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The Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo hotel in Samana is located on the beautiful Samana Peninsula, approximately 35 km from the Samana airport.
Hotel details
Important information
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  • During the Holy Week, please take note that all watersports in the Dominican Republic will be suspended.
    As per new legislation, all discotheques open to the public are to shut down at midnight from Monday to Friday and 2 am on Saturday and Sunday. This may result in various discotheques being closed until further notice. For the hotels that have a discotheque dedicated only to hotel clientele, regular operation hours are maintained. Furthermore, for the casinos that remain open until 4 am, no alcohol is served after midnight on weekdays and after 2 am on weekends.

Mandatory Information: Upgrade

  • June 3, 2016:
     
    Please take note that the free upgrade promotion is not combinable with the super EBB and EBB indicated in the brochure (price guarantee and Option Plus).

Brochure Erratum(s)

  • Please take note of the following change in our 2016-2017 brochure.

    November 18, 2016:
    The distance between Samana airport & Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo resort is 35 km.
About your Hotel
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Hotel Location

  • Approximately 35 km from Samaná El Catey International Airport - Samana
  • Beachfront
  • Close to a park/nature reserve
  • Area: Las Terrenas

Hotel Description

  • Transat Exclusive club
  • 606 rooms
  • 25 villa(s) of 3 storey(s)

Services

  • Parking available at the hotel
  • 2 pool(s)
  • 6 restaurant(s)
  • 8 bar(s)
  • 24h drinks
  • 24h snacks
  • Disco
  • Fitness center
  • Playground
  • Evening entertainment
  • Live music
  • Convenience Store ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Doctor on site ($)
  • Laundry services ($)
  • 1 tennis court(s)
  • Accessible for people with restricted mobility
  • Water park
  • WiFi available in :
    • Lobby
    • Room ($)
  • Nurse on site ($)
  • Currency exchange ($)
  • ATM ($)
  • Shuttle service throughout the resort
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
  • Scuba diving ($)
  • Mini-disco
  • Babysitting ($)
  • Gift shop ($)
  • Minimum age to check in without an adult : 18 years old
  • Beauty salon ($)
  • Massage ($)
  • Spa services ($)

Beach

  • Beach Club on site
  • Lounge chairs
  • Palapas

Hotel Contact Information

  • Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo 4*
  • Carretera Las Terrenas - El Limon, Km 4, Samana, Dominican Republic
  • Tel.: 8092406100
  • Fax : 8092406104
  • Email : info.elportillo@bahia-principe.com
Inclusions
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For travel between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017

Package

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 3 times per week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Disco (admission and drinks included at Pueblo Principe)
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gala dinner on Dec. 31
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool once per stay
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Non-motorized water sports (select, 1 hour per day)
  • Selected international drinks (unlimited)
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (24 hrs)
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Access to all services and facilities at Pueblo Principe
  • 5 accessible bar(s) at the property
  • 6 accessible restaurant(s) at the property
  • Service of a representative at destination
  • Honeymoon package
DISTINCTION COLLECTION INCLUSIONS *:
  • Direct transfer between the airport and hotel (package only)
  • À la carte dinners (additional guaranteed reservations may apply)
  • Welcome cocktail upon arrival
  • Mini-bar restocked daily
  • Selected international drinks (unlimited)
  • Safety deposit box (free)
  • Cool Towel upon arrival
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Beach towels in room
* Included with "Junior Suite Superior Royal Golden 4.5*" only
FAMILY COLLECTION INCLUSIONS :
  • Children's entertainment
  • Equipment for kids (playground, wading pool, waterslide)
  • Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12)
  • Free seat selection for kids (some restrictions may apply, as per company policy)
  • Dedicated family check-in at airport counter (package only) available at main Canadian airports
  • Priority check-in and boarding (package only)
  • Priority baggage handling (package only)
  • Babysitting service ($)
  • Part of: For the Little Ones, Little Fish and Big of Fun for Big Families
ROYAL GOLDEN INCLUSIONS *:
  • À la carte dinners (1 extra à la carte dinner/week for a total of 4, reservations required)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Separate check-in
  • Welcome cocktail upon arrival
  • Cool Towel upon arrival
  • Distinct identifcation bracelet
  • Dedicated room location in spacious Junior Suites
  • Bottle of rum in room upon arrival
  • Beach towels in room
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
  • Turn-down service
  • Concierge service with direct phone line
  • Room service 24-hour (light menu)
  • VIP room amenities
  • Access to the Royal Golden Club House, a private lounge exclusive to Royal Golden guests
  • Complimentary printed press and Internet access at the Club House
  • Spa treatment discounts (20% discount per adult)
  • Mini-bar upgraded and restocked daily
  • Complimentary WiFi in the lobby (24-hour)
* Included with "Junior Suite Superior Royal Golden 4.5*" only
HONEYMOON PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :

Hotel only

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

GENERAL INCLUSIONS :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 3 times per week (reservations required)
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Disco (admission and drinks included at Pueblo Principe)
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, house wine included)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Gala dinner on Dec. 31
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool once per stay
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks and beer)
  • Non-motorized water sports (select, 1 hour per day)
  • Selected international drinks (unlimited)
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic beverages (24 hrs)
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Access to all services and facilities at Pueblo Principe
  • 5 accessible bar(s) at the property
  • 6 accessible restaurant(s) at the property
  • Service of a representative at destination
  • Honeymoon package
DISTINCTION COLLECTION INCLUSIONS *:
  • Direct transfer between the airport and hotel (package only)
  • À la carte dinners (additional guaranteed reservations may apply)
  • Welcome cocktail upon arrival
  • Mini-bar restocked daily
  • Selected international drinks (unlimited)
  • Safety deposit box (free)
  • Cool Towel upon arrival
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room
  • Beach towels in room
* Included with "Junior Suite Superior Royal Golden 4.5*" only
FAMILY COLLECTION INCLUSIONS :
  • Children's entertainment
  • Equipment for kids (playground, wading pool, waterslide)
  • Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12)
  • Free seat selection for kids (some restrictions may apply, as per company policy)
  • Dedicated family check-in at airport counter (package only) available at main Canadian airports
  • Priority check-in and boarding (package only)
  • Priority baggage handling (package only)
  • Babysitting service ($)
  • Part of: For the Little Ones, Little Fish and Big of Fun for Big Families
ROYAL GOLDEN INCLUSIONS *:
  • À la carte dinners (1 extra à la carte dinner/week for a total of 4, reservations required)
  • Safety deposit box
  • Separate check-in
  • Welcome cocktail upon arrival
  • Cool Towel upon arrival
  • Distinct identifcation bracelet
  • Dedicated room location in spacious Junior Suites
  • Bottle of rum in room upon arrival
  • Beach towels in room
  • Bathrobes and slippers in room upon arrival
  • Turn-down service
  • Concierge service with direct phone line
  • Room service 24-hour (light menu)
  • VIP room amenities
  • Access to the Royal Golden Club House, a private lounge exclusive to Royal Golden guests
  • Complimentary printed press and Internet access at the Club House
  • Spa treatment discounts (20% discount per adult)
  • Mini-bar upgraded and restocked daily
  • Complimentary WiFi in the lobby (24-hour)
* Included with "Junior Suite Superior Royal Golden 4.5*" only
HONEYMOON PACKAGE INCLUSIONS :
Rooms
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  • For your comfort, each room offers :
  • Room 4* > Ø

    Inclusions
    • 2016-2017
    • WiFi ($)
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe ($)
    • Satellite TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Size of the room : 22 m²
    • Garden View
    • Up to 3 people :
      • Maximum 2 adults
      • Maximum 1 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Crib (on request)
    • Desk/Working area
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Hydro
      • Bath type : Whirlpool
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board (on request)
    • Telephone
    • FAMILY COLLECTION inclusions
    • noliKIDS inclusions
    • WiFi
  • Junior Suite Superior Royal Golden 4.5* > Ø

    Inclusions
    • 2016-2017
    • 2016-2017
    • ROYAL GOLDEN INCLUSIONS ( 2016-2017)
    • WiFi ($)
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe
    • Satellite TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Size of the room : 45 m²
    • Garden View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size bed and 1 sofa or 2 double beds and 1 sofa
    • Extra bed (on request)
    • Crib (on request)
    • Living area
    • Desk/Working area
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Whirlpool
    • Rooms located in block: 1,3,5,7,8,9
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Turndown service
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Room service
    • Telephone
    • FAMILY COLLECTION inclusions
    • DISTINCTION COLLECTION inclusions
    • ROYAL GOLDEN inclusions
  • Family Junior Suite 4* > Ø

    Inclusions
    • 2016-2017
    • WiFi ($)
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe ($)
    • Flat screen satellite TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Size of the room : 45 m²
    • Run of the house View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size and 1 sofa bed
    • Crib (on request)
    • Living area
    • Desk/Working area
    • Balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board (on request)
    • Room service ($)
    • Telephone
    • FAMILY COLLECTION inclusions
    • noliKIDS inclusions
    • Bathrobes and slippers in room for the whole family
    • Mini-bar for adults and kids restocked daily (beer, water, soft drinks, juices, milkshakes, milk)
    • Welcome gift in the room comprising a T-shirt and cap
    • Kids' menu (Kid’s corner and Baby corner at the buffets with special dishes for children)
    • Treats in room upon arrival
    • Amenities for children
  • Family Master Suite 4* > Ø

    Inclusions
    • 2016-2017
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe ($)
    • Flat screen satellite TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Size of the room : 45 m²
    • Run of the house View
    • Up to 7 people :
      • Maximum 4 adults
      • Maximum 5 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size and 1 sofa bed (1st room)
    • 2 queen-size and 1 sofa bed (2nd room)
    • Crib (on request)
    • Living area
    • Desk/Working area
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board (on request)
    • Room service ($)
    • Telephone
    • FAMILY COLLECTION inclusions
    • noliKIDS inclusions
    • Bathrobes and slippers in room for the whole family
    • Mini-bar for adults and kids restocked daily (beer, water, soft drinks, juices, milkshakes, milk and snacks)
    • Welcome gift in the room comprising a T-shirt and cap
    • Kids' menu (Kid’s corner and Baby corner at the buffets with special dishes for children)
    • Treats in room upon arrival
    • Amenities for children
  • Junior Suite > Ø

    Inclusions
    • 2016-2017
    • WiFi ($)
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe ($)
    • Satellite TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Size of the room : 45 m²
    • Garden View
    • Up to 3 people :
      • Maximum 2 adults
      • Maximum 1 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Crib (on request)
    • Desk/Working area
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Hydro
      • Bath type : Whirlpool
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Telephone
    • FAMILY COLLECTION inclusions
    • WiFi
  • Junior Suite Superior > Ø

    Inclusions
    • 2016-2017
    • WiFi ($)
    • Mini-bar
    • In-room safe ($)
    • Satellite TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Size of the room : 45 m²
    • Garden View
    • Up to 3 people :
      • Maximum 2 adults
      • Maximum 1 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Crib (on request)
    • Living area
    • Desk/Working area
    • Connecting room available on request
    • Balcony or terrace
    • Full bathroom
      • Shower : Hydro
      • Bath type : Whirlpool
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Coffee/tea-maker
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Telephone
    • FAMILY COLLECTION inclusions
    • WiFi
Sports / Activities
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Sports

  • Basketball
  • Boogie board
  • Fishing ($)
  • Kayaking
  • Motorized water sports ($)
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
    • 1 tennis court(s)
Catamaran (1 hour per day on request)

Activities

  • Aerobics
  • Aquafitness
  • Banana boat ($)
  • Catamaran
  • Dance lessons
  • Darts
  • Fitness center
  • Horseback riding nearby ($)
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Ping-pong
  • Scuba Diving ($)
Internet
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WiFi available in :

  • Lobby
  • Room ($)
24hr Free Wi-Fi at the lobby.
Family Collection
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Fun for Kids and Kids at Heart

When we think of our fondest childhood memories, family holidays immediately spring to mind. We know how precious these moments are, and that is why we have compiled our Family Collection, designed to help you plan the perfect family getaway in the sun.

WHO ARE YOU TRAVELLING WITH?

CHILDREN UP TO AGE 3
FOR THE LITTLE ONES
With babies and kids’ clubs, mini-shows and wading pools, these hotels have thought of your little ones so you can maximize your fun!

CHILDREN AGED 4 TO 11
LITTLE FISH
Like fish in the sea, your kids will make a splash all day long in these hotels boasting water games, aqua parks, pools with slides and fun-filled kids’ clubs.

TEENS AGED 12 TO 16
COOL FOR TEENS
With surf simulators to ride the waves, game rooms to hang out in and discos to dance to their favourite tunes, your teens will never run out of things to do!

SWIM FANS
WAVES OF FUN
These hotels boast water parks and surf simulators, for hours of aqua fun for the whole family!

JUST YOU AND THE KIDS
SINGLE PARENTS
Moms or dads travelling alone with children under 13 can benefit from reduced rates at these hotels or even free stays for kids.

3 OR MORE KIDS
BIG FUN FOR BIG FAMILIES
Families of 5 or more can benefit from adjoining or larger rooms so they can enjoy quality time together, in total comfort.

GRANDPA AND GRANDMA TOO!
MULTI-GENERATIONAL VACATIONS
Luxurious suites of exceptional comfort and a myriad of services at your fingertips to unite all the generations of your tight-knit family.

To find out if this hotel meets the needs of your family, please refer to "Family Collection" Inclusions in the "Inclusions" section.  
May be available with some room categories, according to the property
Distinction Collection
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Pampered Perks

In an all-inclusive paradise, all packages are not created equal. The proof: our Distinction Collection offers exclusive benefits that will make your sun holidays even brighter! So why deprive yourself of all these pampered perks?

Benefits exclusive to Transat * 
DIRECT ROUNDTRIP TRANSFERS between airport and hotel ** 
ADDITIONAL GUARANTEED reservations at à la carte restaurants
FREE WIFI in the lobby *** 
MINI-BAR stocked daily
UNLIMITED international drinks
FREE in-room safe

YOU’LL ALSO ENJOY…
Welcome cocktail and cold towel upon arrival
Beach towels, bathrobes and slippers in the room
Bottle of wine or local specialty in the room upon arrival
Concierge service
Turn-down service Golf or spa discounts

* Some inclusions may vary by resort. See hotel inclusions for details.
** Not available at the Meliá Cayo Guillermo.
*** One hour or more per day (may vary by resort).
 

May be available with some room categories, according to the property
Restaurants / Bars
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  • This information is for informational purposes only and can change depending of the occupancy and season.
    • 24h snacks
    • 24h drinks
    • Disco
  • Restaurant(s)

    • Las Dalias
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Buffet Restaurant
      • Lunch : Buffet Restaurant
      • Dinner : Buffet Restaurant
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
    • El Pescador
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Mediterranean
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Semi-formal
      • High chairs available
    • Orquidea
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Gourmet
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Semi-formal
      • High chairs available
    • Las Olas
      Image bar
      • Lunch : Snack Bar
      • High chairs available
      • Smoking area
    • Rodizio
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Brazilian
      • Reservation required
      • Evening dress code: Semi-formal
      • High chairs available
    • Portofino
      Image bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Italian
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Semi-formal
  • Bar(s)

    • Jacuzzi
      Image bar
      • Location : Beach
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 18:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • Flamboyan
      Image bar
      • Location : Pool
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 18:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • Broadway
      Image bar
      • Location : Theatre
      • Opening time : 20:30
      • Closing time : 22:30
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      This bar is open during the evening shows.
    • Daiquiri
      Image bar
      • Location : Lobby
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 23:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      • Premium drinks ($)
    • Relax
      Image bar
      • Location : Pool
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 18:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • Chill Out
      Image bar
      • Location : Terrace
      • Opening time : 20:00
      • Closing time : 23:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • Water Park Bar
      Image bar
      • Location : Pool
      • Opening time : 08:00
      • Closing time : 18:00
      No alcoholic drinks
    • Bachata
      Image bar
      • Disco
      • Opening time : 23:30
      • Closing time : 02:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
Kids
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  • Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12)
  • 1 kids pool(s)
  • Playground
  • Water park
  • Mini-disco
  • Babysitting ($)
  • High chair available at the restaurant(s)
Scuba Diving
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Services ($)

  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool
  • Scuba diving centre on site
  • PADI certification
Spa
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Services ($)

  • Body Treatments
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa Circuits
  • Special Therapies
Wedding / Honeymoon
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Free honeymoon package

Wedding package ($)

Eco-responsible
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Travelife Gold

Travelife is an international label designed by and for the travel industry. This efficient certification system helps managers in the lodging sector measure and track their social and environmental performance.

All properties displaying a Travelife Gold award were certified within the last two years, under the current or previous Travelife criteria. 

Blue Flag

Blue Flag is an international sustainable management program for beaches and marinas.
Special offers
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  • 1st child under 13 stays and eats free (2016-2017)

  • 2nd child under 13 stays and eats free (2016-2017)

  • Single Parent Special (2016-2017)

Ratings
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TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews
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Fantastic, quiet vacation 00000 July 25, 2016

  • Food, was spectacular, the gardens were stunning, the staff was the most friendly, helpful group of people ever. The entertainment was not horrible but I found they could have been better. I...
  • robynkots

Perfect family holiday 00000 July 25, 2016

  • We stayed at GBP el Portillo for 14 nights July 2016 booked all inclusive with First Choice. We are a family of 4 with 8 year old twins. We had an amazing time! The resort is large enough to feel...
  • Louisa O

Grand Bahia is good as usual 00000 July 24, 2016

  • We choose the same resort chain as last year when we went to Punta Cana. And we didn't regret about it all. The resort like 50 min drive from Samana airport. But the scenery on the way is...
  • 776liliap
Transat rating
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Hotel Ranking Descriptions

★★★★★ A luxury resort offering first-class accommodation along with a very wide range of services and facilities.
★★★★ A superior resort offering a high standard of accommodation along with a wide array of services and facilities.
★★★ An intermediate resort offering a good price/quality ratio along with pleasant accommodation and various services.
★★ A standard resort offering comfortable accommodation and basic services.
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