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.
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junior suite golden club room
Junior suite in the Golden Club 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, a ceiling fan and hydro-massage bath, plus Golden Club services and amenities such as alarm clock, beach towel, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turndown service, VIP amenities, umbrella on request at reception, private Golden reception, welcome cocktail, 4 à la carte dinners per week, entry to private Casa Club, free internet and newspapers in the Casa Club.
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, a hydro-massage bath and a ceiling fan.
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Traditional and Typical Punta Cana Hotel
I recently visited Grand Bahia Principe BÃ¡varo and had a not so pleasant welcome...Welcoming staff on Front Desk did not meet our expectations since our check in...long waiting line...gave us our room keys...and meant to send us on our way with the baggage handler...when asked for a hotel map they couldn't find one... when asked for wifi they told us the gift shop sold 1, 3, 4 and 7 day one-device access options. ***Also be prepared to pay $4 daily for the room safe. When we asked about restaurant reservations they sent us to Guest Relations. After waiting in line for 15min in guest relations...none of the reservations we had emailed a month before had been made. (Remember...you only have 2 restaurant reservations available per week...the rest is a Main Buffet...which had great food options...but have to compete with other tables for staff to get the drinks, and utensils to the table.) Stanko's (Guest Relation's Assistant Manager) attitude was not the best when trying to book the new restaurant reservations...he got upset with my wife because after he found a spot for the family at a Seafood Restaurant my wife declined it because we are all allergic to seafood...although he found us a Buffet at Las Olas open air restaurant...Both of our rooms did not have a clear cable tv signal and in one of them the phone did not work. Both problems were reported an by the second day we had a phone but no tv signal. We were told that the cable company had to change the underground lines of our building...which was done by the third day and the we had great tv signal. One of our door locks did not lock and had to wait for a repair man to change the doorlock's battery...and two days later had to reset the electronic keys of the other room...We also found an unknown cellphone charging in our room (after investigating...it was the maid's.) This all happened the first two days of our vacation. We obviously communicated our issues through TripAdvisor and on the third day Guest Relations Andy DeLeÃ³n got ahold of our family and apologized for the rough start. He sent us some present gifts to our room as well as booked two other dinner reservations (Maiko: Excellent Japanese Food and Bella Italia on Esmeralda which was upscale with OK food). The last three days of our stay everything went much better. Remember that the Bahia Principe Concept is that of 5 Hotels in one...so be ready for crowded bars (lobby, pools and beach). The beds were king but the mattresses do need some attention as well as the pillows which did not smell like they should at a "five star hotel" but it wasn't as if you couldn't get a good nights sleep. Talking about sleep...on the second night there were 3 general blackouts which kept me from sleeping (1Am, 3Am, 6Am) I was told this did not happen often since the electrical infrastructure of this part of the country had improved in the last years...it only happened on this night... On the positive side..we can agree that this hotel has a great typical and traditional style. All pools and its beach were very clean. The Main Buffet had a wide variety of tasty food. Room decorated with balloons for my birthday. The Kids Water Park and the Activity Pool was a plus for the family time. Different night shows at different hours and theaters for entertainment. Large selection of drinks. Although everything started with a difficult twist...it ended OK thanks to the awareness of Guest Relations.More
IT_Professor, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Stop moaning about nothing!!!!
I stayed here for 2 weeks and before I went i was dreading it after reading awful comments on here. Before people comment they should only comment on what the hotel can control not acts of nature... for example the seaweed... well guess what it's the beach this is where you find it and the hotel cannot control the sea and the way in which the wind blows!!! The hotel does everything it can to clear the beach daily. Most hotels i have stayed in you have to pay for a safe so this was no shock and as for WiFi do you really need it that bad you are on holiday! And in a less fortunate country to have 4g so guess what the WiFi will not be as fast as home... but all of you that have moaned has the safe seaweed and WiFi really ruined your holiday?? We had a positive experience the food was amazing and the resort was always clean and there where buses and bell boys available to help you access the resort easily. Alexandra at the pool bar always ensured we never had an empty glass. When arriving thomas cook advised us not you book trips with the 'pirates' however the 'pirates' from grand bahia tours situated in the hotel where half the price and we had an amazing 3 trips with them. Napoleon in particular is very attentive and I would recommended anyone to book with him. Entertainment in the theatre is very good especially the circus of dreams. Anyone looking to book here i would advise to it's a lovely resort and i will be returning as i am not shallow minded as I can cope with a bit of seaweed on a beach and not so good WiFi because when I go on holiday I don't particularly need WiFi to update my Facebook status every five minutes winging about nothing!!More
sarabrooke, Nottingham, United Kingdom
All in all we had a great vacation. My husband and I took our four children. Ages 23 - 13. Check in was a bit long and confusing. But we got it. The pools were awesome, but wish they had night swimming. They shut down way to early. Was at the pool with towels every day before 6:30. The beach was beautiful except for the seaweed and the smell. My 13 year old couldnt even take the smell without gaging so we spent most days at the pool. The rooms were the worst for us, we had two. The air wasnt working in one and the bed was broke in the other. The coffee pot didnt work in one room. I called almost everyday and the bed and coffee pot were never taken care of. We figured the air condition out oursleves. The kids room was cleaned every day. Our room was never cleaned. We would have to ask for new towels and beverages everyday. If you dont like to walk much this is not the place for you, lots of walking or riding. All the food was great.More
Nikki H, Vestal, New York
Beautiful Experience for First Time To Punta Cana
This was our first trip to Punta Cana DR, and we stayed at the beautiful Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro in the Jr. Hacienda Club Suites - I believe they are also referred to as the Diamond Suites. I took my son, daughter-in-law and three grandsons ages 12, 8 and 5 on our annual vacation. I picked this resort as it has a water park for the kids; however the boys had so much fun in the main pool they only visited the water park a couple of times. This resort is just spectacular, but very very very big. I requested a building close to the main pool and beach area through our travel agent. We were in Building #20 which was about 3 blocks from the main pool and beach area. A short and beautiful walk. However very very far from the water park. They do have shuttles that take you all over the resort, and I must say they are a lot of fun haha. You feel like you are flying through the resort haha. Non of the staff in the Bavaro section speak a bit of English, however they do their best to understand you. I really got to know our room service girl very well, even though we had the language barrier. I was tipping her about $5.00 a day and she was so very very thankful. On our last day I gave her $35.00 and she literally had tears in her eyes and gave me a big hug. Non of the staff ask for tips, however they are so very very grateful even for just a dollar. We went on an excursion to Monkey Island, and you also visit a Dominican family. It was really shocking to see the poverty that they live in. You could literally see through the walls of their home. It really left us all feeling rather sad for all of these wonderful people, so I think we even started tipping them more haha - the bartenders at the main pool were just amazing, and again no English, but by the time your ready to fly back home you have made them your friends. We all learned how to communicate!!! They do have an hour free WIFI in the main lobby, however I purchased a week of WIFI for my room at $49.00 for the week. The WIFI worked great no problems at all. You purchase your WIFI card at a little store right outside the main lobby. Make sure to hang on to your card, so you can enter your WIFI code into all your devices!! The only down side to this trip was the Punta Cana International Airport...mass confusion and utter chaos is the only way to describe it. They heard you like a bunch of confused cattle to get into the Country, and leaving the woman who announces the flights speaks no English; so unless you sit right at your gate your not sure when your plane is leaving hahaha - other than that a beautiful resort and I would highly recommend!!!More
Ashado01, Kenosha, Wisconsin
mostly good holiday
On arrival our party of 4 could not fail to be impressed with the welcome, smiling happy faces greeted us. The complex continued to impress with its beauty and cleanliness. The rooms were very spacious well designed and very comfortable, the maid did great job keeping our room clean and we'll stocked with towels every day in spite of the fact that the mini bar was hardly replenished as promised in brochure and despite mentioning it once or thrice ! Buffet dining was excellent with lovely variety of all foods to satisfy all we felt with friendly staff who seemed to genuinely want to please. Booking restaurants was an issue with limited availability. When we did manage to eat at some the air con seemed very inadequate and made the experience less pleasurable. Now as for the seaweed problem, this is major concern, our friend needed medical attention after getting a severe red burning rash that lasted the full 14 days and was confirmed by hospital blood tests it was due to seaweed. We informed the hotel and our holiday rep suggesting that signs were put up to gently warn guests but it fell on deaf ears with varying degrees of reasons why this couldn't happen! This experience ruined our friends holiday which was a shame as we were celebrating her special birthday. Ending on positive, overall our experience was a very memorable and enjoyable one spending many hour around the clean pools with adequate shades and plenty sunbeds.More
shaz C, Exeter, United Kingdom
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