Barcelo Bavaro Beach
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... photo. Sadly Kevin (the father of the bride) was also sick at that time and missed some of the wedding reception.
On the Thursday we went out for a ‘James Bond’. That’s a ride in a speed boat, James Bond style and then a snorkel on the reef which although good, with many colourful fish was not a patch on GBReef as all the coral is dead. Maybe there are other areas away from the heavily ...
... countries, they won't ID and they will sell alcohol to minors. Another thing to keep in mind is that the drinking age is 18, in the off case that they actually did ID. As a Dominican, I feel inclined to say that the Dominican Republic is the optimal vacation spot. Everyone is super friendly, everything is super cheap and the views are breath taking. If you don't believe me, check it out for ...
... all tax and gratiities are included.
The hotel was huge and there were many different places to eat during the day and night.
The food and drinks are delicious!
We went quad riding through the city and a bit of the forest for our first tour and then went on a Safari Adventure, and saw how coffee and cocoa was made, a very nice cultural experience.
I would definitely go back for another vacation!
... we go to see a couple other resorts.... you're guess is as good as mine which ones we saw. Then we headed to RIU Palace Punta Cana and RIU Palace Macao. Both of which I wasn't overly excited to see. I'm really glad we went though, because I loved them. Once we walked into the Lobby of the RIU Palace Macao you could see the beach. This is a big plus for people who don't get away often - you are checking in and staring at the beach. The water was ...
... The food is good as well. After check in, and a resort tour we did a buffet lunch. Then on to see a couple more resorts. We get some time to ourselves at the Majestic Elegance, which is a great resort. There's a great vibe to it. We were hanging out at the swim up bar and met some fun and interesting people. They also had a beer drinking contest, guys vs girls. The girls really gave a winning effort. Didn't know any of them but, here we are, sitting at ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Barcelo Bavaro Beach Punta Cana
Let me start off by saying that the grounds at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort are beautiful. But, that is were it ends. The food there is terrible and if you are
expecting alcohol in your drink when you order one forget it. Unless you request for liquor to be in your drinks you will receive just the mix without the alcohol.
As if that wasn't enough both myself and 2 family members were ill most of the week and continued to be ill when we got home. We talked to several other people and they also said that they became ill. I would tell anybody that is
thinking of going to this resort to think about it long and hard, and then go somewhere else!
Best overall resort !!!
Bavaro Beach is the best overall vacation spot to go to...I have been to a more expensive "Sandals" resort in Montego Bay and I can tell you that Punta Cana and Barcelo Bavaro Beach put it to shame...
It has the most breathtaking beach I have seen yet, the food is great...They have an Italian rest, Mexican rest, seafood rest and Steakhouse that would be quality rest. back in North America. They also have buffet that is average for these types of resorts. The rooms are average but do you go on vacation to sit in your room or go to the beach and have fun....
I will now look to Barcelo chain of hotels and resorts for any future holiday I take...
P.S. Lots of kids running around soo you honeymooners might want to pick a couples only...
Just returned from a seven night eight day trip to the Bavaro Resort. We presented our paid in advance coupon to the front desk receptionist. WE were told it would take a few minutes but to get something to eat in the restaurant and come back in twenty minutes. When we returned to the desk we along with several other families were told there were no rooms available that they had overbooked. We were told they would try to fit us in at the Bavaro Beach Resort. We waited, and waited, and waited with our bags in the lobby. We were just dismissed. When I tried to get questions answered I was told politely that they didn't understand english. Hours later realize we had no choice we had paid and there were no flights going back I was told there were two rooms now available at the Beach Resort. WE then drobe to the Beach Resort and were told there were no connecting rooms and that we could take it or leave it. We took it. The next day we were told we could move to connecting rooms in the same complex. WE pack up and attempted to move only to learn that the rooms we moved to were not connecting and were even further away from each other. Again we were told you can take it or not. The next day we were told that there were two rooms that connected available. We moved again and although the location was again further from the beach and pool we took them. This room was next to housekeeping where we were awakened at 6:00am. because all the linens for the complex are brought in by truck. The staff loads the laundry and then lounges on the bags on fresh linen. This would have been fine yet they laughed and yelled to each other keeping my family awake. Our room leaked water from the ceiling above and was infested with ants. They sprayed twice. But what really disturbed me was that at 11:30pm. someone was trying to enter my childrens room with a key card. I had the door double locked and heard them. I looked through the peephole and saw it was a female housekeeping staff person. I opened
Watch out for the Snakes!!!!
The beach isn't great. But the water is dangerous!!!! Watch out for the water snakes!!!
Food isn't edible. Our room was substandard it looked as though it needed a complete overhauling. In order to eat at one of the restaurants that are part of the all inclusive, we would have to line up for 2 hours before being seated and then be disappointed because the food was awlful. There were a select few employees who seemed that they wanted to be there as only a small number were friendly. We learned very quickly that in order to get any service we had to put money on the table and then it was no problem. If you want to loose a few pounds and be treated like dirt, we highly recommend this as a holiday destination!
The food was excellent. For breakfast, there was a buffet, with anything you can think of to eat, for lunch, there was the same or a pizza place that was excellent and also served hamburgers.
My family of 6 (2 adults and 4 children) went to the all inclusive Bavaro Beach Resort in Punta Cnan expecting beach and a variety of activities for 4 children.
Do Not Eat The Food!
The resort was nice but DO NOT EAT THE FOOD. The people we met on the trip were great and our room was nice and the weather was beautiful. All in all the resort was ok, but don't plan on eating and with an all inclusive, that is the plan to eat and drink A LOT!
My advice, don't go!
for a first time all- inclusive vacationer in the Carribean, the last week was fantastic. The Barcelo resorts (Garden, Beach, Casino, Golf) were beautiful, and the fact that guests could go between the four resorts added to the variety of the stay. Of course the food is not like home, but it was still good food, the drinks didn't stop and the beach was immaculate. The number of things that one can do on this resort is almost endless. The weather did not let us down and the staff were courteous and smiled when greeted. If you plan on going, ask for the rum in your drinks (the drinks are made virgin because kids are at the resorts) and respect the people of the Dominican Republic by learning a few key phrases. We would not appreciate a tourist coming to our country and expecting us to know thier language. Highly recommended.
Best place to go on vacation
I went to Barcelo Beach Resort on 1998. It was a great experience. The food, attractions, beach, attention, are very nice. There is a lot of things to do and eat. There are a lot of European turists, specially Italians.
There are a lot of attractions during the day and nigth, so people won't get boried.
I am planning to go this year on june with my daugther and parents who have not go before.
Trust me, go to Bavaro Palace Resort (******) or Bavaro Beac Resort (****).
Nice beach, but don't plan on eating the food
The beach & pool are nice but the food was nearly un-edible. The all-inclusive booze was domestic only, very bottom of the barrel. We spent the whole week trying to figure out which drinks our bodies could tolerate, outcome - none. The other thing that was interesting was that only the front desk staff spoke any english. Nobody else spoke even a word, which was strange for such a tourist spot. It seemed like whenever we ordered something, (food or drinks) we were intruding. Very disappointing.