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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.
Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro & Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa (except main buffets).
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.
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
Toll Free Phone:
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
(Within hotel complex)
Number of Pools: 3
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.
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
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
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
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.
GOLDEN CLUB ROOM
Same room as Junior suite, located closest to beach. VIP amenities & service: private check-in & club house with free internet & newspaper, welcome drink, room service, 4reservations for specialty restaurants, beach towels in room, use of bathrobes.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
Junior suite with jacuzzi bath, distributed in 2 and 3 story villas . 12 Handicap rooms. 2 full or 1 king beds "pillow top" style, A/C, ceiling fan, full bathroom, hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, private safe ($), mini-bar and terrace.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
There is 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:
À 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 -
À la carte restaurant with conventional seafood cuisine, the sea as an essential culinary source.
Le Gourmet -
À la carte restaurant where you can taste French gourmet cuisine, so you can enjoy the cradle of nouvelle cuisine.
Beach buffet/bar open for lunch.
International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All men must wear long pants for dinner.
Garden Grill -
À la carte restaurant where you'll find the authentic flavour of grilled meats with their original seasonings.
Santa Fe -
À 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
Mini Club offers children's activities for ages 4 to 12 years old.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old.
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
1642 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana to their friends and family
My boyfriend and I just returned from this hotel on the past weekend. We're a couple in our mid 20's who were looking for a place that would allow us to relax but also a place that was lively enough...
My boyfriend and I just returned from this hotel on the past weekend. We're a couple in our mid 20's who were looking for a place that would allow us to relax but also a place that was lively enough to entertain us - this hotel succeeded in both areas.
The Grounds & Property: Gorgeous! I had to take a few minutes just to take it all in. The grounds are well kept, we always saw gardeners hard at work maintaining all the beauty that surrounded us.The property is absolutely huge as other reviews stated. There are 5 hotels in one - we stayed at the Punta Cana (block 8 - Royal Golden upgrade closer the beach), then there was it's neighbour the Bavaro which is it's exact replica, the Turquesa which is at the front of the complex with a children's water park, and then there's the two upper class hotels called the Esmerelda and Ambar. We did get lost twice on the first day but after that we soon became pro's! The trolley service is very convenient, the longest time we had to wait for one was about two minutes - I was impressed!
The Rooms: Clean and spacious which is what I care about most. Our maid service was great. We also got extra then what was supposed to be given in our mini fridge - this was a huge bonus since we needed the big bottles of water to keep us hydrated in the sun or after a night of drinking! I believe tipping well goes a long way at all inclusive resorts.
Pools/Beach: The Punta Cana pool is large, clean, has a swim up bar and is very lively with Latino music which we liked ..but of course you're going to have your rowdy young adults who drink too much and can get annoying. Some days we just walked a few steps over to the Bavaro pool which was quieter but sometimes had many children. We played Bingo at the Bavaro and did water aerobics but they also had it going on at the same time at the Punta Cana pool. Chairs were easy to find during the day at the pool but if you want to be on the beach in the shade I suggest waking up early! We only drank ice tea or seven up with vodka and beer so no complaints there - the bartenders were quick and funny. The beach is great, prettiest sand I've ever walked on. Yes there is a lot of sea weed but it usually piles up mostly in the evening, however it wasn't an issue for us. The waves were quite big some days but when you're on such a lovely beach how can you really complain about anything?
The Food: I'm an all inclusive addict & I would have thought my body is used to the different food by now but unfortunately there was a day or two where both me and my boyfriend got some intense tummy troubles. We were extremely cautious in what we ate - we did not touch the water or ice on the resort unless it was bottled, we did not touch the veggies or fruits in fear it was washed in their water, we stuck with what we knew but still got sick so that was quite unfortunate. However the food was decent and each night was a different theme so there was some variety. The buffet (and outdoor beach buffet) had great pizza, the sushi was delicious as were the empanadas! After getting tummy troubles we were afraid to try the a la carts so I can't review those but I heard the Asian and Mediterranean is the best.
Entertainment: This place had SO much to do at nights we couldn't keep up! We usually party all night but by 12am we found ourselves exhausted. There are 3 shows each night starting at 7pm (for kids), another at 9:15 and then the last one around 10:45 in the Principe square. The lobbies also have live music and a boogie party. In the Principe square there are many shops open late, a disco which opens at 11:30 (or earlier on rainy nights which was a bonus), an air conditioned casino, a sports bar with karaoke etc. Please watch the Michael Jackson and Circus show, you won't be disappointed! In terms of entertainment during the day, this was the first resort I went to that didn't offer much at all during the day and didn't have much opportunities for interaction with entertainment staff or games to join - the activities mostly started around 3,4pm. However the nights made up for that and you would usually see the entertainers performing in the show or singing along in the snack bar with people doing karaoke - they seem to have as much fun as the guests do.
My Recommendations for Future Travellers:
1. Take Dukoral for tummy troubles and bring Imodium. We didn't really hear of any other sick guests but when you looked for it you could see a handful rubbing their stomachs or saying their stomach was making weird sounds or felt off.
2. If you have children stick with the Turquesa as they cater to children. The Bavaro would also be a good option because it had tons of families and some days they'd set up a water slide for children.
3. If you want to party or have teenagers I'd recommended sticking with the Punta Cana - it's a younger crowd. The pool usually gets loud and rowdy with drinkers though. It's not a place where you can easily meet others but a few drinks by the pool leads to funny conversations with fellow travellers.
4. Upgrade to Royal Golden - you're way closer to the beach, get your own private check in/lobby and bar, get free slippers and a bottle of rum upon arrival, your beach towels are already in your room, you can access the other resorts minus the luxury ones, you get an extra a la carte reservation etc.
5. There are mosquitos in the evening but if you bring Deet or some sort of insect repellant you won't feel a thing!
6. Please treat the staff with respect because they do work hard and I saw some very disrespectful travellers. You don't have to tip but at least say please and thank you; a smile goes a long way. Also please use the tongs provided and don't pick up food with your bare hands, it's gross and can contribute to spreading germs and getting other travellers sick.
Recommendations for the Hotel:
1. Have more activities throughout the day on the beach and at the pool and start them earlier.
2. I know it's a tropical country but it's unfortunate to see roaches in the lobby, theater, disco bathroom and snack bar, perhaps something can be done about that.
3. Work on food handling procedures to decrease the amount of guests who get sick on the food.
4. Do something about the pushy people who try to get you to visit the Esmerelda for "a free tour and gift" which is really a presentation about time shares. These workers are too persistent and make it uncomfortable. Also there was an evening where vendors who were set up by the lobby would run to us and beg us to visit their booths and harassed my boyfriend beginning him to come back with money to buy their products. We had to try dodging them throughout the evening.
All is all we had a relaxing and memorable vacation. We felt safe, we had fun and all our requests were met. If we hadn't of gotten sick for a day or two with stomach pain and tummy troubles then we would have been back in a heart beat but the hotel made a great enough impression for us that we would perhaps consider it. We would definitely be willing to try other Grand Bahia Principe's so thank you to the staff for a great experience.
Fantastic two weeks.
mcbrine, Derry, United Kingdom
Wed May 20 05:30:47 EDT 2015
We stayed here from 27th April to 11th May and really enjoyed it.Third time in D.R. But 1st here.Will definitely be back at this hotel.Beach beautiful,great pools,good food especially The Grill...
We stayed here from 27th April to 11th May and really enjoyed it.Third time in D.R. But 1st here.Will definitely be back at this hotel.Beach beautiful,great pools,good food especially The Grill Restaurant but best of all THE STAFF....Iris in the buffet restaurant was fantastic.We wanted to bring her home with us.Special mention to Victor and Darlin in the buffet and to managers Hugo and David.They were sooo helpful and made our holiday.You only get 1hr free wifi to be used only in the lobby.Book early to get the restaurants for your stay.Any problem is sorted immediately if you speak up and report it.The worst thing were the BITES but Iris gave me cream which healed them quickly.Stayed in block 14 so central to everything.Great stay,can't wait to return.
Justin R, Moncton, Canada
Tue May 19 10:30:08 EDT 2015
Excellent resort with great service. Look out for Joanna at the Punta Cana lobby bar. Great service!! The beach was wonderful and the food was amazing. Great experience all around. An excellent...
Excellent resort with great service. Look out for Joanna at the Punta Cana lobby bar. Great service!! The beach was wonderful and the food was amazing. Great experience all around. An excellent resort for the family!
KellyD1325, Mississauga, Canada
Mon May 18 17:30:46 EDT 2015
Travelled with a group of five people. Stayed April 12-19, 2015. Our group ranged in age from 20-55. Absolutely no complaints! We have travelled to Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico on our previous...
Travelled with a group of five people. Stayed April 12-19, 2015. Our group ranged in age from 20-55. Absolutely no complaints! We have travelled to Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico on our previous vacations. We had travelled to Punta Cana last year, different hotel, that hotel was a bad choice. Decided to return to Punta Cana this year instead of our usual spot, Jamaica. Was overwhelmed by the size of the resort on the first day, but we all knew our way around by the second day. As others have mentioned they have trolleys running constantly, so you don't have to walk if you don't want to.
The rooms were clean,spacious and our mini bar was always restocked everyday. Did have to pay $28USD to use the safe, but didn't mind, as we kept our passports in there. We had two adjoining rooms, which made it very easy to communicate with each other.
The grounds are immaculate! Always saw staff cleaning and maintaining property.
We absolutely loved the beach ! We did get up early (6:00a.m.) everyday and go down to the beach for a couple of hours before going to breakfast. We wanted the same spot everyday as did most people, but many people had reserved beach huts by 7:00 a.m. and then left for most of the day. We spent our days on the beach until 5:00 then went to one of the pools close to our rooms. Yes, there was seaweed on the beach early in the morning, but staff had it all cleaned up by 7:30. The ocean was clear, clean, blue, and light waves on some days. You can walk for miles both ways on the beach.
As for the food, it was consistently excellent! I am an extremely picky eater, and not once did I have trouble finding something good to eat ! Buffet breakfast was the best we have had at any hotel ever! Plenty of choices, never got tired of any of the selection. We had our lunch at the snack bar by the beach everyday, and again, very good, always had enough items to choose from. Only went to the buffet for lunch on the first day while waiting for our rooms, many choices and great quality. Buffet for dinner was also excellent. We managed to go to four a la carte restaurants, The BBQ, Italian, Seafood and Mikado Japanese. We loved the Italian and Japanese the most. No one in our group consumed too many alcoholic beverages, but when we did, they were perfect, not weak and not too strong.
And last but not least, the staff. Everyone was nice to us, very friendly and always smiling! I celebrated my birthday while there and the Guest Services Rep Jianncarlo arranged for balloons on our canopy bed when we got back to our room! Also Jianncarlo helped my boyfriend to arrange for the staff to bring me a birthday cake and sing to me in English and Spanish in the restaurant on my birthday dinner! This man went above and beyond for us !
I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone, families, couples, groups of friends, etc. I will definitely be staying here when we return again to Punta Cana ! 10 outta 10 for this place !
A Fantastic Week
Mon May 18 11:40:15 EDT 2015
My friends and I arrived at GBP on May 3rd, and stayed for 7 days. I must admit, we had a great time.
As soon as we arrived at the lobby, we had our own separate check-in since we had the Royal...
My friends and I arrived at GBP on May 3rd, and stayed for 7 days. I must admit, we had a great time.
As soon as we arrived at the lobby, we had our own separate check-in since we had the Royal Golden upgrades. We were welcomed with a cold towel and drink. Our rooms were probably the best located rooms; right beside the pool and beach (Villa 1). I highly recommend getting the Royal golden upgrade for this reason, and you also get a bottle of rum and a free safe. You also get an extra a la cartes reservation, but to be completely honest, for a few bucks you can get reservations every night.
The buffet food is OK. There are some good options, but don't expect anything more then ok. You must keep in mind that it is an all inclusive, so the buffet is expected to be mediocre. I would recommend the garden grill and Japanese restaurants for reservations, they are fantastic. You can get a nice ribeye at the garden grill and the Japanese restaurant has good tepenyaki. I also heard the Italian is very good as well, but we did not try it. The Mexican was not very good at all, I would not recommend it. And apparently the fish restaurant is not good but we did not try it.
In terms of nightlife, there is nothing too crazy. We are all in our 20s and we had a better time partying during the day then at night. The first night there was a kind of festa in pueblo principe and that was a blast. They should really consider doing that more than once a week. The disco is extremely hot and smells very bad. Not the best time. The casino is very entertaining; it is air conditioned and has a premium bar to give you a little taste of quality beer and alcohol. There are some roulette and blackjack tables as well as several slot machines.
The beach and pool were very nice. As others stated, there is some seaweed but most is cleaned in the morning. Nothing to complain about. The pools are awesome, the one by the beach is where we stayed the most.
For excursions, we only went on the dune buggies. If you go on these, do not pay more than 40$, we paid 50$ and found out others paid 40$. They take you to a nice farm that makes tobacco, coconut oil, cigars and tea. They also take you to a fresh water cave that you can swim in.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel. I had a great time and so did my friends.
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