Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection

Not only does this place – voted one of TripAdvisor's top All Inclusive resorts – line up luxury suites, gourmet restaurants and a gigantic pool, it’s got a sandy beach as its front garden.

If there’s one word that fits this adults-only hotel, it’s luxury. It’s surrounded by lush gardens and is right on a white-sand beach, plus the bedrooms are all suites, with canopy beds and hydro-massage tubs.

There’s a huge pool, loads of sports and four à la carte restaurants here. To top it all off, it’s a 3-for-1 deal – you get full run of the facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro and the Punta Cana, next door.

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get

Food

Ultra All Inclusive. Buffet meals. Unlimited à la carte dining for dinner - reservations required. Snacks. Room service. Butler service on request.

Drink

Ultra All Inclusive. Unlimited national and selected international brand alcoholic beverages and soft drinks - 24 hours.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

With pool towels, sunbeds and beach towel service.

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junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 3 with a ceiling fan, plasma TV, alarm clock and butler service.

junior suite with sea view

Junior suites have space for three. They've got terracotta floor tiles and dark-wood furnishings.

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Wonderful Experience!

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection; Location Puna Cana, La Altagracia Province, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, North America Let me begin by saying this was our first ever All-Inclusive vacation and we loved it! My wife did ALL the research and all I had to do is agree, "Happy wife, happy life". This was not difficult with our stay at the Ambar 2. Our arrival, we booked through Apple Tours which I would NEVER do again, began with us being squeezed into a van better designed for and suited to munchkins. My wife and I had to take 'jump seats' that fold down into the aisle and we felt every single bump in the road from the airport to the resort. We were pleasantly surprised with the arrival and disembarkation from the van. We were greeted promptly and ushered quickly and efficiently into our rooms. The service throughout our stay was excellent. We were constantly being asked if there was anything we needed or that they could do for us. In addition, we were assigned our own Butler, Alexander, who proved to be one of the many highlights of our stay at this resort. Anything we needed we could ask Alexander and he would see to it. Admittedly, we didn't need much, but just the fact that he was there and we knew he was there just for us was reassuring. One of the BIG mistakes we made was trying to be too polite to the folks selling/promoting the onsite Time Share. We were assured that the pitch would only be for 20 minutes although they would ask for an hour...it turned out to be over 2 hours long and no one goes on vacation to give up that much of their time...especially for a tote bag, two hats, and a towel. Unless you're serious about spending the $12K that our "one time" offer came to, be firm and just say 'No'. We selected the Ambar 2 because we had heard it was the quieter of the resorts and this proved to be true. We loved it, and it was an 'Adult Only' facility that was off the beaten path, but close enough to walk to everything we wanted. Speaking of walking, I'd like to recommend right up front that you take a few minutes to check out the grounds map they provide. We didn't and so every time we went somewhere it was like a 'zillion' miles away. We always took the carts they move you around in and those were restricted to certain paths. What we found was that if you 'learned' the pathways, it was 10 times shorter and easily within walking distance to nearly anywhere you wanted to go INCLUDING the beach.More

pjungel, Wood Dale, Illinois

Overall, Great Stay

I enjoyed this hotel, vacationed from March 27th to April 10th, 2015. The service was good, the grounds were well kept, the rooms were clean and the staff was friendly. I enjoyed the food, no real complaints. The a la carte's we tried were the Don Pablo(French Gourmet)and The Rodizio(Brazillian), we enjoyed both, food was very good at both but the service at the Rodizio was the very best. The beach is clean and busy, and if you want a chair up towards the water, you better get up early to secure that seat, but I am used to that. The same applies at the pool, but not as early. The pool bar is awesome, make sure you see Carlos. I am not a picky traveller, so it takes a lot for me to write a bad review. My only pet peeves here would be: 1- I wish that they could put coffee and tea on earlier in the lobby for the earlier risers like myself. 2- I think they should have more security guards around the pool and the beach area for the Ambar, it is adults only and we pay a premium for that option, but yet still have kids in our pool occasionally. 3- I was disappointed with the room service menu, I guess maybe with it being a 5 star I expected more. I am planning to return, so again, I did enjoy this resort. Value for dollar is pretty good.More

bissonjc, Ottawa, Canada

Beautiful resort, great food, professional and friendly staff

We just returned from a vacation at this resort and had a fabulous time. The food was very good, particularly at the Brazilian a la carte, and the staff were professional, courteous and friendly. Make reservations by email for your a la carte choices before your trip or you may be disappointed. Staff who made us feel extra relaxed and welcomed were Bianca, Hector, Stephanie and Maria. Ambar 1 is the "older" section, however it is closest to the beach and the rooms were clean and spacious - we'd choose this section again. The only aspect of the resort that we felt could use upgrading and TLC was the workout facility.More

JenandKent, Toronto, Canada

Spend the exrtra $$$ for different hotel!!!!

Let me preface my review by saying that I understand this is a typical "all inclusive" resort where most people couldn't care less about the quality of food, cleanliness of a hotel room and the condition of gym at the resort. But if i'm paying anything over $1500 for a package, I need these 3 pieces to be at least AVERAGE....at the Bahia Ambar all of these were below average to poor. I went away with one of my girlfriends to get out of the cold dreary weather we have been having the past 5 months in the North East. Did i get sun? YES!!! So i should just shut up and be happy. Beach- small, windy, filled with sea weed and broken chairs. The beach was also filled with people who had ZERO beach etiquette. If the term "beach etiquette" stumps you....please continue booking your trip to the Bahia. Our room had 2 double beds. One bed was missing a fitted sheet on the 1st night. We called the front desk multiple times to have someone bring us a proper sheet. They insisted that someone "was on their way" each time we called. No one ever showed up and we slept in one bed together while we continued to wait for service. Day 2- someone rummaged through our suitcases and personal belongings. Nothing was stolen but we are sure they were looking for cash which we kept on us at all times. Our "safe" was broken and in no condition to stash anything inside of it even it had been working. Mosquitoes will be found in your room...along with a TON of these other small bugs. Sorry to the people who stay in our room after us- we left about 15 dead-bug-splatter-marks all over the room as we killed numerous bugs with my flip flops. Bug spray was $14 and i needed to spray myself and my bed before I went to sleep. Pool was filled with obnoxious trashy drunk people. At least they were enjoying themselves and filling up on liquor. Gym- Needs an immediate upgrade. Enjoy the sun!!! Ohhh and if you're a girl traveling with other girls be prepared to be hit on by the wait staff at every restaurant. *****I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE PARADISUS PALMA REAL ***** Not sure why i decided to change up a good thing by trying Bahia. NEVER AGAIN!!!More

jerzcali, Hoboken

Great Trip

This was our first trip to the DR and it was excellent. The only reason we gave 4 instead of 5 stars was the food. While we didn't have any bad meals - everything was good - we didn't have any great meals. The only food that stood out was the sushi at the Ambar II pool bar. The grounds were constantly being attended too, the pools were clean, the beaches were in great shape, and the rooms were very nice. We went with a group from work and everyone loved the resort. We didn't experience any of the stomach issues that others had regarding food and water, however we brushed our teeth with bottled water and were very careful. There is plenty to do on the resort and we didn't leave the resort in our 3 day stay. We did head up to the Bavaro area to shop but found very little. There were some from our group who visited the shops and could barter, but we found the language barrier to difficult and made our way back to the beach. Speaking of the beach, there is plenty of shade throughout the Ambar section. Even with our big group we were able to gather chairs and hang out together. Some in our group made dinner reservations immediately and word spread that there was nothing available. That turned out to be incorrect as we made reservations on Friday for Saturday night. We were flexible and didn't mind walking to another resort to dinner. It was a 10 minute slow walk by the pools. I'm not sure if others just were rigid on their times or if it was the language barrier. Nonetheless, we had no issues. We would definitely go back to this resort. The staff was awesome. Nelson on the beach was there constantly to take care of us. We tried to give him a $1 or $2 each time he came around. We tipped a little here and there and I would definitely recommend that. We hope to be back soon.More

Brad K, Effingham, Illinois

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