Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro

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Our Opinion
The Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro is a part of the other Iberostar Suites found in the Punta Cana Resort. This a resort that is definitely more suited for adult travelers and couples. This resort is notable for their outstanding staff. It can be guaranteed that all of your concerns and needs will be acknowledged by one of their attentive staff members. The rooms are modern and well-maintained. Make sure that you request an oceanview room if you can, as the view is spectacular. Plenty of room at the beach for lounging. Great buffet items to choose from. However, the a la carte items can be a bit of a hit or miss, depending on where you go. With the sheer size and this resort suited for an older clientele, it does have a tendency to get a bit quiet at times. This is definitely a destination to relax rather than party. If you're looking for a resort that is elegant, serene, and classic, this is the place to stay.
A stunning hotel on the pure sands of Punta Cana, the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro is a decadent escape. Its spectacular 2-storey oceanfront spa, cozy music bar and intimate in-room whirlpools make it a vacation Mecca for adults. Add in the personalized in-room services, fine dining and extravagant accommodations and this hotel will leave you asking 'Can I stay an extra week?'
Location: Beachfront, 35 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • cclarke617 : Charlotte, North Carolina
Excellent Service, Excellent Maintaince, So-So Food

So we stayed here cuz it was adults only and had great reviews on this site. My girl friend raved about this resort, but hadn't consulted with her prior to selecting/booking. Her only complaint was the food, sadly I agree. They were a little heavy handed on the salt with a few none Spanish dishes. If they had a Spanish food buffet area, I would have ate there and only there every day all day (my girl friend mentioned above had the same comment to me before I left, Spanish all day everyday would have made for a perfect stay). It may be helpful to mention I'm Latina. :) It's was the other ethnicities they missed often or just overall was not tasty. I feel bad complaining about the quality of the food cuz you can tell they put in work as the buffet was fully stocked all the time and presentation was great. We only ate at the buffet as we didn't want to have to keep to a dinner schedule. It would have been nice to have different serving utensils instead of only having 1 serving utensil for 5-6 different food items. Good luck if you have allergies!This is NOT the place for fun activities, just relaxation and drinking. 80% of the guests were over 50, 18% of the under 50 were couples. Our ONLY desire from the hotel would have been to activities next to the pool, so we could easily participate or at least people watch. The activities were away from the main pool area, the club was always empty. The did have performances and signers nightly.Great wifi everywhere, I had to do work while I was there and did so from the swim-up pool bar! The hotel was small enough to conveniently walk pretty quickly no matter where you room was. Got an excellent massage at the spa, I get high-end massage regularly.I would like to say that the service was beyond exceptional. There was always someone there to assist and genuinely friendly. Our favorites were at the swim up bar, Bruno and Lely. And I do mean service wise. My sister and I would definitely return solely on the service we received from the staff overall, like Antonio (bar manager), Tomas (club bar) Miguel (bar). Yes, we drank! Osi our check-in guy was awesome, great fun check-in experience. We stay in a swim-up pool room, which was a cool feature but we mainly used the main pool for the service, social setting and alcohol. I can't speak much to butlers as we didn't really use them, exception they didn't attend to the one concern we had, fix our front door that doesn't shut properly. Not only for safety but also a/c shuts off with an open door. The same butler we made the door request to did make sure to request we give him a great review on this site though, yet the only request and only interaction we had with him wasn't attended to. He was extra friendly the day he knew we were leaving after insisting we give him a great review.

  • Tim P :

From beginning to end, the Iberostar Grand made our honeymoon and my 46th birthday the best EVER! I am a very experienced world traveler, and this was the best experience I've had at a hotel anywhere. From the moment we arrived, our butler, Ayendi, aka "Boom Boom", made our stay so extremely special. He made special reservations at the Japanese restaurant for my birthday. And when I came back to the room, it was decorated with balloons, cake, champagne and flowers. The hotel is all inclusive. Extremely clean. Gorgeous landscaping. Loved the live birds everywhere. Rose petals on the bed every night. Fantastic food. Great pools. Great beach. Great restaurants. Great bars. Great shops. We went out on a couple of excursions during our week here. But I would have been just as happy luxuriating in the paradise that this hotel is. The atmosphere was fantastic. You absolutely cannot make a mistake in choosing this hotel for a weekend getaway or a two-week stay. I'd give it 10 stars if I could. Wish I could stay longer. We love you, BOOM BOOM!!

  • jwestgate : Boston, Massachusetts
Butler service

Loved the service at "The Grand", everyone is very friendly. Boom Boom (in the house!) is the best though, I highly recommend him! He'll take care of anything for you, couldn't ask for a better experience.

  • ecaughman : Columbia, South Carolina
Great service

My wife and I enjoyed the Grand. We only stay with Iberostar when available. Big kudos to the excellent butler service from Sylvestre and Jose. From arrival to departure all expectations were exceeded!

  • Jeff G :
Butler service

My butler Boom Boom In the house was awesome! There is not one thing that I would change about my experience!!! Couldn't not ask for a better vacation!! I will recommend this establishment to everyone of my friends!

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
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  • 3 meals daily
  • Christmas and New Year's Gala Dinners
  • All drinks (Premium brands, International beer, House Wine, 24 hours)
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Tai chi
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson
  • Evening entertainment
  • 274 rooms in buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant and 4 a la carte restaurants (International, Japanese, Steak House, Italian)
  • 5 bars including: Swim up bar, Pool bar, Beach bar
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Sauna 
  • Fitness facilities
  • Scuba diving centre (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Casino nearby (fee)
Suite includes:
  • 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Concierge service
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • CD & DVD player
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Full bathroom with Jacuzzi tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes with slippers
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Mini-bar
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Max occupancy 2
Bonus - Suites also include the following amenities: Intimate whirlpool overlooking the balcony, Plasma TV, iPod/MP3 compatible docking station, Top of the line Gilchrist & Soames amenities, Fully stocked mini bar including mini bottles of Premium liquors customized to the guest's taste, 24 hour deluxe room service, Nightly turn down service, Concierge and Butler service offering personalized assistance for dining reservations, pillow menu selections, In-room food and cocktail preferences and many other caterings.

Stay at 1, Play at 2 - Guests at this hotel can also enjoy the restaurants and bars at the neighboring Iberostar Bavaro (reservations required for the restaurants).

Honeymoon Bonus - Bottle of champagne, Breakfast in bed the first morning after arrival, Iberostar gift, Romantic dinner in the speciality restaurant, Late check out without charge (on request and subject to availability), Free massage for both. Must be requested at time of booking. Proof of marriage required.

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 Grand Hotel Bavaro
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro
Carretera Arena Gorda Playa Bavaro, 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.

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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.

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