Vacation in Punta Cana: Our room at the Luxury Bahai Principe
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Every five years, my husband and I take a big trip together without the kids. There have been little trips here and there fora night or two, but these trips are week-long, no-cell-service and many-many-adult-beverages-consumed sort of trips. If you’ve been with me a while, you’ll remember we did a Norwegian Cruise in 2011. This year, we headed to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic to celebrate our 10 year anniversary.

This post is all about our room at the Luxury Bahai Principe.

I’m going to break this trip down into several parts and I’ll add in the links to the categories once they are all posted.

Flight to Punta Cana
Resort
Our Room
Entertainment
Restaurants
Flight home from Punta Cana
Things to do
Things I learned
Our day-to-day

So read what you want, skip what you don’t, but know that all of these opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way.

Our room was in Building 83 of the Ambar Blue hotel on the third floor. (Want to know more about the hotel? You need to read my post on the resort.) Here is a map for your reference. So, remember that oversized checked bag we had? Yeah, there was no elevator. Thankfully the bell hop carried it up and we were able to carry it down, but still…third floor.

This was also a bummer when we forgot something upstairs or we were at the pool and just wanted to run up to grab something or use our bathroom. Third floor.

But our hotel was in the best location. We could easily get to the pool and the lobby area, which is where we spent a lot of time.

So our room at the Luxury Bahai Principe. We were in a regular room, not a suite. We had a king-size bed, couch, table and a large dresser area with a TV—oh and a locking safe. Pretty standard stuff. Here are some video tours of the room.

The door to the room opened to a small hallway. One side was lined with closets, including the locking safe that we used daily, and shelves and rods for hanging clothes. On the right, was the door to the bathroom. Walking a little further, the room opened up and these videos depict what it looks like.

Our room was plenty spacious for the two of us.

And our bathroom! Oh man, there was a stand-up shower, toilet area, double-sink vanity and a large jacuzzi tub with a window that overlooked the rest of the room. I spent several evenings in that tub! Here is a video tour of our bathroom. The only issue we had was water. It seemed to take the water in the shower a really long time to warm up or cool down. So, we basically had to hope we got the combination right straight away or we were waiting to find it.

The floors were tile, as seems pretty common in the Caribbean and tropical locales.

Our room also had a large balcony with a table and chairs. While we overlooked the construction of another resort, it certainly wasn’t noisy or terrible. I sat out there just about every morning doing some reading or writing and even a few evenings. Our balcony was on an edge of the property and a small private road for the resort ran along side of it. It wasn’t busy or heavily traveled.

Our balcony at the Bahai Principe in Punta Cana.
Our balcony at the Bahai Principe in Punta Cana.
Our balcony at the Bahai Principe in Punta Cana.
Our balcony at the Bahai Principe in Punta Cana.
Our balcony at the Bahai Principe in Punta Cana.
Our balcony at the Bahai Principe in Punta Cana.

The room was also came with a stocked bar. In fact, that would come and restock it throughout the day if we needed it. There was water, soda, beer, liquor and small snacks. So we had access to that sort of stuff without calling the 24-hour room service. We could get more food through room service for no charge at any time. Apparently this was also a Privilege Club perk.

Twice a day someone came to clean the room, make the bed/turn down the sheets. Once we had a note about fumigation, but we never saw a bug or had any issues with the room.

We got chocolates during the turn-down service every evening at the Bahai Principe.
We got chocolates during the turn-down service every evening at the Bahai Principe.
We got chocolates during the turn-down service every evening at the Bahai Principe.
We got chocolates during the turn-down service every evening at the Bahai Principe.

Oh and my favorite touch? The banner on our door. We left it up the entire time we were there because it made us feel special.

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