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Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

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Overview
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
  • Joson : Montreal, Canada
Great place to relax

Nice place, very clean and very relaxing. We have tried 3 A la carte restaurant. The best of the best being Orquidea with top class food and service. Just fantastic! Buffet very good at dinner and at lunch with great seating areas outside very relaxing. Staff is very friendly and nice. Staff at reception / Lobby are just always smiling and nice.Nice room and very clean with working A.C. Just the sales rep from the Privilege Club that are not only annoying in the lobby but are also very pushy with their stupid gift. You put them in their place and they do not remeimber you 30 min later when you cross them again!! Get them out of there!! Finally, be very carefull if you go for a walk on the beach outside the site. It is beautifull but not that safe. Got my neck chain stolen right off my neck, stupid me for wearing it..

  • Donna F : Toronto, Canada
Staff are very friendly.

This is the second time at this resort, and I liked it again. The beach is by far the big draw at this place. It is spectacular, sandy, calm, and warm. The rest of the place is very nice, and kept spotlessly. I constantly saw staff members cleaning one thing or another.The was one thing that was not what I expected. I am a new member of the Privilege Club, and I didn't find that I got too much out of that at this resort. I had heard about how the Privilege Club members are treated at other resorts, but, here, I just felt that lacked.I still wouldn't hesitate to recommend this resort to anybody, It's a beautiful place.

  • John P : Shallow Lake
Dj pottsy style singer dancer and king pottsy family vacation

It was amazing the staff was perfect everything was pottsy style I loved it so people book now pottsy has landed there next year again 5 star in pottsy eyes singer dancer and king I love all you dj pottsy on fire in the house of the Dominican Republic

  • Cindy M :
Grand Bahia El Portillo

We requested a top floor at the time of booking as the noise from above can be quite loud on the tiled floors which we learned from past experience. They were happy to accommodate us. We tried all the specially restaurants and we're not disappointed. The entertainment was terrific.

  • Greg M : Orangeville, Canada
Spring vacation

Good food, friendly staff, clean accommodations. Grounds nicely kept. Restaurants need to be booked as soon as you arrive to ensure reservation. Fabulous beach. Some guests don't follow the rules, such as children at the adult only pool. No enforcement of these rules. Air Transat on-site staff very helpful. Weather could have been better - flooding on the first day due to heavy rain.

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.

Resort Location Map


  • Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo
    Samana,Dominican Republic

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  • Disclaimer
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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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