After reading mixed reviews, we decided to expirence the hotel for ourselves. Our travel agent suggested we upgrade to the "Diamond" package.......and we were glad we did.
Pros to the upgrade:
-Received check-in (armbands, roomkeys, maps, etc.) while on route from airport to hotel.
-Had access to semi-private pool and swim-up bar - huge bonus as we didnt have to fight for sun chairs, it wasn"t noisy or crazy busy
-Had access to a semi-private restaurant for breakfast & lunch
-Had access to support staff exclusive to diamond club members - who could assist you on a number of issues - wonderful and helpful staff!
-Choice 4 a la carte restaurants
The resort grounds were immaculate
The beach was stunning.
a la carte restaurants were very good. the japanese was the best by far!
Daily excursions were available for an extra fee. choose wisely from among many options. Most highly recommended is Marinarium! Fantastic staff.
Areas for improvement:
-staff at the casino and the burger joint - need some serious review for friendliness!!
-need access to more snack bars between 3 - 6 and 9 - 12
-the mini club for kids - was REALLY MINI - it was more geared to toddlers under the age of 4/5 ..
more organized kids activities needed - for ages 7-12
Resort is very family oriented, and a good place to kick back and relax. This is not a local sight seeing kind of trip. The resort is the place to stay - with the exception of the day excursions you choose.
The"Diamond Club" was WELL worth the upgrade - as we had all of the special items above, but could still access all other amenities on the resort if we chose to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 2 lake-style pools Large sun terrace New relaxation zone with Bali beds, sun umbrellas and loungers Pool and beach towels BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts (floodlit for an additional charge), multi-sports court Water activity centre WiFi access in the lobby (1h per day free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Entertainment theatre Wedding gazebo 1 buffet restaurant and 17 speciality restaurants Japanese restaurant 10 bars 3 Snack Bars Cocktail Lounge Punta Blanca Golf Club: 18 hole Golf Punta Blanca Golf Club designed by Nick Price (additional charge) Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, karaoke, disco and casino Rooms 816 rooms including two types: Superior Junior Suite and Club Hacienda Junior Suite Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Fully-equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub, hair dryer and magnifying mirror Sitting area with sofa Air conditioning Ceiling fan Telephone Alarm clock Satellite TV Minibar Coffee-making facilities Safe (additional charge) Ironing set Wifi (additional charge) Club Hacienda 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: Mini Club for children aged 4 to 12 Evening Mini Disco Babysitting service (additional charge) Bahia Scouts Water Park Fun Area and Adventure Park (additional charge) Teens' Club (11-16 years) Other services 24 hour medical service (additional charge) Pharmacy (additional charge) Bus stop opposite the hotel Meeting and convention room Personalised menus (for celiacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request and subject to circumstances Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Punta Cana
- Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana
- Bahia Principe Dominican Republic
- Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Resort
- Punta Cana Bahia Principe
- Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Punta Cana
- Principe Punta Cana
- Bahia Punta Cana
- Bahia Resort Principe
- Gran Bahia Principe Dominican Republic