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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

A stay at Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana – All Inclusive places you in the heart of La Altagracia, convenient to Punta Blanca Golf Course and Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Iberostar Golf Course and White Sands Golf Course.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 756 air-conditioned rooms featuring free minibar items and LED televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature jetted bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub, and a sauna. Additional amenities at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 5 restaurants. Visit one of the 7 bars/lounges, 3 beach bars, and 2 poolside bars for a refreshing drink.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and a meeting room. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana – All Inclusive
Arena Gorda - Macao
Punta Cana, 23000 Dominican Republic

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 8062 Reviews
Don't Waste Your Money
Reviewed 22 hours ago

This resort is advertised as a 4.4-star resort but they fail to mention the scale is out of 10! At best it's a 3 star. In my opinion, the resort is old and tired, their attention to detail and customer service is lacking. I have stayed in Punta Cana before at the Hard Rock and the food was amazing. Here we were forced to eat at their buffet for the first 4 days as you were not allowed to reserve more than three of their specialized restaurants during your stay. Their excuse was the restaurants were full. This proved to be incorrect as each of the three restaurants were basically empty during our time slot around 6:00 pm. At the end of the day, the food was average at best across their entire resort. I had to laugh, the hot dogs served during the day were cut into smaller pieces and they were trying to be passed off the next day at breakfast as breakfast sausages. Another indication of the quality of a hotel/resorts quality standard is the bed linens they provide. Once again it was a fail...they only provided a single sheet on the bed. Don't get me started on the quality of the mattress. In my opinion, they looked for ways to cut costs at every corner verses adding value to their guest experience. In summary, I would not waste my money on this resort. There is a lot better value out there.

great time
Reviewed 23 hours ago

We were there March 13-20 2019. Came from Maine to Newark then to Punta Cana. Had travel to resort by prearranged package. Check in took about 1/2 hour as many arrived all at once. After check in was taken by electric troll car to villa room 8308. Had requested 3rd floor. Was our 35th anniversary. Had champagne in our room, no extra charge. It is a very large resort. Electric troll's go all over as walking is too far. Beach very nice. Very crowded. Had to get up just after 6 am to save place under a shade papula. All were gone by 8:30 - 9 am.
Buffet had good variety of food. Ate breakfast there and dinnner. Lunch was at beach grill. Yes folks trying to sell stuff, such as hats, sunglasses, excursions , cheep jewelry , were walking around but did not effect us, They are just trying to make a living. did get some trinkets from them. Be prepared to haggle for good price. I considered that part of the entertainment. they would start at $80 and eventually got what I wanted for $20 and they still made good profit. Just relax and don't hurry. You are on vacation and on Island time.
Didl get locked out of room as were given 2 cards , one for turning on electrical in room and one for opening door to room. Got them mixed and had to go to lobby and have a technician come and open our door. Just part of the vacation experience. Took about 1/2 hour from time was locked out to back in room.
Only complaint was about other guests. Some would smoke on beach and we would be down wind and their smoke would be blown back to us, we are non smokers. Also guests would leave dishes and cups where ever, or trash, even though there were trash cans all over. Just be respectful of others and considerate. Found staff great. Used my limited Spanish. to always say please and thank you and smiled. Has no issues . Wife and I had very good time.

Old resort with indifferent staff
Reviewed 1 day ago

We did not have a good experience at this hotel. We requested in advance a room on the first level and close to the beach because I had a back operation recently. We already had the room number confirmation. However, when check in, they found that the room was given to somebody else and they said they would give us a similar room the day after. The temporary room was in on the third floor facing a construction site that woke us up at 6am everyday with noises. Unfortunately, every time we went back to the lobby, we had to start from the beginning since no notes were taken and rooms were given away even they were reserved for specific customer. After 3 days of arguing, everyday 3-5 hours waiting in the lobby, they gave us another room way too far from the beach. Overall, our time was wasted in the lobby and it ruined our vacation there.
Indeed, staffs were really lazy, did not care of the customer problem. They chatted, enjoyed their time in spite of long line of customer waiting.
Food was ok, you can only go to 3 restos per stay and all the good restos were always fully booked. However, the food was not better in the buffet. The resort was too big, you had to take a train ride to go to the beach. There was not enough chair on the beach and ppl got up at 7am in the morning and put the towels, sandals to reserve their chairs.
Overall, very bad resort, not recommended.

Nice resort, very relaxing
Reviewed 1 day ago

Excellent and very safe resort for family vacations. Nice beaches, tasty buffets and attractive shows. All inclusive vacation package is a very good and attractive deal. The customer service at the resort was very professional.

Good visit.. but
Reviewed 2 days ago

We never read the reviews of the resort , but went because of the recommendations of friends who have been to 'Esmeralda' on several occasions.

We arrived with a group, were checked in by very nice staff. We were shown to our room, which wasn't ready and and given another 2nd floor facing RIU, a much better situation. This room was, for the most part clean. They need to put a good broom through to clear out the dust bunnies, not just the mop the floors every day. The ceiling in the bathroom leaked and the ceiling sagged.. caused by "condensation from the A/C unit. The a/c worked great. Considering the state of the bathroom ceiling and leaking a/c unit, had no mildew or musty smell, but chased down mosquitoes several times.

Housekeeping needs HELP. Our first maid kept us well supplied in towels. Once she was on days off, we had to chase down other staff to have enough towels, and towels for the floor in front of shower. Never saw a facecloth after day 1.

The buffet meals were OK, warm, never hot, but always plentiful supply., often a variation of previous meals, but there was something for everyone. Needs a better selection of vegetables. The staff were plentiful, never had problems getting
drinks or coffee. The main restaurants were hard to get reservations for early settings, but the meals were excellent,

Spent a few days at the jacuzzi area, peaceful, as adults only, and the young lady at the bar was attentive to everyone around, asking about our needs and cleaning up after others. The beach was "clean" and a good way to spend the day. The beach vendors never came up to the chairs, so that was good.

The staff as a whole were friendly and greeted us everywhere, even in at the other resort areas. The real PAIN was being harassed every time in the lobby by the "time share sellers", even at he the other resort areas. Got to the the point where I looked for the Gold Club table and made a detour around them just to avoid being harassed.

As a whole, yes i would return, out ways the bad.