Where is Samaná?
Gran Bahia Principe Cayacoa

Gran Bahia Principe Samaná

Gran Bahia Principe
Cayo Levantado

Gran Bahia Principe
El Portillo

Grand Paradise Samaná

Samaná is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in the northeastern province of the Dominican Republic. Its capital is Santa Bárbara de Samaná.

Each year between the months of February and March, humpback whales leave the cold waters of the North Atlantic and swim down to breed near the shores of Samaná. They can be easily seen from the city port.

Gran Bahia Principe Samana Dominican Republic

  Hotel of the Spanish hotel group Gran Bahia Principe

Gran Bahia Principe Samaná

This hotel is located 60 minutes from the Samana International Airport and about 15 minutes from the capital of the province of Samana, Santa Barbara de Samana. This Gran Bahia Principe has no pueblo annexed to the hotel, but guests can visit the Pueblo Principe at the village, located facing the Gran Bahia Principe Cayacoa (15 minutes transfer included). It's a pretty little village with colorful shops, bars, restaurants, wireless Internet, medical service 24 hours, bank, disco, etc.. Click HERE to see our photos of this little village.

On the hotel ground, there are few shops for buying souvenirs and other items such as rum, water, coffee, etc.. Please note that this hotel is reserved for the 18 years old minimum. It overlooks the beautiful Samana Peninsula, opposite the island of Cayo Levantado. As it is located in a mountain, it is not recommended for people with reduced mobility. The view of the bay of Samaná is breathtaking! Choose rooms on higher floors!

It is a small hotel of only 105 superior rooms. Lovers of long walk on the beach will be disappointed because there is only a small beach of 180 meters. If you are looking for a long walk. It would be preferable to choose the Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo. As for GBP Cayacoa, it is possible to snorkel directly from the beach.

Wine is the same everywhere in the Bahia Principe hotels in Samana. This is a house brand wine. This is not a great vintage! A dress code is required for men in restaurants, long trousers and sleeved shirt are mandatory. When booking the « A la carte » restaurants, you receive a coupon you must be present at the restaurant for dinner. Unfortunately, the hotel was closed during our visit in April 2010, and we have no photos or videos of the Gran Bahia Principe Samana. Sorry!

Info-hotel ...

Year of construction: 2001
109 standard and superior rooms
1 pool with Jacuzzi
1 pool with hydro-massage
Spa ($)
Water Activity Center
Parking (secure)


Meeting room
Internet ($15 for 24 hrs)
Medical center ($)
Late check-out: $20 / hr
Night entertainment
Tennis court (none)
Casino (located in the pueblo)
Non-motorized water sports
Unlimited domestic and international drinks

Info-rooms ...

2 queen size bed (1.35 m. x 2.0 m.)
of 1 king size (2.0 m. x 2.0 m.)
Whirlpool bath
Air conditioning (individual)
Ceiling Fans
Full bathroom
Magnifying mirror
Satellite TV (37 channels)
Balcony or terrace
Safety deposit box ($4 / day)


Room service 24 hrs
Clock Radio
Coffee maker
Electricity: 110 Volts (same power in the bedroom and the bathroom)
Iron and board
Magnetic card
Bathrobes (Golden Club)
Non-smoking rooms available
(40% of the hotel)
Maximum occupancy: 3 adults

Info-restaurants & bars ...

3 Restaurants (1 buffet + 2 a la carte)
4 bars (piano, beach, pool, snack)

El Pescador
Poissons et fruits de mer
Le Gourmet
Cuisine gourmet

Info-contact ...

Phone: 1 (809) 538 3434
Fax: 1 (809) 538 2066
Email: aiglesias@bahia-principe.com
Website: www.bahia-principe.com
Address: Loma Puerto Escondido, s/n; P.O. Box: 32000 –Samaná – Prov. of Samaná - Dominican Republic




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