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
  • babysladkaya : New York
So disappointed!

My friend and former manager were at this resort about 10 years ago and raved about it so I decided to pay about $1,500 extra for our family than what I would have paid for the sister property Iberostar Dominicana/Punta Cana or our beloved Iberostar Hacienda in LaRomana, thinking that I will be getting premium everything-nice large room, awesome food, amazing service and great beach. The hotel turned out to be a huge disappointment on all levels. The rooms are old and musty and the A/C works very poorly-there are only three settings-low, medium and high and even the high does not work so well. The room does not have enough storage space-there is no set of drawers and the only storage available are a few shelves in the closet by the entrance. The bathroom does not have ventilation and why have a tub without an enclosure? We always had water leaking from both the shower since the door is not sealed. The food at the buffet was ok for breakfast, lots of choices, fresh fruit, and smoothies, lots of sweet items like croissants and donuts, eggs made to order, can't complain here. Choices for lunch seemed all the same every day-some kind of chicken, a few fish choices, pizza, pasta, burgers, hot dogs. The steaks were fatty and chewy in the buffet, completely inedible. The specialty restaurants were pretty good. We particularly enjoyed the steakhouse, the steaks there were excellent. I had the skirt steak, it was a nice cut, cooked exactly as I liked it. The Italian was nothing special. The Mediterranean was excellent, great service and food. The Japanese was also a lot of fun.The beach is large and wide, however, the amount of seaweed in the water and on the shoreline is excessive and they are cleaning it manually. Seems like the Iberostar Grand Bavaro beach got cleaned every day and we were forgotten or done halfway. I understand that this is a nature problem but they should invest money into cutting-edge equipment to at least remove the seaweed from the shoreline.What bothered me the most was that when one day my 14 year old daughter needed to get something from the room and I let her walk there herself as it was a short walk from the beach where we were at the time, one of the workers driving the golf carts approached her, said "Hola" and asked her "Are you my girlfriend?" Smartly, she came back to the beach to get me instead of continuing going to the room by herself. The management needs to do a better job training their male staff members.

  • TorontoBeachlover68 : Toronto
Summer Vacay🏖🏖🏖

Just want to give Edwards in reception 2 thumbs up for the great hospitality and making sure all our requirements were fulfilled upon check in. Great service with a big smile!!! He's been a delight to deal with. Thanks Edwards once again. Five days in and we're having a wonderful trip. Great accommodations. Room very clean food in all restaurants have been delisc and got reservations in every restaurant without any issues. Service on every level has been given with a smile!Don't hesitate in booking the Iberostar Bavaro.

  • sail2sea : Toronto, Canada
Excellent family resort

We found Iberostar Bavaro a very family oriented resort. We traveled with 2 y.o baby and everything was great. Beach, pool and buffet are located in close proximity to each other so it was very convenient to go for lunch or to the pool and then back to the beach.Food was great throughout the stay. We didn't try specialty restaurants because buffet always offered a variety of fresh, tasty dishes. There was always lots of food available throughout a day and we had no problem at all to find something to eat for the baby, including fresh fruits and vegetables.Room was quite large and clean. No mold, A/C worked great throughout a stay, safety deposit box, umbrellas, blankets and extra pillows were available. We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of crib as it was like new and the mattress was quite comfy so the baby was accommodated well. Had to make few phone calls for the crib but not a big deal. The only negative is that we asked to give my in laws a room somewhere nearby to us but the resort was unable to do this even though we specifically asked during vacation booking and when we arrived. We were given rooms far apart from each other.Service was great at most times except occasional dinners when we had to basically hunt the waiter for water or wine even though we always tipped well but apparently there is no correlation between tips and service at this resort. Also sometimes had to hunt for coffee at breakfast, otherwise staff was nice. Lots of activities for children and the pirate splash ship was fantastic. Unlike at some other resorts the kids play area with pirate splash ship is conveniently located besides main pool, beach and ice cream parlour:)Beach had enough palapas but towards noon it would hard to find a place. We always came to beach at about 0800 and had no problem to find a good spot but surprisingly pool would be completely reserved (good spots under shade) which was odd to me:)This resort had all kind of animals such as pink flamingos,peacocks, turtles, fish and etc. throughout resort. Also no mosquitoes, we didn't need to use mosquito repellent even once. Overall, we had a great, hassle free family vacation and will be returning this September again with a group of family members (hopefully this time we will get rooms close to each other:) Special thanks to Rafael from animation team who entertained our kiddo almost daily with balloons at the beach!

  • bahaaluka : Toronto, Canada
Extremely Disappointed

1-They kept the a/c in our 2 rooms 29 degree and when i complained they changed to 27. too hot in the rooms . 2- I asked for late check out as my flight was at 6:00 pm and they wanted to charge me $25 per room or no charge but I have to write a good review and show them the review. The guy's name is( Eduered) .3- The lunch and the dinner are very bad .4- The services in the buffet are very slow all the time .NEVER COME BACK AGAIN.

  • Karina P :
She cook excellent jorgelina

This was an amazing place. I will always come back here .The food is unique, and the services was the best , one of the most amazing person was jorgelina with the sea food. The best. Animation is very good

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
  • 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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