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Bahia Principe Luxury Samana

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Carretera Samana - Las Galeras S/N, 32000 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 25/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 72 hotels in Samana Province
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Snorkelling
Airport transportation
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Windsurfing
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Shuttle bus service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Adults only
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Ottawa_JF wrote a review Mar 2021
Ottawa, Ont.93 contributions4 helpful votes
After trying a number of Christmas getaways, my partner and found Bahia Principe Luxury Samana in 2019 and fell in with this resort: the right size (small), the right kind of guests (many polite Canadians), good food, a good gym and a nice private beach. Unfortunately 2020 hit and we weren't able to get back last year (Bahia Amber in Punta Cana is nice but not as small and intimate). Looking forward to Christmas 2021!
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Date of stay: April 2020
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Dear Customer, Thank you for taking the time to give us such a good review of your recent stay at Bahía Príncipe Luxury Samana in our Tripadvisor web page and share with our fans your experience with us. Hope to see you again at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana. Best regards from Samana, Yodalys Antúnez Online Reputation Bahia Principe Hotel & Resorts
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EPSsojourner wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada14 contributions6 helpful votes
The main buffet seating is down steps but amazing views. The meal time lengths are generous, Dining tables in main buffet are large, hard to chat with your partner without speaking loudly. Main buffet offers Personalized omelettes and pasta. Wide variety of main courses at all meals. Yoghurt - not really to write home about. Hotel allows people to reserve beach chairs by putting a towel on it at 7:00 in the morning for the day. Same practice with swimming pool chairs. The beach is only a five minute walk end to end. If you are looking for exercise try around 5:00pm when the beach is empty. 10 laps will give you a refreshing run. Sit-ups, push-ups and planks in the sand works. Use the umbrellas as a stretching prop and a dip in the ocean for the perfect ending. Entertainment on the pool deck is fun and join in as there is no going to bed until the 11:00pm cut off. Rooms are not assessable from gardens so we found it safe to leave our balcony doors open. We had no problem leaving wrapped items on the sand and going for a swim. All staff are helpful. The hotel advertises 3 restaurants. Only one is open each evening. Getting reservations is near to impossible. We saw dinner tickets being delivered to rooms at 6:30pm. I have since learned that if you buy the “butler” service, you will get dinner tickets. My rating is low because the hotel did not deliver on published amenities. Only 1 restaurant, not 3. The spa is not always open. The hair salon doesn’t seem to be ever open.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Paul E wrote a review Mar 2020
St. Catharines, Canada177 contributions6 helpful votes
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Wow! What a delight it was to be in this adult only resort. We were there late last November and everything was simply lovely and enjoyable. The weather was warm and balmy, the sea so refreshing and the sun was at the rendezvous. The beaches were sandy and well protected. The staff were simply extraordinary; from the managers to the gardener. The accommodations and common areas were spotless. About the food and drinks; what can I say, it is a Five Stars and they lived up to it in everything they served! We met incredible people, both local and travelers. We took two excursions inland and the local people are so friendly and warm that it creates a desire to go back to this Beautiful Land of the Dominican Republic. If you enjoy taking photos or simply burning an image in your mind to recall later; the sunsets, the sunrises, the sea, the colors in the vegetation and skies will give something at any moment of the day or night to anyone who stops and admires this wonderful creation. We are presently planning another trip to a Bahia Principe Resort and look forward to it!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from ORBPSAM, Online Reputation at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, First of all, let us inform you that your opinion is valuable to us, therefore we are extremely proud and happy for having left you a pleasant memory. We are especially appreciating your positive comments about of our facilities and services. Comments like that you send us, are what motivate us as a team every day to improve the quality of service we offer. We are looking forward to welcome you again to our hotel. Best regards, Genesis Jimenez Online reputation Bahia Principe Luxury Samana
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shubsens wrote a review Mar 2020
Ontario, Canada192 contributions87 helpful votes
We are mid 40-50 age range , we stayed at this resort the first week of March. This is one of the few places that we would want to return to in the future and are very happy with our holiday and experiences here. For us this resort checked all the boxes, great service and staff, relaxing and quiet, nice pool and fantastic private beach, spacious clean rooms with ocean views. We were just below the average age and noticed some much older couples and several honey moon couples. Front desk and senior staff seem to know English but try to learn a few Spanish words yourself before going. Travel Arrived in the afternoon after approx 1 hr shuttle ride. The departing flight had us leaving at 11:20am to the airport for a 3pm flight the transfer took almost two hours and the shuttle was so full one guy had to sit on a fold down temporary seat. Our shuttle was full but he still went out of his way to stop at another resort-not sure if it was to tell them he was full, but if so can there be a way to call instead? therefore not adding time to the ride. I would strongly consider using a private transfer for the return to the airport next time. Staff Usually when you stay somewhere it is sometimes hit and miss but this place most workers seems happy and work so hard to make your visit memorable. If they are not helping or serving you they seem to be hard at work maintaining the grounds or buildings. When you need something they go out of their way to make sure you are satisfied. We liked that the entertainment staff didn’t bug you to join activities and left you alone if you wanted. Every night they were scrubbing down the pool sides and mopping up the pool marble surrounding. Room We had booked the Junior Suite ocean view and was slightly disappointed that it was a room on the first floor but once we looked out the balcony we realized there are no bad rooms in this section. The room was outside of the elevator and house cleaning closet but never heard any noise from either. The noise that really was ridiculous was other guests dragging their chairs in their rooms or balconies early in the morning (sounded like they were rearranging the furniture daily). If we did return we would request a higher up room to have a different view. The room was good and had everything we needed; safe, iron, closet space, tv, mini bar, coffee, 110v outlets, king size bed, nice bath/shower, big patio with table and chairs. There is a door between front door and bathroom area and sleeping area which silences everything from outside. The mini-bar was restocked everyday with beer, liquor and chips and the maid did a fantastic job of cleaning the room every day. A bonus I guess of being on the first floor was the quick access to/from everything. Beach We rarely had any issues with getting chairs in the shade or sun unlike every single other resort we have been to. We liked the fact the one vendor on the beach never bugged you. Beach bar staff was great and the staff would clean the beach every morning and do a great job. There is no seaweed as is the issue in some other places in the Caribbean. The week we were there the waves were kind of big and threw us a couple times unexpectedly. The water is so clear and there are many fish to see which is fun as you don’t even need to snorkel and I guess they stick around because the guests will fed them occasionally with corn and stuff. Not knowing better I fed them one day to only realize there is a sign by the beach bar asking you not to fed them, oops. No washroom is provided at the beach so you need to walk up a few stairs to the pool washroom. Pool Colder than the ocean which was surprising so we only went to the pool after lunch when the sun heated it a bit (still cold). The pool area was quiet and relaxing and there is a shallow and deep end. The bar is close to the pool and is well stocked and the towel area is right behind the bar. We never had any issues ever getting a chair, however it might not be in the shade during peak times. There are daily activities like basket weaving, aqua fitness, Zumba and bingo which gives a break to all the relaxing. There is a side area that is below the pool which has a dart board and ping pong table and washrooms for the pool and beach. Food Never felt sick and never heard of anyone complaining about getting sick. Our travel nurse told us to only drink bottled water, no ice cubes...but they are careful at this resort and we drank what they served us and ice cubes. We ordered breakfast room service from the app one day and it arrived in 20 minutes, otherwise I would drop over and get coffee and pick up some food to bring back to our room as we are not big on breakfast. The breakfast had a make your own bloody Mary station. The bars all had name brand liquors. They are always quick to full your wine at meal times. We didn't mind the house wine, and purchased two bottles of wine during two dinners - you sign for them and pay your bill upon checkout. We ate lunch at the buffets and had settled on the one under the pool for most of our lunches, as it seemed more casual and less busy and seemed to keep the food hotter as it was built in electric heaters mostly and cooling tables but less selection. All the dinners were great, we had 3 buffets, 1 Don Pablo, 2 Rodizio (Brazilian), one Bella Italia . We booked either through the kiosk at the front desk or using the app. Sometimes the only choices were 9pm. As soon as you check in go to the kiosk beside the check in desk and book some dinners you just need your room number. Missing was somewhere to get a quick snack (like a burger or something in your swimsuit) as everything was sit down type (no sport shorts, not swimsuits) . There were some of fruit flies on the cold food part of the buffets (maybe a fan would help) and sometimes some of the food wasn’t kept hot enough in the main buffet even though we arrived upon opening time so not sure how it would be hours later. The ventilation needs to be improved or fixed in the cooking area of the buffet, sometimes the smoke was filling the whole room. They were careful about having everyone use hand sanitizer before entering the buffet. The Rest The lobby bar that had great coffee and drinks. Yes stairs and lots of stairs but they are split up and there are board games for rainy days and a small library. Two small stores which seemed to have the usual tourist stuff and some necessities. The place is well secured so you always feel safe walking between buildings and places. The staff are respectful of the women in their swimsuits. I got to see a humpback whale jump out of the water from the lobby which was an added touch. I used the gym one morning and was impressed with the amount and quality of the equipment. There is even a cross fit room beside the gym. We brought lots of bug spray and never used it once as I saw a total of one mosquito the whole time. In talking with other guests they mentioned the same thing and said they didn’t even see any on the inland excursions. There is a sunset bar where people go and watch the sunset so we did that the last 2 nights we were there. Eventually we found the hot tub which seemed to be almost the same temperature as the pool and down by the spa so we never used that. We made it to the night time entertainment one night and watched a few from a distance on the balcony and the show was really good. If you were in the main building trying to sleep it might be too loud. Tipping We tipped in Dominican off site and American onsite.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Safari21506987846, online reputation at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, We would like thank you for choosing us as destination for your vacations, as well for taking the time to share the impressions of your experience during your stay at our hotel. We deeply regret to learn that we did not fully exceed your expectations and we apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced during your stay . In Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts we believe that only by listening carefully to the comments and suggestions of our guests we are able to immediately detect areas for improvement and can therefore take actions instantly. We are especially appreciating your positive comments about of our service and our staff. We assure you that your observations were taken with the utmost consideration. We look forward to welcome you again to our wonderful Caribbean paradise, Bahia Principe Luxury Samana. Our best regards! Gelmi Castillo Online reputation Bahia Principe Luxury Samana.
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jshaker wrote a review Mar 2020
Montreal, Canada13 contributions9 helpful votes
We travelled from March 2th to 9th, 2020. This hotel is little far from the airport. A little bit more than 1 hour. But when you arrive, the welcome is excellent. They immediately taking care of you. I was in the largest room, and the view on the Sea was just gorgeous. There are 3 restaurants, 1 buffet and 1 snack resto. All of those are excellent. The food is spetacular, and the presentation is just "wow"... The beach is Ok, and the water is clear. The sand is brown dark, but very nice. If you want a wonderful beach, there is a free transportation from the hotel that bring you to Luxury Cayo Levantado, and you can go on the public beach which is amazing. Every night, there is a show. And the animation during the day is amazing. And to conclude, if you are looking for a quiet place, no children, and having fun and eat well, it's the place.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Responded 11 Mar 2020
Dear Guest We would like thank you for choosing us as destination for your vacations, as well for taking the time to share the impressions of your pleasant experience during your stay at our hotel. We are especially appreciating your positive comments about of our service, facilities and our staff. Comments like that you send us, are what motivate us as a team every day to improve the quality of service we offer. We look forward to welcome you again to our wonderful Caribbean paradise, Bahia Principe Luxury Samana . Our best wishes! Gelmi Castillo Online reputation Bahia Principe Luxury Samana
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PRICE RANGE
US$153 - US$900 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Grand Bahia Principe Samana
LOCATION
CaribbeanDominican RepublicSamana Province
NUMBER OF ROOMS
149
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bahia Principe Luxury Samana
Which popular attractions are close to Bahia Principe Luxury Samana?
Nearby attractions include Samana Bay (7.4 km), Tainopark (7.1 km), and Cayo Levantado (2.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bahia Principe Luxury Samana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Royal Snack Bar & Restaurant, La Mata Rosada, and Cafe del Mar Puerto Bahia.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Bahia Principe Luxury Samana have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bahia Principe Luxury Samana offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Bahia Principe Luxury Samana have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.