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 - À la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
El Pescador - À la carte restaurant where you can enjoy traditional seafood cuisine.
Dolce Vita - À 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 4261reviews
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
We can't stay anywhere else!
thelifexotic, Toronto, Canada
Sun Jul 15 14:44:29 EDT 2018
This was our first time at the Grand Bahia Principe and our first time in the Dominican. The people are very nice and welcoming. They have a pretty good command of the English language, in my opinion. This was the best service I've had at a resort. They are attentive and know how to create an atmosphere. These people work so hard and always have a smile on their face or look pleasant. We barely had to ask for drink refills. The view from our room was great. The maid was in there every single day so the room was always restocked. They make an effort to be environmentally friendly. Your room key needs to be in a slot by the door to activate the A/C, fan and lights. The A/C also shuts off when you open the balcony door. It comes back on when the door is closed. To get to the beach, you can either walk down (long walk) or take the elevator (recommended). The elevator view is amazing. It's almost as if you're going descend into the water itself. If you're not too tired, the walk to the private beach is totally worth it. It's gorgeous and you can walk out quite far as the water is shallow. There are some fish there, also, as it's not as busy. Our favourite places to hang out and grab a drink were the lobby bar and the swim up pool bar. In the lobby bar, Manuel, Johnathan and Dario took amazing care of us. Hands down the best mojitos and drinks overall. At the pool bar, Raul held down the fort. He had help every now and then but did a great job solo! The food here was amazing. I'm a vegan (and gluten and wheat-free) and my boyfriend is a bit of an omnivore. There was something there for both of us. I don't mean that liberally, either. The food was amazing. Every night had a different theme (Asian, Italian, etc.). Our favourite was the Dominican, Mexican and Canadian. I believe the Canadian was an exception to honour Canada Day. There is food available at all hours thanks to their snackbars that you can visit I'm between the scheduled buffet meals and after a late night of drinking. They really went all out for Canada Day with decorations and had a really good poutine option at dinner! The entertainers were also going around spreading the Canadian love and they had a big show at the pool at night to celebrate. The shows were great, too. There was soemthing different every night. The schedule was posted in the lobby beside the bar. The gym was amazing. Basic equipment like most gyms at home that made for a solid workout. I love resort workouts. We also loved our point of contact. We highly recommend the ziplining excursion. David was our guide. He lived in America for a bit so his English is near perfect. The zipline views were breathtaking. There was also a waterfall at the end we could swim in. After that, we visited their eco-lodge and had a drink. From there, we got a little coffee, cacao, Mamajuana and sugarcane history. We got to try these and there was an option to purchase the items as well. We went kayaking one day at the beach. Non-motorized water activities are available for an hour a day. We also went on a self-guided tour across the bridge where we encountered some very brave locals diving into the water below. The one negative thing I will say is that the resort is not completely wheelchair accessible. There are many ramps and an elevator, however, we saw how it could still be challenging as there are many steps. The resort is, afterall, on a cliffside. We absolutely loved it here and can't wait until we can come back. The Grand Bahia Principe really set a new standard for us and we plan on visiting their other locations for our future vacations.

Unforgettable week in Samana
Serafima Nicole... N, St.Hubert
Mon Jul 09 18:04:48 EDT 2018
Unforgettable week in SamanĂ¡ An excellent hotel, in a dream setting, with extremely friendly and prompt staff. The room on the forth floor was super clean, and the fridge always restocked. The view across the Samana Bay at night is breathtaking. The food at the buffet was delicious, with plenty of choices. The animation and bar staff made us feel very welcome. Thanks to the management and staff for all their efforts!

amazing vacation
daffy111, Montreal, Canada
Mon Jul 09 06:07:29 EDT 2018
Just came back from2 weeks at this resort. We chose it because it was a smaller one as we were looking to rest us. Well we sure did. What can I say about the staff. My travel agent omitted to advise that I would be celebrating a birthday, when I mentioned it to Laura at the front desk she made it right, with a bottle of champagne and a fruit platter. My husband is diabetic and didn't bring enough insulin, I spoke to Danny at the front desk who referred me to guest services Luz was just amazing she not only called the drug store, but she went personally to pick it up. Now the grounds, clean clean clean, even the beach bathroom is impeccably clean. The animation team what can I say David, Luis, Carlos, all attentive to our needs. The dinning room staff, Mercedece, Esella, Ramon who was our waiter at another resort in Punta Cana who remembered us, and so many others. All amazing. However, if you are going here to walk on long white beach for miles and miles you won't get that. What you will get is a small beach with natural trees. quite and peaceful. The main beach is shared with the locals, but while we were there no one bothered us to purchase this and that. Good variation of food and drinks. We were there during Canada Day and the 4th of July and the entertainment staff had a special celebration for both holidays. There is a shuttle that takes you into the village every hour on the hour it drops you off at the Bahia Principe center there you will be hounded by locals to take you around, I would recommend that you do take one give him $5 at the end of the tour he will bring you around and you will be safe. Should you go a second time you will know your way around. It's worth to purchase vanilla at the supermarket. If you want cigars either buy them at the hotel or at the airport, not too sure that the ones sold on the street are authentic tot he brand. Thank you to all the staff of the hotel, you will remain in our memory for a very long time.

Really great spot
Emily C, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Mon Jul 09 05:24:06 EDT 2018
Really enjoyed our visit. Stayed in a junior suite. Shuttles were available frequently to get around easily. Food was very good. A la Cartes were good- Italian was our favourite. The resort booked our a la cartes in advance of us checking in via email. This is a tip u should consider as it allowed us to attend 4x as royal golden. Shout out to Yissel at the buffet. She was our favourite server and excellent at making sure our morning coffee cups were never empty. Animation was lots of fun. Enjoyed activities at beach in morning and at pool in evening. Thanks to Edwardo and Lewis for lots of laughs and being pummelled at ping ping! Okay - we found going into town overwhelming. We did have a guide but choosing one was difficult as they vie for your attention. Pretty sure every cigar they offer was just banana leaves so be careful and buy at resort or duty free. Grocery store in town allows you to buy rum and coffee for cheapy-cheapy. Vanilla extract at grocery store is not the pure stuff - always look at the ingredients. Beach was nice even though small - no complaints here. Walk on bridge was nice but hot. Major complaint: I get annoyed when ppl complain of locals attending resort. However, I did not understand, until this trip, the problem with 200 ppl from the capital descending on the resort. They are loud and have no care for other guests. There were fights. Garbage left everywhere. I found the general disrespect for their country sad and thought they would care more for the staff given that they share a culture and land. This is a resort I would return to. Thank you for a relaxing holiday!

Great View, but lack of activities
Steve C, Markham, Canada
Thu Jul 05 06:47:11 EDT 2018
Just as many reviewers claimed, the views are great from this resort. Service is excellent. Unlike many other resorts that I have been to, reported room issues are usually never addressed. We had a couple of small issues with the room and they were all addressed within the same day. Excellent: Cleanness 10/10 View 10/10 Services 9/10 (Buffet service can be better) Good: Buffet 8/10 ( Some days are excellent and some are OK, It get after a few days) Ok: Pool: 5/10 (Small) Drinks 5/10 (did not meet my taste, sometime too sweet, or too salty) Poor: Beach : 3/10 ( yes, there are beaches, but ...) la carte restaurants 2/10 ( We were told they were fully booked when we try to book at 9AM next morning after we arrived. Then after soem checking, we got to the Seafood restaurant on the last day before we left. The food was OK, but there were many steps to walk to get back up to the resort) Coffee: 1/10 Overall, we enjoyed our stay. We did on excursion to the National park. We saw some birds and 2 caves. The provided lunch was terrible. I would recommend it only because one needs a break to get out of the resort. It is a good clean small resort with great view for a short term relaxation.

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