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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
  • mbgosee :
Nothing good

I stayed 3 nights at Whala Bavaro and the place was terrible. Poor food, awful rooms and ants. I was given a second room after 1st room was unbearable, terrible odor and the view was a wall 5 feet from balcony. I had paid for a superior room. 2nd room was better, but odd odor from the bathroom.The entire resort has a dark feeling.If you do go, take your own cups, theirs are laughably small. There are great restaurants close by. Amo, an Italian Restaurant was amazing, Lemon Grouper was delicious. Also ate at Wacamole, very friendly and ultra accommodating. Great little Mexican restaurant. Overall staff at Whala was great. Front desk is deplorable, especially Ernesto.Last night had dance lessons at the beach bar, cozy and a great time.

  • susiebr0wn : Detroit, Michigan
Sun, beach, quiet

Recently returned from a weekend in Punta Cana, and stayed at the Whala resort for four nights. Let me mention that the hotel is very big, bigger than it looks in pictures, it has multiple pools, a long stretch of beach, gym, bars, and more, its a big big space. The beach is clean and quiet and calm, easy and comfortable for swimming laps and staying in without fighting the current. The hotel room had a flat screen tv, small fridge, queen size bed and balcony. Breakfast is free I got somewhat tired of it after eating it for four days, but I guess thats my own thing, it is free so I should not be complaining. 4 out of 5 as far as hotels go, if I returned to Punta Cana I would stay here again because the cost is very good and the hotel is safe and there is plenty to do.

  • jkmarker : Plymouth, United Kingdom

Okay it was our first time to The Dominican Republic and have to say what a lovely place. We stayed at the Whala Bavaro (all inclusive) near Punta Cana. The hotel has 3 pools, all nice to swim in. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food was okay but could have been better. We did have a problem in our room as we were on the third floor and people's walls below us were getting wet every time we showered. So they kindly moved us to a junior suite (upgrade) only to find that this room had no hot water, then the next day no water at all. Then on our third day in the suite there was a water leak from under the sink causing a flood all over the apartment. The staff were quick to fix the problems without too much trouble to us. I think the whole hotel needs a good overhaul from a maintenance point of view as other guests we spoke to confirmed that their taps were also calcified. If you are looking for a cheaper hotel that does the job then this is for you. If you are looking for slightly higher standards then pay a bit extra and go somewhere else. We did enjoy our holiday and apart for a few maintenance issues enjoyed the hotel as well.

  • KarlKaraB : Albuquerque, New Mexico
Suite with terrace and pool view

We felt we lucked out as soon as we arrived and were shown our room, we were placed on the second floor, and were not aware we'd be getting a terrace with a pool view, we ended up having a cocktail among the two of us at nights before going out and enjoying the terrace again when we returned at night, the hotel was very quiet so being outdoors was always relaxing. Breakfast was free as part of our reservation, we try to book rooms that grant the included breakfast as we calculate it actually saves a lot, we end up having a snack for lunch, and then a nice big dinner. There are three pools, one being the main in front of the buffet restaurant, its always the most crowded so I recommend the west side pool. The hotel has a spa, a gym, different bars, a big and private beach, it had more than we were able to fit into our two day weekend getaway, were very happy and recommend it, all of our friends mentioned seeing photos of our trip online and want to visit now.

  • trivial60 : welland
As advertised

A small intimate resort. We had a superior room, large, but sparse on furniture. Room was very clean and well maintained. Large balcony with table and chairs. Food was basic, we always had choices. Short half a block to beach. As advertised, this resort does not have nitely entertainment. Nor is there activities at the pools. The pool bar does have music, and the staff will play your music through their Bluetooth speaker. Restaurants bars, bakery within walking distance. The hotel does not have an ATM.The water in the room is not drinkable, the water in shower has a "salty" feel. The hotel did provide 2 bottled waters daily, and had water dispensers in every building. Room had a bar fridge. The staff very friendly and helpful. From the front desk to the servers, maids and so on. The staff made this resort. We were looking for a quiet location, close to off resort restaurants and the chance to meet and interact with other guests. A clean friendly place. We were not disappointed, that's what we found at Whala Bavaro. A solid 3 star resort.

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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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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