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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
  • 360tracy : Birmingham, United Kingdom
2nd time and just as amazing

It was our second time at cayo levantado, we 1st went in November 2013.Although the weather wasn't as good as the previous time it was still enough for us to get a lovely tan.With it being our second time we had a little more insight to what went on there. If it is your 1st time going then ask your rep anything your not sure about because our 1st meeting with the rep was very short and other guests were saying they didn't know about a lot of the entertainment such as the public beach being open after 11 when the other bars closed.As for the room it was just as good as the 1st time even though we were on the ground floor instead of the 1st floor like the previous time. The staff are still amazing and go out of their way to please. Beaches and pools still beautiful and well maintained. It is just a beautiful amazing place to go. We didn't do any excursions this time so carnt comment on those, we just had a very relaxing 2weeks. A lot of people complain about the transfer and although it is long after an already long and tiring day the coach is very comfortable and you could sleep during the journey but personally I think there is so much to see of the beautiful country it would be a shame to sleep.

  • Topspeed007 : Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Super tranquil spot

Flew from LGW to Puerto Plata with Thomson, on arrival transfer to waiting taxi was excellent. Only downside it the transfer from the airport to the hotel. Expect 3.5hrs maybe 4, that isn't the hotel fault but if coming from the UK keep this in mind. On arrival in Samana you are checked in and given your wristband and then finally the short transfer from the mainland to the hotel. The hotel are well used to taking guests at all hours, so don't worry about arriving at 8 or 9 pm, the main restaurant is open and they expect you will use it. Once ready go back to reception and you are escorted (in a buggy) with your luggage to your room (if you are not in the main building). We had upgraded to a beach villa 30101, right next door to the watersports and less than 20 yards from the water. Guaranteed the best room the hotel has! 1st impressions of the villa are wow... large, well apportioned and clean. The bed is huge, quite firm but no lumps or bumps and air con works a treat. Nice large bathroom, shower is powerful and his and hers sinks. Lots of toiletries although I cannot comment on them as we had brought our own. From inside the villa you can hear the sea gently lapping on the beach, it is just so relaxing. After waking up (with the associated jet lag) it was time to explore the hotel grounds. The main pool is large and there are lots of loungers. Next to the pool is the lift which takes you up to the main hotel level. From the lift you can walk to the main hotel about 5 mins able away going past the 2nd pool and bar - again large and lots of loungers. What you will notice are dozens of gardeners tending to the lovely lawns - it is a huge botanic island, small lizards run around when the heat gets going, but they never bother you. We did get bitten but only in our room at night - there was the odd mozzie but nothing bad at all. The main hotel: lovely layout, the mens toilet was quite simply the nicest I have ever been in (not that I've commented about them ever b4). Service in the Orchidea is varied. One day its like fine dining, everything you'd expect, next day you wait 10 mins for coffee or cutlery if the table has been used previously that morning. We only once saw the restaurant at over 50/60% capacity. Breakfast is either continental meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt, pastries, English breakfast (almost) or you can have omelettes made on the griddle whilst you wait. Cannot complain. Lunch is salad, lots of hot choices and the evening meal again has around 8-10 choices along with soup, cold meats/bread, salad bar which featured lots of different choice, again no complaint. Dessert is usually small patisserie type, the obligatory choc fountain or ice cream, not being a pud person I didn't go too often but it did look like the choice remained reasonably static, but cannot really comment here. You are offered red or white wine (or beer or juice) with your main and if you wish to push the boat out you can order at additional charge off the wine list. The red house isn't bad, if its at room temp, but it does need to be room temp. Again service one night is 5*, the next is 2*, but I am not really complaining. It isn't as though the staff aren't doing anything and it isn't that the hotel is understaffed, its just how it is. Don't fight it and you will be fine....this place is all about relaxation. You are able to book the various a la carte restaurants in the lobby - we did and they were pretty good on the whole. There are lots of reviews and the majority are about right. What you do need to be aware of it the timeshare sales patter ... only happens in the hotel lobby and to be fair once you've told the staff you're not interested they don't bother you again, but they do get lots of people and the salesmen are always busy...Out of the main hotel there is a spa pool which is exceedingly quiet, has it's own bar - the water is cool but it isn't for swimming. This was our preferred choice of location when not on our patio. There are 2 beaches on the hotel grounds - one is open to the prevailing wind, and it does get quite a reasonable surf up if the wind is right. The 2nd is protected and much calmer, but only a few yards from the 1st. There is a beach bar, service is reasonable at the bar but don't expect to grab a lounger (of which there are loads) and have waiters refill your cocktail every 15 mins ... try 35-45 min. What more can I say about this place... it was lovely but we did have the best room in the place (lucky us). The downside really is the journey from the hotel to the airport. If you could fly into Samana which is only 1hr away I probably wouldn't look elsewhere for an all inclusive, but as they don't then I will continue to hunt for the perfect place. Bring US$ not local as currency, make sure you have lots of $1 bills, nobody hangs around for a tip but it's not right IMO not too, each to their own though. You don't need more than $2-300 depending on how you tip really (over 2 weeks). I could go on for another 5000 characters but in the main if you choose this hotel and are happy to go with the flow there isn't much that can beat it. Enjoy!

  • grizzlycopper : Dorset, Canada

We arrived for our 3rd, 10 day holiday. Upon arrival at the docks the young lady was not prepared for our arrival nor did she care when everyone arrived at her desk. It was a disorganized effort to get eight couples registered and she had no help.At the dock the boat was anchored 100 feet off shore and the crew sat for thirty minutes before they anchored at the dock.Arriving at the many lobby staff were ready for our arrival which made the long journey rewarding.The staff was outstanding and our Butler Fransisco was so attentive to every detail and made sure our holiday was a wonderful memory.Sadly, the resort has lost some of it's lustre. Our arrival was disorganized compared to previous visits. First timers were not impressed. The Main Resturant and Don Pablo were excellent. The Italian and Portifino Restaurants were a serious disappointment. The service was terrible and the food was not edible. Wait staff did not understand their menu and many orders were served incorrectly. We were forced to leave and dine at the buffet. The Ridizio Resturant was only open in the evening.The lobby bar was an active evening place and Winny was an outstanding bartender and server. He was always on the move with most amazing smile. Liz, Service Manager was wonderful when she had to deal with complaints and issues with service...She was so attentive to other patrons. Very impressive.The facility was spotless and the grounds were lush and green. A great detail of love and care shown by the ground staff.We would love to see this resort return to the luxurious oasis that we first experience in 2015.The room was cleaned daily and the maid service was very efficient.

  • Johanna S : Kerava, Finland
A paradice island

This is a place for peaceful relaxation and/or spending honeymoon. Great service, beautiful surrounding, optimal warmth both air and water. But not so good food and a windy seaside (no green flag was up in whole week).

  • paul_lockton : Leicester, United Kingdom
anywhere else.? no better value

I am biased, i have been 11 times, seen the new buildings and the increase of guests. I went to aruba, to a so called 5 star,last year as it was recommended, well sorry it was surly and arrogant, no...service at cayo is top notch...leave my camera abd all property on the pool bed. Still there 2 hours later...the staff are honest, genuine hard working and happy.Food is great, quality and taste, you have everything you want for a sophisticated quiet relaxing holiday. Our al la cartes were great, the buffet brilliant, all the servuce is fantastic, down side js you cant pour your own drinks, the staff do it for you...if you want service, cleanliness and a quiet rest from life , look no further, i have tried and failed...all staff from gardeners to the lad cleaning the toilets all say hola and make you feel relaxed and at ease. They ran out of my tipple one night, its all transported by boat after all, but the next day, a new complaints only praise for ghe best place in the carribean....thankyou all...see you later in the year ,

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
  • 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
  • WiFi
  • 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
  • WiFi
  • 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
Isla de Cayo Levantado Bahia de Samana 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.

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