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.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
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.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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With whirlpools, fountains, and a kids section. Towels are also available.
Main buffet restaurant
Offering a variety of international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Mikado Japanese à la carte restaurant
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.
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junior suite with balcony or terrace
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.
club junior suite with garden view and balcony or terrace
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.
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Great Family Holiday
Before arriving I emailed the hotel asking if we could have adjoining rooms as we were travelling as a family and also if we could be near the beach as I had recently had a knee operation. I also asked if I could book the "A la carte" dinners in advance. I received a reply the same day saying that they would do what they could depending on availability and that they had passed the restaurant reservations to the appropriate dept. On arrival we had adjoining rooms on the ground floor very close to the pool and beach and all dinner reservations were already made. Perfect! Rooms: great rooms, very clean. Towels changed every day if required, just leave them on the floor. I left a note for the cleaner one day to ask for more creamer for coffee and the next day there was plenty. Food: I don't know how anyone could complain about the food. There was so much choice that we skipped lunch every day. Hot tasty dishes, cold, salads, fruit, desserts, vegetarian, a themed selection every night (Mexican, Chinese, Italian etc.) ...and the food in the "A la Carte" restaurants were top notch too. Drinks: More or less any local brand drinks you want: good cocktails, beer, soft drinks, a choice of wines with dinner. Service: The staff were charming, always smiling and singing. We occasionally left tips but not all the time and didn't feel obliged to do so at any time. Pool: Our pool was the one nearest the beach and was quite an "active" pool with music and activities going on all the time. Never did we feel pressured in to joining in but enjoyed watching the antics from the sunbeds. It was quite difficult to get a parasol sometimes but on those days we went to the beach. The sun is very hot there and it's nice to be able to have some shade. The pool temperature was just right in the morning but did start to get very warm in the afternoon. We did notice that there are many other pools on the complex and some seemed quieter than ours without constant music. Beach: Lovely beach, white sand and the water is just right for a refreshing dip. Definitely not cold at around 29 degrees. A couple of days there was quite a lot of seaweed floating around but the beach is always clean as there is a nice man raking up the seaweed all the time. The complex is enormous, around 4000 rooms but there are little trains to take you everywhere. We never had to wait, as one arrives the other one leaves. We went on the Scubadoo excursion which was good fun, they did take photos while we were there and there is a charge of around 30 dollars for the disk (no obligation) but we thought it was worth it as a good souvenir. Although my husband and I enjoy scuba diving the kids (24, 20 and 15) were able to do a pool dive and then went on a wreck dive with us. They really enjoyed it and will probably pursue it in the future. We didn't really go and see much of the entertainment but there was live singing every evening in the lobbies which was good. It's very difficult to escape the Bachata and the Merengue during your stay so be prepared... The only thing that I would say needs some upgrading is the wi-fi. You get an hours' free wi-fi per day which should be plenty (you are on holiday after all!) but it was very slow. I had trouble connecting at all several times and I when I did I lose patience with it as it was so slow. I believe that you can contract to use the computer room so if this is an issue for work it might be worth looking in to that. All in all I am having trouble finding anything negative to say except I wish we could have stayed longer!More
Love this resort !!
I visited this resort two times this year to date and am wanting to come back within the next two weeks. Need I say more?? :-) So much fun. Exceptionally clean rooms, clean resort, and friendly staff everywhere. Good food, Good fun, Good drinks, Good shows, Great beach. The only bad is: I have always booked with an agent. Now I have been trying to contact the resort personally and directly with no avail. Please leave me an email so I can email you ASAP about making a reservation again very soon! If someone who speaks English would get in touch with me, that would be perfect! Thank-you so much for your time!More
I travelled here with my family and friends ( 9 of us in total ). Upon arrival we were handed our room keys on the coach, which was better, as we could be taken straight to our rooms. The room was very spacious housing two four poster double beds, and an extra bed (sofa), the room was cleaned every day and the mini bar stocked up too. The complex is a very clean place, I did not see any litter around, the gardeners and maintenance men worked really hard to keep the grounds looking immaculate. There are little trains that run from the reception throughout the complex, so you do not have to walk anywhere. The food is plentiful, were ever you eat (I'm fussy, and still ,managed to eat every day), the pool was cleaned every morning, and cleaners were cleaning throughout the day, even the beach was being cleared of seaweed constantly ( the poor guys were there all day long, scraping the seaweed up in piles) I would definitely return to this hotel.More
Amazing Hotel Visited twice , 2013 and this year. Lovely atmosphere there ,food is great and drinks are quite strong . Beach is amazing and clean. Staff ? AWESOME . Would definitely recommend to anyone .Inexpensive Dominican Republic. You dont need to pay another half to get what you need. Been in Punta Cana 10+ times and visited a lot oh Hotels but THIS ONE IS THE WINNINGMore
Our holiday to grand Bahia
My husband and I have just returned from a enjoyable holiday here. Check in: All done on the bus during the transfer from airport so no hanging about on arrival. Room: Spotlessly clean maid julia (I'm sure this is her name) was fantastic and we had clean towels every day, mini bar always stocked up. Food: I'm a fussy eater but was pleasantly surprised to arrive at the buffet and find plenty choices. Pool areas: Never had a problem getting a bed any time of day. The swim up bar is great although there was a certain member of staff who always looked grumpy but after a few days he started acknowledging us and it turned out he was actually ok. Beach: Only went to the beach once and it was gorgeous had lunch at the beach bar defo recommend. Lobby area: only negative I would say would be more air-conditioning as it gets really busy at night and can be very uncomfortable sitting in that heat. Entertainment: Evening entertainment is what you would except, went to the Caribbean show and the Michael Jackson show defo worth going to. The disco is not great if you are not Spanish. Excursions: very expensive went to the boogies would recommend only if it's dry on the day we went it was raining so hard it was not an enjoyable experience. Booked to go on the Samoa trip only to arrive at the port after a two hour bus journey and a 1 hour hang about for the trip to be cancelled no t a problem to get refund. If travelling with Thomas cook they put on a free bus to go a shopping trip.. Stay well clear biggest lot of junk ever!!! Resort: Very big and quite daunting when you first arrive after a couple of days it's easy to find your way about. The grounds are kept immaculate. Wee trains every few minutes to get you about. Weather: Wow very very hot!!! All in all would recommend this hotel there really isn't much to fault so don't be put off by negative comments go with a open mind I assure you will be pleasantly surprised. More
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