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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
  • sun4511 : Alliston, Canada
No complaints

Stayed April 16 - 23 Nothing negative to say about this resort. It is clean, has great resturants and the grounds and beach are beautiful.. we had no issues at all with any aspect of the resort. We spent a few days in the neighboring town, Las Terrenas. We booked this resort due to it location amd proximity to town. If you stay at this resort without going into town you are definitely missing out!!

  • cptjoe36 :
A very good stay

A very well-maintained and pretty place. Check-in was quick & easy, and we were escorted to our room in short order. We didn't get into any of the buildings we asked for, but ours (27) was good. The only complaint was that it's by the main road, and you'll hear traffic. It's not a very heavily traveled road, but you'll hear it. I wouldn't advise staying there if you have a choice. But we didn't. Dahlia's, the main restaurant, was the best part of the place. The food was excellent! All the time. The didn't much care for the Mediterranean a la carte restaurant. The food was good, but no better than Dahlia's and the place is sparsely decorated. The Italian restaurant was good especially the choices at the antipasto bar that is the appetizer. The Brazilian on was the best, what with the many "swords" to choose from. The pools are both well-kept and just the right temperature. There are plenty of bars around so you're never far away from a beverage. The beach is very nice, plenty of chairs. But, for once in my life, I want to see a place that prohibits "chair-saving". You could walk the beach at 7:30 AM and see half the chairs with towels on them. The snorkeling was disappointing. There isn't much reef and it's not colorful and there only a handful of fish. Can't beat the price though! WiFi in the lobby was and is still a mystery. I was able to connect to the WiFi but not the internet, and nobody seems to know the answer. Quite frustrating, I gave up after day two. Overall, a nice stay, but I wouldn't go back a second time.

  • PadLuce :
Wonderful stay

We came from the uk with 3 boys. We were worried about the distance (9hr flight plus 3.5hr transfer) and although it was a long way it was worth it. A lovely peaceful resort in beautiful surroundings. But better for 2 weeks than just one. The rooms were lovely and kept spotlessly clean. The restaurants have stunning beach views and plenty of options. Kids enjoyed kids clubs and water sports! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely go back!

  • kbirdd27 : Ontario, Canada
my stay

Had a great time,great place and food. The pool areas are very clean,the service is friendly and always smiling, beach is very clean and nice to relax on. Lots of food no shortage, drinks are awesome especially the Miami Vice one. the music in the loung was awesome. The front desk is very helpful helping with the internet service

  • O6809HFrichardb : Las Terrenas
Fun in Bahia Principe

Enjoy the resort or see the sites; it's worth it! The staff is wonderful and the stay was quite lovely. Ramón or sine, you'll have a fun time. If you dont speak the language, there are several people who are willing to help--a language barrier is never a problem.

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. 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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