A spa hotel that’s full of luxurious touches, with a big pool and Bavaro beach in throwing distance.
A lagoon pool and roomy spa take top billing here. There are 7 restaurants on the tick-list, too, plus shops and bars in the hotel grounds.
You’re only a few paces from Bavaro’s sandy beach. Flamingos and turtles wander the pretty grounds to the back of the hotel, and in walking distance, there are 2 golf courses.
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With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
- Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
- UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
24-hour All Inclusive. Full Board buffet meals, option to have à la carte evening meal at a choice of restaurants - 3 visits per 1 week stay or 4 visits per 2 week stay, snacks and ice-cream.
24-hour All Inclusive. Local and selected international brand alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including beer, spirits, cocktails, wine with meals and soft drinks. Drinks in disco until 03.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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2 outdoor pools
With pool towels, sunbeds and parasols.
These 1-bedroom apartments are a good base for exploring the surrounding area. They come with a lounge area, balcony and kitchenette. They sleep uo to 4 with 2 extra beds in the lounge. Air-conditioning* and Wi-Fi are available.
Varied entertainment day and night for all the family.
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Double room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years with 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed, minibar stocked with soft drinks, beer and bottled water, ceiling fan, iron and board. Internet at a charge.
family room for up to 5 with garden view
The family room for up to 5 with garden view sleeps 2 adults and 3 children, is made up of two connected rooms, 1 room has 2 double beds and the other room has a king-size bed. They come with a ceiling fan, coffee-maker, iron and board, minibar stocked with soft drinks, beers and bottled water. Internet available at a charge
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Not a bad experience overall. The food lacked variety as the offerings were basically the same each day and lacked creativity and diversity. The staff did their jobs but many lack the warmth and hospitality necessary to make guests want to return. The property was clean and well kept and the room was ok. Apart from the pool there is not much else for kids to do. There is no games room with video games or pool tables. More
Zlego, Miami, Florida
The experience was fantasic. Open atmosphere, large & sprawling, way to much seaweed & no artificial reef at the beach
The animation team was amazing and so much fun. Never laughed so hard. They engaged you in everything and was almost like they knew you forever. Banana, in particular was exceptional. His attention to detail and interaction with my family was wonderful. He is an asset to the resort! My girls enjoyed every second with this fantastic Star Friend. Thank you, Banana!More
NancyLancasterNY, Lancaster, NY
Had a lot of fun Star Friends made the Difference
Had a lot of fun Star Friends made the Difference especially Banana. He was great with my daughters and made our stay there that much better. Loved the beach restaurants where you could just walk out of the pool or beach and have a great lunch. Water was warm and the people friendly.More
slickrick2015, Lancaster, New York
Punta Can'ta give me the type of bed I requested
Stayed at the Iberostar Punta Cana 8/15-19/2015 with a group of 8 total. I have to address the major problem we had that affects my rating. There was only my wife and I staying in the room so we of course asked for a room with a single bed. We were provided a room with 2 singles. The front desk explained they put us in that room to be close to our friends staying in the hotel, but after explaining our preference would be to stay further from group but with a single bed they said there were no single bed ocean view rooms available. They offered to move us to a garden view that day or ocean view the next. We found neither offer acceptable and decided just to stay where we were. Something to note for anyone booking the hotel: I was told by the front desk manager that the hotel only guarantees room type e.g. âOcean Viewâ âGarden Viewâ etc not beds. So if you require a specific bed configuration you cannot rely on that when booking at this hotel. Iâm guessing someone from resort will comment below to the contrary but thatâs what I was told. The front desk manager was extremely polite but just couldnât help me. I will say most of the reviews are accurate. I think you get pretty good food and drink at a great value. The grounds of the resort are beautiful, the pool was too crowded for any of us to be tempted to get in, the beach was crowded and as mentioned a million times in other reviews, chairs were taken before 7:30 every morning. Staff is incredibly polite and helpful. We especially enjoyed Eimy (hope Im spelling that correctly) with the animation team. She worked so hard and always had smile on her face. Brush up on your Spanish because many on the staff speak no English. I donât think I will be returning here but I do feel like a received my moneyâs worth.More
chadt, Atlanta, GA
We stayed at this all inclusive resort the last week in July and absolutely loved it! We checked in without a problem. The front desk reps were great! Room: Got a partial Ocean View Room on the 4th floor and enjoyed it very much. It was clean (thanks to Evelyn), and the A/C was perfect for sleeping. We didn't use the safe in our room as we always carried our valuables with us and only brought one cell phone. We only purchased 1 hour of wifi as needed. It's a vacation...no need to be connected. Food: The food and fruit were great! The restaurants were fine. We enjoyed "La Hispaniola" and "Higuey" buffet style the most. Our thanks to "Jenice" who helped our family each and every time we ate at the "Hispaniola." We also dined at the steak restaurant "La Cana" which you need to make reservations for as soon as you arrive. The Star Rock was nice too. No need for reservations on that one but make sure you get there before 6. Reservations at the other restaurants: Mexican, French, Oriental were hard to come by but nevertheless there was plenty of food to be had. H2O: We mostly drank bottled water or "agua con gas or soda" from the bars. Lucky for us, no one got sick. All the bartenders in ALL the bars were great. Be sure to try the dominican beer "El Presidente" and their drink "Mamajuana." Entertainment: There's plenty to do for everyone. Our family our goal as to "unwind" and enjoy the water. Snorkeling was our main activity/exercise right in front of the hotel. We brought our gear and basically spent all day exploring the beautiful Caribbean water. The entertainment team always had something going on by the pool area and there were also aerobic classes at 5, which I enjoyed very much. The place is huge, so be sure to explore both the Punta Cana and Dominicana Resorts. Excursions: We booked 2 activities through Olympus Tours right in the Hotel Lobby area. Henry was very informative and very helpful. Not pushy at all. We chose to do the zip lining with Canopy and Bebe Catamaran experience. Both were excellent! If you do the Catamaran, be sure to say yes to the photo session with Caribbean photo studio. Junior was our photographer and he took awesome shots of our family in the natural lagoon. I treasure those pictures. Airport tip: Upon arrival head right for one of those Kiosk machines to print out your boarding passes. If you have carry-ons only (as we did), it will be that much easier to get to and through security. Give yourself PLENTY of time (about 3 hours) if you're traveling with a big group. * When visiting a foreign country make an effort to learn THEIR language. They really appreciate people who TRY to speak Spanish. It will certainly help you when asking for room assignment, restaurant reservations, drinks, etc. We demand that from people visiting our country. It's only fair that we try and do that OURSELVES. ** Remember to tip, tip, tip and tip...More
OnthegoShelly, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
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