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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Sep 18, 2020 Nasrin92 Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel on the beach front. Lots of restaurants on the resort (must make reservations) or buffet style with lots of options. Rooms are a little dated but still very clean. Clean beach and pool area. Best part about this hotel is adults only!
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Sep 12, 2020 achwariya Lyon, France

Spent one of my favourite holidays at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adult Only, with acces to the Barcelo Palace and other , clean, nice, good food, good advertisement, good merengue, good bar, good beach, .. all was good, sorry for the late feedback but i was planning to come back if there was not this F.. Covid, meet a lot of interesting peopole… Read more
Spent one of my favourite holidays at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adult Only, with acces to the Barcelo Palace and other , clean, nice, good food, good advertisement, good merengue, good bar, good beach, .. all was good, sorry for the late feedback but i was planning to come back if there was not this F.. Covid, meet a lot of interesting peopole from worldwide, had one of the funniest and memorable momemt in my life.. big thanks to all teams , special mention to the gentlemen at the reception Ambriox and Daddy .. sorry forgot the exact names. I recommend it Read less
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Sep 8, 2020 Hockey M Toronto, Canada

My husband, my 2 adult sons and 2 of their friends, this resort had something for everyone. We will definitely return and have already made plans to return earlier this year but have sadly had to put those plans on hold. My sons and both of their friends are also excited to return.
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Aug 21, 2020 YNWA818181

i booked my all inclusive package using a travel agency. I presented my voucher at check in and I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. When I was checking out I was told they would have to "hold a deposit until my payment clears". I told them that was ridiculous since i had pre-paid for my vacation a month earlier. Then I get back to the US and I… Read more
i booked my all inclusive package using a travel agency. I presented my voucher at check in and I stayed at the hotel for 3 nights. When I was checking out I was told they would have to "hold a deposit until my payment clears". I told them that was ridiculous since i had pre-paid for my vacation a month earlier. Then I get back to the US and I find a charge on my credit card for over 1,000 dollars from Barcelo Bavaro! Unbelievable. I ended up getting double charged by the travel agency and the hotel itself. Still having to deal with litigation. very disappointed. Read less
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Aug 8, 2020 svanholtz Pensacola, Florida

To our surprise, the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adults Only hotel was closed when we arrived, despite having accepted reservations and payment. The gate guard at the entrance told us to check into the Barcelo Bavaro Palace (family side) located on the same property as the Adult (Beach) side was closed until further notice. If you want an adults only… Read more
To our surprise, the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adults Only hotel was closed when we arrived, despite having accepted reservations and payment. The gate guard at the entrance told us to check into the Barcelo Bavaro Palace (family side) located on the same property as the Adult (Beach) side was closed until further notice. If you want an adults only hotel, don't book at the BEACH until you have verified that the hotel is actually open and there are positive reviews of recent stays! All the travel websites had the Beach (Adult only) side of the hotel available for booking and the reservation was accepted, and payment accepted too. Any reasonable person would assume that it was open. We ended up staying one night at the Palace side as we did not have enough time to switch hotels at the last minute. Lots of confusion within the two side-by-side hotels pertaining to closed restaurants, amenities, what was actually available, etc., assuming due to the Covid pandemic. Bottom line: The Adult side may not actually be open despite accepting a reservation and taking full payment. Buyer Beware! Read less