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Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro

Arena Gorda-Macao, Seccion Baigua Arena Gorda - Macao, Seccion Baigua | Punta Cana, 11 23000  [SEE MAP]Punta Cana, 11  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Flanking the golden sands of Arena Gorda Beach along Punta Cana's Bávaro resort strip, the Grand Bahia Principe Bávaro entices guests with an all-inclusive Caribbean getaway. The resort's 744 rooms are appointed in bright, tropical colors and floral-patterned linens and feature Jacuzzi tubs and private balconies or terraces. Overall, visitors report a satisfactory stay thanks to the numerous on-site amenities, which include two massive pools, a full service spa, five on-site restaurants and 13 nightlife venues. The only complaints reent travelers had were about the two on-site fitness center, which they say could use an update. However, if you're still searching for something to do, book a dolphin swim or learn about the Dominican Republic's sugar, cigar and produce industries on a safari-style tour.
Punta Cana, 11
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Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 744 rooms
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Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families, Solo travelers


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Critic Reviews


It’s easy to get lost when exploring the grounds – expect it to happen often in the first few days – as Grand Bahia is one of the biggest resorts in the Dominican Republic. The Bavaro section is one of the cheaper areas within, and guests can access sister properties like Punta Cana for additional bars, restaurants, nightlife, and the new water park using the frequent golf-cart shuttle service.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 11859 have reviewed the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 11859 reviews 4.0 (based on 11859 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Junior Suites and Club Hacienda Suites at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro are spacious, airy and simple with typical Caribbean decor, including tile floors, white wicker furniture and tropical accent colors. All rooms feature ceiling fans, flat-screen TVs, separate sitting areas with sofa beds, Jacuzzi tubs and patios or balconies with views of the pool and garden areas. Club Hacienda suites provide access to an exclusive restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch as well as a private clubhouse with Internet, newspapers and a concierge desk.
  • Safe deposit boxes and in-room Wi-Fi available for additional fees
  • Guests may select the exact location of their room up to 10 days prior to their arrival date

Standard room size516 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro is one of five hotels in the Bahia “city” on Bávaro Beach, and guests share many of the same amenities (ie: pools, beach, kids club) as the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana. The main lobby houses the Pueblo Principe, an entertainment complex featuring a shopping center, a medical center and most of the resort’s bars and nighttime activities, including a discotheque and a piano bar.
  • The resort is approximately 17 miles northwest of Punta Cana International Airport
  • Airport transfers can be arranged for a fee
  • The resort is committed to preserving the rich eco-systems in the water and on the land it inhabits
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro has seven restaurants and a whopping 13 bars that serve drinks and snacks. The main Buganvilla Restaurant serves crowd-pleasing global dishes buffet-style for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. All reservations include three dinners at any of the themed a la carte restaurants, such as Capriccio, an Italian restaurant, or Maiko, which serves Japanese specialties.
  • All-inclusive guests enjoy unlimited access to the on-site breakfast and lunch buffets, unlimited drinks and snacks throughout the day and three a la carte dinners per week
  • Guests are also welcome to dine a la carte at the resort’s sister property, the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana
  • Hacienda Club guests enjoy additional food and beverage services like an exclusive restaurant for breakfast and lunch, one additional a la carte dinner and a welcome cocktail

Number of restaurants7

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican, Latin American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro has two sprawling lake-style pools that have a hot tub, bars, chaise lounges, umbrellas and towel service. A designated childrens area with a wading pool and a water park helps keep splashing and shrieking away from those trying to relax in the sun. A short walk or shuttle ride provides access to Bávaro Beach where chaise lounges, massage cabanas and beach bars beckon.
  • Two swim-up bars and one poolside bar help quench thirst and hunger throughout the day
  • Poolside entertainment is offered with games, aquatic exercise classes and scuba diving lessons
  • Available beach sports include snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, fishing, scuba diving and boating
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The spa at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro features a variety of modern and exotic services, a Vichy shower, beachfront gazebos for outdoor treatments, three saunas, VIP couples cabins and an indoor pool. The menu of services is designed to treat a variety of ailments, from stress to sunburn. The beauty salon provides nail, hair and waxing services, including traditional Caribbean hair braiding.
  • Childrens treatments include a Princess Manicure, Fantasy Makeup session, Superhero Massage and temporary tattoo applications
  • The signature Caribbean Massage whisks guests into vacation mode by combining a relaxing massage with tropical scents
  • The spa’s pool area features a lap-length indoor pool, hot tub, chaise lounges and towels

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro offers the Bahia Scouts program, which is the brand’s signature kids club for children from 3 to 18 years of age. Separated by age group, scout teams will delight in a variety of supervised activities, including talent shows, sporting activities, crafts, educational activities, parties and theme nights. The Scout Club facility houses a childrens water park, beauty parlor, mini-golf and discotheque to keep kids of all ages entertained all day long. Additional kid-friendly activities are available for a fee, including bumper cars and a skating rink.
  • A 24-hour medical center and pharmacy are available on-site
  • Babysitting services can be arranged for a fee
  • Children’s birthdays are celebrated with a special gift and a day of pampering at the kids spa
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro has a fitness center for exercising and also offers yoga and aerobics classes. Outdoor sports equipment for volleyball, soccer, tennis and basketball is also provided. Additionally, guests may go snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, boogie boarding at the beach for up to one free hour per day. Leisure activities like bocce ball, darts and mini-golf are also available.
  • PADI scuba diving classes and tours are offered at the beach
  • AquaGym and WaterVolley resistance exercise tools are offered at the pool
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro has one conference hall that can be divided to accommodate various meetings and corporate events, with seating for up to 300 people. A wide variety of equipment and supplies are available to enhance events, including a smoke machine, projector, karaoke system, microphones, flip charts, DVD players and more. A dedicated event coordinator is assigned to all groups to assist with technology, catering and entertainment.
  • An on-site business center offers laptop rentals, printing, faxing, copying and international phone cards
  • Wi-Fi is complimentary

Number of meeting rooms1

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro has ample space for indoor and outdoor weddings, vow renewal ceremonies, receptions and rehearsals. Venues include beachfront gazebos, tropical gardens and an array of themed restaurants and bars. A ballroom is also an option for more formal galas and as a weather backup. A dedicated, on-site wedding planner is assigned to help coordinate wedding events, guest needs and licensing materials.
  • All wedding packages include a welcome gift, late checkout, champagne toast, wedding cake, bridal bouquet, photo package, breakfast in bed and discounted spa treatments
  • The spa offers bridal hair and nail services

Maximum wedding guest capacity300

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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