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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With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
- Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
- UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests
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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Delayed going there as they forgot to put the paperwork on the plane how pathetic had to pay for earphones on the plane also upgraded the entertainment package as the standard one was pants the food was really nice on the plane unfortunately there was no choice left but I was offered 2 other choices but what I had was acceptable. I will start of first by saying what a great check in service on the coach after a long journey a great touch. We travelled with Thomas Cook and we booked 3 trips the pirate buccaneers which I have already wrote a review was amazing also the other trip to the encounter with sharks and stingrays was brilliant however we also booked a trip to go to the samona island and waterfalls which was amazing but unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this trip as the boat ride back was horrendous with someone being sick and it went over us the time keeping was awful and the food not up to scratch for the amount of money we paid. However cesar the rep did a great job. Now the hotel we were allocated a room which was a lovely kingsize bed but unfortunately I didn't want to spend 2 weeks with my friend sharing a bed they couldn't move us that night but came back at 9am next day and we were allocated a new room I was a bit aprehensive as it was a ground floor after reading previous reviews as we were 2 females however we had no problems at all with bugs break ins etc obviously we payed for a safe but being as it's a 5 star I do think it should be included .electric went of twice as a storm but it was soon back on the air con was fantastic cleaner was fantastic location block 28 was fantastic always had towels and drinks no problem at all. The swimming pool we used was the one by the beach with a swim up bar could get quite rowdy with the Americans and Canadians having there bachelor and wedding parties but a great fun atmosphere unfortunately pool got shut 3 times when I was there as someone poohed in there I do think the pool could do with a good scrub and some maintenance work on the tiles quite a lot loose and missing. The entertainment crew I thought was lacking in the day I like to take part in activities and there didn't seem to be much going on a bit of a disappointment evening shows of Michael Jackson and the circus was excellent also the boogie night in the lobby was good. The restaurants we thought the Italian was by far the best didn't enjoy the bbq at all food wasn't hot enough. Mexican was nice didn't really take to the Mediterranean as it was a lot of fish and don't really eat fish. The buffet restaurant we mainly went for breakfast which was always lots of choice no problem at all however the evening was a different matter it's not relaxing at all people barging into you trying to push in just to busy. The swimming pool lunch bar was okay but always having to wait for the chicken or the chips to cook. The drinks were always to strong with the amount of alcohol they put in. There was always plenty of sunbeds unfortunately there is seaweed on the beach they do try and clear it but I believe the problem is all round the carribean. Overall the staff do work hard and keep the place looking nice but however there is always I feel a lack of care towards us as a customer if you are not flashing the cash expect to wait for service this happens a lot we pay a lot of money for this holiday why should we be expected to tip every 5 minutes I am sure the company should pay there employees a lot more money than what they do as I'm sure it's a very well of company. Also a final thing is why have you not got a British flag out the front. More
I have stayed in the Dominican 7 times and this was by far the worst hotel I have stayed in. Me and my husband stayed at this resort 18th July - 1st August along with our 5 year old daughter. The hotel looked very nice on the surface but believe me they have major hygiene issues. All 3 of us suffered with sickness and diarrhea on more than one occasion, so much so that we were almost too scared to eat or drink anything. The buffet restaurant is so busy that you have to queue up for food for a good 10-15 minutes. We often ordered a drink not to have received it by the time we left. In the end we just gave up. The a la carte restaurants were always full so you can never get into them. The pools - My daughter caught an ear infection from the pool which cost us $400 at the doctors so obviously outer germs in there also. Think seriously before you visit this hotel and if you do go watch what you eat and drink!!More
All good, but horrible restaurant service
We are currently on our second day here. We were assigned a great room in the Haciendas section. Check in was a breeze, and they had most of my request down (restaurant reservations, crib...). The place is wonderful for family: large pools, large rooms, family friendly in general. Our room is cleaned daily with new towels replaced twice daily. Management of the resort should really feel good that the maids for building 27 is just wonderful. However, the same cannot be said for restaurant staff. At the general buffet, everyone walks in, find tables for themselves, and maybe your plate will be cleared by the end of the meal. NOT a lot of friendliness. And the Santa Fe restaurant is the worst. Billed as exclusively for Haciendas Club member for breakfast and dinner, it should have better service. Again, everyone for themselves; we have to search the restaurant for a high chair for our kid ourselves b/c no one looked for it after requested. Asked to Coke, got nothing. Asked again, got nothing after 10 minutes. Asked the third time and got diet Coke after another 5 minutes. No smiles anywhere by the way. Seems like we came on the week no one wants to work. We have 3 more days here, will update on progress.More
Let me start with the good things: food and drinks excellent entertainment very good, service excellent my 17 and 10 year olds had a blast there is always something to do there for the kids at the pool just bring a lot of sun block. The beach beautiful but there was a lot sewed and smell so bad they cleaned daily but is so much that is impossible for the employees to keep up . The rooms just ok need updates very clean though the bed we got was so uncomfortable very hard mattress but we deal with for the few hours the we sleep was fine one more thing please don't forget to bring pain killers or ear drops for the kids my son had a pain on one ear one night and the 24 hours dr that the hotel offers god knows we're he was because not even wen reception call couldn't find him , they offer to call another dr from another hotel for like 170 dollars I was very disappointed because they have many stores but no one have pain killers but they got cigarettes and alcohol for sure ! Trips definitely do saona island such a beautiful place boogie car also a great trip includes Macao beach so beautiful the water there is so clean and never pay the first price they tell you negotiate first ! Paraselling is beautiful to but is to expensive for the 10 min they give you they will tell you 40 min but is not true wen you at the boat is only 10 min on the air ! We definitely going back next summer with family and friends we love this place More
Ana R, New York, New York, United States
We arrived at Grand Bahia principe mid September and stayed for seven days. Appearance/Grounds: excellent. Neat and tidy. Ground keepers and gardeners got to be a bit annoying after a while... Kept asking us if we wanted to buy coconuts and gave us the sob story that they had three kids at home and needed to feed them.. $3 for one coconut wasn't too bad.. But we only needed one just for the experience lol. I think they grounds staff were contracted out as they weren't in Bahia attire. Housekeeping: our housekeeper was so sweet and appreciative of everything we had given her. Some days though the fridge was not stocked the way we were told it would be. And sheets were not changed for the entire seven days. Also, some days housekeeping would come mid day at an inconvenient time when we were going back for our afternoon rest. We found early morning worked better for us. Lobby: lobby bar was a blast. Was a bit annoying for the first few days trying to figure out wifi and Internet. Food: lots of variety. We had the BBQ a la carte and it was divine with excellent service. Beach/Pool: pool bar staff were rude at times... Particularly if they didn't understand what drink we were asking for. Beach was usually packed and hard to find a spot if you didn't get there early. Copious amounts of seaweed... But it was tolerable. Overall a great experience... Will return. Also... Just a word of advice. Do not partake in privilege club tour unless you are very interested in enrolling- we agreed and it wasted about three hours of our day... Very pushy staff and did not understand how to take NO for an answer. Also.. If you go to the shops along the way and go out the back doors of the shops, you will be met with vendors .... Also Very pushy and rude.More
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