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Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue

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Overview

Step into a world of beauty and privilege at this elegant adults-only, upscale resort with unlimited a la carte dining. The Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue section is located closest to the beach with spacious and elegantly appointed junior suites. 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
  • Catherine A :
Very mixed feelings

The hotel is tardy and tired with a massive building site right next door! Our balcony door was insecure, we asked 4 times for a plug for the sink, the toilet roll holder was hanging off the wall and the towels are as rough as a badgers backside . The mini bar is the smallest we have ever seen with 1 packet of crisps between you a day! It is part of a multi complex of 5 hotels far to big to be nice. The staff (not all) could be dismissive and a smile was asking a to much as their mobile phones were more important. The food was excellent at the buffet with a good choice but the 13 other restaurants on offer had to be booked in advance and you often couldn't get in.We had to share our beach and loungers with the other hotels making it feel more like an over crowded Spain than the Caribbean.We have been going to the Dominican for almost 20 years, would we recommend it no, would we go back no. Shame.

  • malcolmcantwell : Gloucester, United Kingdom
One of the best!

Don't beleive all you read….this resort is first class! No resort is perfect…but this was close. Negatives first…Thomson should tell people that there is building work next door and if you're put in the rooms next to it…this would be a real pain! More english speaking staff are needed too. More glasses required at the bar…they always run out!Positives: We had room 61117 ground floor (block 61) which is PERFECT as you're in between the buffet restaurant and the pool. Tip: DO go and try the Ambar green pool as its much quieter…worth a look anyway and use the restaurant for dinner.The gardens in the resort are beautiful and the beck is just like the pictures. Food is brilliant with every taste catered for (faultless). Probably one of the only destinations I would return to. PS: Go and look at fantasia…especially at 10 o clock when the castle is lit up!

  • mkblsj : Lichfield, United Kingdom
fantastic

Went for a week in middle of march 2017 was fantastic.Hotel complex is massive we stayed in the amber blue and didnt move as everything we wanted was here.Food is excellent so much choice we ate in the buffet restaurant as it you could always find something to eat. Pool is brilliant watch the zumba class at around 3pm amazing. The beach is gorgeous crystal clear sea although beware of the waves they are quite big. This is the place to relax and unwind and just chill. Would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Tara-Lynn R :
Luxury by definition...

Went thru a travel agent I know and trust and have used several times. Total trip was $2650 for 2 adults from Detroit to Punta Cana. Pro's-beaches are amazing, the most beautiful color ocean!-sand doesn't have one shell or sharp object. Powder soft. Amazing!-You don't have to leave site to enjoy your time. -buffets and al a carts are all pretty good. Not 5stars but not bad either. Con's-Language barrier!! 98% of staff does not understand English or an American's attempt at Spanish. -NO butler service - ZERO-turn down service happened 1x in 4 evenings. -24hour room service is soda/ham sandwiches/fruit-All Inclusive still means you TIP every person you speak to! If not, prepare yourselves, they won't leave your side!!!-refrigerator didn't work till Sunday (arrived Thursday). Asked staff multiple times for assistance, they took notes, nothing changed till Sunday. (Many guests said theirs too was broken)-mini bar? Ha! Upon arrival, we had 2 bottles of Orange soda, no booze-only 1 mini bar refill per day, or charged extra (ours was only filled 2x)-supposed to have 2 pool towels in room, we had ONE damp towel (gross)-leak in bathroom (heard several guests say this)-pool bar closes at 5:30, every single day-bar service by the beach is slow-small plastic, ultra cheap, cups. Do yourself a favor, pack a Yeti or buy one there. -one bar open till 12am and the Casino till 3am. -one night club. Young crowd (15-25yo)-everywhere you go someone is trying to sell you something, ON PROPERTY! From souvenirs to excursions. AnnoyingMy husband and I went here for a getaway to see if an All Inclusive would be a good idea to take our 3boys under the age of 12. We've cruised with them a few times and feel a cruise is better suited for our family, minus the small rooms to accommodate families of 5. We did have a nice getaway but for the money we spent, we would have preferred a cruise or another destination. This hotel is not luxury by means of the definition. When we visited the Hard Rock Punta Cana, that was our idea of luxury, with the price tag associated to it.

  • KASHMAC : York, United Kingdom
A good holiday could have been great !

The positives outweigh the negatives with this hotel, and mostly the negatives would be easily rectified if the management took the time and responsibility.First impression of the complex was very good although we didn't realise just how large the whole site was. Check in was easy and reasonably quick, we had requested prior to arriving a corner room on the top floor, after reading other T.A reviews. We were given room 61208 (block 61, floor 2 room 08) so it was a corner but on the 2nd floor. We loved the location, near the pool & beach. Also on first entering the room we were exceptionally pleased with the size of it and all the lovely furnishings in it. Unfortunately on closer inspection there were quite a few problems which took some of the shine off the initial reaction. The towel rail over the bath was hanging off, there were bad marks in the bath. The hairdryer had a handful of hair sticking out from the vent at the back. The drawers in the dressing table didn't close correctly. And when my husband used the shower the shower head fell off hitting him on the head. He reattached it & it was ok after that, but we had to swish water away from the door in the shower when we were using it otherwise it flowed over the shower base. The room was kept clean & tidy & the mini bar was restocked every day but we did always leave a tip on the dressing table and next to the mini bar.Most of these issues could be easily rectified.The pool and beach areas were lovely with lots of sun beds, but as frequently mentioned in other reviews unless you were up BEFORE the crack of dawn to reserve a sun bed it was virtually impossible to get one. We don't usually play these games but on our first morning after breakfast we tried to get a bed on the beach, no chance so we went back to the pool and there wasn't any there either !!!!! We had to walk upto the Ambar green pool. This was quite annoying as I've already stated our room was actually within site of the pool. It leaves you no alternative but to do the same. you often encounter this carry on but we have NEVER known it to be this bad. Again management could act but don't.All the outside areas were maintained to a high standard. This stretch of the beach was BY FAR the best kept.We really enjoyed all the food on offer and thought there was a very varied choice. Yes maybe it wasn't always pipping hot but what can you expect really. The first few mornings we ate breakfast in the Palmyra buffet restaurant but the Rodizio restaurant opened for breakfast halfway through our stay so we went there. So relaxing to start the day with lovely food listening to the waves breaking on the beach.We ate lunch by the pool and again the food was absolutely fine. On an evening we tried four of the Al a carte restaurants, when we booked with first choice that was all that was mentioned but when you arrive they explain that there's all the other restaurants in the other areas to book if you so wish. Obviously not all of them are adult only. The Radizio was ok but it was a strange carry on with waiters constantly walking around offering you bits of meat to try from long skewers( and I do mean bits) we never really felt we could relax in there. The Portofino Italian restaurant was probably our favourite, there was sooooooo much to choose from on the buffet section before you even got to the menu. I had duck from the buffet, it was gorgeous. We do like Italian food and this was very good. With lovely welcoming staff. El Pescador was a Mediterranean restaurant with a lot of fish on offer. Again we had a great meal in there with once again friendly staff. Unfortunately the same can't be said of the Don Pablo gourmet restaurant. The Maitre D couldn't or wouldn't crack a smile for us or the other 6 couples who were seated near us. The service was sooooooo slow it drove me to distraction. We were booked in at 8-15 our starters arrived at 8-50 after a long wait for our order to be taken. 2 couples who were seated after us were already on their main courses by this time ! Mains arrived at 9-35 and dessert at 9-53. Although the food was nice as the gourmet suggests you don't get very much so why the slow service ?I don't know. The entertainment was ok, we didn't bother going to the theatre. We did have a walk to other bars on the complex but to be fair we liked the Ambar blue best.This is only the 3rd all inclusive hotel we have stayed at, the previous ones have been in Mexico and Turkey and I'm sorry to say the friendliness of the staff was far superior at both of those hotels than here with the exception of the ones I have mentioned. We always tip even when we go to the bar ourselves for our drinks but still it was hard work getting a smile from many staff. It's a shame really. So all in all this was a good holiday even with three days of rain and some minor niggles, but come on management improve on good to make it excellent please.

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
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • 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

  • 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

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  • Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue
    Punta 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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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.

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