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 until 02.00 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.

Portofino Italian à la carte restaurant

An à la carte restaurant with Italian avant-garde cuisine offering pasta, pizza and delicious meats. You'll need to book a table to eat here.

Swim-up bar

Offering a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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deluxe junior suite with balcony or terrace and whirlpool bath

Light, spacious tones with bold, dark furnishings, these deluxe junior suites come with either a balcony or terrace, offering that extra space outside, plus, you'll have a whirlpool bath. These suites also include, a king-size bed, free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, bathrobes and slippers, and a minibar*.

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FIRST AND LAST TIME

This was my first all inclusive trip every, I wanted it to be amazing so I spent a little extra and decided to get the don Pablo Collection package, the food was not bad the was really no activities during the day or the night, My biggest complaint is the actual people very rude and ignorant basically if you don't tip "good enough" even though you already paid for all inclusive top of the line service you don't get the professional service you deserve I dint go by myself there was 18 of us and we all had nothing but negative things to say about the rudeness and discontent of out trip, Personally we will not going back to Bahia in Punta CanaMore

esteban_espitia, 154996

Not As Good As It Once Was

Four of us stayed here for a week in August. This is our 3rd trip to this resort so we are very familiar with it. We had 7 of us last year and had a great time, this year it seems the place has lost a little of it’s luster. We arrived at the Ambar 3 lobby and check in was seamless, we received our requested rooms and had our a la carte reservations in our package as we had emailed the resort ahead of time. We also requested a butler in our email and they seemed a little confused but they told us Hector would be our butler and he would check in with us later. There were a few mistakes in our a la carte reservations so we decided to go to the Ambar 2 lobby and get them fixed. They informed us they could not change our reservations for later in the week as there were no openings, I just figured we would get Hector to do it later. Later in the day we just happened to run into Hector in our hallway, he had no idea that he was supposed to be our butler, I asked him for his help in moving our dinner reservations and he told me to go to the lobby and handle it myself. That was the end of our butler services, never saw him again until check out, don’t know if he thought he was getting a tip but he didn’t. We have stayed at other resorts where butler service was available and actually provided a service, this was a joke. The resort seems to have taken a back seat to customer service. Last year we had outstanding customer service, this year although we had great service it was provided by the people who gave it to us last year and remembered us. If we were dealing with people that we did not know it was nothing special. Last year we met Eury at Rodizo, this year he was still there and remembered us and made sure we were taken care of like family. He made sure that everyone associated with him took great care of us. He would be at the buffet in the mornings and that is where we met Eddy. Eddy took care of us at Portofino and did an outstanding job. Eury and Elvis at Rodizo were outstanding. Last year we met Louis and Julio hat the Ambar 2 pool, Louis has moved on the beach bar bur Julio was still there and introduced us to Franklin. Franklin and Julio took care of us at the pool bar all week and did a great job. Ramone at the towel station was also great, always there with a smile and a towel. The food was good as we ate at one of the a la carte’s every night. We only ate at the buffet’s at breakfast and lunch. We had lunch at the Rodizo buffet as it was never busy and was indoors. Our room was fine, cleaned daily but the mini bar was only refilled once. Had to call the front desk to get this done. The last 2 days the maid turned or A/C off which caused us to return to a warm room, not sure why she did this. The strangest occurrence was seeing children several times throughout the resort. Ran into strollers on the Ambar property on several different occasions, once had a child show up in the restroom in the Ambar 1 lobby bathroom, another time a mother and child in the hallway of our resort floor and children showing up to watch the Michael Jackson show at the Ambar 2 lobby. Paying extra to stay at adults only, you don’t really want to see them on vacation. Also saw many people that were wearing Green and Yellow wristbands using the Ambar pool. Management needs to do a better job of keeping people who are not paying to use this section out of this section. Overall we had a good time but unless the deal is just too good to pass on I don’t see us going back to Ambar for a while. The resort is only getting bigger and if customer service is not going to be a priority then there are too many other places to spend or money.More

buildernc, 49463

All inclusive

Fabulous.... all the food, all the drinks, all the sand, all the sun you could want. Don't let them put you in the back, in Ambar 2, it would be too far away from the beach and the pools. We had a fabulous location close to everything. Get your restaurant reservations in early! Food was excellent at the buffets and at the ala carte restaurants! Only complaint was this was the Atlantic side and the seaweed was horrible. They kept cleaning the beaches around the clock, but there was so much in the water, made you want to get out! Staff friendly, beach servers did a great job! Definitely would come back!More

BiltmoreVillage,

Overall - Excellent...a few minor bumps!

I was hesitant when I left for the Ambar as I kept reading conflicting reviews. But after spending 7 days there, I'm happy to report that I had a wonderful time and decided that I'd write a review for everyone else there who is unsure of their trip. First off- let's keep in mind you're heading to the Dominican - so if you keep that in mind, this is absolutely a 5-star resort in my opinion (after spending time in resorts in Cuba and Jamaica). The Rooms - we emailed the resort 14 days before our trip and requested to be in Ambar 1 (near the beach) and to be honest, this was the best option for us. Ambar 2 might have newer rooms - but the Ambar 1 rooms were fantastic. We were in block 68 (room 68308 to be exact). It was a corner room that stepped out right near the pool and steps away from the beach. It was about a 3 min walk to the main lobby and main buffet. The pool was lively -but not crazy or in-your face loud. The Ambar 2 was painfully quiet, and I like quiet. But there is quiet, then there is Church -quiet and I didn't need it that quiet. The beds are firmer than I'm used to - but I was fine after the first night. The resort- is huge, but unless you have mobility issues, it's perfectly fine to walk everywhere. I never once took a cart or a tram anywhere. Even walking to the main theatre for hte shows - it took us 11 minutes to walk from Ambar 1 to the main theatre. I don't know who says it takes 30+ minutes, but if you have zero mobility issues, the walk is actually quiet nice. But as mentioned, there is always an option for a tram. Pool/Beach: My preference was Ambar 1 pool. It had music, some activities - but nothing that prohibited me from enjoying the pool while the activities were on. Keep in mind, we were there in August - but it was the better of the two pools by far. And it was steps from the beach and a beach restaurant/buffet/snack bar. The beach was great. Yes - there is seaweed. It's the ocean. They rake it every single morning and keep it as clean as they can, but they are not going to remove seaweed from the ocean. So get over it. If this is something you're complaining about - you are being unrealistic. I would walk the beach every morning and let me tell you the Bahia Principe team kept their beaches waaay cleaner than any other resort. The Food: The food was excellent. Honestly, don't stress too much about not getting a la carte restaurants. The buffet food was quite exceptional. Each night was a theme night - don't book a restaurant for the Tuesday as that's the "Gala" Night at the buffet and it's seafood galore! Shrimps, clams, mussels, lobsters....Other theme nights include Dominica, Mexican, American, Asian, Italian. We ate at the Don Pablo restaurant and I had the Chateaubriand Steak and it was divine! My husband had the lobster - also delicious - but the steak was above and beyond! We ate at the Rodizio after reading many good reviews and to be honest we were less than impressed. It was certainly okay - but I guess we aren't as crazy about meat as everyone else is. We actually ended up cancelling our other a la carte reservation because we wanted to be at the buffet for the Asian night and what a great call! Filled with Sushi and other delicious Asian foods. Staff: The staff were great. Yes - language can be an issue. But again - it's a Spanish speaking country. Everyone is trying their best. they want to help they want to make sure you have an enjoyable trip, so cut them some slack. Cons: Honestly,. the only cons were that the AC in our room wasn't as cold as I'd like it. It was comfortable, but I would have preferred cooler. But in the grand scheme of things, I was able to sleep at night and it was a relief from the heat and humidity outside. The fridge is not really a "cooler" so to speak, it keeps things cooler than room temperature, but not super-cold like you might be used to. Check in was a bit of a gong show and it can be stressful after a long day travelling. But it went surprisingly quick, just not the smoothest process. TIPS: Bring lots of sunscreen, they sell it in the shops for like $30/bottle. So, stock up at home. Buy your rum/booze at the resort before leaving. The duty free shops at the airport are almost double the price. The $19 bottle at the resort was $32 at the airport! Email the resort 10-14 days before your arrival and you can put in room requests and restaurant reservation requests. We did this and when we checked in we had all the restaurant reservation slips in our welcome package. They can't accommodate all requests, but it's worth a try! There is a Bahia Principe Ap that you can download that updates you with the daily activities, night time shows and you can try and book your restaurants there as well - but I highly recommend emailing the resort before - it saved us a ton of time! And relax - it won't all be perfect. But at the end of the day, if you go with a flow, you'll have an amazing time, eat great food and enjoy the beautiful Punta Cana!More

Leeakara, 155004

An AWESOME Vacation

Due to plane delays we lost almost a day getting there but as we checked in at 2 AM the people were very nice and told us that even though all the restaurants were closed we had 24 hour room service and it along with everything else was included. The resort was fantastic and it took us a whole week just to realize how large the resort was. The area we were in was adults only and wow was that great. At my age I did not need the kids running around and screaming. A couple of the areas there were for families and for their kids they even had a water park. I really like the all inclusive resorts and could not try all the restaurants that were available. The food was fantastic! During the day there were plenty of activities and the pools were just walk in warm, my kind of pool. The ocean was also warm enough to just walk in and the beaches were always clean. The room was amazing and the beds were very comfortable. The whole staff and it was huge were all very friendly and always there to try to make your stay the best it could be. I have been to a lot of resorts and always look forward to trying new ones but this time I will be a repeat visitor and I am already ;looking forward to my next vacation there in 2017.More

Michael P, 45986

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