Situated on the beautiful azure waters of Playa Bavaro in Punta Cana, an entirely refurbished 528-suite property featuring a sophisticated and sleek design. Live a luxury holiday or getaway in this incredible, completely refurbished beachfront hotel; its exclusive and new themed restaurants, coffee shop with spacious and modern accommodations, featuring swim-out rooms, are some of the novelties that we have prepared to make sure you can relax and get away from it all.

BRAND NEW! Las Olas Beach House is a newly built oceanfront restaurant area featuring new culinary specialties, available to guests of all hotels at Bahia Principe Bavaro complex*. This modern, contemporary two-story space has a surface area of 79.000 square feet. The ground floor features two beach restaurants, which respectively become a Rodizio and Mexican specialty restaurants at night, and a bar. There are three additional specialty restaurants for a la carte dinner on the top floor: Indian, Mediterranean and Fish Market (the latter only for adults, 18+).

Staying at Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar, you can enjoy the facilities at Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro, Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana, Bahia Principe Grand Aquamarine and Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda. For a total of: 22 restaurants, 23 bars and 8 swimming pools and 24-hour all-inclusive, Unlimited à la carte dining at specialty restaurants of the complex, Wide selection of international and premium liquors, Exclusive beach and pool bar service, Unlimited drinks at all hotel bars with a large selection of domestic liquor and beer and Free 24-hour WiFi throughout the hotel.


Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2007
Last Renovation: 2018
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 528
Villa: 11


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:
Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: 
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 13641 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Clean room, beautiful water…that’s it.

    Check in process was average. I didn’t like that they didn’t bring us to our actually resort. We had to unload and load again to get to the correct destination. Room was clean and very nice. The cleaning staff were great and had good air conditioning! Pool area was ok, nothing special. Beach was great and the water was amazing! The drinks were not very good and the bar staff wasn’t very knowledgeable on making drinks. The restaurants were good for the most part. Limbo was my favorite as far as food but had the worst service. Entertainment team was awful. They were not inclusive to all guest. They made fun of some people. Games were not played correctly and they chose who they wanted to win and not the actually winners. All they did was flirt and dance inappropriately the whole time we were there. I would not want to stay there again.

    Jun 11, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Bahia Principe Ambar hotel.

    Amazing hotel, fantastic staff and fantastic food and drinks, really can't fault anything at all. Staff go above and beyond and will do anything to help you and make your stay even better. You must try the cocktail bar in the restaurant, no need to book if just going for a drink.

    Jun 08, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice hotel, mediocre food, poor service

    Not a luxury or five star resort. I've visited about eight all-inclusive resorts. The beach, rooms, common spaces, and maintenance at Bahia Principe Luxury Resort are very good. I would give it four stars, not five. However, the food (meals, breads, desserts, etc.) and service were the worst of all the places I've been. I don't think I will ever go back to an all-inclusive resort again after this visit.

    Jun 08, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ambar - amazing resort

    Went to ambar end of May for 1 week. Weather was perfect, with one day of rain that is much needed because it was so hot. Here's a breakdown of many pros and minimal cons...we stayed in building 64 with a swim up room which was fantastic. 64 was the perfect location for us as it's close to beach pool buffet, not too loud and a short walk to coffee shop and lobby. - FOOD - buffet was typical with lots of options for vegans as well. Food was above average in my opinion and never felt repetitive. The pasta was made fresh in front of you amd was absolutely delicious. - RESTAURANTS- - potofino was the Italian and was actually pretty good. Would go back. - japanese restaurant where the chef does the show, it was pretty good, nothing special but was good. Not a good option for vegans since they use same utensils to cook meat and vegetables. - Greek restaurant, not Impressed at all. Shawarma was not good, salad was bland. Would not go back. - M.E.A.T restaurant was very good. Steak was great, keep in mind 3rd world cpu try and no factories farming cows. Their vegetable plate for vegans was excellent! Definitely go back -YURTA mongolian- by far the absolute best. Tried ti cancel other reservations and go back but couldn't. Next time I visit ambar I'll be booking 4 days at this restaurant. Choose yours meats, vegetables, rice etc etc amd sauces amd chef cook in front of you. Absolutely delicious. - sports bar was great as they have a massive big screen and watched NHL and NBA playoffs. Food was decent amd typical pub food. STAFF MEMBERS ON RESORT - ABOVE AND BEYOND. always smiling, always polite always greeted you. Amazing people. Not a single bad experience with anyone. The older towel guy at the pool always made me laugh (forgot his name). I always brought him a morning coffee and a true gentleman. My only negative is how pushy the staff is in the lobby to get you to go to meeting for time shares offering free massage or gift card. Keep in mind the fee is over $24k u.s.d . No thanks. BEACH AND POOL- beach was simply amazing amd cleaned everyday. Few rocks along waters edge but after that is sand. So don't run in blindly. Water is turquoise clear and beach is constantly kept clean. ***thanks to the staff memeber who always came by to brush sand off the furniture and your feet! Wish I got his name. Never stops working. Always so polite and smiling. Beach is 10/10. Pool was clear water and not green or mirky like the neighboring resort at esmeralda. Entertainment was throughout the day and always played music. Ambar was updated compared to the other bahia resorts and closest to the beach. We will definitely be returning again and highly recommend this resort. Also the people selling stuff on the beach that are not part of the resort we're mostly respectful. One guy selling cigars is relentless amd doesn't take NO for an answer. He's a heavy set guy with a beard. He pissed us off and a few others off. Literally wouldn't leave and had to sound like a broken record saying no over and over. ***FELIX selling excursions on the beach was great!!! Very friendly, very honest, and not pushy at all. I would highly recommend you book through him. Great guy, and I hope to see him again next time.

    Jun 07, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Carlos & Eric are the best!

    We love Carlos & Eric at Portofino! They made our whole stay so wonderful and they are so welcoming! Definitely come see them, they are the best! We come back everyday just to get drinks before we go out even when we didn’t eat here! THE BEST BARTENDERS EVER!

    Jun 06, 2024
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