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.

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.
HOTEL LOCATION
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.
Address: ARENA GORDA - MACAO
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 1-809-552-1444
Fax: 1-809-552-1327
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
1 large swimming pool. Large sun terraces and gardens with sunshades and sunbeds.
Golf: NEARBY
Golf Club Punta Blanca is next to resort, Palma Real is near by
Holes: 18
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
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
ROOM TYPES
DON PABLO SUP JRS DLX AI
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
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Shaver
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
There is fee for use of the room safe. Free Wifi internet access (up to two devices).
DINING
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive
There are 5 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue:
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.
Portofino - Italian specialties. Open for dinner.
El Olivo - Mediterranean. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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
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3899 Recommend
3899 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue to their friends and family



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CYNTHIA B.
Jan 05 2018
Hotel was lovely but too big for my husband and I.
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Our Bahia Blue experience
STEVEN S.
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
VERONICA A.
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.
ANITA B.
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
RASHEAN F.
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.
MARK A.
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
KEVIN C.
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
DANIEL D.
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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ROGER B.
Jun 23 2017
The quality and taste of the food was good; we are not very adventurous about trying new things in food. The good rating is based only on our tastes. Others would probably disagree. The maintenance of our room was really the only issue. We called for ice two times and both times waited over 45-120 minutes. We did 3 repeat calls one night before the ice was delivered. We also could not figure out the room maintenance. They would make the beds and then forget to replenish towels, or replenish the in-room coffee, etc. It was very inconsistent which caused many calls to the front desk for service.
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Experience
RONNIE H.
Jun 14 2017
Great experience with everything
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Bahia Príncipe, Ambar Blue is EXCELLENT
DORION M.
Jun 08 2017
My wife and I really enjoyed our 22nd wedding anniversary here. We can't wait to go back. This was our 3rd visit to DR and we have found our place.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Ambar Blue
Kayla K, New York
Tue Jan 16 21:37:47 EST 2018
My boyfriend's family and I went to this resort to celebrate his father's birthday. We stayed from January 2nd-6th, and there were six of us who stayed in three rooms (68106, 68111, 68112.) Overall, the resort and the amenities are very nice, but there were definitely highs and lows of the trip. Check in: We were welcomed by lovely staff in a beautiful lobby (they still had their Christmas decorations up.) They carried our bags, walked us through the room keys, the map of the resort, etc. and gave us a welcome drink. We were carted from the lobby to our villa. The rooms: Our room was 68111. It was a room with a king-sized bed, which was pretty comfortable. The other furniture (two chairs and a couch) was about as comfortable as wicker can be. The lighting, however, was terribly dim. The wall outlets are also located in inconvenient locations which makes charging devices a bit difficult - thankfully we have 10 foot long cords. Our TV barely worked because the antenna cable would not stay properly adjusted (but that's okay, we didn't want to watch much TV, but it would've been nice for background noise - most of the channels were in Spanish but they had a Brooklyn-based Russian channel, which I found amusing.) The air conditioning was great. The free wifi worked wonderfully in the rooms (each room had its own wireless booster), but throughout the rest of the resort was another story (they do this on purpose so you buy the better wifi.) Our bathroom was very beige, and because of that, the dim lighting in there was emphasized. They had a nice magnifying mirror for makeup application, but it's virtually useless when the lighting is so bad. There was a loosening floor tile that "popped" when you stepped on it. There was a rusty nail sticking out from between the wall and the shower lever hardware. The shower had good water pressure and the water got hot very quickly. We briefly turned on the tub tap to see how quickly the tub would fill, and it seemed like good water pressure on that as well, but we didn't use it. The room was clean on arrival and re-cleaned daily, though there were inconsistencies with the cleaning (every day the runner across the bed was in a new position - sometimes at the very foot, sometimes closer to the middle, the decorative pillows were sometimes put back on the bed, but sometimes not, etc.) The minibar was supposed to be restocked daily but that did not happen two out of the three days (once was probably our fault, we came back in the middle of the cleaning and I think we may have messed up the maid's routine.) My boyfriend's parents stayed in 68106 and had other issues. Their bathroom ceiling leaked multiple times, and they needed a replacement hair dryer because water came down that wall and shorted it. As far as I know, 68112 had no issues except for the dim lighting. All of the rooms had a view of/terrace facing the new construction going on at the property next door (not part of the Bahia Principe complex.) Thankfully, there was no construction noise because the building itself appears to be almost complete externally, but it's a VERY well-lit property and that can get irritating at night (the curtains aren't 100% effective at blocking the light.) The food and restaurants: After you have checked in, you have to go to guest services or download their app in order to make reservations at their restaurants. According to policy on the day of your arrival you are supposedly not allowed to make any reservations after 3pm? Unfortunately, check in time is AT 3pm, and it takes about a half hour for your check in to show up in guest services' system. So basically, you're forced to eat at the buffet for your first night and the next morning. You have to be willing to get up and rush down to guest services by 9am the next day if you ever want a chance to eat in one of the a la carte restaurants. I'm not sure if it was because we were a party of 6 or because they wanted to create an illusion of exclusivity, but our dinner reservations were always scheduled for 8:30 or 9pm, we could never get anything earlier (and the restaurants were usually at least half empty, so this seemed unwarranted - I wonder if they never put the restaurants at full capacity on purpose.) The buffet food is so-so, taste-wise. We ate breakfast at the Palmira and Rodizio, and lunch at the pool restaurant (Las Brisas, I believe.) Food safety issues are rampant, especially thanks to the Dominican heat and humidity. Many of the things that should be kept hot end up sitting there and will be lukewarm at best, so be aware of that. A lot of things are mislabeled or not thoroughly or correctly described on the placards next to the trays. If you have food allergies, be VERY cautious, because there are never enough serving utensils and you can't guarantee that someone didn't stick the utensils from, say, the seafood casserole into the french fries and contaminate the french fries (true story.) I lived off of daily Benadryl and a prayer, and felt grateful that none of my allergies cause anaphylaxis. Carry your Epi-pens if you have/need one. Also, an open air restaurant means bugs are a thing. I saw many flies on food and also a roach on the wall one afternoon at the pool restaurant. If that freaks you out, well, don't eat the food. We ate dinner at Don Pablo (the French restaurant), Rodizio "Sausalito" (the Brazilian steakhouse), and Portofino (the Italian restaurant.) Don Pablo's food was probably the best tasting overall, I had the lamb and it was delicious. Rodizio had pretty good food as well - the grilled pineapple was wonderful, and the meat was tender. I had the lasagna at Portofino and the sauce was far too sweet for my tastes. Be aware that some of the menu descriptions for items aren't always accurate - for example, one of the desserts was described as having a "creme brulee texture," but it was really just a simple custard, there was no "brulee." Service overall is odd, because everyone is extremely friendly and helpful, but no one is in any hurry to get you missing utensils, a napkin, or a refill. Be patient. But also get used to repeating yourself, because you will have to ask and re-ask multiple times for anything you need. It's definitely a stark contrast to the service of restaurants in the US. The pool: We went to the main pool area of the Ambar Blue. There was definitely an issue of people saving chairs, but if you searched you were able to find vacant ones. I didn't mind any of the loud music or shows that went on by the pool, I could easily drown them out with my own headphones if I felt I had to. It also wasn't a constant thing - they had "dance classes" for maybe an hour or two in the afternoon. The vendors who walked around trying to sell items and excursions were more obnoxious, in my opinion. The pool bar was a nice touch though, as well as the poolside servers, and the drinks were pretty tasty. The beach: Lovely white sand, constantly being raked by staff to prevent seaweed buildup. Again, there was an issue with people saving chairs, but staff were very helpful in finding you a free chair, and they even carried them to your preferred location. Unfortunately, the beach wasn't 100% kid-free (the beach is, after all, just a long strip of shore that has flags saying what section of the beach you're on, but it isn't physically divided) so sometimes you'd hear an obnoxious child from one of the kid-friendly Bahia properties running by screaming. But again, the vendors were more annoying, in my opinion (though we did end up going parasailing, and it was a pretty fantastic experience.) Other amenities: There is a "train" with three different routes that runs throughout the resort complex to take you from one side to the other - it's a big help. The casino was a nice time/money sink, there is a sports bar/night club that's open late, there were karaoke or different performers every night in the lobby areas as well as the main plaza (Michael Jackson impersonator, aerial acrobats, etc.) There are tennis courts and water sports available, as well as mini golf and plenty of things for kids, but we didn't use those things. My ear was cut by my earring and got infected, luckily there was an onsite pharmacy that had betadine stocked and it cleared up nicely in a few days (pharmacy is cash only.) The only thing I suggest is to avoid the vendors who have carts in the middle of the main plaza. They're excellent salesmen and they'll try to get you to pay $25US for a shot glass and a magnet, if you'll let them, ha. Haggling is important. Also on the subject of money, if you're in need of cash, you'll probably need to go to the casino cashier because the ATMs dispense in pesos. Check out: Check out was fast and simple. After checkout, they carted us up to the departure lobby of the Ambar Green so our car service could pick us up and take us to the airport. Overall, the vacation was pleasant, relaxing, and enjoyable. If we returned to the DR, we'd probably stay here again.

Returning guests!
Sharon G,
Tue Jan 16 14:35:20 EST 2018
My husband and I have stayed at this fantastic resort twice, both green and blue and loved it so much that we are headed back in a few weeks. Excellent service! Excellent food! Relaxing and open spaces all around including our rooms. Slightly prefer green to blue but both were great!

Disappointing
jennil483, Jersey, United Kingdom
Mon Jan 15 12:22:37 EST 2018
Please be prepared, this may have been luxury 15 years ago but the bathrooms are shabby and there is very little lighting in the bedroom.. we arrived yesterday, we stayed at the Rui palace 3 years ago and regret we came here instead but it seemed a bargain with Tui. We spent half an hour this morning trying to make a reservation for a restaurant to no avail. The poolside is heaving and the music so loud that you can't even read, more like Benidorm than the Caribbean. The coffee in the hotel is undrinkable and I have been waiting 30 mins for their tiny kettle to boil in the room for a cup of tea, which never did. Also there are two beds in the room but not big enough to share! However the weather is warm and the hotel food is nice but certainly wouldn't come again!

Exelent care with Chale and Dahiana
Diana F,
Mon Jan 15 08:52:43 EST 2018
honest and trusting purchase with a lot of fun with Chale and Dahiana. Very good advice and explanation even though we do not speak English very well. I hope in all branches are such great employees who sell such great jewelry. I will gladly visit Harrisons again.

fabulous holiday
Barbara B, wales united kingdom
Sun Jan 14 08:07:19 EST 2018
After reading lots of negative reviews about this hotel I was quite apprehensive about going there, thank goodness I need not have worried. We stayed over xmas and new year and had an absolutely fabulous time. The room we had was huge as was the balcony. Housekeeping was fantastic room cleaned every day and fridge restocked with all the drinks you needed plus crisps which was a nice touch. Don`t know if we are easily pleased but we could not fault the hotel on service and cleanliness. The staff were amazing all very helpful and polite. Special mention for Leandro and Michelly at the lounge bar always had a lovely smile for everyone and worked very hard as did all the staff. I would recommend this hotel. The only problem we had was the beach but its a personal thing it was very crowded and we didn't feel that we had our own space. Plenty of beds for everyone though.



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