Do you feel that luxury resorts are out of your reach? Ever wonder what true luxury feels like and how to get the best luxurious amenities within your budget? Having traveled to many top destinations and to the best of the best resorts around the world, we found luxury within reach for all at this Luxury Bahia Principe property in the Dominican Republic.

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An amazing staff there to greet you at Luxury Bahia Principe. Photo credit Dana Zucker, Luxe Traveling Mom.

Arriving at the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection is an experience in itself. Located on Cayo Levantado, the resort is only accessible by boat from Samana, Dominican Republic. Upon arrival, you are escorted to the property’s main building and greeted with a cool towel, signature drink, and an amazing staff.

The Resort Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

The all-inclusive resort includes various accommodation options, dining and liquor, boat transport, wi-fi, various water sports, taxes and tips, and even a scuba diving lesson among many other goodies.  But, you can certainly add on special little luxuries like spa treatments and excursions to make your stay all the luxury you want within your budget.

Each Bahia Principe property takes service to the next level. Once checked in, you are whisked off to your room or suite by your butler. Yes, I said butler. No matter where you are or what you need, there is always a butler or staff member there to assist with a smile. They are present, friendly, and warm, but not under your feet, which makes it perfect.

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Photo credit Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado.

Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection is one of the signature adult-only luxury properties offered by Bahia Príncipe. If you are traveling with the family, there are many options for you as well as at one of their many other properties.

Rooms & Suites at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

There are five room and suite types located throughout the property, catering to all desires and budgets. Choose from accommodations in the main building, a couple of outer buildings, small cottages with and without water views, including a few rooms with private entrances, and villas located on the beach.

Honestly, when touring the property, each of the room types had unique aspects that made them difficult to choose. I guess that means I have to go back to stay in each type just for the experience.

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My suite at the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. Photo credit Dana Zucker, Luxe Traveling Mom.

While traveling solo, I stayed in the main building where I luxuriated in a suite that went on and on. The bathroom was larger than most hotel rooms, with a beautiful shower and a large spa tub. The main room had a giant comfy bed, sitting area, and two desk areas. But, it didn’t stop there. The room also had a large balcony with a hot tub, chaise lounge chairs, and a killer view of both the water and the property. Rooms are well stocked with drinks and munchies as well.

Spa & Fitness at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

The Bahia Spa at Cayo Levantado Spa & Fitness Center is located in the center of the island in the middle of a tropical garden with windows that showcase the area. The facility is one of the best I have enjoyed in a long time, mainly due to the two resting areas. The first is in the center of the treatment rooms with a relaxing water feature. The second is paradise!

This area offers a warm pool surrounded by comfortable lounge chairs or two submerged lounge chairs in the water. The problem of the day — which to enjoy first? Sauna, cool dipping pool, or tropical storm showers? I could have spent the whole day there.

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The pool area at the spa at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. Photo credit Dana Zucker, Luxe Traveling Mom.

Treatments include massages, a beauty salon that offers hair, nail and make up services, and body treatments and facials. I enjoyed a one of the classic massages and a long visit in the pool area. Both were outstanding. Oh, while I didn’t partake at this time, massages are also offered at the beach. Being optional, you can decide to do the spa or not and how many packages and treatments can fit your budget.

There is a well-maintained and well-equipped fitness center on the property as well, but you may prefer to engage in tennis or water sports for your fitness. A huge benefit for runners and walkers is a distance marked trail around the property

Pools & Beach at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

The two pools on the property each have their own unique features: 1) swim up bar and 2) at the beach. Both have plenty of sun and shade areas available.

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The exquisite pool at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. Photo credit Dana Zucker, Luxe Traveling Mom.

The beach is one continuous sandy paradise with two very different areas. One side faces north and has nice gentle waves; all the beach activities and bar are located here. The other side offers the water sports and is a bit protected by a small rock formation several hundred yards out. It is perfect for snorkeling and a bit calmer.

Beach waiters are constantly around to meet any need you have. I found a beautiful spot under a tree near the water with a comfy lounge and table and spent the day there and never wanted for anything.

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The gorgeous beach at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado. Photo credit Dana Zucker, Luxe Traveling Mom.

Excursions at Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado

The hotel is also happy to arrange any outside excursions you might be interested in.  I took advantage of a few and can highly recommend.

So, if you’re looking for luxury at a price you can afford in your next beach vacation, I hope you check out all they have to offer at the Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado in the Dominican Republic.  You just might find me there…

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