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
  • debbiewalker7604 : Brantford, Canada
Get us out of here ASAP

We checked in about 3:00 pm and by 6:00 pm were on the phone to our travel provider to get us moved. The location was poor, in a downtown area on what appeared to be an alley way. In order to access the beach you had to navigate thru the street avoiding on coming traffic, potholes and wandering animals. The "private" beach was actually public and was only roped off to define it. The beach bar consisted of a picnic table and an umbrella and closed as we got there at 4:00. The beach was not clean and smelled and the water was not inviting to swim in. The suite we had booked was large and had a lovely balcony which over looked the pool. One of the pools was under construction but not in the area we were located. There was a king size bed that was comfortable and the sheets were clean and fresh but there was no extra blankets. The safe had a broken hinge so not very safe. There was a daily charge for the safe which we paid upfront for the 10 days and was not reimbursed when we checked out the next day. The entire suite was tile floors that were uneven and slippery which is an accident waiting to happen.The main dining area appeared clean but had a strange smell. We were cautious about what we ate however one of us was feeling unwell after eating there. The bar service was alright at the pool but limited the number of drinks allowed at a time. There was no beer on tap so was served from bottles. We have been to the DR and Punta Cana many time and have always enjoyed it however this resort does not reflect what Punta Cana has to offer and would not recommend.

  • JennyTalk2 :
So great for the price!

I truly enjoyed my time and can say we both agreed we would return here, considering all you get back for the price. The employees treated us like friends and were helpful with recommendations. We were satisfied with our room because it had a nice view and was very big even though I believe we had the basic/standard reservation. The beach was really calm, not too many people, and there is drink service so we spent hours there relaxing.

  • albertiiti : Italy
good breakfast and clean.

location for this hotel is very good and the personal of the hotel was very friendly towards us. The personal make this hotel more appealing. The rooms are medium size and they have strong air conditioning. breakfast was fantastic every morning and the personal again helpful. We go every year and drinking presidente local beer and eating best fresh fish everyday is possible with small budget. everything very good.

  • lewiserz : Miami Beach, Florida
Lewis family review.

My wife, our teenage daughters and I just returned after a 10 nights stay at the Whala and we liked our stay a lot. We didn't expect a modern property with massive pools and large number of restaurants and all bells and whistles and we were actually very happy with both rooms and location of the hotel. We didn't spend a lot of time around the pool because we are beach people but we did drive around a lot of naturally beautiful places in and around Punta Cana and the food, the people and the country are beautiful. Wouldn't hesitate to go back tomorrow.

  • Kristina C : Follett, Texas
Do not stay here~!

A group of 4 of us stayed 1 night here before our stay at the Hard Rock Resort. This place was horrible! The bathroom/Shower was very dirty. The water smelled like rotten eggs I'm sure to high sulfur content. The beds were hard as a rock with just a sheet to cover with. The food buffett, eh, it was ok. If your looking to drink, good luck. The beers they serve you are in tiny plastic cups. Mixed drinks are disgusting. I highly recommend to NOT STAY HERE. Also, during our stay hardly saw any other Americans at the resort also.

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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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