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Hotel overview

Designed for families, spa enthusiasts and active travelers alike, this polished Caribbean-style resort offers all-inclusive amenities in a fun-filled island setting. Overlooking a marvelous white-sand beach and lush tropical vegetation, guests enjoy lagoon-style swimming pools complete with a children’s area, splendid restaurants, a variety of nearby golf courses, pampering spa services, a supervised kid’s activities club, mini-golf, non-motorized water sports and a Caribbean Village where boutique shops, a casino and a disco are available for guests to enjoy and staying at Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana, you can enjoy the facilities of Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro. • Total of 12 restaurants, 10 bars and 4.
24-hour all-inclusive, 3 à la carte dinners in restaurants per week of stay, spacious rooms and well kept gardens, free 24-hour WiFi throughout the hotel, safety deposit box in the room, minibar, lounge chairs, beach umbrellas and towel service for the beach and pools.

Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana is located on the east coast of the Dominican Republic at 25 km from the Punta Cana airport (30 min. by car) and 70 km of the La Romana airport (90 min. by car) and is 50 min. from the Higuey Town, in the province of Altagracia. Grand Bahia Príncipe Punta Cana is situated on a white sand beach, of about 500 mts. It extends in 1/2 million of m2. It has numerous tropical gardens that serve as a frame to small streets in which our guests can take a stroll and at the same time feel the ocean breeze and the coolness of the natural surroundings.

Location

Punta Cana - Beach
La Romana airport : 43 miles
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 15 miles

Property information

Year Built: 2004
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 756
Villa: 24

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Hotel advisories

Advisory The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy: - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 9796 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Sand fleas and mosquitoes, be prepared but nice place

    This is our fourth time here. Place is currently having a lot of upgrades so expect noise (which isn’t that bad). The new rooms are so nice. Beds are really hard and they could use nicer pillows. The trolleys are always running with the nicest drivers! All staff are very friendly and helpful overall. The pool bars are just so busy so be nice and patient. There are plenty of lounge chairs by the pools with shade. My husband is an early riser so was able to get them easily. Other people who showed up later still were able to get some seats. Food in the buffet had a lot of different varieties with daily themes. We did the steak and Mexican dinners and were good overall. The Mexican has open air so expect it to be windy and put on your bug spray for mosquitoes. We did not do the shows as we have seen them over the years. They do some entertainment outside the main lobby with is fun, especially the karaoke. My husband Steve loved it. The beach is beautiful but huge downside is the sand fleas! We have never had this here before as like I said we have been here 4 times! So bring the proper spray. We used Off which helped after the first day but we all had bites that were so itchy. Bring Benadryl cream, Benadryl pills, after bite or whatever helps you. Mosquitoes were really bad too as we all had bites. Yes they look similar but the fleas mainly stay on lower legs, feet and ankles. Overall this place is a nice place to visit and would recommend

    Apr 14, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    4th Visit, Resort has gone way downhill.

    We chose this hotel because over several years we had stayed here on three other occasions and absolutely loved it. Not so this time. Check in and out was smooth. No issues here. Room: We were in building 9. Not one of the newly renovated buildings. The room was very run-down. There were broken floor tiles that were a hazard for bare feet. Water from the room above kept coming through our bathroom ceiling. We complained but nobody ever came to check it out or fix it. That same room (above ours) had a very squeaky bed that was annoying but entertaining at the same time. It made for a good laugh most nights. One morning there were bugs on the bathroom countertop. Likely from the bulging wet ceiling. So gross! The curtains had holes and were dirty. Food: The food, for the most part, was okay but very repetitive. The hibachi restaurant was excellent. Beach: If you like cuddling with strangers then this is the place for you. It was so overcrowded that it was hard to get in and out of your chair without stepping on someone. It was very uncomfortable. There was something in the seaweed that made alot of people break out with a horrible, painful, and itchy rash that lasted a couple if weeks after you returned home. There were no warnings posted for this. Drinks: Were readily available and yummy. Resort: They keep adding more resorts all the time. I believe there are now seven resorts at this complex. This led to overcrowding everywhere. Entertainment: Just okay!

    Apr 09, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Just OK

    It’s ok! I went with friends we like to have a good time with drinks and good food. This resort is just ok. The a la carts were wonderful but the buffet food was just ok. The entertainment really wasn’t much of a vibe by the beach at all. The pool with the best atmosphere was by the hotels and that is just because they had louder better music other than that you make your own atmosphere. Nightlife really isn’t great at all even though it says a club but it’s always dead for the most part. A lot of rude staff and pretty much no English. For a calmer trip this is a good resort but if you want vibes and a bit more of a good time feel I wouldn’t go here again.

    Apr 07, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good hotel that requires some upgrades!

    Location is great, beautiful beach and water. Downside was the beach was very crowded (to be expected due to the time of year we chose to go). The rooms were nice, spacious and clean (had the “old” style room. Room cleaning service was great. Overall food variety was good and quality was average, way better selection at their Mexico properties. Downside was the buffet area at both Grand Punta Cana and Grand Bavaro properties is outdated and rundown and had a funky smell (sewage like). The snack areas by the pools were great and had good selection. The lunch buffet by the beach was great, very nice open restaurant with great views of the ocean and good food quality and selection. Pools were spacious and clean. Drinks at the pool bars were between average and good (it depended on the bar tender you got). A la carte restaurants: Garden Grill (Steak): great, really good steak and overall for selection, definitely worth going. Il Capriccio (Italian): terrible! Poor quality food offerings. Definitely not recommended. Mikado - Tepanyaki (Japanese): great experience for the whole family. Food was plentiful and very good. Definitely recommend. Overall we had a good experience and fun family trip, however I wouldn’t come back until I know the buffet and remainder of the hotel has undergone full renovations. Highly recommend doing the Isla Saona tour, it was the highlight of our trip.

    Apr 03, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Experience

    The weather was amazing the entire week. The beach is beautiful and the pools were nice and kept clean. VERY busy resort as there is a bunch of resorts near each other and most if not all have access to the Grand Punta Cana. The food truck had some decent food and the tequila buffet for lunch was the best (at the beach) The rooms are very outdated. The mosquitoes are really bad so bring bug spray. The service in all all the buffet are nonexistent, A la cart … dont waste your time at the garden grill or itilian… went with a big group and it was a fun week but food wasn’t the best. There wasn’t really any “fun” entertainment.. we saw the fire show which was pretty cool and magic show which was alright. Other than that in the evening there is a disco bar (night club) starts at 11 or the Casino which was fun. Overall I would probably rate this resort 6/10.

    Apr 01, 2024