23 of us spent 6 days and 5 nights at the resort, Thirteen were kids ages 8-17.
PROS: beautiful resort, impeccably kept rooms were spacious and exceptionally clean. Kids always seemed to have something to do...they liked the water park, laser tag, peddle boats and kayaks. Beach was very nice and there were always lounges to lie on., reservation restaurants had better food, no locals bothering you on the beach
CONS: lack of English speaking employees, check in was a bit of a nightmare ( partly due to language barrier), 'resort credit' was a bit of a scam.....$2000 credit for a stay of 5 nights....before you go it appears you get a $500 spa credit, $70 for laundry service etc, but actually it is a coupon book which gives you $30 off this spa treatment, $80 off spa packages, etc. The buffet, while plentiful, was the same thing day after day. We are pretty critical about our food, so we were disappointed.,
SUGGESTIONS: Buildings 2,3,4 are close to beach and pool. Golf buildings are far from the beach, make reservations for dinner as soon as you get there for all nights you are there and cancel if needed. We were there at a busy time and could not get reservations for every night because they were full. If anyone in your party does the club premium, they might be able to get reservations for you. The Italian restaurant was very good. Mexican restaurant was good but service was slow.
All and all a beautiful resort!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe*****, a unique and unrepeatable location on the best beach of Punta Cana, protected by a coral reef that converts the sea into a natural swimming pool. This an all-inclusive luxury gastronomic hotel is a new concept in luxury on the best beach in Punta Cana. All the rooms have terrace and sea views (front or partial) and jacuzzi for two persons with hydrotherapy, Well-being of the latest generation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Hotel Punta Cana