This was our first trip to the DR. We traveled from March 24 to March 29. We opted to stay here despite some of the negative reviews. Other than the first day not having any face towels, it was a dream vacation! The food on all the buffets and in restaurants was very good. The Garden Grill was by far the best. I did wonder why we could not get reservations for our Ala Carte choices when the ones we did get, the restaurants were mostly empty.
The Premier Lobby and Pool area is absolutely beautiful and Albert & Lemuel, the swim up pool bar -tenders were very friendy and posed for pictures when asked.
Language could be a barrier but you quickly learned a few spanish words to get your point across- that is with everyone other than the reception desk folks who spoke good english.
The beach area was beautiful. The vendors can be pushy but if you say "No Gracias" they moved on. Unless of course you were interested, then bargaining is expected and accepted.
The resort is huge! Beautiful grounds, workers were always pruning, picking up and trimming.
The Tram comes around often and was never too full. We did have a hard time finding a tram at the Premier Lobby to take us to the main lobby to catch the next tram to the beach..
The only entertainment we took in was the Michael Jackson show- very well done!!
I would come back to this resort but stay in the Adults only section as there were many children in the Premier section. I have children so that wasn't the issue, but getting away to relax with no children was my goal.
Oh, let me not forget, the beds in this section were very firm! I much prefer a softer bed and better quality bed lines/duvets.
With that said, all the people posting negative comments about this resort, must be very hard to please.
Take a chance! Go! You will not regret the money spent!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 1 Pool 4 Jacuzzis 1 children's pool Lounger, sun umbrella and towel service BAHIA SPA (additional charge) Sports facilities: gym, 3 tennis courts, bicycles, football, volleyball, petanque, darts and mini-golf Water activity centre (snorkelling, canoeing, windsurfing, fishing) WiFi access in the lobby (24h free of charge) 1 buffet restaurant and 3 speciality restaurants Japanese restaurant (exclusive to guests) 5 Bars 18 hole Punta Blanca Golf Club (additional charge) Wedding gazebo Pueblo Principe: Shopping and Leisure Mall with local craft stores, live music, shows, stores, bars, disco and casino Rooms 502 rooms including three types: Superior Family Junior Suite, Family Master Suite and Premier Junior Suite Room facilities: King size bed or two full size beds Fully equipped bathroom with hydromassage bath tub, shower, hair dryer and amenities Sofa-bed Sitting area Air conditioning Ceiling fan Telephone Satellite TV Ironing set Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Safe (additional charge) Balcony or terrace WiFi (additional charge) The Family Junior Suites and Family Master Suites also include: Bath robes and slippers for all the family for use throughout your stay Children's bath kit Welcome basket with sweets Mini-bar for children stocked with juices, shakes, milk and soft drinks Two separate and connecting rooms (Master family suite) 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 (located in the Grand Bahia Punta Cana hotel) Baby Station 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) WiFi in the lobby (24h free of charge) and in rooms (additional charge) Specialised service for organising weddings, incentive trips, events and anniversaries Personalised menus (forceliacs, diabetics, etc.) Available on request and subject to circumstances. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Bahia Principe Premier Hotel Punta Cana