Punta Cana

Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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

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

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This is not a 4 star resort!
Hanson1973, Charles City, Iowa
Mon Mar 20 15:54:41 EDT 2017
We had to upgrade to this property. The beds in the turqueas were awful.The bed a least had a pillow top although the bed had a quarter size hole in it. We had to ask for washcloth/face clothes daily. It took hours to get them most days. Those are not left unless requested. We watched the cleaning staff mop our room. They came in with a dirty bucket of water I am assuming from another room to mop your floor in your room and bath room! Yum! The staff expects tips you can just tell. The next time you will not get good service if you don't leave a tip each time. The food is awful by the last day we were there we basically could not not eat it anymore. The restaurants were good but you can only eat at them 3 times for one whole week. We had to ask to have a floor lamp brought in there is not enough lighting in the rooms they are very dark at night. If you are looking for a 4 star resort by USA standards you are going to be very disappointed. The water park is for small children like 6 and under. It needs lots of updating. I seen a lot of guests complaining in the lobby about various services.

Honey moon harassment
Nathan W,
Mon Mar 20 13:48:54 EDT 2017
This was our first time at a " All inclusive resort" our (honeymoon) I wouldn't recommend this if you are looking for a relaxed vacation. Overall the location was beautiful, The ocean was amazing... if you could stand being harassed every 5 min by someone trying to sell you over priced garbage. Our first day there, we received a invitation at our door because they were having their anniversary and were giving away a free trip / gifts. Went to the desk to claim our free gift" and we get pushed into what turns out to be a 1.5h long sales pitch trying to get us to buy 30 trips in advance with some kind of down payment / monthly plan bs. After trying to talk our way out of it the rude sales guy had his manager come over and we had to start the process all over again, and after that we were ushered into another room to do "quality control" which turned into a even more aggressive sales pitch in which we were belittled and made to feel financially inadequate for not having the money to pay for my trips for the next 30 years in advance. ( we were given a nice gift basket for this after we finally got away) The next day we booked a safari $250 canadian for the day, which consisted of us going to several locations where they had set up shops that were in one way or another associated with said safari trying to get us to buy life changing amazing one of a kind cigars/coffee/wine always with a sob story about poor locals etc. All the while the ( very friendly ) tour guide complained about the high cost of living and constantly reminding us to tip, informed us how he was making more money than my wife. after finally going to the last stop macao beach, we were left on our own for a while, not sure the point of this, since it was clearly another prey stop, where a local gang hangs out and aggressively tries to extort money from tourists by sneaking up behind them and putting some kind of wild animal , bird/ monkey/ iguanna on them taking a picture and then demanding money. after 5-10 min of looking over my shoulder we gave up and returned to the truck. after that we gave up on excursions and decided to stay at the resort, relax and drink, after all it was a all inclusive trip and we have unlimited drinks and our tips were included in the price....well guess what that was bs we made a point to tip once in a while , however we noticed service went down pretty fast, and the ammount of alcohol added to drinks was decreasing . Infact at the swim up pool in the turquesa the main guy there completely ignored us, and even went as far as to refuse to even look at us and take orders from people on either side of us. and I would assume the staff talks because other staff there were shortly after doing the same . In the 7 days I spent about $70us in $1 tips less at the pool because its awkward to carry cash when your swimming and we left most things in our safe in the room when swimming ( the safe by the way which is an extra $30 us for the trip. As for food the buffet was always great, food was much better than expected, we were given 3 free meals at any of the main restaurants , we only managed to reserve 2 due to them always being booked ? even if the resort wasnt very busy? . our first was the japanese restaurant . looked fantastic, however you were given a very limited menu , some of which was unavailable and once received in no way resembled any japanese food ive ever had . oh and it took forever to get service. so we skipped the next reservation and stuck to the buffet. Overall couldn't wait to get home and definitely wont be attempting all inclusive again. And as friendly as the Dominican people are I find it very unlikely we will ever return . other negative things noticed Stained bedding broken tub inconsistent AC stains on table linen Hardest bed ieve ever seen may be built from a wood box inconsistent cleaning of room, often forgetting to replace things one night we got chocolates on our pillows , but they sure kept taking my tips. if you mention any of the above staff will change from smilling to frowning instantly. Postive things good plentiful food lots of staff are extremely friendly, some clearly enjoy their jobs ( very few) room was quiet Mosquitos weren't terrible although i react poorly to them so with a few days was quite itchy but they do seem to spray regularly and i was expecting it to be worse. Sadly we have been telling people the best parts of our trip were when we were alone, after dark at the beach, or in our room, the rest of the time you will be harrased even in the pool a guy will stand over you and try to sell you more excursions. end rant.

Stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe Tulum March 2-12 2017
debbie749, Comox Valley, Canada
Mon Mar 20 09:15:45 EDT 2017
Grand Bahia Principe Tulum, Stayed Mar 2-12 2017 We have been to this resort many times and this time we were treated like VIP'S! Had a great room in Bldg. 14, 3rd floor, great view of the quiet swimming pool and Ocean. Close walk to beach, 24 hr snack bar and about a 5 min walk to main lobby, Akumal bar and theater. The Akumal bar has been reopened since the fire, hours have changed though. Use to be 6-10am for coffee, 10am to 11pm for bar service. Now 6-10am for coffee, including specialty coffee machines and 3-11pm for bar service. However, the Theatre bar attached is opened. Service can be hit and miss in the bars and buffets, but they try very hard to please. We have returned here several times as they have always been “consistent” with good food and wine, especially the house white in the bars and buffet. It’s all I drink and it has always been quite acceptable, until this year. This year it tasted sour, like vinegar, so they need to “revisit” and “improve it”, to bring it back to “consistently” good! In the Al la carts the wine is of better quality and served from bottles, as opposed to the tap wine served in the buffet and bars. Having said that, they do serve a reasonable red and sparkling white, albeit a bit on the sweet side. I just happen to prefer only white and on the dry side. The food was very tasty, you can always find something that will please you. They had a chocolate extravaganza our last night complete with a chocolate fountain, so good!! We enjoyed the Don Pablo, long pants required and the Mikado, Japanese, as in years past. When reserving the Mikado you must ask for the show table, or you’ll be seated at a regular table. At the show table you’re seated around the grill, seating for at least 12 and you get to watch the chef in action. We wanted to say thanks again to “Alfredo Mass” for everything, the VIP service made our holiday so special this year!! We would also like to thank “Israel” for making our last night special with a decent bottle of white wine!! He roams between the Al la carts and buffet in Tulum and spoke with us in the Don Pablo and again in the Tulum buffet our last night, thanks again!

Going down hill.
Tpelwood, England, United Kingdom
Mon Mar 20 07:53:17 EDT 2017
It is such a shame that I am reading so many bad reviews about this hotel ,however I do have to agree. This was our 3rd visit to the Grand bahia principe Punta Cana and since our last visit in 2015 it has really gone down hill. The reception staff were really quite rude and poked fun with other customers about you if you didn't speak enough Spanish to explain what you needed. The pool bar staff on the bavaro side were nothing but rude, they were always on their phones or having private conversations among themselves. Self serve drinks machine never worked in the whole of the 3 weeks we were there and if there were any cups to help your self to the water there was no water to help yourself too, either that or the other way round. They made it very clear that your custom to them was a chore rather than a pleasure. Beach was way overcrowded, sunbeds were crammed in so tight there was no where to walk in between them so if you like your own space this beach is not for you. Definatly agree with those that mention about the music being played. Please play music that is more to everybody's taste rather than just the usual merengue , salsa and batchata that you seem to have on repeat,it is a multi cultural resort after all. Some parts of the resort seemed very dated and run down although maintenance worked tirelessly to keep the grounds clean it is more the buildings and rooms that need updating, we really felt that you'd concentrated way too much on the new fantasia and forgot about the rest. Although there was still a few staff that went out of their way to make the holiday special and made you feel welcome it was a shame about the others, made you feel very uncomfortable . It definatly wasn't the same resort that we'd grown to love on our previous visits which is such a Shame. Please get these issues sorted as standards have really slipped . If they don't improve you will loose a lot of custom and we won't be returning again unless things get better. This was once a lovely hotel with lovely staff it's now not so lovely with only a handful of lovely staff. Just been honest.

Spectacular Beaches and wonderful service
Lewis M, Canada
Mon Mar 20 03:14:01 EDT 2017
We just returned from Punta Cana and it was as advertised, a spectacular beach destination with miles of powdery white sands. The hotel is massive, and needs its internal transit system which works wonderfully. There is so much to see and do here, what a great way to spend a week. Pools and beach, bars and restaurants, good shows and lots to do or not do if you choose. The rooms are huge and well kept and the massive staff are friendly and helpful. We will be back.

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