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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  • Dayanaudrey
    Montreal, Canada8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Had a blast
    Great resort. Awesome food with great selection including great sit down restaurants. Loved the fresh fish grilled at Ocean side as well as the Italian restaurant. Amazing entertainment- Kervin was great and Miguel was a great DJ making sure all had a great time dancing for all ages. Had a blast!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Excursion770719
    Hampstead, North Carolina1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Playa Bavaro
    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.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • Richard B
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom4,925 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bavaro Beach
    Bavaro Beach is situated in Punta Cana on the East coast of Dominican Republic. A fine stretch of white sand stretching for miles. The beach is well maintained and cleaned regularly - it is in good condition and doesn't suffer from rubbish or plastic littering. A Few beach vendors plying their trade (but not aggressive or pushy). A decent beach with white sand and turquoise waters. Great place to hang out for the winter.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 January 2024
  • sanju_222323
    New Jersey15,788 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    one of the most popular shorelines in Punta Cana
    It is Punta Cana’s main beach and is one of the largest and most popular beaches in the area. The town of Bavaro is lined with small shops and dotted with luxurious all-inclusive resorts. No trip to Punta Cana would be complete without some time spent on its gorgeous beaches. Playa Bávaro. It is one of the most popular shorelines in Punta Cana, with its powdery sands, swaying palm trees, blue waters, and a bevy of amenities, including water sports rentals, dining options, and nearby accommodations. there is so much confusion about where it starts/ends, and entrance to public beaches as 80% of beach areas are occupied by resorts. The beach stretches for 12 miles between Macao and Cabeza de Toro, but keep in mind that there are just four public access points at Corales, El Cortecito, Jellyfish, and Bibi Jagua. Bavaro Beach has several subsections that all have their name. However, they are all connected and you can explore them walking consecutively. El Cortecito and Corales are two of these stretches and are very convenient The clear waters off Bavaro Beach make it ideal for snorkeling, and many hotels on the strip include snorkeling equipment during your stay. don’t imagine it to be a crowded beach. There is always something going on, people are enjoying their beach walks and locals are sitting in the sand, but as the beach is extremely long and wide, you always have more than enough space, and it NEVER feels crowded.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 February 2024
  • MarcoNorthPolo
    Lunenburg, Canada127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach
    Great beach. Every time we visit we have a great time. Walking along the shore is calming and relaxing even with hundreds of other people around. There are people that come along and clean in front of the different resorts every morning so that the seaweed is gone.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 6 March 2024
  • 1Trebor
    Toronto, Canada14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bavaro Beach is the best in Punta Cana
    Bavaro Beach is the best beach in Punta Cana. Well kept, long for walks, small waves, no sand fleas, soft sand, not a steep slope. We have been on this beach 7 times and plan to return.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 March 2024
  • sjdenham26
    Toronto, Canada16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seaweed still a problem in Mar 2024
    Stayed at the Meliá Punta Cana Wellness resort. Wonderful hotel and great staff. Beautiful pools. So large there is a shuttle to take you from the front desk/ dinner restaurants to the beachfront and pool. Highly recommend upgrading and getting a room closer to the beach. Biggest issue- the seaweed. Although all the high end hotels clean the beach every morning, there is so much, it's not fun. And by lunch, it's all back again- brought in by the tide. And when you are in the water you get covered in it or you have to wade/swim through it to get to a clean part of the ocean. I hated it. I only went in once as a result. I know they are trying to deal with it but it really ruins the experience. If I had known, I wouldn't have come.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 March 2024
  • Emma L
    Arkansas3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Number one beach
    This was the number one beach, white sand and amazing water. It was a bit further on from our hotel and smaller beach, but worth the look. Did get busy and quite a few traders, just be firm and they get the message. Still didn’t detract from the amazing beach.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 May 2024
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Elena M
Ankeny, IA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
I love this place.Pones Rissa ,Yaison,Marlene's,Franyer y Kanela they are amazing. You made my vacation unforgettable.
Written 17 May 2024
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Emma L
Arkansas3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
This was the number one beach, white sand and amazing water. It was a bit further on from our hotel and smaller beach, but worth the look. Did get busy and quite a few traders, just be firm and they get the message.
Still didn’t detract from the amazing beach.
Written 10 May 2024
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Shem B
Salt Lake City, UT25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We loved the place. It was clean and lively. When we were there, it was extra packed. and so we had to find extra chairs somewhere. But that wasn't a big deal. The beach was still gorgeous.
Written 3 May 2024
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IslanHopper77
Potomac, MD56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Beach is beautiful. Sand and water awesome......
Vendor are prominent...
Tell them no upfront.
They will still chat with you
Written 23 April 2024
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Tracey B
Plainfield, Illinois, United States173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Such a perfect beach! We didn't even feel the need to explore the ACTUAL Punta Cana area as we loved Bavaro right outside of our condo so much. Tons of great restaurants and an easy drive to several tourist activities.
Written 21 April 2024
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Jeff S
Richfield, WI372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We used Transekur on three occasions during our trip to the DR. They were excellent each time. For each trip, we were sent an email confirming our trip the day before. On the day of our trip, we were sent an email with the drivers name, picture, and description of the vehicle and plate number. We were picked up at the airport PUJ on time and as detailed in the email. The service was excellent, and our driver was very safe taking us to the resort. Halfway through our trip, we transferred across the island a 90-minute ride to our second resort. The driver Rogelio was outstanding. He was on time, drove very safely, and was able to find a good place for a quick bathroom break. Our third trip was also excellent, on time, and very safe. Maicol is another excellent driver and delivered us on time to the airport. Transekur is consistent, very clean, and has outstanding communication. We travel out of the country 4 to 5 times a year, and Transekur is one of the best transportation companies we have found. They are prompt on responding to emails, and they provide an in country phone number if needed. The drivers are safe, clean, and courteous. The vehicles are clean, in good repair, and comfortable.
Written 15 April 2024
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Radu62S
New Jersey23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a wonderful resort with wonderful people. They care a lot about their guests and we are looking to go back as soon as posible.
Written 31 March 2024
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sjdenham26
Toronto, Canada16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Stayed at the Meliá Punta Cana Wellness resort. Wonderful hotel and great staff. Beautiful pools. So large there is a shuttle to take you from the front desk/ dinner restaurants to the beachfront and pool. Highly recommend upgrading and getting a room closer to the beach.
Biggest issue- the seaweed. Although all the high end hotels clean the beach every morning, there is so much, it's not fun. And by lunch, it's all back again- brought in by the tide. And when you are in the water you get covered in it or you have to wade/swim through it to get to a clean part of the ocean. I hated it. I only went in once as a result. I know they are trying to deal with it but it really ruins the experience. If I had known, I wouldn't have come.
Written 30 March 2024
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Debra W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beach very clean and secure can have a lovely walk along the shore then come back to the hotel beach bar and have a drink of choice with excellent service
Written 22 March 2024
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Scott S
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Toilets that can't take toilet paper....never heard of that before. Was just told that the pipes can't take it without plugging up.
Seriously!?
Written 21 March 2024
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