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These Popular Dominican Republic Resorts Are Getting Major Makeovers

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As Punta Cana soars in popularity with travelers this year, a number of major resorts in the sun-soaked destination are getting huge makeovers.

Although the city is famous for its top-notch hospitality, luxurious properties, and impeccable service, resorts need to undergo routine renovations to maintain extremely high standards as travel numbers grow.

palm trees and white sand beach in punta cana

Last week, Grupo Piñero, one of the largest hospitality chains operating in the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean region, announced that several of its properties will be enhanced thanks to new renovations.

As the Dominican Republic gears up for a record-breaking winter season, here’s the latest on resort renovations in the sunny destination.

aerial view of the bavaro resort area in punta cana

Grupo Piñero Announces Resort Renovations For Its Dominican Republic Properties

Grupo Piñero is the latest hospitality giant to reveal an ambitious renovation program targeting all of its major Dominican Republic properties. At an estimated cost of over $70 million, the makeovers will improve existing facilities and add new ones to welcome more guests. 

@jattytravels My review of @Bahia Principe Hotels&Resorts in Punta Cana, DR! Would definitely visit again. If you wanna relax, have fun & be entertained please go here!!! #dominicanrepublic #puntacana #travel #fyp #fypシ #viral #food #foodie #allinclusive #love #romance #resort ♬ Chill Vibes – Tollan Kim

According to Grupo Piñero, as visitor numbers to the Caribbean – and especially the Dominican Republic – grow, travelers are demanding more services and unique experiences to make their stay more memorable. 

That’s why Grupo Piñero has announced sweeping changes to its properties in the Dominican Republic, where it has already renovated some 600 rooms, including the Junior Suite Premium and Deluxe swim Up suites. 

@kaiolangame Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana 🏝🍹🙏 #puntacana #caribe #bahiaprincipe #bahiaprincipepuntacana #republicadominicana #dominicanrepublic #pooltime #pool #beach #resort #summer #summervibes ♬ DESPECHÁ – ROSALÍA

Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda

Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda is another major Punta Cana resort that will see its luxury amenities and fabulous service greatly improved thanks to the ongoing renovation. 

While the makeover will largely focus on sprucing up the resort’s outdoor facilities and numerous indoor areas, the property’s culinary offerings are also getting a major boost. After the extensive renovation program is complete, guests can look forward to more dining options, including new Taíno-influenced dishes.

@bahiaprincipehotels We present the reconceptualization of the 𝗕𝗮𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗟𝘂𝘅𝘂𝗿𝘆 𝗘𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗱𝗮 𝘓𝘰𝘣𝘣𝘺. The theme for the Lobby has been the Taino culture, with many geometric figures, colors that represent nature and the sea. The main piece is the lamp over the round table, as it represents the sun, a very important element in the Taino culture. Te presentamos la reconceptualización del 𝘓𝘰𝘣𝘣𝘺 de 𝗕𝗮𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗟𝘂𝘅𝘂𝗿𝘆 𝗘𝘀𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗱𝗮. La temática para el Lobby ha sido la cultura taina, con muchas figuras geométricas, colores que representan la naturaleza y mar. La pieza principal es la lampara sobre la mesa redonda, ya que representa el Sol, elemento muy importante en la cultura Taina. #BahiaPrincipeHotels #BahiaPrincipeLuxuryEsmeralda #GetBetterForYou #MejorandoParaTi #PuntaCana #RepublicaDominicana ♬ sonido original – Bahia Principe Hotels&Resorts

As more travelers flock to enjoy Punta Cana’s vibrant cultural scene, Grupo Piñero wants to ensure that guests staying at one of its many properties have the chance to immerse themselves in local flavors & traditions. 

Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana

The spectacular Bahía Grand Punta Cana belongs to Grupo Piñero’s Bávaro Complex, which consists of a handful of luxurious all-inclusives along the white-sand shores of the Bávaro neighborhood.

@bahiaprincipehotels 𝗕𝗮𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗼 Welcome to Bavaro Beach, the center of fun! Enjoy this beachfront hotel surrounded by entertainment and many activities at the newly renovated central pool. We look forward to hosting you! . #BahiaPrincipeHotels #BahiaPrincipeGrandBavaro #Bavaro #PuntaCana #RepublicaDominica #DominicanRepublic #DreamedVacation #Caribe #Caribbean ♬ sonido original – Bahia Principe Hotels&Resorts

The lavish 5-star property has already received several major upgrades, and with several other improvements underway, this upscale resort is set to become even better. This December, Grupo Piñero is launching La Isla, a brand-new entertainment area available to all guests staying at the Bávaro Complex. 

The new facility will also include lots of options for shopping and dining, as well as a new kids-only area. 

Bahia Principe Grand Bávaro

With an investment of over $30 million, Bahia Principe Grand Bávaro is set to become one of the most modern and luxurious resorts in the Punta Cana region. 

The already excellent resort is set to receive major upgrades to its outdoor facilities, including its aging facades, which will be renovated to give the 5-star property a more modern and fresh look. 

@bahiaprincipehotels If you are visiting us at 𝗕𝗮𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗼 we have for you some suggestions of what to do in Punta Cana while you are here. 𝙄𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙡: -Relax in our Spa -Play on our Golf Course -Enjoy our nightly shows. 𝙎𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙤𝙪𝙩𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙡: -Ride a Buggy -Go zip lining -Visit a spa on a boat, the Dr. Fish Tour -Visit a Cacao plantation -Take an excursion to Saona Island. -Live the adventure of a safari 𝗠𝗢𝗥𝗘 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢 𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗜𝗢 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞 Si nos visitas en 𝗕𝗮𝗵𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗕𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗿𝗼, tenemos para ti algunas sugerencias de qué hacer en Punta Cana mientras estas aquí. 𝘿𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤 𝙙𝙚𝙡 𝙃𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙡: -Relájate en nuestro Spa -Juega en nuestro Campo de Golf -Disfruta nuestros espectáculos Nocturnos 𝘼𝙡𝙜𝙪𝙣𝙖𝙨 𝙚𝙭𝙘𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙚𝙧𝙖 𝙙𝙚𝙡 𝙃𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙡: -Monta en Buggy -lánzate en tirolina -Visita un spa en un bote, el Dr. Fish tour -Conoce una plantación de Cacao -Haz una excursión a la Isla Saona -Vive la aventura de un safari 𝗠𝗔𝗦 𝗜𝗡𝗙𝗢 𝗘𝗡 𝗘𝗟 𝗟𝗜𝗡𝗞 𝗗𝗘 𝗕𝗜𝗢 #BahiaPricnipeHotels#PuntaCana#Bavaro #WhatToDoInPuntaCana#QueHacerEnPuntaCana#RepublicaDominicana#DominicanRepublic ♬ Adventure – FASSounds

The luxurious 5-star resort boasts stunning views of the Caribbean Sea thanks to its prime beachfront location. Guests at the property can enjoy some of the best amenities of any Bávaro resort, including 2 outdoor pools, 4 bars, and 3 international restaurants. 

Guests also have access to the upscale Bahía Spa, which boasts a number of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments for the mind & body.

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