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.

Step into a world of beauty and privilege at this elegant adults-only, upscale resort with unlimited à 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 Bavaro. Approximately 40 minutes from Punta Cana airport and 50 minutes from Higuey.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Michael H :
Definitely value for money

Being an experienced traveller and reading many reviews before this trip, the most sensible review I read before I went stated 'just remember what you have paid'This Hotel is not top end but remember you haven't paid top end prices either, but what you get is definitely in line with what you have paid.In Summary:The goods:Excellent food ! we recommend the Rodizzio Brazilian especiallyThe Service is very good - everyone very friendlyThe Hotel Lobby's are all very good indeedChoice and transportation - the resort is huge and we worked out we could choose up to 15 places to eat and 19 places to drink. A golf buggy service operates and you can flag one down and just jump in - brilliant. If you want a quieter pool there a others to choose from (amber green pool was great)Rooms - yes the rooms are a little dated but to be honest we didn't experience what other reviews are saying. Chambermaid service was brilliant, we had clean sheets almost every day and our mini bar was well stocked.What was average:The Beach - not the best we've been too but very nice.The not so good stuff.Check in was disorganised and poorly communicated. This could easily be improved on and is tiresome and testing after a long journey.Bugs - too many bugs inside and outside with no evidence of any preventative measures, spraying or smoking out in the evenings for example.did we enjoy it? - YESWould we return? - YESHOWEVER- bear in mind what I have said, only if the price is right - YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR PEOPLE !

  • beachbum320 : Altoona, Pennsylvania
R & R in the DR

My husband and I recently made our 10th visit to the Dominican Republic. This was our first stay at a Bahia Principe property. We stayed at the Ambar Blue. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Check in was quick and we made reservations at a different al la carte restaurant for each night. Our room was beautiful and in a great location. Room had jetted tub, stocked mini bar and safe. The beach and pool area were well maintained and there was plenty of seating. We never had a problem getting clean beach towels.We were there over Halloween and the hotel was very festive with a beach bash at night.

  • Beth M : Sarnia, Canada
Not so "luxury" at Ambar Blue

Went to the Luxury Ambar Blue with 4 girl friends to celebrate our 50th birthday year. 4/5 friends have been to all inclusive resorts many many times. As a group we give Ambar Blue a 3.5 star. The best part of our stay was the pool staff (Jimmie, Christopher-pool side entertainment, Marlene- server, and some awesome bartenders I can't remember their names) Here are probs: Rooms:Fridge in rooms broken entire stay so no cold drinks in roomA/C broken for 2 daysHandle broken on inside patio doors, outside patio doors handle missing1 bed had dirty sheets first night (sand and hair) and empty beer can in toilet room from previous guestDoor to shower would not close tightly so floor would get very wet in bathroomOn one of our rooms handle on outside door fell off multi times and not fixed proper.Toilet handle issues that did get fixed on second last day.Pool: always running out of pool side towels even by 10am! Must get to pool and place a towel and a personal belonging no later than 7 am or you will not get a chair. Other guests at the sister hotels can use the pool too. So very very busy at Ambar Blue.Constantly running out of coconut rum, Clamato and premium mixes.Restaurants: Booked! We had prebooked restaurants using email before arriving. We were unaware prior to arriving that you must download the app and reserve restaurants that way. No one responded to are email to inform us. We were only able to get 1 of our choice restaurants. We all agreed that the Gourmet French restaurant (Ambar Blue)was the best and the others were just OK. The seafood restaurant (Punta Cana) had severe water leaks from roof while raining outside, leaving dangerously slippery floors. Multi items on menus are not available or they run out on reservations made at 7 pm or later. But the staff at the restaurants were wonderful trying their best to accommodate- Juan, Jorge and many more.Butler service: Marcus had cake, champagne and room decorated upon arrival. Very attentive on first day but than he was off for 3 days and the butler who replaced Marcus was less visible. (Although we didn't call upon him for much). Marcus returned the last 2 days and he did check in on us for his services.Room service: we called for more water on first night and they never delivered it that night. After that, we left notes for cleaning staff to please leave extra water and they did.One friend was not well and stayed in room for day. She ordered breakfast and it never arrived. She complained at guests services but they were not sympathetic just busy with multi unhappy guests. She did fill out a complaint form.I would not stay at this resort in D.R again. I have stayed at a Bahia Principe on the Mayan Riviera that was 5 star and perfect in every way. All in all it was very disappointing for my friends and I, but we were able to laugh at all the mishaps and enjoy each other's company on our "Fabulous 50" celebration.

  • Stuart815 : Boston
Second Trip to Ambar Blue this Year

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar BlueNovember 11-15, 2017This was our second visit as we also went July 15-22, 2017 (see earlier review)Saturday - Flight from Boston – No issuesQuick transportation from the airport to the hotelI had emailed the hotel requesting a room in building 60, the hotel wrote back saying they noted it but couldn’t guarantee it.At check-in I asked again for building 60. They gave us a room in a different building and said we could move to building 60 the next day as they had no open rooms that day.After we got settled we went to the pool and the beach but by then it was 3:30 and it started to get cloudy. It was a beautiful sunny day until then!Sunday – breakfast, beach and pool all day. We did switch rooms after lunch. Thank you Ambar Blue.Monday – we are walkers so we walked around the other parts of the complex and eat breakfast at the Ambar Green. Spent the day at the beach, Lunch at the outdoor café.Dinner was at the specialty restaurant Mikado at the Punta Cana section of the complex. It is a teppanyaki type restaurant where they cook as you sit around the grill. Great dinner, make sure you pick this one if you go to the hotel.Tuesday – early morning walk to another section of the property. Beach for the day.Tuesday night’s dinner in the buffet was seafood night. I had a lobster tail, slice of roast beef from the carving station and tons of fresh fish. The dining room was the busiest of all the nights. Wednesday – We had a half day at the resort as our transportation to the airport was at 1:15pm. Just spent the morning at the beach.My thoughts – Everyone who works there was very nice. Special thanks to Orlando and Yubi at the front desk, Eileana and Santa, hostesses who greeted us every meal at the buffet.Food – plenty of choices. They have a bread section with beautiful loaves of bread for you to cut but the bread knife still had no serrated edge on it anymore so you couldn’t slice the bread. Same knife from our first trip. Please replace the knife.The rooms have no extra outlets to charge your phones. Bring a multi outlet with you. Fresh beach towels run out midafternoon every day. You have to wait until 8am the next day to exchange. Big shout out to the towel guy. Very friendly to everyone. Sorry I don’t remember his name.

  • quishy : bc
Definately NOT a 5 star resort

This is definately not a 5 star resort. We arrived for a week for our honeymoon, they gave us a bottle of champagne.. that s it. . We did not get the building we requested and had to move rooms the next day ( after going back 3 times. Our toilet was broken the entire stay we asked everyday to have it fixed. there was a crack in ceiling in our room. the butler stole money from our room. There we never any towels when you went to get clean ones by the pool. The pool needs a major overhall, cracked tiles, you cant sit on the edge as all the concrete is chipped away. Every there is hurry up an wait. the service is terrible, the food is average.. there is nothing outstanding about this resort whatsover.. I can go on and on , but i am sure you get the point.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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)
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi
  • 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
  • Free Wi-Fi (2 devices)
  • 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.

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.