Protocolos seguridad Bahia Principete

Healthcare

Free on site Covid-19
viral antigen test for US travellers

Following the guidelines by the CDC (Center of Disease Control and Prevention), we would like to announce that we are offering the COVID-19 viral antigen test at no cost to our guests travelling from USA, before returning to the U.S.

Viral Antigen Testing.

The antigen testing will be offered free of charge to US travelers . The procedure will be carried out by medical professionals in designated areas of our resorts in Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica.
Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts has partnered with local medical labs, who will carry out the procedure and any other covid aspect related to healthcare. Test results will be received within 24- 48 hours prior to departure as required by the CDC, in written and/or electronical format. Guests should contact the Front desk at each resort upon arrival to schedule departure testing

Extended stay due to quarantine or positive results will be provided at no cost of up to 10 days for affected guest and companion sharing a room in the designed isolated area.

Both, free onsite antigen test and 10 days extended stay is applicable for guests with a minimum of 3 night stay in any of our hotels and only for residents in USA with a return ticket and remaining valid as long as CDC and government travel regulations are in place.

Evolution of health and safety measures in relation to Covid-19

To ensure a healthy life and promote well-being for everyone of all ages, we have developed a strategy based on two pillars.

PEOPLE’S HEALTH

Improving the physical, mental and social well-being of all our stakeholders.

HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Protecting and preserving the planet, planning and managing territories in a sustainable fashion.

MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

10 MEASURES TO IMPROVE THE EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

MEASURES TO CONTRIBUTE TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Action Protocols

We have evolved our safety and hygiene protocols with an integral vision and faithful to our strategy, taking a series of measures that guarantee health and well-being based on 4 principles of action.
Their primary objective is to provide value in every interaction with customers, suppliers and between employees.

1.- Ensuring healthy and sustainable settings
2.- Ensuring people's health
3.- Guaranteeing safe and responsible services with careful and personalized attention
4.- Fostering a digitalized and adapted experience

1- Ensuring Healthy and Sustainable Settings

We will protect and preserve our settings so that they can be healthy, sustainable places.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

HYGIENIC/SANITARY
MEASURES

LOCAL SUPPLIERS
AND PRODUCTS

WITH BIODIVERSITY

SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

2-Ensuring People's Health

We are working to improve the physical, mental and social well-being of all our stakeholders.

TRAINING

COMMUNICATION

PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

ACCESS CONTROL

DETECTION

MEDICAL CARE

LOCAL COMMUNITY

3- Guaranteeing Safe and Responsible Services with Careful and Personalized Attention

We have reviewed processes and raised standards to ensure safe and responsible services with maximum customization.

PERSONALIZED CARE

ASSURANCE

ADAPTED SERVICES

4-Fostering a Digitalized and Adapted Experience

We will be fostering a 360° digital experience to streamline processes and ensure agile, personalized interaction.

REAL-TIME INFORMATION

360° DIGITAL CUSTOMER

Guaranteed Compliance

To guarantee adequate implementation and compliance with these measures, which are broken down at the operational level into different department-specific protocols, we have established the following mechanisms.

CORPORATE COMMITTEE

MONITORING COMMITTEE

RESIZING OF TEAMS

DIALOG

Booking cancelation and modification policy

As a consequence of the latest situation, here at bahia-principe.com we have changed our cancellation terms. We wish to offer our guests booking and cancelation conditions that are as flexible as possible.


Please contact our call center to manage your reservation.


You can contact our call center to manage your booking:


We will facilitate change the booking to a later date

Depending on the rate of your booking:


Non Refundable Rate


If you were due to stay before April 30 2020, you may cancel at no cost.


If your stay is from May 1 2020 onwards, then the cancellation will be subject to costs.


Clients whose booking have been cancelled due to the situations resulting from COVID19, will receive a voucher to be used within 1 year after the end of the state of emergency and its extensions, for an amount equal to the refund that would have corresponded. After the validity period has expired, the client will be entitled to a full refund of all amounts paid in accordance with Royal Decree-Law 11/2020, dated March, 30 Spanish Royal Decree.


Flexible Rate

If you made your reservation before March 5, 2020 cancellation is free up to 72 hours before your arrival.


If you made your reservation between March 5, 2020 until January 3, 2021 cancellation is free up until the very day of your arrival.


If you do not cancel or change your reservation, and you fail to show up, you will be charged 100% of the price of the booking. This condition applies to all rates.


If you made your reservation since January 4, 2021:


Reaservations with check-in until 30 April 2021:


Free cancellation up to day of arrival


2 nights of expenses in the case of a no-show


Reaservations with check-in after 01 May​ 2021:


Free cancellation up to 3 days before arrival.


1 night penalty if you cancel 2 days before your arrival


2 nights of expenses if you cancel on the day of your arrival or in the case of a no-show


These measures will only be applied to bookings made at www.bahia-principe.com. If you booked your stay through a travel agent, please contact them to manage any necessary changes.


Owing to the updating of the Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ health and safety protocols, in response to the Covid-19 world pandemic, the services provided in our hotels’ facilities and published on the webpage may be altered and/or amended, check for availability in the hotel.


New bookings

We have temporarily paused the possibility to book for upcoming dates, as follows:


- Bahia Principe Fantasia Tenerife - stays available from June 1 2021

- Bahia Principe Sunlight Costa Adeje - stays available from July 12 2021

- Bahia Principe Sunlight Tenerife - stays available from September 1 2021

- Bahia Principe Sunlight San Felipe - stays available from November 1 2021

- Bahia Principe Sunlight Coral Playa - stays available from May 14 2021

- Hotel Piñero Bahia de Palma - stays available from June 11 2021

- Hotel Piñero Tal - stays available from May 1 2022

La Romana

- Bahia Principe Grand La Romana - stays available from June 15 2021

- Bahia Principe Luxury Bouganville - stays available from November 1 2021

Punta Cana

- Bahia Principe Luxury Ambar - Open already

- Bahia Principe Fantasia Punta Cana - Open already

- Bahia Principe Grand Punta Cana - Open already

- Bahia Principe Grand Aquamarine - stays available from November 1 2021

- Bahia Principe Luxury Esmeralda - stays available from June 15 2021

- Bahia Principe Grand Bavaro - stays available from June 15 2021

- Bahia Principe Grand Turquesa - No scheduled opening date

Samaná

- Bahia Principe Grand El Portillo - Open already

- Bahia Principe Luxury Cayo Levantado - stays available From November 1 2021

- Bahia Principe Luxury Samana - stays available from November 1 2021

- Bahia Principe Grand Cayacoa - No scheduled opening date

- Bahia Principe Luxury Akumal - Open Hotel

- Bahia Principe Grand Tulum - Open Hotel

- Bahia Principe Grand Coba - stays available from June 4 2021

- Bahia Principe Luxury Sian Ka’an - stays available from June 15 2021

- Bahia Principe Grand Jamaica - Open Hotel

- Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay - stays available from September 1 2021


Owing to the updating of the Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ health and safety protocols, in response to the Covid-19 world pandemic, the services provided in our hotels’ facilities and published on the webpage may be altered and/or amended, check for availability in the hotel.

Frequently asked questions


Free antigen test in Bahia Principe hotels in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica for guests returning to any country where it is accepted as valid and official for entry.

At Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts we continue to work tirelessly, true to our commitment to ensure the safety of our guests and facilitate measures that can help prevent the spread of the pandemic.

To this end, we would like to inform you that starting April 26, free antigen testing* will be offered to those guests with a return air ticket to a country that requires it as a valid entry requirement . Guests must make an appointment at the reception desk.

Antigen or PCR tests can be performed in our facilities, in designated areas equipped for this purpose. They will be carried out by approved and external health care service companies in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica.

We would like to remind you that in the event that a guest tests positive and needs to extend his/her stay, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts will offer free of charge a room in an enabled area for their confinement for a maximum period of 10 days.

Both the free antigen testing for eligible guests and the 10-day extension in case of positive results will be offered only to guests with a minimum 3-night reservation and will be in effect until October 31, 2021. This date may vary according to the rules and variations of government policies in different countries.

In case the guest needs a PCR test to return to his/her country, he/she will be able to perform it in our facilities and in the enabled areas, taking into account the following conditions and rates:

*This free offer applies only to antigen testing for those guests with airline tickets to countries where the negative antigen test is valid and official for entry. It does not apply to guests returning to countries requiring a PCR test.

BAHIA PRINCIPE HOTELS & RESORTS FAQS

If a case of contagion is detected, what are the protocols for action?

In case a guest presents symptoms compatible with COVId19, we have a strict protocol in place.

The guest will be immediately isolated in one of the isolation rooms, thus avoiding contact with other guests. In the case of children and dependent persons, they may stay in the room with only one companion (caregiver).

Other companionsmay stay in the same room when reservation is under the same booking locator.

This isolation will be maintained until the diagnosis is confirmed.
The isolation rooms are equipped with means that allow video calls, to facilitate doctor-patient contact as well as communication with other family members.

A specific team of hotel staff with special training to deal with guests presumed or confirmed to suffer from COVID-19, will be responsible for monitoring these cases.

The medical service will be notified immediately, and it will conduct the relevant tests to determine whether the case is positive for COVID19.

In the event that medical staff confirm the case as positive, immediate notice will be given to the health authorities, who will determine the steps to be taken, according to the health protocols in force in each country.

Extended stay due to quarantine or positive results will be provided at no cost of up to 10 days for affected guest and companion sharing a room in the designed isolated area. This is applicable for guests with a minimum of 3 night stay and until October 31, 2021.

Can a guest choose to leave the hotel for testing at an approved hospital outside the hotel?

Yes, guests are free to take the test inside or outside our hotels.

We have decided to set up areas in our hotels, to save them from having to travel and so that they can continue to enjoy the facilities, in collaboration with health centres in the destinations where we operate. The contacts at the different destinations are:

PUNTA CANA, DR

Reference Laboratory (809) 552-1506 – 15 km

Amadita Laboratory (809) 682-5414 – 21 km

Punta Cana Medical Centre (809) 552-1506 – 6 km

Punta Cana Doctors (809) 959-4002- 9 km

RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO

Laclicsa Laboratory (984) 980-0686 – 111 km

MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA

MicroLabs – Montego Bay ( 1 ) 876 952-5628 – 73 km

Sekhmet Medical Center Montego Bay ( 1 ) 876 – 632-3777 – 76 km

St. Ann’s Bay Hospital (public) ( 1 ) 876 – 972-2272- 16 km

Are you able to detect if a guest arrives with symptoms?

On arrival at the hotel, all our guests will be given a temperature reading and they will be asked to provide a health declaration as a preventive measure. Through these measures, it will be possible to detect and isolate the cases of guests who present symptoms compatible with Covid19, and activate our protocol.

We also disinfect the luggage of our guests and provide them with a mask and hydroalcoholic gel (on request) on arrival at the hotel. .

We are therefore taking all measures for the detection of possible symptoms, also providing our guests with the necessary information regarding the steps to follow in case such symptoms are detected at any time during their stay.

What services will be available at the hotel, especially restaurants in the complex even if there is only one hotel or two open, will there be entertainment shows, etc.?

Guests have access to all facilities and services in which safety and hygiene measures can be guaranteed, including compliance with safe distancing, permissible capacities, and all other requirements of the legislation of each country. All of this for the benefit of our guests’ health.

In the case of the complexes the guests have access to the facilities and services of their own hotel, while those of other complex hotels that still remain closed will not be available.

Services that may be affected in these facilities will be moved outdoors wherever possible.

Information on available services and facilities will be at the disposal of all customers on the Bahia Principe App and/or WebApp, and on interactive screens at different points throughout the hotel.

Why are some hotels opening and others not?

We plan to open our hotels in tiered fashion, and each opening hinge on criteria of responsibility for safeguarding the health and well-being of our guests and employees.

Based on this responsibility, our plan to open up in all destinations is aligned with the recovery of activity in the sector and with the reactivation of other actors, such as tour operators, sales channels, airlines, etc. Likewise, the demand of the tourism market, since travellers are the ones who make the final decision, is another element that we keep in mind while structuring the reopenings.

At the same time, we are working to adapt ourselves to the new economic, social and environmental paradigm and, above all, to be able to generate changes in order to successfully transition to the "new normality".

Are masks required in the hotels? Are masks and gloves provided by the resorts?

As for the staff, the use of a facemask is mandatory whenever the safety distance cannot be maintained (2m) and there are no physical means of separation from the guests. Gloves are only mandatory for our employees when cleaning, disinfecting and handling foodstuffs.

As for the guests themselves, this guideline will be determined by the competent authorities (*). The use of a mask is recommended in spaces where the safety distance cannot be maintained.

 On arrival, guests may request a mask and disinfectant gel.

Will temperatures be taken on arrival?

All hotel staff will be subject to a health screening on arrival at their workplace. In this filter, the temperature of all employees will be checked. Employees must also complete questionnaires prior to entering the workplace, to ensure the health conditions of all employees and customers.

As for the guests, there will be a preventive control upon arrival, which will include not only taking their temperature but also providing a health statement.

Will any facilities be closed or out of bounds?

Some facilities, like the discothèque, gyms, casino, Kid´s Club and Teen´s Club, may close temporarily to ensure the guests’ health and avoid crowding in enclosed spaces. However, the services offered in these facilities will be moved outdoors, seeking open spaces and a safer and healthier experience for customers.

Pre-check-in is clear for the web, but in case of an agency, which locator will they need? Will the agents/guests receive the reservation number from Bahia Principe before the trip in order to conduct the pre-check in?

Any guest who has booked through a travel agency or via bahia-principe.com can make a pre-check-in between 5 and 1 day(s) before arrival. Guests must enter the number or code that appears on their booking confirmation, the name and surname of the person in whose name the booking has been made, the name of the hotel and the dates of their stay.

The pre-check-in allows for the option of scanning guests' passports. We recommend this option, as it will make check-in at the hotel much more speedy and convenient, as the documents do not have to be scanned at destination.

What functions are available now in the Bahia Principe app?

Through our Bahia Principe app, guests can check the scheduled activities, restaurant menus, the Room Service menu, Reservations for buffets, turns at the gym and show bookings, as well as information about the hotel and the destination, and a location map, or use the E- Concierge Service. They will also be able to digitally book services, such as restaurants, spa, golf, excursions and activities, making the express check-out, etc., avoiding queues at the reservations and having to interact with people, as well as making it easier to control the capacity.

Will the app include protocols and information about Covid-19?

Indeed, the app provides customers with all the essential information on the health and hygiene measures implemented in the reinforced protocols that affect their stay.

How can I check the restaurant, bar and room service menus?

All our restaurant, bar and room service menus will be digitalized, and guests will be able to access this information through the QR code that will be placed at the hotel's points of interest. They can also be consulted through our webapp and interactive screens in the hotels.

Can I make reservations for the à la carte restaurants before my arrival?

Customers who sign up for the mybahiaprincipe loyalty program through the bahia-principe.com website and perform the pre-check-in process will be able to book the à la carte restaurants before their arrival at the hotel. The reservation will allow customers to better plan their vacation comfortably from home.

Can I choose the location of my room before my arrival?

Guests who sign up for the mybahiaprincipe loyalty program through the bahia-principe.com website and perform the pre-check-in process (available from 5 days to 1 day prior to arrival at the hotel) can choose their room preferences (subject to availability). The entire process is digital, and is done in the mybahiaprincipe section of bahia-principe.com, allowing guests to better plan their holiday comfortably from home.

How will the buffets and food service be run?

The buffets and self-service stations have been converted into a service assisted by our staff or à la carte, as long as the regulations and our commitment to guaranteeing our guests' safety require it. .

A service providing packaged portions for individual use has been implemented, as opposed to trays for collective use in the service areas where necessary.

The use of live cooking is also encouraged as far as possible.

We have extended buffet hours to avoid crowding. Schedules can be consulted upon arrival at the hotel on the digital WebApp/interactive screens or by contacting the reception, Concierge Service or public relations teams.

Traffic lanes and direction have been marked at access points to clarify flows, with separation posts and floor signs. Whenever possible, access and exit points will be at different locations.

We will extend the buffet hours to avoid crowding, applying the following schedule.

Traffic lanes and direction will be marked at access points to clarify flows, with separation posts and floor signs. Whenever possible, access and exit points will be at different locations.

Specialised personnel are available throughout the service for the disinfection of areas that have been vacated.

How will social distancing be implemented in the restaurants?

Social distancing will be implemented in the restaurants just as in other areas. To this end, capacity will be reduced, schedules will be extended, and tables will be distributed according to the defined capacity. Waiting areas will also be avoided, and in restaurants with a buffet, the buffet will be eliminated.

Along the same lines, we have specialised staff who are attentive to all our guests' needs and who ensure that the measures implemented are adhered to.

How will social distancing work in the pool, beach and club areas and in the common areas in general?

In the beach and pool areas, sunbeds are placed in a way that guarantees social distancing.

Guests will be duly informed of the capacity rules and use of the different facilities and common areas.

Some facilities such as the Kid's Club and Teen's Club will remain closed, with children's entertainment services being offered through outdoor activities in order to guarantee the health of our guests. The gyms remain open with limited capacity, and to ensure the safety of guests, access is by appointment only.

Discothèques and The Casinos will remain closed.

Will minibars be provided? If so, how will they work?

The minibar The minibar is initially stocked with disinfected products and beverages, which will be replenished every two days in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. In Jamaica, the minibar service has been suspended.

How will activities and entertainment be affected? Are there shows?

Entertainment activities will be moved outdoors, with activities in the open air or in open spaces, promoting contact with nature and the environment whenever possible, and seeking activities that guarantee social distancing and ensure the guests' well-being and enjoyment.

Theatres will remain open, with limited capacity and access control to guarantee both capacity and social distancing. Wherever possible, seating will be reserved.

There are both shows and music.

The entertainment programme will focus on non-contact activities, as always promoting local culture and sustainability. Shows and entertainment may be regulated by local authorities, as is currently the case in the Dominican Republic, which has banned such events until 26 January

How will room service be affected?

Room service will be offered depending on the hotel category. Digital menus are available in the rooms (via QR code). The menus will be served in single-use containers, if possible biodegradable, always taking the necessary measures in both delivery and disposal to guarantee the health of the guests.

ow does the Miniclub work? ?

The entertainment service for the little ones has been moved outdoors to avoid crowding and enclosed places. Therefore, the Kid's Club facilities will remain temporarily closed, to be used only for the registration of children and the signing of documentation by parents. A programme is being carried out with all the guarantees for the smallest ones and it is available to the guests through the Bahia Prfincipe WebApp and the screens located in the hotels

In terms of quarantine and other measures (PCR tests, curfews, etc.), what are the requirements in the different destinations?

In the current situation there may be specific requirements and restrictions imposed by the governments of each country. Please inform yourself properly through the official channels of the relevant authorities prior to departure.

  Will you cover the cost of multiple Free Antigen tests?  For example, if someone tests positive after the first test, will the second test (at the end of quarantine at the hotel) also be covered for FREE? They still need a negative test to show airlines and USA Border Control.

You have provided an end date of 3/31 for free testing.   Unless you tell us otherwise, we will assume that ANY client checking in on/before March 31 will be eligible for a test, regardless of check-out date. Please keep us advised.

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