Iberostar Bavaro Suites Dominican Republic
- An above-average all-inclusive resort for the mid-range price
- Great food and beverage program with quality buffets and a la carte options
- 24-hour room service, and a bar that stays open until the wee hours
- Charismatic animation team to liven things up, day and night
- Tennis center, an 18-hole golf course, and PADI Scuba Diving
- Fitness center with sea views, and a basic spa
- Free Wi-Fi
- Reservations required for a la carte restaurants
- Bathrooms are a little cramped and awkward
The Iberostar Bavaro Suites is slightly higher-end than the Iberostar Dominicana next door, and offers nearly 600 Junior suites (the only room type) spread out in 75 bungalow-style buildings. The Junior Suites are bright and contemporary, with separate seating areas and stocked minibars. A lucky few will have an ocean view, while most should expect garden views and a lot of walking. The renowned beach is the highlight, and there's a large pool adjacent to the sand with a swim-up bar, snack area, and kids section with slides. For food, guests can choose between the main buffet and a range of a la carte restaurants that require a reservation, or use the 24-hour room service. Golf, tennis, late-night bars, and free Wi-Fi are also available.
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A peaceful and spacious property for families, couples, and some partiers
With a whopping 75 yellow and orange, bungalow-style buildings holding nearly 600 Junior Suites, the resort is maze-like. It’s easy to get lost during the first 24 hours, and guests will be doing a lot of walking amid the pretty, lush grounds since golf cart service is only available upon request.
This well established Spanish-brand draws a mix of guests from Europe, South America, and North America. Well-heeled parents, spring breakers, and romantic-minded couples intermingle here, though honeymooners tend to choose the more luxurious Grand Bavaro next door.
The beach and property is between the Iberostar Dominicana (separated by a beach volleyball court), and the more private, couples-only Iberostar Grand Bavaro. The Bavaro Suites' own beach and pool areas are well-used; the first row of beach chairs, closest to the water, will probably get snatched early in the morning, but it's not hard to find a spot at any point in the day. The swim-up pool bar has a lively scene.
The late-night bars are located in a building that sits in front of the Bavaro Suites and Dominicana lobbies, thankfully far out of ear shot from most rooms. The grounds become romantic at night with low lighting, covered walkways, ponds, and flowering trees.