What We Love

  • Take a moment to relax with a cocktail at the epic Lighthouse Bar, located right on the beach.
  • Destress with a beachfront massage, Turkish bath & other goodies at the spa.
  • Enjoy a variety of family-friend fun, including sand castle building competitions, mini-golf, horseshoes and more.

Things to Know

  • The resort is approximately 90 minutes from the airport. 
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • Meals and drinks are included in the price of your vacation. 
Situated in Bayahibe, a picturesque village on the Dominican Republic's southeast coast, this resort is a dream. Plop under a palapa and let the turquoise waves grab your soul. 

Enjoy a cocktail at the cool Lighthouse Bar that's right on the sand. Melt at the Jacuzzi in the spa after a workout. The diving center here is superb. Horseback riding is just a coconut's throw away. This paragraph can't possibly contain all the awesome about this place. Beach Scout's honor.

All-inclusive means stress-free getaways: drinks, food and activities at your resort are included in the price of your vacay!


La Romana - Beach
Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) : 44 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2001
Last Renovation: 2007
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 504


Resort Details


You don’t have to go far for delicious food and drinks, these options have you covered.
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Treat yourself to everything that this resort has to offer and more.
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Whether a land lover or a water sports fanatic, you’ll always have something fun to do.
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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.

 The resort is a family oriented environment and thus has implemented the following policy for Spring Breakers reservations. Spring Breakers are defined as Students/youth between 16 and 23 years of age. 

- One parent or chaperone at least 25 years of age will be required per room for check-in. Adults accompanying are responsible for the students’ behavior.
- In the event that any guest(s) engage in inappropriate behavior disrespecting Hotel staff and/or other guests or causing physical
damages to the facilities, the Hotel Management reserves the right to expel the guest(s) without reimbursement or refund of the
remaining nights.

Students/youth are considered between 16 and 23 years of age. In addition to the Spring Break Policy for all bookings traveling March-April, Groups shall adhere to the following conditions:

- Any student/youth group must be pre-approved and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Upon check-in, each group will be required to leave refundable cash deposit per room for any charges or damages that might be incurred during the stay.

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

4.5 11102 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I don't know what happen but when we did go previously (2017 - 2016 - 2015) we had very good services and people were warm and very helpful. This time the services in general was cold except from some individuals that help to pass the vacation with more fun. None of the people that I know from my previous experience was there. Did not get like previously my invitation from returning guest. No more themes at the buffet like before. The animation on the beach is not starting a the same time everyday. Nearly no more service at the beach. For me this hotel is not a 4.5 or 5 stars but only 4 stars.

    Feb 29, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Another great vacation

    We previous visited IHD in 2017, and decided to return. We were not disappointed. The food is excellent, the beach is beautiful, the grounds are immaculate . Check in was fast and easy. We were in building 6, rooms were great, cleaned everyday, although we spent very little time in them☺️ We are beach folks and spent our 8 days mostly on the beach. Shout out to Carlos who kept us hydrated on the beach. Yuan the bartender makes excellent dirty monkeys. Maury in the dining room was always waiting for us with a smile. This hotel is top notch and you will not be disappointed. Everyone works hard to keep the guests happy and full. Definitely brush up on your spanish☺️

    Feb 25, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    awesome as usual

    We stayed here 3 times in the past, the last time being in October 2019. This past February we decided to stay at the Iberostar Grand Hotel in Bavaro. We took a day trip back to The Hacienda Dominicus to see how the renovations looked and to say hi to some 'old friends' who worked there. We want to personally thank the I.H.D. assistant manager for providing us with a day pass. Upon our arrival and to my surprise, Francisco, who worked at the front desk remembered us from our October trip! He remembered that we were looking to upgrade our room to the ocean front suite! I was stunned that he even remembered the details. At the beach, Jan the bartender at the lighthouse also remembered us (and our son who traveled with us the last time) He is such a pleasant person, always smiling. One waiter on the beach also stopped us and remembered that we were there previously (he waited on us back in October). My only disappointment is that I did not see Wilkins, the omelette maker at the main buffet. He made the best omelette ever! (even better then omelettes made at the Grand) I wanted to say hi, unfortunately he was off that day. I couldn't believe that after seeing thousands of guests, some of the staff remembered us. These guys are great! I own a business in the USA and wish I could find employees with such memory and attentiveness! As for the hotel the renovations, they were coming along nicely, what was finished looked spectacular. The beach restaurant is now open, the rotisserie chicken station they added is awesome! With regards to the food (variety and quantity), tropical feel of the grounds, quality of service from the staff and personal attention to detail, we have to say that in all these categories, Hacienda Dominicus exceeds that of the Grand Hotel, which is Iberostar's flagship property in the Dominican Republic. Upon arriving back at the Grand, we went online the next day and booked that upgraded oceanfront room were looking at in building 7 back in October, we will be returning next October 10th! amigo's! ;) and we cannot wait! Keep up the great work Hacienda Dominicus! we count the days until we return to our second home....we will see you all soon! :)

    Feb 23, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Dominican Getaway

    We just returned from the Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus and was very impressed with the entire resort. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food and drinks are also very good. The nice sandy beach was amazing. The highlight of our trip was being able to see the fish just off the shore.

    Feb 16, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    very good sunset beach resort

    If you are reading these notes, you are interested in vacationing at the Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus, which, I believe, is a good idea. I and my family are returning customers. The reason we return is a calm water sunset beach, a friendly atmosphere, and nicely kept premises. Then why not 5 points you may wonder. Next, I’d like to make a few suggestions to resort management in the hope that they will be addressed. First, the resort must obey quite hours at least from 11 pm to 7 am. This must include the DISCO that tortures patrons with senseless ‘boom-boom’ well deep into the night, potentially through 2 am. This entertainment must be moved away from habitation buildings or shut down. Second, when a family arrives and asks the front desk for quite accommodation, it shouldn’t be placed in building #1, which is just in front of the theater and is the noisiest place during the evening. I talked to a number of US-based families who asked for a quite room and ended up in building #1 for their first night. Do you believe in such coincidences, I don’t. The resort undertakes a renovation. Currently, building #7 is shut down for construction. This activity doesn’t affect patrons much unless you use the main pool or stay in the neighboring building #6. Because the renovation advances slow, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it lasting into the next winter season.

    Feb 08, 2020