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Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo (SDQ)

Dominican Republic - Samana

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4 Nights with Air from $479 All-Inclusive
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This vacation package only flies into Santo Domingo (SDQ) Airport. For vacation packages flying into Samana Airport (AZS ... More

Customer Rating 29 Reviews
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4.6
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4.2 out of 5
"FROM THE WELCOME FRUIT PLATE DELIVERED TO OUR ROOM WITHIN THE 1ST HOUR OF ARRIVAL TO ALL THE SMILING FACES THAT GREETED US EACH DAY WE HAVE TO SAY THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST VACATION SPOTS IN THE WORLD....." – sueron
27 out of 32 (84%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.2
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4.2 out of 5
"FROM THE WELCOME FRUIT PLATE DELIVERED TO OUR ROOM WITHIN THE 1ST HOUR OF ARRIVAL TO ALL THE SMILING FACES THAT GREETED US EACH DAY WE HAVE TO SAY THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST VACATION SPOTS IN THE WORLD....." – sueron
27 out of 32 (84%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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September 7, 2016
Great vacation

It's the best resort that we have stayed at in the past three years. The transfer from Santo Domingo airport was good. Thanks Amstar drivers. The resort is beautiful.. The room was very clean. Beach is amazing. We were fans of Buffet, food was delicious. The staff is wonderful. We will be back next year.

Great vacation
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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Chicago,IL
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 5, 2016
Great package will be going again

Personally believe that this area is way better than Punta Cana. Being a native of the country, I must say that was extremely impressed and was money well spent. If you're looking for a relaxed time and want to explore what I believe the best beaches in Dominican Republic I'd recommend going to this resort.


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From: New Jersey
Age: 25-34

July 5, 2016
Never stay her again

Property was beautiful; however, NO beach rooms. Staff unfriendly and unresponsive. Seemed to me, and my friend traveling with, that resort is biased toward American citizens. I cannot recommend this property and I would never stay at this property, or another Bahia Property again..


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From: Tennessee
Age: 55-64
Travel: 7+ trips/year

May 31, 2016
Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo- GOOD,BAD+UGLY

My family and I have traveled to the Caribbean 35 times, 15 of the times to the Dominican Republic. This resort, like many of the other resorts,has a beautiful beach,pool and Hotel. The food at the buffet was great.There was plenty of beach chairs and trees for shade. Now the BAD. When we arrived in our room,which was a VIP room, a room we paid extra for, had a broken air conditioner. After 4 calls and visits to the lobby a maintenance man was sent to our room after each call and did NOT fix the problem.We asked to have our room changed and would only send the maintenance man .By Midnight we gave up and laid in bed awake sweating all night. Also, the TV didn't work.The next morning I met with our AMSTAR Rep. and he talked with the manager Miguel who promised the a.c. would be fixed that day. By 7p.m.,it was not fixed.So,my wife called the lobby once again and insisted we get another room. Finally,after 2 days and a night of sweating in our room we were moved to another room which a.c. worked. The next day the electric went -off for the afternoon. Two days later ,we couldn't get into our room since our key cards would not work.They had to be re-programmed.Now the UGLY. Manager Miguel hung up on my wife 2 times while she was trying to get the a.c. fixed.At one point, Miguel said if my room key card didn't work,I could come back and punch him! PS: Our bill was not adjusted for a lesser room or 2 days and 1 night with no A.C.-caribbeanmike


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From: Pennsylvania
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

462 guest rooms feature a private balcony and garden or ocean view. All the rooms are equipped with a king size or double bed, air-conditioning and ceiling fan, fully-equipped bathroom, hairdryer, mini-bar, direct outside telephone connection, Satellite TV and terrace or balcony. There is a safety deposit box available for an additional charge.

Room Details

Standard Room
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Superior
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

It's an all-inclusive, nature nirvana for the entire fam.

The soul-soothing coconut spa treatment that you'd be crazy to resist.

Paddle surfing, kayaks, catamarans and snorkeling are all free for one hour per day.

The hydro-massage bathtub in the room - endless relaxation opportunities.

 

What We'd Change

With no direct flights into Samana, travel from Santo Domingo's airport takes about two hours on the new highway. Being chauffeured through paradise is its own reward.
 

Why You Should Go

It's a bit of a drive from the airport. Fear not. You'll be on the sand soon.

There's a children's water park and kids' club for the squirts to romp while you chillax.

To keep your beach bod intact, there's a gym, aerobics and sports.

The family suites offer a room for you and your sweetie and one connected for the youngsters.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Concierge Services
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Parking
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Water Skiing ($)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Shopping
  • Massage ($)
  • Express Check-Out
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Internet Access
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Watersports Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fishing ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water-Skiing
  • Whale-Watching
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Samana is a destination for nature lovers and adventurers. Green, green mountains, long beaches, solitude, lively little towns in between, turquoise waters. Samana is also a romantic destination, and several of its small hotels are perfect for honeymooner

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo (SDQ)

Carretera las Terrenas, El Limon Km 4

+809 240 6100

Hotel Description

This vacation package only flies into Santo Domingo (SDQ) Airport. For vacation packages flying into Samana Airport (AZS), visit Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo (AZS).

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo in Samana: An All-Inclusive, Tropical Escape Haven

With lush mountains on one side and a breath-stealing beach on the other, you've got plenty of tropical eye candy at Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo. The Samana peninsula offers some fine flora and a serene environment, and the resort's villas provide cozy accommodations for all happy beachers. So, maybe one day you wanna grab a daiquiri and watch the ways of the waves. Then the next day maybe you wanna get stationed by the pool to work on your gorgeous tan. Maybe after that you wanna burn up the dance floor all night. You've got oodles of options on your dreamy vacay.

Exclusive Amenities for Club Golden Guests:

  • All the services of the all-inclusive package
  • Private reception
  • Welcome cocktail
  • 4 dinners in specialty restaurants per week
  • Private club house
  • Free Internet access in the club house.


DINING

Your taste buds will get along swimmingly at any of the resort's six tasty nosh spots. Some of the delectable dishes include spicy Italian, savory Mediterranean and bold Brazilian. Yummy for your tummy.

Las Dalias Restaurant
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 7:30am-10:30am; Lunch- daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner- daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: This buffet restaurant serves international cuisine. Theme dining nights by country.

Portofino Restaurant
Type: Italian
Hours: Nightly seatings at 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm and 9:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant specializing in traditional Italian cuisine.

Orquedea Gourmet Restaurant
Type: Nouvelle
Hours: Nightly seatings at 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm and 9:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant where guests can enjoy experimental cuisine and modernist design.

El Pescador Restaurant
Type: Seafood
Hours: Nightly seatings at 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm and 9:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant where guests enjoy traditional seafood dishes.

Oriental Restaurant
Type: Asian
Hours: Nightly seatings at 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm, 9pm and 9:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant specializing in Asian cuisine.

Hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

It's time to get your drink on at any of the eight bars on-site. You can kick back with frosty libations at the beach and swim-up bars, or you can get sloshed at the disco. Whatever floats your boat. Cheers, beach lovers.

Daiquiri Lobby Bar
Daily, 10am-11pm.

Beach Bar
Daily, 10am-6pm.

Pool Bar
Swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Tropicana Theatre Bar
Daily, 8pm-11pm and during shows.

Bachata Disco
Daily, 11pm-3am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Lucky for you, El Portillo is one of the finest beaches in Samana, delivering sugar-white sands and tantalizing turquoise waters. As for the land scene, an outdoor Jacuzzi sits beachfront and the main pool is enclosed by luscious gardens.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Catamarans
  • Snorkeling
  • Aquagym
  • Waterpolo

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba diving classes
  • Fishing tour

Land

  • Jogging
  • Fitness center
  • Volleyball


INTERNET

Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby and in the club house. Wi-Fi is available in rooms for an additional charge.

Once checked in, guests may also access Bahia's exclusive smart-phone and tablet app that will allow them to make reservations on specialty restaurants, access a directory of services and social activities, as well as chat with the group they are traveling with.

SPA SERVICES

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Spa features typical Dominican decor and is located on one of the Dominican Republic's most magnificent turquoise-water beaches. All treatments at the spa are perfect for relaxing, improving your skin and feeling better. Services available for an additional charge.
  • Massages
  • Body treatments & facials
  • Jacuzzi


WEDDING SERVICES

The resort offers a variety of wedding services and packages.

Honeymoon
Honeymoon guests traveling through Jan 1, 2014 will receive 1 complimentary bottle of tequila or rum, 1 fruit plate/fruit basket in their guest room upon arrival plus 1 category room upgrade, on request and subject to availability at time of check-in.

Terms and Conditions: Must be within six months of original wedding date. Couples must present proof of marriage (marriage certificate) at the resort upon check-in. Please request HONEYMOON in the Special Request field when making your reservation.



CHILD CARE

At the hotel you'll find shows and activities that are perfect for kids and families, including:
  • Pool activities
  • Non-stop dancing in the mini-disco
  • Mini-shows
  • Daily children's activities
  • Shows for kids

Babysitting services are available for an additional charge.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
The resort is about 2 hours north of the airport in Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ).
Flights are also available from some departure cities directly into Samana airport (AZS). To choose that vacation package, view the version of this hotel with "(AZS)" in the title. Regardless of the airport you choose, we strongly suggest that you purchase round-trip airport transfers as part of your package.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay Requirements
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.

Holy Week Policy
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
Please be aware that at least one person per room must be 21 years of age or older to check-in. The hotel reserves the right to request a passport or official ID as proof of age. If travel is booked and no one fulfills this requirement, you will be denied check-in at this resort. No student groups under 18 years old are accepted at any time.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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