What We Love

  • You can enjoy Bavaro Beach, one of the 10 best beaches on the planet.
  • Tee off at the signature golf course designed by inventive architect, P. B. Dye.
  • Enjoy the ultimate culinary experience at one of the resort’s 11 restaurants.

Things to Know

  • It's just 20 short minutes from the airport.
  • If you don't want to walk, a complimentary train will tote you around the complex.
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.

Barceló Bavaro Palace is the 2020 Noble Beach Prize winner for Best Teen Scene! Experience the vacation of your dreams at this all-inclusive resort. Sink your toes into the sand of one of the world’s most beautiful beaches or just relax in a Jacuzzi in your room when you book a Junior Suite. All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities at your resort are included in the price of your vacay!

Try your luck at the 24-hour casino or bring your A-game at one of Barceló Bávaro Palace’s seven tennis courts. In need of a thrill? There are plenty of water sports as well as diving and snorkeling at the coral reefs. Whatever your speed, you won’t be disappointed. 

Get MORE from your getaway to Barceló Bavaro Palace. Now through the end of 2020, guests staying at a Premium Level room will get these additional perks exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:

  • Personalized welcome letter on arrival.
  • Bottle of rum/tequila/wine in room on arrival.
  • An additional $200 in resort discounts.

Note: this hotel shares features with its sister resorts.


Punta Cana - Beach
Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic (LRM) : 60 miles
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 15 miles
Punta Causedo-Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -

Property Information

Year Built: 2010
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 1402


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information* The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced
Advisory *Important information* Motorized water sports are banned by the Dominican Government during holy week.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 22768 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Vacation but without attractions for children.

    We are here sixth time, traveling here for us it’s 20 hours. Everything like staff are very helpfully and carry about us. Food is ok. But when we do reservation nobody told us that swimming pool for children is closed. For this moment are open only one small pool 4 x 10 meters for children and play in this pool children’s 2 years old and 12 years old. Only wait when something happens because so many children’s on one slide and area it’s like praying for trouble. You have open big pool but there is a lot of people who drinks a lot of alcohol and listening noisy music smoking water pipes in pool so spending time with children’s there isn’t a option. When we talk with another parents they are angry too because when they call to hotel before traveling here everybody said they there is open everything including poll for children’s. So this year if you have reservation and want take children’s, change hotel or date for later. Funny thing, nobody what’s tell us when they open pool for children’s I supposed, they even don’t know when, so...don’t come if you not see actually photo with children’s in pools. I’m sorry but for all guest children pool are important, we parents can rest, rest people don’t need listen our children in another pool like in adult pool only. Everybody will be happy.

    Jul 06, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our Family Had a Great Time!

    We had a great time! You don't need to be on the premium level to have a great time. Our room was clean and the golf course view was great. The staff always refreshed and stocked our room daily with towels, snacks, coffee, drinks, and chocolate on the bed at night during turn down service. The resort itself was always being maintained. The staff was out cleaning, trimming, cutting, and cleaned up the seaweed on the beach every day. The buffet food was better than we thought it would. It was huge and plenty to choose from all day. We went to the Mexican, Italian, and Steak restaurants and they were awesome especially the Italian. Really good food. They are there to please you and the little extra like giving samples to taste from the menu was great. The bar drinks were amazing. The cups they used were recyclable and they gave paper straws. Water bottles were always available. There are lots of stores to shop at but they are expensive. If you need anything, just be prepared to pay a lot of money. We went on a catamaran excursion one day and we had so much fun and I would highly recommend it. We are went on another excursion into the mountains to see the monkeys, learn about coffee, etc. and it was also amazing. Long drive there though but interesting drive. Lots of loungers on the beach and the pool was very nice, clean, and large. Never over crowded. Lots of daily activities. There is a train to take you around the resort that comes every 10 minutes to pick you up. I guess our only complaint would be the staff could understand and speak more english and having a BBQ food area around the pool areas would be a good idea.

    Apr 25, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Guests - watch for false credit card charges!

    Mr. César Güílamo, I have tried all the regular Barcelo “help” links online to remedy an incorrect credit card charge that took me 3 hours to sort out at the front desk on Feb 27. I have emailed Bavaro Palace directly, I have also been issued 2 “ticket numbers” via the complaint process on the Barcelo website, but no response on the matter has been forthcoming. I would like an immediate refund for the incorrect charges. 4 emails have been sent with receipts and documentation. Yngrid B. at the front desk processed the refund after I waited patiently for 3 hours. However, It has been nearly 2 months, and no refund has been issued to my account. The level of service at checkout and lack of reply from anyone within Barcelo is unacceptable. Please finally remedy this situation immediately and issue my proper refund. Please check your records for invoice BBE200012960. I am still owed the full amount. I’m not normally one to leave negative reviews. The resort is beautiful and a wonderful place to stay, but the level of service on this particular matter on checkout has been unprofessional to say the least. What should have been a very simple and quick reversal of fees, has instead been a very lengthy and unpleasant experience. It has taken many hours of my time, and is still ongoing. I will be sure to avoid a stay here in the future due to this fact. I would encourage all guests reading this to monitor invoices on checkout very carefully for erroneous billings. Michael

    Apr 19, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    It is worth visiting and worth the money great food great pool and great hotel rooms worth every stay great kids club too kids club had a ball pit a gaming area another ball pit drawing to draw ask the worker at frontDesk to print a colouring sheet and ask front desk to hang it up with other people’s drawings and last but not least you can watch movies at the kids club also stores and bars

    Apr 18, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I lost our PASSPORTS- Staff was AMAZING! 2nd time here

    This is our family's second time to this resort. We went about 8 years ago for the first time and did not like it at all. I have been to the DR over 60 times (yes that's not an error) and I had never seen such horrible service. Things like having to get your own coffee, forks, spoons, napkins etc etc. It was just awful! I was hopeful that one day this property would be under new management and things would change. DID THEY EVER! We went the middle of March right before all heck broke lose with COVID-19. The first day we arrived we lost our families passports! As you can imagine we were frantic! All I can say is WOW with the staff! From the management team to the bell boys everyone knew what was going on and helped us 100% The bell boy even spent a long time with my husband searching for our passports! He could have just said sorry, you're on your own...he didn't! The manager did an amazing job trying to calm me down, and help. The property is outstanding! Gorgeous huge pools, beach, and amazing kids waterpark. Our 5 year old was in heaven! The food is ok, typical all inclusive food. Nothing horrible, but nothing to write home about. They do make homemade donuts at breakdast that are amazing! Don't hesitate to book here. We will be back. We had to cut our trip short due to COVID-19 and the prime minister shutting down the borders.

    Apr 08, 2020