Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa
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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.
They have great facilities and the staff are wonderful. The beach is very nice their pools are nice and big. We had excellent food in the buffet and the restaurants a la carte were magnificent. We went to Italian, Dominican, Mexican and Garden Grill and we had many delicious appetizers, the core food was even better and delicious desserts.
Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa: Way too many rooms, not enough lounge chairs! If you don't go out early and play the "claim your spot" game, you will not have a place to enjoy the sun. If you do claim your spot and someone removes your towels, then you owe the hotel $20 per towel. There are plenty of chairs on the beach but it's super windy and the surf was too strong to go in. On the positive side:-Air conditioning in the room was perfect. We were very comfortable at night. -Plenty of hot water for showers.-Our room in Villa 51 was quiet, clean, and roomy. -The landscaping was perfect. Not a speck of trash anywhere. Very neat and clean. -We never waited long for meals. -Plenty of bottled water in the room and easy to get more from staff if you need it.-They have a really nice kid's pool area. Great for small children.The downside:-Walkways around the resort are EXTREMELY slippery when wet! Bring your best shoes for traction. There's no telling how many slip-fall injuries they have there!-The bed is very very very firm. It's a stack of cardboard boxes with a blanket over it.-There is a TV in the room for decoration. No cable. -$4 a day to use the in-room safe. Silly.-Mini bar is 4 sodas and two Coors lights. -Bring your own bug spay. A can of OFF was $29 US dollars at the hotel shop. I'm not kidding. Food was as expected and we did not have any problems with any of the staff members. We had an OK time but I WOULD NOT return to this resort. I would gladly pay a bit more for a resort with fewer guests and more lounge chairs!!!
I was staying at a Luxury complex however I spent majority of my days at Turquesa by the pool. One would ask "why would you go so far and to a non luxury complex?" and I answered "they have the best entertainment team". I went to the Dominican Republic from January 6th until the 13th and I can honestly say that the Turquesa made my trip so memorable. A huge shoutout to Luis, Francisco, Ramirez, Jose and all other boys in the entertainment team who would make me laugh and dance until I cried. It was a very emotional goodbye and I will cherish all the memories I made. I will definitely be spending some more time with those guys when I soon return.
I travelled in November 2016 with two adults , two 5 year olds, and an elderly grandmother. The good: The grounds are greatly maintained and clean. The scouts water park was always clean and well supervised. There are a lot of thing for the kids to do with the pools, mini golf, sports etc. Turquesa is close to the kids activities.The not so good: Rooms. We had adjoining rooms, the rooms were old and clearly needed some updating. The "king" Size bed was actually two smaller bed put together and was very uncomfortable , especially if you happen to roll into the middle where the two beds met. On the first night when we tried to shower the water out for the tap was town. when we called the front desk they said they would send someone but keep the water running. About half an hour later the water finally cleared up, which was good as no one from maintenance had shown up yet. we also had issues with our keys not working well. I found myself waking to the lobby almost everyday as we were locked out every time we returned to the room. on about the 4th trip one of the staff suggested we replace both keys as this was not being done . problem fixed. The buffet for this hotel was nothing special. It seemed as though they had only half the food options that the other hotels did. Service: Some staff were in unprofessional and times inappropriate. On several occasions I over heard the staff at the buffet making fun of guests assuming they did not understand Spanish. It seems this hotel either has the least trained staff or is the training ground for the other hotels. The lobby bar was very busy and was most of the time we were unable to get service. After the second day we decided to spend our time at other buffets,pools and lobbies where the service was impeccable.Overall: I have stayed at this grand Bahia before, at the Amber. I also spent time at the other hotel lobbies , buffets and pools. Turquesa does not seem to be up to par with the rest of the hotels on the resort. My advice would be to just pay the extra few bucks and stay at one of the other hotels.
Our family of 5 (3 adults and 2 children age 8 and 4) stayed at the Bahia Principe Turquesa for 6 nights over the Christmas holidays.RoomWe booked a family suite with a connecting kids room. The rooms were very spacious and clean but a little dated. Our room was on a 3rd floor walk up so if you are traveling with strollers or elderly you might like to request for a room on the ground floor. The grounds around the resorts are very well maintained and beautiful. There are trolleys that take you to the beach and the other hotels within the resorts. They were frequent but make sure you get on the right one as different trolleys go to different places.ServicesI found the service was a hit or miss. There were staff that really could do with some lessons on how to smile ! while others are so nice and friendly as one would expect in the hotel business. EntertainmentThe place is heaving with live music and entertainment for both adults and children in the evening. My boys even enjoyed a movie night one evening. Please be warned that the music can be quite loud and can go on til late. Our room was at villa number 50 which was furthest away from the hotel lobby and entertainment venue but we could still hear the music. It did not bother us at all but for some this might be a problem. Kids ActivitiesThe water park was the best part of the kids experience. There are numerous slides and the water is very shallow which was perfect for the little ones. There is also a little playground, putt putt golf, zip-lining, trampoline bungy. You have to pay for the last two. Zip-lining is $20 a go and bungy is $10 which I found to be quite expensive. We also checked out the new Fun Park but it was empty! The bumper cars area was very small. We walked right out. The kids room was very lame. There was a ball pit, a few games table including a foose ball table but it was broken! We did not check out the Teen Club but hope it was better than the mini club. Pool/BeachThe pools were very nice and we all enjoyed swimming up to the pool bar. The beach was great but incredibly crowded. However, there were ample of deck chairs and umbrella. Outside excursionsThere are plenty of stuff one could do outside of the hotel but they are quite costly. We went on the ATV dune buggy. If you plan to do this I'd suggest you wear clothes that you don't intend to keep because you will get covered in dirt which will not wash off!Food/DrinkThe one positive thing I can say about this is that there is a huge selection and variety of spread for the buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, the quality is not good. On my 1st day there I had the worst food poisoning ever and spent the whole day in bed. I have travelled and lived in many places around the world including some 3rd world countries and I can't remember the last time I've experienced food poising this bad! My advise is too avoid anything that is not cooked including salads especially dressings and mayonnaise! When my husband reported this to the front desk, they did not sound surprise. In fact, he overheard another guest complaining that 3 people in his group also had food poisoning. I am just sooo glad that my kids did not get sick!If you are a wine drinker, I suggest you bring your own or stick to beer! The mixed drinks were terrible - rum & coke, pina colada, mojitos etc....However, on our last night we went to the Sports Bar which surprisingly made a good G&T. If you have the options to have a la cart at one of the restaurants I highly recommend that you take advantage of it. The food and service is considerably better and so much more pleasant that the buffet dinners. You need to book in advance as it can easily sell out.On one night, we also ventured out of the hotel to eat. We had our best dinner of the whole trip at Jellyfish which was a 20mins ride from the hotel. You should book transportation ahead and look at various options. We made a last minute decision and had a $60 van trip which was clearly above the market price. All in all, we had a good time because the kids had a blast which is what is all about!
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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
- Fitness center
- Business center (fee)
- Casino (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Doctor on site (fee)
- Laundry services (fee)
- WiFi available in : Lobby
- Golf course nearby (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
- Living area
- Balcony or terrace
- Full bathroom
- Individual air-conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Radio/alarm clock
- Iron & ironing board
- WiFi (fee)
- In-room safe (fee)
- Flat screen satellite TV
- Maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
Resort Location Map
Grand Bahia Principe TurquesaPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Crta. Arena Gorda-Macao, Seccion Baigua-Higuey Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana Dominican Republic
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