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.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based On 8670 reviews
- Official Rating
Luxury holidays all over the world
- Stylish 4 and 5-star hotels
- Highly rated by you
- 20kg luggage allowance
- Kid-friendly Premier Families collection
- Long-haul Premier Luxury collection
Free room upgrade
Book a junior suite by 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.
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.
Facilities► View all
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.
Rooms ► View all
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.
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.
TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews Show more reviews »
Huge Resort right on Bavaro Beach
Nice resort that turned out to be several resorts of different caliber at the same location. Making this a huge property (over 5,000 rooms). Nothing wrong with that, but it makes their shuttle system important to understand and use. From the front lobby to the beach is probably a 2.5 mile walk (or a 5 minute shuttle). Buffet was plentiful and of good quality. Not great, but very good,. The specialty restaurants (they call them Alacarte Restaurants) were a disappointment. We tried three of them and all three left much to be desired. Maid service was lacking. We never saw a washcloth for the week we were there. It was not unusual to return to the room and find no towels at all. Because of allergies we made a request of tissue products without fragrance and it request was met with a delivery of more fragrant tissue. Never got that one correct. Entertainment was not good. The shows reminded me a high-school musicals but they tried. In their defense our visit occurred on the back end of a Disney Cruise, so my comparison is that of a Disney production. Not fair, I know. All in all, it was a nice place with a GREAT BEACH. The children's water park was absolutely perfect. If you have young travelers that alone would justify the resort. We recommend it.More
Clean, Friendly, Beautiful!
Just returned from an 8 day girl's vacation. This was the first Caribbean all inclusive for me, but not for others in my party. We were all impressed. Since I rely on Tripadvisor for details, I am going to provide the facts about the great, the good and the disappointing. The Resort: Very very clean. The property is constantly maintained. No litter, not a blade of grass out of alignment. Gorgeous! Grand Bahia has three resorts located on the expansive property; Bavaro, Ambar and Esmeralda. Ambar and Esmeralda are upgrades and I believe both are adults only. Our Bavaro privileges extended to some of the other amenities but not many. Bavaro is the largest section. Largest portion of guests during our stay were forty and over, a large number of Canadians and many Europeans. Bring comfortable shoes if you plan on walking, otherwise there are trams that travel the three main roads consistently. We stayed about halfway between the lobby and the beach..about a ten minute walk each way. The Casino, Disco, Sportsbar and most of the shops are located close to the reception lobbys at the beginning of the resort. First disappointment if you are a night owl is that there isn't much late night activity except for the Casino, Disco (opens at 11 PM) and Sportsbar. Elsewhere everything shuts down by 10:30. The Rooms: Most buildings are three stories. We had adjoining rooms on the third (great for us) and a room on the first. Bellmen handle your luggage so we did not miss having an elevator. The rooms were very clean, with two double four poster beds, a table and chairs, a daybed/sofa and a balcony. No Bavaro rooms have an ocean view. The bath was very nice. Beds are comfortable and the room is quite. The TV has many channels including the three major US networks with NYC origination. Word of caution about the jacuzzi tub/shower.....it is an awkward large step up and over to get into the tub and it gets very slippery. Area for improvement....more lighting and more electrical outlets. We had to unplug the clock to use the only available outlet to charge our devices. The Food: Buffet is always available. The selection is amazing, the food was fresh and great. However, you are not in US so do not expect to find US food. Hot dogs seem to be available but not steak and potatoes if you desire that kind of meal except at the fine dining a la carte restaurants. But I loved the food and miss it. IMPORTANT TIP: Make your reservations ahead of your trip if possible or immediately upon arrival. We could not get into the Mediterranean, the two Japanese or the Tex Mex. For the others we had to dine at 8:30 in order to get a seating. We dined at the BBQ buffet, the Caribbean buffet, the Italian (CAPRICCIO) and the steakhouse (Garden Grill) a la carte restaurants. All were wonderful except for the Garden Grill Steakhouse. The food was OK but the service was not up to the resort standards and it was dirty. The draperies were slimy and there were large food items on the floor including bread and condiment packets. The Beach: This was my major disappointment as I am an ocean swimmer. There are too many palm trees and too many thatched huts. There is little area for sunbathing. The beach itself is narrow and littered with the many lounge chairs of the sun seekers. I went in the ocean twice for a short stay. It was warm. You may have to deal with seaweed on occasion but the workers keep the sand clean. The Pools: Swim up bars, one HUGE pool, at least three smaller pools but by no means small. LOVED THEM! You have to get down to the beach or the pools by 7 AM to find chairs but your towel will keep them for you. The Entertainment: The Michael Jackson Review is excellent. The lobby had entertainment of some form every night. Dances to the music of the 70s and 80s. The outdoor lounge is a great place to gather. WiFi: Only available in the lobby. One CONSECUTIVE HOUR per device. I purchased resort wide wifi for $70. It is only good for one device so I stayed connected via email and FB. Tip: if you need to communicate among your group or family while there, upgrade your cell service to allow international calling and texting for the month. The People: Remarkable....polite, friendly, attentive, gracious. LOVED THEM! Brush up on your spanish. What a fabulous trip. Thank you GBP Bavaro!!!!!!More
Huge resort but you don't feel it. Good food, great beach, good accommodation, Staff relaxed, friendly and helpful. You get only 1 hour of free internet wi-fi access in the lobby but that's not actually bad. Everything you need from shops to tour operators for trips inside the resort. Everything was just fine.More
Pros: I love the Dominican Republic, it's people and also their culture. Cons: this place was far beyond what the Dominican Republic really is. I stayed here with my Grandmother and my Mother and my little brother and the workers were extremely rude, one of the workers called my 8 year old brother fat (Which he isn't he is 60 lbs for Christ sakes) and my brother refused to eat the entire day. Housekeepers were extremely rude and loud every morning. Didn't respect our Do not disturb sign. Their restaurants were very basic, nothing special. AC was not working they came to "fix it nothing changed" this was back Aug of last year and i am still upset about this. Also, Wifi is an additional $50 USD for only 2 devices which they don't make very clear on their websiteMore
Nessa P, 48759
Great winter holiday
Stayed here for a week in January. We traveled with Thomas cook and were checked in on the coach on way to hotel. when we arrived there were cocktails waiting. Bell boys were there to show us to our rooms and take the cases.Our welcome pack contained a map of the site and a list of activities and when and where they were, what time restaurants were open etc. A very speedy and efficient start to our holiday no drama and no queuing. The room was big and clean the fridge was well stocked. Air con worked well. We never had any bugs of any sort in room. Our room was close to reception so nearly as far away from beach as possible but we didn't ever use the bus as we found it a very pleasant walk to the beach and it only took 5 to 10 mins. We spent most days on the beach getting a sun bed wasn't a problem for us but we were down there by 7:30 as our body clocks were still on uk time. The beach was beautiful yes it was busy but this wasn't a problem. The food in the buffet restaurants both near reception and near the beach were good with a good selection never a problem to find something we liked. Staff were friendly and always ready to help in anyway possible. The grounds were kept pristine and were a pleasure to walk in. All the staff were hard working and friendly and did everything to make your stay as great an experience as possible. Always there with a smile and a Hola. Had a great time and would go back againMore
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
People who looked at this hotel also viewed...