Iberostar Bavaro

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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.

Set amidst beautiful gardens where peacocks and flamingos roam freely and on the shores of an idyllic sugary white sand beach. The Iberostar Bavaro features charming villas housing spacious, marble-floored Junior Suites, each with a sunken living area and daybed. Take a splash in the huge pool, visit the disco and sports bar or take advantage of the many activities and amenities including a dive clinic, several on-site shops and the Mini Club for kids. Guests of the Iberostar Bavaro also have the option of using the recreational and dining facilities of the two neighboring sister hotels.

Location: Directly on Bavaro Beach, next to the Iberostar Dominicana, 45 minutes to Higuey, 35 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • ssjaime : Boston, Massachusetts
My wedding

This is a big resort, so it will take a day or two to get use to it, I travelled to this hotel for my wedding celebration, and overall it was a good experience help from the wedding coordinators was very helpful, although I fill like the wedding programs should be price different, as a I had 29 guess for my wedding all staying at the resort and I still end up paying about $2,700.00 for my wedding package.Entertainment tem was excellent, very nice group of guys, Mike, pinky, Rafael, can remember all the names but they did a good job..The food was good on the buffet, and if you make reservation for a la card restaurant will be better them average.Jaime

  • dlstone1969 : Dahinda, Illinois
Very enjoyable resort. Nice rooms, good food, great beach

We went to this resort with friends a few years ago and enjoyed it very much. We have stayed at high rise types lately, but this was a nice change. The cabanas were one level and very nice and large. We loved the ocean front bar with snacks. The food was very good also. We had a great time at this resort and would recommend it.

  • Sergey P :
Hospitalization after visiting a restaurant, La Dorada, Iberostar Bávaro

We spent the honeymoon in the hotel Iberostar Bávaro in Punta Cana in the period from 5 November to 16 November. On the last day my wife was in the hospital with severe poisoning after visiting a restaurant, La Dorada, where we ate lobster. Everything that happened on the day of departure, my wife had to spend half a day in hospital on a drip. The doctor recommended hospitalization, but we could not reschedule the flight. So we had to fly that day. Fortunately, with medication my wife survived the 12 hour flight from Punta Cana to Paris. Now we have the way to Kiev waiting for a flight 6 hours and 4 hours. The doctor prescribed many medications, including a 7-day course of antibiotics. Again, we go to a medical center in Paris. Hospital treatment cost 700 dollars not including the purchase of additional medicines. The staff even deign to arrange a transfer to the hospital. Although we told them. Our honeymoon and holiday experience ruined.

  • jerseygirl2011_11 : Sicklerville, New Jersey
Well maintained resort with a big miss

We stayed at Bávaro Suites for six nights last week. The resort is beautiful.The best part of our stay were the people. The service staff in the restaurants, bars & activities team were exceptional. We were there with two teenagers and the family suite was wonderful.We had two full rooms connected with plenty of space. We have stayed at 4 other all inclusive family resorts.First miss was the lack of water sports. They have them but very few canoes, etc and it's shared for all of the Bávaro Iberostar resorts which makes it near impossible to utilize.The kid's definitely missed this feature. At others they've been able to go out as they wanted and there were more options.We really enjoyed the food. The buffet was huge and the sit down restaurants really nice. There are lots of options and we were easily able to get a reservation every night. I liked the sit down restaurants better then the other all inclusive resorts we've visited.There are no sit down options for breakfast outside of the buffet so maybe an opportunity for improvement.Now for the big issue - we felt quite safe throughout the trip. The beach is pretty open so there are locals walking across the entire time which didn't present a problem. Our last night we had all of our personal items out ready to depart including our passports and $. At midnight there was an extremely loud repeated banging on the sliding doors (the adult one) but as I mentioned the kids were adjoined in the next connected room. The person was yelling. When we opened the blinds there was a man there violently banging on the door. We were telling him he had the wrong room but he persisted. We moved to the kids room and called the front desk. We moved outside in our pajamas not knowing where to go or what to do. Security took about 15 minutes to arrive. By the time they did the man was on our balcony and we were outside with nowhere to go half dressed and two scared kids. Security was 0 help and spoke no English. We were relying on our 17 year old who knew a little to try to communicate. The man managed to get in the room. Security questioned whether it was ours at that point as he was now inside in our bed, very drunk with our passports and valuables.. My 14yo and I had to go up to the front desk to get help as my husband argued.The issue for us was with how this was handled. We felt very unsafe the entire time. Security was useless.It was not until my husband attempted to get back in the room that they helped.

  • cecildadj : Chicago, Illinois
Other Reviews have let me down-not great

I have stayed at another iberostar property and this one is starting to show its age. It stinks. I guess there is no quality standard from resort to resort. It may have been good a while ago but I think this hotel is a perfect example of why review ratings should be reset at some point or star ratings based on a rolling 12 month basis. May have been great when opened but from what a well traveled American or European would expect, average at best. Trip advisor should add a feature where you can filter reviews by year. This will tell story here. I think they have let the place start to deteriorate. I would also like to see the reviews by where the reviews are from. A lot of locals stay here on vacation on weekend and I believe they may be rating higher than what an American or European would expect. Big problems include:The hot water went out for a time on November 13, 2017 and I had to take cold shower before dinner. Morning of November 14, 2017, the power went out for some time. Morning of November 15, 2017, the power went out for some time. Rooms: they are at the point where rooms are very much starting to show age. They need to put into place an expedited remodeling program. Other Weird things like no outlet next to bed to charge phone, a very weird temperature control placement ON THE BED headboard which took forever to find because they cover it up with pillows. I actually had to call for them to tell me where it was. No hotel I’ve ever stayed at puts the temperature control on the headboard. No numbered temperature setting. Just low, mid, high. Attention to detail...for example someone painted the ceiling in the bathroom at some point and did a horrendous job and splashed paint all over the stone and didn’t bother to correct the mistake. Spacing between stone and door frame in bathroom. Nice new Samsung tv but some if not all channels aren’t in HD and are unreliable. For example, CBS went out for like a day and ABC randomly went out one day. Smoking. Most IF not all hotels in the US are smoke free environments. They should take a page from the US book on this one. people who don’t smoke don’t want to be around smoking, period. They should not let people smoke in the public areas. WiFi. This is one thing they have invested in. The coverage is excellent and the speed is excellent also. This is a perfect example of how things can be done right if you put the resources into it. Food is ok. Most people will find something they like. Pool: cold and not the cleanest. I’ve been to other places where they clean pool vigorously during day. Not so much here. Did not see one person cleaning pool during day. Also starting to show age. There is a whirlpool that isn’t warm or hot. It’s the same temperature as the regular pool. Yes, it’s a whirlpool, it’s bubbling. Layout: is different. I can’t fault them for the layout of the entire resort but it takes some getting used to. It’s at least a 5 minute walk most places. The footprint Is huge. The one problem I can fault them for is that there is a staff housekeeping room outside the door on the first floor of the villas and staff have woken me up yelling across the way to each other in the morning. Staff: friendly for most part but on multiple occasions people have stopped me trying to sell me excursions or photography packages. Multiple times a day I have been approached and I don’t want to be sold anything while trying to relax on vacation. There are signs everywhere and I know where to find you. Also I was duped into going to timeshare presentation (they call it a VIP package) by one of the people in the front. It was fine. We got a free massage out of it and the sales tactics weren’t too strong armed. If you walk through lobby you will be asked multiple times to sign up for presentation. There is some type of incentive program in place for the staff to get guests to sign up for these presentations. Shame on you management. You are getting what you want but it is making guests miserable. For this reason, every time a staff person comes up to me, my guard is up because they are probably trying to sell me something. The starting price for this package is USD $120,000. What a joke. I’m sure you end up paying less than that but I wasn’t even interested in hearing anymore after that laughable amount was told to us.The staff in the dining area are pretty good fo the most part, however things can get lost in translation. If you don’t get what you want, that’s the reason. All in all, can’t recommend. There are plenty of places that are better I know.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • 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:
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Catamarans
  • Boogie boards
  • Waterpolo
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Daytime tennis (1 hour/day)
  • Volleyball
  • Archery
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • 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
  • Casino
  • Disco
  • 1 huge free-form pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • 3 (lit) tennis courts
  • News/bookstand
  • Gift shop
  • Fitness centre
  • Steamroom
  • 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
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Living area
  • Day bed
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • Mini-bar
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • 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.

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  • Iberostar Bavaro
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Iberostar Bavaro Suites
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.

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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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