Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added 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.

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


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


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 11678 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ok Stay but Could have been much better!

    The Good: Nice beach, pool, rooms were ok, nice lobby The Bad: Service is slow yet always they seem to want tips, was not allowed into the buffet with a nice looking Hawaii tank top as they said I need shoulders covered, not allowed into beach snack bar without shirt and shoes, the beach is packed with locals trying to sell you excursions, cigars, souvenirs non-stop seemed like every minute (very very annoying), the bars had all kinds of liquor but you have to pay for the better stuff (not really an all inclusive), wife got sick the 3rd day and couldn't even leave the room (maybe she ate something that got washed with regular water), everything like sunscreen was very expensive ($25 US and did not even spread properly. When trying to exchange it for something else it was like pulling teeth with them acting dumb as if they didn't know what we wanted. I ended up grabbing two replacement bottles and just left the store.) . The food was better than we had in Cuba but not as good as in Mexico. They kept running out of cups and plates. Also, the beach gets crowded so you have to go early to get a beach chair. Even though my wife put passports in a safe someone went into the safe probably looking for money. I always hide my passport and money in the room somewhere that the cleaning staff wouldn't think to look! I would say that our stay in Mexico (Riviera Maya) or Cuba was more relaxed with the people there bending over backwards to make the stay pleasant without really begging for tips like they did in Punta Cana. Not sure how the other resorts are but unless I get some spectacular deal on a package (hopefully some other better resort) I will not be in a hurry to go back.

    Aug 07, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Enjoyable stay but had its faults

    Visited here with my family, wife and 2 kids 4 and 5 years. Overall we had a really enjoyable stay. Check in and out was slow especially when travelling with 2 young kids. Room was clean reasonable size and comfortable however could do with being modernised. Pool areas decent especially the kids water park, this was 1st class for the kids. The toilets at the pools could do regular inspections, fairly frequently they were not the cleanest. Good selection of food at the buffet and the restaurants we visited were nice. The Japanese being our favourite. The selection of alcoholic drinks drinks was poor and the bar staff could be better. At times at the main lobby bar it felt like a mild form of racism as clearly the bar staff served Spanish speaking / looking guests 1st. There was one barman would stand and stare at me then a Spanish speaking guest would arrive and they would be served 1st. I found this extremely frustrating. One thing 1 do find poor with the Bahia chain is that since I booked through a travel agent I can’t join their loyalty scheme. They are still getting our cash but it’s via a 3rd party.

    Jul 31, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst service ever!

    My cousin was getting marry in DR so me and my family booked this hotel from July 17-19. I have travel to a lot of Caribbean all inclusive resorts and by far this one has the worst service. First keys of rooms will never work and no they were not next to my cell phone which usually deactivate keys lots of people went to to reception complaining about key room not working. Staff favor word is no! Anytime you asked for something or needed something it was always no! We added an extra family member to my room and asked for an extra bed which they promised it will be there. We had to go to reception 4 times because the bed had never arrived in my room. Nine hours later at 11pm we asked for a manager and a very rude lady think her name was mileydy kept giving us the run arounds not trying to help and then said we are out of bed! Really?? She then proceeded to abandoned us by going to the back saying she was getting her manager but manager never showed up. Then we see her leaving the property we guess her shift was over and she didn’t want to deal with us. A spoke to a very nice gentleman think Haitian decent “Arismendi” started his shift around 12pm and was the only person who try helping us. He had no idea of the situation because no one explained to him what was happening. He finally got a manager involved who also try helping after seen us very upset and around 1am in the morning they decided to move us to another room with an extra bed. Next day we had a weeding so I called laundry service to get my wedding clothes steam. I read that they provide same day service if you call before 12pm. I made a call at 10am and a gentleman told me they didn’t do same day service, I explained to him it says it in laundry service pamphlet I had in my room that they do provide same day service. He put me on hold came back and said no not today maybe if you called earlier! Again really?? Now I had to iron my linen suit in the room trying not to ruin it for the wedding. The service here was horrible we only tried the buffet restaurant and food was average and service horrific. You will literally had to get up and try to wave someone down to get something to drink while eating. The trolley car service was also bad specially at night they wouldn’t stop and will always say I don’t drive to that part of resort. This is a big resort and it was always a hassle to get from one side to the other. You will see the drivers parked speaking to each other wasting time while everyone it’s waiting to get to their destination. One night one of the driver was talking to another driver about the fun night he had day before. We told the driver can we please go! And he continue his conversation in Spanish saying this people are rushing me I feel like telling them car is out of service and leave them here. I got up and said in Spanish you need to do your job we don’t care what you did last night! He was really surprised I spoke and started driving. Dominican Republic is a great place to visit but if you want good service stay away from this resort!

    Jul 28, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place but it is hard work to get assistance sometimes

    There is so much that is really good about this hotel - big rooms, plush reception areas, good evening entertainment, nice beach, good pools, good food etc. You go here for a lazy holiday, not to "discover" the Dominican Republic. However here are two of many examples of poor customer service:- 1. We spoke to a guest advisor for bicycle hire to phone up a shop in Punta Cana on our behalf. The advisor eventually did so, but claimed that the shop did not rent bicycles anymore! We returned in the evening and asked a different advisor. I showed him the shop website on my phone. He said there was no point as they were closed. I said it was 6.40 pm and the shop closed at 7.00 pm. He said they would be getting ready to close so there was no point in phoning! 2. We needed a taxi to go to the airport. Reception sent us to the guest advisor and he sent us to the in-house transport company who wanted a reference number that we didn't have because they use a different system to the hotel. Reception who were eventually able to locate this number but the travel company would only book transport 1 day in advance and we were 2 days in advance. It had taken us 1 hour to achieve nothing. Eventually the head porter who booked a local driver on his phone. So you can come here for a really nice relaxing but customer service needs improving as some staff are very happy to pass your problem to someone else rather than take responsibility for that customer and put the effort in to help them.

    Jul 26, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Bahia Principe Bavaro, Punta Cana - Dream vacations!

    Great holidays, fantastic all inclusive resort. Great employees, food, swimming pools, beach, and the weather its magnifique. Dream beach and ocean landscape! We loved it, one of your best vacations of all!. Thank you for all those memories Bahia Principe!

    Jul 25, 2019
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