Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values
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)

The crown jewel of the Barcelo Bavaro Complex welcomes you to the clear, calm waters and sugary beaches of Bavaro Beach (named one of the top ten beaches in the world by National Geographic). The all-inclusive Barcelo Bavaro Palace mega resort features truly unique room categories and superb accommodations and amenities. 

The resort also features the Club House Entertainment District addition designed in a Las Vegas-style promenade with a Caribbean flair. This unique piazza features everything for your pleasure and convenience in one central area. Pamper your palate at one of ten enticing restaurants, with cuisine from around the world to please the most discerning taste. Find the perfect souvenir at the 16 store shopping center. Catch the game at the 24-hour sports bar or go bowling at the bowling alley on-site (additional fees). Then let your inner James Bond out to play at the best 24-hour casino in the Caribbean. 

At the U-Spa you will receive a personalized service in a sophisticated and relaxing environment. The soft candlelight, relaxing background music with sounds of nature, and the sweet scent of incense combine to create an ideal environment for perfect relaxation. 

At Barcelo Bavaro Palace, family is always first, with a full day's activities awaiting your crew. Take the kids to the Barcy's Kids' Club where they will take part in games, movies, arts and crafts, and more. For even more family fun, come and practice your swing on the 18-hole miniature golf course and wake up the golfer inside you! Jump right in to the swimming pool with waves and slides for the more adventurous to enjoy. Do you want even more of a challenge? Discover the fun new combat simulation Laser Tag. Come and beat your opponent with the highest score. 

Do it all, or do nothing at all at the spectacular Barcelo Bavaro Palace.


Punta Cana - Beach
Casa De Campo, Dominican Republic (LRM) : 60 miles
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 15 miles
Punta Causedo-Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic -

Property Information

Year Built: 2010
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 1402


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information* The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced
Advisory *Important information* Motorized water sports are banned by the Dominican Government during holy week.
Advisory *Important information* Motorized water sports are banned by the Dominican Government during holy week.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 20112 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Avoid at all costs! If 0 out of 5 was an option i would choose this.

    Hotel, which has a great beach, great swimming facilities and thats the positives done. The wife and i had a horrible experience at this hotel and i would recommend anyone looking at this hotel, to carry on scrolling and stay elsewhere. Found the staff very rude. Some were nice (these could be counted on one hand). They walk around and speak about you, and they are so obvious doing it. There is a lady at the sports bar who is very aggressive in her tone. The hotel manager in our section was unhelpful and it often felt like we were making things difficult for her so we stopped asking her for anything. I tried to log a call to say the cleaner had forgotten to top up our water bottles, which was fine, but when i asked if the person on the other end spoke english the response was NO! (Twice, and in a rude tone), She then called back and spoke English at which point my partner had left to go get the water ourselves. We then were being harassed by the same person on the phone (in the mornings, at night) and it was the same person who couldn't speak English. The food is the worst i have ever eaten in the whole world (i do not have enough time to review every restaurant) what i can say is, each restaurant makes you feel sick, some smell more than others, and some arent even clean. If the handwash runs out in the toilets, you had to request this and seek it yourself. This hotel felt like it wanted to tick more boxes from a numbers/stats perspective rather than doing simple things well. Its not 5 star, its not a 4 star, its probably a really bad 3 star. I was ill for 4 days and the wife was ill after the first meal. We paid extra so that we can eat at the adults only, and we even went to the hard rock hotel on the basis that we might move. At check out they didn't even ask how our stay was. Which is fine by me because at that point i just wanted to leave. I'm not planning on returning any time soon even if someone comped me a room and i would hate to hear someone i knew stay at the same place.

    Jun 21, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Resort

    My stay was great, had a great time. The resort has very kind and friendly staff. Great facilities, great restaurants and very good entertainment. This time was second stay and would go back again. I always recommend it.

    Jun 21, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The big hotel of punta cana

    I would like to stay in this hotel because no metter your age they have different places to you stay accourding what you like. Everything is good in Barcelo Bavaro Palace we (my couple and i) recomment this hotel 100% and we like to go again.

    Jun 21, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Vacation with Family

    Just returned from my week vacation with a family of 20 people and I loved the resort as well as everyone else in our group. I’m giving it 4 stars because I wish they would have more entertainment at night besides the night show at 10pm and the disco. They could have more interactive shows, couples competitions or comedy shows, and because of this lack of night entertainment I give it 4 stars. However, everything else we found great. The resort is huge, but even though we booked the superior rooms which are by the golf area, it only took us Max 10 min walk from our room to the beach area. If anyone thinks that’s a long walk, they have obviously not walked much in their lives. However, there is a little train that goes all around the resort and passes by around every 10 min. The pools are huge, they never felt crowded and they do a good job at maintaining their cleanliness. The beach as well, at night time there seems to be seaweed accumulated but in the morning the workers clear everything up and you get to enjoy the clean beach. Renting of the non motorized water sports was very simple and did not require advanced reservation which we really liked. The buffet I keep reading reviews on how the food was bland but I have to disagree with them. Everyday they had different options for dinner and I found it to have a good variety. I’m Hispanic so maybe I’m used to their seasoning but I really liked the food. The restaurants at night my favorite was the Japanese. Amazing service and the food was amazing. I also really enjoyed the Spanish restaurant and the Steakhouse. The seafood wasn’t bad but the lobster was not properly cooked. A couple from my group went to the Italian and they really enjoyed it as well. Overall, I have nothing but good comments about the food. The sports bar is open 24/7 so even when the buffet was closed you could always find something to eat there. El Hoyo 19 which was near our room was also good and we had breakfast there one day a la carte. Drinks were alright in the pool bar, it depended on who prepared it for you. They don’t all prepare it the same and some bartenders were better than others. I did find the bar at the casino to have really good drinks. WiFi is not free, unless you’re in the casino lobby so go there if you need to connect with the world. The bedrooms were really nice, clean and modern. We had a beautiful view of the lake and gold field. I never had a problem communicating because I speak Spanish , and everyone was nice. I did read that some people had language barriers and while I do believe the staff should know some basic English, you also need to know you’re in a Spanish country where they don’t teach English in schools. When I go to foreign countries I go prepared to know there will be language barriers. Just be kind they work a lot, and kind words can go long ways. Also, tipping goes a long way. Just like in the US these employees deserve to be tipped if they do a good service. All inclusive does not mean they get paid good salaries. $1-$2 goes a long way. We also did the Saona Island Tour and the buggie Adventure and from the Two even though Saona was very pretty we loved the Buggies. The hotel is also very safe, and with the latest cases on the news do not focus on that. Hundreds of tourists go to Punta Cana every weekend and nothing happens. The usual sickness and casualties happen everywhere, media just doesn’t focus on it. Be aware of your surroundings always of course, you are in a foreign country after all, but overall enjoy yourself. If you have a positive attitude you will have a great time.

    Jun 20, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beach Wedding

    There were over 60 people at this resort for a family wedding. The resort is very nice and very big. Everyone had a great time but I don't think the resort did anything special for such a large booking. The bride and groom had to be moved because they got a first floor room with no view, even though they upgraded to premium and were responsible for all of us booking this resort. The bars are great and most of the bartenders are good. The specialty restaurants were good but the buffet food is bland and cold. Never had warm food except for an omelet in the morning. One of the perks of premium level was being able to make reservations before you got there. I did send an email for reservations and was told I had to wait until check in. I sent another email reminding them that I paid for premium level and its perks and they agreed to honor my requests. The premium level bar really isn't a bar just a room with table service. Not my idea of premium liquor. Our ocean front room, also part of the premium level was nice but not sure it was worth the extra fees. The resort put us in building 3 and the rest of the wedding guests in 5. When we asked to move they said nothing was available that day and if we waited a day we might be able to move but would not get a king bed because there were none in building 5. We found out later that was not true. This resort was nice, pretty beach and grounds and the wedding and reception were lovely. Just don't think it was worth the costs. This is the time when the Dominican was getting such bad press. We experienced no problems.

    Jun 20, 2019
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