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The spectacular Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana is an elegant colonial-style complex, set on a splendid white sandy beach, with all the facilities you need for endless fun activities and a wide range of cuisine, all in a fantasy tropical setting.

All rooms are Junior Suites and have a terrace, Jacuzzi, and satellite TV. The Golden Club offers the closest rooms to the beach, VIP amenities, special dining privileges, 24-hour room service, a private club house and more!

Immerse yourself and be carried away by the unmistakable atmosphere of the Pueblo Principe, where you will find activities to fill your nights with magic. Guests can explore a shopping center, which includes shops, bars, a casino, disco, live music, and more.

The complex has a buffet-type restaurant and 10 specialty restaurants with a la carte dinner service. There are also three snack bars and nine bars serving spectacular tropical drinks. Guest can also enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro.

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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Honeymoon: Bottle of rum or domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket, and room upgrade (based on availability).

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HOTEL LOCATION
30 minutes drive away from Punta Cana airport and 90 minutes from La Romana airport. Hotel overlooks a marvelous white sand beach and is surrounded by tropical vegetation
Address:
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 809-552-1444
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-537-8483
Fax: 809-552-1327
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite
Shopping Mall Nearby (Within hotel complex)
Pools
Number of Pools: 3

Swim-up Bar
Two extensive lagoon-type swimming pools and Aquatic Park. Large sun terraces and gardens with sun beds and sunshades Towel-service at pools and beach
Golf: CLOSEBY
3 Golf Courses are located nearby; Cocotal Golf Club, Punta Cana Golf Club, and 1 hr.drive to Casa de Campo Golf Club.
Holes: 0
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: $ for night tennis
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Bahia Principe Punta Cana is a Caribbean-style hotel with touches of Colonial decoration, surroundedby tropical vegetation. Junior suites, set in villas of two or three stories, have a view of the ocean. Two very large lake-form swimming pools with a children' s section surrounded by rich gardens & solarium with deck-chairs and loungers. PUEBLO DOMINICANO (Dominican Village)-shopping and leisure. Beach: Sandy white beach.
Total Rooms: 756
Year Opened: 2004 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Guests are guaranteed the following minimum # of a la carte dinner by duration- 3 nights= 1 a la carte dinner, 4-6 nights= 2 a la carte dinners, 7 nights or longer= 3 a la carte dinners. There is fee for use of the room safe.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
Junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace. Located in two and three story villas, these rooms also feature a spacious bathrom with a Jacuzzi, a ceiling fan, a minibar, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
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Other Amenities -
Kitchen

OTHER INFO
There is a fee for use of the room safe and WiFi.
DINING
Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-A' La Carte dining requires coupons based on length of stay.
There are 7 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana:
Mikado - la carte restaurant with traditional Japanese cuisine served to your taste with chopsticks for a total immersion, or if you don't dare you can go back to typical silverware.
El Pescador - la carte restaurant with conventional seafood cuisine, the sea as an essential culinary source.
Le Gourmet - la carte restaurant where you can taste French gourmet cuisine, so you can enjoy the cradle of nouvelle cuisine.
Piscis - Beach buffet/bar open for lunch.
Orquidea - International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All men must wear long pants for dinner.
Garden Grill - la carte restaurant where you'll find the authentic flavour of grilled meats with their original seasonings.
Santa Fe - la carte restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Tex-Mex cuisine. beans, fajitas.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Water Sports Center on the beach and Diving Center; Tennis courts, Fitness-studio
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Daily entertainment with live music(merengue,salsa,...)and a variety of shows held at the Amphitheatre,Disco,Piano-bar,Karaoke
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Mini Club offers children's activities for ages 4 to 12 years old.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old.

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2087 Recommend
2087 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana to their friends and family



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Loved it!! Can't wait to go back!!
Dana D,
Wed May 04 12:44:42 EDT 2016
Loved everything about this place! Definitely go royal Golden! Close to the beach and the pool! I can't wait to go again next year! The beach is kept exceptionally clean and non-issue getting chairs. Only thing I would have done to improve this resort is a better sound system in the disco More>

Absolutely beautiful, Highly recommend!!!!
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Tue May 03 15:27:22 EDT 2016
I went on my first vacation to Punta Cana with my husband and my overall experience with the hotel and the staff was just great. The cleanliness of the rooms could be better and the ala carte restaurant the BBQ was awful, I had rather went to the buffet but everything else was so nice. The beach was so clean I was concerned about the beach been dirty but the staff is constantly cleaning the beach and sand. I recommend making reservations to the garden grill restaurant from the hotel, the food was fantastic and the waiter was on top of your needs. I loved the fact that it was all inclusive, which means that the drinks and the food was all included except for certain wines and alcoholic drinks. I also recommend that if you're planing on buying any excursions from the hotel I recommend you to always try to lower the price that they tell you because they are negotiable!! but the don't tell you that. They also offer a Caribbean party at the hotel and I think it wasn't worth it so don't waste your money on that. If you're looking for a hotel to stay in Punta Cana I recommend you stay here but if they try to offer you a closer room to the beach when you're registering don't take it because they try to charge us $40 dollars per nigh per person and after we said no they still have us a closer room!. More>

Honeymoon we saved for three years
cjcotter4, Raynham, Massachusetts
Tue May 03 06:59:50 EDT 2016
Terrible! We checked in and dropped our stuff at our room went to the buffet and came back (35-40 mins tops). The maids came in and stole $200 of our $500 cash that was secure in our room. Beware of traveling here. You will not feel sAfe knowing anyone can come and go as they please in your room. Nothing is safe there. And management could've cared less. I was told they wouldn't speak to me because I was a woman and needed a man to speak for me. Don't waste your time. And I've contacted travelocity three times. No one seems to care about this incident. Maybe take your business elsewhere. I wish someone could've told me. Ruined our hard earned honeymoon More>

Great vacation, great
garger2016, Jacksonville, Florida
Tue May 03 06:27:25 EDT 2016
Great hotel, absolutely spotless room. Very clean all over the property. Enormous variety of food for all meals. Vegetarian buffet. Classic lobby. If you don't want to take a 10 minute walk to the beach a trolly will take you there. Three pools with bars and in pool Jacuzzi's. 5 restaurants. Incredible service from friendly, dedicated people. One drawback was the internet or lack of it. One hour free internet at the lobby but worked twice in five days. More>

Great vacation but I will likely not come back.
Baribault, Gatineau, Canada
Tue May 03 05:02:15 EDT 2016
We stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe - Punta Cana section from March 1st to 5th. The resort is clean, well taken care of. I loved DR, sand/beach is beautifull, food was really good (last all inclusive was in Cuba). Temperature was 28-30 everyday. Room (3/5): Furniture was a little outdated, lights were deficient, mattress was soft/old, but everything was clean. No mold in the bathroom or anywhere else. If you are in the Punta Cana section, be aware that they are constructing phase 2 of the Esmeralda. We were in building 12 and we could ear construction (drills) from 7:30am to 9pm. One morning, at 7:30am, the drill hit a rock and we had a nice squeaking sound that was so loud we thought that somebody was making renovation in the hallway. Food (4.5/5): We booked 2 weeks in advance by email and we got the restaurants and the hours that we wanted. Others from our group decided to book on arrival and they couldn’t get anything before 9pm and couldn’t choose their restaurant. The Italian was awesome. The Mexican was ok. The lunch buffet near the beach is OK, but you should really take the time to go to the main buffet near the lobby. The selection there is worth the time. Take the trolley and you will be there in 3-4 minutes. Breakfast and dinner at the buffet is also really good, lots of choice and it’s fresh. No upset stomach and I ate a lot of veggies and fruits. I did stay away from mayo (salad). The resort (4/5): The resort is big, you read it before. It’s big. Walking for us is not an issue. We are on vacation and don’t have anything else to do. It’s relaxing and from the lobby to the beach, it’s only 10-12 minutes’ walk. You are outside, it’s sunny, it could be worst. I do admit that we took the mini-bus often. It runs every 3-5 minutes, you don’t really have to be at the bus stop, they stop for you if you are waiting on the side of the road. It’s a quick way to get around in the shade. It’s 5 hotels in one and it’s going to be bigger. They are building Esmeralda 2. It never felt like we were 10,000, except on the beach. It’s never crowded except on the beach. The buffet, the lobby, the pools, the paths, you come across other, but not that many. Lobby do get full or almost between 9:30pm to 10:30-11pm, but that’s it. There are a lot of people cleaning the resort every day. It’s well run, well organize. The only issue that I have with a big resort like that is that you don’t get to know anybody (staff). You never see the same server, the same bartender (not my style to sit in the pool all day and drink). It does get impersonal because of that. You are a number. You will get good service most of the time, but you are a number in a well-oiled machine. Beach (3.5/5 because of the vendors, 4.5 without): The beach/sand is A1. The water, 4/5, not clear water like Cuba or the other side of the island, lot of strange thing in the ocean that you don’t see. In our group we got some jellyfish sting and something else that sting a toe and it swelled and turned blue. The Grand Bahia Beach is crowded and they allow vendors on the property. Not one not two, but way too many. You will see vendors all day walking the beach. Every 3-4 minutes they will whistle and try to make eye contact with you. They are selling fake Oakley, fake purse, fake cigar, activities,… Word for the hotel: If I need something, I will go to your shops that are set up in the lobby or near the congress center. You don’t have to have so many vendors on the beach. On top of those vendors, yes they have the ‘privilege section/time share’ vendors. They are all insistent. The privilege vendors are more insistent than the vendor on the beach. Be prepare to say no gracias and keep walking, don’t stop because they won’t stop talking until you say clearly, no thanks. Also, if you want to be quiet, forget it. Loud music or entertainment staff shouting something in their big speaker all day long. If you want a quiet place, it’s not on the beach that you will find it. The pool in the middle is perfect for that. Pools 5/5: Quieter pool in the middle, barely any entertainment, perfect if you just want to relax. Pool near the beach is also fun, quieter than the beach, some entertainment, but not too loud. Bars/alcohol: After reading some reviews of people drinking all day and not feeling it, I decided to buy my own rum just in case. I didn’t open it. Rum and coke was my drink of choice. Yes, sometime it’s strong and sometime it’s not, but after a few, I could definitely feel it. Sugary drink can be water down because they add alcohol after, but anything else. I had no problem and I had to drink some water because I was feeling it for sure. Entertainment: We skipped the shows. I can’t comment. We spend most of the evening in the lobby and it’s was fun. Good drinks, good music, busy between 9:30 and 11pm. If you have already booked it, don’t worry, you will have a good time. For me and my wife (without the kids), it was a really fun trip. I never had an issue. I would recommend depending on what you are looking for, but personally, I will try another one. Next trip, probably Mexico. More>



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