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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Book a junior suite between the 24th April 2015 and the 31st January 2016 and receive a free upgrade to a junior suite Golden Club room. For arrivals from the 1st May 2016 to the 31st October 2016. Please note bookings will be automatically upgraded in resort.
Buffet meals. 3 visits per week to one of the 5 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.
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, a ceiling fan and hydro-massage bath, 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 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, a hydro-massage bath and a ceiling fan.
My husband and I stayed at the Grand Bahia for one week and we had a wonderful and relaxing. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and clean and so is the whole hotel area. Perfect location on the beach front. Would love to go back anytime!More
dienchen, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
My 5yr old and I went on vacation for the first time to the Dominican and I was very pleased with the entire trip. Hotel staff was awesome from the minute we stepped foot on property. Yenzel the bell man was awesome! My daughter made a new best friend. The pool staff were great Felipe and Ramon made all the games entertaining! My daughter didn't want to leave. I would definately stay here again. Food was ok some nights better then others. Definately do some excursions outside the resort to see the country. Gorgeous resort!More
Samantha S, Las Vegas, Nevada
I read trip advisor on every trip for research but I have never reviewed..... This trip has changed the game, I do not feel the truth is being told or sold here and I could have avoided major disappointment on my ideals for this holiday. As far as all inclusive goes, this is a 3* hotel at absolute best in my opinion because of the grounds otherwise it's 1*. The presentation of the grounds are impeccable and rooms are clean. Your pictures will look amazing anywhere on site. The beach too is very picturesque with palm trees stretching across the shore. The water however is not very clear initially, sand swirls for the first 5 meters joined by all kinds of sea weeds n Palm tree leaves. (We strayed off to the left of the hotel, which I think is actually a private beach, and it tended to clear up a bit). Now this minor detail that will never spoil your holiday but I'm from Barbados and been to Negril many times, I can't lie that this let me down considering what I accept as a Caribbean beach and may do the same to you depending on your standards. The pool we "lived" in, thanks to my daughter, is well kept and just shallow enough for me not to have to worry about her drowning. I was glad for this as I never saw a lifeguard. Now onto the service.... On a whole, the service is great. I came across a few workers who must have been having a bad day but that happens everywhere, I made many more friends with staff. One particular member of staff that went out of his way for my family was Carlos, he's definitely the guy to know. As we didn't speak Spanish he helped organise anything we needed, from a rental car to birthday cakes, rose petal candle light baths for my mrs and even a dinner reservation at the a la carte restaurant (after they messed up our reservations we made prior to arriving). He's obviously loved by all the staff and he uses his influence for the good of the guests and that's somebody good to know so I'll share that with you! So far you're thinking the place sounds amazing right.... We stayed 11 nights in Esmerelda which our travel advisor advised as the "top level province with all the perks". We get unlimited reservations at any "A La Carte" restaurants and top shelf drinks. We paid more than other guests for this luxury.... Wellllll...... These "A La Carte" restaurants (I didn't try any adult only restaurants as we had two 8 year olds) are glorified buffets.. I had an acceptable dinner at the BBQ Buffet (which even has buffet in the title but has to be booked?) and nice dinner at "Garden Grill" & "Takara" 3/11 nights... Otherwise I suffered from two major problems.... Problem number 1. The food was bland and consistently cold! Problem number 2. THE FOOD WAS BLAND AND CONSISTENTLY COLD!!!!! The cutlery and crockery were consistently dirty with dried food stuck on both, it usually took a minute to find a plate that I'd be comfortable eating from. We conceded a loss on a good meal and went out elsewhere for food in the end which started to become expensive. How this place is not riddled with food poisoning the Lord himself only knows? How nobody is highlighting this has got me questioning the integrity of some of theses reviews? I stood at lunch and waited for them to refresh the chicken with the new.... The new chicken came out.. STONE COLD! What the hell?? For breakfast I had a single choice... An omelette every day, as it was the only thing that came straight off the grill to my plate. Six days in to my eleven day stay it happened.... We discovered a MICROWAVE sat in the corner one of the quieter buffet restaurants which was closed on day 9 only to open for dinner, and we eat there daily until we left. 5* hotel, 1* catering. I'm a foodie, I could go on for ages here but I'll just state that this ruined my stay. I was so hungry after a few days I just had to workout safe things to eat and go for it to survive as opposed to treating myself on an all inclusive holiday. Then there was the drinks... In your room you receive a daily "allowance" minibar which is stocked with Water, Pepsi, 7up, club soda and some disgusting orange soda... Now this is fine, but if you want more you have to pay! I paid top whack for all inclusive to get told I have to pay for mini bar drinks, surely this could be documented before I fly across the Atlantic? Initially not a problem you think, I think I'll just get drinks from the bar right? Welllllllll.... There's no bottled water at the bar, another weird thing to me, but that wasn't it. The quality brands go out the window, every other soft drink served at any bar in the whole complex is made from cheap syrup and water... Not Pepsi and 7up you get in your room. The cheap watery stuff you wouldn't give to an enemy. You can get a smoothie from fresh fruit at breakfast but at a bar it's either water or cheap syrup drink. It's absolutely FOUL! You can see powder flakes floating in your drink if you ask for a cocktail as that's made from powder and cheap syrup it's totally vile! Then there's the top shelf drinks for this 5* hotel... I do not think they have a bottle of Grey Goose or Belvedere on the complex? Hennessy has to be paid for? At this point you ask yourself why did you pay extra to get top shelf service to not get any benefit? The rooms are the same across the whole complex. So I just bit the bullet and drink water all holiday with a few straight shots in the evening. Room service was another joke. Took forever, food came cold every single time. We met a guy who told us a room service burger had him on the toilet all evening. It's really bad! You also have to a. Take your own iron or b. Get your clothes pressed at a cost. The iron provided in your room is just comical. Another thing I'd like to warn non snake lovers, they bring one around the pool and beach for pictures. My mrs is petrified of them so be wary of you feel the same. Now... With the above mentioned, I had a fantastic time. I believe this is due to the company tho. After a few days I got over the disappointment of what was on offer and just made the most of the surroundings as the weather was beautiful. What puzzles me is how this hotel with such bad food and drink is packed from front to back. The kids didn't even get wrist bands cos they ran out. Heed my warming... Go expecting 3* service and you won't be disappointed. Go expecting Luxury and get upset!More
This Place was amazing!! I'll admit that I was a bit worried about the size of this resort after reading about it on this site, but once there I enjoyed being able to explore all that the Bahia had to offer. It didn't take long to orientate myself to the layout. As others have commented, shuttles go by all the time if you choose not to walk. My husband and I requested block 34 three days before we went and were given what was requested. In my opinion, it was the best location for us. We were very close to the main buffet and theatre and we were not too far from the beach. This block is also located by two amazing pools which we had views of (RM 34201). Management also surprised us with an anniversary banner, fruit basket, free t-shirts, balloons and a bottle of liquor. It wasn't our anniversary but in my e-mail I told the manager we were excited to be travelling together for the first time in the 27 years we've been together. It certainly set a positive tone for the upcoming week! I also requested our three a la cartes and was pleased that they were arranged upon arrival. We did not upgrade to Diamond club, and to be honest we didn't need to. Our basic package was perfect! The food was good...the Japanese a la carte was amazing! We met some great people that night during the interactive meal. We also went to the Mexican restaurant which was yummy. The Grill was ok, but my least favourite. The buffet was good but somewhat repetitive. There is something for everyone. It was a bit difficult at times to get served our soft drinks because they were so busy during Easter week. Finding chairs could be difficult if you don't get up early to reserve them, but it's the same wherever you go. There was a lot of seaweed on the beach but the staff rake and clean it up twice a day. It really wasn't a problem. For a resort this large, it was managed well by staff. We have nothing but good things to say about it. We plan to return in the future with our children...if not to this resort, another Bahia Principe for sure!!More
Sandy B, St. John's, Canada
Excellent resort! Service was great! Staff was happy and very friendly. Before our trip I shared that we were celebrating a special occasion and upon arrival, our room door was decorated with a banner and the room with balloons, a nice touch! The grounds are impeccable for such a huge resort. The buffet was quite good, always a variety to choose from. Edgar, a server in the buffet, was exceptional. It was quite difficult to get a reservation in any a la carte restaurants, we could only get 2. The Japanese was good, the BBQ was just ok. The bars were always well stocked, we could get any drink we wanted. The atmosphere in the grand lobby was so good. Every night there was entertainment and dancing, the Boogie Nights theme was the best! The entertainment at the Tropicana theater was well done! Since the resort is so huge, 5 resorts in one, the trolley service is a must. The trolley runs continuously through the resort, so you can hop on hop off at any time, no waiting. Pick ups for excursions were well organized. Saona Island day trip is a must! Beautiful scenery, and great fun on the catamaran! The Buccanneer pirate dinner was also really good, a fantastic show! The beach and pool were always crowded, so getting a chair was difficult. Staff on the beach stayed on the lookout for free chairs and quickly brought them to waiting guests( be sure to tip if they do this for you!) . Nice beach! During our stay there was lots of seaweed because of the waves. The beach is cleaned regularly. Any room on the third floor in the 70 to 75 bloc area would be great. We stayed in the 73 bloc and were close enough to the beach and lobby area. Third floor is good, then you don't hear the bus and patrons. The room was always clean and well stocked everyday. This is a beautiful resort! I recommend it for those looking for a fabulous holiday!More
5lpj, Winnipeg, Canada
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