Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville, Don Pablo Collection is an adults-only resort located right on Santana Beach. Guests will receive exquisite service from staff that has been trained to meet guests' highest demands. The spa, pools, and fine restaurants promise guests the perfect opportunity for relaxation and luxury.
Feel the fine white sand between your toes along the 1,100 meters of beautiful beach. Enjoy the waves of Santana Beach by snorkeling, windsurfing, or kayaking, and then make sure to get a drink to cool off in the beach bay. To really relax, visit the spa for a massage facing the sea, a repairing facial after a day in the sun, or enjoy the hydrotherapy and relaxation zone.
Satisfy your appetite with unlimited dining at any of the fine restaurants. The Jazmin Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner at an international buffet, featuring different dishes from around the world. Le Gourmet Restaurant features delicacies of avant-garde cuisine. Seafood lovers will enjoy El Pescador, while Il Capriccio offers all the Italian favorites.
The fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down. There's always something to do at night, with karaoke, live music and shows, and salsa dancing. For the liveliest guests, the night doesn't have to end there. The party continues in the Bachata discotheque until the early hours of the morning.
On a dreamy bay, with the exclusive services of the Luxury Bahia Principe brand - prestigious Grupo Piñeros top range- this hotel emerges as a bright star in one of the most iconic destinations of the world. Enjoy unlimited a la carte dining!
Barber / Beauty Salon
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
(Onsite in Pueblo Principe)
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1
Enjoy the large lake-style pool; surrounded by gardens and boasting three Jacuzzis.
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Squash: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Guests may also enjoy soccer, stretching, basketball, volleyball and badminton.
Enjoy unlimited a la carte dining!
Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 244
Year Opened: 2013
This hotel is an Adults Only property.
DELUXE JUNIOR SUITE
Fabulous views and exquisite services, including 24-hour room service. 2 full size beds or one king. Don Pablo Collection bathroom amenities.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
Other Amenities -
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANFRONT
Spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. 24-hour room service and reception with butler service. Don Pablo Collection bathroom amenities. Pillow menu.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
Butler service, access to a private lounge with premium beverages, VIP amenities, a full bathroom with hydromassage tub and more!
Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 9 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville:
Il Capriccio -
À la carte restaurant offering exquisite Italian cuisine, pasta and pizza. Please note, there is a dress code for dinner.
Buffet restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Le Gourmet -
An a la carte restaurant where guests may sample avant-garde cuisine with modernist design. Please note, there is a dress code for dinner.
Burger Principe -
Open 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet-style.
Los Corales -
Beach restaurant garden grill. Smoking area.
Las Olas -
Buffet and a la carte beach restaurant.
El Pescador -
Take advantage of quality seafood and fish, with a traditional twist in this a la carte restaurant. Please note, there is a dress code for dinner.
Asian a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Throughout the day the resort offers many activities, sports and facilities. Relax in the Spa, enjoy an incredible beach, have fun in the pool or get out and about - enjoying the local area.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
By night take-in a show, and if you feel like dancing, Salsa, Merengue or Bachata under the stars. For the lively, the night doesn't end when the show is over. The party continues at Bachata Discotheque until 2:00AM.
I stayed at this resort for four days at the end of July-August. The resort is very beautiful, well kept, and staff is nice. If you tip you get even better service. I brought about $40 in dollar...
I stayed at this resort for four days at the end of July-August. The resort is very beautiful, well kept, and staff is nice. If you tip you get even better service. I brought about $40 in dollar bills.
I traveled to the resort alone. The pool and beach is very nice. The music is boring though by the pool. Entertainment: At night is when it gets fun at the resort. Each night at the family resort there is a show. It's pretty cool. Or you can see a singer by the bar outside the buffet. However, there are no activities throughout the day except for the Pineapple or coconut party by the pool 1-2x/week.
Food: too many flies on the food. That was gross. The only time I enjoyed my food was at the specialty restaurants (French, Steakhouse, BBQ). Liquor and beer are fine.
Issues: I booked my trip through bookit.com. I had to leave the resort at 3:45 am to catch my 7 am flight. I was the only person in the van (VIP Services). The driver sexually groped, pulled over the van and tried to kiss me. I was terrified. I do not recommend women traveling alone here if flight is first thing in the morning.
Surpassed All Expectations
Scott H, Hamilton, Canada
Tue Aug 26 12:17:37 EDT 2014
I had stayed at the Bahia Principe La Romana before and enjoyed it so much I was coming back for another round. However, on this trip they put us in the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville which is on...
I had stayed at the Bahia Principe La Romana before and enjoyed it so much I was coming back for another round. However, on this trip they put us in the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville which is on the same property - what a place! It is a very well-run establishment, clean and friendly with a stunning beach. If you take the time to look around when there you'll see that all of the staff - hosts, waiters, waitresses, bar tenders, chefs, entertainment, reception, housekeeping, gardeners and maintenance - are constantly working. Nobody is siting around, and it shows in the appearance and quality of service at the resort.
The closest we came to a glitch was when the front desk receptionist could not find my reservation. As it turns out, they had me listed as Mr. Scott. Scott is actually my first name. That issue was quickly resolved and a great vacation began. In 5 days the only time I took my wallet out was to buy a cigar. This resort is as good as it gets.
Another Wonderful Vacation
DoubleRetired, Woodstock, Canada
Mon Aug 25 21:10:18 EDT 2014
Our vacation was March 2014. Bouganville is the place to go for a relaxing vacation. Beauitful beach, gorgeous rooms, good food, friendly staff and managers who will greet you at the...
Our vacation was March 2014. Bouganville is the place to go for a relaxing vacation. Beauitful beach, gorgeous rooms, good food, friendly staff and managers who will greet you at the door.
Definitely will be making a 4th visit to this resort.
We want to thank especially Manuela and Mario for making our stay so memorable.....
Great Stay. Will be back!
Trini4life25, Eugene, Oregon
Mon Aug 25 05:02:49 EDT 2014
Negatives First: We booked directly through the USA reservation call center for our Honeymoon & they assured me that we would get the 'honeymoon treatment.' Didn't happen. Upon arrival we weren't...
Negatives First: We booked directly through the USA reservation call center for our Honeymoon & they assured me that we would get the 'honeymoon treatment.' Didn't happen. Upon arrival we weren't given a cool towel & cold drink like we observed later in the week that other people got. Asked for champagne to be sent to the room upon check in- didn't happen. Asked the concierge the next day- didn't happen. We asked everyone possible (except the manager) for some champagne since it was our honeymoon (and it's free being an all inclusive) and no one obliged. Didn't even get a Honeymoon banner. At times we felt ignored and not like guests, but nevertheless our overall stay was great because we made the best of it.
All of the grounds are lovely, pool is beautiful, trees are lovely and our room was amazing...just as described on the website. Every day we marveled at how the flora was groomed to perfection. Kudos to the staff. There are people working around the clock to make this property spotless. I'm not sure if too much cleaning is a bad thing, but there was literally someone cleaning something every second of every day we were there from the gardeners to the brass polishers. Everyone is very friendly and always greeted us with a 'good morning' or 'hello' which was appreciated.
This part of the property is adults only and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND staying here if you could afford it to get away from screaming kids and obnoxious parents. The other side is within walking distance or you could get a 2 min ride from the front of the lobby since you will have acess to everything on the family side as well. Our room was on the third floor of building 54. Being our Honeymoon and everything is supposed to be "perfect," Our view sucked but nevertheless the room was awesome. At first there was a strong odor of paint, and wood etc. but I packed some Febreze which came in handy, opened the door for a couple of minutes and it was fine. Every room looks like the one on the website and the bathrooms have a jetted tub which we didn't use, separate shower and toilet and counter sinks for two. There are no elevators so beware when booking to ask for a ground level room if you need it.
Room Service was efficient and was able to take my order in English and delivered what we ordered everytime. Room service was sometimes more delicious than eating at the cafes since it seemed as though they prepared the order fresh.
We had just arrived from another all-inclusive resort on a different island and the food here was superior and very good. There were some things like anywhere that will be hit or miss but for the most part we had no complaints. The breakfast & lunch buffet had something for everyone. They have an omlet station, pancakes, cereal, as well hot meal dishes. The dinner buffet is a different theme every night. Italian, American, Mexican etc. Asian night is definitely a must for the fresh sushi. Also sushi is a nice change from eveyrything else offered throughout the week. Thank you Haundry for always welcoming us with a smile every night!Little Jose & his buddy Jose at the dinner buffet were amazing. Thank you for your genuine hospitality. We requested to sit in his section every night after him serving us once. Your glass will never be empty! Make reservations for the restaurants. The French restaurant is a hit or miss. The Italian was amazing. The Mediterranean restaurant's dishes were our favorite especially the surf and turf. Los Corales for lunch was a must. Paella everyday! Delicious. The abundance of fresh fruit and salad and deserts complemented all meals. However, one thing about the chefs there, they don't know how to prepare lobster. About 90% of the lobster we tried were mushy and gross. You had to hunt for a well cooked lobster. We ordered the romantic lobster dinner and cancelled after trying the lobster at the restaurants.
Drinks were on point! They have top shelf liquor (which is a lot cheaper there than in the US) nevertheless, the bartenders were not skimpy with the alcohol. Ramon was always happy to serve us and was great. We definitely had a good time at the lobby bar and pretty much everywhere there was a bartender. I will say that they should offer some variety of beer instead of just one Presidente. I get supporting local but it would be nice to have options when hard liquor has been exhausted. The champagne was not great but easy to drink. Must have drank a couple bottles each day. White wine, red wine, ok table wine nothing special.
The pool was amazing. It's grand and lit beautifully at night. The pool bar was always lively and drinks were always flowing. They always have some pool activities going on that can be fun if you are in the mood or that drunk. There are few attendants that walk around for drink service. Getting thier attention was difficult. I know they are busy but could make an attempt to hit everyone at least once. There was a separate pool with jacuzzi in the back with more cabanas and lounge chairs and a separate walk up. It was very quiet there. Took naps there a few times. Cabanas were plentiful at this time and so were lounge chairs on the beach under the huts too. I'm not sure what it is like in the winter months but we never had any problems getting a primo spot at any time of day.
The beach is extremely disappointing. The water is murky and it's rocky. If you are going here for the beach don't go you will be disappointed. If you want to go to a better beach, take the snorkeling trip to Catalina Island. I would highly recommend it. The captain and the crew ensured that we had a good time. Frank with the yellow sunglasses on the property, Thank you for hooking us up with the excursion. I would recommend taking sanitizer or your own snorkel gear because they do not wash or clean the snorkel equipment between uses because I asked and they said no. Also when you get off the boat after the first snorkel spot all the gear goes in a big tub and then for the second spot you just grab one and go (that someone else just used). Oh well. Catalina Island was a good time. The only negative is the vendors hassling you to buy stuff so beware. A firm "no thanks" should be enough.
There are free activities provided by the hotel on the beach. Kayaking etc. Be sure to check it out.
Our Spa experience was good. The spa rooms could be updated a bit, however Maria and Nancy did a wonderful job at the couples massage package. We felt great afterward and wanted to go back everyday!
The disco was fun for the two nights we went. Thanks Amismendy for your great bartending service. Casino is very small but worth checking out if you want a spot with really good AC.
There are souvenier shops on the property. Beware of the ones I think there are two with no prices clearly marked. They try to upsell Everything! So annoying and a waste of time. There were many things I liked there but would not be cheated out of my money. The resort should make prices marked mandatory.
If you can't figure out the free WIFI ask the front desk as it can be tricky. It's only one hour per day but it's a vacation that's more than enough to check in with loved ones, post a few pics, check e-mail etc. If you need to do work then pay for WIFI.
Even though they don't expect it, it's always nice to tip the people serving. We always do and it goes a long way.
Overall we had a great time despite minor hiccups at Luxury Bahia Prinicipe La Romana and we will more than likely be researching other properties to visit based on the reviews.
Fri Aug 22 23:27:44 EDT 2014
I am going to keep this short and simple. This resort is amazing from the minute your arrive to the second you depart. The grounds are well kept and always pleasing to explore. If you like to walk...
I am going to keep this short and simple. This resort is amazing from the minute your arrive to the second you depart. The grounds are well kept and always pleasing to explore. If you like to walk this is the place for you. The grounds are large due to the fact that it is 2 resorts in one. This to me is a major positive because you don't feel constricted and trapped. There is plenty space to stretch your legs at this resort. There is a casino and a night club within close proximity to the main building. Everyone has a smile on their face and is more than willing to offer assistance at your request. I stayed at the adults only portion of this resort and I must say that it was delightful. There is a dining area only for guests staying at that portion of the resort. The food is to die for. In my opinion the cuts of beef used were top quality and cooked to perfection. I did make reservations for the steak house almost every night of my stay. The only thing I can say is that the food is amazing. Like I explained earlier the cuts of beef are top quality and should be enjoyed by any food lover. There is a bar in the lobby that has top shelf liquor that is included for guests at that area of the resort. The bartenders make a decent drink and will alter it to your liking as you desire. Remember to always smile and tip well as your servers will remember you and take care of you during your stay. The room I stayed in was beautiful, spacious and not a speck of dirt can be seen. Turn down service is prompt and accurate. Like I said earlier make sure to leave a reasonable tip on a daily basis. The bathroom was large and comfortable with 2 sinks a shower and a separate tub with water jets. All in all this resort was a great pick as well as a deal. The only negative I can think of was the ocean. The water is dark and murky. However the beach it self is beautiful and extensive with plenty of real estate to stretch your legs on and never a shortage of beach chairs.
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Recommended for GroupsThis adults-only hotel located on Santana Beach offers all the luxurious service and fine amenities of the Don Pablo Collection, and is ready to meet guests' highest demands, whether you're here to relax, reunited with friends and loved ones, or host an organized event with the assistance of Bahia Principe staff.
Recommended for Honeymoons & Romantic GetawaysThis brand new adults-only luxury resort opened in November 2013 on a dreamy bay with the exclusive services of the Don Pablo Collection seal. Enjoy 24-hour room service, three restaurants, a bar, and a snack bar, as well as exchange privileges with the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana.
APPLE RATINGS: Exceptional Standard of Service &
First Class; First
Class; Comfortable; Modest
Superior to other hotels with the same rating; Superior to other hotels with the same rating
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