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Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

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The Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe is a great getaway resort for both families and couples. The food options here are average. Make sure to reserve your a la carte restaurants at the beginning of your stay, as most of these restaurants get booked relatively quickly. The buffet items aren't that exciting. For those looking for good food in this resort, the best place to visit is the golf-course. There is a separate area in the resort for families with children (where babysitting services are available). This area includes an animal themed water-park, perfect for kids. The beach area is beautiful, well-maintained, and there are plenty of loungers available. There is also plenty of aquatic activities available, so you'll never have a shortage of things to do!

Situated on the Playa Bavaro Beach, a stunning 3 km stretch of soft white sands and turquoise waters, the Barcel� Bavaro Palace Deluxe is the most upscale resort of the Bavaro complex. Here you can enjoy all the facilities throughout the Bavaro complex including 18 bars, 2 Dance Clubs, 3 Theaters, 24-hour Casino and your choice of 14 restaurants and grills. An extensive renovation has added a Spa & Wellness centre, new pools, suites, a marina and a water park. Luxurious extras are available in every room like an outdoor Jacuzzi for two, LCD flat panel TVs, WiFi connection and iPod docking station. No matter the occasion, from weddings, to family vacations or romantic getaways the Barcel� Bavaro Palace Deluxe will surround you with luxury.

Location: Beachfront, protected by a coral reef that converts the sea into a natural swimming pool, 15km from the Punta Cana Int'l Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Tutweiler : Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dumpy, Horrible Customer Service

I reserved a $560/night junior suite for 1 night. The room was not ready when we arrived at 2:30pm so sat in the lobby until 3pm. Still not ready. Under pressure the check-in desk assigned us to another junior suite - smoking room with twin beds. Not what I had requested. I voiced my displeasure to the bellman and then called the front desk. Then began the string of lies and misdirection -Leticia told me hotel policy was that unless a guest told their bellhop they didn't like the room the guest could not be re-assigned to another room. Sorry Leticia, that's not a written policy and I already told the bellhop. Misdirection 2 - claimed I hadn't selected the correct bed/smoking preference. Leticia then admitted that the hotel was oversold and they had nowhere else to put us. She said since I live in the Dominican Republic I should be happy with the junior suite - never an apology, never an offer to discount our room, nothing. The room itself was worth $240/night - based on its proximity to the beach alone. This resort is dirty, dumpy, and in ill repair. Hallways and walkways flooded during rain. Elevators belong in a government hospital. Buffet was average at best and unsanitary.These all inclusives promise something to their distant customers and, once they have them captive in the Dominican Republic, proceed to underwhelm. The whole thing felt like a cattle car with no care for individual guests or the facilities themselves. Would never go back based on the customer service and mediocre digs.

  • Ray P : New York City, New York
Slept on a double bed on Valentine's Day :((

The hotel is pretty much decent to above average. I have been to this property maybe six or seven times in the last four years. Employees don't seem to go out of their way to accommodate a returning customer. I checked in with the premium level. The receptionist by the Paola check us in... and after numerous attempts for a higher floor above the first it just didn't happen unless I go to the other end of the complex. And being there as many times I I have . I wanted nothing other then building 5 or 6 So I settled for the rm 5104 ( first floor ) not happy !! Only to see I got 2 double beds. I've always slept on a king size bed most of my life. There I am sleeping with my significant other on a double bed!!!!!!! My sleeping was very very uncomfortable for three nights. I will not be staying there again !!! Feb13-feb 16

  • jeff m : Concord, New Hampshire
Nice property but.... Read review

We just got back from our stay. We did regular stay at the barcelo adult only w no premium. I will try to keep this to just highlights and lowlights. HIGHLIGHTSJr suites clean and recently updated... see lowlights for adult only roomsService was about average, but staff looked unhappy at timesPools were very nice w plenty of seating.Beaches were very nice, soft sand and ample seating inn the adult only side.We went because of golfing, and course didn't disappoint. Was beautiful, staff friendly and restaurant @ course had nice breakfast and lunch. Overall property is nice, but huge. They do have trains taking you around property. My wife and I are fit so we did quite a bit of walking. Spa was beautiful and well designed w hot and cold showers, pools, sauna, stream and great Swedish Massages. We own a wellness center, spa is a highlight. Casino is nice and they have Texas holdem tables for up to 18.LOWLIGHTSAdult only rooms are a our quality 2/5 star hotel room. Bldg #2 Very very disappointing! I had to make quite a stink but we got moved into jr suite. Big big upgrade. The dinners were barely edible. I say that w almost no exaggeration. I know many posted hit this restaurant or that one. I didn't find any restaurant good , average to poor at best. We won't return to Barcelo Baevaro Beach Resort for this reason. Any steak in any restaurant was such poor quality of meat made it inedible. Any meal w fish was awful. I did find rack of lamb in a couple of restaurants that was ok. Food was also very inconsistent from night to night in each restaurant. The buffets were ok , probably they're the positive highlight of the good. It was really a shame they did such a bad job w the food because this resort could been a go to resort for us w the nice golf course and other highlights above, but 9 nights of bad meals just isn't worth it. The alcohol is another low light. Unless you upgrade to the premium, Don't expect anything close to a brand you've heard of. My wife and myself aren't big dinkers at home but when you're away and you have 4 drinks over 2 -3,hours you hope for a little buzz. We just gave up trying after a while. Overall, we rated this from a mature couple no kids on the trip. So I couldn't comment from the family side. I feel like this resort had its good points but the food was such poor quality we just can't see ourselves returning, Also if we were forced to stay in the adults only rooms I would of hated the trip.

  • F5602XVjenniferc : Mississauga, Canada

The property is kept very clean and Is very picturesque and beautiful .. the resort offers lots of amenities, golf , bowling , water park etc...Service in buffet very slow ( often no drinks until 1/2 way through meal ) also Most foods not kept hot ...The family duplex worked great for 4 of us... maid service wasn't great , no tissue replaced , had to call for towels Pools awesome , but not very clean We found the water spots a little confusing , one day asking for ticket to use paddle board , another day not ??Also needed to book kite runner day or two in advance which we didn't know ...Our overall experience was positive , we enjoyed walking the beach , swimming and the evening shows ..just didn't live up to our 5 star expectations ( very comparable to other places we've stayed in punta cana for cheaper )

  • JOHN B :
Trip with friends

This was my second time to the DR and third all inclusive. I traveled with my fiance, my best friend and his wife, February 11th-18th 2017. This was by far the nicest resort I've been too overall. The buffet food was a little better than my previous 2 resorts, and the dinners were all good except for the sushi. I do advise to make your dinner reservations the night you check in. The beaches were beautiful, the pools were nice and clean. We upgraded to the suite which was a really nice room. The only downside to the resort was the drink menu wasn't as informative as the other resorts I've been to, so if you're not a big drinker that could cause an issue, and the wifi is only available in the casino from 8am-4pm, but hey its vacation who needs internet. Over all the staff was very friendly, the resort was very clean, and the food was better than most resorts or cruise ships, Would recommend.

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

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (Domestic brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 9:00am-3:00am)
  • Drinks at disco
  • Sailing
  • Hobie Cats
  • Sunfish Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedal Boat
  • Snorkeling
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Soccer
  • Exercise classes (Aerobics)
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • 488 rooms
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 4 a la carte restaurants (Dominican, French, Grill/BBQ, Seafood, Spanish)
  • 5 bars including: Beach bar, Lobby bar, Pool bar, Swim up bar
  • Casino
  • Disco
  • Pools including kids pool
  • Spa & Wellness centre (fee)
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis courts
  • Multi-sport courts
  • Golf course (fee)
  • Mini-golf
  • Baseball and soccer field
  • Marina
  • Water park
  • Shops
  • Casa Club commerical and entertainment centre
  • Wi-Fi (fee)

Junior Suite Deluxe includes:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • A/C
  • 32" LCD flat screen satellite TV
  • Relaxation shower
  • Mini-bar with beer, water and soft drinks
  • Coffee-maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Clock radio with iPod and MP3 dock
  • Wi-Fi (fee)
  • Gardenview balcony or patio with hot tub
  • Max occupancy: 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 2 children 

Superior room with Prestige Class:

  • GOLF: Unlimited green fees (based on availability, 3 guaranteed rounds per person/week from Dec. 24, 2010 to Apr. 30, 2011 and daily from May 1 to Oct. 31, 2011. Reservations required, cart mandatory.)
  • Accommodation in renovated Superior rooms
  • Concierge service
  • Separate check-in
  • Beach towels in room upon arrival
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Welcome letter
  • Distinct identification bracelet
  • US $20 Matchplay Casino vouchers/ adult
  • Unlimited a la carte dinners (5 guaranteed a la carte dinners/week)
  • Unlimited selected international drinks
  • 24-hour snacks
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool
  • Mini-bar restocked daily (water, soft drinks and beer)

Kids Deal - Children 2-12 pay child rates when sharing with 2 adults in the Junior Suite Deluxe or Jr Suite Deluxe Oceanview. Children 0-1 are free. Maximum 2 Children. Junior Suite Deluxe Oceanfront, Maximum 1 child. Family Junior Suite and Family Jr Ste Oceanview, Maximum 3 Children.

For the Kids - Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12), Children's pool, Water park and Babysitting available for a fee (subject to availability).

Bonus - Guests have access to all facilities including restaurants through the whole complex, including one (1) visit to Chez Palace or La Fuente a la carte restaurants (minimum requirement - 7 night stay). Shuttle service throughout the resort.

Honeymoon Bonus - Upgrade to next room category (subject to availability at check-in) * Romantic dinner at 1 of the gourment restaurants * Bottle of sparkling wine and flower arrangement in room * Priority check in and guaranteed late check out (until 3pm) * Breakfast in room the day after arrival * Daily turndown service * Honeymoon t-shirts (1 per person) * 1 photo souvenir. Minimum 3 nights required. Couples must be married no more than 4 months before arrival. Proof of marriage required.

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 Palace Deluxe
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Barcelo Bavaro Palace
Carretera Bavaro, km. 1, Bavaro, 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.