifth stay at Grand Bahia properties but it will definitely be my last!The entertainment was only aimed at Spanish speaking guests and was repetitive and poor. We went to bed most evenings by 9.00pm!

  • Patrick G :
great vacation but not great hotel itself

the beach looked wonderful, but there was so much seaweed in the water. The workers did their very best to take care of it. the pool was probably the best part. there was so much selection and the pools werent that busy. the maid service was probably the worst part. they cleaned the rooms for 2 days. on the 2nd day i gave a tip to the maid. she looked shocked. i shook it off like whatever. later on i went back to my room and my charger and money was taken from my room. and also my suit case was broken. the guest services made me feel like it was my fault that money was stolen and did nothing about it. when i wanted them to do something they threaten to call security on me. they did not speak to the maid. i felt like i was in danger.

  • Christine P : Gloucester, United Kingdom
Quick get away

We ended up here by accident, we have got lots of things going on in the next months. This was a cheap holiday for us never been there before. It is a lovely hotel with very good staff, food is good in the buffet but does get a bit same old. We used our 6 visits to the a la carte restaurants. The Japaneses was good but not enough choice to go again. The beach BBQ was awful, just the same as the usual buffet. The Seafood/Fish restaurant was awful and made my husband ill. The Grill house and Italian were very good, you could not get better fillet steak in the Grill or better Red snapper fish in the Italian. We really enjoyed our holiday.

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

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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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