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
  • ray s : Hamilton, Canada
Good Value

Good value for the money and enjoyed our stay. We stayed at the back of the resort close to the lobby and was a great move for us. Our rooms were clean and no bugs but we were on the 3rd floor.Pools were clean but had to get up early for a chair as well as the beach and also something happening if you want entertainment.Food was ok and no one got sick but do your self a favour for lunch and go to the main buffet for there is limited chairs and cutlery at the restaurant by the beach.

  • michaeljrose : St. John's, Canada
Great Resort

This Resort is amazing, it is quite huge. Been here in 2014 and going back again in April 2018. Strongly recommend this resort. The pools are amazing, food is amazing, service is amazing. Looking forward to April 2018

  • Massimo F :
Nice resort but...........

So I stayed from January 7 to the 14, and I have to say the resort it’s self is beautiful and very clean, rooms are a good size. The people that work at the resort are also very nice. The only problem with this resort is the food is not that great you’ll always find something to eat but just to get by your not going to enjoy it. My wife got food poising from the pasta station so if you stay there stay away form the cream sauce. Now I don’t expect much from all inclusive resorts when it come to food. I think the real problem is they have better resorts on the property so the food must be better and the Fantasia, ambar, Esmeralda. It’s really to bad because I did enjoy the resort but don’t feel I would return,maybe at one of the better property but don’t want to take the chance that the food would be the same.

  • Olga S : Moscow, Russia
Nice hotel, great entertainment

We had a really great time at this hotel despite of the rain that was every other day during our stay. Variety of food and food itself is great, not everything but most of what we ate was good. Pools, beach and huge territory of the hotel are nice and clean. Entertainment programm is good, we never felt boring. The only thing we were not impressed with are rooms. We had one that is near lobby but we had to move to another one because of the music noise from evening entertainments. We would not move if not a child that we had with us. It was quiet in second room but we had kind of mold smell in it. We tried to use fan a lot but it hasn't changed anything, all our clothers absorbed the room smell and after several washes back home it still hasn't gone away. Our friends that traveled with us got a room without major problems or smell. So some people can get a good room, some not, i guess its just a luck. We didn't pay to much attention to our room problems and had a really good time at this place.

  • Cammie1229 : Toronto, Canada
3-1/2 stars

This is the fourth time we have gone to a Bahia hotel and, while we enjoyed our stay, it fell short of our expectations and past experiences with this chain. Because we can’t give half stars on tripadvisor, I have tried to be fair and given it 4 stars, but we do feel it was more of a 3-1/2 overall.I can easily give this resort 4 and 5 stars for the grounds and the beach. The ground workers were constantly washing the pathways, gardening, etc. The grounds were beautiful to walk around. And the beach was fabulous (albeit crowded). Going into the water, the sand was incredibly smooth – not rocky at all. Playing in the waves was great fun.Unfortunately it was the service and animation team that reduced it to a 3-1/2 for us. The service was very hit and miss. We had to call a couple times to get our fridge fixed (it wasn’t cold). We were Club Golden and were not provided with all the upgrades that were supposed to be included. We did ask for a couple of them and the maid kindly assisted but we shouldn’t have to go searching for things that should be included automatically. As for service in the restaurants and bars, you either got a really great server or a terrible one. There didn’t seem to be a happy medium. This was very noticeable in the beach restaurant for breakfast. Now I don’t mind having to go and get my own tea or coffee, but I shouldn’t have to ask four times and finally hunt down my own mug to put it in! Perhaps it was because we were there over the Christmas holidays, and I understand that on the 24th and 25th certain activities shut down in lieu of other activities, but we found the days leading up to and after these dates to be quite lacking in activities. It was one of the laziest animation teams we have experienced. They lounged by the towel hut most of the time. Water polo was supposed to happen every morning. They only organized one game of it the entire week we were there. The water aerobics was being made up as they went along and they didn’t seem to know what they were doing. They had karaoke in the lobby bar one night and couldn’t figure out how to work the equipment. I think the company needs to put some time and money into training for the animation team.The sports bar also needs to come up a notch for activities. There was supposed to be karaoke there every night and it only happened twice.One of the main reasons we chose this resort was because of the all the activities that were scheduled and offered online and on the Bahia app – it was a disappointment to have so few actually happen.One fun note – they had Santa arrive in a helicopter on Christmas Day – we did go and watch that happen – that was very cool.While we still had a lovely time on our vacation, I do feel that the company is putting its time, money and efforts into the Don Pablo luxury resorts in this complex and letting the Punta Cana and Bavaro ones slide. I walked around some of luxury resorts to see what they were like and I could see a very definite difference in the quality, service and amenities. If we were to return to this complex, I think we would only consider returning to one of the luxury ones.

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
  • 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. 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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