Fodor's Expert Review Luxury Bahía Príncipe Cayo Levantado

32000, Dominican Republic

Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.

This adults-only, all-inclusive resort—the most expensive and highest rated of the Bahía Príncipes in Samaná—hogs two-thirds of the gorgeous island for itself, but you can't deny that it has the best beaches, pools, and recreational choices of any area resort. Twice-daily ferries shuttle you from the mainland (15 minutes). The oversized guest rooms are notably attractive, especially after the most recent cosmetic renovation; each has a balcony or terrace that looks out over the ocean, with a canopy bed and a whirlpool bath separated by a glass partition. The Brazilian restaurant, Il Rodizzio, is a new concept for Bahía Príncipe and a guest favorite. Service is a high point—and you will be treated with care by the hardworking Dominican staff. The peppy animation team puts on amateur shows each night.

PROS

  • beautiful beach
  • lobby is impressive, as is the ferry's departure lounge on the mainland
  • being on an island has an allure

CONS

  • food is not remarkable
  • expensive for this region
  • removed from town

QUICK FACTS

Resort
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Beachfront
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 866-282–2442-reservations | 809-538–3232

HOTEL DETAILS

204 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive, Three-night minimum

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