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Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

4 stars
Arena Gorda Macao, Punta Cana,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
211 reviews
awesome vacation

This is one of the best resorts that I have stayed at ... love the food and the location.... and... See full review

  • ijpatel25
  • Sep 4, 2014
First Family Getaway

The staff were wonderful, friendly, and professional. We had a great time, and will come back here... See full review

  • Eygpt567
  • Aug 23, 2014
Large Caribbean resort at coastal golf course
Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro – All Inclusive is a regal Spanish colonial style resort between Punta Blanca Golf Course and the white sands of the coconut coast. Have an active vacation with water sports, and unwind on beachfront day beds in total comfort. Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro guests share restaurants, 5 pools and nighttime entertainment with guests of two adjacent Gran Bahia hotels, all landscaped with native vegetation and protected mangrove ecosystem.
Highlights
  • 9 restaurants, 16 bars, nightclub, adjacent resorts and 24/7 room service
  • Entertainment for adults and children with live music (Merengue, Bachata and Salsa)
  • Snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, beach yoga, tennis and Merengue lessons available
  • On-site scuba dive center, day spa and golf course (fees apply)
  • Jacuzzi tubs in all rooms
  • Childcare available (fees apply)
Rooms
Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro provides a varied range in 1,296 rooms. Decorated in sophisticated red hues with terra cotta tile floors and outdoor terraces, most rooms sleep 4 on a sofa sleeper and pillow-top king bed. All units are air-conditioned and have ceiling fans, and in-room safes (fees apply). Mini-refrigerators have a daily supply of chilled water, soft drinks and beer. Upgrade to a hacienda for extra space, free high-speed Internet access, a special breakfast and lunch terrace.
Features
Recreation
Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro – All Inclusive guests get an hour of windsurfing, kayaking, sailing and bike rentals. Two lake pools have shallow children's' areas and a swim-up bar serving endless cocktails. All 5 Gran Bahia complex swimming pools and the beachfront are equipped with luxury wooden sun beds and complimentary towel service. Activities (fees apply) include beachfront massages, golf, 4WD adventures, speedboating and deep sea fishing tours. Upgraded rooms have additional
Dining
16 bars (3 along the beach) and 9 restaurants at Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro – All Inclusive provide daily buffets for every meal and three specialty restaurant dinners per week. Access to a karaoke piano bar, nightclub and live music theater are included. Premium top shelf drinks available at all bars (fees apply).
Transportation
  • Punta Cana Airport (16.5 mi/26.6 km)
  • La Romana Airport (49.7 mi/80.1 km)
  • Santo Domingo Las Americas Airport (113 mi/182 km)
  • Free resort shuttle
Attractions
  • Bavaro Beach (Adjacent)
  • Punta Blanca Golf Club (Adjacent)
  • Macao Beach (10.3 mi/16.5 km)
  • Cap Cana Marina (19.4 mi/31.2 km)
  • Higuey (24.1 mi/38.7 km)
Business
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)
  • Laptop computer rental, faxing and mail services (fees apply)

Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive Rooms

Junior Suite Superior
The room includes:2 full-size beds (1.35 m x 2 m) or 1 king-size bed (2 m x 2 m) with pillow top mattresses Sofa bed Air conditioning Ceiling fan Fully fitted bathroom Hair dryer Amplifying mirror Satellite LED television Direct-dial telephone (outside calls with charge) Safe (with charge) Alarm clock Mini-bar Balcony or terrace with anti-hurricane shutter Hair dryer Bathtub with Jacuzzi Ironing set
Junior Suite Club Hacienda
2 full-size beds (1.35 m x 2 m) or 1 king-size bed (2 m x 2 m) with pillow top mattresses Sofa bed Air conditioning Ceiling fan Fully fitted bathroom Hair dryer Amplifying mirror Satellite LED television Direct-dial telephone (outside calls with charge) Safe (with charge) Alarm clock Mini-bar Balcony or terrace with anti-hurricane shutter in some rooms Hair dryer Bathtub with Jacuzzi Towels for the pool and beach in the room upon arrival Bathrobe and slippers in the room (upon request) VIP Amenities Telephone with private help line Alarm clock Coffee machine in the room Private reception Welcome Cocktail The exclusive restaurant for breakfast and lunch. 4 Dinners in A La Carte Restaurants per week (advance reservation) WIFI in the room (with charge) Free WIFI in the lobby
Junior Suite
The room includes:2 full-size beds (1.35 m x 2 m) or 1 king-size bed (2 m x 2 m) with pillow top mattresses Sofa bed Air conditioning Ceiling fan Fully fitted bathroom Hair dryer Amplifying mirror Satellite LED television Direct-dial telephone (outside calls with charge) Safe (with charge) Alarm clock Mini-bar Balcony or terrace with anti-hurricane shutter Hair dryer Bathtub with Jacuzzi Ironing set

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

18.7219 -68.4647
Area served
Punta Cana.
Nearby airports
Punta Cana International Airport.
Area description
GRAN BAHIA PRINCIPE BAVARO located in the East Coast of the Dominican Republic, at 20 km from the Punta Cana Airport (30 minutes by car) and 70 km of the La Romana Airport (90 minutes by car), and is 60 minutes from the Higuey Town, in the Province of Altagracia.

Dining

IL CAPRICCIO
Italian Restaurant
MAIKO
Japanesse Restaurant
EL MESON
Spanish Restaurant
SANTA FE
Tex Mex Restaurant, exclusive for guest in Club Hacienda Rooms
LE GOURMET
Gourmet Restaurant
BUGAMBILLA
Buffet Restaurant
LAS OLAS
Buffet & Bar
LAS OLAS II
Buffet & Bar
SNACK BAR
Night Snack Bar

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (211)

Ratings and reviews for Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
211 out of 211
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LuCretia D
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Sep 10, 2014

Bring your own wash cloths

Original hotel was over booked so we were given a room at the 5 star Esmeralda. Hotel was very nice however they ran out of wash cloths 2nd day there. Room was on third floor with elevators. Food was okay same stuff at every buffet. Don't drink the ice tea or water causes stomach cramps and diarrhea for days. All inclusive drinks were great. Staff was Awesome. The free shuttle was a plus to go between resorts. Beware of timeshare sales people. If you want nice gift with rum, cigar and coffee or free helicopter ride give them 1 hour of your time...gifts are nice. Room service unlimited and daily stock of room mini bar nice touch. Taxi to and from airport $40 each way. Taxi to go to San Juan shopping center $20 each way.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Items more expensive than United States

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Megbeth
Portland, Maine
Sep 5, 2014

Food is hard to find and not all that good

Our over all stay was quite enjoyable but the most frustrating part was trying to find where to eat. There was no central place to find where restaurants were and what the hours were, but alcohol could be found everywhere. To eat at any of the a la carte restaurants we needed a reservation but we could only make a reservation 6 days out, we were only there for 4 days. We did find that you can talk your way into almost any restaurant since they never actually fill up, but you do receive a lower level of service. As far as the buffets finding hours was challenging, we found you had to go to each buffet to find the hours, and the posted hours weren't necessarily correct. The food quality at the buffets was generally low, food was either under seasoned, generally bland, or overly salty. The hands down best thing was the bread offered at all of the restaurants. Over all we had a great time it was just hard to make a reservation for a nice sit down dinner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

You can talk your way into a restaurant if you don't have a reservation. Also a $20 tip will get you a lot no matter where you are.

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ijpatel25
Warrn, nj
Sep 4, 2014

awesome vacation

This is one of the best resorts that I have stayed at ... love the food and the location.... and please don't try to shop outside the resort if you cannot bargain...... The resort provides with tours please be sure to do them ... they are amazing..... try the provider bavaro runner... they are awesome ... loved every second of it .... now i am suffering from a withdrawal

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: In Hotel

try to buy in bulk and tell them its too much and u need a deal no matter what ... they will cut it down by atleat 30 dollars

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BrooklynBoy
Brooklyn, NY
Sep 2, 2014

Random Vaca

great experience, friendless staff. Mostly couples, some children but not overwhelming as I was with a significant other.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

Book Restaurants before Arrival

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Katonya hennix
Dominican Republic,Punta Cana
Aug 30, 2014

Family vacation

The food was okay but the bed was too hard and I had to go to customer service because they didn't want to honor the deal that i had I wouldn't go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
2
Value:
1
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

The entertainment was just okay.

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
SlipperDC
Maryland
Aug 29, 2014

OK

The Hotel is very nice but,Disappointment . Can't event try one of a la cart restaurant every thing all book ,staff in the restaurant need more training . Food are fresh but the shift need to taste all food before bring out to serve .Housekeeping are very nice.Front desk doing a great job.all restaurant should not be all close and open at the time ,if you missed lunch time you have to wait until dinner!!s

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eygpt567
Lawrence, MAssachusetts
Aug 23, 2014

First Family Getaway

The staff were wonderful, friendly, and professional. We had a great time, and will come back here again. The shows were wonderful, and entertaining. The beach and the pools were clean. The food was excellent, many choices to choose from.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Stelmaszczyk
Kenosha
Aug 21, 2014

Beautiful resort

The resort is really fantastic. Its really like small town so be ready for lots of walking and using wagon bus. The beach is pretty also swimming pools are very nice and clean. You have plenty of options as far as food choices and there is always stg open. We also like the service people are friendly and response to every request. But be ready that not everybody speaks english what creates sometimes problems. Overall the resort offers lots to do and definitely is what they advertise and for my family was more than we expected.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Make a reservation for kayaking, windsurfing or tennis early morning like after breakfast because later during the day all times are already taken.

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
chasing joe
new jersey
Aug 12, 2014

chasing paradise

Very good nice hotel good food good drinks, overall a good hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Make your restaurant dining reservations as soon you get to the hotel

Review of Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro - All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NeoNYC
NY, NY
Aug 7, 2014

great choice

Had something to do evey minute have nothing but good things to say...

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
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