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.
This was our second visit to the Ambar Blue in Punta Cana. We stayed in villa 60 which is close to both the beach and the pool as well as pretty close to the restaurants. The beach was clean and long. If so inclined, you can walk easily a mile or two in either direction from the resort. The hotel lobby and bar are open and spacious and a good place to get a drink up until about 11pm. You can get from place to place in this expansive resort by walking or by jumping onto the everpresent trams. The electric ones are quiet (watch you don't get run over!) but the gas powered ones belch fumes sometimes which drift into the lobby. Food in the buffet was good and there are a number of specialty restaurants you can book. Do this sooner than later or you may not get a seat. One morning, I had to laugh when a British couple came to the 80% empty beach restaurant and were denied entry because they didn't have a reservation. The resort is very clean, thanks to the efforts of the staff there. Roads leading to the resort are another story as once you are off the main highway from the airport, the roads are strewn with garbage of all sorts. A shame really. Last year we were approached to attend a time share presentation. The "free gifts" we received were pretty hilarious; a pair of sunglasses and a "Dominican Rolex", a digital watch that loses a minute or two every day.I would recommend this resort to couples wishing a quiet restful vacation free from screaming kids.One last thing: You "aren't allowed" to reserve beach chairs or pool chairs. Except that everyone does it. One frustrated patron angrily walked around the entire pool searching for a palapa and finding none free, proceeded to rip the towels, magazines and towel clips form one palapa and throw them into the bushes. (As it turns out, OUR towels!)If you are headed to the Dominican, The Bahai Principe Ambar Blue would be a good choice of resort IMO.
We stayed at Ambar March Break with 2 other couples. We all felt the same about the excellence in every area of this resort. If you are complaining you must be looking for something to complain about. We stayed in building 65 and were thrilled with the rooms and how they accommodated any request we had asked for. King bed and third floor were our preference and all received ☺️The pool area is beautiful and the beach is awesome. We like the waves so that wasn't any issue for us. The floats we brought were a lot of fun everyday at the beach! We entertained a few onlookers for sure.😂The food at this resort compared to the other 10 plus we've been to is second to none in both the buffet and the a la carts. Something for everyone for sure. Book your a la carts ahead of time if you can but I don't think it seemed an issue for those I saw that were booking while we were there.The evening entertainment was a blast and it is the first time we took it in every night. Wish I could remember all of their names but I can't. All of them deserve applause for sure! The one beautiful, energetic young lady that added so much fun for us and others was Lilly! She is as radiant as her pink braids and we are so thankful to have met her.Beds are firm but not at all uncomfortable. The rooms and all areas are immaculately cared for so tip to show your appreciation if you can. It is deserved but certainly not expected.All in all we would definitely return to Ambar and if you are going to any part of Luxary Baha'i, be excited!! You are in for a great vacation. 🌴🌴☀️ps. Weather was awesome too☀️☀️
When looking at booking sites, It was really confusing how there seemed to be so many Bahia Principe properties that shared the same pictures. Realized later that it is that it is a large resort complex and there are multiple Bahia Principe properties all right next to each other. The adults-only properties are Ambar Blue and Ambar Green. Choose Ambar Blue as it is the one on the beachfront and Ambar Green is behind Blue inland. The adults-only extends to an area on the beach which is nice and relaxing (though they are slow to take drink orders). Bavaro beach is ranked the best beach in the Dominican Republic on Tripadvisor. If you stay in the Luxury properties (Ambar Blue or Ambar Green), you can eat and visit all the other properties (e.g. other restaurants, pools, shows, etc.) but if you are staying in the non-Luxury ones you don't have access to the Luxury properties (e.g. one night at dinner on our property I saw a woman turned away because she did not have a Luxury property wristband). Note even though it is an an all-inclusive and gratuity is theoretically included, we experienced what other reviewers said on here that everyone seems to expect and wait around for a tip (e.g. luggage porters and people who brought room service would even awkwardly stand around for a long time waiting for a tip even when we ran out of single dollar bills. Luggage porters also expect $2+ as ours looked pretty pissed we couldn't find more since we didn't have many single bills on us at the time). Generally service was friendly enough though no one seemed to be that enthusiastic or wanting to go out of their way. I've heard this is common though for the entire Dominican Republic and is just the culture.Food options were good and we enjoyed the restaurants, choosing to eat at the Los Corales dominican restaurant at the family-friendly property one night and ate at all the adult-only ones (much quieter). Overall though, we were very pleased with the spacious room, adults-only relaxed atmosphere and adults-only section of the beach.
This trip was amazing. Not only was the entire resort beautiful, it was also so clean! And the staff!! They were all so cating, friendly, and attentive. When my drink was empty, I got a new one right away. Our Butler was great--Carlos Teiedo-- I think that's how it was spelled. He was so caring and kind. Made us feel like home right away. Also Juan in the dinner was great and dinner tonight with our waiter Agustine was soooo attentive and kind. I will be coming back in the future. If not for the amazing resort then for the kind staff. Rosaira, our housekeeper kept our room AMAZINGLY clean. she had to clean it at least 3 times a day. Amazing. Just an amazing place....did I mention the huge bath/hottube to relax in at night in your room?
Just returned from a week here .. amazing place, amazing staff, amazing room.. after I read the reviews I was a little nervous but from our holiday we realised some people just like to moan.. pool staff & beach staff were amazing especially Jefrey & Jansey on the beach - yes they confused us before we realised they were identical twins .. Erick on the beach was also a hard worker always had time for us.. all the staff were polite & friendly to us so perhaps those complaining maybe should try manners it costs nothing.. our Butler anitza was also great checking we were ok.. we would definitely return .. all staff need to see this review & have a pat on the back!! (I did post this at the weekend but under the Bavaro, please repost to Don Pablo Amber Blue)..
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
- Unlimited domestic and international beverages
- 1 hour per day Non-motorized water sports:
- Boogie Boards
- Scuba lesson in pool
- Tennis Day and night (1 hour limit)
- 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
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Plasma television with satellite
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
- 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 AmbarPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
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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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