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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).

Exceptional Value!
Extra Value: Apple Vacationers receive private check-in, VIP amenities, exclusive concierge service, and more.
Honeymoon: Bottle of rum or domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket, and room upgrade (based on availability).

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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:
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.
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.
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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5 Stars?! Try 2 (maybe)
WVMountie07, Charleston, West Virginia
Wed Jul 13 08:39:28 EDT 2016
We arrived on June 26 for our honeymoon. Upon arrival at approximately 4PM (local) time, our room was not ready. When we went to check in, they advised they would send house keeping right away, that it should take about 15-20 minutes. We sat in the lobby for about an hour and a half before our room was finally ready. Our room, 50301, is on a floor all by itself (no it doesn't have any additional amenities than any of the other rooms). We liked the idea of having no one above/beside us. When we got to the room, none of they key cards worked that we were given, the bellhop had to use a universal key to get us in. He took our keys back and had them reactivated. We then went to the buffet near the beach for lunch, since we had been traveling all day. I ordered Calamari and my wife had a burger. When the calamari came, it was literally COLD... not "not hot", not "warm", COLD! I was so hungry I ate it anyways (thankfully I did not get sick from it). Her burger tasted like it was made of some type of seasoned sausage, it was OK. Our second day, a bad rain/thunder storm came through and knocked the power out temporarily (the first time). We were out to eat during the storm, but when we returned to our room, realized water was running through the lights in the bathroom straight to the floor. I'm not sure how this hasn't been an issue previously. We informed the front desk who advised they would sent maintenance. We went to a show that evening, returned to the room, and still had water in the floor. I used a towel to collect it, and called it good. What we discovered over the next few days, is that the food is poor here, unless at a specialty dinner restaurant. The places to eat breakfast/lunch have the same things every day. If you don't eat breakfast early in the morning, you eat what was put under a heat lamp hours prior to your arrival. Same thing with lunch. I was appalled at how old the majority of food tasted. Especially from a "5 star" property. The specialty/reservation restaurants were pretty good. I would rate them "as expected". Our room did not have much of a view, due to it being between 2 roofs. The beds in this place are like sleeping on a slab of freshly poured concrete. Other guests we spoke with had the same issues with that. As I previously mentioned, our room was basically on it's own floor. One bad thing was the stairwell for it had no light! When you came home after sunset it was pitch black, we had to use our phones to light the way! The power was out 3-4 different times throughout our 7 day stay here. We also did not have hot water one day. Makes it fairly difficult to take a pre-dinner shower... The restaurants also require long pants for entry. They will literally deny you entry without them, I speak from experience. The last thing I want to wear when its 90 degrees is long pants instead of a nice pair of golf shorts. The absolute WORST part about this place is the "privilege" people. These are reps out in about the resort that constantly harass you about getting more information about more resort locations among their chain. As a guest, you will eventually map our their stations and walk the long way around to avoid them. When I'm on vacation, the last thing I want to do is deal with this type of stuff. They literally WILL NOT let you walk by without asking a million questions and wanting to give you a ton of info. They will station themselves in entry ways to lobbies and along walkways to the pools/beach. Want to annoy a guest first thing in the day? Excellent way to achieve this.... We eventually learned to just tell them you received the "Dominican package" and just point to the area another group was set up. This will shut them down immediately and allow you to pass. As many bartenders that were employed here, they sure didn't seem to have any urgency to assist you. We sat with empty drinks every day, multiple times, for 10+ minutes each time. This drove us insane! Overall, we were disappointed in our stay and would not recommend to anyone or return ourselves. We spent entirely too much on this vacation to receive what we did... I am a travel agent, so my personal experiences go a long ways. My advice to anyone coming behind us: eat omelets for breakfast (every day), go to lunch early, and make a dinner reservation for every night. I hope this helps! - Disappointed Traveler More>

Absolutely Amazing........They do go the extra mile.
peterfwheeler, Brandon, United Kingdom
Tue Jul 12 21:44:24 EDT 2016
Our 5th time in the Dominican with 4 different hotel chains, and this was by far the best we have experienced, there was always enough varied excellent food and premier drinks brands available,even in the minibar. We used the Buffet restaurant rather than the speciailty restaurants as we preferred the variety. The nightlife is quiet but that is what we like, the pool and beach facilities are clean and well maintained. Time share sales can be a bit pushy but will take a hint, beach sometimes noisy as children from next door move into adults only areas and little effort to maintain separation of adults and family hotels,Daytime building works going on, its got to be done sometime, but not a problem. The staff are superb, top management are always circulating and available to chat, down to the gardeners and beach cleaners...all friendly and ready with a smile. Freddie,Mac,Frank,Edwardo,Luis, so many others as well...Thanks for a great holiday. We will be back. More>

Quick Getaway
Dion B,
Tue Jul 12 09:14:40 EDT 2016
My stay was a 3 day wknd and it was the best time ever. The hotel staff was the best, customer service was top notch!!! My butler Francisco was attentive and gave great advice for things to do and where to eat. More>

Would return at some point
LadyMcD, Montreal, Canada
Mon Jul 11 18:18:11 EDT 2016
After staying at this hotel we have decided to never return to GBP Luxury Ambar in Punta Cana and the reason is because there is no towel game at Luxury Bouganville. Over the years the towel game at Ambar starts earlier and earlier and we just don't want to deal with that anymore. Second reason we would return is this was the first of 14 GBP vacations at 6 different locations that we could actually sleep in so it truly felt that we were not still on a clock. Most days we arrived at the pool between 9-9:30 a.m. Lots of palapas on the beach so finding shade is never an issue. We happily stuck to the pool as we knew in advance about the jellyfish and meerky ocean water and both my husband and I like to swim laps. We both really liked this pool though very little shade in the afternoon. Great teamwork between management, and staff is the third reason we will return. Staff here truly love working with their manager Manuela, which speaks volumes for staff morale being very good. Can not say the same about the other 5 GBP hotels we have stayed at. We enjoyed the daily BBQ poolside, or you could have lunch at 2 other places. We did not like the version of paella made with macaroni but it was good to at least try it. Another day they had made real paella. Other days it was hamburgers and hot dogs with salad and fries. I think we only had lunch once at the main buffet preferring Los Corales. Service at the a la carte offerings in the Bouganville and main GBP La Romana hotel were up to par. Our poolside waitress in training was Celeste and she was eager to please guests even though her working English still needs some practice. She was sweet. We have always appreciated how beautifully landscaped all GBP hotels are though the landscaping here stood out, especially the corner garden as you walk over to the other hotel. The walk is about 4 minutes, or you could take a tram. Both housekeeping and turndown service were perfect. The light a scented diffuser in the hallway in the evening. We very much enjoyed the new coffee machine near the main bar with multiple coffee choices. Very convenient! One other plus is that if you do have a suggestion management is open to hearing it. Shopping wise there are only a few stores. It was sad to see so many closed down stores but that is becoming the norm at all the GBP hotels in recent years as too many vendors could not handle the increase in rent. A couple of the evening shows at the main resort were fine but some were just pathetic. Watching several female contestants run around kissing as many men as possible should be scrapped. One contestant wasn't aware that kissing a Muslim man was totally inappropriate and the man's wife grabbed him and left. Clearly she was upset. Animation team lead by Eduardo was fun, and playing games is a great way to meet other guests. (Even if you don't enjoy playing games it is very easy to meet other guests as the Bouganville section is small.) Construction had already started while we were there to clear land for a new villa, but since it was a distance from the pool it just became white noise and it did not bother us at all. One other plus is that if you do have a suggestion management is open to hearing it. We noticed not every dish in the buffet had its own serving utensil and that was corrected immediately. BTW there are salad dressings but they were not easy to spot, so just ask if you can't see them. ;) If you want to walk the beach I strongly recommend footwear, because 4 of us picked up numerous shards of broken glass that had come ashore. Very disappointing that at this luxury hotel unless you are a Privelidge Club member they charge for Bailys. Best just to bring your own duty free bottles if having a Bailys is a vacation ritual for you. They put one bottle out per day and when it is gone that is it! "Sorry we ran out" was heard daily. We went on the Catalina excursion. First stop we only say 3 varieties of fish, though at the second stop we saw hundreds of large starfish and that truly was the highlight of our vacation! The lunch at Catalina island was fine. Best part is if you book via Scubaquatic you leave by boat from the hotel, whereas all the other tour companies transport you to a marina 30 minutes away. Scubaquatic was also $10.00US less expensive per person. :) We had a great time at this smaller sized hotel. If you prefer a big resort then stick with the Mexican or Punta Cana resort. P.s. I asked a gardener if he could remove a few palm fronds that were touching the balcony beside us and blocking our view, when we returned to our room we had a great view of the pool and we could see a bit of the ocean. I tipped him, and every day afterwards I tossed down a cold bottle of water to him which he greatly appreciated. More>

Absoulutely Beautiful Place !!!!!
dawnie6658, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Mon Jul 11 01:29:54 EDT 2016
First impressions on arrival superb and this continued throughout our stay. Loved the hotel , its grounds the beach, Everywhere is spotless and well maintained. The staff are very friendly and always helpful. Plenty of room everwhere !! so you never feel overcrowded. Big thanks to Rachel Castro for making us feel welcome from arrival and continued to make sure we were ok, Loved Mac our Butler. All the staff throughout the complex are fab, ANIMATION TEAM, Eduardo, Manuel, Luis, Alexander, Marisel you made our days and nights so full of energy and fun to be around, Loved all the other staff too every where just too many to mention, Big thanks to Brandor and Clemente for looking after us in the dining hall. Food each day great choice Rooms are large, great beds lots of pillows and seating area the bathrooms have a Jacuzzi which was great. The pools are superbly clean and large waiter service around the pool for drinks top notch thanks Jorge and Adolfina . The beach is beautiful as well the sea a tad murky but is warm and soft on the feet Only arrived back in the uk yesterday and missing the place. Big thanks to Bourganville would highly recommend your hotel it is very beautiful More>

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