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Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro Adults Only – All inclusive in La Altagracia (Bavaro), you’ll be convenient to Iberostar Golf Course and Punta Blanca Golf Course. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of White Sands Golf Course and Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 273 air-conditioned rooms featuring MP3 docking stations and minibars. Your bed comes with down comforters, and all rooms are furnished with sofa beds. Rooms have private balconies. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature jetted bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You can get some exercise with a round of golf or enjoy a lazy day at the private beach. This resort also features concierge services, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.

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.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro Adults Only – All inclusive
Carretera Arena Gorda, Playa Bavaro
Punta Cana, 23000 Dominican Republic

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 12094 Reviews
Wonderful ten year anniversary trip
Reviewed 9 hours ago

Where to begin?
My Wife and I just got back from staying at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro for our tenth anniversary. Our stay was seven nights starting on the 18th through the 25th.
From the minute we stepped off of our shuttle at the front of the resort we were blown away by the staff's commitment to go above and beyond to take care of every need that we could possible have. The bellhop Raphael handed us cool damp washcloths the minute we stepped out of the shuttle and then preceded to load our luggage on to a cart for us. We were then directed to the front desk were we were greeted with a freshly made watermelon soda drink. We then met one of our two assigned butlers Mr. Denny, who was phenomenal. Denny took the time to explain the entire resort and campus to us as well as set up our dinner reservations. Our second butler was Boom Boom who was equally as amazing as Denny. The two of them worked together to make our vacation as relaxing and as special as could be dreamed of. They even made arrangements to have the maid Yalaira place flowers on our table in the room, and make a special decoration of rose petals leading to a bubble bath, and a petal arrangement on our bed congratulating us on 10 years. The maid Yalaira each day decorated our room a little differently with a variation of towel art and local flower petals, every day she made our room beautiful.

The Concierges Victor, Yolman and Jansel were always available throughout the day with a warm smile and helpful suggestions of things to do and try within the resort and they always made us feel like family.

In the mornings we would go to the lobby bar and Martha and Diana would great us with smiles and ask us how are day started, then Diana would make my wife and I each an iced coffee and decorate it with a variation of coffee beans and cinnamon. In the evenings Bruno was behind the bar mixing drinks, and was always smiling and even danced around to the lobby music as he mixed and served drinks.

As far as entertainment staff went there was four people that made it possible. Mini-me, who I don't think ever runs out of energy, would pull my wife to the side and dance with her every time we saw him.
There was Ariela who was very friendly and taught my wife and I a lot about the local culture. Then you had Excelente' whose name speaks for itself, every time we saw him he told us he was having the best day of his life and I truly believe most days he was, you could tell he is a man who loves his job, loves people, and loves helping people to have a great time and relax. Then there was Ruth who we will always have a special place in our hearts. The second night we were there we met Ruth who insisted that I get up and dance with my wife, she would not take no for an answer. Over the course of the week we learned so much from Ruth. She was the person we looked forward to seeing the most each day, and she made us feel like family. She treated us like we were a long lost friend who she hadn't seen in years.

In all I can't express enough how wonderful the staff were and how amazing our stay was. I don't know when I will be able to return again but I truly feel that when we do it will be like coming home after a long week of work. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a vacation in the Caribbean that they stay at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro you will not have a single regret or disappointment there.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND Iberostar Grand Bavaro!!!! Best vacation ever!!!
Reviewed 10 hours ago

My wife and I just came back from vacationing in the Dominican Republic and staying at the 'Iberostar Grand Bavaro' from June 15 to June 22. It was one of the best vacations we have ever been on. It was our first time at this hotel and it was amazing from beginning to end. We were unsure whether to even go on this trip considering what is going on in the Dominican Republic with people dying and getting sick. REST ASSURED that this hotel is extremely safe with no issues at all. One of the reasons we ended up going was because this hotel was never mentioned in the news and has had Stellar reviews! We drank from the bars (pool bar, indoor bars) and my wife and I have had no issues! The entire staff is great as they go above and beyond for everyone staying there. We especially want to recognize the following staff members: our Butler Dewal who attended to our every need regarding our room, Star friends Armando & Mini-Me who made us feel so welcome and included with the different sports and activities there, Restaurant Hostess Irbania who always has a smile on her face and is ready to greet you and Say Goodbye at every restaurant. The shows each evening were amazing. We attended all the shows and the performers were fantastic. The ocean is wonderful, calm and peaceful. The grounds of the entire Hotel are perfect. The food is superb! The golf course on the hotel grounds is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Highly Highly recommend staying here!

Don’t walk, run to this resort! Amazing 40th bday celebration spent with friends!
Reviewed 2 days ago

I am on the last day of my stay and don’t want to leave paradise! This is my very first all-inclusive experience, and I could not have picked a better place to introduce me to this world.

First of all, the grounds are IMMACULATE. Like, not one blade of grass is out of place. Everyday the staff is cleaning and tending to the entire property, and this tells you how much they value the appearance of the property.

Second of all, I don’t have anything to compare to but cruises, but the food is outstanding. The Japanese and Surf and Turf restaurants are a must. And I also love that you can change it up anytime and eat at the buffet if you don’t want to get dressed up. There are plenty of options to meet your needs.

Third, the drinks were spectacular! Please, please, PLEASE do not believe the hype about some mysterious poison being in drinks or them not being safe, etc. That is simply NOT TRUE. All of the water is either in a bottle (Dasani) or filtered, including the ice. We drank at all the bars and never had any problem.

Fourth, THE STAFF....where do I even begin? The staff is bar none the best, nicest, most fun, attentive staff I’ve ever encountered BAR NONE. My butlers Jimmy and Luis made sure to explain everything to us about the room and service and attended to any need we had. The outdoor grill cooks by the pool Manuel and Jose took care of us everyday with delicious burgers and steaks cooked to order. The pool bar staff of Ery, Tobias, Carlos and Alexis was awesome!! So fun and always making the best drinks and taking care to bring us plenty of drinks and bottles of cold water whether we were in the pool or in our cabana. And the Entertainment Staff was the ABSOLUTE BEST! Armando, Ariela, Mini Me, Baby Face, Yo Cari B and Excellente spent all day and night leading activities all over the resort and making sure everyone was having a great time. I loved them all!

If I have any constructive criticism it would be around some of the coupons/promotions offered by the resort. I booked my trip through Delta Vacations, which I highly recommend as it was a very easy experience. As a part of my booking I received $800 in resort coupons. I had no idea how these worked because I’ve never stayed at an all-inclusive before, but it was also not explained to me, and I thought this meant I had $800 to spend how I chose. It wasn’t until after I spent $400 at the spa that I was told that they were actual coupons that I had to get from concierge and that they couldn’t be combined and used on anything I wanted. They all had specific amounts to be used on specific things. I was surprised to find that basically all of these coupons entailed you having to spend money to get any discounts, i.e, $30 off champagne and wine when you spend $100 or more or $30 off at Starmarket when you spend $100 or more. I would personally rather be given less coupons and have them actually be worth a certain percentage off without having to spend more money. There was also apparently a promotion in which if you stayed for 7 days you get 2 free rounds of golf. We were not told about this promotion and did not know about it until the next to last day of our stay when we heard it from some other guests, and by then it was too late for us to take advantage of it. The biggest thing I would say is to make sure to ask the front desk to fully explain the resort coupons and any applicable promotions before you head up to the room on the first day so you can make sure to take full advantage of all you paid for when booking your trip.

But even with that criticism, it still didn’t take away from the 5 stars and the great feedback. All of the good things about this resort and the staff made up for the little hiccup with the coupons and the promotion. I would still HIGHLY recommend this resort, and do not even hesitate to come to this beautiful country. I will certainly he back!

WHAT A BLAST!!!
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an awesome time we had! Went from 6/20/19 to 6/24/19 for my sister in law wedding. Our butler Justo was the man!!! Guy was on point and just a good dude. Don't worry about the poisoning....we drink like fishes (mini bar too) and nothing. Fuffet at night was our favorite place to eat due to the selection of food and NOT having to have slacks/dress shoes on. Place seems to want to get you to bed around 10pm, but we like to drink so we went to the boat......THE UNDERGROUND PART. Not many old folks down there, just people our age 25-40 and music. Silvestri is our buddy. Hooked us up every night with delicious drinks and all.
We saw a play the 1st night and it was lame. Its more for the senior crowd. Went to the casino one night around 230am and it was a morgue. Its offsite, but meh.
The pool mini bar is where to be during the day. Hang in the pool and get ripped drunk. We didn't go there for fine dining, my wife & I like to drink and we got hammered and had a blast for 4 days straight. hotel is spotless clean everywhere. Never went out of the country or all inclusive ever.....but after this experience, that's all I want to do. Will stick with the Iberostar brand.......just wish I could always have Justo & Silvestri hanging out with us. PLEASE......tell those guys they were awesome. Greetings from Miami :)
-Ricky

We LOVED our time at Iberostar Grand Bavaro
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first time in the DR and at an all-inclusive and we were VERY impressed. The staff at the Grand is very much on point - especially Verenice our butler, MiniMea around the pool and Ery at the poolside bar. The food was solid, with attentive waitstaff. We dined at the Surf & Turf restaurant and the Italian - and really enjoyed our experience at both. Our room was perfectly clean every day, with bottles of champagne, a stocked mini bar, and even a hot bath drawn one night.