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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Nov 16, 2019 Evgeny S

Nice animation team!! Sports, quizes and different sorts of fun Entertainment both at beach and pool, animation team works from morning till late night. Special thanks to Omar, Reify, Miskeila, and Jonathan for fun!
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Nov 16, 2019 Sylvette D

This is our 2nd time this year (2019). The resort offers great services. They also have premium services if people want more. We love the restaurant à la carte - La Briza for its selection and great service - especially from Juan. The manager Rafael can always cater to your needs. The buffet has great food selection. And thanks to Maira Encarcion… Read more
This is our 2nd time this year (2019). The resort offers great services. They also have premium services if people want more. We love the restaurant à la carte - La Briza for its selection and great service - especially from Juan. The manager Rafael can always cater to your needs. The buffet has great food selection. And thanks to Maira Encarcion for her daily smile and amazing service. At the reception, thanks to Manuel Eduardo and Ambrosio (manager). They always provide solutions to your needs. Great vacation for a reasonable price at a comfy and good size resort. We don’t need the big, crowdy resort like Barvaro Palace. We will see them next November. Read less
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Nov 15, 2019 audreyanncomeau Trois-Rivieres, Canada

Very nice hotel Very good food, service awesome Beautiful view beach and pools are great We really enjoyed our stay at barcelo bavaro beach. We recommande this place for couple or friends! Very clean!!
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Nov 14, 2019 christophergN1464BZ New York City, New York

The hotel is big is 2 in one. You can access to the palace any time and use some facilites the personal is friendly Melisa is good whatever you need she help you with out problems. Entertaiment team Jonathan and reify the best. I recomend it!! For sure
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Nov 14, 2019 DaddyLu Brooklyn, New York

My friends and I have visited this Resort for the last 3 years and we love this place very much. I never really do the review thing but it's only right that I show my appreciation especially because this year one of the staff members really stood out. Her name is "Margarett Calderón", she is one of the barmaids at the resort. Margaret or… Read more
My friends and I have visited this Resort for the last 3 years and we love this place very much. I never really do the review thing but it's only right that I show my appreciation especially because this year one of the staff members really stood out. Her name is "Margarett Calderón", she is one of the barmaids at the resort. Margaret or "Chiquitita" as I named her due to her cuteness and height showed such great job performance (although she is fairly new, 4 weeks) She kept the drinks coming and gave such great conversation that after it was done I felt like I knew her for years. Thank you Margarett "Chiquitita" for taking such good care of me you are definitely a great asset to the Barcelo Bavaro Resort. I will see you when I go back, real soon. Read less