Bahia Principe Luxury Samana reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 5.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.5

1351 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great place

james t on Nov 14, 2021

Truly a luxurious resort we were well treated by all: luis,Graziella, Jose and Oliver in the dining room, all the staff at the reception handled all requests promptly and professionally and mostly the animation team ronaldo, yhuneli and nerfri made us feel at home and entertained us during our stay. Emannuelle made our check in and restaurant reservations easy.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

reopened & disappointing

andybaby1234 (Montreal, Canada) on Nov 11, 2021

they just opened again and staff an new staff is adapting. i would wait a while before coming back. it was hard to get restaurant reservations only 9pm only available.no more butler service, everything has to be ordered through a front desk monitor. the breakfast and lunch food is recycled from the evening meals.... the food is BAD.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Excellent Resort!

Nomad56895285541 (Dominican Republic) on Nov 02, 2021

Excellent service form entertainment team especially from Nerfri. Nerfri gave an incredible servirle and friendly assistant. Three days with great service. E vélele d dinner and happy to be back on business. Thanks and fo sure I will be back.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

Non Smokers Will Be VERY Unhappy, VERY Quickly

RudiHittisau (World) on Apr 26, 2021

My wife and I actually visited this resort in early 2019. There was a lot to like: pretty resort, decent food, nice room. And there was one reality that struck us as completely unfair — and drove us crazy. The beach at Bahia Samana is VERY SMALL. Spots for a few dozen lounge chairs at most. Imagine the length of a basketball court, but half as wide. Again, not much room to lay beside the water. For reasons that escape logic and common sense, the resort allows the small minority of smokers (including cigars) throughout the resort and particularly in the tiny, congested beach. If you’re a non-smoking guest, there is NO WHERE on the beach to lay down, or even sit. Oh, you’ll try. You’ll scope out a chair or a spot to place a towel. But inevitably, German and American cigar smokers will light up right next to you. Don’t bother asking them to go somewhere else. They’ll say it’s hotel policy to smoke. And they’ll keep smoking. All day. Unfortunately for you, there’s no where to go! In the past few days, we reached out to Bahia to see if they had changed the “Beach Smoking” policy. We were keen to consider a trip to the resort this coming fall/winter, but not if the unhealthy and inconsiderate BS policy remains unchanged. This is the reply Bahia sent today: “In relation to your inquiry, we inform you that as the beach is an open and public area, it is allow to smoke. “Looking forward to welcoming you soon.” There is NO CHANCE IN HELL we will stay at this resort again. To be clear... If smoking bothers you — YOU WILL HATE THIS PLACE. It’s everywhere. You’ve been warned! Lots of excellent resorts (Barceló Bávaro Palace) and destinations (Jamaica) in the Caribbean have policies that are friendly and respectful to the majority of guests who happen to be non smokers. Not Bahia!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Simply the best

Ottawa_JF (Ottawa, Ont.) on Mar 08, 2021

After trying a number of Christmas getaways, my partner and found Bahia Principe Luxury Samana in 2019 and fell in with this resort: the right size (small), the right kind of guests (many polite Canadians), good food, a good gym and a nice private beach. Unfortunately 2020 hit and we weren't able to get back last year (Bahia Amber in Punta Cana is nice but not as small and intimate). Looking forward to Christmas 2021!

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