The service at Bahia Principe was outstanding. The hotel rooms have been neglected, but all the problems I encountered were resolved by the Don Pablo Collection Manager or her staff. If you go, certainly upgrade to the Don Pablo - it's worth every penny for their services alone. You also get access to pool and beach areas that are not as crowded and have bar service.
The vegetarian food was ok and they made every effort to accommodate my tastes. The wine selection could use serious improvement - the "premium" wine selection was poor and tended to be served hot. Since DP allows you unlimited a la carte access, get reservations at the Don Pablo restaurant as often as possible - definitely the best food at the resort.
The diving is really good - much better than I had been lead to believe was possible in Jamaica. There are no big fish and you'll see fish traps on the reef. Overall, it was well worth going and the dive operation was solid.
As a single woman traveling alone, I felt very safe here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities and services 3 lake-style pools 3 Jacuzzis Large sun terrace with gardens, sun umbrellas and loungers Pool and beach towel service BAHIA SPA (20% discount on some treatments) Sports facilities: gym, 2 tennis courts, volleyball court, football pitch Water activity centre Motorised sports (additional charge) Entertainment amphitheatre Wedding gazebo WiFi access in the lobby (free) and in rooms (additional charge) 2 main restaurants 5 speciality restaurants 5 Bars 1 Snack bar Exclusive terrace bar serving Premium drinks Private check-in/out Late check-out subject to availability 18 hole golf course. Pueblo Principe: stores, live music, shows, bars and disco. Rooms 70 Deluxe Junior Suites Room facilities: Four poster king size bed or 2 full size beds Pillowtop mattresses Air conditioning Ceiling fan Direct phone line (additional charge for external calls) Sitting are with sofa Balcony or terrace with sea view Fully-equipped bathroom with separate shower, hydromassage bath tub, wash basin, magnifying mirror and hair dryer Bathro be and slippers Don Pablo Collection amenities Radio alarm clock with iPod docking station Flat screen satellite TV Coffee-making facilities Mini-bar Ironing set Beach towels in rooms 24 hour room service Butler service in rooms (available on request) Evening turndown service Pillow menu Safe (no additional charge) Internet and international newspapers and magazines in the Club House WiFi (additional charge) Aroma menu Bahia 'au Naturel' (over 18s only): The hotel has a nudist bathing area apart from the other areas ... more less
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