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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Apr 8, 2020 HappyCamper155004 Ottawa, Canada

We visited this lovely resort just before the Covid-19 virus hit. We have been vacationing at this property for many years and before Punta Cana was a "hot spot". The staff are very welcoming and we've always felt safe and comfortable here. The rooms are large and comfortable, the food is ever changing and if you can always find fresh fruit,… Read more
We visited this lovely resort just before the Covid-19 virus hit. We have been vacationing at this property for many years and before Punta Cana was a "hot spot". The staff are very welcoming and we've always felt safe and comfortable here. The rooms are large and comfortable, the food is ever changing and if you can always find fresh fruit, fish, poultry etc. and it can be cooked right in front of you, so, if you don't want "the buffet", you still have a lot of choice. The beach is lovely and the crew clean it every day. There are more than enough beach chairs and if you're a pool person, the pool at the Adults Only is warm and clean. There are several dining options at the resort. The entertainment is passable - the nights where the live bands play are very good - the nights where the staff are lip-sinking are ...... All in all, we are waiting until this Covid-19 passes so that we can hopefully, book a Christmas holiday. I hope the staff are all well and that the people in the DR are able to weather this global storm without too much disruption to their economy. Read less
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Apr 5, 2020 jterelopez Brampton, Canada

Food is good. Beach is good. But if you are not a smoker, and even if you are but are not a second hand smoker, this is an awful environment. You can not escape from the smoke. It's everywhere: lobby, pool area, even in the beach. There are ashtrays everywhere to facilitate it. The other thing is that workers arrive early their cleaning and the… Read more
Food is good. Beach is good. But if you are not a smoker, and even if you are but are not a second hand smoker, this is an awful environment. You can not escape from the smoke. It's everywhere: lobby, pool area, even in the beach. There are ashtrays everywhere to facilitate it. The other thing is that workers arrive early their cleaning and the speak super loud without consideration and awareness that guests are there to REST. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My new favorite vacation spot! Love this place!

Apr 2, 2020 Meg C

Breathtaking property; it truly is amazing how beautiful and well-maintained everything is. More importantly, it offers everything you could want in terms of food, experiences and nature. Lastly, we were blown-away by how friendly, knowledgable and professional staff is. New favorite vacation spot!
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Mar 24, 2020 maguida Rockland, Canada

This was our first adults only trip. Besides the threat of the covid-19 virus spreading, which scared most of the customers away; this was a very calm setting. 2 PM, bodies are everywhere, people a taking naps....on the beach, around the pool, in the shade etc ....not quite what I was expecting....A little too quiet. If you want a VERY quiet… Read more
This was our first adults only trip. Besides the threat of the covid-19 virus spreading, which scared most of the customers away; this was a very calm setting. 2 PM, bodies are everywhere, people a taking naps....on the beach, around the pool, in the shade etc ....not quite what I was expecting....A little too quiet. If you want a VERY quiet vacation this is great! There was a lack of entertainment around the pool area, it could have used a bit more music, to keep people alive. The entertainment team was awesome, too bad not many customers would participate in their activities. Food was FANTASTIC!!! great buffet, not much reason to go a la carte... The beach is nice and clean, the hotel is extra clean, staff id very friendly and helpful. *** a little more English please*** many staff members a solely Spanish speaking. OVERALL great trip, great food, super quiet, good to be around adults only, no kids running and screaming, just needed a bit more energy around the pool bar to keep people active....I would recommend it ! Read less
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Mar 23, 2020 samhK5960KN

I would not recommend this resort for the following reasons: •No food at the bars, pool or beach. •No free Wi-Fi except in casino and it was weak. •Had to pay a lot for Wi-Fi and it was spotty. •The dress coat for the ale-cart restaurant was not passed on to the guests so they were denied entry. •The nightly entertainment started at 10 pm… Read more
I would not recommend this resort for the following reasons: •No food at the bars, pool or beach. •No free Wi-Fi except in casino and it was weak. •Had to pay a lot for Wi-Fi and it was spotty. •The dress coat for the ale-cart restaurant was not passed on to the guests so they were denied entry. •The nightly entertainment started at 10 pm which was too late if you had kids and too late in general. *****DO NOT BOOK THUS RESORT***** Read less