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.


Overview
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
  • 809Vanessa : Hackensack, New Jersey
Staff makes the difference!

Travelled alone, arrived and was greeted with a smile and concern that I had an oxygen tank with me. I was escorted to a nice air conditioned room, given option of cool beverage by Denny Contreras from guest services. That office went far beyond helpful. Thank you Denny,Jenifer and Olfa. Because of you, I would come back.!

  • ojones2016 : LaGrange, Georgia
iberostar experience

my wife and 12 members of my family spent 12 days here in December. we paid xtra for elite service and it made things better, but our overall experience was terrible. this was perhaps the worst food we have ever experienced. we felt we were in the school cafeteria every day. at night, even though we had paid xtra for better wine selection, we only received it once. each time they would say that the wine somelier had to bring our wine and he only got to our table in time for the meal twice.the room was clean but very small and no room to take our clothes from the suitcase.the rooms and restaurants are spread out over about a 8 block square area so be prepared to walkthey had one hard court tennis court in play but they were building two clay courtsthe furniture in the arrival lobby was frayed and looked like it had been there for yearsmy wife and i vacation in Cancun; Caymans; Cabo; ST. Marten;Aruba and lots of other places in the USA and i must say that this was our worse experience.

  • Meghan G :
Such an incredible and unforgettable experience.

This place was incredible. From the transportation from the Airport to the hotel, to the welcoming staff upon arrival, right until we left - was amazing. Comfortable, beautiful, well manicured grounds and beautiful plants, flowers, flamingos!!, fun, relaxing, really felt spoiled and lucky to be there. There were a few amazing people that need some recognition because they made our family trip unforgettable! Antony welcomed our family upon arrival and helped our family throughout the week, he was friendly, knowledgeable, funny and sweet. He was really, really great, but we missed him on the way out - hello Anthony is you are reading this!From the buffet area we had 4 servers who were just sweet, attentive and lovely people, Braulijio, Jose Armando, Akeny and Isidro were lovely to our family and made us feel so welcome. They were super attentive, friendly, and chatted with us when time allowed and they truly spoiled us.I miss chatting with them already. Also Orlando from the kitchen was amazing - one day he came over to where I was about to have some late lunch with my sister at the pool area buffet - I mentioned how I had missed out on the Paella they were making on the beach earlier in the day, he said one moment and came back a few minutes later with this delicious plate of Paella - I was in heaven! I didn't even ask for any, but he brought it over to me anyway! Thank you Orlando! And aside from that, he was very attentive with our family and wanted to make sure we were having a great experience. The team at the buffet were so great that we spent most of our meals together there, simply because they were so lovely! Plus the food was so yummy, there something for everyone (we were travelling with a few vegetarians) and everyone loved the food, it changed nightly and was always fresh and delicious.Also Morelia ( I hope we got her name right!) who worked in the lobby bar area was such a sweetheart, had a very genuine smile and was singing to the music and dancing while she worked. We went to the lobby bar area specifically because she was there and was so attentive and sweet.The gym facilities were also incredible, modern and clean. My mom, sister and I took a yoga class one evening from Samantha who held a great class, guided us in both English and Spanish through the poses, and was very attentive and offered some great alternative poses for those that needed it. She was awesome. Also Kello who does Spin classes was super welcoming to us, my boyfriend and I were doing some Sekhem yoga in the yoga room and he came in and spoke to us about the movements we were doing, and had a great conversation about health and showed him some of the moves we were doing.Everyone who worked there on the grounds were friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable.I woke up early every morning and went to bed as late as I could just to soak in this amazing space. I would go back in a heartbeat! Highly recommended whether travelling with kids or just yourself. I could go on and on about how much fun I had, truly an amazing experience. Plus that BEACH - wow! Missing that right now with the snow out my window - I want to go back there!!!!

  • PatrickBarbary : Melbourne, Florida
Generally good. Needs tweaking.

We returned for a week at the Iberostar. The comments I make are supposed to help the tourist as well as the hotel. First, the positive: the room was always well and timely cleaned, and is very comfortable. Except for the facts that they don’t provide a good soft pillow even if you ask and that the AC is quite loud and has very few adjustment. I had read that they had redone the rooms, definitely not this one… The room service (simply for water) is not working well. I had to call 3 times over six hours to get some sparkling water… Now, the food and beverage. The morning crew is not quite awake by 7:00AM. We saw one waiter watching his cellphone by the towel folding station instead of coming to serve coffee. The espresso seems to be a problem. The machine is broken or warming up… and when it comes it’s not espresso. Only one day one busboy brought me a real espresso… The satellite restaurants really make a big effort to serve decent food. We had good meat at two of them. (Avoid something they call cheesecake at La Coupole) As to the main buffet, some of the food is often cold by the time you get to the table. The food offered is varied and the choices are good. Two items that should definitely be changed: The ice cream is tasteless and it is hard to recognize the flavor advertised. It is probably a cheap and bad brand. Finally, the jam or marmalade: Normally, you’d expect fruit, sugar and maybe pectin. What they offer is more like water, color and some kind of thickener (like cornstarch). These “marmalade” as they generously call them are disgusting.So, all in all the format is great, the surrounding is beautiful and so is the beach, but sometimes, small savings like those I described are not worse it for the business. One final note, they enrolled us to assist at the “club membership” presentation. That is a 90 minute deal (at a minimum), and just know that if you are not ready to dish out $19K (at a very minimum) do not waste your time.

  • Mariana G :
Wonderful time, beautiful hotel, great staff!

It was difficult to decide which hotel to pick in Punta Cana, but I'm really happy with my choice. We have a wonderful time. The hotel is beautiful, clean, updated. The beach is beautiful. We went in the second week of December, the beach wasn't busy. It was sunny, warm water, no waves. There were some sea weeds, but not too much. The food was great, our favorite restaurants were the Italian and French. We talked to some of the staff, they were very helpful and friendly, some names: Fernanda at the reception, Mister Coca Cola at the gym, Danyl at the Italian restaurant, Katty our cleaner, Samuel a Chef at the Japanese restaurant, big THANK YOU to all!

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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