Just next to RIU all-inclusive resort, the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro is a great 5-star option for a tropical vacation in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The luxury accommodation is located on the most beautiful part of the coast – Arena Gorda, Bávaro beach. Here, the color of the sea is a symphony of blue and white. The natural beauty makes the place the most popular resort strip in the Dominican republic.
The spectacular all-inclusive & spa 5-star resort from the IBEROSTAR Grand Collection hotel chain is an adults-only property. It is a quiet and peaceful lodging, similar to the neighboring Riu Palace Macao hotel.
The arquitecture design is inspired by the Greco-Roman style. The hotel premises features an extensive use of luxurious materials such as granite and wood. The massive U-shaped buildings are surrounded by large tropical gardens and varied exotic vegetation. Peacocks and flamingos are everywhere.
Rooms and Suites
An important fact to consider is that rooms on the top floors are quieter. The standard rooms are comfortable and spacious. Many hotel guests say that their rooms are cleaned and decorated with flower petals twice a day. The furniture is adorned with flowers and towel animals. Consider taking cash for tipping the housekeepers – a dollar per day.
Among the room amenities is the fully stocked fridge. The suites are fitted with a Jacuzzi bath, LCD TV and iPod docking station. The Wi Fi in the rooms is not good enough. It is better to use the wireless Internet connection in the lobby area.
The Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro boasts three pools with an aqua-bar and open air jacuzzi. There is a high-end gym, a spa center and an 18-holes golf club. You can get a free golf package for 7 or more nights stay in the hotel. The terrain was designed by the famous golf course architect Paul B. Dye.
In the pools or on the beach, guests have access to numerous water sports. Tourists can choose from a great number of things to do – dance lessons, tai-chi, aerobics, water polo, archery, beach volleyball, darts as well as sailing and diving lessons in the pool.
Besides the main restaurant serving international buffet and themed diners, there are four à la carte options. You can choose between French, Japanese, Italian, and Caribbean cuisine and try a fine selection of wines. Most of the guests prefer the “Casa de la Playa” restaurant. It is a beachfront eatery offering a Mediterranean menu. The Asian restaurant is also worth visiting. There is a casual dress code in the restaurants, especially for gentlemen – long trousers, closed shoes and shirts with sleeves. A crazy rule is the ban of using mobile phones.
You can have a drink in one of the bars. The all-inclusive concept involves prestigious brand beverages and liquors.
The Iberostar Grand Hotel has been advertised as the “Jewel of Punta Cana”. I would agree with that. In my opinion, it is a great 5-star place to stay in Dominican Republic that rivals more expensive hotels in Punta Cana.