Hotel Overview

2019 Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon*: Bottle of sparkling wine, box of chocolates, welcome card, surprise gift, special room decorations, turndown service, 20% discount on spa treatments, and late check-out (based on availability).

You will be captivated by the Grand Bah’a Principe Bavaro. Bask in its vast tropical gardens, beautiful stretch of sandy white beach and comfortable accommodations. Located within the Bah’a Principe Bavaro Complex, guests have an unlimited selection of activities, dining and fun at their fingertips.

There are sports and activities at all hours of the day, to enjoy the sun, the sea and the beach. Learn to sail with a catamaran, discover the crystal blue waters during an afternoon of snorkeling, or get your heart pumping with a game of tennis.

The complex has three buffet-type restaurant and four specialty restaurants with ˆ la carte dinner service. You'll find everything from traditional Dominican cuisine to Italian and Spanish cuisine. There are also three snack bars and nine bars serving spectacular tropical drinks.

Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and ten bars at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana & Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa (except main buffets).

Note: Coupon system applies for dining: Stays of 3 nights receive one a la carte dinner, 4-6 nights receive two a la carte dinners, and 7 nights or more receive three a la carte dinners.

Find more information about Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts.

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

Location

Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 15 miles
Liberia, Costa Rica - Liberia (LIR) : 60 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2004
Accessible rooms: 12
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 540

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Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The hotel will transform the Las Olas I & the Las Olas II restaurants. Working hours will be 8am-8pm. Snacks & drinks services will continue as usual but from the Piscis restaurant & other service stations placed around the main pool and beach area. The rooms closest to this area will be blocked and not used during this period to minimize any disturbance clients might encounter. Please note renovation dates and times are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 11569 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Vacation!

    I emailed prior requesting a villa and a la carte reservations, and Bolivar was so obliging. Check in with Edwin was smooth and we were in our room in minutes. Manuel at Piscis was great! He was always there with a smile and was so entertaining! We absolutely loved him! Arcealais at the pool bar was fantastic.(I apologize if I spelled your name wrong mi amiga) Our wonderful driver, who we just knew as Hola Coca Cola, was so much fun and always took us where we wanted to go! The entertainment staff at the main lobby bar was absolutely the best! They had everyone dancing and singing, and having a wonderful time always! Our room was clean every day when we returned, so thank you to wonderful housekeeping staff! Our favourite a la carte was the Garden Grill. Amazing food and service. We had two minor issues with our room but were addressed quickly and the technicians were great! The grounds were beautifully kept. We spent most days at the main pool and staff were constantly cleaning and making sure everyone was well taken care of. The beach staff worked endlessly making sure all the seaweed was raked and cleaned up. We had some rain but that did not take away from our vacation because of the wonderful staff! I was there with my daughter and we always felt safe and well taken care of. It was my daughter’s first tropical and I am so glad it was at GBPB because she had an absolutely amazing time. We will definitely return! Thank you to everyone for an absolutely amazing week!!

    Jun 02, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Don’t expect anything done without flashing money

    Just returned yesterday after a week long trip with my family and my brothers family. We each have infants. The resort is beautiful and well kept and very clean. Food is pretty good and beach is beautiful. The resort itself is good, but I was not happy with the lack of service unless money was shown. Also, we dealt with some rude staff. Let me explain. We requested a room closer to the beach 2 months in advance and again sent a reminder a month in advance because we had two infants and wanted to avoid long walks in sun. Upon arrival they told us it was not possible and that all the rooms were taken. For about 10 minutes I plead with them to put us closer (as we were put at the front of the hotel) and then finally my brother flashed a $20 and suddenly 4 rooms appeared and we had to choose which 2 we wanted. Unbelievable. They just blatantly lied. When we got to our room we noticed that our luggage had sunglasses missing from the front pocket. They were Alexander McQueen glasses. Figures. Next we booked our reservations and it only said 4 adults on the tickets. I asked them why the infants weren’t on them and I was told they are infants so it didn’t need to be there. Then when we went to the bbq restaurant the woman working at the front said she couldn’t seat us because we had two infants that weren’t on the reservation. I had to argue with her for 5 minutes until she finally sat us down. Then 5 minutes later another group was 10 minutes late for their reservation and a big argument started because again the woman wouldn’t seat them. She was horrible. There were many many tables available throughout the night. She was just being difficult to be difficult. Then when we ordered a bottle of wine she stood over us to watch us pay for it. Very strange. The bar is supposed to open at 10 am. At 10:10 am you will find a line of angry people waiting for it to open while the bartenders sip on their smoothies they just made themselves. Very frustrating. When we were there it rained almost every night. Our room didn’t have an umbrella. We called about 6 times to have one brought to us and it never happened. Then we called for transportation because we had an infant (or else we could have just walked in the rain) and we were told there are no cars available. We said we could wait and to tell us when it would come. We were told all night they were not available. Are you kidding me? You have a massive resort. We have an infant. There’s no room service. What do you want us to do in hard rain? Not very prepared. At the buffet, don’t expect any drinks unless you first put money on the table. We did an experiment. We didn’t put anything and waited for 10 minutes. We put $3 down on the table and people came immediately. We would have tipped regardless but never have I ever had to tip upfront to get service Do I like the actual resort? Yes. Would I stay again? Nope.

    Jun 01, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Do not stay here !!!!!

    Worst resort you could ever imagine ! Couldn’t make any dinner reservations because “computers were down” , rooms are absolutely filthy and outdated . Also filled with mold. Finally got our room switched after a leak in the bathroom almost caused the ceiling to collapse . The staff was beyond unfriendly . Not accommodating and spoke zero English . Drinks were so watered down . Food at the buffets wasn’t edible . Absolutely disgusted with this place . Complained multiple times while we were there and after we left , never heard back from anyone . This place is a joke ! Once the week from hell was finally over , we found beg bug bites all over our bodies !!!! Worst place ever. Do not, i repeat, do not waste your money going here !!!

    May 30, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Anniversary birthday

    We booked this as two mature couples having also been at sister hotel in Mexico twice also for a 65th birthday and anniversary doors had banners and welcome champagne. Rooms are good large plenty storage, as for the cleaning dont expect room to be cleaned before 6pm, ours mainly done 5-6 some cleaners better than others. Mini bar not always filled, we were on 3rd floor and by the time got to ours nothing left went to reception after 4 days with nothing, couldnt believe when went back in next day still nothing phoned reception and someone came and stocked it, think a lot of kids in rooms below and were getting our allocation. Unfortunately for us our room had an adjoining family room and kids kept trying the door and could hear everything including arguments, never again. Beautiful hotel need the carts to get around so big, but be careful when booking as Bavaro limits you into certain parts, only decent sports bar for one. Make sure you bring bite stuff as $25 in the smallest of chemists not much in it. Did get free bus to a chemist with shops theirs $8 will need it as i dont think spraying regularly. Plenty entertainment at night but stops latest 11.30pm except for the disco. Food plenty and varied but not always warm. You do have to keep remind staff in main restraunt for drinks as they tend to forget. Highly reccomend the garden grill al la carte. Staff overall friendly but limited english but then again we dont speak spanish. Beautiful beach sun beds plenty

    May 27, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    lovely stay overall

    As many have indicated this is a huge resort and we picked it for that reason - this is why we enjoyed it so much but it will not suit everyone. The setting is lovely on a long stretch of pale and soft sandy beach with palm trees and a warm sea that is quite lively with waves. The site hosts a number of hotels and has a trolley shuttle service that runs regularly until 3 am in the morning. We had top floor rooms, which I would definitely recommend both for views and for limiting the mosquito's. Our room was spacious and the air conditioning worked really well keeping it cool. The bed was on the firm side but comfortable. The pools are not deep but are ok for swimming. The main pool near the beach is a bit manic having a party type atmosphere- we preferred the central pool which still had swim up bar and some acivities but wasn't so crowded- we never struggled to get loungers or shade. We found the food in the buffet restaurant overall to be very good although drinks service was at times slow. We ate in 4 ala carte restaurants. We renjoyed the japanese, graden grill and Italian but really disliked the tex mex restaurant - it was overrun by mosquito's and we did not enjoy the food at all. The 'village' square was a really nice place for a drink in the evening and the shows were pretty good, as was the lobby bar - it's a shame the lobby bar didn't stay open a little later. We used the sports bar in the square as well and had a flutter in the Casino. The things that could be improved - there is a lovely new Sports Bar next to Ambar hotel but we were unable to use it this was a real shame. Secondly our in room mini bar was only restocked twice in our 9 days and then only after we had asked twice at guest services. Finally there were quite a few staff who were absolutely miserable bordering on rude. I do have to complement Maximo from the entertainment team who was always cheerful, Krystalena who served in the sports bar who was lovely, and Santo who served in the Garden Grill and the chef in the Tepanyaki. Some general observations- you really need insect repellent- its a green and tropical island they are in abunadance , the sun is also very strong we didn't go below factor 30. I would recommend this hotel for people who are looking for somewhere that is relatively lively and has choice but not for people looking for quiet luxury

    May 26, 2019
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