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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Free room upgrade
Book a junior suite between the 24th April 2015 and 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.
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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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Good place to visit but it is big
Reviewed and researched many resorts in Punta Can before selecting the Bavaro section of Grand Bahia Principe for our fall vacation. We have been to several AIs in the Caribbean and were unsure of such a large resort but decided to give it a try. Like everyone says, the resort is very large. For instance, to walk from where we stayed in Villa 75 near the center of the resort to the front desk took 5 minutes. We are walkers and are used to Florida weather but decided to âTram itâ if we were in our evening attire to keep from sweating (it is very humid). The trams were fun; we thought of them a free amusement park ride because you never know what will happen or what you will see- quite entertaining to say the least. The grounds were kept very well and the buildings were in good condition overall. This should not be a deterrent based on other reviewers. Our room was on the third floor and it was large and clean. Air conditioner worked fine for the entire time we were there and we didnât see any bugs. The floor tiles are smooth and are very slippery when wet so be cautious. The bed was huge and the mattress was somewhat hard but OK (everyone has their own personal preference). The housekeeping staff for us were very good, friendly and kept the fridge stocked daily. We drank mostly water in the room so we would always have extra bottles left for us. We tipped daily to reward their efforts. The resort food was good and you could always find something to eat at the buffets. We went to two specialty restaurants, the BBQ and Garden Grill Steakhouse, which both were OK. BBQ in this resort means they cook it on the BBQ grill, but there is no lathering of the meat with BBQ sauce which was disappointing. Overall the food is good, not great, but there is a wide variety to choose from. If you work out, both gyms are poor, and unless you are a die hard, you will walk in, look, then leave. We did find that walking was best around the Turquesa (kids) hotel where it wasnât busy with trams. The beach was good as you will read in other reviews, but was fairly rough when we were there- no possibility of snorkeling. You will enjoy riding and getting smacked with waves for a just little while and then want to get out. Book excursions with the resort to go to some great places for calmer water activities. We booked a catamaran for swimming with sharks after haggling a great price (yes the reps will negotiate in the resort so try to get a good deal). We enjoyed swimming with sting rays, sharks, snorkeling and relaxing and drinking on a shallow sand bar with other excursion boats. On this excursion we were able to shop off resort safely at the excursion launch beach and haggle some great deals. The whole experience was really fun and was the highlight of our trip. If you like drinking beer, this resort has only one tap and itâs Presidente lager.... Itâs not that great as we are used to micro brews. We would add orange juice to the top of the beer to make it a âshock topâ which was pretty good. Please bring some small change for tips (we brought $50 USD in dollar bills and some larger bills for each day for housekeeping). The employees work hard for a living to bring you a great relaxing experience in paradise so please tip when you feel it is appropriate. Some helpful hints on not getting sick. Donât drink or rinse with anything but bottled water, and donât rinse your mouth out in the shower (a bad habit of mine). Only use the faucet water for washing hands. Use hand sanitizer as often as you can. Donât eat anything cooked other than well done even if thatâs how you like it back home. Itâs not worth the taste because there is a good chance you will get sick as I can attest. The overall experience is a 6 out of 10 for us based mostly on the fact that we would prefer a smaller and more intimate resort without a tram. The staff, grounds, facilities, food and room are good and kudos to the management for providing a positive experience despite a large number of guests.More
jtacr, Tampa, Florida
JUST HUGE!!! I'LL NOT BACK, THE SAME THAT LIVING IN MY CITY AT RUSH TIME...
just pay attention: the hotel is composed by 5 hotels...: - not enoght space in the beach.. hundreds of people.. - sometime 1 metre betwee You and another chair - a lot of foofd all time duringo the day but really poor quality - japanese restaurant totally a fake - barbacoa restaurant in front of the sea totally a fake - qulaity of the drinks horrible... they use ron for everything.. if you like caipirinha with ron,,,,,More
Large resort but easily accessible with the trams, only had to wait several minutes for one to come by. Room was a good size, comfortable, clean and quiet.Ate breakfast everyday it the Italian restaurant , diamond club, great service and lots of selection. Al a cartes were all good, no complaints at all. The beach was beautiful and clean, a little seaweed but it is the ocean, long stretches to walk every day in both directions. Beach snack bar was great, ate lunch there daily, lots of variety and service was mostly top notch. Always had fun at the swim up bar, great bunch of bartenders, always kept us entertained. Nightly shows could have been better. All the little shops had good variety, could get anything you wanted. Overall a great place for a relaxing vacation, I would recommend it to anyone. ðâ¤ï¸ð´ð¹More
novagirl, nova scotia
Arrived Thursday and at 9:30 am Friday was sitting on beach and two employees set up a hotel board behind my chair and it fell and hit me from behind. Hotel would do nothing, even though there doctor said I was injured. So spent whole vacation with ice on my neck. and Huge bugs in rooms everyday.More
cindy Z, Girard, Ohio
Nice rooms, ok food, terrible service.
The hotel is nice, the rooms are comfortable. The food is better than average. The main problem is the service. They run out of towels and never get more. Some of the waiters are rude. If the train is not working (it's a huge complex) because of a repair, they won't tell. If you call for a service they will ask you to come in person! The beach is nice, buy the sea is very wavy. I will not come back and try something else.More
MarioFeld, Edmonton, Canada
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