Barceló Bávaro Palace - All Inclusive
About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Something for everyone, including a top-of-the-line golf course, a lovely spa, a 24-hour casino, a solid kids club and a wealth of dining options
- Though the resort is massive, the pool and beach are rarely crowded
- The four pools include a kids pool, an adults-only pool and a large main pool with a swim-up bar
The Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe Hotel appears to achieve the impossible -- it's a massive, beachfront property with a wide range of amenities appealing to all types of travelers, without ever really feeling overcrowded.
Guests can play a round of golf at the Pete Dye-designed golf course, then unwind at the lovely, locally inspired spa, all while kids blow off steam at the kids club, or the teen club and teen disco. Families can enjoy the mini-golf course or the water park five minutes away as a group. The four pools appeal to just as diverse an audience, with an adults-only pool, a kids pool, and a large shared pool with a swim-up bar, or everyone can head to the beautiful beach.
Guest rooms are well designed, with open floor plans and balconies. Mini-fridges offer free soda, water and beer, though Wi-Fi is an additional fee. The 11 restaurants serve a wide range of cuisine, including sushi and Mexican food, a 24-hour casino appeals to gamblers and people watchers, while vibrant nightlife abounds at the on-site nightclubs.