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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.
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:
Santa Fe -
À la carte restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Tex-Mex cuisine. beans, fajitas.
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.
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 wife and I holidayed for 12 days from Feb.2 -15, 2015 at this resort. We traveled with Air Transat and other than weather related issues, it was a fine trip and the reps. at the hotel are very...
My wife and I holidayed for 12 days from Feb.2 -15, 2015 at this resort. We traveled with Air Transat and other than weather related issues, it was a fine trip and the reps. at the hotel are very good guy's that speak great English. Our trip had many little glitches along the way from
a sensor on the plane, being dropped off at the wrong room, hydro problems one day and going
home the baggage doors doors were frozen shut and delayed things for hours. We however are
positive people and take things in stride, so it takes quite a bit to ruin time in the sun for us.
The resort is well kept and the staff works hard and for the most part keep to themselves. If you like the intimacy of a small resort then go to a small resort because this place is more business like and the staff can seem distant and our modern world has shown up there because they are all texting or talking on cell phones. I guess it's just one of those things that spread all over. To make this easier to read I'll give you our experience in a pros and cons category: Pros: 1) Huge resort, so lots to discover 2) Nice suite, (lots of hot water. clean, comfortable bed, quiet and nice view. 3) Lots of good food to choose from. 4) Nice stretch of beach along there. Cons: 1) Timeshare people are relentless, but do understand no so be point blank and heartless otherwise be prepared to waste your time at a meeting. 2) Internet is only free in the lobby for 1 hour/day and if you only use 10 minutes and log out and try to get back on then you are out of luck for that day. 3) This year there was a terrible amount of seaweed on the beach which I've never seen and this is our 6th year in Punta Cana, so I hope that is just a rarity. 4) It is a huge resort, so if you can't walk or don't like to then you will have to rely on the shuttle and it works well, but it is time consuming. 5) Tipping: Because so many people wait on you it is hard to know when and how to tip. We always leave something for our maid everyday on the bed and usually we tip the bar staff directly, but the buffets are hard to know who to give the tip to. We ran into an incident one day at the beach buffet that I would like to mention if the waiters ever read these reviews. Most are good people everywhere, so this is a rare bird, but seemed quite popular amongst his peers. It is always busy at lunch time, so people come and go quickly. Our first try of this place was very good with lots of attention especially from this fellow, so we finished and left a tip on the table. As soon as we got up the table was almost immediately taken over by other people looking for a seat. The next day we went back and we felt totally snubbed by this waiter, so maybe the tip didn't make it to him or whatever as I'm just speculating, but we never went back nor did we leave a tip that day since we didn't get any service anyways. I would just like to say that all of us that come to your country are not rich and at home we work hard for our money just like you. I myself work 6 - 7 days a week and I'm taxed up the whazzoo to live in my great country. We take one trip a year and feel very fortunate to be able to save enough to do that. We recognize your hard work and are always polite as I feel humbled to share your beaches for a short time before we fly back to our home and get back to our daily tasks. You can play silly games if you like, but remember it stuck with us a memory and there are lots of places to go in this big world. 6) Ala Cartes: Glorified buffets really and pain to reserve, so reserve early, but nothing to write home about. We thought the best of the 5 we made it to was the Piscas down by the beach. The fellow managing it was top notch and came to the table himself to make sure everyone enjoyed the meal.
Anyways you are bored by now, but go ahead and enjoy this place if you have an interest too.
I guess I should have mentioned the many different packages and bracelets, but that will take
more time. We had the Royal Golden which puts you down by the beach and saves a bit of time at check in and check out, but other than that it's really not much of a big deal that I can see. It is what it is and unless you are extremely fussy then you'll have fun and enjoy the weather.
Fantastic time at Esmeralda
NMK44, London, Canada
Thu Feb 26 11:05:41 EST 2015
We recently returned from a week long vacation in paradise. We had booked through our travel agent and had only one request, anywhere there was a white sandy beach. This hotel complex far exceeded...
We recently returned from a week long vacation in paradise. We had booked through our travel agent and had only one request, anywhere there was a white sandy beach. This hotel complex far exceeded our expectations. We had booked the Royal Golden package in the Punta Cana section of the complex and upon arrival we learned we had been given an upgrade to the luxury section of the Esmeralda. This was such a wonderful treat and the whole stay during our week was amazing. The housekeeping staff we had were wonderful,kept our room spotless and always left everything put back away folded. The bartender at the the pool, Merino was great and always kept our drinks full and he made delicious frozen cocktails for us daily. The food was delicious and there was always a HUGE selection to choose from. Everyone from bell boys to housekeeping,wait staff and front desk were so friendly and helped make our vacation a lovely respite from the cold winter we were having. It was 80 and above during our stay with little to no rain, and the ocean was lovely too with only 2 days of seaweed washing ashore but the hotel staff did a great job of cleaning it up early in the morning. We did two excursions, one through Hispaniola aquatic adventures and it was the highlight of our trip. The whole morning was incredible, Fernanado and his crew were absoulte professionals and took us on a four hour trip down the coast and treated us to an amazing time. We snorkled, visited a secluded beach and then made another stop in a natural pool where we played football in the ocean and the drinks were plentiful. This trip is highly worth every penny spent and was great because it only took up half of our day but it was one of the best 4 hours of our trip. Thanks to the crew who made us feel so wonderful. The other excursion we took was to Nicoles and it was a 90 minute shopping trip where there was no pressure to purchase anything yet I still left there with many beautiful treasures, some may like it, some may hate it but for us the trip to her store was well worth it. Her jewelery is beautiful quality and our daughters,mother in law and myself all benefitted from her expertise. I loved that we didn't get hassled to purchase anything unlike the vendors who frequent the beach and all the resorts and that I knew the value of her product would last and be treasured for years to come,unlike may of the cheap knock off stuff the vendors try to get you to purchase. I would reccommend a trip to Nicoles if you are looking for good quality and enjoy the ability to browse at your leisure and discretion. All in all, this trip was amazing and made special by the staff at Grand Bahia Esmeralda( totally worth the upgrade if you can afford it),the crew of the Forever Theresa at Hispaniola aquatic adventures and the staff of Nicoles. I will be returning to each of these wonderful places,hopefully the same time next year. It was truly paradise.
best reception person
DebbieWentz, Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
Thu Feb 26 00:57:12 EST 2015
I was at this resort from 2/20/2015-02/25/2015. There were problems with my friends who needed a handicapped room wn=hich was given to someone who was going to stay longer and pay more. the best...
I was at this resort from 2/20/2015-02/25/2015. There were problems with my friends who needed a handicapped room wn=hich was given to someone who was going to stay longer and pay more. the best bright spot was Ruth at reception who was simply WONDERFUL. She went above and beyond and truly cared about those who were guests here. I cannot say enough aboutthe great service she gave.Love her
Fantastic vacation and will go back
annette16, Traverse City, Michigan
Wed Feb 25 17:17:01 EST 2015
I recently spent a week at the Grand Bahia and had an incredible experience. We were a group of 16 women and Jiancarlos of the Grand Bahia was assigned to our group for all our needs. He was over the...
I recently spent a week at the Grand Bahia and had an incredible experience. We were a group of 16 women and Jiancarlos of the Grand Bahia was assigned to our group for all our needs. He was over the top -could not have been more accommadating. The food was fabulous. Loved the lobby buffet, the variety was amazing. the Japanese Steak house was a blast. The service from all the staff was impeccable. Everyone wanted to make sure that each person was taken care of and having a good time. From Lifeguards to maids, everyone was so nice. Love the towel animals on the beads and lots of rose petals through out the bathroom. The pool bar and the dancers were a gas. Bring lots of single $ bills or $5.00 bills , as the staff certainly deserves tips!!
Wonderful Resort- service is lacking
Chrissy M, Manteo, North Carolina
Wed Feb 25 16:41:24 EST 2015
I recently just checked out of this resort. From the get go the service is lacking at the resort. I'm not sure if it's a language barrier but no one smiles or seems happy you are there. I know it's a...
I recently just checked out of this resort. From the get go the service is lacking at the resort. I'm not sure if it's a language barrier but no one smiles or seems happy you are there. I know it's a large resort (5 resorts in one), but a smile goes a long way. However, with that being said...we loved our room. We stayed in Turquese. Villa 49 room 210. It was the perfect distance from the pool and centrally located. You have to take a shuttle to the beach but that was not a problem for us. I would not recommend a villa by the pool as they play loud music at night in the lobby which I could hear faintly from our room at midnight...I'm sure anyone sleeping in the villa overlooking the pool couldn't get a wink of sleep. I didn't appreciate all the hagglers selling their stuff in the square. They basically attack you and try to overcharge you...won't tell you prices of anything and just keep hounding. Be firm and hold your ground...they will back down. The pool was amazing and the pool bar was awesome. They do activities around the pool as well as bring animals over to get your picture taken with them. We really did have a blast and the resort is nice. You only get a free hour of wifi in the lobby, but you can purchase internet by the day for $15 or for the week for $49. However that only works one device...so just be aware. Sounds like I'm complaining, but I will definitely come back to this resort.
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