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
  • sharonmyers19 : Winnipeg, Canada
Not worth the money

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....

  • Cyraga : Haarlem, The Netherlands
Pretty ok if you won't spend whole hollodays in the hotel

Everything was really OK. Except of the beach part, which was located close to the hotel. So to get there you need to walk some distance. Which was totally fine with us. All inclusive is active oeverywhere. Personel is friendly, food was ok and rooms cleaned.

  • tina s : Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Great hotel

We stayed at whala for 2 weeks first day went into room the bathroom had a leak, next day asked to sort it out and the man at reception Jose was extremely helpful he asked us if we would want new room and let us have a look at if it's the right one, but we jus asked for it to be cleaned as nothing was wrong with the room and we had already unpacked. One of the days our aircon stopped working we told the reception man don't know his name but he was very forgetful and seemed abit ignorant had to tell him 2 in the end told another staff memeber, it was fixed end of day.The staff are extremely friendly and polite especially the bar man can't remember his name but we asked him to clean a big seashell my husband found when he went snorkelling and he cleaned it thoroughly and just went above and beyond as he didn't have to do that. The kitchen staff were all polite and friendly just really welcoming you do feel at home. My only feedback on the negative side was the wifi it isn't free $30 weekly which I did buy but did not work in my room only at reception was a waste. Jose the reception man did refund me as I wasn't happy. The beach is literally a minute not even that from entrance of hotel very convenient u jus cross a small side road. The mall wasn't that far from hotel was bout 15 mins drive and there are local souvenir and food stores within walking distance too. Overall worth what you pay for the hotel it did not let us down and I would recommend whala if we were to ever return. Thank you to all the staff.

  • JE7015 :
Our second stay.

Stayed here 2 yrs. ago and then returned again recently as couldn't see anything that looked as good comparing price with location and overall value, and we figured better the devil you know! But it's not a devil and did not disappoint and was just as we remembered it. Good, clean rooms with a great location by the beach, which is paramount when booking this area. Staff nice and food pretty good. One of the bar guys remembered us which felt good and he said many people return here. It's not a big posh hotel and it doesn't have luxurious facilities, but comfortable rooms and a welcoming atmosphere, yes. Thanks again Whala!

  • arianat180 : Sacramento, California
Casual relaxed atmosphere

This hotel is really casual and idea for disconnecting. The staff do a good job of being kind of quiet and out of the way while keeping things running behind the scenes, it hardly feels like a hotel and more like a private villa in a resort, we felt we were in our own ocean view home just the two of us. That, including a gym, spa, private chef...all the things we wish we had in our home! The negative to mention is that checking out took a long time because we were confused by a charge and needed it explained and, but everything else were positives.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

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.

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