Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
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.
The Turquesa is an excellent proptery for those wishing to save a wee bit. There are 5 more hotels on this property that are closer to the beach and are a lot more expensive. The a-la-carts are excelelnt! We went to 4 of them all excellent! Advice, don't drink the tap water, 6 in our group got ecoli from drinking the tap water. I personal did not as brushed my teeth and drank only the bottled water that wa supplied. There is no problem getting the bottled water. Overall this is a great resort! Entertainment was excellent as well. Beach is amazing.
We decided to book at another Grand Bahia Principe resort after having an amazing experience at the resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica last year. We expected the same quality, considering it was the same chain of resorts, and it was more expensive. Unfortunately, this was not the case.The positives: the staff were amazing. Food was good. Resort was clean and well maintained, and there was a lot to do for our kids. The water park was great also. The negatives:-were booked into the wrong kind of room and when we asked to change it, were given a bit of a hard time. Not a good first impression ;- we had an ant infestation in our room on the 3rd day. Someone came up to take care of it by basically spraying a giant can of Raid in our room. Had to leave for several hours and then keep the patio door open to air it out upon our return;- bathtub wouldn't drain;-air conditioning on the whole resort was broken for nearly 24 hours;-the lights in the stairwell to our villa went out and my husband tripped and fell down the stairs;-our patio door did not lock... neither did the door to the adjoining room next to us (we figured this out on the last day);-our room door lock malfunctioned and we were locked out of our room at 10.30 at night for 45 minutes with 2 exhausted little kids while the problem was fixed;-the West Jet rep they had on the resort was beyond unprofessional. Tried to sell us a 10 hour snorkelling excursion, which was far too long for us when travelling with small children. Did not offer any other alternatives, but urged us not to book with anyone else because it was unsafe. We made some friends on the resort who told us they booked a 4 hour snorkelling excursion through the resort. We approached the Bahia Tours Rep in the lobby, who offered us many other options that the WJ rep did not. While we were in the process of booking our excursion the WJ rep came over and yelled at the Bahia Tours rep in Spanish, and tried to get us to book the excursion through her (she magically had the 4 hour option available now- I'm assuming she didn't want to offer it to us because she would make less commission. Either way, very awkward and totally unprofessional. However, the Bahia Tours rep was wonderful and very professional. A few other smaller issues arose as well, but those were the main issues we had. We were also unimpressed with the entertainment offered compared to the resort in Runaway Bay.All in all, we were expecting so much more and we were left disappointed. Spend the extra money and stay a bit down the beach at the Majestic, which will exceed any expectations you have (this is where we stayed last time in PC and wish we had booked there again.)
We loved this resort. The food was fabulous, the grounds were spectacular and the staff so friendly. The hotel staff also quickly responded to any additional needs we had. The kids loved the pool and splash park. The beach is only 5 minutes away on the trolley - which the kids thought was an adventure in itself. We stayed for 7 days and loved every minute of it - would go back again for sure.
1/ Resort immaculate, staff A1, all-inclusive means just that, big place with entertainment, beach, etc.2/ BUT! Fell ill on the last full day and was taken to hospital y ambulance; problems there, BIG problems! 01.00 and A1E: Card not accepted; no treatment until authorised by Tour Operator, they said; frantic phone calls to Spain by admin staff: the staff in Spain refused to allow treatment because one reference number was missing! In the end the medical staff went ahead regardless. Back home the Tour operators claimed that they acted entirely within the Terms and Conditions: sitting in a wheel-chair with a drip up the arm and seeing double through pain did not feel like that at the time...The Tour Operators are Spain-based SOLTOUR; their Resort-based Reps were nowhere to be seen during the episode; no help on the spot was forthcoming, save from a porter and the medical staff at the Resort Infirmary!a good holiday turned into a bad experience , never agin with SOLTOUR!
They have 7 sections on this resort they have the luxury ones and the grand we stayed on the junior suite at grand principe Turquesa our room is in the first floor which i don't mind and it is near the jacuzzi pool it is far from the beach but they have those shuttles that bring you to the beach every 2-4 minutes. The beach and the pools are always busy but the beach is very clean they keep it maintained free from seaweeds. They have 24hrs. buffet restaurant open for snacks beside the beach. The food is absolute but my friend had traveler's diarrhea on the second day she got dehydrated so we had to take her to the hospital which is i think intended for tourists its very clean and new but i hated their system you have to guarantee paying them first and claim it to your insurance when you got back cost her 3,000 US$ for a night & a half day. Waiting takes forever every time you inquire with the doctor it will cost you doctors fee. One more thing that will definitely spoil your vacation in this place is those time share people who got their table just right beside the reception and had the hotel logo on their shirt they offer you free welcome package and book you for an appointment the next day they say they were not time share but they are,it is a pressured selling and we got con for this and it is very hard to get a refund and until now I didn't get my money back and am not expecting much about it so be very careful about this. But in fairness the place is beautiful and you will definitely get what you paid for.
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)
- Free Wi-Fi in the lobby
- 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)
- Wi-Fi 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
- Wi-Fi (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
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.
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