4.0
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Amenities

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

Location

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.

Rooms

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

Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa – All Inclusive
Crta. Arena Gorda
Punta Cana, 23000 Dominican Republic

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 2637 Reviews
Amazing March Break @ Turquesa
Reviewed 8 hours ago

We had an amazing time at the GBPT, we loved everything. The staff work tirelessly and they do it with smiles on their faces. The food was great, they had so many different options and tons to choose from, we always had a nice table and a great server. We loved the a la cartes as well, they food was amazing and the service outstanding.

The entertainment staff were out of this world, they had so many fun events and activities going on all day and night for both the kids and adults. They are so lively, happy and engaging. My kids had the best time and they loved all the entertainment staff and fun activities, they made memories that will last a lifetime. Thanks to everyone who organized the Super Hero Night, Mini Disco and the Pirate party my kids are still talking about that. Also a big thank you to the girls who took the kids for the activities during the day and to the kids lunch daily, my kids loved you and you were so amazing with them. I'm so bad with names, I really should have taken a picture of your name tags. My kids had nice nicknames for you all but that won't help in this review.

The grounds are so beautiful and well maintained, again you can see all the hard work that goes into keeping this resort immaculate. Sooooooo clean, everything was super clean and constantly being cleaned.

The kids pool/waterpark is awesome my kids had a blast there and it was so smart to have snacks and drinks right there. The lifeguards work really hard there and they pay attention the everything to make sure the kids are safe.

Having servers go around to serve you at your lounge chair is a bonus, you truly don't have to do a thing but rest and relax at this resort they fully take care of their guests every need.

Everything for us was perfect, we have almost no complaints except for one "The Beach". It's way to busy and rammed, you feel like people are on top of you, it would be so nice if it was twice the size for all those guests trying to cram into one little area. Of course the ocean is beautiful it was just annoying to try to find chairs. I had to go at 6:30 am to grab chairs and still I was limited as so many were even taken at that time. That was our only complaint as we love a good beach.

I heard so many people complaining as we waited to leave the resort and I just shook my head as some people just LOVE TO COMPLAIN, and will find any little thing to complain about. Honestly these people are working their butts off to cater to their guests to make sure they have the best vacation and it shows. Thanks for an AMAZING week my family of 4 will never forget, we will be back for sure.

First time visitor
Reviewed 1 day ago

One of the last things I expected, was one of the first that happened to me. The Olympus Representative assigned to me (through Sun Country/Apple Vacations) overcharged me for the one tour that I took. There were several tour operators around, so it was partially my own fault for not checking out more possibilities. The tour was to be one of 12 hours which it was, however, 6 of those hours were spent sitting in the van and one was standing around waiting for the van driver to turn up to take us back to the resort. The tour was to be bi-lingual, but if I was not paying attention I missed the few words of English. My room was very close to the swimming pool and the restaurants, so it was very handy to get where I needed to go. If I wanted to go to the beach, there was a trolley every few minutes to give rides. The woman who was my housekeeper was very friendly and was very thorough with her cleaning. It was handy to have my room key fit in the bracket by the door. However, when I left and took the key, all the electrical outlets in the room were shut off, including the clock and presumably the refrigerator. I discovered it was also a good idea to check many different shops to find the best prices for the items I wanted to buy.

Amazing family trip
Reviewed 2 days ago

All I can say is this place was amazing. I read a few negative reviews and got scared but wow. No chance to get bored. So much variety and things to do. Pools and water park were clean and always found somewhere to sit, even during March break. Friendly staff everywhere we went. Beach was a little ways away but barely ever waiting for a tram. Even walked it a few days with the stroller and took no more than 15 min. The shows were incredible and the singers they had throughout the resorts were fantastic. The Japanese a la carte was delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

Family winter trip
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic stay on caraibian.
Hotel belongs to big hotel network.
Which gives more opportunity.
We can use many different pools and bars.
Big resort give a chance for nice runing and long family walks.
Unfortunately beach was crowded. Too many tourist for smal part of the beach.
Sand was amazing. Very light and fine.
This unfortunately gives very disturbed Water without any chance for snorkling.
Ther was also planty of seawead on the beach wich is quite common on caraibians cost. Gardener do their best to remove it. 👍
Room was big enough however coul be clenaer. Bath rooms ale need more carfull clening.

Our hotel was 1,5km from beach however golf cab pick up guests so often that it wasn’t any issue.

Main restaurant was really good. I would recommend to go there earlier to avoid queue on the entrance. Lot of see foods fishes as well meat. From my perspective it was more focus for North American gust.
For me ok but some of gust could be disappointed. Dishes could be more seasond. Very could choice of fruits.
I can complaint about hours wine. Wasn’t good enough. Wine menu was also for Americans. Prices 15-90$ was more then too high. In Europe will be 3 times cheaper.

Ala carte restaurants:
Japanese ok but don’t try sushi. Taste like from supermarket. Nice life cooking show but foot was avarage.

Steak house
Nice room but steak was well done when I ordered medium rare. Some gusts complaints it was too cold because of air con.

Italian has good main dishes but very poor deserts. Waiters was so absent.

Mexican. Very good guacamole.
Fantastic waiter service. Good buffet. Tuna was too dry. Atmosphere was really nice.

I would recommended dolphin explorer trip. But be aware that it is so expensive.

Nice resort
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are 7 resorts on the property and it's a large place. Being a guest at the Turquesa resort we were able to use the facilities (entertainment, bars) at most of the other resorts. Turquesa isn't on the beach, the beach is 1-2 KM away, but there are golf carts regularly scheduled taxiing guests around, the beach is a few minute ride away. The pool was excellent and there was always entertainment going on at the pool area, there is also a swim up bar. The grounds were well maintained and clean.
The room was clean with a stocked fridge, the fridge was restocked when the room was cleaned. There would be 2 beers, 2 large waters and a few different kinds of sodas. There was a coffee maker as well. Big drawers and a closet, the closet held the safe and there was an umbrella, robe and slippers provided. The TV worked well and there are channels in Spanish and some in English. The bathroom was very roomy with a tub and walk in shower, the shower had an overhead shower and hand held sprayer. There are several buildings for the rooms, which are spread out. Each building had three floors, but no elevators. My room building was right next to the pool, but the buildings are quite spread out and some looked to be quite a ways from the pool area.
They had a buffet each night, lots of food to choose from but mainly the same thing each time but with a few different options each night. We get three a la carte dinners, we ate at the Garden Grill, which is a BBQ kind of place. They had a chicken wing buffet, which I only found out about after I ate my meal (steak, which was excellent), there were also other foods at that buffet but I only cared about the wings. There was also a dessert buffet. We also ate at the Maiko Japanese restaurant which was good as well, and the Il Cippricio Italian restaurant which was also good. There was a 24 hour buffet near the beach.
The Turquesa resort is right next to the Entertainment area, which is a large area with a large stage for shows (I think they had shows every night), a casino, disco, karaoke/sports bar (karaoke stops at midnight, unfortunately) and many stores and vendors. There was a gym on the other side of the entertainment area, a nice small gym with free weights, a bench and several machines, treadmills and bike machines.
Their golf course, Punta Blanca, is about a 20 minute walk away from the Turquesa lobby. They'll shuttle you there though. The golf wasn't drinks included but you can purchase drinks at the course. I golfed at 1 PM, when it's cheaper, and it had cost $100 USD with clubs included. You can purchase used or new golf balls. The course was in good shape, greens were nice and they were all the same speed.
Overall it was a great resort and I had a great time.