Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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The ultimate in relaxing tropical retreats, you'll find all you need to unwind at the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, which was previously called Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro. It has three pools with one sitting right along the powdery white sands. With a shopping centre and shared facilities with its sister hotel, there's loads to keep you entertained.

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Based on 6502 reviews

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  • 37Buildings
  • 3Floors
  • 780Rooms

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Buffet meals. 3 visits per week to one of the 5 speciality à la carte restaurants. Snacks.

Drink

Local and selected international alcoholic drinks including beer, spirits, cocktails, house wine with dinner, juices and soft drinks.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

With whirlpools, fountains, and a kids section. Towels are also available.

Hotel-run kids' club

For kids aged 4 to 12 years.

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junior suite golden club room

Junior suite in the Golden Club sleeps up to 3 adults and a child or 1 adult and 2 children up to 12 years with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed and a ceiling fan, plus Golden Club services and amenities such as alarm clock, beach towel, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turndown service, VIP amenities, umbrella on request at reception, private Golden reception, welcome cocktail, 4 à la carte dinners per week, entry to private Casa Club, free internet and newspapers in the Casa Club.

junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 3 adults and a child or 1 adult and 2 children up to 12 years with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed and a ceiling fan.

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Maybe the nicest place I have stayed

I regretted not asking earlier which drinks were included because our brochure said that some cocktails were extra so I avoided anything out of the standard. However, many drinks were available as included. I liked the nightly shows, probably the best at any place I stayed, although I have only been to about 3 other resorts with evening shows, but these were far superior. I ate a lot of passion fruit at the buffet because they cost so much at home. At every all inclusive and cruise ship I have been on, I found the restaurants that required reservations are not as enjoyable as the flexibility of the bar restaurants and buffets and I never found the food particularly worth the trouble. I don't like DR because of the surrounding neighborhood and all the begging and poverty. Perhaps that is snobbish, but the other option to trying to ignore it all is to give them everything you own and live in poverty too. The hotel was great.More

PMahdis, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Awesome Vacation!

This was our first trip to the DR. We traveled from March 24 to March 29. We opted to stay here despite some of the negative reviews. Other than the first day not having any face towels, it was a dream vacation! The food on all the buffets and in restaurants was very good. The Garden Grill was by far the best. I did wonder why we could not get reservations for our Ala Carte choices when the ones we did get, the restaurants were mostly empty. The Premier Lobby and Pool area is absolutely beautiful and Albert & Lemuel, the swim up pool bar -tenders were very friendy and posed for pictures when asked. Language could be a barrier but you quickly learned a few spanish words to get your point across- that is with everyone other than the reception desk folks who spoke good english. The beach area was beautiful. The vendors can be pushy but if you say "No Gracias" they moved on. Unless of course you were interested, then bargaining is expected and accepted. The resort is huge! Beautiful grounds, workers were always pruning, picking up and trimming. The Tram comes around often and was never too full. We did have a hard time finding a tram at the Premier Lobby to take us to the main lobby to catch the next tram to the beach.. The only entertainment we took in was the Michael Jackson show- very well done!! I would come back to this resort but stay in the Adults only section as there were many children in the Premier section. I have children so that wasn't the issue, but getting away to relax with no children was my goal. Oh, let me not forget, the beds in this section were very firm! I much prefer a softer bed and better quality bed lines/duvets. With that said, all the people posting negative comments about this resort, must be very hard to please. Take a chance! Go! You will not regret the money spent!More

BeachBum201461, Virginia, Illinois

An Amazing Experience

My partner, two friends and I stayed from April 11-17 and we loved the resort, to be honest its the only resort that looked big, nice and clean, we went to other ones picking up people for the excursions but they werent the same as this one, we even asked people about theirs but they had a negative part of it. In our side we don't have one. The staff there are extremely nice very helpful, the food was amazing each day it was a different type, the drinks were also excellent, there was a different show everyday, also one of the good things is that it is also a family resort because they have kids playground and even a little water park. Pools were clean, all around was clean. The only thing is that the souvenirs in the hotel are very expensive because they don't have the prices in them the employees put price to it and its not fair. Also the discotheque was very boring because the DJ wasn't spanish he didn't put spanish music which he had to since we were in a spanish country, he was very mean by answering us back saying that most of the people were white and they wanted hip hop and r&b which we don't think that was the right answer for people that were also staying there that were spanish too, we stayed for 3 hrs and he never put spanish music so we left. We would definitely go back to this Resort We wont change it :)even tho for those two negative things, so go people take the chance you wont regret it. IT IS AMAZINGGGGGG!!! Love Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro in Punta Cana... Cant wait to go back.More

Jessica710,

The daily restaurant reservation nightmare.

I can say that this was an ok vacation. I think that for the amount of money we paid having to make a daily reservation for the restaurants is a huge waste of time. I do understand that this was during high season but maybe they should ask ahead of time which ones would you preferred so they could be automatically reserved, instead of having to spend an hour a day of your vacation time in the lobby doing that, instead of enjoying the pools or the beach, and at the end they gave us whichever they wanted. The room was spacious with a king sized EXTREMLY HARD bed that felt more like sleeping in a box spring than a mattress, dresser, sofa area, large tub with jets, granite countertop and tile throughout. Overall it was clean, but for some reason that I still don't know one of the days they did not clean the room at all, maybe they were short staff but it did not happened, so that day we did not get any water, coffee or beer that they promised as part of the all inclusive, were supposed to be stocked in the room every day. I also have to say that the bed was . In the positive side the place is amazingly big, beautiful and clean, the employees, were extremely nice and polite, I do believe that if it wouldn't be for that fact and that the place if so beautiful this would be a 1 star hotel. Oh and I also forgot to add: DO NOT GO the meetings they offer and say it takes only and hour, because it takes longer and it's nothing else than trying to sale some sort of timeshare for the hotel. Believe me, you would spend less money just by using the place as a vacation hotel.More

Carmen S, Puerto Rico

Amazing!!!

First off I would have to dsy after reading some of the recent reviews I'm not sure we stayed at the same resort. My husband, myself with our 7 year old son stayed at the grand bahia bavaro club premier section from April 6-16th. By far our family had the best holiday we could of ever asked for. From the moment we arrived until we left everything was perfect. Room: We stayed in villa 48 which is close to the waterpark and also a pool, snack bar and buffet. Our room was spacious, bright, cool and most importantly very clean. You get a different maid everyday but our room was always cleaned and our bar fridge was restocked everyday. Resort: Yes it's huge but there are trolleys that run all the time and can get u where u want to be rather quickly. The grounds are well manicured and stunning. Not once did I see a piece of garbage or a cigarette butt on the ground. The grounds staff work very hard to make sure the resort is kept clean. Food: In one word delicious. We stayed for 10 nights so we got 6 specialty dinners. All of them were amazing and the staff made it so much fun playing around with our son. We tried the garden grill twice, French, Italian, BBQ on the beach and the Mediterranean. Our personal family favorite was the French and they made it extra special as it was our wedding anniversary. They delivered the best chocolate cake to our table we have ever tasted. Thank you so much for making our wedding anniversary one we won't forget. Pool/Waterpark/Beach: Awesome. Our son loved the waterpark and we loved watching him with a constant smile having so much fun. The pool in the club premier section was never really busy and we never had an issue getting a lounger in the shade. There's also a swim up bar there and the bar tenders always had a smile and friendly attitude when they served us. Now for my favorite section the beach. It's very clean, very little seaweed, beautiful turquoise water and the sand felt amazing between your toes. Not once were we hounded by the vendors who sell there things on the beach. Overall it was an amazing family holiday. From the moment we arrived until we left we were treated with respect and exceptional customer service. We honestly couldn't of asked for a better 10 days. I have to say a big Thank you to Elna in the guest service department for your lovely smile and making our family feel so welcome. This may of been our first time to punta Cana and our first time staying at a gran bahia but I can reassure you it won't be our last. We are already planning returning next year.More

JanetSaunders_10, Edmonton, Canada

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