I did a little checking and found that the Gran Bahia was recently purchased by another resort company and checked them out on Tripadvisor.It looks nice now than it did back then. Since we have a 10 year anniversary coming up, I may have to consider going back. Check out these pictures:
The resort is now known as:
Gran Bahia Principe Samana
Hope that helps give you a balanced view of what is in Samana.