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Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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5 Nights with Air from $879 All-Inclusive
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Dreaming of sipping fruity cocktails, maybe with cute umbrellas, and ocean views for miles? Yea, we thought so. You need ... More

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"Good morning. om behalf of my wife my son and myself i am emiling you our reviews on how our trip was spent. We wil like to say that for the 6 days we were at the resort we spend a wonderful time. Fro..." – DASS
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"Good morning. om behalf of my wife my son and myself i am emiling you our reviews on how our trip was spent. We wil like to say that for the 6 days we were at the resort we spend a wonderful time. Fro..." – DASS
79 out of 125 (63%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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September 8, 2017
Staff need training

Besides the bartenders and housekeeping, rest of staff were rude and unfriendly. Did not speak much English and would be frustrated with you if they didn't understand you. I don't know if it was the week we went but even the guests didn't and they were unfriendly and miserable. When working in a resort people should be bilingual enough to communicate with everyone I would think but maybe that is me. Not much going on as far as entertainment and were quite bored and looking to leave earlier we were only there mon-sat. When no one speaks English besides you and your sister make sure you like the person you go with or you are in for a vacation of pure boredom. Push VIP travel option but that guy was atleast nice but wasn't expecting it. The staff in lobby selling the massages asked us do we want massages (kind of) 2 for 1? We kindly said no thank you and with that the girl says 3 for 1 and giggled with a eye roll? My sister assumed it was because she was a little heavier can't be for sure but this was the stuff that went on. Very unfriendly especially buffet area for breakfast it was just a real let down. Place is ok. Been to Lifestyles in puerta plata not a great place but the people are so awesome it was big difference. Will never go back there.


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From: New York
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 5, 2017
My punta cana trip

The hotel was ok. I don't think the service (in the lobby) was all that good. The bartenders, restaurant, and entertainers were nice and attentive. I would like to come back to go to the adult pool (I had a child with me). The beach was nicely located. The transportation to get around the 4 hotels was bad. The little golf carts always passed by but could never take you anywhere. The food was really good to me. If you ask my grandma (ms. Negative Nancy) she will say it sucks. The steak was really good here and the Moro. We only did the tapa and Chinese restaurant which were both good. The 24 hour sports bar is a plus. I think they should have mentioned in an email or the reservation that the kids pool is closed slog with the Brazil and Japanese until November. I didn't like that they tell you one thing here and then another thing once you're there. The drinks were good. I mainly did beer and pina colada. Wine for dinner. I would only come back if I got a really good deal because of the poor treatment at the lobby and transportation.


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From: Florida
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 18, 2017
Nice Time, Horrible Food

I had a junior suit and my room was absolutely gorgeous. I could take 15 steps and be directly on the beach laying on a gorgeous cabana. If you are a foodie, please do not waste your time going to this place. You will be highly disappointed. The restaurants are only open at specific times. Room service food takes a long time to arrive and it is absolutely disgusting. You will be better off eating something from one of the local restaurants. Late night, if you are starving, oh well because you are out of luck. You will go to this place called the sports bar to eat and that's really your only option. the drinks are pretty good. The hotel is nice but if you book here, be sure to stay at the Royal. Also, ladies please be careful. The male bell boys will try their best to mess with you. Steer clear of them!


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From: atl, ga
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 15, 2017

If you do not speak Spanish you will not get very good service. Long waits at the restaurants for dinner. The beach was covered with seaweed. We were pretty dissatisfied and will not recommend this resort.


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From: Cincinnati, OH
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

The Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa's 674 rooms include 124 junior suites, 309 master junior suites, 63 romance suites, 8 swim up junior suites, 8 ocean view loft suites, 108 deluxe junior suites, 48 luxury junior suites and 6 luxury master suites. The romantic atmosphere is accented by wooden furniture and modern decor.

Room Details

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Junior Suite Master
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Junior Suite Deluxe
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Suite Romance (Adults-Only)
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Junior Suite Luxury
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Family Suite (Available Beginning Dec 21, 2017)
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What's to Love

All-inclusive beachy hot spot on the jaw-dropping Bavaro Beach. Totally worth it.

Spectacular service that spoils you from the moment your flip-flops hit the deck. And, reservations not needed at the restaurants.

Five pools throughout the complex where you can sip and sun and savor this vacay haven.

Cocktail service on the beach and at the pool. Let the drinks come to you, while you sip under the Palapa.

Detoxing at the gym, then being pampered at Zentropia Spa - nothing beats sinking into a Turkish Bath.

Activities galore for you and the fam, including a Kid's Club and a club for the teens.

 

What We'd Change

This is a huge resort, but it has to be if you want all the great features.
 

Why You Should Go

A short zippy ride from the airport to the resort where a Welcome Cocktail awaits you and the party starts.

You've got privileges at the two other resorts in the Palladium Punta Cana complex. Mega bonus.

A palatial sized resort that caters to all your dining whims. Some are spread out, giving you time to explore.

Themed parties throughout the week - like the Foam party on Thursday. Crazy fun.

Buy your tourist card before you leave - saves a step at the airport so you can get beachy faster.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Casino ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Pool Bar
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Spa ($)
  • Wedding Services
  • Archery
  • Mini Golf
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Spanish Lessons
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Billiards
  • Darts
  • Snack Bar
  • Theater
  • Teen Club
  • 15 Bars/Lounges
  • 13 Restaurants
  • Pillow Menu
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Watersports Center
  • Flat Screen Television
  • Pre-Teen Club
  • Alarm Clock/Radio
  • Breakfast Included
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Patio
  • Connecting Rooms Available
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Fishing ($)
  • Wireless Internet in lobby
  • Conference Facilities


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dining
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Nightlife
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

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.

Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa

Playa Bavaro, Higuey, Dominican Republic

809-221-8149

Hotel Description

Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa: All-inclusive & Mega-Beachy

Dreaming of sipping fruity cocktails, maybe with cute umbrellas, and ocean views for miles? Yea, we thought so. You need a beachin' spot to perch for a week, and what better place to work on that sultry tan than on Bavaro Beach. Those swaying palms will seriously soothe the soul. Traveling with the fam (they'll love it), with your significant other or by yourself (ah, peace), then this mega-spot has everything. Grab your swimsuit and get ready to dive into relaxation.



DINING

This mecca offers 13 dining options, eight of which are a la carte and the best part - no reservations. With made-to-order steak, Italian favorites, Asian cuisine, delectable Dominican tastes and more, you can feast dusk to dawn plus some. Gluten free menus and allergy sensitive cuisines are also offered. Dig in, beach lovers.

La Adelita Restaurant
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving authentic Mexican dishes
Dress code: Formal; Long trousers and shirt or T-shirt with long or short sleeves for gentlemen 12 years and older.

Tapeo
Type: Spanish
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Dinner service focusing on Spanish tapas, beers and wines
Dress code: Formal; Long trousers and shirt or T-shirt with long or short sleeves for gentlemen 12 years and older.

Bamboo
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Asian and Indian cuisine on tatami-type tables
Dress code: Formal; Long trousers and shirt or T-shirt with long or short sleeves for gentlemen 12 years and older.

Sumptuori Restaurant
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Located in the Grand Palladium Palace lobby and offers a la carte dining with Japanese cuisine specialties.
Dress code: Formal; Long trousers and shirt or T-shirt with long or short sleeves for gentlemen 12 years and older.

Rodizio
Type: Brazilian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Located in the lobby of the Grand Palladium Punta Cana. Offering a la carte Brazilian cuisine specialties.
Dress code: Formal; Long trousers and shirt or T-shirt with long or short sleeves for gentlemen 12 years and older.

Mare Nostrum
Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Located in front of the lobby of the Grand Palladium Palace. Offering fresh and modern fish and vegetable Mediterranean dishes.
Dress code: Formal; Long trousers and shirt or T-shirt with long or short sleeves for gentlemen 12 years and older.

Arrecife
Type: International buffet
Hours: Daily, Noon-4pm
Description: International foods include BBQ, pizza, salad, ice cream and more.
Dress code: Informal; No swimsuits and footwear required.

Las Torres
Type: International buffet
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Located at Grand Palladium Palace. Special show cooking, theme nights and local cuisine.
Dress code: Informal; Shirt or t-shirt with sleeves for gentlemen.

El Behique
Type: International buffet
Hours: Lunch - daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Located at Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa. Special show cooking and theme nights.
Dress code: Informal; Shirt or t-shirt with sleeves for gentlemen.

El Bohio
Type: International buffet
Hours: Daily, 12pm-4pm
Description: International and local foods include BBQ, pizza, pasta, salad, ice cream and more.
Dress code: Informal; No swimsuits and footwear required.

La Catedral
Type: International buffet
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Offering local plates, international choices, fresh fruit, juices and show cooking.
Dress code: Informal; Shirt or t-shirt with sleeves for gentlemen.

Chef Raffaele
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Non-smoking and located on the beach at the Grand Palladium Punta Cana. Offers a la carte dining with specialties of traditional Italian cuisine. Air conditioning and outside terrace.
Dress code: Formal; Long trousers and shirt or T-shirt with long or short sleeves for gentlemen 12 years and older.

La Parrilla
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Non smoking and located on the beach at the Grand Palladium Punta Cana. Offers a la carte dining with steak and meat specialties. Air conditioning and outside terrace.
Dress code: Formal; Long trousers and shirt or T-shirt with long or short sleeves for gentlemen 12 years and older.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

This cocktail sipping paradise is surrounding by swaying palms, white sands and lots of sunshine. Good thing bar tenders are on tap to serve up whatever your heart desires. All day. Every day. Cheers.

Lobby Bar Caoba
Lobby bar. Daily, 9am-1am

Lobby Bar Guayacan
Lobby bar. Daily, 9am-1am

Swim Up Barahona
Swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm

Kiosko Playa
Kiosk bar, 5 locations along the beach. Daily, 10am-5pm

Hemingway Bar
Cocktail bar. Tea time from 5pm-6pm with cakes. Reading corner and table games. Smoking area outside. Live piano music, variety of pastries, cakes, and a special coffee menu. Special selection of top shelf liquors. Daily, 5pm-midnight.

Sports Bar
Open 24 hours



BEACHES AND POOLS

An epic utopia with five lake-style pools (one for adults) sprinkled throughout the Palladium complex, where you can sun in style. And just a few barefoot steps away is the Dominican Republic's claim to fame - white sands, palm studded shores and the prettiest hue of blue-turquoise waters. Find a Palapa and settle in. Beach dreams like this don't happen everyday.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Catamaran
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Water polo
  • Aqua gym

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Mini golf
  • Archery
  • Darts
  • Billiards
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Paddle courts
  • Pentanque courts

Golf
The 18-hole golf course at Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort is next to and a very short drive from the Grand Palladium Palace Resort.



INTERNET

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the lobby area and guestrooms.

SPA SERVICES

The Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness spa is located at the Grand Palladium Palace. Guests may use the wet areas of the spa for a fee. Beauty treatments and massage are available for an extra charge. Spa services are available to guests 18 years old or older.

Features include:
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Vapor baths


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Honeymoon packages include complimentary gifts and a voucher for a romantic a la carte dinner. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

The kids' club offers entertainment and activities for younger guests. The Mini Club, for children from 4 to 12 years, is open from 9am-11pm. The Black & White Junior's Club, for young people between 13 and 21 years, is open from 10am-11pm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa is located 30 minutes from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) and 90 minutes from La Romana Airport (LRM).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: 12pm.
A valid credit card may be required upon check in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 21, 2016-Apr 30, 2017, Jun 16-17, 23-24, 2017, Nov 4-6, 2017 and Dec 24, 2017-Jan 2, 2018.

Stay at 1 - Play at 3
Guests staying at the Grand Palladium Bavaro have use of the facilities at the Grand Palladium Punta Cana and the Grand Palladium Palace, excluding those of the "adults only" Royal Suites Turquesa. Only Royal Suites guests have access to the Royal Suites facilities.

Holy Week
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.

Non-Smoking Policy
All air-conditioned a la carte restaurants at the Grand Palladium Resorts in Punta Cana, Riviera Maya and Puerto Vallarta operate as non-smoking facilities. Smoking sections remain available at the open-air restaurants.

Resort Update
Palladium Hotels & Resorts has announced plans to upgrade its Punta Cana resort area throughout 2017. Upgrades will take place from May 2, 2017 through December 1, 2017 and will be conducted in such a way as to not interrupt guests' experience.

Below are the upgrades that will take place:

ACCOMMODATIONS - Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa
-Rooms will undergo a complete transformation from May 2 through November 2, 2017. These 280 guestrooms will be updated with new furniture and decor as well has renovated bathrooms and terraces.

LOBBY - Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa
-The lobby will be receiving a complete facelift from June 1 through October 15, 2017.

ACCOMMODATIONS - Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa
-From May 15 through September 15, 2017 several rooms in buildings 17, 18, and 19 will be closed as guestrooms are renovated.

POOLS
-The Behique pool along with the Pirate Ship Kid's swimming pool will be closed from August 1 through October 15, 2017. During this time, all guests will have access to the following swimming pools: UVA Swimming Pool (Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa), Bavaro Swimming Pool (Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa) & the Palace Swimming Pool & Adult Swimming Pool (Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino).

FOOD & BEVERAGE
-Behique Buffet Restaurant (Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa): Will be closed for renovations from August 1 through October 1, 2017.
-Sumptuori Restaurant (Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino): Will be closed for renovations from August 1 through December 1, 2017.
-Hemingway Cocktail Bar (Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa): Will be permanently closed on June 1 and will reopen on October 1, 2017 as a new Brazilian themed a la carte restaurant that will be called Rodizio.
-Beach Club (The Royal Suites Turquesa): This will be an exclusive new addition to The Royal Suites Turquesa. Construction will take place from July 1 through December 1, 2017.



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