Not only does this place 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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The Bahia Principe in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, has three separately named hotels areas under the same property. Two of the areas are for families with young children. We stayed at the Ambar which is adult only. The resort has beautiful soft white sand beaches with an azure, warm ocean. The room was clean and well appointed. The bathroom was huge with a shower area separate from the enormous tub. The hotel water was clean and drinkable. I was told by the staff that they have their own water purifier on the resort. There are several different restaurants to choose from each day which are open at specific times and a buffet which is nearly always open each day. All drinks were included but the bar in the lobby had the best drinks which seemed to be the least watered down. We felt the beach bars tended to water their drinks which probably if for everyones own good since too much sun and alcohol don't always mix and many people don't use good judgement. The Ambar pool was quite large with a swim up bar. The water was a little too warm in my opinion and I didn't spend much time in it. The hotel offers nightly entertainment and dancing in the lobby area which is open air and huge. There are also speciality drinks offered along with snacks and munchies. Much of the menu at the Ambar includes papas (potatoes). Lots of potatoes prepared various ways. Lots of bread. Lots of mangos. The staff is very eager to please and will cook omelets to order if you ask. Coffee is excellent. The beds in the room are medium to hard. There are pool towels available for each visitor in the room. If you need a clean or dry one, you must take the used one to the towel cabana at poolside and exchange it for a clean one. Landscaping on the property is beautiful. We very much enjoyed our stay at the Ambar and hope to visit again!More
Skipadee, La Jolla, California
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar
My wife and I recently spent a fun filled all-inclusive week at the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The service was simply exceptional. The resort featured dozens of excellent restaurants on the resort site. The evening shows and entertainment were incredible. The beach is gorgeous. I highly recommend.More
Canetrap, Tampa, Florida
Out of this world
My son and I stayed for a week at this outstanding Hotel, the service, the rooms, the food and the grounds were first class, I only wish we could have stayed longer, I would like to make a special mention to Murphy and William from the main lobby bar also Kelly and Stephanie from the Animation team and Scala from the main buffet, they all entertained us and made us feel very special, thanks guysMore
excellent holiday at ambar
We stayed at the ambar from 28th june 2014 for 14nights. The Ambar is a fantastic resort and exceeded all our expectations. The rooms are very large & kept spotless (we had a ground floor corner room in block 60). The maids ensure that the rooms are kept to a high standard, & the turndown service with chocolates on a night are a very nice gesture. The whole resort is beautiful, and every room is close to all amenities. The gardening team are always at work making sure the grounds are kept in pristine condition. The food in the buffet is excellent, and there is such a wide variety, you do not really need to use the a la carte restaurants, but the mikido a la carte was outstanding we visited this restaurant twice. All of the staff at the Ambar are very happy and friendly, and the service is excellent. Since the ambar is adult only hotel it is nice to be able to relax during the day around the pool but also have the opportunity to use other facilities & visit the other hotels during the evening, where there is more atmosphere. The complex put on trams that will transport you around the complex until 3am, so no walking is involved, these are very regular. All guests at the ambar seem friendly, & you will not struggle for conversation around the pool during the day. Finally when we arrived, it was my boyfriends birthday during our stay and the hotel identified this with a gift and personalised welcome message, & banner on the door, these extra finishing touches go along way.More
Not a 5* hotel
My partner and I stayed at the Ambar at the end of April 2014 for 10 nights. There are some positives about the hotel- clean room, nice beach area etc. now for the negatives: 1. We emailed ahead to request a room but this was completely ignored. We then received a room in the block next to the lobby. The music was on so loud that we couldn't get to sleep until it had stopped at around midnight. We travelled from the uk so we were jet lagged and unhappy. Why did it need to be so loud? After the second night we asked to move rooms and to be fair, this was done without hassle. 2. On the first day we decided to sunbath by the beach. Unfortunately we didn't bring any money with us. One of the bar tenders took our drink order but didn't look happy when we couldn't give him a tip. We were then ignored for the rest of our time there, even though we had brought money with us during our remaining 9 days for a tip. Eventually we just went to the bar every time we wanted a drink. Whilst I appreciate that the staff rely on tips. We paid for a 5* service which we did not receive- we might as well as stayed in one of the other hotels on the complex where the waiter service was not offered. 3. We were running late one evening to get to the main lobby for an excursion. We saw 3 golf buggies for the prestige club or whatever it was outside the front of the hotel. The drivers were standing around chatting. We asked if they could take us to the main lobby as we were running late. They told us no and that we had to wait for the normal gold carts. We know those buggies were reserved for the prestige club but there were 3 of them doing nothing and it wouldn't have taken much for one of them to drop us off. 4. We never once saw our butler. Turndown service was non existent. On at least 3 occasions we got back from a full day of sunbathing and our room hadn't even been cleaned. We had to ring reception to request this. On one of the days the maid arrived as I was coming out of the shower in the evening and was cleaning the room around me. She then took the tip I left on the table even though she arrived late and inconvenienced us. 5. Both my partner and I had food poisoning from the food in the restaurants, possibly portofino. This lasted 3 days and was very uncomfortable to say the least! 6. We booked an excursion which meant that there was a chance we wouldn't make our restaurant reservation. We asked guest services if we could move the booking and the response was, no we can't change it because the restaurant is at one of the other hotels and not the ambar. What?!!! When we asked how we could change it we were told to go to the hotel where the restaurant was and ask there. No suggestion of ringing them for us! This hotel is definitely not a 5* more like a 3* and has left a slightly bitter taste in our mouth. Luckily we got quite a good deal on the hotel or else we would have contacted our tour operator for a partial refund.More
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