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Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We enjoyed this resort very much. We went up and down the shorelines to riu and iberostar and Grand Bahia's beaches were far superior. The groundskeepers keep this resort and beach spotless. The food is fantastic and the drinks are as well. This resort is like a small town, there is no reason to leave because there is so much going on all day and night long. This resort is a little hard to navigate at first but the staff is very helpful in guiding you. Highly recommended. Just be sure to buy and print your tourist card ($10) ahead of time online before getting there. We waited well over an hour at the airport.

We stayed at this resort for a week in March, 2017. Overall, the trip was decent, but few things will prevent me from ever coming back... Pros: 1) the cleanest beach around 2) immaculate lawn care & well kept grounds/room. Cons: 1) it is NOT an All-Inclusive resort. Resort is advertised as offering 9 restaurants...However, you can only choose 3 restaurants - i.e. you can only have THREE a la carte meals per stay period! The rest of the time you get to eat at the buffet that offers pretty much the same food every day (decent enough to fill your belly, but don't expect to enjoy it)... 2) I was aware of the stealing issues this resort has based on the multiple reviews I've read before travel, so I was extra careful (paid for safe). Once we were passing by the lobby and had our beach stuff with us, so we left it on one of the chairs in the lobby and went in to have lunch...Half an hour later our stuff was gone. More disappointing was staff's response to the incident. I was told there are cameras in the lobby... I came back to guest services 5 times inquiring if they checked the cameras and each time the agent took my room # and promised to get back to me...One agent asked me when the incident happened and when I said "yesterday" his response was "oh it hasn't been 72 hrs - come back in 2 days" DISGUSTING! 3) Service at buffet leaves much to be desired... you have to ask the server to bring you coffee/water and almost every time we'd be done eating before they do that...

Over all service and employee dedication to us CUSTOMER is poor. Employees are rude, the facility looks good but service is bad. Only two towels for room, same food everyday, not enough chairs for the all , very crowded and not enough employees. During the time spend on the beach, a very annoying individual always swiping sands of the chairs, even though we are laying there. Very uncomfortable. I will not recommend this hotel to any body that I care for.

The rooms need a bit of improvements and updates specially the bathrooms, The Carib Ian restaurant needs an overoll update specially the floors all the tables while eatting rock back and forth The food on the buffets close to the beach was always cold, I u der stand they are close to the water but it should take the necessary measures to improve the problem the orbitz representative at the hotel was very rude and should not be there to help customers and represent orbitz

all good. We only got to the buffet -- apparently you can go to up to three of the service restaurants without extra charge but we didn't learn that til too late to make reservations. Not much English among staff so a few things hard to figure out.

I went for a relaxing week away from work and did just that did not visit pool nor beach but was told that it was good its a nice place to relax and have fun. Hotel staff was generally friendly and support services good but like most poor countries you get the odd ones trying to pry out an extra dollar from your pocket like the taxi drivers and so. I am from the Caribbean and found that my diet was not catered for no pepper sauce and spicy food would be a nice addition to the menu if they are to attract visitors like me but it was generally good.

Coming in to the hotel was very nice expect when trying to ask for service, smokers are allowed to smoke everywhere, even in dinning places. Not enough activities for everyone. Room service never answered their service line in the 6 days I stayed. Stocking up the room & clean towels were only done once during my stay. I have been to DR 4 times & this was the worst service hotel experience I've had.

It was wonderfull experience, so beautiful hotel, so friendly staff, so good food and we enjoyed every day to stay here!

Starting with check in, got in from airport and check in was held back for more than an hour. Couldn't make reservations for any of the restaurants because they were booked for up to a week. Grounds look run down and room was in need of new comforters and some bleach. Pool closed one day at 5:30 and staff could do better with their customer service skills.

Beach is gorgeous, swimming pools are great, rooms are comfortable, you can walk to the beach or use "transportation" which is working perfect... There is plenty of food, lots of variety, but it's cafeteria level

Great time! We would travel there again. The hotel was great along with the staff.

This was an amazing resort! Huge, Clean, and beautifully landscaped. Rooms were immaculate! Staff was friendly and helpful and they work very hard. They go to great lengths to keep the place up, and you can tell because you see them scrubbing pool decks every night, and even washing down trash cans daily. Drinks were plentiful and so was the food. The food was good, but not what we were used to in the states, so it was hard to adjust and get overly full. The Sante Fe restaurant was our favorite and it was delicious! I wish we had ate there every night. You do need to make your dinner reservations for each night for the restaurants, but if you don't there are plenty of buffets and snack places to grab something! I recommend arranging your transportation from the airport, we got off the plane and through customs and had people waiting to assist us and get us to the right place. Take plenty of money for tips, these people work hard! They will accept USD or Pesos. The beach and the water were amazing, weather was perfect! A great trip and one I would take again. Thank you Grand Bahia for your courtesy and hard work!

Stayed here for a nice romantic honeymoon. Overall we had a great time at the hotel. The room could have been maintained a bit better by the staff and the air conditioning system did not seem to keep the room cool, otherwise it was very comfortable and spacious. The restaurants and food was great. We also loved the grounds and property overall, which was immaculately clean and beautiful. Beach was a bit rough but the pool was nice. We really enjoyed our stay and do plan to return!!!

The hotel, amenities and staff was great. They try their best to assist everyone.

Great vacations for me and my wife stuff so nice,clean room.and good food.

Every part of this trip amazed me with how accommodating and friendly the staff was. As soon as we got off the plane someone was assisting us to make sure we got to the hotel promptly and safely (recommend the round trip transportation service - Coming2 was great). We got to the hotel and were ungraded to the Esmeralda hotel closer to the beach, numerous pools, excellent dining experiences with great good and drinks. There was even a sports bar where you could hangout late night and a casino with low stakes options. On the resort internal transportation was everywhere but you could easily walk as well. I could go on and on about how perfect this trip was but I recommend you go check it out yourself, I will be going back over and over!

I stayed at the Bavaro and I was indeed impressed. Enjoyed my 7 long days. The staff was friendly and helpful, made me feel like home away from home. They sure know how to make their guests feel welcomed and entertained. The entertainment was ridiculously amazing the Michael Jackson show was the best! We were entertained every day and night of our stay. My only con was that the bed was too hard. Other than that it was excellent. Will surely recommend and visit again,this time with the kids.

The hotel is pretty and all-inclusive. The liquor tastes super cheap as does the food. You aren't guaranteed to eat at the restaurants as you have to make reservations days in advance. The rooms are clean but the beds are rock hard. You have to pay $50 for wireless internet. The pool was a fun place to be. While I was there, there was a strong smell of sewage at the main dining hall near the front entrance.

The hotel made our expectations - The town was pleasant so was the people It is a good place to relax with good friends and enjoy the scenery

children waterpark was good, the food was ok, love the water from the pool because it was warm, the beach was good, nightclub was to small for the size of the hotel, but my major issue was mosquito they have some kind of swamp like thing growing under the bridge in the middle of the resort wish i believe is causing the major mosquito issue, I been to punta cana plenty of time, have gone to many resort, this was the first one I couldn't go out a night because to many bite from the mosquitos

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Located in Bavaro within 2 miles (3 km) of Punta Blanca Golf Course, Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive is within a few miles (5 km) of Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. This 744-room, 4-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a golf course and a full-service spa. It's in central Punta Cana and also close to Iberostar Golf Course and White Sands Golf Course.


Relish the international cuisine at Bugambilla, one of 9 onsite restaurants. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


The 744 air-conditioned accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free minibar items, sofa beds, and coffee makers.

Property features

Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro - All Inclusive features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request). The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a casino, a free water park, and a nightclub.

Room options

Junior Suite (Superior)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite Superior

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite (Superior)

Full 2 | King 1 | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite Superior

King 1 | Sleeps 4