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.

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  • montrealbeachbums : Montreal, Canada
Wonderful New Year's Eve getaway

We spent 12 days here, including New Year's Eve and it was great. Wonderful staff, great food, rooms were spacious and impeccable. We are not all-inclusive resort lovers but experiences like this one make you think twice about this type of vacation option. The resort is small enough and close enough to the town to not feel trapped, in fact it did not feel crowded at all. My kids loved it and found something to do all day long. Although the beach is not the classic long walking beach, there are 3 separate beach areas and we would just move from one to the other. We also did many excursions and were able to visit lovely beaches not too far away. Vegetation reminds me of Costa Rica. Amazing. One of the things I usually don't like about resorts is their seclusion from the local community. Cayacoa is integrated in the community. The locals were great. We did all our excursions with locals and were not disappointed. The manager of guest services, was particularly helpful. Stay away from the tour company cruises and deal directly with the locals. They are fabulous and you get history lessons as part of the package. Would definitely reconsider this place.

  • jdelgado : Canada
One of my best vacations.

This resort is just gorgeous and is located in a very nice natural setting.Beach is semi private and really nice.Food is great, one of the best I have in all inclusive resorts.Service is great and staff is really friendly and helpful.The resort is located near las Terrenas(really beautiful area) and Playa Rincon( Rincon Beach).

  • Erlene P : Burlington, Canada
It felt like paradise in the sky

We spent Christmas there and loved every minute. The first time we walked out to the main pool and looked and the view it was more breathtaking then the pictures. The town of Samana to the left with boats and a cruise ship in the distance, the long bridge you can walk, and the beach below. When you go to the other side it's a whole different world and just as beautiful.We had a suite in the villas below and our view, for us was like being at our cottage. The quiet pools below are lovely and we liked that you could move around the resort (also no chair problems everywhere we went) and enjoy it for different reasons. The property is well maintained and the food very good. The beach is nice, but If you are looking for a long white beach to walk this resort is not for you and would suggest the Grand Bahia El Portillo also in Samana. We have also stayed there. The Two resorts can not be compared as they are beautiful for different reasons. We loved this one for its rugged atmosphere and we cant say enough about the wonderful staff and all they did to make our stay awesome. We truly cant decide which one we are going back to with our friends next February.

  • Brent R : Kitchener, Canada
Excellent Vacation - Top Notch from Check-in to Check-out

First of all, we had great weather. Even if it does rain, which it did most days, it lasts 5 minutes. It is difficult to find any fault with this resort. Our group of 12 has gone on annual Christmas trip for 10 years and we ranked this resort #1. We loved the location and size of the hotel. It is a smaller resort, which allows for a relaxed, easy going, yet fun environment. The hotel staff is the heart of this resort. You can't be taken care of any better. They are professional, welcoming and willing to make sure you are happy. You never have to rush for a pool chair, as there are so many pool options. The animation staff is superb. They get you involved and hit just the right amount of activities so as to let you chill and read and enjoy the sun. The single buffet has a wonderful variety to choose from. The chef has a theme each night, so you taste buds never get bored. The food quality is very good. Rooms are spacious, though bathrooms are small, but very clean and well maintained. The location is beautiful, and offers many vantage points to enjoy. The views can be enjoyed from the outdoor and covered patio's where you can lounge and enjoy a wide variety of cocktails, out of real glass, or enjoy great coffee and tea from the coffee bar. The beach is small and if you are looking for white sandy beaches as a priority and wish to walk for miles, then this is not the place for you. There is a beach, where many people enjoy the activities or just swim and sun. We really enjoyed the change from the usual "beach" resort. The exercise facility is very well equipped and if you a road runner, it is a quick run to town where there is a path along the water to enjoy. The nightly entertainment was good, good variety. If you are looking for a place to party to 2 am each day, this is also not the resort for you. The disco is open from 11-?, but because of the size of the hotel, don't expect to party with 100 people. The main bar does close at 11 PM, so you have to get your drinks from the disco, which is about 2 minutes away. It is inconvenient and does not have selection of drinks and if one change could be made, it would be to keep the main bar open to 12. This is a well run and very enjoyable resort, and the other guest we talked to all experienced and spoke very highly of their stay.

  • gabi b :
5 stars

very clean place ,room was excellent ,animation best team etertainment,restaurants staff plus Chefs in galley 5 starsNew Year Eve was very weel organizedReally appreciated all staff and general manager

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
  • 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.

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.