Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa
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- All Inclusive Features
This resort although small is amazing! It is on top of a cliff and no matter where you are on the property you have wonderful views. The staff is wonderful and do everything they can to make your stay a great one. Room was cleaned and floors mopped every day. The food is great. There are many options in the buffet that would accommodate anyone. We will definitely be returning to this resort and bringing family and friends with us!
We stayed here April 7 to 14th, 2017. The hotel is situated on the top of a mountain and the views are absolutely breath taking. We stayed in one of the Junior Superior Suites down in the Villas, amazing views, probably one of the nicest resorts we have stayed in. Next time we go we will ask for a room in the hotel. We are a little older and having to take the shuttle everywhere was a bit annoying, only because there are so many stairs. French and seafood restaurant, both excellent. Buffet restaurant offered a great variety of food. Our only complaint was the temperature of the food, often not hot enough. Fresh off the grill guaranteed it was hot. Would definitely return.
My top three things that i look for in an all inclusive, is quality of food, drinks and the comfort of the bed, this resort did not score well, that being said we still had a fun vacation, Food, was ok, no one got sick, but it was very boring, quality of meat was very poor, food serviced at beach awful, had to go into buffet for lunch, same everyday for lunch and supper. Breakfast was good, deserts and bread good.Drinks, the worst I every had at a resort, no drinks made with fresh fruit, all drinks made from premix, just sugar, our bottom shelf drinks are there top shelf drinks, and you pay for them. the house white wine was ok, you can get two small cans of coor's lite beer in you room per day, but not at the bars.Bed was hard as a rock, but that being said on the third night i got a memory foam put on the bed by the cleaning lady and it was good.Now for the good part, A very clean resort, rooms, lobby, restaurants, and grounds all very nice, very well maintained,A unique resort regarding location, built on the side of the cliff, beautiful view, our room was facing the water, very pretty. Could open the patio door at night and listen to the ocean.The staff are the best. From the front desk, concierge service, cleaning staff, and the entertainment staff. I took sick on my second day there, needed an anitibotic, spoke to someone in the concierge office at 5:30pm and had medication at 5:50pm, was so impressed.The entertainment staff is the biggest asset this resort has, they made our week so much fun, they are so full of energy, funny, kind and love their jobs!!This could be a great resort, management need to look at the quality of the drinks, food and beds.
We usually travel with Westjet however they didn't offer a direct flight from Halifax to the Dominican Republic so we flew with Air Canada and we are very glad we did.Joel from Air Canada Vacations met us and the other Air Canada travelers at the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa Resort and was a wealth of information and great advice. IE: Use your room safe, and keep your Passports in the safe. If you get sick and the Doctor comes to the Resort to check you, it's $150.00US and does not accept your Medial Insurance. But if you call Joel, he would run you into town, a 5 minute drive to a trusted Doctor who will accept your Medical Insurance.He also managed and arranged off resort excursions. Los Haitises National Park a designated Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, Eight Zip lines down a mountain, Horseback ride to the El Limon Waterfall, and a Jeep Safari ride through the Country.We took his advice and went on the Los Haitises National Park tour which was the highlight of our trip. After a water tour through the National Park we were able to enter the caves where a Shaman five hundred years ago had drawn Pictures on the walls. We then were taken to the island of Cayo Levantado for lunch and relaxation on the beach beside warm turquoise coloured ocean water.If you want to buy Larimar Gemstones at a discount the market on Cayo Levantado is the place to go. My wife was able to buy two necklaces for $10.00 each, at the resort they would have cost $85.00 each!Pay the extra for an Ocean view room at the Cayacoa Resort, it's well worth it. We had an excellent view of the Samana Bay and the Pelicans would glide by our patio.The staff at the hotel was very friendly, and the food and drinks were great!Do yourself a favour and learn some Spanish.It was my wife's Birthday and when I informed the staff at the front desk. They put a bottle of Champagne in our room and a Happy Birthday Banner on our room door. I heard the maid at our door putting up the banner I and opened the door to say Gracias. She asked me in Spanish if it was my Birthday, and in Spanish I replied no., it's my Husbands. Fortunately my wife walked around the corner and the maid gave her a hug, wished her Happy Birthday and gave me a chuckle. Now I know, Husband "Esposo" Wife "Esposa".
Good Resort but NOthing to do at Night. So if you want to PARTY this is NOT THE PLACE. However, the Staff were very nice and polite. Room views are great, specially if you get to be in the 4 floor. Love it. Nice tours to el limón and Playa Rincon.
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
- Hobie Cats
- Pedal Boat
- Boogie Boards
- 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
- 2 outdoor pools
- Fitness facilities
- Sauna (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Spa (fee)
- Wi-Fi in lobby
- Shopping nearby
All accommodations include:
- Cable TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Wi-Fi (fee)
- 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.
Resort Location Map
Grand Bahia Principe CayacoaSamana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
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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