The only adults-only section at the Grand level of the massive seven-property Bahia Principe resort complex in Punta Cana, the Aquamarine section caters well to couples. The greater complex can be crowded with families, so the Aquamarine isn’t quite as quiet as most adults-only resorts in the Caribbean – but it’s more tranquil than the other areas of the complex. As the newest and best overall section at the Grand level, it boasts a modern pool area, sleek fitness and spa facilities, and significantly better rooms than the other Grand Bahia Principe sections. The food is mostly disappointing and most rooms are a long walk from the beach (though a shuttle is available); but the all-inclusive resort offers very reasonable rates, a good beach, solid overall service, excellent dining variety, and a fun entertainment team that keeps activities going throughout the day. Guests also have access to the restaurants and other amenities of the greater complex. The three other sections at the Grand level are the Bavaro (B1), Punta Cana (B1), and Turquesa (B2) sections (they’re all very similar, and all allow children). The Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar and Esmeralda (a step up in quality and price, and right on the beach) are also right next door. The Ambar (A2) is adults only. The Fantasia section (the seventh section, Ba1) is the most kid-friendly of the complex. Activities include parasailing, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, golf, banana boats, and more.
Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts is offering the COVID-19 viral antigen test on-site and at no cost to guests traveling back to the United States. Test results will be received within 24-48 hours prior to departure as required by the CDC, in written and/or electronical format. Guests should contact the Front Desk upon arrival to schedule departure testing. In the event of a positive test, the affected guest and a companion can extend their stay up to 10 days at no additional cost. A three-night minimum stay is required to be eligible for both the free on-site test and the 10-day extension.