This majestic adults-only, Victorian style hotel rises over the purest natural setting and it is kissed by the soft sea breeze. Bahia Principe Luxury Samana is located on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, on one of the most beautiful bays in the Samana region. This hotel is a pleasure for all the senses with its elegant style and exceptional service make it a great choice for an extraordinary vacation in the Caribbean. Highlights include the chance to enjoy wellness activities and the 100% healthy range of food and drinks available. To make your experience is even more exceptional, take the private boat to Cayo Levantado Island. 4 x per week free ferry/shuttle to public beach of Cayo Levantado.

It’s ideal for:
Couples who want to get away and enjoy the outstanding surroundings. And for all those who picture their vacation as the perfect opportunity for rejuvenation, both inside and out. Your vacation experience at Bahia Principe Luxury Samana will stay with you forever.

Complimentary, unlimited WI-FI throughout all areas of the Hotel  

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El Catey, DR - Juan Bosch International Airport (A : 35 miles
Santo Domingo, DR - Las Americas International Air : 102 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2015
Buildings: 2
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 143


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
Minimum Guest 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.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 1443 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disapointing experience with physician on site

    I have stayed at Bahia Principe Luxury in Dominican Republic for 2 weeks. My husband has already written a comprehensive review and I don’t want to repeat the same ideas. Basically the resort is nice if a bit smaller, the staff is very pleasant and helpful, the rooms are clean, large enough and with spectacular view. The food is excellent. However, I would like to stress one aspect of our stay which really disappointed me. During my stay I had an allergy (probably a sun allergy). Since the resort is quite far from any towns I chose to see the doctor on site to give me a cream to quiet down the rush and the itch. To my surprise the first question the doctor asked me was if I have insurance. The reason became clear after I saw the bill. The amount was about 3 times what a doctor in Canada would charge and 5 times what a doctor in Santo Domingo would charge – for a similar 10 minutes consultation. (I have looked up all this info on line.) I have a chronic condition (more than a million people in Nord America have it) of which the doctor had never heard. He wrote an unnecessary lengthy report specifying among other things that my eyes and limbs were symmetrical, that my ear pavilions were well implanted etc… (!?!, mind you, I went there for an allergic reaction), that I have no allergy (when I expressly told him that I am prone for allergies) and many other either completely unnecessary or incorrect facts. I expect higher ethical and professional standards from someone in the medical profession.

    Jan 24, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Read the review; stars are not important

    Some people will find this place amazing, others not so much - depending what they are looking for. Here is my personal opinion divided in pros in cons. Pros: 1) The staff are friendly and ready to help you in every way they can. Ronaldo and Jennifer from the entertainers, the yoga/tai-chi fellow Leandro, the ever-smiling "el capitan" Carlos of the restaurant crew, the cleaning staff, the smiling, funny and friendly people at reception (especially the ladies), Franz the multilingual problem-solver. - and everybody else. 2) the rooms are large, clean, comfortable, noiseless air conditioning, with a beautiful view. 3) Excellent evening entertainment. We loved the Quiz-show (maybe they could do it more often than just twice a week), the circus acrobats (wow!) and the dancers did a great job (why nobody gave them tips ? they deserved them), the karaoke night etc... 4) Some nice activities: hat-making, yoga, bean-bag toss etc... 4) the buffet food was excellent and varied. The restaurants were also very good. 5) the beach was private 6) excellent and reasonably priced laundry service 7) being a small resort the atmosphere was intimate, got to know many of the other guests, made many friends, practiced my foreign languages knowledge. CON: 1) the SMOKERS. They can smoke everywhere outside - that includes the beach, the pool area, the balconies/verandas/terraces. Being a small resort, if just 10% of guests smoke, they cover the entire outside area and a non-smoker has to either put up with second hand smoke or ... stay in his room, I guess. I am not sure if employees should be subjected to second hand smoke. I have the choice of not returning to this resort but the employees have to feed their families. 2) The resort is very small and nowhere to go for a stroll. It opens into a heavy circulated road with no sidewalks. I did not feel like walking out of the compound with pick-up trucks and motorcycles whizzing by. The beautiful aerial photo (resort surrounded by lush vegetation) is misleading - you have to stay in the tiny resort or book an organized trip to somewhere else. 3) It would have been nice to have there a ping-pong table or some squash court - but the resort is too small for that, I guess. 3) Beach is also tiny and sometimes covered with seaweed. 4) Trips offered are of mediocre quality at best. The "las Terenas trip" was actually a visit to a cigar store, a beach besides a pretty run down bodega and a closed hotel, a "mall" with overpriced t-shirts and overpriced sun-screen. The Cayo Levantado beach was a disappointment: crowded beach, people trying to sell you stuff, jelly-fish, no change cabins, toilets rather dirty and far away from the beach. 5) The on-site doctor charges super-expensive rates (for a simple 5-10 min consultation) - way more than doctors charge in Canada. Hope we'll get some money back from insurance.

    Jan 22, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not a luxury or a 5 Star experience

    This is my 4th time to Samana and I was hoping this to be the best, but I was disappointed. The good: fantastic views from the room, restaurants food quality is good (when you can get a reservation), and the people are always friendly. The medium: one small buffet with limited variety, but quality is ok. The rooms are comfortable but a little dated, I'd like to have a screen for the door to keep out bugs even though there are very few. The resort is fairly isolated, to me this is a positive, however it backs on to the main road. If you're a light sleeper the road noise at night could be a issue. Lucky our room was ok. The not so good / bad: They only opened one of three feature restaurants! and these were always booked. The online reservation app only allowed you to view two days in advance. When I pushed the staff why? they admitted they were slow and didn't want to staff all of them. Not what was advertised or what I paid for! The buffet was small, lacking variety, ok food quality., but in need of additional ventilation... Very warm and smoke filled from the grill. If you love the beach like me, it was demolished by the September 2022 hurricane. I can only fault my booking company, trip central, for not letting me know beforehand. I recommend checking the status in 2023 of its condition. Overall, this should not be rated a five star luxury resort.

    Jan 04, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Covid has cut service!

    Beautiful resort but missing all the main features! Not 5 star! The main stairs to beach are missing! Existing are steep and dangerous when wet! Room maids are Great but meal staff are very inattentive! Often too many at one time and often their bosses be meaning them in front of patrons! Had no cold water of all things one morning! They were watering the plants!

    Jan 04, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent, Relaxing, Top-Notch but w Weak Spa

    First and most importantly, the staff were incredibly hospitable and welcoming. Some standouts - Leticia at the desk, Maria at the bar, Oscar/Wilfredo/Wendy/Luis our servers, Marcos w excursions, and Chef Vrineo were always a bright spot in our day! Stay Details: 5 days/6 nights, Junior Sea View. We highly recommend rooms in Bldg F, the sound of the surf and views are the best on the resort, plus it's separated from the main buildings with all the restaurants/lobby/bars/pool so it's quiet and peaceful. It's also closest to the beach entry stairs. Of our 5 days, we spent 3 on the resort relaxing and 2 on excursions (Haitises, Limon Waterfall, Dune Buggies). Food: We highly recommend making restaurant reservations for every night of your stay. There are 3 restaurants - an Italian, a Brazilian churrascaria like Texas de Brazil or Fogo de Chao, and a gourmet restaurant. All 3 have unique menus you can find online. You'll want to have slacks and a button-down for dinner reservations. There's also a buffet area with indoor and outdoor seating for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The buffet changed daily, with some carryover standards and some new items to keep it from getting dull. Chef Vrineo whips up made-to-order omelettes from breakfast, pasta and grilled meats for lunch and dinner. We both found something to love on the buffet. Table service is attentive and polished. Spa: The weakest part of our stay. The couples massage was great and the facial was average. Our manicures weren't even passable. She filed my nails down to the quick for no reason, left hang nails, filed unevenly, misused the wooden cuticle pusher, twice dug so hard she tore my nail from the bed. My wife's gel was applied so that it spilled over to her skin and started peeling off in 2 days. It was bubbled and thick in some areas, other areas so thin you can could the nail underneath. The team tried, but they clearly need professional training in mani/pedi services. I ended up asking for a nail board to go so I could do some private cleanup in the room, decided not to address the issues while there. Beach: The beach is fantastic. Clear water in the morning fading to sandy surf in the evenings. Ample grass and wooden "umbrellas" to sit under on loungers. There's a bar right on the beach, and things like boogie boards. This resort notes on the website that standard features like snorkeling, wind surfing, diving training, etc are not available here for some reason. There's wifi on the beach, and lights that stay on all night for those who want a romantic stroll after dinner.

    Jan 02, 2023
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