Looking for 'affordable' value for the dollar, this property offers many amenities found at the higher end resorts. A coffee bar with an excellent selection, a reasonably sized casino with a bar which is part of the all-inclusive package, a sports bar with a 'free use' pool table.
A 'pizza parlour' with many varieties, and a beach grill for burgers & fries.
The grounds are large with many pathways, well groomed & lots of signs so you don't get lost.
Excellent beach with some rooms only 100 yards from the waters edge!
Great value for the dollar without the pressure & glitter of the five star resorts.
It's lower rating would be from age of the building (they are upgrading),
selection of food (good quality for the selection there is)
Needs a larger selection & more serving tables for a resort this size.
Not expected, but no service at poolside or on the beach.
Local alcohol, upgrade available but premium alcohol very limited (unless you like Scotch)
Always room on the beach, or around the pool, but no fresh towels.
We visited the towel hut 2-3 times a day every day, and when we checked out we handed in the towels we received the first day! Don't tell me they can't see the shortage. ;)
All the staff friendly and helpful, a little Spanish goes a long way , but many speak English.
Biggest disappointment? WestJet rep was never on site that we saw, book had no times he would be there, airline schedule was from Apr (we went in Nov). We had to phone Hola Tours to find out pickup time. Not the resorts fault, but can be frustrating.
As always, a vacation is what you make of it.
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Dominican Beach Hotel Punta Cana
- Barcelo Punta Cana
- Barcelo Hotel Dominican Beach
- Ocean Bavaro Spa Beach Resort
- Ocean Bavaro Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Ocean Bavaro
- Puta Cana