Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado-All Inclusive/All Adult
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When you stay at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado-All Inclusive/All Adult in Samana, you’ll be near the airport and minutes from Marine Life Experience Cayo Levantado and Cayo Levantado Beach. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Playa Las Flechas and Whale Museum of Samana.
Make yourself at home in one of the 200 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature jetted bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers body treatments and facials. After dipping into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and an arcade/game room.
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 6 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 4 bars/lounges, or 2 poolside bars.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
I loved the idea of staying on an island resort and I was not disappointed. The transfer by boat to the island was where the beautiful views began.
The resort is simply beautiful everywhere you look. The gardens are lush and grounds are continuously being maintained. The resort is easy to walk and navigate. There are shuttles and an elevator for those with mobility issues.
The beach was incredible! We sat by the gazebo that gave us a choice of soft sand and calmer sea or choose to the left of us and have a rockier entrance and waves to enjoy. Either way the views were spectacular! There was a table that had coconut drinks...yum!
The lower pool was large and had a bridge you could swim under. There was always chairs available in the sun or shade. You could have lunch and look at the pool...again beautiful view while you eat. They gave you complimentary peanuts in a tray poolside. Take the glass wall elevator...view view view of EVERYTHING up to the higher part of the resort and there is another pool with more private areas and bar.
We stayed in room 4201 and had a beautiful view of the sea. The room was clean and large with a seating area, and washroom facilities. There was actually a luggage stand for each of us to use. There is a separate shower and a jacuzzi tub. We were drawn a romantic bath with rose petals and candles. Nice touch!
We chose to eat at the buffet each night with different themes. The pasta station was good and never too busy. You could sit outside or in...up to you. Overall we enjoyed the food.
There was live music on the patio and a theatre area where they did nightly shows. Other than that there is not pool tables or disco. So if you are looking for a quiet vacation this is the place to go and you will not be disappointed.
We visited LBPCL at the end of April, and it was lovely. We flew in from Canada via Air Canada Vacations. Fortunately, we are able to fly directly into Samana. It is a bit of a haul to get to the resort with an hour long bus ride, nearly an hour wait for the ferry, and a 10 minute ferry to the island, but it is worth it.
You truly do feel like you are on a private island oasis at LBPCL. The ground are some of the lushest we have ever experienced. The resort is spread out, but that is what makes it so nice. It has a tremendous amount of character and charm that you don't see in the newer resorts.
ROOMS: We were originally booked in a junior suite, which was modernized, clean and well air-conditioned. However, we were travelling with friends who were in a villa in a junior suite superior, so we upgraded and moved into a neighbouring villa. The rooms were very large, and well appointed. The bathrooms were enormous. Our AC didn't work very well, but thankfully we had a working fan. The view off of our balcony in the villa was glorious.
BEACH: The beaches here are nice, on the smaller side, but private. The only people at the resort beaches were resort guests. It was a much different experience than being at one resort on a long beachfront of other resorts. There were plenty of chairs, never worried about finding a shaded spot. The resort was at capacity but it did not feel crowded or busy at all.
POOLS: The pools were large and nice as well. The poolside drink service was good, lots of umbrellas for shade, and plenty of towels. I like that this report had plants and greenery on the little islands in the pools as well. The upper pool did get quite hot during the day, we were lucky to have a cabana for shade on the day we spent up there, but it was toasty.
TOWELS: This may not be a big thing for you, but I really like going to a resort where you can take as many towels as you need, and not have to worry about a towel card etc. This resort had plenty of towels at the ready which was nice.
FOOD: The food here was good. It is resort food. The buffet was decent, small, but good. We enjoyed the a la cartes, the Brazilian was fun, Don Pablo and the Italian were good.
OVERALL: We got a last minute deal for this resort, and it was well worth it. Choosing a vacation location all comes down to personal preference, but this place ticked a lot of boxes for us. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, and the grounds were second to none. It felt very high-end, without a high-end price tag.
Overall we had a fabulous time but we are not sure if we would return.
The good- the island is stunning (they even have wild orchids in the trees and the view from our room afforded us privacy from the trees and a stunning ocean view and view of Samana), the beaches are beautiful (if you carry a few bread crumbs into the water the fish will swarm you and it is an amazing sight, check around the trees for some really cool shells), the food was fantastic, the drinks were excellent, our butler Francisco was amazing (he thought of every detail and left us lots of special surprises), the beach bartenders were wonderful (they will make any drink you want any way you want it and will keep them coming to you on the beach; the tropical storm even knocked a coconut onto the ground and when I took it to the bar they cut it open for me and made a drink it!), the night time shows are fun and exciting (Erick and his team did a great job engaging everyone), the public beach at night is a great time, the Mediterranean restaurant was superb (fresh, tender lobster; they even let us order two!) as were most of the others, the buffet selection is vast with excellent choices at every meal (the made-to-order cook was wonderful as well, he knows his way around an egg and a steak!)
The not so good- The drive from Santo Domingo is scary. The drivers in the Dominican do not follow traffic laws. There are motorcycles everywhere with 2-4 people on each without helmets, many speeding in the wrong directions and on the shoulders of the road. Hire a private transport driver for this trip.
On our first night there someone knocked on our door (villa 19, room 19101) at 4 am. I thought it may be room service at the wrong room but there are no “peep holes” to look and see so my husband said not to answer it. The next day we assumed it was somebody that drank too much knocking on the wrong room until we were sitting on our patio at 2 am and watched a small boat pull up onto the rocks right below our villa in the pitch black night while it was drizzling out. We notified our butler of this the next day and he suggested maybe it was fisherman. It was too dark and late for fishing. They had no lights on the boat. We could only see the silhouette of the boat and hear it drag up onto the rocks. The butler also mentioned the security guard that is posted right next to our villa. We checked frequently the next few nights for this security guard and he was never there until our last night when he was hiding in the shadow of our villa against the wall on his cell phone. This made us think that he may have something to do with the boat sneaking onto the island. Our bathroom window would not lock and our front door was loose so my husband moved our patio furniture in front of our sliding doors at night in hopes that we would hear intruders coming and we kept room service knives in our night stand just in case. I would suggest sleeping on an upper floor in the main building for safety here. Our next door villa also had some prescription medications go missing and found them under their living room couch. We think someone probably stuck them there to determine what they were and retrieve later. The island was very dark at night for most of our stay. On our next to last night they turned on the lights along the pathways throughout the island, on the pathway to the night time public beach party, and on our front porch and it felt much safer.
On a different note, we were thoroughly excited about dinner at the Rodizio as we love the Brazilian steakhouses we have been to. We received the worst service by far at this restaurant. We sat for 15-20 minutes between each tiny sliver of meat that was brought to us and waited over 30 minutes for drinks. We finally ended up walking out before the pineapple dessert we ordered after waiting for over 30 minutes. We returned to our villa hungry and ordered room service. The other restaurants on the other hand were 5 Star.
Finally, a travel tip, at the Santo Domingo airport customs was excessive leaving the country (over 2 hours with 8-10 passport checks and security lines) and a waitress in the restaurant there tried to scam us. She brought the card scanner to our table and scanned my husband’s card after our meal. She then took the receipt and handed him a receipt and said, “you no sign” and started to walk away. His copy of the receipt had a standard tip, total, and signature line so he ran after her and said, “no, I sign.” She argued with him so he grabbed the bill from her and signed it and took a picture of it just in case. She was going to fill in her own tip! Her service was great until this point and we probably would have given her a generous tip until she tried to scam us. It made us feel even less secure when she followed us out of the restaurant with the receipt and walked to a police officer to show him our bill. We got on our flight without incident but they are running a scam in that restaurant.
All in all we had a great time at the most beautiful place but we aren’t sure that we will return to Cayo as we just did not feel safe in our villa.
This is an excellent hotel and a beautiful island. Me and my husband spent 1 week here and we can only write a positive review. Rooms are large, clean, and very nice furnished. We lived in the main building, and this was excellent choice for us. Everything was close - bar, dining room, hotel shop, so we were satisfied we got room in the main building. The whole island is very nice. Both pools are clean and big, beaches are very nice and clean. Bar on every corner. But the best part is food. Food was just top class. Even in the main dining room, we always had plenty and plenty to chose from and it was always tasty. Drinks from the bars were great too. The only 2 thing i would suggest (for the hotel to think to improve) were: 1. there were not enough power outlets in the room. if we wanted to plug 2 phones and 1 comp we were not able to find 1 available empty outlet. 2. the beds for us were incredibly uncomfortable and hard (of course this is a matter of everyone's taste, for us they were too hard). Other than these 2 minor points, we give full points to our vacation and i recommend everyone to go and visit this place. And don't forget to go and see Bacardi beach as well. Excellent vacation!!!!
I recently stayed at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado (Booked through TUI), and the word 'excellent' should be applied to everything here.......location, hotel, staff, service, food & drink, beach, pools, weather, etc, etc....
I have travelled extensively and this was by far the best overall experience to date.
A big thank you to TUI, and to each and every person at the hotel.
Just brilliant !!!