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Gran Bahia Ambar

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Gran Bahia Ambar

Does anyone have any thoughts on this resort....3 couples Jan 18th 2013....All thoughts welcome...

Thanks in advance...

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1. Re: Gran Bahia Ambar

its not the best AO ...i'd recommend RST, IBG. Excellence, MEC,

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2. Re: Gran Bahia Ambar

Small resort, been 2 times and enjoyed it.

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@lance...lol what is RST, IBG ...lol

@barriebrian....what did you like about it...we stayed at the Bahia in the mayan and just loved it....we liked that you could use all the resort but yet like the section we were in close to the beach and quiet if you wanted it...is it the same here...i have looked a few resorts Now, Mec they are just a bit out of range in price...we are going in Jan or Feb 2013....just want a nice beach something good to eat and nice room....would the ambar give me all of this...

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Jodrace

It`s just asyou discribe from your stay in Mexico. We are returning to the Ambar in 3 weeks for our third time. We love it there.

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Hi Gary...thanks for the reply...he really enjoyed the one in Mexico we got married there with our closest friends and family...we re older 45 and 50 and thought that going away would be the best thing...we all feel in love with gran bahia...and i am starting to love this one too....we would be 3 couples going... Gary i know this may be a silly question but why do u love it so much...what keeps bringing you back there year after year...

thanks Jody

Brooklin, Canada
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jodrace,

There is no doubt that guests will having varying opinions on each resort, but I must admit that in over 12 trips to the Bahia resorts in Punta Cana including the adult only Bahia Ambar, that we have found that the Bahia Ambar has consistently offered us and our travel bunch impeccably clean rooms, outstanding value for the money spent, excellent to outstanding service, excellent food choices and quality - from the snack bars to the buffet and certainly the a la cartes. The beach is a given as basically all of the beaches in Punta Cana rank as one of the top beaches anywhere. We enjoy the fact that by staying at the Ambar, we have access to the vast majority of all of the other resorts pools, lobbies, lobby bars and a la crtes - the swim up pool bars are just great !!

The private beach area directly in front of the Ambar is very nice - keep in mind that the private beach area extends from the pool area to the end of the palm tree line - from there to the oceans edge is public and available to everyone based on regulations in Punta Cana - one can walk the beaches in either direction for miles !!

The lobby is very attractive and a nice quaint location for evening gatherings and drinks both in the lobby itself and the the patio area - a very nice choice of top end liquors included in the all inclusive as well.

We all enjoy the large shopping and entertainment area at this resort called the Pueblo Principe which contains the casino, disco, sports bar and kareoke bar and patio lounge, smoke shop, many clothing, gift and jewellery shops, local vendors with their wares every day and an outdoor stage where a house band and audience participation nights are most common - the resort has a nice theatre for the big nightly shows called the

Tropicana Theatre located between the Bavaro and Punta Cana resorts lobbies.

Here is the link to the most current map of the resort complex - the Ambar resort is in the top right hand corner.

resortsmaps.com/map-GranBahiaPrincipeAmbar-P…

When the link loads, just click on the map itself for easier viewing.

We also enjoy the fact that guests may email the resort prior to arrival to prebook their a la cartes (may book an a la carte each night of your stay) - saves time on the first morning after arrival and avoids the disappointment of finding ones favourite a la carte unavailable for the week they are there -

The resort does have a "butler" service available at no cost upon request and if one wishes to utilize it, they are to request it when checking in - the "pillow menu" is also a nice feature that some guests may enjoy. The room safe is included in your cost of your all inclusive and there is 24 hour room service - rooms are very well appointed and do have nightly "turn down" service. The themed buffet nights are very nice - especially Thursday nights for "Gala Night" (seafood galore - my favourite !)

It is mainly because of the services, the positive experiences we consistently have with staff, the food selection and quality, service, amenities, attention to detail and cleanliness which keeps all of us coming back year after year and in with certain ones in our group, more than once per year - all of this combined with a price that is very hard to beat for what is provided - and the resort is only 35 minutes from the airport !!

I do hope this is of assistance to you.

John

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Edited: 22 April 2012, 02:58
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WOW WHAT A REVIEW....Thank you very much Brooklin...i really do appreciate you taking the time to write this...The Price will be a big fact for us and the other couples that are coming with us...This resort seems to have all that we are looking for....Brooklin would you be able to give me a price that you may have paid for this resort around Jan...or so....

again thanks very much

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8. Re: Gran Bahia Ambar

oh one more thing...sorry....would a repeat only qualify after being at the same chain 3 times.

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jodrace,

As I recall the price out of Toronto with all taxes in was approx $1400 per person for early January.

VIP status varies at each of the Bahia resorts in Punta Cana.

For the Ambar - here is the criteria for the VIP black wristband -

Guests at the Ambar who have been more than three times at any other Bahia resort, which could also include the Ambar, will receive the VIP "black wristband". - so on their 4th visit, they would receive it.

I just niticed your post on another thread for Club Diamond - that cost for our stay in Club Diamond was aprrox $1200 per person in January.

Hope this does assist you.

John

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Edited: 22 April 2012, 03:47
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10. Re: Gran Bahia Ambar

iberostar grand

royal suites turqesa

majestic elegance club

excellence

....have stayed at all these resorts--including the ambar--all of the above are better.

Lance