Fun and relaxing NYE at Grand Bahmia Principe
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Returned yesterday from 4 night vacation at Grand Bahmia Principe for New Year's Eve. I traveled with a total of six people (2 couples in 20s and my parents in their 60s) and we all had an amazing time. Your time at Grand Bahmia will likely depend on your expectations. We were looking for a moderately priced trip, and the price for the expensive NYE time was reasonable. That being said, I would have been less than pleased with some of the hotel features if I had paid more (specifically, the carpeting in the hallways are dirty and damaged and the rooms are very basic).
However, once I got over these details, I had an amazing time. The hotel more than makes up for this with the absolutely beautiful pool area, restaurants, nightlife and overall good energy. There were always spots available at the pool or beach (you can hang out near the music and games or easily find a quiet spot just around the corner). It took a bit of persistence, but we were able to get reservations every night. The restaurants are really wonderful and I would highly recommend trying as many as you can. The breakfast buffet was just average. We also really enjoyed the nightlife. There was a nightly band by the lobby outdoor bar, a beach party one night, and an amazing new years celebration (it ended up pouring, but everyone still had fun).
Overall, I had a wonderful time on this trip. I would probably spend more for a more upscale restaurant next time, but this was perfect for what we were looking for.