Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa

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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.
Distance to town is 60 minutes and distance to airport is 45 minutes.
Address: PO BOX 32000 SAMANA

Local Phone: 809-538-3135
Fax: 809-538-3056
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.
Playa Grande Rio San Juan-2 hours.
Holes: 18
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Aquatic sports, Volleyball.
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Right on the spectacular Bay of Samara, surrounded by an ebullient nature, totally equipped with the best facilities that will make your stay a dream come true. The sun shining right over the Samara Bay illuminates the luxurious facilities like the swimming pool or jacuzzi and two panormic elevators with ocean views. Start your day with the best entertainment. Beach:
Total Rooms: 295
Year Opened: 2006 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
As of 01/01/18 arrivals, all Grand Principe Hotel s & 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.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
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.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
King or 2 full size beds. Hydromassage tub. 28 m sq. Max. occupancy: 2 guests
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe

Connecting rooms, Alarm clock, Sitting room area, safety deposit box, Hydro massage bathtub with shower, vanity mirror, WiFi ($), flat screen TV.
Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive
There are 6 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa:
Orquidea - A la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
El Pescador - A la carte restaurant where you can enjoy traditional seafood cuisine.
Dolce Vita - A la carte restaurant where you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine with a special touch of the Mediterranean diet.
Burger Principe -
Las Dalias - Main restaurant serving buffet-style international cuisine. Theme nights by country.
1 La Casita -
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
International entertainment program for adults and children.
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 4411reviews
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
What’s not to like?
Pedroverte, Halifax, Canada
Thu Mar 14 16:15:02 EDT 2019
We stayed at the GBPC for a week at the end of February 2019 with another couple. And we enjoyed every minute. The weather was great every day. The good: The people, the food, the view, the pool, the entertainment, and the beach are great. We enjoyed this smaller resort in Punta Cana - that was what also made it so great - more intimate. We also got to know some of the guests, and staff, especially the animation team, who are super. Any minor issues we had were resolved quickly. We would definitely go back again! The resort is also very close to the town of Samana, so it was a short walk to the town, but there is also a shuttle from the hotel every hour. While there were a few touristy shops to buy souvenirs, the townspeople went about their business without bothering tourists. The property was very clean. The beach was cleaned of minor debris several times every morning. While there are plenty of steps, there is also a shuttle provided by the hotel for those with mobility issues. The bad: Nothing that we can really complain about.

March Break trip
ShannonFrizzell, Hamilton, Canada
Thu Mar 14 14:09:04 EDT 2019
Nice resort, food is good, staff is friendly and helpful. Bed is terrible and pillows are small and flat. Some of the walkways are in need of repair. Gym is adequate. Beach is nice, generally quiet and clean.

Fantastic vacation
TheSearabbit, Montreal, Canada
Wed Mar 13 08:08:18 EDT 2019
I saw this hotel while being elsewhere in Samana and was curious about the building... an elevator to get to the beach is at the least unusual, so we, as a couple, planned our vacation there this winter. We were not disappointed as everything went close to perfect! The scenery from the 5th floor is unbelievable. Our room was rather small (particularly the bathroom) but spotless clean. Food was fine, as good as you can expect from a DR resort. We saw two pools, very clean with enough chairs for all and one has a snack open all day long. I can't really talk about the activities and entertainment at night, we didn't assist. We spent our days walking in town close by (it is safe!), exploring the area, different beaches around and it was really fun. The beach at the hotel itself is very small too but the walk on the bridge to Nowhere is a must! It is safe to be on the bridge and the little beaches close by are quiet and very nice. My only negative point would be the amount of staircases to go from one area to the other such as the snack at the pool. If you have problem walking, are going with a cane, it is maybe not a place you'll enjoy to the full.

Amazing resort - staff needs improvement
FMARKVC, Ontario, Canada
Mon Mar 11 09:28:22 EDT 2019
This resort is PERFECT, the location is amazing and the beach/ocean/pools/rooms everything is super clean and very well maintained. The buffet is great, tons of options, much better than all 3 a-la-carte's. I'd give this place a 5-star if it wasn't for the following complaints: 1) The pools close early, 6:00pm everything outside is done. 2) The lobby bar closes at 11:00pm, you can only get drinks at the hotel's nightclub past that. - You get the vibe that they just want you to go to sleep at 11. The bigger issues... 3) Majority of the hotel staff do not speak English. Causes alot of communication issues when you're trying to order food/drinks/etc. and they get very rattled when you try to speak to them in English. 4) A lot of the staff members are rude, they give you nasty looks and have alot of attitude. Its makes the whole resort look bad, they act very hostile towards guests. They'll literally speak amongst eachother in Spanish and your face. Regardless, it really is a beautiful resort, everything is perfect and this resort deserves to be recognized as a 5-star!!! Its too bad that their own staff is letting them down.

A very good resort - we had a great time.
Warren C, Mississauga, Canada
Sun Mar 10 17:35:37 EDT 2019
We spent a week at this resort and had a great time. The resort and rooms were very clean. The room is average size and the standard "satellite" Tv with most channels in Spanish but we didn't go to watch TV. Lots of hot water in the shower and the tub did have water jets which were nice to use and relax in. The food was good and always fresh and hot on the buffet. We did go to the ala carte restaurants. The Italian was OK, the other 2 - French and seafood were better. We used the app to make the reservations and they got all screwed up but the concierge got everything fixed for us. The beach is not big so if you are a beach walker, this is not the resort for you. The water was pretty warm and no rocks in the water. The pools were clean and got warmer later in the day. They were cool in the morning. Staff was very friendly and amazingly fast clearing your used plates and making sure you had a full glass of water at the buffet. Overall, a very relaxing time which is exactly what we wanted.

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