Bavaro Beach
Bavaro Beach
4.5
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Relax on the spotlessly white sand and swim in the clear waters of Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, a popular resort town where you can enjoy refreshing cocktails and taste the mouth-watering Dominican food. Take a boat tour of Bavaro to snorkel among the reefs and discover the natural pools on the eastern edge of the beach. You can book a seafront resort (many of which have casinos on site) to make the most of your trip. Visit the water parks in the area to play and swim with dolphins in the open sea. – Tripadvisor
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  • Ian A
    Pickering, Canada8 contributions
    Royalton Bavaro
    It is a beautiful resort with lots to do for kids, kids pool with slides and lazy river were popular with the kids. Beach was beautiful with lots of seating. We were there for a week family trip. We had an unfortunate start; our flight was 5 hours late. We were a group of 13 with 6 grandkids aged 10 months to 12, when we arrived, I told them we were diamond club but were still directed to the regular check-in where we waited for 20 minutes while the group in front checked in. Once they verified, we were diamond club we were taken to the diamond club registration where we were treated like kings. There was a small buffet, we were offered drinks, and someone took our documents and went away to complete the paperwork while we had another drink. Our rooms were great, very large and comfortable. Buffet restaurants were great, we seemed to have some difficulty in getting an early reservation for the a la cart restaurants. I believe they are still rebuilding staff after COVID. Twice at dinner we were told they had no highchairs, I don't think the staff knew where to get them, because there were many children at the resort who would need one. Although we had trouble getting an early dinner reservation (we needed one for the younger kids) we were not always seated together and there were empty tables. Believe this was caused by a lack of staffing. The outdoor pools were all great, 2 with swim up bars, and 1 for the diamond club. Although the diamond club has access to different areas the other areas were great, and we used both. I would look at the price difference for the diamond club if I were to return. .
    Visited November 2022
    Written 4 December 2022
  • skip m
    Douglassville, Pennsylvania820 contributions
    Where did all the seweed come from ?
    Last time we were here the beach was amazing. This trip the entire length of the beach was one big pilke of seaweed. We did enjoy the bavaro native market and found vendor #4 luis to be the most stocked best prices and luis and his son spoke perfect english
    Visited December 2022
    Written 4 December 2022
  • Mike M
    34 contributions
    Super soft sand!
    Bavaro Beach has some of the most wonderful sand in the world. However, Sargasso is washing up on shore here like it is throughout the Caribbean. The hotels keep their beaches pretty clear but stretches without hotels have a lot of Sargasso. Windier and wavier this visit then we remember in the past.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 8 December 2022
  • Kevin Parsakia
    Vienna, Virginia3,003 contributions
    Gorgeous beach
    Beautiful beach! We were staying at the melia wellness adults only resort. Our resort connected to the beach. Very peaceful and relaxing. I would recommend you take like half a day to sit at the beach and relax. You will find lots of water based activities to make the day even better.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 8 January 2023
  • Lily TravelGirl
    Miami Beach, Florida256 contributions
    Best beach in Punta Cana
    Beautiful beach with many all-inclusive resorts for all price range. Best beach in Punta Cana area. Warm clear calm water and soft white sand. Slightly windy enough for sailing and other water sports. The only downside is the seaweeds during late summer months. Our favorite resort located in the best section of this beach is Barcelo Bavaro Palace.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 13 January 2023
  • 4minuu
    Toronto, Canada166 contributions
    One of the best beaches in the Caribbean
    We stayed at the Dreams in Punta Cana and loved it. Our walks at sunrise was the highlight of my days there! They clean the seaweed away by machine 2-3 times a day. Beautiful soft sand and flat. Great for jogging!
    Visited January 2023
    Written 19 January 2023
  • Life Is Good
    Bonita Springs, Florida13 contributions
    Royal club Occidential Punta Cana
    Wow, this resort never lets us down. Hippolito, Wendy, Ruben and Nairobi and a few new servers Miguelina, Stacy and Johan ready and waiting for you. and let’s not forget the Chef Carlos Mattia . The food is the best and healthiest menu of all the resorts we’ve traveled to. nice to see Yeremy in the Oriental and Vladimir in the Steakhouse & a pleasure to see Jon Kelly who over sees all the restaurants. The beach is the best. no seaweed and crystal clear blue water. Our 1-bdrm ocean view is awesome! Thank you Aris. Willy Bruno is the best bartender here.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 January 2023
  • Stacey S
    Ocean City, Maryland3 contributions
    Awesome vacation
    Lovely resort, great food and awesome staff. My only complaint is that it was a little hard to get dinner reservations at the time that we wanted to eat. But, the buffet was always a walk-in option and it was great. I would highly recommend a visit here.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 31 January 2023
  • Carolyn A
    Gatineau, Canada26 contributions
    Best beach for walking.
    Love this beach and visit it every year. The sand is like powder and going barefoot is a must. There is seaweed to deal with though. And long stretches of all inclusives thus reducing the numbers of accessible restaurants and bars. The weather is excellent.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 8 February 2023
  • tomtrudeau
    Ware, Massachusetts22 contributions
    Beautiful endless beach!
    Walk for miles and miles ! White and pink sand , very soft and sugary ! The beach seams endless, the water was warm and very few people trying to grab you to buy trinkets— they are around but not pushy! Plenty of places to stop and get a drink or water or eats! Just beautiful!
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 February 2023
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Josie C
Brighton, UK561 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We stayed in Occidental Punta Cana. Bavaro Beach is absolutely gorgeous. Soft white sand, super clean. Crystal clear water. The surf can be strong so be aware if you are not a strong swimmer or confident in the water. The beach back drop is beautiful too. There are beach sellers but these are very polite & friendly and only engage if you show interest. There is beach security if you are concerned but we didnt have any issues and left our bag by our sunbeds when we went into the sea or pool or went for a walk with no problems.
Written 29 November 2023
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Gustavo
Peru25 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Crystal clear water and white sand on the beach. Tropical palms, very sunny, nice fruit cocktails and amazing food around here.
Written 15 November 2023
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ChuggaChamp
Plymouth, MA34 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Beautiful
Paradise
Quiet
Flawless deep beach
So much to do

Great room
Incredible view
Amazing staff

Delicious restaurants and so many choices

Pool bar

Nightly entertainment

Fun and games, if wanted

Pizza escape w a million dollar view w Nilsson - the best!!

Buffet was plentiful w so many choices

Thank you
Written 11 November 2023
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marlene445
Bobcaygeon, Canada6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Love this resort. All the staff are friendly and hard workers. Place was beautiful. Pool and ocean were beautiful. Like the tram between two resorts. The ladies that work at Bohio and Mamey bar are wonderful. Thanks for a great holiday. Will be back.
Written 9 November 2023
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Annoynmous
6 contributions
Sep 2023
Lovely beach but from all hotels it does need access for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Difficult to get the above onto the beach without access. Not fair people miss out on the beach
Written 19 October 2023
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Excursion770719
Hampstead, NC1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
Any 4 and higher star rated resort in the playa Bavaro area is my favorite. We have been to 8 different resorts in the area. Our absolute favorite is Barcelo Bavaro Palace. The reason is that playa Bavaro is sheltered by an offshore Reef. The waters are calm and the beaches pure white sand. I especially go to resorts that have free catamaran rentals. The beach is about 10 miles wide and maybe 1 mile out. This makes the beach the most desirable in the Punta Cana area. Most of the beaches are lined with palm trees.
Written 19 September 2023
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Harby225
London, UK136 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Beach full of Peddlers and Drug Sellers, full of seaweed and very dirty water which you wouldn't want to swim in
Written 19 September 2023
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kevin m
5 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Poor communication. Very poor. Dated room and we are in premium plus. Great view but ends there. Bath and shower combined with toilet beside. Wrist band swipe for door but works like crap. Nice ground’s restaurants same problem with communication food ok but never hot. Compared to Mexico Barcelo this place is a joke especially not worth premium plus after being in Mexico where they do it the way it should be. Can’t express how bad the premium plus is here. Never coming here again and would not recommend to anyone
Written 14 September 2023
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Susan W
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
The wonderful food and the golden sandy beach and clear blue sea. Friendly staff lovely pool. Spotlessly clean and great rooms with comfy beds
Written 28 August 2023
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dakappa
Tallmadge, OH77 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The water was nice and warm but there was so much seaweed it was a fight that I just didnt enjoy having....I spent the majority of my time waling the beach or in the pool
Written 19 August 2023
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