- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
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.
First time visit at an all inclusive. Enjoyed the atmosphere and staff worked really hard to keep guests comfortable. Our room was large with a large bathroom and was kept extremely clean by the hard working housekeeping staff. I thought the food was ok but the drinks were fairly limited. Basically rum and Presidente beer. One piece of advice: if you want to get a cabana near the ocean, show up early. People go there early in the morning and drop a towel on the chairs basically, "claiming" that spot all day.
Vacation with my kids. Staff does not speak English. Male staff hit on me constantly. One concierge asked me twice to come live with him. One staff member told me he loved me. Roaches in rooms, hallways and buffet. Flies EVERYWHERE, in buffet and on food. Pools were dirty by 1 or 2pm. My kids and I had constant diarrhea. Drinks were ALL full of sugar and water. Very very cheap liquor in drinks. I would NEVER EVER recommend this resort, if you can call it that.
We spent one week last year in this hotel. First of all lobby was designed well and staff was very positive and kind. We waited a bit long to check-in but it was ok. Room was good and comfortable enough. Only problem in the room was internet speed, it was so slow even we have a wi-fi router in our room. During our stay all staff was very cheerful and kind. It was a nice point to remember. Beach.. actually beach was good but ocean was full of seaweeds even they were cleaning everyday with machines. It doesn`t make you feel comfortable enough.. Foods were awesome for us, i don`t know how much i ate! =) But for the alcoholic drinks and cocktails , i can`t praise them as i did for foods. they were very low quality and it`s more like non-alcoholic cocktails and drinks. We wanted to play tennis but their courts was closed because of a maintenance. Animations during the day and night was awesome. They were very energetic and joyful. Actually i was very happy to stay there except few points. And we will stay in a different place this year, especially because of seaweeds. Because i think no one wants to pay for a sea which is full of seaweeds..
Our first trip doing an all inclusive and it was overall an enjoyable experience.Our suite:The room was lovely, maid service twice a day. Comfy beds, well topped up mini bar. Great location, near enough to beach and pool yet far enough away from all the noise.Negatives:Located downstairs so no privacy on balcony. Was right outside the housekeeping door so be prepared to be woken up from 5am and disturbed until midnight by the cleaning trolleys. The grounds:We'll maintained and see ground keepers out all hours of the day keeping it beautiful.The pool buffet area can be really slippery.Overall lovely area.The pool: Where to start. They've got a lovely pool, big, swim up bar deep bits shallow bits and separate child's area.This does not keep the children away from the main pool though. Quite often have lots of children swinging from the stools and playing on the swim up bar which can be a little irritating when you've come to have a few beverages and can't even get near it. I feel this area should have been adults only. It was also the most unclean part of the pool and didn't seem well maintained.The pool needs draining and resurfacing. There's holes in the floor of the pool, chipped bits round the walls which are really sharp.The sunbeds are a HUGE problem.In a 2 week stay we only got sunbeds round the pool 4 times. It's extremely unfair and the staff need to be introducing a policy about no reserving sunbeds with towels. You can even walk by the pool late at night and people have already left their towels out for the next day.The beach:Stunning beach. Beach bar that served snacks and self serve ice cream. Cocktails all afternoon!Only issue, as above with the sunbeds. You do tend to have more success getting them here but still hundreds empty all day with towels on them.The food:Every night is a different theme night so you can't get bored of the food.Unfortunately the them is repeated week after week so by week 2 you may get a little bored of the repetition.Overall the food quality is good. Breakfast buffet is excellent. The snack bars are good. We went to 4 of the restaurants in our stay (no problem getting reservation with just 2 of us). Loved the Mexican and the cajun.Mediterranean was least favourite.Overall our stay was really enjoyable.We perhaps wouldn't have done 2 weeks if we were to do it again but would definitely recommend to anyone.If you're looking for a quiet couples get away like we were though, this probably isn't the place for you. Lots and lots of families. The grand hotel nextdoor (more expensive) is adults only and looks incredible.
Positives:1. Nice staff2. Ok food (in the restaurants and main buffet).3. Beach was beautiful 4. Good entertainment Negatives: 1. Was rushed through check-in2. Roaches3. Drinks were too sweet. Not sure if the drinks were real4. Panhandlers everywhere, constantly nagged to buy things ugh, on vacation???5. Became sick, food poisoning. Blah6. Beach towels smelled like mildew 7. Casino was horrible 8. The pool water was hot, the only place you could really cool down at was the outdoor showers and the cave on an excursion 9. Food was mediocre & was left out for hours on end 🤒10. Air conditioner was inconsistent 11. Rooms smelled like mildew I will not be returning but you live and you learn. I didn't feel like writing a long paragraph, read everyone else's negative reviews and put two and two together. They get an E for effort :)
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.
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.
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