Punta Cana

Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana


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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*)

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.

Immerse yourself and be carried away by the unmistakable atmosphere of the Bahia Principe Village, 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.

*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.

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HOTEL LOCATION
30 minutes drive away from Punta Cana airport and 90 minutes from La Romana airport. Hotel overlooks a marvelo us 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. 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. 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.
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

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:
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.
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.
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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2218 Recommend
2218 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Amazing vacation that exceeded my expectations
RAN S.
Jan 18 2018
We will definitely return ! 100% of the stuff were courteous ! Variety of tasty food for anyone. Great restaurants impressively clean excellent beach They even surprised my wife with 'happy birthday' cake at one of the restaurants We will definitely return ! 100% of the stuff were courteous ! Variety of tasty food for anyone. Great restaurants impressively clean excellent beach They even surprised my wife with 'happy birthday' cake at one of the restaurants
Customer Rating: 

A decent place
BOGDAN G.
Dec 24 2017
Overall, I had a great time. Some pluses and minuses: Pluses: 1. Overall, a decent, huge property with a lot of things, bars, restaurant, pools, shops, etc 2. There was a free safe in the room 3. The room was pretty comfortable 4. Trolleys were run pretty often. We did not wait for them much 5. Food was fine in the buffets. There were many places to get drinks around the property 6. Personnel was polite Minuses: 1. In the buffets, when ordered wine, I usually almost ate all my food before it was delivered. When complained, they did it much faster 2. My room was near the housekeeping closet and it was somewhat noisy 3. I had some allergy and asked if I could visit a doctor. I was told that the price is $250, which is high even for the USA 4. A lot of mosquitoes were always in the room because the housekeeping lady kept the door open during cleaning 5. The free WiFi was just terrible and only in the lobby 6. On the first 2 days, it took us half an hour to find free chairs on the beach. The beach is definitely overcrowded. Also, there weren't volleyball net or soccer goals. 7. Drinks on the beach were offered only once for the whole week 8. One of the fresh towels in the shower had a fresh blood spot with the hair 9. The fridge contained only soda, no alcogol 10. We had to ask for shampoo and toothpaste every day; the housekeeping did not refill them 11. A bit dusty in the closets and under the bed
Customer Rating: 

Disapponting Staff.
KEITH D.
Aug 02 2017
When problems came up the Staff wasn't very friendly or helpful. Need English speaking associate at check-in. Check-in took forever. Staff wasn't overfriendly at all. Room keys wouldn't work. Called for service and was hung up on twice.
Customer Rating: 

Needs more room update
EDGAR S.
Jul 29 2017
Needs more improvements in the hotel room like: not working bathroom exhaust fan, poor aircon temperature control, shower glass too small and water leaks on the floor, lots of mosquitoes inside the room, poor phone connection lots of static, poor wifi signal and should install wifi at each restaurant. Lastly, need to improve systematic check in/out procedure.
Customer Rating: 

Better food
BASIM W.
Jul 25 2017
Going on vacation I would like to have had more native food from the country not nasty poorly mad American food the best part of the food was breakfast. I love everything about the trip but the food and the beach it was to much seaweed the pictures I saw of the hotel was clear water so imagine my disappointment to see all the seaweed spent most of my trip in the pool very disappointing I could have stayed in the states for that.
Customer Rating: 

Review
TOBAN T.
Jul 24 2017
The staff at the Hotel were great. However, our Apple rep. was horrible and had a horrible attitude. She gave incorrect information and was not helpful at all. The hotel room was dangerous with the water from the bathroom. Overall the food was good, except for the bugs that we saw in the Japanese Restaurant on our last night.
Customer Rating: 

Helpful and friendly staff
MELISSA C.
Jul 19 2017
All staff members at the hotel were extremely polite and willing to help in any way we needed. All of our needs were met and we enjoyed the Apple Vacations dinner, as well as all of our other meals. Could not have asked for anything better on our honeymoon!
Customer Rating: 

checking in
JAMES N.
Jul 07 2017
checking in took from 1p.m. until 4p.m. with the hotel rep. they said the apple rep. was not there. they weren't giving me the 3 room we had requested together until I got pissed and explained I had medical reasons for the request that we had sent to the hotel on 3 different occasions. we endedup in the save building but on 3 different floors. again after 3 hours of waiting. we took a privet shuttle from airport to hotel and the people that went on the bus arrived at hotel an hour after us but were checked in before we were.
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What a let down.
STEVEN H.
Jun 26 2017
We used apple for our honeymoon to Punta Cana two years ago and had an amazing time. We felt like royalty. That was dreams palm beach. Grand Bahia on the other hand was a nightmare. We spent 3 hours trying to check in. When we finally got a room, we had no towels, the baggage guys might as well have held their hands out for a tip, and our kids didn't receive their welcome packages they were supposed to get. The pool never had towels, and when we finally saw a delivery, my kids were hasselled about getting towels. I had to go talk to them and I even had a hard time getting them. Our room was cleaned after our first night. They took our dirty towels that we fought to get, but left no new towels so we had to air dry after showers. Also left no beer, no coffee, and no drinks for kids. I called to ask for these things and it took 5 hours to get it. Service was lacking. We were constantly being told we couldn't go places or get things... like we hadn't paid enough already. All the staff were constantly on their phones and hardly ever greeted us or agknowledgef us. The few good things are that the landscaping is beautiful and the beach was fantastic compared to Dreams. Overall, highly disappointed and won't be going back. We'll go to dreams from now on. Another complaint is that last time we flew frontier through apple and our bags were included. This time we were shocked to pay $150 for checked bags, but I suppose that's our fault for not checking.
Customer Rating: 

Worst Vacation Ever
JACQUELINE S.
Jun 04 2017
EMAIL TO MY TRAVEL AGENT Honestly, this vacation was the worst in my lifetime and has jaded me from ever traveling back to Punta Cana because of our stay at Grand Bahia Principe. Carrie and Jordan shared the room that relates to all the issues that occurred. I stayed at this resort in September of 2016 based on that trip Michelle and I felt this would be a great place to return. That was not the case, from September until May the quality of the resort plummeted. Grand Bahia Principe, Punta Cana is a two star resort. Our travel group of six spent over $7,000.00 for a vacation from hell for several of the guests. Carrie and Jordan having the worst experience. There was water leaking from the casing of the hallway light. This water not only created a hazard on the floor which as stated by Carrie caused her to slip but an electrical hazard as well. Carrie brought it to the attention of the resort, they sent employees to fix it yet they cleaned up the water, pulled out the light drying the housing and proceeding to stuff paper towels between the light and ceiling. She again brought it to managements attention, as of today I do not believe the issue has been corrected to a safe standard for any guest. During evenings out we would make sure we utilized Deep Woods Off to protect ourselves from insects as well as wearing Citronella bands on our ankles and wrists. We noticed that Jordan continued to be bitten well the rest of us were not. Carrie was the one who thought it may be bed bugs so she stripped the bed and located black specks over the mattress, she explained the situation to management who assured her it would be taken care they would send someone to inspect the bed and have any issues corrected. Carrie checked that nothing was truly done other the sheets changed. She confronted management who then admitted the person who inspects utilizing UV light only worked from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, they were finally moved to an alternate room. This was literally the day prior to departure and two late as far as the bites Jordan incurred. The rooms in my opinion were not very clean. My bed literally had blood on the sheets and it was not set blood, it was still rather bright red. I brought it to the maid's attention who did change the sheets. You know that experience taught me? Someone is taking shortcuts by not changing sheets between guests. The rooms had flies, gnat like creatures flying around which were impossible to kill or rid the rooms of. I brought both issues to the Apple representative at the beach dinner. He noted the blood on the sheets and inquired if we would like our room fumigated. I declined thinking how safe can that be to fumigate until the premises would be vacated to air out the chemicals. The robes as well extra blankets in the closet had stains on them with the bedding smelling moldy. I am attaching a collage of the mattress pictures as well as a photo of Jordan taken in the emergency room today due to bites. She was medicated and given several prescriptions for home use. Carrie as you as aware will be following with her surgeon for her an update on her back pain. I stayed at this resort in September of 2016 based on that trip Michelle and I felt this would be a great place to return. That was not the case, from September until May the quality of the resort plummeted. Grand Bahia Principe, Punta Cana is a two star resort. Our travel group of six spent over $7,000.00 for a vacation from hell for several of the guests. Carrie and Jordan having the worst experience. There was water leaking from the casing of the hallway light. This water not only created a hazard on the floor which as stated by Carrie caused her to slip but an electrical hazard as well. Carrie brought it to the attention of the resort, they sent employees to fix it yet they cleaned up the water, pulled out the light drying the housing and proceeding to stuff paper towels between the light and ceiling. She again brought it to managements attention, as of today I do not believe the issue has been corrected to a safe standard for any guest. During evenings out we would make sure we utilized Deep Woods Off to protect ourselves from insects as well as wearing Citronella bands on our ankles and wrists. We noticed that Jordan continued to be bitten well the rest of us were not. Carrie was the one who thought it may be bed bugs so she stripped the bed and located black specks over the mattress, she explained the situation to management who assured her it would be taken care they would send someone to inspect the bed and have any issues corrected. Carrie checked that nothing was truly done other the sheets changed. She confronted management who then admitted the person who inspects utilizing UV light only worked from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, they were finally moved to an alternate room. This was literally the day prior to departure and two late as far as the bites Jordan incurred. The rooms in my opinion were not very clean. My bed literally had blood on the sheets and it was not set blood, it was still rather bright red. I brought it to the maid's attention who did change the sheets. You know that experience taught me? Someone is taking shortcuts by not changing sheets between guests. The rooms had flies, gnat like creatures flying around which were impossible to kill or rid the rooms of. I brought both issues to t
Customer Rating: 

Dream vacation became our worst nightmare
Dawn B.
Jun 01 2017
Requested handicap room fell three times due to overflow of water from shower, safety rails not placed properly/located too far away. Needed walk in shower! Tile is a slippery death trap. Cockroaches in Japanese rest.,Garden Grill, and sports bar. Apple representative Leanna Cristobal was rude, not prepared, did not know products or excursion info. was all incorrect! Was not able to obtain photos from Dolphin escursion due to Ms. Cristobal's WRONG info. There was NO welcome reception except following the rep. from the theater to her office and being there for 10 minutes. She was to meet us at 9:30 but did not show up until almost 10:00 and was very rude. The hotel is beautiful and most of the staff were nice esp. Ruth in guest services. I saved for this vacation for two years and it was really more negatives than positives. I expected my APPLE vacation to be a true dream vacation.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Had a blast
mednie, pa
Thu Jan 18 06:35:53 EST 2018
From January 8-13 myself and 6 friends stayed at the turquesa. First thing I want tos ay are the grounds are spectacular! Next the rooms could use some updating and new paint. With that being said we didn’t spend a lot of time in the rooms that is not what we were there for. The beach was beautiful except for the occasional seaweed which is normal. The temps in January were great and it only rained one evening for a short time. The lobby bar of the turquwsa was very clean and everyone was friendly. I want to especially thank yukbelkis and ysabel two waitresses in the lobby who no matter how many hours they had worked always greeted us with a smile and a hug. They are wonderful women and should be commended on a job well done. They are very welcoming and sweet. They were a huge part of our large group of women having such a good time!

1st trip ever - January 2017
Rénee K, Winnipeg, Canada
Wed Jan 17 06:07:48 EST 2018
I did take this trip a year ago now, only signed up for tripadvisor now. So will review the best I can remember. This was my fiancé and i's first ever trip (first ever even being on a plane!). I had an amazing time at this place. The bus ride from the airport was nice and smooth, wasn't a terribly long ride (maybe about 30ish minutes?). Upon arrival we were greeted with drinks and friendly service, check in was smooth BUT. They didn't have a room even ready or available for my fiancé and I ( we went with family and theirs was all good) THEY DID upgrade our room though to a luxury room for no extra cost plus we got extra amenities such as our own pool area that other wrist banders weren't allowed on and our own beach. The room was amazing, had troubles with the safe but they immediately came and fixed it for us. The resort is quite big, it was a very long walk to the beach but they always have shuttles going, plus the walk is absolutely beautiful anways. The food was great, drinks were good, the service was fantastic, and it was clean everywhere. The ONLY downfalls I had were I did get sick, but I was the only one out of my party of 8. So probably just travellers sickness, also there wasnt a ton of nightlife, there wasn't much to do after 11pm, but that didn't ruin my thoughts of the place. Also the bus ride home was terrible, the bus driver got stuck trying to back out of the parking lot and it took him a good 10-15 minutes to get the bus unstuck. Oh well though, again it wont lower my review of this place. I would definitely go again, and recommend this place!

Christmas Getaway
barryusa, Moline, Illinois
Tue Jan 16 18:42:40 EST 2018
Our family of four stayed at this all inclusive resort from Dec. 24-31st. We had two rooms since our children were 20+ years old. We have traveled extensively around the world, but this was our first all-inclusive. With that being said, I'll list some of the pros of the resort and some of the cons: PROS: The grounds of the resort are immaculately kept clean. It might not be the newest resort on the island, but it certainly looked good for it's age. Beach area had plenty of lounge chairs and shade, but don't arrive to beach at noon thinking you'll get a spot. Walk down before you head to breakfast and leave your beach towel and book to secure your chair. There were also various activities to participate in if you were inclined. Resort had numerous pool areas with nice cabanas that offered shade and each had its own swim-up bar. Towel exchange system worked like a charm as well. For our 1-week stay, we were entitled to 3 reservations at the speciality restaurants, but in the end just used 2 of them because it was hard know what time to make the reservation for. Plus, their main dining hall offered wonderful buffets with different themes each lunch and dinner that suited our needs better. The nightly entertainment (shows, live music, dancing) were just that...entertaining. Be sure to read the packet of information they give you during check-in for a schedule of events and entertainment. We didn't and then missed out on a 5k that was being run on the resort. I have to say, the resort was staffed better than I expected especially in the main reception hall and concierge desk. Have to mention "Juan Carlos" (concierge) who overheard me telling the front desk about issues with our room's safe and A/C not working. He arranged for a maintenance worker to immediately check out the A/C. When it was determined it wasn't working properly, he promptly found another suite for my husband and I to be relocated to and personally transported all our luggage. I admired his positive attitude on what I knew to be very long work days. He was also very active in coordinating a special meal for anyone at the resort that booked through Apple Vacations. They greeted you with champagne and then seated you at large tables with other Apple Vacationers. The main course was steak and lobster; and the staff serving the meal were so welcoming and attentive. They "thanked" the guest for showing up at the end of the meal. Tips are not required, but we made sure we brought with us lots of $1 and $5 bills to recognize those that seems to go above and beyond. And not just the bartenders and maids, but also the man that mopped the tile road each day in the heat. He too was making things pleasant for the guests and most likely doesn't get tipped as frequently as some of the others in more visible jobs. CONS: Extra EXCURSION booked through Apple Vacations: We opted for the half-day excursion titled "Reef Exploration" and were quite disappointed. After our Apple representative escorted us (via a bus ride) to the point where the park entrance was, he just basically had us exit the bus and pointed us in the direction of the (long) line that had a kiosk of sorts that you show your ticket to enter through the gate. Then on the other side of the gate, there was no other instructions. I'm not one that ever needs my hand held while traveling, but I did find it very frustrating that there were multiple lines on the other side of the entrance but NONE of them marked so you had no idea which line your were to wait in for your particular water excursion (there were several different ones going on at the same time). And the guides on the inside of the gate weren't very interested in explaining the process. We eventually figured out which catamaran we were to board, but the excursion itself wasn't worth the time it took us to get there by bus or the hassle inside the gate. Don't waste your time or money on this excursion. The ROOMS at the resort were large and each had it's own balcony which was nice, but the extra firm mattress in both of our rooms took all week to get use to. One of our rooms had a great A/C that kept up with the heat while the other room only had a so-so A/C. It was so warm in that room that we actually inquired about getting a fan. We quickly found out that they do not have stand alone fans to offer guests, so I would pay close attention to how cool your room is upon arrival. Liquor: We found the quality of the liquor got better the closer you were to the main reception hall. If you are anywhere by a pool or the beach, do not expect top-shelf even if you are tipping.

Good Value
ray s, Hamilton, Canada
Tue Jan 16 10:38:53 EST 2018
Good value for the money and enjoyed our stay. We stayed at the back of the resort close to the lobby and was a great move for us. Our rooms were clean and no bugs but we were on the 3rd floor. Pools were clean but had to get up early for a chair as well as the beach and also something happening if you want entertainment. Food was ok and no one got sick but do your self a favour for lunch and go to the main buffet for there is limited chairs and cutlery at the restaurant by the beach.

Great Resort
michaeljrose, St. John's, Canada
Tue Jan 16 08:53:08 EST 2018
This Resort is amazing, it is quite huge. Been here in 2014 and going back again in April 2018. Strongly recommend this resort. The pools are amazing, food is amazing, service is amazing. Looking forward to April 2018



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