Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa

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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*)

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.

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*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:
Orquidea - la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
El Pescador - la carte restaurant where you can enjoy traditional seafood cuisine.
Dolce Vita - la carte restaurant where you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine with a special touch of the Mediterranean diet.
Las Dalias - Main restaurant serving buffet-style international cuisine. Theme nights by country.
Burger Principe -
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 4112reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
spanish speaking
Nov 15 2014
Hotel staff limited english .must speak a lil spanishhelpfull
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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
Hotel & Samona Experience
Rodney-Cheryl-K, Red Deer, Canada
Wed Feb 21 10:54:13 EST 2018
We travelled Air Canada vacations. Our immedite pick up from the airport was poor and had our group moving from bus to bus as they ran out of seats. It finally got sorted out with a few smaller busses and the luggage arriving at different times which frustrated passengers after a long journey and being tired. The return trip to the airport was much better with a full size bus and no issues. Our Air Canada Rep on site was excellent. Spoke numerous languages and was clear with instructions. Book your trips with him as its no cheaper in town and you are guaranteed. A nice size resort with lots of activities for all ages. Pool side activities and evening entertainment. Well maintained premises. Any issues we had in our room were quickly resolved. Food was plentiful on the buffet with a wide variety for all. 3 AlaCartes, all with a unique experience. We had a junior suite with a balcony in the main building with a beautiful view. I would avoid the rooms in the middle section (seperate building) of the resort as they are close to the water treatment facility and if the wind blows the wrong way it won't be a fresh ocean smell you get! We visited the villas down lower. Nice secluded area with a bar and pool steps away from the ocean. Its a long walk back up to the main building but you can call for the shuttle. It looked a little too quiet for us. All staff were excellent, friendly, and polite. They work 12 hour days but always have a smile. Pool water cold. What appeared to be a hot tub ended up being a cold water jet tub. Many guest were disappointed as the weather was rainy in the mornings and we would have stayed out if it was warm or hot. The Ocean water was warmer than the pools. Beaches were good. The large one with umbrellas and chairs. They served lunch on the beach and had a bar. Nothing to see snorkling. You may have to book an actual snorkling excursion. A smaller beach in the cove area, close to food, pool and bar again. Many hotel staff spoke english and helped us improve our Spanish. Front end employess and guides also spoke french. Don't expect to barter great deals! This is not like Mexico. Dominican is expensive. We found most shops sold the same jewellery and stuff asking top US dollars for what I reffered to as junk. Example a necklace they wanted $40.00 US. You might get it for $20.00. Beer on the beach is $5.00. Don't buy cigars from the street. Airport is the best idea for alchol. The resort was protected from peddlers, but once you left the resort you beter have your game on. You will be saying No Thanks all day long. They will follow you around town, and tell you they saw you in the resort as they work there. Come see my mother and fathers shop trying to befriend you. Ya, I admit we feel for it. I finally agreed to buy a box of cigars so we could get some privacy walking. I gave them away and was told they were stale and gross. But he was gone. Lol. We wanted a large country flag. It was $65.00 us in town. They would barter down to $45.00 which was still to much. Later on the beach we negotiated $30.00 but they didnt have the flag. He sent his guy to town to get it. When he returned they argued in Spanish. We found out it cost him $30.00 and has was not going to make any money. He now want $35.00 lol. Thinking the scam was on, we walked away for 1 1/2 hours but had to come back that way in which he explained again his situation. We ended up giving him $32.00 us. Off resort the town is dirty. Garbage and bottles everywhere. Its unfortunate that many Caribbean countries are like this. Even Rincon beach listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I Walked 20 feet into the trees and found 2 feet of garbage rotting away. Like every vacation it is what you make it. Have fun and enjoy. If I can answer any other questions, please ask.

Great hotel and vacation!
Donna W,
Sun Feb 18 13:45:37 EST 2018
My second visit to this hotel. My friends' first visit. 4 girls on a trip January 20-27. Unfortunately we did not get the rooms requested on check-in. Apparently they did not have those rooms available. They upgraded us but we were in different sections different floors. Upon questioning the staff at the front desk, we were told that it doesn't matter what your requests are for rooms - they try to accommodate however it all depends on what's available at the time of check-in. So we went with the flow and accepted the upgrades and it worked out fine. Our rooms were nice. The beds were comfortable we had wonderful views. The rooms were clean. We had clean towels when requested. Hot water was an issue in the shower. As to whether it was due to the time of day and everyone else showering, I don't know. It was not consistent. The food was absolutely wonderful. We were stuffed to the gills at every meal. There was a wide array of food for everyone. The drinks were very good and it was nice to have a drink of the day to change things up. Finding a chaise lounge at pool or at the beach could be a challenge unless you went down early in the morning to save one - even though you're not supposed to. We did have some rain showers off and on we did have one full day pretty much where it did rain off and on all day. The entertainment at the hotel was a lot of fun. Unfortunately it has a rather late start so for those people who are tired out by 945, quite often they don't get to see the entertainment. It would be nice if the entertainment could start at 9 p.m. We did do the Italian ala carte. The food was exceptional. It was a nice relaxed meal being catered to. There was also a barbecue on the beach a couple of days that we were on the beach at lunch time. It was very very good as well. The resort was very very clean. The staff were always very courteous and friendly. Any issues that we had, for example an issue with the safe and with our keys becoming uncoded, were dealt with very quickly. I would definitely recommend this hotel. We only had minimal minor complaints that were dealt with and resolved very quickly.

Dan N,
Sat Feb 17 04:40:25 EST 2018
I just came back from this resort yesterday and it was by far the best trip and resort I've ever been too, our room was beautiful and well cleaned twice a day we had an ocean view it was beautiful. The food at the buffet was delicious and lots of option. But what made this vacation so awesome was the animation team. They are amazing people caring and very friendly everyday we played lots of fun games and dance all night long. Carlos, Yohanni, anyori, chichi are all so amazing I didn't want to leave this place. I recommend this resort to everyone, Danika.

Good place to unwind
Fri Feb 16 07:26:23 EST 2018
If you are looking for a stress free time with good food and friendly service this is well worth a visit, we was taken back seeing locals walking round with guns and big knives but was told this is quite normal to see we went on a few booked trips out but other than that we stayed in the resort be prepared for some steps though if you have one of the villas and don’t want to wait for the shuttle buggy, a la carte restaurants got booked up very quick and we couldn’t use all our allotted visits

2018 Visit
bsrathwell, Ottawa, Canada
Thu Feb 15 10:16:00 EST 2018
We booked this Hotel from Jan. 23 2018 to Feb. 6. This was our 14 th. trip to the Dominican and i would say this hotel has the best views of anywhere we have been.Great views from the pools to the buffet . We found the staff very helpful and friendly. The beach area is small and if you like walking forever on the beach this resort is not for you also . The resort offers a shuttle service to the town and to your room if you are not in the main building and it works well. if you prefer to walk you want to be in good shape as there is numerous stairs and grades you have to manage. In the main building there are elevators that will allow you to access most areas if not all. WE found the food to be average as well as the drinks. After Four days we where offered an upgrade to the Luxury Bahia Princepe as the hotel had over booked so we took advantage of this for the rest of our vacation. We would choose the Cayacoa first after being to both.

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