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Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro
Ranked #57 of 110 Hotels in Punta Cana
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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

We have traveled to bahia principe all inclusive resorts in Mexico(Coba),
Samana(Cayo levantado) and Tenerife (Costa adeje )
hand never felt the need to write a review.

What compelled me to write this review was the friendly staff...
The check in was in the bus (wonderful),but i realized that our room wasn´t on top floor and were very dissapointed .

KENIA was in our bus and told me that she wil try to chance our room.
So in the next day she talked to her superiors and put us in another villa.
I was very happy whith it and we moved strait away.

The room was in villa 25 and it was great, view was decent, bed was comfy, VERY clean...
Lobby is always immaculate.Grounds are beautiful and the beach is spotless.

Nighttime shows are pretty good - especially Monday and Thursday night (Monday Michael Jackson, Thursday acrobatics)

We went to Garden Grill (ok), Maiko Japanese (awesome), and went to the Gourmet (amazingly awesome).


Overall, we love this resort .

To finish off, a note specifically to KENIA - MUCHAS GRACIAS!!For taking care of us and make our holidays so perfect...


THANK YOU BAHIA PRINCIPE BAVARO!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 28 November 2013
Dear customer,

Thank you for acknowledging Kenia who will be very happy to learn that she was able to contribute in creating you an excellent vacation. Please be assured that it is an honor and a great compliment for us to forward such wonderful comments to all our staff.

We would like to have the opportunity to welcome you once again and continue providing the richest experiences at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

Overall we really like this resort. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, and our room location was right by the pool and restaurant, with a close and readily available shuttle to the beach. The food was pretty good for being cooked on such a large scale, and we really enjoyed the Japanese and Dominican a la carte restaurants. The rooms were pretty basic however we didn't plan on spending much time there anyway. we felt very safe and knew that there were security guards posted not to far away. One of my friend went to have braids done on the beach, and a policeman actually escorted her to get them done since she technically was leaving the resort property (even for a few feet). The resort is very big and can be a bit confusing, but once you figure it out, you will be fine. Also plan on going to the beach first thing in the morning since it gets busy and chairs can be hard to find, then end the day at the pool. Overall, we had a great experience and can't wait to go back!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 27 November 2013
Dear Brigid,

It is great to know that you can not wait to come back at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro in the Dominican Republic.

It has been a pleasure serving you and we would love to cater to you once again!

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana.

Greetings,

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I went on a girls' getaway to Punta Cana in November 2013. We booked an all inclusive resort, Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana. The resort is huge. Plan on using the tram service to get back and forth from the Main Lobby Areas and the beach. The villa rooms are large and clean. The buffet was decent and the restaurants were just OK. I had no bad food experiences and the service was pretty good as well. The pools were very nice. Swim up bars were fun. We loved the Coco Locos, Bahama Mamas and the Chocolate Bananas! Perfect for drinking while lazing around the water or in a beach chair. The ocean was warm and clean. We loved jumping the waves, I booked us on one excursion, The Wild Tiger Buggy Adventure. We had a nice time and got super muddy! Check in and out was very easy and quick. Navigation around the property was difficult at first - but we got the hang of it eventually.
Remember to brush up on your Spanish before you go. It will help a lot, as not a lot of the staff speak good (or any) English. Especially the housekeeping and transportation staff. I always started my conversations with "Hablas Ingles?" That way I knew if we were going to be able to communicate. The other guests were very nice, and came from all over the world. There was a nice happy community feel in the main pool by the beach. Everyone was laughing and chatting and getting to know each other. Very fun! This was my first all inclusive. I would definitely do another vacation at an all inclusive in the future.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear client,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate all feedback. We are proud to hear that you were delighted with the drinks you mentioned.

We apologize for the impression you could perceive for the language barrier with some of our staff members. We assured you that we continuously work with our Human Resources and Quality departments to reinforce the training of our personnel.

We hope to welcome you in the near future at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana.

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

This resort is very large and a little confusing when you first get there. The rooms are clean and fairly well kept although a little dark. The beach is great, the pools are stunning and the weather is amazing!! When we were there it was around 30 during the day and around 24 or 25 at night. The buffet was full or everything you could imagine but it was spread out too much so you had to walk around a few times to find everything. We were in the Diamond Club so that enabled us to have a separate check in and a separate restaurant for breakfast and lunch. This was a very nice option!!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear client,

It is pleasure to read that you enjoyed our Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro specially our separate restaurants for the Diamond Club. We are proud to hear that you had a great stay due to amazing weather, great beach and pool.

Thank you for your comments and looking forward to welcoming you once again at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana

Regards,

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Hotel with more than 3000 rooms.
If vou are looking for a quite roomantic place, this is not your hotel.
if vou enjoy crowds, lots of people, activities all the time, this is your place.
this are in fact 4 hotel in ONE, some more provete and exclusive than others, but they alo share the same beach, so do not expect to have a private beach.
lhe beach is not that BAD, it allows long walks, and the water is hot. but the beach is loosing sand fast.
If vou are more the swiming pool type, you have several big pools available.
Rooms are confortable but can be noisy if near lhe main roads to the beach

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear client,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We greatly appreciate all feedback, which give us an opportunity to assess and evaluate our performance.

Being the beach one of our greatest entertainment for customers, we work hard to keep it in optimum state for enjoyment. We are proud to have won the "Blue Flag", which is an international certification awarded to beaches that meet strict criteria regarding the quality, safety and environmental information for the enjoyment of our guests.

Regards from Punta Cana!

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

We went as Gold holiday makers and feel that extra expense was well worth the investment. Our room was great, we had all the extra's promised, robes, slippers, mini bar, fruit, turn down service and the room was lovely, big, clean and cool! As well we were only 2 minutes from the pool and beach.
As we were Gold we received top drinks at the bars, we also had the opportunity to book 4 al a carte we went to 3, French, Mexican,and the Grill. In all 3 the food was excellent but the service was a bit too efficient! Basically we were still eating our starter when the main course arrived, Having said that everything else was really good in the restaurants. just be aware that if you book 6pm they do not open until 6pm, so if you don't want to to stand outside don't turn up until 6.
The food in the buffet was in our opinion excellent and we would have had no problem eating there all week, we just mixed it up a little, and take a 'posh' outfit if you are going to the French restaurant .
As for the rest of the resort, it is big but the shuttle service is excellent, gardens are very well tendered. We went to shows most nights and thought the 'Grammy's' was hilarious and Michael Jackson night was better than we thought it would be. They do a good job with the shows. There is a shopping area opposite the Spa which has all your tourist bits and pieces and is fun to go to. The is where the disco is as well so worth looking into.
The Spa was excellent and again as Gold we got 20% off which was well worth it.
We did only one trip 'The Sailing Adventure' and we would HIGHLY recommend. There are only about 20 others on the catamaran and if you have never been snorkeling before, they are very good and ensure you are really well looked after. It is a really fun day and I don't want to say anymore as I do not want to spoil it for you.
Couple of tips:
They prefer US $ as tips
Give tips up front, not the end.
Ensure you have enough sunscreen. Some bottles were $50 US
Local stone is Larimar, lovely light blue semi precious stone…Barter prices

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Dear Guest,

We appreciate you valuable time to share your comments and experience with us. Your feedbacks help us evaluate our performance.

We are glad you find worth to mention our diversity of food at the buffet, a la carte restaurants, the shuttle service and our entertaining shows in evenings.

We are pleased to read that you had a great holiday at Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana

Warmest regards,

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

We are returning to the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro in December for a 4th time. Our first two trips were my husband and myself and we stayed at the Ambar. It was nice and quiet but when we felt like some beach or pool volleyball we would go where the action was. My favorite nighttime spot was the Ambar lobby. Quiet entertainment but the ambiance is second to none. We also travel yearly with a group of 30 and brought them here in February of 2013, celebrated Valentines dinner all together! You can imagine a group that large and everyone enjoyed the trip. People often ask "whey return to the same place" and my response is "when it's this good, why not".
We stayed for 10 days and it was just right .. can't wait to get back. Having said that, we do travel to different destinations - this year has also included St. Lucia and Cuba.

Roger and Lynn - Ajax, ON

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Customer Servic... B, Customer Service at Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, responded to this review, 26 November 2013
Dear Lynn and Roger,

For all of us, it is a pleasure to know that we have provided you and your group 10 days of genuine experiences at paradise.

Thank you for your comments and looking forward to welcoming you in December to demonstrate our commitment to you.

Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts, your best hotel in Punta Cana

Vianca Graciano
Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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Property: Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro
Address: Arena Gorda - Macao Seccion Baigua | Arena Gorda - Macao, Seccion Baigua, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Region: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
#35 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#38 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#50 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#51 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#51 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#53 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro 4*
Number of rooms: 744
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Facilities and services 2 lake-style pools Large sun terrace New relaxation zone with Bali beds, sun umbrellas and loungers Pool and beach towels BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts (floodlit for an additional charge), multi-sports court Water activity centre WiFi access in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Entertainment theatre Wedding gazebo 1 buffet restaurant and 17 speciality restaurants Japanese restaurant 10 bars 3 Snack Bars Cocktail Lounge Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Golf 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 816 rooms including two types: Superior Junior Suite and Club Hacienda Junior Suite Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub, hair dryer and magnifying mirror Sitting area with sofa Air conditioning Ceiling fan Telephone Alarm clock Satellite TV Minibar Coffee-making facilities Safe (additional charge) Ironing set Wifi (additional charge) Club Hacienda Junior Suite (See page 18 Club Golden, Club Hacienda) Children Bahia Scouts The hotel is perfect for families, offering a range of facilities tailored especially for children, including the following: Mini Club for children aged 4 to 12 Evening Mini Disco Babysitting service (additional charge) Bahia Scouts Water Park Fun Area and Adventure Park (additional charge) Teens' Club (11-16 years) Other services 24 hour medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Bus stop opposite the hotel Meeting and convention room Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request and subject to circumstances Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries ... more   less 
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Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
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