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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. 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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Honeymoon: Bottle of rum or domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket, and room upgrade (based on availability).

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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.
Other Amenities -
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:
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.
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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2087 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana to their friends and family

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My review + Dynamic Airways
Bernard R,
Wed Jul 13 15:55:33 EDT 2016
I visited Grand Bahia Prinipe last week with my family and a friend with his. July 5-10. Our flight getting us there started out bad. Do not fly Dynamic Airways no matter how good the price seems!!!Not worth it!!! Thankfully when we got to Grand Bahia, check in was a breeze and by some strange luck we were all upgraded to the Esmeralda section. I don't trust anyone and always think there is a catch because nothing is free.... this time i was wrong. I thought maybe some timeshare tour or something. Nothing. They did it because there was availability and were able to do it. Awesome and thank you. When we got to the Esmeralda section, everything was beautiful and clean. I am not a Kardashian so I don't expect the four seasons type. The rooms were spacious and clean. Maybe a bit outdated but who cares. I didn't plan my vacation to stay in door. My 2 little kids loved it. If you are planning a trip to the Dominican Republic, bring alot of sunblock. It is hot and humid and then hot again. Please apply, re-apply and apply again. If you can parents buy the bathing suits with the long sleeve swim shirts. Put hats and try to enjoy the shade. It got really hot. Also the sun block is a ripoff at the resort. As other people mentioned, the pools and the beaches best chairs are taken by some inconsiderate people who wake up early to put towels on the chairs but then do not come back for hours. Resort should have a policy of removing the towels after like 2 hours of vacancy. As far as the pools, they are beautiful and clean but if you expect to cool off from the heat, good luck. The water is warm. I want to mention the staff. Just like any other job, some people love their job and others are there because it is a job. Some staff are extremely pleasant and others are not. I don't blame them because i still don't know how they do it with that heat and humidity. There are definitely some staff members that took really good care of us. Nestor at the buffet "los geranios " was awesome, pleasant and very attentive. There was also Carlos in the lobby bar "cappuccino" thank you for taking care of us and helping us when my little boy got sick. Also thank you for getting guest services right away. By the way save me some mamjuana. Danny in guest services at Esmeralda and Maria thank you for helping us with my son. Thanks for sending us the soup and fruit platter to our room for my little guy. Danny thank you and Anny for the late check out. It really help my son get a liitle more rest before flying back. All the staff was very helpful and thank you to all. Before i forget because my daughter and son loved it. Parents the water park is a great plus for the resort. We got there early to avoid the crowds and left right before lunch. The kids had a great time. Dynamic Airways thank you for delaying our flight back home till 3 in the morning. Nothing like sleeping in an airport with small children. No common courtesy of atleast handing out bottled water or having any type of representative to help out. Please people pass the word on, Dynamic Airways has been cancelling flights or delaying flights. Every flight! Please do not make the mistake we made by trying to save a couple of dollars. The stress and headache is not worth it. They didn't even apologize for the inconvenience. DO NOT FLY DYNAMIC AIRWAYS!!!!!! More>

Lovely Place!!!
216toronto, Toronto
Wed Jul 13 09:29:20 EDT 2016
The resort is lovely and well kept. It is a huge resort but they have transport that comes every few minutes. Room is clean though i find the pillow not to my comfort. The buffet was always good. Did not like the Mikato restaurant, the fried rice was cold when it was served...my daughter got sick after we ate here. The Garden grill was okay except there were too many flies around the dessert/fruit area. If I come back here again, i would stick to the buffet area. It is also good to know a little spanish. More>

Best Vacation Ever...AMAZING....
Mimi_79_03, Montreal, Canada
Tue Jul 12 10:44:50 EDT 2016
I went on my 1st family vacation with my 2 kids (8 & 2 yrs old) to this hotel and 1st time in Punta Cana and will definitely go back next year. We got the Royal Golden package and it was sooo worth it. Our check-in was a breeze, we got connecting rooms with king and 2 double beds on the 1st floor just like we ask. The buffet were very good with many variety of food (No one got sick). I love that they had someone with a hand sanitizer at the door at every restaurant. The a la carte restaurant were very good. The pools were clean and beautiful my kids had a blast. The beach was just a little disappointing because of the seaweed but it was not a huge deal and they clean it everyday constantly during the day. Big problem is getting a chair in the shades at the pool or the beach but it didn't really bother us since we were on vacation so no fuss we sat where we could and had lots of sun cream. The water park for kids was the best we could just sit with a nice cocktail while the kids play in a safe and secure area. It was great that they had a snack area almost everywhere and my daughter could go in alone and ask or get food whenever she was hungry. The service was above and beyond excellent...Everybody was nice, polite and help us with anything we needed help with, we spoke Spanish but they made an effort to speak English or ever French. If I needed milk for my toddler they would go get it for me where ever they could find it. This waitress at El Pescador even got us mangoes from the kitchen because me and my hubby told her they were delicious from the dessert buffet. On our last night our son fell asleep on his stroller at the Garden Grill restaurant and a waiter made up a small bed so he could be more comfortable and we could finish our meal in peace. All in all we had an amazing experience and will recommend this hotel 100%. More>

Just a get away
Giovanni F,
Mon Jul 11 19:30:09 EDT 2016
Nothing great about this place...to me this place was way to big that nothing is taken care of if you needed anything...there was never any chairs available at the pool or beach. Resort was meh! For the money spent here there is way better resorts in Punta Cana then this one. Just my opinion. More>

kiwipeewee, Bolton, United Kingdom
Mon Jul 11 15:55:23 EDT 2016
As I write this review I am actually still in the hotel. The hotel itself is lovely and has a lot of potential but is lacking in many ways. Buffet - long queues, disappointing food choices, if you speak Spanish you will get attended to if you are english speaking you are a poor second. The first week the staff were pretty good the 2nd week appalling. At breakfast today they ran out of chairs and glasses and still had a long queue outside the doors. Beach - is lovely however you have to be up with military precision to get a bed early on. Tip is to wait until lunch when everyone is queuing for the buffet. Pools- see above. Water is clean and well kept however the bar closed at 5 when there are still a lot of people around and the pool is open till 7 Sports- see above. The water sports may be free but they cannot accommodate the sheer number of people. In 2 weeks we gave not yet managed to get a kayak for my 3 teenagers. You have to speak Spanish or be on the doorstep before 9am. The man who runs the reservations is very grumpy and makes you feel like an inconvenience Towels - the only way we have managed to get clean beach towels is by having a tantrum in reception or helping ourselves from the cleaners trolley. Whenever you go to change them the standard message is "come back in 10 minutes" when you go back in 10 minutes you are too late and they are all gone. Towel shack then closes at 6 but the pool is still open. Room cleaning is hit and miss, someday the mini bar gets filled other days it doesn't. See above comments about speaking Spanish. Lobby- this is the centre where reception is but it is busy and chaotic. If you want a relaxing evening drink or even a chat with your friends or family this is not the place. There is a very bad singer at high volume and you cannot hear yourself think never mind have a conversation. We asked if there was a quieter place to have a drink and was told No. I had looked forward to this trip (and paid a lot of money) as other family had previously stayed at the Ambar but this was adult only so we couldn't go there. However I expected the Punta Cana to have a similar high standard. This hotel could offer so much; the general cleanliness cannot be faulted. But it cannot cope with the sheer volume of numbers that it accommodates and let's itself down. We had hoped for a well earned relaxing trip and this was not it. More>

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