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If you are looking for a Dominican Republic all-inclusive resort with lots of nightlife and a bustling crowd, STOP! Grand Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado is not for you!
If, on the other hand, you are looking for quiet relaxation, with spacious rooms, uncrowded facilities, and superb service, then we can highly recommend
Grand Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado!
It didn't take us long to get into the resort lifestyle! Our first day was spent mostly exploring and getting our bearings, learning what was available and just relaxing!
We soon learned, much to our enjoyment, that pelicans frequently fished in the waters surrounding the island.
We ate most of our lunches at the Las Caracolas snack bar next to the lower pool. The Presidente beer at the Las Caracolas snack bar was always cold and refreshing. Food selection was more than adequate and eliminated the need to walk back to the main buffet for lunch. The Hibyscus beach bar also was convenient for keeping up our fluid intake.
In the evening, we usually ate at one of the signature restaurants. We are sort of 'foodies' and also like to take pictures. There are 3 signature restaurants. We ate at all of them at least once. Both the food and presentation were fabulous. The house wines were appealing. The portions were reasonable. We always left the restaurant satisfied without feeling 'stuffed'. The restaurant management and wait staff were efficient and very solicitous of our needs. Definitely make your restaurant reservations soon after you arrive. They book up quickly.
Pictures below are grouped by the 3 restaurants. Evening dining at the buffet was also an option for anyone wishing a less formal dining experience.
The following are in no particular order. Hopefully they will give you a sense of the variety and beauty of this island resort.
After a few parting 'tourist' shots, it was time to leave 'our' island and head back home to our non-Caribbean existance. But with many, many fond memories...
1] Our resort review as posted on TripAdvisor
2] our 'grounds only' resort overview - 17 pictures
3] Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado - resort web site
4] CheapCaribbean.com - we booked the resort and air thru them.
5] Tour Samana With Terry - we made our own land transfer arrangements -- better deal than CheapCaribbean offered.
6] Aerial view of the island via Bing Bird's Eye View