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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!bŠvaro 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
  • Dave S :
Robbed in the DR

Stayed back in May of '16 seems my review keeps getting deleted. The staff during the day was friendly enough and the hotel manager was nice. But during our third day we had an unexpected visitor in our room. No real security no cops and they placed a back in the same room with a broken slider. May be a one off but if you visit definitely check your locks and don't expect to much help. They gave us an extra day to make a police report but didn't expect much to come from that.

  • Stacy1988C :
Short getaway

We went to Bavaro Beach because my boyfriends friend was having his wedding there, marrying a girl whose entire family is from the DR and what a beautiful place it is. Not all of the guests were staying at our hotel but we booked last minute and felt like we had limited options, so we were very happy when we arrived and the hotel was perfect. We didnt eat anything other than breakfast at the hotel since we joined different groups for events and meals at other hotels and restaurants, but I can saythat my room was spotless, the sheets and towels were clean and comfortable, the employees were very warm and polite and helped us with getting taxis and details on the local restaurants where events were taking place. Perfect option for staying in the Dominican.

  • CarmenHar2 :
Nice grounds and helpful staff

This hotel is large, more than it seems in photos which is ideal when youre booking an all inclusive hotel, you are staying on site most of the time and want to have options of things to do and places to eat and the hotel has multiple pools, restaurants (Sueno is the best) and lots of bars scattered throughout the hotel and beach. We paid really next to nothing and woke up a few feet from the beach every day, enjoyed drinks all day long, and felt safe in a nice clean environment, its all we were searching for really.

  • albert881 : Greenville, South Carolina
Sun, sea and best beach.

We loved this hotel and the Bavaro beach. Very relaxed and came and went as we liked and used the hotel as a great base for an amazing holiday. Staff are nice, rooms clean and a good size and they have a good swimming pool, bars and a restaurant on site. The atmosphere is great and we really felt like we relaxed on this holiday. Great value and one to recommend. Didn't like paying for Wi-Fi but that was the only small thing to mention.

  • Mandybutt : Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
*** BEWARE *** worst hotel ever stayed in

English couple...First arrived and checked in and had to pay 30 dollars for wifi for 7 days, and 24 dollars for the safe which was hit and miss whether it worked.First room we were given was 210, you walked down some stairs pulled the curtain back to look at a balcony and the curtain fell on you. There was no balcony and the patio doors didnt open, the bathroom was flooded from the ceiling leaking and there was no safe! 5 minutes later, thwr was a Knock on the door saying they were upgrading us because there was no safe in the room which we had paid for. The next room we had was a lot better, it had a balcony facing a wall with lots of bamboo growing number 3009.Rooms were cleaned every day but it was very substandard ie the bed was made and that was it.We went for 10 days and staff were appauling towards English. They pretended not to understand what you were saying ie. asking for a coke/beer. At the bar you needed to ask at least 3 times yet a different nationality stood next to you asked for the same, they understood straight away. Restaurant food - you can make your own mind up on this, some things were ok but others weren't, same as any other hotel.The snack bar at the beach was the best thing about the hotel. The cook was friendly and could not do enough for you. The bar at the beach on the other hand, was shocking. The only staff member there clicking his fingers and pointing for you to stand somewhere else before he would serve you.Entertainment is on a Wednesday night and is a singer - just for info.When you leave the hotel to walk to the beach or the shops you will be stopped every 20 yards and harassed. Either by a moto taxi or a gift shop owner wanting money which can be very intimidating. To which I saw a girl break down to tears saying she was scared.The area makes you feel unsafe being stopped and harassed constantly but if you would like to try it i hope you have a nice time.Whala!bavaro please do not reply to my comment with your apologies as you have so many others and nothing has changed, I can honestly say it was DISGUSTING how we were treated and you should be shut down.

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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 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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El Cortecito B√°varo, Punta Cana 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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