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Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa

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Overview

Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa is nestled on a beautiful white sand beach and offers extensive facilities, great dining, entertainment and fun for the entire family. Featuring Junior Suite accommodations and a shopping and entertainment complex - complete with casino! Feast to your heart's content at a choice of eight restaurants, and enjoy your favourite cocktail at one of eleven bars plus enjoy access to Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro and Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana.

Location: Beachfront at Bavaro Beach. Approximately 35 km from Punta Cana International Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Desiree1978 : Toronto, Canada
One week family stay

We stayed for one week as a family with a two year old and four year old. Pros and Cons as below:Pros:- staff were very friendly especially with the kids- nightly entertainment was excellent, probably the best I have seen at an all inclusive resort. Always something going on even until very late and the quality was also very good. The Michael Jackson show is not to be missed. The Lion King show was also very well done and great for the kids.- the complex is very big but they have very frequent shuttle service to get you where you want to go.- Water Park- clean environment- water/juice easily accessible throughout the complex via dispensersCons:- very busy and often difficult to find a chair at the beach or pool.- food quality was average at the buffets. - ocean was clean but there was a lot of floating seaweed (not sure if this happens year round)In summary, we had a good time and we are glad we went, however, all things considered and based on what is important to us (entertainment, food, cleanliness), we have stayed at better resorts for approximately the same cost. If the food quality was better, I think it definitely would have made our experience much better.

  • marianne_keith : Niagara Falls, Canada
Great Family Vacation

We truly enjoyed our family vacation at the Turquesa. We stayed there from Feb. 1-8th and had an excellent time. Our family consisted of 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Upon arrival we were greeted by our Air Canada representative and had a quick and easy check in. Real, Wendy and Nelson were very friendly all week long. The young woman who booked our a la carte dinners was great too (not sure of her name), she worked in the Air Canada building too. Every ‘booked’ dinner was delicious and the staff was very professional, however the Japanese and Steakhouse were AMAZING! The buffet meals were great too, with a lot of variety. The grill chefs took pride in their work, from their breakfast omelettes to the grilled meats and the sautéed pasta dishes. Great job to the Chefs!We stayed in 2 adjoining rooms at Villa #41 and the location was perfect as it was close to everything. Our chambermaid was excellent, but sadly that I never saw her to thank her in person or found out her name. She always left our room very clean and even tidied up after my kids. Nothing was misplaced and our ‘in room’ safe was secure. The Turquesa pool was large, clean and the Animation team was full of energy. Luis, Francisco, Jose, Adonis, Rosauria, Ramirez and the DJ were awesome! Bingo Bongo! Lol! They worked long hours and were still very energetic! I found all the Bahia staff were friendly and accommodating. Many times they would go out of their way to appease you. An great example of this would be the huge Super Bowl party they threw in their market area. They set up a huge tv screen on the theatre stage to watch the big game, as they knew it would be a crowd pleaser. They arranged tables and chairs to fit a few hundred people and they added bars and food stations filled with all the amenities all night long to meet everybody’s late night cravings. They even gave away custom made Super Bowl t-shirts. It was such a fun night.The property grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. Bavaro Beach is gorgeous and the ocean is clean. The beach is very busy, but that’s expected when travelling to a popular destination. It took us 10 minutes to walk from our room to the beach, or you could ride the trolley and arrive in ½ the time. This resort is large and home to many Bahia Principe properties. Take the time to walk and enjoy its beauty as well as take advantage of all the amenities from the other resorts, (ie: pools, lobbies, bars, restaurants, spa, gym). Overall, our stay at the Turquesa was GREAT and the weather was fantastic. Don’t believe all the negative comments you read and remember, you’re on vacation on a hot sunny beach! Also, you’re in someone else’s country, they speak another language and have different customs but we are all human beings and deserve to be respected. Dominicans work long hours to keep tourists happy. Appreciate the positives and ignore the negatives. Enjoy your trip!

  • kaykay897 : Montreal, Canada
Amazing family resort

This is the perfect hotel for a family getaway.This is perfect hotel to relax .The hotel infrastructure is recent,clean and well maintain.The animation team was great,shot out to Josee for great entertainment .Thank you Dany, R. for your professionalism,kindness and your sense humour. Dany is an amazing hard working worker,he speaks english,french and spanish .how can I ask for more. Beautiful beach,pool,food,and amazing worker.

  • Pat B :
20 keys in 4 days and the door still doesn't work

If you count there isn't 20 cards in the picture. The first 3 times to the desk we were under the impression they could fix the door. For 4 days we went from the door wouldn't lock to wouldn't open to just wouldn't work. The fix each time was to give us more keys and have someone that wasn't qualified to fix the door tell us what was going wrong. On the last day we finally gave up on getting the problem fixed. If you can't speak Spanish expect to have an issue communicating with all staff. Property was in a nice setting. Staff was quick to respond just not able to fix right. Ceiling fan on day one didn't work. "Electrician" was grounding wires sending sparks flying blowing the fuse 3 times. Used the room stool as the ladder. Even though we were told dress clothes/ pants required for select restaurants we saw shorts, printed t-shirts, and blue jeans. Frozen drink machines weren't working well so ice drinks were not so icy in several locations. Pools were all nice. Pool staff were energetic. Food was bland for my taste, both buffets and the specials restaurants. "Scouts" one size complementary robe slippers and t-shirts were kid small with no option to get a larger size. After dark the entire property is dark with all the buildings looking the same making it difficult to navigate.

  • Jena C :
Good Experience

This was a fun girls trip (aged 23-27). I love DR in general, it's a beautiful island, has beautiful people and the nightlife is lit. The staff at Turquesa were amazing, everyone was super friendly and helpful.Our rooms were fresh and clean. The resort itself is huge and is divided into 7 different hotels. This meant we had to travel on shuttle buses all the time, which became annoying after a while. We attempted to walk to the beach one day from Turquesa and it took us about 20 minutes. We found that the resort was suited more for families. Although they do have 18+ areas they came across boring and were suited for couples or older individuals who liked "quietness". We went to the disco one night and for a resort it's pretty good. We did enjoy partying off the resort in the night more. The beach was beautiful and always poppin, however it was packed everyday. The beach bar workers were lots of fun and can make a good drink. The food was kind of disappointing. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't great either. Overall I would recommend this resort, especially for families - they offer a lot for kids(pools,activities, clubs etc).

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

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A la carte dinners (4/week, reservations required)
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Disco (admission and drinks included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Snacks, soft drinks and domestic beer at Pueblo Principe (24-hour)
  • WiFi in the lobby (1 consecutive hour/day)
  • 502 rooms in 14 villas
  • 2 pools 
  • Water park
  • 8 restaurants
  • 11 bars
  • Disco
  • Fitness center
  • Business center (fee)
  • Casino (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Doctor on site (fee)
  • Laundry services (fee)
  • WiFi available in : Lobby
  • Shopping
  • Golf course nearby (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
Junior Suite includes:
  • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
  • Living area
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Full bathroom
  • Individual air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Radio/alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea-maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Telephone
  • WiFi (fee)
  • Mini-bar
  •  In-room safe (fee)
  • Flat screen satellite TV 
  • Maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
For the Kids - Kids Club (ages 4 to 12), Kids pool, Playground (fee), Waterpark and Mini-disco. Babysitting available for a fee.
Stay at 1, Play at 3 - Access to all services and facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro and Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana (except buffet and gourmet restaurants).
Free Wedding Package - Certain restrictions and fees may apply. A minimum number of passengers may be required. Inquire for details.
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 Turquesa
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa
Crta. Arena Gorda-Macao, Seccion Baigua-Higuey Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana 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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