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 Not much of a premium level

Oct 26, 2020 904robertv

The premium level buffet is closed, there are two buffets available for everyone, not all the tables are used (open tables always have utensils already set) because of the social distancing, always there were tables available when my family went to eat (breakfast and lunch) as soon you seat you are offered a drink, you could get room service with… Read more
The premium level buffet is closed, there are two buffets available for everyone, not all the tables are used (open tables always have utensils already set) because of the social distancing, always there were tables available when my family went to eat (breakfast and lunch) as soon you seat you are offered a drink, you could get room service with not extra charge. We dine at the restaurants making reservations in advance, only the comedie, the fuente, Kioto and México are open, with the first schedule available at 7 pm. Not mask enforced, there are signs advising but is not enforced. Temperature check always before entering the buffets. If you are worried about crows, you should stay home, or if you still decide to go to a resort, used the beach only because the in pools always there will be people walking around with no masks, specially the locals, not the personal but the local visitor. The pools are kept clean, you’ll always see an employee cleaning looking for empty cups. As I mentioned the beach is mostly empty, the sea weed is cleaned every morning, still not enough to keep the shore weed free but at least they try. The two water parks are only open weekends, so on a weekday you only choice is the general pool or the beach. The casino is open evenings, the children club is closed, not shows at the theater, most of the bars are open, not trolley car for transportation from one amenity to other, yes you have to walk, it’s not that bad only one block from the farthest location. The bowling alley is open for a extra fee, the wifi is ok just like your carrier at home. The building and landscape is well maintained, shops are open but they are expensive. There is hand sanitizer mostly everywhere you need, like a mention there are signs about social distancing and wearing masks but it’s not enforced, I wore a mask everywhere but the swinging areas, I would say only one third of people wearing masks. My only complaint would be the loud speakers by rude guesses, that shouldn’t be allowed, specially at the buffet. I mean I understand that people want to enjoy themselves but not everybody likes loud bachata. Read less
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Oct 18, 2020 gtaylor08 North Ogden, Utah

We, 10 of us, Visited this beautiful resort back in December 2017. Very Nice place. Trip went well, staff was great. We were greeted quite nicely upon arrival and escorted to special check in area exclusively for Premium guests. This is aVery relaxing complex. Food was very good and a there was lot of variety. I had the big suite ocean front… Read more
We, 10 of us, Visited this beautiful resort back in December 2017. Very Nice place. Trip went well, staff was great. We were greeted quite nicely upon arrival and escorted to special check in area exclusively for Premium guests. This is aVery relaxing complex. Food was very good and a there was lot of variety. I had the big suite ocean front premium, and it was amazing. Here's the issue I am currently having. 8 of us ae booked for a return trip November 4 thru 11. I have reached out by e mail several times to inquire about the current situation with Covid and more importantly Is the adult side currently open.?? My emails consisted of a couple request, mainly for room location and covid precautions that are currently in place, and are US citizens currently visiting the resort?. Return e mails and Communication have been poor so far and we are 3 weeks from departure. It is making me wonder if The Adults only side is even open yet, and are they avoiding responding in hopes that we show up and then they can do with us whatever as far as accommodations... If we can't get a confirmation soon, I suppose we will be forced to cancel our trip. Sandy P, if you happen to read this, please reach out. gtaylor962@msn.com Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Horrible place to travel, do not go!!!!

Oct 17, 2020 anabR3524YZ

The most unprofessional place I have ever traveled. Service is awful! Many locals in the resort that have no control of themselves. Staff continues to serve people regardless of how intoxicated they are. The resort and buildings are so beautiful but the resort is downgraded by locals who can pay $40 to stay for the day when we paid $175 a day.… Read more
The most unprofessional place I have ever traveled. Service is awful! Many locals in the resort that have no control of themselves. Staff continues to serve people regardless of how intoxicated they are. The resort and buildings are so beautiful but the resort is downgraded by locals who can pay $40 to stay for the day when we paid $175 a day. They are disrespectful and wild. In two days, two people passed out from over intoxication. Their families were screaming around them. All employees just watched and took very long to take action. Once while at the pool and once while eating. No staff came by to apologize for the disturbance. Apparently this type of thing happens daily. Corona regulations are not practiced religiously. We were told to wear masks when at the front desk while locals were right next to us without masks and receiving the same service. I have been here 4 times and it is no longer how I remembered. The place is filled with people who have no respect and no class. Staff doesn't even treat you well when you tip. I have never been more disappointed when traveling. Will never come here again and we spent a lot of money for a horrible experience. Read less
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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