Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa
The 5-star Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa sits in the town of Samana on the Dominican Republic’s northern coast. The sprawling resort features luxury amenities including multiple outdoor pools, a full-service spa, plus a la carte restaurants designed to blow taste buds away. Not only that, but the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa overlooks the idyllic beach, bringing guests as close as possible to the country’s most spectacular natural beauty. The whole family is welcome at the Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa; not only does the resort feature endless nightlife opportunities and beach watersports, it also has its very own kids’ club for little ones to safely soak up on-site activities with new friends.
Perched on a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa enjoys a central location close to international airports and world-renowned attractions. The resort is found in the small but perfectly formed town of Samana, home to a smattering of other hotels, cultural spots and nightlife activities. Hotel guests are a five-minute drive away from the town’s iconic Whale Museum, while there are coastal views to lap up during a walk across the 3,451ft Centennial Bridge which starts just a seven-minute drive away. Meanwhile, the wider Samana area is full of rainforests, waterfalls and wild beaches to explore - plus there’s also the Samana Bay which is where thousands of humpback whales can be found during the winter season.
There are 295 guest rooms available across the resort, each containing two full-size beds or one king-size bed. As a result, rooms can sleep up to two adults and two children. All of the rooms feature convenient seating areas, air conditioning, a furnished balcony or patio, and TVs with satellite channels. A minibar containing complimentary items is also found within each guest room, while en suite facilities include a toilet, hydromassage bathtub and large sink area. Holidaymakers can opt to upgrade to a room with a sparkling sea view, or even to a Superior Junior Suite. These suites feature extra space both in the bedroom and bathroom.
Food and Drink
Las Dalias is the hotel’s main restaurant, offering up a delectable buffet of international food. For more laid-back refreshments, there’s the Beach Restaurant where seaside views accompany a full menu of cuisine from all corners of the world. Meanwhile, guests can dress up for an evening meal at one of the hotel’s three a la carte restaurants. There’s Italian cuisine at Dolce Vita, French gourmet dishes at Orquídea, and Mediterranean bites at El Pescador. Each of the three restaurants features a formal dress code. Elsewhere around the hotel there are four bars, ready to tend to requests for alcoholic tipples and soft drinks. With one bar in one of the outdoor pools and another on the beach, guests don’t have to go too far to seek their refreshments.
Sports, Games and Entertainment
From sipping drinks by one of the outdoor pools to working up a sweat in the fitness facilities, guests at Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa can fill their days with whatever takes their fancy. The resort boasts a huge array of family-friendly activities and entertainment; making use of its beachside location, the hotel offers everything from scuba diving to paddleboarding and kayaking. Those who prefer activities on dry land may want to take part in aerobics classes, beach volleyball or tennis. There’s also a spa for guests to unwind in; relax muscles in the steam sauna, or treat bodies to a special treatment such as a massage, facial or wrap.
Cards accepted: Mastercard, Visa, American Express
Distance to Samana: 750 metres
Distance to Whale Museum of Samana / Nature Center: 0.8 miles
Distance to Puente Peatonal: 1.4 miles
Distance to Marina Puerto Bahia: 4 miles
Distance to Cascada Lulu: 6.6 miles
Distance to El Limón: 15.9 miles
Distance to Playa Rincon: 21.4 miles
Distance to Presidente Juan Bosch International Airport: 29 miles