We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good Value - It is what it is”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only
Ranked #22 of 112 Hotels in Punta Cana
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Reviewed January 1, 2014

A large adult only resort part of a larger family complex. Staff friendly and helpful. Beaches are fantastic but loud with watersport activiites and helicopters. Rooms clean, but a little worn out.
Food at adult buffet a little tiresome, La Brisa a bit better, but more selection and fresher at the Palace Deluxe family buffet. Avoid The Mexican a la carte - staff pretentious and food soggy - how do you mess up Mexican?
Building 4 is farther away from main area if you want quiet. Don't plan on afternoon naps - maid service is very loud - furniture dragged over tile floors sounds like a bowling alley. Try to get ocean view on 2nd or 3rd floor of ocean villas.
If you're looking for offsite activities do no book with Blueline - lots of disgruntled customers (not us - we learnt our lesson last year). Try the Beach to the left of the resort (looking at ocean) and look for "La Gringo" an ex-pat Canadian who you can trust.

Room Tip: there are 4 buildings, each 3 stories. #1 closest to reception and pool, #4 farthest and quietest...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank EUCANADIANS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Director Sandy P, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for trusting in Barceló Bavaro Beach Hotel to spend your holidays and sharing your feedback with the online community. For us it is very important the experience our guest have about their stay with us.

We appreciate your comments about our services and facilities, unfortunately we did not exceed your expectations however we will be more than glad to have you back in the future and provide the care and quality you deserve.

I accept your feedback for continuous improvement in a future stay.

Sincerely

Sandy Pfeil
Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (7,898)
There are newer reviews for Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

2,922 - 2,928 of 7,898 reviews

Reviewed December 31, 2013

Traveled to Barcelo Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana in April 2013. It was exceptional! I was apprehensive about the trip because of the state remarks on traveling there - Dominican Republic. All of my worries were needless. We did not leave the resort. There was no need to. The property is huge. There are actually 2 resorts - an all adult, and one more geared to children. There is a little open air train that runs 24/7 between the 2 with stops in between. We went with 2 other adult couples, and the teenage sons of theirs. We all had the best time. It was so much more than what we thought. We thought it would be nice, but all of our expectations were exceeded. The food was delicious! Much more to choose from and higher quality than other all inclusives we have stayed at. The beach, the pools, the food, the people, the shopping... I just cannot say enough good about this place. We are planning to return with our children and grandchild in the near future. There is something for everyone here. There are even ping pong tables, a pool table, shuffle board, HUGE chess game - all outside by the pool at the adult resort. We didn't really check out the "children's" resort, but I understand there is a wading pool along with a regular pool, splash features, games... The list just goes on and on. We loved every minute of our time there. Go. Enjoy. You won't be sorry.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
6  Thank 48503Momof4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Director Sandy P, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for choosing Barceló Bavaro Beach for your holidays and sharing your comments with the online community.

We appreciate your feedback about the experience you had in our property. We feel very glad you have enjoyed your vacation. Our guest opinion is very important for us because will encourage us to continue providing the high level of service we believe our guests deserve.

We remain at your entire disposition for any assistance prior arrival at a future visit.

Sincerely

Sandy Pfeil
Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here 12/18-12/25/13. I am so disappointed. Check in was bad. The lady gave me a room all the way at the end. When I told her that I have an ocean view room she said no you don't. This is all I have. Thankfully I had my voucher that clearly stated that I had an ocean view room. She final gave me one. No apology, nothing but a grunt.

The room was fair, dirty, and the bathroom was small. The sheets had sand in them and I had to have them changed, the towels all had stains and I has to have them changed as well. Made me wonder if the room was ever cleaned before I showed up.

I had a bad experience where one of the guests, male and very drunk, wouldn't leave me alone and kept "bumping" in my chair that I finally went to guest services to complain. The man there was so unconcerned of my problem that finally a woman came and tried to help me. Unfortunately, they wanted me to go with them to the pool and point him out in front of everyone. Luckily I was able to do this without him seeing me but obviously it made me so uncomfortable and nervous that I went back to my room and spent the rest of the afternoon there for fear of retaliation from that guest.

The only "good thing" about my trip was that I lost 5 lbs during my 7 days. Why do you ask? Well the food was so horrible that I only was able to eat the prepackaged yogurt in the morning and bread. Luckily after my second day I would take more yogurts back to my room for a snack later. I also would eat cheese sandwiches. A few times I did have some chicken breasts but they were so dry and bland. I am a dietitian and I love my food of all types. Just I prefer my food to be fresh and not
To sit out all day. I even tried to go to one of the restaurants where you need to make a reservation. When the brought me my main course it smelled so bad of fish that I walked out of the restaurant. Only to find out the next day at the buffet there was that same dish that I walked away from the night before! Talk about recycling!

I am a well seasoned traveler. I take 3-4 trips a year and have been everywhere from Rio to Israel and have stayed in all types of hotels to residences. I have never wanted to go back home as much as I did on this trip. I even tried to get an earlier flight home but it would have cost me an other $200 and two layovers. I decided to stay for the last 2 days.

Barcelo will never see me again.

Stayed: December 2013
6  Thank raftiny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Director Sandy P, Director General at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at our hotel. We sincerely appreciate all feedback.

We would like to extend our most sincere apologies for any inconveniences or difficulties you may have experienced during your stay.

We are very so sad to read that we could not fill your expectations regarding our hotel. We always try to keep our quality service, in order to satisfy the needs and expectations of all our guests.

We take all guest feedback very seriously; therefore we appreciate all your comments and will ensure that those are worked on.

On behalf of the entire Barceló Bavaro Beach staff, please accept our apologies.

We hope you will be willing to give us the opportunity to welcome you once again to demonstrate you the commitment and quality of service we have exhibited through the years, and that way be able to change any negative perception you may have.

Kind regards,

Sandy Pfeil
Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Our stay was xmas week, this is the largest resort we have ever stayed at.
The grounds are spotless there always seems to be someone cleaning or pruning.
As others have stated the beach is great. We had no issues with the staff there was the odd person that did not understand what we asking. Our room 4053 beach front was in a good location and always clean (thanks to Maria). It was our first time to DR and we were both surprised on how long the staff work and they always seem to be in good humour. The food seemed to be hit and miss one day it is ok one not so good. For a change we tried a few of the restaurants on the deluxe side that we did not find any better. Stop in to see Robert at the lobby bar he is always happy to chat and make people laugh. We did have some issues with the noise level in our room it seems that you hear the people beside you even at a normal talking level. We are light sleepers so were awaking many times with clock alarms and people coming and going. There are a lot of Europeans at this resort (some really need to be taught manors). I would go back to DR but would try another place only from the noise in the rooms if you are a heavy sleeper you would not have any issues.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Birdy66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Director Sandy P, Director General at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2014

Dear guest,

First of all we thank you for choosing our hotel Barceló Bavaro Beach for your holidays and for the time you took to share your review with the online community.

We want you to know, that your opinion is very important and valuable to us. For this reason, your comments are taken with special consideration as they help us identifying our improvement areas, giving us the opportunity to correct them, and thus achieve to offer our guests a service of the highest quality.

We look forward to welcoming you on a future occasion, in this way show our commitment for service and customer satisfaction, and quality assurance stamp of our family Barceló Hotels & Resorts.

Sincerely

Sandy Pfeil

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We travel to Punta Cana at least once a year. We usually try different resorts in Punta Cana, however, Bavaro Beach Resort (Adults Only) was our very first resort over 12 years ago and we wanted to try it again. I love the quiet at the Bavaro Beach but if you want party kind of fun by the pool or beach this resort shares amenities with Bavaro Beach Palace which is next door and is a beautiful new resort.
We upgraded to preferred and were treated like family by the staff in preferred check in. They made all our dinner reservations for the week as well as helped us with any questions we had. I was especially impressed with Leidy Santana who bent over backwards to make sure we were well taken care of. The resort Manager Sandy and the beverage manager Jose were also very helpful and pleasant. This is a beautiful resort and if you really want to relax you should book your vacation here.

Room Tip: if you upgrade at this resort to premium, you will get a room right on the beach with either a patio...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank pattyannefoley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Director Sandy P, Director General at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Dear guest,

First of all our best wishes for a Happy New Year and thank you for having chosen Barceló Bavaro Beach as your holiday destination.

We want you to know, that your opinion is very important and valuable to us. I will like to thank you for highlighting out the excellent service of our friendly staff and also for pointing out the beauty of our grounds.

We will be honored to welcome you back. Do not hesitate to contact us prior your next visit.

Sincerely,

Sandy Pfeil
Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 29, 2013

My wife and I just returned from our vacation and we were extremely happy with our selection. Very nice resort and quiet too! Good food with great restaurant selection. the staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Matt B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Director Sandy P, Director General at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

Dear Matt,

Thank you for selecting Barceló Bavaro Beach as your holiday destination and sharing your experience with the online community.

Thank you very much for all your comments regarding to our resort. I really appreciate your nice comments about our services in all departments. Your feedback will encourage us to continue providing the high level of service we believe our guests deserve.

We await you pretty soon for another great vacation!

Warms regard,

Sandy Pfeil
Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 28, 2013

We stayed at this resort from Dec.13th to 20th, and had a great time. We chose this resort because we didn't want any kids running around (like over at the Palace) while we were enjoying the beach or hanging out poolside, and it didn't disappoint. Resort security stayed on top of this, which was appreciated. I don't get the negative reviews regarding the food, as we thought it was really good with a wide variety. Every night we booked an a la carte, and were more than impressed with each restaurant. From the service to the creativity of the dishes, it was amazing. The resort grounds (including the Palace) are very large. They provide transportation around and between both resorts in the form of a train in wheels. We chose to walk each day, and it took approximately 10-15 minutes from the far side of Bavaro Beach to the main lobby of the Palace. Made for a great walk before and after dinner. Tennis courts are in excellent condition. The entertainment is above average and better than expected. The casino is, well, a casino. Lots of lounges and bars that provided excellent drinks and service. I brought a pile of American dollar bills, and tipped everyone. Some were grateful, some weren't. The rooms were ok, not great. As previously mentioned by others, the bathroom is pretty much the only negative, but not a big deal. This isn't the Taj Mahal. We had a king size bed, and it was very comfortable. The cleaning staff, while not perfect, still do a very good job. The luxury of using the facilities at the Palace mad it a better bargain by staying at the Beach. Overall, a great resort, great beach, nice staff. 8/10 in my mind. Liked it better than anywhere I've been in Mexico.

Room Tip: Lower floor rooms are subject to noise from above. Brush up on your Spanish as the language barrier...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Drad996
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Director Sandy P, General Manager at Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only, responded to this reviewResponded December 29, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you for selecting Barceló Bavaro Beach Adults Only for your holidays and sharing your feedback with the online community.

We feel honored of knowing that you had a great experience in our property and could enjoy the beauty of the ground and beaches. Thank you for your important valuation regarding the staff and all the services in the different areas you were at.

It is our commitment to be dedicated to our customers and provide a well-deserved experience in paradise.

Thank you for your review,

Sincerely,

Sandy Pfeil
Director

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Punta Cana hotels
14.0 mi away
Alsol Del Mar
Alsol Del Mar
#44 of 112 in Punta Cana
975 reviews
1.1 mi away
Secrets Royal Beach Punta Cana
11.5 mi away
AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
AlSol Tiara Cap Cana
#23 of 112 in Punta Cana
1,874 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.9 mi away
Barcelo Bavaro Palace
0.7 mi away
Melia Caribe Tropical
11.3 mi away
Alsol Luxury Village
Alsol Luxury Village
#85 of 112 in Punta Cana
3,404 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only

Address: Carretera Bavaro Km. 1, Punta Cana 23301, Dominican Republic
Phone Number:
Location: Caribbean > Dominican Republic > La Altagracia Province > Punta Cana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 Casino Hotel in Punta Cana
#19 Spa Hotel in Punta Cana
#20 Top resorts Hotel in Punta Cana
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Punta Cana
#22 Luxury Hotel in Punta Cana
#25 Romantic Hotel in Punta Cana
#30 Family Hotel in Punta Cana
Price Range: $186 - $528 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only 4*
Number of rooms: 589
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only*****hotel is located on one of the 10 best beaches in the world, in the Punta Cana area of the Dominican Republic. This dreamy hotel has reinvented itself after a complete renovation to become an exclusive hotel for adults only. The hotel offers first class rooms 80% of which are located right on the beachfront. This makes it the most perfect place for a romantic getaway. Enjoy the exquisite range of cuisine on offer at the hotel through the Barcelo All Inclusive Programme with its Caribbean Buffet, Chez Gourmet and La Brisa restaurants; 9 a-la-carte restaurant options: Chez Gourmet (international), La Brisa (Mediterranean), El Coral (fish and seafood), Santa Fe (meat), La Dolce Vita (Italian), Mexico Lindo (Mexican), La Fuente (Spanish), Kyoto (Japanese) and La Comedie (Gourmet - additional charge except for Club Premium guests). Visit the facilities where you can find different options to fill your days: football pitch, tennis court, swimming pool, golf course, water sports, wellness centre, theatre and casino. This exclusive resort set on a virgin beach welcomes you with a cocktail, spoils you with drinks by the pool and offers you a 45 minute hydrothermal circuit, per person once during your stay. There are also 2 massage beds in the pool area (at an additional charge). Staying at this hotel also grants guests access to the facilities of the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, a hotel which shares some of its services and facilities. This hotel is one of the very few in the country that boasts the international BLUE FLAG for compliance with the standards required by the non-profit non-governmental organisation the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). Come and rediscover the marvels the Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only***** hotel has to offer! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Barcelo, Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity, Cancelon, Hotwire, HotelsforEveryone, Cheap Tickets and getaroom.com so you can book your Barcelo Bavaro Beach - Adults Only reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Barcelo Bavaro Beach Hotel
Barcelo Bavaro Punta Cana
Barcelo Bavaro Beach Punta Cana
Bavaro Beach Hotel
Bavaro Beach Resort
Barcelo Punta Cana Resort
Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort Punta Cana

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing