4.5
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

Located in La Altagracia (Bavaro), Iberostar Bávaro Suites – All Inclusive is convenient to White Sands Golf Course and Iberostar Golf Course. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Cocotal Golf and Country Club and Punta Blanca Golf Course.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 598 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. When the sun is out, a round of golf or a day at the private beach are two great options for taking advantage of the fine weather. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 6 restaurants and 3 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 4 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Planning an event in La Altagracia? This resort has 3700 square feet (333 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Iberostar Bávaro Suites – All Inclusive
Carretera Arena Gorda - Playa Bavaro
Punta Cana, 23000 Dominican Republic

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 11485 Reviews
10th Family Vaca at the Iberostar Selection Bavaro
bennetttrip

We would like to say we love this resort. My kids are growing up visiting this resort and will have memories for life. We have so many friends and some we consider family that work here. Just to mention a few but there are many more...Mariel, Marquito, Virginia(buffet), Manuel, Roslinda(bar), The Franklin's (bar and manager)(there are two of them), Elaina (room 1257 maid). For people that haven't been to this resort it is hard to explain but we are just so happy to have this place to go to and feel so comfortable.

We love you all, thanks so much for another great week!

Love,
The Bennett Family

Gorgeous
oscabbie

So, this place is just beautiful. Booked at less than 3 weeks notice from the UK for a fantastic price based purely on the iberostar reputation (have visited Cancun and Rose Hall Suites preciously).
Check-in was fast and easy with Jose and always the most nervous part of my holiday experience as I am PICKY when it comes to rooms. The words ‘we have given you a free upgrade to one of our Suites in a superior location close to the beach and the pools’ made the tension disappear immediately. Welcome drinks were brought to us and the only silly disappointment was that because the reception area is completely open to the wonderful outdoors, the intoxicating iberostar scent did not engulf as we arrived is as it does in other properties (if you know; you’ll understand this!????) Once the paperwork was complete, we grabbed a few photos with the resident flamingoes before being transported via golf cart to villa 27, room 1274.
The room was tired (dusty fixtures in some areas and aged lamps) but completely and utterly acceptable, comfortable and otherwise clean. We expected this in light of the fact it is being refurbished imminently.
After tipping the staff member who lugged all of our cases up to the first floor (which believe me, tipping should be an integral part of your stay! It is not expected but always appreciated) I ventured to the balcony for the all important view. Wow. We had a full view of the pool area of the Grand next door (which I cannot imagine what those guests pay extra for!) and looking to the left; there was the breathtaking beach and ocean. I was completely sold there and then!!
We showered and headed straight to the main buffet. Yes, it is a walk but for any able-bodies person, it is a joy. Palm trees, orchid garden, ample wildlife all en route. We adore iberostar buffets and we’re not disappointed. Seated right next to the water and flamingoes by the amazing Yanilda who went on to care for us twice a day every day during our stay. The staff are second to none. The main reason I choose iberostar again and again is the certainty that we do not have to worry about food hygiene. The buffet was all we remembered and hoped for and never struggled once during our entire stay to have a more than satisfying meal.
Exhausted, we headed back to the room to enjoy the amazingly comfortable beds and pillows! Air con was a little noisy but did the job and didn’t interfere with our rest. (There is also a nightly turndown service where a staff member brings clean towels, toiletries and chocolates for you :))
First morning we were up early due to the time difference and headed for the pools which is what it is all about for us. We bagged loungers beneath the Uva tree between the kids play pool and main pool. These seats are in the sun until 10am and are then ones of only a few that have shade in the heat of the afternoon! The pools are just phenomenal! A deep one, shallow, sports, pool bar area and most importantly an ENORMOUS jacuzzi pool. We pretty much lived there for our entire stay. Immaculately clean and perfectly warm.
Poolside toilets are kept immaculately clean which is a God send. Please thank these ladies with a word and a note!
My daughter had her hair braided by the spa staff close to the pool for an excellent price and the charge was added to our room. We continued to use the same loungers for the duration of our stay but were probably fortunate due to us being early risers and the time difference from home that we got there straight after our early buffet breakfast before anyone else did.
Compared to the other iberostar resorts we have stayed at, the spirits used at the pool/side bars are VERY weak. It took us a few days to realise that you need to request the top shelf brands if you want them. They are given without question when asked but not if you don’t. If you’ve never had an iberostar Adelita; you must!!!
The concierge who met us at check-in took our requests for Italian, Mexican and steakhouse restaurants and told us to go back the next day for our times. He asked if there was a special occasion during our visit and we told him it was our daughters 13th birthday but nothing was followed up and she didn’t receive a treat for it. When we returned the next day for our timings for the restaurants we were hit with the very hard sell to attend the ‘talk’ to upgrade to their prestige package. I am a confident person but even I was tested in resisting his badgering.
In terms of the restaurants we booked; steakhouse and Italian were satisfactory and I just really didn’t like the Mexican. Not my palate and the menus were sticky... we much preferred the buffet each night!
The staff were faultless in every area throughout our ten day stay. The grounds are beautiful. The beach is AMAZING with plenty of loungers. Be sure to watch the pelicans dive for their food in the ocean ❤️
We are not big on evening shows but happily took a comfortable seat in the reception area for a drink or two most nights and the Lion King and Michael Jackson shows even drew me in and were captivating!
Be sure to enjoy the ice cream stand which is pool side... mouthwatering!
Catch a sunrise on the beach or you will seriously be missing out ????
Golf carts are whizzing around the resort at all times and don’t be afraid to flag them down if you would like a ride; especially if you are heading to restaurants next door. While we are talking of next door, all I can say is that while perfectly good, I’m so glad we chose the suites/selection instead of Dominicana or Punta Cana. Just much more fantastic.
There are a row of shops between selection and the hotels next door but be prepared to barter and dodge the hard-sell from some. Personally, we preferred the Star Market near main reception.
Now, the only negatives. We have visited the Caribbean many times and this resort felt more Spanish and would really benefit from some Caribbean music around the pool to put you in the mood whilst sipping a Pina Colada!
Now I need to make this perfectly clear. I do not believe for one instant that the food hygiene was in any way to blame but we really did suffer with toilet troubles. No sickness. No feeling unwell. Just toilet troubles. Nearly every day. I know that this was not food related at all due to the food combinations we all ate where we had eaten the same things but some of us were ill while others were not and I have TOTAL confidence in the food prep at this resort. For the same reasons we KNOW it was not the water served on any of the restaurants. Eventually we pinned it down to the nasty Dasani mineral water in the mini bars in the rooms. We know this because my daughter is the only one not to have touched it and was the only one of us not to be ill at all during our stay. It was vile and tasted of bleach. Please Iberostar, choose a different brand! Whilst on the subject of the mini bar, Luis was the chap who restocked ours and all was good until he took his three days off and we were never restocked again. This was no issue though because once we realised the issue we were having with the Dasani (if you’re interested, just google what it actually contains!!) we simply emptied the bottles in our rooms every day and filled them at the water stations that are freely available at all the restaurant areas and took them back to our rooms.
Last but not least, I was slightly horrified to see the truck that drives around resort each evening bellowing clouds of pesticide out. Thank you but given the choice I would rather have mozzies!
That said, the pros more than definitely outweigh the cons and anyone visiting will have a fantastic stay xxxxx

Beautiful resort with a welcoming atmosphere
AliciaLClark

This property is beautiful, and the staff are absolutely wonderful. Benedicta and Samuel in guest services were so helpful and welcoming, and our housekeeper Margarita was delightfully helpful and so friendly.

The bartenders at the swim up bar were both amazing, and they made our time at the bar so much fun, though I forgot to get their names.

The nightly shows were, for the most part, really fun. The tropical show our first night wasn't great, and we left halfway through. However, in the Circle of Life show the woman playing Rafiiki stole the whole show. Her voice and performance are incredible and she deserves to be on a much bigger stage. The Queen tribute show was so much fun, and the band was incredible, especially the man playing Freddie Mercury. His voice and mannerisms were fantastic.

The food in the restaurants was overall really good. Los Haitises was definitely the better buffet, and out of La Coupole, La Dorada, and Il Forno, our favorite restaurant was Il Forno, though all 3 were good.

Really my only complaints are regarding the room service and the app. We were told that room service is 24 hours and was included in the all inclusive, but ordering it was impossible. We came back from the night club late at night and were hungry, so we figured we would order some food. The app was glitching and not letting us order, and the phone rang for several minutes without anyone picking up. We reported this issue to the e-concierge through the app, but never received a response.