Overview

The all-inclusive Barcelo Bavaro Palace sits on Bavaro Beach in the Dominican Republic's Punta Cana region. This large property boasts direct access to the white sandy beach and its extensive facilities include a high-end spa, an 18-hole golf course, a shopping centre, a casino, an escape room and 11 restaurants. There’s also a wealth of family-friendly facilities, such as a water park, mini-golf course, kids’ club and dedicated pool for children.

Bavaro Beach Palace lies on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, along one of the island’s finest beaches. A coral reef naturally protects its coastline, making these turquoise waters ideal for swimming, snorkelling and various water sports. You can explore the restaurants and bars along the beachfront, which stretches over a mile along the coast, before teeing off on the championship Lakes Golf Course, designed by Pete Dye. The resort even offers train shuttle transportation around its expansive property. Punta Cana International Airport is less than 11 miles from Barcelo Bavaro Palace.

The contemporary rooms and suites are spacious and open onto a private balcony or terrace, many of which include a hot tub with sea views. Most accommodation is huddled in the main resort area, close to the beach, but some rooms are located around the golf course. Families and groups will find more space and privacy in Family Junior Suites or two-storey Family Duplexes, which both include two separate bathrooms. When upgrading to a Premium Level room, you’ll receive additional benefits, such as 24-hour room service, a bottle of rum upon arrival, an upgraded in-room minibar and exclusive access to the Premium Level Lounge, where you can enjoy an express check-in, daily complimentary buffet breakfasts, canapes and drinks.  

Accommodation details

Address:

Carretera Bavaro KM1
Higuey
Dominican Republic
Dominican Rep

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00

Location:

9.4 mi / 15.1 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Total Number of Rooms - 1402

Junior Suite

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or double(s)  Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Ceiling fan, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

Superior

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: King(s) or double(s)  Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Ceiling fan, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

Family

Sleeps 5, Bed Type: King(s), double(s) and sofa bed  Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Ceiling fan, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

Family Duplex

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or double(s)  Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Ceiling fan, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

Family Junior Suite Ocnvw Premium

Sleeps 6, Bed Type: King(s), double(s) and sofa bed  Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Ceiling fan, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

Junior Ocnfnt Premium Level

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or double(s)  Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Ceiling fan, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

General facilities

  • Health club
  • Playground
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Business center
  • Sauna
  • Baby sitting
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Spa
  • Casino
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Exercise gym
  • On-Site parking
  • Hair dryer
  • Nightclub
  • Internet services
  • Tennis court
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Currency exchange
  • 11 Restaurant
  • 4 Pool
  • Aerobics instruction
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • 1 Children's pool
  • 13 Lounges/bars
  • Pool Bar
  • Golf
  • Room service
  • Shop
  • Kids Club
  • Massage services
  • Water sports
  • Elevators
  • Live entertainment
  • Steam bath

Other facilities

The resort’s four swimming pools include a semi-Olympic pool with a swim-up bar and an adult-only pool that’s surrounded by cabanas. There’s also a separate kids’ pool and a wave pool in the The Pirates Island Water Park. Meanwhile, the Barcy Water Park has water slides and waterfalls. You can also head to the beach to sunbathe and swim in crystalline waters, or enjoy a variety of non-motorised water sports, such as snorkelling, kayaking and windsurfing.

The excellent sports facilities include a football pitch, a baseball field, a multi-sports court and a fully equipped fitness centre with separate studios for spinning and yoga. The 18-hole Lakes Barcelo Golf Course is also a major draw for golfers, set within a landscaped mangrove forest with 25 inland lakes. Complimentary green fees are included, although use of a golf cart is compulsory and subject to an additional charge.

Elsewhere, you’ll find a 24-hour casino (for over 18s), an escape room, a theatre and a shopping mall with over 40 shops. The expansive U-spa features an outdoor pool, sauna, stream room, hot tub and hydrotherapy circuit. It’s here that you can indulge in over 100 specialist spa treatments, while admiring spectacular Caribbean Sea views (treatments are available for a supplementary charge).

At the colourful kids’ club, children from 3 to 12 years old can play together in supervised indoor and outdoor areas. There’s a fenced-in playground outside, complete with slides, swings and climbing frames. Inside, there’s a ball pit, various play zones and video game consoles. Teenagers can spend time at dedicated Xzone teen nightclub with mocktails, and spend quality family time at the bowling alley, mini-golf course or theatre with live shows.

Barcelo Bavaro Palace has been recognised for embracing more sustainable practices. This includes a comprehensive recycling programme, motion sensor lighting and wind-powered heat extractors in resort. 

Dining information

The property has 11 restaurants that specialise in different cuisines. The eight a la carte restaurants serve seafood, steak, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, French and Mexican dishes. La Comedie, the French-themed restaurant, is only complimentary for those staying in Premium Level accommodation, but other guests can pay a supplement locally to dine here.

Two buffet-style restaurants serve international and local Caribbean fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s a 24-hour sports bar, where you can order bar snacks and drinks, and a wide choice of beach and pool bars around the property. Reservations are required at all a la carte restaurants. 

Additional information

A casual dress code applies to the casino, nightclub, buffet restaurants, Hoyo 19 Bar and Strikers Bar. This means that you can wear sandals, but beachwear is not permitted. In the a la carte restaurants, the formal dress code requires gentlemen to wear formal shorts or Bermuda shorts, a short or long-sleeved shirt and sandals or shoes.

We strongly recommend that transfers are booked in this destination. Transfers must be booked as additional items, for which separate vouchers will be required.  

In response to COVID-19 there will be thermal temperature screening procedures in place and you will be required to wear a face mask in all public areas. Reservations will be required for restaurants, activities and services including the spa and sports facilities.

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