Barcelo Bavaro Beach

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Our Opinion

Although listed as a 5, this adults-only 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 one of the most beautiful Oceanside views in the world. 


This beachfront resort provides a wonderful spot to relax and replenish under the warm Caribbean sun. Set on a spectacular beach, this adults-only resort offers the ultimate in comfort. Enjoy access to the facilities within the Barcelo Resort complex, 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.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • carolyn48 : cameron park, ca.
Great resort!

We were there Dec. 12-18. I agree with everyones review: very clean, good food, service, and value. What I can't believe is that no one mentioned their awesome coffee machines in the buffet! There must have been 12 options of how you wanted your coffee! All of you Starbucks addicts out there will love it! Only other issue not mentioned was that their beautiful pool was way too cold! I need aqua therapy for my fusioned back, and it just wasn't possible due to the pools cold temp. Others we talked to agreed. That would be the only issue that would prevent us from returning. Oh, and about 75% of the people vacationing there were Russian!

  • aniers : chicago,il
Both of us got sick while there and for a couple of weeks when returned home

This hotel has very large ground, the beaches are nice. The rooms are average our shower leaked water all over the floor and there was mold in the shower stall area. Hardly no one spoke English including the staff. If your from Russia you might enjoy this resort as the majority of people did not speak or understand English. The service in the buffet was terrible sometimes no one approached asking if you wanted something to drink this includes the simple task of getting a glass of water. We met one family from Canada and they also had diarrhea for days. We drank bottled water but between the food and the food getting washed with their water it did not sit well with us. The employees were nice and bar service was good.

  • sfleming2017 : Hamilton, Canada
Absolutely incredible !!!

Traveled Jan 2018 . The resort was amazing . Staff were all very pleasant and helpful . Service was extraordinary , you were never without a drink (unless you wanted to be) . The cleanliness of this resort was impeccable , even the pool side bathrooms (which is rare) . Every thing you needed was within a close proximity ( lobby/buffet/entertainment/pool/beach ) . The attached family side resort was easily accessible ( trolley or a covered walkway ) and the staff and service there was the same high quality . The theater and disco there were huge and very modern . The 24 hour sports bar and casino were ideal for those late night adventures . We would not hesitate to recommend this resort to anyone . We will definitely be returning to this tropical paradise .

  • madisonk680 :
Awesome Resort

My husband I recently stayed here and everything was absolutely great. If you want a relaxing resort w that will meet all your standards. This is the place, the food, beach, entertainment and staff are excellent.

  • Dinh T : Council Bluffs, Iowa
Good but old resort

We stayed for 9 days in January 2018.The weather was good. The facility is old and it reflects everywhere (lobby,bars,room). The bathroom needs a big update, especially the shower (a lot of leakage around the joints). The buffets are average to good. The restaurants on the Beach Adult side are decent (order the Chateaubriand at Chez Gourmet, medium, because medium rare would be to rare).Pasta dishes were not good. You would have to pay extra for most restaurants on the Palace side ($15-30) ,except for the SantaFe steakhouse or Coral which are not worth going. Their house wines are not drinkable unless you can get the Premium ones. The staff are friendly but there is definitely a language barrier. The clientele changed as we met a lot of Russians in the early part of January, then we saw more North American, Europeans later. Everyone was nice. The drinks quality at the bars are so so. Definitely easier access to beach chair on the adult side than the Palace one (very crowded). There is No gym or Spa on the Beach Adult side (you would have to go to the Palace which is a good 10-15 min walk). Don’t miss the Rock Band show. It’s a blast. Golf is very nice . They have a special package (US$225 for 4 rounds, cart and range balls included). The Barcelo Pina drink at the Pina bar to the west end is good , with $5 charge.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 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 (excluding select restaurants, which are available for an extra charge). 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! - 3 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.