La Romana

Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville

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Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Bottle of wine and box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival, turndown service, 20% discount on couples spa massage, special room decoration, and surprise gift. 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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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.
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
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

Complimentary Wifi internet access throughout the resorts (24-hours, up to two devices).
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:
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.
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.
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.
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Sheila G,
Tue Feb 21 08:17:44 EST 2017
Beautiful resort, great service, fantastic buffets. A la carte restaurants were fully booked. Lovely suite with balcony, great large bathroom with whirlpool tub and large separate shower. Pools were great with swim up bar. The only problem was I was ill on 2 separate occasions with Montezuma's revenge, and another couple we met-the husband was ill all week. Do not use the tap water to even rinse your mouth or toothbrush. We had Dukoral and Twinrix before we went. My husband was fine but he did not eat at any salad bars. Other than that resort was fabulous and a great break from our winter.

Fantastic experience with some small, correctable flaws
Hollywood_Paul, Sudbury, On
Tue Feb 21 07:07:42 EST 2017
My wife and I travelled here from Feb 12th to the 19th. We thoroughly enjoyed this resort and will return for sure. Here are our findings starting with the good. Rooms We stayed in the NEW 57000 block and the rooms were perfect. We didn't experience any hot water issues and the rooms smelled faintly of fresh paint, I think due to how new this complex is. We had a few small issues (broken light fixture and non-functioning mini bar fridge) and both were fixed immediately after calling. We were on the ground floor at the end so we had a few mosquitoes in our room, but not enough to annoy us. We would recommend this block as it it so close to everything and very, very quiet. Housekeeping The service was fine, but I agree it was hit and miss. I saw a few "training" name tags this week so I attribute the issues to that. By hit and miss I mean some days we get face cloths, some days we didn't. But when we asked, everything was replenished by the evening. Over all the room was spotless and we never had a serious problem. Pool(s) We spent the all of our time at the "quiet" pool and it was glorious. We had sun almost every day. They play some very relaxing "chill" music pool side and there is no animation team or techno thump there at all. The water is refreshing and we always got a chair or cabana. None of this early AM reserving issues. The pool bar was never busy but the service was just okay. Nothing to rave about, but the drinks were good. They just were not a lively and engaging bunch at all and English was difficult. We walked by the busy pool a couple of times, it seemed lovely and we didn't hear any crazy loud music or issues. Beach As all the reviews state, the water is murky. The beach is spotless and there are so many loungers it's impossible to not find sun or shade depending on your preference. You can have both if you wish. The beach bar was nice, and there was service at the chairs. We rented a Hobbie Cat and sailed around the bay, it was free and fun. We spent a day and a half at the beach, didn't experience any bad smells, bugs or bites. It's a fine beach, just cloudy water. Food We ate at the buffet every day for breakfast and lunch and ate at 4 a la carts (Japanese, Brazilian, Italian, and Don Pablo Gourmet). The buffets are great with always fresh food and a lot of variety. The theme dinners were great to. They do have some temperature issues but mostly in the preparation. If this is being read by Bahia staff...turn up your deep fryer!! Anything deep fried was terribly greasy which is due 100% to a low oil temperature. Easily fixed and should be noted. Also, one issue we had was "Canadian" theme night. As Canadians, we were excited to see what they had in store from "home". The answer it turns out was nothing. We looked, we asked, we couldn't see one "Canadian" item except for a Nannimo Bar at the dessert option. I was expecting poutine, however, given the gross greasy fry situation I was happy they weren't to be found. The service in the buffets was the only real "issue" we had. It was spotty at best. Everyone working there just seemed sad or angry. There were few smiles, no set duties assigned to anyone, you always had to ask for cutlery, or a napkin, or coffee and water. It was the only real downside to the experience. The a la carts were a bit better but not much. The meat was way under-cooked at the Brazilian. We like our meat rare to mid-rare and some of the meat was blue rare at best. Also, it was hit and miss who got what. That was the worst of the a la carts. The Don Pablo Gourmet was the best by far and we were sad we only booked it for our last day. The food was incredible and the service almost perfect. This is a new restaurant that opened on the Wednesday we were there. I can't recommend it enough. Our biggest complaint was the a la cart bookings. We arrived Sunday and were told to book for the coming week. We went straight to that table and tried to book for the week. Valentines day was 100% booked everywhere. The rest of the days we could only get some places at 8:30. We got one at 6:30 and when the Don Pablo opened we could book it. It seemed crazy that there was nothing available as we just arrived. That was the only disappointment I believe that covers all of it. The place is spectacular, the grounds immaculate, the rooms are huge and clean and the food was fantastic. The service is the issue but I believe its because they are still training people and getting the kinks out. we can't wait to return and see the improvements. Cheers!

Quiet and relaxing.
Brad P, Toronto
Mon Feb 20 12:42:58 EST 2017
My wife and I have just returned from a very relaxing vacation at this resort and I would like to pass along a few pros and cons. On the good side, this is a small and very quiet resort, which is just what we were looking for. The rooms are spacious and clean, the grounds are immaculate, the pools are amazing and the beach has a great combination of sun and shade and the sunset from the beach is absolutely phenomenal. This is our third stay at a G.B. resort and we have come to expect the best from this chain and for the most part, they did not disappoint. There were however a couple of things that were a little frustrating. Upon arrival, our room was not ready for quite a while, which we expected as we arrived earlier than check in, but after an hour and a half wait we were getting a little punchy. Eventually we were redirected to another room on the ground floor poolside which was perfect. At times the staff seemed to be confused and disorganized, especially at the restaurants. This may be due to language barriers or the fact that this is still a relatively new resort (3 years since GB took it over so I heard) but definitely there is room for improvement. All in all, this is nice resort and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a place to relax and unwind.

A Great Resort But Focus on the Details a Little More
undertow_60, Toronto, Ontario
Mon Feb 20 07:35:34 EST 2017
My wife and I visited this resort last week and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Overall the resort was beautifully maintained, the food was varied and of good quality and the accommodation's were outstanding. That being said, I will point out a couple of things for improvement. Our check in was not as prompt as I would like as it was close to 4 when we got out room. The made service was a little Spotty as fresh towels were not always delivered and I had to call once as the room was not made up. Lastly, the hot water situation was not ideal as the availability and temperature was not always favorable to a good shower. It sounds like a lot but these were minor annoyances compared to the very favorable experience we shared.

Fun and Restful
JBW3124, Toronto, Canada
Mon Feb 20 05:24:09 EST 2017
Let me start off by qualifying our Review. We have stayed at 3 other Bahia Principe locations since 2013: Coba-Mexico,Punta Cana and Esmeralda-Punta Cana. So this review will be using these trips as our benchmark. We went on our vacation from Feb. 5-12 2017. The weather was between 84-86 degrees F. We had a 60-40% split between sun and cloud. Periods of rain all week. I had a work colleague who was in Punta Cana the same dates and had FULL sun all week. So I think that the area is prone to more clouds due to its location. Obviously no fault of the resort, but worth a mention. I will review our stay using the pro/con method. PRO: We E-mailed the resort less than a week before our trip and received an answer within a couple of days. When we arrived, all of our requests were filled. Thank You Bahia!!!! The bus ride from Santo Domingo Airport was 40 mins. Not bad at all. The resort is smaller than the ones past, but just as Beautiful, Clean and well manicured. The room was as expected-BAHIA PRINCIPE quality--EXCELLENT!!! The staff were always friendly, and service was good. Shoutout to our maid CARMEN(Rm#54210) she was great and the room was perfect every day. Even after I had a stomach issue,which required extra cleaning. There were two pools--one busy and one quiet--we stayed at the quiet one. The pools were FANTASTIC. Clear and big. Drinks and bar service was good. Never overly busy. Also poolside service was continuous. Some people complained about mosquitoes--between my wife and me -maybe 3-4 bites!! We did not see or smell any our that gross "fogging" that some resorts do. CON: I will start with the minor ones and build up, there are not many.... Music--the choice of music was terrible, we described it as "club thumping" and "elevator". This was present in the buffet, constantly. The quiet pool was usually no music at all . I know its a quiet pool, but some low island music would be nice. Bahia staff please consider adding some... The ocean water was not crystal clear, and we knew that. But it was still beautiful, the beach was clean and well maintained with staff. We went to 2 a la cartes----Gourmet and Brazilian. Both were disappointing, food was undercooked and somewhat plain. Bahia, you missed the mark on these. The food was not up to par with the other Bahia resorts we have been to. I got sick on day 3, with vomit and diarrhea--lasted one day. Was it the food or possibly heat exhaustion/drinking? Not sure but worth a mention. My wife came home with a week of diarrhea, but no problem for her at the resort. She did mention to me that she saw,later in our trip, CROSS CONTAMINATION use of tongs at the cooking stations between cooked/raw meat.!!! Bahia Management, this is unacceptable, please get on top of this!!! In conclusion, as earlier said this was our 4th Bahia Principe resort, so I believe I am qualified to critique and complement. Will we return to this resort? probably not, will we still go to visit Bahia Principe resorts, WITHOUT A DOUBT!!!!! We will chalk this up as a "one-off" See you next year Bahia!!!!!

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