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.
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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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.
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Beautiful Fantasy Island
We stayed at the LGBCL Aug 11-18, 2014 We flew into Santo Domingo and had a 2 1/2 hr ride to the dock. I mention this because our travel info stated a 1 1/2 hr transit. We were lucky to have a very informative and funny driver on our way there. When you arrive you check in at the "lobby" building at the dock and get your room assignment. The ferry only runs every 45 mins or so, so you may have a bit of a wait depending on timing. Beware of the children who wish to sell you shells for a dollar.After a short (less than 10 min) boat ride you arrive on the island and are taken via glorified golf cart (taxi) to your villa if you are not in the main building. I read a few complaints about the construction, but honestly i only heard it on 34 occassions (arrival ride, departure ride, dinner ride and at main pool). We were told they are adding about 58 more rooms, another buffet restuarant & ala carte restuarant both by main pool. Truly, the noise was minimal!! Id suggest NOT getting a villa in the 20s as they were "inland" and did not have views and were closest to construction. We were in villa 7 room 7202 and it was beautiful!! Lovely water view and huge room. Maid service, turn down service & mini bar restocking all done while we were at beach or dinner. You will do alot of walking here and there are a few slight inclines and a set of stairs to beach. If you like, the taxi runs about 4 -5 times an hour and will take you anywhere. Theres also an elevator to the beach to avoid the stairs. The beaches are beautiful!One is a more "rough" water side and the other adjacent to it is very calm. Incredibly soft sand, very few shells, but there is coral if you like to collect that. Only time we had much seaweed or coral upon entering the water was after an overnight thunderstorm. The food was great. We went to all 3 ala carte restuarants, and enjoyed each. Don Pablo was our favorite. The drinks were well prepared and not watered down at all! The entertainment is okay....they put on a little show from 9:30-10:30. Some nights they offered ferry into town for casino & disco, we did not go to these. I also did not go to the public beach area, we didnt think it necessary since the resort was so lovely & you had your prepaid food and drinks there! Staff was great!! Shout outs to two wonderful guys, Keldwin in guest services and Walky the lobby bartender. My only suggestions to improve on are: 1. Better lighting in the bathroom, we ladies like to see to do our hair and makeup :) 2. Have 24 hr access to food other than just via room service (the buffet was open 7-10am, 1-3:30pm & 7-10:30pm) and of course the ala cartes were by reservation only 3. Possibly have another bar or alternate source of entertainment after 10:30pm Wifi was nice to have but it only works in the rooms or villas or lobby area. There was a mix of ages there from young newly weds to senior citizens and the majority of guests were from Europe. Its so nice to meet and make friends from all over the world :) We had perfect weather while there and I would highly recommend this resort!! It is for those who want a quiet, restful vacation in a gorgeous setting!! I miss it already!!!More
A true five star resort
I should have written this review much earlier than this, but I just kept putting it off.I got remarried in August of 2013, but we could not fit in a proper honeymoon right after the wedding. In early December 2013 we finally went on our Honeymoon to Cayo Levantado which is a gorgeous little island 10 minutes off the coast of Samana, Dominican Republic. This is the only resort on this island and it was like having our own piece of heaven for 7 days. My wife and I are huge fans and users of the Bia Principe chain of resorts in the Caribbean and Mayan Riviera. When we travel to resorts down south we usually grab a couple of day excursions like para sailing zip lining etc. This resort was so beautifully tropical, relaxing and clean with a large suite and balcony, that we did not move off the beach for the entire week. Everything about this resort, from the staff, the food, the ammenities was so typical of the great quality that this Spanish owned corporation offers to travellers. If you want to party all night, this is not the resort for that. If you want to relax in an all adult atomosphre and be pampered, this is the spot to go to. Whether you go to Cayo Levantado or not, if you have not stayed at a Bia Principe Resort, you must try one of thier many resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico, or Spain etc. Hopefully we want our next trrip to be at the Bia Principe resort in Spain. Dave and Lidija CRAGHILL Toronto CanadaMore
dave c, Toronto, Canada
Staff very friendly and willingness to assist their clientele. Service with a smile. Quiet resort.If staying on the villas facing the bay.Some construction going on in garden areas. Exceptional service. Excellent food at both buffets and a la carte restaurants.More
arnoldo a, Toronto, Canada
Dream Island for special occasions!
We have stayed in the resort with my partner in the beginning of July for 2 weeks. Working in a high end luxury environment myself, I can't help, but notice flaws everywhere I go. This hotel has hardly any. It is a smoothly running engine from maintenance to catering/bar staff, all held together by dedicated management. FOOD: If you want variety, fresh food and great quality, do the opposite of what you would do on a European holiday. Stick with the buffet restaurant. Every night has a different theme, do not miss out on Gala night (every Thursday), it is fantastic, especially for sea food lovers. From the buffet restaurant terrace you can watch live performances (every night is different theme on stage as well), and then hit the bar for a few drinks before bed time. A La Carte restaurants are there so you would (feel you) have options, but definitely not worth putting up your hopes, as all you'll get is an average meal and dreadful dessert. ROOMS: Spacious, nice interior, impressive bathroom, gigantic balcony! Exceptionally clean!!!!! Massive well done for the really hard working team of cleaning ladies (except when they took my personal little face towel, but ohh well.. :) ) ACTIVITIES: The gym is quite small, but caters for all basic needs, tennis court is great as well and you can have a nice jog on the little suburban road that runs across the island. At the main pool, they are trying really hard to suppress the building noise with some relaxing yoga music, with not much luck to be honest. The beach is fabulous, crystal clear water on most days, very attentive waiting staff walks around and asks if you would like more to drink. SPECIAL: This hotel has very unique members of staff, who make guests feel very special. I would like to really thank you for the unforgettable moments that were organized by George and David! You both are superstars and go the extra mile to make your guests happy!! George offering his assistance (eg. with booking tables) made us feel very looked after. He also took the initiative and organized a surprise for us in our room, which was remarkable! Later on, to celebrate our engagement that happened on this holiday, I've asked David to help me organize a surprise for my partner. Something simple, yet romantic on the beach, and I have to say, he was more nervous about the surprise than I was!! It is a sunset we will never forget, thanks to you, David!!! Both of them are absolute top of the service industry! They are really there for your comfort and not for face time, so keep them busy with special requests! :) We are returning next year, without a doubt!! Szandra & AdamMore
SzandraBT, London, United Kingdom
Stunning Resort - Ã la carte restaurants could have been better
The resort is absolutely stunning. The beach is very nice, but be sure to chose your spot wisely as one side has huge waves while the other side is a little rocky at some points. I recommend signing out some snorkeling gear or bringing your own as there are many fish swimming around you that are fun to see. You may even see some star fish! The pools are remarkable. Although you wont find a swim up bar at this resort, staff are generally around to serve you drinks. Getting around the resort is very easy. You can chose to walk or better yet, wait for a "taxi" to swing by and pick you up. You can hail a taxi or call the front desk to arrange a pick up. These "Taxi's" are actually 8-12 seat mini buses. The buffets are fine... nothing special. There is plenty of staff around to refill your drinks. The cocktails are pretty standard resort cocktails although I've never had (and fell in love with) the "Coco Loco". We ordered room service twice. The club sandwich at room service was actually one of the best meals we'd had the whole trip. On to the Ã la carte restaurants. Don Pablo tries to be a very upscale dining experience. While they came pretty close to pulling it off with the ambiance, the food was just not very good. Mediterraneo and Portofino were actually better. These 2 weren't open the same day. They actually altered the days when available. The lobster at Mediterraneo was pretty good. Night life is pretty much non existent here. We were hoping to have some drinks late into the early morning in the beautiful lobby lounge. Construction is a bit of a downer... It's coming along beautifully and will no doubt give the resort more rooms to fit their demand, however it does come with the following eyesores: 1) The workers are pretty vulgar and seem pretty sketchy. My Spanish is limited, but what I understood made me uncomfortable with having my wife around. 2) They start at 8 am, so sleeping in wasn't really an option. On the plus side, it looks like the construction is almost complete. Once that is out of the way I would consider going back. I caution anyone looking for fine dining and late night activities. Although the food is fine, there's nothing special here and the drinks are cut off at around mid night. The last small pet peeve is the moment getting off the bus, and just before getting on. Specifically, on the "main land", not on the actual resort island. The area is surrounded by children asking for a dollar. I felt terrible turning them away... how could you give to one and not the other 30? Had I known I would have brought more 1 dollar bills to spread around. Either way it seems like something the resort should get under control.More
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