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Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

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This elegant and luxurious hotel is perfect for families and friends. Surrounded by lush vegetation and set on one of the nicest beaches in Samana, a natural reef in front of the hotel makes the water calm and perfect for children. 

Location: Beachfront property. Located on the beautiful Samana Peninsula. 30 minute drive from the Samana airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Cindy O :

This is a hidden gem. From the staff to the hotel grounds just top notch. But the best thing is the beach breath taking. We have co.e yo this resort several times and will be back again. Food Good RoomsClean and brightStaffFriendly and always there to help

  • canadianronni : Guelph, Canada
perfect resort for a large group and a wedding!

There were approx. 65 of us in the group for a wedding. The service here is second to none! amazing staff! We were all placed in the same building, great to connect with our friends/family. Most had upgraded to the jr superior suite - well worth it! rooms were beautiful, large bathrooms, big balconies, comfy beds.. the only complaint about the rooms - was the key/card had to be changed a few times because of a bad battery in the door lock. rectified the first night.. no problems after that. the resort is very clean and well kept - considering they just battled 2 hurricanes - we were really impressed. the beach is long and very pretty. the vendors on the beach don't hassle you too much, and all sell very nice articles - at good prices. massages are only $30 an hour! highly recommend them.. the food... where to start.. it was amazing! we didn't try all of the a la cartes, but the buffet was fantastic on it's own - you don't really need to go elsewhere. but try the Brazilian.. wow! that was the venue for the wedding dinner, and it was superb. cannot say enough good things about this resort, definitely worth the money! (even the trip through the mountains from the airport was great :) )

  • Ellie1995 : lancashire
Fantastic hotel

Stayed at this hotel as a last minute deal due to hurricane in Cuba we changed to Dominican and this hotel but we were not disappointed. The hotel is very well maintained the grounds are beautiful and everywhere is spotlessly clean. The staff work so hard to maintain this hotel to such a high standard but they are also very courteous and oh so friendly.The food is to a very high standard with all the A la carte restaurants having fabulous food and the buffet restaurant having a varied menu with something to suit everyone.If we were to give any criticism it would be the seating at the Bahia Principe village it is very basic and with it being outdoor when it rains the seats and tables are soaking and no one dries them. There is also the issue of plastic glasses which are not ideal at all when the entertainment is on. These two issues prevented us from going to the shows the second week. Overall a great hotel, beautifully maintained with very attentive and friendly staff

  • Josee R : Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Canada
We will be back.

We spent one week as a couple at El Portillo and would gladly go back again! The resort was clean with lovely gardens and a beautiful long beach for walking. We had a room located near the entrance block 18, it really wasn't a very long walk to go to the beach. Buffet food was very good and varied from day to day, a la carte restaurants had terrific customer service and delicious meals! Pools were cleaned daily and in good condition. Drinks in both lobby and beach bar were great with Jorge as super bartenders and always smiling. The animation staff we did not used them but was friendley.Beach was clear 3 days :-( but the view from far was beautiful! i will be back. Thank you!

  • BowmanvilleOntario : Bowmanville, Canada
Gran Bahia El Portillo did not disappoint

We spent one week as a couple at El Portillo and would gladly go back again! The resort was clean with lovely gardens and a beautiful long beach for walking. We had a junior suite located near the quiet relax pool further from the beach, but it really wasn't a very long walk. Buffet food was good and varied from day to day, ala carte restaurants had terrific customer service and delicious meals! Pools were cleaned daily and in good condition. Drinks in both lobby and beach bar were great with Martina and Robert as super bartenders. The animation staff made our trip with activites from volleyball to horse shoes, bacci ball to dancing and aerobics. Thank you to David, Daniel, Joel, Cecerina and Emely for being so much fun! Snorkelling for colourful fish was a close as the beach, and the view was beautiful! We will be back. Thank you!

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 buffet meals daily plus snacks
  • 3 a la carte dinners per week (reservations required, dress code in effect)
  • All drink (Domestic beer and house wine)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Bicycles
  • Pool scuba clinic
  • Daytime Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco
  • Free Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Kids Club (ages 2-12)
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Scuba Diving (fee)
  • 396 rooms in several, 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants (International, Asian, Seafood)
  • Snack bar
  • 4 bars including Pool bar & Beach bar
  • 1 pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis court
  • Paddle court
  • Gym
  • Full service spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Babysitting (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Ceiling fan
  • Air-conditioning
  • Cable/ Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Mini-bar (stocked with soft drinks & beer)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults when sharing with 2 kids

Junior Suite also available.

Kids Deal - 1 child 2-12 yrs can stay, play and eat free when sharing a room with 2 adults. Just pay a special airfare. 2nd child pays a special child price when sharing with two adults.

For the Kids - Kids Club for ages 4-12.

Honeymooners - Receive a complimentary room upgrade, fruit basket and bottle of rum (based on availability at check-in. Valid within 30 days of wedding. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at time of check-in).

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 El Portillo
    Samana,Dominican Republic

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Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo
Crta. las Terrenas - El Limon, km 4, Las Terrenas 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.