Located right on Bavaro Beach, the Grand Bahia Principle hotel promises a luxurious escape for those looking to relax on a well earned holiday.  With many facilities and dining options the hotel has become a popular choice for holiday makers looking for either relaxation at the hotels spa or activities such as water sports and nightclubbing.  Unfortunately many visitors to the Grand Bahia Principle suffer from avoidable holiday illness ans are unable to enjoy the holiday they paid for.

Sickholiday.com have dealt with 23 cases of reported food poisoning at the Grand Bahia Principle.

Many visitors to the Grand Bahia Principle experience satisfactory levels of safety and hygiene.  Poor housekeeping and maintenance, along with the smell of sewage have been observed by holidaymakers visiting the Grand Bahia Principle.

Symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea and high temperatures have been common and are usually related to food poisoning or coming into contact with unclean water.  This had led to many all-inclusive holidays being ruined and many holidaymakers left out of pocket.

Whilst staying in the Grand Bahia Principle it is important to follow these guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning and other holiday illnesses:

  • Avoid foods not cooked thoroughly and/or re-heated incorrectly.
  • Avoid foods not prepared hygienically.
  • Avoid food not stored at the correct temperature
  • Frequently use an alcohol-based hand gel.
  • Avoid salads and any uncooked fruits and vegetables (these may have been handled unhygienically)
  • Avoid swimming in water or pools that appear dirty and untreated.

In the event that you do get ill Sickholiday advise that you seek medical attention whilst on holiday as this will greatly increase your chances of making an eligible claim upon your return.

It is your tour operators’ responsibility to make sure you are provided with a safe, clean and hygienic hotel.

If you have fallen ill whilst on an all-inclusive holiday to the Grand Bahia Principle, get in touch with a member of our team on 01625 253 020.

We have over 10 years industry experience and we will be happy to help you through the process of claiming back the cost of your holiday plus any additional compensation you may be owed.







“She was ill for a total of 14 days!”

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Mrs S travelled to the Grand Bahia Principe in the Dominican Republic in May 2015. As the holiday was for the couple’s wedding anniversary they were particularly upset to have the holiday ruined by illness. Around 3 days into the holiday Mrs S started experiencing severe diarrhoea and nausea.

Shortly after this Mrs S was forced to visit the hotel doctor and was sent to the local hospital.  She was given medication and an injection for the symptoms. To add to the problems Mr S also came down with symptoms which meant they were both unwell and couldn’t celebrate their anniversary.  On Return to the UK Mrs S had to visit the G.P and was ill for a total of 14 days.






“A terrible resort!”

Review of the Grand Bahia Principle

“My daughter, myself and my husband got sick while we were there from the food. My sister in law who stayed an extra 5 days just returned only to be hospitalised from severe diarrhoea, vomiting and fever.”

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“Stay away! Crooked employees and sickness from the food!”

Review of the Grand Bahia Principle

“I travelled with approximately 20 people. Every single person got very, very sick. Vomiting and diarrhea for 1 -2 days. Literally every single person except for myself. We think it was the food but obviously something is up!”

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