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 balcony or terrace.
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If you're spending your honeymoon with us, you'll receive a bottle of wine and box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room on arrival and a 20% discount on massages at the spa. The offer is subject to availability.
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. 3 visits per week to one of the 4 speciality à la carte restaurants and you can dine at the sister hotel's à la carte restaurants, too. 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, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and safety deposit box*. You'll also find a whirlpool bathtub.
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Good hotel with plenty to do
Just come back from 2 weeks at the Grand Bahia Principe. Rooms were dated, but cleaned daily and located 5 min walk from the Beach. Room 27101. The grounds are pristine... seemed to be guys working on the gardens everyday. Food in the Lobby restaurant was good, plenty of choice. Can get a bit repetitive if you eat there everyday, so recommend booking in as soon as you can in the A La Carte restaurants. (We booked a week before we flew) We were a little disappointed in the choice of food at the A La Carte restaurants, however, its more a change of scenery than anything else. The BBQ restaurant located near the Beach was our favorite. Staff were great, always seemed happy and always helpful. There are a few trains that run round the complex quite often to take you around. Most we waited was 5 mins. We were surprised by the entertainment. Didn't expect too much, but some really good shows on. The Michael Jackson tribute, which was located in the Village area is def recommended. All in all, i would recommend this place to people. Decent food, plenty of entertainment, clean and lots of excursions. Tips. Take your own lilos, beach balls etc. Very expensive once inside the complex. ($29 for a ball!) We booked excursions through Thomas Cook, however, guys round the pools sell the same trips for a highly reduced price! We would have saved a few hundred £££ if we'd has the confidence to book with them!More
Do not expect help when at this hotel
My wife and I are currently at this hotel in the Dominican Republic. Until today we would not have an issue in recommending it however, we have had reason today to use the hotel ATM, the process went through ok but appeared to fail when it came to hand over the cash. No problem you would think??? How wrong could you be .... the hotel staff and its Management team could not give 2 hoots about you in the slightest. All we got was laughter and - it's your problem !!!! The staff kept us waiting as they claimed to call the bank who's machine had failed (with our money within it), this wait lasted an hour and then when we were told you have to ring your bank in the UK and they laughed when we said how can we they are closed now. I then saw red and asked to speak with the hotel manager. The Duty Manageress appeared and said that it was our problem. We said we have no cash, no means of getting cash and at the very least would expect them to provide us with funds until their ATM supplier confirmed there was an issue. This was met with a trial lack of agreement and they even said we had an attitude. They offered to call us a taxi to take us into town to get money out. This hotel is NOT VERY CUSTOMER FRIENDLY in fact I would never come here again as it has marred our holiday ....More
Wonderfull Holiday in this hotel. Ther is few buts but in general cant complain to much. About FOOD : FANTASTIC - all kind of food was great everyone will find something Room : For the Price and if we will look where we are in the world I wont say a word. We had a flood in our room one evening but maintenance guy in 2 secs in our room :) probably typical thing " water cumulated in aircon" can happen . We had a room in VILLA 27 and It was perfect 3min walk to the beach and poll and that was most important for us but when we arrived they where trying to give us the worst room they had just next to the lobby be carefull even when you book direct they may try. If you want to have better room service you need to give cleaning lady small tip. I was leaving one usd everyday and I couldnt say anything Ive had enough beer and other drinks. Beach : Best beach in this part of Dominican Rep we had long walks both ways and what we can say Only GBPR have beach clean all day long , other hotels even these most expensive haven't beach so clean. If you thinking which hotel you want to book Bavaro got lower standard than Ambar or Esmeralda but lots of people is coming to bavaro beacuse of amount of sunbeds . Fantasia hmmm luxury but because its new there is no nice palm trees or other tropical plants, everything is freshly planted and trees are small all other parts of hotel are great with fantastic trees and other plants . Thats only short bit what I want to say, if someone will have any questions just write I can recomend some nic trips around the island. Once again Perfect stay for really good price.More
For families but not couples
Firstly the staff were brilliant - so polite, friendly and hardworking. The food was also great, at the restaurants and the buffet. The buffet changed its theme every night and had a range to suit every taste, especially nice at breakfast. Our favourite restaurants were the Italian (the beef was our favourite dish of the holiday!) and the Garden Grill. The room was nice and spacious, but we had problems with noisy air con and a lot of mosquitos. The Michael Jackson show was brilliant at the evening entertainment. Other hotels in resort: No booking made it clear that we could choose other hotels in the resort - we were at the main one (Punta Cana) which was better for families and there were 4 or so others that looked much quieter and we would have been willing to pay extra for it. Ours had 4 pools and the 2 at the front were particularly loud and party-ish so we stayed at the middle 2, but they were still so busy and noisy with the same repetitive music all day long. It would be nice to have just 1 pool that was a little more peaceful. Sometimes we just went to the room as it was the only place to find any quiet. Maybe it was the hotel and the others in the resort would have been better but the resort needs to make it clear what hotels are on offer and what each one is like! Not appropriate for couples. Rules: The lack of rules or discipline means tourists can act appallingly and nothing is done. At the Japanese, a large group of loud, drunk teenagers turned up and ruined the entire meal and experience for everyone, shouting and screaming like a football match. They should have been thrown out, but no one cared. Busy: The hotel was far too busy in general but the beach was just awful. Compared to the pictures of somewhere idyllic and spacious, every inch of sand was covered with sunbeds right up to the sea so you could hardly see the beach. It was by far the busiest beach of all hotels on that strip, we only had to walk along a few to find a much quieter hotel (but you obviously can't use their sunbeds). Diving: We were keen divers and booked a day of diving, but there were no dive masters around we could talk to about conditions etc - just sales people who sold us a day of the worst diving we've ever done. The coral was so dead and bare, our dive guide had to stuff the bottom of his wetsuit with bread to try and get a few fish to come around... which makes it inexcusable to sell it to tourists. Then he gave up towards the end of our first dive and didn't bother to come on the next one so we had to tag on with another group - it gave us more freedom to do our own thing but it was lazy and unprofessional. Don't bother with Catalina! Water sports: We thought getting out a catamaran is free but we were made to pay $35 for a lesson beforehand at the beach. We asked at reception and even showed them on their website that it should be free and they didn't have a clue. Our instructor couldn't even speak English and just sat grunting and pointing at things and couldn't answer a single question - ridiculous!! When we went out on our own we were nervous and ended up running into trouble and capsizing, no wonder... Facilities great but too busy and noisy for couples! Look at another hotel in the resort.More
Bad holiday experience would not recommend
Not happy had to have our room changed after first night some staff members very helpful we are being eaten by bed bugs thought at beginning they were mosquito bites so I brought everything they sold in the shop against mosquitoes so after looking at the bites carefully they look more like bed bugs More
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