- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
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.
The staff have been genuinely very friendly and have gone about their business with enthusiasm. The real "let downs" were the condition of the accommodation and inadequate wifi - only available (sometimes) in the reception area of the resort. The accommodation would benefit from a much-needed revamp.
First off, this is a beautiful resort, everything is very well maintained. The beach is gorgeous, the pools are very nice. The staff is outstanding, especially the waitstaff and cleaning staff. The food at the buffet was pretty good, the choices got a little stale after a few days. Our room was large and nice, we stayed in Villa Jasmin. It was a little sparse as far as amenities, but we were not there to sit in the room.The main complaint I have are the people that attempt to sell you things on the beach, as well as the guys that wait by the buffet, trying to sell "membership". I don't mind people trying to sell something, but these people would not take no for an answer, it got very irritating. My only other complaint was that the bed was rather hard. Overall, I would stay here again for the right price, but hope they would do something about the salespeople that they allow to operate on their property.
Honestly, it's very reasonably priced. I appreciated the all-inclusive amenities. I don't drink, but those who do (Like the bridesmaids I went with) will definitely enjoy the free-unlimited alcohol. The facility was beautiful and the pools were great. The beach is awesome also. We pretty much had a great experience up to the last day upon check out. We were asked to turn in the beach towels or be charged $20 PER card. They said that they inform everyone about this detail upon check in when given a tour, but they didn't... we never even got a tour. As soon as we checked in, we were approached by a lady who started to sell us excursions. We honestly were not bothered because we wanted to do excursions anyways, but we were not aware that we were supposed to have stayed for a tour or briefing or whatever it is they do to inform you of all policies (such as the towel card). We explained this to the manager and he was adamant that we were indeed informed about this. Not to mention, the reason why two of the girls didn't turn theirs in was because they had literally just given it to the beach boy to get a towel, and they never requested it back from him because we were UNAWARE of that policy. I didn't have mine because I had turned in the room key and towel key the night before because it was deactivated by putting it close to my phone. That's the other thing... if your phone is remotely close to your room key, it will deactivate. We had to get new keys like three times. Overall, it was truly an awesome trip. I am very disappointed that our check out took so much magic out of the entire experience.
I will not be returning to this resort if I visit Punta Cana again. We did not always have hot water for showering. One of our rooms had a broken AC when we arrived for check in. It took about 8 hours for the staff to check on the air and move us to a new room. The beds were very hard.
We stayed with another couple in a family suite. Very strange set up but it was clean and housekeeping made sure our mini fridge was fully stocked everyday. The pools were clean and well kept and our room was only a short walk from the beach. We were there during the off season we were told so it was not too crowded. The food is okay. The Brazilian restaurant was good with grilled meats as pass arounds. Food is mostly bland, not much flavoring. Buffet area needs fans to help keep it cooler. Drinks were very good and they where not stingy on the alcohol. Did not like being hounded by people trying to sell us a time share or on Saturday night by locals trying to sell us souvenirs. The only reason giving a three is the constant hounding to buy a time share and the beds where not that great, very hard. Overall a really good experience and enjoyed it everyday.
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
- Unlimited Domestic drinks & House wine
- In-room mini-bar w/water & soft drinks only
- 1 hr/person/day of non-motorized watersports:
- Hobie cat sailing
- 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool person/stay
- Daytime tennis
- Fitness centre
- 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
- Tennis courts
- Fitness centre
- Massage service (fee)
- Beauty salon
- Internet access (fee)
- Car rental
- Banana boat (fee)
Superior Rooms include:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
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.
Resort Location Map
Tropical PrincessPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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.
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