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 balcony or terrace.
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If you're spending your honeymoon with us, you'll receive a bottle of wine and box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room on arrival and a 20% discount on massages at the spa. The offer is 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 and you can dine at the sister hotel's à la carte restaurants, too. 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, air-conditioning, ceiling fan and safety deposit box*. You'll also find a whirlpool bathtub.
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Hi just returned from a two week holiday. The first thing you need to know is the complex is HUGE. there are 7 separate Bahia hotels on site all with separate facilities pools , restaurants etc that share the same beach and beach restaurants and beach pool, therefore the beach end is very busy. The transport system is excellent , from 6am until 3am there are little trams that ferry you throughout the complex. Much needed in the heat. We stayed in the Bavaro complex so my comments are in regards to the beach and Bavaro hotel. The lobby isn't air conditioned as it's open ended with a breeze blowing through but can get hot. The lobby is the hub of the hotel, contained within the lobby is a main bar (closes at 11.30pm) making gorgeous cocktails and providing indoor and outdoor seating with waiter service. There are also English speaking guest services, you'll need these guys for any complaints about your room and a la carte reservations. There is also a cashier for change, a cash machine, cigarette vending machine, toilets, a reception and the main buffet dining room. Wi-Fi is free in the lobby. The rooms are located in blocks (villas) 6 rooms on three floors - no elevators, however the porters deliver and collect luggage on arrival and departure. The rooms are I would say dated and in need of an update but clean and beds are comfortable. TV Is there but not good for English speaking. There is s fridge restocked daily with beer and soft drinks and a coffee machine, which makes gorgeous coffee. The bathroom has a Jacuzzi bath and overhead shower. There is a $4 per day charge for room safe. Pools... we started using the beach pool but it got too busy and getting served at the pool bar was proving to be a battle so went to the Bavaro pool which is more laid back. We struggled through the day with the entertainment as a result of using the quieter pool as all the animation is down at the beach and beach pool. However there wasn't much going on anyway.... animation team cater for the Spanish speaking groups and is mainly dancing. If anything let the holiday down it was lack of entertainment. Food could not be faulted. The main buffet provided a great choice of food on an evening and we used the snack bar Piscinas throughout the day (open 24 hours for snacks) and Las Olas for lunch . The " a la carte reservations " we had were the Italian - great, Steakhouse - amazing and Japanese - amazing. The service in all 3 was outstanding and quality of food brilliant. Book the showtable at the Japanese 😊 On an evening we went to the air conditioned sports bar for cold beer, good red wine and cocktails, the only show we watched was Michael Jackson.... don't miss it ! We used the casino every night for late drinks and entertainment , there is a nightclub. All these facilities are in the Bahia village. I could go on loads more but you need to make up your own minds. We had a fab time and met some lovely people but the Brits are definitely in the minority here and it just lacked more to do through the day. Any ??? Please let me know. More
Just what I needed
Very relaxing place. Friendly service.This is a huge resort. I highly recommend using the bus/ tram system . Bring gym shoes if you plan on walking. Lots of activities for kids, family and adults. I admit to watching the kids shows. They were great. Family shows were good as well. Rooms were spacious and clean. I had a courtyard view from room. All the buffets had a variety of great tasting food. No reservations needed or waiting. Non buffet fare needs reservations and their is a wait. I spent most of my day on beach and a little in the pool. I enjoyed the beach and pool activities. The resort has a lot of shops as well as beach front shopping. I found no reason to eave resort. Great disco at night. I had a massage on the beach. Loved it. * down side.* front desk and guest service is slow. for that matter I found the phone system in rooms poor to call front desk and bell hop. Don't attend the vacation club no obligation presentation if you can't say no. Free gift may not be worth it. **** allow 45 minutes before airport transportation comes to check out. service is slow.More
Not such a grand service.in fact disgusting service
We recently returned from the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro ..after being to the Grand Bahia Principe in Mexico and having great service we were expecting much the same from this hotel however this was not the case..the service was shocking from start to finish. Misserable as sin on the reception but the very first thing that rattled my cage was the swim up bar at the punta cana section.If you were Spanish or Spanish speaker you were treated like royalty..once they knew we were British the attitude change straight away . From smiling laughing and talking to the Spanish their face would drop when it came to serving us..no please no thank you and the drink would be slammed on the bar in front of you..i found Leaudin and Julio attitude to be the worst of all especially Leaudin ..i was not the only one to point this out too..they were also rude to Americans And Canadians too. In the restaurants I also found them to be rude too however one morning at breakfast we met a gentleman called Alex I think he was like a supervisor or something..he came out of his way to ask us if we were enjoying and wish us a happy holiday.. the hotel needs more people like Alex. At the BBQ al a cart we were asked for our room number to mark us off the list in arrival..there was no hello..we were marched to our table he pulled the chair out and walked away before I even got to the table..my boyfriend was the gentleman who pulled the chair out further and helped me to be seated like a true gentleman should act especially at an a la cart restaurant you would expect this. I won't bore you with the other negative stories as I do like to finish on a positive..the ladies at the lobby bar serving drinks to the table were fantastic always smiling,They were the only ones worthy of a tip.I also loved Horman the excursions guy on the beach hut that looks like Will-i-ams was our favourite person out of the whole place..he is an absolute ray of sunshine has a beaming smile and so polite ..if everyone was like Horman this place would have been a truly outstanding hotel.Legend.Book your excursions with him guys he will give you the best deal your wasting your time with others.ps Catalina island is amazing. The hotel was beautiful and our rooms were gorgeous we couldn't have asked for better..we even had a hydro bath. I would like to say one thing about the buffet restaurant down at the beach..the salad bar and sandwiches section needs to be covered.. maybe like screens that open and close as the food was smothered in flies..i love salad on holidays but I was really put off eating this after seeing all the flies. Sadly I don't think I'd return to this hotel again as you could have the best standard of hotel in the world if the service is not good it leaves it down big time..ive been to a 3* in Turkey and had better service .Maybe you should seek some advise from the Grand Bahia in Mexico as how to treat people as their service was out of the worldMore
Relaxation at its's best
My AAA travel agent got me a great all inclusive deal for my first Punta Cana experience. I was greeted warmly by bell boy who spoke enough English to get by. The resort is huge . Several hotels owned by same company on the property. I highly recommend using the bus system as much as possible and especially at night. Property is well lit however all the villas look the same at night. The signs with villa number are lit and low to the ground. Rooms are spacious. Nice jetted tub. Snack bar with beverages only is included. Coffee service in room. Non ocean front rooms have a beautiful garden view. Buffets served excellent food. no reservation needed. Many ala carte restaurants to go to. reservations needed. Two nice pool areas with swim up bars. Nice beach front with bar and mini cabanas. Your best deals can come by shopping at the beach. The resort has many shopping areas. Daily activities at pool and beach. Very kid friendly. Nightly entertainment included a kids show. I enjoyed that as well as the all ages show after, I enjoyed the disco when I found it. Massage on the beach was awesome. Very few minuses. You will be asked to participate in a travel club talk. with no obligation.. you will get a free gift. However if you say no to travel club manager tries to pressure you to purchase membership. Service is slow at front desk and guest services. On e guest service person walked away from his desk while helping me . no explanation. never returned. Room lights flickered on on off. one night electric went out twice for a few minutes. Bathroom is dark . definitely safety issue if you are in tub or taking a shower. Please allow 45 minutes to check out before your airport transportation comes. I had a wonderful time. Staff was friendly and tried to speak a little English.More
Jennifer Lara great service!!!!
We went there for a week, and our experience was great. But the food was not so good as we expected to be, nice people so attentive, but out waitress Jenifer Lara was amazing so fast like should be we will be back there or where ever you work. Thank youMore
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