Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa
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Despite the tail end of a hurricane this hotel was a real pleasure to be at. Views to die for. The usual Dominican welcome and friendliness. Excellent food in all the restaurants.Our eighth visit to the Dominican Republic and the best. Cannot wait to go back. We were in room 410, directly over the lift to the beach with fantastic views of the islands.
Just back, it was a wonderful relaxing week, almost perfect spoiled only for a few details.Rooms have a 80's/90's decoration vibe, views from balcony fixed that.Water pressure/temperature on the shower, poor, you have to be able to move quickly to avoid too cold or too hot water, same with pressure too much or too little, without changing anything from your part, quickly learned how to dance in the shower to avoid the scolding/frezzing temperatures.Buffet Food: very good, had the Mero fish every time, deliciously grilled by Felix a really nice guy, he gets to know you and your preferences and as soon as you enter the area he will have your fish/meat on the grill; really fresh food.Dolce Vita: slow service and tiny portions, glad to have the buffet as a back up plan, not thrilled with the service or the food, my cappresse salad was almost a single bite, presented on a tiny jar, salmon was good, and I can't remember the dessert, husband had the smashed mozzarella sticks, and was eyeing my salmon during dinner, he chose the ravioli, (4 per portion), he was in a rush to get to the buffet after that.El Pescador: better food, mar y Tierra was good, skip the crema catalana, the only bad thing was waiting for the transfer more than 25 minutes to take us back to the main building.Main beach: super clean, one guy was cleaning the beach for debris all the time. Women bathroom, had a little of a hurry up quality: the sensor for the light only allowed you a minute to finish your business on the toilet, the sensor is situated on the wrong side of the beam, not nice to be force to wave your arms half naked, also was a mosquito central in the afternoon, and not so clean by the end of the day.Kayak, catamaran, snorkel hut: most of them were really nice, with the exception of one guy, that was more like a little rude and not friendly at all, but the girl was nice, and the guy with the man bun, was super nice. We kayaked around the beach to nowhere, beautiful, we also kayaked to the beaches on the tip of the cove and collected a lot of sea glasses.Entertainment on the beach, nice team, with Miguel and the girls, but there was one guy that though louder was better, and keep saying the same lines the all week.The water was spectacular, nice longe area, the only thing was the local kids, "hello: one dollar" that was the speech, one told me he was hungry, and asked me for a piñata colada from the bar, try to sell you anything from flowers to shells, end it up in the pool during the weekend.Main pool: nice area with faraway clean bathrooms.Jacuzzi/snack/cove area: nice set up, good snacks, rocky beach (use some kind of shoe to protect you in that part) wonderful views of the natural beauty of the area, jacuzzis were nice, one was out of bubbles the all week, so only two were working; bathroom was a one for all with no lock, and no way to avoid anyone entering, you have to post your significant other on the door to avoid any wandering soul.Good hotel for the price, would love to go back if they fix the tiny problems, huge potential to be a really good destination.
Just finishing an amazing week at the Bahía Principe Cayacoa, and I am so excited to begin planning my next trip! We had an incredible time!Everything about the property was amazing, and all of the staff went out of their way to ensure that we were comfortable and enjoying our vacation. I highly recommend a trip to the spa for a Mamajuana Oil Massage.A large part of our trip's success was getting to know the amazing animation team. I've been to several resorts and haven't met a team as entertaining, friendly, and talented as the team at Bahía Principe Cayacoa. In particular, we were extremely impressed with the energy that Miguel Jackson puts into his work. He never stops, and seems to make it his primary mission to ensure that every guest has his attention and his having fun. He really made our trip, and will definitely have us returning!At night, the disco was amazing, and of course the animation team is there to join in the fun! We had a blast with everyone, especially Miguel, Felix, and Yonathan (aka Vanilla Tony). Thank you so much guys, it wouldn't have been the same without you.I can't wait to come back, see you all soon!
To start off, I've been to this hotel twice. First time was in September 2015 with a friend, and in January I returned there again. Needless to say, I enjoyed the place very much. What impressed me the most is the landscape and its greenery, you feel like you're simply drowning in it. And the stars at night, they are just beyond words! They shine so bright and seem to be so near!As to the hotel itself, the rooms were clean and spacious, especially in the villas section (the view from there is stunning, the room is huge and very very quiet with an enormous comfy bed). The maids were making the beds with fresh flowers, and the 'style' changed every day. It's a nice touch that brightens up your day! Everything was functional in our room. We indeed experienced some hot water shortage couple of times, but it was not the end of the world for me.Contrary to the majority of reviewers, I love the fact the property has so many stairs! We used them to train outside and not even once took the elevator!The sand on the beach is not soft, it's true, I was ok with that. The water was very pleasant on both occasions (autumn and winter visits), it has emeraldish color. Whenever I felt like craving for privacy, peace and serenity, I took a stroll to the other beach in front of the villas.We enjoyed a lot the animation activities by the pool in the late afternoon and on the beach in the morning. I cannot imagine from where these guys and girls take energy, as they are on the spot from the pretty early morning till midnight. Special thanks to Alex for his sense of humor and incredible dancing skills!The town of Samana has nothing spectacular in it, to be honest. I would recommend taking the little trip to El Limon waterfall (with a horseride), it was fun and interesting experience. Rincon beach is also very very nice and relaxing.Regarding the food at the hotel, it was various and delicious, nothing to complain about. I never felt bored with the menu and really loved their barbecues at the beach. Also, during my September visit I couldn't get enough of mangos, watermelons and pineapples.Probably, it was their season as these were the sweetest fruits that I ever tried in my life!To sum it up, it's a great place with some room for improvement. Though, it would not be the same without a bunch of wonderful people that work there. Carlos, Victor, Dario from the Bar, Esteban from the FD and Alex from the Animation - if you guys are by chance reading this review, I'm sending you warmest regards from Montreal :)
Down 3 stories from our room up 5 stories to the resort, there is a shuttle but I could see how this could be difficult for some people. Also a 4 story elevator to the beach level to a bridge that "goes nowhere". Beautiful views of 2 bays and excellent staff and we enjoyed the ziplining too. We had trouble with having warm water for our showers or finding coffee in the early mornings.
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).
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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
- Hobie Cats
- Pedal Boat
- Boogie Boards
- Exercise classes
- Pottery lessons
- Daily activities
- Evening entertainment
- 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
- 2 outdoor pools
- Fitness facilities
- Sauna (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- Shopping nearby
- Cable TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Balcony or Terrace
- Hair dryer
- Mini-bar (fee)
- 1 king bed and full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
- Max occ 2
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- Living area
- Full bathroom
- Max occ 4 up to 3 adults
For the Kids - Babysitting service for a fee, kid's section of main pool.
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 CayacoaSamana,Dominican Republic
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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.
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