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.
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First time in Punta Cana, spring of 2016. Grand Bahia Principe was absolutely beautiful. We stayed in Amber II second floor, poolside. Room was clean and comfortable. Food was great, entertainment was great service was excellent. Friends have already booked a return trip for March this year!!More
A friend and I recently stayed at this hotel for our vacation and it by far did not meet our expectations for great customer service or variety in food choices. Whenever we received customer service, hours or a day or so later, for the customary requests such as extra towels or the more rare/urgent requests -to fix a leaking toilet or the room phone that was malfunctioning - to no fault of our own- it was good but VERY delayed in response time. The hotel advertises several restaurant choices but fails to mention that reservations for an ala carte restaurant on the property should be made well in advance (two to three weeks) of your stay and even then you will be fortunate to get more than one reservation for your stay as majority of the restaurants were completely booked during our entire stay except for one night when we only had the choice of three lesser demanded ala carte restaurants out of several other seemingly better choices. Consequently, we were subjected to eat the distasteful food at the two buffet restaurants or at the snack bar by the beach. At those restaurants we stayed with the basic rice and beans the majority of the stay as that was pretty good. For breakfast we were able to get some pretty good omelettes made fresh so that helped for that meal plan. We were fortunate to catch some good entertainment during the evening in the front lobby so that was a plus! I would not stay at this hotel again as we did not feel that we received our monies worth at all and would not recommend it to my friends or family. More
Fantastic weather. With palm trees amongst private lined lawns, humming birds hover amongst the blooms. Refreshments easily available at small bars and cafes within the grounds. With constant sunshine and beautiful coral beaches this is a fabulous resort for the sun worshippers. However not being a sunbathing type I found the Dominican Republic a less than ideal location. Sharing the island with Haiti. It is a disadvantaged country. Poverty apparent from the airport all the way to the gates of the resort. The ends of the private beach had armed guards. I tried to walk further than the end of the private beach and was turned back into the resort. The guard informing me it wasn't safe to leave the confines of the resort. I would have liked a little interaction with the local culture but it seems this is ill advised.More
It seemed too good to be true..and was
I travelled to the resort on boxing day with 3 of my friends. Having previous experienced mexico and Jamaica with the secrets and royalton brands i decided to gove the grand Bahia Principe brand a try. The hotel itself ia lovely and has a bus service which makes getting aroud thid mid/large size resort a breeze. The staff are attentive in the restaurants however the reception staff are nothing short of awful snd very rude! No explanation when they start serving other guests part way through your enquiryand all.of a sudden another person pops up. The rooms are clean and spacious! The bed was comfy and the view on thw whole from the rooms are good. The downsode to this hotel is the food. I understand that catering for 1500 rooms is hard but for a 5 star resort all i would say is that your better off going to a fast food place outside. The buffet had minimal food in the theme advertised and was mainly carb heavy pizza pasta.. the a la cartes were not much kop either with the meat in the tex mex being warm and discoloured. The garden grill and Italian were decent yo be fair and worth another visit. We ate at the hard rock cafe in punta cana and it was the best meal in the two weeks. To top it off, 3 of us were ill snd had to get medication from the pharmacy. I was so disappointed as it should have been a really good break but it wasn't, a shame really. I won't be using the Grand Bahia principe brand again.More
Lawrence B, 187069
Not the vacation i have expected! Grand Bahia Principe Akumal
Ordered 2 adjoining rooms for the family of 3 adults and 1 toddler. Never got adjoining rooms. Moreover rooms received were on the second floor - without elevators - it was a hell of a time getting stroller and a kid up and down the stairs every time you went somewhere. Rooms themselves are lacking!!! This is very far from a LUXURY hotel that this property is being advertised as. I have previously visited "Grand Sunset Princess" and property there has much better accommodations and better food at much better price (half the price). It is impossible to get dinner reservation for restaurants from 6-9pm I have ordered 7 dinners during my stay and had to take 5pm 9pm 9:30pm 10pm or 10:30pm times. This is either too early or too late regardless of weather or not you are traveling with kids because you are either missing activities. There are no activities roughly from 6-9pm and that is the best time to eat. If you are with kids then late dinners are bad because your kids have to sleep and of course you are stuck with inconsiderate management who will not accommodate your needs. Everyone on a "Mexican time schedule" - never on time but expect you to arrive on time. Every dinner i went to was accompanied by wait time. Most of the activities i went to started late as well because there was no one to start them on time. Every tour i took was also late. However if you are late by 5 minutes to some activity or dinner do not expect to be seated! Most people are treating you as "money bag" - it feels like it is the only thing they not only want but also EXPECT from you - and will actually get pissed off if you do not tip them for some reason!!! To top everything off my transfer from hotel to airport that i have scheduled and confirmed 3 times has never arrived on check out day. I had to order a TAXI back to the Airport. So if you do not care to be inconvenienced and left stranded then by all means visit this property and do not forget to tip everyone - who knows what else can happen to you if you don't.More
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