Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa – All Inclusive
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa – All Inclusive in La Altagracia (Bavaro), you’ll be minutes from Punta Blanca Golf Course and close to Iberostar Golf Course. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay and White Sands Golf Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the 502 air-conditioned rooms featuring free minibar items and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. While the golfer in the family is out on the course, you can enjoy above-par recreational amenities such as a casino and hot springs. This resort also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and tour/ticket assistance.
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.
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at one of the 5 bars/lounges or 3 poolside bars.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
One of the biggest complexes I have ever seen, and at the same time, the best managed. Honestly, there are so many buildings, roads, restaurants (over 10 I think), bars (16, you never had to wait in line), clubs, stores, sports activities, (they even have a casino) that you feel like in a city. But, at the same time, you don't feel like you're in a crowded area. To the contrary, everything is designed so well that you never feel constricted. The food was very good (especially the Japanese restaurant), the drinks delicious, the staff were very friendly (i mean everyone), the minibar in the room was free and stocked fresh every day and the whole hotel was spotlessly clean. The beach is very nice too, with its own bar and restaurant. You never have to leave the beach! Plenty of sports activities too which are included in the price (boats/kayaks/etc). Oh, and the hotel grounds/gardens were one of the best maintained that I've ever seen. I want to shake the hand of the person managing the gardens. The entire hotel is almost 20 years old but it's very well kept. The animation team was great, too. Always something to do!
Now the bad. The walls are paper thin. It's hard to fall asleep until all the activities outside cease (23:00-24:00). And the hotel internet was too expensive. 150 USD for a 12 days stay is overkill. Albeit, it worked well in the entire complex and it was very fast. They do have free wifi but only at the lobby, but if you want to be online everywhere (the hotel is huge, it takes 30min to walk from one end to the other), you will have to pay.
Overall, I loved my stay and I would love to come back. Thank you!
I lowered the rating for placement because the jacuzzi is an ordinary bath with nozzles that do not work, well, or I did not figure out how to turn them on. The bath is so old and gray that it would be better to have a shower. With all the burning lamps it's twilight in the room, besides, we had some light bulbs not lit.
Lowered the estimate for service and maintenance because there are very few English-speaking staff. Only Spanish, which all the animation staff and all the waiters speak.
I liked very much that when entering the main restaurant they drop antiseptic on your hands and ask to wait for the administrator, who will take you to your table - it is very convenient, no races with plates in an attempt to occupy the vacant table etc.
Food is beyond praise. In the morning at least 4 types of fresh juices, including carrot. Tasty fruits. There are fish, meat and chicken. Often I saw mussels, there were shrimps (a couple of times), lobsters (once). In general, I do not know how the people eat, who writes about the meager choice, but at the time of the rest for us personally there was a great variety. There was a whole table with sushi for the Japanese evening, and in the mornings they poured champagne.
WiFi is free, but slow.
But the ocean spoiled the whole impression. In some reviews, they write that there is a type of algae, stepped over and swim - everything is fine, plus the staff and the tractor clean them as well. Yes, but there are so many!!!!! Just mountains and those 10 people, at best, simply cannot cope with their number. And if in the morning you can still swim, then by lunchtime the ocean turns into a swamp, and heaps of brown algae grow on the white sand, and the water becomes yellow-black near the shore because of the mixer of waves and algae.
The hotel is superb, but we went to the ocean. We are not afraid of the swamp, we do not like swimming pools. If I knew the true situation with algae, I would choose another place.
And about the rainy season: do not believe it! There is no rainy season. There is just a high season when it is cold in Europe and low. Our summer - they have summer, too - low season.
There are rains, but rarely and much less often than in the Moscow region in the summer. End quickly. On the rest do not affect. And the island is big, somewhere it is raining, but somewhere it was not at all. Usually, if they go, then in the evening or at night. We saw only when we returned from the tour and sat in the lobby.
We have been to many All Inclusive Resorts mostly in Cancun and Riviera Maya and this was our second time in Punta Cana. The resort is very large and the food is average at best. The rooms were equivalent to a low budget hotel. My wife got sick the third day there and we had to cut our vacation early to fly back home and get medical attention. We will not be going back to the D.R. The staff was very polite.
Well Its was an ok trip but there were some snags and gags. First off I booked for the Turquesa resort which is on the grounds with a few more Bahia resorts. Once I arrived It looked nice but it was small and hot. Check in is done in a pretty space but outside so be prepared to sweat or get wet (rain) depending n the weather. I was hungry and mentioned going to have steak that evening at which time I was told I can only eat at the Turquesa facility. I asked why and was told when you book at this resort you can go to the others but you cant eat there...I said what??? The next thing was when I arrived at my room (the junior suite) it smelled like someone had not been in there in years to clean, open the windows, run the water etc. How dare you just put me in a room that you know was not up to par. I immediately went to call the front desk and the phone was dead. They must have seen my face when they opened the door and told the receptionist who all of a sudden showed up at my door. I requested to be moved. The receptionist mentioned if I upgrade I can go to the Ambar Green Resort which is for adults only and had butler service. Did that asap for an additional small fee. When I arrived at my next room it was nice, big, smelled good, nice view (more updated period), etc. For our trouble they accommodated us with the scheduled dinner at the steak house which was nice. Once in our room we never saw any butler until of course we had to inquire at which time again we met Aritza who was gracious and pleasant. She hooked up the room with balloons, had a cake and libations when I arrived back after dinner. The next day was something more added to the room. After that everything was pretty nice. Its peaceful there and not too many people were there I guess because of school and all. Food was pretty good at most places we ate. We did go off the resort to the Coco Bonga show. It was off the chain so if you've been you gotta check it out. We went to the different resorts each day or night and they were ok but the entertainment that they had was wack. Their all young and to giggly for me. My biggest issue was nobody really speaks English so I'm thankful I studied some Spanish in school and ny hubby is fluent in the language. We went on one of the excursions with the buggies which was fun. Saw how the people live out in the country there. We have much to be thankful for and shouldn't complain. Over all even with the little kinks here and there I enjoyed myself. Would I go back there, yes I would, but not to that particular resorts
Important... Once we got on the bus that took us to the resort we were told a few times not to drink the water. When your taking a shower or even brushing your teeth don't use the water. We must of had about 20 large bottles of water sent tour room. I didn't even open my mouth while taking a bath ughhhhh. That was inconvienient. If it wasn't in a bottle I didn't drink it
Lastly when you in the airport stay away from the people that provide excursions. We were played by Anthony so guy that we gave our 50 too for a tour. He never showed up the next morning so when we went to the people at the resort and explained what happened we were pretty much screwed unless we wanted to sit through some 90 tour/meeting on the resort that I would never have a membership with
just got back from a 2 week stay in turquesa. rooms were clean and mini bar restocked daily. beds are not great the matress was very hard.other than that not a bad word to say. the entertainment staff make the holiday. they work so hard and very long hours and always have a smile on their faces. every one of them would go our their way to stop and say hi. there are activities for everyone. Janet in the main buffet restaurant is so lovely and we had a soft spot for 2 guys in the Dominican snack bar at lunch. they really care about giving you the best service. all in all was an amazing trip