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Punta Cana Hotels

IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa

  • Practical Base

Pros

  • Beach has coconut palms for shade
  • Nearly-new medi-spa and gym
  • An attractive outdoor roofed theater (entertainment so-so), a happening disco, and the barista—Café Dominicano
  • Low rates but Wi-Fi and safe are not included

Cons

  • Insist on a newly renovated room as many complain that rooms are beat up from high occupancy, have broken fixtures, bad beds, maintenance and stocking issues
  • Domestic label drinks only
  • Just one American TV channel—mainly cartoons

Updated 03/12/2014

Fodor's Review

If you're looking for a cheap all-inclusive, consider IFA, which has already been discovered by herds of cost-cutting international tourists as well as Dominicans. The beach is beautiful, with warm white sand and pale turquoise water, and snorkel gear, kayaks, and other non-motorized water sports are included. Extensive day and night activities keep children and active adults busy. The seven restaurants will keep you fueled, but get reservations early if you want one of

the à la carte ones. One of the best is the poolside pizzeria open until 7 am. Rooms and villas (cottages) look much better on the website but significant improvements to many have been made and renovations continue.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Playa Bávaro, Bávaro, Dominican Republic

Phone:

809-221–8555; 877-553–0202-Toll Free

Hotel Details:

  • 652 rooms
  • All-inclusive

Updated 03/12/2014

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