Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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 3 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

Food

Buffet meals. 3 visits per week to one of the 5 speciality à la carte restaurants. Snacks.

Drink

Local and selected international 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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Outdoor pool

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 and a ceiling fan, 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

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 and a ceiling fan.

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Love it! Returning this year!

My husband and I stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe in 2012. We had a ball! The food, drinks and hospitality were all very acceptable! Yes, the resort is huge but we didn't have an issue because the shuttle bus took us everywhere we want to go. We have been to several resorts in Punta Cana and we are returning to Grand Bahia this March...and bringing friends!! I am looking forward to another great vacation!!!More

Cathaham, Miramichi, Canada

Good for what it is.

What is it? It is a massive all inclusive resort with multiple mini-resorts or properties and approximately 4000+ people on the grounds at any given time. It's good for such a massive place. They are set up in such a way that you don't really know how many guests are around until you visit the beach or attend the evening entertainment. I'm not sure what kind of lead in you need to get reservations at one of the nine specialty restaurants but you may want to set that up before you leave home. I add to the running complaint that restaurant reservations are nearly impossible to come by. (The place is really big) The buffet is good. There is so much to choose from that you should be able to find something to eat. The desserts were incredible! The resort is so big that you need to take a tram to get from point A to point B. The staff is very friendly and extremely helpful. The bars have legitimate liquor, not that watered down stuff you find at other places. If you don't mind a massive resort, then this place won't let you down. If a smaller resort feel is what you want you may have to stay elsewhere. Note: The Ambar is their adult only luxury property and may offer a more intimate experience.More

kdowell, New York

Sunny & Beautiful

When you are at a resort in Punta Cana, how bad can it be? The grounds were well kept, the rooms were spacious and clean, there were plenty of pools, and the beaches were glorious. The resort has entertainment every night and nice spacious lobbies for drinks. The food was hit and miss. Some meals were better than others...the buffets were enormous, and you can always find something to your liking. They put out an amazing variety of foods for New Years. Skip the French restaurant tiny portions. The hotel staff were very friendly and very helpful. We had a great week.More

Andrew M, Norwalk, Connecticut

Exceeded Expectations

After reading some of the negative reviews I was a bit skeptical but take them with a grain of salt unless you are a super picky person. We stayed in the Bavaro Diamond Club section which entitled us to some extra perks during our stay from Jan 11-18. Some of these included 4 ala cartes, exclusive breakfast and lunch at the Santa Fe restaurant, villas rooms close to the beach, and private check-in. The in-room safe was also included in the package from the tour operator. The food and service at the ala cartes was good. We ate twice at the Garden Grill and once each at the Il Capriccio (Italian) and Le Gourmet (French). We didn't have any complaints at the buffet as there was always a good selection of food. We emailed the hotel in advance with our ala carte requests and preferred time and date - these were all granted. None of us experience any upset stomachs or other issues from the food and drinks. Although the resort is large, we never had to wait more than a few minutes for the tram. The wait for the tram to the Water Park is closer to a 5-10 minute wait. Bell boys provided good service and our room was cleaned each morning with new towels provided and the fridge re-stocked with pop, water and 4 cans of beer. The grounds keeping staff also do a great job keeping the site in a tidy manner. We didn't find it necessary to tip but did so for the staff who provided good service and went the extra mile to make you feel appreciated. There are lots of pools to choose from and the beachfront is quite wide. We didn't experience any seaweed washing ashore during our stay. The only downfall is the number of guests who reserve lounge chairs with their towels at the pools and beach early in the mornings (8-9am) only to return hours later. Although there are lots of chairs this will be an issue you'll encounter. We were fortunate to find chairs throughout the day but empty ones are few and far between. We never had problems exchanging our beach towels for new ones. I didn't find the bugs too bad, although my spouse experienced a few bites during the humid evening hours. Wifi in the main lobby worked good with no issues. We found the drinks to be good and enjoyed the drink of the day. If you have kids they will enjoy the water park. Happy travels!More

relax31, Cambridge, Canada

Very Nice for the Price

Stayed here in February of 2013 with my now fiance. We were looking for a nice, inexpensive all-inclusive getaway. My favorite part about the resort is that it is huge and well maintained. You don't have to worry about getting sick of the same scenery. There are three different large pools to choose from, and plenty of places to eat. The buffets have plenty of selection. There is no way you should have any problem finding something very enjoyable to eat every day. A lot of the options are very good, but just like any buffet, some of the dishes are BAD. Just use some discretion and common sense, and you will be fine. The worst part about our vacation was something that is not specific to this resort, but something that is pretty much the norm for every all-inclusive resort like this. The saving of pool/beach chairs. I was warned it could be an issue, but was hoping for the best. Sure enough, the first morning we went out to the pool around 10:30am, and we were waaaay too late. Every chair had a towel on it, even though only half of them were being used. We managed to grab the only two chairs in the corner with no tables for drinks and lots of shade (when we were trying to get sun). After the first day, as much as I hated doing it, I just played the game. There is no way around it. Got up at 7am every morning, threw our towels on the best two chairs available (many already taken), then go back and sleep in. Do yourself a favor and ignore how ridiculous it is, and just go by the "if you can't beat em, join em" philosophy. If you can accept this simple flaw, you will have a great time at this resort. I would definitely come back for another bargain vacation.More

Kyle B,

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