Hotel Overview

Iberostar's Collection: Indulge in the shimmering waters of the Bayahibe beaches, explore the small fishing village and visit the spectacular islands of Saona and Catalina, offering untouched landscapes protected by the Parque Nacional del Este. Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus is both authentically Caribbean and uniquely indulgent. Set along a magnificent vista of sand and sea, the resort resembles a quaint Caribbean village on the outside and an opulent hacienda within. Perfect for both couples and families, the options for adventure are endless. A relaxing Turkish bath in SPA Sensations. Separate pools for children and adults. A tempting variety of dining options. A lively disco. Everything you could want in a tropical vacation is right here. 

In perfect harmony with the environment, Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus is comprised of eight bungalow-type two story buildings surrounded by extensive tropical gardens. Beautifully set on a sandy beach framing the Caribbean, the Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus claims the same outstanding features which make Iberostar Resorts so popular among Apple Vacationers. Step into the lobby and you'll see why; life size cattle and horses of sculptured iron, and an authentic wooden sugarcane splicer used to make molasses lend flavor to Dominican lifestyle. Lagoons with fountains deliver soothing sounds in harmony with a sensational visual of flourishing gardens, bursting into bloom. Villa style blocks of rooms surround one of three swimming pools. 

Designed with both couples and families with children in mind, the entertainment program includes activities for young and older alike, all led by skilled, professional staff. Enjoy three large pools and a children's pool. Kids can also spend hours of fun at Star Camp. By night, the whole family can unwind with live shows and music. The modern spa has five rooms for treatments, Jacuzzis, and much more. 

Dining is always rated highly by Apple Vacationers as with any Iberostar Resort. The Hacienda Dominicus offers four specialty restaurants- Japanese, Mexican, Gourmet (ages 10+) and Steakhouse, plus a buffet restaurant with a huge selection of fresh foods and show cooking, and a grill/snack bar. The Hacienda Dominicus Hotel is also home to six themed bars.


La Romana - Beach
Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) : 44 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2001
Last Renovation: 2007
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 504


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The hotel has recently finished a complete renovation of Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. There was a complete renovation of its 528 rooms with high-tech installations and refurbishment of bathrooms and furniture. Also, we highlight the renovation of one of the pools to include a new Bubble Pool and the Lobby Bar. Star Camp, dedicated to the entertainment of children and teenagers with multicultural and educational programs.
Advisory Room reservation required, Dinner Reservations allowed up to 7 days before check in.
Advisory We are pleased to announce that from now on, we will be offering unlimited dinner reservations in specialty restaurants for all our guests at Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus, with reservation and according to availability, but without limitation on nights of stay.

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.

 The resort is a family oriented environment and thus has implemented the following policy for Spring Breakers reservations. Spring Breakers are defined as Students/youth between 16 and 23 years of age. 

- One parent or chaperone at least 25 years of age will be required per room for check-in. Adults accompanying are responsible for the students’ behavior.
- In the event that any guest(s) engage in inappropriate behavior disrespecting Hotel staff and/or other guests or causing physical
damages to the facilities, the Hotel Management reserves the right to expel the guest(s) without reimbursement or refund of the
remaining nights.

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 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 13068 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    One step away from Heaven!

    I started going to this hotel in 2002. It is my favorite place to be. Mostly because of the people who work thete! The hotel is beautiful and the beach is the best! The food is great and also entertainment! Rooms are spotless, and the grounds are breathtaking ! Management is run to perfection by Helena Santos! and Missy Foy

    Jun 11, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Second visit; even better

    Our second visit, which was even better than 3 years ago. We loved the recent improvements of no-more sales pressure by the concierge, the convenience of having our room key card attached to our wrist band, and a coffee maker in our room. Just as last time, the hotel and surrounding grounds are beautiful: Elegant and well-kept buildings/architecture, exotic and sweet birds, gorgeous beach and sea. There’s a wide variety of delicious food and drink; you’ll find what you like. Couple of things to know before you go: Much of the hotel (lobby, restaurants, hallways) are without walls/open to the outdoors. This means it will often feel quite warm. If you crave constant cold AC while indoors, this is not your place - if you can’t/won’t adapt. If you don’t speak Spanish, be prepared to feel like many other foreigners do in English-speaking countries: In the minority/at times lost. Americans, you’re not in Kansas anymore. Most of the guests are from South America and thus fluent Spanish-speakers, and so beyond the front-desk staff the personnel know only a few English words. But this can be part of the exotic charm if you’re willing to embrace it. A friendly attitude and patience solves most things. Special recognition to Wanda at the front desk and sommelier Guillermo for their gracious assistance, and of course the ever-fun, ever-beaming Wander for his joyful service at the bars. Many other staff deserve praise as well, incl. Carlos at the lobby bar and the hard-working house- and grounds-keepers. We will absolutely return for a third time - can’t wait. :) ¡Gracias a todos!

    May 23, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great resort

    Excellent all the way around. Our room was simple, but it had a beautiful view overlooking lush gardens. Comfortable beds, quiet, great air condititoning. Food was good in all restaurants and buffet. Don't miss the daily offerings cooked on the beach. Excellent food, but not advertised, so lots of people miss it. Great beach, boarding, and boat rentals. None of the "upgrades" that other resorts push. No hard sells. Softest sand I've ever encountered. Staff is all friendly, but it's the other guests that really make this resort great. Met a lot of super nice people. Very friendly resort.

    May 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Friends at Breakfast Everyday

    We're Iberostar Star Prestige members and decided to spend a vacation at their resort in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. Not disappointed at all! The property perfectly blends the natural wildlife within in the resort for a stunning and beautiful day-to-day experience. The dining was wonderful as usual, but what made it extra special were Angel and Altmagracia at breakfast. We were greeted each day with smiles, mimosas, and great service every day. Our daughter broke her foot two days before we left and the Star Prestige team gave us a wheelchair to help get her around. Angel often stepped in to help wheel her over to our table and then retrieve it for us afterwards to help her leave. Altmagracia was an expert in making us feel welcome each day, make us laugh, and ensure we were never thirsty ;-). All of this was done in a very personable, professional, and friendly manner which I truly believe comes natural for Angel and Altmagracia. A great experience overall, but I will really miss seeing them every morning. Thank you Angel and Altmagracia!

    May 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Band!

    A wonderful place where we had a great time. An amazing vacation experience. We watched mesmerizing shows every night. The band Keismer, Gabriella, Junior Juan, Carlos, Lady and Natasha are very talented, their energy is amazing! We really enjoyed the performances and the preparations for them. We will definitely come back to this place again!

    May 17, 2024

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