The hotel is approximately 20 mins. from the airport. We used Olympius? as our shuttle service.
Check in was a little longer that I am used to, but was given a lot of important information. Immediately after you check in, book your ala carte restaurants, which is located inside the lobby. If you have kids that love water parks, Turquesa is the resort for you and the furthest away from beach. There are 5 resorts close by including Ambar, Esmeralda, Punta Cana, and Bavarro. Ambar and Esmeralda are closest to the beaches and are more expensive. It took less than 10 minutes to walk to the beach or you can take trams which are running all of the time!
The rooms were very clean and spacious with a balcony. We were close to the pool and beach bar, such a convenient location!
The bartenders in the Punta Cana lobby daiquir bar were awesome including German and Santos. The banana drink was amazing!
The beaches were clean. If you want a good spot, go to beach early and put a towel and personal item to save a seat. If mosquitos love you, bring bug spray! I got bit 13 times and didn't even see them or feel them...starting at 5 p.m.
We went ziplining with Canopy Tours. It was so much fun! You take a jeep to the location about 40 minutes away. Even though this is a third world country, I felt much safer here than when I stayed in Cancun and Riviera Maya.
The food was good, but it did get old. We stayed there 5 nights. We tried the Mexican restaurant and it was not that great. I ate chicken wings and nachos. The Japanese restaurant was alright, but not enough food. I was given 5 shrimp. We heard the steak restaurant was excellent! When you book the ala carte restaurants, make sure you get confirmation. The only disappointment of the week, the guy told us we had reservations for one of the restaurants and come to find out we did not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 2 lake-style pools Jacuzzi Sun terraces Lounger, sun umbrella and towel service BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, tennis court, multi-sports court Water activity centre Motorised sports (additional charge) WiFi access in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Meeting and convention room 1 buffet restaurant and 5 speciality restaurants Japanese restaurant 16 bars Wedding gazebo Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Punta Blanca Golf Club (additional charge) Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, disco and casino Rooms 756 rooms including two types: Superior Junior Suite and Club Golden Junior Suite Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Fully-equipped bathroom with Jacuzzi, hair dryer and a full range of amenities Balcony or terrace Air conditioning Ceiling fan Telephone Satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Safe (additional charge) WiFi (additional charge) Club Golden Junior Suite (See page 18 Club Golden, Club Hacienda). Children Bahia Scouts The hotel is perfect for families, offering a range of facilities tailored especially for children, including the following: Children's pool Mini Club for children aged 4 to 12 Baby Station Bahia Scouts Water Park Fun Area and Adventure Park (additional charge) Teen's club Other Services 24 hour medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) WiFi in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request and subject to circumstances ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Gran Bahia Principe