Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa

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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Value!
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*)

2019 Exceptional Values!
Honeymoon: Bottle of sparkling wine, box of chocolates, welcome card, surprise gift, special room decorations, turndown service, 20% discount on spa treatments, and late check-out (based on availability).

Now Family-Friendly!

Located on the beach, in the heart of Samana Bay, this hotel has a wide range of services, restaurants, and entertainment options. This all-ages paradise is perfect for a family vacation.

The impressive Spa is the place to go for total mind and body relaxation. All treatments and massages are designed to pamper, unwind, beautify and purify. There is also a Palapa at the pool, so you can get a massage with the sounds of the ocean in the background.

The two pools are the perfect place to spend the day. The outdoor pool boasts a Jacuzzi while the beachfront pool has three hydro massagers and is surrounded by a large sunbathing terrace and gardens with beach umbrellas and recliners, an ideal spot to get some sun! Sports facilities include a gym, beach volleyball, and non-motorized watersports. A mini club and mini disco keeps children ages 4-12 entertained.

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.

Find more information about Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts.

Learn more about Samana.

*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
Located on the spectacular bay of Samana, surrounded by lush vegetation.
Address: PO BOX 32000 SAMANA

Local Phone: 809-538-3135
Fax: 809-538-3503
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
One swimming pool and open air jacuzzi. Whirlpool with bar.
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
This Family Friendly property is located on the beach and close to the town of Samana. Rooms offer impressive views of the Caribbean. Beach:
Total Rooms: 295
Year Opened: 2006 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
Please note there is fee for use of the room safe. 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.
Two full size beds or one king. Hydromassage tub. 38 m2. Sea views. Max. occupancy: 3 adults.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
King or 2 full size beds. Hydromassage tub. 28 m sq. Max. occupancy: 2 guests. Fantastic sea views.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
King or 2 full size beds. Hydromassage tub. 28 m sq. Max. occupancy: 2 guests
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive
There are 5 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa:
Las Dalias - Main restaurant serving buffet-style international cuisine. Theme nights by country.
Burger Principe -
Orquidea - Ŕ la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
El Pescador - Ŕ la carte restaurant where you can enjoy traditional seafood cuisine.
Dolce Vita - Ŕ la carte restaurant where you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine with a special touch of the Mediterranean diet.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
One free hour: Windsurf, Catamaran, Kayaks, Boogie Borads, Snorkeling
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
International entertainment program for adults and children.
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 4328reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
spanish speaking
Nov 15 2014
Hotel staff limited english .must speak a lil spanishhelpfull
Customer Rating: 

Samana Trip
Jul 27 2014
I found my trip to be somuch more than I expected. very reasonable price for a beautiful hotel with excellent service. Rooms were neat and very clean and the food was excellent on the buffet sowe never even booked the specialty restaurants. Great trip for us and we really enjoyed the Grand Bahia Principe Cayoca
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1st vacation with the baby at Grand Bahia principe
May 28 2014
The hotel was absolutely beautiful with amazing views. We were disappointed in the beach and the fact that we had to get up super early to reserve chairs at the pool in order to have an umbrella foe the baby. The food at the buffet was repitious., but the restaurants were excellent. The entertainment for the kids was too late in the evening forthe llittle ones to really enjoy after a day at the pool or beach they were alsothe same exa ct thing every night and had only 15 to 30 minutes of the same music to dance too. Bernice, Carlos, Jose, Diana and veronica and Armando were amazing staff members. The only other disappointment was the weather May is their rainy season had we known we would have picked a different locatio . All in all I wouldrec immense this place to people. Had a great time with family?
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needs improvment
Jan 05 2014
The water is beautiful, but to get to the beach you need to take elevator that has scheduled to operate from 7 am, but for the week we stayed it never operated in the Morning on time, sometimes started at 8 am and once only after 9, This is unacceptable, because the purpose to go to this Hotel was a beautiful ocean, specially in the Morning. Another thing: no snack or fruit bar on the beach at all. Service in the buffet is good, but food needs a lot of improvement.
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Nov 25 2013
I am a travel agent and have been to many resorts. The Gran Bahia Principe Cayacoa is absolutely beautiful! The views are amazing! Our room was very nice - clean and did not have that musty smell. The food was good. We ate at the gourmet and seafood and both were good. We are not buffet people but the buffet was very good. The staff were all nice and spoke pretty good English. If you have difficulty walking I would recommend staying in the main building as there are a lot of stairs. I would highly recommend this resort!
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Samana, DR
Jun 12 2013
This trip was one of the worst trips I have ever been on. I would never recommend the Bahia Principe and I am extremely disappointed in Apple as well!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Good with some negative points
mina m,
Wed Nov 14 15:07:51 EST 2018
- AVOID the rooms on the balcony side !!!! too much noise from night show and city !!! these rooms are not the good idea for resting. - Staffs are friendly, even most of them don't know English. - Food at buffet restaurant not really very good, BUT Orcide restaurant was great and acceptable quality. -Room was very spacious and the bathroom. The resort is always clean, rooms are clean. - Samana is beautiful and the views of the hotel is amazing. 3rd floor to up has the best view. -The main pool has really amazing views all around. -The beach is small but clean. you have free access to kayak every day. it worth to try it.

463tarav, West Milford, New Jersey
Sun Nov 11 03:40:36 EST 2018
My husband and I just got home from our stay and although the views at this hotel were beyond beautiful, I felt so mislead by all the rave reviews we read before booking. Were we staying at the same hotel? We did a lot of research for this getaway and it left us disappointed. The staff was overall friendly, but the food was BAD. So many people reviewed the food here as “great” that we couldn’t understand what we were missing. The buffet had selections like scrambled eggs that were almost always cold and when we asked to have them warmed up the microwave wasn’t working, this was a recurring event daily to the point that we stopped even trying to get a hot breakfast. They had “vegetable sandwiches that were literally lettuce in a tiny roll! They had a Mexican night and a sushi night that were subpar but never were we able to enjoy traditional delicacies like mofongo, totones, empanadas. Why isn’t this hotel preparing and serving good, local food? When we were served a “seafood” bar the oysters were FULL of sand, and there were no tongs left out to break claws, so much was missing! By day 3 we had our room phone ringing non stop to contact us to come down to the lobby to get a “gift”. This turned out to be cheapy necklaces followed by pushy sales talk where they tried to get us to sit down and be sold on future stays at their hotels. When we kindly declined we were pressured and pressured some more. It got to the point we did not want to walk thru the lobby at all. The locals on the beach were less pushy and more respectful than the “professionals” working indoors. Very unprofessional and upsetting! The liquor options were also disappointing. The pool closed at 6 pm even if groups of people were in the middle of a volleyball game and having a great time. The “entertainment” might as well have been non existent, old 80s and 90s songs were looped on a small speaker so we felt like we were in the states instead of on this beautiful Dominican island. And the staff never seemed to know what was going on, this is something, like the food, that they need to fix! First day we asked what time the restaurant opened, we Were told it was closed by 2 people. Only to find out it was Open for another 2 hours. Same thing with entertainment, we asked and people told us 7, then 9, then 11. And there are no schedules posted with accurate times to help you out. I still can’t believe that so many people were pleased with this hotel. I truly feel like we missed something, and after spending the little vacation time we had and large amount of money on this I feel like we deserved a better experience.

Great resort
Jaipersaud P, Toronto, Canada
Sat Nov 10 05:52:49 EST 2018
Went there from Oct 28 to Nov 4, 2018. Had a great restful time. Excellent facility, wonderful staff, great service and food and the al a carte restaurants were fantastic. The only problem was after arriving at 7.00pm at the airport Air Canada (AC) had us waiting for 2 hours before the bus came to pick us up for the hotel. AC kept lying about when the bus will arrive. We finally got to the hotel around 10.00 pm by which time the buffet restaurant was closed so we had no dinner. AC non concern was the only damper on the trip. Will not travel with AC again

Beyond Satisfied!
Inspire14346260446, Abbotsford, Canada
Wed Oct 31 17:12:06 EDT 2018
Totally enjoyed every aspect of my stay. Excellent people, good food, spectacular views. The staff looked after all my needs immediately whether it be booking excursions with reputable companies, giving a tour of the resort amenities or translating other guests for me. I will definitely be back and can't wait to try other Grand Bahia Principe Resorts

lexipotomos, Denver, Colorado
Sun Oct 21 17:44:31 EDT 2018
Spent 5 days there. Each day we had an issue. We would try to make reservations at their restraunts and they were too "full" they called us same night saying they will be able to fit us. Got to dinner and ONLY 3 families of 3 were there, out of the 20-25 tables they had. One of the gals working there didnt know we spoke spanish and was talking poorly about our family and other families in front of us to another co worker. Everything including lights closes at 12pm everyday. Which was a bummer since we'd be out on the patio. With no warning they close, just shuts lights off on you. The pool closes around 7 and so does the access to the beach which is too early for a spot where you have a vacation. Be carful shopping in the shops inside hotel area (outdoors)as the first shop will try to charge you over $200 on 2 small items. When you can buy inside souvenir shop INSIDE hotel for $20. Don't be fooled BED BUGS!!! Always check! Unfortunately we werent smart enough to check. Bites ALL over!!! Dont get me wrong the food was amazing, they were very clean kitchen, pool and furniture wise. Most staff were very polite. The Bartneders Victor and Manuel were the friendliest and best employees there who deserve much praise and compensation.

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