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Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

Bogota, Colombia
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Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

hi guys

without any upgrade....which side could be better?

better and newer rooms? better matress? pillows? flat tv? calm room?

or are they probably the same?

thanks

mike

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1. Re: Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

I think they are the same mike, just a mirror image of each other x

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2. Re: Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

They are virtually identical. Whichever standard accomodation catagory prices-out better would be our recommendation.

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3. Re: Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

bavaro, punta cana, premiere, royal golden, club diamond, all the same rooms... as TravelPro mentioned "book whatever is cheaper".... that will be your best route since its the same and everything is shared (beach/ snack bars by pool beach) only difference is each has its own lobby and buffet.

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4. Re: Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

we stayed at both and liked the punta cana side better but as for the rooms they are all the same.

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5. Re: Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

Why did you like Punta Cana side better? Atmosphere?

Is it near beach?

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6. Re: Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

@debkins

There is no difference at all between the 2 sections so not really sure how someone can compare the two unless they were in Bavaro Premiere (furthest section from beach) or in the Punta Cana upgrade section called Royal Golden which gives a few extra perks and rooms closer to the beach.. Bavaro has an upgrade section as well called Club Diamond some refer it as Hacienda.

As for the regular Bavaro/Punta Cana section it's all the same, everything shared, EXCEPT each have there own lobby and buffet...even at that each lobby is mirror images of each other.

Here is the resort map so you can see.

www.resortsmaps.com/popup.html…

In the middle of the Map the "PINK" (Pink 1) is Bavaro lobby. "Yellow (Yellow 1) is the Punta Cana lobby.

From both lobbies going all the way down the middle to beach is Bavaro/Punta Cana sections and everything is shared. Same pools, same snack bars at beach, same ala carte choices and amounts (3 per week), etc.

And to the left of the two lobbies "BLUE" 14 is the Pueblo Principe where all the entertainment is (disco, casino, etc) and shared by the entire complex.

The two upgrade sections of Bavaro (Diamond) / Punta Cana (Royal Golden)... give you rooms closer to the beach and a few additional perks like 4 ala cartes per week instead of 3..etc.

Royal Golden room buildings which you can see on the map are 1-10 & 20, 21,22 & 24. and Diamond is 23 & 25 – 29

If you are deciding on one of these sections between regular Bavaro and regular Punta Cana then I would suggest that you simply book whatever one is cheaper cause other then a different lobby and main buffet it is all the same.

I should note - maybe the person that mentioned they preferred Punta Cana over Bavaro stayed there some years ago as some years ago (can't remember exactly when, maybe around 2010) there were some differences between the two.. Different pool access (the ones in the middle, etc) but now everything is shared.

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7. Re: Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

I liked the atmosphere at the punta cana side better and you can still use the bavaro side as well

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8. Re: Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

Sounds like you were in Royal Golden then as guests of the regular sections do not have access to the other lobby bar.... When in Royal Golden or Club Diamond guests can use both the Bavaro and Punta Cana lobby (not the other sections buffet though)

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9. Re: Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

thanks for the posts

Deer Lake, Canada
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10. Re: Bahia Principe Complex...Bavaro side or Punta Cana side?

Yes we were in club diamond we were upgraded for free because it was our third time to bahia chain of resorts, I still rather the punta cana side over the bavaro I know they are mirror image of each other I just enjoyed the lobby bar and the atmosphere \and the live music more so than bavaro but notihng wrong with either resort