Grand Bahia Principe San Juan Hotel, Dominican Republic – a comfortable stay in a paradise

The Grand Bahia Principe San Juan is nestled among dense thickets of tropical greenery, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. A hotel in the Dominican Republic is an ideal place to relax alone, and for spending time with your family or a large group of friends. The huge territory of the resort has everything you need for comfortable living and entertainment.

Own beach line, picturesque beauty around, surrounded by green coconut palms, delicious cuisine and high service will help to give up all worries and feel like a real tropical fairy tale.

Now let’s take a look inside the hotel and see what is hidden behind the green oases of tropical paradise.


The Grand Bahia Principe San Juan was built 24 years ago. Over the years, the complex has become one of the favorite places to stay in the Dominican Republic. The location away from the bustle of the city, and the calm majestic beauty of the surroundings dispose to a peaceful holiday. Within the walls of the hotel is full of rich life – so that lovers of fun and “noisy” leisure will find something to their liking.

The hotel is surrounded by small villages. It takes quite a long time to get to the nearest cities, so it is advisable to book a transfer in advance. It takes about 5 hours to arrive at Punta Cana, the local airport. Cabarete and San Juan are 50 and 70 km away respectively.

There are shops on site where you can buy local food and drinks, clothes and souvenirs. Fans of great shopping and additional entertainment order a taxi or rent a car at the hotel reception.

The infrastructure of the complex consists of:

  • standard rooms;
  • luxury VIP rooms;
  • 3 swimming pools;
  • several restaurants;
  • own beach;
  • SPA-complex;
  • sports halls;
  • playgrounds for sports games;
  • karaoke bars;
  • beauty salon;
  • venues for discos and shows.

For the rest of children in the hotel is also thought out to the smallest detail. There is a children’s leisure club, where kids are entertained by animators. There is an amusement park where young guests eat delicious ice cream, ride rides, play outdoor games.

Beaches & Pools

“Grand Bahia Principe San Juan” is located along the coastline of the Atlantic. The territory with a length of 1.5 km is at the full disposal of guests. The cozy bay is not affected by strong winds, so there are practically no waves.

There are enough sun loungers and sun umbrellas on the beach, so you do not have to take up space in advance. There are bars not far from the water, so a refreshing drink is always at hand.

Maria, 32 years old: Last year I rested here. I liked everything. Very beautiful place, a bunch of fabulous photos made. Luxurious swimming pool, full sunbeds, no need to stand in line. A separate topic is personnel. Very friendly, at the same time, unobtrusive.

The beach is clean and absolutely safe. Volleyball courts are also available. There is also equipment for water activities. For an additional fee, it is proposed to experience positive emotions by scuba diving or taking a catamaran ride. Experienced instructors will give lessons in windsurfing or diving, will help to master water skiing.

Near the residential buildings there are 3 swimming pools. Two of them are arranged like a lagoon, and one in the form of a jacuzzi. Nearby there are always sun loungers, sun loungers and towels. Kids will be comfortable in a special children’s mini-pool.

After water treatments, guests are greeted by the Spa. Here, the masters will conduct an invigorating massage and make cleansing masks from natural ingredients. You can enjoy a swim in the small jacuzzi pool.

Room stock

The territory of the GrandBahia Principe San Juanamazes not only with magnificent green landscapes, but also with its size. On a huge area in the greenery are drowned hundreds of cozy villas. Many houses stand directly opposite the beach, so you can meet the dawn or sunset under the unobtrusive sound of the surf.

In total, there are 941 rooms in the houses. Most of them belong to the “Standard” class. They have a spacious balcony or terrace. The room has all the necessary upholstered furniture, air conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar. A safety deposit box is available at an additional cost. The bathroom is always stocked with supplies and fresh towels.

Natalia, 34 years old: We spent a week’s vacation in the Dominican Republic, and did not regret it. Picturesque place, very friendly staff. The children were very happy – the animators entertained them in full. The Internet, however, is paid, but this did not spoil the impression. I put a solid “five”.

“HIP” rooms are located in luxury villas closer to the beach. In addition to standard decoration, the room has a coffee maker; umbrella and slippers for the beach or pool. Guests of these rooms are issued with an all-inclusive bracelet in a different colour. For such people, there are additional privileges both in nutrition and in individual service.


A huge staff of chefs works on the creation of exquisite delicacies to please the most sophisticated gourmet. It is worth noting that the food in the hotel is at the highest level. Therefore, lovers of delicious food will remain in complete delight.

Different varieties of meat, a rich selection of seafood, a whole palette of hot and cold dishes will not leave anyone indifferent. Establishments in the hotel serve both à la carte and buffet mode.

The restaurant “Brisa” hosts breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is included in the “all inclusive” system. Traditional international dishes are served. Here it will be tasty and connoisseurs of vegetable salads, and lovers of juicy burgers. You can eat in the hotel at least around the clock: as soon as one institution finishes working, another restaurant already opens its doors to replace it.

Evgenia, 25 years old: “I visited this place and was satisfied. Just a piece of paradise. Very good food. Delicious meat and fish, squid and mussels are outstanding. And most importantly – a huge fruit plate with exotic fruits. “

You can try the “spicy” in the institution “El Rincon Mexicano”. Beautifully designed Texas-Mexican dishes will bring new sensations. Excellent Mexican beer, hearty burritos, excellent sauces and much more are served on the table from the best chefs.

The splendor of Mediterranean cuisine is offered to appreciate in the restaurant “Orquidea”. A variety of meat and cheese cuts, baked octopus or simmered lobsters, healthy grilled vegetables and salads will delight a true gourmet.

Fans of the “real” pasta will be able to taste it in the Italian restaurant “El Chiringuito”. A traditional pasta dish will leave a pleasant aftertaste for a long time. Other meat dishes, vegetables, fish and, of course, the famous pizza will sound in a new way.

In addition to restaurants, there are 6 bars on site. Such institutions are near the theater hall, swimming pool, near residential buildings. It offers a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails and delicious snacks.


The entertainment sphere in the“Grand Bahia Principe San Juan”is at a high level. The entire territory of the hotel is comparable to a real tropical paradise. The complex and the surrounding beach are framed by green coconut palms. Here you get the most beautiful photos and selfies. Along the perimeter you can find many calm secluded places where you can sit quietly, admire the scenery and get real peace.

Fans of “movement” will also not be bored. With the arrival of the evening, the most incendiary discos begin. Among them, “Donald Disco” is a huge dance floor and fun dances in good company. Fans of club rhythms can go to a nightclub.

On the beach you can:

  • play volleyball;
  • take a fascinating walk on catamarans and boats;
  • see the underwater beauty with the help of scuba gear;
  • master water skiing and windsurfing;
  • fishing;
  • practice water aerobics;
  • ride on hydro scooters.

Sergey, 30 years old. “In December 2018, I flew here. Rooms are fresh, air conditioning and a fan work well. Pepsi, sprite and other drinks are placed in the minibar every day. The ocean is close, there are breakwaters, so there is no noisy surf here. The depth is normal, the water is clean, it was nice to swim. You can play volleyball right on the beach. The drinks are good, the alcohol is all there, I especially remember the RED Label whiskey”

Sports enthusiasts are delighted with the infrastructure of the hotel. There are all the necessary grounds for sports games. Basketball, mini-football, golf, tennis – all this is available at any time for free. Connoisseurs of fitness will appreciate the large gym with modern simulators.

Grand Bahia Principe San Juan” is constantly on the move, the staff does not let the guests get bored. Contests and games are held daily. Animators greet guests with songs and dances. So-called Caribbean evenings are held. Show programs are accompanied by live music. Under the incendiary rhythms, you can get lessons in merengue and other dances. There are video stores and music parlors.

You can try your luck in the local casino, located on the territory of the complex. Souvenir shops, jewelry stores and cozy summer cafes are open daily for visitors. Culturally spend leisure will help the theater hall, where interesting performances take place, as well as an art gallery.

Little guests will have a lot of fun in the amusement park. For kids, there is a children’s club, where the staff deals with children and entertains them. It is possible to order babysitting services around the clock for an additional fee.

Quality of service

Despite the somewhat outdated renovation, the view of the hotel is always on top. The staff is very clean. Literally every half hour a wet cleaning is carried out. The same goes for the rooms. Daily cleaning, changing towels and adding bathroom amenities.

There is a separate reception for Vip clients. A welcome cocktail is appointed. Free press is available in the lobby. Unlimited Internet works without additional payments.

For other guests, wi-fi is distributed for a fee. The service sector is at its best: there is a modern hairdresser where you can make a fashionable haircut or styling. A laundry and dry cleaning service are open, where for a small fee in a short time things will be brought into complete order.

The hotel staff speaks Spanish and English. Employees are very responsive, always help in an incomprehensible situation. Drinks and meals are promptly delivered to your room upon request. The reception is open around the clock, where you can ask a question at any time.

For your holidays, you can order a banquet hall with full service. For meetings and presentations, a modern conference room is available.

“Grand Bahia San Jouan Principle” fully complies with the concept of “all inclusive”. Such a service includes:

  • Hearty and delicious food 3 times a day.
  • Wine, whiskey, rum, light cocktails in all café-bars until eleven o’clock in the evening.
  • free pool and beach equipment.
  • visit to the gym, spa area.
  • Daily addition of drinks to the refrigerator in the room.
  • outdoor sports games.
  • visiting discos and cultural programs.

TheGrand Bahia Principe San Juanis a paradise. The hotel has earned thousands of positive reviews and is considered the best in the Dominican Republic. The complex is interesting to visit both alone and with your family. In any case, positive emotions from a rich hotel life are guaranteed.

Alina Abramova

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