Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar

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Our Opinion

Great luxury resort. This resort is suited for couples who are wanting a relaxing and quiet getaway in Punta Cana. It should be advised that this resort is quieter than other resorts in Punta Cana. There aren't as many activities or entertainment held here. The beach area is very big, so there is plenty of places to lounge. Amazing and luxurious rooms. There are great buffet items available. The a la cartes are also top-notch. Make sure to check out the French Gourmet Restaurant. Very friendly staff.


Overview
Step into a world of beauty and privilege at this elegant adults-only, upscale resort with unlimited � la carte dining. Enjoy the luxury and attentive service that reflects the essence of the Don Pablo Collection, Bahia Principe's high end brand of hotels!

Location: Directly on a beautiful white-sand beach in Playa B�varo. Approximately 40 minutes from Punta Cana airport and 50 minutes from Higuey.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • ELIE J : TORONTO CANADA
Nice Resort We Loved It!

We have just returned from this amazing resort, Beautiful Luxury Hotel suites very clean, beautiful beach & sea is gorgeous, from the check-in till leaving the resort nothing bothered us. The a la cart Restaurants are amazing, Fancy and Wow Delicious, You have to go to Don Pablo and try the chateaubriand. The staff were very nice and friendly from the arrival greeted well and always smiling and polite. the Drinks were always great, Special Thanks to Marcia Arias and Jonathan Suairer who always went above and beyond at the Guest service for all their Help to book the a la cart restaurant ahead of arrival(by e-mail info @ambar from the Bahia Principe website) and helped make our stay a memorable one. note: stay in the building 81, thanks we will be returning for sure!

  • Tammy R : Niagara Falls, Canada
What an amazing resort- Ambar Blue-Don Pablo Collection- Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

We stayed at the Ambar Blue- Adults only. We asked for a ground floor, close to the beach, with a king bed & got everything. The rooms were spotless, grounds were beautiful, beach was better than the Mayan in Mexico, food was great- (I'm a picky eater), service everywhere was fantastic. We did not need to go off the resort at all- everything you would need is there. The vendors came in Friday nights. Not a huge deal but bring bug spray for after dinner. There was not one negative thing about this resort.

  • Kathy-Smook : Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
November 4-11, 2016

This time of year is VERY humid and we were hit with heat and humidity right off the plane! One of the airport staff helped us to our bus and half an hour ride later we arrived at Bahia Príncipe Resort. We were dropped off at the main building and then taken by "trolley" through this gigantic resort to our room in the adult only blue area which was in the 63 block. The first 3 days it "poured" rain every evening with spurts throughout the days. The bathtub did not hold water and one evening we came back to our room and it was roasting, the air conditioning stopped working. We called the front desk who sent a maintenance man to check and immediately we had to pack our stuff and we got moved to the 61 block. Our room was much better and everything was working wonderful. The room has a safe and large closet and dresser for clothing. Bed, sitting area and balcony. Bathroom with tub, sink, shower, and toilet area. This block is closer to the beach and adult pool. There is free wifi and so we connected up to pre book all our dinners at the restaurants on site. Rodizio is the Brazilian Steakhouse which was delicious, the BBQ Grill was good, the Don Pablo Gourmet was fabulous as we ordered lobster there. The restaurants were open to all people on the resort and therefore was not adult only. Our breakfast was always at the adult only Palimar Buffet and the chef making Omelettes was exceptional. Service was sometimes slow with water or coffee refills but a huge variety of food and anything you could possibly want to eat! Just outside the Palimar was the bar and service was always great! Every evening there was always entertainment which was very good and a variety. Next to the bar area was the "Ambar Blue" service desk where you can get change from American dollars to Dominican pesos. We found that everything is priced in US prices and we went there with Dominican pesos (being from Canada) so they always converted for us. We signed up for the "free" shopping and Basilica Excersion. The Basilica was actually very interesting history and beautiful to see. But the shopping that followed was limited to one "family" joined cigar, chocolate, and highly priced souvenir store. Driving back to the resort we passed the "Downtown Punta Cana" shopping centre with the IKEA ... Lol! Speaking of driving, you really need to experience the traffic in the city of Higuey. Most locals are on motorbikes weaving in and out of traffic with 2-3 people on a bike, with vehicles almost bumper to bumper...brings to life the tv show "Don't drive here!" Lol Back on the resort, they have their own shopping area which is also an experience. Those Dominicans are a bit more aggressive when it comes to getting your attention to buy from them. When we asked about a Walmart, no one seemed to know where it was...lol. All employees are directed to encourage you to shop at the resort stores. Most employees do not speak very good English and therefore could not provide direction. One thing such a huge chain as the Bahia Príncipe should provide to their employees is training of English, as they survive on tourism. Going from one end of the resort to the other is excruciating and that's why they provide a shuttle around the clock. You can definitely get your exercise here. We did not check out the casino, theatre, or disco because there was great entertainment at the adult only bar every night. The adult only pool area was great and we did get to enjoy the heat and sunshine during our last few days. Marlene took excellent care of us at the pool! The beach is just off the adult pool area and it is huge as well! Always beach beds available! The buffet restaurant next to the pool and beach is where we had lunch each day, and again anything you could imagine to eat and it was excellent with excellent service! When we first drove in to the resort, we noticed a kids pool with water slides and across the road was an apparatus with a rope bridge and zip line. It looked so much fun for kids, so I'm sure families would have a great time here! We are glad we experienced the Bahia Príncipe Resort in Punta Cana Dominican, however found it too large for us. Probably would not come back. We have experienced smaller luxury resorts which have been far better. We did have some hiccups along the way, but overall was a relaxing and enjoyable week! The best part of course is meeting new friends from Germany and Toronto, Canada!

  • Android90 : Maplewood, New Jersey
Great resort with some minor flaws

Stayed at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue for about four days and for the most part, I really had a great time. It’s a beautiful hotel, the staff is absolutely wonderful and the beach and the pool are exquisite. I selected Ambar Blue because it is the one that is closest to the beach. There are a few other hotels but was very happy in Ambar Blue.The pool is a short walk from most of the rooms. There are a ton of chairs available so it is relatively easy to get a lounge chair. The earlier you arrive though, the closer to the water you can sit. The beach itself is gorgeous and the water was clean. The pool area is also quite extensive and you can generally get a lounge chair. Sometimes you do have to walk around but seats do become available. The one down side, the pool bar closes at 5:30pm which seems somewhat early.The buffet style food is your typical fare. You have a variety of options in both the main course and desserts so chances are you’ll find something to satisfy the pallet. Again, the staff in the dining area are attentive and very courteous. After dinner there is a seating area where they put on a show for the guests. The shows are your run of the mill resort shows but the staff does a great job to keep you entertained. They could use a stage because after a while people tend to stand around looking at the performances and they wind up blocking those that are sitting.The one huge negative was the fact that once the show ended around 10pm, you could only sit around for another hour or so because around 11pm the bar closes and they actually turn off the lights. They would recommend you go to the disco but the disco is in another part of their massive resort. And if you just wanted to sit, chat and have a drink or smoke that was not an option.Overall, Ambar Blue is an excellent hotel if you’re looking to relax and have a quiet peaceful vacation. It’s adults only so you don’t have kids running around or splashing in the pool or buzzing through the dining hall. A great getaway vacation spot.

  • Klarsegal :
Not my favorite

My fifth time in DR and I would never go to this place again. No towels unless you are up before 9 and on the beach. staff not friendly or helpful. The gym is a joke. They don't even have a treadmill. Calling it a gym is an insult. Spa should not be called a spa. It's subpar to any I have ever been to. Small, massage tables are half the size of any I have seen. Didn't get your full time. Its just horrible. Stayed at the Hard Rock last year and they put this place to shame. I don't understand how this is a 5 star resort or how this place is in business. It's not much cheaper than others and much much lower quality. Food mediocre at best. Restaurants have no music at dinner time and the atmosphere is depressing. They don't serve liquor at dinner so if u don't drink wine you are out of luck. The only thing I can say was better here is the disco. Most other places I stayed disco's where empty but this one was crowded so if you like to dance you are in luck. It's not nice at all, pretty dingy and unappealing actually . But it's crowded so it did the trick. I would not recommend this place. You can spend an extra $200 and get much better quality elsewhere.

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 Daily
  • A la carte dinner with reservations
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited domestic and international beverages
  • 1 hour per day Non-motorized water sports:
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Boogie Boards
  • Scuba lesson in pool
  • Tennis Day and night (1 hour limit)
  • Aerobics
  • Mountain bikes (1 hour free)
  • Daily activities
  • Dance lessons
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 528 rooms
  • 1 Buffet restaurant (International)
  • 3 a la carte restaurants (Gourmet, Italian)
  • Snack bar
  • 3 bars
  • 1 pool
  • Internet station (fee)
  • Room service
  • "Pueblo Principe"-located at the entrance of the complex offering the following facilities: Disco, Piano Bar, Karaoke Bar, Sport & Snack bar, Photo shops, Internet services, medical services, Casino, and Gift shops.

Junior Suite with balcony or terrace:

  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed and 1 double sofabed
  • 1 full bathroom with hydromassage tub and separated jet shower with hydromassage
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Plasma television with satellite
  • Hair dryer
  • Clock radio
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee maker (coffee included)
  • In-room safe
  • Max occupancy 3

Stay at 1, Play at 4! - Guests have access to the facilities of the Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana, and Bavaro including: Amphitheatre, Tennis Courts, Mini-golf, water sports and diving centre, Spa, Gym, Meeting rooms, and gazebo for weddings. (Does not include buffet restaurants.)

Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of rum and fruit basket in room. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in.

Weddings - Special package available. Please 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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  • Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection
Crta. Arena Gorda - Macao, 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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