Exceptional Value! Honeymoon: Bottle of rum or domestic sparkling wine, fruit basket in the room upon arrival, and room upgrade (based on availability).
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.
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
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 -
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:
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.
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.
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.
My wife and I have traveled throughout the Caribbean and we agreed our stay at Bahia Principe Bouganville Don Pablo was the best ever. The facilities and grounds are quiet, beautiful and inviting...
My wife and I have traveled throughout the Caribbean and we agreed our stay at Bahia Principe Bouganville Don Pablo was the best ever. The facilities and grounds are quiet, beautiful and inviting. Our room overlooking the pool and the ocean was large and comfortable...our favorite spot was the huge veranda where we could read a book, snooze or watch the breathtaking sunsets. The bed was more firm than we like, but we still rested well at night.
The food in the Buffet was varied and delicious...lobster, octopus, caviar, rabbit and interesting international themes and dishes. I cannot say enough good things about the service and the staff who made us feel welcome and very pampered. We would like especially recognize Juan, Jazmin and Alexander who became like family to us. I was recovering from knee surgery and we appreciated their kind assistance and welcoming smiles each day.
We will be returning next year and, I pray, many years thereafter. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
An Honest Review
LoriGolden, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada
Tue Nov 18 15:55:01 EST 2014
We visit mainly Don Pablo collection and have for years now, so friends decided on this one and we figured why not it's a don pablo it has to be great. Wrong! It's not all bad so I will start with...
We visit mainly Don Pablo collection and have for years now, so friends decided on this one and we figured why not it's a don pablo it has to be great. Wrong! It's not all bad so I will start with the ok. I do not give bad reviews unless it is deserved. I am far from a picky person but I will be honest.
So arrival went smooth they did however drop us off at the la romana side of the complex, we find out later this is normal! Not sure why they do not just go to their own lobby. We are a married couple and the room they gave us had two twin beds, we booked a king room. Yes the view is what we paid for ocean front but looked right onto the snack bar roof ok then, We asked to be moved this could not happen until the next day, we agreed to spend the night in twin beds. Next day comes and we got moved to a much better room with a better view a corner unit on the second floor now that is much better. I have to say the room was very clean and the maids did an amazing job every single day. No towel art but that is not a big deal.
The pool was a nice size and was never crowded good temperature. Service was hit or miss and the pool bar did not have an area you could use unless you're in the pool. You could walk over to the jacuzzi pool bar but it was very busy and a small bar. There were some great servers at the swim up bar Adolphine she is the best, I have probably spelt her name wrong. Jogeny and Carlos at the pool bar were also a great bartenders they were very fast and always remembered what you were drinking. The stone on the bar gets very hot ladies do not lean against it to order your drinks.
The resort area is kept very clean the workers are always around fixing things and making sure everything looks great. It is beautiful and clean. The gardeners work very hard to keep the grounds looking beautiful. They do fog for mosquitoes often this did not seem to help one bit. We were covered in bug bites every night even with bug spray on. Now this could also have been the time of year as we got a lot of rain the first week on the resort. You could not sit out on your balcony at night to enjoy a drink or you were eaten alive by mosquitoes.
Restaurants well the main buffet was hit or miss mainly miss on the service, you could sit an entire meal and not get a drink not even water. The food was the same day in and day out, very small buffet with little to no variety. They had chicken on the gala night on the buffet and well it had raw spots so you could not eat it. The lobster was good even though a touch burnt from grilling it but we still ate it. The staff very friendly but seemed more into talking to each other and walking around then serving guests. The restaurant was very clean this is a bonus.
The steak house, we loved this place and ate there 5 times during our stay. This one is the snack bar during the daytime hours and right next to the pool. Open air and very nice the staff were great and always served you with a smile. I did the mixed grill twice now that is a lot of food go hungry if you want this. The ribeye was the favorite among our group of 6 people. I also had the tenderloin twice and loved it both times. If you want well done then make sure to say no red they under cook the meat big time, this did not bother me as I eat rare meat.
The fish restaurant we went a few times and enjoyed it each time. Again if you can get the chef special then do it, amazing dish. A little on the salty side you will not notice until much later when your shoes get tight haha. The servers were all very nice. The second time we went our group was the 6 of us and the service was just as good if not better. We all really enjoyed our meals.
The gourmet I can not say anything bad about it, we all had wonderful meals and wonderful service, very prompt in getting you drinks and anything you asked for.
Italian restaurant, wow what can I say beg for the 6:30 seating and make sure you ask for the chef special they do not have many of them so do not hesitate and miss out. By the 7:15 seating our friends came in and they were out of many items on the menu including the chef special. The chef special was really good we liked it a lot. Our second visit we were a group of 6 late seating and it was terrible, no we are out of that is what we heard for most of the menu. Then when our selections arrived they were luke warm and well none of us ate more than two bites of each plate. The server did not even seem shocked that we did not eat the food!
la romana buffet was so amazing the food over on that side great and hot and so much variety. We ate over there a few times including breakfast a few mornings. If you can put up with kids eat over there. We also did a supper meal two tables of us all from bouganville side, we had the best meal by far there that night. Our server was so amazing Juan #1 was great. They had a liquor cart going around and the guys with us took advantage of this the boys tipped the liquor cart server very well. There was a crepe cart we did that for desert and it was so delish. we wrapped up the night in the la romana buffet and decided to stay on that side for drinks. Again we got really good service in this lobby, that side of the resort is very busy and they manage to serve very quick.
Bouganville lobby at night well some nights the service was ok other nights you would order and still go get your own drinks several times before your waitress ever came back to the table. We had one night where the waitress never came back, my husband got all of our drinks himself. We were not sitting in some out of the way corner but in the smoking section in the centre area of the lobby. The bartenders were all amazing when you went to get your own drinks they were so fast and friendly and knew how to mix a nice drink. We did have once waitress that did not speak english at all so when she did bring drinks they were never what we asked for. We tip so do not think the poor service was for lack of tips.
You have to pay for internet you only get an hour free in the lobby and it does not like to pause so use your hour or lose it. This may not be important to some but when you have kids at home and like to keep in touch it matters. I have never paid for internet at a don pablo before so this was new for us.
The beach is beautiful and long lined with palm trees but the water is horrible due to a river up from the resort that emptied into the ocean. We did not get into the ocean at all while there. For us if you can not see what is in the water no thanks, there were days when it did not smell pleasant. I know there is nothing the resort can do about this as the river is very dirty that dumps into the bay. I walked the beach on both ends it is very safe no one bothered me at all. I even walked past the beach venders and got no hassle after saying no thank you. Mind you they have great prices as I did stop in a few times and purchased paintings at great prices, better than the ones that come into the la romana lobby a few times a week. I also walked pass the construction area really there is not much noise anymore, it did not bother us at all. Our room was night next to the where they are building and we were fine. Now the water in the ocean down there is very clean and nice to walk in.
Entertainment staff we had a lot of fun with Luis whookay he made the games fun and made you want to play. Mini me Carlos was a lot of fun I did some dancing with him great teacher. I played games for the first time this trip and manage to win a t shirt and some coffee. They should add some pool games it would be a great touch.
Front desk staff all amazing Joel was always a help when we needed information. Rachael at guest services she helped with arranging a bottle of champagne for our anniversary. I had e mailed the resort before arrival but had not heard back from them.
We would not return to this resort to many inconsistencies with the service and food. Our entire group of 6 all got sick the same way after a supper meal, could not have been due to drinks it was one of the days I had only drank water and pop all day and night. All of us it hit about an hour after the meal, we were all ok the next day.
Mon Nov 17 20:19:11 EST 2014
I can't wait to visit again DR. I was so impress with everything. This resort is beautiful. Customer service to it Max expression. Cleanest to perfection!!! Delicious food!! The dance club to be...
I can't wait to visit again DR. I was so impress with everything. This resort is beautiful. Customer service to it Max expression. Cleanest to perfection!!! Delicious food!! The dance club to be honest I can't remember that night because there were to much rum :))) I guess I have a blast. Wow!!! I had such a great time.
A Gem In The Making
Noel H, Bayside, New York
Sun Nov 16 18:00:22 EST 2014
This is our fourth time in a Bahia Principe property, first time in a Don Pablo Collection. The property is not even two years old, but the rooms and ground are immaculate. The maid service was...
This is our fourth time in a Bahia Principe property, first time in a Don Pablo Collection. The property is not even two years old, but the rooms and ground are immaculate. The maid service was everything you would expect in a five star hotel and the reception process was flawless. As Privilege Club members we were brought to the Golden Lounge Reception, for the property does not have a Privilege Lounge. Ambar Rose, our Privilege Concierge, made the check in process delightful. She was a consummate professional. Our room was next door to both the pool and the beach. The pool on our adult side was perfect, we never had a problem finding chairs or getting drinks, with poolside waiters always at the ready. Kudos to Adolfina and our pool bartender Jhoan. The beach was a beautiful beach, extremely well maintained and clean. Plenty of shade for the sun fearers, but plenty of sun at the front of the beach for sun bathers. The water is a dark blue, but I wasn',t there to look at the fish. Where this hotel needs to upgrade is the following:
The a la carte restaurants had very good food, but often times the servers were overwhelmed, and neglected us at times, forgetting that service is not about putting a plate in front of you, but about being personable with the clients. Language was not a barrier, I speak Spanish fluently, but did not feel that personal touch. The only exception was Le Gourmet Restaurant. Cornelius and all of his wait staff made us feel like royalty, with delicious food, personality and excellent service. Both El Pescador and Il Capriccio should take note of how a true five star service is done.
The poolside buffet restaurant, Los Corales, was fantastic. The food selection was tremendous and the level of service outshines those of the a la carte restaurants Pescador and Il Capriccio. Kudos to Luis Antonio and Jesus, always greeting us with a warm smile and exceptional service.
The Bahia Gym, if you want to call it that was a closet with antiquated equipment. The one bench press was old and cardio equipment consisted of an old bike and horrible elliptical. There was no A/C and at times it was really unbearable. The only saving grace was Quandherson, who seemed truly apologetic and was very personable.
The Bouganville Buffet Restaurant, Jasmine, served basic food, bacon was fatty, and variety lacked for breakfast. If you are looking for a good breakfast, go to the buffet restaurant at La Romana, the adjoining property. There the selection is plentiful and the food delicious. Surprising, since the Don Pablo side is supposed to have the higher quality.
I was told that construction is still ongoing and that a new a la carte restaurant is being built. Also that the gym will be installing A/C and that the equipment will he upgraded. We will just have to see.
Overall I would recommend this resort and if those few areas that are lacking are corrected, then a five star rating will be well deserved.
You Get What You Pay for
Sharon S, Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States
Sat Nov 15 21:12:48 EST 2014
This resort is overrated. Ocean front room- has no real ocean view- obstructed by palm trees and is on a bay, not the ocean- water looks like a dirty lake. Asked for a King bed- when we got there...
This resort is overrated. Ocean front room- has no real ocean view- obstructed by palm trees and is on a bay, not the ocean- water looks like a dirty lake. Asked for a King bed- when we got there- they had none- got 2 doubles. Check in was to be at 3:00 p.m. and did not get to our room until 4:30 p.m. No towels in the room. Werner, who worked the front desk was rude and appeared bothered by our request for the king bed, and that we asked why it was so late to get to our room. I found him to be disrespectful. He offered to send up a bottle of champagne- and it never arrived. I called an hour later and asked to speak with him (Werner) and asked where the champagne was- he said he would send it right up and hung up abruptly as if I was bothering him. Needless to say - it never came. The resort itself is well maintained and the grounds are beautiful, rooms are clean as well. Service in all the restaurants was not good- very disorganized, slow. Had to get my own water glasses and water, and silverware on several occassions. Food choices limited, and just not good. Same thing day after day at the buffets- and they ran out of certain items often. Staff hit or miss with attitudes. Excellent staff- Adolfino, Luis, Edwardo, Jhoan, Ramon. Poor- Werner. Could only book dinner reservations from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., no exceptions- when we got to the resort at 3:02 p.m.- we were told it was too late!!! Really! Overall extremely upset and disappointed, would have expected more, especially from such a beautiful resort.
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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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