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 darn bartenders!

Mar 21, 2019 Tammy S

We had such a good experience at the Barcelo Bávaro Beach Adults only. Juan and Marino were the best bartenders introducing us to new drinks and always knowing what we drank. They were so friendly and made our experience really nice. The whole resort was very clean and most servers were friendly. The weather was great. I loved that the rooms… Read more
We had such a good experience at the Barcelo Bávaro Beach Adults only. Juan and Marino were the best bartenders introducing us to new drinks and always knowing what we drank. They were so friendly and made our experience really nice. The whole resort was very clean and most servers were friendly. The weather was great. I loved that the rooms were close to the beach and the beach was beautiful. The evening restaurants had really good quality food. I would highly recommend this resort. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not really an adult only resort.

Mar 21, 2019 Safari34064727566 Oswego, Illinois

The property should just combined. Because the only adult entertainment is the Casino. Even the disco was teenish. And the nighty theater entertainment was too mature for young eyes. Children should have separate nightly entertainment.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great vaca

Mar 21, 2019 Jamieja56

Nice resort - first time in the DR so i can't compare to other places but it Barcelo more than met our needs. Rooms were nice, beaches beautiful and staff great. Plenty to do or not do. Juan Figaro, bartender next to hotel lobby was great. Be sure to ask for the "Jamie Special" drink if you don't want something to sweet or sugary.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful, safe, restful

Mar 21, 2019 S9696EDmarkl Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania

This was our 3rd stay at an all-inclusive resort. Each one was very good and unique. Barcelo Bavaro Beach-Adults Only is a very large resort with a small resort feel. Bavaro Beach is wonderful. Clean, uncrowded, and long; great for a morning walk. The resort is very big. Lots of dining options. There is security on the beach and around the resort.… Read more
This was our 3rd stay at an all-inclusive resort. Each one was very good and unique. Barcelo Bavaro Beach-Adults Only is a very large resort with a small resort feel. Bavaro Beach is wonderful. Clean, uncrowded, and long; great for a morning walk. The resort is very big. Lots of dining options. There is security on the beach and around the resort. We felt safe. Our entire experience left us wanting more. We will definitely return there for another vacation. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Recommended resort

Mar 21, 2019 Melissa O Windsor, Canada

I don’t really have any complaints about the this resort. I attached several pictures in my review. (I also included a picture of the “church” building they had there offering Catholic mass at 6pm at sunset on Sundays for anyone interested. It was in Spanish and English.) The adult side of the resort was great and the entire resort is huge.… Read more
I don’t really have any complaints about the this resort. I attached several pictures in my review. (I also included a picture of the “church” building they had there offering Catholic mass at 6pm at sunset on Sundays for anyone interested. It was in Spanish and English.) The adult side of the resort was great and the entire resort is huge. There’s a lot to do and you definitely won’t be bored. Both areas have an entertainment/theater, there’s a golf course as well as mini golf, paddle ball, tennis courts, soccer field, kids water park, horsebacking, paddle boarding, casino, dance club, TONS of on resort shopping... BUGS: not many. An occasional bug in the room but we saw them spraying around the resort too. It was windy so I never got bit by mosquitos at night but my friend did at one of the restaurants. Although it could have been a sand flea... ROOMS: the adult side is the OLDEST part of this resort and I’ve heard the family side has newer looking rooms and probably much cleaner looking bath tubs. Ours was older looking and that’s really the only thing I wasn’t impressed about during my 1 week stay. It’s not that big of a deal because you’re not in your rooms much anyway. The shower head had great water pressure so I really like that since I have thick hair. WiFi: be fair warned, you have to pay for WiFi so that was disappointing but it works well 90% of the time. Even on the beach. BEACH: : absolutely gorgeous! Just like Cuba with turquoise coloured water and white sand. Minimal seaweed. The water was nice and was even warmer by the afternoons. There was always a breeze there so it was never too hot. The temperature was in the 80s the entire week. The morning sunrise (see picture) was beautiful! I did see a few sand fleas (if that’s what I saw) in the sand on the beach but I’m not one to sit on the sand without a blanket. I’m always in a lounger. I was never bit so that didn’t bother me. LIQUOR: not many North American options but booze is booze, just drink it and have a good time! They have Grey Goose with an extra cost but they do have Absolute vodka as an option, Corona’s are $6 USD and your room bar fridge provides 2 coors light cans with the water and pop. FOOD: no complains at all with the food!!! I travelled with 8 people and everyone enjoyed their meals. I have a sensitive stomach and certains foods bother me so I just ate the fresh chicken instead. I don’t like seafood. However, everyone else I travelled with does and they loved the fish options too. They said it was great. They also really enjoyed the lamb they had one night. La Chez had great steaks too (see attached pictures) and so did Hoya on the golf course. Overall, it was a great trip. We went during March break and the adult section was filled with sorority and frat kids so beware of that if you’re going there then. Read less