Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro is an All Inclusive hotel which sits on a sandy stretch of coastline on the eastern side of the Dominican Republic. The hotel is steps away from the shallow waters of Playa de Arena Gorda. Shops, restaurants and bars line the beachfront so you'll be close to the action. The hotel overlooks a pool area with two outdoor pools, one of which has slides and flumes for children. The spa, sauna and whirlpool offer relaxing downtime for grown ups. You'll also find a beauty salon, three tennis courts and an air-conditioned gym. Palm trees and straw parasols line the sun terrace, while colonial-inspired decor can be found inside the hotel. The hotel has six ‡ la carte and two buffet restaurants, and there are an additional three restaurants across the wider complex, offering a range of international dishes. Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro also has a selection of bars, one of which is on the beach. Family entertainment takes place in the evenings with shows and live music. There's also a kids' club for younger children. The square outside the reception area hosts a disco and a sports bar with karaoke.
Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro is in the most developed part of the east coast, offering shops, bars and facilities within walking distance. The shopping area, Bahia Principe Village, is 100m from the hotel. Centred around a courtyard, brightly painted shops sell everything from designer clothes and souvenirs to local rum and cigars. The coastline of Punta Cana is known for its long, palm-lined beaches, many of which are Blue Flag certified. If you fancy a peaceful evening stroll, most of this stretch of coastline is within walking distance of the hotel. If you're a golf lover, you can choose from 11 courses along the strip.
You can have breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel's buffet restaurant, which offers themed buffets each night of the week. There's also a choice of ‡ la carte restaurants which serve Italian, Japanese and Mexican cuisines, and you can head down to the beach bar for lunch and snacks until late.
You can play volleyball, mini golf and darts, or take up kayaking lessons. There are games and activities in the pool area and a playground for children.
In the center of the hotel there is a large pool area with two swimming pools. In one you will find different games and activities and in the other you can enjoy a quieter pool life. There is also a kids' pool and a swim up bar as well as sun loungers and umbrellas. At the beach there is another large pool area with an irregular pool, a kids' pool, swim up bar and sun loungers and sun protection. Below the hotel there is a long and nice sandy beach with palm trees that provide a nice shade and the hotel offers its guests free sun loungers and umbrellas.
The hotel's rooms offer a bright and airy space, each with its own balcony or terrace. All rooms have air conditioning and satellite TV.
Shops with souvenirs, clothes and bath items around the reception area. Outside the front desk there is the large shopping area Bahia Principe Village with small colorful houses around a square with about 20 stores selling souvenirs, bath items, cigars and rum. Internet Cafe. Here you can enjoy entertainment with shows and live music in the evenings. In the square there are small stands with souvenirs. There is also a doctor available around the clock.
Distance to city centre 32.5km
Distance to beach 0.8km
Distance to airport 29km (PUJ)
Address: 18095521444, Arena Gorda – Macao, Sección Baigüa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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I went a few years ago and I loved it. The food was amazing, the rooms were always clean and what can I say about the beach? Was fabulous. A light blue sea next to white sand, I was fascinated! I would love to come back and visit Saona Island
On arrival looks great. Gardens are amazing but rooms very old needs a refurbishment. Food was ok not amazing but you would not go hungry. Booking restaurants ok but repetitive Indian was awful. Drinks not good not enough information as to what you can have.and also other hotels are in the same complex and was refused s drink as we wasnt from that hotel its very confusing!! Everything is about tipping which we didnt mind as all the staff work hard and long hours for little money. If you give them a couple of dollars they will look after you .the men thst drive the little buggy which takes you around complex are very miserable and loose out on tips .all in all an enjoyable stay but definitely not 5 star and too big next time i would look for a more smaller hotel where you can get a drink or food from anywhere. Can I say hi to Jose in the restaurant you work so hard my friend .
Nice beaches, clean property, lot of nice staff, enough food the whole day. You get around by trains they bring you from lobby to beach whole day. Everywhere there are disinfection gel bottles. Rooms getting older but ok and clean. Satellite TV, WIFI works
Some issues to be fixed
1) staff lots of time busy with each other. 2) Food 90% almost cold. We waited for new servings to get it hot.
3) Restaurants to book for Europe poor except for teppanyaki restaurant. Difference in chef makes it. We do not like a loud environment so the screaming chef is passe. Food was good and warm)))). Al-a-cart skip because food was poor. Sushi you hardly can call sushi.
3) People occupying the beds from 07.00 in the morning with towels at the beach or pool. Later you only see chairs with towels and no people till later that day. I would put staff in place to control this from early in the morning and remove towels.... you do this once and problem is solved forever.
4) Loud music in pool and even sometimes at beaches is really disturbing. We are there to hear the sea and enjoy our rest. Beside that the kind of music is so individual that it is kind of not okay to make everybody listen to it. So we went far away from the noise.
5) Check in late was slow and we got not really informed how the system works. We had to find out ourselves. Would be nice to get short but useful directions and information. Even at the room you will find no info about the property.
Average we where happy with our stay.