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Tropical Princess

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Our Opinion

The Tropical Princess is a great resort for both families and couples. It's cleverly situated in a prime spot near the Bavaro Beach. It's a great location for those looking to walk along the beach shores. There are only three options available with regards to restaurants: the buffet, Brazilian and Dominican style cuisine. All of the restaurants are good in quality and serve fresh food. Good items available from the bar. There are also plenty of expeditions and activities to do throughout the resort. There's also free shuttle service to various shops and shopping centers are just a few minutes walk away.


Overview
At Tropical Princess, guest will enjoy the warm surroundings of beautiful gardens and villas tastefully decorated in true Caribbean colours. Savour delicious cuisine at every meal, stare at the bluest ocean water and pamper yourself in style... This superior hotel boasts one of the most complete wine collections in the Dominican Republic and offers great entertainment nightly. 

Location: Beachfront, adjacent to the Hodelpa Caribe Club and approximately 30 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Grace R :
Fun in the sun!!!!

We r a family of 5 that just got back from DR. We spent a week there. What a beautiful country. Very clean resort, they do an awesome job at maintaining the grounds and facilities. We had a lot of fun. At times we found it difficult to communicate with the people that work there. Some of them will try to understand but some just say no English. Spanish or english is a must. This place has its pros and cons. If not for my daughters new found friends(kiwy and virginia) i dont think i would return to this resort. Check-in/ check-out- We had to wait about an hour for our room to be ready. While we waited we were able to have some drinks in the lobby and use the wifi (very slow, hard to connect) Rene was very helpful and informative. Once our room was ready the bellboy brought us to our room. Room: we stayed in a family suite (2rooms/2bathrooms). It was a nice room at first glance..... the balcony had a view of the family pool and bar. The beds were not so comfortable, pillows were lumpy. Definitely need to update those items. Good thing we had 2 bathrooms because 1 of the bathrooms didn't have the switch to turn on the shower-head. The room was cleaned everyday. Use of the safe was free. Overall it a nice room.Food/restaurants:On most days we ate at the buffet. Variety of food didn't change very much but the food was good. There is always a line up for the made to order stations. There is an option for everyone. Everyday they had a theme (italian, oriental, etc.) Most of the servers were engaging but there were some that were miserable and didnt smile. Our favourites were Luis Miguel and Andris. We only had 2 ala carte restaurants (Brazilian and Dominican) both were very good. We enjoyed the Dominican (El Pilion) one more. Have the steak dinner..... definitely try the crepes. We liked the hot menu more then the cold. The frozen cappuccino was like a tim hortons iced capp. Didn't like the mango ice cream. Beach/Pools:Beautiful!!!!! In order to get a hut on the beach you have to put your towel by 7am. It wasn't a problem for us as my daughter liked to watch the sunrise every morning (6am). What a sight. You just have too be careful because we had our towels stolen twice. If you don't return all your towels we were told you have to pay $20 usd per towel. Good thing the towel person was very nice and replaced them. They have 3 pools in this resort. Pool#1 was the party pool. It has a swim up bar. It is the closest pool to all the beach activities and the snack bar. Has some spots of shade. Pool#2 is the quiet pool. This pool is almost always empty. No bars around this pool. It is a full sun pool. Pool#3 is our favourite pool. I would consider this a family pool. Most areas are shallow enough for my 6yr old to swim around. There are alot of palm trees if you don't want to be in full sun. Close to the crepe place.Clubs/activities: They have 3 clubs, a french kids club, international kids club and a teen club. Our 6yr old loved the kids club. She was always excited to spend the day with Kiwy and Virginia. They are very nice people and you can tell that they love children and what they do. In the evening they host a mini disco for the kids. At the teen club there is so much to do. 2 billiard tables, dominoes table, ping pong tables, archery and more. My teens were never bored. Thanks to Yaribel for you kind hospitality. The resort also has tennis courts, soccer field, bicycles and a basketball net. The net is in a parking lot with alot of pot holes. They also have shopping trips that you can go on. Transportation to the 2 malls/1 boutique is free.

  • Niki C :
It was just OK....

We booked this resort because it had the option of a family suite. The family suite was out dated, and beds were uncomfortable. We only had hot water 2 out of 6 days. But it was clean, and cleaned daily. The grounds are very well kept, and very clean.Food options were not that great. Buffet was average, and although they would advertise different theme's nightly, it contained the same food just presented differently. We ate at the Brazilian and Dominican a la carts, and both were very good. If you stay at the Caribe you have more a la cart options. We were told we could pay to attend their Mexican restaurant at $11/person, and pay at check out. We were automatically charged a $15 gratuity (only 4 people), even though we tipped after meal. Entertainment was average. It was all dancing, aside from the one night they had a Lion King show, that the staff lip synced to the movie, but didn't have it memorized. Pool activities were just okay. Did not enjoy waking up at 5am to reserve tiki huts at pool or beach, for shade. Only to have our towels taken one day, and chairs another. It's ridiculous that this happens. It rained 3 nights, so we stayed in room, ordered ice twice, and it never came. Staff were all fantastic, and make this resort. Will not stay here again. Next time we will look for more entertainment and food choices.

  • natashahueck : Kitchener, Canada
Amazing Property, Beautiful Beach!

This is my 2nd time at Tropical Princess. If you're looking for an affordable vacation with everything included this is one of the better resorts to go to. First off the size of the property is perfect. You can never get bored because there is always something to do and somewhere to go (if the sun is shining) There is 3 large pools and each pool has a different vibe to it so you can switch it up. The pool bar was my favourite, I especially enjoyed the great service from Braudilio & Juan!!! The drinks were fast and they were both very entertaining :) The first time I went was in 2011 with my family and a friend, this time I went in march 2017 with my boyfriend. I am 24 and he is 26. I have read many of the mixed reviews about this place, but my best advice is to try it out for yourself. There is a lot of complaints about the room but we had a great room... didnt have to switch at all. The only issue was with the bathroom leaking water out of the shower but still not a big deal. We stayed at 3105 and the rooms were updated and cleaned everyday. If you're looking for a 5 star hotel you're most likely going to have to pay the price for one. Overall this was a fantastic resort. Everyone has a different perspective and different personalities (good for families with children, young couples/friends and even very fun people in the older age group). Ps... if you're going to Dominican Republic in general, brush up on your French and Spanish as you can have more meaningful interactions with the more you know :) (ill keep that in mind for myself next time lol)

  • Crystal P : smyrna, tn
Beautiful

The resort was very nice outside.The rooms inside could use a little upgrade but your not exactly there to stay in room either.The people were nice there and the buffet had a wide selection of food which was nice since I eat only plant based. The only irritating thing was the constant push for you to buy somthing every time you step out of your room.

  • sparkenwood : Ottawa
Good, comfortable resort

The resort sits on the edge of its star rating, with it falling below depending on your experience and expectations. Yes, it requires some updating and some finishes are worn, but the staff are friendly and if you make an effort to speak Spanish they will make an effort to speak English. I always received better service when my drink order or request was followed with a pour favour or gracias instead of just barking my request. There is only wifi in the lobby, which some of my travel companions found to be a giant pain, because of the long walk there and that it was the only location that had wifi at the resort. I wanted my holiday to be a reprieve from technology so I didn't find the lack of wifi around the resort a problem, although a quick google search would have helped solve the random questions during our late night discussions. We traveled with sunwing and I would suggest tagging your luggage with the full name of the resort on your luggage after you have picked it up from the carousel at the airport. All our luggage ended up at the wrong resort, and we traveled with the bell hop from our hotel to where it was wrongly dropped off. We noticed that we were not the only ones this happened to.Our room was not ready when we arrived around noon, but the we were able keep our luggage (once we retrieved it) in another room until it was ready around dinner. Our room was at the end of the hall, and the late make up of the room continued throughout the week. The house keeping staff usually picked up the towels early and then dropped off the towels late in the day. Because of the reviews I had read before we left, we brought our own beach towels so we didn't experience any of the problems others mentioned. We didn't hear any grumblings about beach towels from any other people staying at the resort.We had a large room sparsely furnished with a king size bed. The pillows were a bit lumpy and they didn't seem to have the right size sheets for a king size bed. The room could have used an update and a paint job, but it wasn't a big concern for us because we only used the room to sleep in and take a shower.Our building did have a problem with water pressure and hot water. One day there was no hot water at all and the next day there was a leak, but it was fixed an hour later. We had no more problems after that.The food at the buffet was good, with variations each night with some safe options like salads and pasta burgers and fries if you were a pickier eater. We ate at the Dominican and Brazilian a la cart restaurants which were included in our package. Again the food was good and offered a variation from the buffet.We want to the disco on a Tuesday night and had a good time. There was about 50 people there. It could hold 10 times that, but the lack of people didn't prevent us from making your own fun. Music was EDM. Free drinks before midnight, with premium pricing thereafter. Best to pre-drink and buy a round before 12. You can always head back to the 24 hour bar after dancing if you still want to keep drinking. I found the staff at the 24 hour bar at night the most friendly that I encountered. To get a playa on the beach you need to get there before 7 am, with all of them saved with towels by 8.

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 dining w/reservations
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited Domestic drinks & House wine
  • In-room mini-bar w/water & soft drinks only
  • 1 hr/person/day of non-motorized watersports:
  • Snorkeling
  • Hobie cat sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Waterpolo
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool person/stay
  • Daytime tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Mini-golf
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Bocce
  • Fitness centre
  • Aerobics
  • Board games
  • Daily activities program at Caribe Club Princess Resort & Spa
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Admission to the Disco, drinks included 11pm-Midnight
  • Free shuttle to the Casino Princess (located at the Bavaro Princess Hotel)
  • 310 rooms in several 2 & 3-storey buildings
  • Buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants: Dominican & Brazilian Grill, dress code & reservations required
  • Christmas & New Years Gala dinners
  • Snack bar
  • Bars
  • Disco
  • Pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Mini-golf
  • Fitness centre
  • Boutiques
  • Spa
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Beauty salon
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Car rental
  • Banana boat (fee)

Superior Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony

Superior Rooms w/VIP package include:

  • Same as above but including VIP package

Family Rooms include:

  • Same as above with 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Separate living area w/2 single beds
  • Full bathroom plus another bathroom w/shower only

Kids Deals - One child under 12 and 1 child under 7 stay & eat free when sharing a room and existing bedding with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club and playground. Teens 13-17 can enjoy the Teens Club. Babysitting service subject to availability (fee).

Stay at 1, Play at 2! - Guests have free access to activities at the Caribe Club Princess and to the hotel's a la carte restaurants (with supplement payable on site).

VIP Package for Superior Rooms - Includes: VIP bracelet, concierge service, room service, 1 bottle of rum/room/week, premium brand drinks, dinner at 'La Cava' (wine cellar) or 'El Pescador' seafood restaurant (once/week), Swedish massage (20 min/person/week), 1 open dive/room/stay (certified divers only, proof of certification required), and 1 hr/person/week of Motorized watersports.

Honeymooners - Receive Fruit basket, Bottle of Rum, Nightly turndown service, Floral decoration in the room upon arrival, Romantic Dinner, Special Cocktail for Honeymooners & Complimentary photo souvenir during cocktail. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required upon check in.

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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  • Tropical Princess
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Tropical Princess Beach Resort & Spa
Playas de Bavaro, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23001 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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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