Be Live Grand Bavaro
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Our OpinionA great resort. The resort is laid out well. There are many buildings spread over the area of the resort. Despite it's size, there are plenty of pools to accommodate the large amount of guests. Keep in mind that this resort does open it's doors up to the public during the weekends, making these days busier than most. This is also a place that is fitting for guests who are looking to stay within the resort grounds. There is very limited beach space and a dock is located very close by, making the beach almost un-swimmable, as there are several boats that dock close to the vicinity.
OverviewThis magnificent luxury hotel is located on the East coast of the Dominican Republic and is part of the Grand Punta Cana complex. The resort is just a few minutes away from Punta Cana's international airport, ideal for couples and families. Here you can enjoy two hotels in one, and discover this new and exciting 24 hr All Inclusive Resort!
My best friend and I just returned from a wonderful trip to the DR! We were overall very happy with our trip! We would highly, highly recommend upgrading to VIP. We loved the relaxing vibe and extra attention we received at the VIP beach and bars. The only thing we worried about was trying to get one of the extra special beach beds- but on days we didn't get up early to claim one there were plenty of beach loungers. Our room was great, bed was comfortable, shower and tub were great! AC was AMAZING. The grounds were beautiful and kept very clean. Overall the staff were very kind and helpful!We loved Abraham and the food he made in the VIP lounge. Jeremiah and Carmelo kept us happy and comfortable on the beach. Brenda was a kind and fun beach bartender who always had a smile for us. Pablo and Derlin were bartenders at the VIP lobby hotel that made us delicious drinks and had no problem attempting our unique drink orders! Thanks to all for making our trip special and extra fun.There were a few things that left us a little frustrated...There was always an amazing array of snacks and food in the VIP lounge. We loved going there a few times a day to get snacks- but we were extremely frustrated that we couldn't bring these to the beach or the room! One overall struggle was enough access to snacks that could be brought to the room or beach during the day. The Burger Bar was advertised as such a place, but when we arrived there was a large menu on display but only a few items were actually available. The Burger Bar is also the only place we encountered incredibly rude staff members. As vegetarians, we both struggled a little bit in the restaurants to find food we could eat and communicate our needs to the staff. We would def. recommend Mylos for vegetarians! The buffet was kept clean and stocked and you could see that efforts were being made to do so!I really enjoyed working on my Spanish as most of the staff speak mostly Spanish. Everyone was very kind in working with me to try and understand each other. I would have loved to have a Spanish-English dictionary with me only to learn more!I would say if you have very, very high standards, get easily offended, can't handle "island time," and aren't flexible and friendly then Be Live may not be the place for you. For two young women just looking to relax and get away it was an amazing trip. We had a great time. We were INCREDIBLY happy with our decision to upgrade to VIP and would highly recommend that if what you are looking for is an affordable, relaxing vacation!
We just returned from our stay at "Be Live" April 12th. I'm writing a review because I had read a lot of reviews before I went and found some of them misleading. So here is my unbiased opinion of the resort.Upon arriving our room wasn't ready so we were given a room number and asked to come back. This was fine with us, we ate and had a few drinks and dropped back. We were shown to our room but when the guy opened the door it was occupied...they had checked someone else into it while we were waiting. So we waited while the guy went to try to find out what had happened eventually we had to go look for him. Anyway we got another room...not as nice as the first, but it worked. We decided we weren't going to let this spoil our vacation. Here are some points you might want to know: The a la carte menus are very limited, for example at the Lobster restaurant unless you have VIP you have to pay for lobster. I thought it was so ridiculous. The bar on the beach had great finger food. The buffet was good, but not great but there was always something I could eat. The staff worked very hard but I didn't feel the usual warmth that I've felt at the other resorts we have been. The main pool was always cloudy and we never felt comfortable getting in it. The entertainment going on around the resort was good. This was the first time we seen such a language barrier with the staff.My over all opinion is that this resort has everything it needs to be a 4.5 star but it just needs more attention to the details. It has nice (but dated) rooms, the buffet was good, the beach was nice (not enough chairs,) entertainment was good, the pool needs more attention. I think it just needs a good "polish.)
The trip to Be Live was our 4th to the DR (once to Panama) at an all inclusive. For reference we have been to Secrets, Hard Rock, Melia Caribe and Paradisus Punta Cana.We rate the Be Live at the top.The Pros:Staff: Every person we met had a ready smile and worked to make our day better. The VIP team is dedicated and professional. The VIP Beach staff are amazing and make sure that you have all that you need. The massage therapists at the spa were top notch (better than Paradisus and Hard Rock).Food; We’ve eaten a lot of all-inclusive fare and Be Live does truly top the list. Besides the Windows Buffet there is also Aqua (VIP Only) and a burger bar for breakfast and lunch. Room service is quick and tasty. The restaurants are very good (the trick is getting a reservation, more on that later). We enjoyed the Asian (hubby even invited to the hibachi to cook) and the Mediterranean (veal gorgonzola very tasty). VIP lunch at Aqua a treat!Beach - yes you are near the Marina, and all of the excursions take place there so no yucky bus ride across the island. Sand is sugar smooth and groomed daily. VIP beaches (2) have plenty of beds, loungers and chairs. It's lovely to watch parasailers, float in the ocean and drink a cold beer on the beach - all within a few steps of your room.Lounge: VIP lounge has a fully stocked bar and upscale snacks all day (went into potato chip withdrawal). Coffee, Wi-Fi, and all day yummies keep you fueled up for a busy evening.Entertainment - something was happening all day long, and we could hear the 20 somethings coming back at 3:30 am - sounding like the disco was amazing. The Casino is bigger than most, smaller than the Hard Rock. Gym and Spa: The Gym is fully stocked with heavy weights, and cardio machines. Clean and cool (that AC was working overtime) there is no reason you can’t get a decent work out. No organized fitness classes in the gym. The Spa was very nice and we had 2 massages (one part of a promotion and one we purchased). Like all but the Paradisus, you can only use the Spa hot tub and cool pools if you had a service.Rooms: We had the experience of having two different rooms due to upgrading to VIP. We booked online in December and took a bargain basement room (sale was 60% off). For a reasonable fee we upgraded from a Deluxe Room (they are very small) to a Junior Suite in Building 15. Building 15 is at the far right of the resort and backs up to a public street. There are three pools and a nice pool bar. No elevator so some may find it difficult to navigate the steps. The room was large and clean, not terribly fancy but had everything we needed. After hanging at the VIP beach and the VIP lounge we enquired for and upgraded to a Master Suite in the VIP building (Building #7). This was by far the better room - with a ground floor walk out to a semi private pool. We had room 7105 and it was 15 steps to the VIP Lounge, 15 steps to the pool and 45 steps to the beach. (yes, I counted)Guests: This resort was a nice mix of countries - you'll love it.I HIGHLY recommend building 7.Cautions:The curb appeal of this property is not awesome. Don’t worry – once you are inside you’ll find well-groomed grounds, clean paths and smiling faces. Hints for Travelers:Upgrade to VIP – as in most Dominican resorts there are different layers of service and VIP is the way to go at any resort. At Be Live it makes a difference (accommodations, access to bars/restaurants, etc.). I have read negative reviews and I do think if you could only get to the Buffet and the main pool you would be disappointed after a few days. (this was the same at Paradisius, Melia and Hard Rock)Get up and reserve your beach chair or bed.. but be sure to show up. There’s no reservation system at Be Live (Hard Rock does this well) so you do need to get up and reserve a bed if you are a morning beach person. Don’t be piggy and reserve a beach bed if you are not going to show up until 4 pm. (this was the same at Paradisius, and Melia)Reserve dinner for the week as soon as you can; There are several fine restaurants that you can go to (Windows is really excellent but variety is nice). Be sure to do two things: 1. Book as many days in advance as you can and 2. Get the confirmation slip. Twice we showed up without the slip and not slip no service.Bring Paper proof – if you booked something online, chances are that that data did not get communicated with the staff at the property. Bring extra copies of all of your booking data.Be calm and be sweet – anger and yelling does absolutely nothing for your cause – being sweet, calm and polite does the trick. Asking one person for help and waiting patiently is the Dominican way – yelling, complaining and being a general jerk does, literally, nothing. Personal thank yous:Jorge: a huge thank you to Jorge at VIP who immediately brought us from the main lobby to the VIP so that we could upgrade. Jorge is always ready to assist, always listening and extremely professional. Perla: an amazing young lady who worked overtime to make sure that our room was exactly as we wanted it - who was never flustered and always sweet.Rossi - the VIP Manager on duty - thank you for your assistance and organization.Pedro at the VIP Beach Bar - thank you for the most amazing drinks!Santos at Windows - always ready with a smile and a cold beer.Wendy - the best housekeeping ever!We will be back!
My husband I recently returned from a week at the Be Live DR location. I will be honest that we were apprehensive as the reviews were either really good or really bad. We took a leap of faith and managed our expectations accordingly. Our check-in went extremely smooth. We knew prior to check-in that we wanted to upgrade to the VIP and Julio in guest services had this done for us quickly and without any issues. He personally walked us over to the VIP lounge, checked us in there and walked us up to our room with luggage in tow. Upon arrival, our room was extraordinary. There was a lovely king size canopy bed with terry clothes robes laid out for us and a Jacuzzi tub. The seating area had a couch and chair and the room was equipped with a Bluetooth tower speaker. Nice touch!!RE: VIP UPGRADE: If you are debating about whether or not to do this – DON'T! Just do it!! It is worth every single penny!! Throughout the week, we ate at both buffets and all of the a la cartes, with the exception of the Mexican. I will tell you that the main buffet was very crowded and slow. I found the food to be average at best and most of the hot items were cold. We chose to eat at the Aqua buffet for breakfast and lunch and the a la cartes for dinner. When you upgrade to VIP, the only reservation you need is for the Japanese restaurant. All the rest you can just show up and you are seated almost instantaneously. I was surprisingly pleased with all of the a la cartes. The Brazilian was my favorite. My least favorite was the seafood. Many of the menus have additional items that cost money but we always ordered items that were included and found them all to be quite good. The portions were small so we ordered an extra meal at the steak house and shared it. The beach was lovely. We took a day and walked down to the point, passing many other resorts. I found that our beach was the cleanest by far. The workers at Be Live were out numerous times in a day picking up garbage, raking the sand and picking up the seaweed. There are four sections of beach area: the VIP adult beach area, the Club Owners beach area, the Main area and the Family VIP beach area. We spent all of our time at the VIP adult area. We did not have any desire for a Bali bed but heard stories of people getting up at 5 am to save them (completely insane in my books!!). We were usually up at 9 am and were always able to get two chairs. The Club Owners area was almost always empty and a waste of beautiful beds and chairs, in my opinion. The main area is where the majority of the guests are. There were lots of chairs and Bali beds. The Family VIP area was super quiet (ironic) and always had chairs and beds available. There were numerous pools and they all looked clean, with the exception of the main pool. The water always looked murky. I guess this would make sense as that is where the majority of the guest and their children swim as well as the location for the swim up bar.I myself could really only think of one thing I might complain about. It was VERY difficult to get what you wanted as most of the staff spoke little to no English. Yes, I am in their country and yes, the language is Spanish BUT, if you are going to work at a resort, you should have SOME English. In the least, I would suggest that the resort have one person per area that could understand English. This was not the case and made the most simple of requests difficult. For example – I wanted peppermint tea before my meal. The server could not understand what I was asking for. Another example would be when my husband and I chose to order a second meal at the steak restaurant. It took us a very long time to find someone that could remotely understand what it was we were asking for. Super frustrating.So here is the thing,...we heard the complaints while we were there. Some warranted; some not so much. For example – the water flow in the Jacuzzi tubs were VERY slow. I would say it took us at least 30 min to fill. But seriously folks – I am in a third world country, in a room with a Jacuzzi tub and the weather is stunning. Life could certainly be much worse. I turned the water on, cracked a beer and sat on the deck enjoying the sunset until it was full (Hardly worthy of a nasty review or complaint in my books). Many people complained about plumbing issues BUT did they flush toilet paper or any other items down the toilet? It is common in island countries for them to ask that you not flush ANYTHING down the toilets (toilet paper included). So, if you did and you had a plumbing issue, who is to blame? One morning they had to turn the cold water off in our building for an hour to do a repair. People complained all day! It was one hour, first thing in the morning. It amazes me that people travel to a third world country and expect Platinum rated, “Ritz Calton” level accommodations. If you want the Ritz, then stay at the Ritz.If you have any questions about anything, please send me a message.Special thanks to: Julio in Guest Services, Pablo and Juan in the lobby bar and Paedro at the VIP Adult Bar. Superb service!
Everything is good,service is good,room very clean,quality food and drinks.I recommend! It was my first time in this hotel Be live collection Punta-Cana,buffet is full,a lot of different restorations:steak house,Brazilian ,Asian,Mexico,Lobster House. Sneaks available 24 hours. Very beautiful and clean beach ,gym,theatre,disco, casino. If you have questions you can ask Santos or Jimenez Severino or Sandy Martinez on redemption or guests service.
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- 3 buffet meals daily plus 24-hour snacks
- A la carte dining (dress code in effect, subject to availability)
- Unlimited house wine, domestic beer and select international brand drinks (24-hours)
- 24-hour room service
- Daily activities
- Scuba clinic in pool
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Nightly entertainment
- 140 junior suites in 3, three-storey buildings
- Buffet Restaurant
- 3 a la carte restaurants (International, Italian, Tex-Mex)
- 7 bars, including a swim-up bar
- Full access to facilities and services at the Be Live Grand Punta Cana:
- 2 pools
- Children's pool
- 2 tennis courts
- Full service spa (fee)
- Beauty salon
- Shopping plaza
- Internet access (fee)
- Golf nearby (fee)
- 2 queens or 1 king bed
- Cable TV
- In-room safe
- Mini-bar (stocked with bottled water, soft drinks & beer)
- Coffee maker
- Living area
- Bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower
- Hair dryer
- Balcony or terrace
- Nightly turn-down service
- Maximum occupancy 4 persons
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Be Live Grand BavaroPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
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Carretera Cabeza de Toro Km 7, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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