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 3 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 5 speciality à la carte restaurants. Snacks.
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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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 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.
Junior suite sleeps up to 3 adults and a child or 1 adult and 2 children up to 12 years - can be sold as a single - with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed and a ceiling fan.
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Get a grip
Just returned from a fantastic holiday in this lovely hotel - we booked with Thomas cook and everything from the beginning to the end was perfect. We did receive a letter to warn us of the building work and we did try to cancel and re arrange but we are so glad we were unable to now. Yes the building work is massive but you have to look for it - as we did unless you are really unlucky but even the rooms overlooking it didn't seem that bad. I would suggest emailing the hotel with your worries and ask if you can be placed well away from it. We booked into the Hacienda rooms and found them great we had a massive bed, mini fridge stocked with beer soft drinks and lots of water. There was air conditioning and a fan in the room which was a bonus as when you open the patio door to your balcony the air con stops (as it does in any hotel). The room was cleaned every day and towels replaced as requested - yes the time was sometimes a little late but the resort is massive and staff can't be in all the rooms early so give them a break. The grounds were amazing, the staff from gardeners to Managers were all very friendly - if you were friendly to them, give them a smile and a "Hola" they are all really nice people. The restaurant and bar staff did sometimes look a little miserable but they are really busy and are usually concentrating on making sure that everyone is catered for. We were treated very well in every restaurant and at every bar just have a little patients - if you try to speak Spanish the staff will take pleasure in helping you. We got premium drinks at all times and the champagne and wine is delicious. As for the food being repetitive this really bugs me - have a different thing every night - you wouldn't go into a restaurant and order everything from the menu on you plate in one sitting so don't do that in the buffet!!!!The place is immaculate we saw the pool being jet washed the patio and paths in all areas and outside the lobby's being disinfected and scrubbed on a number of occasions. There is something for everyone in the entertainment department and there is something different every night, you can also have a quiet holiday if that is what you want. Mosquitoes didn't bother us, we did take and use deet and did see people with bites but you are in the Caribbean so you need to protect yourself!!!! Stuart our rep was great he didn't do the hard sell and was really informative and always there when he said he would be. We did the catamaran trip to the Bounty island which was good but didn't get to do all that they said we would do. The beach is one of the best we have been on some busy areas but also quiet areas - unfortunately there has been quite a few storms so there is a lot of sea weed but that is nature and unfortunately we can't do anything about it - although the hotel did clean the beach every day as best as they could, even though they were fighting a loosing battle. All in all this holiday was the best we have ever been on we met some lovely people from all over the world and spent lots of quality time with each other- don't look for faults everyone has them, and it would be impossible to cater for everyone's needs just enjoy the positives, be nice to the staff they work hard, try not to get angry if their English is not perfect - you are in their country after all and if you need something and the person you speaking to doesn't understand just be patient and they will get some help. No one wants to be treated or spoken to rudely no matter what their position is and unfortunately we witnessed staff being abused on many occasions by holiday makers. We will be returning to this amazing place and will definitely recommend to our family and friends. Look out for Denise in the lobby bar and ask her for a Denise cocktail they are lovely also Simione in the buffet bavaro side is excellent at helping you with your spanish. We only wish we could give more staff the recognition that they deserve and are counting the days for our return. If you need any information on this resort I will be happy to answer any questions. ENJOYMore
I love this hotel and wordsre difficult to describe. Amazing food, friendly and happy staff, weather and water is magnificient, everything is perfect here. If you go to dominican republic i think Bahia Principe Bavaro is the perfect local to stay. More
Bmmsantos, Seixal, Portugal
not what we thought
hotel Bahia Principe was ok but average, feel the pool areas could be cleaner, they do not seem to clean them from one day to next, need jetwashing from time to time, mosquitoes can be a problem so dont forget your deet, room was nice but also could have been cleaner, balcony was not washed in all 2 weeks we where there, cleaners did not come in to clean room until 5 or 6 oclock some days far too late we were getting showered or having a hour after a day in the sun. hence it was a quick straighten round and not cleaned properly, had ear infection ? from pool also all got runs so overall dont think id go back there, food can get a bit monotonous after 2 weeks saying that we booked into the special restaurants and these wher quite good.More
chris B, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Unfortunately I have to write a poor review for this hotel. This was my first time in DR but I've stayed in enough All Inclusives to have to deem this place sub par. Rooms - are quite out dated so if you are looking for something more modern, this is not for you. The place is not clean either. There were wine (?, not sure, don't want to know) stains on the bathroom mirror and I found a red mark of some sort on the pillow. Lighting is very dim and everyone in our villa experienced power outage twice and the water was turned off on me once (all temporary, 2 mins max). Also, if you want to use the safe in your room, expect a fee. Staff - lackadaisical and slow. 1. At check-in, I requested for a room that was more central. Something in between the lobby and the main pool but was ushered to a room that was on the boarder of the resort with a view of a construction site. 2. The bellman are the ones who bring you to your room and when I approached one of them, he told me wait 5 mins and I waited patiently to have him forget and disappear on me (probably went on break). 3. I went to use the restroom and all the doors were closed so I turned the doorknob to find a staff member who forgot to lock the door, (not using the toilet as she was sitting on top of the seat cover) occupying the restroom as a place for her to slack off and text/surf the web on her phone! 4. At the buffet (applies to buffet only), I was seated at tables that were not set. I would either have to gather my own cups/napkin/forks/knives or wait till someone finally notices. One positive note, I was quite pleased with the restaurants. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food was pretty good. Just book early because it does get full fast. I was only left with the option of BBQ and Italian, both were a delight. Conclusion: I typically do not write reviews but I was so appalled by the service and frankly angry that my getaway was spoiled. My construction site room was eventually resolved by waiting for another room to become available but my stay at this hotel definitely required a lot of patience. Choosing a good hotel plays a huge role on how your trip will turn out. I came here to relax and recover but instead I was aggravated and couldn't wait to go home. I hope this helps.More
travelogNYC, New York City, New York
Worst Experience - would not recommend it
We went there for a wedding - and the overall experience was awful! The process for booking any of the restaurants outside of the buffet was a pain. The food was terrible, most of my 80 family members got some kind of food poisoning.... On four different occasions, the front desk gave my family members keys to rooms where guest were already staying in. And the staff there was rude... I've been to Punta Cana on three different occasions and never had this kind of experience... For the price of this place, you are better off staying somewhere else.... FYI: The hotel lobby and all bars on the resort closes at 11pm and they shut the lights off.....More
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