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.
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.
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I stayed on the Bavaro side, which I noticed while there had a way better location than those staying at the Turquesa. The Bavaro beach is amazing!! I really have 0 complaints about this resort. The beach was fantastic, beautiful in fact. I loved how many options we had! Different pools to choose from, to all the different buffets and a la cartes. The Asian al a carte was fantastic! My boyfriend is not a fan of seafood, however he tried all of the seafood and actually really enjoyed it! This resort is huge, so there was a trolly bus that came around every 5-7 min to drive you where you needed to go. It was convenient, and even kind of fun!More
This hotel was so nice! I really had a nice time. I relaxed on the beach and by the pool, and I did fun activities and swam. The pool is so nice and big. There were 2 pools near my villa and by the beach. 1 had a swim up bar and they both had infinity pools in them. They had people with monkeys,birds, and lizards walking around the pool and beach to take pictures which was fun. The food was good. They had lots of places to eat. The beach was beautiful. We took a walk down to some shops on the end of the beach. It was far but I got some great little gifts and they really are willing to give you the price you want. We stayed at this resort from Friday to Wednesday and did so many things. I highly suggest doing the banana boat. It was probably the most fun thing we did on the trip. There are several places to book excursions. You can ride kayaks and paddle boards for free. We had issues with our villa at first but house keeping fixed them and moved us to a villa on the third floor instead of 1st. We had such an amazing stay!More
Great hotel, but take a course in spanish !
My sister and I just returned from this hotel, where we spend 6 nights. We had a lovely vacation despite the fact that I slipped and fell the first day in the bathroom, which had beautiful slippery marble floors when the floor is damp. The resort is immaculate. There was no dirt anywhere. They clean the beach every hour! The staff works real hard on that. We had a choice for dinner at 3 other resorts which was great. The food was excellent! Most of the help did not speak very good English. My sister and I knew a few words which helped us get by. My advice to anyone going would be to take a course in basic Spanish, it would help a lot. Getting around is easy, they have a tram that takes you everywhere and there was almost no wait. The entertainment was great also, very talented entertainers. The down side..smoking is allowed everywhere, not just in the rooms, and even watching the shows, we had to move several times. Its allowed in the restaurants too, so while sitting down to enjoy a nice breakfast, your breathing cigarette smoke. Very unappetizing! Our room key did not work on two occasions. Fortunately the people in our villa (there are about 6 rooms to a villa) were very nice and let us use their phone to call the concierge. We were hung up on twice when we pleaded to have someone come down and get us into the room! but again, I attribute that to the language barrier. On an ending note, I would like to recognize Anthony , who was the mater d at the Japanese restaurant Maiko. He really knew how to make you feel special, and we enjoyed Joel who was a delightful chef. The Amstar rep, Phil , was great and had a wonderful and informative presentation. And, Bellegarda...I think that's how you spell it, was very nice and helped us get our room changed to a non smoking room when we checked in!More
I have really mixed feelings about my stay here...
Our first trip to the Dominican The resort is beautiful. The beach is beautiful. There are enough pools to accommodate everyone. There are little trams that come every few minutes, and I don't think we waited any longer than 5mins for one. The staff were super friendly. If you're friendly with them, they'll be friendly with you. The language is only a barrier if you can't get by on hand gestures and pointing to things. The day staff at the lobby bar, Verenice, Carlos & Juan were three of the best people I think I've ever met in my life. They were awesome and I only hope the resort treats them as well as they treated us! ROOMS - We had the standard room and the bed was hard a rock. I mean, damn. It would have been nice to have something plushy to sink into since we got beyond burnt. The shower leaked everywhere and you could see that the mirror was taped to the wall. FOOD - Because you need to be warned. The buffet in the main lobby building has the most options. However, they are the same every single day. The buffet by pool was smaller and again, it was the same everyday. All meals at the buffets never changed. The buffets were always running out of something and you'd have to wait. It didn't matter because the food that should have been hot was cold and the food that should have been cold was luke-warm-ish. The signs above the food telling you what it was were wrong most of the time so those were fun little surprises. A LA CARTES - Most are buffets and serve a main course. Here's what really made me mad. We had some reservations for 6:30pm all the way up to 9:30pm and you know what??? They were all empty. So, tell me why when you are booking your dinners, they tell you that you can't eat until 9:30 and the place is empty. Then you go at 6:30 and it's empty. I don't understand. We were able to hit 6 A LA CARTES as we were travelling with other people. Those restaurants could have easily been filled and they weren't and they tell you that you can't the time you want. The ones we loved were the Mexican (if you like duck, apparently it's fantastic) The Italian place had the best beef and mashed potatoes!!! The pizza and pasta you can get at the buffet. Trust me on this! The steak place - was meh... The meat at the Italian was still better. The BBQ - was meh The Japanese - I don't like Japanese so I went to the buffet for some dry turkey. Desserts are mostly the same everywhere. Please Note: If you smoke an E-Cigarette, don't being it with you. It will make it there but Punta Cana customs says you can't take it home. I wish I had a warning.More
Alice C. H, 155019
Experience- been to puntaCana 11 times, also including Ambar and Esmeralda. Generally stay at 4.5 or 5star resorts. Also been to 8 other Caribbean islands. Pros We went for the beautiful long beach. You can walk forever and swimming is good. This resort has the busiest beach. . Chairs lined together and in rows of people. Grounds are pretty and well maintained. Very clean. Staff very pleasant and worked hard. Cons With 3500 rooms at the complex there is no personal touch. Massive people. Food was same most days , not hot, rubbery, and basic. We could always find something but nothing was ""delicious ". Italian, steakhouse and Japanese good. Texmex took 1.5 hrs and fajitas had no taste or spices. Room- we spoke to front desk 4 times that air conditioning didn't work. It was never fixed. Very uncomfortable sleeping. No face towels. No consistency with whether you got one towel or four but they did come everyday to clean. Drinks- basic and sweet drinks. No top shelf liquor unless you paid extra. Entertainment- you get a list of activities but they don't always happen. We looked all week for aqua aerobics at our pool, not there. We went to different pools too. Didn't see it. They had bikes in the pool but we only saw it ending, don't know where or what it was called as would have liked to do it. Nightly entertainment in bavaro square isn't posted . They need to make it clearer what's happening and where. Wifi- free access once per day only in lobby for max hour. One day I couldn't get in and front desk said I had already been in- I hadn't so must've been a system problem but they basically said too bad. At This age of electronics wifi should be free everywhere. Safe-you have to pay $4 /day for a safe. That's ridiculous. Bring a small flashlight. You can't see in the safe. Room lighting is very poor too. Went with a few girlfriends and we had fun but won't return due to food, drinks and lack of personal touch. As a returning guest there was no benefits. I won't return and the only resort on the complex I would recommend is Ambar. There is a noticeable difference in food, service and less people.More
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