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Carretera Arena Gorda, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Iberostar Dominicana
Updated 11/25/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#25 of 49 hotels in Bavaro
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Find out why so many travelers see Iberostar Dominicana as the ideal all-inclusive resort when they visit Bavaro. In addition to its excellent location 20 minutes from Punta Cana Airport, our hotel provides the ideal combination of quality, comfort and service, offering a family atmosphere with a wide variety of facilities designed for all travelers. Children will enjoy unique activities at our Star Camp, while adults relax in our luxury Spa or at our spectacular pool just 100 meters from the beach. Don't leave without visiting our Coral Laboratory, where we collect different species of coral for study and to protect these ecosystems. It is part of our Wave of Change initiative, based on three pillars: eradicating single-use plastic, responsible consumption of seafood, and improving coastal health. A commitment from Iberostar that we are sure will win you over as well as our facilities surrounded by beautiful gardens. Furthermore, at Iberostar Dominicana our gastronomic offer consists of 6 restaurants with exclusive specialties, such as our Oriental, La Pagoda and the American Star Rock. 2 buffets with show cooking and snacks. Iberostar Dominicana is undoubtedly an excellent choice for you and your family to have a dream holiday.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Casino and Gambling
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Golf course
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Head massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Francesca wrote a review Jan 14
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The service was slow (by some staff), the Wi-Fi was spotty, and the hot water was not always reliable, and the room began to smell of tobacco though we are not smokers, but the vacation was salvaged by a few Iberostar employees that brought smiles to our faces as we saw them daily. Jose at the Dominicana breakfast buffet quickly learned our drink orders, brought them out, and set up a table for us as soon as we stepped in. Maria by the shared Punta Cana and Dominicana pools took care of everyone's drink orders in a very prompt and enthusiastic manner, ensuring that every guest knew that she loved them. Mercedes at the beach bar made the best piña coladas hands down and Mimosa in the spa worked out every knot during the massage (and had a cool name). Lastly, we couldn't have gotten through our first solo vacation without Mariela (shown in the picture) at the Star Prestige lounge who helped us along every step of the way, always greeted us with a smile, and remembered our names after the first time we met.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: Garden view rooms have balconies that overlook the well manicured gardens and a bit of the pools
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stvhull wrote a review Aug 2021
Gatineau, Canada19 contributions26 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
As usual... nothing but the best for the price actually... we went at the end of Jan 2019 this is our third time at that hotel since its been the best for us at Punta Cana... we go every year down south to run away from snow and cold.. at least for a week... and what is the most important when you take vacation ???? nice temp, good food, nice beach and heat ( well... for us) Punta Cana Iberostar Dominicana has all of this and that is why it is the top compare to other hotels... we even had the chance to meet with a retired couple that were at their 27 time there... yes 27 times... and like us.. they went to other... and came back... You cant go wrong at this hotel... unless your name is "Hilton" and you never had to select vacation based on price. for us... its clear.. our choice is made... cant wait to go back...
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, General Manager at Iberostar Dominicana
Responded Aug 13, 2021
Dear guest, First of all, we would like you to accept our genuine appreciation for the loyalty you have shown us by returning to our hotel for your most recent holiday. We are also very happy that you have taken the time out of your day to share it with us. Moreover, your evaluation is of the utmost importance for us because it shows through dialogue we can achieve the individual wishes and preferences of our guests and constantly improve the service we provide for them. We would like once again to thank you for this kind review of our hotel and we will be delighted to welcome you back to stay with us again soon. Best Regards, Quality Manager Online Iberostar Dominicana
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Jeremy H wrote a review Jan 12
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This place was very disappointing, customer service and staff weren't friendly or helpful at all, rooms had no hot water, or working air conditioning, our party had 8 rooms, sewer water leaked in one for 2 days, food was terrible, couldn't get reservations for any restaurants, had to eat the buffet for 7 days and it was not good, worst family vacation we have done, do not ever come here. Just an overall bad experience. You can tell that majority of the staff don't care if you are being taken care of, or having a good vacation or not, from the very first minute we arrived to the last minute we left bad,bad, bad experiences happened, I really am trying to think of something good to say but I really can't think of anything, the ocean and beaches are nice.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, General Manager at Iberostar Dominicana
Responded 6 days ago
Dear guest, Thank you for choosing our Resort and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. As our main goal is to offer our guests an amazing experience, we regret to read the mishap that you encountered during your stay and we offer you a sincere apology for the discomfort that you experienced. Furthermore, we have taken note of your comments regarding your disappointment with our staff. We have passed them on to the head of the department, to review and improve our service. Nevertheless, we would like to emphasize that at Iberostar service orientation and personalized attention to our customers are of the utmost importance. We train our staff on a daily basis to exceed customer expectations and work according to our high standards of quality. We find it very sad to read your comments and see that on this occasion we have not been able to meet your expectations and we will do our best to ensure that any situation that does not meet our criteria is corrected. It is in our hope that you had a safe trip back home. Kind regards, Quality Manager Online Iberostar Dominicana
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Steve U wrote a review Jan 4
1 contribution4 helpful votes
Room. We stayed in a family master suite. The room was as described with one bath and a separate room with two doubles for the Kids. When we arrived there was no bedding, no hot water, no TV in the kids room, TV in main room didn't work, empty mini bar, no towels or soap..... Each issue other than the missing TV was addressed after we returned to the front desk to voice our opinion that the room didn't seem to be ready. Wasn't the best first impression. Grounds. The courtyard and pools were amazing. The staff keep the resort in top notch condition. All the rooms are very proximate to everything. The overall arrangement of the resort is great. The beach is also amazing, well kept and perfect sand. Smoking. Something we didn't get catch in previous reviews was that this resort is the place to be if you are a smoker. Smoking happens everywhere except in the indoor restaurants. Unfortunately, we are not smokers so it was annoying. My kids were most affected by the smoke such that we were not able to watch the shows each night or sit in the lobby or at the bars or on the patios. When trying to find a place at the pool or the beach we had to be aware of the direction the wind was blowing that day since it was pretty much a guarantee someone beside you and behind you would be smoking. We have been to two other all inclusive resorts in the past 5 years and smoking was not ever an issue that we noted. If your group is potentially sensitive to smoking I would pass on this resort. Covid. The signs say you need to wear a mask in the buffet area and sanitize your hands when entering the buffet. That is basically the extent of Covid restrictions in the hotel. The resort had sanitizer dispensers at one of the three buffet entrances and it was most often empty. Not that it mattered because the majority of the guests just walked by. The guests amazed me with their ignorance of the mask and sanitizing requirements. Staff tried to ask people to put on masks, but for some that meant they needed to cover their chin or the top of their head, and others just ignored the staff. The behavior of the other guests was very disappointing. We brought our own hand sanitizer to each meal and I made the kids sanitize before and after entering the buffet area. I would recommend brining your own sanitizer bottles. Reservations. To reserve an alacart diner, PCR test and the tennis courts you need to meet the concierge. There is only one concierge desk for these reservations. Each time we met the concierge we had to wait more that one hour in the line to speak to him. The concierge will tell you that he can't make your dinner reservation at that time and that you need to come back tomorrow to pick up your slip. Tomorrow you come back, wait an hour, and your reservation won't exist. This happened to us three times (each time waiting an hour in line up) before we got frustrated enough that a manager came over and managed to get us something. We stayed in the resort for 14 days and should have been able to have 6 alacart dinners. In the end we managed to get two and came very close to losing our temper in the lobby. This system where only one person can make reservations and can't actually make them while you are there, is a reason to pass on the resort. I have never invested so much time waiting in lineups to make simple dinner reservations and had so much frustration when they get lost or don't exist. If this system does not get changed I would recommend you stay somewhere else. Beach/Pool Chairs. When you check in you are given a towel card and told that you will be charged $10 if you don't return the card. Guests "reserve" chairs at the beach and the pool such that often there were none available. This mindset of reserving chairs is silly. I saw chairs go unused for entire days because someone left a single towel across three. In other resorts I've been to the staff come by an take towels off vacant chairs to stop this reserving practice. They can't do that if they plan to charge for towels, but it certainly solves the problem with the chairs going unused. We had several days where we could not get a chair at the beach or the pool and instead had to sit on the edge of the pool or on the beach sand. Yet there are more than enough chairs, but our fellow travelers like to get up early and reserve them for the entire day. Other resort. In other reviews I read we could go to the neighboring Iberostar resort to use the kids splash park. One day we wondered over to let the kids try it out. When I went to get a towel for the kids with my towel card I was informed by the towel guy that I didn't belong there and that I was not allowed a towel or to be there. This was a bit embarrassing; it would be nice if there was some information provided by the resort on this topic. It seems people from the other resorts are allowed to come to Dominicana but the same privilege does not go the other way. Generally we had a good time, the staff were wonderful, the weather was great and the resort was satisfactory. I would say however that I would not come back to this resort. Having had much better experiences at other resorts I would definitely try somewhere else.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, General Manager at Iberostar Dominicana
Responded 4 days ago
Dear guest, Thank you for contacting us. We regret you did not enjoy your stay with us. As our main goal is to provide our guests with an amazing experience, we are concerned to read that there were some aspects of your stay that were not to your liking. Our guests’ feedback is truly important to us, because it helps us to identify the areas where we have room for improvement and this way correct any situation. Thank you for choosing our Resort. We hope that you had a pleasurable trip home. Best regards, Quality Manager Online Iberostar Dominicana
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January2022 wrote a review Jan 3
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Many Cigarette smokers are everywhere: on the beach, in the theaters and casino. No signs “no smoking”, no places “for smoking “. Bars don’t have strolls for drinks, masks required only by the food, not everywhere sanitizers . Very disappointed, not coming next time and don’t recommend, specially for nonsmoking.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, General Manager at Iberostar Dominicana
Responded 1 week ago
Dear guest, We would like you to know that we really appreciate you taking the time to notify us of your impressions concerning your recent holiday with us. We will gladly investigate the areas of concern you raise in your review as it is through constant dialogue with our guests we can always be made aware of the impression of our guests and thus ensure their well-being and satisfaction whilst staying at our hotel in the future. Please, we hope you can give us another chance in the future to show you the stay that really characterizes us. Regards, Quality Manager Online Iberostar Dominicana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Iberostar Dominicana
Which popular attractions are close to Iberostar Dominicana?
Nearby attractions include Bavaro Beach (1.6 miles), Escapology (4.1 miles), and Vivaldi Cigars (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Iberostar Dominicana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Iberostar Dominicana?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Iberostar Dominicana?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Iberostar Dominicana?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Iberostar Dominicana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Montserrat Manor Restaurant, Chic Cabaret & Restaurant Punta Cana, and Herman 311 Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Iberostar Dominicana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Iberostar Dominicana have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Iberostar Dominicana offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Iberostar Dominicana have airport transportation?
Yes, Iberostar Dominicana offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Iberostar Dominicana?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Iberostar Dominicana offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.