My girlfriend and I both had an excellent time at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro. The resort itself is beautiful and all of the amenities were outstanding. The entire staff were very kind throughout our trip and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable.
A pleasant holiday
Jun 24, 2022
The hotel, its surroundings, the sea, the employees made the little vacation enjoyable. I was pleasantly impressed by Ricky's professionalism, who did his best to make everything ok. You can enjoy the best beef steak at Steak House, prepared by master chef Juan Felix. Thank you all!
Excellent staff, clean facilities and beautiful beaches
Jun 10, 2022
This was my family’s and mine first time in the DR. We loved it, overall a great family vacation. We stayed in the Bavaro Suites, and we were attended by the best staff. The beach was beautiful, we were at the star prestige side because we are members. Isbanel was very kind and took care of me at the buffets, Excellent service. At the beach, our server Josue went above and beyond to meet our needs. He made sure our beds were clean, we had towels, drinks and food at all times and was overall very friendly and attentive. Anything we could want. The pool side bars were amazing as well, including their bartenders, specifically Ernesto. He was very welcoming, friendly and made the best drinks.
When it was time for the night shows, we always looked forward to seeing our bartender Lady who made sure we were always well taken care of. Thank you all for your excellent service! My family and I will definitely be back.
Jun 01, 2022
Second time visiting iberostar Dominicana. First time was with my family, and now I brought my girlfriend because of the experience we had the first time. All I can say is good things about this place, the food, pools, beaches and people are amazing.
Great hotel - meant for families
May 23, 2022
We just returned from our trip to Iberostar Dominicana. It is joined with Iberostar Punta Cana so there are many shared areas including the pool, theater, some restaurants and such.
I like to provide in depth honest reviews so if you're okay reading, I would read this review.
Overall, we had a very enjoyable stay. I cannot touch on language barrier as I speak Spanish so I generally don't have the same difficulty as maybe others who don't. My husband does not speak Spanish and he was able to easily communicate without me. We took our two young children with us and the resort is loaded with kids. You can go as only adults of course, but there are a ton of families. Majority of guests are either locals (on weekends) or from surrounding Spanish-speaking countries. The food was great! I did overhear other guests that arrived say it wasn't great, BUT I feel like when you're traveling you learn tips and tricks and you have to know what you're getting yourself into. We did not have any repetitive meals. I agree with other reviewers that certain restaurants have areas to improve as far as meals. It's not that they weren't enjoyable, we are just used to the a la cartes being way above buffet food. We found ALL the food to be delicious and there was ALWAYS something. By the pool there is a snack bar that is connected to a buffet. The snack bar generally offers hamburgers and hot dogs. The buffet portion opens a bit later and has more selection. The A/C is not like we have experiences at other resorts, the room gets very hot, especially at night. Midway through our visit our clothes started to smell. We are used to the humidity your clothes experience as we are avid travellers but this one was kind of tough. I wish i would have just known to bring a spray to freshen them up. The beach is absolutely gorgeous. Out of all the visits to DR this was by far our favourite view and experience of the beach. There is no swim up bar so anytime you want a drink you do have to get out of the pool and stand in line. The resort has 2 pools that are side by side with an additional small third pool meant for young children. They get pretty deep so you will find a lot of the kids and parents hang by certain parts where it is extremely shallow. The animation team isn't super pushy which is nice and they run events both by the beach and pool but it isn't constant. You will find a lot more involvement from them on the weekends when there is far more people staying at the resort. The shows were nice, my eldest daughter is only 4 and the animation team was SO incredibly sweet with her - particularly Skinny and Scooby. Mignolia at the higüey buffet is amazing, she will take such great care of you. The buffet has views of turtles, flamingos and other birds, our kids LOVED it. A staff member who cuts the gardens will offer coconuts, we tipped $1 USD per coconut. They have a small shopping plaza and the gym is very nice as well. The resort does have elevators to get to the rooms which was nice for us as we had a stroller. They have water refill and ice machine stations located throughout the hotel and by the rooms so you can refill your water. They provide you with reusable glass bottles so I would recommend bringing your own reusable bottle. Showers are nice as well but you have to turn off the water as you wash your hair/body as the water can begin to seep into the rest of the bathroom. We used rolled towels to help with that. We had a WONDERFUL time as a family. If you have booked this resort, you will definitely enjoy yourself!