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.

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.

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*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
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:
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.
Garden Grill - la carte restaurant where you'll find the authentic flavour of grilled meats with their original seasonings.
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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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
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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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GBP Punta Cana 2017 Review
Diane B.
Jun 01 2017
The comfort of the room was fine. Nice comfortable beds. The rooms were a little outdated and need to be updated. They were pretty clean and the maid service did what ever we wanted. They were wonderful. However our room smelled like mildew and/or mold from day one. Our friend's daughter got bed bugs there too. The resort was nice but I most likely will never stay there again. The food in the hotel was just ok. I only got to experience the steak restaurant and we were rushed and the food was not that good. There should also be more people that speak English that work there. It is very difficult to explain what you want to someone that can't understand you. The buffet staff were great!
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Worst experience ever
Carrie C.
May 31 2017
From check in to check out, it was time to leave. Upon check-in there was a total of 6 of us only one room was ready the others had to wait over 3 hours. On Night 2 of the stay there was a water leak in one of the electrical units because of that leak I fell on the floor hit my back and had to be taken to the facility Doctor Who wanted to charge me cash prices at my expense. Due to my allergies that were address before I left they were not accommodating so my meals were limited. My roommate and I were getting bit up we didn't understand why upon research we found that we had bed bugs the hotel staff laughed at us denied the issue until further pressing and then finally on the last night they placed Us in another room. All of this was addressed with the Apple representative on site and we will be following up as a group to our travel agent I will be forwarding a letter to Apple vacations and I will be sending a letter to the resort.
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Return Visit.
JOY T, Lichfield, United Kingdom
Fri Oct 20 05:56:05 EDT 2017
We arrived on the evening of Thursday 14th September, 2017. The place has not changed much in 2 years. Yes people come and go. The staff especially Big Papa was still here just his jovial self and very helpful. We had the Hurricane Maria during our second week and have to say that all the staff on duty during the lock down from the Wednesday afternoon 13.00 till the next morning at 12.00 all followed policies and procedures laid down by the establishment which mad it easier for us. Food parcels and plenty of water plus free WIFI during the evening of the Hurricane. They all did an amazing job. The aftermath was not too bad. The work put into getting everything back to normal was done very efficiently and speedy. Well done everyone. On a happy note go to the Steak Al a Carte will not be disappointed. Amazing food and helpful staff. Recommendation try for a third floor room not much noise around. Food great at all times, on all breakfasts, lunches and evening meals. Safety deposit box in room was free, although it can take a bit to get it to work. Well maintained reception and they are very helpful. Will definitely be returning in a year or to. Very big resort . Small buggies are around all the time to ferry you around so you do not have to walk far. The beach area and restuarants are excellent. Make sure you take plenty mosquito repellant they were rife this year. Cesar who is the Rep for Thomas Cooke is excellent at his job and always ready to help. Did not go on any trips as it was a resting break we were on.

Fantastic hotel.
Scott B, Todmorden, England, United Kingdom
Fri Oct 20 02:52:08 EDT 2017
Beautiful swimming pools, beautiful beach, on the main wonderful helpful staff, great facilities and phenomenal weather. Those that moan love to moan and whinge in self ingratiating misery. Mossies ? It's the tropics you fools, I wore 2 mossie bands and deet spray result...... 5 bites in 11 nights, you get bitten worse down Liverpool on a night out. Take some responsibility folks, don't be the blotchy, whingy, itchy cretin who won't spend a few quid on prevention..... Better still don't go. If there's a hurricane remember the staff have family and homes too so enjoy your ham butties and leave your faddy food lifestyle choices to the side, you give non idiots a bad name. Service in the lobby bar can be slow and could do with more staff to be honest but the pool bars are great. Food, as a picky chef, was more than fine, it is what it is but lot better than some all inclusive places I've been. Mallorcan style suckling pig........... Hell yeah. Nacho nacho man I wanna be a nacho man. Best Al a carte was Mexican or garden grill, Japanese very average, get sushi at buffet instead. Tip the staff you miserable bunch, penny-pinching is less attractive than your peeling sunburn. Will be back bahia

Great 2nd part of the holiday with family
Picknmix1975, New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
Tue Oct 17 02:44:27 EDT 2017
We stayed here for 2 weeks in octorber, for our second part of our vocation. We were a group of 7. Mixed ages ranging from 20 - 42. The hotel was in a lovely location on the bavaro beach. The hotel formed part of a very large resort but oddly enough didn't feel like it. It is very tastefully done with lots of smaller villa blocks in tropical surroundings. The hotel was immaculate in every area. Rooms were spacious and very tradition and again had everything you needed, even though old, they were kept immaculate. Food - food I was pleasantly surprised about. It was amazing. So much choice and always plenty of it, despite the time of day you ate. Again one of the best all inclusive food I've experienced in my travels. Again a la carte we tried a few, garden grill, Tex mex and the Italian. After saying to the family, don't expect too much from this after my previous experience except Barbados they haven't been that great!!! They were amazing. (Just book in within the first few days for availability) Italian was my favourite. Also beach BBQ was great. Entertainment - again was amazing, nightly shows in the theatre made our stay very pleasant. The entertainment was very good, the circus was out of this world and wasn't expecting the shows again to be so good. After the theatre there was more entertainment in the Bahia principe village until 11:30. The Michael Jackson show was amazing. Nightclub then until 3 for the younger members of our party. Casino on site which was great to visit on a nightly basis for half hour to have alittle bet. Every night I at least doubled my 10 dollars. The beach was also very good, a little choppy being on the alantic side, still very warm and turquoise. We saw lots of pictures of sea weed before we booked, don't be put off by this. After walking up and down the beach we realised our hotel was a lot nicer located than most for sea weed and everyday and for most of the day guys were working on the beach and removing any seaweed. They did an amazing job. Guest services, some more helpful than others. Hector was a star and helped out when others wouldn't, great customer service delivered by him. Thank you. Overall a great last 2 weeks of our vocation. For what we paid this was great value for money, amazing weather with only one afternoon of rain that affected us. Mainly rained during the night. Would recommend for larger groups with mixed ages.

Perfect Vacation
Simone_Wiens, Curitiba, PR
Mon Oct 16 13:31:27 EDT 2017
Perfect for relaxing, enjoying and forgeting life at home. The all inclusive service is amazing and the stress is gone Perfect beaches, blue ocean and a lot of excursions available for all kind of customers

Other guests only problem!
Louise U,
Mon Oct 16 13:01:49 EDT 2017
Just home from a fab holiday, cannot fault the hotel. Only things to slightly annoy us were issues caused by other guests... such a letting children touch buffet food, not waiting their turn at bar, reserving sunbeds and the highlight of an entire pool closing because some idiot let their brat in without a nappy; who then promptly pooped! If you are going be sure to book Grill a la carte and order the rib-eye. Just act like a decent human being, control your children and then everyone will have a wonderful time here!



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