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Hotel Description

All-inclusive beachfront resort with 2 outdoor pools

Beachside getaway

Stay at this Punta Cana resort and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Arena Gorda Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Punta Blanca Golf Course. Also, Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay is within 3 miles (5 km) and Iberostar Golf Course is within 6 miles (10 km).


This all-inclusive resort features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and 5 restaurants. Relax with beach umbrellas and enjoy a refreshing drink at one of the 3 beach bars. Bring the family and enjoy the free kid's club, mini golf, and children's pool.

Jetted tubs, comfy beds

Boasting jetted bathtubs, the 756 guestrooms also offer WiFi and free minibar items. Other amenities include balconies, pillowtop beds, and LED TVs with satellite channels.

Junior Suite Superior

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$200 per night

Junior Suite (Superior)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite (Superior)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite Superior

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite Superior

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana - All Inclusive ratings based on 176 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana - All Inclusive

Everyone (54) Couples (1) Family (3)
1 out of 5
When we arrived for check in the receptionist offered us an upgrade only if we provided a tip for her "helping us out". We stayed for 4 nights and were only allowed to make 2 reservations of the 5 restaurants. This was not clear when we booked. All inclusive means, all included. We were able to get a a 3rd reservation if we tipped the receptionist again. The location of room we upgraded to was closet to the beach, which made easy access to seaweed infested beach and be prepared to be harassed by local vendors. It was a constant headache. Our room was disgusting! We asked to changed our iron and ironing board several times. The lightning was poor at best. We had to remove the lamp shades to get some decent lightning. You were only able to flush the toilet once before you had to wait 5 minutes before flushing again. The room only stayed cool if you left your room key in the slot. We did not have robes, slippers and towels, toilet paper was scarce. Floors and bathroom were poorly cleaned. On our 3rd night, someone tried to come into our room at 3am. Thankfully we were in the room and when we got to the door they were gone. Did not feel safe afterwards. You were only served strong drinks and received better service only if tips were provided to the servers/staff. The resort is huge. There are about 5 other sister hotels. The grounds were kept well manicured. Shuttle buses are provided to go around the resort. Will not be back to Grand Bahia resorts!

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018

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4 out of 5
The telephone in the room did not work and the front desk was informed. It still was not fixed three dats later. I was not impressed with the front desk staff although the restaurant staff were awesome.

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 13, 2018 by Customer Service

Dear Guest. We apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Please rest assured that we have taken your observations into great consideration. Always at your disposal, Enmanuel Martinez Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort

4 out of 5
Staff was great. However, the refrigerator did not work in our room; but, again, we didn't report it to staff, so maybe the defunct refrigerator is on us. We ran into other travelers who were staying at some Hotel with "Majestic" in its name and they had a better restaurant deal. They had more access to different restaurants within the hotel complex. We could only have 2 reservations at the total number which was 5 to 6 restaurants in the complex. Overall, we had a positive experience.

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018

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5 out of 5
Over all the trip was awesome. My husband, my kids & I loved the hotel, food & beverages.

Posted by , from New York City on Sep 15, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 16, 2018 by Customer Service

Dear Monica, For all of us, it is a pleasure to know that we have provided you an awesome experience in our Hotel. Thank you for your comments and looking forward to welcoming you again to demonstrate our commitment to you. Please do not hesitate to visit our website where you can find all information and update of our Hotels. Always at your disposal, Valentina Checo Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort

5 out of 5
Lovely hotel wonderful staff can’t wait to go back

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

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Sep 2, 2018 by Customer Service

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience, which gives us an opportunity to evaluate our performance. We feel glad to know that you enjojed your vacation with us and thank you very much for highlighting our lovely hotel and wonderful staff. We are looking forward to welcoming you in your proximate vacations Punta Cana! Please do not hesitate to visit our website where you can find all information and update of our Hotels. Best regards, Valentina Checo Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort

4 out of 5
We stayed at the Grand Bahia Principe for a family vacation in July 2018 and had a really great experience! The resort is very well layed out and the staff were very friendly and helpful in helping us learn the property and all that it had to offer. The only draw back was that they have a department dedicated to selling a sort of time share program for Bahia properties, which is staffed with pushy, arrogant, rude sales people. Excluding having our vacation interrupted with a "don't take no for an answer" sales pitch, we had a great stay in a clean, organized, well maintained and beautiful resort property. They also have an area dedicated to travel company representatives and the Travelocity/Expedia Rep., June, was a very helpful gentleman how verified our off-site activities and excursions with the local tour companies and ensured that our plans came off without any issues.

Posted by , from Texas on Jul 30, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 30, 2018 by Customer Service

Dear Roberto, It is a pleasure for all of us to know that you enjoyed a had a really great experience at our Resort. Thank you for highlighting our friendly staff and beautiful resort property. Please be assured that your observations have been taken into great consideration with the aim of continuing to provide the best vacations. Always your disposal, Valentina Checo Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort

3 out of 5
Are room was infested with mesquitos. I was eaten alive. The other resorts spay for them apparently this resort doesn't. Couldn't enjoy the night time activity's due to all the bugs. But hotel staff was super friendly and the restaurant's were amazing. Family that stayed at other resorts never had any issues. Me on the other hand looked like I had chicken pox when I left. The pools we're also amazing

Posted by on Jun 19, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 6, 2018 by Customer Service

Dear Amy, We want to thank you for having chosen as your holiday destination, and that you have enjoyed our excellent gastronomy, the pool and the staff. Our most sincere apologies for the situations that you experienced with the bugs. We have strict regulations regarding the control of insects. We will be reporting to the department in charge. Best regards, Rodrigo Fariña Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort

4 out of 5

Enjoyed very much!

Had a 3 minute walk to beach!! Enjoyed the resort and vacation very much!!

Posted by , from boston on May 13, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 6, 2018 by Customer Service

Dear Robert, We greatly appreciate that you have chosen our Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana as your vacations destination. We happy to know that you enjoyed your vacation at our resort very much. You are welcome to contact us for a return visit and be able to provide the most outstanding experiences. Always your disposal, Valentina Checo Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort

4 out of 5

Second Time With Grand Bahia

Pros: The grounds are beautiful
Cons: Staff communication and refresh towels and linens
Location: Approximately 25 minutes from the airport. Plenty of excursions to choose from but wouldnt go off the resort alone.
Overall pleased with our stay. Keep in mind there are actually several different resorts at this location under the Grand Bahia name. We thought we were going back to the all adult resort where we previously stayed 5 years ago but that wasnt the case. The resorts are beautiful and immaculately kept on the outside. Communication is a challenge regardless of the resort as the staff doesnt speak English and i know very little spanish. The staff at times could be rude if you didnt understand what they were telling you but you could tell by gestures expressions and the tone of voice. The room was clean but the linens and towels need to be updated and replaced. We would consider returning but now understand the differences in the resorts on the property.

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018

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4 out of 5

Very big hotel

Family and I just came back and we had a great time so much to do friendly staffs great nightly shows very nice place to stay

Posted by , from New Jersey on Apr 18, 2018

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About the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana - All Inclusive

Location Arena Gorda - Macao, Punta Cana, La Altagracia 23000

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • Buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • Limited gourmet or à la carte dining

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium food items
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Kayaking included
  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • A la carte or gourmet dining is limited
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Premium food items not included
  • Fitness facilities included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Tennis included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Volleyball included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Childcare not included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Bicycling included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Local beverages and soft drinks only
  • Gratuities included
  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana - All Inclusive offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a spa tub, and a sauna. There are 5 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 beach bars, 2 poolside bars, and 7 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is available daily. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. A children's pool, a nightclub, and a fitness center are also featured at the family-friendly Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana - All Inclusive. Self parking is free. This 4-star Punta Cana resort is smoke free.

  • 756 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 3 bars on the beach
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 7 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2004
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Swim-up bar
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Sofa bed
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) (27.8 km / 17.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana - All Inclusive offers 756 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations have separate sitting areas and include sofa beds and desks. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Punta Cana resort provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Jetted tub
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • LED television
  • Satellite channels
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Mikado - This restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Orquidea - This buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Santa Fe - This theme restaurant specializes in Tex-Mex cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Garden Grill - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

El Pescador - This theme restaurant specializes in seafood and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Nearby Activities

There are sports and activities at all hours of the day, to enjoy the sun, the sea or the beach, so you won't stop even for a second. Learn to sail with a catamaran, the wind arts of windsurfing and even the banana boat with your friends. Each and every one of your activities and favourite sports are here. Find yours. The country's top golf destination is here, in one of the best spots in the Caribbean. Golf lovers will find, only 5 minutes from the resort complex, the fantastic course designed by Nick Price in the Dominican Republic, at the Punta Blanca Gold Club. Holes: 18. Also the course at White Sands Golf, with 9 spectacular holes. Known for its big lakes and coves. 15 minutes from the hotel. Bávaro Golf: 20 minutes from the complex, holes: 18, par 72. La Cana Golf Club: at just over 30 minutes from the hotel, holes 18, yards 7,152. Cocotal Golf & Country Club: holes 27, par 72. 20 minutes from the hotel.
Sports for every taste, Traditional : bocce, mini-golf, darts, sports - soccer, basketball, volleyball, gym, stretching, aerobics, yoga, tennis, paddle tennis, ping-pong.
Non-motor water activities (one hour free per day): snorkelling, kayaks, sailing, catamaran, boogie boards, catamaran outings, windsurfing and sailing classes, scuba diving class (Padi), aguagym.
Motorised (with charge): fishing boat and tour, banana boat, jet skis.
Classes and lessons include tennis, volleyball, muscle building, aerobics, and Merengue dancing. Located at the neighboring resort, the Nick Price-designed Punta Blanca Golf. In the evening guests will find a vibrant daily international program, with live music and a wide variety of shows in the hotel's amphitheater. In Pueblo Príncipe, a Dominican-style shopping center, they will find shops selling crafts, clothes, CDs and photos to bring home the best souvenir of their stay in Dominican Republic. The excitement continues at night in the karaoke piano bar, at the casino and discotheque. The recreational activities listed below are on site; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

The Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana's Spa has magnificent facilities and offers the most exotic Caribbean treatments. It's easy to relax and drift away in this luxurious Spa, in matchless surroundings with a beach with some of the whitest and finest sand in the world at your disposal. This Spa has many massage gazebos right on the magnificent beach. You have, among other treatments, a spectacular hydrotherapy area (water circuit) to beat stress, where you'll find 3 different kinds of saunas, therapeutic sensation showers, bathtubs, Vichy shower, Scottish shower, bubble beds, cervical jets and 2 splendid dynamic pools. Couples can also enjoy exotic VIP Cabins with private Jacuzzi. Highlighted treatment - Caribbean massages: Take care of your body and spirit with this fabulous massage based in a traditional technique, the results included better circulation, deep relaxation, and stress reduction. Exotic and uniques massages from the Caribbean culture.

  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 15 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 14.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 4 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • All Inclusive Bahia
  • All Inclusive Bahia Principe
  • Bahia All Inclusive
  • Bahia Principe All Inclusive
  • Grand Bahia Principe All Inclusive
  • Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana
  • Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana All Inclusive
  • Punta Cana Grand Bahia

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.