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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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.
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 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 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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
Excelent Resort with awesome staff
It was one of my best vacations ever! Excellent room, with king size bed and cleaned every day. Different swimming pools and the magnificent beach near by. You can just relax and enjoy the sun. Hotel staff were magnificent, always available and super friendly. After dinner, just enjoy the daily spectacular or the disco. You have also different restaurants à la cart, so you don't need to go always o the buffet. Overall, everything was perfect and to be repeated.More
cverissimo, Setubal, Portugal
The perfect honey moon
We spent our honey-moon at Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro in September 2012. I must say everything was excellent and we had the time of our lives! THE ROOM: We had a room in Diamond Hacienda, at the ground floor. The ground floor is basically at the ground level, so I was afraid that someone could jump in our balcony, but it is not the case, the SECURITY is excellent around the resort (on the beach as well). The room is BIG and nice. The furniture is massive wood, a little bit rated, but hey! we did not cross half the world to have the same furniture as at home! I think something new and different is nice to have. And the colors on the walls, "mexican" style, made us really feel we were in the Caribbean. We payed extra to have Internet, which is ok. The bathroom is huge and marbled, which is excellent in that heat. I loved it! and the bathtube also huge. The maid was changing the towels twice a day, sometimes we did not even manage to use them. The thing is that the towels could not dry, as the humidity in Dominican Republic is really high. The bed was really, really HUGE and comfortable. The POOLS: excellent pools, large, very clean, the temperature of the water is perfect, and swimming in the pool is really fun. The BEACH: The beach is great. The only annoying thing is that tourists (especially russians) leave their towels (I mean..the hotel towels, not their personal ones) on the best chaise longues. They "reserve" them this way. I think the hotel should do something about this. For instance: if a blue towel (provided by the hotel) is on the chaise longue for longer than 2 hours and nobody claims it, they should take it, so other tourists can get that place. The FOOD: AWESOME! In the main restaurant (Bougambilia) the variety is amazing. It is impossible not to find what you like. The food is for all tastes, and you can surely find what you want. For example I ate FISH every single day, and it was excellent. The pineapple is just yummy! In the other restaurants some dishes are the same with those in the main restaurant, and also they have their own dishes. What we ate was very good. I would say the quality of the food at the French restaurant is average, but you can not expect to have the most refined "gastronomie française" in the middle of the Caribbean ;) The cooking show at the Japanese restaurant Maiko was awesome and the food they cooked in front of us was just DELICIOUS! I am not a fan of the Japanese food myself, but I would rate the "sushi" and the miso soup as poor. Near the beach they have a buffet where you can take lunch in your bathsuit if you don't want to go in your room to dress appropriately for the main restaurant.The food at the buffet is the same as in the main restaurant. The STAFF: very friendly and nice people. They say "ola" and they smile, they work hard and they sing. They are helpful. OVERALL: we had an amazing week at Gran Bahia Principe and I would definitely go back!More
Maxx R, Bucharest, Romania
Awesome resort, great experience
After reading some negative reviews that had me a bit worried I decided to write my own! We traveled with a wedding group of 33 people ! This place is amazing! This was my 6th resort and by far my favorite Start off with the check in; we arrived the wee hours of the morning (2 am) and check in was a breeze, it was great we filled out a few papers on the bus ride and when we arrived the bell boys took us straight to our rooms. The rooms were great fully stocked beer / pop fridge every morning never skipped a day and it was FULL! Bathrooms are upto date with great shower heads and lots of water pressure , always had plenty of hot water! And they are beautifully tiled and clean and we always had lots of towels and robes . Our room cleaner was very friendly and good at her job . Even one of the days when we were not feeling the best and told her to skip us for a day she ran out that minute brought us towels water and coffee for the machine . We went to 3 a la cart restaurants never had and issue booking and we went to book on our second day! They were well staffed and good food! The buffet in the Lobby was great if you go hungry in this place you have an issue that runs deeper than being a picky eater! There is something for EVERYONE , this buffet was always super busy but very we'll staffed and great service. Always running for drinks the lunch buffet down the beach was also great! The beach is amazing and we NEVER had an issue with getting sun chairs and we never arrived before 10 am and no issues with bugs on the beach It was not my wedding but the bride and groom said the whole experience was good it went smooth and on time and no issues the photographer was awesome very patient and professional . The night life was great disco was always pumping and great bars inside the shows were entertaining . Most nights we gathered in a group of 30 in the lobby bar and the service was great our waitress was constantly delivering a tray of drinks. And most employees have a great attitude! Late at night the snack bar down the beach was always open with beer and hot dogs and hamburgers fries and chips . The complex is MASSIVE but very clean and very well maintained there were landscapers everywhere always working . Grounds were beautiful . We never had to wait long for a lift on the trolley and we walked most times anyways cause we were able and enjoyed it When it was time to go we checked out early (9 am) so we could just laze at the beach and not have to rush and meet a 12 o'clock time line . After relaxing and eating all day we showered in the showeres provided up the lobby and relaxed in the lobby bar till our bus arrived at 10:30 pm. All my experiences with the service was positive. Saying that I have to add that I am a friendly positive person and POLITE to people so your going to get what you give. Also I tipped 1$ first drink and random tips through out the nights never going over 5$ a night between my wife and I. I got a kick out of some folks who tip very well but are rude as rude can be. And wonder why their service is bad. The language barrier was no big deal they try hard! But remember they are Spanish not deaf. No need to yell lol My only complaint for the entire week about this resort was the late night snack bars down the beach only served beer, no mix drinks at all. But we still ended up there every night despite that. I would recommend this place to a friend ! More
Jrvautour1984, Saint John, Canada
make your own mind up
after reading reviews of this resort we went with several doubts. must say we found everything ok buffets were good if you couldn't find something to eat you must have been very picky.rooms wre large and clean maids cleaned the rooms most days don't go on what you read .We went here for two weeks and found almost everything fine.Food in buffets varied and plentiful sometimes on the cool side but usually found something breakfasts were best with eggs any way you wanted them and hot. Pools were always clean .Had to be early to get a bed and shade but no problem otherwise. Bar staff on pool four always friendly and loud great service. all in all would recommend this resort. Was on the large size but transport was available all day and most of the night.More
John D, Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Excellent customer Service
As a member of the Privilege club of Bahia Principe Hotels, I want to express my satisfaction with all the employees from the Club. They are professional regarding customer service, attentive, and courteous. I am very pleased with drivers Orlando and Elyn. I also want to comment receptionist Marisel from Bavaro Lounge and waiter Luis at the Ambar buffet, last but not least Williams waiter from Esmeralda Snack Bar. Now our highest gratitude, and excellence customer service skills, a type of employee that makes any customer satisfied and leaves with the hope of coming back Mr. Joseangel from the Esmeralda Lobby.More
Nellyspio, Miami, Florida
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