- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
The Iberostar Dominicana is a part of the other Iberostar Suites found in the Punta Cana Resort strip. Much like the other Iberostar suites, this is a great destination for both families and couples. The food options are average. There are good buffet items. For those who are looking to eat at the a la carte restaurants during the majority of their stay, make sure that you reserve during your check-in. These restaurants have a tendency to be very busy. Great nightly entertainment and the staff are attentive and knowledgeable. Overall however, there are other options around the strip available if you want to get the most out of your money.
Location: Directly on Bavaro Beach, next to the Iberostar Bavaro Resort, 60 minutes to Higuey, 30 minutes from the airport.
A wedding brought me to the Iberostar. It was my first time at an all-inclusive resort. The concept seems to work best for families or large gatherings where coordinating events or meals can be complicated or tiresome. For independent travelers like me who enjoy mixing with the local environment, the Iberostar is not the best option. I felt very cocooned, and being in the Dominican Republic was very incidental.On the positive side, the staff was very friendly, and the building and grounds are kept in good condition. The beach and water were spectacular, but you will be sharing it with a lot of people, even early in the morning. Our room was clean, however the bedding materials could be improved, especially the pillows -- definitely not to 5-star standards. As others have mentioned, the food was rather lackluster. Part of this is probably cultural, since I found the food rather bland in Santo Domingo as well. That said, there were usually plenty of food options, and I could always find some fresh vegetables and fruit. Definitely make reservations at the restaurants since the entrees are usually a bit better. Skip the desserts, which weren't worth the extra calories. The wedding was at the neighboring Bavaro and Grand Hotel, and I can confirm that the cocktails are noticeably better over there!
Ccorea1in the last weekThe property was very nice, and the staff generally were friendly that all the positive I can say. The food was simply awful. Largely the same buffett for all the restaurants. I was offered an upgrade to suites and a private beach which I paid for. The private beach was worth it but the food and drinks were still bottom shelf leftovers. Within 24 hours of arriving I was being approached to listen to time share sales pitches which I guess is part of the deal now when you PAY to stay at a resort?? My family and I couldn't walk from our room to the beach without being aggressively solicited by vendors selling fake cuban cigars and other crap. My family and I were walking from dinner to our room in a downpour several of the staff whipped past us in their empty golf cart not stopping once to offer us a ride. Couldn't wait to leave and get a decent meal.If you considering this resort - don't- spend your dollars elsewhere.
I met many new friend, Orlando, Jose, Juan, walington, Fransisco, Hamble. Their service was amazing all the time, kept me looking forward to come back. I would definitely recommend giving 5 stars to these gentlemen for their amazing efforts in making my stay great. 100% coming back!!!!!!
I have just returned after a fabulous week at this resort. The hotel is stunning and clean. We had a family room overlooking the pool and beach so the view was stunning. The staff are mostly friendly although the majority have poor english and i sometimes felt that some resented the fact i couldn't speak their language although we did try. The choice of food in the buffets and snack bars was great. You would have to be very picky if you couldn't find anything to suit. There are 5 a la carte restaurants. We ate in the steak house which was fab. Top tip to book a la carte on your first days as they get booked quickly aswell as taking dollars as this is the preferred currency. Plenty of entertainment on the stunning beach and by the pools. Lovely place to relax.
We decided at the last minute to go on spring break! I didn't know anything about Iberostar resorts and chose this resort based on availability through Southwest vacations.We found the staff to be friendly the entire trip. We stayed for five days and four nights. We stayed in a regular room with a garden view. The buffet was good. The food served for dinner was delicious! The first restaurant we ate at was La Pagoda...the sushi was a treat! For the second restaurant we chose La Marimba and the grouper was delicious. The best was saved for last with La Cana Steakhouse! The rib eye steaks were HUGE!!! The next time we book for an all inclusive we will be checking for the beer selection. At Dominicana, Presidente beer is only available. It isn't the best beer but it is the beer of the Dominican Republic. Dinner was a treat because we could purchase a nice bottle of wine to compliment the meal. I tried to make reservations prior to arrival but you have to wait until you arrive. Guest services swooped in when we arrived and made all reservations. FYI...you will also be asked to sit for a breakfast with a program about becoming a member of Iberostar. We skipped the breakfast because we aren't interested. Our children LOVED the endless supply of ice cream!The beach was amazing! All guests at the resort were friendly! My oldest daughter and husband played beach volleyball with strangers for three days! They loved it! My daughter has met a friend from London now! The biggest treat was a massage at the spa! It was wonderful! A full body massage was $100! special price. Make sure you bring a pair of flip flops with traction. Tiles are used everywhere and when they are wet, they are very slippery!! We also went snorkeling during the stay and used Dressel Divers. It is located on the property of Iberostar Dominicana. If you book before you arrive there is a 20% discount! Visit the Dressel Divers website. The staff was very engaging! Always trying to include guests with events and skits! The resort is VERY CLEAN!!!!!!!!!! People are continually cleaning...the pools, rooms, floors, beach, etc. Bring money to tip maids, bell boys, and anyone else who helps you!We used a taxi to get to and from the resort and airport. It cost forty dollars each way.
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
- 24 hour snacks and drinks
- A la carte dining w/reservations
- Unlimited Domestic beer, select International brand drinks and House Wine with meals
- In-room mini-bar w/water, soft drinks and beer only
- Lounge chair and towels (pool/beach)
- Non-motorized watersports 1 hour/person/day:
- Boogie boards
- Exercise room
- Daily activities
- Nightly entertainment
- Free admission to the Disco and Sports bar, including drinks
- Free admission to the Casino, drinks not included
- 346 rooms in a 4-storey building with elevators
- 2 buffet restaurants
- 6 a la carte restaurants: Tropical, Mexican, Gourmet, Oriental, and Steakhouse, dress code & reservations required
- Snack bar
- Ice cream parlour
- 8 bars
- 2 pools
- 4 Jacuzzis
- 3 tennis courts
- Gift shop and boutiques
- Sauna and steambath
- Health spa and massage services (fee)
- Beauty salon
- Free WiFi internet
- Medical services (fee)
- Cocotal Golf Course nearby
- Deep-sea fishing, Scuba diving, Horseback riding available (fee)
Standard Rooms include:
- 1 king or two 3/4 beds plus sofa bed
- Ceiling fan
- Small living area
- Satellite TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Full bathroom
- Balcony or terrace
- Max occupancy 4 no more than 3 adults
Kids Deals - 1st child 2-12 stays and eats free when sharing a room with 2 adults. Time restrictions may apply. Please inquire for further details.
For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' Club, Playground, and wading pool. Babysitting services available (fee).
Stay at 1, Play at 2! - Guests of the Iberostar Dominicana have access to the facilities, restaurants and bars of the Iberostar Punta Cana.
Honeymooners - Receive a bottle of rum and a fruit basket. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage certificate at check-in.
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 DominicanaPunta 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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