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Match Your Client to One of Three Perfect ‘Experience’ Collections

Once you’ve worked out if your clients are best-suited to a Luxury Bahia Principe, Grand Bahia Principe or Fantasia Bahia Principe resort, it’s now time to dig deeper and find out what the kind of ‘experience’ they’re looking for.

As part of its recent rebranding process, Bahia Principe has categorized its properties into three ‘Experience Collections’ in order to make matching the right client to the right property even easier. And if the new collections are anything to go by, there’s something to keep every kind of client happy…


These unique properties boast some incredible off-the-beaten path locations. Treasure Collection properties include:

  • Luxury Bahia Principe Sian Ka’an (Mexico)
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado (Dominican Republic)
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Samaná (Dominican Republic)
  • Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa (Dominican Republic)


These adults-only properties offer plenty of peaceful seclusion, as well as exchange privileges at other properties. Escape Collection properties include:

  • Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville (Dominican Republic)
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay (Jamaica)
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue (Dominican Republic)
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Green (Dominican Republic)

Family & Friends

These properties cater to groups of varying ages and vacation preferences. Family & Friends properties include:

  • Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda (Dominican Republic)
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal (Mexico)
  • Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia (Dominican Republic, until November 2018)
  • Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo (Dominican Republic)
  • Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana (Dominican Republic)
  • Grand Bahia Principe La Romana (Dominican Republic)
  • Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa (Dominican Republic)
  • Grand Bahia Principe San Juan (Dominican Republic)
  • Grand Bahia Principe Coba (Mexico)
  • Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica (Jamaica)
  • Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana (Dominican Republic, as of November 2018)

How do the New Experience Collections Help Travel Agents?

Sal Buccellato, Bahia Principe Hotels & Resorts’ national accounts director for Canada, is bursting with tips and advice about the new collections for travel agents.

Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa

“Travel agents know their clients,” he explained. “And if they don’t, they should be asking them questions. Are they travelling with family? Are they looking for something more quiet and boutique-style? Or are they travelling with friends and they want a party place?

“The Experience Collections break down the resort information, which makes it easier for agents to select a suitable property for their clients.”

But what kind of client should an agent target each Experience Collection to?

The Treasure Experience Collection is all about location-location-location, according to Buccellato.

“These properties all have unique locations,” he explained. “They are for clients who want to get off the beaten track. They want to get to know the resort staff, so the collection focusses on our smaller boutique-style hotels, like the Luxury Bahia Principe Samaná, which has a total of 146 suites.”

The Escape Experience Collection showcases Bahia Principe’s intimate adult-only properties.

“What appeals to this client is the size of the resort,” Buccellato explained, “Because all of the Escape Experience properties are under a thousand rooms.”

A strong selling point for these properties is that clients can enjoy all the intimacy of their Escape Collection resort, but they still have the option to socialize in larger neighbouring properties.

And for those clients who like nothing more to socialize on vacation, agents should point them in the direction of the Family & Friends Experience Collection. “These properties are perfect for families, but they are also great for groups of friends who want to travel together,” enthused Buccellato. “So if your clients are a group of friends who want to get together for an inexpensive holiday or a destination wedding party, this collection is ideal for them.”

Enhance Your Clients’ Experience with Transat

If you’d like to elevate your clients’ Bahia Principe experience even further, take a look at the benefits of booking with Transat, which features Bahia Principe properties in its Family Collection, Solo Collection and Luxury Collection.

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

Not only is the gorgeous Luxury Bahia Principe Akumal exclusive to Transat, but the operator also offers exclusive Royal Golden Club access at six Grand Bahia Principe properties: the Punta Cana, La Romana, El Portillo, Cayacoa, Coba and Jamaica.

“With Royal Golden Club, clients get a direct round-trip transfer between the airport and the hotel in destination, additional guaranteed reservations at a la carte restaurants, unlimited international drinks, free in-room safe and a welcome cocktail,” explained Nicole Bursey, commercial director at Transat. “Just the little touches that take a holiday to the next level.”

And there are benefits for travel agents too: “With our Bonbon program travel agents can earn dollars for every booking they make. And as Bahia Principe also has its own rewards program -- they can double-dip in rewards!” concluded Bursey.


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