Punta Cana

Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro

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Honeymoon*: Bottle of wine and box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival, turndown service, 20% discount on couples spa massage, special room decoration, and surprise gift. (restrictions apply*)

You will be captivated by the Grand Baha Principe Bavaro. Bask in its vast tropical gardens, beautiful stretch of sandy white beach and comfortable accommodations. Located within the Baha Principe Bavaro Complex, guests have an unlimited selection of activities, dining and fun at their fingertips.

There are sports and activities at all hours of the day, to enjoy the sun, the sea and the beach. Learn to sail with a catamaran, discover the crystal blue waters during an afternoon of snorkeling, or get your heart pumping with a game of tennis.

The complex has three buffet-type restaurant and four specialty restaurants with la carte dinner service. You'll find everything from traditional Dominican cuisine to Italian and Spanish cuisine. There are also three snack bars and nine bars serving spectacular tropical drinks.

Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and ten bars at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana & Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa (except main buffets).

Note: Coupon system applies for dining: Stays of 3 nights receive one a la carte dinner, 4-6 nights receive two a la carte dinners, and 7 nights or more receive three a la carte dinners.

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*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
Surrounded by tropical vegetation and overlooking a white-sand beach, the resort is approximately 30 minutes from Punta Cana airport, and 90 minutes from La Romana airport.

Local Phone: 809-552-1444
Toll Free Phone: 800-537-8483
Fax: 809-552-1327
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite
Shopping Mall Nearby (Within hotel complex)
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Swim-up Bar
Two extensive lagoon-style swimming pools with children's water park! Also featuring sun beds, sunshades, and towel-service at pools and beach.
The Punta Blanca Golf Club is five minutes from the resort complex
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fees vary
Cart Fee: Fees vary
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Fee for night play
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro is a Caribbean-style hotel with touches of Colonial decoration, surrounded by tropical vegetation. Junior suites are set in villas of two or three stories. As of 01/01/18 arrivals, all Grand Principe Hotels & Resorts will include free use of in-room safety deposit boxes for all of their guests. Beach:
Total Rooms: 816
Year Opened: 2005 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Guests are guaranteed the following minimum # of a la carte dinner by duration- 3 nights= 1 a la carte dinner, 4-6 nights= 2 a la carte dinners, 7 nights or longer= 3 a la carte dinners.
Junior suite with jacuzzi bath, distributed in 2 and 3 story villas . 12 Handicap rooms. 2 full or 1 king beds "pillow top" style, A/C, ceiling fan, full bathroom, hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, private safe ($), mini-bar and terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 9 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro:
Bugambilla - Main restaurant featuring a buffet and bar. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Santa Fe - Tex Mex restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Exclusive for Club Hacienda Members.
Le Gourmet - A la carte restaurant open for dinner.
El Meson - Specialty Spanish cuisine. Open for dinner.
Maiko - Japanese a la carte restaurant serving dinner.
Snack Noche - Nighttime snack bar. Open 11 pm - 7 am.
Il Capriccio - Italian dinner specialties
Las Olas II - Buffet and bar on the beach. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Las Olas I - Buffet and bar on the beach. Open 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
A Water Sports Center and Diving Center are available in addition to daily scheduled activities. A Fun Park including: (some activities require a fee) skating rink, bumper cars and remote control cars, blowup balloon and more, an adventure park,
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live Music, Shows, a Disco, a Piano Bar, Karaoke and more await guests during the evening.
Mini-Club: Offers children's activities for ages 4 to 12 years old.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool
Waterpark on-site!

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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2467 Recommend
2467 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro to their friends and family

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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Restful 2018 winter vacation
Mar 11 2018
Have been to DR for the last 10 years Have stayed at Bahia Principe 9 years. The staff and over all quality of the hotel and staff .. Excellent!! However I have noticed changes w/ the table wine, beverage mixers and food detail, variety and quality. Our room was changed immediately when we discovered a toilet issue, dripping ac and location not being ideal for relaxation. Evening entertainment was wonderful. Oh, ground transportation airport to resort was too too long. First on the bus and last off, 1 1/2 hrs later!! Next time we,ll take a taxi for $40. We just made lunch in the dining room. Overall a relaxing winter get away.
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Beautiful resort.
Feb 27 2018
Beautiful resort, little bigger than expected so a little crowded. Pools and beach were well kept. Food was good but typical. The staff was kind. I thought maybe they would have more entertainment at main pool with games and crowd activities. Dance staff tried to encourage dancing in the evening which was great. Several issues with keycards not working so last 3 days we left room door ajar so we wouldn't waste time running back and forth to front desk. Love PUNTA CANA
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Issues with room keys
Feb 04 2018
Had issues with the room keys not working that never were resolved. Beach was very crowded
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Huge Hotel- lots to do and see
Jan 26 2018
The resort grounds were relaxing, well maintained, and large. There are several pools- 7 different lobbies and sections with an extended golf cart like bus taking you where you need to go. There is a buffet right on the beach . . . a few large pools throughout the resort. The food is good- some items better than others- but all in all an excellent value. The staff was kind, very busy, but all needs were met. There is nightly entertainment and information on attractions outside of the resort.
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Communication Updates
Jan 26 2018
This resort needs better wifi connections......very out dated.
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Our room
Jan 25 2018
The air conditioning in the room was not Cold. We reported it to the front desk but there was no change. There were so many mosquitos in the room that we got hit up each night. The room had a urine smell and the bedding smelled Liked dirty laundry.
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Amazing staff
Jan 25 2018
Yodarkis went above and beyond to get us dinner reservations and make our birthday celebration extra special!
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Awesome vacation even with Hurricane Maria
Sep 26 2017
Awesome time , beautiful premises with Apple Vacations it's never a flop
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Nice resort
Sep 18 2017
Overall the resort is beautiful , food bland, people and some staffing rude , half don't speak English., hotel stay was ok , bit for me 1 visit to Punta Cana is enough.
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Aug 03 2017
The drink were very watered down and not worth it. The staff seemed not very happy and 3 times at the Buffett I was sorted a a dirty table with no fork spoon or knife. No one came over to clean and I had to go find the person to get a fork so I could eat. The Italian place was awesome!!!! The only highlight of the food.
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Great vacation spot
Jul 20 2017
Had a great time. Resort was very clean and most of staff was friendly.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Not the best for the price.
Demi D, Miami, Florida
Mon Jun 18 16:35:27 EDT 2018
I was there 5 days with my boyfriend. Our first time there but I would NOT recommend it. The ac suckssss. They didn’t fix it. The service is horrible we called 2 days straight to get ice and no one answered. We needed towels it took 2 hours. Our tub not to even talk about. We took bird baths. The pool bar closes at 5:30 hello it’s called vacation! Just book else were. The 2 stars are for the location !

Be warned
Tangirl09, PA
Mon Jun 18 14:44:08 EDT 2018
We recently arrived home from Punta Cana and this resort. We traveled in a larger family group of 8. Arrived around noon on an early flight and our room wasnt ready.. ok. We asked for towels at least to use pool, they refused. Came back around check in time 3 and our room wasnt ready for 3 more hours! Ridiculous. We had little kids who were tired from traveling all day. Not one person paid any attention, showed a care and were all very inconsiderate. Once we got to our rooms there was a multitude of things wrong. While the grounds are beautiful and beach is nice. Dont waste your money!

Rundown and in need of repair / modernising
SheilaM70, Stafford, United Kingdom
Mon Jun 18 01:19:52 EDT 2018
Check-in: Severe lack of interaction from the gentleman who checked us in. It was quick to get served, however, the process took longer than necessary. Not sure if this was due to him being new, as other people were checked in quicker than we were. Language: It is very evident that most of the staff knew very little English, and this was a barrier to getting things right, understanding and general communication. Room: we were in block 77, which is one of the blocks adjacent to the Ambar Green section of the hotel. Our room 77105 was on the ground floor and overlooked a hedge within 1 metre of the "balcony". We did not sit out on the balcony at all during our stay as the other side of the hedge was the Ambar Green's pool, which we could not directly see, but could hear all the noise from. The only plus was that it was not far to walk to the Bavaro pool, Il Capriccio restaurant and from a stop that you could catch the "train" to the beach / reception. The room itself had a horrible musty smell upon arrival. It appeared that it had not been used recently as the bed linen was quite damp to touch. There were a lot of live mosquitoes in the room - they obviously do not use repellent in the room! There were also a lot of dead squashed mosquitoes on the walls and other surfaces. The general decor looked old and dated and appeared to have been pained over multiple times as it looked thick, however, had not been done for some time as the white had not turned a dark shade of yellow. There was a lot of dust on lampshades and ceiling fan and unsightly dirt / marks on the wood of the bed, linen, walls and door to the bathroom. It is obviously not properly cleaned between guests. There were hairs on the bathroom floor upon arrival, which obviously got added to when the hair drier is based in the bathroom and mine did not get cleaned up properly either. The room was also not serviced every day - out of the 14 nights stay - we had 2 days not done. The bathroom had a lot of mould around the edges and the ceiling was bowed badly (as well as the ceiling between the door and bed area). The air conditioning was OK, however, there was a constant sound of dripping water (not sure where the run out was, as the air conditioner was in the ceiling area of the corridor area). The room was very dated and is in dire need of modernising / redecoration. Room bar: The fridge was kept within the dressing table with a door on the front, which got very hot inside. The fridge had a constant pool of water on the bottom, which then leaked inside of the cupboard. We were not stocked up frequently, but was supposed to be daily. Regularly we did not have any beers or the diet coke (I only drink diet drinks) Was initially stocked with 2 each of diet & regular pepsi, beer, orange and 7 Up. Pools & Beach: Beach was a let down. Constantly full of seaweed (not saying this is the hotels fault), which staff worked on to try and get rid of, but not nice to swim in! The sand had lots of cigarette butts, plastic straws etc. so was not being cleaned up. The pool by the beach was nice but can get over crowded at times. You need to get to both the beach and this pool early to get sunbeds in the shade. The Bavaro pool (middle) needs closing and re-tiling. It is obviously been patched up that many times as the tiles are uneven and is looking unsightly. There were a lot of missing tiles and broken off grout. Restaurants: Main Buffet - had a different "theme" each night, but was repeated week to week (mexican, dominican, asian, gala, spanish, italian and american). The restaurant looked dated and in need of redecorating. Was VERY busy and getting busier as the days went on. The food was very repetitive for all 3 main meals. None of the food is covered and there were a lot of flies landing on the food. Meat was often poor quality and over cooked making it inedible. The positive is that there is a lot of choice, so you won't go hungry. Beach restaurant: Buffet service, All open air, so expect lots of flies landing on the food. We only ate here once as it put us off and we didn't want to get ill. We didn't eat at the 24 hr food area as again it was all open and food not covered. Bookable restaurants: As we stayed 2 weeks, we had 6 bookings, which we did via the bahia app and worked well. We ate at Il Capriccio (Italian), Garden Grill, Tex Mex (Mexican), Maiko (japanese, tepenyaki) and Mekado (japanese, a la carte). Our favourite was the italian and we ate here twice. Our least favourite was the garden grill as we did not find the service there as good as the others. WiFi: Could not get onto the free wifi in the reception at all and this was at the beginning of our holiday when it was the least crowded time. In order to get access so that we could stay in touch with our daughters was to pay for the "premium" service, which cost $79 for 7 days across 4 devices (family package). The service was better but was still very patchy around the reception area/bar. Overall, this resort describes itself as 5 star. I would not place it above a 3 star ( we holiday 3-4 times a year). It is in terrible need of redecorating/repair/modernising. I would not recommend wasting your hard earned money at this resort - there are so many hotels to choose from. We won't be going back.

I stand corrected...
Charles R,
Sun Jun 17 18:25:43 EDT 2018
The first day was disastrous and jaded my view of the resort. Some of the best entertainment I've ever seen. Singers and music was great!! The Michael Jackson tribute show is a must see!! A few hiccups in the beginning but all is good now!!

Had a Great Time
mags k, Durham, United Kingdom
Sun Jun 17 13:42:17 EDT 2018
We had a lovely ten days here. The only issue was the seaweed which is totally beyond the Hotels control. The beach and sea was covered with it and the hotel had people clearing all day everyday they even had a digger there collecting it and taking it away. About the hotel. our room in block 26 was cleaned everyday and we had fresh towel as well. There was some building work going on at the opposite Hotel but it didn't effect us as we were out all day. We eat at both the beach and main restaurants and the food was very good with lots of choice every day. The pools area had lots of beds and the beach did get a little crowded but we always found a bed. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had no problem using the transport and they always stopped if you put your hand out if you where between stops. I would definitely use this hotel again.

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