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Our OpinionThe Bavaro is a decent resort option for those looking for a great deal. The amenities in this resort are fairly adequate. The most notable part of this resort is the beach. The beach area is relatively close to the resort, making it a prime spot for those who are looking to lounge by the sea. Friendly and attentive staff. The food items are OK for the value that it comes with. Overall, the Bavaro is a decent stay in Punta Cana. If you're looking for something more high-class however, it's best to look at other options.
OverviewBavaro Beach is the Dominican Republic's most exclusive resort destination, thanks to its fine white sand bathed by the beautiful Caribbean Sea with crystal clear and emerald tone waters. Whala!bŠvaro is located in an excellent location that offers a wide variety of sport and leisure activities.
The hotel is better than the 3 star rating and has everything we wanted. We found the hotel more of a secluded type rather than a flashy hotel but above average and a great price. Room was nice and large and the staff great but not all speak English. Beach location was excellent.
Very well presented hotel with very caring staff, well groomed hotel rooms and restaurant. A special mention to the bartenders by the beach who looked out for us the entire vacation. The hotel is quiet, we were left to ourselves to relax and enjoy the beach and perfect weather, and that's just how we wanted it. The hotel is family friendly, but we only saw a handful of well behaved kids, it was still a very quiet and relaxed vibe.
My boyfriend and I really received amazing treatment from all the staff at the hotel, I emailed them and told them we were excited to travel to their hotel for our anniversary, so when we checked in they told us they gave us a free upgrade to a room with a bigger bed and a nice balcony, we were so surprised and so happy. The rest of the vacation was just as nice, the beach is beautiful and the weather is just spectacular. It was mostly other couples staying at the hotel so it was pretty quiet and relaxing. The food didnt vary much from day to day, but it was all tasty and fresh, and lots of fresh cut fruit every morning that was so delicious and sweet. We had a great time thanks to the thoughtful staff of Whala hotel.
When my boyfriend and I first booked the hotel room, we were kind of skeptical about all the mixed reviews. We really weren't sure what to expect. However, once we arrived we were pleasantly surprised. At first, we had a standard room, it was a little on the older side, but pretty decent and clean. However, the bed was not as sturdy as it appeared. After finding this out, we let the Roberto at the front desk know, and he let us view other rooms to see if they had more sturdy beds. However, the other rooms did not. So, my boyfriend and I just upgraded to a suite. It was only an extra $20 a night-and it was worth it! The suite was nice and spacious, and it was newer than the standard room. The only thing that sucked about the suite was the air conditioner was not blowing out cool air. However, towards the last few days, the air conditioner started to blow out cooler air.As far as the wi-fi, it worked well in the lobby and in the living room of our suite. However, it didn't work as well in our bedroom. The wifi-is also $10 per day, per device. My boyfriend paid $60 for both of us to have access to wifi for the week. The thing is, we were on vacation so we didn't really care about the wifi, but we needed it to make some reservations and check in with family back home. So, it was good for that, not good if you are trying to get work done. As far as the food, we upgraded to the all inclusive package once we got there. Again, Roberto at the front desk was more than friendly. He gave us a great deal to upgrade. They had breakfast. lunch and dinner. To be honest, the food was hit or miss. It wasn't as great as we expected it to be. However, my boyfriend loved the Dorado. The key is to go eat when they first open the buffet for the eating times. This way you are getting freshly cooked food, and it tastes a little better. The Beach-- The beach was awesome! No, it's not exactly on the resort, but it's literally a 1-minute walk away. You walk out of Whala! and down an open path, and the white sand beach and crystal clear water await you!My boyfriend and I are not heavy drinkers, but since we were on vacation, we occasionally took advantage of the all inclusive drinks. Reyson and Luis Guillermo at the pool bar far exceeded our expectations. They always greeted us with a smile and wave, even when we didn't sit at the bar. (We had to walk past the bar to get to the lobby/buffet area). They made us feel very special and welcome. They had 3 pools and they all looked clean, and was perfect for lounging. The Gym-- I don't even think you should call that a gym. It was a broken down bike, beat up treadmill, and barely functional weight machine. I didn't trust the equipment. However, there is a gym less than a 5-minute walk away called EL GYM - and it's only $ 5 per person per day to use. It had a lot of decent equipment and it was a full functioning gym with everything you need for a great workout. The location of Whala! is great. Even though it's a bit further from other resorts, there is everything you need just a stone's throw away. There's a gym, laundromat, supermarket, smoothie stands, and a slew of restaurants less than a 5-minute walk away. If you want to have a great time at Whala! I highly recommended upgrading to a suite, and not relying on wi-fi there. It's a great resort, the staff is super friendly and helpful. It was tons of fun!Oh yeah, the power and water did go out while there, however, it was only for a very short time. I am used to living in Thailand and power outages are a normal thing. So, it didn't phase me. It wasn't Whala's fault- that's just how the Country is. I feel like I may be missing something, hopefully, I can edit this review if I have more to add. In a nutshell, Whala Bavaro was great!
I will never return to Whala! Bavaro again. The air conditioning was horrible and it was hard to sleep at night. The power kept going off and on all week. Wifi was horrible there. There was absolutely no wifi at the beach area. You had to keep entering your username and PW when you moved to a different spot at the resort. It was very annoying. All inclusive over there means only until 11 Oclock at night, after 11 you got to start paying for drinks. The restaurant, well there was only 1 and it served the same thing pretty much all week. Cooking staff were not friendly at all, If you get a job at a resort please make sure you have ppl skills. Same goes for a certain bartending staff. There was a very young looking bartender there...looked like a teenager. Very very unfriendly. He was acting like he hated being there and serving ppl. The rest of the bartenders were awesome, except for that one. The only restaurant there was closed certain times, I do understand they have to prepare for the next meal, but at least have something open for food, not all ppl follow time schedules when you are on a all inclusive vacation. The beach snack stand ...every day...same damn thing...fries and hambuger...hamburger was a steakette between two slices of bread. Absolutely no entertainment at night. I have been to many resorts and this one is the only one I really disliked. I will not return there. If you book an all inclusive vacation, this is NOT the resort to pay for....
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Whala BavaroPunta Cana,Dominican Republic
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El Cortecito B√°varo, Punta Cana Dominican Republic
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