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just got back from Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Ask away

I loved my first vacation in Punta Cana Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro.

I've sent request via email for a room close to beach, and I've got the building 27, which usually is for diamond member I believe.

A La Carte reservation for italian restaurant and french restaurant went well over email booking.

ForeCast said that it will rain 4 days out of 6 days of my stay, but it only rained for like an hour or so during my stay. But the rain prediction was half correct, as i didn't get much sun.

Main Buffet Thursday night the seafood gala was awesome, and I loved all those king crabs!! One should definitely leave Thursday as A la carte free! :)

Ask me if you have any specific questions, I'll do my best to answer any of them to best of my knowledge!

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1. Re: just got back from Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Ask away

kevin p,

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation - you are correct about room building 27 - that is a Club Diamond building - with a bit lower occupancy, it was nice that they were able to locate you there.

Sounds like the Thursday night Gala night at the main buffet was well enjoyed - one of my favourites as well.

Did you have the opportunity to view the New Water Park and if so, what can you tell us about it ?

John

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2. Re: just got back from Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Ask away

Do you have any info on the menus at the a la cartes, or the spa menu?

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ParRoo,

Here is link to the a la cartes at the Bavaro resort:

bahia-principe.com/BP/…

Scroll down on the left to firstly the Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro - When the next page loads, click on the tab saying "Restaurants & bars" - the entrees are listed for the a la cartes available to you.

When you are done with the Bavaro resort's a la artes, go to your back button and click on it twice to bring you back to the main page and then click on Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana - do the same as far as clicking on Restaurants & bars and view the a la cart entrees.

You can also look at the spa menu on this same link - just click on the Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro and then click on the "Activities" tab - here you will see the features available at the Bahia Spa which is located on the Punta Cana resort - in front of the main lobby just before you get to the "Mini golf" area.

The Spa is open from 8am to 8pm daily.

I am listing the Bahia spa features, with prices here in this email for you as the prices are not stated at the link I provided.

MASSAGES

50 min 30 min

CARIBIAN RELAXING MASSAGE 65 us$ 50 us$

A light technique of traditional massage ,using the gentle movments ,leaving body totally relaxed emotionally and physically

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE 75 60

This massage is recommended for persons who enjoy stronger, faster massages,on the fhirst place for athletts.

LIMPHATIC DRAINAGE 50 min 75

Technique for liberating the blockage of lymph channels,which helps circulation and relives edemas.

REFLEXOLOGY 45 min 85

The massage uses pressure over the point of the feet and hands, in which are the termination of nervs of organs.

BODY EXFOLIATION WITH HIDRATATION 30 min 60

Full body exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and finishes with aplication of hydrating cream.

AROMA THERAPY 50 min 85

This treatment uses aromatic esential oils selected to your specific needs,applied with relaxing massage technique, with differents efects,antyinflammatory-hydrating, relaxing, etc.

HOT STONE THERAPY 50 min 90

The old age technique of massage to relieve sore, stiff, or achy muscles.

BAHIA SPA MASSAGE 60 min 85

Combination of differents types of massages, relaxing, deep tissue, reflexology,scalp, done with aromatic oils.

BACK AND SCALP MASSAGE 30 min 45

Great massage to realife the tension in back and neck

FACIALS (face, neck,decolte) 50 min 80US$

Depending of your skin type we do one of this facials:

Anti age, antistres, reafirming, hydrating..

The following steps are included:

1º Diagnostic, 2º Cleansing, 3º Exfoliation, 4º Massage, 5º Mask, 6º Cream

MANICURE 50 min

Traditional or french 50 min. 30 US$

Nail polish change 10

Acrilyc nails 50

French acrilyc 60

Crystal acrilyc 65

Re-touch 25

BAHIA SPA MANICURE ( with parrafin) 35

PEDICURE 50min 40 US $

BAHIA SPA PEDICURE( with parrafin) 45US$

HAIR SALON

Mens hair cut 20 us $

Womens hair cut 55

Children hair cut 10

Wash and style 40

Deep scalp treatment 45

Hi-lites 85

Chemical straightener 70

Bride hair style 70

Special up-do 60

Make up 55

WAXING

Entire legs 65 US$

½ Legs or Arms 45

Bikini or under arm 20

Upperlip 10

Back 45

Full body 135

BODY WRAPS 60 min 85 us____

Those treatments includes:

- Sauna 10 min

- Body exfoliation 10 min

- Wrap 15 min.

- Body hydratation with cream 15 min

CHOCOLATE BODY WRAP Efects: Reafirming, detoxifying. Contens Vitamins, proteins, which have exellent efects on the skin.

OTAMEAL AND HONEY Excellent combination of 100% natural products for ideal hydratation of the skin.

SEE ALGAES WRAP Recommended for firming contouring and as a cellulut treatment

MUD BODY WRAP Hydrating, revitalizing,detoxifying

WATER ZONE 60 MIN 25 us

Steam room , Finnish sauna,Thermal bath, Cold swimig pool,Jacuzzy ,Water beds,Jets for back and neck massage,Therapeutic and aromatic showers

INDIVIDUAL SERVICES WATER ZONE

VICHY SHOWER: 50 min. 70 us$

Exfoliation with aromatic sals, massage with aromatic oils, under the jets with warm water, with efect of the rain, , pleasuer for all senses.Termination with mosturaizing cream.

JET SHOWER: 10 min 20 Hydro-massage with a hugh pressure of water to relive sore and stiff muscles

UNDER WATER MASSAGE: 20 min 45

Individual bath for hydromassage with aromatic oils, combined with scalp massage.

PACKAGES

1. ANTI STRES PACKAGE 3 HOURS 140 us$

-Water zone 60 min, Relaxing massage 50 min.Facial 50 min.

2. BEAUTY PACKAGE 2 HOURS 30 MIN 135

- Vishy shower 20 min, Facial acording to skin type, Manicure or Pedicure

3.HYDRATING PACKAGE 3 HOURS 170

- Water zone 60 min,Exfoliation 15 min, Oatmeal and honey body wrap 15 min

Massage 30 min, Facial 50 min

4. AFTER SUN PACKAGE 1 HOUR 30 MIN 120

- Cold swiming pool 5 min , Calcium – Calamine body wrap 30 min

Aplication of calming cream 15 min,Calming facial 30 min

5. REAFIRMING PACKAGE 1 HOUR 30 MIN 125

- Bithermal shower 8 min,Under water massage 20min,Body exfoliation15 min.

Chocolate body wrap 15 min Relaxing massage 30 min

6 .AROMA PACKAGE 1 HOUR 30 MIN. 105

Steam room 10 min.Exfoliation with aromatyc sals, massage with aroma,50 min.Flash Facial 20 min.

 7.SPECIAL VIP FOR COUPLES 80min.

 Consist of, Private Jacuzzy, with aroma-oils, candels and flowers

RELAXING MASSAGE 75 us PER PERSON

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE 90 us PER PERSON

8. FIGURE IT PACKAGE 2 HOURS 110US$

- Sauna 15 min,Jet shower 15 min,. See algaes body wrap 25min( afectted area)

Reductiv massage 35 min (afectted area),Aplication of hydrating cream on entire body

Special price for 3 sesion 300us

9.SPECIAL DAY 3 HOURS 185

Under water massage with aromatic oils, flowers ,combined with scalp massage 20 min

Body exfoliation 15 min,Relaxing massage 30 min,Facial 50 min.Manicure or pedicure 50min.

As a part of this package we are also preapering a gift for the client.

10. CLEOPATRA BATH (Silky Skin) 1 HOUR 30 MIN 110

Stean room, Exfoliation with aromatic sales, Hidroterapy with milk, mask for face, massage

11.COCONUT TREATMENET (Nutrition and Reafirming) 1h.30 min 120

Sauna, Body Exfoliation with COCONUT, Relaxing Massage 50 min with Coco Oil

12.GOLD TREATMENET . 1 hour 85

Revitalizing body therapy based in marine gold.It consist of sauna , exfoliation, body wrap, and moisturizing cream.

13.PEARL TREATMENET, 2 hours 140

Hydrate, softnes, firms and view of beautiful skin nacar reflection.

It combines a pleasent facial and body wrap.

14.CHOCOLATE DREAMS 2 hours 120

This package consit of water circuit 30 min.chocolate body wrap, relaxing masssage 30 min. chocolate aromatic oil., facial 30 min

I hoe this does assist you.

John

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Edited: 10:06 pm, December 21, 2012
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4. Re: just got back from Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Ask away

Where to you exchange your beach/pool towel? I don't see anything on the resort map.

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Mik.....

There is a towel exchange right by the pool at the beach.

John

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6. Re: just got back from Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Ask away

Towel exchanges at the smaller pools also.

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7. Re: just got back from Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Ask away

John

Is there any extra charge for the kids water park area? I heard some of the resorts charge extra for this even if you are staying at the all-inclusive resort?

Also do you know if they allow families of 5 there? We are looking for somewhere that we can travel with my sisters family and they have 3 children. Any help you can offer would be great!

Thanks

Lisa

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Lisa S,

There is no charge to guests to use the new "Boy Scout Water Park" - it is for the exclusive use of guests of the Bahia resorts.

They only permit a maximum of 4 per room - in such cases the resort advises that guests should book 2 rooms that are adjoining.

Hope this does assist you.

John

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9. Re: just got back from Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Ask away

Ok I need some help please....

Is Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro and Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana the same resort? Are the buildings close by one another and are the facilities the same and to be shared?...pool, restaurants etc.

Our friends are booked at the Gran Bahia Principe Punta Cana and I booked at the Bavaro thinking that's where they will be. How far away will we be from them or will it basically be separate holidays for us??

Thanks! Christina

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Christina,

They are two different resorts within the same complex. The resorts are next to one another - share many of the same facilities (pools, a la cartes, entertainment & shopping area but guests do have to use their own main buffet.

Here is a recent post I have done that will assist you further. It does contain more information than just the Bavaro & Punta Cana resorts, but it may assist others who are reading this as well.

Let me firstly provide you a map of the resorts in Punta Cana, so you can see where the Bahia resorts are positioned in relation to the other 100 plus resorts there.

puntacanatv.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/P…

The different beaches which make up what is referred to as Punta Cana, are all shown here - the Bahia resorts are located in the beach area referred to as Arena Gorda Beach.

Secondly, here is the link to a map of the Bahia resorts in Punta Cana that I will refer to shortly.

www.resortsmaps.com/popup.html…

There is a legend at the bottom of the map that will also assist you.

The Bahia resort complex in Punta Cana actually consists of 5 different resorts - all of which are 5 star resorts. It is the largest resort complex one one property in Punta Cana with a total combined rooms from the Bahia 5 resorts of 3,114 rooms - numerous daily & nightly activities with a large shopping and entertainment area on site, called the Pueblo Principe (map blue #14), which is exclusive to Bahia guests only.

Each resort has it's own lobby/check in, lobby bar, gourmet a la carte and main buffet.

Lets start with the Bahia Principe Bavaro resort - 864 rooms - a family resort

- lobby is shown on the map as the pink #1 - guest rooms are the white numbers 21-39 and 71-79

The Bahia Principe Punta Cana resort - 708 rooms - a family resort

- lobby is shown on the map as the yellow #1 - guest rooms are building numbers 1-19.

Each of these two resorts have their own upgrades - the Bavaro resort has an upgrade referred to as Club Diamond or as some tour operators will name it, Club Hacienda - these are room numbers 25-29.

The Punta Cana resort has it's upgrade called Club Golden - these are room numbers 1-8 and 20-24 - as you can see, the primary difference is the location to the beach, and there are some other benefits which are for another discussion.

Both of these resorts are basically a mirror image of each other - all guest rooms are identical - the guest room buildings are primarily 3 stories in height with a few next to the beach that are 2 stories in height. They share all amenities including the pools - map blue #4,#18 & to the left of #17.

Lets continue with the different Bahia resorts:

The Bahia Principe Bavaro-Premier - 504 rooms - a family resort

- lobby is shown on map as the orange #1- guests rooms are building numbers 40-53. This resort is the furthest from the beach but is like a resort within a resort - very quaint and is available through selected tour operators. The new "Boy Scout" Water Park is near buildings #52 & #53 & is open from 8am to 6pm for children only ages 3-12 years.

The Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar resort - 528 rooms - adult only

- lobby is shown on the map as a beige #2 -

Offers all top end services the Bahia has to offer, including a larger selection of liquors, butler service, waiter service at the beach and pool, pillow menu, room safe included in price, spa, gym, private beach area directly in front of it's main beach pool and room service 24/7. No other guests may use the services of the Ambar other than guests at the next resort I will mention, which is the Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - and they may only do so provided they do not have children under 18 years of age with them when using the Ambar resorts facilities.

Guests of the Ambar and the Esmeralda may use all of the facilities at the other resorts with the exception of the other resorts gourmet a la cartes and main lobby buffets - that provides them a total of 8 pools to use including their own, throughout all of the Bahia resorts.

The Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda - 510 rooms - a family resort with the same Top End Services as I mentioned above for the Ambar resort, including a private beach area directly in front of their beach pool, 2 buffets, 2 pools & an adult only pool.

The rooms at the Ambar and the Esmeralda all have 4 poster canopy beds, with pillow top mattress's and a slightly different large private washroom layout.

All resorts share the large shopping and entertainment area called the Pueblo Principe (map blue #14) which contains the Casino (drinks are extra there as it is not owned by the resort), disco, smoke shop, kareoke and sports bar, patio lounge, many clothing, gift and jewellery shops, internet shop, local vendors with their wares an outdoor stage where a house band and audience participation nights are often held each evening. They also all share the large Tropicana Theatre (map blue #1) where the big nightly shows are held - two performances nightly - one performance at 9pm and the other at 10:15pm. The "Boy Scout Water Park" located near buildings #52 & #53 at the Bavaro-Premier resort, has a themed pool with many different games/slides - strictly for chiildren ages 3-12 years who are guests at any of the Bahia resorts.

Every pool throughout all resorts has swim up bars as well.

The Bahia resort complex has a very efficient tram system, should guests wish to use it, that operates 21.5 hours per day, but I can tell you that one can walk from the Bavaro lobby buffet (map pink #6) to the large beach pool (near blue #17) in less than 10 minutes, from personal experience.

I hope this does assist you.

John

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