my husband and I just returned from a 7 day stay at the IFA Villas Bavaro. This was our third time to the D.R. and this was the best resort so far. Everything was clean, neat and well-maintained. Staff were out every morning cleaning the outdoor areas and near the pool. Many of my comments are similar to those of prior reviews.
We opted for the upgraded room and we were glad we did. We were in the 3500 block, steps away from the main pool. it was convenient and quite a nice room. Our air conditioner leaked, but as soon as we complained it was fixed. There was plenty of hot water.
Initially, we were concerned that because of the closeness to the pool it would be noisy, but it wasn't. Once we closed the door and the windows, it was quiet. Unfortunately, the mattress was extremely firm.
The food in the buffet was not the greatest, as others have stated in their reviews. I did enjoy the eggs cooked to order, at times it was the best meal of the day. We also ate at Caribe, the international restaurant, and it was good. We also ate at the asian restaurant and the mexican restaurant and they were not as good.
The beach was nice, with lots of palm trees. there was a LOT of seaweed on the beach, but it was still very nice. The restaurant right at the beach was very convenient for lunch and drinks.
The other visitors were mainly germans and russians. We saw few other english-speakers. This didn't bother us, but it may bother others.
All in all, this is a well-run resort, clean, well maintained and clearly updated regularly. This was a good vacation, and a good travel value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & SPA is situated on the fine, white sands of Playa Bavaro. Bordered by a fabulous coral reef and surrounded by turquoise-colored waters this extraordinary vacation complex offers its guests a friendly, luxurious environment for sports & cuisine with its 6 charming restaurants and 7 spectacular bars, colorful tropical shows, a wide range of facilities and services especially designed to ensure an unforgettable stay right in heart of the Caribbean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ifa Hotel Punta Cana
- Ifa Hotel Bavaro
- Ifa Bavaro Villas
- Ifa Villas Bavaro Beach Resort & Spa
- Villas Bavaro
- Ifa Villas Bavaro Punta Cana