Bahia Principe Roulette - Samana Province Forum
Hurricane Isaac More news updates. Email this page to a friend Print this page. A roulette wheel has 38 slots budget, auditing, is all need, or will be reduction excited allocation: The plus for Cayacoa is the view. Louis , United States St. We had the most amazing time!
Hotels travellers are raving about...
Luxury Bahia Principe Samana. Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo. Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa. Home Dominican Republic, Samana. Be updated with our exclusive offers and latest news. Basic information on privacy for the Newsletter Processor: Legitimate interests and the interested party's request for receiving communications through electronic media when registering for the newsletter. The data will not be transferred, except under legal obligation.
Contact with Call Center. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. All of your saved places can be found here in My Trips. Log in to get trip updates and message other travellers. Browse forums All Browse by destination.
Save Topic Bahia Principe Roulette. What are the most popular tours in Samana Province? Cayo Levantado and Los Haitises Traveling around Samana See All Samana Province Conversations. Hotels travellers are raving about To be honest the weather isn't too different from the last time I visited Samana in July, just about 5 degrees colder during february.
It's a 45 min bus ride from the Samana airport to cayacoa, and since we've taken this bus ride two years ago, the roads have been paved which makes the bus ride much more bearable and less nauseating. The resort is next to the small village in Samana, where you are able to go and shop and look around the city, which is nice. I would reccomend going outside as it was a nice experience, and the hotel takes you with their little cars. Prices arent too different from the vendors set up in the resort throughout the week, just remember to bargain a lot.
We were welcomed by singing and dancing and some welcome cocktails, then given our rooms during check inn. Also recieved some tshirts however only received 1 pair slippers in our room, and after our request received a robe only one which was only my size, even though they were supposed to be apart of our Royal Golden Junior Suite didnt bother asking again.
The beds were pretty comfortable which was surprising, I and others in my family have back problems, so we found that the firm bed was very comfortable. Our bath was broken and the water would clog every time we showered. I'm sure the delay was due to the busy week the hotel had with the amount of guests.
What makes this hotel different in my opinion in terms of food is that because they are cooking for a smaller amount of guests, the food tasted much better than the larger Bahia Principe's I have stayed at. In my opinion for some reason it's the best food I've had at a resort surprisingly, and I'm a picky eater. Breakfast and lunch are great and although it is the same everyday, there is always something for everyone.
Dinner is amazing, didn't really like oriental night though wednesday evening. Other nights such as mexican, dominican, and italian food were really good at the buffet. We had 4 a la carte reservations but only made 3. We had one at el pascador and another at orquidia gourmet. Both were wonderful, and I highly reccomed el pascador, it was so good we even went twice. The lobster and other dishes are to die for! Special thanks to all the employees at the restaurant, waiters, manager, and the chef!
The animation team was wonderful to us and always made sure we were having a great time. As for the shows I only attended one of them because I have seen all the others at other BP resorts. We saw the magic show which is on Tuesdays, and is absolutely amazing and hilarious: Bartenders also at the lobby bar were also all wonderful.
There are a lot of stairs! Your probably reading this thinking I've heard this before in other reviews.. But these stairs are plenty. Thankfully our elder guests could take the elevator because we had asked for main building rooms, but to the kids pool and snack bar there was no elevator.
I as a young and moderately fit woman in her 20s had some trouble, let alone others, so if you are worried about the stairs send an email to the manager with your requests hopefully they can accommodate them. They have the villas near the jacuzzi kids pool which have lots of stairs to get too, and a shuttle takes people there back and forth, however apparently it is slow and comes only every 15 minutes if you've stayed at BP resorts such as Punta Cana you know thats a long time, as at PC and other larger BP resorts, the shuttle would come every minutes.
The floors are unusual in the main building where the main buffet and lobby are. There's two elevators on each floor which take you either to the restaurant, pool, and rooms OR the rooms and lobby, which is quite confusing depending on where your room is.
Ours was closer to the elevator that took us everywhere but the lobby, so to go to the lobby we had to take te other elevator on the other side of the floor. It all depends on where your room is, but just know there are two elevators, and one does not take you to the lobby. Our last trip to Bahia cayo levantado the beach was much more beautiful, however the beach here is still nice, and not rocky which is nice.
Apparently the excursion to Cayo Lavantado was very popular amongst guests, and the whale watching, however I heard some also felt very sick on the boats.
If your deciding on whether to go to Cayo leventado or cayocoa: It all depends on your budget to be honest, certain things are better at leventado such as the beach, and etc, and it was more luxurious and has much better personal service, but it is a good and cheaper alternative to go to cayacoa, I'm surprised in fact at how good it was considering the low price. It's nice to go somewhere that luxurious once or twice but personally this hotel was just fine and amazing for the price we paid.
The only improvement I suggest is fixing some mishaps with management and other stuff, but things happen and it seemed this was a busy week as the hotel appeared to have full occupancy during this week, which is understandable why there was a delay in dealing with certain issues.
Overall this hotel is wonderful especially for the price paid, it is incredible! This is the first trip my husband and I have been on, and I'm so glad it was recommended to us to come to GBP Cayacoa! We traveled with 2 of our friends February th. The weather was absolutely perfect. We all enjoyed the food very much.
No one got sick and I never felt like I had to be careful about what I ate and I ate everything, from the pre-cut and peeled fruit, to the fish. It was very clean and we could see the cooks using meat thermometers. The buffet did have a lot of the same food everyday like some people have said, but there was such a big variety that it didn't make any difference to us, you couldn't try everything in one meal anyways.
I highly recommend waiting the few minutes in line for the omelets at breakfast. Besides being very good, the chef was super friendly - it made it worth the wait. We tried all 3 a la carte restaurants and enjoyed our meals at all of them, but in my opinion the gourmet one was definitely the best.
The food was top notch, as was the ambience. One of my favorite things to do at the Cayacoa was to hang out at the Lobby bar in the evenings. I didn't need more entertainment than that. The bartenders were friendly, attentive, funny, and made us feel welcome. Angel, Manuel, Armando and Victor are the best! I hope to see you next year: The beach was not very big, but it was nice.
We never had a problem finding a chair to sit on, the beach was always clean and the water was nice to swim in. I really enjoyed snorkeling and we were able to see lots of colorful fish, starfish, sea urchins, crabs, squid Because it is a public beach the locals use it too and you will at times have vendors come up to you to try and sell cigars or jewelry.
They never hassled us, a "no gracias" and a smile was all that was needed for them to move on. Most times it wasn't a problem, just one boy wouldn't take no for an answer and asked multiple times everyday, even if you already gave him something.
That got to be a bit of a nuisance. Air Canada Vacations made our excursions stress free, thanks to Joel, the Air Canada rep at the resort. He told us what was worth seeing, what not to waste our money on, and organized everything.