IFA Bavaro Village
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- All Inclusive Features
Our OpinionThe IFA Bavaro Resorts are amongst three of the sister hotels in the area. They all promise the same 4-star resort rating. Guests who are looking for a destination with a vast beach should stay in this resort. While the a la carte restaurants are great quality and value, the buffet items sometimes get a little repetitive. This resort is fitting for young clientele and couples, who enjoy nightly entertainment and daytime activities.
All in all, a really nice resort. clean with lush surroundings. lots of shrubbery and trees and well laid out. PROS: clean and spacious rooms. excellent food in the buffet and absolutely fantastic service there. clean pools with sufficient deck chairs. bars and cafe's nice to relax in and have a drink. beautiful beach area. peaceful and quiet in evenings great for nightly strolls. CONS: front desk needs improvement with service and a better command of the English language, which also includes wait and bar staff being more fluent as well. service in the bars and cafes seems slow and plodding at times. room cleaning needs improving especially the times when rooms are done. ours was never finished until 5-6 every evening. room fridges never restocked and had to remind constantly when bottled water was needed. overall though we had a great week there and would return again.
Our group of five had an amazing stay at IFA Villas Bavaro. The staff is outstanding! Very friendly and helpful. The beach was very beautiful , there were lots of sunbeds and shade although there was fuel smell in the water from all the boats running around .. to be expected. We stayed at the old buildings near the main pool (block 3600) but our room was lovely and very clean. Very good AC in the room , everyday cleaning and towels change. The food was very good especially in the a la carte restaurants. The pizza bar is also great. Overall great resort, very large with alot of walking , lovely rooms, very well kept grounds and the beach is very nice.
This hotel was recommended to me by my agent so I waited for a good deal to come along and booked. I had been to the DR 3 times by that point and really wanted to visit Punta Cana as I had heard great things about the beaches. The hotel itself is nice, the pools are clean and the food is good. There were two twin brothers that worked at one of the bars that were really funny and made the experience of just sitting around having drinks fun. You have access to both sides of the resort: the resort side and the villa side. I did like that as I enjoy a big resort with lots to see. The Villa side is much nicer.The biggest downfall of this resort in my opinion is the route to the beach. It looks as though there used to be more buildings on the long pathway down to the beach that are no longer there. Its really depressing and unkept looking. We went to the beach every day and so i definitely found this a big sore point of the trip.Overall I would not go back to this resort. There are better options for the price or a little more.
We previously stayed in Punta Cana at the Gran Bahia and this resort is nothing like that. Our check in was a bit of a mess, which seems par for the course here....They kept asking for our hotel voucher which I was not provided with from Transat, but they finally just took my emails and confirmation numbers and started to check us in. The people working the desk seem to just want to get you registered and on your way....eventually. They answer the phone, and yell at each other, while ignoring you, to finally hand you a key and wave you away. If you want a safe you have to see someone else at another counter and pay more for tge safe. It was 21.00 US for the week, which is not bad but you soon learn there are a few other ways that they try to "nickel and dime" you into ridiculous additional charges. If you want wifi anywhere other then the lobby it is 40.00 US for the week...for 1 device....and it is very sporadic. This must be paid for in the wifi/internet shop. The room we had was newly renovated and located by the pikalo pizza bar. Well within walking distance to the beach and close to one of the pools. This pool, btw, is the louder of the 2 and has only a handful of lounges that are bolted down on one side of the pool The other side of the pool has zero lounge chairs for some weird reason....We did 1 a la carte, Caribe, for Valentines day. We had to stand in line for almost 1 hour to make the reservation for dinner ( we found out after that you can actually call ext 220 and book it over the phone instead) When we went for dinner we were told we could not have a glass of wine? We could, however, buy a bottle of wine???? Weird that the table next to us DID get glasses of wine though....Anyways, we did discover quickly that this resort does try to sell you bottles of wine, and an additional menu of grilled lobster dinners, for additional costs. We have stayed at quite a few all inclusives and I have never seen a resort before that consistently tries to sell you additional menus/wines etc that will cost you more. Allinclusive should be that....all inclusive. I should not have to buy a bottle of wine to just have a glass. I should not have to pay to get quality seafood/lobster ( which most resorts include) The staff , mostly, are very friendly. We do consistently tip as these people work very hard. I feel, however, that they spend too much time trying to push people into buying extras. The pools are nice, food is ok, beach is ok also, and the rooms are renovated and beautiful. The resort is ok for the price but I doubt we will ever come back nor recommend it to anyone
Let me start by saying this is a 3 star resort not a 4 star as Sun Wing rates it,the services are for a budget vacation traveler and you get what you pay for.- Front desk are the most useless and rude people at this resort I asked to change rooms on my 2nd day there it started at 9 am and finally got another room at 7pm after taking to 4 people they will hide from you and do there best to pass the buck and not help you at all after all that they moved us 1 block closer and beside the road thanks for nothing by far the worst part of our vacation I would get rid of them all.- Booking a Al cart is slow and very painful the line up starts at 8:30 and you can only book for that day why not for the full week? Must say the food at all the Al carts are good.-Smokers all over the place with no respect for anyone, will light up beside you at all the restaurants and La carts and butt there cigarette in the sand and not clean up after them selfs. IFA should not allow smoking at any restaurants were are there standards.-Rooms are small with 2 double beds the shower door has no wiper on the bottom of it and the water runs out onto the floor on tile very dangerous.-Bar,cleaning,and grounds people are hard working friendly always willing to help you with a smile on there face WHAT the hell happened to the front desk staff!-Beach is the best in the world they are cleaning all the time sea weed and other people's cigarette butts -Theater is one of the best that I have seen it is new and lots of laser lights the shows are OK they could do a lot better.Over all this is a budget resort and the food was good and lots of it very little sea food I did get what I paid for. Would not stay here again because of the front staff bad rude service. Wifi is slow and cost $40 US for a week along having to pay $3US a day for the safe.
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
- 3 buffet meals daily plus snacks
- 7 a la carte dinners per week (reservations required, dress code in effect)
- Unlimited house wine with lunch and dinner, domestic beer and drinks
- Daily activities
- Basketball* Darts*
- Table tennis
- Pool scuba clinic
- Pedal boats
- Nightly entertainment
- *Reservations required
- 652 rooms located in bungalows and 10, two and three-storey buildings
- 2 buffet restaurants
- 4 a la carte restaurants (Japanese, Mexican, International, Gourmet)
- Snack bar
- 6 bars
- 3 pools including children's area
- Tennis (lit - fee)
- Full service spa (fee)
- Beauty salon
- Gift shops
- Internet access (fee)
- Casino nearby
- 2 doubles or 1 king bed
- Air-conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable TV
- In-room safe (fee)
- Bathroom with tub and shower
- Hair dryer
- Balcony or terrace
- Maximum occupancy 4 persons
Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a complimentary room upgrade and bottle of rum upon arrival. Based on availability at checkin. Valid within 30 days of wedding. Proof of marriage required.
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Resort Location Map
IFA Bavaro VillagePunta Cana,Dominican Republic
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playas de Bavaro, Bavaro, Punta Cana 51101 Dominican Republic
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