Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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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.

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.

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  • angesvp :
First time in the Dominican Republic!!

Have just returned from our holiday this morning. Traveled from Manchester with TUI with my son, son in law & a friend. Travel date 2/11/17, this was on time,the plane was a dream liner& the service was brilliant. All the drinks were all inclusive & served willingly & very generously! Once at Punta Cana airport we got through immigration etc with no problems whatsoever, & we were quickly directed to our air conditioned coach. 20 minuets later we were at our hotel- The Grand Bahia Princible.We were treated by porters who quickly sorted out our luggage. Check in was very fast & within 20 mins we had been driven to our very clean, air conditioned room. This room remained well maintained throughout. The food was excellent , plenty of choice at all meals &.each evening meal was themed with American night being my favourite . The dining room staff were excellent , extreamly attentive. The red wine served at lunch & dinner were excellent & under no circumstances be described as " plonk" We eat out 4 times within this vaste hotel. We had steak night & I can honestly say that I've never had such a massive well cooked rib eye steak it was brilliant.Next we went to an Italian this was absolutely out of this world. The table was beautiful, the choice of red wine was impressive & the starters!! Prawn cocktail, seafood cocktail, caviar ,raw tuna, smoked salmon& my favourite was a glass of puréed peach & balenced on the top of the glass was a slice of dried game with a melon ball- wonderful! The main courses were varied & beautifully served. We didn't have desert as we were to full but they looked fab.The pools were very near our rooms & had swim up bars. The various staff were very friendly & soon knew your order.A shop was poolside selling inflatable toys & sun creams etc. The pool was quite shallow & was up to my middle at the deepest point, so we used the pool nearest to the beach which was about 5foot at its deepest.. You could take inflatables in the pools. There was no ice creams or ice lollies served anywhere which meant the pools were very clean & wasp free.The snack bar was near the large pool & beach however despite being told it was open 24/7 did close at night. Also it was stocked with lunch items & was closed until everything was ready. The food served there was plentiful, varied & of a very high standard.The entertainment was excellent & on a weekly rota. We saw the Micheal Jackson tribute, circus, lion king& several singing & dancing acts all were really good .The lobby bar was the best during the evenings & had there own entertainment practically each night. There were plenty of waitresses who would bring your order to your table. The choice of drinks & cocktails was impressive, my favourite were Irish Coffee& a whisky sour.The bedrooms were spotless , cool & bug free. The beds were comfortable. Each room had a safe & iron & mini ironing board.Wifi is a major problem. It's free in the lobby 24/7 however don't bother buying the premium package as its not good. We were originally in villa 17 & had no wifi at all. After complaining at the front desk we were told that villa 17 had a broken signal so we had to change from 17 to 36 & it worked in the room was it worth it ? No. It was very inconvenante to change room mid holiday & even then the signal wasn't great.The price of a weeks wifi is $80 The beach was fab, soft white sand , loads of sun beds & the sea was lovely & warm with some gental waves & so it was great.There was seaweed but it was like Christmas tree twigs rather than green slime. Handy men were raking it up every morning.The weather was varied with some rainy days, cloudy days but it was hot throughout.Do put sun tan lotion even though it's cloudy or you will burn. I used factor 50 all the time & ive got a lovely tan.Free clean beach towels are avalable at all the pools.Do tip. The staff rely on tips to supplement their poor wages, Once the staff know you'll tip the service is even better!Finally I would like to publically praise Augestine in the green dining room, this heavily pregnant young woman will go above to serve you , she's a love.Finally, would I come back? Yes,but I'm going to give Jamaica next& hopefully when I return they will have got the Wifi sorted out.

  • natalmpr : Irving, Texas

Beautiful here. The hotel was beautiful food was great you have access to all 5 of there resorts all inclusive was worth every penny not expensive at all planning on going back it has 3 pools just on one resort plus you have the beautiful ocean

  • Bill M : Toronto, Canada
First stay at a Bahia resort

The Pros: The staff were friendly and attentive and did their best to make our stay memorable. A special mention to Merlin our server - What a pleasure to have met you. Thank you for great service. The room was close to the beach and the pool. The shuttle bus runs every 5 minutes so not an inconvenience getting around, however I love walking. The beach and pool were beautiful and kept clean as was the rest of the property. Entertainment was good, the tours are recommended. The Cons: Privilege Members sales pitch...that's is just flat out annoying. They leave you alone by day 4 of a week long stay. Huge, huge property. There are lots of shops on the property, with similar/same keep sake merchandise, priced differently. There were never enough beach or pool chairs - they were always "claimed" at dawn so you needed to get up early. This was a busy time I guessTowels: Take your own - a few times we had to wait for towel service. They were out of fresh towels and could not tell us when they will have fresh towels. Also, we were told, more than once, 1 towel a day.At night, there should be more lighting. Our room felt dim and our balcony light did not work. Drinks - watered down, some were great and some , so-so at best. Maybe an upgrade would solve that issue. Food: Was good in the buffet, surprisingly. I found the Ala Carte restaurants were so-so. I have been at different resorts in the DR and can certainly say, this a a 4 star at best.

  • Helder A : Lisboa
Best honey-moon ever!!!!

We stayed in the first house on the edge of the beach and the pool, overlooking them.To go to the restaurant to have our meals, we picked up a shuttle that took about 5 minutes to reach the lobby where we had our meals.In the evening after dinner we went to a common area of ​​the resort, where every day there were various entertaiment shows, as well as the nightclub to drink some glasses.

  • Karshina_Julia : London, United Kingdom
Pure relaxation in total comfort

First of all we (me and my husband) fell in love with our room and bed:))))We had spacious Junior suite with a balcony, very light as it had white furniture , what I really liked. Also enjoyed our bubble bathtub in bathroom. Must admit room was always perfectly clean. Hotel grounds also were very nice and neat, green and blossoming gardens all over. Another remarkable thing was dining. Great variety of food on breakfast & lunch buffet , always fresh and good on taste 👍 And excellent choices of restaurants for dinner , I guess we could choose between 7-8 restaurants. What I can definitely suggest is Dominican , Grill House, Mexican. We enjoyed our time there on 100%. And at the last... must mention well maintained beach area of the hotel.Only one minus I can mention is VERY slow internet (Wi-fi) in lobby area and not affordable price on paid internet. Otherwise loved our hotel, it felt like second home 🏝☺️💖

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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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 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.

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.