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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
  • Coley C : Hamilton, Canada
Great Time

We visited this resort last Sept with 2 other couples. We really enjoyed our stay. Rooms were clean and stocked daily. AC was not that great but perfect for a comfortable sleep. Staff here were amazing!! Food was decent but edible. Drinks were very strong as most resorts are. Chairs by the pool were impossible to find unless you were up at 6am. We never had trouble finding any at the beach though. This resort is massive so unless you want to be soaked in sweat then I would suggest taking the trolleys like we did. Not much night life for dancing but we made our own fun. Would definately return to this hotel!!

  • Ingrid S : Toronto, Canada
May 13-20, 2017 Vacation

Upon our arrival we checked-in however the room was not ready. We went and had lunch. Afterwards we went back to check-in and because we had to wait they upgraded our room for us. A pleasant surprise as the room was closer to the beach.Housekeeping - Our room wasn't cleaned till at least 4pm on 3 days which when you're coming back from the beach is very disappointing. At that point you just want a shower to clean up so on two days we made our beds ourselves and just asked for extra water and clean towels when housekeeping came. Not the best experience when staying at a vacation resort.Food and service - The food was excellent. On our last night we reserved at the El Pescador. That was amazing service and good food. A very nice way to end the vacay. As far as service goes you should be prepared to tip at each meal otherwise towards the end of your trip you notice a decline in service. My habit has been to tip at the end of the trip significantly but this won't work at this resort.Beach - the beach is beautiful. There are workers there constantly to clean up any debris that floats on it. However at 4pm if you're on the beach relaxing you'll probably pack up quickly as the pool sound systems gets turned up extra loud and invades the beach. I noticed several groups of people do that, myself included. Overall it was a nice trip and I think I might go back to the resort.

  • TravelPhotos19 : Plymouth, United Kingdom
Amazing stay, and great service!

As we arrived i felt very welcome with staff greeting us at the lobby and bell boys dashing around for us. The facilities are really clean and well kept. Staff are friendly and so smiley. we went as a family of 5 and still managed to keep ties with family at home, the WiFi was alright and went down towards Christmas time, however the place was amazing. Restaurants were great with lots of selection and great service, pools were clean and accessible. beach was pristine and clean early every morning.

  • Jordan L :
Wonderful place

Great place loved every minute off it , recommend to anyone. Booked with Thomson had a great rep called rafeal really nice and funny bloke. The hotel was huge and there's so much to do , from start to finish your never bored . We booked 3 trips two with Thomson saona island I highly recommend this trip we payed 169 dollars each however it was so good , you go to the virgin islands and it's like a dream honeslty the boat crew are class and from start to finish I enjoyed it , I fact I enjoyed it that much we were debating booking the trip again !! Then we booked the outback safari , a really good day you go see the real domincan republic and its so worth it , it's happy hour on the bus every 5 mins so drinks always flowing and you get a really good and funny guide and will be well informed. We then did scuba doo we booked this through the hotel , the journey there was a bit of a fiasco but once we arrived it was another good. The hotel is huge like I stated it has 2 main lobbys 2 buffet restaurants (maybe more but we didn't check) and plenty off restaurants you need to book into , I recommend booking these as soon as you arrive and if your there for a special occasion keep mentioning it they give you cake haha !! We booked the Italian I wouldn't really recommend that wasn't the best and then we booked Japanese garden grill and Mediterranean they were all really good , really nice food. However the buffet is really good to they have themed nights such as American, gala, Mediterranean to so you get plenty off choice. The staff at the hotel are the best they honestly love having you there , they are really grateful and happy , even the cleaners are happy and will always say hello , even if it's not your thing speak a little Spanish like hello and thank you they really appreciate it. The beach is really nice but a little busy that's why I recommend doing the saona island trip it's honestly paradise bbq on the beach and cold drinks. I've missed so many things out off this review because it's so big and I could go on and on but I'd be spoiling it for you , alls I can say is book this place you won't be disappointed. Any questions please ask I'll try answer them. Ps just a massive shout out to all the staff at the complex you guys make the holiday thank you so much!!!!

  • Paul H : United Kingdom
Amazing hotel

We stayed here with our 2 year old son and this hotel is amazing . Gorgeus grounds always well kept , great buffet restaurant and plenty to eat all day long . Huge resort with a beautiful beach . We are hoping to stay again later this year at the new fantasia resort next door .

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
  • 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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