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.
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All are included except where indicated.
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This was our first trip to Punta Cana. We stayed at the Ambar. It was beautiful, the resort was immaculate with breathtaking grounds and extremely attentive staff. They have a very large assortment of restaurants, never had a bad meal !! The beach is beautiful, with its turquoise water, make sure to take in a sunrise. This was a family trip with 13 of us, they went out of their way to accommodate us. Would definitely return.More
Prestini, Carroll, Ohio
This was our first trip to the Dominican. We stayed in Ambar 2. We are accustomed to staying at smaller adult only resorts in Mexico, where u can see the ocean from the swimming pool and most of the resort. The Ambar is spotless and has the most beautiful, tropical grounds we have ever seen. The landscaping and cleaning crews need commended. The pool at Ambar 2 was beautiful, clean, and plenty of new comfy loungers. Just too far from ocean. I must say the buffets leave a lot to be desired. The cold food was not cold enough and the hot food was not hot enough. Even when they would bring out a new dish of something, it was obvious it had been prepared an hour or more before they brought it out. Never appeared to have just been prepared. The a la carte Don Pueblo was good. Great lobster. The restaurants where they prepare in front of you were very disappointing. Normally the cooking is more entertaining and is somewhat of a show. Not the case here. Just cooked and when fished stood there staring at us waiting for a tip. No a la carte for breakfast or lunch, so no freshly prepared food other than omelet at breakfast. Room was nice, but lousy view from balcony. Empty field with piles of scrap material from recent construction, 60.00 bucks a night more to get pool view was a little pricey, so we lived with the bad view. Not in the room that much anyway. The towels they put in the room every day, did not look, smell or feel fresh. I often wondered if they weren't the dirty ones we left on the floor. Service was average. We probably would not return here or Dominican. We like the smaller resorts of Mexico and the shorter flight, but would not discourage anyone from going to the beautiful Ambar. Glad we went and did enjoy it! More
ang89, Illinois City, Illinois
Good trip, room for improvement
Overall we had a good time. The beach is beautiful with turquoise waters and white sand, very nice to swim in. The beach chairs are mostly all taken up by 9am but Miguel on the beach can help you find chairs. (He was very helpful, remember to tip!) The grounds are immaculate, pools are very nice, and the buildings are beautiful and comfortable. The buffets were average and the restaurants were much better. I emailed ahead of time and got the restaurants we wanted. We liked Don Pablo and El Olivo. Rodizio and Maiko were good as well. We went as a large group and about one third of us got travellers diarrhea with one person getting quite ill. The resort should try to improve their food handling and sanitation practices. The service everywhere was really inconsistent. Sometimes service was great, sometimes pretty bad. If you don't have high expectations for their service and are really laid back, then you'll be OK.More
StarHalladay, Ontario, Canada
Trip to Paradise Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo
I wanted to share with everyone a great vacation my wife and I enjoyed at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo in Punta Cana Dominican Republic from December 7 â 14, 2014. We had been to this resort twice before and were eager to return. We have traveled to many countries in the Caribbean but this location holds a special place in our hearts. If you want to feel like you are staying with family; you need to go to this resort. Why? There is a true friendliness in all the employees. There is a soul deep warm welcome as you will never experience anywhere in the world. Let me give you one example. My wife and I were at the pool and were struggling with a pool umbrella. Next thing I know, there is a young employee asking me if he could help. I told him I was having some problems with the umbrella and he raised it for us. As I turned to thank him, I noticed he was not wearing a pool uniform; he had on the green shirt and pants of the landscaping crew. This young man was working on flower planting or shrub pruning and saw we were having difficulties, came over to assist and went back to his task. I would venture to say anywhere else, this would not have occurred. I would have had to find someone who works at the pool and ask them. We have come to know a few of the employees during our previous stays. EVERY ONE of them remembered us and ran up to us when they saw us again. Iâm not talking about only the desk employees; I am talking about waitresses, gardeners and pool employees. That is not to say the people at the desk or management are any less friendly or welcoming. Indeed, you would have to search very hard to find a better resort manager than Hector Alfaro. You would also have to search long and hard to find a better pool waitress than Bianca, or more friendly bartenders than Hugo or Kelvin. Every restaurant we went to during our stay, the staff was friendly, welcoming and happy to see us. The cuisine is excellent and the service is impeccable. Top this off with weather in the high 80s low 90s with sunshine every day, a wonderfully spacious room with relaxing dÃ©cor, a ton of activities and a beautiful setting; you cannot go wrong spending your vacation at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. All in all a paradise in the Caribbean.More
JeffreyS35805, Chicago, Illinois
We stayed there for one week in January 2015 and thought the resort was well above average. The room was clean and comfortable, the choice of restaurants was excellent, and the staff were very helpful and friendly. The best parts of this resort was the beach was great for walking and for having fun in the waves. The buffet and restaurants were certainly above average for a Caribbean resort. The rooms were clean although the beds were very firm, we were okay with that. We stayed in building 69 in Ambar 1. The new section that just opened is Ambar 2. Ambar 1 is closer to the ocean, and the building we stayed in was perfect relative to the distance to the main buffet in our lobby and the ocean. Ambar 2 is newer, and the rooms are much brighter than Ambar 1, however the vegetation around the building and pool area is new, so there is less shade and greenery. All things considered if we went back either location is great, but we would still request a room in Ambar 1 over Ambar2. There are 6 different lobbies and with the resort being so large we were okay walking to the various sections. They do offer a tram/shuttle service to get between the different areas should you so choose. There are only two things that could be improved. First the entertainment offered at night was very poor. We attended the main theatre a couple of nights and ended up leaving as the entertainment was all based on the audience participation. More specifically, about 6 or 8 members of the audience. We never expect to have great entertainment at night, but what was offered was without a doubt the worst we have ever watched. The second thing is that a large number of the staff could not understand or speak English very well, so communicating what we wanted was a challenge at times. The staff were always friendly and helpful, it's just that we often had a difficult time communicating with them. On the opposite side of this, trying to communicate with individuals who can only speak Spanish, does make the trip more interesting. Also, we like to stay at resorts where you can snorkel and participate in other water sports without having to be driven to another location. The resort is located where it is, and if frolicking in small waves is what you enjoy then this location is great for that. All in all it was a great vacation and I would recommend this resort.More
Erin2014A, Regina, Canada
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