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Iberostar Dominicana

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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5 Nights with Air from $659 All-Inclusive
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"This was our first time vacationing in the Dominican Republic, we had stayed at several all inclusive resorts in different Caribbean countries, but the Iberostar Dominicana was by far superior to anyth..." – speedbird
357 out of 467 (76%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sunrise A morning to remember! view from outside our room Resort grounds One of the pools Beach view Evening pool view View from our patio. Beach Great day for a family pic Beach view Glad that's not me in #3 greenside bunker Beautiful beach ! At the beach Resort from the french restaurant at resort 4.5 feet 43 lbs great fishing Adult pool fun!!! Sunrise On the beach our bungalow Towel Sculpture
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July 16, 2019
Lovely resort with everything you’d expect!

My boyfriend and I came here in July 2019 when the resort was pretty empty. There were a lot of open spaces at the beach, pool, and even at the restaurants. Everyone working was so nice and accommodating & there was lots to do at this resort. The perfect relaxing getaway!


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From: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

July 3, 2019
Beautiful place

Restaurants was reservation only and didn’t accommodate our group of 6. A/c in the room wasn’t good either.


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From: Baton Rouge, La. USA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

July 3, 2019
It is miserably HOT

The pools and beach were nice. We went at the beginning of the travel warning and we felt completely safe. What I didn't see about the hotel while booking was that for every 2 nights you stay you only get to eat at one real (al a carte) restaurant. Otherwise, you have to eat at the buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is mostly the same food each time even though they say they have "themed nights". The other downfall is that the buffets do not have air conditioning and neither do some of the restaurants. I was so hot that I felt sick half the time and couldn't really eat. I was pretty miserable for most of the trip because I couldn't cool off. The rooms have air conditioning, but you cannot control the temperature. So it was better than being outside, but we only slept with the sheet on at most. If you know it is super hot going into this and you only get 3 real restaurants then maybe it won't be as bad for you. If you do still go after reading this I highly recommend the Japanese restaurant. The french place and the seafood place had very limited meal options and none of them were that great. Actually the french place was so limited and subpar that I went and got a snack from the buffet right afterward.


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From: Missouri
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 1, 2019
Don't be afraid of the DR!

Great resort. Friendly staff! Rooms are not new but since you spend most of your time not in your room, it is acceptable. If you don't get a king bed, the bed given is small for 2 adults. Avoid the beach restaurant unless you enjoy rude and not friendly guests,it is amazing what people act like when they are hungry! A hidden gem is the restaurant during the day at the steakhouse. Not very busy and easy in and out of they have chicken fingers! I would like to see smoking only in designated areas as people don't give a crap where their second hand smoke or cigarette butts go. Pools were awesome and beach was too. They do a seaweed clean up every day! Take the time to enjoy a sunrise. Place towels at the pool or beach early to save your seats. Leave personal items so others are less likely to move your stuff. Booked our excursions through the hotel. Foam party was a favorite on the beach. Overall definitely would stay here again! Cheap Caribbean was very helpful through booking and our stay!

Don't be afraid of the DR!
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From: Maine
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Iberostar Dominicana includes 346 nicely decorated air-conditioned rooms. Situated parallel to the Iberostar Punta Cana, together, the resorts create an All-Inclusive Iberostar resort complex located in a magnificent setting with lush, abundant tropical gardens. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, hair dryer, telephone, cable TV, mini bar, safety deposit box and balcony or terrace.

Room Details

Standard Room (DBL)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite (JS) (available until 10/31/19)
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Standard Ocean View (DBVM)
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What's to Love

It's an all-inclusive haven on beautiful Playa Bavaro. Swoon.

Teeing off at the Iberostate Bavaro Golf & Club created by designer P.B. Dye.

The babysitting service (24/7), Lucy's Club (4-12) & Teens Club (12+) - Adult party time.

Melting during a beachfront massage and vegging at the spa's Jacuzzi.

 

What We'd Change

Beach chairs and palapas go fast, so post an early-morning guard or, if worse comes to worse, snuggle down into that baby-soft, angel-white sand on your beach towel.

 

Why You Should Go

It's 20 minutes from the airport. Blink and you'll be there.

For scuba folks, there's onsite CDC, PADI, & Gold Palm Resort Diving Center.

After a swim, you can dry off with tennis, riflery, Petanque, horseshoes & more.

There's oceans of water sports: aqua gym, catamarans, kayaking. That's just to start.

Available Amenities

  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request)
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Aerobics
  • Wedding Services
  • Steam Room
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • 9 Bars/Lounges
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • ATM/Banking
  • Massage ($)
  • Snack Bar
  • Elevators
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Sailing ($)
  • Sauna ($)
  • Steam Room ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beauty Salon
  • Casino(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)

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.

Iberostar Dominicana

Carretera Arena Gorda , Bavaro, Higuey

+1 809 221 6500

Hotel Description

Iberostar Dominicana: An All-Inclusive Dominican Wondersand Land

Kick off those flip flops - dig into the white sand and crystal clear delicious water of Playa Bavaro. Grab a fruity cocktail. Take a seat under a palapa. Then decide: will you jump on a catamaran or chill at the spa? Play horseshoes or booze snooze? Go off-site and ride horses or play a few holes of golf? There's another sport you mustn't miss: the onsite shopping. No matter what you choose, it'll all be dreamtastic.

DINING

So many grubberies - everything from French to Chinese to Mexican. There's also a steakhouse with beachfront dining, along with buffets and a seafood spot. Hungry yet?

La Pagoda
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6:30-10pm
Description: Enjoy the truly Oriental atmosphere of La Pagoda Restaurant, serving a choice selection of sushi to Thai specialties and classic Chinese dishes. Book your table for a superb dining experience. Reservations are required. Smoking is not allowed.
Dress code: Elegant casual for a la carte restaurants.
Location: This restaurant is located at the neighboring Iberostar Punta Cana but is available to guests at Iberostar Dominicana .

La Cana
Type: Casual
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 10am-noon; Lunch - daily, 12:30-4pm
Description: Enjoy breakfast or lunch by the sea at this beachfront restaurant. The buffet menu provides guests with the chance to sample the very best local breakfast and lunchtime dishes, and especially the wide selection of meat dishes. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Men are required to wear long pants at dinner.

Higuey
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm; Snacks after 11pm
Description: You will be spoiled for choice at this restaurant, open for buffet breakfasts, lunches, dinners and nighttime snacks.
Dress code: Men are required to wear shirts with sleeves and Bermuda shorts.

Maria Bonita Mexican Restaurant
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: The a la carte menu at the Maria Bonita Mexican Restaurant includes the finest Mexican specialties, featuring starters, salads, main courses and desserts in a Caribbean setting. Reservations are required. Smoking is not allowed.
Dress code: Elegant casual for a la carte restaurants.

La Sibilia
Type:
Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Gourmet menu of starters and main courses, followed by a selection of desserts. Reservations are required. Smoking is not allowed.
Dress code: Elegant casual for a la carte restaurants.

La Cana Steak House
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Renowned for its succulent meats prepared American style, in a beachfront atmosphere. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual for a la carte restaurants.
Location: This restaurant is located at the neighboring Iberostar Punta Cana but is available to guests at Iberostar Dominicana.

La Marimba Seafood Restaurant

Type:
Seafood
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Take your pick from the wide selection of seafood starters and the range of fish dishes and international cuisine. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual for a la carte restaurants.

Star Rock Cafe Restaurant
Type: Casual
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9pm
Description: A traditional American-style eatery, where guests can enjoy a drink while watching a sporting event or sample classic American dishes. Reservations are not required.

La Hispaniola
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner by the sea at this beachfront restaurant. The buffet menu allows guests to sample a selection of the very best local dishes. Dinner reservations are required and may be made between 9am-11am and 4pm-5:30pm with public relations at the hotel.
Location: This restaurant is located at the neighboring Iberostar Punta Cana but is available to guests at Iberostar Dominicana.

All hours are subject to change.

A La Carte Dress Code
Elegant casual is the dress code for all a la carte restaurants. For gentlemen over the age of 12, long trousers, shirts with sleeves and closed-toe shoes are required.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Luscious libations await at the beach and the pool. The shopping center and lobby. There's a disco where you can throw down and an ice cream shop on the beach. It's all delicious.

EL Chiringuito Beach Bar
Enjoy a soft drink, umbrella drink, or whatever takes your fancy. Daily, 11am-11pm.

La Tambora Beach Bar
La Tambora Beach Bar serves snacks, a wide selection of drinks and cocktails. Daily, 9am-6pm.

Pool Bar
Sip on a cocktail from your favorite pool-side spot. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Lobby Bar
Start your trip off right with an exotic cocktail in the lobby area. Daily, 9am-1pm.

Star Rock Cafe Bar
A traditional American-style eatery and bar. Daily, 6:30pm-3am.

Disco DC-6
Adults 18 and over can dance the night away to the best local and international sounds. Daily, 11pm-3am.

Casinos
The casino is situated in the lobby of the hotel and features a slot-machine area, which is open from 4pm-3am, and gaming tables, which are open from 8pm-3am. No one younger than 18 admitted to the casino.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Gorgeous white sands are just steps away from the hotel. There are two luscious, curvy lake-style pools lined with fringy palms and palapas. Kiddos even have a pool of their own. You're welcome.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Water polo
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
Available for an additional charge:
  • Scuba diving
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailing and windsurfing lessons

Land

  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Table tennis
  • Fitness center
  • Spa with Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Tennis courts
Available for an additional charge:
  • Horseback riding
  • Motorized water sports

Golf
Iberostate Bavaro Golf & Club, created by leading designer P.B. Dye, offers sharp undulations and cross winds over 18 holes.



INTERNET

For a small fee, guests can take advantage of Iberostar Dominicana's public Wi-Fi cafes.

SPA SERVICES

The resort spa offers massages, treatments, Jacuzzis, a Turkish bath and a hairdressing service. Additional charges apply.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

A wedding planner will take care of everything, from the bride's bouquet to the groom's buttonhole, the cake and even the reservation for dinner in an a la carte restaurant. Contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

Lucy's Club, for children ages 4-12, features drawing, reading, playing, watching films and making friends with other children from all over the world. A Teen's Club is also available for children older than the age of 12.

Babysitting is available after kid's club hours at an additional cost.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
The resort is on the Southeast coast, 34.18 mi from Higuey and 30 minutes from Punta Cana Airport.

Check In/Check Out

Check in: 3pm. Check out: 11am.
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./

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.

Additional Amenities

  • When staying at Iberostar Dominicana, you also have the option to enjoy special privileges at the Iberostar Punta Cana, located next door.
  • Visit the supermarket situated in the lobby. The complex also includes the Logo Shop, a traditional Dominican shopping street, a pharmacy, cash point and jewelry stores.
  • A Caribbean street and shopping center are on hand for walks and shopping. Browse the charming shops and boutiques of the lovely shopping village, where guests can explore a variety of local shops.

Dining Reservations
A la carte restaurants require reservations which may be made from 9am-11am and from 4pm-5:30pm with public relations at the hotel. A la carte dining guarantees are based on number of nights booked as follows:

  • Guests staying 1-3 nights receive one reservation guaranteed in the a la carte restaurants
  • Guests staying 4-6 nights receive two reservations guaranteed in the a la carte restaurants
  • Guests staying 7-9 nights receive three reservations guaranteed in the a la carte restaurants
  • Guests staying 10-13 nights receive four reservations guaranteed in the a la carte restaurants
  • Guests staying 14 nights receive five reservations guaranteed in the a la carte restaurants
  • Guests staying more than 15 nights will have to check availability with public relations at the hotel.

Guests may check daily with public relations from 9am-11am and from 4pm-5:30pm regarding availability for the a la carte restaurants and request additional a la carte dinners based on space available.

Scuba Training/Excursions
The hotel facilities include a CDC PADI GOLD PALM RESORT diving center, run by DRESSEL DIVERS INTERNATIONAL. This center organizes numerous boat trips and scuba diving and snorkeling excursions, as well as a host of other water sports and activities.

Resort Update
Iberostar Dominicana has advised that, due to some leaks being found, the pool will be closed for repairs from April 22, 2019 through May 31, 2019. Guests staying during this time will continue to have use of the pool at sister property Iberostar Punta Cana where guests already share all facilities and common areas.



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

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