Bahia Principe Ambar
Now known as Luxury Gran Bahia Principe Ambar
Part of Gran Bahia Principe resort complex:
GBP Bavaro, GBP Esmerelda, GBP Punta Cana
Also see our post on the difference between the various Gran Bahia Principe resorts
Beach: Arena Gorda
Sand colour: sandy coloured ie. not pure white
Snorkeling & water conditions: very few fish to see. Walk to the left of the resort in front of Majestic Colonial – follow the swim zone rope to where it gets deeper to see fish there. The sea at the GBP complex is generally calm with a small shorebreak. Most waves are wind driven. No strong currents or undertow.
Private beach area: Yes, in front of the pool.
Keep in mind that the island’s beaches are all public, so the private area does not extend to the ocean edge, but for a 100-200 feet in front of the pool. This is the only GBP resort that has a private beach front area.
Since the Ambar is at the north end of the property the beach is much quieter than the center part of the resort.
See MAP 3
NEW!! Aquatic Park (waterpark) will be open Dec 2012
Adults Only: minimum 18 years of age.
Approx 40 to 50 mins from airport
Has its own lobby & reception area
1 x pool
4 x bars
3 x a la carte restaurants
Golf: nearest course is 5 minutes away at Punta Blanca Golf Course.
For more info on all of Punta Cana’s golf courses see www.puntacanagolf.net
Ambar guests can use all the facilities of the Gran Bahía Príncipe Bávaro and Punta Cana (except buffets, gourmet restaurant and exclusive club areas). The majority of the entertainment and shows are within the shared Pueblo Principe area. Light entertainment is provided exclusively for Ambar guests in their lobby bar.
Pueblo Principe is a large shopping and entertainment area at the top end of the resort complex for all to share – loads of local vendors, clothing, gift and jewellery shops along with a casino (not owned by the resort so drinks are extra cost here), disco, sports bar and karaoke along with outdoor entertainment each evening – this is additional to the nightly shows put on next to the lobby of the GBP Bavaro/GBP Punta Cana resorts called the Tropicana.
Note: For transfers to and from the airport and to meet excursion transportation Ambar guests must take the tram to the Bahia Principe Bavaro lobby as there is no vehicle road leading to the Ambar lobby.
The whole Gran Bahia Principe resort complex is very large, but one that is very easy to get around primarily due to the very efficient tram service that runs from 5:30am to 3am.
Website: Bahia Principe Ambar
Phone: +1 809 552 1444
Fax: +1 809 468 4327
E-mail guest services: email@example.com