Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

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A stunning hotel set on Cayo Levantado island. This is the only resort on the island, making is a great place for a secluded, relaxing vacation. At 195 rooms, the Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is smaller when compared to some of the other Bahia Principe resorts, but the service and attention to detail her are a step above. A great spot for couples looking to getaway. One important note, packages to this hotel sometime fly into Puerto Plata, making for a very long transfer ride.


Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is set on the secluded island that bears the same name as the hotel. Enjoy luxurious accommodations along with a great selection of restaurants and bars all set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the Dominican Republic.

Located in the center of Cayo Levantado island is a stunningly attractive natural environment, the spa is impressive. Cayo Levantado is one of the world's most beautiful islands and an ideal place to enjoy a comfortable luxury vacation amidst matchless natural surroundings. The wonderful Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado resort offers all the necessary amenities to turn your vacation into a dream trip.

Location: Beachfront on its own private island, 60 minutes from Samana El Catay Airport, 4 hours from Puerto Plata, a 10 minute boat ride from the island to the mainland.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Bettiboop33 : ontario
'Fantasy island feel'

Started at Samana Bahia Don Pablo moved for my last 3 nights, NO comparison Cayo Levantado was much nicer higher end; air conditioned lobby and restaurants make such a difference the room well Samana Don Pablo could have fit in 1/3 of the room at Cayo Levantado you can walk around on the island it was beautiful service good too both places. There was definitely upper class people staying there or so they thought they were, not the friendliest but people working there very nice! Don't go if you want a gym there is none. You get plenty of exercise walking around though. Room was very spacious bathroom very very nice.

  • neil m : Southampton
Still great second time round

I initially came to this resort in 2013 and met some friends there. We stayed in touch and decided to return to the resort together.Without wanting to sound arrogant I have been to many resorts in different countries and have never been to the same place twice, but here we made the exception. We booked through Thompson holidays and upgraded to the premium club on the aircraft.On arriving at the airport we were advised there was going to be a 3 hour delay. As we had upgraded we were given tickets the the airport lounge. A nice touch which made the delay bearable.Once onboard it became clear the ugrade was worth it. So much more room and being 6ft it makes a difference on a long flight.On arriving we had to endure the somewhat scary 4 hour transfer.On our first visit the flight was into Samana with only a 45 minute transfer. Thompson seriously need to look at flying back into Samana as after a long flight the transfer was quite gruelling.Although knowing what was waiting made it worthwhile. However when leaving it is simply awful and seems to last forever. However do not let it put you off. The coach was air conditioned and comfortable. The resort had undergone a few changes since my last visit. But none to the detriment if the resort.It was still immaculate and the staff were as fantastic as ever with nothing to much trouble for them. We stayed in the main hotel and requested our previous room which we were kindly given. We did have an issue with our room towards the end and it was dealt with promptly and we were given a free upgrade to a suite. Beaches There are 2 private beaches. One is known as windy beach where we would stay. As the same suggests there is a nice breeze here and some great waves. Not ideal for a week swimmer. The other beach is a lagoon style, very calm and shallow with some great snorkelling. There are plenty of beds and those with a fairer skin there is plenty shade of both beaches.The beach area and beach side pool is where the days entertainment happens.Water aerobics in the lagoon and volleyball on the windy beech. My only gripe here is a member of staff whose name I did not get. He was extremely whistle happy during these times and made relaxing almost impossible. Sadly I had to complain to the management as it was incessant.Also much to mine and a few other guests the entertainment team thought it a great idea to have a hotdog eating competition and a drinking competition by the beach pool. This is not something you would associate with a 5* resort. I would expect this in Ibiza on an 18-30s holiday. NOT HERE. Very disappointing by bahia.STAFFWe thought the staff were great and very caring.I would like to mention a few who looked after us and made our trip special.Martin who works at the beach. I never had an empty glass and he always had a big smile.Maria in the buffet restaurant. Very helpful and always made sure we had our coffee in the morning. Virginia in the bar. She was amazing and knew exactly what we wanted and kept us hydrated!TippingThe general staff here do not make much money. $180 a month to be precise. I took an additional $80 in 1 dollar notes for tipping. A dollar to us might not seem much but it means alot to them. On that note all tips are shared between the teams that are tipped. We also sought out the above and gave them a little extra for making our holiday special. Look after them and I guarantee they will look after you. All in all this is an exceptional resort and would certainly consider making a 3rd trip. Bahia please stop the silly eating and drinking competitions. You are better than that.

  • Arturo R : Miami, Florida

Our tenth anniversary and we couldn't have chosen a better place. A hotel in an island, couldn't get any more secluded, beautiful beaches, a staff bent on maximizing your enjoyment, it was a memorable experience.Special thanks to the entertainment staff,Kendry, Marilu, Amaryllis, my wife and I finally learned how to Bachata!On our first day we were waited on at the main dining room by a young man named Gerson, who apparently speaks a lot of languages because I saw him interact with Germans, French and Chinese! We sought him, and he provided exceptional service. Our concierge, Francisco was also admirable, setting up our room for our anniversary and a special dinner at Don Pablo.The beach at the resort was great, but the public beach was awesome. Go on a weekday its not as full (on the weekend a lot of folks get ferried in). Also there is a little restaurant worth grabbing a bite out of the resort (of course you've got to pay but well worth it)An international crowd, Europeans, Americans, a few Argentinians. Overall a superb experience.

  • tbromwell : London, United Kingdom
Paradise revisited

We were unsure about coming here this year as we have never stayed anywhere twice but after last year we decided to book again and we have not been disappointed.Upon arrival we were greeted like old friends with staff even remembering which room we had stayed in last year.This year we are in villa 4 with a view out over the beach. It is fantastic to walk out there in the morning's to sit with a coffee.The hotel is just as good now as it was a year ago, the staff cannot do enough for you our disabled daughter is made a fuss of even bringing her Pepsi light breakfast.The food is fantastic in the buffet with something for everyone but my favourite is the Don Pablo you are treated to five star dining.Don't let the journey put you off it is worth it to spend time here on the island.Already planning next year's visit although we haven't left yet. Four more days of being pampered and eating to much.

  • Yvonne M : Niagara Falls, Canada
2 reviews, March and April 2017

Traveled March 21-28th 2017 Fathers Birthday and April 29th – May 6th 2017 traveled with 7 people. Celebrations. Once again they have welcomed us with huge smiles and open arms. We were hesitant at first to re-book as many of the posts prior to us booking were not what we know as Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. Sometimes when we read posts on trip advisor we wonder if they are writing about the same hotel we stay in. I am so glad that we used our own instinct as nothing has changed except a few of the managers. Service and quality of the hotel is the remarkably outstanding. I do have to say that our family interacts and chats with all the staff whether it is the new hotel manager Mrs Sigi (hope I spelt it right) or the grounds keepers keeping the place beautiful and clean. A simple hello goes a long way. If you treat them with respect you get respect back. All the staff goes out of their way to help you no matter who it is you ask. Please keep up the good work, you all deserved to be praised on a job well done. The food is always plentiful and delicious. Apparently these two times down we were told that lobster was out of season and they were not serving it. There is a lot of food to choose from, even for the pickiest of eaters. We have noticed some changes in and around the Resort but that could be because we have traveled there many times. Thank you to all the Staff for making our vacations at Cayo Levantado enjoyable. You all have a small space in our hearts. We will definitely be seeing you again in the near future. Robert and Yvonne MossDavid and Margaret Snowdon

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
  • 24-hour room service
  • All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 24 hours)
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Evening entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel (2 devices)
  • 195 rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 3 a la carte restaurants (Mediterranean, International, Seafood, Italian)
  • 4 bars including Lobby bar, Snack bar
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 1 tennis court (not lit)
  • Gym
  • Sauna (fee)
  • Boutiques
  • Wi-Fi
  • Boat shuttle to the mainland
  • Shopping nearby
Superior Room:
  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Full bathroom with shower and hydromassage tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes, slippers
  • Coffee-maker
  • Satellite TV
  • Free Wi-Fi (Premium available for a fee)
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm clock
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Don Pablo Collection bathroom amenities 
  • 40 m2  
  • Occupancy up to 4 persons 
Junior Suite:
  • 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
  • Full bathroom with shower and hydromassage tub
  • Bidet
  • Living area with sofa
  • 69 m2 
  • Occupancy up to 4 persons

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.

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a fruit basket and bottle of rum in room. Marriage certificate dated within the last 6 months is required upon check-in

Romance Bonus - Wedding and Honeymoon packages are available at a special price. Please inquire for details.

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  • Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado
    Samana,Dominican Republic

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Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection
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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.