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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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Learn more about Punta Cana.
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

Local Phone: 809-552-1444
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-537-8483
Fax: 809-552-1327
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite
Shopping Mall Nearby (Within hotel complex)
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
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
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
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
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.
Club Golden room includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace. This room also features a full bathroom with a Jacuzzi, VIP amenities, towels for the beach and pool ready upon arrival, a private reception, a minibar, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
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
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

There is a fee for use of the room safe and WiFi.
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 - Ŕ 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 - Ŕ la carte restaurant with conventional seafood cuisine, the sea as an essential culinary source.
Le Gourmet - Ŕ 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 - Ŕ la carte restaurant where you'll find the authentic flavour of grilled meats with their original seasonings.
Santa Fe - Ŕ la carte restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Tex-Mex cuisine. beans, fajitas.
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
Mini Club offers children's activities for ages 4 to 12 years old.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old.

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

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Excellent week at a very well run resort
trekrlee, Ottawa, Canada
Thu Feb 04 13:59:55 EST 2016
61 of us stayed in the Royal Golden section last week, for our daughters wedding which was held next door at the Kukua Beach Club (Excellent!). This is a very large resort, and it was likely full while we were there, but overall they managed it very well. We only ate at one a-la-carte, mainly because we found the buffet excellent with plenty of selection and different theme nights. All the staff were extremely friendly and although I enjoy practising my limited Spanish, most wanted to converse in English. Tips were appreciated but I never saw the service level change if I didn't. Rooms were excellent and very clean. Down side (and the reason for 4 instead of 5) ...this is 5 resorts in one, 3 of them sharing what seems to be a fairly limited amount of beachfront for the thousands of guests so it gets extremely busy with chairs a bit too close together for my liking. Towel games are also in full play here so you need to get down before 10:00am if you want a chair, but way earlier if you want anything specific. At full capacity, definitely not enough chairs for everyone. All in all though, we really enjoyed our week and there is plenty to keep all age groups entertained. More>

Absolutely amazing
KristenHazen, Owen Sound, Canada
Wed Feb 03 07:39:19 EST 2016
Staff were absolutley amaIng so welcoming and helpful. Bar staff by the pool were awesome, drinks were fast and cold. Food was amazing, buffet a le carte and everything! Disco was so much fun. Great for singles and for families. Went as a family and met so many new friends that were also from ontario! It was amazing, absolutely loved it! So many activities as well, tennis, archery, kids zone! Definitley reccommend! More>

our wonderful trip to punta cana
Judy G, Chesterville, Canada
Wed Feb 03 06:58:16 EST 2016
we stayed at the royal golden for one week from Jan 26 to Feb 2 2016. It was all our friends had said it would be and more....lovely room terrific service wonderful choice of food and i would love to send a shout out to our concierge Dignelia she was like my own granddaughter couldnt do enough for us and allways made sure things were the way we wanted and so helpful and thoughtful ...I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. we had room close to the beach and pool and the buffet and lobby were just a couple minutes away on the trolley. Little tip take some facecloths if you are used to using them to bathe or shower. I personally appreciated the internet lounge for royal golden visitors to use let me keep in touch with my grandkids and children as this is my way of staving off homesickness......only wish we had decided to stay longer More>

Great for Families with kids
Gigi112211, New York City, New York
Wed Feb 03 05:17:08 EST 2016
I recently traveled here with my family. This hotel is really fantastic for anyone traveling with kids. The property is huge, so if you're someone who enjoys a big hotel you will like it here. The service was a hit or miss. We recommend tipping the bar tender if you want them to pay attention to you. Pros: The waterpark! There is a waterpark for kids that they will love. It has many water slides, and they simply will love it (as a parent it is a lot of work to watch them though as you are not allowed down the slides with your kids so you have to wait and see which side they pop out of). The property of the hotel was beautiful, and you feel very safe walking around at night. They even have a casino and a club that actually is pretty good. Overall this is a nice hotel and I would recommend it. Cons: Room - The bed in the room was SUPER uncomfortable. You could even see it kind of slope inward from overuse. By the end of the trip my back was killing me. Food - The food wasn't great -specifically for lunch. I've been to many all inclusives and I find that you always find at least something to eat, but here I really had a hard time finding anything for lunch. Breakfast was great, but it's pretty hard to mess breakfast up. Lunch in the main buffet was always a challenge. If you like eating your typical hamburger, hotdog and french fries type lunch then you should be ok. The pasta wasn't great, and there weren't many other options that we enjoyed. For dinner you had the option to make reservations, so we strongly recommend that. There was a grill buffet restaurant that was pretty incredible. We didn't like the Mexican restaurant (plus we couldn't get actual tequila - it is still unclear what they were serving in place of tequila). Make the reservations early though because we couldn't get any times that we actually wanted. Beach - Since this hotel is so large, it was difficult getting to the beach because it was a very far walk. They had a tram car that came around every 10 minutes or so, but it was challenging to get in there with a stroller. Often when it was full we had to wait for the next car. Also, since the beach was for all of the hotels within this resort, it was always packed! It was hard to find a lounge chair. More>

Never again....
Rhonda F, Richmond Hill, Canada
Tue Feb 02 17:41:20 EST 2016
In previous years I had the pleasure of visiting Grand Bahia Principe but always on the "BAVARO" side of the hotel. As always I booked the Bavaro side of the complex again this year. Because it was our 5th time at the resort we were "ugraded" from our usual Diamond Club location to the Royal Golden, which would include a room near the beach (we already had the same villa for the previous visits closer than this room we were upgraded to) private check in (as usual) and room service as well as evening turn down service and the room safe. Except for the room service all the other amenities were things we were accustomed to during our visits. When we arrived on January 21, 2016 we went to the familiar check in lobby which is the Bavaro lobby however we were shuttled to the Punta Cana side of the hotel because apparently that is where the Royal Golden check in is. During check in we were advised we get the upgrade to Royal Golden HOWEVER, for the room ONLY! We would not be enjoying all the perks included with Royal Golden Club including the safe. We were a little taken aback and to be honest we should never have accepted the upgrade because it was not all what we expected and William (the manager) was no help. Why bother upgrading if the perks aren't included? We were not off to a good start. We were taken to our room only to find the key didn't work. The batteries in the lock needed replacing. After a lengthy flight all we we wanted to do was change and go to eat but we were forced to wait 20 minutes for maintenance to come and change the lock batteries. The envelope with the keys contained a wifi password which didn't work for me. That was because I was provided with a password that was intended for another guest. Way to go!! For the most part the remainder of the trip was fine however we did find that the service in the Santa Fe restaurant during breakfast was lacking. We were served gritty old coffee and when we didn't drink it, the coffee was removed from our table yet we were not offered a fresh cup. The food that used to be plentiful there was quite minimal in comparison to our previous visits so we didn't bother with that place for the rest of the trip. As in the past we visited most of the a la carte restaurants except for the El Pescador. So on the eve prior to our departure we had what I will call a mediocre meal. After the meal we ordered cappuccinos. I got half way through mine and noticed that the "froth" felt lumpy when it touched my lips. My husbands was fine. I showed my husband that it didn't look right and I dipped a spoon into the cup only to find that there was a soggy napkin floating around in the froth. REALLY?? Thoroughly disgusted we advised the young lady that brought us the cappuccinos. She in turn immediately went to the bar with my cappuccino. At no point did the person that prepared the cappuccino nor the manager of the restaurant address the issue. The young lady did apologise. To this day I have no idea whether or not the cup and it's contents were even clean to begin with. I feel really disappointed in the hotel and as such I won't even bother rating it. I cannot in good faith recommend Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana. Best of luck to anyone booking this hotel. This was the last time I dark in their doorstep. More>

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