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
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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This was my first trip to Punta Cana with the purpose of celebrating my 25th birthday!!! And we could not have selected a better resort. Overall our resort experience was outstanding!!! The rooms were extremely clean, the lobbies, the pool area the entire hotel was beautiful.... and how can I forget the cocktails and the food. To make my son's birthday even more special they decorated the room and showed him with champigan. And last but not least... the wonderful and courtesous staff. Hugs and kisses to my two favorite.. Ambar who went out of her way to acommondate our needs and to my bartendar Riqueberto who kept the Presudents and Apple Martinis coming at all times. Thank you everyone for making this special trip so so memorable.More
latinsunflowers, New Jersey
Great resort experience, could be amazing with some improvements
Overall, this resort has a ton going for it. We went for 2 weeks this past May for our Honeymoon, and had a great time despite a few issues mostly with the room. Several of the lights did not work and our door lock was consistently failing prompting multiple visits from maintenance until they finally just replaced the entire lock mechanism on the door. However, prior to that each time we would get back to the room the key inevitably wouldn't work and we'd have to go back to the hotel reception where they would give us new keys despite the maid trying with her master key and that not even working. Staying at Ambar is great because it is the "adults only" part of Bahia Principe, and you have access to the other resorts pools, beaches, restaurants, and buffets. We found if you're looking for night life though, Ambar does not offer much whereas Esmeralda seemed to always be hopping. Ultimately, the best place to go is Pueblo Principe where they have the Discotech (small nightclub), Sports bar and karaoke, and theater area all open late into the evening. Because we were RCI members, we were considered part of the Privilege Club which includes some great benefits. There are 2 lounges on property with AC, unlimited internet access, international phone calls, and premium drinks along with exclusive access to 2 Privilege beach areas where you can get chairs and umbrellas without issue, and they do actually police it well and keep non-members out. The staff is excellent, very friendly and hard working and always ready to do a Mama Juana shot with the guests! Breakfast and lunch you can go to the buffets located next to each resort's lobby area, and then for dinner there are an array of specialty restaurants with different themes. We highly recommend Rodizio (Brazilian steakhouse) as well as Maiko or Mikado (Japanese show cooking), but most of the other restaurants offer quite delicious meals as well. There are a number of things going on all over the different resorts each day which are highlighted in a schedule you receive on check-in, however we did find there were also events not listed that you wouldn't know about unless you happened to see staff setting up for it or found out from other guests in that area of the resort. They even have an app for your phone which has great potential, but seemed to be such a new release that support from resort personnel on questions about it was limited. All things considered, we would definitely consider a return trip!More
kickboxer24, Shirley, New York
Had such an amazing time here everyone was extremely helpful and the buildings were clean. The workers were a pleasure to be around and they were very fun. In ambar 1 rigbuerto and William were our bartenders and we became very close with them they were some of the best bartenders we have had and ny boyfriend works at a bar so he is very particular with his bar service. The two of them were hilarious and made us feel special.More
Vacation with the hubby only!!!
We stayed at the Bahia Principe for 5 days, a quick get away with the hubs sans kids. Upon our check in we originally booked the Punta Cana and we were surprised with an upgrade to the Ambar Luxury adults only, thank god!!! This property is very big and has about 5 other resorts in one complex. Some are adults only and others are not. Once we were taken to the Ambar II we were given our bracelets for the week and were shown the direction to the buffet since our room was not ready as we were too early for check in. The property is extremely big!!! It does take some time to get your bearings on where to go. They do give you a map to help navigate your way around. Since I read reviews before we arrived I did know to book our restaurants reservations immediately so while we waited for our room to be ready that's exactly what we did and glad we did it. We arrived on a Sunday and couldn't get a reservation until Tuesday because that's how booked they are. So get your reservations immediately!! Once we got our room it was impressive. The bathroom was nice and big with a big tub and shower. The room was great at first glance. Once we were in there for the week we had little quirks that weren't too bad. The first thing we noticed was the bed! It was awful! Our sheets had some sort of ink stains on them but the mattress was the real issue, it was hard as a rock!!!! Great big bed, pretty bed frame but horrible mattress, made for a sore back for the week. The first shower we took we noticed it leaked out on the bathroom floor so you have to be careful not to let too much water get near the door because there is no seal between the shower and the door. I think the house keeping realized we needed an extra towel for that because they gave us extra towels the next day. The air conditioner in the room is not very cold! It's extremely hot and humid there and to come into the room is refreshing but once you're in there for the night it just doesn't get very cold and it's hard to hang anything to dry because of the humidity still in the air. It wasn't unbearable it was just noticeable some nights I was a little hot but sleeping with just a sheet was fine. The beach was nice. We didn't really get any service on the beach they do need more drink attendants for the beach and the pool actually. We were always able to find chairs and an umbrella at the beach. There was a lot of seaweed in the ocean the first day but there was a storm on one of our nights and we did notice the beach had less after that. Just a minor nuisance in paradise. The pool was great as well. Again could use more pool attendants. We got more service if we were closer to the bar and on our last pool day we were exactly there. The water at the pool is not necessarily refreshing if you are in the hot sun all day it is quite warm but it's still very nice. Feels like a lukewarm bath, perfect for the evening. The only thing that is a bit of a downer is how early the bars close at the pool. It's closing when everyone is coming back from later excursions or coming in from the beach so if it stayed open a little later that would be nice. The food at the resort is a hit or miss. The best buffet we ate at was the snack bar at the pool. It was really good and had a great selection and variety. We had a reservation at Portofino's and that was very good and the service was sooo fast and the staff were very attentive. We also had a reservation at Don Pablo's which was supposed to be French but the menu's for both restaurants didn't really match the intended theme. However the food was great! The buffet for breakfast was pretty limited and dinner as well. The entertainment was surprisingly very good. It was impressive and you can tell they have professional dancers and entertainers. Even though this is an all inclusive we still did tip throughout our stay. Also, when you check in, if you don't intend on using a cab to get back to the airport you need to set up your return shuttle in advance as well. We did do an excursion while staying which is recommended because if you like a little adventure in your vacations like we do this hotel does not have much as far as free activities to do on there property that you can't do in one day. Snorkeling is pointless, there are only minnow fish in the ocean to see so you might want to do an excursion for that. There is a casino on the property but that was underwhelming if you are used to big casinos like in Vegas. If you want to just do pool and beach each day to just relax this is perfect. Overall a great, relaxing, kid free vacation.More
Jennifer T, Atlanta, Georgia
Wonderful 10 year anniversary celebration at Bahia Principe Ambar!!!
We stayed in Ambar 2 June 17-21st. This was our sixth trip to Punta Cana but our first at the Bahia Principe complex. We like to try a different resort each time we go but after this experience we will go back to Ambar. Bahia Principe is located about 25 minutes from the Punta Cana airport. The staff was wonderful, from the Bellmen at check in, the front desk, to the maid, wait staff and bartenders we can't say enough good about them. A special thanks to Albania who came over from Ambar 1 to greet us and make sure everything during our stay was truly special. To Luis at the Ambar 2 pool bar who even brought me sushi so I didn't have to get out of the pool, Felix and Juan at the breakfast buffet & Don Pablo who were always there to greet us with a smile. We had emailed the resort in advance to make sure we had dining reservations and all of the requests were granted. We had a small problem the first day getting facecloths but after that was resolved we never went another day without them. The food at the resort was fantastic. We ate at Takura, Garden Grill, Don Pablo and Bella Italia. I have read many reviews of people complaining about the food and the service, I'm not sure why their experience was so much different then ours but I can say the staff went above and beyond for us. The grounds are well manicured and simply beautiful. Although the entire complex is massive it was well planned. The walk/roadways are wide and well lit for a island resort. There was always a tram to take you where you wanted to go and when in doubt we would go to the bellmen at Ambar 2 lobby and they would take us where we wanted to go. It was perfect. The only disappointment if you can call it that was the amount of seaweed on the beach. There was the most of any resort we have ever stayed at. This kept us from staying on the beach. (It was only at the water line, and it is not the hotels fault for it coming off the water but we wish they could have been able to keep up with it a bit better) So instead we hung out at the Ambar 2 pool which was beautiful. It was generally quiet and there were always plenty of chairs with umbrellas to sit under. All and all this was an amazing anniversary trip and we would be happy to return. Anytime you go to another country or away from home, things won't be the same you just have to learn to go with it, put a smile on your face and have a good time. Thank you to the entire staff at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection for making this an anniversary trip to remember.More
pagelee1998, Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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