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 a trio of 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
Ultra All Inclusive. Buffet meals. Unlimited à la carte dining for dinner - reservations required. Snacks. Room service. Butler service on request.
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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With pool towels, sunbeds and beach towel service.
One hour free per day.
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Enjoyed our 2 weeks
We recently returned from 2 weeks at the Ambar. We enjoyed our stay at the hotel, and found everything very good. We had a couple of issues during our stay but the staff were quick to fix them, they even called to follow up and make sure we were satisfied. We spent most of our time on the beach. The staff are around to clean off chairs and pick up garbage regularly. Waiters come to get you drinks, and very few peddlers come around to sell you things. There was a fair amount of seaweed to deal with but overall hotel staff were quick to get it cleaned up. We tried out most of the restaurants throughout the resort, we made dinner reservations for the first week upon our arrival, and then decided which ones we wanted to try again. They were all very good, we especially like the Garden Grill, Don Pablo, and the Mediterranean, we wouldn't recommend the Mexican restaurant you will great great food and service at the buffet. The place does close down at about 11:30 pm so if you are a night party person you have to go to the other part of the hotel. We tried out the Spa to get a couples Massage - they need to get some larger robes! We emailed the hotel before our trip and they did a great job of recognizing our Anniversary with decorations, and some gifts. We were lucky to get a room in Building 61 which is close to the pool and beach, the corner room is definitely larger but I don't understand what all the fuss is about we were hardly in our room. If you are interested in the Casino we would recommend paying the cab fare ($15 each way) and going to the Hard Rock - the casino at the Bahia is tiny - head to the Hard Rock you will have a great time, and the drinks are free when gambling.More
GrWeSp, Stoney Creek, Canada
50th Birthday at Bahia Ambar, Punta Cana
My husband and I returned from the Ambar last week. We went to celebrate his birthday and choose this resort based on reviews that we had read. First, the pros: the beach was fabulous! There was some seaweed, but it was cleaned up very well. The pool was very nice and the swim up bar was awesome. The rooms were clean and the grounds were meticulously maintained. We enjoyed Don Pablo (twice & Hector was terrific) and it was delicious with excellent service. Also enjoyed the Italian restaurant. On the flip side: the rooms have a terrible, musty smell. In 4 nights we stayed in 3 different rooms, so I'm fairly sure that many of them are this way. We kept requesting to move because of the smell, but by the 3rd room we gave up. The kind of smell that you wash everything (worn or not) when you get home because it's absorbed the smell and it came home with you. Few of the staff speak much English and many don't try hard to communicate, so unless you're fairly fluent, you are going to have a hard time communicating. The Bahia is a large resort (Ambar is just one area within) and there are trolleys that take you around the resort, but it's hard to get info navigating. It was largely trial and error for us to find what we needed and how to get there. The buffets are pretty standard inexpensive restaurant food and we didn't find much for breakfast or lunch that was exciting. The "pillow service" that you hear about is a necessity because the pillows and beds are very, very hard. What no one communicated to us is that it's a daily request...when they come to do the turn downs at night they carry the good pillows away with them. We returned from dinner at 11pm one night to find the good pillows missing, called housekeeping and front desk. Too bad, pillow service ends at 10pm. We had that feeling many times at the resort...information isn't conveyed, if you need help or info, the customer is out of luck!More
Trip to Dominican republic
Great trip Segway tour amazing, Polaris tour a lot of fun but dirty, golfing was fun at Nick Price designed course, hotel restaurants were good and all hotel staff excellent, spa re Dr. Fish was a great experience, tripping to the Casino at The Hard Rock Resort was also entertaining.More
Marilyn F, Markham, Ontario, Canada
Last Minute One Week Break
My wife and I travelled to the Ambar (adult only) for a one week break during October 2014. Value for money I can honestly state it is second to none and we have travelled extensively to many five star hotels. Hotel is immaculate and staff very helpful and friendly. Food is excellent with plenty of choice and rooms are very comfortable. The El Olivio and Don Pablo restaurants were exceptionally good. The beach is great too and whilst seaweed appears to be a common problem it was constantly cleaned by staff working hard every day so was not a particular issue. Special mention to the beach staff who constantly cleaned and served endless cold drinks always with a smile. There are many branded drinks on offer in the bars and measures were always on the larger side. Room cleanliness is also excellent with fresh towels and chocolates delivered to your room each evening. There was always a number of loungers to choose from, both by the pool and on the beach so no need to get up extra early to beat the crowds. We stayed at the Ambar for the full week (felt no need to use other facilities at the sister hotels other than restaurants) where there was a full programme in an open air environment. We have stayed at the Bahia Principe in Tenerife on a number of occasions in the past and would definitely recommend the group to anyone looking for luxury, first class service and above all good value for money.More
Great Resort- Beyond our Expectations
Took my wife for her 40th birthday in July. I requested a corner room, based on other reviews, and something in the room for her birthday. Everything we asked for exceeded our expectations and the staff were beyond helpful. Food was excellent in both the buffet and a la carte. This is a resort if you wish to relax and take it easy. As Ambar is part of a group of resorts in one giant complex, there is something for everyone to enjoy. We only stayed in our section as it had everything we wanted for the week and no kids!, but definitely will venture out to see the rest of the complex next time. Ambar is our choice vacation spot in Punta Cana- no need to try anywhere else.More
Paul J, Barrie, Canada
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