Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

4 stars
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Hotel Overview

3.8 /5
Overall score
76%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
4
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.
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).
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.
Property 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
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)
Nearby 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)
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
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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

Hotel Map

18.7219 -68.4647
Area served
Punta Cana.
Nearby airports
Punta Cana International Airport.
Area description
GRAN BAHIA PRINCIPE BAVARO located in the East Coast of the Dominican Republic, at 20 km from the Punta Cana Airport (30 minutes by car) and 70 km of the La Romana Airport (90 minutes by car), and is 60 minutes from the Higuey Town, in the Province of Altagracia.

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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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 (286)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
286 out of 286
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

76% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Meli
Business
sacramento
Apr 6, 2015

Punta Cana 1st time experience

This was our first time in Punta Cana, we went with a very open mind after reading so many reviews. The hotel was nice and well kept, the food wasn't a 5 star hotel but wasn't bad either. We could find something to eat for every meal and the al a cart meals at the different restaurants were good, just make sure to make your reservations early. We enjoyed the BBQ restaurant the best, we also liked the Japanese restaurant but we didn't know we had the al a cart menu until we got there so we couldn't do the hibachi, make sure you tell them you want the hibachi at the Japanese restaurant or you will just get the menu service (it wasn't that the food was bad, it's the same food, but we wanted more of the experience). They had a wide variety of different food at the buffets so to say the least there was always something good. There are 5 resorts that are all connected (Punta Cana, Bavaro, Esmeralda, Ambar, and Turquesa) the Esmeralda and Ambar are exclusive and if you are not staying at those hotels you can not visit their amenities (ex:pool or restuartants). Ambar is the adults only. We went during spring break and to be honest the property was big enough that none of the pools or beach every felt over crowded. There are golf cart trains that you take to take you around the property because it is that big to get around the the different areas. I would say that for our first time to Punta Cana we did a good job at picking a hotel. Now there are a few things that could improve: first be careful in the bathrooms men are cleaning the women's bathrooms and women clean the men's bathrooms - something strange and they do it while your in there! The staff at the restaurants are very unorganized, they don't come up to you right away and ask for your drink order, sometimes your waiting 15-20 mins before they even acknowledge you are there. They bring the food out in the order it comes out, there were times that two of us got our meal and the forgot about the third person in our party. They argue with each other in front of you, they are too buy being angry with each other they forget you are there and you have to remind them that you need something. The drinks were very watered down, so you just need to ask for more alcohol which they will gladly do. One thing to be careful of at this hotel or any is that they are trying to sell you vacation packages or seem a lot like a timeshare presentation, we got one presented to us and it was a joke, so don't even waste your time. The people at the beach aren't as pushy as people have said, we politely told them we weren't interested and they went away. The people trying to sell you the timeshare were way more pushy! We did have some great experience with some of the hotel staff, Lydia at the hacienda check in was AMAZING, she really went above and beyond to make sure we were always being taken care of. You could tell she enjoys her job and enjoys making sure the guest are having a good time. She was very detailed in explaining the features of the hotel and setting up our reservations, she always had a smile on her face and made you laugh. Another person who made our trip great was the bartender at the pool with the swim up bar, her name was Yuleydi, again she was on top of it with our drinks and made sure we were always taken care of. She was happy and upbeat which makes your experience even better. I would say that overall our experience was a good one for the first time in Punta Cana, we were able to relax and have fun which is what we were looking for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dsquare
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Fantastic place! Beautiful place!

My wife and I went on our second trip together after our honeymoon. We loved it! Great price! Delicious food! Awesome service! Will recommend!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Michael M.
Business
Alsip
Mar 17, 2015

Price Matched Quality

Not bad for the price. Service made the stay better.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Melanie S.
Business
Jersey City
Feb 21, 2015

Awesome Honeymoon

I usually always do all inclusive you get everything for one price, I have been to many Grand Bahia resorts but must say we had the most fun at this one in Punta Cana. My husband and I never had a dull moment, entertainment was great, food was good there was always something to do. We did about 4 different tours and each one was amazing. We had so much fun I am going back for an all girls Getaway in May.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
smarsh22
Business
london
Feb 3, 2015

Would absolutely return!

Awesome hotel! This was our first all-inclusive, and we would absolutely go back to this hotel. The beaches are gorgeous, the staff are fantastic, and the resort is well-maintained.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hector A.
Business
N/A
Jan 19, 2015

Fantastic trip

Grand Bahia is a beautiful hotel. The grounds, rooms, activity areas and overall area is well kept and spotless. The staff is considerate of all your needs and respond very quickly whenever there is a problem. It is an awesome place to visit. We will return in the future. We had a great time and didn't want to leave.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Melanie S.
Business
Jersey City
Jan 17, 2015

Couldnt have picked a better vacation

My Husband and I (34yrs and 40 yrs old) go away ever year on our Anniversary and decided to try out Punta Cana. After some research and based on there reviews and price we decided on Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro and couldnt have been happier. The shows were amazing along with the entertainment and night life, there was never a dull moment . Then again we went horseback riding, Zip lining, 4 wheeling, jumped off a cliff into a cave and also went snorkeling if you can I suggest you try as many excursions possible so you get time away from the hotel (which you really dont need to) and get to actually view the island. The Hotel itself was beautiful food was good not great they need a little more variety at the buffet. The restaurants were excellent but you need to have a reservation. The drinks were awesome and we always had chairs by the pool and beach. We are looking forward to going back and bringing the kids with us this time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mihaiela S.
Business
N/A
Jan 17, 2015

Perfect vacantion

Beautiful hotel Perfect clean Very nice people One dream vacation !!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vinny V.
Business
Morganville
Jan 15, 2015

Whole Family trip

This was an excellent trip for myself and my wife and her family. It was an excellent value, so much so, we were able to book 3 nights for her family that lives in the DR. It was a great experience for them and a joy to be a part of. The hotel was great, with the kids water park area and the shows at night were very good and everything else that you would expect for an all inclusive hotel in punta cana... pools, beach, restaurants, etc...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Make sure to book the a la carte restaurants in advance.

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Arber
Business
Melrose
Jan 14, 2015

Great Experience.

We enjoyed a lot our staying at Grad Bahia Principe. The beach was wonderful, the staff was excellent and friendly ( especially the waiters and bartenders) and the food was delicious with plenty of drinks all inclusive. There were a lot of entertainments and shows all the day. The only things that I didn't like was the mattress and the pillows of our bed. The mattress was very hard, it should have been softer than that. As overall experience I'll give 5 stars to this resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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