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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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.
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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.
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.
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Loved our Honeymoon stay at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro
My husband and I just returned from our Honeymoon at the Grand Principe Bavaro. Our trip was from January 30, 2016 to February 6, 2016. We had an AMAZING time at this resort. I read MANY reviews before coming to this resort so I was curious how it would really be. We had a junior suite room which was close to one of the pools and sorta in the middle of the beach and lobby. Our room was great and very clean, it was even decorated with balloons and a "Honeymoon" sash on our door upon arrival!! Yes is this an extremely large resort but we knew this going into it (because we did our research) and didn't mind it at all. They have a trolley/bus that goes from 5:00 a.m to 3:00 a.m. everyday so you have no problem catching a rid if you need one. My husband and I preferred to walk most of the time as we enjoy the exercise and taking in the beautiful grounds. The food we had was ALL fabulous and we never went hungry - if anything we probably ate too much! HAHA! We highly recommend going to the Japanese Tepanyaki show it was AWESOME and such a fun time and GREAT food too! We also did an excursion one day - we did the VIP Safari all day trip and it was GREAT! If you choose to do this request "Sammy carwash" as your guide, he was AMAZING and sooo knowledgeable! I would also recommend saving your spot by the pool or beach before you eat breakfast so you get a good spot. My husband would go down about 7:30ish to save our spot with our towels and then we'd head to breakfast when we were ready. You don't have to do this but it's best if you want a good spot as they do fill up quickly. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful (it's helpful if you know a little Spanish but even if you don't it's okay). We even have a few favorite bar tenders - Miguel, Rafael and Jesus by one of our pools were a BLAST and always gave us excellent service! Don't forget to try the "Mama Juana" shot!! Also Santiago in the Lobby bar was GREAT and very entertaining always!! We also had many great bell boys that were wonderful too (I don't remember all their names) but shout out to that group of hard workers!! The beach at the Grand Bahia is fabulous and always very clean! They have staff cleaning up the sea weed everyday which is great. When you walk the beach and go by other resorts you'll understand what I mean. Our beach was definitely the cleanest and it was MUCH appreciated. We loved swimming and jumping the waves! The Micheal Jackson show is a MUST!!!!!!! Their is a show on Saturday and Wednesday and we went to both that is how AWESOME it was!! Wow, it was truly unbelievable. They also have fun things at the Lobby almost each night which we very much enjoyed as well. I noticed in lot's of the reviews I read before going that people complained about not having Wifi everywhere. You can get it in the Lobby area free for 60 minutes a day (or you can purchase it as well). My thoughts on this is you are on vacation so turn your phone off for a while and reconnect with life, the sun, the sand and each other! You might just thank me for that! ;) I think life is what you make of it and I'm sure some people will still have negative things to say or find about this resort but for us it was GREAT and we would definitely come back! Thank you to all the staff at the Grand Bahia for making our Honeymoon one we will never forget!! Until we meet again...More
Not 5 Star
Not a bad place but not 5 star. Older resort and you can tell by the rooms. Friendly staff. Food ok. Very busy. Will not return. Not great value for the $$$.Beach not very good. Most days rooms were not cleaned until 3pm. Entertainment at night ok but not great. Resort allowed vendors from off site to set up at resort, Lot's of strong arm tactics to purchase there goods.More
Eric B, 155003
Very clean, but way too large.
Stayed at Grand Principe Bavaro January 13-19, 2016. We have stayed at roughly 20 different all inclusive resorts, and found this to be average. We are easy to please, so it takes a lot to upset us. Check in was simple, but could have used more people at the front desk. The rooms are nice, large, and clean. The buffet food had a large selection of everything. Eggs, omelet stations, pancakes, fruit etc. The food was not always hot though. VERY disappointed in our Japanese Steakhouse experience. Made reservation for the "show" meal, and our chef basically made rice and cooked the meat. NO SHOW! We saw every other table experiencing quite an amazing performance. Also, we waited forever to get our wine! So, make early reservations if you want to see some action. (Our chef must have been tired for our 9pm show) This resort is huge...I mean huge. There are 5 or 6 resorts all on one property. This resort is not 700 rooms! The property has more than 4,000 people on any given day. Just to give you an idea, it is 3/4 of a mile from the lobby to the beach. I have a bad back and we rode the shuttle everyday. It was too much walking. The resort overall was beautiful. And very clean. Constantly saw workers cleaning, painting, sweeping. Especially on the beach, 4+ men raking up seaweed every day. Bartenders were nice, personable and usually remembered what you were drinking. I was also disappointed that a group of grown women had a blow-up man's male part (5 feet tall) on the beach ALL DAY, and then had it in the pool. Right by children!! I complained, but the staff did nothing. Be sure to eat at The Mediterranean restaurant. The lobster was the best I've ever had.More
Expect more for a 5 star hotel
Stayed Feb 1-8. Beautiful resort, very lush, very clean. Staff are mediocre; do not greet the guests at all as they walk by. Impressed that they follow up on service calls. Food is mediocre. A la carte restaurants are not fine dining; salads and desserts are buffet-style setup. Only allow 1 entre which doesn't make much sense after all, you are at an all-incl resort. The main buffet is pretty much the same everyday. Nice to see clean tablecloth after each guest. Italian alacarte not great. Japanese very entertaining and very good food (although I had diarrhea the next day; not sure if related although the cross contamination with raw chicken had me wondering). Mediterranean was mediocre. Grill at beach becomes an alacarte but is buffet style - great steaks. Rooms are clean but some days don't get cleaned until 4:30 and then only leave 1 hand towel and 2 bath; not once did we have a swan or other decorative towel art. Very good evening entertainment in main lobby and at the square. Nice that evening entertainment is far from hotel rooms and contained in one area. Can't understand why you should pay extra for the safe in your room; again, this is an all-incl and pretty much mandatory given the crime rate in the DR. 1 hr free wifi in lobby is included. Didn't travel with kids but would definitely consider it if I did; there was a nice waterpark and evening shows for the kids. Overall, not sure I would return.More
A must read
We stayed at this resort bahia principe bavaro jan 18-25 check in was good no problems we upgraded to hacienda rooms. This place is beautiful,rooms nice and clean.We r just a average mid 50s couple from canada.This was our 9th trip to the carribeans and stayed at all different all inclussives.Everything was going good untill da 5th day when my wife woke up very very sick,i brought her to da clinic on the resort were the doc examined her.The doc gave us a choice either to go to hospital or he treat her there although he wasnt sure what it was.we desided to let doc give her treatment there.First treatment cost us $600US which worked the rest of the day but after about 18 hours she got really sick again.So now i started thinking i better get us out of here before we get stuck here because she was going to end up in hospital.So i called my westjet agent JASON who i connot say enough good about .he booked a flight out for us the next day.When next morning came my wife was really really sick again and wasnt able to fly so i managed to get her back to doctor again and he gave her enough medication to make her well enough to fly home.another $500US. After a long flight we made it home to newfoundland where we went to hospital.after several test and blood work it was determined she had picked up hepatitis A while on da resort.It was not a good experience needless to say.We had the trip booked for 9 nights but had to com back after 6.I have emailed the resort and told them about our experience but has not recieved a responce. If anyone as any questions feel free to email me.tks ps. i would like to say tks to doc at da resort he was very concerned and friendly. tksMore
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