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 the entertainment at Luxury Bahai Principal.
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.
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.
We weren’t sure what to expect when it came to entertainment at the Bahai Principe, but we were dragged into it the very first night and were involved in it every night after.
Our first night, we had dinner at a Brazilian restaurant and happened to walk through the lobby to get a drink at the bar on our walk back. There was karaoke going on.
It wasn’t your typical bar karaoke. It was organized. There were hosts and some of the singers were very, very good. We spent some time hanging out there. We had a few drinks, sang along and watched the performers sing everything from classics to hit American pop songs to songs in Spanish.
We were expecting more of the same throughout the week, but it just got better.
The second night, after dinner, we stopped in the lobby to listen to a steel drum band. It was the music of the islands and was a great backdrop to the nearly perfect evening weather. We stopped and had a drink and enjoyed the music.
On our way back from dinner the third night, we stumbled upon the circus show, which featured fire blowers, clowns, trapeze work and acrobatics, much like Cirque du Soleil. We were able to grab a seat on one of the outdoor couches and watch the entire show. We were super impressed. My husband was even streaming it on Facebook Live so that we could capture video of it. It was really fantastic.
I wouldn’t have thought that acrobatic work like that could be performed in the small area set up, but it was really good.
Another night, we caught the Michael Jackson show. It was hot that night and I just felt so badly for the performers who were trying to dance around stage in heavy heavy costumes. However, they were so much fun.
All of the shows were started with audience engagement, whether dancing or Michael Jackson impersonation, the entertainment staff always got the crowd involved before starting the performers. This was typically the same entertainment staff that was available around the pool deck all day long organizing games of ping-pong and Minute to Win It-type games.
While we never participated in the activities, that’s just our style and they were so fun to watch! Especially when you consider they typically happened in the pool, near the bar, in an adults only resort.
Each evening, there were all sorts of entertainment acts going on in different areas of the resort. We were going to see other shows, such as The Lion King, but they were typically family-oriented and very crowded with kids. Again, while we enjoy our kids, we were content to stay in the adults-only resort.
We also did other things besides the shows. One night, we walked to the beach and checked it out in the dark. One night, we just walked around and took in the summer-type weather. There were also nights when “entertainment” meant crappy TV on one of the few English-speaking stations, a nice warm bath or reading a book on the balcony. And then there were the election results. That night, we stayed up late, watched the only news station we could get and ordered room service late at night. I mean, we’re super crazy kids!
The Luxury Bahai Principal offered us amazing entertainment throughout the day. We very much enjoyed all of the shows we saw at night. It was much like being on a cruise ship. They were very fun and a nice change of pace from our typical evening entertainment of putting our children to bed.