Punta Cana

IBEROSTAR Grand Bavaro


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Iberostar's Grand Collection: For those seeking the most luxurious of experiences, Iberostar presents Iberostar Grand Bávaro. Located on stunning Playa Bavaro in Punta Cana, just 30 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, youll find an exclusive resort filled with swaying palm trees and every pleasure imaginable. Reserved exclusively for adults, Iberostar Grand Bávaro has been created with one thing in mind-your ultimate pleasure. From personalized butler service and spacious, elegant suites complete with a pillow menu, to a relaxing, two-story ocean front, world class spa, and gourmet dining, everything here is created to spoil and pamper like never before. Guests staying here will also enjoy access to all 3 Iberostar sister properties and their amenities, located in the Bávaro Beach Complex, making this an excellent option for Destination Weddings.

The Greco-Roman style with wooden decks throughout the hotel and a replica of the Spanish Galleon as a music bar are nothing short of spectacular. At Iberostar Grand Bávaro, the reality surpasses the dream. Bathed by the waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Iberostar Grand Bávaro is an elegant hotel, designed for those seeking luxury vacations or a memorable celebration. Here, the words splendor, attentiveness, relaxation, spa, suite, gastronomy, sports, and comfort take on a whole new meaning. You're sure to be spoiled by the "Grand Star Service" with butlers at your beck and call, as well as personal concierge service.

The on-site 18-hole P.B. Dye Golf Course provides a great game for the golf enthusiast. A two-story oceanfront spa (fee) provides the perfect place for pampering.

Five bars and lounges serve premium liquors, wines, and domestic and international beer. Enjoy unlimited fine dining at five specialty restaurants, in addition to two abundant buffets and a poolside grill. Soak up the sun at three pools including an activity pool and lake pool.

The watersports center offers aqua adventures, glass bottom boat rides, and scuba doo, which is almost like having your own little personal submarine to explore the wonderful marine life underneath.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Located right at the most beautiful white-sand beach of Bavaro, in South Eastern Dominican Republic.Only 35 minutes away from Punta Cana International Airport.
Address:
PUNTA CANA


DR
Local Phone: 809-221-6500
Fax: 1-809-468-6186
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Concierge
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Casino Onsite
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
Features a lake and activities pool.
Golf: ON-SITE
Holes: 18
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Wifi available in the lobby and an internet center all free of charge Beach: On the beautiful white-sand beach of Bavaro.
Year Opened: 2008 Credit Cards:
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Adults only hotel. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults per room.
ROOM TYPES
OCEAN FRONT SUITE
Private balcony with oceanfront view. 24-hour gourmet room service, concierge, and butler service. Fine European bed linens and luxurious amenities with pillow menu, bathrobes, slippers, and aromatherapy turndown service. Complimentary WiFi. Whirlpool tub
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW SUITE
Suite with two double beds or one king. Private balcony with ocean view. Fine European bed linens. Slippers, daily aromatherapy, and turndown service. Free access to wet area in spa. Complimentary WiFi. Whirlpool tub.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SWIM OUT SUITE
Two double beds or one king. Private Jacuzzi and swim-out pool. Minibar with premium liquors. Free access to spa's wet areas. Free WiFi. Concierge with personal service. 20% off spa treatments. Pillow menu. Whirlpool tub.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
GARDEN LAKE VIEW SUITE
Suite with two double beds or one king bed. Private balcony offers garden or lake view. Fine European bed linens and luxurious amenities with pillow menu, bathrobes, slippers, and aromatherapy turndown service. Complimentary WiFi. Whirlpool tub for two.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE
One kig bed or two double beds. Private balcony or terrace with beautiful garden view. Luxurious amenities with pillow menu, bathrobes, slippers, and daily aroma therapy turndown service. Complimentary WiFi. Whirlpool tub for two.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Free access to Spa Sensations wet area.
DINING
IBEROSTAR Grand Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 7 Restaurants at IBEROSTAR Grand Bavaro:
La Tentazione - A la carte Italian restaurant. Open for dinner.
El Galeon - Surf & Turf served a la carte.
Le Tourbillon - Gourmet dining with a magnificent a la carte menu.
Hashira - Asian cuisine served a la carte, and show cooking at the teppanyaki table.
Mediterraneo - A la carte restaurant serving Mediterranean specialties in an elegant atmosphere.
Bella Vista - 5-Star Buffet with made-to-order specialty dishes.
Casa de la Playa - Eclectic menu of Mediterranean fusion served a la carte.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Wide range of classes including Yoga, Tai Chi, spinning, tennis, sailing, windsurfing & dance.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Theater with evening shows. Live music, disco and casino.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
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2122 Recommend
2122 past Apple Vacationers would recommend IBEROSTAR Grand Bavaro to their friends and family



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Excellent Stay at Iberostar Grand Bavaro
LISA K.
Jan 25 2018
This was our third stay at this resort and I don't know how but it was even more wonderful than before (and we were 100% pleased previously). Our only hiccup was I had asked my travel agent to book an Oceanview Suite but he booked a regular Suite. We were looking out over the Bavaro Suites which next door and at first we were very disappointed. But came to realize that it was extremely quiet, close to the pools and beach. Going forward I will request a similar room.
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ANNE H.
Jan 02 2018
I became very ill after dining at the resort; I was sick the entire vacation. My husband became ill as well after five days. We are still trying to recover from the intestinal issues. Very disappointed in the food quality and the restaurants at the resort. Expected better.
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Great Vacation
THOMAS B.
Dec 26 2017
This was the third Iberostar Grand that we have stayed in. The rooms were much smaller than in Jamaica and Mexico but the resort itself was awesome. The beach was the best of the 3 and the pools were very nice. Our butlers, Starling and Melvin, were great. Very attentive but not overbearing by any means. Whenever we needed them, we were able to find them and they got what we needed in a timely manner. The staff at the restaurants were great - especially Bily at the buffet. By far the best waiter we have ever had. Overall, it was a great vacation and a resort I would highly recommend!
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Wonderful honeymoon!
KATELYN D.
Dec 13 2017
We loved nearly everything about the Iberostar Grand! Our room was absolutely stunning, as was the view from our private balcony. We were greeted with cool towels and cold drinks while we checked in – setting the perfect tone for our honeymoon. Our butlers, William and Boom Boom were great! They stocked our mini bar with my husband’s preferred beer choices. They also made reservations at the restaurants for us; our favorites were the Japanese and the Surf & Turf. The breakfast buffet and omelets were great! The rest of the food (specifically the Italian restaurant) was a huge let down, given this is an all-inclusive resort. The staff was incredibly nice, accommodating, and genuinely happy to help guests. If the food were better, I would highly recommend this resort.
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Less than what I expected
DIANNE L.
Dec 07 2017
Overall cleanliness was excellent. For the most part, all of the staff were courteous and helpful. The room was comfortable and clean. Regarding the food, and I am not a picky eater, but there were very few meat choices for us having a traditional healthy American diet. The food choices for buffet were mostly catered to Europeans. Huge disappointment for us with food choices. Also, unless you are a repeat or in the Iberostar Club and you want to eat at one of restaurants at the resort, be prepared to wait at your table forever. The service in the restaurants is catered to repeat guests and club members. Everyone else gets disregarded, so much so, that we witness time and again couple getting up and leaving. Seriously.
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Best vacation ever!
KAREN O.
Dec 06 2017
I would highly recommend this all inclusive resort. We were greeted by friendly and efficient staff upon arrival. The stay could not have been better. From the friendly staff, the delicious food, the beach and pool area were all spectacular. I would highly recommend for a totally relaxing vacation. Apple vacations answered all my questions and guided me through the process without difficulty. Can't wait to go back :)
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DAVID W.
Nov 19 2017
I have 2 concerns with this hotel. First is the saving of the pool chairs. Many are saved by 7:00 a.m. Many people are saving covered cabana's as well as chairs in the sun. The hotel needs to assign someone to watch the chairs and clear them when vacated. The other concern is the restaurants. We arrived on Thursday and could not get reservations until Saturday. Even then the only reservations we could get the next 3 nights were at 9:00 p.m. That's a little late for me. We've been to this resort about 6 times now. I really like it but will likely try another resort on my next Punta Cana trip due to these concerns.
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Best resort
DANE K.
Aug 14 2017
I would recommend this hotel to anyone! If you want an experience where you don't have to lift a finger and want to have a worry free vacation, then this is the hotel/resort for you. The staff is beyond amazing. Everyone greets you with a smile and hello, the food is phenomenal and unlimited drinks wherever you are on the resort, and the staff will help you with any questions or concerns you have. I can't say enough good things about this resort, and it is absolutely beautiful. Every day we continued to be blown away by the beauty of the resort. Also, our butler Luis was great. He made our stay fabulous and made us feel completely welcome and comfortable even though we'd never been out of the country before. We definitely plan on coming back as soon as we can. Loved this resort!
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Quality of resort has declined
NANCY B.
Jun 25 2017
Just spent 7 days at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro. We have stayed at many all inclusives in Mexico, Jamaica, Bahamas, Republica Dominica. We stayed at this resort 4 years ago and I rated the resort very high. Since that time, the quality of the resort has declined. Pros: 1. General quality of the employees remains high. Willing to help, but sometimes difficult to get folks to understand English. 2. The grounds are well maintained. 3. The beach is wonderful. Crystal blue water and seaweed is cleaned daily. Cons: 1. The quality of the food has significantly declined. Food is very salty and either under or over cooked. The theme restaurants are worse than the buffet. Gourmet Restaurant - wife had filet and said it was great. I had the lamb and it was not edible. Japanese Restaurant - don't expect any show, most food cooked at grill behind the tables. Italian Restaurant - we both had what they call lasagna, just ground beef covered with loads of cheddar cheese, no noodles or ricotta, was very greasy. Surf and Turf - had lobster and ribeye and were OK, but a little tuff. I do understand we all have different tastes, but this is compared to other all inclusive resorts and to this resort just 4 years ago. 2. Pool was really in bad shape. Tiles missing, adhesive in gaps, odd tiles added to some missing spots. 3. Friends team must have been under a lot of pressure to many times daily to ask if anything was wrong. I tried to respond honestly one day, but then get into a long discussion of the issue, not what I wanted to be doing on my vacation. 4. Wife and myself both got sick about the 3rd day. Did not leave the resort or drink the water, even though they say it is ok. Not sure what we ate to cause our illness, but had to be from the resort. 5. Rooms are in need of updating. Really telling their age. Items broken. Maids however did a great job of cleaning and towel art. 6. Had some personal juice we brought from home stolen from the fridge. We were extremely disappointed to return to a resort that we had previously highly rated. Sad to say, but we will not be returning to the resort. We love the Iberostar Grand Collection, but this resort does not live up to those standards.
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Perfect Vacation
LORI R.
Jun 22 2017
The hotel well exceeded my expectations. From the check in to the day we left the hotel staff could not have been nicer and more attentive. We had some food allergy issues and our chef Altagracia made sure she was at every meal to attend to us and make sure we had food that we could eat. Our butlers Rafael and Jose were amazing in helping us with dinner reservations and to make sure we had everything we needed. The beach and pool area were both very lovely and the pool and beach servie were also amazing. Overall it was a great vacation and would do it again without in a minute!!
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Overall good experience, but some opportunities for improvement.
KIMBERLY F.
May 25 2017
The hotel was very clean. Pool was very nice. Beach area very nice. Plenty of beach chairs, despite the fact people came early to save seats and did not use them. My biggest complaint about the hotel was flies all over the food, even the indoor restaurants. Nothing you can do about the flies in the outdoor restaurant by the pool, but the indoor restaurants should have some kind of bug zappers by the door. I had 2 flies die in my cup of hot tea one morning. Looked like a mass suicide attempt. I kept my plate covered with a napkin to prevent flies from landing on the plate. The restaurant reservation system could be improved. People make reservations, then do not keep them, which leaves others locked out and empty tables. The food was very good, and lots of variety, but not true 5 star (in my opinion), but if you go hungry, it is definitely YOUR OWN fault.
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Above Expectations
Mike G, Maryland
Wed May 09 01:29:26 EDT 2018
Enjoyed a wonderful 7-night stay with wife who had her birthday on our check-in date in May 2018. Ate all 7 evenings at the buffet which did not fail in terms of variety and quality. I would like to single out the following staff members who went beyond my expectations: Braulio and Mayerlix at the pool bar. Maria, Jenesis, Genesis, Miguel, and Ricardo from the entertainment staff.

Grand is the Word!
kim2lore1, Wilmington, North Carolina
Tue May 08 09:37:51 EDT 2018
Six nights in an Ocean-view room at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro. My wife and I came away with the same feeling - "amazing" and we will return. Service by all staff was exceptional, cleanliness above reproach, entertainment wonderful , exceptional beach facility and amazing food at all theme restaurants and buffets. Only negative was the requirement to secure a lounge chair at the pool or beach very early in morning, then see those reserved unused throughout the day. We have already recommended the Grand to our friends as a must-stay vacation.

Amazing place!
Antonio Arturo S, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Mon May 07 13:25:59 EDT 2018
Ibero Grand it's a wonderful one and welcoming place is much more than what you can expect from a resort. the rooms and common areas are incredible, we are very grateful for the great service that your staff offers us. I recommend it to everyone.

Amazing couples getaway!!
13Candiceb2018, Blanc-Sablon, Canada
Mon May 07 06:26:57 EDT 2018
My husband and I stayed at the Grand Hotel Bavaro end of April 2018 for 5 nights, definately not long enough. We stayed 2 nights in the garden view room which was lovely, and then moved to the swim up suite which was awesome. However view wise I would recommend the ocean view.The hotel is absolutely beautiful, from the lobby to the rooms. The grounds, the beach, the a la carte restaurants are delicious! The staff is wonderful, the maids, butlers, front desk, bars, restaurants, service on the beach, pool....everywhere!! They work so hard and are wonderful at what they do. Very well dressed and good looking I might add;) Our butlers Alejandro and Silvestre were the best! Elizabeth at the desk in the lobby was so sweet and nice to talk to. Tobias was my lovely beach server, my new found love for pina coladas. We had a couples massage at the Spa which was lovely, so relaxing and beautiful. I am so glad we chose this hotel, I am recommending it to friends and we will be back!

Awesome Romantic Getaway!
Courtney G,
Mon May 07 03:50:41 EDT 2018
This place is amazing! So classy and so beautiful. This is definitely the place to stay at if you’re going to Punta Cana area. There was all the other places....and then there was this place. Wow! Better than I had imagined it would be. Everybody was so helpful and nice! Especially our butlers Silvestre and Melvin. Willing to do anything for us at any time- no questions asked! Loved those guys. It is not a big party resort- it’s more on the chill and quiet side which we liked. Also the food is good, but not anything super spectacular. The beach is so clean and well kept. Water is amazing!!! Overall, we had a fantastic time!



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