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has anyone stayed at iberostar bavaro and what did you think

ihb
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has anyone stayed at iberostar bavaro and what did you think

we (husb and myself, in early 50's but a young early 50"s) have been thinking about the IB bavaro in Punta Cana but would love to hear from others about your experiences. We are Iberostar fans, having stayed numerous times in Mexico and have always enjoyed the hotels there. Any feedback on IB bavaro would be appreciated. We are familiar with the AI concept, love the beach and reading, pool, nice room, good service, do not mind large complexes, not crazy about a gajillion noisey children but can deal with it, and would love to have hotel be fairly close to airport, ie, not much more than an hour away? anyone have any info? thanks

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1. Re: has anyone stayed at iberostar bavaro and what did you think

Hi, we are a young early 50s too. lol. We stayed at the Ib Bavaro in June and really loved it. It is absolutely beautiful, spotless, gorgeous beach, great food, nice rooms, etc.

We also stayed at the Iberostar Tucan in Mexico the year before and were very impressed. My husband wanted to try somewhere else and suggested Punta Cana. I was a little afraid but have no regrets now that I went and am thinking about going back next year.

The difference with PC and Mexico is that you just can't walk out your resort and go shopping, etc. Its a long walk out to the road and then there is no where to go like Mexico. But we did do some excursions like fishing and snorkeling trips that were great.

The beach has tons of palapas, and you don't have to get up early to get one. (that was nice) I think the beach and ocean was nicer in PC than Mexico.

Everyone that worked there were the nicest people I have met, from the bartenders to the entertainment crew to the ground crew and maids.

And if you want something different to do at night you can just go to the Punta Cana or the Dominicana next door and go to the casino or walk around.

Well, I'm babbling now, lol, but I can go on and on. It was really nice. Try it for something different. Oh yeah, the pool was nice too.

The ride from the airport is about 45 mins. Good luck with your decision.

Moe

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ihb
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2. Re: has anyone stayed at iberostar bavaro and what did you think

thanks moe, you helped alot. we do need to try something dif at some point. have been going to mex for the past 5-6 years and love it but need a change.

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ihb, It is nice to try something different even though I didn't want to, really liked Mexico. The year before the Tucan we were in Cancun at the Omni. (loved that too).

If you read the reviews of the IB Bavaro, you can find mine from June 7th titled "Had the best vacation!!" Pretty much says the same thing I told you, but there are a few pictures I posted. The one nice thing we liked about the IB Bavaro were the rooms, they are all suites and spread out nicely all over the resort. It was nice walking around and seeing all of the animals that roam around and the landscaping is beautiful.

Oh crap! I need another vacation very soon.

Moe

Iberostars are the best.!

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4. Re: has anyone stayed at iberostar bavaro and what did you think

we are also in our 50s and have been to Punta Cana in March and now we are going again early December... we have been to Playa del Carmen (Rui Palace)and loved it there but we enjoy Punta Cana as much.. this will be our first time staying at an iberostar, and we picked the bavaro because it sounded like it was the one for us..

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ihb
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thanks moe and nancy! nancy hope you have a great trip in dec. and moe hope you get out of town again asap! vacations are soooo important! we are alreadt booked for ib paraiso del mar/ mex for oct and can't wait to go back.....we were there for hurricane wilma last year and want to be there again at exactly the same time the hurricane hit, to be with the staff and management and friends that roughed it out with us! our next trip next year however may be to PC Ib bavaro..........sounds like we would like it. we love snorkling and swimming in the ocean and sometimes the mex surf is a little rough. thanks again for all the good info.

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We are in earlys"s 40's, just come back from IB Bavaro. We went also this year to IB Pariaso Lindo in Riviera Maya, but is you ask me right now where to go back I will defenelly said to IB Bavaro

Where to start:

Activities: all kind of them, fun, and very - very good. Bingo at 3.30pm at the restaurnat at the beach, acrros the pool

Star Frieds- a very nice group of sweethearts, they work very hard to make you vacations the unforgettable's one.

Food: 10+

Room Service 10+

Drinks, Please try limonada with Ron Brugal, the best

I hope this help you to take and idea to make the right decition LOL.

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