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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
Other Amenities -

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:
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.
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.
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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Big Resort Complex and Some Opportunities to improve
luis_fernandezpuello, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Wed Aug 17 13:25:29 EDT 2016
Prince Bay is a complex of several hotels, in my case I chosen Punta Cana which is adjacent to Bavaro. My overall impression is that the hotel is very good, the process of check-in was fast despite some people before me, the resort has excellent infrastructure, the room was good, although we note that requires little maintenance everything worked pretty well, had a small fridge with soft drinks and beer, the room was cleaned every day, it was not necessary to call for that. In terms of food "Excellent" I have no complaint, lots of variety, good food and good service, the pool was very close to the room that was located in the building 36 the facilities were far but it was a train as transportation always circulating all time. Opportunities I saw: For reservation of theme restaurants, it is chaos, there is a long wait in guest Service for (If you get) a reservation at theme restaurants, when the weekend comes not enough chairs in the pools or on the beach, everything is full, during the night show there is no availability in the theater for you to seat, on 2 occasions we should remain standing because the capacity of the theater is not enough for the people staying at the complex. No food after 6:00 pm must wait to open the buffet, well so I was told. There were no towels, had to wait until the next day because the towels and towels tickets were sold out, they had anywhere. Alcoholic drink is terrible, the drinks premium must pay separately, fun games like mini-golf, and the fun park are not free, waterpark not have to pay. The disco was very warm, did not have much ventilation and at the end of all we tried to think about spending the rest of the time there. More>

Don't bother!
Debpick, Thornwood, New York
Wed Aug 17 12:11:36 EDT 2016
The absolutely worst resort we've ever been to! Upon arrival the check-in process was a good 30 min at best in a steamy lobby done by the most non-friendly hospitality workers you will ever meet! Would've been nice to have a friendly greeting and a cold cocktail upon arrival! Get use to the lobby bc you'll be there at least an hour a day trying to get your room key to work or to make a "reservation" at one of the restaurants. Once we checked in we stood around and waited assuming someone would take our bags. Not the case so we went to our room.....wow! Be prepared to do lots of walking bc this resort is WAY too big and POORLY run! We had room 16303. We lugged our bags up to the 3rd floor and opened the door to a warm 85 degree, stale room. AC does not stay on unless you leave room key in a fixture next to door. It was never even remotely cool in that room and we left key in 24/7. On to the pool.....we did have a pool conveniently located next to our bldg (which also overlooks the new construction going up so you have the beautiful sights and sounds of new construction....very relaxing­čĄö).....pool is ok, has NO waiter/waitress service and by the end of the day has plastic cups in and out of pool scattered everywhere! Hopefully you don't want a drink past 5:30 bc if you do you'll learn that the bar closes so you'll have to walk back to lobby for that! There are trolleys that will take you where you need to go....trust that you will need them! God forbid you get hungry at the pool....good luck! Back to lobby for some delicious buffet. Yes....buffet.....get familiar with eating buffet...often! Moving on.....dinner reservations! Well, that's fun! Good luck getting one! Restaurants don't open till 7:00 and it seems impossible to get a res! We did get in to Caribbean Buffet (yes....buffet), food was better than regular buffet but the 9:00 res they graciously accommodated us with didn't work out so well for my 5yr old who was exhausted! Also ate at Garden Grill which is a steakhouse and dinner is actually served to you! *compliment* the manager Leo was friendly and accommodating! You are basically stuck at buffet if you aren't lucky enough to get a res and I met many people who weren't able to get reservation! Bars don't have any food so you have to schlep to lobby buffet or beach buffet. The bar on the beach does have hot dogs which was a great surprise being that it was actually a convenience as a hotel guest....and there aren't many of them! Ahhhhh....pool towels.....treat them like gold! Bc the chances that towel stands have clean ones for you....slim! Too many unpleasantries to list.....so I'll stop here! *compliment* Germon is a bartender in the lobby bar and is very friendly and makes a good drink! Be sure to bring extra sunscreen unless you want to buy in the lobby for $50. Would never go back even if it was for free! More>

Fantastic holiday,
Tue Aug 16 11:37:08 EDT 2016
It is a large hotel and can get very busy in the buffet. But the staff do a terrific job. We had an amazing holiday from start to finish and we did not want to leave. The staff in the sports bar (Felix was a great bar tender) and the waiters in the Mexican were especially good. The hotel room we were in was cleaned daily to high standard and the grounds and public areas were exceptionally clean. Our rep Caesar who works for Thomas cook could not do enough for all his guests. We can't wait to return and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. More>

Not worth the money
gtypat1, West Hempstead, New York
Tue Aug 16 06:58:27 EDT 2016
I was here with my family for 5 days and was very underwhelmed for several reasons. 1) The staff was not helpful - many of them did not know English and made no attempt to try to understand our basic requests. 2) Unless you were a privilege member, basic items like washcloths and white (not dingy) towels were not available. 3) Housekeeping was not up to par. For three days I saw the same empty yogurt container in the stairway balcony. I never received the box of tissues I requested that was missing from the bathroom. 4) For an all inclusive hotel, the gym was pathetic. There was a broken mirror, little air-conditioning, it was poorly lit and had equipment dating back to the 70's that you wouldn't even use in your basement. 5) The buffet food was bland and the restaurants were "overbooked", yet when we passed by there was available seating. 6) There was no entertainment team to interact poolside. I've been to resorts where I knew the names of the social team because they went out of their way to engage the visitors. There was none of that happening at Gran Bahia. 7) The mixed drinks were watered down a LOT! Cocktails tasted like straight up juice. 8) The wifi (thank God I didn't pay daily for it) didn't work consistently. Very disappointing trip! More>

Domincian Disappointment
Amanda H, Crowborough, United Kingdom
Tue Aug 16 04:31:48 EDT 2016
The first thing to be aware of if you are considering this hotel is that it comprises no less than FIVE hotels within one resort! This was made painfully aware to us upon our arrival when we were dropped off at the wrong lobby. And so began a litany of customer service issues. It took at least 40 minutes to be collected and taken to the correct lobby, due to the sheer chaos at both lobbies with swathes of people checking in and checking out all at the same time. When we eventaully reached check-in we were told that we had been upgraded to the 'adult only' hotel within the resort, despite our reservation clearly stating we were travelling with two children and therefore not able to take advantage of this pointless upgrade. The receptionist seemed to find this quite funny - a sentiment not reciprocated by my partner and me after nearly 12 hours of travelling. A further wait ensued as new rooms were then allocated to us. At no point was any apology offered for the inconvenience and the receptionist even wandered off during the check in process without any explanation. The level of customer service at check in was by some distance the worst I've ever experienced. Facilties wise - this hotel certainly isn't top end. The rooms are adequate; tired and outdated but clean. Don't expect any added extras. We requested additional towels on our first day - they never materialised! Restaurants - buffets always crowded and chaotic. Food acceptable but unremarkable. Trying to make reservations for the 'A La Carte' restaurants was a joke. There was barely any availabilty in any of the restaurants when we tried to make bookings on our first day, other than at 9.45pm! Don't waste your time trying to get assistance from Guest Services - once again we were met with a complete lack of respect - Jorge in particular excelled at being totally incompetent - even booking us into the 'Caribbean' restaurant, which was in fact just another bog standard buffet. If you really want to get into one of the 'A La Carte' restaurants - money talks! It is worth it - food was of a considerably higher standard and not having to fight with the hoards at the buffets, made all the difference. Activities - there are none! One reason we chose this hotel was for the range of activities availble for two teenage boys. At check-in we were given a comprehensive list of all the various activities happening throughout the day. Upon investigation we were told that the publsihed activities (water polo/ pool volley ball etc) were "not happening." There are boats, kayaks and paddle boards to hire from the beach - but be prepared to be in the queue for these by 8.30am, and to be disappointed. Again the staff are completely ambivalent about customer service. Thankfully the beach though crowded, was lovely as were the pools ( however be prepared to join in with the illicit reserving of sun beds - this is not policed by the hotel). The staff at the pool bars were by some distance the best we came across during our stay. In summary I would seriously give this place a swerve if you expect any level of customer service and value for money.....DEFINITELY NOT. More>

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