Punta Cana

Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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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.

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.

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*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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Disposable Cups
Ken R, West Bromwich, United Kingdom
Mon Sep 18 15:47:04 EDT 2017
We have enjoyed our 2week stay atGBP Punta Cana,niceroom friendlystaff who struggle to make conversation in any otherlanguage.Maybe we could try alittle harder too.A decent selection of food to suit all tastes.My question to management is Why Are Small Plastic Disposable Cups used to serve drinks from the Punta Cana Lobby Bar?This is not becoming of A Decent Hotel and certainly loses the image down.Go and see for yourself see what you think.Its not good .

All that glitters is not gold!
Irene P, Ottawa, Canada
Mon Sep 18 13:58:53 EDT 2017
Have you ever received/bought what you thought was a beautiful gold ring but, after some time, the gold rubs off and the ring turns your finger green? This resort sort of reminds me of that. It’s not horrible – it’s just not what you expected or first thought it to be. This resort is very pretty and the grounds are beautifully maintained. This area is comprised of numerous Grand Bahia Principe resorts and, depending which one you've booked with, this will dictate which other resorts you will have access to. We had access to all but the Esmerelda and Fantasia. SIZE OF THE RESORT: as the properties are built in-land and are very large, you often have to take shuttles to get to where you’re going. If you’ve dressed for dinner and it’s very muggy, you take the shuttle so you don’t arrive looking like a drenched rag. Our room was a 5 to 7 minute walk to the beach and this was fine. Personally, I don’t care for large resorts as they’re too impersonal. One of the perks of travel is to meet people. When there are so many people, it’s not as easy to chat with people or to run into them again. When we were at the buffet, there were so many people that, inevitably, you got elbowed or someone cut ahead of you. When you are at a smaller resort, people are more aware of each other, make eye contact, and are polite. BUFFET: the food in the buffet was fine. Over the years many people have told me that the food is so much better in the DR than in Cuba. I would say that it is exactly the same except that they offer more of a variety (add different dishes daily). The staff works very hard at the buffets, particularly the dinner shifts. Luis V runs a tight ship and is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and pitch in when there is a backlog. RESTAURANTS: as we were there for 2 weeks, we had reservations at 6 restaurants. The first one offered the same food as was in the buffet, so we did not bother with the reserved restaurants again. There’s no point in having to be at a certain place during your vacation if they’re not going to offer something different. (Perhaps we should have given them a second chance.) POOLS: the pool by the beach is very busy, crowded and loud. Great, if that’s your thing. If you prefer quieter atmospheres, there are 2 quieter pools across from each other closer to the buffet. One plays music; one does not. BEACH: the beach is lovely but there are tons of people and it’s not easy to get 2 chairs together until mid-afternoon. Only on the 14th day did we get chairs in the first row rather than the sixth. If you like shopping, bring your card. The vendors walk the beach all day/every day and they carry machines that’ll process your debit or credit cards. (The prices are not “beach” prices; they are expensive – not much less than the lobby stores. But, hey, my philosophy is: you can’t take it with you.) ROOM: our room was fine: beds and pillows were fairly comfortable; the maid came in daily and did a good job except for the floor. We were there for 2 weeks and, when we walked around barefoot in the room, our feet would be dirty. We never could figure out if it was something she was not doing or if the cleaning mop was too old. VIEW FROM THE ROOM: there are very few rooms with an ocean view as the properties are built in-land and not along the beach. Our balcony faced a forest/jungle and was very peaceful and pretty. ROOM SAFE: ALTHOUGH MY FRIEND AND I HAD BOOKED AN ALL-INCLUSIVE (FROM CANADA), WE WERE ASKED TO PAY US$4/DAY FOR THE SAFE. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY EXPECTED US TO KEEP OUR PASSPORTS, BUT WE HAD TO PAY FOR A SAFE THAT WAS ALREADY IN OUR ROOM. WE HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD AND THIS IS THE FIRST TIME EITHER ONE OF US HAVE BEEN ASKED TO PAY FOR A SAFE. STAFF: unfailingly polite and hard-working. TIPPING: I tip the maids, bar people, waiters, bus drivers, etc. These people work hard in the heat. Tip them. Their salaries are not comparable to Canada’s. CUSTUMER SERVICE / PROBLEMS: if you have complaints during your stay as we did (broken toilet, locked out of our room twice as lock was broken/fixed/broken, no beach towels for 10 days, no shuttle for an hour, etc.), DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME COMPLAINING . The staff will be very polite and apologetic, they will take down the details, they will say that someone will call you, but no one ever will. If you bring it up again, they will ask you to meet someone in the lobby at a specific time but, when the time of the meeting comes, the Manager will be “busy with an incident at the resort” – twice. So don’t spoil your vacation, tell yourself you work too hard for your money, and go to the pool, beach or bar. The corporation doesn’t car, the Resort Director doesn’t care; they are making money and our problems are not their problems. When you come home, you will decide if the pros outweigh the cons and if you want to come back. I’m still trying to figure that out.

Staff Are Rude And Further More Unhelpful When Help Was Needed.
Charles H,
Fri Sep 15 19:26:19 EDT 2017
found myself in a difficult situation had to walk in the dark at 0600 hrs to catch a bus. (1 kilometre) I'm 66 with a heart problem, away. The campus lights go out at 0530 I asked for a buggy ride to the main-gate as it was that far I was told it was impossible for that to happen. and the night before I had arranged it and was informed I would have ride to the gates. The front dest person was so rude I had to walk away through fear of starting something that would impact my safety. Appalling service by all front dest staff. I will never use this chain again and have subsequently started using Sandals.

A brilliant resort
Lise_1980, Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
Fri Sep 15 09:17:09 EDT 2017
I'm going to try to cover as much as I can in this review in order to help answer any questions you may have, so I'm sorry if it's long! If there's anything I miss that you want to know about, please feel free to message me. Our trip here was 19th August to 2nd September as a family of 4, my kids are 8 and 11 and are extremely fussy (i.e., can never find any food they want, get bored easily etc!). To say my kids came away saying they had the "best holiday ever" is an absolute credit to the hotel, as they are hard to please! For myself and my husband, this was a make or break holiday for the Dominican Republic.......we stayed at a different hotel and resort 12 years ago and vowed never to return to DR, but staying at the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana has totally restored our faith in the country. Would we come back? Absolutely! Staying at the same hotel? Definitely, because we loved it!! I'll start with the only negative for us. Unfortunately we found the maid service a little lacking. We have read many reviews stating the opposite, so we feel that we were maybe just unlucky, and our experience does not put us off this hotel. Just as an example, on one of the days our maid took all of our towels away and didn't replace them, not a single one!! We had to ask twice to actually get any sent to our room. Our maid also failed on some days to replace things that had been used from the minibar, although this was not too big of a deal as we were in villa 19, so a very quick trip to the bar from our room if we wanted a drink. The biggest tip I can give you with regards maid service is bring a few of your own towels with you from home just in case you don't get the ones in the room. Also we did not find that leaving the maid a tip made any difference whatsoever, as the money we left in the fridge was taken but no drinks put in! However, do remember how busy the maids are as this resort is so big! Now the positives, and there really are so many! This resort is stunning! The grounds are beautifully kept, with gardeners working on them constantly. Yes the resort is HUGE, but enjoy the walks, and if you don't want to then hop on the little train that takes you to other parts of the resort. We timed the walk from the lobby to the beach, walking at a steady pace because the kids complain if we walk too fast......10 minutes, that's all! Villa 19 is right next to the lobby, so ideally positioned for the buffet restaurant and evening entertainment. I LOVED the atmosphere in this hotel! The size of the resort was brilliant for me because it had a real village vibe, and the square in the evenings had such a buzz with people just dancing and singing and having a good time. We only saw 2 shows as we preferred to sit in the square. It can be difficult getting served at the lobby bar at night time, as the bar staff clearly had their favourites, but the lovely waitresses kept on top of drinks for you, serving you at your table. These lovely ladies never stop, always smile, and look after you well. The food in the buffet restaurant for us was perfect. I found it had more flavour than any all inclusive resort we have been to before, and lots of choice. They do some theme nights, the Mexican theme night was lovely! The waiting staff in the buffet work extremely hard, tip them when you can and they will really look after you. Look out especially for Israel, what a lovely guy who made a huge effort with my son and made his holiday (ask him to make a chicken with a napkin for you!). We only used 3 of our a la carte restaurant allowance, Italian, Mexican and Garden Grill. If you like steak, go for the rump steak in the Garden Grill, yummy!! We enjoyed them all. The pools........beautiful!! If you like a party vibe go for the main pool by the beach, if you want more relaxed and family-friendly stick to the Punta Cana and Bavaro pools. We witnessed quite a lot of drunkenness and inappropriate language in front of young children at the main pool from other guests! We never had a problem getting a sunbed, even when we got to the pool after 10am. This was beds in the shade too, which is a welcome relief in the heat! They never ran out of beach towels once during our stay. We personally found that the staff here were lovely and very helpful. I believe that if you treat the staff with respect, you will always get respect back! Not once did we have a problem, but we did overhear some guests being plain rude, disrespectful and aggressive from the outset with staff! Those kind of people don't deserve respect, and rightly didn't get it. Be polite to the staff, try saying a couple of words in Spanish to show you're making an effort, and don't forget it costs you nothing to say please and thank you. The staff here work so hard, and deserve to be treated well! I was so worried coming to this hotel because of some of the negative reviews, I honestly can't believe the people writing them were staying in the same hotel! Don't expect the Ritz and you will have a lovely time! Another tip, take LOADS of mosquito repellent with DEET. There are mosquitoes everywhere!!!! However, this hotel is in the area of a mangrove, it is tropical, the hotel cannot help that mosquitoes exist. They try their best to keep the numbers down, we saw a little van driving round every single night spraying stuff on the hedges, and the ceilings in the villa corridors were treated. I was bitten well over 100 times during my stay, but this was not the hotel's fault, it was mine for not using enough DEET!! Wifi is expensive, but the free wifi in the lobby got us by perfectly! We were able to FaceTime home regularly. We were sad to leave when we had to come home, we will definitely be back!

Perfect Holiday!
LydiaUch, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
Thu Sep 14 12:51:54 EDT 2017
We've just returned from our honeymoon at this hotel and there is no other word for our stay but Perfect! The pools and beach are fantastic!Something for everyone. Staff are wonderful and so friendly. We have come home feeling so relaxed. The food was great-loads of choice. As a vegetarian it was lovely to be able to have so many options at every mealtime-doesn't happen often in all inclusive. The Japanese restaurant even made a special vegetable stir fry so I could eat there-it was delicious! We were there during hurricane Irma and the hotel operations to prepare and protect guests was so efficient. The staff were great and all operations were up and running very quickly the following day. Fantastic service from all at the hotel! Can't recommend highly enough!

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