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The Iberostar Bavaro is one part of the Iberostar Suites that are found in the Punta Cana Resort Strip. Much like other resorts found elsewhere, the Iberostar Bavaro maintains the same reputation in luxury and top-notch resort experience. This is a great resort for families and couples. There is a great balance between buffet and a la carte restaurants (the choices are not overwhelming). There are plenty of beach activities to partake in. However, make sure to either book these activities ahead or book equipment ahead of time. An amazing pool area. The pool area is big enough that there is never a shortage of loungers. There is also a separate pool specifically for kids.
This resort is total paradise, from the accomadition to the staff and food witch makes it the perfect unwind holiday, we found all the staff from reception to the maids were friendly and helpfull and the waiting staff pure curtious, singing and dancing and familiar nature was a pleasure to see every day, with entertainment every night and pure sunshine every day is total bliss, best resort ever
Came back for the second time with my family and I was almost just as impressed as I was the first time around. The rooms were great and a great location between the beach and restaurants. The service the hotel provides is so great and just like the first time around, those who work there greet you like you are longtime friends and make you feel so comfortable. Through the hotel we were able to organize a trip to Santo Dominigo which was an amazing day trip I highly recommend. Overall, if you want an amazing trip with your family and want to be treated like family, come to this resort!
Thank you to Olfa from guest services for arranging balloons in the kabuki restaurant for my husbands birthday. Sadly that's where anything special ended. There was also another diner who had a birthday celebration in the restaurant, who the staff made a fuss of and sang Happy Birthday to, sadly they seemed to forget about my husband so his Birthday meal went by without anything special apart from the balloons organised by Olfa!
Here are some tips for people traveling to Dominican Republic:1. Do not share a van - pay extra for private shuttle service.2. Book a hotel that has air conditioning on all their dining area.3. Do not book a hotel that has people complaining about too many seaweeds.4. Lock up all valuables - all staff can come in and out of your room.5. Tip them $1 per person in your group. That should suiffice.Here are my tips for Iberostar Bavaro Suites:1. Your "concierge" is a phony timeshare salesperson. Dismiss him/her immediately and demand your tickets for restaurant reservations (make sure to get the tickets, or no dinner for you other then the sub-par buffet).2. If you love the beach, stay away from this hotel. Seaweed is a huge problem. This is the worse beach I've visited so far in DR. If you have little kids, the kiddie pool and icecream bar is a big plus.3. Use the barbacue and food facility by the pool during lunch. Much better then the buffet and a lot cooler due to the sea breeze. 4. Watch out on the far end of the pool - it's pretty deep and there are no signs, so if you can't swim, you will drink some pool water.5. Drink beer. All alcoholic beverages are just flavored water.6. Recheck the exchange rate when buying at the shop. They will try and rob you.7. Don't rely on any kind of room service. they often forget or it just take too long.8. If you likke the night time show, this hotel is not for you. They have the same singers and dancers just singing and dancing different era of music. It gets redundant real quick and they are not even that good.9. The specialty restaurants are "slightly" better then the buffet. I feel that they could've done better with all this hassle of making reservations.
My wife and I, brother and his wife, his in-laws and my mom visited this Iberostar in Punta Cana for a 5-day stay. It was enjoyable much of the time, but also frustrating at other times.The positives: Friendly, helpful staff . . . nice, comfortable rooms with comfortable, hot showers, refrigerators, balconies, flat screen TV's with cable channels in English and Spanish . . . relatively good restaurants from which to choose with a variety of different food themes . . . expansive main pool with pool bar and attentive bartenders, cardio classes in the pool and adjacent restaurant for a quick lunch . . . well-situated beach bar with picturesque view of the beach . . . nice fitness club with extensive weight machines, cardio machines, classes for spinning (the girl and guy that ran the spinning class on the 2 days I went were excellent!), yoga, etc. . . . satisfactory, so-so evening singing and/or dancing shows (relative to other hotels' and cruise ship shows) . . . Well-maintained tennis & basketball courts next to fitness room . . . small, but efficient casino . . . pretty, manicured grounds . . . The negatives: Sea weed on the beach (there was an unusual amount of seaweed in the water and on the beach and crews worked around the clock to clean with backhoes, trucks, shovels, rakes, etc. - I don't know if this problem happened just this week, or month, or if this is a perpetual issue in that part of Punta Cana). Additionally, part of the reason we booked this specific hotel, instead of another, is because we had read of daily beach soccer, pick-up games. When we arrived and inquired about the games, they told us that the goals had been damaged, were being repaired, and would take only a day, or two, to be fixed. Frustratingly, they continued to push back the repair date until we knew, on the last day, that they would not be ready. I wish they would've told us on the 1st day not to expect them back, rather than misleadingly stringing us along.Also, although many choose an "all-inclusive" hotel so they do not have to be bothered to pay more money once on the grounds, many of these types of hotels have that sneaky, disingenuous, snake-oil salesman feel for various reasons: For example, at all restaurants & bars, all drinks are supposed to be free. However, at most of the restaurants we attended, the waiters always tried to "up-sell" us to more "premium" wines which cost extra money. I absolutely HATE being bothered with these questions from the waiters during my meals -Especially at restaurants where the booze should be free. What they should do is, upon entering the restaurant, the maître di should inform the guests that, if they want premium drinks, to let the waiters know. They should not try upsell the guests once they've sat down to dine - It seems so chintzy and disingenuous.Also, some of the groups that the hotel makes seem as if they are part of Iberostar, are only subcontractors and each are also trying to make as much money as they can, which is not good news for Iberostar. For example, the group that shuttles guests to and from the airport is a separate company. When I booked my rooms, Iberostar indicated that a ride to and from the airport was included in the cost of the hotel. On the last day of our stay, the hotel staff told me that I needed to confirm my ride back to the airport with the shuttle company who proceeded to tell me that, because our family left on two separate days, I owed them $40-some for the ride, despite the fact that we had given the hotel our itineraries BEFORE we arrived at the hotel. Incredibly insincere and sad that Iberostar allows this duplicitous fleecing of customers to occur under its noses and at its hotel - It's Iberostar that comes out looking really, really bad.Also, the company that allows kayaks, windsurfers, etc. to be taken out on the ocean "free of charge" for up to one hour, is a separate group than Iberostar. The first day I walked over to use a kayak, I arrived with about 20 minutes before they closed (I wasn't aware of their hours) and they did not seem too excited to send me out in one (although, paddling for 15-20 minutes would have been fine with me). So, I had to come back another day.They also offer boat tours, scuba tours, etc. for which they charge money and, it felt like, if someone was there to buy one of these tours, they'd pay much more attention to them than to ones, like me, that just wanted to use a kayak or windsurfer for free. The next day I came back and witnessed how much more time they spent with someone interested in paying for a scuba trip, and how much nicer they were to the paying customers, than to me who was next in line, and for which they were not going to make a single penny.If the hotel doesn't have an understanding with these subcontractors, like the shuttle company and kayak/windsurf company, and those groups mistreat Iberostar's guests, the fault clearly lieswith Iberostar for not making it clearer to these groups how they expect them to treat their customers, even if there is no extra money to make from them. It gives that stingy, deceitful feel to a guest's stay and leaves a bad taste in one's mouth. The up-selling of "premium" alcohol at their restaurants also comes across as very cheap and deceptive. In short, we had a nice time at the hotel, but left feeling like we had just played 3-card Monte, or the Shell game on the streets of NYC - And that's certainly not a feeling these hotels want to impart to their guests.Lastly, I've seen some of these same problems brought up by other reviewers, and someone from Iberostar will usually post a response apologizing and indicating that they will fix the problem. However, these comments ring hollow because none of these problems have been solved. So, management's comments are worth less than the digital paper on which they are typed.
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 ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- Food and beverage service 24 hours
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- 24 hours Unlimited International brands, Domestic beer and House Wine
- Room service from 11am-11pm
- In-room mini-bar stocked w/water, soft drinks and beer only
- Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
- Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
- Non-motorized watersports 1 hour/person/day, reservations required:
- Boogie boards
- Introductory scuba diving lesson
- Daytime tennis (1 hour/day)
- Aerobics and Water aerobics
- Spanish lessons
- Dance lessons
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Entrance to Disco and Sports bar, drinks included
- 588 rooms in 74 two-storey buildings
- 1 buffet restaurant
- 4 a la carte restaurants including: Steakhouse, Japanese, International, and Mediterranean
- Snack bars
- Ice cream parlour
- 6 bars including Beach bar, Pool bar and Swim-up bar
- 1 huge free-form pool
- 3 (lit) tennis courts
- Gift shop
- Fitness centre
- Spa with sauna, turkish bath, body treatments and massages (fee)
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Car rental
- Dive shop on-site
- 18-hole golf course 20 minutes away
- Medical services (fee)
- Free WiFi internet
Junior Suites include:
- 1 king bed or two 3/4 beds
- Ceiling fan
- Living area
- Day bed
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or patio
- Max occupancy 4 up to 3 adults
Kids Deals - First kid 2-12 stays and eats free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults. Second kid pays special kid's rate. Max 2 kids. This offer is not applicable for children sharing room with only one paying adult.
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, playground and kids' pool. Babysitting services available ($).
Exchange Privileges! - Guests of this hotel can also enjoy all the facilities and services of the Iberostar Punta Cana and the Iberostar Dominicana.
2 in 1 stay! - Combine a 7-night stay at this hotel with a 7-night stay at Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus in Bayahibe. Please inquire for prices.
Honeymooners - Receive a fruit basket and a bottle of rum. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.
Wedding Packages - Also available. Please inquire for details.
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
Iberostar BavaroPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Carretera Arena Gorda, Bavaro, 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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