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Gran Bahia Principe Ambar (Adults Only)

General Information

The hotel Gran Bahia Principe Ambar is located in Playa Bavaro Higuey, Dominican Republic is just 30 minutes from Punta Cana Airport and 90 minutes from La Romana Airport.

This is a Caribbean style hotel with a hint of Colonial decoration. It is on a white sand beach which stretches for over 700 meters surrounded by tropical vegetation. The resort is located next to the new Golf Club Punta Blanca and close to the Palma Real Golf Club- Cocotal. It is also just 90 minutes form the world famous Casa de Campo Golf Club.

  • Privileged location: closest possible location to the ocean with exclusive services.
  • Welcome cocktail
  • VIP Amenities
  • International drinks and cocktails
  • Butler Service
  • Room Service from 10:00am to 6:00am
  • Nightly pillow turndown service
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Pillow Service
  • Beach and Pool Towel Service
  • Stocked Mini Bar with soft drinks, water, juices and alcohol drinks (stocked daily)
  • SPORTS- 1 free hour per day: Windsurfing, Kayaks, Sail Boats, boogie boards, catamaran, day and night tennis courts, mountain bikes, snorkeling, scuba diving classes.
  • Gym
  • Aerobic and Dance classes
  • Complimentary entrance to the “Pueblo Principe” disco with free national drinks.
  • All taxes and tips
  • Organized games and activities
  • Guests staying at GRAN BAHIA PRINCIPE AMBAR have access to all facilities and services offered at the hotel as well as those offered at the main BAHIA PRINCIPE complex with 5 pools, 8 restaurants, 10 bars, 2 snack bars, 2 lobby bars and 4 wet bars.
  • Unlimited number of dinners at all a-la carte restaurants (with reservations).
  • Internet access from your room.
  • Wireless lap top rentals with internet access from anywhere in the complex.
    • Catamaran excursions, fishing charters, boat charters.
    • Windsurfing and sailboat classes.
    • Scuba Diving (PADI)
    • Banana Boat
  • All motorized water sports.
  • All Spa Services
  • Laundry and dry clearing services
  • Medical services
  • Telephone calls, faxes and mail.
  • All services not specified under “INCLUDED”.
Meals and drinks: available within the Hotel area 24 hours a day.
Opening hours of restaurants and bars: detailed in the Services Directory, available at the Hotel.


Enjoy the most luxurious stay in the lap of luxury with every comfort imaginable. Rest and relax in one of our 528 Junior Suites with hydromassage bath tub and separated jet shower with hydromassage, set in 3 storey villas.

The ideal place for rest and comfort in the Dominican Republic where every little detail has been take care of for you. All rooms with : 2 full size or 1 King Size bed style "pillow top", sofa-bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, full bathroom, hairdryer, vanity mirror, scales, alarm clock, coffee maker facilities, plasma Sat-TV, direct telephone, private safe (no extra charge), mini-bar and balcony or terrace.

Facilities and services

  • Air conditioned, Non Smoking Main Restaurant (international buffet): breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets
  • 3 A la carte Specialty Restaurants (air-conditioned and non smoking): Gourmet, Italian and Seafood restaurant.
  • Snack Bar: drinks, snacks and fast food till midnight. From then the 24 hrs. service will continue at the Snack bar of PUEBLO PRÍNCIPE (only soft drinks will be served)
  • 2 Bars: lobby bar and pool. 1 Wet bar
  • 1 Swimming pool
  • Large sun terraces and gardens with sunshades and sun beds (all of wood)

Facilities shared with the rest of the Resort (these facilities are not directly at the hotel but shared within the Bahia Principe Complex)

  • Amphitheatre for entertainment programs and shows
  • Tennis courts and Mini golf
  • Water sports and diving centre on the beach (with extra charge)
  • Spa and gym
  • Meeting rooms
  • Gazebo for weddings

Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, MasterCard and American Express

Pueblo Príncipe

Pueblo Príncipe is a Caribbean style shopping and entertainment center located at the main entrance to the hotel area. Here you can enjoy:

  • Daily entertainment with live music (merengue, bachata and salsa) and a variety of shows
  • Disco, Piano-Bar, Karaoke, “Sport” bar and Snack Bar
  • Shops: handicraft, clothes, gifts, music, photography, jewelry...
  • Internet
  • Medical service
  • Casino

Come and enjoy the honeymoon you have always dreamed of. All our services are available to offer you the most romantic honeymoon, surrounded by the most beautiful and romantic beaches and landscapes. Come and enjoy an unforgettable experience backed by our special care and exclusive services such us:

  • Special preparation of the Jacuzzi (once per week of stay)
  • Special room decoration on arrival day
  • Special present. (Wedding certificate dated maximum 3 months before the stay must be presented)
Our facilities, services and our staff's attention will make your honeymoon something you'll cherish forever, just like your wedding day.



Hi there,

Everything was smooth and wonderful, would rather have a direct flight for the next time is all.
The flights: flight there was fine
Transfers: long day on the way back – would have rather have had a direct flight both ways (next time for sure)
Beach: wonderful!!
Pool: wonderful!!
Service: excellent
Food: very good – we ate so much fish!! It was great
Rooms: the rooms were great but we got two queens and they could not change us to a room with one king, but the location was perfect very close to the pool, we got the building that we requested and 2nd floor!
Entertainment: none, but we did not venture down to the other resorts looking for any either
Would you return: maybe
Would you recommend this resort? Oh yes
How did you find our service? Great as usual
Are you satisfied with the service provided and received? yes
Would you recommend our service to your family or friends? Most definitely
Thanks so much for your help and tips…


(03/08/2012/9nts-4 Rooms)

The flights:
good wish they would have been non-stop

going was a little screwed up they made 2 go by themselves





Would you return: YES!

Would you recommend this resort? YES ALREADY HAVE

How did you find our service? GOOD

Are you satisfied with the service provided and received? GOOD

Would you recommend our service to your family or friends?

Any additional comments:
Now we know why you, Marcy, love PC

Thanks once again!

Karen, Friends and Family :-)




Hi there guys...

We Had a Great Time at GBP-Ambar!   It was Great, The service was Great! Everyone was nice and friendly!

The flight, No problems, the check in was smooth ,fast and friendly!

We enjoyed the Food, and we ate alot! lol.We sent in advance room requests and ala carte dinner reservations we wanted and All were met! My wife mentioned to a couple people their in advance about my birthday, the Next day, and they had decorated our room with balloons, rose pedals and candles and a bottle of Cava and a cake awaiting us before dinner!

Dinner at the Don Pablo was great and they had a cake also!

The main Bartender at the Lobby Bar held a special table waiting for us with singing waitresses and, another cake! All that was the day before we were leaving!

The Ambar (GBP )as part of other large resorts there, and it doesn't feel that way!

The room was big , very nice looking, maid service was good and we had turn down service each night!

The beach was beautiful as ever and we just love walking it lots each day and one can just keep walking and walking!

They really try hard to make your stay pleasant and definitely won US over, we would Go back to The GBP-Ambar...

We also go with a good positive attitude and make the best of our time, not everything is perfect at these resorts but relax, your on vacation,

Thanks again to All of YOU at Discount Charter Vacations, once again you guys were great you recommended another great resort for us!

Marcy, hope You had a nice Birthday as well ......

If anyone has any Questions about The Ambar, feel free in-asking....I know you've been 3 times yourselves and now we KNOW WHY!

Thanks again

Mark :-)



The flights: Flying out of Fargo ROCKS! It is so convenient and a small airport - don't have to be there hours ahead of time. Had one connection in Minneapolis which went smoothly.
Transfers: A little confusing at first, but once we found our Delta rep we were on our way!
Beach: GORGEOUS! Sugar sand and virtually no rough coral. The best beach we have ever been to! Sailboats, kayaks, boogie boards were free to use and almost always available.
Pool: Adult only section, so greatly appreciated no kids! Swim up bar was awesome & staff was fantastic!
Service: Staff was attentive and always pleasant even when our language barrier got in the way.
Food: Buffet was great - always a wide variety of choices and YUMMY! Ala Cartes had fabulous food. We had slow service at one of them, but I blame the obnoxious drunk table in our section that monopolized the staff.
Rooms: Most comfortable bed we have ever had at a resort. We had a Jr Suite so was very spacious. Very clean & comfortable. Maid service was fabulous.
Entertainment: Did not ever go to the Casino, but heard people saying good things about it. Took in several theater productions that were a ton of fun! Each lobby area had a variety of things ( vendors, drink stations, entertainment...) to enjoy which changed every night.
Would you return: ABSOLUTELY!!
Would you recommend this resort? Yes, Yes, Yes. =)
How did you find our service? Always top notch.
Are you satisfied with the service provided and received? Yes! Will be contacting you to arrange our next Winter vacation.

You always take such good care of us!

Would you recommend our service to your family or friends?

Any additional comments: Thank you SO much for recommending this resort. We have been telling everyone we know that this was probably the MOST relaxing vacation we have ever been on!

Dan & Becky


Client Review of Gran Bahia Ambar! (07/11/2011-5NTS)

Thomas and I had a great trip to the Gran Bahia Ambar! The resort was beautiful and very relaxing. We had great weather!
The flights: It made for a long day with a 3 hours layover between flights but besides that the flights were good. No delays

Transfers: The ride from the airport to the resort was a little scary, the driver drove like a maniac but we got there! The return trip to the airport was much smoother!

Beach: The beach was nice and clean. Beautiful clear water and it was the perfect temperature
Pool:  The pool was nice....the water was like bath water and the pool bar had great service
The workers at the resort and room service were very polite and nice. It would have been a little more helpful if I would have known a little spanish though

Food:  Excellent food....from the buffet to all the restaurant options we enjoyed every meal. We ate at the buffet, the italian restaurant, mediterranian restaurant, and the hibachi restaurant and loved it!

Rooms:  our room had a king size bed and balcony. It was very nice and comfortable

Entertainment:  we were mainly there to relax but we did go up to the main resort to check out the casino and show one was okay we preferred hanging in the lounge at night
Would we return? Yes....hopefully for a longer then 5 days next time And we would recommend this resort as it was amazing

Any additional comments: thanks for help making our trip so enjoyable!

Thanks, once again!

Rachael & Thomas


We loved out stay at the Gran Bahia!!!! It was amazing and we want to go back soon!!!!!
The flights:  direct flight from St. Louis 3 hours and 45 min was amazing, Leg room poor but as expected

Beach: Beautiful blue waters. Had staff cleaning the beach all day everyday.

Pool: relaxing adults only 
Service: Wonderful they would do anything and everything you asked

Food: off season, We liked the punta cana food better at the other resort, did not take advantage of the ala carte

Rooms:   Junior suite was very clean actually two times a day, just as pictured

Entertainment:  enough to stay as busy as you want to be

We are planning to return on a trip with friends this time!

We would recommend this resort to anyone and everyone!  We have gave out your contact info to our new friends we met on out trip who thought they got a good price until we tolds them what we paid! 
Overall our stay was wonderful, we had so much fun and were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful beach. We loved the adults only aspect and were very pleased with our entire trip. The food could have been better but as our first time out of the country we did not know what to expect. We have plans to return within the next year and plan to take friends with us!!
Thanks AGAIN!
Shawn & Maria :-)

Gran Bahia Principe Ambar! (09/27/2010-4NTS)
Dear Frank & Marcy,
Barb & I had a great time in Punta Cana. The Gran Bahia Principe Ambar was a great place to stay. The Ambar 's landscaping was like a tropical paradise & the room, pool, & service were excellent. We ate at the buffet every meal and always found something that appealed to both of our tastes. We especially liked the deserts, mmmmmmmm very tasty. The only drawback to the vacation was the flight and scheduling of the a la cart resturants. We were supposed to arrive in Punta Cana at 4PM but the plane broke down in Cleveland. We sat at the Pitt airport till 1PM, then got bused to Cleveland where we waited till the plane was fixed and finally got to the resort at midnight. Bummer!! Also they had our alacart meals scheduled on days we would not be there. The representive got them changed, but could not get us in till late in the evening. Of course,  we decided to eat at the buffet in which we were not dissappointed. Yummy. I would recommend this resort and visit the Ambar again. As always we would recommend your travel agency and services.
Thanks again,
Barb & Jim
Trish's Review of the Gran Bahia Ambar -5/21/2010-10NTS
This is our fourth trip to Punta Cana and our fourth trip booking with Frank and Marcy. Every time they have recommended a resort that met our needs at the time perfectly. We have always received the rooms that we have requested. At the Palladium Palace, traveling with our children we received two ocean front rooms that were right next to each other. At the Ambar we requested and received a third floor room as close to the ocean as possible. The Ambar is a lovely property and well worth the extra money. The resort is very clean, the grounds are lovely, the restaurants great, and the service friendly and attentive!! Thank you again Frank and Marcy and we will be booking again soon!! Trish & Bill


Gran Bahia Principe Ambar (10/16/09-7nts)

Hi Karin! 

Everything was great to the airlines arriving on time to the beautiful resort that was very well  maintained, the beach and ocean were gorgeous, the staff helpful and the food was plentiful, and yes I would recommend this resort to everyone and Karin, you were great in answering all my questions!  And I know I had many, but appreciate your help and knowledge!  Thanks again!  Abe

Frank & I just returned from The Gran Bahia Principe Ambar - and WOW!  (07/20/2009-4 Nights)

We truly enjoyed our stay at this ADULTS ONLY resort!  The resort is part of the Bahia Principe Complex, but The Ambar is an Adult Only Section which we thoroughly enjoyed!  From the service, food, rooms, beach - we found this to be one of the best resorts that we have stayed. 

When we arrived at the Gran Bahia Complex, we were taken to the Adult Only Ambar Section by a tram.  Upon arriving at the Ambar lobby, which is open air, light and breezy and very spacious, we were greeted by a very friendly and helpful staff. 

We checked in, which was very easy. We also pre-booked our dinner reservations.  At the Ambar section, there are 3 ala carte restaurants and also the buffet.  All are air-conditioned & non-smoking.  However, you do have access to the other restaurants located in the Bahia Complex.  The concierge is located in the lobby and will be happy to make your reservations or make changes to any reservations as well. 

Our room was nicely located.  Being that the adult only section is not too big, all rooms are located between the lobby and the beach/pool area.  Room was very comfortable and always clean.  All rooms are jr. suites.  It is also the section of the Bahia that is closest to the beach.

The beach area is large with quite a few palapas and many chairs.  We found the area close to the beach bar quite handy and with plenty of open palapas. 

Frank and I are more beach people and although the pool looked inviting, we prefer the ocean.  The beach and ocean - just beautiful!  We walked quite a bit both ways on the beach - again, just wonderful!

Would we recommend this resort?  MOST DEFINITELY!  Would we return?  MOST DEFINITELY!

This was one of our most relaxing trips and would return in a heartbeat!  We would recommend this resort to any adults looking for a relaxing getaway!  Great for adults, honeymooners and anyone looking for an Adult Only resort, with great amenities, food, service, rooms etc.

Marcy & Frank Gossman
CONTACT US!  Click here to fill out our easy Travel Planner or Phone: 866.542.TRIP (8747) 

Good Morning! I am back from my wonderful trip and so sad to be back at work! Thank you so much for all the help and wonderful recommendations.  Everything went smoothly and we had a wonderful time.  Thank you Karin for suggesting this resort because it was a  fantastic choice! I will recommend you to all of my friends.  My review is below:
Beach: FANTASTIC! The sand was powdery white and clean, and the water was crystal clear and perfect! Not waves and not too much seaweed. I read many reviews about not being able to find a palapa and that you have to get up early to put a towel down, but we had no problems finding a spot with shade, even going down in the afternoon.  The resort seemed pretty empty.
Pool: the pool was beautiful but was too hot.  Would have preferred the pool to be a little cooler since it was not refreshing at all so we preferred to stay at the beach.
Service: the service was wonderful.  The staff was so nice and helpful and always had a smile on their face.
Food: food was good, there was always something that was good to eat, but it was not as good as other resorts I have been to.  It was really hit or miss.  Also the reservation policy was really ridiculous. We tried to change reservations, and when we would try to book a restaurant they would say they were full, but when we went to the restaurants there would be only a handful of people there.  Not sure if they do not order enough food or what, but this was the main complaint with us and other couples we spoke to.
Rooms:  the room was wonderful, very clean, no sign of bugs, (and trust me I am a freak about checking for bedbugs)!  The butler service was really great, and the bed was super comfortable and the pillow menu was a nice touch, definitely recommend taking advantage of that.
Entertainment: there wasn’t really anything going on at this resort, which we did not mind.  We were too tired to take advantage of the entertainment at the other connecting resorts.
Would you return: I probably would not return to this resort only because I like to try different places, it doesn’t have to do with the quality of the resort.
Would you recommend this resort? Yes, especially to couples.  Everyone was a couple, so it would not be good for a group of friends or single people.
Your service was great!  Karin was super helpful and great with setting everything up and dealing with all my crazy questions.  She returned all my emails promptly and was very friendly.
I gave Karin’s info to several people who are going to plan vacations.

Thanks again!
Raven (06/28/2009-6nts)
Hi Marcy and Frank,

Had a really nice time on the trip!

The place was very clean and beautiful.
The food was really good.
One thing was the language barrier as many of the workers not understanding English very difficult to communicate if there was a problem.  But found that those at the front desk were much better to communicate with, so any issues, questions or concerns, they were able to help.
The traveling on the plane and the transfers went great the flights were excellent.
Thanks for the dinner reservations worked out great. 
I will be calling you again for the next trip!
Carol and Patrick (Newark)


Hi Karin and All!

We were extremely happy with your service! 
The food was excellent, the beach was beautiful, the pool was pretty, water was too warm for our taste.  A small language barrier, not many spoke english.
All in all, we will definitely book again with you!

Lynn A (Pittsburgh)
PS:  Our anniversary was nice they had Champagne and cake.  Thanks Karin for this!  Your special gift was greatly appreciated!

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