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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Resort is closed without warning

Jan 16, 2021 Traveler_9461043

The resort is closed (again) and we were not warned prior to our arrival, despite the resort closing several days before our arrival. I would have booked another adults only hotel as the palace side of the resort is absolute chaos during COVID. I’m disappointed Barcelo told us it would be open when we called and they even advertised the reopening… Read more
The resort is closed (again) and we were not warned prior to our arrival, despite the resort closing several days before our arrival. I would have booked another adults only hotel as the palace side of the resort is absolute chaos during COVID. I’m disappointed Barcelo told us it would be open when we called and they even advertised the reopening on social media. I’d highly recommend looking elsewhere if a relaxing, adults only experience is what you are looking for, as this resort has twice proven they do not care about the guest experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating JAN 2021 NOW CLOSED - BUT. PERFECT, beautiful, relaxed and quiet getaway- from all the chaos of the Palace side!

Jan 15, 2021 HeadoverHILLS2018 Toronto, Canada

My husband and I travelled from January 2-9. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RESORT IS CLOSED!!!!!!!! EFFECTIVE JAN 6TH, THEY ARE CLOSED!!!! However, you still have access to Palace side, or they may move you to the palace side! However, we paid the same price for both! It is the same... surprisingly. During our time at the ADULTS section, Jan 2-6… Read more
My husband and I travelled from January 2-9. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RESORT IS CLOSED!!!!!!!! EFFECTIVE JAN 6TH, THEY ARE CLOSED!!!! However, you still have access to Palace side, or they may move you to the palace side! However, we paid the same price for both! It is the same... surprisingly. During our time at the ADULTS section, Jan 2-6 was PHENOMENAL. So quiet, relaxed, no screaming kids... 2 min walk to the beach.. what else could you ask for?! Tbh, the BUFFET at the PALACE side is COMPLETELY ANARCHY and CHAOS, but on the ADULTS SIDE, it is PURE BLISS!!!!! No lines.. no screaming kids.. FOOD WAS EVEN 10X BETTER!!! Overall, 10/10 highly recommend! The a la carte were ALL WONDERFUl. 12/10 for all a la carte, especially the steakhouse, Japanese, and Italian!!!! Seafood one was just mediocre. We've been to sandals/bahia Principe and RIU chains, and this was our FAVORITE ONE after our honeymoon to SANDALS Jamaica :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Overall it was a nice experience

Dec 30, 2020 SamiChill Montreal, Canada

This a huge resort with 2 sections: Family section : The palace and Adults only section : The Barcelo Bavaro Bach section other restaurants of the Palace. Make sure to do reservations early. Bars There are only 2 bars in the Adults only section. Lobby and pool bar. It would be awsome if they add another bar with a theme like Hideways sections in… Read more
This a huge resort with 2 sections: Family section : The palace and Adults only section : The Barcelo Bavaro Bach section other restaurants of the Palace. Make sure to do reservations early. Bars There are only 2 bars in the Adults only section. Lobby and pool bar. It would be awsome if they add another bar with a theme like Hideways sections in Royaltons or the Paradisus adults only do. Drinks are good nothing more Go try coffee in the coffee lounge in the Palace section they are very tasty Service Almost workers in this resort are friendly and nice. Sometimes you got a bad service but it’s rare and it’s humain : they get tired sometimes because some guests are not respectful so be nice with these workers I would come back only if it is a good price and no more than 1400$ per person I tried both of these sections. If you want absolutely a modern room you need an upgrade in the barcelo Beach category of rooms. The superior Room has a fancy name but no fancy reality : old room old design bathroom need improvement, clean overall and very classic and basic, nice partial sea view nothing more. We upgrade to the junior suite and it was really different, modern, very clean and just perfect. The junior suite section was between the two sections of the resort : The palace and the barcelo beach adults only The Aircanada rep helped us to resolve our problem with the room, we got an nice treatment from Guest Service they were very helpful and we got a nice attention from the manager Sandy, very professional lady perfectly fluent in English also. The day she met us, she was very professional Beach This is one of the most beautiful beaches in Bavaro. It has the paradisiaque caraïbe touch. It’s turquoise and calm with no waves sometimes and it’s just perfect in all sens ! Food Good , nice variety and presentations in buffet and a la carte restaurants are good also , nice stuff, they are very professional and respectful in all restaurant the caraibe Buffet, La Brisa and Chez Gourmet. My favourite was the la Brisa for the view: oceanfront. Chez Goumet is a real à la carte and food was very tasty in a chic decorated atmosphere. Langoustines are included in the menu with no extra charges. You have also acces to almost all the restaurants of the palace Bars Only 2 bars in this adults only section It would be great if they add one with a theme like in Hideway in Royaltons. Drinks are not bad. Don’t miss the coffee shop in the Palace ! Service Workers are very friendly almost the time. Be nice with them they are working hard and some guests are not respectful sometimes. I would come back if the price is under 1400 per person per week Read less
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Dec 28, 2020 missayyyy Denver, Colorado

We are staying here now, through 1/2/2021. I have been impressed over and over with this place so far. Food is great, even at the buffet, we have eaten at two restaurants for dinner at this point and have more reservations through the week. Food is fresh. Staff takes CoVid precautions and they serve you, you can QR code’s and every wears a mask.… Read more
We are staying here now, through 1/2/2021. I have been impressed over and over with this place so far. Food is great, even at the buffet, we have eaten at two restaurants for dinner at this point and have more reservations through the week. Food is fresh. Staff takes CoVid precautions and they serve you, you can QR code’s and every wears a mask. The guests are all asked to use hand sanitizer and temp checked before entering the restaurants. This is our honeymoon and the staff has done several things to make it extra special from champagne in our room and cute shirts to discounts at the spa! Checking in went great too, luggage was sanitized before it touched the staff’s hands. We have the all inclusive package at the adults only side and it amazing. I am so glad they reopened just before we came and they just reopened La Brias too, which was a delightful dinner our first night. We didn’t have hot water at first but asked for it to be turned on and within 30 mins we had hot water. Since this side was closed for a while it makes sense things were off. They do want you to enjoy your time and have been very nice. I’ll add a update when we leave. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating RESORT IS NOT OPEN!

Nov 23, 2020 thomascX8203TV Toronto, Canada

This resort isn't even open although they still have no problem taking people's money for the booking. I booked a trip here through Air Transat in late December only to find out that the resort isn't even open. This is an adults only resort attached to a larger family friendly complex that was supposed to have its' own restaurants, bars, pool,… Read more
This resort isn't even open although they still have no problem taking people's money for the booking. I booked a trip here through Air Transat in late December only to find out that the resort isn't even open. This is an adults only resort attached to a larger family friendly complex that was supposed to have its' own restaurants, bars, pool, beach area, etc free of kids. I only discovered this because I contacted the site management for room selection and they informed me that the adults only side is closed and all adults only rooms would be sent over to the family side when they arrived. No a la carte breakfast, no adults only bar, no private beach. So if hadn't emailed to book a room I would have only discovered this when I arrived? Only 4 restaurants are even open in the whole resort. I find it pretty unprofessional to essentially trick people into booking a room at your resort. Advertise a certain type of exclusive room package and just throw everyone together when they arrive? Stay somewhere else. Read less