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 8:00am ‘til midnight. 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*. Fitness centre. U Spa* with hydrothermal circuit (one per person, per stay). 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 experience in Punta Cana

Aug 20, 2019 rortizrodr Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Must go for rest and relaxation. This was my third time and I’ll be back next year too. Seek out Felipe at the steakhouse and Yessica at Le Comedi. Awesome service. Above and beyond. Don’t get me started on the spa. It’s other worldly.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beach is worth the outdated room

Aug 19, 2019 AngelaTravels2 Chicago, Illinois

We stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed our trip. Room We booked a room with two queens but were given a room with three full size beds. This was a pleasant surprise as there were three of us. The room itself was outdated and dingier compared to other resorts we have stayed at in the area. That said, the balcony was nice. We had a garden view… Read more
We stayed here for 5 nights and enjoyed our trip. Room We booked a room with two queens but were given a room with three full size beds. This was a pleasant surprise as there were three of us. The room itself was outdated and dingier compared to other resorts we have stayed at in the area. That said, the balcony was nice. We had a garden view with a bonus view of the ocean to left. Pool The pool was excellent. Loved that it started at zero depth for easy lounging. Lots of seats around the pool but they fill up by late morning / early afternoon. Beach The absolute best. We’ve stayed at several resorts on Bavaro beach, but the section of beach at this resort was beautiful. Very clear, calm water and minimal disruption from vendors/people selling stuff. The grounds Well kept. The layout of this resort is intuitive, however, it’s big so the ‘train’ is a nice option for getting around. Entertainment Excellent! You can tell the entertainment team practices a lot. We enjoyed the variety of each night’s performance. There are also several activities to participate in throughout the day. Food Comparable to any other all inclusive resort. Good options at the buffet for all meals. A la crate restaurants were hit or miss but we enjoyed La Brisa and Hoyo 19 (try the passion fruit mojito). Would’ve skipped Coral, the seafood restaurant. For drinks, we loved sitting at the bar at Striker’s. Hands down the best service - the servers/bartenders there were great. TL;DR Dated room but worth the trade off for the location on beach. Friendly staff who make the whole experience even better. Good food and drinks. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best all inclusive resort for our girls trip

Aug 19, 2019 LINYjetsetter

We had the best time at this all inclusive resort! The service, food, staff and amenities were all amazing! The whole experience was so memorable and Jesus in guest services was so helpful! Definitely check out the excursions and a la carte restaurants especially Chez Gourmet!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of my homes away from home

Aug 18, 2019 Lucie52 Jackson Heights, New York

Have been coming here for 11+ years and fall in love with it every single time. We like to travel but make it a point to visit at least once per year. In general, all the staff are very professional and welcoming. However, Bar Mamey bartenders and staff are the best. Club premium is awesome as ever.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating This place is a mess

Aug 17, 2019 i5dhnrp13d Naples, Florida

I don’t even know where to start. There was dead skin in the drain of the tub, the entire stay, from the previous people that stayed. Platinum Level literally means nothing. Beware of this place! Nice location, but food quality, customer service, and the actual rooms are complete garbage.