Luxury Bahia Principe Samana

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2018 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, late check out upon availability, special room decoration, and surprise gift. Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.

Offering stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and Samana Bay, the adults only Luxury Bahia Principe Samana, Don Pablo Collection boasts 149 beautiful rooms, all with luxurious amenities that are sure to make your stay magical.

There's certainly no shortage of excitement at this posh resort. Opt to stay at the beach and enjoy a variety of activities, including windsurfing, kayaking, and motorized water sports ($). Lounge by the open-air pool and enjoy water aerobics or water polo. If you're in the mood for a drink, the pool bar is always available to serve up some of your favorite beverages. Guests can also enjoy complimentary, 24-hour Wifi access throughout the resort with two devices.

Relaxing has never been easier thanks to a full-service spa. Enjoy a massage, receive a facial, or discover a new you with a variety of beauty services. The main goal is to pamper yourself and relieve tension, and this spa definitely doesn't disappoint!

Enhance your vacation with the WE Wellness Experience, which is a package that includes non-invasive cosmetic treatments, sports activities, relaxation sessions, and more. Included activities can be scheduled through an in-resort WE Ambassador, with additional services being purchased and scheduled during your stay.

If you're craving a bite to eat, you'll enjoy several restaurant options, both buffet and a la carte. From Brazilian to International cuisine, there's something for every palate. You can partake in up to three a la carte dinners per week during your stay. Several bars are also available if you fancy a top-shelf drink.

After your meal, why not visit the nightclub or piano bar, or sit down to enjoy a variety show? All-inclusive luxury is yours for the taking at Luxury Bahia Principe Samana, Don Pablo Collection. So go ahead and grab it!

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*Proof of marriage required. Must be within 6 months of original wedding date.
Convenient to both the Caribbean Sea and Samana Bay, Luxury Bahia Principe Samana offers a private beach, relaxing, open-air pool, and many other luxurious amenities. The hotel is only 45 minutes from Samana-El Catey airport.
Address: Carretera Samana- Las Galeras s/n
Los Cacaos- Samaná

Local Phone: 809-538-3434
Fax: +1 (809) 538 2066
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Pool features a swim up bar, large terrace, and gardens. Beach umbrellas and recliners are included. Scuba diving lessons are available for an extra charge.
Playa Grande Golf Course - Located two hours from the resort.
Designed by architect Robert Trent Jones.
Holes: 18
Number of Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
This hotel is beautifully styled with Victorian elements and includes stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and Samana Bay. All 149 rooms are eloquently decorated and include amenities like hydromassage tubs, balconies, and more. The Luxury Bahia Principe Samana features five restaurants, three bars, an open-air pool, a private beach with a variety of activities, and a full-service spa. Lush vegetation also surrounds the property, with over 50 species of plants and trees. Beach: A private beach allows guests to relax at their own leisure. Beach activities include windsurfing, kayaking, and motorized water activities.
Total Rooms: 149
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards:
Free wireless internet access is available in all areas of the resort, 24-hours a day. As of 01/01/18 arrivals, all Grand Principe Hotels & Resorts will include free use of in-room safety deposit boxes for all of their guests.
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a spacious living area, a full bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, and a balcony or terrace. Room also includes 24-hour room service, butler service, sea views, and much more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Room includes one king bed, a fully equipped bathroom with Don Pablo Collection amenities and a hydro-massage tub, 24-hour room service, and more. Guests also enjoy unlimited a la carte dinners (with reservations).
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and beautiful views of the Samana Bay. Room also includes a full bathroom with a hydro-massage tub and Don Pablo Collection amenities, a living area, a balcony or terrace, 24-hour room service, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Other Amenities -

Free, unlimited wireless internet available throughtout the resort (two devices).
Luxury Bahia Principe Samana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Samana:
Rodizio Restaurant - A la carte Brazilian cuisine featuring grilled meats on skewers with choice of side dish.
Gourmet Orquidea Restaurant - A la carte international cuisine. Guests can enjoy candlelight, music, and bell service.
La Plantación - This main restaurant serves buffet-style breakfasts, lunch, and dinner. Features a focus on traditional and international cuisine. Themed dining events are also available.
Garden Grill - A la carte steakhouse cuisine.
Las Olas - A snack bar featuring American fast food.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
One hour of free non-motorized water activities per day, including snorkeling, kayaks, catamaran, boogie boards, paddle surfing, and scuba diving classes. Motorized water sports($) include snorkeling tours, fishing, and WE wellness services($).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Evening activities include variety shows, music, a nightclub, and a piano bar.
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Wonderful Hotel - great time
JCskiier, North Canton, Ohio
Wed Jul 18 13:02:09 EDT 2018
We stayed at the Luxury Bahia Principe Samana for 6 nights the end of June. The weather was good, cloud covered most of the time, but we were ok with that. The view from our room was amazing. Really beautiful. Food was good, drinks were good. The hotel itself was very nice. So good and bad - here we go Good: The food was good. Know this going in. Not all restaurants run every night. You need reservations to get into one of the sit down restaurants. We tried each one - and I probably liked the Brazilian the most. We messed up how to do the cards and were not being served tableside.... once I said something, we got served all we could eat. So, my suggestion is turn the card green even if you are not ready to start the skewers, once they see the card red they will not come back. The buffet was good, but it got old fast.... They do theme nights, but really it becomes almost all the same thing. Breakfast buffet was great. Drinks were good but plan on tipping each time you get served. We were a little confused on the tipping at an all-inclusive, but I think they come to expect a tip each time. Once we tipped, we got a bigger smile. Rooms were as advertised, clean and well kept. We did not see the butler but did not ask either. Bad - the front desk. Know this going in... English speaking customers are at a disadvantage. When we checked in and there was no one who could converse in English, we were a little concerned. Over the week our Spanish got pretty good. Try to speak their language - I think they appreciate it. Also, they are not the uptight, get-it-done-now Americans we are. Trying to hook up with the guy who was to arrange our return transfer to the airport became a huge hassle. Don't let that ruin your trip - they will get you back.... no worries. The Animation Team was great and the nightly shows were fun. We would love to go back (once our Spanish is a little more developed).

Just an incredible place
FrankMtler, Montreal, Canada
Mon Jul 16 04:26:28 EDT 2018
We are just back from an incredible week spent at the Luxury and what an incredible week it was! We loved every moment we spent there. The drive from the airport is approximately 75 minutes. We were greeted by a very enthusiastic staff that made the registration pleasant and quick. Very nice. We had a room with ocean view on the top floor. Room was large, with a very large bed, very comfortable. There is an area with sofa, table and 2 extra chairs making this a very cozy environment. The balcony is also a nice size with a table and 2 chairs and extra room. Probably the best room we had in a "all inclusive". The grounds are just spotless. It's clean from on end to the other thanks to an army of staff cleaning at every moment of the day. Food was awesome. The buffet offered so much variety that is becomes easy to over indulged because you want to try pretty much everything. The 3 "à la carte" restaurants were also awesome. The service is great and you can see the staff is well trained and attentive to your desire. My favorite was the brazilian restaurant, soooo goood!!! The beach is small but very clean. You can see the staff cleaning it up every morning. The water was great, clean and warm. The pool area was nice as well, although we did not go because why go to the Caribbean and sit by a pool all day... There are plenty of areas to soak in the sun rays, plenty of chairs by the pool, the deck, the ocean, no need to go out and "reserve" a lounger early in the morning. What made us choose this hotel was the fact that it is a small hotel, only 149 rooms, so we knew it would not be overcrowded. We enjoyed every moment spent there and the chance of us coming back in the near future is very high. Only negative points are: - outdoor jacuzzi was not working very well, only 2 jets in operation, which was disappointing. - in room jacuzzi was also problematic. When I started the jets, 2 nozzles shot out of their sockets. So did not use for the rest of the week, but hey! I had the ocean next door, so it wasn't so bad after all.

gene p, no name
Mon Jul 09 16:08:51 EDT 2018
Beach was so great and beautiful, no crowd, lots of shadow and unbelievable crystal clear warm water in the sea. Lots of sea beds, beach bar was good too. Buffet food - the best ever! Lots of choice and everything was so tasty! Especially lobster dinner! Restaurants were good too. Don Pablo and Brazilian. We did not get in to Italian, it was closed...Never mind! Next time. Service - was just outstanding! Room bed was comfortable, room size was good - 40 m, AC was working fine. WiFi was good working and available even on the beach! The weather was NOT extremely hot - very nice warm air with some breeze (July!!) and was very comfortable for us. We would highly recommended this resort to couples or singles! Note: it is Adults only very small and quiet resort, no disco, no loud music, just to relax. And lots of stairs - be careful. Evening shows were probably good, but we did not go. I tried only MJ show and did not like it, left in 15 minutes. Sitting on the balcony, listening to the sea waves - it was perfect time for us before going to sleep. Thanks to all hotel staff and management. Our staying was just great! Can not wait to be back next year!

Anniversary Visit - GREAT decision
Robert M,
Tue Jul 03 16:24:40 EDT 2018
My wife and I spent our first wedding anniversary at Luxury Bahia Principe Samana in June/July of 2018. It was a wonderful time, and our first trip ever to the Dominican Republic. It was perfect for what we were looking for. It was luxurious and fun, you could hear the waves crash on the private beach if you opened your window (but that also cut off your a/c when you did that--which is completely reasonable). But it was also quiet and far away from all of the noise of a place like we imagined that Punta Cana would be. The staff put on a show every night that you could hear in your room until about midnight. We never actually went to any of the shows...we "accidentally" caught part of one that had been brought into the main building during rain, and it was fun and clever, but we weren't really there for the shows. We were there to just be with each other in a beautiful surrounding. The staff was enthusiastic and fun. We speak very little Spanish, we are still learning! So that presented an occasional challenge--but that speaks well for our hosts, and poorly for us! We did run into a staff member who we felt was a little frustrating and seemed unconcerned with helping us on something, but I think if we had spoken fluent Spanish, we would not have run into that issue. The few staff members we dealt with who did not speak fluent English tried very hard to accommodate us, and we very much appreciated their thoughtfulness. The first thing the hotel did for us was worked with us (i.e. Travelocity) when our airline's delayed flights created a necessity for shifting our entire schedule by a day. They also did a lot to make our anniversary trip feel special (make sure and tell them if you are celebrating something special on your trip). The hotel also always made sure we had bottled water, which we appreciated. Room service was always available (and we often had breakfast in our room). We were disappointed that we were unable to try all of the restaurants. We did not know that they would not be open on our last night there, and making the reservations was a little confusing and frustrating. But the front desk staff helped us get into two of them. Make sure and bring some nicer clothes to wear when you go to these. The buffet is always available, but the evening restaurants for which you make reservations were truly special, and they request that you dress a little nicer to come to those (I wore a polo or short sleeve button up with slacks and seemed to fit right in). We missed out on the Brazilian restaurant, but the other two (Don Pablo's and Bella Italia) were outstanding. Other minor issues: We tried to use the jets in our tub--but three or four of the six covers blew off when we turned them on! We also found the air conditioner to be a little weak--it didn't keep the room as cool as we generally like. It did work, and we were not uncomfortable, but we were a little warmer than we generally like. Also, it came as a surprise to us that you needed reservations for the daily shuttle ride to the boat that took you to the nearby island beach. We had asked about this shuttle several times in previous days, and the necessity of reservations was never mentioned. So when we arrived at the meeting place one morning just before the time the shuttle was supposed to leave (we were not late), we were asked "if we had made reservations," and that was the first we had heard about needing to do that. It ended up working out that we were able to go, but it was a genuine moment of frustration that I feel I should mention. But whatever other issue or question we had, I just had to dial "0" and it would get addressed promptly. And I only mention my complaints to keep an honest review--but I would strongly recommend this place to anyone. I've been to other all-inclusive resorts, and this was as good as or better than any others. The location was beautiful, I didn't feel a "need" to pay for anything extra--"all inclusive" really was enough to satisfy us (but they did have some nice extras that were available). The staff was fun, helpful and enthusiastic, and the hotel felt luxurious and relaxing. I would definitely return again, and it would be hard to convince me that a better place exists--especially for the money. (My wife and I chose this place because of reviews on this site and on Travelocity, and those reviews did not steer me wrong).

BEST vacation ever!
AdrianeNY, Manalapan, New Jersey
Sun Jun 24 08:22:46 EDT 2018
Absolutely gorgeous resort. Best staff, warm, helpful and most friendly ever. Best food here as well. I’ve been to 5 star hotels in Mexico numerous times and nothing compares to Samana. No one stands and waits for a tip like they do in Mexico. I never eat pork back home and yet ate a ton of it at the Brazilian restaurant, OMG the grilled pineapple was to die for. The sea bass was amazing as well as the lobster cannelloni. There was not one thing I didn't like here. There are mussels and shrimp every day as well as salmon, red snapper and mahi mahi. No other resort had this much fish daily. It is definitely worth coming here. The grounds are impeccable, as they’re always cleaning. The butler service is excellent too, I love the mango aroma. Every day staff walks around asking if everything is ok, do you need anything. The WiFi is perfect too. The shows at night are done extremely well. The Michael Jackson show is better here than any other hotel I've seen. Nell is amazing at climbing the tree and teaching everyone all about coconuts. Cheiny, Jennifer, Alex, Rolando, Felix, Pedro and the list goes on are the best staff I have encountered, and it is terrific how we still talk today. The bartender by the pool was the friendliest bartender ever! It truly is a wonderful place, and cannot wait to go back!!

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