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Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue


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All Inclusive    

Crystal Award Winner: Best Staff and Service in the Caribbean, 2014

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.

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue, Don Pablo Collection is an adults-only (18+) resort situated on the beach within the Bahia Principe Bavaro Complex. Guests will receive exquisite treatment from the staff that has been trained to meet guests' highest demands. Private sections of the beach, pool, and restaurants guarantee the best atmosphere for relaxation.

Feeling lazy? Smoke a cigar in the Cigar Lounge or take a soak in the Jacuzzi in the privacy of your own room. Sleep with your favorite pillow from the pillow-menu. Call your private butler for whatever you need. Want a little more action? Also enjoy waiter service on the beach and pool and complimentary 24-hour Wifi internet access throughout the resort (up to two devices). Bahia Principe Village has its own shopping & entertainment center that is open 24-hours. It includes shops, a disco, a casino, shows, live music, and much more.

Enjoy unlimited dining in the resort's four restaurants. Treat your taste buds to an International buffet or a la carte specialties including French, Italian and Mediterranean. The four bars serve cool, tropical drinks and each room has a mini-bar that is replenished daily. Enjoy access to the facilities, restaurants, and bars at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa, Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection, and Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Green Don Pablo Collection (except main buffets).

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HOTEL LOCATION
Right next to the new Golf Club Punta Blanca and near to Palma Real - Cocotal Golf Club, Punta Cana Golf Club and 90 min. drive to Casa de Campo Golf Club.
Address: ARENA GORDA - MACAO
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 1-809-552-1444
Fax: 1-809-552-1327
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
1 large swimming pool. Large sun terraces and gardens with sunshades and sunbeds.
Golf: NEARBY
Golf Club Punta Blanca is next to resort, Palma Real is near by
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 3
Court Fee: $ for night tennis
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Boccia, soccer, basketball, volley ball, and mini golf.
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
A Caribbean style Hotel with touches of colonial decoration, surrounded by tropical vegetation. Located closest to the beach boasting exclusive services and unlimited a la carte dining. Guests have full use of resort facilities (five pools, eight restaurants and ten bars), and enjoy free entrance and local drinks in the disco at Pueblo Principe! Beach: 700m white sand beach front Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 748
Year Opened: 2007 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Room service from 10:00am-6:00am. 1 free hour on non-motorized watersports daily. Free 24-hour WiFi access throughout the resort. As of 01/01/18 arrivals, all Grand Principe Hotels & Resorts will include free use of in-room safety deposit boxes for guest
ROOM TYPES
DON PABLO SUP JRS DLX AI
Rooms are equiped with 2 double beds or 1 king bed, pillowtop mattress, full bath with hydro massage tub, hair dryer, plasma sat TV, room safe, mini bar, balcony or terrace. VIP amenities, pillow menu, bathrobes in room, Butler service.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Shaver
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
There is fee for use of the room safe. Free Wifi internet access (up to two devices).
DINING
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive
There are 5 Restaurants at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue:
Las Brisas - Beach buffet restaurant and bar. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Don Pablo - Gourmet. Finest selection of International Cuisine dishes in a sophisticated environment with magnificent garden and pool views. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
Palmira - International buffet. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Different theme every night. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
Portofino - Italian specialties. Open for dinner.
El Olivo - Mediterranean. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Games and organized activities, watersports, pool.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Daily entertanment with live music and a variety of shows.
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3899 Recommend
3899 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue to their friends and family



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Nice but not 5 star!!
Nicosia L, Montreal, Canada
Wed Aug 16 16:29:48 EDT 2017
Food is good,buffet lots of variety .The restaurant a la carte are ok ... The air conditioned in my room not the coolest ... Drinks in the lobby are good but i had an issue asked for baileys and they ran out suggested me another drink and still didnt have it ... All inclusive yes but they dont try to get for you ... The shows are boring ... Most guest suggest going to ambar green ,the rooms are upgraded ...over all good vacation for the price I paid ... This is not a five star ...The staff works really hard and they very disorganized ... At the beach you might wait awhile for drinks... The waiters have to go by the pool and get them No bar by the beach!!! Not very practical ...

Awesome adult only resort
tosh5502, New Brunswick
Wed Aug 16 12:00:43 EDT 2017
The ambar blue is an amazing resort. It is a bit older than ambar green which is brand new. The ambar blue is closest to the ocean. The grounds and rooms are excellent. The cleaning staff are excellent as well but know very little English but a translator app on your phone solves that problem. The staff during check in were great as well. We had one issue of being out in ambar green next to the construction. I specifically asked if we were away from the construction that is going on presently and she said yes. So after arriving at our room we then realized we were at ambar green which would've been fine but we paid 400 more to stay at blue. We went back to the desk and they fixed it and the rest of the week was amazing. We went on one excursion (dune buggy) and that was a blast. I would go back to this resort. The construction of the new building shouldn't take too much longer. Food was excellent. Just book early for the A la cart restaurants as they fill up fast.

Lovely hotel
christakisdianne, Doncaster, United Kingdom
Wed Aug 16 10:39:28 EDT 2017
Stayed in the Ambar blue for two weeks from 29/7/17 to 12/8/17 we stayed in room 63204 which is close to the reception area, First impressions on arrivals were very good, lovely clean lobby area and we were greeted by a friendly staff member who took our cases then advised us to go to the main desk where a nice friendly man came and took us to another area and gave us a lovely cocktail and then explained about the hotel and gave us our cards for the room, our case were taken up to the room immediately so didn't have to wait long before we could have a freshen up after our long flight. The room... The air on was in ready for us when we got in the room which was relief as it was very hot and humid, the room had a huge lovely four poster bed a jacuzzi bath and walk in shower and was very clean., every night the bed was turned down ready for us to get into with a chocolate on the pillow which is a very nice touch, mini bar was also in the room and was stocked daily however on one occasion we had to ask them to stock it as it hadn't been done, it was done as soon as we asked so this wasn't a problem. During our stay we ordered room service three times however on one occasion it didn't arrive, the other two occasions we ordered via the app and it arrived very quickly, the time it didn't arrive we had used the telephone to order it so not sure if it was the language barrier why we didn't get it. We did mention it to the staff and they said they would look into it. The food in all the restaurants was very good and a wide variety of choice, the service was nearly always quick sometimes we were waiting a awhile for drinks or plates to be cleared but the staff were really busy so we let it go. The pool bar was really good, pedro at the Ambar blue was really friendly and always happy in his work, we also visited the Ambar green pool bar and Wilson and Carlos were excellent and very funny nothing was too much trouble. Entertainment team never pressured ou join in if you said no they left you to it and the pool parties and beach parties were fab we really enjoyed them. Lobby shops were stocked with lots of gifts and jewellery however the staff were quite ignorant when you went in, we would say hello to them and they did not lift there head up from what they were doing and when you asked for what you wanted they never spoke and just put the amount to pay in the calculator and showed it you, they never spoke at all during the transaction, this made you feel like your custom wasn't important to them. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and even with the odd little issues it never spoiled it, the staff work very hard and the facilities and hotel are fabulous and we would definitely return again,, the hotel made us feel really pampered and relaxed and we most certainly will recommend it to our family and friends. Thank you for a lovely holiday

Lovely holiday
madaboutthemaldives, Birmingham,
Wed Aug 16 03:06:36 EDT 2017
We have just returned from a two week stay and had a lovely holiday. The rooms were a good size and were kept spotlessly clean (as was the the rest of the hotel). We were in villa 63 and Julio our butler was friendly and helpful. The mini bar was well stocked on arrival but not fully restocked daily. The food in the buffet was very good, yes, a little bit repetitive but that happens. We booked into the specialist restaurants and had no problems getting reservations apart from one we would have returned to was closed for a couple of days. A big thanks to Danny on Guest Services for his help. The staff were all very friendly and helpful - a special mention to Desiree and Arrianny from the lobby bar and Juan in the restaurant. We used the Green pool more than our own because it is a little bit quieter but don't expect to be snoozing around either of the pools during the afternoon because its Party time and the music at both pools is loud and booming. Waiter service around both pools was excellent. The beach is much quieter but the seaweed is a big problem. However, what we had been really worried about, the building work wasn't a problem and we only heard it on a couple of occasions. We had a great time but it's not quite 5* for us. Waiter service at the lobby bar at night is a bit hit and miss and we had a real issue with being served drinks during the evening in the bar in plastic cups. However, after a conversation with the bar manager this was resolved - for us anyway. The other thing that let it down was not having a quiet pool. Both pools are big enough the one could be the quiet pool and the other the party pool. Overall a really lovely holiday but I'm not sure we would go back.

Surprisingly fun, clean and a good time!
Melissa B,
Tue Aug 15 17:01:01 EDT 2017
Review of the Bahia Principe Transfer from the Punta Cana airport and the resort: make sure it is included with your vacation package. We booked our hotel and airfare separately and forgot to include the transfer. It is usually $40US by taxi, if it is not included in your package, but it may be negotiable as we were able to get a ride for $30US. Grounds: The Bahia Principe grounds are huge, luckily, they provide a golf cart train to transport north south down three lengths of the resort, left, right and middle. Plus small shuttle routes at the top of the resort. There are several stops along the way with enclosed bus stop benches to wait at. The grounds themselves are very well maintained however late at night we did discovered the odd area where there was broken glass so don’t recommend going barefoot at night. There are several areas where smoking is allowed, including areas just outside the main lobby and the pool. All interior areas are non smoking. Room: We stayed at the Bahia Principe Ambar Blue (adult only by the beach) and they only have junior suites which include either 2 queen or 1 king bed along with a sitting area and balcony. If you get the two queens you can ask to change to a king and if it's available they will make the switch. The bathroom was very big with a jet up and stand up shower. For the air-conditioning and lights to work you must plug a key card in the slot as you first walk into the room. Ensure the balcony door is shut tight or the air won't come on. The bar fridge is stocked daily with booze, beer, soft drinks and water. If you want a little extra, write a note and leave a tip, we were given many bottles of water each day and a couple extra beers for doing that. Pool: The pool is pretty big and usually quite busy however there are enough lounge chairs to accommodate everyone. There wasn’t really a time we would go out and not find a chair. The pool bar is convenient and usually staffed with 2 up top and two down below. I did not find tipping necessary to get service but again, $1US does go a long way to get recognized by the staff. The drinks are typical, icy pina colada and daiquiri drinks plus Presidente on tap and rail drinks. What we found useful was bringing a Bubba (insulated drink container) to have them fill as it then requires less trips to the bar. They serve typical drinks in little plastic cups. DO NOT buy them on the resort, prices range from $25-$35US per, unless you are looking to have yourself a souvenir. We got ours at Walmart for $5 before leaving. Handles are handy too. Busiest time at the pool is after about 3pm, the pool activities start around 11am and end around 4pm. They can be entertaining depending on how much booze you have drank. Beware though, as the day goes on, you see less and less people getting out of the pool to use the facilities! The pool bar closes at 6pm and the pool itself around 7:15pm (summer months). Food: There are many options to eat on the resort, if you are part of the adult only, there are a few extra a la carte restaurants to choose from. We ate at the Brazilian (Rodizio - lots of meat), Italian (Portofino - great antipasto bar) and Garden Grill (Steak). All were good, not great. The buffet at the Ambar Bue was sufficient for all our needs as the food options were extensive. Better than the Ambar Green in that respect. You can eat at some of the main buffets also but with the great food options at the Ambar Blue, we did not see a need. They also have a couple poolside buffets. The one at the left of the pool is open until 4pm and has a BBQ at lunch where the chicken and shrimp is excellent. Staff are also very friendly there. You must wear a shirt and shoes. The buffet at the right of the pool we went to eat breakfast and it was typical and not very extensive. It is also open for snacks during the day. They have a snack buffet (hamburgers, hotdogs, chips, salad) open from 11pm until 5am down past the pool towards the middle of the resort. It has wine and beer only. At the a la carte restaurants we tended to tip a bit because of the great service. Night-life: The Ambar Blue has nightly entertainment but it was just okay, we stayed to watch most nights just to have drinks, however, once the entertainment stops around 10:30pm, pretty much the place becomes quiet. Also I would recommend ordering two drinks at a time during this period as the service is slow, they are serving many table with few staff. A little quicker if you go directly to the bar. They stop serving around 10:30pm as well so options are taking a shuttle to the disco (did not go - apparently very young) or to the main stage at the front of the resort (again, never made it there). There is a small casino also in that area. So if you want to drink and eat more, suggestion is to go to the pool bar area that is open until 5am. Sometimes they play music and there are always people there. Activities: You have to pay for most of the activities, like if you want to kayak. I wouldn’t recommend kayaking on most days as the yellow caution flag is often up at the beach which indicates strong waves. When it is a bit calmer, there is a shipwreck out from the beach you can see clearly and can be kayaked to. Other activities include what they have for adults at the pool for entertainment as well as daily things like Bingo, yoga, dance lessons etc. We did not participate in any so we cannot comment. Shops: We bought t-shirts at one for the shops and they were $10US for a typical Presidente shirt. Other items were more or less expensive in comparison depending on the item. Sunscreen for example was over prices whereas rum (as a take home bottle) was not.



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