My husband and I enjoyed another fantastic vacation, celebrating our anniversary at Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar. From the staff, to the food, to accommodations and attention to detail, BP knows how to ensure their guests feel like they're in paradise. A special mention to Dulce at reception who made every effort to recognize us as repeat clients - thank you!
For those contemplating this resort: keep in mind that while you are staying at the Ambar section, you have access to a multitude of activities and restaurants that are spread across a very large property (4 sections/hotels in total.) The tram will take you where you need to go; but I suggest walking around to appreciate the beauty around the resort. You'll be welcomed at every lobby where coffee, drinks, music and great ambiance can be found.
Accommodation: always impeccably clean, and no matter which direction you face, the balcony or terrace is a great, quiet getaway with lush tropical surroundings. The rooms are spacious and always stocked with fresh linens and amenities, including a variety of beverages and snacks in the minibar. Nightly turn-down and pillow menu services make you feel just that much more special, and very welcoming at the end of a long, hot day. And the pillow chocolates are always a nice treat! The staff are always responsive and accommodating. For example: sleep is a very personal matter, and while I like a firm mattress, I found ours to be a bit too firm. So at the risk of sounding like Goldilocks, I asked if there was anything they could do, and the staff promptly added a topper which made sleeping much more comfortable. When we requested down pillows from the menu, I was surprised (albeit pleasantly) that the staff returned the next day to replace them - apparently they fluff them up daily and refresh them to ensure proper sleep posture. That's attention to detail!
Food: fantastic variety, including meats, fish, veggies, fruits and sweets. With made-to-order food stations, as well as fresh, frequently replenished ready-made foods, you can't go wrong at either the buffets or the a-la-carte restaurants. The chefs make every effort to prepare that perfect meal for you, and if it's not on the menu, they'll go the distance to try to accommodate your requests/needs.
Pools/Beach: beautiful! I'm a sand & salt water kind of gal, but while I didn't take a dip in the pool, I recognized that they're always clean (regular monitoring and daily cleaning regimen.) Can't say enough about the beach area - love it! Some might say there was a lot of seaweed - indeed there was - but that's Mother Nature for ya! Yet maintenance staff are up very bright and early piling up and cleaning the seaweed from the shore (until the next tide brings a little more... such is...) But don't worry - you're not swimming in seaweed - you can still see the bottom of the ocean (along with some beautiful fish), and there are 'weed free days' :)
In general, a great resort! I highly recommend it and definitely plan to return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 2 pool Sun terrace with sun umbrellas and loungers Relaxation zone with Bali beds Outdoor Jacuzzi BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts, multi-sports court Water activity centre Motorised water sports (additionalcharge) WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (free) Entertainment amphitheatre Wedding gazebo 1 buffetrestaurant 3 speciality restaurants 4 bars 1 snack- bar Gazebo de bodas Smokers' lounge with bar service (cigar menu with additional charge) Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Punta Blanca Golf Club, designed by Nick Price (additional charge) Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, karaoke, disco and casino. Rooms 528 Deluxe Junior Suites Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Ceiling fan Air conditioning Sitting area with sofa Terrace Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub and separate shower, hair dryer Bathrobe and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Alarm clock with iPod docking station Flat screen TV Coffee-making machine Minibar Safe Butler service 24 hour room service Evening turndown service Pillow menu 2 disabled rooms for a maximum of 3 adults Prime location right on the sea front Exclusive lake-style pool Aroma menu WiFi (free) Other services Medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Ambar Hotel Punta Cana