Fodor's Expert Review Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa

Bávaro, La Altagracia, Dominican Republic

Four sprawling, contiguous resorts (with a shuttle service until 2 am) share these well-kept grounds and feel like a beachside village, and three of these—Grand Palladium Bávaro, Grand Palladium Punta Cana, and Grand Palladium Palace—share one another's facilities, including a top-notch spa and health club. All rooms are large and well furnished, with flat-screen TVs, jetted tubs, and a fold-out sofa. At the Palace, two-story loft suites have seafront terraces with a Jacuzzi and Balinese sun bed; all the resorts have swim-out junior suites with the same kind of terrace. Guests at the top-tier, adults-only Royal Suites Turquesa (the closest to the ocean) can visit the main complex but can hurry back to their own exclusive restaurant and other offerings; these guests tend to be older and European. Each cluster of rooms has its own private pool and 60 swim-out suites as well as two fine restaurants. After dinner, the nightly show is the typical stopover before hitting the disco or casino. There's also a full plate of organized activities, including a good kids' club.


  • excellent offshore snorkeling (though at an extra charge)
  • guest rooms are exceptionally spacious and quiet
  • front desk staff is professional and bilingual


  • few rooms have sea views
  • it's a huge resort that can feel busy at times
  • Royal Suites area may be too quiet for some


Romantic, Service, Family


Phones: 809-221–8149-Grand Palladium Bávaro | 809-221–0719-Grand Palladium Palace | 800-961–7661-in the U.S.


1,823 rooms
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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