Treat yourself to a relaxing and indulgent stay at this boutique hotel. Luxury Bahia Principe Samana is an adults only resort surrounded by lush greenery and a beautiful private beach, it is a unique vacation experience free from distractions and worries.
I was very excited to go to DR somewhere different than Punta Cana so booked this hotel, I booked it direct and got a better deal.
We flew to Santo Domingo and hotel.arranged for us private transfer as it us a 2.5 hour drive. We got there easy check in process - We stayed in Seaview room in bldg F which is the best. The room is a bit outdated,but we had everything we needed. Now let me start: keep in mind that I travel all over the world and this my 3rd all inclusive this year alone between different Carribean countries.
PROS: the view from the room is amazing, the sound of the ocean is non stop and very enjoyable.
Weather was as perfect as it can get June 16- June 24.
Pretty small hotel which I loved, not a problem to get a beach chair or pool chair.
Very clean grounds.
As everyone else mentioned this is not a party hotel, you won't see drunk people all over the property.
Beach: I don't get people who complained about this beach. It's amazing, very private, 330 meters of it, .plenty of shade, water was super clear, not a seaweed or stone is the water or on the beach, all sand. Water was very warm and you just didn't want to get out. Service from the beach bar was good.
A BIG plus is the free shuttle and boat service which takes tourists to Cayo Levantado aka Bacardi island from 8.40 am till 1 pm. That island is the piece of paradise, we loved going there the water is just unbelievable.
24 hour room service was a good bonus.
Food there is a main buffet and 3 a la carte restaurants.
Buffet was ok,pretty small, don't expect anything special,but you won't be hungry. I kind of got tired of the same foods in 8 days but it is what it is.
Italian restaurant didn't impress me,Brazilian also.
Since I was working from my room every morning I wish they had normal breakfast included in the room service,but you can only get fruits and pastries in the morning and i wasn't happy about it as I don't eat pastry or fruits.
Entertainment: nothing special,pretty average, bingo at the pool( that's the only one I enjoyed everyday), some other games here and there. Evening entertainment was ok, some live music, karaoke, the best was circus that was pretty fun to watch.
Overall, very quiet, relaxing vacation, I would definitely come back.
If you are hesitant about booking, as I was, please don't be,you will enjoy it very much.
I wish I could give it 5 not 4,but there is always a room for improvement.
Back for a second time.
May 07, 2022
Celebrated our 46th, April 24th. Once again the food was varied, bountiful and tasty. The drinks were delish especially the caesars with Clamato. Resort was super clean and sanitized regularly. The staff are to be commended. Considerate, professional, funny and compassionate. Staff at all levels went out of their way to make this a very memorable and relaxing vacation. This was our second time and will not be our last. Please tip all staff as they work long hours always with a smile on their face.