Samana

Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado


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Won First place in the Traveler's Choice awards as the best resort in the Caribbean, receiving the highest rating from TripAdvisor travelers.

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.

Located on its own tropical island, just 10 minutes from the mainland, this exclusive adults-only (18+) resort offers a wide range of services, high quality restaurants, and offers a truly luxurious atmosphere. Cayo Levantado is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is the ideal place to enjoy luxury, nature, and comfort.

Expertise, professionalism, and quality are superior in the resort's restaurants and bars. The chefs cook amazing dishes that are sure to please the most discerning traveler. In the Orqudea buffet, the chefs partake in show cooking. Enjoy access to unlimited dining at three a la carte restaurants, which boast scrumptious Italian, Mediterranean, and International dishes. Room service is available 24-hours a day, perfect for a snack at any time. Guests also have complimentary, 24-hour wireless internet access throughout the resort (up to 2 devices).

The impressive spa is located in the center of Cayo Levantado island, in soothing natural surroundings. All treatments and services are designed to soothe, pamper, and relax your body. The facilities are designed in traditional Caribbean style, like the Palapa on the beach, where you can soak up the natural surroundings while getting a pampering massage.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is located 45 minutes from the new Samana Bay Airport.
Address:
SAMANA


DR
Local Phone: 809-538-3056
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
Two swimming pools, whirlpool, wet bar and two open air jacuzzis.
Golf: NEARBY
The Playa Grande Golf Course designed by the prestigious architect Robert Trent Jones is 2 hours from the resort.
Holes: 0
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Features four bars, six restaurants, 24 hour-room service, gym, and spa. Enjoy unlimited a la carte dining and complimentary Wifi access throughout the resort. Beach: Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 265
Year Opened: 2006 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
This hotel is Adults Only. All restaurants are non-smoking. There is fee for use of the room safe.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
Spacious junior suites offer a canopy king size bed, a hydro massage tub, balcony or terrace, 24-hour room service, and Don Pablo Collection bathroom amenities.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
VILLAS
King size bed. Porch with Jacuzzi. Large living area with desk. Don Pablo Collection bathroom amenities. Bathrobe and slippers.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
Spacious Junior Suites are exquisitely decorated and offer a minibar, bathrobe and slippers, and 24-hour room service.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR
Spacious rooms with one king or two double canopy beds. Includes hydromassage tub, bathrobes, slippers, and pool towels. Enjoy 24-hour room service, unlimited a la carte dinners, free WiFi, and a private balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE
Deluxe Junior Suites are spacious and offer spectacular views of the ocean or vegetation of the island. Jacuzzi on terrace, 24-hour room service, bathrobe and slippers, and unlimited a la carte dinners. Butler service upon request.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Free Wifi access throughout the resort for two devices.
DINING
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive
There are 5 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado:
Las Caracolas - Beach buffet restaurant
Portofino - la carte restaurant where you can try traditional Italian cuisine.
Don Pablo Gourmet - la carte restaurant with the most exquisite international gourmet cuisine, with romantic candlelight, melodic music and attentive, meticulous bell service.
Mediterraneo - la carte restaurant with typical Mediterranean gastronomy: Spanish, Greek, Maghrebi.
Orquidea - Air conditioned buffet restaurant serving international cuisine.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
One hour free watersports per day, pools, spa, and land sports available.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
International entertainment program for adults program.
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
So far so good..
saaaaarahhh, Swansea, United Kingdom
Thu May 25 13:52:29 EDT 2017
Still here, so will do a full review when my stay is over. Booked through thompsons, flew in at Puerto plata airport, and the transfer took just over 4 hours to get to the dock. It was treacherous. Book a private transfer!!! We got checked in at the dock swiftly, and then all the luggage was moved onto the boat and we were sailed across to the island. It was pitch black at this time, and the staff were great. Helped us get on and off the boat, and made sure we were steady before letting us go. We were taken to our rooms and given information about dinner. We had an hour until dinner closed. We saw our room and found out we had a villa instead of a room in the hotel as paid for - fab! Rooms are beautiful! Dinner (buffet) is great. The island is beautiful and the staff can't do enough for you. There are three pools. One is the small jacuzzi pool, and is great apart from the fact there aren't many umbrellas or canopies to shield you from the sun. The second is the beach pool, again fantastic and right by the beach. Lots of sun loungers and the service is great. Thirdly is the pool by don pablo. By far the best, so many seats and the waiter service is impeccable- constantly offering drinks and collecting finished ones. The don pablo restaurant is amazing. Four courses, and all divine. The service was second to none and all staff happy. The rodizio I found wasn't to our tastes as the meat was too rare, but the service was still great and the drinks were fab. The Mediterranean restaurant was again, amazing. I am not a big fish but there was a lot of choice that didn't include fish! Fab fab! The waiters were great, and hilarious! One had us in stitches the whole night!! We are trying the portifino restaurant Saturday, so that will be in my next review. The cleaners and room service are great. We had a problem with our wifi, so phoned up the reception and they sent someone over straight away. The router wasn't plugged in and there's only one port so we just alternate between wifi and plug the phone in when we need it! Problem solved. Avoid the time share people in the lobby. A firm no and they won't bother you, also if you get an envelope under your door saying you've won a prize and to collect from them, just be warned it is a time share. The only negative thing I can say is when dining in the buffet, breakfast lunch or dinner sometimes you order drinks and they never come. It's a bit annoying when you've finished your food and have to go to the lobby for a drink. It's understandable as they are busy, but it is still a little annoying. The gym is great and so is the tennis court! Hope this helps! As I mentioned above, I will update my review when my stay is complete. It truly is a 5* resort, and simply amazing.

Welcome to the Hotel Exellente!
Ian M,
Thu May 25 11:15:05 EDT 2017
Welcome to the Hotel Exellente! Well this was our third visit (mid May '17) to this resort in the last 3 years which says something – in general it ticks most if not all the boxes for us. The flight out from Manchester is now slightly later in the day (@10:45am) and despite a 30 minute delay before take off the flight time there was only 8 hours and we arrived in Puerto Plata at 3:15pm DR time – must have been down hill, wind behind or we had a pilot with the throttles to the stop! Unfortunately on arrival it started to rain and didn't stop throughout the journey to the resort! You travel in an air conditioned coach which is decent enough so if you're thinking of taking a private transfer it's really not worth it and certainly not on the way back. Mid-way through the three and a half hour+ transfer journey you stop off at a rest point which in fact was the old stopping off point, the venue for which has been completely rebuilt (a good thing too!). The transfer journey is really interesting as you get to see Dominican life, country side, small towns/villages and the usual 5 people on a moped (with gas cylinder optional!). There was a short delay before the ferry took us to the island then a quick dash to reception to avoid the rain! We'd asked for a particular villa this time round (having previously stayed in Villa One – handy for access to the main hotel and facilities but near to the entertainment stage) and were allocated Villa Two as requested on the upper floor (Room 2201) which is an excellent room with superb unobstructed views over Samana Bay. The only downside is that the Villa Two upper floor rooms are the only ones to have connecting doors which means (depending on your neighbours!) they can be quite noisy rooms, which was a problem for us to begin with, but mentioning it to Euris Agueda, the Customer Service Manager, meant we were kindly offered an alternative room in Villa Eleven but the room didn't compare so we stayed in 2201 and were glad we did! I think a polite word was had with our neighbours which also helped (+ the ear plugs!) One of the best things about the resort are the service and the staff and this time they really were outstanding – I usually don't name names (unlike our colonial cousins, ha!) but credit to Euris (Customer Service Manager) and Maria and Gerson the waiters in the buffet restaurant who were all outstanding! The ever excellent Whenny was on leave most of the time we we at the hotel which was a great pity since he was missed on the terrace with his superb drinks service! Credit to all the other staff too, including the gardeners, who all work tirelessly and it helps if you make the effort to speak to them (in Spanish if you can) to show your appreciation which goes down well. The good features of the hotel are generally the landscaped gardens and the food with a great themed selection, with the exception of the odd dishes which were cooler than perhaps they should have been, and that the Don Pablo restaurant if by far the best restaurant to eat in. You need to get in quick to make a reservation, perhaps the first job when you arrive at your splendid room (bottle of cava awaiting) and the reservation facility opens on the Thursday or Friday for the following week. Between us we suffered 3 short bouts of stomach upset and we weren't alone it seems – this isn't uncommon in tropical climates or the resort so care needs to be taken- a tip is see Whakey the barman and ask for a Boomba to sort you out! The drinks tend to be decent enough (though watch out for branded drinks being replaced with alternatives - a discerning palate helps) and the current house wines I'm told are a more expensive selection than those previously but perhaps are not to everyone's taste. At the quiet pool each day there's laid on half a dozen (or more!?) bottles of iced cava which is a new and very nice feature to help yourself to! All the 3 pools are good, we preferred the upper quiet pool, but the towel game continues and really if you can't beat them then join in to get to sit where you prefer! During our stay we went on a quad bike tour using Tauro Tours (full review on their Trip Advisor link) with the excellent Melvin Moya, who we'd used before. We'd organised in advance a personalised tour to Playa El Valle taking in the Cascade Lulu waterfall, school visit and a stop off in Santa Barbara Samana to look around the local market – this was a really great morning out with just Melvin and his assistant. If you don't venture off the island you're missing out on some spectacular scenery and local culture! We met some very, very nice people at the resort which was a pleasure - you know who you are! - and even two couples from our own home town, 'what are the chances of that?!' We think meeting such nice people makes for a memorable holiday and certainly added to our enjoyment. The only issues that require improvement are the drainage smells around the hotel main entrance, behind the Rodizio Restaurant, the side of Don Pablo restaurant and the furthest Villas from the hotel which I'm sure are down to fractured drain pipes or improperly sealed culverts - this doesn't create a good first impression regarding the main entrance so needs sorting out soon. The sheltered beach has perhaps too many loungers now, which makes privacy and cleaning them, together with beach cleanliness, more of a problem and that the loungers themselves need a more thorough wipe down before use. Saying that the loungers on the public beach are even worse and new hotel loungers and a replacement swap of the old hotel ones to dispose of the beach ones seems a good idea!? Evening entertainment is as it was years ago with little change to the routines(!) – more Butlins than 5 star with the exception of some of the terrace singers and players and the Saturday night Michael Jackson tribute act which were very good in fact. On the few evenings when it rained then the entertainments is located in the lobby bar area which is intrusive and not to everyone's taste given that there's no escape! It would also be good if there could be a hand cleansing point on the buffet terrace (there used to be with a staff member in attendance) as the only one there is is at the main entrance and not every one uses it(!) which may have led to some of the stomach upsets!? The other issue and this is down to Thomson and not the hotel is that on the final day you need to leave the hotel by 9am (it used to be 10am) – given that the departing flight leaves at 16:45 then this makes it a very long day and that Thomson expect you to fend for yourself between breakfast until you're served a meal on the plane (or fork out for access to the airport 'premier' lounge which isn't worth it!). Not even a packed lunch is provided(!) so do raid the breakfast buffet to make one up to tide yourself over! The flight home is a bit of a grind too as there's little chance of getting some sleep (even with ear plugs in) with some passengers conversing/laughing loudly throughout the early hours – thanks for that!! In reality you're looking at a day and a half (awake perhaps) travelling home if, like us, you've a long drive to follow! Would be return again – I'm not sure but as a fall back choice then yes and for anyone visiting a first time you'll be impressed. The hotel perhaps now needs some renovation given its age, with items like awning covers and loungers and some furniture needing replacement and I'm told there's an exterior redecoration process to be started soon, which is good. The new general manager, recently appointed, seems to be on the ball and she's often seem patrolling the resort and checking up which is a good sign and has the respect (or fear!?) of the staff. If you're expecting a 5 star international standard hotel you may be disappointed as it's really nearer a 4 star but with realistic expectations you'll have a fab time there!

Paradise Island🌴
pastaqueenToronto, toronto
Thu May 25 09:43:55 EDT 2017
We stayed here in January 2017.Beach was too cold to swim and the pool was beautiful but an Ice Bucket😩 The grounds were beautiful! Service and food were very good! Entertainment at night was good too. Adults only resort and very relaxing vacation. Will definately be back but not in January👍🏻 We still had a fantastic experience despite the water beimg too cold! Weather was gorgeous though. Some activities by the beach but got a little loud for our ears.

Luxury
gabymizrahi504,
Tue May 23 14:05:36 EDT 2017
My husband and I visited this resort and loved it. Everything from the food to the entertainment was excellent. The staff was very friendly, and we will definitely come back. The staff was very attentive and was always there to help.

Sisters Week
Diane N, Pitman, New Jersey
Mon May 22 14:03:16 EDT 2017
My two sisters and I just spent the most amazing week in this wonderful resort. There is a bit of a drive from the airport to the resort but the trip was enjoyable and the countryside was lovely The food was wonderful, but there was not a lot of seafood. We enjoyed all of the restaurants and were spoiled by everyone. There was a taxi driver by the name of Wanderly who had the most beautiful voice and he sang to us every time he took us anywhere. The room was big and clean plus we had a great view.



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