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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If you're spending your honeymoon with us, you'll receive a bottle of rum and room upgrade - 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. 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.
Facilities ► View all
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.
Rooms ► View all
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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This resort was awesome. The employees were friendly, the rooms were clean, and the landscape was beautiful. However, I strongly recommend bringing lots of one dollar bills for tips. The shopping wasn't that great because everyone sold the same thing and I personally thought items were pricey. The pools close at 6 pm and the lobby at 11 pm. I strongly recommend buying the international wifi . For more money there is plenty to do. I would go back to visit here.More
I've been postponing since my coming back to write this review but reading some new reviews, especially the brinathig's determined me to finally write it. I've been to Gran Bahia in March for a week. The chech-in was very fast but we arrived late in the evening and we had a private transfer from the airport. I've noticed that when the turists arrived in large numbers by coach, there was a long lane at chech-in. We stayed in villa 27. It was close to the beach and just in front, it was the turistcar stop, so it was very easy for us to get from a place to another. The rooms are big and clean but there is a funny smell due to the humidity in the air. From the second day we got used to it and we haven't noticed it anymore. The minibar is filled everywhere day with coke, diet coke, mirinda, water and beer. There is also a coffee filter with a small bag of coffee and some tea bags, which are also refilled every day. The main restaurant is very nice and clean. The tableclothes are changed every time after the table was used. It is not true that they are dirty and neither the cutlery. I've noticed during my stay that they are very attentive to cleanliness and hygiene. We haven't made any reservation to a-la-carte restaurants but in the main, there is a theme every day and you get to eat everything from sushi, seafood, italian to american and dominican. The food is plenty and very good. I can't understand why some people say there is nothing good to eat. The staff all over the resort is very attentive and helpfull. They are very nice people, smiling and singing all the time. Someone said here that you need to tip them to get a strong drink. Indeed the drinks where not that strong but they where very good especially the Mai-Tai at the main pool bar, the Esmeralda at the main in-pool bar and the Marguerita at the lobby bar. You have lots of bars and the whole day to get drings, so you don't need strong ones unless you want to get stoned by midday. The beach is large and with lots of chairs but You have to get up early in morning to get some shade. The sun is very strong, don't think you can stay more than 5 minutes without shade. You can find some chairs at 9 in the morning but don't expect to be the best ones. By the pool you can find chairs all over the day but also in the sun. The entertainment is the minus of this resort. During the day there is almost nothing, just bingo which was very annoyeing to me and one day some aquagym. No dancing, no sports, nothing. In the evening there were some shows at the theater but nothing interesting. As a conclusion, the resort is great with very nice landscaping, good rooms and good food and drinks. Yet it's something I did not like at all, namely their sales policy. They have the so-called Privilege Club that they are trying to make you adhere in a rather aggressive manner. First some nice laddies invite you to see the new hotel, Fantasia, but before that you have to meet a salesman who for 30 minutes inquiers you about your last and futures vacation plans and also your buget. They showed us a room which was set especially for that and after that they took us back to the meeting place to discuss about the costs with a manager who dindn't want to take no for an answer. I think it is a big scam. The first time they asked us about 25,000 dollars finally reaching about 8,000, without giving us time to make some calculations, they wanted an answer on the spot. Of course we refused and later when we thought better we realized that it was not at all feasible for us what they were offering. Most of all I disliked the manager's attitude, I'm sorry I do not remember his name, I just know he was from Paris, who told us that we had lost his time, although we lost 3 hours at a meeting we would not have gone if we were properly informed from the start what it was about.More
This used to be our favourite hotel on the strip. We returned for our fourth visit to celebrate our 25th. Wedding anniversary. Having e-mailed several times with our room requests we expected that our request would be granted. When we arrived we were given a complimentary upgrade to club Diamond as expected for returning guests. The room we were allocated was nowhere near where we requested and we were facing the back of another block with little of a view. Upon arrival the balcony had not been cleaned and the minibar had not been stocked. Called customer services and was assured with would be done immediately. It wasn't, and this continued throughout our stay. Some days items were actually taken from our minibar. Room cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Bathroom floor was not washed the entire 14 nights of our stay. We were repeatedly unable to gain access to our room due to problems with the key cards. It took four hours one evening to get into our room. Hotel lobby: Beautiful, spotlessly clean with lovely furnishing, however try to get a drink, you are literally ignored to death by the wait staff. On previous years you hardly sat down and you got immediate service. The buffet restaurant is now a joke and the ambience is that of a staff canteen at rush hour. Try to get a drink..... impossible. The French restaurant next to the buffet has now gone and the wall between the two has been knocked down to make the buffet larger. The food is good but the ambiance dreadful. The ala carte restaurants we visited were very good but the staff are under extreme pressure due to the quantity of guests on this resort. Since our last visit the hotel has added the Amber, Amber2, Amber Green, Esmeralda, and Fantasia hotels to the resort. It is now massive. The beach although kept immaculate by the hard working staff is overcrowded in the extreme. Sun beds jammed together like battery chickens and 8 and 9 deep at some parts. Take no notice of the pictures used by tour operators. These show the way the resort used to be and bear no resemblance to how it looks today. If you are looking for a peaceful break this is definitely not for you. If you like large Vegas style hotels crammed full of people this will fit the job. To sum up, the good points: grounds and public areas immaculate and spotlessly clean. Food good. The bad points, little space on the beach, poor housekeeping, dreadful service at the lobby bar and the buffet restaurant. Pools desperately need maintenance, large quantities of tiles missing. One very annoying point for us is that the exclusive club diamond pool is no longer exclusive. The lovely wooden sun beds with mattresses have been removed and replaced with plastic ones. In nine years since our last visit this resort has changed out of all recognition. Gone is the exclusive 5 star feel, it now has the feel of an upmarket holiday camp. Sorry Bahia Principe you have lost two loyal customers.More
Too big and over crowed
Check in was brutal! Had the whole bus load go into a room for a mass check in. Then would not let us pay for the safe that should be included anyway until later. It was pouring rain so after our shuttle took us to our room, we had to turn right around and walk right back to the lobby to pay for our safe that took almost an hour. Been traveling south for over 13 years now and this is the 1st time we had to pay for a safe. Just hide it in the price. Apparently, out of the 6 resorts to the Bahia, the Bavaria is the only one where you have to pay for your safe. And with the hassle, you would think they were protecting the self from our belongings rather than the other way around. We have stayed at the Bahia in another country a few other times and have always upgraded to the adults only. We were at the Bavaro for a wedding so we went with the wedding package. Big difference in service. Beach way over crowed, if you don't have a towel on a chair by 545 in the morning, good luck getting one. Snack bar at the pool is ridiculous! No where to sit, consistently running out of food, people butting in line. Never ending issues. Constantly being bothered to purchase things on the beach. Room was alright. Mini fridge doesn't get cold and there is a sign that says that. Fridge has 2 small 6 ounce Coors light. Lol All in all, was a nice wedding and weather was good but would not stay there again or recommend the Bavaro to anyone else. By the way, I often wright reviews here after our trips and this is the 1st negative review I have posted here. More
We were very happy with our stay here! It was clean, the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. It is very large and we chose to walk everywhere but they have a great trolley service if you don't want to walk. The entertainment was good, lots of choices. The room was clean and comfortable. It was always cleaned well and the mini frig well stocked. Loved our stayMore
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