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Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar

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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
  • d8189661 : Swindon, United Kingdom
Bad Choice by Thomson , First Choice TUI

check in a disaster,request for a ground floor due to disability,frequently no alcoholic drinks of choice available even basic locally produced spirits,toilet frequently blocked updirty water running out of the bathroom ceiling,damp smelling,poor butler services,cupboard door fell off,towels old and threadbare, really rough to the skin,pool bar ran out of choices of locally produced drinks and when it gone its gone,beach bar ran out of beer in the mornings,soft drinks were seen being watered down,some of the staff seemed to drink more than the customers,wildly behaved pool staff mostly attempting to create a rave daily,a la carte restaurants plentiful but of a very bad service standard,decision = leave hotel and go to another after one week of a very substandard hotel that in know way be considered luxury all courtesy of Tui.unable to post pictures although taken to show how accurate my review is due to luggage being lost/stolen by hotel containing the images. had to return home without our cases and Tui don't have a resolve.

  • ivebeenonholiday : midlands, uk
Lacking the Finishing Touches Which Make for a Five Star Holiday

Check in was a disaster. Our room was not ready, despite being well past normal check in time of 3 pm. We were told to just wait in reception and not even offered a drink! After waiting an age we had to track someone down to tell us what was happening.The bathrooms desperately NEED upgrading as ours had general signs of wear and tear, cracked tiles and mastic all round the glass shower to try to keep the water in and given the 5 star rating this was not expected. The shower did not drain properly leaving standing water, two of the power points in the room did not work and the fridge was faulty and was finally fixed after five days.On the positive side the food was lovely and we really enjoyed the restaurants we where able to book. Top tip: Book the restaurants the moment you get to the hotel. I highly recommend the french and Brazilian both of which are within the hotel grounds. You can book the restaurants in the other hotels within the Bahia Principe resort however the service at the others we tried the Japanese and BBQ was no where near as good.The pool was lovely with plenty of sun loungers, even mid day, although the music blares out and is a little too lively for those who like to relax. Given the average age of the hotels guest this seemed a little at odds and seemed more designed for the staff.Evening entertainment was lacking and not advertised. As we had previously stayed at another five start resort on the island this really disappointed us.If the bathrooms where upgraded and the maintenance was kept on top of rather than being busy fire fighting this could be an amazing resort.

  • bolbol : CANADA
No Luxury in Ambar Blue

The word luxury must be removed from the Ambar Blue until it is renovated, and here is why?I wrote a review in 2010 and gave this hotel a 6 stars, but now it is not worth more than 3 stars.It took three hours to find a room with air condition that functions well, after changing three rooms from building #60 to building #61 on the first floor. All the rooms we got were so dark because light bulbs were burned and need to be changed. Then the fridges in all the rooms are not fridges anymore (if you go please read the card above the fridge that explains this) when we complained that the fridge does not work, they send a technical person to tell us that this is not a fridge anymore they are a storage box that is kept at room temperature?????When I asked for a cooling fridge for my medications they send me the boss with real fridge that cools (why is song and dance) that is why it is no longer luxury.The furnitures that it used to be noce wood color are now all white and falling a part. The bathroom has a toilet with no door and the shower has a glassdoor that it is broken ...........That is why this hotel should not have the word Luxury in the name anymore.Hygiene: conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease, especially through cleanliness. Non existing and not practised. all the restaurants that are not air condition has a problem keeping the food at the right temperature, and also the people working are not practicing good hygiene, you need to repeat training again and again. people got sick including myself and I am very careful. The other problem are the people of (timeshare is no longer) now the privilege VIP selling to you 30 or 60 or ....weeks, yes they give you a gift at the end but after they keep you for more than 2 hrs. at the end No Thanks and go.(unless you find it advantages which I don,t think).The food quality is not the same as before but it is definitely not a luxury 5 stars. There is a lot of repetitiveness and less quality meat. they still have the Tuesday buffet for lobster and sea food.Here are the good about this hotel: the people working are so nice they work with a smile even if you are not so nice with them.The Bahia Principe hotel is too big and not all 7 hotels are 5 stars and this is the problem I found. The Ambar blue should close to be renovated because the location is good.We love the Bahia Principe, we have been going there for the last 15+ years BUT no more until it is renovated.We were in building #61.Sorry Noris...and guest services, you can write me when it's renovated

  • samolg33 :
Great time

As advertised. We would go back. Great entertainment staff. Especially Jimmy, Christopher, Carlos and Santo. Food was good. Trolley system worked well to get around. Nightly activities were a lot of fun.

  • Freeda F :
One of the best experiences of All Inclusive!

It was a complete last minute plan.. my friend and I went and booked our very first all inclusive to Punta Cana from 6 to 13 oct through Selloff vacations. We had heard from friends about the luxury Ambar blue and green resorts and as it was Adults Only, we immediately went ahead and booked it. As soon as we got to the Hotel, we had a warm welcome and a guide to the resort. We got our room around 3 pm and really liked it however, the view was not something we wanted. The hotel staff was extremely sweet and had our room changed to the pool view. The staff is extremely friendly and make you feel at home instantly. Ricardo and Teudys in the dining area made our dining experience even more amazing! Hats off to the Animation Team!!! Santo, Jimmy , Kristofer and DJ Jose went above and beyond to keep all the guests happy and entertained! Last but not the least, the bartenders by the pool and in the lobby made sure we always had a drink and never disappointed us.We would highly recommend visiting this resort! Great ambience and staff! I would most definitely go back! Also, please do visit the french (Don Pablo) a la carte restaurant. It is one of the best restaurants and a must- try in the Ambar resort!

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)
  • 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.