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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
  • davisdane :
Excursion Reservations

Make sure you confirm (reconfirm , double confirm) your excursion reservations or they will cancel it on you and require $60 to reschedule. We found this out the hard way - very disappointing even though they send you an "email" confirmation.

  • Pinktigger38 :
Brilliant holiday

Just returned last week from a fantastic 2 week stay at the Don Pablo Blue. Although this hotel is a little dated in decor it makes up for it with its first class service. The Buffet had great variety and cakes and pudding were amazing. Great staff and very quick to clean plates away from tables. Tried a few of the speciality restaurants and I highly recommend the Garden Grill where the steaks were amazing. One bit of advise would be to email requests for restaurants about a week to ten days before arriving. They book up extremely fast due to the fact they are spread around a very large Resort. The grounds and gardens are spotless and the beach is hand raked from dawn till almost dusk. It really shows how hard these people work.I have stayed at several Bahia resorts and this one has certainly not let me down.In all honesty half the complaints I have read about this hotel should be taken with a pinch of salt....... you can't please all the people all the time. The staff at this hotel work day and night and extremely hard to try and make sure your stay is as welcoming and most of all enjoyable. If you see a sad faced member of staff or think they are a bit slow or a little grumpy..... think for a moment and put yourself in their shoes...... They are running around after you and a few hundred other guests in 30 degree heat, humidity possibly not far off that as Well. Stop and think about it. That person may be on there 6th day of possibly a twelve hr shift and are just feeling Probably exhausted.............Great hotel great location great hard working staff. Would definitely Return.

  • BoBeena3 : Pennsauken, New Jersey
This resort is ahh-mazing!

I am shocked to read any bad review of this hotel, specifically Ambar Blue. I have been to several all inclusives, including the 5-star Sandals in Jamaica, and this blew all of those out of the water. First of all, there is only a $10 tax to visit the country, not $30. When we arrived at the airport our Amstar rep was waiting for us and took us straight to an air conditioned bus ready to whisk us away to paradise. The trip to the hotel was less than 30 minutes, and immediately upon arrival we were in awe of the beauty of this resort. We arrived before the 3:00 check in, and were given a bracelet to immediately begin indulging in food and drinks. We came back within an hour and the room was ready for us (still before 3:00). There are no elevators, this is true, but it is no secret and if this is an issue for you, request a first floor. Your loss on the view. Our room was on the third floor, and it was amazing. HUGE! The bathroom had a separate toilet area, shower with double heads (one handheld), and also a separate Jacuzzi tub! It was very clean, and the maid service was impeccable. Our room was restocked and straightened up every day to my liking, and I am OCD so that deserves credit. I would say the mini fridge could have been colder, but that is literally my only (kinda) complaint. The grounds themselves were immaculate, and the staff's attention to detail superb. We saw them cleaning with a small brush even the wrought iron trellis' in the lobby. There are constantly people cleaning, working, and always someone available and willing to help. This resort is the closest to the pool / beach so distance was not an issue for us. This is the biggest pool I have ever seen and so fun! Dancing, drinking, sunning, there is a warm entrée served at the pool for lunch if you don't want to leave for food. At the beach there is plenty of shade. My boyfriend has stage 4 melanoma, so coverage is important to us, we always were able to find chairs under the tiki umbrellas, it was never overcrowded. Dining - the food is good. Often at these resorts it is terrible, but there are so many options here you can not go wrong. Restaurant reservations are imperative, and know that Don Pablo has a strict dress code for men. We did not know this in advance and so we had to forgo our reservations because of this. You can email the resort in advance to book dining and I would suggest making them for 7 or 8; the pool and beach (bars) are open until 5:30 and you WILL want to stay until close each day! Excursions - Saona was beautiful. We did the catamaran out speed boat in full day. This was fantastic but it is a LONG DAY! 12 hours from start to finish. A half day booze cruise would have sufficed, although swimming with the starfish in the natural pool was the best experience.Overall I would stay at this hotel again and again, or any Bahia for that matter if this is their typical standards. There is construction, but even when we were lounging right next to it, (on the beach) we could not hear a thing, this is not a distraction at all! Other people we had come in contact with felt the same, most were there on a repeat trip, because they also loved it so much! Even the depart ran like a well oiled machine, if you have issues with the transport companies then you should book through Amstar, they were the best!

  • Lisa H : Barberton, Ohio
Relaxing Punta Cana

Great all-inclusive resort. Great staff. Excellent pool. Live shows every night. Could have done without timeshare presentation. Nice rooms, fun excursions. Met great people from around the world. Great memories. Would definitely return.

  • 1QueenB1 :
Worse Resort Ever

Let me start off by saying I don’t get much time to travel being that I am in the military and I am beyond disappointed in the Customer service, the Service and the way I was treated at this resort. The first 2 days of my stay I realized that I didn’t have a working phone to order Room service. I told a worker about the issue she sent in a guy who changed out my phone however it still didn’t work. On the 3rd day I was very upset as the AC just wasn’t cold. It was 3 long nights before I decided to go to guest services to see if the air blows this low or it just not working properly. Come to find out it wasn’t working properly. After the technician fixed the thermostat and the door sensor it felt somewhat like a vacation. However there were still issues like asking every day for a face towel and bed and room had mold odor to it, my friend whom I was sharing a room with got bitten by spiders in the bed. She woke up with 8 spider bites all over her body. I went to the customer service desk on the 3rd day with all my complaints and worries. I was told to come back and a manger will review my issues. Unfortunately, I scheduled an excursion on this day so I missed the representative that I was speaking with. I was told someone else was aware of my issues however a manger still wasn’t on duty and I needed to come back tomorrow. Well this same night I went to a different part of the resort to view another hotel. It was raining this particular evening and wet signs were put up throughput the resort. As I was walking not near the sign I split and fell in a large puddle of water. I was immediately approached by a worker whom helped me up. I went to guest service to request a towel as I had on a dress and scandals and my entire right side was completely wet. I waited for about 10 mins before I was told to go ask another desk for a towel. At this time I'm very upset as there was no sign in the immediate area I was walking and I can't even get a towel to dry myself off. Finally after 15min I requested to speak to a manger and wanted to know why I wasn’t made a priority after I just slipped and fell in the lobby of this resort because they haven't cleaned the area nor was there any buckets for the water to fall in, in this particular area but there were in others. They asked if I was ok and if I needed to go to the hospital I immediately said that I was ok for now and that being that no one could speak clear English I didn’t want to be led off the resort not having anyone understand what's going on. So I went back to my hotel area and asked to speak to a manger again as they told me in the other lobby that I needed to report the situation over to were I was staying. I did just that and made a former complaint. I was told again to come and see the manger in the morning. Now this is day 4 and I have been waiting to see a manager since 9ish. Now I'm wasting my vacation time as no mangaer has come in yet. I was told to come back around noon because after waiting for an hour the manger has to be in a meeting. I sat around requesting to speak to the person in charge. I final was able to speak with him. However he said he was reviewing my case and asked if I could come back in few hours. I came back in a few hours and they wanted me to sign some form of a contract stating that my compensation would be a spa and this will settle all my complaints. We actually wasted more time trying to settle issues than we did enjoying our vacation. After we denied the offer we got copies of the complaints which they didn’t want to give. Our last night there Our lights kept going in and out and Everything is powered by electricity to include the water.. We took turns getting up throughout the night to put the key back in the slot holder for the AC and lights to come back on. When we woke up we began to pack at this time all the power in the building 69 went out.. Leaving us with no water to bathe, lights, or air conditioning. So we went downstairs to let the front desk know. They said it should be back on shortly. By the time we went back to the room bathe and gathered all of our belongs we missed our shuttle to the airport. Now Our Cheap Caribbean rep is trying to figure out how to help us since we have been having such a horrible few days. He made several calls but at this point it was nothing he could do. We had to call a cab and we paid an additional $45 to be taken to the airport so we wouldn't miss our plane. I'm asking that you please refund our money back as I will never travel to this resort again nor would I recommend it.

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.

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.

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