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Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo (SDQ)

Dominican Republic - Samana

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1-800-880-2177
5 Nights with Air from $609 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 32 Reviews
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4.2
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
4.6
Dining Options
 
3.7
Room Comfort
 
4.2
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
31 out of 36 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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Value
 
4.2
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
4.6
Dining Options
 
3.7
Room Comfort
 
4.2
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
31 out of 36 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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April 26, 2018
Beautiful beach and resort

First off this place is more beautiful than the pictures show. Beach was super clean they have staff on the beach cleaning all day and night. The reception was awesome on arrival most staff speak English however most it broken it's well enough to get by. Our room was upgraded to a JR suite and was very clean comfortable stocked except for washcloths. We asked housekeeping and they said they didn't have any, however when we called the front desk they brought them right up. The pool was crazy nice as well as the facilities. Entertainment was just okay. Our only problem was the food. It's not very good. We were really disappointed after seeing all of the reviews saying the food was incredible. I will assure you it's not. The special restaurants was awful. Don't waste your time there stay at the buffet it was ok the Brazilian steakhouse was real bad and the other one was so bad we both could not eat and ended up at the buffet. The beach was awesome with snorkeling 30 foot off the beach tons of tropical fish just watch out for the sea urchins my foot found a dead one on the beach not pretty. Only other thing is it's a 2 1/2 hour drive from the Santa Domingo airport and scary. I would highly recommend a transfer for your safety. Over all it was the most beautiful place we've ever seen and if your okay with slightly below average food and are going for the beach and water it's the place for you.

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

March 16, 2018
great hotel

we stayed there for 1 week in march. Did not like specialty restaurants. The buffet was good. There is no fancy food , but alls available food options taste very good. The beach is great except the fact that it was pretty windy for the entire week we were there so there were waves. Be prepared to reserve the beach chair early if you want a good spot which is crazy but this si what is done by guests over there. room was great , the landscapes are great, clean. The pools are busy and noisy for my taste note workers are very pleasant and helpful. overall we loved our stay but will not be returning back to this hotel


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: NYC
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 24, 2017
Absolutely Floored!

The resort was immaculate. My wife and I spent 6 days here for our honeymoon, and at every turn we were amazed by the elegance, cleanliness, and professionalism. Hands down the best vacation for the price. HIGHLY recommend.


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From: Lynchburg, VA
Age: 19-24

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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From: Chicago,IL
Age: 45-54
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

Teens can enjoy the recently-opened teen's club, catered just for them.

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.

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 18 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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