Gran Bahia Principe Resort, Punta Cana

Last Inspected: December 2010

The all-inclusive Gran Bahia Principe Resort is an expansive beachfront mega-resort complex in beautiful Punta Cana, divided into four distinct sections with an abundant variety of activities and entertainment options for all ages.  Each resort section has it’s own lobby and buffet restaurant:  Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana (780 rooms); Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro (540 rooms); and the adults only Gran Bahia Principe Ambar (528 rooms) and family-friendly Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda (240 rooms) both part of the Bahia Principe’s exclusive Don Pablo Collection.  Public areas such as pools, beach and most a la carte restaurants are shared.  All rooms are similar with difference being in location and amenities included with the Club levels.

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Gran Bahia Principe is a Caribbean-style hotel with touches of Colonial decoration, surrounded by  tropical vegetation.  Junior Suites, set in villas of two or three stories.

Gran Bahia Principe Resort is located approximately 30 minutes from the Punta Cana airport and approximately 90 minutes from the La Romana Airport.

The all-inclusive Gran Bahia Principe Resort features its own festive “Dominican Village” with shops, casino, disco, and 24-hour food and beverage service all conveniently located away from the rooms sections.  Enjoy three huge pools, a PADI dive center, a world-class spa and a multitude of dining options.

Dine in both family-friendly buffets and sophisticated a la carte choices offering a variety of local and international specialties.

A la Carte Dining Policy: (Upgraded room exceptions noted in room type)

3 nights = 1 a la carte restaurant dinner

4-6 nights = 2 a la carte restaurant dinners

7 nights or longer = 3 a la carte restaurant dinners

Club Level Accommodations Available

Both ‘Club Hacienda’ (in the Grand Bahia Bavaro section) and ‘Club Golden’ (in the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana section) offer an elevated level of comfort and service with premium resort locations, concierge service, private lounge and VIP amenities.

Adults Only Section Available

For couples and friends looking for a more sophisticated, quiet atmosphere, the Gran Bahia Principe Ambar hotel (see separate hotel listings for more information) section is designed Adults Only (18+) and features private facilities for adults only.  Guests have access to most resort facilities and services (except those reserved specifically for the Club Levels and the hotel-specific buffet restaurants).

What is included in the all inclusive package at Gran Bahia Principe:

·      All meals and snacks

·      Unlimited domestic beverages and house wine in most restaurants and bars in the complex

·      Stocked in-room mini bar

·      Daily activities and nightly entertainment programs for adults and children

·      Selected non-motorized water sports including introductory scuba clinic

·      Mini-golf course

·      Use of bicycles

·      Gym

·      Free entrance to the “Pueblo Principe: disco with local drinks and soft drinks included (ages 18 and older)

·      3 a la carte dinners per week of stay with reservations and resort formal dress, long trousers for men

·      Recliners, beach umbrellas and towel service for beaches and pools

·      Use of fitness center and tennis courts

·      Supervised mini-club and activities for children

·      All hotel taxes and gratuities

Club Golden Rooms include:

·      All services of the all-inclusive package PLUS:

·      Private reception

·      Welcome cocktail

·      4 a la carte dinners per week stay with previous reservation and formal dress, long trousers for men

·      Internet in the Club House (free 15 minutes per day)

·      Press in the Club House (free)

·      Towels for the pool and beach in your room upon arrival

·      Bathrobe and slippers in the room

·      24-hour room service

·      VIP Amenities

A resort train shuttle circulates around the resort complex (every 10 minutes) offering guests convenient transportation to and from the beach and various guest room blocks and venues.


Laptops may be used in the hotel with a surcharge. The hotel is equipped with computers for guests to use (surcharge applies).  Guests staying in Club Level accommodations have complimentary access in the club lounge.

Wheelchair Accessible

Guests in wheelchairs can easily navigate the resort’s facilities.  There are handicap accessible rooms in each of the resort’s hotel sections.

Check in 3 pm; Check out 12 noon

Quick Facts:

Gran Bahia Principe Ambar *****Don Pablo Collection

·      528 Rooms

·      1 Pool

·      4 Bars

·      4 Restaurants

·      Guests enjoy unlimited dinners in the specialty restaurants of Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana, Gran Bahia Pricipe Bavaro and Gran Bahia Principe Ambar

Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana

·      780 Rooms

·      2 Pools

·      16 Bars

·      6 Restaurants

·      Guests may use the bars and restaurants at Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana and Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro

Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro

·      1286 Rooms

·      2 Pools

·      15 Bars

·      9 Restaurants

·      Guests may use the bars and restaurants at Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana and Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro

Gran Bahia Principe Esmeralda *****Don Pablo Collection

·      300 Rooms

·      2 Pools

·      4 Bars

·      2 Restaurants

·      Guests are entitled to use all the facilities and restaurants (except buffets and exclusive Club areas) of the Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro, Punta Cana and Ambar

·      Unlimited dinners in our Specialty a la carte restaurant (reservations required)