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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.
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.
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50 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Best Resort I've been too!
Cristina O,
Tue May 17 09:47:21 EDT 2016
We arrived on May 7, 2016 and stayed at the Adults Only part of the resort. It was fantastic. Very quiet but still plenty to do. The room was huge, very clean and the service was amazing. Most of the employees speak limited English but we are fluent in Spanish so it was no problem. The buffet food was very good. They had a station just for fresh fruit drinks, smoothies, etc and another where they made you your eggs any way you liked it. The separate restaurants were okay. The Italian was very good but the others were just okay. I preferred the buffet food. But the overall look of the hotel was beautiful and the service was excellent. Our maid Francisca was amazing and always received us with a hug and kiss. She took care of any need we had. The animation crew, specifically Luis and Gleny were amazing and always made us laugh and have fun. Live music at night was good. We had a blast!!! Definitely going back! More>

Great Beach, but food could be better!
navgill2016, Toronto, Canada
Mon May 16 16:22:55 EDT 2016
Beach was great, very clean, we enjoyed our stay.. Coffee was great! restaurant food was not that good. Room service food was cold and not good at all! People were very nice, premises were well maintained, beautiful gardens! More>

A lovely resort which falls short on the "luxury".
NovaScotiaSeaport, Nova Scotia
Mon May 16 16:11:56 EDT 2016
We chose this resort based on our experiences at the GBP el Portillo and Akumal and the last minute price was too good to be true. We flew Air Transat via Moncton, NB and the flight was OK. The Punta Cana airport was not too busy so we were able to proceed through immigration and security smoothly. The van waiting for us was not large enough to carry the twelve passsengers and luggage so we had to wait for a larger van. The drive to LaRomana is about 1 hr 30 minutes through flat, mostly sugar cane plantations. we were greeted with warm towels and a cool drink on check in. Our room was not ready until 3 PM. Rooms: Large and clean. I found the king size bed comfotable. Everything worked well. the room was often not cleaned until late in the day. Pool: The pool was large with a swim up bar. There were lots of cabanas, umbrellas and a few Bali huts. Beach: This was dissappointing for a beach lover. The sand was nice, plenty of loungers and you could walk either direction for a bit. The water was murky and had an unpleasant smell. Air hoses were used to aerate the stale water. Food: The food was not what we were expecting based on previous experience. The variety was poor, temperature was less than luke warm, many items under cooked or over cooked. The Brazilian a la carte had been a favorite at el Portillo, however this one didn't come close. The service was disorganized. The grilled vegetables were cold. The servers were dissorganized. Some of the meats were raw while others were overdone and tough. The Asian restaurant staff was not very helpful or accomodating to my husband with celiac, despite having a letter from the front desk. The food was good. The Seafood restaurant was impressive. They were very helpful and accomdating to my husbands dietary requests. The gourmet restaurant was very nice, from the champagne to dessert. The staff were friendly and accomodating. It was an enjoyable experience. We took a boat excursion from the resort to Catalina Island which was very nice. Overall I would say this was a very nice resort with mostly friendly staff. The only reason I would not return is that I did not like the beach. More>

Not all inclusive
soccermomma1, vermontville
Mon May 16 13:17:34 EDT 2016
I think that this hotel was beautiful but did have a few complaints. First and foremost is we booked the all inclusive and it was far far from that. Drinks and food where indeed all inclusive and where lovely however thats where the luxury ends. We where repeatedly hounded by employees that where trying to sell us timeshares, even though we paid for our trip in full. We where led to believe that we would have use of non motorized sports at the resort. When we went to snorkel they told us there was nowhere good here to go but pressured us to pay for the snorkeling excursion which they just happened to run. When we asked about the cameraman where where told it is free but you have to pay us for an intro class to use it. When we rode bikes they where out dated old bikes that we had to agree to pay for if there was damage....and the seats where soaked and got us all wet. When riding bikes they are supposed to be rented per hour we where told we only got a half hour. When we where on the beach a sales person from off the resort kept harassing us and asking us if she could braid my hair to which I said no on more than one occasion. Employees do not all speak English as the resort claims, only the sales people you will run into maids, waitresses ect that have no idea what you are saying other than the word rum which led to many drink order mix ups. These where all annoying but nothing was as bad as the room services. Our personal butler was a joke nice man but never ever around. You have to call 50000 for everything first off our dinner reservations booked by our butler where all made at 8am when the restaurants where not even open? We ordered of the specialty pillow menu and two days later got the pillows after hounding them. We didnt get clean wash clothes for two days and called down to request them 3 times but didnt get them. I broke my toe on the marble shower and requested ice that NEVER came. Room service takes at minimum 45 minutes. The service here is very poor. Staff is on "Dominican time" thats for sure lots of standing around and no rush. All in all I dont think I would stay at this resort again. More>

Not a five star, but adequate
Islandmomma58, Nova Scotia
Sun May 15 08:52:24 EDT 2016
In writing this review, I struggled in assigning the overall rating. The property (grounds) deserves 5 stars. The gardens are beautiful, and the public areas are very nice. The rooms are nice, but not luxurious, certainly not as nice as Sandals or even as nice as other resorts in the Grand Bahia Príncipe Luxury collection of hotels. We have stayed at the Luxury Bahia Príncipe Cayo Levantado in Samana twice and stayed in the oceanfront villas which deserved to be called luxurious. The Bahia Príncipe Ambar in Punta Cana is nice and we really enjoyed the Luxury Bahia Príncipe Akumal. Our positive experiences with the resort chain is one of the reasons we chose Bouganville Don Pablo. The room was large and well maintained. The beds are incredibly hard and the pillows are soft and give little support. In other words a good nights sleep was not in the cards. No big issues regarding the mini bar, but as others have said, one bag of chips for two people, really? Overall, the room rating would be a 3. We did have an oceanfront room, in building 52. Really enjoyed the location, close to everything, but far enough away to have privacy, facing the pool and beach rather than another building. Bring strong bug spray. The flies will eat you alive at certain times of the day.The staff does fog for bugs regularly (that's another story) but there are very persistent and annoying black flies that bite like a horsefly taking large chunks of flesh. Food: The buffet restaurant offers a wide selection of food, but the quality is mediocre compared to the other Bahia Príncipe resorts we've stayed at. Some food was undercooked (ie fish) so use caution in choosing what goes on the plate. Food generally was not hot and was fairly bland. Overall rating on food a 2 or 3. We had no problem making reservations for the specialty restaurants online. Based on recommendations from others, we only booked El Pescador and Rodizio. Although Bouganville is adult only, several restaurants are located on the family side of the larger resort, so be prepared for children in the other restaurants. There is a dress code, however it is not enforced. This is a pet peeve of mine. If you have a dress code, please adhere to it. El Pescador was nothing special. Limited selection of buffet appetizers and desserts, and three mains to choose from. We chose the surf and turf, requested medium beef, received well done. The beef was very tough and a steak knife was not offered. Three small shrimp qualified as the surf component. The desserts were the same as offered in the buffet, nothing special or very inspired. We went to Rodizio twice. The first time was okay. The second time was disappointing. Again, appetizers are from a buffet and the choices are limited. The service on the first occasion was slightly better than the second night, but neither night was outstanding. Having been to actual Brazilian barbecue restaurants across Brazil, I realize that imitators have a hard time meeting the same standards in terms of variety of meats, or quality of food and service, however Rodizio did not even come close to a good version of Brazilian barbecue. The restaurant offers several cuts of beef, chicken, pork, and sausage. On the second night, lamb was offered. With the exception of the filet mignon, the beef cuts were tough and very chewy. The pork was quite dry. The bigger issue is the way the food was served. Usually several servers circulate continuously with different meat swords at the same time so there is always something to choose from. Here, it seemed that one meat came out at a time with long lapses in between so if you did not want that selection, your plate remained empty. When the next seating arrived, you were largely ignored. The staff need some training in etiquette as well. Saying, "Hey, Lady, what you want?" Did not enhance the experience. Lots of room for improvement here. The pool was fine. Paella and barbecue by the pool was a pleasant surprise and the Las Corales buffet was convenient. Beach bars were fine. Lots of beach loungers on the beach. Nice beach for a walk. The water is dark with no visibility, good for a quick dip but not suitable for snorkelling. Bars were generally okay. Service was somewhat of slow and premium alcohol costs extra. We always tip for exceptional service among staff, I found that I didn't feel compelled to use much of my tipping money this trip. Despite the negatives that I have mentioned, this was a good get away. The issue really is that it is not a luxury resort in the same way that other 5 star resorts in this chain or others are and that is somewhat misleading. I would stay at Bahia Príncipe again, but probably will not revisit this particular resort. I think there were too many inconsistencies. For example, we arrived around 11 pm. There was no welcome drink or hot cloth waiting for us. Restaurants and bars were closed. A fruit and cheese plate was sent to the room, so that was something. Other people received a welcome package, we did not. In terms of sun and kicking back, a nice chance to get away. More>

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