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Whala Bavaro

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Our Opinion
The 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.
Bavaro 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!bávaro is located in an excellent location that offers a wide variety of sport and leisure activities.
Location: Situated in the Corales area of Bavaro, 25 minute drive from the Punta Cana Airport. 2-minute walk to Bavaro Beach (located across the street).

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • lucapedley : New Orleans, Louisiana
Superb value in Punta Cana

My sister's and I were looking for months to book a trip together for two of our birthdays that are shared, we were browsing tons of hotels in in the DR and we opted for Whala because it seemed to be the most well accommodated all inclusive hotel, and it was important to us to have rooms next to each other and large balconies, and the reservations agent at Whala was one of the only really responsive people who accommodated what we needed. So the experience started off well with the staff via email and continued the same way throughout the entire vacation. We got everything we were looking for, and just a really short taxi away is all the night stuff for fun, so location was more than ideal.

  • dalessam :
Clean accommodation.

Decent hotel that had all what had we hoped for and worked well for us. Sure it's not the best hotel we've ever been to but compared to everything else in the area for the price, it's a winner. Clean, good pools, nice food and easy beach access. The staff work hard keeping the whole place clean and tidy and there was a friendly feel day and night. There's plenty of other hotels/bars/restaurants in the area to walk to and the hotel has a beach side bar for a drink when you need to cool off and a nice big shaded area under the roof. Tip: To get the best spots on the beach you need to get out there staright after breakfast. Good hotel on Bavaro beach.

  • VKillburn : Toronto, Canada
Basic but good.

Good small/medium sized hotel with all the ingredients for a nice chilled week by the beach. It's not a fussy sort of place and rooms are pretty simple but ours was very clean, the beds were very comfortable and it was nice and quiet. Food was good. Always fresh and the dining room room staff were great. The beach is fab and exactly what we had dreamed of. Most of the week we were there! The hotel had a mixture of other people staying at it and from various places which was actually nice to see and we got chatting to a few other couples. There was not a lot of loud entertainment going on which was perfect for us but obviously if you like being entertained 24/7 then maybe you would suit a bigger full on sort of complex. Great value and enjoyed every minute.

  • EstherLauderdale :
Perfect for our family of four

We just got back home from a lovely vacation in Punta Cana. We stayed in a large suite with our two kids, equipped with a mini fridge, large bathroom, walk in closet, and big balcony, the room provided enough space for us and the kids to not feel cramped and the fridge was a nice touch for keeping kids snacks fresh. I think its perfect for families because of the ample amenities in the hotel, and how spaced out the areas are, we would find a small corner for ourselves and the kids every day where we still got service for food and drinks, but didnt feel interrupted by other guests, almost like we had our own little piece of the hotel. The one concern ill mention is that wifi service could be improved but I guess maybe that's just how it is near the beach.

  • mapgirlie : Vancouver Island, Canada
Just okay

I would probably give this one 2 1/2 stars. I find it hard to believe some would give it 5 stars. Perhaps they do or perhaps those ones aren't real people. Everyones entitled to their opinion. To say the resort is large, seems far fetched. Compared to most resorts its rather small, which isn't necessarily bad thing. Its got a quaint Caribbean look to it. The grounds are quite well taken care of and look nice. The one main buffet area is quite small and only open for 2 hours each at breakfast, lunch & dinner. So it gets rather busy. The only other place to eat between those times during the day is the beach snack bar with just hamburgers hotdogs. I'm used to all inclusives where you can eat any time pretty much and don't have to plan around specific times. The food isn't bad. Somethings are pretty tasty but like alot of buffets it doesn't vary that much. One week not bad but two weeks it gets pretty repetitive. There are some good restaurants close by to break it up.The rooms are rough around the edges, lets say. we were on 2nd floor and when someone on the 3rd showered we got water drip down in our bathroom. The toilet had a slow leak the whole time so it was always very damp in there. The shower has a distinct rotten eggs smell. A couple of times we didn't have water, not for long. The A/C in our room never worked. The beds were decent and cleaned well every day. The staff aren't overly friendly but they seem to work all the time and alot of people are quite rude so I don't think I blame them.If you're english speaking only (I wish I spoke the espanol) most guests are russian or european so you don't get to chat with many other guests. The few that we met half left the resort for another and the other half wanted to but it cost too much money.Finally and probably most importantly, the beach for this hotel is a block away which is okay but there beach front is TINY. Very tiny. Everyone is scrunched in, in a small area. You can take your towel and sit down the beach somewhere else if you want, you can walk along way in both directions along the beach. There's a few people trying to sell trips but its not bad. If you way no thank you they don't bother you.Just wanted to give my two cents for people planning a trip. If you are wanting a fancy resort this isn't it. But if you want basic, family friendly and relatively quiet it could be for you.

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  • 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 plus snacks
  • All Drinks (Domestic beer and cocktails, house wine with meals)
  • Daily Activities
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Kids Club (4-12 yrs)
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Buffet restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Wireless internet in the lobby
  • Tour Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Supermarket
  • Boutique
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Motorized water sports (fee)
Hotel Room:
  • Air Conditioned
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Full Bathroom
  • Fridge 
  • Maximum Occupancy , Maximum Number of Adults 2
Kids Deal - Children under 4 yrs stay FREE when sharing a room with 2 adults.
For the Kids - Kids Club (4-12 yrs).
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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  • Whala Bavaro
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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