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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 Samaná Peninsula, approximately 60 minutes from the new Samaná airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Joel G :
Great All Inclusive Value

Had a fifth floor room with a great view to the water and the town of Samana which was nice at night. Pretty much all rooms have a great view! We went with a large group of 10 couples and all enjoyed their stay. Food was very good with a lot of variety- I have a gluten allergy which caused a few problems due to the language barrier( don't expect any gluten-free bread or pastries).There are three restaurants on site which you need to make reservations for and the main buffet as well as as a lunch time buffet by the lower pool. Beach was nice and clean for the most part unlike off the resort which is very littered with garbage(it's a shame as it is very beautiful otherwise). There is an elevator to get down to the beach which was handy as it is high above the water. Decent sized main pool with a good swim up bar-no exotic drinks here-just the basics. Did the state park eco tour of the caves and mangroves and wouldn't hesitate to go on again! Also went on the whale watching tour and saw several whales- seas were a touch rough the morning we went and roughly 15% of the people on the boat got sick. I loved it and kept my breakfast down- saw roughly 10 whales but none breached the water unlike the previous day when six breached. Had some night time entertainment which was OK- disco was fun a few nights also. Our bathroom was a touch on the small side, however others in our group had huge bathrooms- overall I found the rooms very nice(beds are firm). Bridge to the island was a cool adventure and a good workout(lots of steps on the island). Bus ride from Samana airport is roughly one hour sometimes bumpy with no rest room on bus.Rained a couple days but not for the whole day- temps were 80-90 degrees most of the time.Premium drinks(Canadian whiskey is an extra).

  • jacquihill65 : Barrie, Canada
Quirky hotel - great service and lovely get away from it all

after a terrible first 24hrs at another hotel I moved to this hotel after paying Transat an additional $580. On checkin the receiptionist said - I know you, you have been here before (I had on a short 4 day break two years prior) and welcome back. How to feel welcomed. The food is very good in the restraurants and the staff are all very helpful. Because we were a last minute transfer from another property - they couldn't guarantee a sea view but when we opened the door -we had a lovely view of the harbor and the open sea. The beach which is reached by the elevator is a shared public beach so can get a bit overwhelming if you don't like to be surrounded by people trying to sell you stuff but it was a great trip

  • David W : Newmarket, Canada
Great time and new friends

We would like to say thanks for a great holiday to the staff and to the new friends we met here.First the hotel is beautiful with great views and food. We tried all the restaurants and were not disappointed by any. We really enjoyed the buffet and the great variety of foods that the put out each and every day. We had a junior suite in the villa area the only area of concern were the stairs as my wife has some mobility issues. We found that all you need to do was call for a shuttle and they would pick you up in minutes so all good.e,We found that you could walk around using the ramps and some stairs very easily.We would really like to thank all the entertainment staff as they really made us feel welcome and made our holiday complete, (Miguel, Bilginia, Caralin Chocolate, Heriberto, Ignacio hope I spelt the names right)In the buffet Brenda and Emperatriz made sure our meals and coffee were always great.The only downside of the trip was were the washroom was located by the main pool, it is a good distance from the pool and you had to walk down some stairs and around the pool to get to it. Now with that mentioned we saw many people drinking around the pool and never going down to washroom but they would go into the pool to relieve themselves. Management need to look at making the washroom easier to get to or moving it as this was disgusting watching people do this.On a really awesome bonus we were able to see the humpback whales swimming by the resort periodically again awesome.We will be coming back in the future.

  • thoni0502 :
All inclusive and whales

I spent four nights here and would have loved to stay longer. The hotel is very well located on a hill with a view over Samaná bay and has a shuttle to Samaná town. Rooms and the hotel in general are extraordinarily clean. The food is very good. Activities are available but not forced upon guests. Samaná bay also has humpback whales in winter.

  • wendy j : walsall
Shame about the Rain..

Bit belated but here goes .... Came the first two week in November for a holiday in the sun before the Christmas madness at home. Hotel very good wonderful people,had a free upgrade for our anniversary which was a lovely Suprise ... Unfortunately they were having some very bad weather following the recent hurricanes and for most of the holiday we had torrential rain. We did however manage to get out and about and when the Sun did come out it was lovely. Views across the bay are amazing and the sunsets are to die for. Would come again someday albeit not November.

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
  • 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)
  • Internet (fee)
  • Shopping nearby
All accommodations include:
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • In-room safe (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.

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.