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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
  • JTMan10 : Memphis, Tennessee
Couples time

My girlfriend and I were pretty much only looking for one thing; to relax at the beach. I have been in the process of buying a house this year, so I needed to keep this vacation in budget by staying at an all inclusive hotel but didnt want to sacrifice on comfort and wanted to treat my girlfriend to a nice weekend and Punta Cana seemed like the best destination. We wanted to go to Saona island one afternoon and the hotel arranged it on a catamaran, the water is idyllic out of a magazine, I recommend making time for this day trip. The hotel was relaxing, there are three pools so if one got loud or kids arrived, we moved on to the next without a problem and chilled there. The food was fine for a weekend, breakfast is actually very good and fresh, the rest of the day we ordered guacamole and drinks, didnt really have a proper lunch any day. Good hotel, no major sacrifices, would return.

  • dinko b :
Terrible service

Terrible experience. Hotel staff sometimes charge you for using hotel phone, sometimes it is for free, everyone makes up their on prices on spot. Everyone is so desperate for the tips, while the service provided is borderline rude.

  • greenlabs : New York City, New York
Beach time!

Great hotel for making most of the amazing Bavaro beach. Not a luxury resort hotel so don't expect it. Clean, friendly and comfortable, yes. Staff nice particularly guy on reception. Food good and loved the freshly made omelettes at breakfast! Spend lot's of time on the beach and there's a small hut for drinks and snacks which was brilliant. We enjoyed it here.

  • AMT_2015g : North Carolina
Summer holiday 2017

Very energetic staff really eager to make your stay amazing and they would like you to return, every day every person would say gold morning. Overall the hotel was nice, the room had a big terrace with a table and chairs looking into the pool that was quiet so there was no noise level problems. The beach has staff helping to move the sun loungers and little huts for drinks called the "magical corner". We got tan, ate well, and relaxed, just what we hoped for.

  • agne_traveller : London, United Kingdom

I had amazing time in Punta Cana,only because I stayed away from this place as much as I could. I honestly can't think of good things to say about this place. Thanks to Jackie animation staff for making our trip fun and the man in reception I can't remember his name, those two people were the only nice and friendly. In general staff are miserable,don't talk,don't smile..on yes!housekeeping ladies are always smiling and does brilliant job. Rooms are horrible, on the first night we were put in the wet room that everything was wet including bed,floor,it was dripping from the cealing. Nice man in reception agreed to change the room without any questions and the new one was slitly better. Salty water in the room, you have to pay for safe, for wifi that doesn't work in the room, deposit for beach towels $10 per person,they don't tell you that you can change it,only if you ask. At the bar you get strictly only two drinks, after 11pm you have to pay. When you ask for drinks pretty girls get served strait away, the elderly people stand for long time waiting. Man at the beach snak bar is extremely rude, any request you have for him he doesn't like it,instead you get shouted at! I felt like in Russia, majority guest are Russians, so the beach bar plays mostly Russian music. At night lots of creepy locals standing around the beach bar and steering at the guest. Security don't stop them from coming in, they also get served drinks prior the guest. Food is terrible unless you go for omelet and fresh fruit option. Beach place is extreamly small and the guy who helps moving chairs doesn't help if you don't buy excursions from him. You get asked million times to buy excursions, get your hair done and massage even if you say no thank you, one Erin leaves another one comes shortly, what's does security do?chat with girls. Thanks to Jackie for great dancing lessons(the only night entertainment). I disagree with the fact you get what you pay for, I have been to many places and yes it wasn't expensive,but I didn't get anything from that place. Don't waist your money,pay a little more and get treated with respect and book nice hotel! I will never go back to this place,for the first time I couldn't wait to leave the accomodation. Other then that bavaro beach is beautiful,as soon as you leave hotel and go to the bars, for a walk on the beach it's like a paradise! See you soon Punta Cana,whala-never! Even local people said that no one comes back to this place. Make the right choose and enjoy Dominican Republic

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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.

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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