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Barcelo Bavaro Beach

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Our Opinion

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.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Dave D :
I love baseball and Barcelo

Just want people to know how special and friendly Jessica and clakson are when people come visit Dominican republic and the Barcelo resort. They treated me with respect and always went out of there way to help make my vacation memorable. Thank you.

  • E7843CAchristianl : Montreal
Extra location, restaurants and facilities. Rotten bathrooms

Why pay extra to be in the "Adult only section" when the rooms are less than average, the bathrooms rusted and rotten and I don't talk about the lousy housekeeping we had. I think we got the laziest and the most unconcerned housekeeper (excepted for the last day with two smiling and helping girls).We had a chance to visit a room in the family section who looked quite well, plus a jacuzzis on the balcony. From my past experiences in other Dominican resorts, the adult section is the higher end. Why it's not at Bavaro Beach?To finish with the negative points, 75$US for a week of internet was understandable ten years ago, not todayOn the other side of the spectrum, the location, beach, ocean, offered activities are great, most of the restaurants are good, including the buffet.Dominicans are for most of them smiling and friendly and always ready to help.Just one request, please don't reply with your standard answer as you do for all the comments. This will be an insult for the time I spened to write this constructive comment.

  • Megan A :
Wonderful Experience

Your entire staff was so helpful, especially your guest services team- thank you for helping us with our dinners and working with the travel agents for awesome adventures. Incredibly friendly. All of you staff had a smile and greeted you. We booked our trip through cheapcaribbean, and everything was incredibly smooth from our flights, to hotels and airport transportation. The grounds are immaculate, and everything i noticed was very clean. We were so very happy with our experience and loved having the option to have ala carte food- our favorite was La Brisa. We will definitely be back.

  • Luis A :
Great Getaway!

Barceló Bávaro Beach is by far my favorite place to visit in the Dominican Republic. The food is fantastic, they have seven different restaurants that one makes reservations for and they all taste great! The "Animación" crew is amazing and the main reason why I'm writing this review. The supervisor, Marleny Gautier, made our stay feel extra special and welcoming. They all made sure we had a great time and never had a dull moment. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is trying to have good time, relax, and enjoy themselves.

  • sandybr464 : Chatsworth, Canada
Just back. Any questions?

Stayed Mar 16-23. Fabulous resort. Few hiccups in the beginning, but it happens. Computer upgrading upon arrival slowed things down, but you are in the Dominican. Reception was wonderful. Thank you to Ambiorix at reception for making us comfortable. Lobby bar was never a problem. Jose at the bar is a riot. Guest Services filled our wishes of a la carte dinners. Train to Palace was a tad confusing, because there is sometimes more than one show up. But it is a huge resort, thankful for the train. Pool seats were never a problem. Always room. I have a problem with people that leave their towels on the seats, and never use them, or come back after hours and pull their towels away and go somewhere else. Just not nice. Pool was refreshing and usually quiet. Servers were always around getting you drinks. Thanks to Evelyn for her great service, and always smiling. View from our room 2010 was great. Not far from anything. Yes, rooms are dated, but maid freshened it up. One morning knocked on the door at 8am. Bathtubs are quite high and somewhat tough to get out of if you have short legs. Suggest you leave the cupboard doors open where the fridge is. Works better for the fridge. Beach was beautiful and very long. Plenty of guests down there. Both buffet restaurants had plenty of choice and good food. Went to sports bar over at the other side, it has great food also. I have no complaints of this resort. My complaints would only be of other guests. I'm not sure why guests feel the need to be rude. Jump in front of you when waiting for a drink. Put there feet on the furniture. Miss the garbage pail in the ladies room........its right there. We would go back.

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
  • 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 (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.