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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Above and beyond
My wife and I were here from October 19-24 of 2014. There are a lot of resorts in Punta Cana and this was one of the few I found with consistently good reviews. This place was very nice. The landscaping was well done and the service was exceptional. I cannot say enough about the staff. Yes, it is their job to make you feel like you are on a vacation...and they do that but to hear maids and grounds crew singing while they are doing their job unbeknownst by you...that is truly enjoyable. These people enjoy what they do no matter what it is. The restaurants were great with a lot of variety. The bars had free drinks...need I say more. When at the Lobby Bar make sure to say hi to Leondro...he can get you any drink, especially if it's a Johnny Walker. This place is exceptional not for where it is but for the quality of service you will receive.More
Joshua H, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
wonderful 4th time..booked for 5th!
not sure what to say that I haven't said before. Hubby drove our rental car up to the front gates.. the security man recognized us immediately and said WELCOME HOME before he even checked our hotel voucher! Nice way to be welcomed back to paradise.. Drove to the front of the bavaro lobby where hubby dropped me off with our luggage, then he went to the guest parking lot to park the car. we were immediately shuttled to the ambar lobby where we were met by our usual butler, Emmanuel with big hugs. While he got us checked in (at a table, we didn't have to line up at reception).. I walked over to the bar and ordered a rum and coke for hubby and as I went to order my drink... murphy just plopped it on the counter..with another WELCOME BACK!! cannot believe he remembered my drink (not a common one..Frangelico with baileys on ice!) he asked me where greg was...told him over there and pointed. He laughed and said NO I will not give you his rum..he needs to come say hello to me!! I went back to greg and he went and gave his buddy murphy a handshake and got his perfectly made drink! room wasn't ready as we were really early...emmauel made sure our luggage would be watched, and off we went for a dip in the pool. By the time we got to our room, I was in awe that Emmanuel had remembered that I like the down pillows and greg likes the memory foam from the pillow menu, and they were in our room for us!! and were left for the entire two week holiday. saw our lovely Albania the next day, and she made sure our reservations for the restaurants worked perfectly for our group of six. She is an amazing woman and hopefully the upper management realizes this!! Room... 61309 ...very cold air lol.. everything in good repair, and an amazing housekeeper for all but 3 days when she was off..those days our room was def not nearly as well cleaned. Room Service.. ordered it three times..each time, came promptly and hot. Wish that the menu was a bit more varied but not bad for an included service. Food: Awesome as always.. loved the hamburgers made on the bbq right beside the pool for our lunch, they were great. Garden grill was beyond awesome. Don Pablo was great also... and Hector makes this place amazing. Portofino was closed as was the bbq restaurant so we didn't get to try them this time. El Oliva was great on the first visit..didn't enjoy the sea bas stuffed with lobster on the second visit..only upset tummy I had in two weeks. Buffet is the best we have had on any of our visits to the island (over 30!) Lobby.. really liked the new entertainment area they have added..and it was a wise idea to expand the patio and put a small outside bar. We made use of it many nights Pool... It needs a little bit of a facelift as I noticed many more tiles missing..including a large pc of granite just hanging on the bar. I am sure that after the new pool is opened that this will be addressed..but It was clean as always. Bianca and Marlene are amazing and the only thing missing was Desiree..as since she went on her maternity leave they brought her back in the lobby bar not pool..we miss her at the pool. Was nice to see her in the evenings in the lobby..but def missed her at the pool. Service SUCKED for the few days that BOTH marlene and Bianca were on vacation days. Trying to get a drink at the swimup was hard..as they were more interested in serving the loud drunks, than the ones waiting patiently wherever they could squeeze in. Only time we go to the swimup was days that our favourite girls are not there. Rest of the time Bianca and Marlene never let our drinks get empty...serving us at the sides of the pool no matter where we were in the pool lol. Good Job ladies, you are a true asset to this resort! Beach. gorgeous as always..we are not really beach ppl , so didn't mind getting a palapa at the back close to the pool some days..much cooler with the breeze. Servers at the beach came around occasionally and were very very pleasant. Tram service... as always very efficient and never waited more than a few minutes..but now after being there so many times we have found some shortcuts thru the resorts to get to restaurants ect..so walked a lot more. One thing that I HAVE to say, and THANK so much for. hubby had a dentist appointment our last full day at dentisalude in cortecito. In the morning a few hours before I decided to drive to a friends house to see the kids. Hubby stayed at pool with friends. Turns out hubby left the lights on in our rental car and battery was DEAD.. my friend that was going out with me went back to get hubby.. Security and bell boy from the Bavaro section went out of their way to get that car started.. it was not an easy task as no one had jumper cables..it took two or three hours..but they worked relentlessly..ended up getting it going. Hubby made it to his dental appointment with twenty min to spare! THANK YOU SO MUCH And THESE are the reasons Bahia is our home...esp AMBAR... See you soon..we will be HOME Jan 4th!!!! Greg and Lynn Dray St Thomas OnMore
Amazing resort, excellent staff
This is an amazing resort complex. The Ambar property is adult only and the staff were tremendous in every way. Getting around the resort is very easy and the restaurants were all delicious. We will definitely recommend this resort to anyone thinking of having a resort vacation and we will come back for many vacations in the future. More
A few more things we've discovered after 3 times
Just came back from our 3rd visit to the Amber. Always learning something new to make our stay more comfortable. The bed was hard so we asked for extra padding, they put a pad under the sheets. Pillow menu, we brought our own but saw this in the room, you can select what kind of pillow you want. The Ambar lobby is very hot and not much breeze, during the day we would go the the Esmerelda lobby, and nice breeze blows through. At night we went up to the Sports Bar, the air conditioning is freezing, a great place to cool off and have a drink (Note: you have to pay here for higher end alcohol). Hopefully with the new part of Ambar opening they will have some cool place to sit after supper. First time we tried the Steak House, and the filet was the best ever, cooked right there over BBQ in front of you and still hot by the time it got to the table. Don Pablo hass the best atmosphere, but food wasn't always the hottest. As always, bring your own insulated cup, drinks stay cold longer and less times to go to the bar (which sometimes can be a wait). A great value for what you get. Giving it a 5 star on Dominican standard.More
Meandmyguy2, Hamilton, Canada
Ambar 5th visit
Wonderful resort, only to be better with the new addition. We were greeted on arrival at the Bavaro lobby and immediately shuttled to the Ambar and greeted by Albania Mendez , Guest Services with a cool drink and damp face cloth. Within minutes our bags were in our room and we headed to the lobby buffet for a late supper. This management staff were the most hands on staff I have seen at any resort, they were on the beach checking things out, poolside and in the lobby and always were asking how things were going. Sr.Arcadi Junacosa were always asking how things were going, genuine caring hands on management team/ Rooms 60106 1st floor junior suite, stunning to say the least. King Bed and very comfortable. Some small issues were noted and Albania at Guest Services reported them and they were fixed within a day' Restaurants and Bars 1st night the buffet which was good. Lots of selection. 2nd night night, Don Pablo Gourmet was super with the best service seen in a long time. , Night 3 was Palmyra Buffet Seafood night and very well presented and delicious. Night 4 we attended the El Maiko (Tepenaki Japanese) very good. Night 5 we went to the Bella Italia for a nice selection of Italian Food. Night 6 Don Pablo Gourmet for a second go round, Chateau Briande was excellent again, topped of with a banana flambes. One thing I must say the buffet the food was steamy hot and served an excellent fare in the evenings, morning and at lunch although we did also eat lunch on the Patio by the beach and the Las Olas. Overall all food was 9 out of 10More
hlywud, Erieau, Canada
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