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Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $629 All-Inclusive
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The second you step foot into Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, you see palm trees. Everywhere. A smile instantly creeps onto ... More

Customer Rating 353 Reviews
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3.8
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3.6
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4.2
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3.3
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3.6
3.7 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
277 out of 408 (68%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.8
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3.6
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3.7 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
277 out of 408 (68%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Look at the water! Pool view Pool MY wife and beatiful people Main Bavaro Lobby Seaweed... Beach view the beach Hybacus Pool Beach Huge Pool Lobby Night Monkey was adorable! Beach Beautiful McCaws Lobby Coffee and pool view! Some people partying it up in the Disco bus stop Raking seaweed... The view from our suite Suite Pool at resort
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June 18, 2019
Good vacation for families with the kids

We went for this vacation as a family of 4 with the 2 kids age 5 and 6. It's a good place for kids. They have a very fun water park. The beach is also great, nice and clean with very little seaweed. Many pools which include kids pools. A mini club that babysits the kids while doing various activities with them and a "mini disco" at 8 every night that kids enjoyed. The resort is huge and there are golf carts that can take passengers to its different parts. At first it can be overwhelming as there are several routes but after a day or so we got used to it. What can be improved: the food especially in the main buffet as well as the buffet itself, it looks like the buffet space can be updated. The room was somewhat outdated but the housekeeping was efficient and kept it clean. Although we had a good vacation we will be looking into a smaller resort next time.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Massachusetts
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 28, 2019
Nice Resort

This resort was very nice and clean. My only complaints would be a bigger casino would be nice, wash cloths in the rooms and the smoking allowed right outside eating areas should cease. Nobody should be exposed to that second hand smoke when going into or leaving the eating area. Other than that this was a beautiful resort for a family visit and accommodates children very well. I would book in one of the adult only resorts next time. The staff kept this place so clean and the grounds and beaches were phenomenal. We did 2 excursions and one was a VIP trip to Saona Island which was absolutely breathtaking. The room needed a minor repair but they were there to fix it very quickly. Once you understand the map of the area it is no problem getting around because they always have little golf cart trains picking you up. My only advice to the resort would be to use more bleach to kill the mold that grows in this humid area. I believe the rooms would smell better too instead of like mildew when you first walk in. It seemed that smell was everywhere though and you get used to it. It is very humid and hot most days so you need the beach and water or the pool unless you are in air conditioning. NIce resort and I would go back but to one of the adult only ones.


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

May 20, 2019
A little disappointed

First I just want to say this is soley my opinion on my observation and experience at this resort. This is a beautiful resort, grounds well manicured, very clean. Villas very nice but bathrooms could use some updating. Food was mediocre at most, if you are a person that would like to have an adult beverage you are going to wait until 10:00am when the bars open. Pool doesn't open till 9. Everything seems to run late at this resort. This resort has to employ many but I really didn't see more then maybe a handful that look or acted like they liked their job. They truly did gravitate towards customers that spoke the language. Make sure you take bug spray if you visit, you will need it in the evening. Once again this is a beautiful resort and even with a language barrier and less then exceptional service it was my vacation and I made the best of it.


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Overall Rating: 2
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From: Akron, Ohio
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 17, 2019
Poor service

vacation family. The rooms as the pictures, spacious and good accommodation, the cleaning on the room in general was not that good. And the Staff were not very polite. The food options in the poll restaurant were pretty limited each day and also in the buffet. The cleaning was not that good in general, tha maintain de of The hotel and restaurants were seem old and not very well maintained we found popo I’m the pool and early in the morning in the restaurants for The beach you can found cockroaches not very pleasant to seee. The attention of in the staff in general was poor. The beach is beautiful and not very crowded, so it’s family friendly especially when you travel with small kids, the transportation across the complex is pretty good and fun. The shows were good at the bar in the reception, but it was difficult to get a drink with the staff.


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From: Virginia, EEUU
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

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.

*Access to other hotels excludes the buffet restaurants and guests must use the main buffet restaurant in the hotel that they are staying at.

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 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.


Resort Update
Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has informed us that their Punta Cana complex will undergo improvement projects beginning on July 1, 2019 and continue through late 2019. Included in this project is a complete transformation of the Las Olas I and Las Olas II beach restaurants. Work will be done from July 1-December 15, 2019 between the hours of 8am and 8pm. The services (snacks and drinks) will continue as usual but from the Piscis restaurant and other stations placed around the main pool and beach area. The rooms closest to the area in Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, and Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar will be blocked during this time to minimize guest disturbance. Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana will also receive a complete makeover for the lobby bar terrace. This will take place August 20-November 30, 2019. Due to the location of the work, no disturbance to guest rooms is expected and all services will continue as usual at the lobby bar.



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