Bahia Principe Punta Cana 5 star resort
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Bahia Principe Punta Cana is divided into two sections – the Club
and non-club sections. We’ve stayed at both and didn’t really notice
a big difference in the service. We probably wouldn’t spend the
extra money to stay in the Club section again. This is a huge resort;
the staff do an excellent job of keeping it clean and running smoothly.
Keep in mind that a huge resort means lots of walking – the trip from your room to the lobby
to the beach might exhaust you a little. They do have trams running around the resort for
people who aren’t crazy about walking. We love to walk, but found ourselves jumping on the
trams after the first few days.
Orientation of Bahia Principe Punta Cana
This is a family oriented resort, it’s huge and there are a lot of activities for kids – and
there are a lot of kids! Not the spot for that quiet little couples’ vacation, the beach is
crowded and so are the pools. If you’re looking for a fun place to bring your kids, this is
it. If you’re looking for a quaint secluded get away where you might think you are all by
yourselves in the universe, this isn’t it!
Food: there are 9 restaurants at Bahia Principe Punta Cana
The food at the main buffet is quite good, carrying quite a large variety. We never found
the entire buffet spectacular, but there was always something that each of us liked. The a
la carte restaurants (Japanese, Mexican, French, Seafood, Mediterranean) were quite nice,
although if you went to an early seating they did tend to rush you out a little. We tend to
get up quite early and have coffee on the beach, we often went to the Mexican restaurant for
breakfast – it’s quiet and right near the beach.
My one pet peeve about big resorts is that no matter what they do to make sure there are
enough facilities, there is always somewhere that it doesn’t work. At Bahai Principe Punta
Cana that place is the grill section of the main buffet – there was always a line up.
Subsequently, we didn’t eat grilled food very often because we hate waiting (and it’s hard
to do with a baby in your arms).
In their defense, there were not a lot of bad line up situations elsewhere in the resort.
The service at the a la carte restaurants was very good and there was a nice variety as
well. You will often hear people complain about the service at restaurants in resorts. If
you want to get good service – TIP. These waiters serve thousands of people a day and don’t
make very much money, they remember the customers that tip well.
The package you purchased will determine how many a la carte coupons you get. If you want
more, you can try tipping the maitre d at one of the restaurants or the person at the
Bars at Bahia Principe Punta Cana
The bartenders work very hard and do a great job. However, because of the size of the resort
you can get lineups at some times of the day. They do have premium brand alcohol, but you
have to ask for it. They tend to display the local ones, which are cheaper, and will serve
you those unless you specifically request your brand.
The rooms at the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana are beautiful – big and well laid out. Our
room had a nice big Jacuzzi tub, although we never used it. The air conditioning worked
fine, which is about the only thing that can really annoy us about a hotel.
There are safes in every room, but they are an additional charge – well worth it. You’ll
have a much better time knowing that all your valuables are locked away. The rates for the
safe seemed to vary, we were given two different prices at the desk and it turned out to be
way cheaper to pay in pesos.
Beach at Bahia Principe Punta Cana
The beach here is spectacular: white sand and turquoise waters for as far as the eye can
see. You’re right on a huge strip of beach where you can seemingly walk forever. The water
is shallow and great for swimming. We love to snorkel and were upset with how far out the
reef is here – you really can’t snorkel from the beach. Seeing that this is a very big
hotel, the beach can get quite crowded if its fully booked.
There appear to be a good number of palapas on the beach, but they tend to be gone very
early in the morning. If you’re like us and like to park around a palapa all day – you’d
better send someone out by 7 AM to reserve one for you.
Pools at Bahia Principe Punta Cana
There are pools everywhere! There are two pools in the center of the resort that are
connected and have a nice swim-up bar. This seems to be the main family pool and can get
pretty noisy in the afternoon. There are a couple other pools that I walked by and saw
people sitting and relaxing without a lot of disturbances, like my kids :) We were very
impressed with the number of shallow areas in the main pools and separate kids pools, there
was always something for the kids to do.
Tips for Bahia Principe Punta Cana
- Bring some pesos with you as additional charge items (like room
safes) seem to be cheaper if you pay in pesos.
- If you’re looking for a relaxing spot, go to the Diamond Club
pool (the animation staff doesn’t facilitate activities there).
- There is mangrove with a neat little bridge in the center of
the resort which looks very neat. Ask for a room as far away from
it as possible as there do seem to be a lot of mosquitoes around
it in the evenings.
- Get out early to reserve your palapas.
- Remember to ask for your brand of alcohol, they probably have
- The Golden Club upgrade offers free internet.
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