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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.

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
  • gregandcandiceporter : Hartland, Canada
"Great Atmosphere"

My husband and I loved this resort. The staff were incredibly kind and helpful. The atmosphere induced a feeling of relaxation. The pools, beach, and grounds were amazing and the restaurants served excellent food.

  • Eileen A : Auburn, Maine
Beach Vacation

We just returned from a lovely stay in the royal golden section. The grounds were immaculate and the staff friendly and warm. The beach and pools were fantastic. Our room had several problems from the leaking air conditioner to the toilet ABOVE US leaking into our bathroom GROSS! These problems were fixed but rooms need a DEFINITE overhaul!! The food was bland and the drinks at the pool were tasty but really never tasted any alcohol (except in lobby bar). Punta Canta was gorgeous but will choose another hotel with better food in future.

  • Susan M :
Staff made a Difference

This resort is huge and takes a few days to get your bearings . I was fortunate to have gold upgrade and my building ( 20 ) was close to the pool, beach , the BBQ restaurant which served breakfast. As well the tram station was just outside the building , you will welcome the trams trust me. The food was ok . Honestly the buffet had a great selection and I was quite happy with it. The Japanese was the best a la carte.I did get locked out of my room several times with the key not working ... frustrating at midnight when u are nowhere near the lobby or a phone !! On a positive note, my travel companions made this trip for me as well as some staff members ! I cannot say enough positive about Hugo, Kelvin & Luis at the pool bar . they were attentive, kind and entertaining. Wendy in the buffet restaurant deserves a special shout out as well !

  • Rebecca B : Negaunee, Michigan
Bad food, drinks, and quality

A positive is that every thing on the resort was beautiful. The beaches, bars, restaurants, and landscaping were all gorgeous and kept very clean. They had many pools, bars, and different forms of entertainment including a karaoke bar. There is always something to do. The quality of the food and drinks were terrible. And beware, it is not all inclusive. This is the first resort we have been do that charged for certain drinks and foods. They charge for more drinks than they give for free The drinks were all made of a cheap/sugary syrup. The food was actually gross. Even the "restaurants" were gross. Usually when we do all inclusive the restaurants are the best part and where you can find quality food and service. This was not the case here. When we got there we were told the only reservations we could make for the entire stay was after 9 pm. We did so even though it was frustrating. During each of our reservations (which were at 9, 9:15, 9:45) we arrived on time and were surprised to find the restaurants all empty. Which was confusing because they claimed they had no earlier reservations available. With a restaurant, typically you get to order off a menu and are offered 3-5 courses at all inclusive. Not the case here. The restaurants were buffet style. We found that most of the buffet style food was they same as the al-a-carte style buffet. For example, we booked a night a the BBQ. It was all buffet with a few different options such as "steak" aka mystery meat. And once again, not all inclusive. The one menu we were able to find lobster on charged for it. When I decided I was willing to pay they told me they were out. I went to my second choice, lobster lasagna and they were out of that too.... Room service was not much better. We did not have a wash cloth our entire stay, many times our water was not restocked.... when we could call room service you would have to wait on hold for at least 10 minutes to get through. Check in was slow. At least 20 minutes.

  • Tyler G :
Very impressed.

My family and I loved the resort and the staff. It was beautiful and so comfortable to stay there and everyone who worked there was so kind and helpful. The cleanest beaches and pools. I will recommend this resort to everyone!

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
  • 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
  • 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.

Resort Location Map

  • 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.