Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection

Set on a hideaway island with palm-edged pools, luxe bedrooms and a first-class dining scene, the Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado makes an ideal romantic retreat.

This Couples hotel is set on the tiny paradise island of Cayo Levantado, cocooned by white sands, turquoise seas and nodding palm trees. And it was voted one of the top ten best All Inclusive hotels in TripAdvisor's 2013 Travellers' Choice awards.

Outside, the property features a couple of palm-fringed pools, while inside, you can expect big, stylish rooms with king-sized canopy beds, lounge areas and hydro-massage bathtubs.

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


24-Hour All Inclusive. Buffet meals and an optional à la carte dinner. Snacks can be ordered 24 hours a day.


24-Hour All Inclusive. National and selected international alcoholic beverages including beer, wine, spirits and cocktails and soft drinks

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

Including sunbeds and towels.

Don Pablo gourmet à la carte international restaurant

For exquisite international cuisine.

Non-motorised watersports

You can enjoy the non-motorised watersports for 1 hour a day free of charge.

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double room with garden view

Double room with garden view sleeps up to 3. This room comes with bathrobes, slippers, 24-hour room service, flatscreen TV, ceiling fan, coffee-maker and a hydro-massage bath in the bathroom. You'll find this room located in the rear garden view buildings around the island.

double room with garden view

Double room with garden view sleeps up to 3 - can be sold as a single. This room comes with bathrobes, slippers, 24-hour room service, flatscreen TV, ceiling fan, coffee-maker and a hydro-massage bath in the bathroom. You'll find this room located in the rear garden view buildings around the island.

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not a single complaint. not one.

I loved this place, first impression was approaching the island and seeing the beautiful scenery and resort. upon entering, the lobby was gorgeous and we were greeted with many smiling faces and drinks. the room was beautiful and above expectations, pictures on here do not do justice. The buffet had a wide variety of food for every person, breakfast, lunch and dinner were always delicious. The Rodixio restaurant was delicious, my wife loved the turkey wrapped in bacon and the servers were nice enough to bring that out upon request. Don pablo was the gourmet restaurant and was the best food i had in the country. The prince and princess is the dish I chose and do not regret it. On my next visit, Ill come to this restaurant at least 2 or 3 times. Medetteraneo (?) was also delicious and succulent in every way. I believe our butler told them of the recent marriage and honeymoon, so they sat us at a special table with decorations. After dinner and dessert, they brought us a cake baked in the shape of a heart. They did so many things for us at the resort that made it an unforgettable experience. My wife and I are not drinkers, but if you are, there is not a lack for alcohol. I certainly had a way with the "coco loco" without alcohol, drinking several of them at every meal. no regret, it was on vacation. The hardest thing about this whole trip, leaving. Everyone was so nice, helpful and went out of their way to make sure your stay was pleasant. The beach was breath taking, food was delicious, living quarters clean and comfortable. no complaints as stated previously... I would only change one thing about this whole trip and that would be paying the extra money to fly from the airport in santo domingo to samana. 3 hours in a chartered vehicle to get to and from the airport was a little much. I will go again.More

dansan1988, Salt Lake City, Utah

Not so luxurious!!!

For a resort with "luxury" in it's name, I didn't really get that. We stayed a few months after they switched from a family resort to an adults only resort. The problem we found is that it kind of still felt like a family resort. You were hard pressed to find a drink after 10 pm. We are not late night people but when sitting around with other couples enjoying the evening, a drink would be nice. One evening while sitting up at the main bar they actually shut the lights off on us at 10 pm. We had to go in to ask them to turn them on and "BRIBE" the bartender to make us one more round of drinks. I didn't enjoy any of the food really all week. There were only 3 a la carte restaurants on site and only 2 open each night. One night, we weren't sure what we wanted so asked for 2 options. After finding someone who somewhat understood what we were asking for they told us NO, one meal per person. The room was large and alright. Bed was comfortable. Bathroom was very nice. We had a room down below practically on the beach with a hot tub on the patio (which we didn't use). It was an upgrade but really, really noisy in the mornings being so close to the restaurants. The other problem with the room is if you think you can go back there and have a drink, you can, but pretty much just one. The mini bar was stocked with a couple of the small bottles of liquor. There wine available for your room at an extra charge. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. Nothing out of place and the crews worked hard on them all the time. The beach was nice. I enjoyed the quiet beach. It was very relaxing and the swimming was great. I suppose overall it's just not what we are used to. We are Sandals people and this resort definitely confirmed that.More

David F, Calgary, Canada

unforgettable holiday

Stayed at this hotel 2010 all I can say is it was amazing, food great,very clean rooms and all public areas.The beach was clean and plenty of sun beds what makes this hotel extra special is you are made welcom by all staff nothing is to much trouble. The other nice thing they have weddings on the beach and we were lucky enough to be invited to one. The only negative is it is out of the way from anywhere but it does have a lot on the complex.More

ann f, Gloucester, United Kingdom


Just back from 2 wonderful weeks in paradise. The room was spacious and comfortably spacious. The mini fridge was stocked daily which was great, the view from the balcony was the only down side and that was a minor problem. The food and drinks were all plentiful and tasty. We especially liked the Rodizio a la carte - exceptional. The staff ( all of them) were amazing, so friendly and professional and super helpful. Couldn't ask for more. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. Didn't want to leave! Would recommend to anyone wanting total relaxation. Only downside was distance from airport - made travel days very long.More

trisha_r, Bedford, United Kingdom

All in all, not our cup of tea

Can't really fault the resort (although I think it now has far more rooms than is stated in the advertising blurb and resembles a small, albeit beautifully landscaped, town); on the whole the staff were superb (lessons in a language other than Spanish might be helpful to most of them though - one day we asked for 'tea' and got a Cola and a bowl of crisps... !) 'management' seem to have everything very efficiently under control when it comes to complaints/queries: on arrival (after a 5-hour 'killer' of a transfer time from the airport) we were given room 215 in the main building - AVOID IT LIKE THE PLAGUE GOOD PEOPLE! The room itself was lovely (although the lighting was dire) but the balcony overlooked red tin roofs (very noisy when a tropical storm arrived) a service area with vans arriving/leaving and hustle and bustle until 2am, and an air-conditioning 'building' that was deafening. Having not slept, we were at reception by 8am next morning and a room change was arranged. We moved to Villa 27 that had a lovely outlook with at least a bit of a sea view. Here again though the lighting inside the room was dire, making it virtually impossible to read. Another prob - we all travel with our mobiles/cameras/tablets in this day and age, all of which need charging, but there were no outlets to do this other than by unplugging lamps/coffee maker etc. or the one charging point on the phone that didn't fit any of our devices. Other criticisms re the room - the outside of the sliding door to the balcony was covered in condensation first thing in the morning and there isn't a handle to assist one opening the door from outside once shut; the jacuzzi took nearly an hour to fill until we queried the reason why - once adjusted/fixed it only took about 5 minutes; the shower is a health and safety hazard as it's slippery and apart from the rather mystifying array of shower attachments has no grab rail in it and also no eye-level shelf to put shampoo etc o; the mini-bar etc - we don't drink soft drinks, whisky, bacardi or vodka. We DO drink wine though and take milk with our tea. We did manage to get a carton of milk delivered gratis and also a bottle of wine - a bog-standard Chilean variety for $25US (!!!) that sells for £4.99 in the UK. Food/restaurants etc we found wonderful with lots of choice and mostly good service when needed - particularly the chef in the main buffet restaurant who learnt to cook my ribeye for precisely 5 seconds each side! The beaches we were sorely disappointed with so only visited them a couple of times - small, noisy and definitely on the tacky side. We didn't do any 'tours' as feedback was so poor and we also felt $89US x 2/day was a bit OTT - and at the end of the day whose pocket was the money going into??? IN A NUTSHELL - this was our first (and definitely our last) all-inclusive holiday and at the end of the day we felt liked caged animals.More

ZibbieG, Beccles, United Kingdom

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