Punta Cana

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue

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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, late check out upon availability, special room decoration, and surprise gift. Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.

*Please note, this hotel will be closed for renovations until October 31, 2018.

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue, Don Pablo Collection is an adults-only (18+) resort situated on the beach within the Bahia Principe Bavaro Complex. Guests will receive exquisite treatment from the staff that has been trained to meet guests' highest demands. Private sections of the beach, pool, and restaurants guarantee the best atmosphere for relaxation.

Feeling lazy? Smoke a cigar in the Cigar Lounge or take a soak in the Jacuzzi in the privacy of your own room. Sleep with your favorite pillow from the pillow-menu. Call your private butler for whatever you need. Want a little more action? Also enjoy waiter service on the beach and pool and complimentary 24-hour Wifi internet access throughout the resort (up to two devices). Bahia Principe Village has its own shopping & entertainment center that is open 24-hours. It includes shops, a disco, a casino, shows, live music, and much more.

Enjoy unlimited dining in the resort's four restaurants. Treat your taste buds to an International buffet or a la carte specialties including French, Italian and Mediterranean. The four bars serve cool, tropical drinks and each room has a mini-bar that is replenished daily. Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa, Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection, and Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Green Don Pablo Collection (except main buffets).

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*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
Right next to the new Golf Club Punta Blanca and near to Palma Real - Cocotal Golf Club, Punta Cana Golf Club and 90 min. drive to Casa de Campo Golf Club.

Local Phone: 1-809-552-1444
Fax: 1-809-552-1327
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
1 large swimming pool. Large sun terraces and gardens with sunshades and sunbeds.
Golf Club Punta Blanca is next to resort, Palma Real is near by
Holes: 18
Number of Courts: 3
Court Fee: $ for night tennis
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Boccia, soccer, basketball, volley ball, and mini golf.
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
A Caribbean style Hotel with touches of colonial decoration, surrounded by tropical vegetation. Located closest to the beach boasting exclusive services and unlimited a la carte dining. Guests have full use of resort facilities (five pools, eight restaurants and ten bars), and enjoy free entrance and local drinks in the disco at Pueblo Principe! Beach: 700m white sand beach front Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 748
Year Opened: 2007 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Room service from 10:00am-6:00am. 1 free hour on non-motorized watersports daily. Free 24-hour WiFi access throughout the resort. As of 01/01/18 arrivals, all Grand Principe Hotels & Resorts will include free use of in-room safety deposit boxes for guest
All the rooms have canopy beds and a living area with a sofa bed, with an exquisite aJacuzzi bathtub and a hydro massage shower. Jacuzzi bathtub and a hydro massage shower.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Rooms are equiped with 2 double beds or 1 king bed, pillowtop mattress, full bath with hydro massage tub, hair dryer, plasma sat TV, room safe, mini bar, balcony or terrace. VIP amenities, pillow menu, bathrobes in room, Butler service.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

There is fee for use of the room safe. Free Wifi internet access (up to two devices).
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive
There are 5 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue:
Portofino - Italian specialties. Open for dinner.
El Olivo - Mediterranean. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
Las Brisas - Beach buffet restaurant and bar. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Don Pablo - Gourmet. Finest selection of International Cuisine dishes in a sophisticated environment with magnificent garden and pool views. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
Palmira - International buffet. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Different theme every night. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Games and organized activities, watersports, pool.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Daily entertanment with live music and a variety of shows.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
3899 Recommend
3899 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Feb 26 2018
Hotel staff seemed to have the "right of way" . They parked cleaning carts in the middle of a busy walkway so guests had to walk around them. Staff would not cede the right of way for the guests. Seems like the staff was intimidated on Monday morning when management returned to the property. Someone was always trying to sell something to me. Did not like the experience and by the middle of our stay, we were forced to avoid the lobby in fear of being asked to buy something or commit to a sales talk.
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Excellent Resort
Feb 19 2018
We really enjoyed the resort and our stay. The hotel staff was amazing. We enjoyed the entertainment and the pool facilities. We will be traveling back to Punta Cana in the next couple years and we will make sure to stay at this resort again. I will also book through Apple Vacations again too. Apple Vacations made our travels safe and easy.
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Phenomenal Stay
Jan 18 2018
Beyond amazing experience with this hotel! Everything from the service to the food was spectacular. Our butler Wolfran was very accommodating and made sure we were satisfied. The staff in general went to lengths to provide superb service, helping us plan excursions that I will never forget, the buggies are hands down the most fun I've ever had on vacation!! The food was simply amazing, there was no bad meal our entire trip. You have to try the Mamajuana, you will love it! The entertainment was great, I was very impressed! I have already recommended the Bahia Principe hotel to many people as a must stay in Punta Cana. I cannot wait to go back very soon! Thank you for a phenomenal experience!
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Jan 05 2018
Hotel was lovely but too big for my husband and I.
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Our Bahia Blue experience
Dec 21 2017
Steve Schuetz 11:36 AM (22 hours ago) to Dee Hey Dee, Just delivering our report on the trip, now that we're back. The good: Room locations were perfect. Right out the building and you were at the pool bar or beach. Rooms were nice. Had a couple of rooms that were leaking thru the ceiling into the showers in their room. I guess when the people above took showers. Butler called every day to see if everything was alright or if we needed anything. That happened in our room. Not every room. Ala Carte retaurants were good. Service was good also at the restuarants. Now the bad, Place was monstrous, I knew the Bahia properties were usually big, but I didn't realize it was that big.lol First thing off when we arrived we were taken to a side room for a briefing on the resort. They handed out envelopes to each party and stated that they had already made our dinner reservations for all week for us. Well we took our envelopes back to the rooms and after looking at them and seeing each other later, we found none of the reservations matched anyone elses. I'm thinking not big deal, we go down and tell them our situation and nothing gets changed for a couple days. Then finally after myself and Jim and George talked to them for a couple days they told us they didn't know we were a group. Which I knew was bogus because I had seen the email from you, that had stated that I was the group leader of the people coming down. Someone didn't put it down right I guess. Anyway, we finally got the Head guy in the lobby, who got the head guy of the restaurants to make new reservations for thursday thru saturday So we could all go together. Next mess up was the rooms. Really just 1 mainly. George and Linda need a room on the first floor due to Linda having a bad knee and they got that one in a day, no big deal. Now the Stokes on the other hand were given a room that had two small beds in it that Jims feet hung off of them. They called down to the desk and explained the first day and the person there said they would take care of it. So the next morning Jim goes down to check on it and they said no one had written anything down about that. So they had to start all over again and had to spend 2 or 3 nights in that room till they finally moved them to a regular room. They weren't happy, which I don't blame them for that. Next was the vb court. 7 properties there and one net. We complained and asked about getting a net on our beach and they said they would see what they could do. That was Monday. Wednesday they said they would have a net up by 12 noon. So we had been walking a half mile or so down to the RIU where they had a net with no one one it so we went there everyday to play. So on wed. we leave RIU to go back to our beach to see the net. They had one up and we shouted for joy, then a guy puts a ladder up and starts taking it down? We went up and asked why he was taking it down and he said they were preparing for the beach party that night. It would be up thursday early. So thursday we go down in the morning and it was up. Finally, we thought. Then as we started playing, nails and glass started coming up thru the sand. We gave up and kept walking down to RIU after that. The beach you had to walk to the RIU was so packed with people a couple days that you has to literally pick your way thru them. I've never seen so many people in one place. One good thing about the RIU was a few people that played with us there were staying there and brought us drinks down while we were playing. After they went home the waiter realized that we were tipping well and continued to serve us for the days after they left.lol Even with our different bands on. Only other minor thing was breakfast service for drinks. Unless you sitting by the serving station, it was pretty close to no service. I just walked up in the middle of them and helped myself. Didn't make any difference.lol Also which it does happen, just hasn't happened to us in a while, 10 people out of the 17 got sick at different times. Worse one was Connie, who was down for a couple days. Kathy had it twice in the week at different times. Mike Miller and Terri had it the morning we were leaving. they were very nervous about that, getting on the plane and all. But then the plane ended up being 4 hrs late also so they had a little time to dry out. By the end of the week, I thought they would all want to hang me in a palm tree, but we made the most of it. lol Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, unless you were just going to sit on the beach and read all day, which I know a lot of people love to do. Not us lol Have to put that on my list, no more Bahias.lol
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Entertainment team
Nov 16 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the Luxury Bahia Principal. The entertainment team (jimmy and cris) were outstanding and made our stay very enjoyable. The food selection was great and the customer service was delightful. I highly reccomend this hotel to other adult couples.
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Not a 5-Star Resort.
Nov 01 2017
First and foremost, my husband and I have stayed at a 5-star hotels, and Baha Principe is definitely not a 5-star resort. The facilities is in need of repair and maintenance. We give it a 2-star rating, at most.
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Experience at luxury Bahia Ambar blue
Aug 07 2017
The rooms weren't updated but the food was good the weather was nice the pool was nice as well. While we were there we were robbed and the cash was stolen out of our room which basically ruined our trip but we had to make the best out of the rest of the days we were there. There was a bad language barrier with most staff but the ones we could talk to were nice. Loved the daily entertainment at the pool and the fresh fruit and food to eat. The room service menu had very limited options but the food was good sometimes they didn't answer the phone. Overall the resort was nice besides the robbery. Because of it , I wouldn't recommend the resort to anyone , if that didn't happen I would probably recommend the resort to others.
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Had a wonderful time.
Jul 30 2017
Hotel rooms need to be updated. Facility was wonderful and the staff was great.
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Okay Experience - will consider staying again
Jul 30 2017
Overall experience was okay. The service at the restaurants, bars, stores, and train rides were exceptional. The food was pretty good as well. We ate at the buffets mostly and had 2 dinner reservations. The room was spacious and we had a great view of the pool, great location near both the beach and pool, and close to two eateries. Although the resort was listed as adults only, it's located on a complex with other resorts that were family oriented. It was very hard getting additional wash clothes as we were only supplied 1 per person per day. We had some issues with our room that had to be elevated to the manager of guest services; he was extremely helpful. Overall, I wouldn't rate this resort as 5 stars. We would consider staying again and recommending the resort.
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25th Anniversary getaway
Jul 29 2017
Getting to hotel and checking in wasn't smooth but after that everything went great.Pool,food drinks, service was great
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Awesome destination vacation experience!!!
mblackburn001, Edmonton, Canada
Wed Mar 14 08:41:10 EDT 2018
We loved this resort so much we came back 3 times in one year!! The staff and service are exceptional, super friendly and accomodating, especially Francisco, Alejandro, Richard, Desiree and the other staff at the Ambar Blue pool bar. The second time we came back, Francisco remembered us by name, and as soon as we approached the pool bar for a drink, gave us high fives and made us a delicious watermelon shot (A must-try if you are there, tell him Sofia recommended it). The food is delicious and there is a huge variety throughout the entire resort. Great nightly entertainment and several lobbies to check out, they have different performances at each one. The beach is beautiful, with fine white sand and the water is bright blue, crystal clear clean and warm. They do an awesome job keeping the beach free of seaweed. Would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a Caribbean vacation.

Ambar blu punta cana
sandra m, Motherwell, United Kingdom
Tue Mar 13 03:15:35 EDT 2018
Lovely room with 4 poster bed but discovered a leak in toilet coming from above, we reported it then found drips from ceiling as you entered door , reported it also 3 times but nothing done so that was disappointing. Our tips were included in cost of holiday but staff expected them all the time, we know that’s American way but not ours as I don’t tip to get good service but tip if I get it. So make sure to take take plenty dollars with you! Struggled to get sunbed with shade, although notice saying not to reserve no one monitored it so be prepared to be up 6am to try get one. Plenty of choice of food but not very warm unless you getting pasta dish that they making for you . I would say more 4 star than 5 Mostly Spanish spoken and very little English. Animation team great at pool with salsa dancing etc, really enjoyed them. Everything spotless, lovely beach but waves treacherous and a few accidents with people walking along but this not a criticism of hotel. Americans very loud which I found a bit off putting.

Overall the hotel was great, but could do with a few improvements
Woolnut10, United Kingdom
Sun Mar 11 06:42:52 EDT 2018
We stayed in the hotel in June 2017 Check In This was fairly straightforward and mostly pain free, involved a quick form to fill in (name, DOB, email etc) We had a quick talk from one of the staff at the reception desk along with a cocktail. The bell boys took our cases to our room and arrived after about 30 mins which was great. Room Looks wise the room fitted the description, big four post bed, decent size bathroom and most of the things you would be expecting. We immediately turned the air conditioning on and noticed we were unable to set to highest for some reason, so we pointed it out to the bell boy who made a call and a short time after someone arrived to take a look which was great. The actual control on the wall seemed to need unscrewing so that the setting sliders could be realigned and was sorted within about 5 minutes. Mini bar was fully stocked as per description (although not in the slightest cold, but this changed after a day or so) The actual performance of the air conditioning was questionable, I have stayed at many resorts (including a Bahia Principe in the Dominican) and the air con was far inferior here, I raised the issue with the manager of the hotel via email (which I had got from a good contact in another Bahia Principe Hotel) and they said someone would be taking a look. This person showed up about 45 mins after the email and managed to break the air conditioning control unit on the wall that was fixed by the first guy! The next day I reported the issue again and someone came up to fix the wall control unit, I tried again to say that the air conditioning was not very good but he didn’t understand me. At this point it had been 3 days and I decided to give up. Some other points about the room; it was starting to show its age in places and I would say that our room will need a revamp very soon, the main door handle looked as if it had been crowbarred off from the inside and then put back on half properly and as a result the deadbolt did not work in the door. (we had a chain so not the end of the world). There were a few other small things I noticed but they aren’t worth writing here. Everything else in the room was fine. The maid for our room overall done a good job, had to prompt a few times for the mini bar to be restocked and we never had any issues with new towels or cleaning of the room. I was leaving a tip every few days that ranged between $2-5 USD (mainly depending on what notes I had in my wallet) as I feel that a little tip goes a long way with the maids. Sometimes she would pop into the room whilst we were eating and she would make the bed and leave some chocolates which was nice. Food & Reservations The standard of the food at the resort was good, the buffet food on the majority was nice and hot with lots of flavour, occasionally I would end up with something cold or not that great but that's what you get at the buffet! We didn’t really eat much in the evening as we had booked the a la carte restaurants pretty much every night we stayed, but the nights we had the buffet the food was fine. A la carte dining was excellent in a few of the restaurants (Don Pablo, El Olivo, Rodizio, Portofino, Bella Italia) although the Don Pablo and El Olivo had the exact same menu, so try not to book those next to each other. I was disappointed with the standard in the Santa Fe (Tex Mex) and to be entirely honest the Mexican Corner in the buffet was of higher quality, but overall the a la carte options were good and there were plenty of cuisines to choose from. Booking the restaurants on the other hand was somewhat difficult, this could be done a number of ways but after a painful guest services experience I decided to use the Bahia Principe iOS App to book, this was a pretty easy method although availability was always poor but we were able to eat at the time we wanted most of the time, you just have to book far enough in advance (common problem with the larger resorts unfortunately!) Drinks The selection of drinks at the bars was as expected, you can get all the usual’s and most of the bar staff are able to make cocktails that aren’t on the menu if you ask for them. They will always use the generic brand alcohol unless you specifically ask for something else; for example, you would have to ask for Absolute and Pepsi not Vodka and Pepsi if you did not want the generic brand alcohol (again nothing new but worth pointing out) There were options for premium drinks that were charged to your room if you wanted, we did not bother so cannot comment on these. Service The overall service in the buffet was average at best, even by the standards in the Caribbean. Often getting the basics such as water on the table required you to ask someone who was passing and sometimes they would never return, this can also be said when ordering drinks at lunchtime in the buffet. However, there seemed to be a few very hardworking members of staff who as long as you sit in the area they are working, provided excellent service and the tips left on the table reflected that. (Carlos in the Ambar Blue Buffet was always excellent). The service in the a la carte restaurants was most of the time great, so no complaints there. Whilst I cannot be too critical as I speak no / very little Spanish it would have made many things a lot easier if just a little more English was spoken by the staff, especially the air conditioning situation! All of the staff understand the basics but as soon as something non-standard was asked it often went wrong! Overall the hotel was lovely, there were a couple of things that I think could do with improvement, but for the price that we paid I don’t think it would be fair to be too harsh. I would recommend this hotel to family and friends, as we had a great time! TL;DR The hotel was great, a couple of issues but nothing major, AC could have been improved in our room and mini bar was not stocked consistently. Service was fine but could be improved. Would i recommend? Yes

10 days of Punta Cana bliss
Ross H, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Sat Mar 10 11:12:56 EST 2018
Our travel agent recommended the Bahia Principe and based on a previous trip to their resort in Veradero, we booked through Air Transat. We took the okder Blue over the Green for the proximity to the beach and adults only. check in was smooth, our room ready and guest services excellent at booking a la carte dining and assisting with lost luggage. The property is scheduled for a 6 month refresh and it needs it to be called their premium luxury offering. The buffets were average in terms of variety, the a la carte dining only slightly better. The Don Pablo french is their best and worth the wait. on the plus side, decent spanish house wines were our best Punta Cana wine experience and better Chilean, Argentinian and California wines available between $30-50 for a nicer dinner. Beer was fine, beach service good but the frozen drinks were pre-made slushy mixes and disappointing. Overall the resort is very nice and we had 10 days to soak in the DR sun. Id give it a 31/2 star and expect the new Royalton next door will force them to raise the bar for the future.

A Travel agent's review
jazzie72001, Las Vegas, Nevada
Thu Mar 08 15:34:38 EST 2018
Travel agent review: Total stay 4 nights Pros: location, beach, adults only pool, main buffet, desserts Cons: I received food poisoning, rooms are dated, a la carte restaurants, cart drivers, 85% of the staff wasn't helpful and not friendly, no elevators. Where shall I begin, once my boyfriend and I arrived to the property, we were advised by our private transfer drivers are not able to drop off at Ambar blue, so everyone must wait for a go cart driver to transfer guests to Ambar blue. But, the gentleman working the front desk literally said wait over there someone will arrive no explanation on why we were waiting. Once we arrived at Ambar Blue with two other couples a representative advised us not to wait at the front desk. To come have a seat. No, questions on if we were with the other couples or anything. So, she explains how we will receive a wristband and we must fill out a sheet with our information. Which major red flag 4 to 5 star properties never require a wristband. Once she came back with documents she mentioned 5 names before finally asking who my boyfriend and I were and where did we book. Since I read previous reviews two days before travel I found out about the reservations for the a la carte restaurants. We arrived to the room (fyi there's no elevators we were located on the 3rd floor) we realized the toilet wasn't working and we could not make reservation for dinner because it takes a certain timeframe to register your room information into the app to make reservation learned this after calling to the front desk. Which a very rude woman advises me also I couldn't make dinner reservation for the first night since it was close to 6pm and if I knew how to make them over the telephone then I can do so. Major issues with the lack of customer service. (I did receive food poisoning so please be careful) First night we had dinner at the buffet which I enjoyed the resort different themes every night and one of server Lullily he was amazing and always had a smile on his face. They had many options to choose from and the desserts was the best part the chefs really know how to bake. I spoke with guest services the next day because I noticed certain restaurants were not available to book which once you arrived they were 40 to 50 % full so why can't you reserve a table? We went to at least 2 of the a la carte restaurants Rodizio Brazil steakhouse and Maiko. The Brazil steakhouse was good for an all-inclusive just wish that there were more options in the salad bar. Maiko Which was teppanyaki restaurant which we had chef Jonathan. I was looking forward to this meal but sadly left starving there was barely enough food provided for a full table of 12 people. They do a share option and serve your plate literally like a child and then ask 20 minutes after would you like a little more .lol and I'm not a chef by an means but I have been to some of the top Japanese steakhouses and this was a huge disappointment and my fried rice was on the iron griddle the whole time while cooking the rest of the meats so by time all our plates were served the rice was hard. Tip is to bowl the rice so you don't overcook it during the process of cooking the meats. Next was the cart drivers transporting you through the resort. Major fail. Guest services advised someone will take you to the gate but no one wanted to until I begged because I was going to miss my tour Franklin was awesome enough to take us but because of the lack of no one listening I missed my tour bus and $120 down the drain. A lot of the carts were full and didn't have enough room to transport guest to the other hotels. This property was a major disappointment I have been to 4 and 5 star properties this is no where near close to 4 star. 3 maybe if that. I wouldn't recommend this property and will avoid from mentioning to guests. Tips: provide better customer service skills, better food options, and provide better transfer options between resorts.

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