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 until 02.00 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.
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.
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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Great Trip to the Ambar!
Found the Ambar through Apple Vacations at a fantastic price ( $1100.00 pp ) and couldn't pass it up, as I've been wanting to try it for a couple years now. First off, this wasn't my first rodeo at an all inclusive. I have been to Punta Cana prior to this trip and have been to the Cancun / Riviera Maya are over 20 times, all but three I believe, have been to mid level, 3 star all inclusive's, up to 4.5 star resorts. I haven't used Apple Vacations in years, so I was surprised to find this trip so inexpensive. The kicker for me was direct flights with Allegiant Airways chartered by Apple.Plane left at 7 am from Pittsburgh and was on the ground in Punta Cana by 10:30 am. Breezed through all the airport unpleasentries, found my shuttle with the Apple Rep and was at the Ambar check in by Noon. Room was not ready, as expected, so went to lunch at Ambar 2's buffet, had a drink and was sitting in the lobby when the Concierge came up and said it was ready. This was at 1:30 pm, an hour and a half prior than expected. Pretty cool.... Room - Ambar 1, building 60, room 60315. Actually got my first choice of buildings and the resort was above 90% capacity, so I was quite pleased. Extremely nice Jr. Suite. Only real complaint, mini bar fridge never really kept things cold, cool yes, but not cold. I didn't even report it. Location was fantastic. Just steps from the pool and beach. Only downside is your pretty far away from the entertainment of the other resorts. All in All, way above average. Pool and Beach - Pool was very busy at all times. Yes, there was a towel game happening, but it didn't bother me. I mostly used the beach and walked from there to the pool when I wanted to use it. Beach has tons of Papala's and yes, again, towel game was happening. BUT, for some reason, at the furthest section of Ambar's beach, right in front of their beach bar ( this would be to the left if standing on the beach, looking at the Ocean ) there was always 20-30 shaded papala's available every day. Didn't ask why, just took advantage of it. Ocean was fantastic. Clear and minor waves. The Beach, lol, it's one of the nicest there is. Spent 5 great days under a papala with new friends. FANTASTIC!! Food - I got 3 of the 4 restaurants I requested and 1 I did not, but ended up very happy with it anyhow. El Olivio - Outstanding. Maiko - Outstanding. El Rodizio - My least favorite, but still above average. Garden Grill - The one I did not request, but glad I got it. Very good. Room Service - What you would expect, but I have to say, impressively quick. Ate at both, Ambar 1 & 2's buffets. Both very good, but the edge goes to Ambar 2's. Entertainment - Really, really good all over. This complex is HUGE and you can find multiple places to go and things to do every night. If you can't, you need to go elsewhere. I'd be here all night writing about them all, so I won't, but I will say I won two "hand pay's" at the casino on the slots and a few hands of poker and blackjack and cut the cost of my trip by 1/4.. Yay me... Bars - I thought they were all great. You will want to know that, just because you are entitled to top shelf drinks in the bars at Ambar and Esmeralda, be aware you are not at the bars at the other 3 resorts. If you want them in the other resort's, it's extra. Staff and Maid Service - Out of all the resorts in both Mexico and Punta Cana, they top them all. Probably the most pleasant staff I ever have had the privilege to deal with. I mean it, not one bad thing to say about them. I ended up tipping this group more than I ever have before, at any resort. I am talking about the entire complex, not just Ambar. New Friends - I met up wit dj-dale and his wife our first night there. We hung with them till they left, every day and night. Two fantastic people. We also had dinner at Maiko with a family from Ottawa. What great people. We ended up having drinks with them for a couple hours after. Pedro, Andy and their group from Brooklyn were just outstanding to party with. Weather - I'll put it simply like this, we had 5 straight days of gorgeous sunshine, and 2 days of Monsoon like weather. It never impeded us from whatever we wanted to do. Hey, what can I say, it was a warm rain. In closing, even at such a huge complex ( I'm used to small, stand alone AI's ), it was one of the best trip's I've ever taken. I would return in a blink. Thank You to all at Ambar and the entire complex, it was fantastic!More
terrance l, 53449
Great relaxing week
The wife and I were looking for a quiet get away with just the two of us. I read the reviews and decided on ambar. It was perfect for what we wanted. Pluses Great Beach No kids Quiet Cons For is OK some really good but most average If u have been to a Brazilian steak house in the States, skip it at ambar. It was really bad. We left and went to the buffet. The buffet was really good, however the service is not comparable to sandals. No big deal as my wife and I were there to relax so if it took a little longer to get a drink, no problem. Not a big deal for us but and frozen drink is the slushy machines. Not made with a blender. Note for the real pluses.. Maurice was incredible. She was our Butler and knew exactly what we wanted without asking. Every day we came back to the room there was something there to make us smile. I cannot say enough about how awesome she is. Also this is a place for couples that like quiet. Meaning if u are looking to get wild and crazy or single I would suggest going some place else. All in all I would take my wife back there but would not recommend it to people that expect excellent food or quick service.More
Mike G, 35805
I took my daughter there to relax but unfortunately, servers at the buffet couldn't speak English and they didn't pay attention to us when we asked for tea or something, and it was shocking the front desk had a poor English, pool was very dirty and the color of the pool water even turned yellow. shower glass door was broken , towels were very rough, i can go on and on but it just bring the bad memory.... such a waste of money...More
love this resort
We loved this resort. We vacationed there from April 22 to April 29 2016.The food was great, the rooms where bright and very clean. The beds were comfortable,the pillows fine.We had trouble with the air conditioner and requested another room . Our request was met with a smile from the staff. We stayed in Ambar 1.The beach waiters were fantastic. One particular beach waiter that we loved was Daritza Reyes. She always greeted us with a big smile and a welcome. She really is a gem to the resort. All the beach/ bar staff work very hard and made our stay that much better.More
What a beautiful hotel, what an brilliant holiday
We gave just returned from the beautiful Grand Principe Bahia Ambar and we can honestly say it was one of the friendliest, well maintained and cleanest hotels we have ever stayed in. The staff were welcoming and friendly, they work really hard. The hotel is huge, a complex of five hotels, each is beautiful. Shuttle buses run back and forth between them constantly, or a walk through the beautiful grounds is lovely. The food in the buffets is extensive and varied. We loved the bbq buffet at the beach. The ocean and beach is amazing, the colour of the ocean is breathtaking. This is a wonderful hotel, we absolutely ;loved it. I cannot see how anyone could complain about this place. They must either be ultra fussy or millionaires!!More
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