Punta Cana

Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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2018 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. (restrictions apply*)

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.

*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.

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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 marvelo us 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. 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
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.
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.

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
Food Quality
2218 Recommend
2218 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Beautiful Resort
Apr 19 2018
The grounds are Gorgeous and always being kept up and worked on. The food was very good and great variety. The breakfast really needs work though very bland and boring. The entertainment staff, wait staff and resort staff is amazing as well. I would definitely go back. Our flight home was cancelled and the resort staff was great and extremely helpful.
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Punta cana review
Apr 18 2018
I was not satisfied with the trip overall. The bathrooms in the aircraft were absolutely disgusting. The drinks were served warm even drinks that were supposed to be iced. Half of the staff was nice while others you felt as if you were bothering them. The beach was hardly enjoyable because you got harassed the entire time by people to buy things. Needless to say I would never pick this resort or swift air again. I have used apple before and loved it so I'm not sure what went wrong this time but I will seriously be considering another company next time.
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Food and service
Mar 28 2018
I did not think the food was all that good. Some of the bartenders were not very friendly and if you were on the older side you had to wait as the younger patrons came first.
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Poor customer service
Mar 02 2018
We stayed at the Grand Bahia for 5 nights. Upon arrival, we were shuffled around to 3 different places before finally being helped by an Apple representative. The check-in process took over an hour. There was a huge language barrier--even with our Apple representative. We tried to book reservations at the restaurants during check-in and the majority of the restaurants were already booked. I have traveled to many places in the world and the attitude of the staff at this resort was by far the worst I have ever encountered. The beach area at the resort was extremely crowded, so we tried to stay near the pool, which was also crowded, but less so than the beach. My daughter loved the water park at the resort. The food at both the buffet and restaurants was very good. Although our "chef" at the Japanese Hibahchi restaurant provided no entertainment at all. He just cooked the food on the grill in front of us, which was a bit disappointing considering the effort it took to actually get a reservation at the Hibachi. We were warned by the Amstar representative to make sure we use the room safe to lock up our valuable. However, the safe in our room broke TWICE during our 5 night stay. Also, three of the five night we were there are villa lost electricity (ranging from a few minutes to a few hours). I would never return to this hotel and would not recommend it to anyone based solely on the extremely poor level of customer service. However, given the price we paid, it was an ok vacation.
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Buffet food & Restaurant reservations
Feb 27 2018
Buffet food only mediocre. Nothing great. We had a group of 3 families traveling together, and had issues getting 2 dinner restaurant reservations for our grouo of 11. Both of our Restaurant reservations were made the minute we checked in. For our preferred choices they only had openings for the last 2 out of the 6 nights we were there. We were promised by the apple representative that our 2nd reservation could be made. They would just have to contact the restaurant and for us to just check back later in the week. It came down to 45 minutes before our reservation on the lat night and only 6 of us could eat at that restaurant, and another restaurant had to be picked at the last minute. Staff should not tell you reservations will work, when they can't conifirm them. Very disappointing. I was also told by hotel staff that restaurant reservations could be made online 2-3 weeks ahead of your stay. When I called after the apple manifest was sent to the hotel a week before our stay, it was too late to book restaurant reservations on line. We have stayed at the resort before and getting restaurant reservations was a problem then too. I was hoping it would be better this time. Not so.
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Overall very happy with stay!
Feb 23 2018
Overall we were very happy with the stay. The maid service for additional wash clothes (even after asking) was a challenge. The remainder of maid service was good and the room kept very clean. The bars were very nice as were the pools, beach. Hotel grounds were manicured and nice to see.
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Not the resort I booked, but still a nice stay......use caution booking!
Jan 24 2018
I very carefully booked AMBAR BLUE, ADULTS ONLY, I got a family friendly Punta Cana. I was not concerned when my paperwork said my stay would be in "Punta Cana"....it is ALL Punta Cana. I'm not new at this, and I stayed in Ambar Green 9 months ago. It was very disappointing to spend so much money and end up in the wrong resort. Oh well, making the best of what I got, I'll admit that the Punta Cana resort was very nice, just not what I wanted or booked. The buffet food was excellent and the staff very friendly. Very nice place..... just watch your booking with Apple and make SURE you are ending up at the resort your wanted. They are ALL Punta Cana.
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Awesome resort
Jan 20 2018
The staff was very friendly...but it helps to know Spanish. This resort is very large. And fools more like a city. I love the trolley system! There is very little snorkeling in this country...so if that's what you are looking for. ..try somewhere else. The Dominican restaurant is the best.
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Amazing vacation that exceeded my expectations
Jan 18 2018
We will definitely return ! 100% of the stuff were courteous ! Variety of tasty food for anyone. Great restaurants impressively clean excellent beach They even surprised my wife with 'happy birthday' cake at one of the restaurants We will definitely return ! 100% of the stuff were courteous ! Variety of tasty food for anyone. Great restaurants impressively clean excellent beach They even surprised my wife with 'happy birthday' cake at one of the restaurants
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A decent place
Dec 24 2017
Overall, I had a great time. Some pluses and minuses: Pluses: 1. Overall, a decent, huge property with a lot of things, bars, restaurant, pools, shops, etc 2. There was a free safe in the room 3. The room was pretty comfortable 4. Trolleys were run pretty often. We did not wait for them much 5. Food was fine in the buffets. There were many places to get drinks around the property 6. Personnel was polite Minuses: 1. In the buffets, when ordered wine, I usually almost ate all my food before it was delivered. When complained, they did it much faster 2. My room was near the housekeeping closet and it was somewhat noisy 3. I had some allergy and asked if I could visit a doctor. I was told that the price is $250, which is high even for the USA 4. A lot of mosquitoes were always in the room because the housekeeping lady kept the door open during cleaning 5. The free WiFi was just terrible and only in the lobby 6. On the first 2 days, it took us half an hour to find free chairs on the beach. The beach is definitely overcrowded. Also, there weren't volleyball net or soccer goals. 7. Drinks on the beach were offered only once for the whole week 8. One of the fresh towels in the shower had a fresh blood spot with the hair 9. The fridge contained only soda, no alcogol 10. We had to ask for shampoo and toothpaste every day; the housekeeping did not refill them 11. A bit dusty in the closets and under the bed
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Disapponting Staff.
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Wedding, 32 Guests.
weddingplan86, Calgary, Canada
Thu Apr 19 06:38:22 EDT 2018
Hello, I always like to start off on a positive note. I really enjoyed the food, drinks, and the beach. The hotel was well kept, and offered many family fun activities. I do not normally use spa services, but since it was my wedding I decided to try a few things. I would like to say that the spa was beautiful, and the employees where exceptional! In Mexico I had a fantastic experience at the same resort chain, and due to this I selected this resort to host 32 guests for my wedding. Please note that I did not get married at this hotel, and successfully choose a different venue. I love visiting the Dominican Republic, and this trip was not my first visit. It was unfortunately the worst hotel I have stayed at. I was at this hotel for two weeks. My frustration: As soon as we arrived, we were treated like a burden. I would understand if the hotel had to process many arrives, but there was 5 of us. We were treated like a burden, and it was a fight to even be acknowledged. The room was clean, and has a great view. Until I pulled back the covers and the sheets had large amounts of unwashed blood. It took some time to have the blankets removed. It took another few nights, to get another blanket. We survived the nights, we are from Canada lol. My fiancé and I had different colored bracelets then the rest of our guests. It seemed that no employee could define the difference to us, when we questioned the meaning. On two occasions we went to the wrong buffet, and my guests where rudely chased away because they had no access. This was a tad bit humiliating. Our 13 year old daughter looks older than what she is, so when we checked in she was given an adult bracelet. We constantly had to ask staff not to give her beverages with alcohol, and remind staff who beyond flirted with her that she was 13. Her bracelet was never corrected. A wedding guest went to the main bar in the lobby to order a drink. This was about 2:00 in the afternoon, so it was not a particularly busy time. She stood at the bar, as we both watched the bartenders argue over who should server her. This was done in a humiliating way. My friend is shy, and refused to go back to the bar. Some clothing items and jewelry went missing from our room. I did forget to place my earrings and necklace back into the safe. I did not file this as an official complaint with the hotel, but I am warning you to not make the same mistake. When I selected the hotel, I informed the coordinator that my 82 year old grandmother needed a ground level suite, and needed to be close to a family member (additional assistance). I was reassured on multiple occasions that this was dealt with, but when my grandmother arrived they placed her on a second floor. Hours later, this was resolved. Again, when I selected the hotel I had informed my coordinator that my wedding planner would need to be granted access onto the property. I followed the hotels procedures, and again was ensured on multiple occasions that she would be granted access. This did not happen. We paid for a private snorkeling trip for about 15 guests. When I asked the crew on the boat when we would snorkel, they had no idea what I was talking about. They were not prepared, and took us to a market instead. This was disappointing. In one guests room the roof was leaking, and bubbling. Another guest’s bath tub would quickly fill up with water when they used the shower. Multiple guests complained that the air conditioning stopped working. It was difficult to get water bottles in the room. Sun screen and Aloe are shockingly expensive on the resort. Bring lots! We recruited wedding guests who were coming a week later to bring us some lol. Had a bit of a scary run in with aggressive drug dealers on the beach. We attempted to have an evening walk. I hope if you do select this hotel, that your experience is much better than ours.

Skip this property
Wed Apr 18 12:52:42 EDT 2018
Hospital food and yes jello too...at least it looked like jello... drinks made with no-name liquor, staff rude and indifferent and drug dealers wander the beach freely at night replacing the constant ebb of Chinese made “local” trinkets hawked by vendors approaching guests on the beach. If you want a beach or pool recliner be out with towels and objects that may get stolen at 4:30am each morning of your stay. Otherwise all umbrellas along the beach will be taken. If you ignore my warning and stay at this run down and moldy Ambar Blue location, try to get a ground floor room as there are no elevators on this property. This was the worst All-Inclusive property we have ever visited.

Enjoyable stay
Deanna H,
Mon Apr 16 16:16:45 EDT 2018
Stayed for a week at the end of March. For a resort if it’s size, the Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana is very well organized. Huge crowds of people in the buffets, pool and beach areas. If you don’t like crowds, this is not the resort for you. We were in Royal golden section which madebtransourtation to and from the resort as well as check in very fast and easy. We were assigned Villa one, second floor. It’s the best location; just steps to the beach. We were in second floor. I wouldn’t have wanted the bottom floor because bugs were an issue getting under the door. Our room was as clean as you can expect these resorts to be. Beds were very comfortable. Cleaning service was efficient. Mini bar has water, soda and Beer, as well as, potato chips. It was replenished each day. Trolleys with no wait time, werenalways available to carry you where you wanted to go. Food at buffets was good. Always a variety and something even for the pickiest of eaters. We went to the Italian and the garden grill; both were good. Beach is gorgeous and there’s continually someone there raking and cleaning the sand. Only negative was We all had many bites on our legs either from the sand fleas or general mosquitoes. This is not something the resort can control of course.

Homosexuality & Live Streaming
Ryan W,
Sun Apr 15 08:57:43 EDT 2018
During our third day here in Punta Cana at the Grand Bahia Principe resort, a staff member decided to reprimand my boyfriend and I on how it’s not alright to be kissing because it's a ”family resort.” He told us if we kept kissing/showing affection to each other that we would be taken out of the resort. It was literally one kiss. Nothing was said to the hetero couples kissing next to us. At that point, we decided to leave to our rooms — luckily while this was all happening, my boyfriend was live streaming and got the whole thing on video, showing his homophobic reaction. While walking to our rooms & live streaming, we happened to walk past the same staff member, and he said that it was ”illegal” and that we could go to jail for it in this country. He followed us and asked us for our room number, which I thought was very inappropriate.

Absolutely amazing!
LyndaMikie, Toronto, Canada
Sun Apr 15 07:12:16 EDT 2018
What a gorgeous resort. From the entrance lobby right throughout the property. The grounds are perfectly maintained. Go Carts readily available to transport you from one end of the resort to the beach. Our room was close to the pool and beach, so everything was accessible. A la Carte Restaurants and the Buffet were fantastic. Selections and variety were both plentiful and delicious. The staff were attentive to all of our needs and requests. However, we upgraded through Air Transat and that was disappointing. We were told we would have direct and private transportation to and from the airport, which never happened. The lobby for "Gold members", there was a lack of representatives, so always a wait to speak to someone. Check out was unbearably long of a wait,we had to leave and check out at another area in order to allow sufficient time to board the bus. Beach area is beautiful and well maintained and guarded. However, they should not allow children to throw and kick balls around when guests are trying to relax and enjoy the beach. Getting hit by balls are unpleasant. There are specific areas for kids to do that and it should be implemented. Overall, we loved it and would definitely return.

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