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.

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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*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
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:
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.
Il Capriccio - À la carte restaurant offering exquisite Italian cuisine, pasta and pizza. 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.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
67 Recommend
67 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 2330reviews
What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
No Luxury Here
gotthetravelbug1969, Elmsdale, Canada
Sun Apr 23 10:33:59 EDT 2017
I vacationed here April 4-18, 2017 with my husband and 2 other couples. We are all middle aged professional people. ROOMS-Large and very clean when we arrived. Lots of space to unpack clothes. Large bed, desk & chair, separate table & 2 chairs, sofa, TV, safe, iron & board, umbrella, mini fridge, coffee maker. Large bathroom with separate toilet and shower stalls, double sinks and jacuzzi tub. HOUSEKEEPING-we found the cleaning of the room to be poor. Hairs remained on the floors, sand in the tub, bathroom taps dirty as well as countertop on a consistent basis. Tub not cleaned even after pointed out to staff. Restocking of the mini bar and room very inconsistent. Some days no coffee, some days no water, some days no beer. Other days were fine. It was so inconsistent that I took to taking water off of the housekeeping carts in the hallways if there was one unattended. By the time we left I had soap, toilet paper, facecloths and water all hidden away in our closet "in case" we needed them because they had all been issues to get at some point on our vacation. BEACH-Nice beach. Long cove like and lots of shade. Could walk for probably a km in each direction from the resort before you had to stop. OCEAN-I knew the water was "murky" from previous tripadvisor posts. I was expecting that. I guess I wasn't expecting the level of sediment and debris that was in the water. Couldn't see hand after about 5 inches under water. Was so brown it actually stained my white bathing suit liner. FOOD-Buffet or a la carte. We ate at all the buffets and a la cartes on both the Bouganville and La Romana resorts. We had some really good meals and some average meals. I found the food to be good overall but was rarely hot-just luke warm in temp. Had an excellent meal and service at the Brazilian restaurant one night. Went back 2 nights later and food and service was totally different and not so good. Also had good meals at the Italian restaurant & Don Pablo restaurant. SERVICE-Hit or miss. Mostly miss except for a few exceptions. Carlos-bartender at the pool bar was excellent. Leydey-waitress in lobby bar was excellent. Some restaurants/buffets had good service at times and poor at other times. Very inconsistent. BUTLER SERVICE-we did not receive what I would call butler service. Butler came to us on 3rd day and introduced himself. Asked him for a few things throughout our 14 day stay and never received anything we asked for. Only saw him on a few other occasions after that first intro and that seemed to be because we ran into him by accident. My brother did not even meet his butler until the night before we all left even after multiple attempts to arrange. GROUNDS-Beautiful and clean and well manicured POOLS-Very nice and clean. Lots of shade. Infinity pool up the beach was very nice to use and is available to use by Bouganville guests. MISC-There were random power and water outages on a daily basis. Usually multiple times per day. There is a self serve machine for coffee in the lobby. Only plastic cups available overnight for the coffee. Press a button and get your coffee. This resort was a serious letdown for our group who booked a 5 star luxury resort. This resort is not 5 star or anywhere close to a luxury resort. Buyer beware. Would not recommend nor be returning.

Great vacation but needs some improvements
trippyguy2017, Kingston, Canada
Fri Apr 21 10:55:34 EDT 2017
First of all i would say our stay at this resort was very good. Things we liked. - the place is beautiful with well keep gardens and very easy to get around. even the family resort next door is easy to get around. - the food in the buffet was pretty good with a great selection for all types of eaters. we are not big meat eaters and we found plenty of other good options for our food selection. - the buildings are pretty clean and workers are always tending to issues or just cleaning - we found for the most part the workers are friendly. even if they don't speak much english - they had a great selection in the bars and quality liquor's to choose from. - our room was spacious and located close to everything - we had great service from carlos the bartender - we got to use the infiniti pool up the beach where the beach club was which was very nice. we felt that was an added bonus. - plenty of pools to choose from. - beach was nice to walk on. the water is not aqua but it was fine to swim in. Things that were not so good. - they need better music and entertainment in the bar lounge between 8pm till 11pm. it's very boring and the same every single night. even just a speaker with dancing music would be better. - first 6 days or maid was great! we had a different one the last 4 days and it was terrible. she never replaced toilet paper, never left face or bath towels, we always had to call the front desk to get some some sent up in the evening. thats basics 101! - the don pablo al a carte was good. the Japanese one sucked. first they did not have a appetizer table to choice pre dinner sushi or other tasty samples. my meal was not correct and had to make a new one for me which was not very good. they tried to be to clever with there dishes. stick to the basics! - no napkins were present on the tables in the buffet which was annoying. - the TV in our room sucked. channels were not very good and the picture feed was useless most of the time. - all the shops were way over priced. - power went out all the time - internet was a hit and miss most of the days. you always had to sign in during all parts of the day. Overall we had a great time at this resort and would go back if we got a good deal.

Vacation bust
Dorothy C, Barrie, Canada
Thu Apr 20 05:07:15 EDT 2017
We just came back from this Resort that was supposed to be a fun relaxing time with friends. This was our third year there and we were expecting the same exceptional service that we enjoyed for the previous two years. Sadly , it was not to be. it started with our transportation to the Resort ( our flight was delayed by 40 minutes so we missed our original ride) the van we were travelling in died about 10 minutes out of La Romana with a busted water pump. There we were on the side of the highway for an hour waiting for someone to decide what to do with us. Luckily we had a couple of small bottles of water which between the four of us was not much. We finally arrived at the Resort to find that we were too late for the Buffet and the snack bar was trying to get ready for dinner and hurried us along. We received no welcome, no cool towels ( which we would have appreciated after our experience at the side of the road, no apology from anyone about the incident) we were told that the Resort no longer provided Butler service ( which we found out a few days later was not true) and that the corporate policy had changed so we would not be receiving a gift for our third visit ( you now have to be a guest four times to get anything. Great start. The Resort has now a new Manager who promised that he would rectify any issues and make sure our remaining stay would be wonderful...the four of us never saw him again Last years Manager would never have treated any guest that way. The overall service and friendliness has declined dramatically from previous years and the grounds maintainence around the pool areas is not great. The Resort has almost doubled in size but the staff and services have declined. The food quality has also suffered. last years Chef is no longer there and it shows. We often saw the previous evenings dinner meats reserved the following mornings for breakfast. Even the fresh made omelettes were most days not cooked through. Overall the Buffet and the a La Cartes were not as good as the previous two years. They also have lots more power outages this year. This happened at least two or three times a day. A new addition to the property of a huge generator has helped, but was located near the pool area and ran some days for eight hours or more ( very loud) I think that all these factors together has , for us diminished the status of this Resort. The 'luxury' status no longer applies for us. I would downgrade the status from a five star to a low four star rating. We will not be going there next year

Amazing stay
Donna H, New York City, New York
Tue Apr 18 18:22:42 EDT 2017
I stayed at the resort April 10-14. We were treated royally. The food was of excellent quality and the specialty restaurants felt like we were dining at a high end restaurant. The staff throughout the resort were attentive , who polite and very well trained. The pool and beach were never too crowded and we had the luxury of visiting the neighboring property. (For families ) We are there a few times. Another bonus was walking along the beach to a quieter infinity pool. What an amazing view. The cons 1. the water in the shower was Luke warm. 2.The assigned butler did not check in on us. 3.When we initially arrived we encountered staff who were trying to sell us timeshares and rentals. The sales pitch stopped on the second day. After 2 hours of waiting to clear customs at the airpot we arrived at the hotel and the room wasn't ready. We had to wait another 2 hours. The pros outweigh cons. I would go definitely go back to this resort

Read this before booking!!!!
patnamyvaca2007, Rochester, New York
Tue Apr 18 09:57:44 EDT 2017
If you want to listen to a loud generator because the resort loses power on a daily basis, then by all means book at this resort! We had to listen to a VERY loud generator from 8am till 6pm on 2 days of our 7 day vacation. It also would go off randomly on the other days. This generator is located in the back of the resort right next to the new "quiet" pool and building 57, which is where we were staying. When you lose power you also will lose water, which left me to not be able to shower one night before dinner. Speaking of dinner....they said that they could only book us every night at the ala cart restaurants at 9:30pm?!!!!!! and were very unfriendly while booking these reservations. When my husband and i went to write a complaint about the generator and dinner times.....low and behold they had openings for all nights at 7:30. And while eating at those times, there were many open tables! So, not sure why our only option at first was 9:30. Language Barrier was difficult! I know i'm in another country, and my husband and I have traveled extensively, but I've never had such difficulty! From front desk to the maids...... I did my best with my translator when i needed to ask for a washcloth (which they do not supply in your rooms) . Bars: Do not stock same product at every bar....and THEY RUN OUT EARLY of many different liquors, champagne, wine, beers!!! Pools: People reserve seats very early in the morning (which they are not supposed to, but they do not monitor to stop this). The back "quiet" pool is nice until multiple people bring their speakers and you have to listen to competing types of music (they did not monitor this either). The front pool is crazy, but if thats what you like then its all you. We were unable to find seats the days of the loud generator so we were stuck with the loud generator all day!!!!!!!!! Food: Ok....they need more variety and the restaurants. Eddy the serer in the morning buffet and nightly at the Japanese place is awesome! As well as the night staff at Don Pablo restaurant!! They only saving grace from our week!!!! They were awesome! Rooms: Good size, Comfortable and clean. Grounds: Impeccable You should contact the resort before booking to ensure they have fixed their power issues!!!!!!!!!!!!

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