Everything we expected! The whole trip was seamless.
Got put onto the 3rd floor of building 1 which was the perfect location. Although the resort was small enough, any building would have been fine. Room quality was fine. Clean, maintained, and with a lovely view of the pool and ocean. We got 2 double beds and they were a little small, so we each slept in one instead of sharing, but that was no big deal.
The pool was populated but not overcrowded. We were able to get loungers when we wanted them. The beach is huge and absolutely beautiful with lots of space and loungers. There are lots of trees on the beach so both shade and sun could be found, depending on what you wanted. No service on the beach but the bar is very nearby if needed.
Staff were friendly and helpful. Many were not great with english but communicating was still possible.
Drinks were good, often strong, but thats better than weak I guess. The food was good. It was not amazing by any means, but we definitely ate well and didn't go hungry. We only ate in the buffets. We didn't have a watch so worried about making an a-la-carte on time, but the buffets were perfectly good. Always lots of choices and new stuff to try, and I was only unpleasantly surprised once.
The overall resort atmosphere was relaxing, without a lot of rowdyness. Everything was maintained and clean. We ventured to the main resort (kids part) a few times for food, the disco, and the gym. All were excellent. Its not a far walk, or they have the train that runs frequently.
We didn't do any resort excursions, although if you go the the left of the resort (when facing the water on the beach) and find el gringo, he's an ex-pat Canadian who provides water excursions for a way cheaper price than the resort and you can trust him.
Overall a perfect vacation and exactly what we wanted! Would definitely go back!
- 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
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- 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