Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro

The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro manages to combine a modern architecture with a landscape filled with abundant vegetation. The 5 star all inclusive resort has a grand total of 1286 accommodations, 9 exquisite restaurants, 2 refreshing pools, 15 bars, spa, children's club, gym and much more. The resort is located approximately 35 km away from the Punta Cana International airport.

The hotel along with the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana constitutes the Grand Bahia Principe complex. Guests staying at the Principe Bavaro can enjoy some of the services and facilities of the Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana. Due to its fairly large size there is an internal shuttle service for the guests that want to visit all facilities. The resort is recommended for couples, families and anyone looking to have a great time.

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The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro is a pretty huge resort with 1286 rooms. They are divided into 3 main types. The first is the Junior Suite Superior with 648 accommodations. They have plenty of space (around 48m²) with stylish furniture and decoration. The amenities included in the room are: 2 full size beds or a king size bed, ceiling fan, air conditioning, sofa bed, fully equipped bathroom, Jacuzzi,  hairdryer, TV with Satellite, Safety box (extra fee), iron with ironing board, alarm clock, Terrace or balcony with garden view, phone, mini-bar and magnifying mirror. The maximum capacity for the accommodation is for 3 adults and 1 child. The rate for this room type can go from $63 to $170 (USD) per night or more depending on the season.

Second at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro is the Junior Suite Premier with 504 rooms. This type of room has all the amenities of the Junior Suite Superior plus a few extras. The additional benefits include: coffee machine, private reception, 4 dinners per week of stay at any of the a la carte restaurants, exclusive pool and bar, private international buffet restaurant, snack bar with a la carte service, bathrobe and slippers in the accommodation, free 15 minutes of WI-FI in the lobby per day and more. The maximum capacity for the room is 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children. The rate for this accommodation can go from $63 to over $170 per night depending on the season.

The third type of accommodation at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro is the Junior Suite Club Hacienda with 134 rooms. Guests staying at this type of room have all the benefits from the Junior Suite Premier plus free 15 minutes of internet at the club house, restaurant for having breakfast and lunch and a Unique pool with children’s area and a wet-bar. The maximum capacity for the room is 3 adults and 1 child. The rate for this accommodation can go from $72 to over $170 (USD) per night depending on the season. Overall the rooms are quite clean and the staff makes sure it stays that way. If you want a quieter atmosphere the rooms that are far away from the pool are better of course that means you will need to walk more. You can also choose between smoking rooms or non smoking ones.

Pool and Beach

The beach at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro is well kept and clean. The White sand extends over a long distance seeming almost endless and the turquoise waters are unmatched. There is a slight chance of some seaweed but that only occurs after a stormy day. There are a lot of chairs at the beach but keep in mind this is a very large resort meaning there’s lots of people as well. You might need to get up early (around 7 am) if you want a well shaded spot.

This resort has 2 huge lake like pools where you can swim to your heart’s content. They have a swim up bar just in case you need to quench your thirst while you have the time of your life. There is another bar just outside the pool if you just want to chill out at one of the many lounges available nearby. The depth of the pool is around 1.30 meters which is ideal (not too deep not too shallow). A children’s area within the pool is also available for them to have fun without risking their safety. The pools are cleaned regularly and the water temperature is cool enough for a refreshing swim. Many activities if you love exercising in the pool.


There are 9 restaurants at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro. This resort has a wide variety of exquisite food for all tastes. The main restaurant is the Bugambilla buffet which offers international delicacies. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Each and every night there is a unique theme for your meal based on different countries.There is a second buffet available only to the Premier guests. Las Dalias restaurant offer international dishes during breakfast and dinner. There are 7 a la carte restaurants, each one of them specializing on a specific type of cuisine. 

El Meson is a restaurant located at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro dedicated to the Spanish culinary arts. Some of the dishes include fried lamb chops with garlic and the Parma ham. 

The Maiko is a Japanese restaurant that will entice people with their stunning meals. Tasty sushi rolls, Filet mignon and all kinds of seafood specialties await you at this location. 

The restaurant Café de Paris is always ready to welcome those who desire to experience the refined French dishes and appetizers. The smoked salmon is one of their greatest specialties. Italian food lovers will find La Trattoria restaurant to be quite tempting. The pizza and pasta served there will be one of your favorites. 

Ripe plantains

Guests of the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro wanting to enjoy the Dominican food must visit El Conuco restaurant. 

Fried plantains with garlic shrimp, the always popular Dominican flag and the sancocho are just some of the dishes you can try. 

This restaurant is only available for Premier Junior Suite clients. If you enjoy the taste of grilled meat you need to eat at the BBQ restaurant. The personnel at this place specialize in various cuts that can delight the palate of the toughest critic. 

There is another Italian restaurant at this resort called IL Capriccio. This is another great choice for admirers of Italian delicacies. Remember that in order to enjoy dinner at the a la carte restaurants you need to wear formal clothing (shirt with sleeves, long trousers for men and formal dress for women).


The Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro has something for everybody. You can watch the night shows at the Tropicana Theater (especially the Michael Jackson show is one that is always fun to watch), dance all night to the popular tropical tunes of Merengue and Bachata, sing at the karaoke bar and have a great time with your friends.

During the day you can you can do all sort of activities like: watching the daily shows while enjoying the tropical music, play tennis, yoga, play mini golf, soccer, basketball, volleyball and darts. If that’s not enough you get 1 hour every day of the following: sailing classes, kayaks, snorkeling, boogie board, catamaran, windsurfing, scuba diving class and agua gym. Your children will love the activities done at the mini club (ages 4 to 12). Golf lovers at the Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro will have a lot to do as well. The Punta Blanca Golf course designed by Nick Price is only 5 minutes away to satisfy your golfing needs.

Another good alternative to have a lot of fun in Punta Cana is by taking part in excursions. There are many different tours to choose from. The buggy tour is a favorite of many. There is another excursion to the dolphin island where you and your children can spend time with dolphins and sea lions. This is ideal for families with small children. The safari is a very interesting excursion that travels through the rural part of the Dominican Republic. In this tour you will see learn about the way of life of many Dominicans, you will visit a cigar factory, a sugar cane plantation, a public school where you will have the chance to help the children and end the day by swimming in the pristine waters of Macao beach.

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Telephone Number: +1 809-552-1444                        

Fax: +1 809-468-4780



Address: Carretera Arena Gorda, Macao

             Higuey, La Altagracia

             Dominican Republic

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