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 3 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 5 speciality à la carte restaurants. Snacks.
Local and selected international 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.
Hotel-run kids' club
For kids aged 4 to 12 years.
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Junior suite sleeps up to 3 adults and a child or 1 adult and 2 children up to 12 years with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed and a ceiling fan.
Junior suite sleeps up to 3 adults and a child or 1 adult and 2 children up to 12 years - can be sold as a single - with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed and a ceiling fan.
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Beautiful hotel and one of my favourite countries visited the Dominican Afew times now and each time I go back It gets better.People at hotel so friendly and helpful,the food is lovely and does not get boring as plenty of choice.Will definitely go back again More
Things you need to know
Getting there is about 35 minutes but not a bad drive. The cost is 60 from airport by taxi. The resort is comprised of 5 resorts, which you are not allowed to go ro 3 of them if you stay at this resort. We were there 6 nights and are only allowed to eat ala carte 3 times and are only choices were Japanese and barbq. We travel a lot and this is our third time in Dominican and the resort is nice and clean. The shows were good and they make every effort to transport guests around the large campus. The beach is nice but trying to get a chair is extremely difficult due to 5 resorts guests. The communication at check in is extremely poor and guest services was a joke. They do not let you know where things will be held or when, it's up to you to figure things out. The food was good at the Buffett and the two restaraunts. I have read posts that said they will offer a club priveledge and you can purchase upon check in, so I called and asked and they stated that was true, so when we get there I was ready to purchase and they said nothing available so started off poor. I think the staff really are attentive and work hard but the communication was just lacking and with the resort being so big it seemed like we probably missed a lot of fun events. I am not saying not to go here but be prepared, the resort is nice but the experience could be improved signifiCantly by just improving communication.More
Matt R, Louisville, Kentucky
Not for us...
Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for two weeks from 7/11. We chose to come here as we had stayed in the Dominican the previous year, however this was in Puerto Plata and in an iberostar which was fantastic. We wanted to return but as we usually change our holiday destination each year we thought we'd stay in a different area with a different chain of hotel. We travelled down to gatwick by train and stayed in the bloc hotel the night before our flight. This was the first time we had done it and it made it so much easier. The bloc hotel was great, it was right in the airport and I'd recommend it. I will also mention we travelled with Thomas Cook - never again! On the way out we boarded the plane to be sat on it for an hour before we took off. This was due to faulty seats on the plane and a problem with loading the cases. That problem had caused another travellers case to be ruined, it had been caved in and ruined their belongings. The transfer from the airport was a bit unorganised as a few people were put on the wrong coaches. The hotel for us was just ok. It was too big and I think that's what leads to its problems. There were too many guests for the staff to deal with. This meant a lot of little things were overlooked but they all add up. When we booked we knew it was a large hotel but we underestimated how big and just to go for something to eat was such effort. It was a long walk or they provided buses to get round, but you don't want to have to get a bus you want a place where everything is easily accessible. A few of the negatives that got to me - Chipped plates and glasses with lipstick marks on it one of the a'la cartes. The first day we arrived after walking from the shower to our bed our feet were black from the dirty floor. We had lots of little bugs over our quilt in our room. The safe had to be fixed Our door had to be fixed as we couldn't unlock it after a few days. Our maid still hadn't cleaned our room after we had returned from a day by the pool, this happened on a few occasions. We used the jacuzzi bath and after draining the water the bath was full of black grit where the jets hadn't been cleaned or sterilised. Staff seemed to busy to give a good service. We had to wait for drinks for quite a while. The positives The food in the a'la cartes was very good our favourites were the mexican, Japanese and Mediterranean. As it happens the Japanese and Mediterranean were the ones we were looking forward to the least ( book the show cooking for the Japanese it was brilliant) There was a good drink selection. Good selection of food in the buffet however did get a bit bored of the food selections towards the end as usual with all inclusive. Grounds were well maintained and beautiful. When staff got a few moments they did take their time to chat with you. The pools are nice. The rooms are huge and luxurious. We didn't have an awful holiday but we definitely didn't have the best. We wouldn't return as I think the negatives out weighed the positives. For me cleaning standards is a big deal and around the hotel this was pretty good but our room let it down. I do think most of the problems stem from the hotel being too big a staff being stretched too far. Not for a second do I think this is the fault of the staff but of the hotel as they seemed understaffed for the amount of guests. I'm not usually someone who likes to complain and if you have booked to go you will still enjoy it but it's just not quite up to standard. If you're looking to book I would recommend staying somewhere else as I wish i had. Lastly our flight back was a nightmare this is not a fault of the hotel but of Thomas Cook. The flight was delayed by about an hour and a half we did not know this as again we were sat in the plane not being told anything. We were eventually informed there had been a problem that our inflight pre paid for meals had not been put on the plane before leaving gatwick. This was beyond ridiculous so for 9.5 hours there was no meals! We did get ONE complementary drink and the option to BUY snacks but only a small amount. We did also have cheese and crackers to share between two towards the end of the flight, we declined what was the point it wasn't enough to fill you and we were close to landing. There are far worse hotels to stay at but far better my tip is pay an extra Â£100-Â£200 for a real 5*. More
ahendry1, Corby, United Kingdom
Too big for me.
When my wife booked our holiday here she told me that it was made up of 2 hotels with shared facilities so I was expecting something larger than we generally go to. She was nearly right, it was about 6 hotels in one. On the bus from the airport Stuart, the Thomas Cook rep informed everyone that the weekend we arrived was the height of their season and the hotel had approximately 9,500 guests. He was a great rep and had already booked us in so we could go straight to or rooms from the bus. We do not normally attend the welcome meetings but, because of its' size we decided to go to the one for this resort. Stuart gave out a lot of helpful information regarding which restaurants we could use and how many a la carte meals were included with our holiday, as well as the obligatory sales pitch for trips. After the meeting we decided to check out the beach and found that using one of the many site 'buses' was a better option than walking as it was quite some distance. On getting to the beach we found that most of the 9500 guests were already there and we would have to go some way along the beach to find much in the way of space. In addition I noticed that there was a line of floats about 30 yards offshore limiting swimming space. Beyond the floats was where the parasail boat was operating. Also there is a strip of 'jungle' that separates the complex into 2 sections which the roads pass through. After this excursion we decided that we would use one of the pools for relaxing rather than the beach. Luckily we found what appeared to be the best pool (for us) as the were enough sun loungers, a Jacuzzi pool and a pool bar. Also this pool was not used for the 'games' that the site staff dreamed up as entertainment. One of the pools was also used to celebrate weddings, only one of which we heard during our stay. As for refreshment, there were several a la carte restaurants, a snack bar by the beach, pool bars in each pool and buffet restaurants near the main lobby. We ate most of our meals in the buffet restaurant and always found plenty of choice of both hot and cold meals. There was a lobby bar supplying alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and 2 self service coffee machine which dispensed surprisingly nice coffee. On several occasions the staff in the restaurants were seen getting together to sing 'Happy Birthday' to guests during their meals. Our apartment was located near the lobby which, whilst being handy for refreshment meant that we were also close to the evening entertainment in the lobby. Most of the time this was not a problem except on one occasion when the music was a bit on the loud side. However, the entertainment was usually finished by 1030 so it should not be too much of a problem for families with younger children. The apartment itself was large with a super king size bed, sofa, table with 2 chairs and a large flat screen TV. On the balcony there was another table with 2 chairs. The bathroom was also large with a bath that had a shower over it and was also a Jacuzzi, although we never got around to using it as such. As I mentioned earlier the was a frequent free bus service that ran along each of the 3 main access roads to the beach which stopped at various points convenient for apartments, pools and restaurants. This service operated all day and most of the night. Overall the resort was good just a bit too big for someone like me who likes to avoid the crowds.More
Tohrm, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
OK venue could be better
Spent a week in September here. pools excellent especially the size of them, pool bars excellent, drinks excellent staff very friendly especially if you speak spanish back so well done on all of those points, they appreciate that. Rooms a bit tatty and could do with a makeover, bathrooms are aged but work. Food not good. While a wide variety of food is good the cold meats have sweated due to the heat which makes them unappealing and the fresh fruit .eg mango and pineapple was not often ripe and were hard which is a pity. Being on the beach was a treat with the picture postcard view. We had to change rooms as our room were too close to the disco. A la carte, a waste. The Japanese restaurant cooked meat and vegetables on the hot griddle so no good if you are vegetarian. This needs a rethink!. Italian good, garden grill best avoided.More
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