Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The hotel

This superb all-inclusive hotel complex, overlooking one of the top ten beaches in the world, consists of two hotels, one that is adults only — the Beach — and the Palace, which welcomes families too. The Palace has a separate section — the Family Club — with rooms accommodating up to 6. Packed to the hilt with amenities, upgrade to Premium Level and you’ve even more luxury at your fingertips, including rooms with the best sea view, personalised check-in and check-out and access to the Premium Level Lounge, serving drinks and open from 7:00am ‘til 10:00pm. Premium Level guests staying at the Palace share the facilities of the Bavaro Beach and there’s even a free train to get around the complex — yes, it’s that big! Opt for stunning ocean front rooms, or enjoy tropical garden views instead — there are plenty to choose from, all very comfortably furnished and boasting the latest mod-cons. Other delights include a brilliant selection of water sports, clubs for kids and teens and a recently redesigned golf course, which may tempt even the non-enthusiasts amongst you! The U Spa is also worth shouting about, a sanctuary within a sanctuary, breathe in the captivating aroma of essential oils as you troubles drift away. Dining-wise, you’re in for a treat at the Barcelo, there are plenty of restaurants to choose from, suiting every taste, mood and occasion.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wedding
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Set on Bavaro Beach, which is 2 km long. Transfer time from Punta Cana airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

589 rooms in the Beach Section (adults only) and 1402 rooms in the Palace Section. All of which are air-conditioned with balcony or terrace, TV, telephone, WiFi Internet access*, mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Superior Room-Beach are located in the Adults only section, with iPod and MP3 connection, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

All Inclusive of: all meals and snacks, all locally produced drinks by the glass and all activities unless otherwise stated.

Superior Room Oceanview-Beach are located in the Adults only section, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Superior Room Oceanfront-Premium Level are located in the Adults only section, sleeping maximum 4 adults. 

Oceanfront Suite-Premium Level are located in the Adults only section, sleeping maximum 2 adults. 

Superior Room-Palace are located in the Palace family section, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child. 

Junior Suite-Palace are located in the Palace family section with sea view and/or garden view, 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults, 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Duplex-Palace, also in the Palace family section, are split over 2 levels with views of the golf course, 1 king-size bed on the top level and 2 double beds on the lower level, sleeping maximum 4 adults, 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Room-Palace are also located in the Palace family section with master bedroom with 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, a second bedroom with 2 double beds, a bathroom and views of the garden or golf course, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child, 3 adults and 2 children, or 2 adults and 3 children.

Family Junior Suite Premium Level are located in the Palace family section, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 4 children, 3 adults and 3 children or 4 adults and 2 children. 

Junior Suite Oceanfront-Premium Level are located in the Palace family section, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Suite Oceanfront-Premium Level are located in the Palace family section, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children. 

3 restaurants in the Adults-Only Beach section: Caribe (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner), Chez Gourmet (dinner only), La Brisa (buffet lunch and a la carte dinner). Guests in the Beach section also have access to 5 additional restaurants in the Palace section (Santa Fe Steak House, El Coral, Hoyo 19 Golf Sports Bar, Mirimar and Bohio Dominicano). 10 restaurants in the Palace section: Bohio Dominicano (buffet, Dominican cuisine), Mirimar (buffet, International cuisine), Santa Fe Steak House, El Coral (seafood), Hoyo 19 Golf Sports Bar (American), Kyoto* (Japanese and sushi bar), La Dolce Vita* (Italian), Mexico Lindo*, La Fuente* (Spanish) and La Comédie* (French, additional surcharge of USD$30 per person applies). 14 bars including pool bars, a family bar and a sports bar.

Daytime and evening entertainment. Casino (open 24-hours). Vouchers to use in the Casino are included within your Resort Credit. Nightclub.

5 swimming pools: 1 in the adults Beach section and 4 in the Palace section (one of which is also adults only). Pirates Island Water Park*. U-Spa* with hydrothermal circuit (one per person, per stay). Fitness centre. Non-motorised water sports including pedal boats, snorkelling, windsurfing, sailing and catamarans. Windsurfing lessons*, sunfish lessons*, diving lessons* (PADI), boat trips*, glass-bottom boat trips* and water-skiing*. 18-hole championship golf course*. 7 tennis courts and 2 multi-purpose sports courts. Mini-golf, baseball, football, basketball and volleyball. Barcy Kids' Club for kids 3-12 years.

WiFi access*. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception. 24-hour room service*. Shopping mall.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best beach in Bavaro + lots of room for walks

Jan 21, 2020 kseniap1988 Moscow, Russia

We had a long stroll down Bavaro beach, Barcelo has the nicest beach and infrastructure. You can do hour-long walks. The food is the weakest point - it should become better in restaurants. Liked the animation on the beach
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Small city average all-inclusive resort

Jan 20, 2020 TereVillaTO Toronto, Canada

I spent one week with my husband at this all-inclusive adults resort. We enjoyed our vacation there but it is not a place we plan on returning to. We felt it was a small city and/or a large mall (it had a lot of shops and restaurant). Even though there are so many restaurants all of them had a very similar vibe. The service was ok but nothing… Read more
I spent one week with my husband at this all-inclusive adults resort. We enjoyed our vacation there but it is not a place we plan on returning to. We felt it was a small city and/or a large mall (it had a lot of shops and restaurant). Even though there are so many restaurants all of them had a very similar vibe. The service was ok but nothing exceptional and employees looked unhappy working there. I speak Spanish so I understood their conversations. There is a huge distance to move from the adults resort to the palace where most of the restaurants are. You need to take a train. You need to pay extra for wifi and I didn’t like the cocktails at the bar so I stuck with beer. And President, the local beer, that was offered is not that great. Overall I think this hotel is better suited to families and visitors who want to spend their time pool-side at an average all-inclusive (and not exploring outside since it was a hassle to leave the compound). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Escape snow and children 2020

Jan 20, 2020 Jdjnd

We loved our trip!! Reyfi Monterey was amazing and his friend yonatan Castillo Omar Rojas they got us involved in all the activities. The best service at the bar was miss carla. Alfredo was our best bartender at the adults only bar! We loved them all!!! They were so much fun and made our trip the best ever!!! We will definitely go back!!
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Jan 20, 2020 Maps415471 OTTAWA

Very nice resort fun for all adult ages food ok rooms are excellent very clean and staff friendly beach is amazing and ocean is nice to Entertainment is ok nice and pool is relaxing and enjoying talking with not to much loud music
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My Vacation 2020

Jan 20, 2020 Q5028RVkatyg

This is our fifth day here and have had so much fun. Refyi Montero and yonatan mister Omar Rojas and a good mem mister Jesus Rodrigues Miss Carla at the bar she is the bes is such a great entertainer. He gets you up and out of your beach chair to have fun. He remembers everyone’s name in our group and makes sure we are enjoying ourselves.