Extra Value: Includes up to $1000 in Resort Discounts (booking dates, travel dates, duration, and usage restrictions apply).
Golf: One Free greens fee Free. (Subject to availability; restrictions apply)
Apple Vacations Exceptional Values - valid now through 2020!
Receive an additional $200 in resort discounts per stay, in-room bottle of rum, tequila, or wine for Premium Level or Royal Level accommodations, personalized welcome letter on behalf of the GM, an exclusive cocktail party with the GM once per week, a rum or tequila tasting night once per week, and a room closest to the beach. Based on availability.
LocationPunta Cana - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating22173 reviews
Very excellent entertainment staff. We had lots of fun during the dance competition. The bar staff was amazing and very friendly. We will definetely be coming back. -Angel & Rose. Entertainment Staff Engember Gomez, Joan Sineis,Malvin Valdez, Bar CoCo Hector Ramos,Robinson Duran,Robert Capechano, Luz D.Suarez,Norberto Almonte,Tomasa De La Paz
We just returned from the Barcelo Bavaro Palace and we had a fantastic time! All of the staff was wonderful and accommodating! I'd like to personally Lucia at the front desk and Anyelo at the sports bar for everything they did to make our stay so nice! We loved it so much that we extended our stay by one more day! Rooms were average, but we didn't spend much time there. On the last day we changed rooms (since we extended the stay) to one that had a hot tub on the patio area and it was a nice upgrade. The palace is huge, but never felt crowded and there was always beach and pool chairs available when we went out. The watersports are about what you can expect at a standard resort we did the speedboat, snorkeling and raft and had a great time. The buffet was just for breakfast and lunch, nothing special but easy to find something you like. They have a good selection of restaurants as well. Definitely will be back!
Check-in was fast and efficient. This is a very large resort with many rooms! We loved the bracelet/room-key system. Thanks to the customer service team who were very helpful and polite throughout our stay. Our room was perfect for our needs, Housekeeping was quick and efficient, room fridge refilled daily. Loved the hot tub on the balcony! Beach is beautiful. Plenty of chairs, lots of palm tree shade available. Water is shallow enough for kids to frolic safely. The 2 main pools were large and never felt crowded. The Barcy pool was a late discovery on our trip and our kids loved it! Buffet restaurant served very good food. Everyone in family was able to find multiple things they loved every meal. A la carte restaurants were fun with great service. Loved the 24 hr snack bar with sports on TV. This resort is massive and beautiful. Everything is well cared for well maintained. There is a lot of thought put into using resources efficiently and reducing waste. Public areas were always spotless. We only attended 2 of the shows which were ok, but found they started very late. Very few negatives: Mosquitoes were present at night. Staff made it obvious they were hoping for tips. The main pool bars service was slow and occasionally rude with or without tipping! Overall this is one of the better all-inclusive I have ever been to, and it will make our list of places to return to in the future!
Our Time with Barcelo
Some things are exceptional, some things are less so. The buildings and rooms with jacuzzis are exceptional. The amount of staff of site is appropriate and the views created around the pools and beach are fantastic. The golf course is excellent - you’ll pay $75USD if you’ve brought your bag and balls. The overall service and quality of buffets seems less than 5-star. No wifi included - $45USD per device for the week. Barcelo seems to be trying to squeeze you for extra rather than having it included in your “all-inclusive 5-star” trip. Buardilio Villa with guest services was able to help us get our dinner reservations and golf all setup! Thanks for the big help arranging rides and getting us all organized!
Despite us having the premium level, we didn't see any difference in the treatment offered towards us. The quality of the drinks served in the common area is really low-quality . We would've liked to have some options of food between lunch and dinner. The whole afternoon spent after lunch could be summarized in us having to scavenge something to eat.
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