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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- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
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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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Resort you never have to leave
Very big resort... Larger than I've ever been to and if that is your thing then I recommend it. All inclusive so you definitely get your money worth. Some language barrier but they really do focus on customer service and a wide variety of foods and restaurants. Stayed at all adults area which was nice! Beach was very clean and nice. It was busy but less crowded beach than some of the others More
Drs84, Greentown, Indiana
Good but Not a 5 star,and will not return
We were at the Bahia Ambar 1 on the first week of February and we had a good vacation. The Bahia Principe site beautiful and clean. Although we were not lucky with the algae on the beach, the Bavaro beach is magnificent. We were on trip as priviledge Club member and we had good service from the beach priviledge (Jose Espinosa y Francisco). The food was excellent and the weather was great. We danced a lot with the music of the live band in the lobby Bavaro, although more cha cha, rumba and Salsa would have been better. The lobby Ambar is beautiful but lacking ambiance. This was our first stay at the Bahia Ambar, and sadly it will be our last due to service that is not a 5 star Don Pablo Collection were expecting. The room service is not top notch as one day we had no towels on our return from the beach. Every day the old mop used to clean the floor is leaving threads and lint. Three night the night preparation left with the shower floor towel without leaving a new and we had to use a towel on the floor. The facial tissue box was not replaced when emptied. Shower glass door was not closing as it was hitting the bottom tile ridge. It looks like no one is checking the work performed. On our arrival the welcome note was for another priviledge club member of the room (62201) instead of our name (62306). At the buffet the employee are more concentrated to talk to each other than serving, and the fact we were priviledge club member did nothingâ¦ your one of the bunch. The buffet choices is very limited and there is rarely someone checking if there is empty plates. I got told to wait 10 minutes for a new plate of fish while the guy is too busy hitting on the girl next to me. At the restaurant Don Pablo the waiters were even talking and arguing each other across our table while we were eatingâ¦ No respect and no class of a five star restaurant. It is a good resort and many employees are very professional and caring, however, the management of the staff at the buffet, restaurant and cleaning service need to be reviewed to be called five star Don Pablo collection.More
JfSophie, Longueuil, Canada
Great Place. Would go again. Don't sweat the small stuff.
We stayed at Sandals Royal Bohemian last year. Other than the food, I prefer Bahia Principe Ambar better, and it's half the price. Food is good. Not bad, not great, but good. IMO there is something there for anyone. The grounds were clean, and well kept. The staff was friendly, and spoke "enough" English to get by. I speak "enough" Spanish to get by. Donde esta la playa ?? The Beach was fantastic!!! you could walk up and down the beach, with a drink in your hand, and feel safe. A few topless women and a few guys in thongs, speedos. No kids on our area of the beach (other than those walking by). Water temp was mid 70's, air temp 85ish many of the days. First 2 days, no seaweed, great conditions. Next couple of days, rough seas, seaweed. It was cleaned up by noon. Great job guys. The towel game. Know it, Play it, Stop complaining. I am an early riser, so this was no big deal for me. Up at 6am, bring BRIGHT colored shirts, put them over the back of you chairs, no problem. By sunrise ~7am, most of the first 3 rows are taken. However, there is an extended "Adult" area to the left (facing the water) that was never full. We were permanently at the beach before 9:30 every morning, and stayed past 3pm. If you show up at the beach at 10am looking for a seat, get a clue. The "Beach Boy", will bring empty chairs to the water line for you. Please tip him, since it's your own fault you didn't have a chair. We left our camera, and $20 for tips in out shoes, under our chairs. Nothing was ever moved, or missing. Try THAT in the US :) The room was nice, and clean. The musty smell is not the room, its the water coming out of the tap. DON'T DRINK IT!! In fact, the beach water was cleaner than the tap water. We left our sliding door open with the curtain closed. There was no need for the AC. TV didn't work one night. WIFI sucked. But we were on vaca, and wanted to "disconnect". These are non issues for me. Drinks at the bar... Simple, Bahama Mama, com mucho rum. They got it right every time. If you do not request rum in you frozen drinks, you might get none. Tip, and they might remember you. Servers on the beach, and at the pools. Don't be in a hurry, and everything goes well. Ala Carte's, OK. The Don Pablo was GREAT!! excellent presentation, good food. If you are expecting gourmet food for <$400/night get a grip!! The buffets were good. And if you didn't like what you got, get something different. Bugs, mosquitoes, never had a problem. We brought repellant, never used it. Bring Pepto-Bismol My fiancÃ© had the runs for 3 days. Something in the food, ice, water, excess heat, or rum??? Not sure. Just be prepared. This place is HUGE !!! We walked once to Ambar 2's pool. But we came for the beach, and that was better than expected. If you plan to spend a lot of time at the beach, stay in Ambar 1. Everything is a close walk away. Smokers rejoice. Nearly every cabana has an ash tray. Ash trays at the pool as well. However, is it really necessary to smoke IN the pool?? I'm a chain smoker when I drink, and I refuse to smoke IN the pool. Shout out to Adial and Gabriella, Charlie and Louise, and Brian and Laurie.More
Cary B, Leominster, Massachusetts
We spent one week there and wished we could have stayed longer. As other reviewers have said the staff is very helpful but it helps if you know some Spanish. The grounds are clean and the beach area is wonderful but you do have to get up early to save a prime spot. Also make any dinner reservations before you arrive. The adults only concept is the only way my wife and I will "resort" it in the future. We would definitely stay here again.More
Scott S, Hartland, Michigan
Quality and Price Five Stars
When my wife and I decided to go back to The Bahia Principe group in the Dominican Republic a few things stood out for us to make our decision. The weather in the Dominican Republic during February is spectacular. We have been to the Dominican Republic for the last six February' of which the last three have been at The Bahia Principe. This year because of our past excellent experience we decided to upgrade to the Ambar Don Pablo Collection adult only area and we were not disappointed. The staff from the reception people, guest services, room cleaning, waiters and waitresses bar tenders all made our stay once again a pleasurable stay. Some highlights are the restaurant selections for the evening meal during our entire stay. Room selection that we requested was given. Service at the beach and pool area made for an extra nice touch. At the Ambar while the hotel was at capacity the movement of people naturally by where you ate lounged at night in the lobby area or went to the shows was all relaxing. Transportation around the facility was efficient and very timely. When considering the quality of service , infrastructure and price it's hard to beat. We will be back again possibly before next February. Thanks to everybody at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar.More
buildergordo, Beachwood, New Jersey
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