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).

Set on a one-mile private beach that is sheltered by a coral reef, Grand Bahia Principe San Juan boasts a wide range of high-quality restaurants, relaxation in the spa, numerous facilities and personalized customer service. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation with mangrove swamps, guests will feel lost in nature.

For those wanting to enjoy the beautiful beach, there are numerous beach activities during the day including kayaking and snorkeling. Tennis, volleyball and aerobics are available to keep your heart pumping. The hotel offers small children a pool, a mini club for ages 4-12, and mini golf.

At night, the crowd goes wild at the Bahia Principe Village. The hotel has its own shopping and entertainment center, which is open 24-hours. It includes shops, a disco, a casino, shows, live music and more.

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.

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Property Information

Year Built: 1995
Last Renovation: 2007
Floors: 2
Total rooms: 941


Hotel Details

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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
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.v

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 5484 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Grand Bahia Principe San Juan

    First time in Dominican and I loved the resort we chose. Everything was good. The resort itself was really clean and maintained. The buffet was really good. They had authentic Spanish food every night for dinner. The server in the buffet were great. Overall, the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

    May 29, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Maman’s 70th Birthday Trip

    We enjoyed every moment from the time we arrived on site - the beautiful landscaping and the warm welcoming smiles. We were whisked away to our Privilege Lounge for our private check in. Cold drinks and snacks greeted our hungry tummies. The next week was day after day of sun, drinks, great food and exceptional service. The staff are very friendly (especially the Privilege areas) and the food is exceptional! Rooms are very clean and decorated in warm tropical tones. I cannot wait to return to our home away from home...

    May 24, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First Trip after taking Privilege Club Membership

    We took up membership last summer whilst in Mexico 🇲🇽 From arrival at the airport the private transfer was waiting for us, check in at the privilege lounge and we had even booked tables at the al a Carte restaurants before coming! The only negative is, it is a dated property but the service and facilities are all here, from free water sports, private pool n beach, great privilege club open until 11 pm, and even the discounts on the excursions we have booked! We are now looking at our family holiday to Tenerife, thank you for a great trip!

    May 22, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Almost Perfect

    We've been to Grand Bahia Punta Cana Esmeralda and the experience was amazing. We were expecting that our stay in Grand Bahia San Juan would be the same. Unfortunately, the all inclusive doesn't really include everything. First I didn't expect to pay for the transfer transportation from the airport to the hotel and vice versa. Second, the in room fridge doesn't have any hard drinks. Another thing is that you have to purchase Wi-Fi connection in your room, charged per device. Our biggest problem were the ants in our room and balcony. We even see them under the tables at La Brisa. This concerns us more because me and my daughters got so much bites that we suffered the itch and swelling for a couple of days. I guess the ants love our blood. And maybe because rainy season is around that's why they're all out. Watch for the signs by the beach. If it says no swimming, don't swim on that part of the beach. The first morning I went for a jog very close to the water, I didn't see the sign because it was way back. Both my legs (above knee) just went inside the sand as I jog and I struggled to get out of it just like in a quick sand. I panicked a bit since nobody was around. Luckily I managed to reach for the hard area of the shore. More signs and warnings should be visible enough. The service and the staff is great except for some who give you the attitude. My son love the little playground (scouts). Love the games and the entertainment too. And the food was great.

    May 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great time, Great staff, Great location for the right price

    We loved our stay at the Grand Bahia Principe San Juan. The first day was tough as it was a holiday and the local Dominican's flooded every area and got preferential treatment by the staff. It took forever to get service anywhere, After that we had a great time. Our 5 year old quickly attached to 'Butterfly' the Children's activity coordinator and we found our favorite staff in every area. They were great!! Waldy is the best customer service man ever! Butterfly made the experience amazing for us and our 5 year old. Matilde and so many others were incredible bar tenders as well as Angel in the restaurants. They were all welcoming and caring staff who made our experience there so great, It truly reminds us that the locals can make or break the much needed get-away experience, The Grand Bahia Principe San Juan does not disappoint. We came home relaxed and not needing a vacation from our vacation. great time for a great price. highly recommended

    May 17, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats/PC 18-227, A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 18-232, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/Miami Air operated by TUI Air Belgium N.V.: PC 18-250, B737-800-180 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 D22819