The Barceló Bávaro Palace***** is one of the best hotels in Punta Cana, designed for those who love endless sunshine, the sound of the Caribbean breeze wafting through the palm trees, and the stunning coral reef and crystal-clear waters. Located along one of the 10 best beaches in the world, according to National Geographic and TripAdvisor.

Rest and relaxation are guaranteed in this paradise in our B-rooms with views; they offer state-of-the-art technology and absolute comfort.

The wide range of options on offer at one of the best all-inclusive hotels in the Dominican Republic allows our guests not only to enjoy themselves, but also to enjoy unique experiences, such as savouring the local Dominican cuisine or international specialty dishes in our 11 restaurants.


Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 9 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2010
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 1402


Resort Details


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information* The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 25566 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    This is our 6th time in this resort and we are missing it already. This was the first time me and my husband went to Barcelo Bavaro without our daughters, so we did different things, since our girls were not there. The adult section is more quiet and we enjoy it for the fists time. The ocean is breathtaking! All shades of blue. My husband and girls loves scuba diving and you it doesn’t get it any better than here. It’s on the site and all my family got certified from this resort. The beach is my favorite part of this resort since I love to walk. It’s safe to walk and so beautiful. Get reservations for the restaurants at night. My favorite is the Spanish and the French was very good. The Japanese steak house is super fun too. If you don’t want to eat at the Buffett for breakfast, go to the 19th hole by the golf course. It’s more quiet and less crowded. We also used the spa and love the hydro therapy massages and the pools. Highly recommend it. Before or after dinner stop by Carey, the bar and get some drinks to start or to finish your night. It’s a really cool place. The best part of the resort is definitely the people. Dominicans are happy people and they love visitors and welcome you with open arms. We have the joy to meet Iva a customer service manager and she was divine!

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Overall this is a good place to stay, check out process could have been better. Check out lady would not let us out until we returned the towel cards, despite I repeated that I left the towels in the room.

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Rat infested

    I made reservations at this all inclusive resort for my family , I took food with me because I only keep kosher , upon arrival took out all my food out of the luggage and put it in the storage closets ,at night while putting my kids to sleep I heard something crunching I turned on the lights and took a look around and didn’t see anything , I kept hearing the noise and heard it coming from the storage closet I opened the storage closet and found that 90% of the food was torn apart and eaten by a rat I immediately called room services and they moved me and my sleeping kids to another room in middle of the night , and even tho they moved us the event took a turn on our vacation my wife and kids were terrified to sleep due to the experience, and now I was stuck in a country with barely any food for my kids for the next 7 days since we are Jewish and only kept kosher I had to feed them fruits and vegetables through out the rest of my stay to get by the next morning while my family was at the pool I heard someone open the door and a whole family was walking in with their luggage’s telling me this was their room they got appointed at that point I was furious and had trouble communicating with the hotel managers and staff but got no where due to the fact they are limited on the English language skills I kept getting thrown around the hotel to different managers and got no where this is unacceptable for the security of my children and for our privacy luckily I was still in the room otherwise my personal belongings would’ve been tampered with all I kept getting from the staff was apologies but when I asked for compensation I got thrown around to different managers which each are in a different location around the resort and are at least a 10 -15 min walk each way I got tired of going around and just said I will contact my card services

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    GO! This place was wonderful!

    Traveled in January with my family of four (kids aged 1 and 4 years old). This trip was our first ever as a family of four and I didn’t know what to expect. THIS PLACE IS FABULOUS. Every bit of it. Water parks, family two bedroom rooms, staff, buffet never closed, lovely a la carte restaurants and the ladies at the kids club were absolutely incredible. We used a babysitter (Eva) 5 nights for 3 hours while we ate dinner and visited the casino and she was so lovely. Thank you to everyone for everything. We have already booked our next trip back in April for Easter. I can’t wait! Don’t hesitate. Just book this hotel. You’ll love it. Promise.

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not a good place to travel to

    Nothing was good here. Starting from Service, food,restaurants everything was horrible. One of the worst places I been to. No one cared to help with anything. You help yourself with everything. This is not all inclusive this is more like get ur own. Alcohol was also the worst I ever tried. These people can’t make anything right. The simplest drink will be the most tasteless when they make it. Being rude is whole different level. I hated this place.

    Jan 31, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319