Hotel Overview

Iberostar's Selection Collection: You have found it! The resort that gives you the space and natural beauty to relax completely. At Iberostar Selection Bávaro, you'll find island-style, bungalow suites, an expansive adult pool and the exquisite shade of countless palm trees and thatched roofs allowing you to enjoy the gentle, cooling breeze. Stroll alongside the quaint shops of Caribbean Street. Watch a pink flamingo stretch its legs in a garden pond. Enjoy a massage in the Spa. Try your luck at the on-site casino. Swing into a round of golf at the PB Dye-designed on-site 18-hole golf course. Snorkel among colorful fish. Here, relaxation comes naturally. 

75 two-story bungalow-type villas are set in abundant gardens of tropical flowers, lagoons, and soaring palms. The resort features all junior suite accommodations, each with a sunken living room and balcony or patio.

Dining options include four bars and five specialty restaurants, along with an international buffet and grill snack bar, offer varied and tasty menus and themed atmospheres. Guests also have full access and dining privileges at neighboring Iberostar Punta Cana and Iberostar Dominicana.

The on-site 18-hole P.B. Dye Golf Course provides a great game for the golf enthusiast. The hotel's activity offerings will please any sports fan, including tennis, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, aerobics, table tennis, and volleyball. After your workout, be pampered by skilled, expert therapists in the Sensations Spa.

At night, enjoy live entertainment at the theatre, or check out the disco at neighboring Iberostar Dominicana. You can end the evening at the disco which is in the theme of an old DC6 airplane, with the cone as the DJ booth and the wings as the bar counters; the imagination runs wild in this incredible resort!


Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1993
Last Renovation: 2019
Accessible rooms: 6
Floors: 2
Suites: 614


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Room reservation required, Dinner Reservations allowed up to 7 days before check in.

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.

Spring Break Policy - 
 Bookings traveling in the months of March and April will be subject to the following conditions:
 - The minimum age requirement for check-in is 18. One parent or chaperone at least 25 years of age will be required per room for check-in.
 - In the event that any guests engage in inappropriate behavior or cause physical damages to the facilities, the Hotel Management reserves the right to expel the said guest without reimbursement or refund of the remaining nights.

Spring Break Groups Policy
: Students/youth are considered between 16 and 23 years of age. In addition to the Spring Break Policy for all bookings traveling March-April, Groups shall adhere to the following conditions:
 - Any student/youth group must be pre-approved and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
- Upon check-in, each group will be required to leave a refundable cash deposit per room for any charges or damages that might be incurred during the stay.

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

4.5 13339 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    March 2024 Visit

    If I could give a 4.5 / 5 I would! Overall the resort was really great, and I would go back. The grounds were very pretty and well maintained. The room was spacious and clean, and we had no problems with our AC. Our room was close to everything (villa 56). The beach was amazing! Lots of space, super clean, and always chairs available. The pool was clean with lots of chairs as well. There were vendors set up one day along the pathways on the resort which was a little difficult to walk through as the sellers would stand in front of you and sometimes put their products on you - like bags, necklaces etc. One tried to charge $125 USD for two cheap bracelets and earrings not worth more than $10. Gave it to us for $20 after we started to walk away. The earrings broke as soon as I got home. There is a shop by Coral Level that tried to charge us $40USD for a pack of cigars which we ended up getting for $25… only to find out at the next shop they were selling the exact same thing for $10. You expect some inflated prices on resort but those were both negative experiences. There are sellers on the beach that approached you as well, but they were generally good if you told them you weren’t interested. They were only set up on resort one day. Food was great, the buffet was always good with lots of options and the a la cartes were good as well. The Japanese and Steakhouse restaurants were great! I was disappointed by the Mexican restaurant, which I found lacking in flavour and the service was not good. They gave me a letter requesting gluten free options in Spanish for me to give to the restaurants which was really nice. They also let us reserve 5 instead of 3 which was great! We played tennis and went parasailing which was fun, and got massages at the spa. The spa was beautiful and the messages were amazing! We both found the entertainment to be lacking. They could use some work there for sure. Overall it was a great visit!

    Mar 28, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Glad we came back, love it here

    2nd time at this resort with my son, daughter in law and 2 granddaughters and we love it at the Bavaro Suites. I like the Suites better than long hotel hallways, less noise. We stayed 8 nights in 2 different rooms, but Isabela at the front desk was great that she got 2 rooms right next to each other, she worked a miracle. We were there over Valentines Day and as a family we passed out little Valentine pins mainly to the staff that were so good to us. They also had a Super Bowl party that was a blast. The kids corner(?) play area is now located near the Dominica, different than last time we were there. We were all very happy that Mario was still there in the main buffet, he took good care of us both times. The buffet is open air but there are no bugs, but maybe a visiting crane bird. The actual buffet food is behind closed doors. Jorkey(?) is a bartender by the pool and she makes great drinks. The rooms are big, clean and comfortable. I really liked the new way they have your room key around your wrist. Very little seaweed in the ocean. Nothing really has changed since IHG and Iberostar merged. I was sad that the shopping area street next to the RIU is closed down and I did not see the hut/tents that were on the beach that you could walk to to shop were also gone. There were a few shops near the Coral Level rooms to shop. Lots of walking vendors on the beach offering excursions, clothing, jewelry, etc.

    Mar 24, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Memorable Family Vacation

    Came here back in 2016 never thought to write a review, When we went the food was amazing. Rooms we're clean but nothing too fancy, Sheets could of been better. The staff was amazing and it was by far the most memorable trip we'd taken as a family. We walked through the higher end option and definitely would pay up if we returned.

    Mar 24, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Choose Another Hotel

    Water Park broke all week. Toilets shut down all over the grounds at various times. Nine of 12 of us had digestive issues. Do not honor rooms guaranteed. In fact, I was told when checking in they will lie to you to sell you rooms when booking. Food ok Grounds nice Pool good Beach beautiful. Staff some ok some not and that’s with tipping. I brought my children, spouse and grandchildren. We had fun on our own accord. I had stayed at the Grand Bavaro next door a year ago and it was great. That’s why I booked this family trip. Great difficulty with communicating with staff here. Huge water problems hence shut down on water park and toilet issues. Drinks ok There was no main valve to isolate the water park so that the toilets would work. After it was shut down a few days they pretending to be sanding it for painting which you do not schedule during high season. Restaurants Brave ok Il Forno ok Mexican awful outside bit by bugs Restaurant web sites not updated The adult only restaurant you now can dress any way you want and bring babies I could go on but I’m giving myself a headache. Not very truthful group overall. They tried to make things better, but they couldn’t. A rum bottle doesn’t cut it. Choose somewhere else!

    Mar 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Another great vacation

    Fourth time at this resort. Stayed 6 days. We love it. Service, staff, food all amazing. The beautiful flamingos were returned to nature yet there are still ducks and other birds to see. The evening entertainment also included the children until around 8pm. They are wrapping up the evening earlier than usual at 10pm. There was a good variety of talent and entertainment. The spa was everything for us. We went almost everyday to the wet areas. The specialty restaurants were also great. The beach had some algae and very strong waves. There was a lifeguard on duty.

    Mar 18, 2024

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