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
  • CVRA11 : Asuncion, Paraguay
Not what we espected.

we´ve been there this november 2016. staff and food very nice. As Duane said, the walking vendors on the beach were annoying, also the people of the royal holiday trying to sell their vacation packs inside the hotel and taking you out the hotel if you say yes to listening them.. that was disgusting.. just say NO to this people.. it was stressful..We also had 2 days of rain and inside room rained more than outside. We also hear two times in a day of people who were complaining about people who stole their money and only the money after breaking their baggage.. they were 2 young couples.. in the day they were leaving..I wouldn´t come back.

  • Duane P : Seymour, Connecticut
Good, but not stellar stay

My wife, two college age kids, and I stayed at the Tropical Princess for one week at the end of November 2016. On the positive side, the resort is not so large that there is much walking; close are the beach, multiple eating venues (including a huge buffet center where there is never any waiting), pools, and bars. We love the "all inclusive" feature. The staff - receptionist, maid service, restaurant workers, bartenders, etc. - were all polite, pleasant, and professional. On the downside, walking vendors on the beach selling their ware was annoying, the weight room at the spa is dismal, and the entertainment at the pavilion was a waste of time. The rooms are adequate, but our particular room had no hot water and the age of the resort is such that portions of the hotel seems a bit tired.Will we return? Probably not, but we still had a good, relaxing time at a somewhat average resort.

  • Sandrine B : London, United Kingdom
Pretty good

Hi there I am going to be straight forward .. I really enjoyed the stay but unfortunately the last 2 days was raining .. ok great facilities , the room was very comfortable, the toilet didn t work 1 day we get fix it straight away, so efficient staff .. the maid was lovely . The food at the buffet was excellent and very varied, fish restaurant and Italian restaurant were delightful, Mexican terrible and also Brasilia too.. entertainment team could do better, the beach and swimming were Great .. the drinks were great get pretty drunk lol ... meet very nice people tooThanks for the lovely time Sandrine U.K.

  • Sara H :
Amazing trip

The resort was absolutely beautiful. Rooms were fairly big and comfortable, Large balcony. The food at the buffet was really good and they changed daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Their beach is definitely one of the best in the area. We took a long walk up and down the beach and were very happy we chose tropical princess. The employees are what really made the trip. Every single person we talked to friendly and inviting. Flourinda, the bar tender at the dinner buffet made delicious drinks and was great company! I highly recommend this resort!! We loved it!

  • Janavi7 : Brantford, Canada
Great in Many way, but disturbing in a way that offended me.

My partner and I had a 7 day all inclusive package to DR through SunWing. Never change money at the DR airport, very expensive, just change $20 if you have to for tipping. Let me assure you, SunWing did everything great; that was within their control. Including the representative at the hotel. He was very professional, respectful, clear and thorough in his explanation of the services, tour packages. Instead of bashing competition, he was candid in explaining about what are the pros and cons of buying a package and what is included in the packages provided through Sunwing. It was a good buyer beware education that was necessary so that we will not spoil our experience in the country. I can not say the same for the Hotel and it's staff. We were at the Tropical Princess Beach and Resorts.It is important for me to state the obvious,that was pointed out by a local asthe cause of my grieve.I am visibly brown, and can easily be mistaken for a Dominican female until I start talking. My partner on the other hand is fairer than most people from my culture. I also am in a Human Resources profession in the Customer Service Sector, I watch bodylanguage and tone.Day 2We were advised, by the Sunwing rep that because we had the Signature plan, we could get complimentary Safe in our room. We went to the front desk and requested the service and the staff told us that we had to pay $3USD/ per day for the service. We explained that we were part of the Sunwing Signature and we're advised that it was complimentary. The staff insisted that was not the case. We went back to our representative and explained the situation, and he accompanied us to the front desk, and in a respectful and candid way explained the situation, and the front desk staff, went on to complete the transaction while speaking in his native language to our representative. Although I did not understand what he was saying to our rep, his body language and tone clearly expressed dissatisfaction. Our rep, was very calm, and professionally took the code that was provided for the safe and explained how we can activate the safe. For the rest of the trip, the animators at the beach and pool totally ignored me, even when I was there in plain sight when they were trying very hard to get participants for games.They grabbed any female who had fair skin, and finally a local guest who realized I am not Dominican explained that they were probably ignoring me thinking I am local. Everything made sense at that point. I would go to the bar, buffet and ala carte restaurants, and get treated poorly or ignored. When I set down at the buffet restaurant, the servers will not come to me until my partner joined me, but when he sat down first, the servers will get to him immediately, and he would have my drink available before I got to our table. I was shocked, annoyed and certainly offended.Food was great, facilities were always clean and presentable. The water service to keep the guest hydrated was great. WiFi at the lobby was great. Rooms were always cleaned well. Beach was beautiful, always clean and beach towels readily available.Last day, we had to check out at noon, but our transportation will not arrive until 5:30pm in the evening for our night flight home. In anticipation of it we went to the front desk one day ahead to confirm that the hotel will give us a room to shower and change before our bus. The front desk staff in a condescending manner stated that it is a complimentary service but they were not obligated to extend the service to us. We went to our Sunwing Rep, who accompanied us to the same front desk staff, and without blinking the front desk staff explained that we had to come to the front desk the following day at 3 pm , so that they can arrange for a room. The next day, we did show up at the front desk and they gave us a room, to shower and get ready. Keep in mind that it takes us 10 minutes to get the internal tram to the room, and 5 minutes in the room, a housekeeping staff walks in, with me running for a towel, by the time we resolved the confusion, I showered quickly and was drying my self in the room while my partner was showering another guest walks in using a key. They were upset with us, and we were upset with them. It was a gong show. Lesson learned, if you look like a brown Dominican female, do not go to DR, unless you want to be treated poorly.Careful with the hotel staff. Attend the morning meeting with your rep, believe me, the rep we got saved us a lot of money from being scammed on tour packages. My first trip to DR, Disappointment.My partner and I have traveled to Asia, USA, UK and most recently 3 times to Cuba. I was the one excited about DR for the culture and music.

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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