Punta Cana Hotels

Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel

  • Fodor's Choice


  • Impressive selection of designer restaurants with contemporary cuisine
  • Excellent lunch buffet at beach
  • Idyllic beach weddings and honeymoons


  • Although improving, there are still service lapses from lack of English-language skills
  • Chefs don't always let servers know when items are unavailable
  • Cuisine is not gastronomic
  • The hotel is pricey for an all-inclusive in this area

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

Iberostar's adults-only resort—an architectural gem—is a knockout from the moment you walk into the glamorous lobby and is one resort where the term "no expense was spared" is actually true. Suites are elegant, with contemporary lighting and plush bedding; juices, and premium liquor are stocked in the minibar. The Club level has its own efficient concierge staff and personal butlers who try hard to accommodate, and Club suites have whirlpools on balconies. There are boutiques and activities befitting a more sophisticated clientele. Honeymooners are treated like royalty. But what you won't forget are the Spanish galleon–themed dance club; the glorious, two-story oceanfront spa with a gym and beauty salon; the sea views; the pool complex at the stunning beach; and the theater, with crimson velvet, classy glitz, and deep, cushy seats. The nightly shows are a cut above, too.

Hotel Information


Playa Bávaro, Bávaro, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic


809-221–6500; 888-923–2722

Website: iberostar.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 260 suites, 13 grand suites, 1 presidential
  • Rate includes: All-inclusive

Published 10/12/2015

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