Travel Blogs from Punta Cana
Our trip to the Caribbean went off with a hitch. If it hadn't then we had travelled all that way for nothing.
We flew from LA to Punta Cana and landed late at night. Caught a shuttle to the resort to book in. We had a 'Royal’ suite which included a Jacuzzi and extra living room with supposedly a butler and our own resort pool and restaurant. It was a resort within a resort. Yeehar Good time, good times!!
... 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 ...
... grand lunch at Altos de Chavon, a reconstructed medieval village high up on the cliff-like banks of the Chavon River where there are designer shops and elegant restaurants.
Arriving at the gates to the resort, we are directed to the administrative offices where we can pick up a pass. Inside there is one attendant who seems to be busy selling a timeshare to a couple, so we wait patiently until there is a break in the pitch.
“Can we get a pass ...
My family loves to travel since we're all so busy with work and school during the rest of the year. That being said, we only go on one trip per year but this time we wanted to do something a little different, so we took a trip for Christmas instead of having the traditional Christmas at home; and what's better than a Christmas on a nice warm beach for a week!
This being said, because its Christmas time it's a little ...
... yummy food in an open-air elegantly decorated restaurant. And then a lot of sweaty dancing in the steamy tropical night, a truly wonderful event to celebrate. Congratulations once again, Mer and Remy!
After the wedding, the rest of our time was spent chilling on the beach with my family was nice and relaxing. I got to play a lot with my niece Avery and nephew Ben. It was nice being able to catch up with all of them. But ...
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The resort was beautiful and the staff were great. We had a fantastic time there.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIberostar Bavaro Punta Cana
Historical Traveler Reviews Iberostar Bavaro Punta Cana
I went to the Iberostar Punta Cana from Jan 6 to Jan 13. This is by far the best resort that I have ever stayed in. The only complaint that I had about the resort was that there buffet food was not that good. But I was always able to find something that I liked (on some days it was a burger or a hotdog). We ate at three specialty restaurants, the food was good at those. The place was spotless and the people were always happy and helpful. I had the oppertunity to check out some of the other resorts around there, and the Iberostar was by far the best. The beaches were always kept spotless and the water was great. The Iberostar Dominicana seemed like it was the same as the Iberostar Punta Cana, so if you find the Iberostar Dominicana to be cheaper, go for it. The room that we stayed in was always clean, and our fridge was always restocked. We did only one excursion, it was the snorkling trip that let us drive a two person speed boat. It costed about $54 and was fully worth it. I would go back to Punta Cana and I would go back to this resort.
I went to the resort with my best friend in Dec 2002. When we pulled up to the resort. I was so impressed. It's beautiful. The lobby is beautiful. The workers are very friendly. You have to pay for the security vault key and you pick up your remote which I'd never experienced at a hotel. The resort is beautiful. The hotel room is OK. We stayed at Hotel Santo Domingo for 4 days before and their rooms are marvelous! Anyway, there were ants in the bathroom and my friends suitcase was covered with them (Her suitcase was near the bathroom.) Don't leave anything in the bathroom... Also, they adjust the air conditioner so high that when we returned at night the sheets were moist. Do something about this after the first night. Everything else was great. We ate at all of the restaurants, they are not as great as we thought... If you don't go to a restaurant, there are open buffets which are pretty good. The resort is really beautiful. Plan out your days... There is so much to do... Free Spanish lessons, dance classes, aerobics, sauna, jacuzzi, games etc... It's great for kids too!!
Ready To Go Back!
My husband and another couple stayed at the Iberostar Bavaro All-Suite Resort. We had an awesome time and we would recommend staying at this 6 golden apple resort! The weather was perfect, the resort was very clean, the beach was beautiful, the resort staff was very friendly and the margaritas were very tasty! The night-time entertainment is a little meek, but we had a great time none-the-less.
I would definately recommend the beach-side massages and the party raft excursion. They sure know how to party!
We will definately go back!
My wife and I went to Iberostar Punta Cana in September of 2002 and I have to say we had a blast! First, we live in Cleveland, Ohio and it only took around four hrs to get there. Not bad concidering driving four hrs south would get us to Cincinannti. Once we landed we were greeted with big smiles and flowers. The hotel suite we had was very elligant and overlooked the water, which added to the romance instantly. You really need to keep your heads up on the first day as to where to go to eat, but we shortly had that figured out. The food was excellent! We tried almost all of it. The resturants at the hotels are exquisit and everyone is very friendly. The beaches are gorgous and the water a blue/green in color. The night life was pretty cool, they put on dances and plays for you to watch and there is a dance club which was very crowded every night we went, but it was a good time. All in all we spent a full seven days there and we wished we didnt have to leave. The only down side? It rained two or three days we were there. Blame that on mother nature. We WILL go there again. Hope to see you there!
My family and I just returned from a two week stay at the Iberostar Bavaro All Suites Resort in Punta Cana on January 9 2003. This resort is everything you could absolutly ever dream about and for someone to say that it does not meet the standered of excellence is someone who is never pleazed with anything.
This is a marquee property in every way. My spouse and I have been to 5 "X-Star/Golden Apple/Starfish...All Inclusives" in the Caribbean and this was far and away the best property yet.
As a travel agent I visited pretty much every resort in Punta Cana and the Iberostar Bavaro all suite resort is by far the best I've seen.
Lack of organization
This area is beautiful, and the tours outside the resort were terrific - Don't miss the Outback Safari! The Iberostar's organization could use some help. We were waiting for our room for 2 hours in our clothes from the states, and everyday we'd see more new people come in their jeans and bags by the pool just waiting for their rooms. The food was good, and the entertainment was allright if you like drag - every night. Punta Cana is beutiful. Don't go to Iberostar unless you get a really good price.
This was my first trip to the Dominican. The Iberostar Bavaro resort was wonderful. We stayed during the first week of November of 2002. The weather was perfect, 85 degrees on average daily. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I had read anothers review of the same resort hotel, and our experience was quite the opposite. Our suite was clean, well kept and quite nice. We did have a problem with getting our safe to work and there was no clock in the room either. We had to depend on wake up calls which worked out fine. House keeping came daily and we had no problems or complaints.