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Barceló Bávaro Palace

4 stars
Higüey, Dominican Republic
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About Barceló Bávaro Palace

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    This stay includes Wi-Fi and Parking for free

Barceló Bávaro Palace is a five-star rated hotel located in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. It is an all-inclusive resort located near the beachfront. Built in 1992, Barceló Bávaro Palace is one of the largest establishments on the island. It is set on Bavaro beach, which is often considered one of the top beaches in the world. The hotel is located 12.5 miles from the Punta Cana Airport.

Barceló Bávaro Palace offers guests exciting activities or opportunities to relax. There is a full sports complex, water park, casino, a theater with seating for 1,400 guests, a golf course, a U-Spa with luxury treatments, and a mini club. Barceló Bávaro Palace has multiple swimming pools, including one for adults, one for children, and an Olympic-sized pool.

In 2012, it completed a $330 million renovation on the 1402-room establishment. There are different types of rooms, such as Premium Suites or Family Suites. Rooms include a rainfall shower, a coffee maker, a minibar, and many more features depending on the type of room.

There are 11 gourmet restaurants on site, offering selections from all over the world. Seven of the restaurants require reservations and formal attire. Guests can choose from a Japanese restaurant, a seafood restaurant, a steakhouse, buffets, a French restaurant, and more.

Barceló Bávaro Palace is a popular destination for water sports like boating, fishing, and swimming. It is a popular place for families and can accommodate groups of five or more. With plenty of luxury options and upgrades available as well as many amenities, it is an excellent destination for vacations.

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Amenities at Barceló Bávaro Palace

  • Private beach
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Water slide
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Casino
  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Game room
  • Golf
  • Canoeing
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Evening entertainment
  • Beauty salon
  • Mini-golf
  • Bowling
  • Table tennis
  • Water park
  • Pool table
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Windsurfing
  • Night club
  • Basketball court

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Car rental
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Entertainment staff
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Mini-market on site
  • Room service
  • Key access
  • 24hr front desk
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water
  • Chapel/shrine


  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool towels
  • Pool with a view
  • Steam room
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Pool bar
  • Sauna
  • Water slide


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Additional bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Spa bath
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper


  • Executive lounge access
  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Storage available
  • Quiet street view
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Sofa
  • Telephone


  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Minibar
  • Microwave
  • Snack bar
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Dining table

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Child pool
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' club
  • Playground
  • Swimming pool toys


  • Outdoor dining area
  • Private beach
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony


  • Feather pillow
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Sofa bed
  • Wardrobe or closet

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV
  • Smartphone dock

Accessibility and suitability

  • Non-feather pillow
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free parking
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)


  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center
  • Tennis


  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safe

Reviews of Barceló Bávaro Palace

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6.0 Okay
Pros:The food was really good
Cons:I had fun on my stay
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Beds were comfortable. Food was great, especially in the resteraunts. Super clean and friendly staff. A lot to do, we didn't leave the resort as we kept discovering something new.
Cons:Coffee. But after 4:00 the coffee and cigar lounge opens and that coffee was spelendid. Just wish it was open for breakfast.
7.1 Good
Pros:The resort is beautiful. The design and the landscape is excellent. I had a great time meeting new people while there. The service is really good, because the staff is wonderful and professional. I liked that there is a train that takes you from place to place. If you're an adult, you will spend most of your time in the Strikers Bar or Casino or one of the pools. The drinks were really really good.
Cons:I hated the towel service (you have to bring your own towels to the pool in order to switch them out). There's a huge distance between everything (hence the train). Waiting on the train can be timely, so you may have to walk a lot to get to places. The disco tech has a bad DJ, but we made it fun. I didn't like paying for wifi. The food wasn't all that great. I hated that the only swim up bar was on the side wasn't on the adult only side, so that means you will see kids peeing in the fountain or walking around without diapers, even though they are not supposed to do either. I also didn't like that there's no food service by the pool. The tv didn't work in our room, and we had the repairman come by twice. There are so many mosquitos and flies.
8.0 Very good
Pros:The pools were amazing! Beautiful and very clean. The beach view was beautiful. Rooms were nice and cleaning service was good. Lots of fun activities for all members of the family.
Cons:Food was very hit or miss. The only thing that was mediocre on this trip.
8.2 Very good
Pros:The Spa was great!!! My husband and I purchased a couples massage and it was awesome.
Cons:It would have been nice to have been able to get food at the pool bars rather than having to go to the main buildings where all of the restaurants, inlcluding the 24 hour snack bar was located. We were a decent walk away from these and it was annoying to have to go so far for just a snack. At times, some of the bar staff was rather snooty too.
10.0 Wonderful
Cons:If I have only one critic it will be for the casino staff,only place in the resort where for some reason the staff absolutely not friendly,
9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Upon arrival, the staff was helpful, polite and always willing to help. Our room was very clean and maintained every day. We had a jacuzzi on our balcony with a great view of the beach. Food was good, a little repetitive , but you can always find something that you liked. Overall an amazing stay...
Cons:We were able to use the pool at the Bavaro Beach side but they would not serve us any drinks or let eat at the buffet.
5.7 Fair
Pros:Great facilities, beautiful setting, lots of fun activities available.
Cons:The food was absolutely terrible, both at the buffets and the a la carte restaurants. Most of the time the food seemed to be extremely dry, as if the food was pre-cooked and were sat under heating lamps for hours. The staff also seemed to be generally miserable, sometimes unhelpful and unfriendly. We were also left without toilet paper for an entire day, after the cleaner neglected to restock the bathroom. A lot of our calls to concierge also went unanswered or were redirected elsewhere to no avail. Also the lack of changing stations in the bathrooms throughout the resort is quite an inconvenience. We are a young couple with a nine month old infant, and having to go back to our room to change the baby is quite a task, as there is a lot of walking from the restaurants back to the rooms in the family section of the resort.
7.1 Good
Cons:horrible internet service would not return there because of it a lot of good with no taste
9.0 Wonderful
Pros:We like the facilities for little kids. Family friendly, you have to walk (but we do not mind) they have 2 trolleys that pass every 6mnts. the personal is nice, it could be nicer the one in reception but they are ok. They help me to prepare the Happy birthday of my grandmother with music and the cake, that was the extra mile :)
Cons:The personal is nice, it could be nicer the one in the front desk but they are ok. I know that the hotel was full, but every customer is important. Beside the monologues of yes and no (with any additional information) everything was nice.


Carretera Bávaro Km. 1, Higüey 03177

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Top tips for your stay at Barceló Bávaro Palace

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Barceló Bávaro Palace, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in September and November.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Barceló Bávaro Palace, plan to stay on a Monday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Wednesday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Barceló Bávaro Palace was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $160, while the most expensive was $891.
  • How long should you stay at Barceló Bávaro Palace? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 4 days.

FAQs when booking at Barceló Bávaro Palace

  • What are the dining options like at Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    Barceló Bávaro Palace offers 11 gourmet restaurants, including Japanese, seafood, and steakhouse options, as well as buffets and a French restaurant. Seven of the restaurants require reservations and formal attire.

  • How are the rooms at Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    Barceló Bávaro Palace offers different types of rooms, such as Premium Suites or Family Suites. Rooms include a rainfall shower, a coffee maker, a minibar, and many more features depending on the type of room.

  • What activities are available at Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    Barceló Bávaro Palace is a popular destination for water sports like boating, fishing, and swimming. It also offers a full sports complex, water park, casino, a theater, a golf course, a U-Spa with luxury treatments, and a mini club.

  • How is the cleanliness at Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    Guests have praised the cleanliness of the resort, with many mentioning that the place is very clean and well maintained.

  • What are some common concerns about Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    Some guests have expressed concerns about the food quality at certain restaurants, staff miscommunication, and the need for improvements in the kids club offer. Additionally, some guests have mentioned issues with the check-in process and poor air conditioning controls.

  • What are the benefits of staying at the all-inclusive Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    The all-inclusive experience at Barceló Bávaro Palace allows guests to fully relax on vacation without having to organize meals and entertainment. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served daily at the 11 buffet and a la carte restaurants, complimented by unlimited drinks. Guests also enjoy access to the private beach, kids club, and free entry to the nightclub and Gran Bavaro Theatre.

  • What kind of entertainment and nightlife can I find at Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    If you’re looking for entertainment, the Gran Bavaro Theater hosts a fun children’s show and main performance every night, with waiter service and a bar on both levels. Open from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am, the Bavaro Nightclub is a great spot to socialize and dance until the early hours of the morning. If you’re feeling lucky, play the slots or try your hand at roulette, blackjack, Texas Hold’em or Caribbean poker at the 24h casino. Guests must be over 18 years old to enter and shorts and sandals are not permitted as part of the dress code.

  • How can I stay fit while staying at the Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    If you want to maintain your fitness routine on vacation, the resort has a range of sports facilities including multi-sports courts and beach volleyball. Guests can also sign up for fitness classes or enjoy a walk or run on the beach.

  • What kind of watersports are possible while staying at the Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    Guests have access to kayaks, pedal boats and other non-motorized water sports at the water activities center. If you want to go exploring on the water, basic windsurfs, sailboats, Sunfish or Aquafin boats, and Hobie wave catamarans are also available for hire.

  • How can I get around the Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    The Bávaro Express train offers guests free travel around the resort. This service operates from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and runs every 20m.

  • Where can I book tee time near the Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    The closest golf course to the Barceló Bávaro Palace is The Lakes Golf Course. Remodeled in 2010 by golf architect P.B. Dye, this well-maintained 18-hole, par 72 championship course has 25 inland lakes, 122 bunkers, and is played around a mangrove forest. Native plants and species have been incorporated throughout the rolling fairways, so golfers can enjoy the natural beauty of the area.

  • I am traveling with children, what are the top attractions for kids near the Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    Located 5 mi from the Barceló Bávaro Palace, the Manati Park is home to over 150 animal species and set in a huge garden of typical Caribbean flora and fauna. The first theme park in the Dominican Republic, Manati Park is open from Tuesday to Sunday and there are five shows daily, including a performance about the indigenous Taino people. As part of its social commitment, the goal of Manati Park is to encourage the preservation of species through education and investigation projects.

  • Where is Barceló Bávaro Palace located?

    Barceló Bávaro Palace is located at Carretera Bávaro Km. 1, 20.9 miles from the center of Higüey.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Barceló Bávaro Palace?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM at Barceló Bávaro Palace.

  • Does Barceló Bávaro Palace offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Barceló Bávaro Palace offers free Wi-Fi.

  • Does Barceló Bávaro Palace offer free parking?

    Yes, Barceló Bávaro Palace offers free parking.

  • How far is Barceló Bávaro Palace from the airport?

    Barceló Bávaro Palace is 7.6 miles from Punta Cana. Barceló Bávaro Palace is 36.5 miles from La Romana.

  • Does Barceló Bávaro Palace have a pool?

    Yes, Barceló Bávaro Palace has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Barceló Bávaro Palace hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Barceló Bávaro Palace in Higüey and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Barceló Bávaro Palace and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Barceló Bávaro Palace.

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