Grand Palladium Bavaro
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
The Grand Palladium Bavaro is a good option for those looking for a budget conscious vacation and are looking for a quick getaway. The resort is very large as it is compiled by two other resorts. Despite it's size, there are shuttle services available. Because of the sheer size of the resort, there is plenty of room to lounge around the beach. The resort is staffed by a great attentive team. However, if you're looking for a resort that boasts great food options, it's best to look elsewhere.
Location: Beachfront, 60 minutes from Higuey, 25 minutes from the airport.
The room was beautiful we had a luxury sweet with jacuzzi on the top floor looking towards the ocean so you can go commando if you chose The mini bar was stocked everyday and the maid was friendly loved the bar service "mammajuana" is the baby maker drink Food we recommend the buffet has beautiful choices and at steak house the steak was delicious There was a beach party and it was off the chain the band was nice drinks kept coming and they had staff painted like statues Yenny pronounced Jenny was beautiful friendly and a good singer lolol.
We stayed and the Grand Palladium Bavaro for a week from January 3th to 10. I will strat with the positive things:The resort itself is gorgeous. Lots of palmtrees, flowers, gardens, walkway under the shade. The villas are beautiful, well kept and well decorated. We were a group of 7 and never had any problems getting beach chairs on the beach (around the pools yes but never at the beach). Compared to other resorts near the Grand Palladium, we didn't have a lot of seaweed on the beach or in the water. The entertainment was good, but repetitive.Now the negative:First and foremost, the staff. I've never been to a resort where the staff is as unfriendly as the ones at the Grand Palladium. From frontdesk, to waiters, to barman, we never had a smile, an eye contact or a Hola ! Most of the waiters didn't have a "basic" English so it was a problem when they needed to explain an "a la carte" menu, mostly when your clientele are foreigners who all have basic English. The other thing that really bothered us is the number of times someone tried to sell us something either on the beach, in the lobby or near the restaurants. One day, we tried to count how many people tried to sell us something and stopped at 15 just before going to lunch (it was 1:00 pm). It is really annoying. It goes from parasail, to Coco Bongo, to dolphin swim, to cigars, to purses, to sunglasses, etc... and that's just on the beach. On the resort premises (and IN the lobby) you have the dolphin swim, the parasail and the table with Dominican art. They just don't sit there and let you have a look at what they have to offer, no they follow you and hassle you. Some of them were even rude to us. And all of that doesn't include the "time share" people. That's another story, but known in every resort I've been to.When we first got our rooms (family connecting rooms), the garbage can from the previous travelers was not emptied (and the lady had her period, gives you an idea), our mini bar had opened water bottles in it and our daughters beds were not even finished. We were even wondering if they had been changed. We had to call guess services and, at least, they came quickly.The food was OK but the buffet area and the dishes were not clean. Our first morning, they were out of coffee cups and none of the tables had been cleaned. It was a messy buffer area. However, the "a la carte" restaurants were good, nice decorations, but the unfriendly staff made the experience a bad one. We tried the Japanese, Spanish, Mexian and Italian restaurants, but cancelled the Brazilian and Steak House restaurants because we could bare the tought of the unfriendly waiters anymore. One night, we ordered a bottle of wine (after at least 15 minutes sitting with no one coming to see us at the table) and the bottle stayed on the table, unopened for another 15 minutes. We couldn't find staff to open it. The grill by the beach was really nice however.One of the pools, the Punta Cana pool, surely could need some renovations.Overall, I've been to other resorts and would unlikely go back to the Grand Palladium again knowing that it is better elsewhere.
My second time to Punta Cana, this resort was much better then the last. I could walk to everything on the resort, the room was very nice, and there were great places to eat and party. I would recommend reviewing the dress code before going. Also the resort needs to implement a better seating system at the pool. Everyone comes early in the morning and throws their towels down to "reserve" the chairs.
As with all hotels you get the good and bad reviews, I have nothing but praise for this hotel and it's staff. We have noticed how hard these people work and how few visitor a prepared to give tips. to us who can afford to visit these places costing us £1,000s of pounds or dollars, please tip the staff it's only a dollar here and there. The food is very good for all inclusive too. you do get the guys coming around selling trips etc but there not pushy here like in some of the other resorts.Dont care what any of the other reviews say we're having a great time and already planning to revisit next year.We have also used the Spa here the price can quite high we ended up with half price of $126 you do get what you pay for excellent service and a great massage.
Staying Jan 12-19, staying in romance suite, nice room and any issues we had were fixed promptly. Very nice staff, beautiful grounds and we love the Sports Bar (especially the servers!) The food is delicious and lots of variety!
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
- 24-hour all-inclusive food and beverages
- Unlimited Domestic drinks
- Mini-bar stocked with water, soft drinks & beer
- Water polo
- Daytime tennis
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Entrance to the Disco, drinks included
- 674 rooms in three 3-storey buildings and villas
- 8 a la carte restaurants
- 5 buffet restaurants
- Snack bar
- 15 Bars including swim-up bar
- 4 pools
- Children's pool
- 2 Jacuzzis
- 2 tennis courts
- Spa & Wellness centre (fee)
- Gift shop
- Beauty salon
- Sauna Scuba diving (fee)
- Horseback riding (fee)
- Free WiFi
Hotel Rooms include:
- 1 king or two 3/4 beds
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or terrace
- Same as above plus a sofabed
Kids Deals - Kids pricing available, please inquire for details.
For the Kids - Baby Club for ages 1-3, Mini Club for ages 4-12 and the Junior Club for adolescents (ages 13+). Babysitting services available (fee).
3 For 1 Bonus - Guests have access to all facilities at the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino and Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa.
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.
Resort Location Map
Grand Palladium BavaroPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Avda. Francia s/n Playas de Bavaro Higuey, Punta Cana 23000 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.
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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.
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