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Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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6 Nights with Air from $949 All-Inclusive
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3.8
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3.6
Beaches & Pools
 
4.3
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
3.6
3.6 out of 5
"This was my first time and I loved it. People were so friendly and helpful. The establishment was well kept and so clean. I loved it and hope to return with my family." – Lizarimiranda
201 out of 297 (68%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Beach view Suite Huge Pool Some people partying it up in the Disco The view from our suite Beach Lobby Seaweed... bus stop Main Bavaro Lobby Hybacus Pool Pool Coffee and pool view! Lobby Night Look at the water! Pool at resort Raking seaweed... the beach Beach Pool view
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July 5, 2017
We had a good time!

This is our second time to Punta Cana... After the first time we swore we would NEVER go back...(we did not book through cheap Caribbean the 1st time) The resort was very nice our rooms were kept clean, the pools and beach were EXCELLENT.... The main dining service is absolutely horrible.... The servers are all over the place, no one knows where to take drinks and if you ask for a drink it probably won't come... It's buffet food so that's all I can say about that. If you want a server to know your name and your drinks go to the beach buffet and see Yearl (jarrell in English) He knew our drinks and immediately got two tables together for our family of 6. Now, we did tip! We had 3 reserved restaurant meals, I only recommend the habachi grill. We don't speak Spanish, if we did it probably would have been a better experience for us, not saying it was bad. The main service people (people ant the desk and people who wanted to sell you things spoke English) but waiters and the maids didn't. Ok so that's our fault for going to a Spanish speaking country. DONT GO FISHING!!! It's very costly and they really don't care if you catch anything! We zip lined and it was fun! In all honesty we had a good time. Like I said before the hotel was very clean.... Maintenance scrubbed the walk ways every day! There were men raking up the seaweed off the beach daily! So all in all I would recommend this hotel, just practice your Spanish.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Bear, DE
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 30, 2017
Family vacation

We booked 3 rooms. The rooms are large and clean. Service personnel were amazing! Good a/c in rooms. Bottled water was restocked daily when the room was cleaned. The complex is huge, the tram service was great. One you learn your way around it's quite easy. Pools and beach are awesome with easy drink access. Watch out for vendors on the beach though- very persistent!! Food was mediocre. Buffet was better than the a la carte restaurants. Plenty of shopping on the complex. Service personnel were awesome. Very friendly! Lobby was open so it was quite warm. Free lobby wifi is only good in the lobby. We bought the family pack which worked pretty well in rooms. And in the pool area if near a building. Overall we had a great time and would definitely go back.

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Overall Rating: 4
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From: NEw York
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 5, 2017
ABSOLUTELY LOVED!

I was so skeptical about booking this resort after reading some really negative reviews, but had the BEST trip ever! The staff was so accommodating, and goes above and beyond to welcome you and make sure you enjoy your stay. They greeted us right when we got off the bus and gave us speedy check-in so we could get some lunch before the buffet closed. There are many dining options, if you make dinner reservations at guest services when you arrive. However, we did not make any dinner reservations and ending up eating at the buffet every night which was fine! They had many options, decent food, and change it up nicely. The drinks were great! The beach was absolutely breath-taking with many chairs! However, there is a lot of seaweed, but they have a hardworking staff that attempts to clean it off the beach. We still swam in the ocean a lot! The pools were also huge, clean, and had swim up bars. Rooms were so quaint, and very clean! We purchased wifi and were able to use it in the room, and in various restaurants in the resort with no problem. We loved the late night snack bar and had so much fun in the sports bar! The grounds are lush, beautiful, and so well kept. Some of the other reviews complain about how large the hotel is, but they have a very efficient trolley system that runs non stop. You can easily hop on and ride to where you need to go. Staff was so friendly and a lot of fun. We found upon arriving that there is also a late night disco! ONE THING: Bring bugspray!! I acquired 26 mosquito bites when being outside at night. We are already looking to go back next year as it was such a great experience, highly recommend! Me and my boyfriend had the best vacation ever!!


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Phoenix, Arizona
Age: 19-24
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 24, 2017
Absolutely wonderful!

I took my mother here for Mother's Day and I tossed and turned about where to vacation. I have to say that I am extremely happy that I chose this location and used cheap Caribbean. Everything was made simple from booking to landing back home. The resort was by far the cleanest place I have ever stayed. Throughout the day staff is hard at work making sure that the grounds are clean the rooms are clean and expectations are met. The food was impeccable and there were so many different options that we never had the same thing twice ( unless we wanted to of course). Throughout each meal staff is constantly walking by refilling your drinks and making sure that you're staying hydrated. All of their staff always had a smile on their face, they were willing to help with anything and everything and they always took the time to say hello. Our cheap Caribbean representative provided us with a number of options for excursions during our stay. We chose the Ocean spa which blew my mind. The excursion was worth every penny and was so relaxing, we were taken care or at every moment. Every single pool was clean, the bartenders were generous and there was never a point in time where we felt that we were crowded by people. My mother has a bad back and couldn't comfortably sit on the beach chairs by the pool so a staff member went out or their way to bring her a regular chair! I am extremely impressed with this resort and it really exceeded my expectations! I will definitely be returning!


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From: Brooklyn, NY
Age: 25-34

Room Information

792 suites located throughout 24 villas situated throughout the beautiful resort. All rooms are equipped with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, air conditioning and ceiling fan, fully fitted bathroom, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, satellite TV, direct-dial telephone, safe (with surcharge), alarm clock, mini-bar, and a terrace or balcony.

Room Details

Junior Suite Superior
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

It's an all-inclusive beachy bliss for the whole gang.

Bavaro Beach. The pearly white sands are perfecto for a sunny 'n sandy vacay.

Unwinding with a soul-pleasing massage in one of the spa's oceanfront gazebos.

Jacuzzis in the bathroom. You have a constant relaxation option 24/7.

 

What We'd Change

The guest rooms overlooking the avenues can be noisy, so try reserving a room overlooking the gardens/water if you're a light sleeper.

 

Why You Should Go

It's 25 minutes from the airport - a speedy trip to your sandsational setting.

There's a gym and sports for you to avoid that extra vacay weight.

The children's water park is equipped with seven slides - see ya, kiddos.

You have access to everything (except buffets) at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana and Turquesa.

Available Amenities

  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Business Center ($)
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • Mini Golf
  • Basketball
  • Dance Classes
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Bicycles
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 9 Restaurants
  • Darts
  • Bocce Ball
  • Nightclub
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Catamarans
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Bell Staff Service
  • Golf Packages Available ($)
  • Sailing ($)
  • Sauna ($)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro

Arena Gorda Macao, Seccion Baigua

+809 552 1444

Hotel Description

Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro: All-Inclusive & All-Dominican Dreamy

The second you step foot into Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, you see palm trees. Everywhere. A smile instantly creeps onto your face as you think this is what Heaven-on-Earth is. Made up of villas, this swoon-worthy resort is ahh-mazing. It's nestled on one of the top 10 beaches on the planet, where you can squish your toes into sugar-white sands and gaze out at hypnotizing waves. After a long day of booze snoozing at the beguiling beach, you can continue your day with cocktails in the bathroom Jacuzzi, because why not?

DINING

There are seven nosh spots for your feasting pleasure. The delectable dishes include Tex Mex, Italian, Japanese, Barbecue, live cooking stations and oceans more. Beach appetit.

Santa Fe
Type: Tex Mex
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:00pm
Description: Traditional dishes from Tex Mex cuisine.
Dress code: Elegant casual. For theme restaurants, men must wear long trousers and shirts.

Le Gourmet
Type: International
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:00pm
Description: A la carte restaurant where you can enjoy the most incredible dishes from international cuisine.
Dress code: Elegant casual. For theme restaurants, men must wear long trousers and shirts.

Bugambilla Restaurant
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Buffet with traditional dishes from international cuisine. Theme dining nights by country.

Il Capriccio Italian Restaurant
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: Restaurant with appetizer buffet and a la carte entrees of delicious traditional Italian dishes: pasta, pizza and meats with exquisite sauces. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers.

Maiko Japanese Restaurant
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: A la carte restaurant with traditional Japanese cuisine served to your taste with chopsticks for a total immersion. Sushi, teka maki. You can also enjoy a real teppanyaki dinner. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers.

BBQ Restaurant in the Olas
Type: Barbecue
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: Buffet-style restaurant with cold and hot entrees and a wide variety of meats cooked to order on the grill.
Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers.

Hours are subject to change.

BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Take a break from the boring couples' dinner parties and join the drinking frenzy - 13 swank bars are awaiting your arrival. When the sun sets, grab a cocktail and put on your dancing flip flops for the disco.

BEACHES AND POOLS

Located on the dreamy Bavaro Beach, dozing off to spellbinding sights of bewitching blue waves is the day's demand. If you're more into land-loving, snag a fruity 'n frosty beverage and laze the day away at one of the two sparkling, lake-style pools.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water activities

One hour free a day.
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Paddle surfing
  • Scuba lesson in the pool
  • Games in the pool for adults and kids

Available for an additional charge:

  • Fishing
  • Scuba diving
  • Banana boat rides
  • Water sports

Land

  • Mini golf
  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga
  • Tennis


INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the resort.

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 Bavaro Resort Spa has magnificent facilities and offers the most exotic Caribbean treatments.
  • Massages
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Saunas
  • Vichy showers
  • Bubble beds
  • Jacuzzis


WEDDING SERVICES

Several wedding packages and an on-site wedding coordinator for planning beautiful ceremonies on the beach or elsewhere at the resort are available. For more information, please contact the resort directly.

Honeymoon Bonus
HONEYMOON BONUS: Bottle of wine and box of chocolates, bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival, turn-down service, 20% discount on Couples Spa massage, special room decoration and surprise gift.

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 and at time of dinner reservation with concierge desk. Please request HONEYMOON in the Special Request field when making your reservation. All terms and conditions must be met to receive this package.



CHILD CARE

A Kid's mini-club provides supervised activities for children ages 4-12. Daily activities include:
  • Pool activities
  • Non-stop dancing in the mini-disco
  • Mini golf
  • Mini-Olympics on the beach

Babysitting services are available for an additional charge.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro is located 20 miles from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

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.

Minimum Age
At least one person in each room must be 18 or older to check in at this hotel. The hotel reserves the right to request a passport or official ID as proof of age. Any guest not fulfilling this requirement will be denied check-in at this resort. No student groups under 18 years old, or "Spring Breakers," are permitted, year round.

Holy Week
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.



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