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IFA Bavaro Village

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Our Opinion
The 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.
Three hotels in one! The IFA Bavaro Village Beach Resort is comprised of three lovely hotels offering a great getaway and a gorgeous beach!
Location: Beachfront property on Bavaro Beach, 20 minute drive from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Emma10 : Toronto
An OK Place to Stay

This resort was ok. My husband and I stayed for a week in January. If you're looking for a fancy, upscale hotel, this is not it, however the beach is beautiful, the food is good and the hotel is clean. I would recommend that you pay a little extra for a "superior" room - these rooms have just been renovated and a little nicer (also have balconies which the older rooms do not). It is a large resort, with quite a few a la carte restaurants to choose from if you don't feel like eating at the buffet. There is a bit of a walk (2-3 minutes) to the beach and if you visit the beach at night or are enjoying dinner at the Italian Restaurant one night (which is down at the beach) you will want to take along your cell phone to use as a flashlight as there are very few lights along the way. There are a couple of pools; the nicer of the two next to the entrance to the main lobby. The one thing I did not like is that the lounges are nailed to the concrete around the older pool so that you cannot move your chair. (Never seen that before). The staff are friendly and always willing to help. The beach, as always, is beautiful - no huts to provide shade, although there are lots of trees.

  • samuelsd42 : Quebec City, Canada
Ifa bavaro spa resort, Punta Cana

I read reviews before going to this hotel that were no where near what the hotel was. The animation, the staff, the food, the people, the service, i mean wow! My parents went to this hotel two years in a row. I had a blast at this hotel. My personal tip is, Don't just read those negative commenta. People are going to put one star just because they got a little bone in there chicken fajitas!! You make your own fun, always remember ✌🏻🌴

  • Jenny B : Manchester
Best holiday for a long time

Well what can I say ,Having spent half my life reading reviews and slightly dreading our stay we have had a brilliant holiday the best for a long time It looks to me that the hotel are trying to get from a 3 star to 4 , which they fully deserve , if it stays at a 3 star do not be put off.There has been and continues to be refurbishment work going on We stayed in a bungalow which was really nice , we were looking onto the pool. It amused me that every morning the pool area was washed ( bubbles everywhere)The sunbeds were new and they literally mopped them every morning ( never seen that before) the whole hotel was spotless . We have stayed in 4 and 5 star hotels and they don't touch the cleanliness of IFAI would return tomorrow it was so chilled , from the little golf buggies stopping to see if you needed a lift to the beach to the friendly young staff who work such long hours 12 days on 3 days off .We had lunch at the beach restaurant every day , great choice every day, chicken to die for, we tended to miss breakfast getting to the beach before 9 not to grab a sunbed there were always plenty no matter what time you got there .so we were ready to eat at 12 , at about 11.30 we would walk up to the beach bar (which is in the restaurant ) and sit with a couple of drinks till 12 , nobody pulled their faces that you were sat at a table before they opened they were just lovely, everybody soon got to know your order at all bars , Carlos the lovely pool boy carried a table and chairs into the sun each afternoon and brought us 2 ash trays 1 for the ash, the other for the pistachios shells ( which I always take with me)whilst we played backgammon for the afternoon it was just heaven.Don't waste your luggage allowance taking beach towels , just get yourself a lovely clean towel every day , never any problems getting fresh ones as some guests have moaned about on previous reviews , I really can not find anything to moan about . The weather was glorious every day , we heard rain a few nights but it had dried up by the morning .New Year's Eve dinner was fantastic at no extra cost which is not the norm from our experience .speaking a little Spanish goes a long way with the staff, but they are not rude as some guests have suggested if you don't , it's the old saying " treat people as you want to be treated " we are also boring when it comes to evening entertainment , didn't go once a lovely couple we met went most nights and said it was very watchable . We didn't go on any trips we were happy on the beach every day , the only money we spent was on tips , I always want to tip everybody in sight !!! Just waiting for Christmas prices to come out , hopefully we will be able to go back this year . All I can say is go we loved it hopefully you will too .

  • Carole S :
Super séjour ? Great

Great holidays! We spent 7 days at Ifa villas bavaro between 2 friends.Staff really nice & friendly.Nice room, not closed to the playa but really calm.Good food & beverage.Not perfect but really good for the price.

  • Misha C :
Amazing place over expectations

First of all, we are a young couple (25 yo each) who spent 7 days in Punta Cana. From the beginning we were impressed by the size of the Ifa complex. It is a big resort with gardens, 2 swimming pools, jacuzzys, every 3 min walk you will find a new bar. Employees are very nice and respectful. We didn't feel like anyone wanted tips as we read on forums before. They were actually very polite and their joy was contagious. They were always smiling, dancing and singing. The rooms are all new, each room has 2 beds (double). The room service is great, changing towels every day. It is for real an all inclusive experience. You will find flamingos in one garden inside the resort, you will step through a mini palm trees forest on your way to the beach, you even have a night club. You will find food and drinks in the resort 24h so don't panic if you missed lunch. During weekends there are more entertaining activities: pool parties, live band concerts, night club. I'm rating this 4 stars instead of 5 because the food was not at the highest standards. It is various food and plenty of it but poor quality. As a minus, I saw dishes from the lunch buffet at the a la carte restaurants, where you should make a reservation. I expected to find more fine dishes at a la carte dinner, but they used the leftovers from lunch mainly. This is the only minus. I hoped for amazing exotic fruits, delicious sea fruits, but none of these were at Ifa. Don't expect great food, but expect to get fat :)

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  • 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
  • Gym
  • Tennis*
  • Volleyball*
  • Basketball* Darts*
  • Table tennis
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool scuba clinic
  • Kayaks*
  • Windsurfing*
  • Pedal boats
  • Sailing*
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco
      *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
    • Disco
    • 3 pools including children's area
    • Tennis (lit - fee)
    • Gym
    • Full service spa (fee)
    • Beauty salon
    • Gift shops
    • Mini-mart
    • Internet access (fee)
    • Casino nearby
    Hotel Rooms include:
    • 2 doubles or 1 king bed
    • Air-conditioning and ceiling fan
    • Cable TV
    • In-room safe (fee)
    • Mini-fridge
    • Bathroom with tub and shower
    • Hair dryer
    • Balcony or terrace
    • Maximum occupancy 4 persons
    For the Kids - Kids Club (ages 4-12) and Children's area of pool. Babysitting available for a fee.

    Three Hotels In One! - When you stay at the IFA Villas Bavaro Beach Resort & Spa you have access to the facilities of the IFA Ocean Village, the IFA Bavaro Village and the IFA Villas Bavaro (located 750 metres from the beach). Complimentary shuttle service around the property.

    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.

    Wedding Packages Available - Also available, please inquire.

    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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    • IFA Bavaro Village
      Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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    IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa
    Playas de Bavaro, Bavaro, Punta Cana 51101 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.

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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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