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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Nice, relaxing vacation!
We just returned from a lovely 5 night stay at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro with our 19/21 year old daughters. We thoroughly enjoyed our vacation.. Although we chose to mostly just relax and enjoy the beach/pool, there is so much to do. The junior suites were extremely clean and beautifully decorated. The staff was incredibly welcoming and helpful- everyone from the housekeeping staff to Hacienda Club representative greeted us with a welcoming "Hola!". We would highly recommend this resort!More
John B, 53994
Great vacation spot!
We are heading there in a couple days for the second time. We stayed here a few years ago for our daughter's college graduation trip. The place is huge! Lots to do, clean, friendly staff, great food and the rooms were excellent! We are bringing the rest of the family this time as we were so impressed.More
Gregory Joseph H,
We are heading here tomorrow, can't wait. Will update review as we are there. Have upgraded to the suites so hopefully we'll be near the pool and beach. Be arriving there around 5.30pm tomorrow night.More
Stayed here from 20/04 to 5/05 from arrival at the airport to our check in was the smoothest and most stress free I have ever had. My 1st time to D.R and I was totally impressed with friendliness and speed that we experienced. Our room was big, clean and well presented. We had requested a quiet room above ground floor and this was exactly what we got. Everywhere was immaculate and all the staff we encountered were fantastic, nothing too much trouble and always a smile. We emailed ala carte requests before arrival and were granted all, which I might add were lovely. Our first choice rep Rafael was top class and should be commended for his efforts. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was spot on. Was dubious of some reviews prior to holiday but no need as I think most are very unfair and can not see how some are even warranted. I would definitely return and recommend this hotel. Well done.More
I read the reviews for this hotel and decided to go with an open mind. The hotel was big and beautiful. The outdoor staff really took a lot of time and care maintaining the grounds, beach and pool areas. Unfortunately the front desk staff, wait staff, and guest services staff were uncaring, unhelpful, and rude. The staff had an attitude that they did not care if you were happy or sad. Check in took a long time. The lady checking us in kept answering the phone. Seven people were checked in behind us and we were still at the counter waiting.We were not offered pool towels or a pool towel card and had to go back and ask for them. I asked to purchase a safe and was told there was a problem with the computer system, therefore to try again the next day. I explained I was not comfortable waiting and the man beside me had just purchased a safe. Suddenly the computer was working and I was able to purchase a safe. The cleaning staff did not give us any facecloths. Every time we asked for them we were told they were all dirty that day and we would receive some the following day which never happened. We kept asking until we finally gave up. Our balcony door did not lock therefore I felt a little unsafe traveling with my two daughters. Our mini bar was never restocked. The buffet food was bland. They served almost the same food everyday. The wait staff at the buffet were very slow. We had to ask for water and drinks a few times before receiving anything. Most of the time we were almost finished our meal before we got a drink. I had to keep getting up from the table and asking multiple wait staff to get one drink. Upon check in we were told we could book three a la cart meals. Our West Jet tour operator told us we could make our reservations at guest services until 7PM. The paper we received upon check in also said the same thing. We arrived at guest services at 6PM and was informed by the man that we had to wait until the next day as you had to make reservations before 6PM. I showed him the paper that said 7Pm and pointed out the guests beside us were also making dinner reservations. He then decided to help us. He told us we could only book 2 meals not three and the front desk staff were wrong. I was traveling with a four year old. The man at guest services offered us reservations for 9 30 PM. He told me if I wanted an earlier time I should have emailed before arriving. Unfortunately I was told by my travel agent that you can not email to book reservations before arrival from Canada. The guest services man also told us most of the restaurants were fully booked therefore we could only take what what left. My daughter has severe food allergies and I did not find the buffet staff helpful despite my note in Spanish that stated her allergies.until after I complained to guest services. Overall I was very shocked and disappointed at the attitude of the staff members at this resort. They did not make me feel like they cared about their guests. I did not find the resort friendly to families with young children. I would recommend this resort to spring breakers who are only interested in drinking and do not care as much about customer service.More
Trudy H, 499275
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