La Romana

Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville

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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 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.

Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe La Romana (except main buffet).

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*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
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
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Nearby (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
Snorkeling: Complimentary
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.
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Enjoy unlimited a la carte dining and free, 24-hour Wifi throughout the resort (up to 2 devices). Beach: Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 244
Year Opened: 2013 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express
This hotel is an Adults Only property. 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.
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 -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
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 -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

Butler service, access to a private lounge with premium beverages, VIP amenities, a full bathroom with hydromassage tub and more!
Complimentary Wifi internet access throughout the resorts (24-hours, up to two devices).
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.
Jazmin - 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.
Orquídea - 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.
Takara - Asian a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner.
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 2:00 a.m.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
67 Recommend
67 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Enjoyable with certain misgivings
northcat124339, Montreal, Canada
Mon Jan 15 09:16:28 EST 2018
We vacationed at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville Don Pablo during the first week of January. The resort is the adult section of the much larger Grand Bahia Principe resort. The rooms are located within seven blocks of which blocks 50, 51,52 and 53 are located close to or in proximity to the main activities pool while blocks 54,55 and 57 are situated close to or in proximity to the quiet pool (no typo, there isn't a block 56). Unless you are late to bed, I would avoid block 52 with rooms facing the Tamarindo lobby bar as entertainment takes place there at night. From what I have seen, all rooms appear identical. The rooms are spacious and bright. One negative was we could not regulate the temperature. It appears that our room was centrally air conditioned and the only way to control the flow was by varying the fan speed. As previous posts have noted, the beach water is cloudy and far from the pristine caribbean turquoise waters. On the other hand, the beach is sandy and quite nice. We took a 10 minute walk to the left along the beach to a beach bar clubhouse and found the water to be somewhat clearer and the view to be much better. The beach bar club house is not part of the all inclusive package but the beach is public. There are more than adequate palapa huts on the beach and we had no problem finding one at whatever time of day. The beach is located directly opposite from the main activities pool so any thought of quiet relaxation with lood music and entertainment could be an issue for some. Aside from the buffet, there are 6 à la carte restaurants, 3 within the adult section with the other 3 located in the Baya Principe resort. Of these, I would qualify the Don Pablo Gourmet restaurant and the El Pescador (seafood) restaurant to be worthy of a 5 star rating. On the other hand the Il Capricciio restaurant (italian) was not worth the visit. About a quarter of the main dishes were pizzas which seemed the same as those served at the lunch buffet. All à la carte restaurants must be reserved in advance and it would be prudent to make all reservations as soon as possible upon arrival. The house wines are just average and there is only one selection for each red, white or rosé. On the other hand, the restaurants have a good wine list at reasonable prices starting at $18 with some very decent wines in the $30 range. As with some other resorts, staff employed by the resort will pester you with time share pitches. These employees hang out between the lobby and the room areas. Management has however brought this disagreable practise to a new level by having its representatives calling your room with the usual "come by and pick up your present" scheme. Management should be ashamed! Smoking is prevalent in this resort, be it along or in the pools, the beach area and in designated open spaces within the lobby. As a non-smoker, I would have preferred designated non-smoking areas The wifi is good and I found no reason to purchase the premium wifi package. For some reason you have to go through the process of logging in every 24 hours. Lastly, I would be remiss not to mention that the grounds and landscaping are exceptionally nice . Also the ratio staff to client is very good. ,

Let down by a lack of technology and communication with the rest of the world
Phil B, Swansea, United Kingdom
Mon Jan 15 08:53:07 EST 2018
An aesthetically pleasing, relaxing complex with excellent amenities - however there are a few drawbacks - most of which could easily be remedied. Excellent rooms and service which did unfortunately slack off over the last 24 hours of a two week stay - for party of 12 of us. Food selection and quality is very good with The Don Pablo restaurant fillet steaks being exceptional. El Pescador restaurant was a bit of a let down with luke warm lobster (which was actually Craw / Cray) accompanied with cold rice - several others on table not too impressed with their lamb dishes either. Staff really friendly in particular Eddy, Emily in the poolside buffet. Entertainment very good in adjoining Bahia hotel which caters for children too particularly the Michael Jackson dancers who were excellent - there is one lady in the luxury side who unfortunately has a licence to murder good music. The pools were very highly chlorinated and caused most of us eye irritation. The beach is not great but well maintained, clean and insecticided at night - by day there are hoarders of hornet buzzing around tree stumps at low level and the overall distant view of a gas / oil ship terminal not too appeasing. The sea is murky due to a nearby river outlet and if it’s blue seas you want the Bahia Ambar complex may be the one for you. We used one of the Hobbie cat yachts and was a little worried and thought that one of the brackets holding the sheets (ropes) and pulleys had snapped - fortunately I managed to tie the bracket down as a temporary measure with a piece of thin rope and get ashore. It was concerning on checking video footage that the bracket was already snapped and tied down to the back of the boat with a piece of string. Had it snapped when around the far side of the island where the seas were quite rough it could have been another matter - I showed the yacht attendant what had happened Isnapped bracket) and within ten minutes the next passengers were onboard with another string repair! The real downside of this complex is the very poor internet services (particularly if like us you need to work / check in on things whilst away) and the inability of any the staff to react to such problems. There is not one English / US speaking TV or news channel available so don’t expect to know what’s going on with the rest of the world. Overall I think I would recommend the Ambar complex instead.

Beautiful place, beautiful people
Pauline B, Mississauga, Canada
Sat Jan 13 12:56:50 EST 2018
Just returned from a week at this hotel, it was amazing. There are two Bahias next door to each other, we chose to stay at Don Pablo which is the adults only hotel. It is gorgeous the rooms are beautiful, big, bright, ours overlooked the beautifully kept gardens our room was 53205, very quiet and close to everything. The food was wonderful, special mention to waiter Roberto who worked in the buffet beside the pool and Don Pable, buffet has a wonderful selection of meat, seafood and fish, also great salads, fruit, bread etc etc etc. We ate at three specialty resturants, Don Pablo, Italian and Japenese the service was good, food very good. Specion mention to Xavier he was our butler ( different levels of butler we had the service included in the price) he was so pleasant and helpful. Our room was always made up promptly and always spotlessly clean. My only criticism which is not the fault of hotel,is that the hotel is quite isolated and taxis to Romana are expensive, we did half day tour to Santa Domingo and it was a great experience. Also FYI if you want to buy coffe to bring home don't buy it at duty free it is USA $4 more more expensive than hotel and $6 more than Santa Domingo. In fact most things at the airport are overpriced!

Celebrating the New Year
Angryhaggis63, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Sat Jan 13 11:37:57 EST 2018
The location is appx. 30 mins from the airport, located in its own secluded, full security complex, with 2 hotels, private beach, private villas, an 18 hole golf club. Ok first thing to state is this hotel is 2 hotels next to each other, (Adult Only & Family). Far enough apart to not interrupt or cause any noise issues. The hotels have large golf style buggies to go from one to the other, although they are only a 2min walk away, the adult side is strictly Adults Only. The hotel, grounds and swimming pools, were amazing, and always clean. We found the food to be of wide variety, with every night food from a specific country, ie; Mexican, Canadian. Our only fault was that the plates were never heated, and the food was warm, never piping hot. Every night the hotel had live music, from a 2 piece band, the music was local music, and not international songs. From 10.00hrs to 23.00hrs, the bars are open every day. All stocking a good supply of branded spirits and selection of cocktails. The hotel offers an app to book and review the services and a restaurant reservation function, which you can download onto your mobile etc, this is the easiest way to book a reservation at one of the many restaurants. The hotel consists of 2 pools, quiet pool and music pool, with a jacuzzi, along with its own private beach, sun beds are plentiful, in all areas, the pools are clean and great size, with both having swim up bars, the beach also has a bar close by. The other hotel close by is the family hotel, which you can share the restaurants and pool facilities if you want to. They also have a beach front, and free kayaking in the sea. I liked my time at this hotel, as it gave me the relaxation and peace that I wanted, they also offer external excursions but I never used any. I would recommend this hotel and will be back again.

Not at all what we expected!
DOrtiz72, Northville, Michigan
Fri Jan 12 18:17:36 EST 2018
I am always grateful for an opportunity to travel to new places & so when selecting a location and accommodations I want my experience to be the best that area has to offer. Upon arrival I was impressed with the main lobby décor. The contrast of the dark wood and white furniture was very appealing to the eye. The front desk staff was very welcoming and check in was smooth. There were welcoming cocktails and cold cloths for your face and neck which offered great comfort on a very warm & humid November afternoon. We were escorted to our room which again had a very nice color scheme. The room was very clean and didn't have that ocean water smell that some rooms have that are exposed to the salty ocean water. In our room was a 40-46" flat screen TV, king bed, safe, sofa, a small dinnette table w/seating for two. We had bathrobes, slippers, toiletries complete with a sewing and shaving kits, a toothbrush & paste a comb & your standard bath gel, shampoo/conditioner & shower cap. There was also an iron and table top ironing board. The bath room had a very roomy shower, double sinks & a jetted tub. The minibar was the 1st disappointing thing I noticed as the alcoholic beverages they offered were 3 'miniture sized' bottles & 2 can beers (prefer mine in a bottle) Our balcony had another table and set of chairs. Which leads me to our view or the lack there of. My husband paid the additional cost for an 'Oceanfront' room and so upon opening the drapes fully we discovered our room (see pictures for detail) was clearly a Jr.suite with an obstructed partial ocean view. 'Oceanfront Jr. suites are supposed to have a clear water/beach view! We have stayed in other countries including other resorts in The Dominican Republic so I know there is a clear difference! Our view was obstructed by a large canopy and restaurant outside of our balcony and should have been described as a 'partial pool and or garden view!' If you decide to stay here avoid suite 50105 if looking for an oceanfront! After spending more time walking the resort, I don't see how they can can honestly describe this resort as oceanfront...unless you're sleeping at the beach bar or on the beach literally! Our stay also included Butler service which didn't turn out to be a bonus, as the one request we made they failed to deliver. My hubby's white linen shirt we sent to get pressed was returned with what we would describe as iron marks. We were told the iron may have been 'dirty' Needless to say he had to wear another shirt to dinner and granted they cleaned and pressed the shirt again but to me that's poor service. It should have been handled initially! The next disappointing thing for us was their restaurants. The food options especially with having to make reservations for everything besides the buffet was irritating. Only to arrive at your scheduled time and see the restaurant half full, didn't make sense. The food was very average, with no true steak or seafood restaurant option. We had reservations for 3 of their 6 restaurants (Don Pablo, Oriental and Brazilian) and found the food offered during the pool hours from the grill and the buffet to be better than the swanky decorated hard to get into restaurants. The Brazilian styled restaurant with the paddles/cards to let your server know you are still eating or not, appeared useless as it seemed to take forever to sample the next meat. The Asian styled restaurant put more attention into the decor than the food and the Mediterranean styled restaurant well let's just say the shrimp cocktail & salad was all I consumed. Now to the beach although full with beach loungers and signs 'clearly' stating that reserving loungers was prohibited if you did not mark your spot with your flops, t-shirts, beach bags and or suntan oil you would NOT have any luck sitting near the ocean or pools edge unless you rose with the sun and went to secure it. Even then some would leave these items in their favorite spot all night to make sure they could have their choice section. The ocean water was the most disappointing...this is where I spend the majority of my vacation time. Some beaches in the states are much more clearer. So no swimming this vacation. I barely put my toes in the water. There was a lot of sand and stones being pushed ashore which made the water very murky. I am use to walking out into the ocean mid hip and being able to see my feet & legs still. Not here!! So by far for the hubby and I both this was the worst beach in all of our stays in the DR & he is Dominican and said he would NEVER return here or this area again! So that says a lot! Again the décor is beautiful, the staff is warm and accommodating, the rooms are spacious, food..meh and bed comfy BUT in my opinion this Bahia property is not worthy of it's 'Luxury' title NOR should it label rooms/suites oceanfront that are not!

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