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Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

I am debating between the two, maybe some of you pros can help me out.

Group of about 15, 30 somethings (a few 50 something sprinkled in there) and a possible 7 year old.

Looking for good quality food...

Nice beach area.

Decent night life?

Room Service

Proximity to town.. Do people take taxi's in to town to visit bars at night?

The price difference for 2 is about $262

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1. Re: Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

I have been to both and liked each one.

The Gran Bahia is very large and harder to get around.

If I were choosing I would go to the Majestic.

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2. Re: Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

BobNH: How is the Casino at Majestic?

Is it possible/recommended to take a taxi off resort to the Hard Rock casino?

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3. Re: Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

ReyDar64 yes there is a small casino at Majestic but Hard Rock is a very nice casino and about a $15.00 cab ride away and yes you can go there.

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4. Re: Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

I just noticed you ask how is the casino it's not bad slots will rip you off but I have done well playing black jack and three card poker its just small.

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5. Re: Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

How far/ how much is a cab ride to Steve's Bar from each of these hotels?

I know the dinner reservations are limited to 3 a week at grand Bahia.

Does anyone know how many you get at Majestic C?

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6. Re: Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

If you are talking the regular Gran Bahia and not the Esmeralda then it's no real contest unless the price difference is too much for you. We got married at the Colonial and have 45 guests. Everyone reported a great time. It was easy to find beach palapas though at most Punta Cana resorts you have to get up early in the morning if you want an umbrella at the pool. I liked the smaller size of the resort and the more personal service. Also, I really like the centralized bar area at the Colonial in the evenings. It's near the restaurants and the Casino.

Gran Bahia is a very large resort so there's lots of walking. They do have some nice entertainment options and quite a few restaurants however I think the resort is just too big and 30 guests could be slung over the whole resort. Also, getting beach palapas might be tough in the mornings.

The Esmeralda has more of a Majestic Colonial feel but you still have access to all the advantages of a big resort next door. Maybe that might be a compromise?

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7. Re: Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

gnrd: I was talking about the Grand Bahia Principe Punta cana and not the Esmeralda.

The price difference is 150 more per person which isn't too bad.

Do you know of where I can find the details of the hotel? (wifi, room service, types of liquor, amenities, restaurants)

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8. Re: Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

Have you tried typing 'Majestic Colonial' into google?

Lots of information on there.

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9. Re: Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

Majestic Colonial ;)

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10. Re: Majestic Colonial vs Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana

No doubt--- Majestic Colonial. I stayed at Majestic Elegance and BP Esmeralda. Majestic wins easily