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, then get a drink to cool off from the waiters 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 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.
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!
Total Rooms: 314
Year Opened: 2013
This hotel is an Adults Only property.
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANFRONT
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Radio Alarm Clock
DELUXE JUNIOR SUITE
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 5 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville:
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.
Il Capriccio -
À la carte restaurant offering exquisite Italian cuisine, pasta and pizza. Please note, there is a dress code for 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.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet-style.
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 nigh t doesn't end when the show is over. The party continues at Bachata Discotheque until 2:00AM.
Interesting thing to note: if you compare the comments where people were ill, they are at the same time for both the Luxury Bahia Principe and the Grand Bahia Principe resorts. And we all flew on the...
Interesting thing to note: if you compare the comments where people were ill, they are at the same time for both the Luxury Bahia Principe and the Grand Bahia Principe resorts. And we all flew on the same flight. Unless the hotels share a lot of staff (which according to the staff I talked to they don?t) or services, it looks as if we all travelled together with someone (or a few) people who had an illness/bug. After sharing airplane air for 4 hours, no wonder so many people were ill. And with the bad flu bug going around Canada in February, I know a lot of people at home who have been really ill. So, maybe we should hold off on blaming the hotels?there are other factors at play here.
That said, my friend and I had a wonderful stay at this hotel. I agree with the comments about the cleanliness and how new and pretty the hotel is. We had no issues with our shower, so were fortunate. We also had no trouble finding beach chairs after a leisurely breakfast (we arrived at the beach around 9-10 am). And Yesila (waitress on the beach) was very attentive and she even helped us with our Spanish.
We ate primarily at the buffet and, even though we both have serious stomach issues (IBS and diverticulitis), we were able to find good, fresh and tasty food at every meal. We enjoyed all the dining room staff (especially Joan and Jesus, Alias (supervisor), Luis, and Maricruz) and they took great care of us, clearing our table promptly and refilling our drinks before we knew we were out. They also remembered what we liked and there would be my coffee and her tea waiting for us when we came back to our table with our food! Excelente!!
It is interesting that in others? comments, William was mentioned as being a good waiter. We did not find that to be the case. In fact, after two meals with him, we avoided his section at all cost. We found him to be unpleasant and sour. Anytime we asked for anything he?d yell at someone else to do it (standing next to me so he blasted my eardrums). He rarely came by to see if we needed anything (he?d order someone else to check on us). Actually, the only time he made any effort was when we were getting up to leave and he was looking for a tip (we made sure that went to the people he had given all the work to!)
Another favourite was Ramon (the shorter one) at the bar outside the buffet. He was lovely. He greeted us from the bar (waving to us as we went in to dinner) and he always remembered our post-dinner drinks. He was friendly and cheerful and welcoming?a good ambassador for the hotel.
If you choose to visit this hotel, we recommend the following:
? Pack bug spray and spray on your legs from the knee down before you leave your room in the morning?whole trip no bites!
? Plan to tip. All inclusive does not mean no tipping. Good service should be rewarded, wherever you travel. The people working at hotels in the Dominican make very little money (average $150-200 a month!) and unemployment is high, so they are often the breadwinner of the family.
Warning about Dianne, the Air Transat rep: she will only give you attention or help if you speak French. One example (we have more): we came by (after several failed attempts) to book an excursion and she was with a group (speaking in French). She waved a hand at us to sit and wait, so we did. I speak French (so I understood the conversation going on) and knowing we were sitting and waiting, she spent 15 minutes chatting about life in the Dominican, the weather in Canada, etc. No business going on. When it was finally our turn, and we speak English, she was really abrupt. We had questions about the excursion and she was rude and patronizing. The tour left at 7:30 a.m. and we asked how we would get something to eat for breakfast. Her response was to bark at us to ?just grab something the night before and keep it in your fridge, or run to the buffet and grab a muffin.? She clearly wanted us to hurry up and buy the package. Not a word explaining if she was in a hurry? but when we turned to one another to have a quick chat and confirm we both still wanted to go, Dianne packed up her things and left! Not a word from her?she was just gone. I literally still had my visa card in my hand?
Copper616, Oshawa, Canada
Wed Mar 05 21:26:12 EST 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Luxury Bahia Principe. I would suggest to everyone going to any Island beach to take bug spray with them. The little sand flea's or whatever they are, are...
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Luxury Bahia Principe. I would suggest to everyone going to any Island beach to take bug spray with them. The little sand flea's or whatever they are, are worse than our mosquitoes! At least we can see and hear our mosquitoes when they're getting ready for a meal! We were disappointed that the ocean there was rocky, sea weedy and murky. It's not what we expected going to the Caribbean side of the Island. Also, take some vinegar with you, that helps stop the itching.
The room was excellent. More than what we expected. The staff were all helpful and always smiling. As for the Managers, it was so nice to see them out and about, talking to people and laughing with us.
The only A La Cart restaurant we went to was the Corrales Garden Grill. The steaks were done perfectly. The manager, Jose Luis is the nicest guy. His staff have a lot of fun, but they look after you so well.
The staff at any resort we've ever been to, work long hours pretty well every day. They always have the most beautiful smiles on their lips. Thank you for the wonderful week.
Not So Good
SJW342, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tue Mar 04 19:02:18 EST 2014
My husband and I just returned 3/1. We thought this would be an excellent place to take our honeymoon. I clearly was wrong. I read a ton of reviews before we went. I saw that people were getting...
My husband and I just returned 3/1. We thought this would be an excellent place to take our honeymoon. I clearly was wrong. I read a ton of reviews before we went. I saw that people were getting sick, but I figured they were probably doing something wrong. We have plenty of travel experience with hotels and cruises and have never gotten sick. Unfortunately that was not the case this time. They do offer hand sanitizer when you walk into the restaurants, However I saw plenty of people walking right past the girl and did not use it. They also refill your glass and when they do that, the top of your glass touches the tap etc. not very hygienic. We talked to several of the staff and they know it is a problem but cant figure out what it is. It is tough to get over that on your honeymoon your husband had to eat dinner alone! Ok enough about being sick, I would just say take medicine with you and be prepared! The place was absolutely gorgeous! We never had to wait long for a drink or any thing else we needed. Service was excellent! We had no problem finding a chair on the beach or by the pool. Beach was cloudy, which in all the reviews I read I did not know that. I probably wouldn't tell anyone to go here until they fix whatever this issue is. It stinks that we lost 3 days of our vacation. But atleast we were sick in warm weather!
Laurissa M, Dartmouth, Canada
Tue Mar 04 17:38:28 EST 2014
We just arrived home last night from the Bouganville. This was our second trip to Bahia Principe in a Don Pablo Collection property. Our first trip was to the Ambar in Punta Cana and we had a...
We just arrived home last night from the Bouganville. This was our second trip to Bahia Principe in a Don Pablo Collection property. Our first trip was to the Ambar in Punta Cana and we had a wonderful time.
The Bouganville in LaRomana, which is in the South on the Carribean Sea was an unforgetable experience. The staff were amazing and so friendly. The food and meals were great. The property was stunning and exceeded our expectations. The property has only been open since NOvember 2013. Our Oceanfront room with wrap around balcony gave us wonderful views of the sea, sunset and pool area.
The beach is beautiful and the Bahia is the only property on the entire beach.
They had great daily activities if you chose to take part or you could chill by the cooling jacuzzi in a cabana or hang out at the pool which was a bit more lively.
The gym had everything you could ask for if you chose to work out.
My husband and I and I took bikes out and rode around the Bahia property which included a golf course , tennis courts, soccer field and luxury housing.
We would definitely return in a heart beat and wished that we had booked 10 days instead of 7.
The weather was hot but there was always a gorgeous breeze. The property was lush.
We went on an excursion one day to the Altos of Chavon, a replica a of a 16th century Italian Village. It contained an art school and fantastic shops and restaurants with the most amazing view perched upon the cliffs of the Chavon River.
I much preferred the area of La Romana to Punta Cana or Puerto Plata.
Disappointed in Bouganville
fascrose, Caledonia, Canada
Tue Mar 04 16:01:40 EST 2014
If you want crystal clear water, soft sandy beach, and not getting sick, do not go to this resort. Our family of eleven have travelled the last five years to different resorts, this was the first...
If you want crystal clear water, soft sandy beach, and not getting sick, do not go to this resort. Our family of eleven have travelled the last five years to different resorts, this was the first one where we were overall disappointed. The water is murky, similar to swimming in Lake Ontario. Most of restaurant staff could not speak English and we had to constantly request for coffee, water, juice when we sat at our table. Chefs were seen picking up raw chicken and putting on the same grill next to cooked meat and then turning the cooked meat with the same tongs used for the raw meat. This is not sanitary food handling practice. My husband of 38 years has never gotten sick and was in our room for two days. In speaking with other guests, there was a considerable amount who also got sick. Management needs to address this issue - not just blame on too much alcohol, sun, etc. Hotel grounds are immaculate, rooms are large and comfortable. Our Air Canada rep was not helpful in our attempt to book our return boarding pass - the front reception looked after us for this and were exceptionally helpful. Our birthday dinner at LeGourmet was excellent and I compliment the staff there for making our evening pleasant and fun (something the rest of the restaurant staff could take a lesson from - i'm sure their long working hours and days have a lot to do with this situation)
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