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Grand Bahia Principe San Juan

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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1-844-849-5136
4 Nights with Air from $869 All-Inclusive
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In a remote spot surrounded by lush, tropical greenery sits a happenin' resort awaiting your arrival. You step on the pr ... More

Customer Rating 58 Reviews
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3.8
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3.6
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3.8
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3.3
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3.3
3.6 out of 5
"Everything was very nice, it is great for family with small kids as they can get on stage and dance with the special dancers just for this event which is every night, they will have a great time and th..." – maddmusic
43 out of 65 (66%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.6
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3.6 out of 5
"Everything was very nice, it is great for family with small kids as they can get on stage and dance with the special dancers just for this event which is every night, they will have a great time and th..." – maddmusic
43 out of 65 (66%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View from my room at Bahia Principe Getting drinks at the lobby bar Great view
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September 24, 2018
Was just ok

What you pay that's what you get for money... resort was ok and some people are amazing like Eddie in buffet and Gregory on pool side but too many other issues ... System how they handle stuff is ages old and irritating. They care about blue beach towels more than about people. Who wants their towels?? Do I really want to go back , not really...


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Overall Rating: 2
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From: New York
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 13, 2018
Definitely going back

Absolutely loved this place. The food was very good. Employees were wonderful!!! Beach was beautiful could not ask for a better vacation spot


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From: Pa
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 22, 2018
Grand Bahia Principe Rios San Juan

I had a great time overall. The food, and beverages were great, and in ample supply. The property was well maintained, and constantly being cared for. My villa #1127 was 100 yards from the restaurant La Calista Blanca. Another 200 yard from the restaurant was the beach. My room was always cleaned upon my return from breakfast and beach swim. The minibar was always restocked. I did had an issue with bringing my guest onto the property; however, the General Manager and his assistant took care of that issue without hesitation. They even gave me their personal contact numbers. The doormen, beverage servers, and staff were always willing to assist if you appeared to be lost or needed something. I plan to return December of this year.


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Overall Rating: 5
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Florida
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 19, 2018
I do not recommend

My family and I spent 7 days at this resort in August. Luckily, we had beautiful weather all week. We upgraded to suites when booking and upon arrival we were only booked for one suite and a standard room. They attempted to fix this for us so my boyfriend and I didn't have a room for 6 hours after arrival. My mom got her room so we had to put out stuff there. They finally got us a room, gave me the key, I walked in and there was people's stuff in the room!! Luckily, no one was in there. They didn't take the key back and said they would find us another room. Super unprofessional. We then got a room way down the resort so far away from my families room and the food. But we didn't complain bc at least we had a room finally. In our room there was no beach towels no drinks and no robes or slippers. We called and they dropped stuff off later while we were out. When we got back they had left our room unlocked.... we had to let the shower warm up for 15 minutes before it got warm, never hot. The food is never hot. Make reservations for ala carte meals bc they are better. The sand fleas are unbearable and the $9 little bug spray doesn't work!! The beach was nice other than the sand flies. We had a horseback riding excretion and a lagoon excretion that were both great. If you upgrade to a suite it says you have a private club house with free wifi.... lies. I went to the front desk and they said there's no such thing. Unbelievable. You only get free wifi in the lobby or you can pay $80 for the week. All four of us got sick while we were there, fevers and stomach issues. We still aren't sure what it was from, I'm guessing the food bc we never drank the sink water we even used bottled water to brush our teeth. I really don't recommend this place. We won't ever go back.


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From: Allentown pa
Age: 19-24

Room Information

Grand Bahia Principe San Juan boasts 508 rooms equipped with one king or two beds, balcony or terrace, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite television, telephone, mini bar, in-room safe (surcharge), fully fitted bathroom, hairdryer, and bathroom amenities.

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What's to Love

It's an all-inclusive bundle of beachy goodness for the whole clan.

The Relaxing Caribbean Massage at the spa - spoiler alert: they use bamboo.

Sinking deep into the comfy lounge chairs at the beach and pool.

The rockin' entertainment programs - you'll be amused from dawn 'til dusk.

 

What We'd Change

There's not much to do in the surrounding area, but with food, fun, shopping and entertainment in Pueblo Principe all on site, there's no reason to leave!

 

Why You Should Go

It's an hour & 20 minutes from the Puerto Plata airport - a long trip, but it'll be worth it.

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

There's a kids' club - drop the young'uns off and take some time to yourself.

You can channel your inner-competitiveness in a game of putt putt or tennis.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Beach Bar
  • Volleyball
  • Business Center ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Pool Bar
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Parking
  • Mini Golf
  • Basketball
  • Dance Classes
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Jet Skis ($)
  • Water Skiing ($)
  • Water Polo
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Bicycles
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 6 Bars/Lounges
  • Theater
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Catamarans
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Golf Packages Available ($)
  • Safe Deposit Box ($)
  • Sailing ($)
  • Sauna ($)
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Watersports Center
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Fishing ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • ATV Rides
  • Casino(s)
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing

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 San Juan

Ctra. Gaspar Hernandez - Rio San Juan, Km 18

+809 226 1590

Hotel Description

Grand Bahia Principe San Juan: An All-Inclusive Tropical Delight

In a remote spot surrounded by lush, tropical greenery sits a happenin' resort awaiting your arrival. You step on the property and find yourself drooling over the breath-stealing hues of green all around you. Then you go check out the beach, and the azure waves crashing the shore flabbergast you. As you stand there mesmerized, a kind fellow (Read: beach waiter) offers you a drink. Yes, you have arrived in paradise. Here you can fancy pool or beach lounging, all the food you can possibly fit in your belly, drinking shenanigans and really anything else you may want to do on your dreamy vacay.

DINING

Bite into some good 'ole grub at any of the seven scrumptious nosh spots. Some include Japanese, Italian and gourmet. Beach appetit.

Restaurante Brisa
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast, Daily 7am-10:30am; Lunch, Daily 1pm-3pm; Dinner, Daily 7pm-10pm
Description: Buffet with traditional international cuisine. Smoking is permitted.

Takara Restaurant
Type:
Asian
Hours:
Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant with Asian cuisine.
Dress code:
Long trousers and shirts for men.

Orquidea Mediterranean Restaurant
Type:
Mediterranean
Hours:
Daily, 7pm-11pm
Description:
A la carte restaurant with Mediterranean fare.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts for men.

El Chiringuito Italian Restaurant
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 7pm-11pm
Description:
A la carte restaurant with traditional Italian cuisine.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts for men.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

With six poppin' bars, this resort is a nonstop partay. Dance 'til dawn at the disco (or 'til it closes at 1:00 a.m.), test your luck at the casino or just hang around at the swim-up bar all day. Cheers.

Beach Bar
Daily, 11am-5pm.

Lobby Bar
Daily, 11am-11pm.

Reception Bar
Daily, 11am-11pm.

Theater Bar
Daily, 11am-11pm.

Pool Bar
Daily, 11am-11pm.

Snack Bar
Daily, 10am-7pm.

Rock Bar
Daily, 10:30pm-2am

Bachata Discoteque
Daily, 11:30pm-1am



BEACHES AND POOLS

Be prepared to laze the day away at one of the four glistening pools. Or you can stretch out on the one mile of swoon-worthy beach with tanned sands hugged by alternating emerald and cerulean waves.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

Non-motorized water activities (one hour free per day)

  • Water Polo
  • Windsurfing
  • Water volleyball
  • Catamaran
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling
  • One free scuba-diving demonstration in the pool (per stay)

Motorized sports and vehicles available for a charge.

Sports

  • Tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Aerobics
  • Dancing classes

Golf
The Playa Grande Golf Club is 15 minutes from the resort.



INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available at the resort.

SPA SERVICES

A luxurious spa that is totally integrated with nature. Traditional Dominican decor (reed ceilings and wood and bamboo decor). Caribbean massages, facials, totally ecological body treatments, with natural products from the region: pure chocolate, aloe vera, coconut, etc. Saunas and two Jacuzzis located right on the sandy beach. Massages or braids in the outdoor palapas facing the sea.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Celebrate your wedding or anniversary at Grand Bahia Principe San Juan, a dream location for the best day of your life. The hotel offers four wedding packages. Please contact the hotel directly for more information.

Honeymoon Bonus:
Guests who travel in 2014 will receive 1 complimentary bottle of tequila or rum, 1 fruit basket in the room upon arrival, upgrade to superior accommodation upon request and subject to availability.

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

At the kids mini-club there are daily activities, including:
  • Pool activities
  • Looking for hidden treasure
  • Dancing classes

There are other daily activities for kids, including:

  • Swimming pools just for kids
  • Shows for kids
  • Special menus

Babysitting services are available for an additional charge.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
The resort is located on the north coast of the Dominican Republic and is a 60-minute drive from Puerto Plata Airport (POP) and is within a comfortable distance from towns such as Cabarete, Sosua and Puerto Plata.

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
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.

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

Age Restrictions
One person per room must be 18 years or older to check in, and 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 students under 18 years, or "Spring Breakers," are accepted all year round.

Resort Update
Grand Bahia Principe San Juan has advised that they are in the process of remodeling La Brisas buffet restaurant. They will be refreshing the paint, railings, and roof exterior of building. During this time, breakfast will be offered at Dolce Vita. Lunch services will be offered at Casita Blance, Dolce Vita & Takara. Dinner services will be offered at Orquidea, Dolce vita, and Takara. Casita Blanca will also be open for dinner services. The works are exected to be comleted in approximately 3 weeks.



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