Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Hotel Higuey

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Average rate: $77 - Hotel class: 5 stars
Arena Gorda – Macao, Higuey, Dominican Republic

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Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Hotel Higuey Reviews

lokababy lokababy
63 reviews
Great if you want to just relax Dec 04, 2010
When I chose Punta Cana as my last destination, I had only one purpose: relax! And the Hotel I chose was perfect to make it real.

The employees are the most educated and smiling people in the world, they help you and serve you as I have no seen before. When your drink is running out, they refill your glass. When you're alone, they try to entertain you... Hotels in Spain should think about bringing them to work here! Always a smile!

You won't see any dirtiness or mess around, and there's always something opened to eat and a large variety of food depending of the day! (definitely not a place to lose weight!)

There's a nice pool with a bar inside and private access to the beach.

Choose it if you want to be as comfortable as at home, but not if you would like to know how real people from the Dominican Republic live!
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sharonbr sharonbr
1 reviews
Jul 17, 2007
The brochure stipulates the complex is in Puerta Plata, but it is a good 1.5/2 hours drive from the airport. The complex itself was great, 3 pools (2 were dedicated to those holiday makers who preferred a quieter setting), 5 restaurants 4 of which were a la carte and required reservations, an abundance of loungers by the pools and on the beach. It had a lovely swim up bar (main pool) and the staff were both friendy and helpful, very impressed by their English and the variety of languages they could speak some were fluent in several.

The resort is quite isolated and miles from the nearest town, not a place I'd venture out of in the dark! The complex is over rated as 4**** as it is in need of updating in terms of decoration, fixtures and fittings, in particular a/c units.

The weather was exceptional with minimal rain and the choice of excursions were varied and good value for money. A must visit is Ocean World to experience swimming with dolphins, that was the most amazing experience of my life. The hotel provide beach towels on a daily basis, mini bars are in the room and they have an impressive selection of books and games available. There is a tennis court, crazy golf, putting green, *spa, *Hairdressers *bicycle hire(*fee payable) mini gym, table tennis, water aerobics, water polo. volleyball. No shortage of things to do for the more active amongst you. I had an incredible holiday and loved every minute of it..............but do make sure you have your vaccinations, take your malaria tablets and plenty of immodium and a small bottle of peptobismol (really expensive over there) because you will get struck down with an upset tummy and it costs $100 to see the doctor, don't let it spoil your holiday. I would recommend this resort and would go again but there is still so much of the world left to visit. Hope you found this helpful.

Sharon
Complex entrance
Ocean World, aren't they gorgeous?
Main pool with swim up bar
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Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Hotel Higuey Overview

Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean - Playa Bvaro - on the east coast of the Dominican Republic. Recognized with a Blue Flag by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Playa Bvaro beach is world-famous for its white sand, turquoise water and palm trees that burst in with their striking green color: a paradise in which three types of ecosystems converge - the mangrove forest, coral reef and seagrass. It is easily accessed by a highway, in just 35 kilometers you are at the international airport and in 5 minutes at the fantastic 18-hole course of Punta Blanca Golf Club, designed by Nick Price.

The Gran Baha Prncipe Bvaro is surrounded by lush tropical gardens with species native to the region, inviting long and relaxing walks, with two large lake-style swimming pools with a children's section, a large sun terrace, hammocks, beach umbrellas, towels for the pool and beach and bar service. Gastronomy is another of its strengths, with its international buffet and a variety of a-la-carte restaurants. There is time to relax in the superb spa facilities, which will leave you renewed and relaxed with Caribbean treatments, Enjoy our varied choice of sports activities indoors or outdoors as well as our ultimate water sports.

The hotel has 792 rooms located in a lush tropical setting for maximum relaxation.
Bars and Restaurants: Varied international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner at the main buffet and the finest dinners in the five a-la-carte specialty restaurants. You can also enjoy the Complex's 5 a-la-carte restaurants: Gourmet, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine.

Sports: The hotel offers water sports for all tastes such as snorkeling and kayaking (each for 1 hour complimentary per day). Learn the basics of scuba diving in the pool (1 complimentary session per stay) or sailing aboard catamarans or on motorboats (with charge). If you prefer traditional sports, you have a gym and facilities to play soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, paddle tennis, lawn bowling, darts and mini-golf. For golf lovers, just five minutes away you'll find the fantastic 18-hole course at Punta Blanca Golf Club, designed by Nick Price (with charge).

Wellness: The Resort's spa performs Caribbean health and beauty treatments in its magnificent facilities. There is a spectacular hydrotherapy area (water circuit) to combat stress with three different types of saunas, therapeutic and sensation showers and two splendid swimming pools. Couples can also enjoy VIP cabins with private Jacuzzi; and there are several Massage Palapas on the beach.

Entertainment: A vibrant daily international program, live music and a wide variety of nightly shows in the Hotel's amphitheater will entertain adults and kids alike.

Children: It is the perfect place for kids to have fun with multiple activities throughout the day. They can also play in the mini-club (from 4 to 12 years). Baby-sitting service available (with charge). And at night, they have the mini-disco.

Also: 24-hour medical service and pharmacy (both with charge). Personalized menu options for celiacs and diabetics, baby-sitting service (with charge), an auditorium for business meetings, celebration of weddings and anniversaries. Free Wi-fi in the lobby.

Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Housekeeping
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Sauna
  • Security Guard
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Private beach
  • Laundry service
  • Casino
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing
  • Nightclubs
  • Water Activities
  • Golf (miniature)
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis Courts (outdoor)
  • Kayaking
  • Computer
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Room
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Body Treatments
  • Facial Treatments
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Jetted Tub
  • Spa/Jetted Tub
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Kids Club
  • Games Available
  • Poolside Bar
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Free Parking
  • Doctor on call

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