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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
  • Ingo K :

The hotel and staff are truly wonderful, we recently visited for our anniversary and it was everything we hoped it would be. The hotel grounds are kept immaculate, the food was great and the hotel wifi worked flawlessly. We tried all the themed restaurants and they were really good, but also really enjoyed the buffet restaurant. The beach area and the pools are great, we spent most of our time on the beach. Getting a cabana on the beach was never an issue. Trying to figure out when I can return for my next visit.

  • Yamileika S :

Dominica republic was my destination for celebrating my graduation from Florida International University with my significant other given that the resort is adult only all-inclusive I knew right away this was going to be the best time of my life! From the moment I walked to the front desk Angelica was so hospitable, so tender and genuine. Welcome drinks left and right starting off my vacation the right way. The 24 bar was a great touch considering the occasion. The lobby had a certain smell that made you feel at home and welcomed. A special thank you to all my friends in the D.R. Ery from the Pool Bar, Rafael the best Butler every!!!!! Melvin so sweet at the front desk helping with my medical needs and always helping count US dollars to Pesos lol. :) Alfredo from the destinations tour tables for helping straighten out our excursions, Abdul, Dany the hibachi cook so funny with his dinner jokes, Ester and Yudi. A piece of me stayed in Ibero Star Grand Hotel Bavarro. The service brought me to tears multiple times considering I am in the hospitality industry and I recognize exceptional service when given. From the gorgeous room to the beach side chairs, all you can eat buffet, late night boat karaoke & dancing, to the night shows by the Star Girls and Boys. The theatre was filled with so much talent, so much emphasis in each song sang, each dance danced. The intensity was ridiculous; so modern and with the times despite the language difference. These people are very hard workers and all deserve to be recognized for all their efforts. So much love everywhere you go in Dominica Republic, La isla de Catalina day adventure, swimming with the Dolphins and Dun Bugging was a great touch outside the resort TRY IT! Destiny will take you where you are supposed to go. I know I will go back and see all my friends there ready to help me make more beautiful memories. Thank you Ibero Star for everything you did for me, and everything I took with me from you.Sincerely,Angel and Yami <3

  • jayhawkmike2 : Overland Park, Kansas, United States
2nd time here

Enjoyed it so much we made return visit to this all-inclusive. Ocean Front room again. Nice!This was our 2nd consecutive year to visit in August and we stayed the last week before the renovation. Last August was not busy and we almost had the place to ourselves this time. We were spoiled and had the run of restaurants, bars and pool spots. I wonder what improvements they will make? One month renovating! We were also lucky to miss hurricane Irma that just missed DR this week. Glad to see they missed the brunt of it. Played two rounds of golf at the resort course and they had the back nine closed. Didn't know that until I arrived 😕. Played the front nine 4 times over two days and like the resort, peeps were sparse. Saw 4 other golfers. Food and beer cart always handy. Presidente helps my swing. Who knew? Coffee in clubhouse was $$, which was odd but no biggie. My wife enjoyed the pools, friendly pool service from Hamlet, and choice of cabana. I enjoyed the cigars and endless cocktails. Cheers!Restaurants were open and no reservations needed as the guests were much fewer than normal. We ended up at our favorite Japanese steakhouse twice. We finally tried Mamajuanana. Tasty! Cheers again!Ate SO much lobster! Delicioso!Did the water spinning, archery, and bingo bingo bingo! Activity staff is fun!A few small criticisms:Like I said, spoiled with so few guests but they overdid the butler service. We met no less than three and it was confusing if we needed to request something. Who to ask? Attentive, almost competitive and we ended up re-telling some of the same request as they came around. Rooms for us northern folk need to be cooler than 20 Celsius (68 but it didn't feel it). We were told that's as cool as it gets. Our Butler got it lower and that helped. The Billiards room was wayyyy hot. Again, they said that 23 was as cool as possible. Really?We never could get the Nescafé coffee / espresso thing to work in the room. Either trip. Yes, we had the same exact room. As requested. We spent a lot of time in the Ocean Front room last year, but this 2nd trip we chilled out in the up front lounge areas and cigar bar and that was an enjoyable experience for us. Entertaining with the talent you have and we even went to the small club on the "boat". Anyway, recommended this place before and will do again. Can't wait to come back and see all the improvements around the pool and rooms.

  • henrik04 : Dakota Dunes, South Dakota
Feb 2017

high end resort. great food, really enjoyed the day boat trip, rooms ok, nothing five star but service was some of the best we have experienced. Some of the best nightly entertainment we have been exposed to as well

  • tantczak : Lemont, Illinois
Beautiful hotel, disappointed with onsite management

My wife and I stayed at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro in February 2017. This was a trip planned with several couples. Unfortunately, the experience started off on the wrong foot. All the couples except my wife and I were placed in appropriate rooms. We had arranged for a swim out suite through our travel agent, but the hotel placed us in a regular room. We were looking forward to the swim out suite because several other couples had them as well. This lead to at least a 2-hour adventure at the front desk involving calls to my travel agent (who produced all the paper work immediately) and reservations out of Miami for the hotel. The onsite hotel management could not make a decision to save their lives. We eventually landed in a swim out suite, but the saga continued well into the next day. The stance of the hotel management was they were doing us a favor - not apologetic for bungling our reservation. For such a beautiful hotel, I was left with a very disappointing experience. We made the best of it with our friends, but I would struggle to recommend this hotel to others based on our experience.

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.

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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.