Punta Cana

Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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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.
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:
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.
Le Gourmet - la carte restaurant where you can taste French gourmet cuisine, so you can enjoy the cradle of nouvelle cuisine.
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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Beautiful resort, room for improvement.
Kyle H, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
Thu Dec 01 06:56:55 EST 2016
Beautiful well manicured resort with several pools, beach access, live entertainment, and LOTS of free alcohol. However, as the saying goes, "all that glitters is not gold". While Grand Bahia Principe's strength lies in the appearance of the resort, it unfortunately lacks the same effort in providing basic amenities such as food, wash cloths, beach towels, and effective air conditioning. PROs -BEAUTIFUL resort. Multiple pools with swimup bars and private beach area with umbrellas and beach chairs included. -Daily live entertainment. Performers are talented and energetic. A separate entertainment venue also offers casino, sports bar and open air entertainment area -Staff is generally very friendly and accommodating throughout the resort. The bell hops are excellent and generally seem to be the most knowledgeable employees at the location. If you need something quick, skip the front desk and go to them. One of the housekeeping staff was also nice enough to find an umbrella for us on a particularly rainy day even though we were initially told that they were out of umbrellas. CONs *Extra charges*- Although it is an all inclusive resort, the Grand Principe nickels and dimes you for the "must haves" of an oversees trip. In-room safe rental cost $4 / day and free wifi is only located in the hotel lobby. A week of wifi in your room will cost at least $50. *Towel shortage*- the resorts pools run out of towels frequently. Expect a 20-30 minute wait for towels at any given time. Also our rooms were not supplied with wash cloths during our entire stay. This could be a cultural thing but I can't imagine that the locals wash with 3 foot long hand towels everyday. *Solicitors everywhere!!!*- Although they may be out towels, that will not stop employees from trying to sell you an excursion 2 seconds after alerting you to the bad news :). In fact, the resort in its brilliance has placed the beach towel hut at the same booth that sells packages to swim with dolphins. In addition to this, you can not walk more than a few minutes in the lobby without another friendly employee offering you a gift to view the "new hotel" which actually is a an expensive vacation package. I understand wanting to make money but people go on vacation to relax. It is difficult to do this when you are have to avoid a sales pitch at every turn! *Food*- there is no eloquent way the put this...the food simply isn't very good lol. In addition to standard Dominican fair, lunch often consists of hot dogs, hamburgers and a strange attempt at pizza with toppings such as sliced hot dogs or...corn kernels? Lol. Ala Cart restaurants are decent but are what you would expect from an attempt at Italian or Mexican food in a country that isn't known for being heavily populated with either nationality. In all fairness we did not try all of the restaurants but in my opinion you are better off sticking to the buffet. Alcoholic drinks usually consisted of basic rail alcohol that was unpalatable or so weak that you could barely taste the alcohol at all. The lobby bar tended to have the greatest selection although some of the more well known brands are not included and will incur a slight up-charge, usually $2-$5. One bright note however was the "mamajuana". An infused drink well known to the island that is slightly sweet and in generous supply. All in all, the Grand Bahia Principe is a decent experience. While you don't stay in an all inclusive with expectations of amazing food or top shelf drinks, you also don't expect to be solicited for a timeshare package or excursion at every turn, hence the 3 stars. The resort truly is beautiful and the staff are very friendly. You will have a good time if you stay here. Just be prepared with the mindset that all the glitters is not always gold!

Melimel605, Lodi, New Jersey
Wed Nov 30 12:28:27 EST 2016
stay away. my relative was robbed of $600 from her room. an investigation was performed in the room, during the investigation security indirectly accused me of possibly entering room to steal the money. they performed a data report on the lock to search the employee id card number that entered the room, the number was retrieved, security then told us to check in with guest services at 4 pm. this all took place at 9am. when we returned to guest services at 4pm. a hotel representative, dasia, offered a free dinner(already free included in package). when asked about the employee id number, their response was "we have not received that information, how do you know about that?". then we were given a customer service manager contact information, named nicole moehler. who conveinently ended her shift at 4pm, the time we were instructed to report to guest services. after speaking to another "representative", my cousin was told that nicole moehler was not even the correct person to for this matter. all of my cousins' personal belongings, were inspected, including pockets of clothes and even underwear. when we asked to speak to head of security, a guard was called to restrain my cousin's spouse. no physical altercation ever occured. on top of all of this check in took 2 hours, food is horrible, majority of food was not cooked thoroughly, stained sheets were not changed or cleaned, but instead crumpled and placed on top of in room furniture. as of yet no department heads have presented themselves. only Dasia, who's resolution to the matter was to myself cover my cousin's expenses, and continous threats to call securtiy to have us escorted. the staff is currently laughing and joking in lobby while we wait for vehicle to go to police station to file a report, and the best part, we leave tomorrow.

Not worth the time or money
Randy C, Richboro, Pennsylvania
Tue Nov 29 10:36:34 EST 2016
Food was pretty good but there were lots of issues with the resort that added up to a poor review. Specialty restaurants were difficult to book. We arrived on a Monday and were told the earliest available was Saturday and 9 PM. The Room: A/C was not cold enough. You had to pay extra for the in-room safe, the refrigerator did not work at all. Ground crew starting digging up tile right outside our room at 9 AM. It rained hard and the standing water came in under our door. Pool towels were regularly nowhere to be found. There would be 2-3 people working the towel huts and they would tell us to either go to the beach or come back in 30 or 60 minutes. One of our friends gave them $10 and they found some towels pretty quickly. The lunch facility near the beach was regularly over-crowded and unable to keep up with demand. They didn't want you taking food out of the restaurant but did not have enough tables, chairs or silverware to meet the number of people trying to eat. In the main buffet it was often difficult to get drinks, water, juice, alcohol or soda. We regularly had no napkins and once, even when we called ahead for a big group, were seated at a table with several half-filled water glasses and no napkins. When I asked if the glasses were used they held them up to the light and said they didn't know. I've stayed at several all-inclusive resorts and this was the the least enjoyable.

great trip even with the not so good weather!
Shal789, Ontario, Canada
Mon Nov 28 15:45:19 EST 2016
Just recently returned from a great week at this resort on a girls trip. Overall, the resort was good even with the not so good weather we had for quite a bit of the trip. It rained quite a bit and having umbrellas available to us was super useful! We were part of the 'luxury golden' group so our rooms were close to the beach and we had a separate check in and lounge. Lenni, Hector and Diojang in the lounge were amazing! They let us take the lounge over on one of the rainy days and were good sports with it all. As for the restaurants, they were good. Both the buffet and the a la cartes were great at accommodating all of us (18 in total). The resort is big but the trolleys were a great way to get around. Carlos the driver was awesome! The pools were beautiful with each one having a swim up bar. Kelvin, Hugo and Felix at the pool bar by the beach were fantastic!! The beach itself was stunning. You could walk forever and ever. White sand and no corral! Overall, this was a fabulous trip at a great resort!!! Next time we come i hope for better weather. We were told that this wasn't typical weather for this time of year......

lovely honeymoon
Emma S, Northants
Mon Nov 28 07:19:24 EST 2016
my husband and I decided to go back to punta cana this year for our honeymoon. We have been a few times before but for the last 5 years have been elsewhere. Part of the reason for going back was because Thomson now use the Dreamliner for their longhaul flights and it made for a smoother, less claustrophobic journey. We flew from Birmingham, and the flight out was 9 hours and the flight back 8. I really don't like flying but as we were going for two weeks, I figured it was worth another try. The transfer to the hotel is fine, only about 25-30 mins and the check in was quick. As we were on our honeymoon, they had upgraded our room to one near the beach. you get taken to the room on a little golf buggy as the resort is so large. The room itself was lovely, spacious and the bathroom was nice, although a little tired looking. There is a mini fridge in the room that gets replenished everyday with water, soft drinks and beer, but you can always leave a note for the maid and she will leave more if needbe. The whole resort is massive, its about 5 resorts in one, and goes back a long way from the beach, so they have little trams to take you from one end to the other if you don't want to walk. It's honestly not that far though, from the beach to the reception is probably no more than 5 minutes walk. The beach itself is really busy, which was a shame, as I normally prefer the beach to the pool. I guess because the resort is so much longer than it is wide, you have a lot of people to fit into a relatively small section of beach, The luxury resorts on either side seem to have more beach than they need, so maybe they should rejig the parameters a bit?? Anyway, not to worry, we found that the two pools in the middle of the resort (not the pool near the beach) were lovely and quiet regardless of the time of day, so we just went there, and went for a walk along the beach in the afternoon when it was less busy. We wanted to do a bit of exercise whilst on holiday, two weeks of doing nothing would have driven us crazy, so we just went for a run every morning, before it got too hot. There is actually a running route round the resort, but its easy to just look at the map and make up your own, if theirs is too long or too short, there is also a gym on site, although we didn't try that. All the restaurants we tried were good, there is obviously the main buffet, and then about 6 other ones that you can book, from guest services. They were all good, I would say we enjoyed the Italian best, but the garden grill was also good. we couldn't fault any of the food, there was so much choice in the main buffet, you could have whatever you wanted. different meats, fish, stews, salads, veggies, pizza, pasta, burgers, chips. literally everything. We were there for two weeks and didn't get bored of the choices. The lobby bar is a lovely place to hang out in the evening for a couple of drinks, and they even have some premium brands as part of the all inclusive, and a good cocktail list. There are drinks menus on the tables so you can soon see what is included, and then if you don't want to go to the bar they will come round and take your order. The service was impeccable for the whole two weeks, regardless of whether you tipped them or not. From the guys in the restaurants, to the guys in the lobby getting your drinks, to the maids cleaning your room, everyone was lovely, and friendly and helpful. We had a few days of rain just before we came home, and some places did flood a bit, but all the staff worked so hard to keep everything mopped up and safe as best they could. We did have a lovely two weeks. The only thing I would say that would make me hesitate about going back, is the size of the resort, but that's just my personal preference, other people may love it. The beach was too busy for me, which was a shame but other than that all good. If I could pass on any tips, I would say to take a travel washing line, as there is nowhere on the balcony to dry any clothes, and they say they don't like you hanging things from the balcony. It was a god send for us, after running every morning we always had running kit to rinse and hang out. also if you like a cup of tea in the morning take a travel kettle, they only have a coffee maker in the room and it doesn't heat the water as well and takes ages as it's obviously dripping through from the coffee filter bit. oh and don't forget to put your $20 aside for departure tax.

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