Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4.2 out of 5
"Room was fine, but got two double beds, no a queen. Requested, but never got another room. Other than that, it was a great vacation." – gtexbush
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Excellent Pina Coladas Fountain in main pool. View from my Balcony view of one of the pools view of the beach and ocean On the beach, looking at the hotel! Beach Lisa and I, 2012 The view from our balcony~ breathtaking! most beautiful white sand beach! Miramar Beatiful beaches Punta Cana DR Feb 2011 view from room View from our room :) The beach view from breakfast
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May 20, 2015
Beautiful resort, beautiful beach

The resort is absolutely beautiful, very well maintained; the landscaping and ambiance are gorgeous. The resort is huge but a pleasure to walk its surroundings. No complaints on having to walk 5 minutes to eat or to the beach, it’s a pleasure. Everyone is very polite and respectful and it is impressive to see the hard work these people put in to keep the grounds spotless. The beach is beautiful, very tropical, clean and big. We wished there was more entertainment on the beach. Aside from two Zumba classes a day and volleyball we didn’t see too much activity unless you wanted to rent boats and explore the water, or board games. We saw people that were in charge of activities but it seemed like they were just standing there waiting and not doing very much to engage people. Since it is a family resort we expected to see more activities by the pools and/or on the beach during the day. Kids didn’t have too much to do except for spending time in the sand or in the kiddy pool section, which was lots of fun for them. Speaking of entertainment, while the daytime entertainment was disappointing, the night shows were fabulous. The performers are very well trained and professional; we enjoyed the shows every night. There are two shows, one at 7 for the kids, even though we never had time to go (due to restaurant reservations), and one at 10 for the entire family and we didn’t miss one, well done! There was also a casino and a night club that were pretty nice. Restaurant reservations – it was hard to make reservations for a convenient time. We had to make them for 6:15 every night or at 10:30 - 11, which was way too late for the kids. We missed a lot of daytime having to get ready and make it to the restaurants. We tried 3: steakhouse – disappointing, seafood just OK, and Japanese was great! The representative who made our reservations didn’t seem willing to try to book for later times and seemed just rushed to get us out of there. Food – the buffets were just OK. Good variety, just OK taste-wise but the same thing every single day, with maybe one or two new items every other day, very boring food. Good service, the servers were very polite and always attentive but the food disappointed us. Front desk/ reception – VERY poor service. They were slow; they kept going back and forth between assisting us and assisting others and they were not very efficient, they get very confused, especially with a larger group like we were (14 total). They also constantly tried to get us to pay additional money for better rooms, closer to the ocean, kids park (yes, there is a section you have to pay for every day, I believe 20 bucks a day) even though our child and other two were too little to even use the slides, they could have only gone in the water. They give you a one day free pass; I highly recommend that you check it out before you decide to pay for it at the reception. The kids in our group had a lot more fun in the free kids section. Also, if they try to get you to pay for better rooms, go checkout the room you booked first. They overstate the walking time to make it sound far. They told us it would take us 10-15 minutes to walk from our room when in fact it was 5 and very enjoyable to walk the grounds. There is also a “train” that drives you around. We only used it once to see the grounds but didn’t need to use it otherwise. We were also disappointed that our group was very spread out and they made no effort to keep us close, even though we requested this when we booked. This might be one reason why we might not go back. They should also be more mindful of where they put families with small children who use strollers. Our room was on the third floor with no elevator, so carrying the child and stroller up and down a few times a day was frustrating at times. There were other sections with elevators, or lower floors should be kept in mind to make it easier. Overall, the resort is gorgeous, A+, the beach is beautiful and the night shows are excellent. We would probably go back but we would hope that they improve the food (diversify it a bit - Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Dominican etc) and the daytime entertainment which was almost inexistent.


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From: Cleveland, OH
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 15, 2015
Marteen

Just returned from my 7 day stay with my fiance. I did A LOT of research on all-inclusives in Punta Cana and read A LOT of reviews believe me and finally settled on Barcelo Bavaro. This resort is AWESOME! and it is HUGE which some see as a negative but I saw as a positive. Some reviews said staff was rude and the language barrier was a problem but I disagree. EVERYONE was friendly and you could always find someone who spoke perfect english, not a problem. The pools, beach, and grounds are immaculate! The grounds crew does a fabulous job and is always cleaning the beach. The food for an all inclusive was above average. The two buffets are great but there are 7 other restaurants you need to make reservations for. I e-mailed the resort and made mine one week before I arrived and got the times and restaurants I wanted. We ate in all but the Spanish and Italian. Our favorites were in this order. French (which you have to pay $20/person but well worth it, trust me), Japanese (habatchi was excellent), Mexican (get the fajitas), Seafood (EL Coral), then the Steakhouse which was just OK. Maybe we caught it on a bad night and you can get decent steak in any restaurant including the buffets. As for the rooms: definately go for the junior suites. We stayed in building 4 which is right next to everything, and a short walk. We were on the top floor which I requested, better ocean view and no one above you (buildings are 4 floors). building 5 is on the opposite side of the main building and also close but I would request 4. Resort is close to airport and the first stop, 15 minute ride...NICE! The casino is decent and the nightclub is a good size and fun. Entertainment everynight at 10 pm and most are decent, good productions. We had a blast. We are going down next year for our destination wedding. If you have a family this is also a great resort. Great family rooms and three water parks. Book this resort, you won't be sorry!


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From: Connecticut
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 13, 2015
Excellent Resort

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe. Room: We stayed in a junior suite deluxe and had a view of the ocean from our room. Every room has a private balcony with a jacuzzi, which was great after a long day at the pool/beach. Pool/Beach: The main pool area had a huge pool and a nice swim up bar. We spent a lot of time at the adults only pool, which was a little quieter and also had its on private bar. The beach was beautiful and warm, and there was the option to use non-motorized water sports. We took the kayak out twice. Food: The main buffet served breakfast and lunch. They had a lot of variety for breakfast foods and I liked the location (right next to the beach/pool area) so it was very convenient. I would DEFINITELY recommend making reservations for the other restaurants as soon as you check in. We did this and still got stuck with a 6pm dinner time for 3 nights. We ate at the steakhouse, the japanese (hibachi) restaurant, the mexican restaurant, and the italian restaurant. The japanese restaurant was easily my favorite restaurant, and the italian was my least favorite. We also ate at the Striker's sports bar for lunch one day (buffet with mostly american style food), and I thought it was good, too! Strikers is open 24/7. All of the restaurants are centrally located near the lobby area. Golf: My boyfriend golfed one day, and although it says free, he ended up paying about $80 since he had to rent a cart and clubs. He said it was a beautiful course and he had a great time. Overall, great time. Everyone at the resort was very friendly and helpful!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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From: Boston, MA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 2, 2015
Great hotel!

The hotel is beautiful and one of the better maintained ones in Dominican Republic. The one big negative is that they don't offer complimentary internet anywhere - not even the lobby. The internet they do have costs $12/day and only allows access on one device at a time, and it isn't even fast. Overall the food quality is good, with some restaurants getting better than others. There is a large variety of food and servers are nice. It would have been great to get bathroom toiletries restocked daily after some items ran out. Also, even though we left tips we didn't once get pretty bathroom figurines out of towels (meanwhile others did). Overall I would recommend this hotel!


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From: New York
Age: 25-34

Room Information

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe features 1,402 rooms distributed in 4 buildings, each with 4 floors accessible by elevator. Perfect for your next getaway, each room features the finest appointments to keep you and your family happy.

Rooms feature a terrace or balcony with two-person whirlpools, air conditioning, fan, minibar, 32" LCD TV, Wi-Fi access ($), electronic safety deposit box, landscape relaxation shower and so much more.

Room Details

Deluxe Room
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Deluxe
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe boasts all inclusive resort perks, featuring gourmet dining, a signature golf course, a new water park for the kids and one of the world's best beaches.

 

What We'd Change

This place is huge, and we really wish getting from point A to point B were easier, but hey, a complimentary train makes navigating the complex pretty simple.

 

Why You Should Go

The answer, in a nutshell, is Bavaro Beach, a two-mile stretch of secluded natural beauty at the all inclusive Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • Wedding Services
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Ping Pong
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Darts
  • 10 Restaurants
  • Health Club
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Room Service
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Restaurants
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Alarm Clock/Radio
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • 7 Tennis Courts
  • Babysitting Services ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • ATV Rides
  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Nightlife
  • Scuba Diving
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

Playa Bavaro, PO Box 3177

+809 686 5797

Hotel Description

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe: Sparkling Shoreline, Signature Golf and 24-Hour Casino

Ready to clock out and invest in some real family time? Then grab a swimsuit and head for the sugary sands of Bavaro Beach at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in Punta Cana. In fact, the seductive, blue waters and luscious palm trees prompted National Geographic to dub this stretch one of the world's best beaches. As one of the biggest hotspots for divers, the sparkling, turquoise sea promotes guests to seek out hidden treasures in the coral reefs. If you are still a little green, you can still get your feet wet by earning PADI-diving certification. Deluxe beach beds, a mix of adult and family pools and separate family-friendly and adults-only wings increase the appeal of this Dominican Republic getaway.

While the siren call of the beach is irresistible by day, after sunset, Lady Luck beckons you at the 24-hour casino while mix-master DJs and Vegas-style extravaganzas keep you partying well into the night. A Broadway-style theater serves up the best in nightly entertainment. From Spanish tapas to contemporary Japanese cuisine, a tempting array of dining options invite guests to try a new dish every night. Don't miss an opportunity to visit El Coral Restaurant where the seafood is so fresh it was swimming while you were at breakfast.

If you've got energy to burn, there's plenty to do at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, Punta Cana! With plenty of all-inclusive perks, you play a few games in the regulation-sized baseball diamond, soccer field, or get wet at the resort's water park. If you would rather tee-off, check out the signature 18-hole golf course designed by one of the world's most inventive golf architects, P.B. Dye. Want to enjoy your vacation at a slower pace? Opt for pampering at the hotel's premier spa, Barcelo U. Nothing beats their sublime, hot-stone massage on the terrace with Bali beds. If you want to spend a lazy afternoon with your family, check out the resort's ample shopping at the 16-store arcade. After a fun-filled day exploring the area, nothing says relaxation like a refreshing pool-side pina colada from El Cielo Bar.

When you need some relaxing downtime, we love the new, 610-square-foot Junior Suite Deluxe with its Jacuzzi on the terrace. Traveling with the family? We recommend the two-bedroom Family Deluxe Room units that feature two separate bedrooms and two terraces, one with Jacuzzi. If family time has become scattered at best, then why not spend some quality time together at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe in Punta Cana!

This hotel is All-Inclusive
Features include:

  • Specialty restaurants, each one is an unmistakable gourmet experience.
  • A selection of international beverages in some of the bars in the complex.
  • Taxes and tips


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

Bohio Dominicano Buffet Restaurant
Type: Buffet
Hours:
Breakfast - daily, 6:30am-11am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-4:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description:
Traditional Dominican flavors set the tone for an exciting dining experience.
Dress code: Casual

Miramar Buffet Restaurant
Type:
Buffet
Hours:
Breakfast - daily, 6:30am-11am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-4:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description:
Specializing in international cuisine, this restaurant is sure to please!
Dress code: Casual

La Comedie
Type: French
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: A charming French restaurant drawing inspiration from the late-18th-Century puppet theaters in Lyon. You can try the romantic flavors of French cuisine and choose your wine from a long list.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear covered shoes.

La Fuente Spanish Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Type: Spanish
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Enjoy the best food in the world at the Spanish restaurant in our resort. Meat or fish with delicious vegetables to choose from a large and varied menu. The bar offers a fresher ambiance, delicious tapas and an impressive wine selection.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear covered shoes.

La Dolce Vita
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: The atmosphere resembles that of The Academy Awards ceremony: red carpet, lights and movie posters for a fabulous Italian restaurant. Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg and many other movie stars look at guests from the walls of this high-end a la carte restaurant.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear covered shoes.

Kyoto
Type:
Japanese
Hours:
Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: At Kyoto, we offer the best of contemporary Asian fusion cuisine. We use the best products available in the market to prepare fresh food. You can dine with your partner or friends at amazing teppanyaki tables for groups. Kyoto features an innovative contemporary decor and has a wonderful Zen garden at the entrance.
Dress code:
Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear covered shoes.

Mexico Lindo
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Surrender to the exquisite flavors and smells of a host of typical Mexican dishes. Original recipes from every region in the country and the colors of the Mexican flag in the restaurant's decor.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear covered shoes.

Santa Fe
Type: Steak House
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: A la carte meat restaurant.
For groups larger than 20 guests, there is an additional $15 fee per person.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear covered shoes.

El Coral
Type:
Seafood
Hours:
Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description:
A la carte restaurant specializing in seafood.
For groups larger than 20 guests, there is an additional $15 fee per person.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear covered shoes.

Hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Carey Lobby Bar
Located in the main lobby. Daily, 8am-12pm

Coffee Rums & Cigars Lounge Bar
Serving coffee, rum and cigars. Located near the main lobby. Daily, midnight-4am.

Coco Bar
Located near the central swimming pool. Daily, 9am-6pm

Taino Bar
Located near the central swimming pool. Daily, 9am-6pm

Cielo Bar Located near the adults swimming pool. Daily, 9am-6pm

Bamba Bar
Pool bar located near the Barcy Club. Daily, 9am-6pm

Strikers Sports Bar
American-style bar. Open 24 hours.

Black Jack Bar
Located inside the Casino Bavaro. Open 24hrs.

Teatro Bars
2 fabulous bars located on the first and second level of the Bavaro theater
Daily, 8pm-11:30pm

Bar Las Olas
Located by Pirates Water Park. Daily, 10am-2pm

The Xone
Disco bar for teens, serves non-alcoholic beverages. Open Daily.

Bavaro Nightclub Bar
Located inside the Bavaro nightclub. Daily, 11pm-3am

Bavaro VIP Nightclub Lounge
Located inside the Bavaro nightclub. Daily, 11pm-3am

Casinos
The best gambling venue in the Caribbean. Open 24 hours a day, the Casino features slot machines and gambling tables. In it, you can mingle with up to 400 other guests.



BEACH

With nearly two-miles of sandy, white beach, you soon understand why Bavaro has been named one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic. Protected by the coral reefs along the shoreline, the ocean here turns into a natural pool that is perfect for a swim, or lazing around with a cocktail in hand.

POOLS

Guests can plunge into the endless swimming pools while relaxing and having fun. The resort features beautiful pool beds, water jets and so much more. At the new Barcy Water Park, children can have a wonderful time with their parents, and meet new friends looking to splash around throughout the day!

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Aquafinn
  • Windsurf (series boards)
  • Pedal boats
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaks
  • Water Polo

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Baseball
  • Darts
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis Courts
  • Football

Golf
The Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe features an 18-hole golf course designed by the prestigious P.B. Dye.



INTERNET

Wi-Fi access is available in rooms for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Melt your stress away at the luxurious spa at Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe. Providing an unmatched spa experience, you will surely enjoy the variety of treatments to leave you refreshed and renewed. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

WEDDING SERVICES

The resort offers a wide range of wedding packages, including spectacular ceremonies on the shores of the Caribbean. Let the resort's wedding specialists make your special day one to remember. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

Barcelo Bavaro provides a selection of fun activities for children ages 4-12. Daily, 9am-midnight.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe is located at the northeast corner of Dominican Republic. Approximate driving time to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) is 20 minutes.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in 3pm. Check-out noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay Requirements
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 21, 2015-Jan 5, 2016 and again Mar 21-27, 2016.

Holy Week Policy
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
This property does not accept Spring Break groups. Any groups younger than 18 years of age must be accompanied by two adults over 21 per room. If reservations are booked and you do not adhere to these requirements, you will be denied check-in at this resort.

Sister Resort Policy
Guests may access sister resort Barcelo Beach - Adults Only, for the additional costs:

  • From 8:00 A.M to 05:00 P.M a cost per person/ of USD $15
  • From 5:00 P.M to 12:00 A.M (Midnight) a cost per person/ of USD $15
  • From 8:00 A.M to 12:00 A.M (Midnight) a cost per person/ of USD $30


All hours, fees, amenities, information, and services are subject to change without notice.
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