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Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

4 stars
Arena Gorda Macao, Punta Cana,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
225 reviews
Amazing experience

Wow! One of the best vacations ever ! The staff is so friendly and entertaining. I could not... See full review

  • Jersey Cindy
  • Nov 22, 2014
WELL WORTH IT!

this vacation was well worth my money. i read many reviews before booking it and none of the... See full review

  • little Morena
  • Nov 2, 2014
Large Caribbean resort at coastal golf course
Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro – All Inclusive is a regal Spanish colonial style resort between Punta Blanca Golf Course and the white sands of the coconut coast. Have an active vacation with water sports, and unwind on beachfront day beds in total comfort. Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro guests share restaurants, 5 pools and nighttime entertainment with guests of two adjacent Gran Bahia hotels, all landscaped with native vegetation and protected mangrove ecosystem.
Highlights
  • 9 restaurants, 16 bars, nightclub, adjacent resorts and 24/7 room service
  • Entertainment for adults and children with live music (Merengue, Bachata and Salsa)
  • Snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, beach yoga, tennis and Merengue lessons available
  • On-site scuba dive center, day spa and golf course (fees apply)
  • Jacuzzi tubs in all rooms
  • Childcare available (fees apply)
Rooms
Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro provides a varied range in 1,296 rooms. Decorated in sophisticated red hues with terra cotta tile floors and outdoor terraces, most rooms sleep 4 on a sofa sleeper and pillow-top king bed. All units are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans, and in-room safes (fees apply). Mini-refrigerators have a daily supply of chilled water, soft drinks and beer. Upgrade to a hacienda for extra space, free high-speed Internet access, a special breakfast and lunch terrace.
Features
Recreation
Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro – All Inclusive guests get an hour of windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and bike rentals. Two lake pools have shallow children's' areas and a swim-up bar serving endless cocktails. All 5 Gran Bahia complex swimming pools and the beachfront are equipped with luxury wooden sun beds and complimentary towel service. Activities (fees apply) include beachfront massages, golf, 4WD adventures, speedboating and deep sea fishing tours. Upgraded rooms have additional
Dining
16 bars (3 along the beach) and 9 restaurants at Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro – All Inclusive provide daily buffets for every meal and three specialty restaurant dinners per week. Access to a karaoke piano bar, nightclub and live music theater are included. Premium top shelf drinks available at all bars (fees apply).
Transportation
  • Punta Cana Airport (16.5 mi/26.6 km)
  • La Romana Airport (49.7 mi/80.1 km)
  • Santo Domingo Las Americas Airport (113 mi/182 km)
  • Free resort shuttle
Attractions
  • Bavaro Beach (Adjacent)
  • Punta Blanca Golf Club (Adjacent)
  • Macao Beach (10.3 mi/16.5 km)
  • Cap Cana Marina (19.4 mi/31.2 km)
  • Higuey (24.1 mi/38.7 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
  • Laptop computer rental, faxing and mail services (fees apply)

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Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive Rooms

Junior Suite
The room includes:2 full-size beds (1.35 m x 2 m) or 1 king-size bed (2 m x 2 m) with pillow top mattresses Sofa bed Air conditioning Ceiling fan Fully fitted bathroom Hair dryer Amplifying mirror Satellite LED television Direct-dial telephone (outside calls with charge) Safe (with charge) Alarm clock Mini-bar Balcony or terrace with anti-hurricane shutter Hair dryer Bathtub with Jacuzzi Ironing set
Junior Suite Superior
The room includes:2 full-size beds (1.35 m x 2 m) or 1 king-size bed (2 m x 2 m) with pillow top mattresses Sofa bed Air conditioning Ceiling fan Fully fitted bathroom Hair dryer Amplifying mirror Satellite LED television Direct-dial telephone (outside calls with charge) Safe (with charge) Alarm clock Mini-bar Balcony or terrace with anti-hurricane shutter Hair dryer Bathtub with Jacuzzi Ironing set
Junior Suite Club Hacienda
2 full-size beds (1.35 m x 2 m) or 1 king-size bed (2 m x 2 m) with pillow top mattresses Sofa bed Air conditioning Ceiling fan Fully fitted bathroom Hair dryer Amplifying mirror Satellite LED television Direct-dial telephone (outside calls with charge) Safe (with charge) Alarm clock Mini-bar Balcony or terrace with anti-hurricane shutter in some rooms Hair dryer Bathtub with Jacuzzi Towels for the pool and beach in the room upon arrival Bathrobe and slippers in the room (upon request) VIP Amenities Telephone with private help line Alarm clock Coffee machine in the room Private reception Welcome Cocktail The exclusive restaurant for breakfast and lunch. 4 Dinners in A La Carte Restaurants per week (advance reservation) WIFI in the room (with charge) Free WIFI in the lobby

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

IL CAPRICCIO
Italian Restaurant
MAIKO
Japanesse Restaurant
EL MESON
Spanish Restaurant
SANTA FE
Tex Mex Restaurant, exclusive for guest in Club Hacienda Rooms
LE GOURMET
Gourmet Restaurant
BUGAMBILLA
Buffet Restaurant
LAS OLAS
Buffet & Bar
LAS OLAS II
Buffet & Bar
SNACK BAR
Night Snack Bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (225)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
225 out of 225
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gus, great boyfriend and son...
Business
Miami, FL
Aug 13, 2010

Highly Recommend Family Getaway

Rest and Relaxation. EXCELLENT and PEACEFUL. Returning next year...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Aug 12, 2010

Amazing Hotel!!!!

This was an amazing hotel. Not quiet and boring like some other guests may be looking for. Honestly, its a fun, upbeat and dazzline place. Great food, great staff and A+ entertainment. You have to do the free water sports, catamaroon, and boogie boarding, did I mention they were free? Also take an excursion to see the country like Santo Domingo, or the snorkling excursion. The hotel is in the middle of nowhere and its worth it to see the country.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Buda
Business
Vega Baja, PR
Aug 4, 2010

Punta Cana 2010

Good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bensalem, PA
Jun 14, 2010

Bahia Principe is tops in Punta Cana

My friends and I decided on this trip last minute because of the price but the four of us couldn't have been more pleased. The Gran Bahia Principe Resort is almost a small town in and of itself with four separate smaller resorts in one. We were booked in the Main resort area (Bavaro) but were moved to the brand new part (Esmerelda) for no extra charge. Gotta love it. The place was gorgeous, the staff was incredibly friendly, the food was awesome, and the service was impeccable. Only complaint that I have is that I had to get a new keycard a couple times because it wouldn't swipe properly - no big deal. I would recommend this resort experience to anyone and everyone.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL, USA
Jun 12, 2010

Lovely DR ...

[...] I decided to visit the resort without opinion. Overall I thought it was a great value for a very relaxing mom-daughter getaway. Based on my weeklong experience at the hotel, below are a few hints/comments that hopefully will be helpful to the next traveler thinking about Grand Principe Bavaro:- )1) If you are not a Spanish speaker, learn at least a few words and phrases in Spanish. It helps around the resort.2) Learn the trolley-shuttle system ... even if you enjoy walking. The property is much too big to manuever without it.3) Bring insect repellent for you (for the obvious reasons) AND bug spray for the room. There are going to be at least a few creepy crawlers (mostly large ants, etc.) that make their way into your room. Some appear because of the openness of the room and access via the balcony ... but the rest are there because I believe the hotel needs to step up their game just a bit (if you know what I mean). The other 4 and 5 star hotels in DR do not seem to have a bugs-in-the-room problem. 4) Keep your wash/face towels (ie do not ask for new ones the next day) if you rely on them to bathe! For some odd reason it is VERY hard to get wash/face towels on a regular basis.5) The staff do not do a very good job of explaining the property's many amenities (or guidelines/policies for that matter)... specifically to the non-advanced Spanish speakers (I relied on high school Spanish to get by). Once you get to your room (hopefully with a drink :-), make sure that you read all printed materials that are handed to you and sitting around in the room so that you understand the rules as well as the opportunites. It took my mother and I two days to find out about the towel policy.And last, do not let the bad reviews scare you away from the Grand Principe Bavaro. It is not even a 1/10th as bad as people claim. The staff are friendly, the food is certainly worth the $$, and everyone just seems to genuinely be having a good time.I would recommend this hotel if this is your first time in DR, if you are traveling with family, if you are participating in a girlfriends (or mom--daughter) getaway, or if you want to bring small children on the trip with you. I would stay away if honeymooning or if you require a lot of quiet/down time ... try Grand Prinicipe Ambar instead (within the same complex).P.S. Just an FYI ... we stayed in the Club Hacienda portion of the hotel, which apparently has a few enhanced services.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

If looking for fun within the resort, see the Michael Jackson show and visit the karaoke bar (next door to the nightclub).

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Blackhawks
Business
Chicago
May 18, 2010

Dream Vacation!!!

This is a dream resort. Its location is great. 3-4 pools all around the place so your always close to fun. Most beautiful beaches and clear water i have ever seen in my life. Staff is very friendly and you never run out of food/drinks. Buffet style restaurants are nice for everyday dinning with plenty of food options. 3 restaurants that we choose were very romantic atmospheric and good food. Hotel has tons of free activities that are not mentioned by the stuff but you can find out on your own ( scuba diving, games at the pool and beach). Outside of the resort activities are great addition to relaxing trip ( we did boogies and para sailing). Both extremely fun and exciting events. Highly recommended resort !!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Great little shops at the beach. You can bargain for a little to get great prices on gift and other souvenirs

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NJ
Apr 17, 2010

Big Resort-Great pool n Beach

It was a great resort. Very Big, but they had trollies that came very often to take you to other locations. The alacart restarants were great for the most part. The Japanese and steak house were great. The Italian was bad. Great pool with poolside bar. The beach was great too. You have to go early to reserve a spot in some shade though. They have entertainment on the beach and the pool. The nightime enertainment was great too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Make sure you go to the beach early just to reserve a spot in the shade. Just go put your towels on some chairs to reserve a spot.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tom from Wisconsin
Business
Waterford, WI
Apr 13, 2010

Beatiful resort, great pool and beach

Very beautiful resort. The facilities were great. Very clean, imaculate grounds. Pool was great, very close to the ocean. The beach was great as well. Very clean, sandy beach. Food was average. Service at the resort was average. Had a lot of employees, but not the most friendly and outgoing to make your resort experience special.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Steakhouse food was great. Skip the Barbeque alacart. Nice breakfast buffet on the beach at the snackhouse. Food at the regular buffet was not always warm, rather bland tasting.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Apr 13, 2010

Wonderful All Inclusive!

We had a wonderful stay here - one of the best All Inclusive Resorts we've been to! This is the perfect hotel if you are looking to just relax and stay at the resort. They had a beautiful beach and three different pool areas, so each day you felt like you were at a new resort. The resort is enormous, which some people find overwhelming, but we really enjoyed walking the perfectly manicured paths and finding new restaurants, shops, bars, and activities each day. We don't like to visit the same place twice, but I would definitely make an exception to that rule for this hotel. I can't wait to go back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

You get a fixed number of reservations at the "sit-down" restaurants. However, one night we wandered to the BBQ restaurant, not knowing it was reservations only. They said "No problem!" and sat us anyway, so we got an extra "sit-down" meal at no charge!

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
EB NJ Traveler
Business
East Brunswick, NJ
Apr 12, 2010

Not a great experience.

Service was not good at all- had to make multiple requests for things like an iron and a coffeemaker in the room, which were clearly missing in the first place. Front desk very unresponsive to any request- no maps available for example. Reservations for special dining were difficult to obtain. There was a cockroach in the room. The maid failed to replace all our towels more than once. This resort was clearly the lowest priced within the property, and it showed. Buffet food was merely adequate, and again service in the dining room was a problem- getting hot water for tea took three or four requests on average. Would NOT return to this hotel or recommend it to others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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