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Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa

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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
  • Belper2015 : Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Fabulous Hotel and service

The hotel was spotless. All the waiting staff especially Mercedes our dancing queen,Hipolite,Ramon,Ariel,Jordi,our bread boy Luis and not forgetting our sun god Dadys,they all made our stay special they greeted us every day with smiles and laughter. Infact they were more entertaining than the animation team which was the only thing that was a let down they were rude,inappropriate and very loud ( small man shouting super super applause applause was not our idea of entertainment),also using the guests as entertainment , the only night that was any good was the Michael Jackson show. The food was plentiful and very good lots of choices and well presented. The pools were very clean head for the quite pools as the little loud animations guy will drive you mad at the big pool. Don't get drawn into going to the talk about timeshare we did and we we re promised free towels and tee shirts but got neither and when we tried to leave the talk the girl tried to guilt us into staying. The beaches we not very good and we had a bad storm which led to rubbish being swept up though the grounds men tried their hardest to keep on top of it. All staff throughout the hotel and grounds were very friendly and polite. We would go back again even the 31/2 hour transfer from the airport wouldn't put us off overall fabulous hotel and holiday.

  • marine637 : Alberta, Canada
Great hotel!

I've passed 7 days to this hotel. The staff is great! Everybody makes you feel comfortable. Thanks to Danny to the reception. The animation team is wonderful and everybody is really nice and talk to everybody without being ever assaulting. Miguel is the best dancer of all!! Amanda (jacobo) is really funny! The barmans are wonderful too. Euris and Ismael are the best, always smiling and entertaining. The waiters are fast and effective whether in La casita or to the buffet or the three restaurant. The restaurant's food is wonderful! I've fattened of 5 pounds with all this food available!The hotel view is amazing, breathtaking! Seriously I've passed all the week long amazed by this. A lot of water and nature. There are a lot of stairs but the hotel offers an awesome shuttle service to go everywhere on the site. n the water.You can trust the water used for the ice, clean de vegetables because the républicains don't even drink their potable water. which is coolYou should go to this hotel and I will return for sure!!The rooms are always really clean. May be the bathrooms are a little bit small (standard room). The staff always fill the fridge daily. You always have two bottle of water 1,5L available.There are a lot of small birds flying over the main pool which is beautiful but makes a lot of bird's poop i

  • Sara E : Toronto, Canada
Amazing trip!!!!!

Amazing trip. Beautiful big resort with lots to do. The animation team went above and beyond and really made the trip super fun and entertaining. Rooms were very clean. Food was great. Lots of variety and food was available 24/7. The only reason I am giving it 4 stars is because of the wifi. It only worked in the lobby but things were far from each other, so it made it inconvenient to go there. You could buy wifi but I chose to use my own data. My data didn't work great there. You can send iMessages but nothing else really. Buying wifi may be the best option if that is important to you. If not, this is the BEST resort. It is reasonably priced, clean. You have to take an elevator to the beach. It's not much of a hassle at all though. The beach is decent but you can take a 10 minute boat ride to "Bacardi Island" for beautiful white sand and blue water beach. Your travel guide (air canada, air transat) will offer you excursions for ridiculously high prices. Try to meet locals by the beach who will take you to bacardi island or el limon for cheaper. El Limon is AMAZING. A MUST GO. You take a horse up a beautiful mountain and reach a gorgeous, famous waterfall. We got it for cheap by asking locals instead of the hotel. Samana is beautiful and this resort was great. We went as a group of 6 and had a blast. Highly recommended. It's not a huge party resort if that's what you're looking for, but SO much fun. We are all in our 20s and had a blast.

  • Regina S : Lunenburg, Massachusetts
Beautiful views from your room!

We just came back from a 7 days at this hotel. The rooms were cleaned and the views were awesome. My husband and I travel a lot and have been to many resorts, this is definitely not a 5 star hotel but its is good. The food was ok with lots of variety but nothing really special. When I went to make reservations for my dinners, they told me I was allowed to eat at the restaurants 3 times only from the 7 days I paid for. The other 4 days I had to take the buffet. Orquidea Restaurant is a French Rest. located on a cliff with beautiful views to the ocean, however the food was terrible. When my first order arrived I could not even try I dismissed it right away, as it look like a plate of blood with parmesan cheese on the top. The Italian was better. It was ridiculous that the hotel charges you $4 per day to use the safe box in your room. Its the first time I have been charged for that. It sounds that they try to take a vantage of the guests everywhere you go. You would pay $1 dollar for a coconut here and have others charging $6 for the same coconut. If you book a trip with the people in the lobby they exaggerate a lot and later you found out that all they promised was not there. I enjoyed staying at the hotel, loved the entertaining area for evenings drink and Irish coffee. the pool area was very loud, specially in the afternoon with the bingo game etc. The surrounding areas are very pretty, I enjoyed taking photos of the birds ocean flowers etc. We went to the town and I was very disappointed with the pressure of the people trying to sell you their merchandise. The town was very busy and very dirty with trash all over the place. Its not worth to waste time going there. We took a trip to Las Terrenas and we loved the Beaches out there. Beautiful Blue water with palm trees and less tourists around you. The Beach at the hotel is very small, I believe its the Atlantic Ocean so the water is greenish, but I enjoyed the beach as the water is very warm and clear. You can see the fishes around you. Its really neat. This is a hotel where smoking is free. So if you are at the pool area, people will smoke around you, which I hated that. In general we had a nice time, the weather was perfect, we went to Cayo Levantado. I didn't think was worth to go there.

  • Jonnie1962 :
beautiful place

A very nice warm and friendly hotel , animation staff really work for their money , all bar staff brilliant , food good wide and varied choice , we stayed in one of the villas and received a bottle of fizz and some chocolates as it was our 25th anniversary , shuttle service good , all areas clean and tidy , got a stomach bug one day but we had taken our own medication , only one day we couldn't get out to sunbathe due to heavy rain , so up to the main bar we went , prices of snacks are over the top <£3 uk for a bag of crisps !!!>aspirin £4 a box ,would have liked the bar to be open until midnight ,< we are on holiday !! >didn't enjoy the seafood restaurant , prawns were off and the steak tough and stringy , we left and went to the buffet , more parasols needed at the pool below the villas very relaxing area which could be better if it was child free , just my opinion , our room was clean and tidy with a fantastic view over the bay coffee ,tea,beer and soft drinks readily available , life here revolves around tips , shuttle bus , bar staff, cleaners, just about anyone that did anything for you was looking for tip , we would liked to have seen the staff serving food wearing gloves to reduce the possibility of cross contamination use of hand sanitiser gel just isn't enough , evening entertainment leaves a lot to be desired, a guy playing an organ with out of tune songs just doesn't cut it , also the background music was more for a funeral than a hotel , when we asked for something a bit more lively it got changed , brilliant , but then someone else came along and restarted the funeral march music !!!! if there was a show on we were left to our own devices in the main bar really needs some form of entertainment in both bars , apart from a couple of gripes we had a real good time here ,Would we come back ? Maybe , more than likely maybe not.change a few things like stop charging for a safe in the room , review your shop prices , and maybe open the bar until midnight .

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
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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.