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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- 20kg luggage allowance
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With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
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- UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests
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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Don't pack valuables in your checked luggage
Stayed at the Ambar 1 from July 16-23. Overall a very good experience. Arrived Thursday night and was checked in by 10pm. Although we requested 2 beds, we were given a King and the safe appeared to be malfunctioning. Spoke to the Concierge and they switched our room the very next day. Everything in our new room was totally satisfactory for the rest of the week. Luggage - The Dominican baggage handlers at the airport go through your luggage and steal anything of value. I had cigars stolen and everything else left alone as there was no perceived value. When I returned to Pearson it was evident they had gone through it again but nothing was taken because I had nothing of value in it. This was confirmed to be by flight attendants that i have spoken to who have witnessed these types of activities down there. Beach, food and service is great. It is a huge complex but getting around is easy. No complaints about the resort itself and their amenities. No problems with the AC in the room but all doors must be closed in order for it to be running properly. I wonder how many AC complaints were a result of their balcony doors open an inch. I would recommend this resort to others and you'll really enjoy it if you don't sweat the small stuff and hopefully have no room malfunctions or food borne illnesses. We had no issues but it might be because the copious amounts of alcohol we drank destroyed all the bacteria. We did tip a lot and I think it may have also went a long way.More
PanamaRed2015, Toronto, Canada
Best Customer Serivce by the Staff, Loved Every Minute of my Stay
This hotel was recommended to me through RCI since I am a member of the Disney Vacation Club. The hotel staff goes above and beyond for its guests, we didn't see an employee who did not smile and really enjoyed their job. Upon arriving to the airport, the Privilege Club/Concierge Service picked us up and greeted us with a warm welcome and hugs. From the very beginning, the check in was quick and our bags were placed in our room. America, Luiz, Rosa, and others that I don't remember their names were extremely attentive and really made our vacation magical and special. This was my very first time traveling to the Dominican Republic and really feel in love with the resort and its amazing staff. On our last day of our stay, the concierge took us to the airport and we really didn't want to leave as we felt like we were leaving our family that treated us so fantastic. We stayed at the Ambar 1 and our room was next to the pool, it was great since everything was close and accessible. Throughout, the day I would visit the Esmeralda to see my favorite concierge America at the Privilege Club lounge. The PC really went above and beyond calling the room once a day to ensure that we had receive everything and that were enjoying our stay. The food was good, there were plenty of variations except that sometimes it would be a little cold but the staff made up for it with their smiles and attentiveness. One thing, that needs improvement is on the activities around the resort. The sheet that was provided to us, was not current and if it wasn't for us walking around we would have not seen some of the shows that were not describe on the sheet. This was my first time in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, but this hotel really made it memorable and enjoyable. I cant wait to go back and see those of the Privilege Club again. Excellent service and I bought a polo shirt to wear to work to from the resort because I loved it so much. Thank you for such an amazing experience.More
Shari M, West Palm Beach, Florida
Just returned from our honeymoon trip. Missing the beach already....
Stayed at Bahia Ambar 7/21-7/26 (yes, left this morning...so sad!). Overall we really liked this resort, even though we did get a touch of stomach issues later in the week. Research allowed me to know that I could email the resort before the trip to request specific room blocks or a la cartes. I did this, and got 2 of the 3 restaurants, but my room request for Ambar 2 wasn't honored. No big deal, but we did need to change our room immediately upon entering as we were given a room with 2 beds, and not the one king size bed requested. Absolutely no hassle in making this change!! I did mention in my request email that it was our honeymoon, and they acknowledged it in their reply, but it did take about 24 hours to get our honeymoon sign and goodies. Hey, you only have a honeymoon once and I wanted my sign :) The beach is spectacular- breathtaking gorgeous. Anyone that complains about the seaweed is out of their mind. Its Mother Nature and par for the course when going to the beach. After reading some reviews, I really expected a jungle of seaweed, everyone seems to be making such a big deal about it. Its not that bad, and the workers really do try to keep it under control. Just as amazing was the pool area! We stayed at the Ambar 1 pool, and between the beach and the pool we never had an issue getting a chair. Again, anyone that complains about the "lack of chairs" is probably just too lazy to walk a few extra feet to get a chair. There was always someone walking around to get drink orders to keep you refreshed. We were really excited about the Seafood buffet, but it was kind of a letdown. Don Pablo was very very good, and Portofino was already really great. I only discovered the sangria the night before checking out which makes me very sad as it was the BEST sangria I have ever had. Hands down. Also, the donuts at breakfast were pretty darn amazing (trust me, I know my way around a donut and they didn't disappoint). The snack bar for lunch gets pretty repetitive, and I am convinced that is where I picked up this stomach issue. Luckily it wasn't so bad that I had to stay in the room, as another couple we met said they were stuck in their room for 2 days as they couldn't leave the bathroom. One thing we really didn't like was the entertainment. Not that it wasn't good- its that there were SOOOO many kids at the evening events. Staying at Ambar, I wanted to be away from kids for the week. But if you want to see a show you need to head over to the theater and kids are everywhere. One night we got there between shows and there were kids running and dancing all over the stage for about 20 minutes. We left, we just couldn't handle it anymore. The event calendar is not very clear, and I am sure we missed something that would have been better geared towards us on the adult only locations. A positive is that we won $20.00 in the casino ;) Also, the gym is really bad. Knowing I am eating and drinking all day, I must work out. And the only way to ensure you can get on the gym's one treadmill or elliptical is to get there 20 minutes before they open. They need more equipment, and opening even an hour earlier would make a huge difference. Lastly, the resort is beautiful! The grounds are very well maintained, and the scenery so tropical. We really enjoyed our visit, and bummed out to be home already. Hope to return to the DR again someday!More
Excelent service, food and facilities
I have been in the hotel Ambar II for 4 days and the service is just been unique. In the bar of Ãmbar II you will find the best bartenders, Rigoberto, Andres, William and Fabian, excellent service and attention. Also the waiters give there best. Thanks to Alexander, who worked in the Italian restaurant, that as the bartenders and waiters in Ambar II, gave the extra mile.att. el Bori. Will come back with friends. More
jcolonboricua, Cayey, Puerto Rico
Our first getaway together â¤ï¸
1 week trip in July. Almost no Rain. Great weather. Enjoyed our stay at the Amber hotel. PROS - very friendly environment. Everyone wants to help you out. Everyone is cheerful - book all ur restaurants at the Japanese restaurant! The best one! - book at the amber if you have no children! Its more peaceful. Worth the $$$$ - we love the bus service - very helpful because the resort size is very large! - love the pool bar. CONS - during our visit, there was tons of seaweeds at the beach front (almost all the resorts at punta cana). The seaweed smelt bad too... Didnt like visiting the beach front much. However, this should clear up soon! - towel service, sometimes room service forgot to stock us up! - dont order tea! The water they used for the tea is not purified. You can taste some minerals in it. - no fan in the bathrooms! Becomes very humid in there! Thats all, Overall, 4/5 for us. Thanks Bahia! More
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