Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro
Travel Blogs from Punta Cana
I woke up early this morning for breakfast and getting ready for the Bayahibe coastal dive. Igor the dive masters took us a group of 10 tourists to Parque Nacional Este of the town for the first of our 2 dives. The tank that shop provided us is high capacity containing 3100 psi, way more than the 2500 psi I am used to. Igor also recommended me to use 10-12 lb instead of my usual 16 lbs. The underwater environment is ...
... The sun was really hot, I ended up visiting the beach and had dinner when the sun started to set. There are lots of nice boats and locals cleaning their day's catch . I had dinner at a local restaurant owned by a French Lady who served me some delicious stir fried conch. After dinner I had a chat with nice American guy who works at the dive shop who told me some great restaurant to try locally. Nice and relaxing ...
... countries, they won't ID and they will sell alcohol to minors. Another thing to keep in mind is that the drinking age is 18, in the off case that they actually did ID. As a Dominican, I feel inclined to say that the Dominican Republic is the optimal vacation spot. Everyone is super friendly, everything is super cheap and the views are breath taking. If you don't believe me, check it out for ...
... they were all sitting there and screaming "YOU KNOW YOU WANT ME".. and I did, I wanted them.. all of them. I love desserts.. It really is a curse having such a sweet tooth. Good thing I won't be laying out on the beach too much after all this.
FREE TIME!! Once we finish up at the Dos RIU's, we head back to the Melia Caribe and head to the beach, then the pool, then to the swim up bar. The beach was too far from the bar so we resided to ...
... time to clean
the rooms, our shuttle group is told all of our rooms would not be ready before 3pm
and we were ushered to the resort's amenities, for us to enjoy. We were
asked to return to check in periodically to see if our rooms were ready. Hot as hell with long pants on, I go to the buffet for lunch then crash a cute loveseat in the court yard. Sweat invaded my clothes so I start looking for air condition and landed in the lobby, I decided to check in to ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Punta Cana
Did the tripadvisor user from Tampa FL stay at the same resort I did? I find nothing in her review valid to the experience my husband and I had.
Hotel is beautiful. One of the most beautiful we have stayed at. The trams are very convenient. Learn some spanish before you go, as you'll need it. The staff is very helpful and gracious. The beaches are beautiful and there is a lot to do during the day that surrounds the beach. Dance lessons, aerobics, music by the pool, windsailing, canoeing, peddleboats, boogie boarding all at no extra charge. You keep busy during the day but after dinner there is no entertainment.
Having seen many of the resorts in Punta cana I would have to say that the Bahia Principe will be an excellent resort when finished. The resort is done all major construction however they are building 2 other hotels in the same complex. The construction is non disruptive. When finished it will be one of the best resorts in puj. I believe it is supposed to be completely finished by nov 2004.
Recently together with my husband we stayed at Bahia Principle in Punta Cana. The resort is brand new and I know many of you are looking for any review about this resort. I did the same thing when I planned my trip there. We stayed there from 06.18.04 for 9 nights and I had wonderful time. The Junior Suite rooms are very nice with large marble bathroom and Jacuzzi bathtub and balcony. As to the restaurants we tried the Japanese, Garden Grill and Italian. I would recommend the Japanese and the Italian and I would skip the Garden Grill. For breakfast they have one large buffet style restaurant by the lobby and two smaller ones by the main pool. For lunch you have a choice of two air-conditioned and one open air where they serve hamburgers, chickens, fruits, sandwiches, french fries and it is open all day from 10am-10pm. All of their restaurants are air-conditioned. As for the negative the staff didn't speak English and it was difficult to communicate with them. At times we felt like they are not looking to attract people from United States even thought we pay the most money for our vacations comparing to the Europeans who pay $600 for two weeks. Probably because of the language barrier we felt like they were arrogant at times. The other negative thing was that the hotel spa and gym was not open for those of you who like to indulge in spa treatments or like to work out even a little bit. Other then that, the property has three large swimming pools with swim-up bar by each of them. They have miles stretch white sandy beach with turquoise Caribbean Sea and if you are not looking to pick on little things and you go there with open mind you will definitely have a great time.
This was our first trip to Punta Cana. We were a little apprehensive about the hotel knowing that it had just opened. My father managed hotels while I was growing up so I know better than to expect perfection in any hotel but I do expect if there are glitches for them to be courteously fixed; I was not disappointed.
I just returned with my group of 30 people where we stayed at the NEW Bahaia Principe PUJ.
Everything you need or want
Airport a bit slow forms to fill in, arrived at hotel greeted with dancers music and a cool drink, room clean not to cramped a nice mini bar stocked every day. food ample full choice. A la cart if you wanted it was so good we did not bother. plenty of sun lounges, pool big. After laying by the pool drag snlounger on to beach fantastic. one slight draw back sea a little sea weedie, not as clear as should be, but nice to swim in. night time plenty on to too oclock. Tip take a pint container with you the cups they give you are to small. Could carry on and on, so any questions email me i will be pleased to help you. john and jan.
I just got back today from a week at the new Bahia Principe Punta Cana. The resort was beautiful, as expected. I booked this resort because of the chain's great reviews from their other locations. The site is still somewhat under construction and won't be complete until November, when the second resort opens (Bahia Principe Bavaro). Still, the staff tried to make sure all the amenities were available to us.
This resort has the potential of being a 5 star but as of right now it needs to have kinks worked out.
The resort is lovely, the people are friendly and willing to do anything for you. Most of the staff speak some english. The rooms are nice and so are the pools. A little unorganized, but overall a great experience. The shows are horrible, they need better entertainement. Always great games and things to do down at the pool. The food was okay, i pretty much stuck to chicken and fish. The restaurant i enjoyed the most was the steak house. The hotel only allow you one reservation to each restaurant(keep that in mind). The outback safari was excellent and Tony was a great tour guide. We stayed 7 nights, started getting bored towards the end of stay. Overall, I would go back to Punta Cana, but to another resort. And I would definitly vist Bahia Principe at one of the other locations, heard great things about them.