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• Barcelo Bavaro Beach
• Barcelo Bavaro Palace (kids club and bars)
• Barcelo Bavaro Palace (Presidental Suite)
• Barcelo Bavaro Palace (rooms)
• Catalonia Bavaro
• Catalonia Royal Bavaro
• Excellence Punta Cana (facilities)
• Excellence Punta Cana (rooms)
• Gran Bahia Principe Ambar
• Gran Bahia Principe Bavaro
• Gran Bahia Principe Esmerelda
• Hard Rock Punta Cana
• Hard Rock Punta Cana (rooms)
• Iberostar Grand Bavaro
• Majestic Colonial
• Majestic Elegance
• Majestic Elegance (facilites)
• Ocean Blue (facilities)
• Ocean Blue (rooms)
• Paradisus Palma Real
• Paradisus Palma Real (rooms)
• Riu Palace Bavaro
• Riu Palace Punta Cana
• Royal Suites Turquesa

Riviera Maya, Mexico

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Iberostar Grand Bavaro
(Punta Cana)
 
Bavaro Beach, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Web Site: http://www.iberostar.com
Rooms: 274 Year Built: 2010
Floors: 2 Last Renovated:
Pools: 2 Restaurants: 6
Room Service: Yes    
Kids Club: no- adults only
Included: Meals, drinks, tips, taxes, non motorized water sports, daily activites, nightly entertinament, drinks at the night club.
 

This resort was everything I expected to see in an Iberostar Grand resort after having been to the one on Playa Paraiso in the Riviera Maya a couple of times. This one just like the other Iberostar Grand resorts is part of a complex with all the others in the complex being lesser family resorts. You can go to them and use all their facilities including dinner at their restaurants but they cannot go to your resort under any circumstance. So you do have that exclusivity of an adults only resort and the high number of bars and restaurants that many adult only resorts in Punta Cana lack. Is would say that the only competition to this resort when you take those last two factors into account is the Excellence Punta Cana.

The place is first class all around. The décor in the restaurants is very unique. The French restaurant has clocks on the ceiling. The seafood restaurant looks like you are on a ship built in the 1500’s only a bit classier. The lobby and check in area have a modern décor like that of their sister property in the Riviera Maya.

The rooms and room service menu is up there with that of the competition and their sister hotel. The one thing that really sets it apart from it's sister resort other than destination is after the lobby and before the pool is what looks like a man-made lake. You are not allowed to swim in the man made lake. In that lake is a pirate ship. In that ship is the night club. I did not go in because they were doing some daytime maintenance but the whole concept looked really cool.

The beach at this resort is better than the Iberostar Grand Paraiso in the Riviera Maya but pretty much the same as all the other resorts in the area on Bavaro Beach. That just says a lot about the beach quality in Punta Cana and the consistency of Bavaro Beach. This resort has a huge pool that will satify every guest.

If you look around on my site a bit and look at the photos and then look at these you may see quite a bit of a difference. The reason for this is my camera battery died and I had to use a blackberry. I really like the bathroom photo of this resort as it is the first time you can actually see my face and not just a flash. I really wish my camera took aa batteries so I could have documented this resort better. I guess that is what happens when you see 8 resorts in one day and you are working with a camera that runs on an internal reachable battery. Reasons why you would book this resort: You want a true adults only resort with enough facilities to where you do not need to go to another resort. You want a relaxing resort with high standards.

Reason why you would not book this resort: You are looking for a family resort. You are looking for a secluded resort without much beach traffic.

 
 
     

 
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