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Iberostar Grand Bavaro

Carretera Arena Gorda Playa Bávaro, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 15/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Iberostar Grand Bavaro
Updated 15/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 37 hotels in Bavaro
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Only 20 minutes from the international airport of Punta Cana and located in one of the most emblematic beaches of the eastern region of the Dominican Republic we find the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bávaro. Majestic in its external appearance and in its decoration, it responds to a project devised by the prestigious Mexican architect Fernando Quirarte and inspired by Greco-Roman architecture. Its gardens and varied representation of native species found in a lush central lake, where it hosts a spectacular sailboat reproduced in real size and converted into one of the most original bars in the entire Caribbean, make this hotel a unique place. In addition, staying at our hotels will help take care of the planet thanks to our Wave of Change initiative: throughout 2020, all our rooms are free of single-use plastics, which will be replaced by other materials that are more environmentally friendly. This ambitious initiative will also be extended to the rest of the hotel areas. Together with its luxury facilities, an unbeatable environment, pioneering impulses, an exclusive attention also stands out: customers talk about the unforgettable experience of the stewardship service. Luxury, a service that is completed with a SPA overlooking the Caribbean Sea, careful with the environment, this hotel gathers everything to give its guests a personalized and unique stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Golf course
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
VIP room facilities
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German
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lisa e wrote a review 7 Apr
charlotte40 contributions34 helpful votes
We came back to DR for a quick 3 night trip away from home. We enjoyed our stay in Puerta Plata years ago and this time visited Punta Cana. We changed our reservation from one not so pleasant resort to Iberostar Grand Bavaro. This resort did not disappoint! Food was good, staff was wonderful, the room and grounds were beautiful!! We are especially grateful for our butler Alberto who made sure we were taken care of. He even arranged for an in room birthday surprise for my honey with a chocolate mousse cake and champagne. We only had one unpleasant staff encounter at LaPerla the evening we arrived but I will speak privately with management about that experience. Otherwise, I am EXTREMELY pleased with our experience and wish we could have stayed longer since it rained quite a bit during our two days at Iberostar. Unfortunately we had no time for the pool or beach due to the rains. I do hope to return some day.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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P M wrote a review 6 Apr
6 contributions2 helpful votes
This all-inclusive hotel is great. Our all adult family travelled to the "Grand" Bavaro in Punta Cana and for our third trip, were not disappointed. Rooms were clean and there is enough space to keep everyone safe when moving about the hotel and wonderful restaurants on site. The hotel is prepared for pre-return COVID testing for the USA, and also have accommodations ready in case anyone ever does get COVID. Thankfully, and due to the safety measures in place, I'm sure, no one has needed them; but, what a great place to recover if it did happen. :) We had three rooms; but, the team saw that we were close enough to easily gather. Food, drinks, and rooms were good; only some minor maintenance issues that were addressed by the team quickly. I can never say enough about the incredible people who work there -- and is why we have been back to the same location 3 times! They are very friendly, professional, and caring. Going back is like going 'home' - back to family. A very special thanks to the following (and I'm sorry if I left off someone - there are just so many amazing people -- and that I spelled them properly). These special people helped make our experience with our own family truly wonderful! I can't wait to get away (come home again) and see you all. Food & beverage team: Marlon, Elizabeth, Ery, Anna, and Poche -- Entertainment team: Ruth and Armando -- Rooms/Concierge team: Isbac, Kelvin, Alberto and the housekeeping/turn-down team Thank you all.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Lagoon view good (less $); Ocean view (higher floor) is good; Ocean front have great (very large)...
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Ponchatrain wrote a review 6 Apr
New Orleans, Louisiana2 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I have stayed at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro multiple times over the years. We consider it our happy place for vacations. In March 2021 we visited it again. We had trepidations on what to expect with the COVID restrictions. We quickly overcame any nervousness. The property was incredible as usual - clean, bright and inviting. It is like being in paradise. The service was at its best. Our butler, Caesar was fantastic. The drawn bath after breakfast on our departing day was above and beyond. The servers for dining were as great as ever. Ortiz and the gang were outstanding. The sea bass prepared by using rock salt was so spectacular we had to call out the chef and give our gratitude. A special call out for Ruthie. She made sure we were aware of all the entertainment. Her pleasant smile is so welcoming for all guests. Getting me to dance takes a special person like Ruthie. The daily room preparation was excellent. The service at the pool and the beach were first-rate as usual. The bottle of champagne on the beach at dusk was a special touch. The Grand has found a way to comply with all COVID recommendations, yet make you feel comfortable with any health concerns. Even the airport was compliant and made us feel comfortable. I strongly recommend you consider the Grand to find your happy place.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: ocean view room is special
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Amy T wrote a review 5 Apr
1 contribution1 helpful vote
This trip was the perfect escape. The resort was everything you could imagine and more. But what really made this trip so special and made me fall in love with the place were the PEOPLE who worked there! Being surrounded by genuinely happy and positive people who did everything to make you feel comfortable and cared for made the biggest different for me, especially after such a hard year of loss and uncertainty. The Star Friends team, especially ARMANDO and RUTH brought so much joy and energy through the daily activities and the wait staff during the meals IRI, SANTOS, and WILFREDO made my day with their smiles. I truly can't say enough about how amazing these individuals are, they really touched my heart with the energy they brought to the resort. I really hope the hotel leadership shares this review with them because they are the heart and soul of this place! Additional details about the resort: Straight access to the beach with the best cabanas and sun chairs on the whole beach strip (we walked along the beach and the other hotel beach areas were nothing compared to Grand Bavaro) we felt very lucky! Pools were amazing and there was so much room for everyone, no need to go searching for an open chair or cabana. Everything was spotless and housekeeping came twice a day to clean the room. Breakfast was awesome and dinners were exceptional! We can't wait to come back!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: lake ocean view was perfect for us! large terrace with extra comfy outdoor loveseat
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Response from Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, General Manager at Iberostar Grand Bavaro
Responded 3 days ago
Dear guest, Thank you for your kinds words and positive feedback! I am so happy to hear that you received such wonderful service while with at Iberostar Grand Bavaro and that everything was to your liking during your stay. I will be sure to share your compliments with the entire hotel team as I know they will be delighted to hear it. We hope to welcome you back again soon and wish you safe travels in the meantime. Warmest regards, Quality Manager Online Iberostar Grand Bavaro
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Brandon B wrote a review 4 Apr
Somerset, Wisconsin84 contributions25 helpful votes
We arrived for an 8 day stay at the end of March 2021. COVID restrictions were still in place, but were lifting. For example, dinner buffet was only open the last 2 nights of our stay and the spa/fitness area opened as well. Those same 2 nights the resort went from about 25% occupancy for our first 5 night to about 50% for the Easter weekend. Having that few people made it amazing. The staff would serve you at all stations in the breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet. It was encouraged that you wear a mask in the common areas indoors, but not required anywhere. This was our 3rd stay at an Iberostar Grand with the first being Rose Hall in Jamaica about 8 years ago and Paraiso in Mexico, 4 years ago. While all 3 are well worth the stay and money, I would say we enjoyed Rose Hall and Paraiso over Bavaro. We would definitely come back though. A few differences that lower it in our eyes is that the buffet's are more on par with the Selection resorts at the other 2 compounds, the rooms are much smaller, and there is a language barrier that some times gets in the way. While we agree that we do not expect all staff to understand English completely, compared to Paraiso it was a little harder to have ourselves understood. One area where Bavaro stood out from Paraiso and Rose Hall was the attentiveness from the staff. Staling and Danilo were our butlers and they were phenomenal. We had to seek out our Butlers at the other 2 resorts. These 2 went above and beyond to find you at least once a day, usually as you were going to breakfast and see what you needed. It was great and very unobtrusive. Everything we needed, we received, and then some. Others worth mentioning are Ruth from the Star Friends. She made all the activities fun and we very inviting. My wife enjoyed the Salsa lesson at the show after dinner as well. Ery at the pool bar was the most fun and attentive we have ever had. From the drinks to the attitude, it was all top notch. Our Conceirge, started with an I... can't remember at this moment was very attentive too. Just a hint, though, they get a kick back for having you listen to the companies time share message, but you can just say no. All in all the people made this a great trip. Food was just top notch for an all-inclusive. Of course this is not going to be your 4 star Michelin rated dining experience, but the food is right up there with most good restaurants in the States. I read about people complain the Buffet recycles dishes from the the theme restaurants, but is absurd. It's hard enough to keep rotating the menu at a buffet every night and to throw in 5 A La Carte restaurants as well, of course there will be overlap at times. The Buffet at breakfast, lunch, and dinner was very good, however I would say a step below Rose Hall and Paraiso. We dined at the Japanese, Surf & Turf, Italian, and Mediterranean . Japanese has a set menu, due to COVID, but was delicious. Definitely on par with any good Japanese restaurant. Surf & Turf had some very god offerings. I had the ribeye and my wife had the New York strip. The ribeye was a bit tough, the strip was fine, but we heard the filet was the best, which we should have ordered. This was confirmed when I ordered the Beef Steak at the Italian and it was exceptional. The soups were great as well as the sardo bread. We enjoyed the Italian immensely, but people need to realize this is not American Italian. Mediterranean was our favorite as we enjoy see food and ended up dining there twice. We ordered the Sea Bass twice, it was that good. Drinks, while good, were a bit lacking in the favor department. I am not sure why, but the only we had that cut the mustard was the Dirty Monkey. It didn't matter where we got it on the property, things like a Margarita, Pina Colada, Daiquiri, Mojito, etc... didn't have the same favor profile. Not bad, just different. Beach was awesome. Rooms very clean. Go if you can!!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: If you go with Ocean Front, go with a higher floor, if you can.
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Response from Iberostar Hotels and Resorts, General Manager at Iberostar Grand Bavaro
Responded 3 days ago
Dear guest, It is always fabulous for us to receive such complimentary reviews like yours. We really do appreciate the time and effort you have taken to share this opinion of your recent holiday at Iberostar Grand Bavaro. We have treated your description as a success story and your comments confirm that we are definitely on the right track with our numerous efforts and our attention to detail. We, therefore want to thank you again for your excellent review and will be delighted to welcome you back to one of our hotels in the near future. Attentively, Quality Manager Online Iberostar Grand Bavaro
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US$328 - US$645 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta CanaBavaro
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Frequently Asked Questions about Iberostar Grand Bavaro
Which popular attractions are close to Iberostar Grand Bavaro?
Nearby attractions include Bavaro Beach (2.0 km), Vivaldi Cigars (5.9 km), and Escapology (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Iberostar Grand Bavaro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Iberostar Grand Bavaro?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Iberostar Grand Bavaro?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Iberostar Grand Bavaro?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Iberostar Grand Bavaro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chic Cabaret & Restaurant Punta Cana, Montserrat Manor Restaurant, and Herman 311 Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Iberostar Grand Bavaro?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Iberostar Grand Bavaro have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Iberostar Grand Bavaro offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Iberostar Grand Bavaro?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Iberostar Grand Bavaro offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Iberostar Grand Bavaro?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.