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Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa

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Overview
This mid-sized resort is set in lush environs of the Samana Peninsula near Punta Cana. With four restaurants, two bars and a snack bar to choose from, as well as a variety of activities and a beautiful sandy beach, everyone will find something to make their vacation perfect at the stunning Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa. 

Location: Located on the beautiful Samana Peninsula, approximately 60 minutes from the new Samana airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • sabrina82_11 : Montreal, Canada
Nice Hotel but HORRIBLE BEACH

My boyfriend and I had the chance to stay at El Portillo last year and it was the best all-inclusive we had ever been to. We loved the experience at the Grand Bahia and we loved Samana so we decided to check out the Cayocoa this year. We traveled from May 27-June 3rd. Please let me start off by saying we are not picky people at all so if you read, please believe every word.The actual hotel is very nice. The rooms were big and clean, the views were amazing, the food was good (better at El Portillo) nonetheless a very nice all-inclusive. The service is wonderful so please do not forget to tip! I never understood people who don't tip at these all-inclusives! However, the downside was the beach. If you are a beach person, this place is not for you. The pool is very cool because it's located on a hill top but the beach is very very ugly. The water is dirty, full of garbage, literally plastic bags, empty bottles, etc. The beach is very small which is fine if the water would have been half decent so don't expect to take long walks. In order to get to the beach you have to take a 6 story elevator which is very pretty but it also was down for 2 days so it was very stressful getting down to the beach and getting back up to your room. The beach area is going through construction due to some sort of landslide and there are workers sawing and drilling away while you are trying to take a nap and take some sun. We were really expecting to have the same experience as El Portillo but it wasn't even close. Maybe we just had a bad week but either way we will never return to this resort. Samana however is beautiful, it's our favourite down south destination and I recommend to spend the extra few hundred dollars and go to El Portillo instead of Cayocoa. Also, visit Playa Rincon with Tours with Terry! It was the most beautiful beach we had seen (tied with some beaches in Italy). If you want to spend less than a 1000$ Cayocoa is an ok option but at that point go to Cuba. We were so disappointed with the overall experience of the Cayocoa.

  • David O : Toronto, Canada
Perfect resort

This is our second time at this resort and we loved it again. It has everything you need for a great vacation – nice beach with calm water for swimming, good quality food, friendly service.This time we came for one week only as the price for two weeks with Air Canada vacations was more than double the one week.We booked an ocean view room and it was worth the extra cost. The view from the balcony was amazing.Access to the beach is easy with the elevator. Plenty of lounge chairs and shade. The food was good, perfectly cooked and plenty of variety. This is the mango season and we had ripe and tasty mango and pineapple at most meals. We went to 3 a la cart restaurants. At the Italian we had delicious salmon. The seafood restaurant has a lot of non seafood selection on the menu. Try the lamb pieces – it’s a 4 piece lamb rack cooked with herbs and tastes great.This is definitely a resort we will come to enjoy again.

  • lilianaspahiu : Toronto, Canada
Does anybody like to escape from everyday busy life ? Well, this is the place !

First time to Dominican Republic and scores 5* from my family.Located in the top of the hill, the resort has a breathtaking view over the sea. The breeze was present everywhere in the building. Forecast was showing ' feels like' 41 degree C , but you really don't feel it , even in the beach. That maybe because there no dry sand like we are used to find in other places. The only beach resort has is very small, but on the side there are 4 small islands, connected with bridges where people used to walk everyday and enjoying the sea' breeze. We had 7 fully gorgeous sunny days. There were every day short showers at night time or late evening.Our room was in main building and faced to Samana town, having a beautiful day and night- view. Everything was quite perfect and shiny : lobby, buffet restaurant, room, hallways. Everywhere very polite people to assist. I really liked going around before dinner and enjoying the green of the area. About restaurants : there were 3, and all of them we really liked. The food was local, organic, and cooked very good. Even food in buffet restaurant is very good. We really like to go there again.

  • eddycodeblue : Toronto, Canada
Thumbs up

Wow, awesome vacation at an amazing resort with photographic scenic view. From landscapes to sea views while enjoying your breakfast , lunch and dinner. The staff are by far one of the best features of this resort. Very much accommodating, helpful and friendly especially the animation team. They are hard working and dedicated. Special mention to Rolando on his non stop assistance , Miguel on his very much energetic move to make sure everyone's on the beat with Jose, yerrani, luis and ester plus Amanda with her fascinating performance....you guys are awesome. You truly make us feel at home. Kudos to you all. For our beautiful scenic view room 414 and 416 special thanks to Maria for maintaining it clean and tidy.Overall, we had an amazing time here at GBP Cayocoa and definitely be back next year. This hotel is highly recommended. Thumbs up. <3 <3 <3Edgar, Rose, Robert and Riza

  • joicee1020 : Fishkill, New York
Great View! And So different from Punta Cana

This was my first time staying in Samanna and I loved it. I've been to Punta Cana six times and have always stayed in a Grand Bahia resort. This was my 1st that was not a Luxury Don Pablo collection but still was a great experience. The resort was clean and the A.C. worked well in the rooms. I have to say the fact that you have to pay for Wi-Fi and the safe was a bit disappointing but, then again it is not a Don Pablo resort. This resort is very quiet and laid back. To me it reminded me of Bermuda. The views are the most beautiful combination of greenery, hills and water. I have to commend the Animation team,especially Rolando who's energetic personality got me up on stage and way out of my comfort zone! He was the best. Also, Manuel in the lobby bar was great. He was fun and lively and makes the best mojitos I've had in a long time and he even made them extra sweet for me. Rolando with his team and Manuel made the resort! As I said I've stayed in Punta Cana and the whole staff there was always fun and outgoing. At this resort most of the staff was reserved. But those two made you smile all the time.

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

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks and afternoon tea
  • All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine)
  • Drinks at disco
  • Sailing
  • Hobie Cats
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Boogie Boards
  • Volleyball
  • Exercise classes
  • Pottery lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • 223 rooms in one main 4-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants (International, Mediterranean, Italian)
  • 6 bars including Beach bar, Swim-up bar, Pool bar
  • Disco
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Fitness facilities
  • Sauna (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Shopping nearby

All accommodations include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Iron
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini-bar (fee)

Partial Oceanview includes:

  • 1 king bed and full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
  • Max occ 2

Junior Suite Partial Oceanview includes:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Living area
  • Full bathroom
  • Max occ 4 up to 3 adults

Kids Deal - First child 2-12 stays and eats free when sharing a Junior Suite Partial Oceanview room and existing beds with 2 adults. Second child pays child rate. Max 2 kids.

For the Kids - Babysitting service for a fee, kid's section of main pool.

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a bottle of rum and fruit basket. Wedding certificate required upon check-in. Maximum 6 months after the wedding. Request at time of booking.

Wedding Packages - Packages are available. Please inquire for details and pricing.

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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  • Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa
    Samana,Dominican Republic

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Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa
Loma Puerto Escondido s/n 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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