Punta Cana

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue


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

Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar, Don Pablo Collection is an adults-only (18+) resort situated on the beach within the Grand Bahia Principe Complex. Effective January 2, 2017, this hotel will be renamed Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue, Don Pablo Collection. 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 complimentary 24-hour Wifi internet access throughout the resort (up to two devices). Guests staying at Luxury Bahía Principe Ambar, Don Pablo Collection can use all of the facilities at the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana Resort Complex. Pueblo Principe 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, and Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda 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 10:00 am - 6:00 am. 1 free hour on non-motorized watersports daily. There is fee for use of the room safe. Free 24-hour Wifi access throughout the resort.
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:
Portofino - Italian specialties. Open for dinner.
El Olivo - Mediterranean. Air conditioned and non-smoking. Dress code required.
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.
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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Masquerading as a 5 star!
rossh595, Oro Station
Thu Mar 23 14:27:01 EDT 2017
This resort is a very large property consisting of seven resort areas. We stayed at Ambar Blue (Adults Only). This was the second time we have been to this resort in the last 5 years, but will be the last. The grounds of this resort are first class and impeccably maintained. This is truly the only 5 star aspect of the resort. Unfortunately, we had several issues this time through that will have us exploring other resorts in the future as the beach along this area is equally as nice for all the resorts. To start, there is construction occurring on the north side of the resort siding Ambar Blue and Ambar Green. Apparently there are no noise bylaws as the work continues well into the evenings. Make sure your rooms are not in the buildings siding the construction due to noise and dust. Once around the pools the construction noise isn't much of an issue, but it looks like it could be a 2 year project. We went to several reserve restaurants this time to get away from the typical buffet routine. The buffet breakfast was typical of all resorts and had no outstanding qualities. You get a good breakfast, with typical fare that will get you off to a good start. As with the evenings that we did do the buffet, avoid the corners of the rooms as you tend to be forgotten by the wait staff for drink refills or to remove your plates. Now for the reservation restaurants. Bella Italia was ok and but hadn't changed in the 5 years since we had been there. I was disappointed when we walked up and I realized it was a restaurant we had already been to. The menu had not changed and the appetizer table is very disappointing, just as I remembered it. The wait staff were very good however. Maiko (Japan) was good with meals being prepared in front of you. I have been to this type of restaurant in Canada, but the display put on by the table chef here was not even close to what I've seen at home. The food. however, was very good and the dessert waiter was a blast. Olas (BBQ) was a good, open beachfront restaurant. I was surprised that it was full of children, as it was located in Ambar Blue. Other than the usual parents failing to control their kids in a restaurant setting, the evening and food was very enjoyable. Rodizio (Brazil) was the highlight of our food experience. If you are a meat lover this is the place. It is also set in Ambar Blue, but no children were to be seen. It is also a beachfront restaurant and sitting outside is a must. We had reservations for Don Pablo but bailed after hearing stories of a hour wait for food that wasn't that great. The dinner buffets, again, were alright. Some meats were overcooked, but the selection of food available was considerable. Go earlier than later if you want to be part of the featured meat. They don't cook it to serve all sitting times. Once it's gone, you're out of luck. Now for the reason of our displeasure. Our original room request was not met and upon check-in we were told to sit in the lobby while they.........I don't know, scratched their heads? We sat there while, it appeared, no one did anything but sat around and chatted and laughed a lot. We finally ended up in our room that sided the dreaded construction zone. I immediately went to the front desk and requested a new room but was told I'd have to stay put until the next day. That evening was seafood night. Guess who woke up at 3a.m, violently ill and spent the next day and a half in bed? Moi! My advise, don't eat the mussels. My wife was determined to have me stay in bed and put off our room move until I got better, but then the hammer drills started in the halls outside our door. So we dragged our luggage and my sorry butt across the grounds to our new, and supposedly, improved room. At first brush it was a vast improvement, with a pool and partial ocean view. Then reality set in. Since I was still sick I attempted to watch some TV only to find it didn't work. Upon investigation I found the cable wire snaked in behind the dresser and went nowhere, connecting to nothing, and thus my first call to maintenance. During my entertainment free silence I realized the toilet was continually running. I looked under the bowl lid and realized the fill valve was broken and someone had placed a bag over it as a quick fix. When maintenance came and actually connected the cable wire to a source they looked at the toilet, adjusted the bag and left. I then realized the TV remote didn't work. Maintenance was not happy upon return, like it was my fault. Over the course of the seven days we were there, the toilet continued to run 24 hours, backed up twice and the room door handle intermittently failed. At one point my wife and I were locked in our room for 5 minutes before we were able to get out. The problem with Bahia Principe is they make quick fixes and no one goes back and fixes things properly. The next guests are then left to deal with their half-assed fixes that ultimately break down. People seem to walk by issues while taking no responsibility to fix them, Half the hallway lights on our floor were not working, and no it wasn't conservation. The lights that were working was a mish mash of varying bulbs that created unacceptable corridor lighting. Once on the grounds, around the pools or at the beach its easy to forget all the issues. We did find the Ambar Blue pool bar staff to be less friendly than we recalled. Often we ended up at Ambar Green, as the staff there were much more social, outgoing and genuinely happy. The effort they put into their drink preparation, garnishes!, was considerably better too. Overall, I'd say a solid 3 to 3+ star resort. They have a lot of work to do if they want to live up to the 5 gleaming stars they have mounted on the wall behind the front desk!!

Good food, great staff, beautiful beach NO KIDS!
706Jim, Thunder Bay
Tue Mar 21 12:26:14 EDT 2017
This was our second visit to the Ambar Blue in Punta Cana. We stayed in villa 60 which is close to both the beach and the pool as well as pretty close to the restaurants. The beach was clean and long. If so inclined, you can walk easily a mile or two in either direction from the resort. The hotel lobby and bar are open and spacious and a good place to get a drink up until about 11pm. You can get from place to place in this expansive resort by walking or by jumping onto the everpresent trams. The electric ones are quiet (watch you don't get run over!) but the gas powered ones belch fumes sometimes which drift into the lobby. Food in the buffet was good and there are a number of specialty restaurants you can book. Do this sooner than later or you may not get a seat. One morning, I had to laugh when a British couple came to the 80% empty beach restaurant and were denied entry because they didn't have a reservation. The resort is very clean, thanks to the efforts of the staff there. Roads leading to the resort are another story as once you are off the main highway from the airport, the roads are strewn with garbage of all sorts. A shame really. Last year we were approached to attend a time share presentation. The "free gifts" we received were pretty hilarious; a pair of sunglasses and a "Dominican Rolex", a digital watch that loses a minute or two every day. I would recommend this resort to couples wishing a quiet restful vacation free from screaming kids. One last thing: You "aren't allowed" to reserve beach chairs or pool chairs. Except that everyone does it. One frustrated patron angrily walked around the entire pool searching for a palapa and finding none free, proceeded to rip the towels, magazines and towel clips form one palapa and throw them into the bushes. (As it turns out, OUR towels!) If you are headed to the Dominican, The Bahai Principe Ambar Blue would be a good choice of resort IMO.

Everything we wanted and more!
Clara W, Glace Bay, Canada
Tue Mar 21 08:15:10 EDT 2017
We stayed at Ambar March Break with 2 other couples. We all felt the same about the excellence in every area of this resort. If you are complaining you must be looking for something to complain about. We stayed in building 65 and were thrilled with the rooms and how they accommodated any request we had asked for. King bed and third floor were our preference and all received ☺️ The pool area is beautiful and the beach is awesome. We like the waves so that wasn't any issue for us. The floats we brought were a lot of fun everyday at the beach! We entertained a few onlookers for sure.😂 The food at this resort compared to the other 10 plus we've been to is second to none in both the buffet and the a la carts. Something for everyone for sure. Book your a la carts ahead of time if you can but I don't think it seemed an issue for those I saw that were booking while we were there. The evening entertainment was a blast and it is the first time we took it in every night. Wish I could remember all of their names but I can't. All of them deserve applause for sure! The one beautiful, energetic young lady that added so much fun for us and others was Lilly! She is as radiant as her pink braids and we are so thankful to have met her. Beds are firm but not at all uncomfortable. The rooms and all areas are immaculately cared for so tip to show your appreciation if you can. It is deserved but certainly not expected. All in all we would definitely return to Ambar and if you are going to any part of Luxary Baha'i, be excited!! You are in for a great vacation. 🌴🌴☀️ ps. Weather was awesome too☀️☀️

Best Adults-Only Part of the Complex
CatHod1, Chicago, Illinois
Tue Mar 21 08:06:12 EDT 2017
When looking at booking sites, It was really confusing how there seemed to be so many Bahia Principe properties that shared the same pictures. Realized later that it is that it is a large resort complex and there are multiple Bahia Principe properties all right next to each other. The adults-only properties are Ambar Blue and Ambar Green. Choose Ambar Blue as it is the one on the beachfront and Ambar Green is behind Blue inland. The adults-only extends to an area on the beach which is nice and relaxing (though they are slow to take drink orders). Bavaro beach is ranked the best beach in the Dominican Republic on Tripadvisor. If you stay in the Luxury properties (Ambar Blue or Ambar Green), you can eat and visit all the other properties (e.g. other restaurants, pools, shows, etc.) but if you are staying in the non-Luxury ones you don't have access to the Luxury properties (e.g. one night at dinner on our property I saw a woman turned away because she did not have a Luxury property wristband). Note even though it is an an all-inclusive and gratuity is theoretically included, we experienced what other reviewers said on here that everyone seems to expect and wait around for a tip (e.g. luggage porters and people who brought room service would even awkwardly stand around for a long time waiting for a tip even when we ran out of single dollar bills. Luggage porters also expect $2+ as ours looked pretty pissed we couldn't find more since we didn't have many single bills on us at the time). Generally service was friendly enough though no one seemed to be that enthusiastic or wanting to go out of their way. I've heard this is common though for the entire Dominican Republic and is just the culture.Food options were good and we enjoyed the restaurants, choosing to eat at the Los Corales dominican restaurant at the family-friendly property one night and ate at all the adult-only ones (much quieter). Overall though, we were very pleased with the spacious room, adults-only relaxed atmosphere and adults-only section of the beach.

AMAZING!
anniejolove,
Tue Mar 21 06:38:29 EDT 2017
This trip was amazing. Not only was the entire resort beautiful, it was also so clean! And the staff!! They were all so cating, friendly, and attentive. When my drink was empty, I got a new one right away. Our Butler was great--Carlos Teiedo-- I think that's how it was spelled. He was so caring and kind. Made us feel like home right away. Also Juan in the dinner was great and dinner tonight with our waiter Agustine was soooo attentive and kind. I will be coming back in the future. If not for the amazing resort then for the kind staff. Rosaira, our housekeeper kept our room AMAZINGLY clean. she had to clean it at least 3 times a day. Amazing. Just an amazing place. ...did I mention the huge bath/hottube to relax in at night in your room?



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