Punta Cana

Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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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, special room decoration, and surprise gift. (restrictions apply*)

The spectacular Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana is an elegant colonial-style complex, set on a splendid white sandy beach, with all the facilities you need for endless fun activities and a wide range of cuisine, all in a fantasy tropical setting.

All rooms are Junior Suites and have a terrace, Jacuzzi, and satellite TV.

Immerse yourself and be carried away by the unmistakable atmosphere of the Bahia Principe Village, where you will find activities to fill your nights with magic. Guests can explore a shopping center, which includes shops, bars, a casino, disco, live music, and more.

The complex has a buffet-type restaurant and 10 specialty restaurants with a la carte dinner service. There are also three snack bars and nine bars serving spectacular tropical drinks. Guest can also enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro.

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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30 minutes drive away from Punta Cana airport and 90 minutes from La Romana airport. Hotel overlooks a marvelo us white sand beach and is surrounded by tropical vegetation

Local Phone: 809-552-1444
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-537-8483
Fax: 809-552-1327
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite
Shopping Mall Nearby (Within hotel complex)
Number of Pools: 3

Swim-up Bar
Two extensive lagoon-type swimming pools and Aquatic Park. Large sun terraces and gardens with sun beds and sunshades Towel-service at pools and beach
3 Golf Courses are located nearby; Cocotal Golf Club, Punta Cana Golf Club, and 1 hr.drive to Casa de Campo Golf Club.
Holes: 0
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: $ for night tennis
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Bahia Principe Punta Cana is a Caribbean-style hotel with touches of Colonial decoration, surroundedby tropical vegetation. Junior suites, set in villas of two or three stories, have a view of the ocean. 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. Beach: Sandy white beach.
Total Rooms: 756
Year Opened: 2004 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Guests are guaranteed the following minimum # of a la carte dinner by duration- 3 nights= 1 a la carte dinner, 4-6 nights= 2 a la carte dinners, 7 nights or longer= 3 a la carte dinners.
Junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace. Located in two and three story villas, these rooms also feature a spacious bathrom with a Jacuzzi, a ceiling fan, a minibar, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

There is a fee for use of the room safe and WiFi.
Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-A' La Carte dining requires coupons based on length of stay.
There are 7 Restaurants at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana:
El Pescador - la carte restaurant with conventional seafood cuisine, the sea as an essential culinary source.
Le Gourmet - la carte restaurant where you can taste French gourmet cuisine, so you can enjoy the cradle of nouvelle cuisine.
Piscis - Beach buffet/bar open for lunch.
Orquidea - International buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All men must wear long pants for dinner.
Garden Grill - la carte restaurant where you'll find the authentic flavour of grilled meats with their original seasonings.
Santa Fe - la carte restaurant where you can enjoy authentic Tex-Mex cuisine. beans, fajitas.
Mikado - la carte restaurant with traditional Japanese cuisine served to your taste with chopsticks for a total immersion, or if you don't dare you can go back to typical silverware.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Water Sports Center on the beach and Diving Center; Tennis courts, Fitness-studio
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Daily entertainment with live music(merengue,salsa,...)and a variety of shows held at the Amphitheatre,Disco,Piano-bar,Karaoke
Mini Club offers children's activities for ages 4 to 12 years old.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old.

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2218 Recommend
2218 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana to their friends and family

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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Punta cana
May 21 2018
We had a fabulous time. Weather perfect service was perfect and the hotel was wonderful. The staff was amazing!! will definitely be back
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Beautiful Resort
Apr 19 2018
The grounds are Gorgeous and always being kept up and worked on. The food was very good and great variety. The breakfast really needs work though very bland and boring. The entertainment staff, wait staff and resort staff is amazing as well. I would definitely go back. Our flight home was cancelled and the resort staff was great and extremely helpful.
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Punta cana review
Apr 18 2018
I was not satisfied with the trip overall. The bathrooms in the aircraft were absolutely disgusting. The drinks were served warm even drinks that were supposed to be iced. Half of the staff was nice while others you felt as if you were bothering them. The beach was hardly enjoyable because you got harassed the entire time by people to buy things. Needless to say I would never pick this resort or swift air again. I have used apple before and loved it so I'm not sure what went wrong this time but I will seriously be considering another company next time.
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Food and service
Mar 28 2018
I did not think the food was all that good. Some of the bartenders were not very friendly and if you were on the older side you had to wait as the younger patrons came first.
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Poor customer service
Mar 02 2018
We stayed at the Grand Bahia for 5 nights. Upon arrival, we were shuffled around to 3 different places before finally being helped by an Apple representative. The check-in process took over an hour. There was a huge language barrier--even with our Apple representative. We tried to book reservations at the restaurants during check-in and the majority of the restaurants were already booked. I have traveled to many places in the world and the attitude of the staff at this resort was by far the worst I have ever encountered. The beach area at the resort was extremely crowded, so we tried to stay near the pool, which was also crowded, but less so than the beach. My daughter loved the water park at the resort. The food at both the buffet and restaurants was very good. Although our "chef" at the Japanese Hibahchi restaurant provided no entertainment at all. He just cooked the food on the grill in front of us, which was a bit disappointing considering the effort it took to actually get a reservation at the Hibachi. We were warned by the Amstar representative to make sure we use the room safe to lock up our valuable. However, the safe in our room broke TWICE during our 5 night stay. Also, three of the five night we were there are villa lost electricity (ranging from a few minutes to a few hours). I would never return to this hotel and would not recommend it to anyone based solely on the extremely poor level of customer service. However, given the price we paid, it was an ok vacation.
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Buffet food & Restaurant reservations
Feb 27 2018
Buffet food only mediocre. Nothing great. We had a group of 3 families traveling together, and had issues getting 2 dinner restaurant reservations for our grouo of 11. Both of our Restaurant reservations were made the minute we checked in. For our preferred choices they only had openings for the last 2 out of the 6 nights we were there. We were promised by the apple representative that our 2nd reservation could be made. They would just have to contact the restaurant and for us to just check back later in the week. It came down to 45 minutes before our reservation on the lat night and only 6 of us could eat at that restaurant, and another restaurant had to be picked at the last minute. Staff should not tell you reservations will work, when they can't conifirm them. Very disappointing. I was also told by hotel staff that restaurant reservations could be made online 2-3 weeks ahead of your stay. When I called after the apple manifest was sent to the hotel a week before our stay, it was too late to book restaurant reservations on line. We have stayed at the resort before and getting restaurant reservations was a problem then too. I was hoping it would be better this time. Not so.
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Overall very happy with stay!
Feb 23 2018
Overall we were very happy with the stay. The maid service for additional wash clothes (even after asking) was a challenge. The remainder of maid service was good and the room kept very clean. The bars were very nice as were the pools, beach. Hotel grounds were manicured and nice to see.
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Not the resort I booked, but still a nice stay......use caution booking!
Jan 24 2018
I very carefully booked AMBAR BLUE, ADULTS ONLY, I got a family friendly Punta Cana. I was not concerned when my paperwork said my stay would be in "Punta Cana"....it is ALL Punta Cana. I'm not new at this, and I stayed in Ambar Green 9 months ago. It was very disappointing to spend so much money and end up in the wrong resort. Oh well, making the best of what I got, I'll admit that the Punta Cana resort was very nice, just not what I wanted or booked. The buffet food was excellent and the staff very friendly. Very nice place..... just watch your booking with Apple and make SURE you are ending up at the resort your wanted. They are ALL Punta Cana.
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Awesome resort
Jan 20 2018
The staff was very friendly...but it helps to know Spanish. This resort is very large. And fools more like a city. I love the trolley system! There is very little snorkeling in this country...so if that's what you are looking for. ..try somewhere else. The Dominican restaurant is the best.
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Amazing vacation that exceeded my expectations
Jan 18 2018
We will definitely return ! 100% of the stuff were courteous ! Variety of tasty food for anyone. Great restaurants impressively clean excellent beach They even surprised my wife with 'happy birthday' cake at one of the restaurants We will definitely return ! 100% of the stuff were courteous ! Variety of tasty food for anyone. Great restaurants impressively clean excellent beach They even surprised my wife with 'happy birthday' cake at one of the restaurants
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A decent place
Dec 24 2017
Overall, I had a great time. Some pluses and minuses: Pluses: 1. Overall, a decent, huge property with a lot of things, bars, restaurant, pools, shops, etc 2. There was a free safe in the room 3. The room was pretty comfortable 4. Trolleys were run pretty often. We did not wait for them much 5. Food was fine in the buffets. There were many places to get drinks around the property 6. Personnel was polite Minuses: 1. In the buffets, when ordered wine, I usually almost ate all my food before it was delivered. When complained, they did it much faster 2. My room was near the housekeeping closet and it was somewhat noisy 3. I had some allergy and asked if I could visit a doctor. I was told that the price is $250, which is high even for the USA 4. A lot of mosquitoes were always in the room because the housekeeping lady kept the door open during cleaning 5. The free WiFi was just terrible and only in the lobby 6. On the first 2 days, it took us half an hour to find free chairs on the beach. The beach is definitely overcrowded. Also, there weren't volleyball net or soccer goals. 7. Drinks on the beach were offered only once for the whole week 8. One of the fresh towels in the shower had a fresh blood spot with the hair 9. The fridge contained only soda, no alcogol 10. We had to ask for shampoo and toothpaste every day; the housekeeping did not refill them 11. A bit dusty in the closets and under the bed
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Huge Resort
Bexxx333, Sydney, Australia
Wed May 23 16:27:30 EDT 2018
Loved our time here, excellent value for the price. The resort has beautiful grounds, a fabulous beach and plenty of pools and restaurants to choose from. Rooms were nice and traditional although phone didn't work properly and the TV reception was so poor it wasn't worth putting on. Steakhouse and Italian restaurant had very nice food. The Japanese teppanyaki experience was fun but wasn't really Japanese food and was pretty ordinary although the restaurant ambience was beautiful. Food at the buffets was largely inedible and the service were bordering on rude at times. I understand it is so difficult to make vast quantities of food for masses of people, however all meat and fish was overdone, everything lacked flavour. Another note for concern was the wine. It was quite terrible and clearly completely watered down as it was always poured from a carafe, extremely pale in colour and despite drinking copious quantities of it, none of our party were ever close to drunk!

Grand Bahia Principe Dominican Republic
Charlotte B, Calgary
Wed May 23 15:42:22 EDT 2018
Disappointing from start to finish. I had a very nice holiday in the Dominican Republic several years ago. My stay at the Grand Bahia Principe was terrible. Finally upon arrival to my..it was dirty..the air conditioning didn't work and my safe was in disrepair. My first night was spent with several repairmen coming and going trying to repair the safe and aircontioning. The air conditioning was never repaired. The "usuall"..."I am sorry" you did not enjoy your stay... Mean's absolutely nothing. Grande Bahia you failed! Hope you look into this matter as I believe some of your resorts may not be in this category.

Great Resort
stephanie g, Toronto, Canada
Wed May 23 11:29:53 EDT 2018
We just returned from our week long stay at Grand Bahia Principe Esmeralda. The staff were all helpful and so friendly, the rooms were clean, the pools were fantastic. The nightly entertainment was great ( the Michael Jackson show is a must!!) The only downfall, the amount of locals trying to sell you their stuff on the beach. the WIFI is very slow, if you plan on doing work, please reconsider.

Pretty Horrible Week
Kristina G,
Wed May 23 08:33:27 EDT 2018
I recently returned from a vacation with my family and unfortunately there seemed to be more downs then anything else. This resort was recommended by a few friends however I will definitely not be recommending it to anyone I know. 1) Our rooms were infested with mosquitoes, every night we had to worry about being eaten alive and even though we continuously sprayed ourselves it didn't help us. My mother's legs and arms were completely bitten and she suffered a lot which really mad our stay horrible. My dad had to ask for a can of bug repellent which didn't help as the maids and hotel clearly didn't care for our complaints and did nothing to assist with this issue. As a guest you shouldn't have to worry about this after a long day instead you should look forward to going to your room to relax. I had been to the Dominican a few months prior, Ocean Blue and Sand and not one of us had bites as we always saw them spraying the rooms, lobbies etc. This resort, I do not know if it is because we were not privilege, failed to ensure our comfort and requests to help with this problem. 2) Our locks were always getting deactivated. One night when we returned from the night time show our door security lock was broken as we were able to enter our room with no key. You can imagine how upset and nervous we felt as this meant anyone could have entered our room while we were not there. It took them a while to fix this issue as it was 10 'clock at night. After this we did not feel safe at all. As well due to our keys being deactivated we were late to one of our allacart meals (the Japanese one) however we were very lucky that Jose was kind enough to let us go into another time slot. 3) Our rooms were always dirty and definitely not cleaned. Although we tipped our maid on the first day our rooms were always dirty and we were never given towels. This again was very upsetting. If you are looking to book I would NOT recommend this resort, instead I would spend the extra money and go to Ocean Blue and Sand, this resort was a lot cleaner, better entertainment staff and the food was a lot better.

Great resort!
toeknee23, Corner Brook, Canada
Tue May 22 06:09:06 EDT 2018
I really enjoyed staying at this resort! It was clean and the beach was amazing. The entertainment was good and the staff was excellent. The food was okay but we really enjoyed the a la cartes. I will definitely be coming back to this resort in the future!

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