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 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

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.

Windsurfing

One hour free per day.

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junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 2 - can be sold as a single - with a ceiling fan, plasma TV, alarm clock and butler service. Wi-Fi is at a charge.

junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 3 with a ceiling fan, plasma TV, alarm clock and butler service. Wi-Fi is at a charge.

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Awesome trip at Bahia Principe Ambar!

Spent 6 days at Bahia Principe Ambar with my girlfriend in early September. Overall, this was an excellent experience and would recommend all to stay here. Just to reiterate what others have said, this resort is basically a 5 in 1 resort with 5 different areas (Esmeralda, Bavaro, Punta Cana, Ambar, Bavaro Premiere) that share restaurants, beach, amenities. There are no rooms at this resort with ocean view FYI, but not a big issue unless ocean view is a must on your list. Being such a large resort was actually a positive for us because there were more restaurants and bars to try and it was fun to see other parts of the resort. The staff there were all amazing and friendly! Most of the staff spoke English well and for those who didn't, it wasn't a big problem as we could get away with some simple phrases that we picked up during the trip. Ambar is adults only and arguably the best of the five because: 1. closest to the beach - our room was maybe 100m walk away compared with say taking a trolley from the Bavaro area 2. it is adults only and therefore much quieter and more beach space per person Beach/Pool - excellent. lots of beach chairs each with their own beach straw hut. never had difficulty getting spots close to the water even in the middle of the afternoon. loved the poolside bar -being at Ambar, our section of the beach was adults only and far less busy than the rest of the beach. This made for a much more quieter area where we could relax and nap and enjoy more beach for ourselves as mentioned before. - beach had very clean sand. yes there is some seaweed, but nothing to take away from the amazing beach Bar -outstanding selection of drinks with very friendly bartenders -the Bananamama, Coco loco, and pina colada drinks were the best -bars were everywhere Hotel rooms -clean,air conditioned, modern with your own balcony -the maids were great at cleaning up the rooms each day Activities -daily shows in the theatre every night. highlights included the Michael Jackson show and the circus performance which was similar to Cirque to Soleil on many levels. -there was also a tennis court, mini-golf, casino that we made use of too -there was often dancing at night at the various resorts with a live DJ - we never took advantage of the 1hr of alloted activity time you're suppose to get for eg: snorkeling, etc. because we ended up doing other things like swimming, lying at the beach, etc. - we did 2 excursions - the 1 day tour of Santa Domingo and the afternoon excursion to the Reef Explorer - both of which we highly recommend. We booked these day trips in the lobby of Ambar Food - Food quality didn't stand out for us, which is why we gave this resort 4 stars, rather than 5. There was plenty of food for sure, but the meals were often not tasty. - for the a la carte restaurants, we tried Don Pablo Gourmet, Mikado, El Olivo, Bella Italia, the BBQ restaurant. Absolutely recommend Don Pablo - this chef knows how to cook some amazing duck and filet mignon - the best meal of the entire trip! It could easily be served at a 5 star restaurant. Other notable mentions include the amazing bbq rib eye at the BBQ restaurant. Bella Italia was average. El Olvio is ok. Don't recommend Mikado - it's a cooking table with a chef in front of you essentially making you some fried rice/shrimp/chicken/beef/veggies served with some grocery store quality sushi as an appetizer. The food quality was below average for sure. If you are used to eating quality asian food, sushi, japanese food, you'll walk away from this restaurant disappointed unfortunately. The buffets are nothing out of the ordinary. -would recommend emailing the resort ahead of time to book reservations at the a la carte restaurants. Alternatively, speak with guest services on your first day to book reservations for all your days. Otherwise, you may not be able to get a spot at the a la carte places even though I don't know why - they were never full! - there was also the beachside/pool side snack bars which were very handy after a swim - you don't have to go far for some food/snack/lunch! Transportation - took a taxi from the airport to the resort for $40 - on our return to the airport, we arranged a van service for $30 through the travel agent in the main lobby of Ambar - look for Soltours/VIP or something like that. - within the resort, given how big it is, there's actually a regular truck pulled trolley that goes all over the resort making it easy to see other parts of the resort Other - you won't need any currency aside from USD. You can use that anywhere on the resort and even on the day trips including Santa Domingo. Hope you enjoy your stay at BP. Don't forget to try the BP drink. But don't turn to channel 1 on the tv cause that BP theme song will stay in your head for a long time!!!More

Alex C, Toronto, Canada

Fantastic hotel

The Ambar complex is adult only so was more relaxed that the other areas of the hotel complex. The rooms were clean and very large with a four poster bed and a living/ seating area. The bathroom was almost as big as the living area of the room and had a whirlpool bath, double shower and separate area for the toilet. The staff within the Ambar complex bar and restaurant area were fantastic and made us feel at home. We never went short of drinks at the bar. The only negative about the place was some of the al a carte restaurants were terrible due to the disinterested staff, especially in the garden grill restaurant. If you don't want to spend some of your holiday with loud, brash, embarrassingly opinionated Canadians you may not want to go here. We wanted to go home on our 11th day as one group arrived and the lady (who kept telling everyone she was French Canadian) proceeded to get very drunk and spent from 10:30 to 16:30 screeching and abusing others in or around the pool. It didn't appear that any of the staff paid any attention to her and her daughter and continued to give them drinks. I can note though it was the first time I had noticed any security in the hotel as they started walking the pool area around 16:00. Even with the negatives I would return but possible stay in the family areas as the adults seem to be better behaved in those areas.More

Cheryl O, Andover, United Kingdom

Excellent Vacation

We stayed at the Ambar section (adult's only) of the Bahia Principe resort for one week in September and had a fabulous time. Some how we ended up with VIP bracelets (signaled by a black wrist band). We did not know this was even an option when we made our reservations, however I would definitely recommend it! You have access to a private section of the beach (not really any different - just less crowded and faster drinks), as well as golf cart transportation to anywhere in the resort (It was really nice not to have to wait for the "trolley" carts that everyone else had to ride on). We found the resort to be very clean and the staff to be exceptionally friendly. I recommend Isiahs and Francisco (no idea how to spell either name) at the beach bar as well as Franklin the sandman. They were very helpful during our stay and patient with us while we tried to practice our Spanish. The sandman was a guy who walked around and picked up your empty drink glasses and then brushed all the sand off of your chair (made us feel pretty baller :) ). Another thing that I really liked was that they made reservations at a restaurant each night of our stay for us. It was nice not to have to play the "I don't know, where do YOU want to eat" game with my husband every night. However, there was one night where we wished to switch our reservations from one restaurant to another that was recommended by a couple we met that day at the pool and it turned out to be a bit of a hassle. I think if the resort could find a more efficient way to be able to change your reservations it would be nice. But all in all our meals were really tasty!More

JenniferH20, Ashburn, Virginia

Beautiful hotel

We spent 2 weeks here on our honeymoon from 21st aug-5th sept. We really had the best time ever. The hotel is so well kept and the staff all work extremely hard. We would recommend this hotel and come again. Thank you to everyone who made our stay so special. More

Smalls86, London

Ninth time!

We just finished up our ninth visit to Bahia Principe Ambar (9/3-9/9) and it continues to be an outstanding resort. It hits all the buttons. The beach, pool, hotel, entertainment, and restaurants are all first class. Every resort on the island has the infrastructure, but Bahia Principe Ambar is a notch above the rest because of the service. As one waiter told me, "We not only want to make it so good that you want to come back, we want to make it so good that you bring your friends back with you." Mission accomplished! For assistance with anything during your stay, find Leonardo Astacio or his associates Albania or Yaniri. These folks will make it right should anything not be to your liking. For pool bar service nobody is better than Bianca and Marlene. The pool attracts a good adult demographic mix. You are not overwhelmed by either youth or age. The staff does a good job of enforcing the Adult only policy. The wait staff in the restaurants are all exceptional. They make you feel like they are there only for you. The Don Pablo and Olivo restaurants were our favorites. If you can get rooms in buiding 60, 64, or 67 you have the pool and beach out your front door, but all the buildings are within a 3 minute walk to the water. Although the Ambar bracelet gives you access to most everything on the resort, with its restaurants, entertainment, and casino you have to push yourself to leave Ambar and explore the rest of the resort. we are looking forward to our next visit.More

john g, Fairfax, Virginia

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