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^^Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo (AZS)

Dominican Republic - Samana via Samana Airport

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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

What's to Love

The Junior Suite Superior offers a hydro-massage tub with separate shower, a mini bar and a balcony with terrific views of this tropical paradise.

What We'd Change

The Samana area is fairly secluded, so this isn't necessarily the place to party, but the beauty of the area will keep you enthralled.

Why You Should Go

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo in Samana is a nature-lover's paradise. Guests get breathtaking views of tropical rainforests, vibrant coral reefs, coconut-covered mountains and clear mountain streams.

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

  • Beach
  • 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 (AZS)

Crta las Terrenas - El Limon, Km 4

+809 240 6100

Hotel Description

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

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo in Samana: Ode to Nature's Majesty

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the charm of the Dominican Republic town of Las Terrenas, set atop more than 15 miles of the white sands of El Portillo Beach, the all-inclusive Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo on the Samana Peninsula looks out onto the waters of a sparkling Caribbean. Dedicated relax-ationers need look no further than Grand Bahia Spa. Located right on the beach, this spa takes pride in offering a seemingly limitless supply of treatment options, including moisturizing coconut or chocolate treatments and full-blown programs like the Spa Circuit and Relaxation option that begins with a steam sauna or Turkish bath, moves to a sensation shower corridor and ends with a front row seat to the Caribbean in Grand Bahia Spa's seaside Jacuzzi and relaxation area.

With year-round warm weather and fully equipped luxury recliners, El Portillo Beach is about as close to paradise as you can get. Whether you're just lounging on the sands or swimming dolphin-style through the cool, blue tides, the nearby bar and snack bar is more than eager to sustain you through hours of tanning.

The comfort of the resort's pool beckons. Surrounded by fragrant, naturally manicured gardens, this enviable oasis includes a designated play area for the kids, complimentary recliner and towel service, as well as a swim-up bar where festive, tropical refreshments are but a few waist-deep strides away.

Exotic-food lovers enjoy the impressive variety embodied in Grand Bahia's five dining options. For delectable Asian fare, try the aptly named Oriental, while those fond of sea-dwelling delicacies find their dreams come true at El Pescador. Tropicana Theatre Bar is ready to provide you with your after-dinner libations to the tune of live music, while the Pueblo Principe provides an extensive selection of live performances, audience participation shows and the shake-your-booty Bachata Disco. Rarin' to go again? Head out for world-famous whale watching, scuba diving or deep-sea fishing just a few minutes away. Then call it a day and get a good night's rest, because tomorrow will be even more fun.

This hotel is All-inclusive.
Features include:

  • Accommodations as selected.
  • All meals, snacks, local drinks and cocktails.
  • 3 a la carte dinners at specialty restaurants.
  • Hotel taxes, service charges and gratuities.

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.


This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

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.


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.


El Portillo is one of the most beautiful beaches in Samana, with 765-yard (700-m) of fine, white sand beach. Short walk from hotel lobby. Beach bar, recliners, towel service, beach umbrella and tables, and the spa's palapa gazebo is on the beach.


The main pool, with a swim-up bar, is surrounded by beautiful gardens and offers recliners and towel service. The resort offers a poolside bar and an outdoor, beachfront Jacuzzi that is perfect for relaxing in the sun with the beautiful blue sea in the background.


  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaksing
  • Catamarans
  • Snorkeling
  • Aquagym
  • Waterpolo

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba diving classes
  • Fishing tour


  • Jogging
  • Fitness center
  • Volleyball


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.


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


The resort offers a variety of wedding services and packages.

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.


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.


Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo is located about 25 minutes east of Samana El Catey International Airport.
Samana Airport offers seasonal flights from a limited selection of US cities. Flights are also available from additional departure cities into to Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ). To choose that vacation package, view the version of this hotel with "(SDQ)" 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 with the following exceptions:
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Aug 15-17, and Nov 8-10, 2014.

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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