The Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana is a huge complex with a prime beachfront address. Expect everything from sea-view pools and gourmet restaurants to merengue and salsa sessions.
This place doesn’t do things by halves – it lines up 2 pools, 6 restaurants and tons of sports and activities. Plus, the whole complex is pulled up against a white-sand beach.
Bedroom-wise, junior suites are the standard here. They’re really spacious, and each one has a whirlpool bath and a roomy terrace. Golden Club rooms get add-ons like cocktails and 24-hour room service, too.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based On 9157 reviews
Buffet meals. 3 visits per week to one of the 4 speciality à la carte restaurants. Snacks.
Local alcoholic drinks including beer, spirits, cocktails, house wine with dinner, juices and soft drinks.
All are included except where indicated.
With whirlpools, fountains, and a kids section. Towels are also available.
Offering a variety of international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Offering authentic Japanese dishes. This place comes with a dress code, it's long trousers for men. You'll also need to make your reservation in advance.
Club junior suites are tastefully furnished with warm tones. They sleep up to 4 with 2 double beds or a king-size bed and a sofa-bed. It's the extras that make these rooms special with the Golden Club services and amenities with an alarm clock, beach towel, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turndown service, VIP amenities, umbrella on request at reception, private Golden reception, 24-hour room service, welcome cocktail, 4 à la carte dinners per week, entry to private Casa Club and free internet and newspapers in the Casa Club. Plus, you'll have a balcony or terrace with a garden view.
These warm, bright junior suites sleep up to 4 with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed and a sofa-bed. They're spacious rooms with a balcony or terrace outside. And air-conditioning and a ceiling fan have also been provided. You'll also find a whirlpool bathtub.
I was here in December for 16 days . It was very warm and sunny , sometimes in the evening it rained. Being a large complex one thing that is necessary is transportation. They have 3 âlinesâ that move people from the âfrontâ of the complexes to the beach. Usually the wait was 2-3 minutes. They did a great job in this respect. Of course, there were bus stops along the way. It would take about 5 minutes to go from the beach to the Bavaro lobby. If you think you or take your cash , take ! Very often it has been a failure ATM in the hotel. Information for Europeans check your credit card has a service american express . Food: Sometimes the food does get repetitive but if u have one meal one day and a different one the next, then I don't see a problem. Chinese restaurant at the reception was the best ( really delicious food!!! ) Mexican restaurant was also good..Service was excellent in all 4 restaurants, we never had to wait for service. Room: large and clean suite well stocked each day very nice but a bit dated. Maid service was good when something was missing we called the service line and had it in under 15 minutes. Beach: big and very nice beach. Drinks were best at the lobby bar and on the beach, entertainment was good,animations for kids was nice, grounds were lush and well maintained. Overall we thought this resort was very good. I recommend the agency organizing trips to the Dominicans - RicoTravel . Great people , speak many languages ââ.More
Patrycja P, 274856
Arrival reception - quite poor, sent to wrong reception, no welcome drink, told had to wait until 7pm for wristbands (this was at 5pm) so couldn't do much until then. Rooms - upgraded to hacienda - run down, toilet broke, shower broke off wall, ceiling leaking when raining, Air con leaked water, mattress overused, fridge isn't cold. Wish we hadn't of upgraded and wasted the money especially when so many people get free upgrades, it's a smack in the face to people who pay and then at worst get an awful rundown room for the privilege of paying. We did request a move but the place was full apparently. Food - lovely buffet and Mexican restaurant (for lunch and breakfast too), only downside was the snack bar was always hot dog and chips and people are not very hygienic getting it from the buffet stand. They should also have ice cream as snack instead of just having it in main the buffet. Staff - hit and miss, dependant on time of day. We noticed that in the last three days before our departure we started having towel arrangements with flowers made in our room - can't think why. Grounds - pool and beach make it worth seeing your holiday out otherwise I would have moved hotels. Al Carte - emailed 3 weeks before, none of my reservations were met and had to chase up at reception. Hard to get times you want then when arriving the restaurants have loads of empty tables. Animation team - talk in Spanish a lot, to Spanish talking people laughing and joking whilst in the middle of a game or activity, found this to be rude as English speaking people were just stood around waiting for it to be continued. Daughter won on bingo twice and animation team never gave her the prizes they would get and bring to her. Certainly were not chasing around for it. Plenty of room for improvement but they get so many visitors why bother when your going to make money anyway. Golf only has enough clubs and balls for 2 families so we walked from the beach to the golf place only to be told there was a waiting list. Should really have a board advising of this in reception to save the hassle especially when it's so hot. When we holiday we never have a problem deciding who and how much we would be tipping but this holiday was horrific, we found the service and friendliness (not all as most of the people in the Mexican were great) to be on a forged basis which made it hard to leave tips. It's the only holiday where we have ever had this problem. The shops advertise items in USD and basically all clothing and inflatables are well overpriced. A tshirt was 40 dollars that said punta Cana on for a 10 yr old. I could buy a legitimate Calvin Klein one for that back home. The people in the shops are quite rude and will try to charge as much as they can so its up to you whether you really want the item that much your willing to be openly robbed for it. All in all a holiday that was needed for the relaxation of the pool and beach. Sad to say we would not return and would not recommend, well not recommend to anyone that I actually liked. More
Stayed June 9th - 13th. Everything was awesome - except for two things. 1. I was disappointed that we could not eat in any of the menu driven restaurants. We were only able to eat in the buffet restaurant. The reason being that we could not make reservations once we arrived because all of the restaurants were completely booked. I was not aware of the fact that you could call prior to your arrival to reserve a sitting. 2. There was a definite language barrier with most of the employees. All employees tried to accommodate as much as they could and all were extremely pleasant.More
This was our second visit to this property in the last few years. Traveling with a group of 8, including our three daughters and their significant others to celebrate graduations. Everything was pretty much as expected. Some minor inconvenience at check-in with not all rooms ready, but were able to get four rooms together in same building. Would have preferred closer to the beach, but with tram service was not bad at all. Enjoyed the music in the main lobby in the evenings....was a nice meeting spot for everyone before dinner. Buffet was ok, what you would expect. Enjoyed the Mexican, Italian and Japanese ala-carte restaurants. Japanese was our favorite. Rooms were nice, with air conditioning working.....beds could have been more comfortable, but ample. Grounds are very well and maintained. We stayed on Bavara side, there was construction bordering the Punta Cana side, but did not seem to hinder the ambiance. Love the beach area, never had any problems getting a palapa in the morning, just need to trek down to beach by 6:30am. Beach Bar service was good......spent most of time at the beach versus the pool. Pool was crowded and not very cool, average for area.....wish multiple pools were inter-connected. Surf and beach were much more refreshing. Plenty of beach area to spread out and enjoy, even with crowd.....resort was fully booked. Overall great trip.....pretty much as we expected. Highly recommend Hispanolia Aqautic Adventures for an offsite snorkeling/beach excursion, which we booked prior to arrival.More
Stayed 6th - 16th june. Visited with my girlfriend and honestly say ignore the bad reviews theyve got to me moaners to slate this resort. We were upgraded to hacienda, checked in on the short bus journey to the resort from the airport around 25mins. Villa 28 right near the main pool and beach the main privilege from being upgraded from what i found out aas that.. we had access to a closer buffet for breakfast and lunch. And that we were much closer to the beach and main pool other thab that i dont lnow what else was different. Large enjoyable resort that has buses running up and down every few minutes but i found walkin alot of the time very nice as the ground are immaculate and well maintained, from the main lobby to villa 28 that i stayed. Was around an average 8 minutes walking. All food was spot on wide variety of choices we managed to book into 2 restaurants but as we left it till the last 3 days of our stay we only managed to get in the Garden Grill (lovely steak) and the Italian which were are both well worth going! One downside was gettin a drink at the bars.. especially the lobby bar and sports bar if you.. werent wavin a tip or like myself waited politely for your turn like you do in england. Then its hard to get a drink. But if you were loud and shouted and tipped then not much of a problem. Prasie for Jose alberto (think thats his name at the sports bar) always run of his feet tryin his best to serve most! Ialso feel that the place is understaffed in the main buffet and serving people. Much of time i had ate my tea before being served a drink. Excursions loved them bavaro splash, dolphin encounter and saona island all well worth doing and all well worth the money spent. I took $500 spend and it was plenty. Came back with souvenirs and plent of mama juana for me and lads next night out. ( booked the free transport to the shoppin mall for all presents and souvenirs) theres don lucas sigars, choco factory, alcohol shop. And rather large souvenirs shop. Comparing to mexico and riu resort over there i would recommand more staff and to be like the mexicans are run their socks of 24/7 and not just for a couple hours. Spend more time waiting on guests than preserving the grounds. Beach is one of the best, grounds is one of the best, food is sound plenty to eat. Staff were good no language barrier atall. Pools are amazing. All ages of people good mix of guests. Plenty to do at nighy.. sports/karoke bar then the night club then stumble home to bed at 2am! Everyones friendly. Loved the holiday and would return!! More
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally