Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort Review - Dominican Republic


Ever want to go on a tropical vacation where everything is taken care of for you? Barcelo Bavaro Grand Resort is an all-inclusive for just this occasion! Read along as we take you for a jaunt around our stay here and make sure to check out Barcelo’s website for room availability.

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Beaches and pools

There are over two miles of white sand beach dotted with palm trees, lounge chairs, and clear blue water to explore. There are two zones as well - one that allows children and one that is adults only. I found that the adults only beach was quieter and more relaxed. If you have children, the other beach is great too and it’s also closer to the main part of the resort.

If you’re a pool person - you’re in luck. There are four beautiful pools to choose from varying from family pools to adult only pools. Our favorite pool was the adult only pool with it’s adorable straw hut cabanas, cocktails, and in pool tile chairs.

Palm trees for days

Palm trees for days

Lazy day at the Adults only pool

Lazy day at the Adults only pool

Another view of the Adults only pool

Another view of the Adults only pool

Lap pool for the active types!

Lap pool for the active types!

In case you want to explore the area, Punta Cana as some other lovely beaches as well.

Around the property

This sprawling resort also includes 14 restaurants, 16 bars, a casino, nightclub, grand theater, indoor shopping mall, gym, and a full-service spa. You really can’t get bored here with all these options for things to do! We loved just strolling around and admiring all the lush tropical greenery dotting the whole resort.


What's included

  • All Meals Including Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily

  • All Domestic Drinks, Including Wine at Lunch and Dinner

  • Many Dining Options for Buffet or A La Carte

  • Free Entrance to Discos (drinks included) 

  • Non-Motorized Water Sports Including Kayaks, Windsurfing (standard boards only), Sailing with Sunfish or Aqua Fin Boats, Snorkeling and Pedal Boats

  • All Day Tennis 

  • Kids Club for Children Ages 5-12

  • Free Entrance to Gran Bavaro Theater

  • Transportation Within Complex by Shuttle Train 

  • Daily Activities and Nightly Entertainment 

  • All Current Hotel Taxes, Gratuities and Service Charges are Also Included

Premium Level

  • Bottle of Rum At Arrival

  • Pillow Menu

  • VIP 24 Hour Room Service (Order all the food you want, it’s included)

  • Unlimited Access and Food at all the à la carte restaurants

  • Priority in restaurant reservations, golf, spa, massages at the beach, private dinners, meeting rooms, and excursions

  • Access to the U-Spa which has sauna, steam room, and cold plunge

  • 10% off services at the U-Spa

  • Possibility of making restaurant reservations prior to arrival or by calling the hotel directly

  • Unlimited restaurant reservations during your entire stay (subject to availability)

  • Aromatherapy Menu

  • Exclusive toiletries and minibar

  • Courtesy Service

  • Pool Towels In The Room

  • Free Wi-Fi In Room

  • Express Laundry

  • Exclusive Director’s Cocktail (once a week)

  • Access to Barceló Bávaro Beach (ages 18+ only)

dining options

With over 14 restaurants to choose from, you’ll never go hungry here. In fact, the hardest choice you’ll have is deciding where to eat! We found ourselves at The Coral Seafood Restaurant for breakfast and lunch and the Sante Fe Steakhouse for dinner most of the time. Otherwise - 24 hour room service was always a great option!

Lunch poolside was always the right choice!

Lunch poolside was always the right choice!


The Room

Our spacious Junior Suite was perfectly located next to the beach with a balcony jacuzzi (in case you needed more pool time!) and an outrageously comfortable king size bed (or two queens). There is air conditioning in all the rooms as well as wifi included as part of the Premium level package. We also loved the rain shower after a long day at the beach.

barcelo suite

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