What We Love

  • Take the time you need to de-stress at the luscious oceanfront spa, featuring Turkish baths and Thai massages.
  • Indulge your sense of luxury with cool towels and chilled cocktails.
  • Mingle with fellow travelers and guests with drinks and unbelievable ambiance aboard an old Spanish galleon. 

Things to Know

  • The resort is only 35 minutes from the airport. 
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfer
  • This resort is open exclusively to adult guests. 
It's a Luxury Fest right up in here. Exquisite lobby, marble bathrooms, bathrobes and slippers in your room. Outside, the Caribbean breezes will accompany you as you stroll amidst the Greco-Roman architecture on your way to the white sands and cerulean waters of the famous Playa Bavaro beach. The awesome is all unlimited. You can even have late night drinks on a Spanish galleon ship. Yep, it's a big, heaping helping of Beach Eden.

Get MORE from your getaway to Iberostar Grand Bavaro. All-inclusive means stress-free getaways: drinks, food and activities at your resort are included in the price of your vacay! Now through the end of 2020, Iberostar guests will get these additional perks exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:

  • Complimentary private, round-trip airport transfers


Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) : 15 miles

Property Information

Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 3
Suites: 274


Resort Details


Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean and other delicious cuisines will meet the cravings of every guest.
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The resort provides 24-hour room service, an exercise gym, concierge and other amenities.
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Guests can enjoy direct access to the beach, nightclubs, golf, water sports and more!
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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
Minimum Guest 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.

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.

Spring Break Policy - Bookings in the months of March and April will be subject to the following conditions:

  • The minimum age requirement for check-in is 18. One parent or chaperone at least 25 years of age will be required per room for check-in.
  • Students/youth between 16 and 23 years of age. Adults accompanying are responsible for the students’ behaviour. of the remaining nights.
  • In the event that any guests engage in inappropriate behaviour or cause physical damages to the facilities, the Hotel Management reserves the right to expel the said guest without reimbursement or refund of the remaining nights.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

5.0 12673 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Resort but Management Service Lacking

    My girlfriend and I stayed here from March 14th thru March 19th. We were supposed to stay thru March 21st but due to Covit 19 scare the country and airports shut down. We had to leave early on the 19th. First off, this place is fantastic. The accommodations were first rate, food was for the most part fantastic, The beaches and pools were second to none. We also played the golf course and it was very challenging and well kept. That was the good, here is the bad. 1) Having to leave early, I asked about a refund or future credit for the two days and nights we didn't get but paid for. We were given a name and number to contact: Rosa Rodriguez. The number did not work and after numerous attempt via email we have yet to hear anything from anyone at Iberostar regarding our request. 2) When we were checking in at the airport, I realized I had left a very nice silk sport coat in my room, 7220. I tried to call the resort directly but couldn't get in touch with anyone who could help me. The next day I did get in contact with several people who offered to help me get my sport coat back, Caroline Pena and Greisa Escoto. Both asked me to send them a shipping label. FedEx informed me they had to create the label on their end. I've tried to get in contact with both of them since but they have never returned my emails, nor my sport coat. These two items have left me with a very bad opinion of an otherwise great resort. Just wish the mgmt was as great as the facilities.

    May 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Staff go above and beyond in gorgeous surroundings

    I'm sorry it took me so long to post this review - but I've been singing the praises of the Iberostar Grand Bavaro since my trip. The facilities were wonderful - I ate at all the restaurants and explored pretty much every inch of the grounds. So much more peaceful than the family-oriented Iberostar on the adjacent grounds. I didn't golf so I can't comment on that - I mostly hung out at the pool and on the beach, with my day being centered around the 4pm bingo at the swim-up pool bar...rough life :) I traveled alone and fellow travelers were really fun - I was never at a loss for company when I wanted it, and had plenty of free time alone (which was my primary goal). The staff are the real highlight here: butlers Daniel, Alby, and Luis; bartenders Maryelix and Tobias; beach staff Robert, Jose, Luis, Kerlin, Vincente and Henry; entertainment staff Ariela (fantastic!), Yocari-B, and Hot Chocolate, and other staff including Nelson, Hector in room service, Exelente, Wilnet (bellhop), all the waitstaff especially the French restaurant, and all the cleaners in the rooms, pool area, and public bathrooms. I don't usually go back to places I've already been, but I will absolutely visit here again. Gracias!

    May 17, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    True luxury resort!

    The Good: Gorgeous well maintained grounds. Excellent facilities. Fantastic drinks! The Butler experience and the Balinese beds were amazing. The Star Prestige level was worth it for the beach beds alone! The Bad: NO LOBSTER!!!! Some of the staff were unaccommodating (rude). The Star Prestige Room overlooked the neighboring hotels maintenance sheds.

    May 13, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We always enjoyed the music that is piped in, it's like electric saxophone? or something. Not talking about the live music which is always good also. Does anyone have a name or a type of music they typically played during the day in the lobby? Does management? Thanks. We didn't make it this fall, hopefully Next year!! Relaxing time there.

    May 05, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good hotel with a couple bumps

    The resort is very nice, pretty well kept and great staff. In particular we really enjoyed the outdoor grill lunch, the gentleman (Micheal?) on the grill was fantastic! He would know what we'd like and always helpful, he's the best! Our butler Alberto was great too, along with all the housekeeping staff and the bartenders were great. To note, they have rose sparking wine, which was surprising and great. The food was good, better than most all-inclusives, the seafood buffet is a must. The pools are nice and a range of activities, they'll ask if you'd like to join but not pushy. Service for beverages can be spotty but the bar is always option, I'd recommend viewing the menu and trying something new or a new liquor. If you bring a inflatable innertube or raft they have an air inflator at the towel desk, a nice touch! Most days we'd come back to towel art or other room decoration from housekeeping. The room was spotless and very well taken care of. We'd request juice for the mini frig and always stocked. What drove us nuts was the 'towel game', it was insane. Every morning one of us would be up by 6:45, as anything before 7a was fair game to be removed, sometime staff would do that other times we'd be down there and chairs/cabanas were already take before 7a! It was super frustrating and actually took from the experience, as you're on vacation and want to sleep in, but if you want a good spot at the pool, then you have to get up early. Other things that are concerning, the amount of dead bees in the stairwells. I can understand pest control, but whatever is going on is killing bees, which are critical to our food supply. Please find another method. Upside is the commitment to not using plastic straws and bottles. Bravo and thank you! Please keep this practice and expand it. Seeing other resorts trash when walking the beach was an eye opener to some hotels poor practice and maintenance. We didn't see a large benefit to anyone upgrading the the star prestige. All and all, I'd recommend staying here.

    Apr 12, 2020