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. Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.

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:
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.
Las Caracolas - Beach buffet restaurant
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
Honeymoon
Jonathan S,
Tue Feb 21 12:33:07 EST 2017
Beautiful location and resort. Rooms were excellent, we got the beach villa but after seeing some of the suites I'd advise against upgrading as they were just as nice. Food was typical all inclusive fare, somewhat bland and repetitive but definitely passable. Service was mostly good, beaches were all really nice.

Amazing
licb3, Montreal, Canada
Mon Feb 20 07:04:02 EST 2017
I needed to relax and forget about world for awhile. This place gave me the serenity I envisioned. Located on a peaceful island with a gorgeous view of the ocean, beautiful grounds to walk or to have a nice jog. This all inclusive resort offered delicious meals, whether one ate at the restaurants or at the hotel. The staff are incredibly warm, helpful and welcoming. I felt like I was among friends. The pools or beach are a great place to relax or take a dip. I could not help myself but to drink wine, enjoy and smile everyday. I highly recommend this place for couples, very romantic and intimate.

Heaven !!!
l2mas, Trnava, Slovakia
Sat Feb 18 08:15:03 EST 2017
We stayed there 3 years ago, but it was best hotel ever visited. Great surroundings, great private island with beautifull small villas. Staff excelent, everything clean and superb. Food, bars excellent. Beaches like picture.. Fantastic resort!!!

outstanding
lenoregirl, saskatoon
Fri Feb 17 06:16:11 EST 2017
We just got back yesterday after a week at Cayo Levantado. We've stayed at a few other 5* hotels in beautiful places- Cancun, Mayan, Punta Cana, Rio San Juan, including Bahia Principes (this was our 4th week in one). We travelled with Air Canada Vacations to Samana, it is a small airport and very chill. No crazy lines like Punta Cana! The bus ride to the island was over an hour, we loved this part as the drive is beautiful and you travel through Dominican villages to get there. You check in on the shore, where you get your wristband and room #, etc. It's a 5 min boat ride to the island, also beautiful. It is quite impressive when the boat pulls up and the beauty of this tropical island is breathtaking. We were in Villa 1 (Junior Sup Suite), with a "partial ocean view". It wasn't a full, sweeping ocean view but the jungle was stunning and we were still only 10 metres from the water. We were very satisfied. The room was also very large, and although lighting wasn't the best it was relaxing. Great location, right by the hotel (good for those who cannot manage long distances walking), loud at night until the entertainment was done but it didn't bother us. The balcony is huge, it has a table and chairs and a nice conversation set. The bathroom had a jacuzzi tub and a large window looking out into the room. An odd setup (especially if you're with your parents lol), but we liked that you could see the view out of your balcony from the tub itself. The resort is quite hilly and there are stairs. For anyone with mobility challenges, there are buggies and wheelchair accessible beach access. However, the stairs and walkways do get slippery when it rains, so take care. The grounds blew me away. It is dense, lush, tropical rainforest. One day when it rained we spent time just walking around and taking it all in. The rooms have an umbrella, which we were thankful for! The pools are gorgeous, as is the beach. One big thing- NO FIGHT FOR BEACH or POOL CHAIRS!!! This is a big thing for me, I can't stand the towel game and it makes me not pick resorts on that basis. This resort has plenty of chairs around the beach and all 3 pools. Also, there are 2 sides to the beach, a windy side and a calm side. Both are lovely and result in a lot of beachfront chairs to pick from. There is plenty of shade as well, if you don't want to be in the sun. The windy side has a big bigger waves/ swells but still swimmable for us. There are more than enough facilities for the number of rooms here, and if you decided to switch up your day ie. go from beach to pool, you could because there was space for you somewhere. The setup of the resort is great for couples and small groups, regardless of whether you were at the beach or looking for a nice place to find a drink at night there was always a nice intimate little nook to find. The resort is secluded, but you don't feel isolated, if that makes sense. It is adults-only, which we loved. We are a couple in our late 30s/ early 40s, most of the demographic there this week was 50+. It was a quiet, easy pace, other travellers were respectful and there is an odd little sense of community there among travellers that I haven't ever had at other resorts. There are no lineups, no people scrambling to be the "first" to anything, it makes for a relaxing vacation. One of the things I loved the most was that you can sit outside at the buffet and most of the a la cartes in a covered, beautiful area. There's nothing I hate more than eating indoors away from nature when you are in an amazing place, and this resort delivered. If you are active and like to run, it is 1 km around the resort and so you need to be prepared to do laps. I took side detours to the public beach, which is also beautiful. There are also shops there for souvenirs, as the resort shops are quite limited (also keep in mind there is a duty free shop at the Samana airport). We only went to the public beach on a couple of moonlit nights to share a drink, so didn't go during the day, but it was worthwhile as we shared some wine looking a the lights of Samana in the distance. We didn't feel the need to go to the public beach as the resort beach was perfect. I think it's quite busy during the day as many excursions stop here. There is also a night party on the public beach from 11-2 for bahia guests, we didn't partake but wished we would have. The hotel itself and its service is characteristic of a 5* bahia principe- it had the predictability of the things we like about the bahias. Sure there are quirks (like when the booze you like runs out at the beach, it's gone for that day and you pick something else), the minibar didn't always get stocked, toilet didn't work properly when we first got there, and other very minor details, but really who cares. The a la cartes get booked up on Saturdays, and unfortunately we missed the boat on some of them and never got to experience Don Pablo. The ones we did, though, were very good and the service was wonderful. The buffet was also very good, including the Thursday seafood night! We found the service to be excellent and we were made to feel very special. There are tons of staff in relation to guests. The language barrier was a little more than at a more touristy place like Punta Cana, but this is to be expected and we had no problem communicating with the staff. If something wasn't right, it was fixed asap. They went above and beyond. We tipped the staff also and are glad we did. Remember you are on an island. What they are able to do there is incredible, and you must understand they have to haul everything there. Our weather was pretty good, we had 2.5 days of rain out of our 7 day stay, but I have heard that is typical. 4 or 5 good days, then 2 days or so of rain. The rainy days were still fantastic. I had read trip advisor reviews extensively before and after selecting this place. My partner and I save all year to go away for one week, and we are meticulous in our research. There are always going to be those little things that are going to make people give this place a 3 or 4 out of 5, but my partner and I both agreed that this place is special. I am a type "A" traveler and it is hard for me to relax when on vacation. After a week at Cayo Levantado, we have returned feeling incredibly relaxed, reconnected and recharged. And that is because the staff and resort have managed to create an experience where they have wrapped luxury, dominican flair, community, a tropical paradise and a feeling of "Swiss Family Robinson" all into one. All without being indimidating or stuffy, in fact the staff here are some of the most down to earth and informal, authentic people I have met in my travels to the DR. It was a long trip to get there and back from Saskatchewan, but if the long trip holds you back from going there, just BOOK IT and stop debating. Whisk yourself away to this island paradise and you will not regret it.

A great holiday, despite a few days of rain!
GuelphitesJL, Guelph, Canada
Thu Feb 16 10:36:40 EST 2017
We traveled with another couple to this hotel Feb 7-14th. We stayed in building 13 and had a Junior Superior Suite with a beautiful view of the Samana coast and the water. Our room was huge, and had a nice balcony with comfortable furniture to relax on. We were really happy with the room, but I will make a couple of comments regarding things that people may not like about the rooms. I have read and heard about people complaining about the hard beds... for us it was ok and we comfortable with our accommodations. Our friends had health issues and they were very uncomfortable and did not like the beds at all. I think it will depend on the traveler's health and their attitude on whether or not this will be a problem. The other thing I would say is that the rooms were quite dark and the lighting was a little inefficient. We didn't use our mini-bar except for water and chips. Each day it was re-stocked and sometimes things would just be gone (mini liquor bottles) and the next day they would reappear. It didn't really matter to us, but it seemed a little weird. If you tipped your butler I am under the impression you can get what you want stocked in your mini bar. We spent most days at the upper pool and one day at the beach and beach pool. We preferred the upper pool as we got to know the staff there and they really looked after us. A big thanks to Juan, Henry and Louis for their excellent service. We only ate at two of the specialty restaurants Don Pablo(sp?) it was euro-cuisine presentation and the food was very beautifully presented. The taste was good, but I think it depended on what you ordered. We ordered the Chef's tasting menu and I would say that the 4 of us were reasonably happy with our meals. I personally was not feeling well and did not eat much of my meal and that was not the fault of the restaurant. The soup was very good as was the steak and lobster. We also ate at Portifino and I would say that it was good, but I think we would have appreciated a more simple Italian pasta dish. For the rest of our vacation we ate in the main buffet. Some great choices there for all meals and in particular Thursday night is seafood night and you really should take in the lobster if you like lobster! The service was good there and while I can't call out any names specifically, we were very happy with the service we received! For lunch we ate at the buffet by the upper pool and each day we were greeted by the sweetest and kindest girl, Genesis who seated us each day and made sure we were happy with everything! After dinner we usually went to the courtyard and it was a great place to digest dinner and relax with some entertainment. Most nights we crashed early, so I can't really comment on the entertainment. I will say that the Michael Jackson show was well done. In the lobby we always tried to sit in a section that Wenny was serving in. Wenny is a great person with a wonderful spirit and as he say's 'I love my job!' and all I can say is it shows! The resort is a notch up from the Grand Bahia that we normally stay at, Food and drink choices, service and accommodations were just that much nicer and we are planning to return for this reason. We tip, and many people don't and I honestly think it is up to you on what you feel comfortable doing. Our service was excellent! I never really found the hotel all that busy and for the size of the resort, we never really lined up for anything. The carts are handy for getting around when you are tired and it is raining and we appreciated having those. It's an older crowd and it is pretty laid back. I am pretty sure we will be returning to this resort again since we really enjoyed property and the staff.



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