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.
Facilities► View all
Including sunbeds and towels.
Don Pablo gourmet à la carte international restaurant
For exquisite international cuisine.
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
A very special place.
From the moment that you get on the boat to travel the short journey over the water to the island, you feel that you are going to somewhere very special. You check in on the mainland, walk down the jetty and board the boat. The bell hops take care of your luggage. Very old school!! On the island, you jump into a taxi and get taken to your room. Our room was massive. A huge bed. Lighting was poor, but that may have been aided by the dark wood furniture. Not a brilliant view out of our window due to the fact that it was just a bit of overgrown garden, with a very narrow break in the foliage in which you could see the sea. It was nice and quiet though. A massive window separated the bedroom from the bathroom. Separate cubicles contained the shower and wc/bidet. As usual the wardrobe contained the safe, iron and ironing board. Mini bar (re-stocked daily) was in a cupboard under the dressing table. Flat screen TV sat on the dresser on which you could watch all the Spanish speaking channels available!!!! Used room service the first night due to our being so tired from the 3 hour transfer (yes, 3 hours). Don't trust your travel agent when they say they it will probably only take an hour if you book a taxi from the airport. Breakfast was good in the morning. A wide selection of food. Catering for a multitude of worldwide nationalities. All the food was very good. Booking the A La Carte restaurants was problematic as they get booked up quickly. Surely a sign that the food is very good in deed. Buffet restaurant had theme nights. A good idea that went down well with most guests. Staff were absolutely brilliant. Friendly, helpful and willing to please in most cases. Be warned however that certain staff are there to try and get you to sign up to the Bahia Principe club, in which you pay a yearly fee, but get benefits when you visit ( the benefits don't really pay for your yearly fee though!!). Lobby bar shuts at random times, but the beach bar becomes the hotels private bar at 11pm, so a trip down to the beach to finish the evenings festivities is a must. Beach pool, quiet pool ( next to restaurant Rodizio) and jacuzzi pool all very good with plenty of loungers and towels. Jacuzzi pool is a real sun trap in the afternoons, so put on plenty of sun cream. Staff more than happy to bring you your drinks as you soak up the sun. Likewise, on the beach the staff would happily bring you your drinks. Every now and again I felt duty bound to tip the waiters and waitresses, but it's not obligatory. You do however get an attachment to certain staff members!!! And after all, what's a dollar between friends!! Plenty of activities. Kayaks, hobby cats, snorkelling, boat trip around the island all free. Day trips out could be lengthy due to road conditions and where you are staying. Can thoroughly recommend the "Walk the Plank" zip line. It's half a day, riding 12 zip lines. Highest is about 450 metres above the ground and 1000 metres in length. Staff on this trip are brilliant. After the thrill of the zip line, you visit an eco-hotel and learn about some of the local trades (farming cacao, plantain and Mamajuana). You finish the morning by going to a remote beach. Samana town isn't very impressive, but you have to understand that these people are poor, and so will try to make a fast buck from you. Lots of tourist type gifts, they are not marked with a price. The locals will start ridiculously high, so you need to counter that by starting ridiculously low!!! Hopefully you'll get a decent price!! To summarise, there isn't a lot of negative things to say about this trip. It was two weeks of doing very little, and just relaxing.More
october chill out
We cannot get over what a great place this is - a little private island with a great resort hotel that is a close to paradise as you will get, especially if you just want to chill. The price you pay is a long transfer from Puerto Plato Airport but thats not the Hotel's fault and hopefully future travellers will take advantage of flights to the proposed new Samana Airport (US travellers I understand can fly direct to Samana already from NY). If with a package book a taxi to the hotel its much quicker than the coach but it can be a little hair-raising but all part of the experience of the Domincan Republic. Back to the Hotel; the staff just cannot do enough for you where ever you are- there is no need to knowingly be without a drink, something to eat and a clean pool/beach towel. Everything is done with a smile and a friendly little chat. The Hotel now boasts 4 a la carte options including a new Brazillian barbeque 'pop up' All of them were really good but I would say the Brazillian and the Italian were the best. In the main buffet resturaunt dont miss the gala nights (Thursdays) amazing selection of seafood (Lobster, Crab, Langoustines and so on) + Beef Wellington + steaks cooked whilst you wait. Overall you cannot fault the food or the choice or availability. All the rooms face the sea and are pretty big and well appointed - we have a luxury junior suite- it was outstanding. The whole place was also so clean, there were people keeping the place spick n span seemingly at it 24hrs a day. Great beach, great pools - no shortage of sun beds. Good entertainment in the evenings, good animation team - keep you involved but not pushy. Opportunities for a bit of sailing, kayaking, snorkelling, dance lessons and the usual bingo, darts, petanque. Highly, highly recommended - first class.More
Mike H, Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Great Experience - We are still raving about it!
We loved our trip and our stay. It was very different from a standard/typical all inclusive, and had more of an 'experience'. We would definitely recommend it to friends. People who didn't enjoy probably didn't do their research and know what to expect. The little island is picture perfect and gorgeous. You feel you're in a small (colonial?) town in the middle of the rainforest. They have kept much of the luscious greenery, which was fantastic. The staff was kind, friendly, and helpful - despite their near non-existent Spanish, (which I also found a plus but others may not). The suites were huge - though not blow you away (we were in a Deluxe Junior Suite), and the beds were hard and not in the comfortable-hard way. Our villa location was fantastic (#14), and I would advise you to review the locations of the Villa #'s and request a location that works well for you. What to Expect: - It's adults only, so its not a party time, crazy night out place. People turn in early and the 'late night' venue on the public beach, is (at least when we were there) barely used and nearly empty. If you're on a honeymoon, but still love a late-night-party-time dance session...probably not for you. - It's tropical destination, and are cooking foreign US and Euro food. It's good, and we were not disappointed, but don't expect 5-star Euro/US restaurant. The a la carte's were all nice, with great atmosphere, and better than the buffet as dinner options. - It's a hilly island and the buildings and amenities are spread throughout. There are a decent amount of stairs and lots of walking. This may not suit everyone, but there are shuttles/rides easily available. The (minor) negatives: - The entertainment team was fun but most spoke very little English and, so instead seemed to entertain themselves a lot, at times ignoring vacationers. And the women, never seemed to speak to vacationers at all. I think this could be improved. - The services, amenities, extra activities, evening shows, and entertainment were not 'sold' at all and you had to search them out yourself. While this was really nice at times and made you feel like you were living in a little town/at home...I wished others had known about the public beach late nights, I wish I had been encouraged to attend the evening shows, or had known about the beach/sea activities that were offered. Better communication and encouragement on activities would be nice. Again, beautiful, amazing, picturesque and we're still raving about it.More
mdnich, Calgary, Canada
As good as ever
We stayed here for the 2nd time, first 2wks in October. Room 11013, 11102 and 12101. What a beautiful view. This hotel was just as good as before. We returned this time with family members, and they said it was their best holiday ever, all want to return ASAP. My sister-In-law is extremely fussy with her food,and she found all restaurants to be as she says DELISHIOUS. Our compliments to all the chefs. We would also like to thank all the staff from maid to managers. You all work so hard, what a fantastic team.. A special thankyou to Gabriel our butler, Benjamin from entertainment team and SONNIE waiter staff, you three made our holiday so special and so much fun, we miss you all so much.. Dominican people are the nicest we have ever come across. Thankyou to all. Last but not least I must thank Stephanie and her staff, our thomson reps, she is always so helpful and kind, she will do anything for her customers, she'll run to the bank, or the chemist, if she is not available which is very rare, her team members are on hand and just as helpful and kind. Thankyou both very much. If you get a chance to go here, please don't hesitate, you will not be disappointed . ITS WONDERFUL. To head office, please don't build anymore villa blocks, leave just the way it is.......... Will return and see you all again, (DEFINATELY) xxxxxMore
324carolt, London, United Kingdom
Just the best
We have been well travelled from the Maldives to Jamaica Mexico to many more to mention. DPCL is without doubt the best resort we have been to. If you don't include the 4 hour transfer, the check in was superb, the politeness of staff with the can't do enough attitude and the upgrade we received it was absolutely fantastic start to our holiday. As a party of four we found the food great without feeling same old we were never disappointed , the resort was clean, we spent most of our time on the beach and was kept in drinks by William, his English was not great but he was always willing and very helpfull. Another mention is to Emmanualla her infectious smile and demeana always lifted your spirits. Alex was another who always willing to help with nothing to much trouble. We would recommend this holiday to anyone who requires a luxury holiday, ignore the the bad reviews I don't no what resort they were on or planet come to that, all our expectations and more were.met. We would go back again when Thomsons sort out the flights to samana only down side the 4 hour transfer. Ps superb send off from staff and managersMore
sapperandy, Diss, United Kingdom
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