Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville -Adults Only All Inclusive
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
When you stay at Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville -Adults Only All Inclusive in El Soco, you’ll be by the sea and within the vicinity of Cave of Wonders. This 4.5-star resort is within the region of Estadio Tetelo Vargas.
Make yourself at home in one of the 134 air-conditioned rooms featuring free minibar items and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. Additional features at this Colonial resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.
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 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. When you are in need of a refreshing drink, visit a beach bar or one of 10 bars/lounges, or 2 poolside bars. A complimentary breakfast is included.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-out, dry cleaning/laundry services, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Wow this place is massive its like a gated community the staff are very friendly the food is really good and the cleanliness is top notch the only down side is that you cant leave the resort itself to go shopping as there isn’t anywhere close enough to go and if you are a beach baby forget it because the water is very murky and you get stung by jelly fish, however the beach is so close you can just go and dip in one of the many pools the only reason i gave it four stars instead of five is i wanted to snorkel and I couldn’t and i thought the 85 dollars was a bit expensive to be taken somewhere i could also i wanted to wander around some local shops to buy a few souvenirs and the resort shops were a little pricey. All in all tho we had a great holiday
We have been to 5 other Luxury Bahia Principe Resorts. With one exception all were excellent so we have high expectations. Bouganville met or exceeded these expectations. What we really appreciated was that when we arrived before check in time, our room was ready and we were given access to it. That set the stage for a good vacation. We came here 1) It is adults only, 2) we had never been her before, 3) we knew we would get great food and premium liquor and 4) reports said the beach was seaweed free. There is about 2 miles of beach on a small bay. All is Pinero Group property and even the undeveloped parts were cleaned every day so it was a nice beach to walk. Water was calm but it wasn't clear probably due to nearby rivers. There were some jelly fish.
Many aspects of the resort are exactly the same as some of the other resorts. The rooms and furnishings are identical (even to the only grounded outlet I needed for my laptop was for the hair drier in the bathroom). Even the names of the restaurants are the same. The food was great. The grounds were nicely landscaped an meticulously maintained.
We also ate at the Grand Bahia Principe La Romana specialty restaurants which is adjacent and found the food and service better than any other of the "Grand" properties.
Dear fellow travelers, I just want you to know why we (my husband and I call GBP Bouganville our second home). Why? Because every single personnel cares of this Resort.
We arrive at Bouganville at 20:30; check in was very smooth after we were greeted by Mr. Patricio V., General Manager, Mrs. Maria B., Assistant Management, Frank and Freddy, butlers’ manager and supervisor. Mrs. Maria B told us that a table was ready for us at Don Pablo Gourmet (our favorite restaurant). How nice and how thoughtful.
After an exquisite dinner, we went to the reception area and were conducted to our room 51101, our favorite room for the last six years; there was a “Welcome” banner on the door and the room was decorated with flowers, balloons, fresh fruit, red rose petals all around, a bottle of champagne and one of rum. We love it.
Las Dalia’s or Jazmin Buffet:
The buffet has a great and tasteful selection of food for breakfast, and some of the items available are fresh omelets, cheeses, hams, eggs in a different style, red or black caviar, veggies, sweet breads, French breads. At the entrance there are juices: orange, tomato, and vodka just in case of a hand over.
At lunch time I did found fresh fish, red meats, chicken all cook different ways, veggies, two kinds of soups, a pasta bar with its own cook, asparagus, and dessert. The excellent team was interacting with everyone, and Alexis T. was extremely attentive to us for the entire week, for breakfast and lunch during our stay.
For any request, do not hesitate to ask for help, don’t be shy. I do recommend, William T., Alexander M., Aderlin, Elvis, Ramona, Karina, Ariel, or please let Cipryano, the F&B Manager. I know that they will love to accommodate you, and they will be very happy to help you no matter what.
Don Pablo Gourmet: As I say in previous reviews, this is the place to enjoy a very chic evening. As simple as this, if you do not dress appropriately, long pants, shirt and close shoes for men, you will be at risk not to be allow inside.
The food is superb and tasteful; my suggestion is to try the shrimp salad for starter, and the mushroom or sea food soup; Oh my! so delicious; and the steak for the main course. The crepe suzette for dessert and a liquor as a digestive will complete a glorious dinner.
Rodizio: I do call this fine restaurant a feast, why? It is a feast of different meats that you can possibly enjoy. Luis, the Maître D’, and Juan S., the main supervisor, will help you. Here you start by helping yourself with salads and other appetizers at the buffet, and the staff will provided you with a card, the green side meaning serve everything you have, and you can turn it to show the red side when you don’t want any more.
Bars: We do love to be at the beach bar for the simple reason that Roselin, Alejandra, and Carolina do their best to please everybody. Please try the mojito freshly prepared.
Lobby bar offers top shelf alcohols and liquors during the evening. For anything special ask for Prat or Gilberto.
Swing pool bar: Santos and Evelin will help a lot to make it a real and unorderable experience while you party in the pool.
Rooms are very clean, comfortable and spacious, thank you Alessandrina, Housekeeping Manager, and the entire staff of maids and cleaning men.
Believe me, this little gem provides you with the best of the best. Please be appreciative of the effort the staff is making to provide everybody with the best service.
We will return to our second home very soon
Randy & Simon
My Husband and I visited LBPB May 11 thru May 18. What a beautiful resort!!!
Check in was a bit slow. We had to wait about 2 hours for our room to be ready. When we were taken to our room - it was not the room I had booked. Luckily I had printed a hard copy of our travel docs, otherwise we would have been stuck in a very standard room. We had to wait another 2 hours for the next room.
The room booked was the ocean view jr suite. WELL WORTH THE COST OF UPGRADE!!!! The suite was beautiful! I had stated in our reservations that this was our anniversary, but I guess again because the details were lost - we didn't get one of those banners across our doors... If they are aware of a celebration, white banners are placed across your door. I am not sure if maybe a bottle of wine was left inside, but it was a nice touch. Our suite was on the third floor in one of the 'towers' We could not have asked for a more beautiful room.
Unfortunately, I suffered a back injury while down there. I slipped on the wet marble, which seems to be a trend. MEDICAL FACILITIES -- I visited the onsite clinic the 3rd day of our visit. Having a similar injury before - I knew exactly what was going on. I was given a steroid shot and the equivalent of Aleve for pain. I went back on the 5th day for a second round. They offered to send me to Santo Domingo to the ER - I declined as I did not have trip medical insurance. This is a lesson for next time. The doctor was very nice and seemed knowledgeable. She did a very thorough exam. The fee for this service (2 visits, 2 injections) was $325 USD. I could not find a price sheet anywhere... so below is what I found:
Standard Visit $160
Follow up $100
In Hotel room visit $235
After hours at clinic $250
cleaning of wounds $60 small $80 Med $125 Large
ER fees $85/hr (not sure if this is off site??)
CPR $1100 (eleven hundred)
Oxygen $65/hr $110 all day
IV injection $60
BP check $45
Eye wash $90
Foreign Body Removal $95
Wheel Chair $85/day with $350 deposit
I hope this helps someone in the future - I drove myself crazy looking for prices!
The clinic had trouble processing our credit card. We tried AMEX and MC, neither would work. They eventually had to get on the phone with their processing center to process the payment. This took about 2 hours and was very frustrating.
We only ate at Brazilian, Asian, and Don Pablo. The Brazilian was ok... Asian was good, and Don Pablo was excellent! The other nights of our trip we ordered room service. The room service brownie is EXCELLENT!!! Considering my condition, I was grateful to have room service!
The bars.... I have seen other posts that say you can get top shelf if you request. This is a rouse. I love a White Russian. I have been drinking them for 20+ years. I know the difference between Kahlua and Tia Maria (bottom shelf) The color and taste are both different. Kahlua is almost black and thick. The liquid poured out of the Kahlua bottle was caramel and thin - Tia Maria. Word to the wise - don't think you are getting top shelf just because it comes out of a top shelf bottle.
I am sad that over half our visit was spent in our room. But, I have no complaints otherwise. The staff was wonderful, the resort was beautiful. Overall, the trip was a win!
We recently returned from a fantastic week (June 3 to 10), at the GBP Bouganville Adults Only Resort. We stayed next door at the GBP La Romana twice and also loved it. This resort exceeded our expectations. The grounds, pool area , beach area, rooms, and restaurants were beautiful and very clean.
The resort is small which makes it easy to get around. Their are plenty of beach chairs around the pools and the beach. The audults only section of the beach is so clean and had many beach chairs and retannas.
We loved the fact that thier were two pools. A fun pool by the beach and a quiet pool at the other end of the resort.
The service was first class. Some of the staff struggle with the english language butI I struggle with Spanish so we did our best to understand each other. I even took a Spanish Class at the resort. Carmen was our teacher and did a great job teaching us the commen words to get by.
A few special thanks to:
Yohanna - Our Butler who looked after all our needs.
Ceasar - the Jacuzzi Pool Bartender
Edgar - Bartender at the Quiet Pool
Mr. Woh - who kepted everyone happy and jumping at the fun pool.
And the houskeeping and serving staff who made our anniversary one to remember.
One last comment - The beach area is kept very clean. The workers are always raking and cleaning the sand and removing any sea weed from the beach front. The water is warm and calm but it is not what some people may expect. It is not an issue for us but I just wanted to let readers know.