Pros

  • On a beautiful white sand beach with lots of lounge chairs
  • Part of larger Bahia Principe complex with extensive shared facilities
  • Suite-style rooms with balconies and sofa beds for kids
  • Gorgeous central pool with multiple whirlpool sections
  • Excellent selection of dining options, from Japanese to Mediterranean
  • All-inclusive options include a la carte dining and domestic drinks
  • Lots for kids, with huge water park plus programs for different age groups
  • Good selection of excursion options including zip-lining and ATVs
  • Luxury spa with good facilities and wide range of treatments
  • Fitness facilities plus tennis courts with instruction available
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Cons

  • Food and drinks get mixed reviews
  • Free water sports equipment use is limited to an hour a day
  • Spa facilities only open to those booking treatments
  • Free Wi-Fi is limited to two devices per room
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Bottom Line

Situated on a white-sand beach, Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana is a mid-range family-friendly resort that's part of the larger Bahia Principe Punta Cana complex. The property offers 512 Junior Suites with soft but contemporary decor and small balconies, but it's the features here that really stand out. There are a ton of perks for kids of all ages, including a water park and a variety of kids' clubs. For adults, there's a spa, extensive sports facilities, and dining and drinking options from around the world. If you're looking for an all-inclusive, family-friendly property with easy beach access, the Fantasia ticks all the boxes, but there are plenty of other options to consider on the Bahia Principe complex. If you'd prefer something adults-only, though, we'd recommend the quiet and secluded Le Sivory Punta Cana By PortBlue Boutique instead.

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Amenities

  • Casino
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Kids Club
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana

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The most family-friendly resort of the Bahia Principe complex

Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana sits on the Bahia Principe complex, a huge resort development that features four other properties. Out of them all, the Fantasia property might have the most modern interiors, though it's a huge and family-friendly spot that also includes access to the other Bahia Principe properties. There's shuttle service for getting from point to point, and many of the facilities are shared between the different hotels here. The Fantasia section's claim to fame is the presence of three Disney-style castles that host restaurants and a kids' club, with rooms spread out across Spanish colonial-style structures with terra-cotta red roofs. Most of the common areas are outside around the pool, though there is an elegant  plantation-style lobby with marble floors, high ceilings supported by whitewashed pillars, and a bronze statue of a dancing woman in the center. This particular property is geared towards families, though it also gets couples and groups of friends. 

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Location

On the huge Bahia Principe resort complex, about a half-hour drive up the coast from Punta Cana International Airport

The Fantasia sits on the sprawling Bahia Principe resort complex, located in an otherwise quiet area on the coast. The development is about a half-hour drive from the Punta Cana International Airport. Most visitors tend to stick around the resort complex, as it offers direct access to Playa de Arena Gorda, though there are a few other beaches in the area worth venturing out to, including Playa de Arena, a 15-minute drive from the hotel, and Bavaro Beach, a 25-minute drive away. 

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Rooms

Junior Suites with balconies and large bathrooms, plus free Wi-Fi for up to two devices

This property offers only Junior Suites, all of which are essentially identical and only distinguishable by their views. Those views aren't of the ocean, though, but instead are of the property's castles or the less-adorned grounds. Each room comes with one king bed or two queens along with living areas that hold sofa beds, which can be turned out for children. All rooms sleep a maximum of three adults and two children. Decor is contemporary, but soft, with polished off-white tile floors, cream-colored furniture paired with beige accent walls, and soft lighting, plus floor-to-ceiling windows with blackout drapes that lead out to small balconies. Standard amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs with cable, irons and ironing boards, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and umbrellas, plus free Wi-Fi for up to two devices that's accessible throughout the resort. Bathrooms are spacious, but private when the blinds are closed over the peek-a-boo windows. They include double vanities, makeup mirrors, walk-in rainfall showers, toilets in small booths with frosted-glass doors, and separate whirlpool bath tubs. Basic toiletries are provided. We did spot a bit of mildew in the grout, though this is common in the region given the high humidity.

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Features

Range of extras from kids' club to spa, plus multiple buffet and a la carte restaurants included in rates

Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana is designed for guests who don't want to leave the premises much, with all sorts of on-site amenities and activities for all ages. You'll also find fairly generous all-inclusive packages at the Fantasia Bahia Principe, though top-shelf liquor is excluded. 

At the heart of the property is a gigantic pool area with numerous jetted tub areas and a castle at the center. The beach is also a huge draw, and guests get an hour of free non-motorized water sports equipment  per day; options include boogie boards, snorkeling gear, and kayaks. There are also plenty of lounge chairs; just arrive early for the prime waterfront spots. For families, there's a water park for kids, mini-golf, go-carting, and a variety of excursion packages available, from ATV trips to zip-lining. 

There's also a kids' club and a teen's club along with an educational Bahia Scout Program featuring nature activities. For travelers looking to relax, the Bahia Principe Spa offers a wide variety of treatment options plus excellent facilities, with a sauna, a steam room, and a whirlpool available to those who have booked treatments. For active travelers, there's a fitness center, tennis courts with lessons available, and a soccer field.

The resort offers a wide array of dining options, with a main buffet restaurant, a pool restaurant, and a beach restaurant offering all sorts of international options. The Garden Circus Restaurant is housed in one of the property's three castles, while a second castle hosts the Kokoro sushi bar. There are also plenty of a la carte restaurants on the property, with Mediterranean food, a steakhouse, a Dominican spot, a Mexican restaurant, and a Japanese restaurant that offers special teppanyaki dinner shows. Domestic alcohol and unlimited access to the a la carte restaurants is included in the all-inclusive packages, but the food and drinks here get mixed reviews.

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Things You Should Know About Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana

Also Known As

  • Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia

Address

Arena Gorda – Macao, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana

Scene

The most family-friendly resort of the Bahia Principe complex

Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana sits on the Bahia Principe complex, a huge resort development that features four other properties. Out of them all, the Fantasia property might have the most modern interiors, though it's a huge and family-friendly spot that also includes access to the other Bahia Principe properties. There's shuttle service for getting from point to point, and many of the facilities are shared between the different hotels here. The Fantasia section's claim to fame is the presence of three Disney-style castles that host restaurants and a kids' club, with rooms spread out across Spanish colonial-style structures with terra-cotta red roofs. Most of the common areas are outside around the pool, though there is an elegant  plantation-style lobby with marble floors, high ceilings supported by whitewashed pillars, and a bronze statue of a dancing woman in the center. This particular property is geared towards families, though it also gets couples and groups of friends. 

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Location

On the huge Bahia Principe resort complex, about a half-hour drive up the coast from Punta Cana International Airport

The Fantasia sits on the sprawling Bahia Principe resort complex, located in an otherwise quiet area on the coast. The development is about a half-hour drive from the Punta Cana International Airport. Most visitors tend to stick around the resort complex, as it offers direct access to Playa de Arena Gorda, though there are a few other beaches in the area worth venturing out to, including Playa de Arena, a 15-minute drive from the hotel, and Bavaro Beach, a 25-minute drive away. 

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Rooms

Junior Suites with balconies and large bathrooms, plus free Wi-Fi for up to two devices

This property offers only Junior Suites, all of which are essentially identical and only distinguishable by their views. Those views aren't of the ocean, though, but instead are of the property's castles or the less-adorned grounds. Each room comes with one king bed or two queens along with living areas that hold sofa beds, which can be turned out for children. All rooms sleep a maximum of three adults and two children. Decor is contemporary, but soft, with polished off-white tile floors, cream-colored furniture paired with beige accent walls, and soft lighting, plus floor-to-ceiling windows with blackout drapes that lead out to small balconies. Standard amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs with cable, irons and ironing boards, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and umbrellas, plus free Wi-Fi for up to two devices that's accessible throughout the resort. Bathrooms are spacious, but private when the blinds are closed over the peek-a-boo windows. They include double vanities, makeup mirrors, walk-in rainfall showers, toilets in small booths with frosted-glass doors, and separate whirlpool bath tubs. Basic toiletries are provided. We did spot a bit of mildew in the grout, though this is common in the region given the high humidity.

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Features

Range of extras from kids' club to spa, plus multiple buffet and a la carte restaurants included in rates

Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana is designed for guests who don't want to leave the premises much, with all sorts of on-site amenities and activities for all ages. You'll also find fairly generous all-inclusive packages at the Fantasia Bahia Principe, though top-shelf liquor is excluded. 

At the heart of the property is a gigantic pool area with numerous jetted tub areas and a castle at the center. The beach is also a huge draw, and guests get an hour of free non-motorized water sports equipment  per day; options include boogie boards, snorkeling gear, and kayaks. There are also plenty of lounge chairs; just arrive early for the prime waterfront spots. For families, there's a water park for kids, mini-golf, go-carting, and a variety of excursion packages available, from ATV trips to zip-lining. 

There's also a kids' club and a teen's club along with an educational Bahia Scout Program featuring nature activities. For travelers looking to relax, the Bahia Principe Spa offers a wide variety of treatment options plus excellent facilities, with a sauna, a steam room, and a whirlpool available to those who have booked treatments. For active travelers, there's a fitness center, tennis courts with lessons available, and a soccer field.

The resort offers a wide array of dining options, with a main buffet restaurant, a pool restaurant, and a beach restaurant offering all sorts of international options. The Garden Circus Restaurant is housed in one of the property's three castles, while a second castle hosts the Kokoro sushi bar. There are also plenty of a la carte restaurants on the property, with Mediterranean food, a steakhouse, a Dominican spot, a Mexican restaurant, and a Japanese restaurant that offers special teppanyaki dinner shows. Domestic alcohol and unlimited access to the a la carte restaurants is included in the all-inclusive packages, but the food and drinks here get mixed reviews.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Casino

  • Children's Pool

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Kids Club

  • Laundry

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Poolside Drink Service

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Tennis Court

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