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Surrounded by spectacular nature and set on one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic, Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo is a charming colonial-style resort. This family-friendly resort looks out over a sugary white sand beach dotted with coconut trees, leading to the endless turquoise sea.

A perfect choice for families, the hotel organizes shows and activities that are perfect for kids. Children will find endless excitement at the Bahia Scouts Water Park and kids' club. Activities include everything from eco-adventures and exploration to mini-Olympics and beach activities. The resort also offers a mini-disco for children and babysitting service (fee) so parents can relax worry-free.

For a little relaxing getaway, adults can spend time in Baha Spa, savoring relaxing treatments, rejuvenating massages, and a variety of beauty services. For the more active, a wide array of beach activities are available, including windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, or a scuba diving lesson in the pool! Take it down a notch in the two sparkling pools and outdoor beachfront Jacuzzi. Once the sun sets, a variety of evening activities are available, including nightly shows and the Bachata discotheque!

Accommodations are comfortable and provide everything needed for a wonderful stay. For guests wanting a more luxurious stay, Junior Suite Club Golden rooms are located in the resorts beautiful villas and have a private reception, welcome cocktail, a living area with sofa bed, and a full bathroom with a hydro-massage tub.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo is located thirty minutes from the new Samana Airport.
Address: PO BOX 646 LAS TERRENAS
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Local Phone: 809-240-6100
Fax: 809-240-6104
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Outdoor pool with children's area. Jacuzzi with a large sunbathing terrace and gardens with beach umbrellas and recliners. Bahia Scouts Water Park available with full line of children activities including eco-adventures, exploration, mini-Olympics.
Golf: NEARBY
Playa Grande Golf Course designed by Robert Trent Jones is 2 hours away.
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: 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
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo features four restaurants, three bars (Lobby Bar, Pool Bar & Snack Bar), spa (fee), gym, tennis courts, kids' club, and kids' waterpark. Beach: Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 558
Year Opened: 2006 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
All restaurants are non-smoking. Three dinners in a la carte restaurants per week of stay and previous reservation required. There is fee for use of the room safe.
ROOM TYPES
FAMILY MASTER SUITE
Special amenities pack upon arrival, welcome basket with sweets, welcome kit with t-shirt and cap, kids' bathrobe and slippers, standard adult minibar plus upgraded kids' minibar. Up to 8 guests.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUPERIOR SUITE
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double bed, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydromassage tub, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features a stocked minibar, a sitting area with a sofa bed, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD
Equipped with luxurious amenities. 2 full size beds or 1 king bed. Hydromassage tub and shower. The maxiumum occupancy for this room is 3 guests - 2 adults and 1 child.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
FAMILY JUNIOR SUITE
Special amenities pack upon arrival, welcome basket with sweets, welcome kit with t-shirt and cap, kids' bathrobe and slippers, standard adult minibar plus 2 juices, 2 milkshakes, and 2 cartons of milk. Up to 4 guests.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
There is fee for use of the room safe.
DINING
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive
There are 5 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo:
El Pescador - Air conditioned a la carte seafood restaurant. This is a non-smoking restaurant. Reservations required.
Orquidea - la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.
Portofino Restaurant - la carte Restaurant with specialities of traditional Italian cuisine.
Las Dalias - Air conditioned buffet restaurant serving international cuisine.
Burger Principe - A la carte restaurant located in Pueblo Principe. Open from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
One free hour: Windsurf, Catamaran, Kayaks, Boogie Boards, Snorkeling, kids' waterpark, kids' entertainment zone, bicycles. New chill out relaxation area on the beach, to enjoy the sun and the fantastic views of the magnificent Portillo beach with t
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
International entertainment program for adults and children. Live music and a large variety of shows.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Bahia Scouts Waterpark. Children's Bahia Scouts program includes children's pool, Mini Club with daytime activities, evening mini-disco and babysitting service (additional charge).
Applicable Ages: 3-11

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Teen Disco
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: Fee required
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

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59$ per week for wifi!!!!
DelphineF92, Bois Colombes, France
Tue Jul 12 10:31:34 EDT 2016
Currently staying there for 3 weeks: Quite good hotel but charge 59$ for wifi, just not acceptable for a 5 stars hotel... Beautiful and long beach, food correct, clean. Just a pity that wifi is still a luxe... Around 2 hours and half to come from santo Domingo airport More>

Phenomenal place! Idyllic
aw19642016, Southampton, United Kingdom
Mon Jul 11 00:23:45 EDT 2016
Our holiday was the middle two weeks of June. Very little rain but when it did come during the day (twice) it lasted minutes. Very humid but good in the sense that you just have to slow down and relax. June meant very few children there and so I suspect a lot quieter as a result. We had a junior suite, so a little larger than many hotel rooms,always clean, always replenished. What made this holiday was the location (far enough away from airports that you have to make the effort to get there), the most beautiful beach (especially walking a few minutes west away from the hotel) and absolutely fantastic staff- the staff were always attentive, nothing was any trouble at all, and they always seemed happy, always had a smile. The food was fantastic- a mix of four restaurants, all well worth eating at (though it would be nice if the hotel enforced the 'rule' prohibiting shorts) and a buffet restaurant with food from different nationalities on a rolling basis every evening. If I had a criticism at all (which is a personal one), it would be that the booming music accompanying the daily 20 or so people that wished to partake in some sort of exercise thing on the beach be moved as far from the beach as possible, perhaps into a concrete bunker, hermetically sealed: some of those sights were somewhat disturbing! This hotel, the location, the holiday, were so good that within hours of getting home we booked to return next year. More>

Birthday Getaway
MrsOrMac, Toronto, Canada
Sun Jul 10 18:06:27 EDT 2016
We stayed here last year with my friends and family for my spouses' birthday celebration. We had a great time, food was good nothing fancy. Beach was okay, there's always red flags so a lot of drunk people as they have nothing else to do. Some rooms have been updated. If you go by a group, make sure you book it all once or you may not be close together. The resort is huge, so if you have older people, you'd have to wait for a trolley or walk 3-5 minutes to the restaurant or lobby. The horseback riding at El Limon Waterfalls tour was great, but your tour guide makes you feel bad after that they don't get paid. I think it's their way of saying tip me more. We received calls from staffs about "gifts". Basically, you are oblige to attend about two hour seminar, sell you property and then ask for your credit card. So it's more like a time share. More>

Grand Bahia Great Family Resort
back2travel, Toronto, Canada
Sat Jul 09 07:52:14 EDT 2016
This Grand Bahia hotel is #1, a family focused resort. "kids" of all ages were seen having a great time with the entertainment crew, playing games at the beach/pool. The pool and beach are right on top of one another. Very convenient. Others were swimming, snorkeling, water boarding, and using canoes to explore the reefs. While others, like myself, relaxed in the many covered seated areas; playing cards reading a book, watching the clouds roll by or having a snooze. There is plenty and readily available, coffee, tea and iced water for those wanting non-alcohol. Breakfast is served until 10:30 and if you are hungry by noon, the Rodizio is a 24 hour snack bar (with exception when it is the ala carte) that has a full buffet lunch til around 3. In my opinion, at any Bahia resort, you will not go hungry or thirsty. There is plenty of natural shade under the tropical trees with clean, fine sand. A hop, skip and a jump will get you to the most beautiful water front. Shallow enough for kids to play at the shore and flat surface to enter the water. Our room was centrally located, half way between lobby (where the main buffet and 2 ala cartes are located; the pool and beach) and the resort entrance, (where you find the Pueblo Principe.) Which are really no more than a 7 minute walk, on average from each other. There is a wide variety of tasty food at "las Dalias" buffet, with additional spices and condiments. The ala cartes were excellent, with our favorite being the "Rodizio", at the water front. The Friday night we ate there, the skies opened up to a thunder storm and it was, in my opinion, spectacular. Evening entertainment can be found in the main lobby, usually a duet /or sax player; then up to the Pueblo Principe for kids entertainment, followed by the main show and off to the disco into the wee hours. This resort is popular for many non-English speaking peoples but don't let that deter you. A friendly smile and Hola, are universal. Greetings to Samuel, who took us to our room and greeted us warmly each time he saw us; Juana our room cleaner; Irvin, Hugo (bird call man), Yaritsa, Yennifer, Yenny (greets you at the entrance to the buffet and remembers where you prefer to sit). Margaret, at the snack bar; Kianny, evenings in the lobby. The front desk staff (sorry I did not write down your names) (including on the phone and guest services taking reservations) provide excellent customer service. Hola to Edwin Moses at the Privilege Club desk. The trip for those arriving from Ontario, is under 40 minutes and very scenic. We enjoyed a relaxing vacation at El Portillo in true Bahia style. More>

Best honeymoon!
can12345, ont
Fri Jul 08 04:51:34 EDT 2016
We recently went to Grand Bahia for our honeymoon. Loved that we were already checked in at the airport and just given our room keys and maps there. No waiting in a long line at reception! Only a 30 min drive from airport. Arrived at our room that was decorated for our honeymoon. A door banner, balloons and a gift of t-shirts and a bottle of rum. Thank you. Loved the small resort with heaps to offer. It was never more than a 5 min walk to anywhere on the resort. They had a shuttle if anyone had ambulatory issues. This resort was very wheelchair accessible! Great job! Ocean, jacuzzi and pool were right beside each other. Cleanest beach, sand was super soft. Swimming and snorkeling were fantastic. The buffets and a la carte all had great food. Lots of food choices. They even had a Canada's birthday food day on July 1. Chicken wings and ribs. They tried their hat a poutine but wasn't to my liking! They added maple syrup and bacon, gravy was good but as a true Canadian they used cheddar cheese and cheese curds are what's best! My husband liked it, so each to their own. The shows were great. Micheal Jackson was beyond great. The dancers are all so talented. That entertainment crew was awesome. It was hot, as one can expect in July and they put on fantastic shows and worked their butts off. The talent at the circus show was beyond talented! The strength....wow! The only thing I didn't like was the time share type pitch. They give you some free gifts to listen to the pitch for 1 hour, but I felt it was a little aggressive. When someone says no thank you, give them their gift and let them on their way. I would totally recommend and return to this resort. More>



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