Barcelo Bavaro Beach

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Although listed as a 5, this hotel is probably closer to a 4 star. While there are many comparable 5 star resorts, the Barcelo Bavaro Beach still promises beautiful accommodations and boasts to have one of the most beautiful Oceanside views in the world. The Barcelo Bavaro Beach is a family friendly resort. However, there are options of staying in an adult exclusive area for those looking for quieter and more discreet scenery.

This beachfront resort provides a wonderful spot to relax and replenish under the warm Caribbean sun. Set on a spectacular beach, it offers the ultimate in comfort. Enjoy access to all the facilities within the Barcelo Resort complex (except the French and Spanish gourmet restaurants), along with these generous inclusions: snacks at all pool bars and at the disco, free entrance to the disco and Tropicalissimo Show, mini-golf, and giant chess. The facilities are so extensive here - there are even soccer and baseball fields, a horse ranch, an on-site church and one of the biggest convention centers of the Caribbean!

Location: Beachfront on spectacular Bavaro Beach, 45 minutes to Higuey, 15 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport.

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  • Hermy1 : Georgetown, Canada
Great Trip!

We had a really good time and enjoyed the resort. The beach, food, pool, entertainment and service were all really good! We normally stay at smaller resorts and really liked having access to so many amenities offered at the sister property, while still maintaining that small resort feeling. Our room was in the 6000 block, which was perfect as it was closest to the other resort and we could walk there in 5 minutes or so. We did have the Club Premium upgrade, which we thought was worth it, but we only paid approximately $100CAD per person for the upgrade. Not sure it would be worth too much more than that.As noted in other reviews, service on the beach would really be welcomed and the rooms are very dated. I normally don't pay too much attention to comments like that, but the rooms here really do need an update, but they were clean and we had no real issues.One major issue that we had was that the resort does not let outside tour companies on the property to pick up guests. I understand wanting to sell your own tours and also perhaps blaming it on a safety issue, but as a guest if I want to be picked up by someone then they should be allowed in the gates. I found this a bit greedy and annoying. Two separate tour companies said that there are only a few resorts in Punta Cana that give them a hard time and this is one of them. The tour companies figure ways around it, but it makes it an inconvenience for guests and I think it is unnecessary. If anything it makes me want to give my money to other companies even more rather than book the tours through the resort.Overall it was a really good resort and one that we may return to in the future.

  • traveller666 : Toronto, Canada
Great resort

This was my 5th visit to the resort. I had emailed the hotel in advance with room requests and booking for restaurants. Evelyn promptly replied. We didn't get the rooms requested as the rooms were full but the next day Myra at the front desk moved us. Thanks to Evelyn for the chocolates, champaign and birthday cake that was sent to the room and for booking our dinner reservations.I love this resort. It's a beautiful beach with lots of can always find one. The pool chairs go quickly but at 10:30am we could still find one.My husband and his friend enjoyed their day of golf and said the restaurant there was excellent. On a rainy afternoon the also visited the sports bar to watch a European soccer game. They liked the food at the sports bar...onion rings ...chicken wings etc.The buffet food was very good we were always able to find something to eat. The buffet itself is very busy and the staff work very hard with a smile on their faces. It's hard for them to keep up with the flow. The coffee machine did keep breaking down but they did make a good cappuccino. We went to 3 specialty restaurants. The on the Palace side. We found the service slow and the food arrived cold. We had excellent service at Brisas and we all enjoyed our food. This restaurant is open air and I did find it was warm in the evening. Service was good at international...forget the name but it's right beside the buffet. Food was good but my steak could have been cooked more...was rare ...I had ordered medium. It was a little tough. But everyone enjoyed their meal.The rooms were as expected. The maid only occasionally left snacks. There is a room fridge with soft drinks and beer.We were there for 10 days and it rained for 5. The entertainment staff worked very hard during the rainy days.I like this resort because it is compact, all rooms are close to the beach and at the beach you never play the towel game. I will definitely return.Don't try to order a dry martini on ice unless you are prepared to be surprised. Most of the ladies in the lobby bar area have limited English. Also have difficulty when you order soda water.

  • katrina2010 : New York City, New York
Very good!

We stayed at Adults only section which is a smaller section of the whole property. We had premium level reservations, oceanfront rooms - perfect. Clean, modern, good service. Rooms were cleaned twice a day. Cleaning ladies were very attentive- never left us out of anything: towels, toiletries, coffees, waters - everything was there. Food: Buffet - so so. French restaurant was great - we went twice (lamb was out of this world). Chez Gourmet was wonderful too. Italian "ok". Japanese hibachi Kyoto was ok. Beach is nice, but no beach umbrellas! Shade is from palm trees, which we did not mind, but just so you know.Gym is on the family resort side - nice, spacious, clean. Drinks were good, entertainment was good. Big disco club. Lots of stores to shop at. Local market near the property, where you can buy souvenirs cheaper, get cheap massage. Overall we enjoyed our 7 days stay. We will come back! Thank you and keep it up!

  • damianp294 :
It was amazing

I stayed in room 245 and it was amazing thanks for everything this place has gave me It helped with me getting tan,having fun for the first time in forever,and it has everything that you will need as well.

  • May M :
Delightful Entertainment

Steffani noemi and Jonathan happy face. Always made sure to keep the crowd happy and entertained. They made my trip more exciting than anything else!! They made me feeling my involved.The shows were also very good and captivating.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited Domestic brand drinks, Domestic beer and House Wine with meals from 9am-5am
  • Christmas and New Years Gala Dinner
  • Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 3 Discos
  • Entrance and drinks included to the Tropicalissimo show
  • Drinks included at the on-site Casino
  • 388 rooms
  • 2 a la carte restaurants (International, Mediterranean)
  • 2 restaurants at the Casa Club
  • Snack bar
  • 4 bars including Lobby bar, Beach bar, Pool bar and Swim-up bar
  • Casino
  • Disco
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • 18-hole golf course on-site
  • 9 (lit) tennis courts
  • Mini-golf
  • Gift shop and Beach wear shop
  • Convention center
  • Internet (fee)
  • Wedding chapel
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Scuba diving on-site (fee)
  • Dive shop on-site
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Deep sea fishing excursions (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Living area
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Balcony
  • Max occupancy 4 persons
Exchange Privileges - Access to all services and facilities at Barcelo Bavaro Complex: 13 restaurants and 18 bars (except the French and Spanish gourmet restaurants). Transportation throughout the resort is included! Guests also enjoy free admission and drinks at the Tropicalissimo Show and at the on-site casino.

Golf Bonus! - 2 FREE green fees per week (subject to availability). Reservations required. Golf cart mandatory until 2pm & at extra cost. Tee times subject to availability.

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (if available at time of check-in), a bottle of sparkling wine, fruit basket, romantic dinner, late check-out (subject to availability) and a special beauty salon package. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Barcelo Bavaro Beach
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only
Carretera Bavaro Km. 1, Punta Cana 23301 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.