Tropical Princess

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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.

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
  • Christine B : Cochrane, Canada
Amazing vacation

This was a vacation with Sunwing. This is the first and most likely the last time we travel with Sunwing. We had flight delays going and coming back, which we understand can't always be helped. On our flight to Punta Cana they ran out of food for a good part of the plane, which included us. There were many adults and children without food for dinner.The resort is wonderful. The staff are amazing. A special shoot out to Zuli and Jerry from the entertainment team and Carlos from the buffet.The food was really good. We did the Bazillian and Dominican a la cartes and they were both amazing. The buffet has a theme night every night so you don't get bored.The beach and pools are fantastic.Our room was ok, the air conditioner worked and the beds were comfortable. The cleaning staff were great. We were in room 3332 and the roof leaked every time it rained, which was almost every evening. We had to lift the doors to the bathroom and bedroom in order to open them as they got caught on the tile floor. My husband also cleaned the shower head as it wasn't working properly. We did not report these problems as we did not want to change rooms. More regular maintenance would solve these problems.Overall we had an amazing vacation and would return to this resort for the staff, beach and food.

  • KendallCapone : Cochrane, Canada
Beach, pools and Animation Team were the highlight!

We travelled as a group of 4 families - 15 people in total ranging in ages from 10 to 50. We did our research prior to booking and knew what to expect. We were not disappointed one bit. Yes some of the rooms are dated, yes some of the rooms are in need of general repairs (leaking roofs when it rains, bathroom shower above our room would cause a bit of water to leak, but only into our shower so it was no inconvenience). Overall we fell that we received great value for what we paid.The pools (there are 3) were fantastic and clean. The beach was beautiful. The highlight however had to be the Animation Team. You can tell they LOVE their job, they pour their heart and soul into connecting with the guests, providing entertainment and getting people up and participating. After the first few days they were calling us by name and seeking us out on the beach or poolside to bring us into the days activities.Jerry - I wish I had half of your energy and enthusiasm and alllll of your dance moves!Yuli - Thank you for your Spanish lessons on the beach, the kids really enjoyed that!The entire animation team deserve nothing but praise!

  • Jennie R : Montreal, Canada
Mixed Reviews

Setting your alarm to even have a chance to grab a shaded hut is every vacationer's dream......Although there is a sign saying no reserving chairs on the beach, it is permitted and very discouraging to see chairs with personal belongings and no people for hours on end. The rooms need some serious renovations and we needed to change rooms as there was blood on pillows with no pillowcases, toilet not working, and airconditioning that was broken. The Dominican people are not as friendly as I remember but I wouldn't blame them seeing so many overindulged, disgustingly drunk loud tourists visit their country. As anywhere else, some were very nice and tried to do their best. However slow takes on a completely new definition here. On the positive side, the beaches are warm and gorgeous if you dont mind the seaweed which they comb away sometimes. And the food was decent. I have been to many resorts and would not wish to repeat this experience.

  • Cases : Welwyn
Very nice holiday

My husband and I stayed at the Tropical Princess with some of our family. We had a very nice holiday.The weather was perfect.We found the resort to be well kept most of the time. The pools were nice and clean and never seemed too busy.There is a coffee shop by the beach which serves tasty cold coffee and treats as well as ice cream.Great little spot. We ate mostly at the buffet which was good.Lots of selection. My son and grandson went on a tube chair behind a boat through sea pro on the beach. They loved it but were supposed to have a 15 minute ride but it lasted less than ten.My son went to complain but they really didn’t care. That was disappointing for them.Other than that things were great. Our grand daughters enjoyed the kids entertainment in the evening. One of the stores on the resort ,the staff were very friendly but the other one which was a clothing store they were not friendly and watched you like a hawk. We didn’t enjoy going there. Beach was very nice but ocean a bit rough to be in very much especially for small kids. The grounds are beautiful around the resort. Our only complaint was that there were bits of garbage left from time to time and took a long time for someone to pick it up. Not nice to see.All in all we had a very nice holiday and would return

  • artraveler2406 : Toronto, Canada
Not fit for a “princess”

My boyfriend and I booked this hotel for the week following NYE. At first we were very disappointed at how slow the service was at check-in and wait time for the shuttle busses. We decided to look at the bright side and not let that ruin our vacation right from the start. Once we arrived to our room, we weren’t very impressed either, but thought we could live with it for the week. Little did we know that our vacation at the tropical princess, would be nothing of “princess” quality. I am currently sitting in the lobby, as I am too disgusted by the service this hotel has provided.Having been to Dominican Republic 4 times (Bavaro beach), this resort was definitely the worst. Room: Cleaning was terrible. When we came into the room there was pee on the toilet seat, and hairballs on the bathroom tiles. Cleaning would barely happen. We needed to remind guest services for new towels, as the cleaning staff would forget. The shower in our room also did not work (for hot water). We tried to complain about this to guest services (we spoke to Diana) and she just brushed it off and told us that we shouldn’t be asking to switch rooms because of a hot water problem. We also notified her that the tap (sink) was constantly running and she did nothing about it. She just brushed it off as if it were our problem. We also saw 3 lizards in our room, along with spider webs in obvious places... which is why cleaning was absolutely HORRIBLE. Lastly, to make our stay in this room even better, our ceiling/roof was leaking last night (during a rainstorm) and got all of our luggage wet. We didn’t have enough towels to put on top of our stuff to prevent them from getting wet... lastly, sheets were not changed, and blankets smelled awful. We basically needed to sleep with long sleeves because we were afraid of catching anything. Beach: Beautiful beach (as usual). Not impressed with the beach chairs though. Either there weren’t enough or people were reserving 3 per person. It clearly said no reserving beach chairs in 5 different languages, but staff did nothing about it. We were stuck tanning on the opposed to the “princess” standard of tanning on a beach chair. We recommend that any prospective guests do not stay here. However, if you do, walk down the beach to another resort with blue towels, where you can easily find chairs.Food: Mediocre. We both got sick. Brazilian = pretty decent. Boyfriend got sick at Dominican. Need to pay for any other a la cartes. No need to dress up. We wore nice clothes and people showed up in bathing suits and flip flops.Received good service at pasta station (dinner), eggs (breakfast), creperie, Brazilian.Overall, not a good hotel to spend your “holiday” at. We were very disappointed at the service we received, as we could have stayed at another resort where the staff would have been much friendlier and more efficient.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.