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
  • NidiaDash :
Nicest people ever

No kidding the staff here is the nicest ever, every time they saw us they greeted us warmly and asked us if we wanted something, so courteous and eager to assist, this was 5 star service from all the staff all the way. All the food served at the hotel is local traditional food, if you want sushi or something they dont really have it, but still the food they served was delicious. The hotel is small so its not full of tourists and I loved that, and the beach is beautiful and the town is only a couple of minutes away.

  • dteresao73 : New Haven, Connecticut
Excellent Value in Bavaro.

Very satisfied with this hotel. The price was incredible for what we got. Food included which was good quality and lot's of choice at the buffet. Room was clean and light and had a nice balcony overlooking the pool. Good beds and clean towels when we needed them. Swiming pool was never too busy so we always found somewhere to sit but we spent most of our time on the gorgeous beach. We had a couple of massages and there's a small bar by the beach to replenish your drinks. Ideal! Great stay and highly recommended.

  • frankwest2016 : Boston, Massachusetts
Clean and well priced too

Whala Bavaro covers all the essentials, its very clean, my wife felt at ease with the room, the price is competitive and better than others in the area, and its got a good calm beach. I would have paid extra maybe if I cared about a hotel with a spa, which Whala doesnt have, but that wasnt of interest to me or my wife, we wanted to be outdoors grabbing sun and exploring Punta Cana, so this hotel was perfect. The pool is big and spacious enough for all the guests, we never felt cramped, and the pool bar is a great addition to the space. Location wise, its close to a lot of restaurants on the beach with great views I recommend people check out.

  • Kattraveller599 : Saint John, Canada
More hotel than resort

There are three sections to this resort, and we stayed in the bottom tier section. The maid service was inconsistent and the building was ancient. The nearest of the 3 pools was is overlooked by the front desk area and the buffet, so there's a lot of foot traffic by the pool.The second pool is a much nicer pool and pool area with a bar, but it suffers from a sewage smell.The third pool is in the top tier section and was quite lovely, but quite a ways away from our room - the beach was much more convenient.The beach was great, and had a bar and and snack bar. You could also book excursions on the beach, and they had some pretty good deals to offer, so that definitely enhance our experience, since we were on a tight budget.The food was good. Not great, but aside from the terrible coffee, no real complaints, either. The all-inclusive did not include premium drinks, which is a bit disappointing, but not a big deal if you just want to get drunk.The top tier rooms looked way better and are probably a better experience, but if I were to pay the extra, I would probably just go to a nicer resort.

For the money was okay

stayed here from Ocotber 28th to November 5th. Our room was a good size we faced the second pool. The room was clean and the bed comfortable, room cleaned every day and towels changed each day. This hotel was small and the grounds beautiful and were well kept. Short walk to the beautiful beach and beach bar, they had a snack bar on the beach as this was the only place you could have something to eat between 2.30pm & 6.00pm No entertainment at night. Only one night a guy played the guitar at the BBQ, he should have just played the guitar and forgot the singing. Big disappointment that you could not get a coffee early in the morning or throughout the day. Coffee only available during the restaurant opening times. My husband is an early riser and could not get a coffee before 7.30am.. There is very little English spoken at the resort so it was very hard to communicate with the staff. Mainly Russian And German people at this resort. Some Russians thought they owned the place and would not wait in line for the Buffett, just pushed there way in.The food was not the greatest. I ate a lot of French fries, my husband is not a picky eater and usually found something to eat. There was a lot of flies in the restaurant as it was not a closed location. Something else that was different here is the water in your room and in all three pools are salt water. It was stranger showering in salt water.We had several storms, some lasted a few minutes some a few hours. There is no place to go and have a drink that is enclosed to stay out of your room during the rain. If you are looking for a quite vacation this is the place to go. If you want lots of entertainment find somewhere else. We enjoyed our relaxing time here but probably would not return.

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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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