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Located along the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic sits more than 30 miles of golden, sandy beaches that attract travelers 365 days a year. Recognized with a Traveler’s Choice Award as one of the world’s 25 best beaches in 2017, and once named one of the ten best beaches in the world by UNESCO, it’s not just tourists that love Playa Bávaro or Bávaro Beach. Its warm weather, clear waters, and coconut palm-lined streets make it a national treasure. The indigenous flora and fauna flourish, creating a rich natural landscape. The surrounding reefs provide shelter from crashing waves and are home to exotic marine life that can be seen while snorkeling or diving in the turquoise waters.

The tastes of the Dominican Republic

Influenced by the indigenous Taíno and the African and Spanish settlers, Dominican Republic flavors include familiar Caribbean staples with a local twist, such as la bandera, which means flag in Spanish (the rice, beans, and meat allude to the tri-color national flag). Other comfort foods worth trying are bollitos de yuca (fried yucca stuffed with cheese) and los tres golpes or the three hits (mangú or mashed plantains, fried eggs, and salami).

The sights around Bávaro

In the city itself, shops and aquatic adventures abound. Travelers can also take a trip inland to visit one of the Dominican Republic’s many national parks and eco-reserves. Los Haitises National Park, for instance, offers a particularly unique slice of paradise. Home to mangroves and the lush flora that keeps the Dominican Republic’s ecosystem thriving, the park treats travelers to some rare species of birds and other animals that are endemic to the island. On a clear day atop Montaña Redonda, guests can get a bird's-eye-view of the island extending as far as Haiti. A few miles inland from Bávaro is the city of Higuey. Rich in cultural heritage, the city is the home of the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia, the patron saint of Dominicans. Further south is the nation’s capital, Santo Domingo, and within its city limits is the historic Zona Colonial which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The luxuries of Bávaro

Far enough away from the busier beaches of Punta Cana, Playa Bávaro offers guests a secluded spot that is perfect for a bit of romance or an unforgettable friends’ getaway. Situated on its own stretch of beautiful beachfront, the IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bávaro is ideal for a sunset stroll after a day trip to explore all that the Dominican Republic has to offer.

The best time to go

Temperatures average 80 degrees, making the Dominican Republic an inviting option year-round. Like most Caribbean islands, however, it does have a rainy season that lasts from June to November.

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Country Dominican Republic

Capital City Punta Cana

Time Zone UTC-04:00

Currency Dominican Peso

Language Spanish

A Picture-Perfect Dominican Getaway

Set against the aquamarine waters and white-sand beaches of Punta Cana, this all-inclusive, adults-only resort does not disappoint. On one side, the resort’s pools and beachfront lounge chairs beckon. On the other side, a private golf course tempts those who are looking for a different way to relax.

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Pampered in Paradise

Guests can leave it to the professionals to ease them into a state of relaxation. Just steps away from Playa Bávaro, the spa allows guests to unwind to the sounds of crashing waves and gentle breezes stirring the palm trees. They can stimulate the senses with a Caribbean Ritual treatment, which includes a bath with milk and honey and an exfoliation scrub with sugar and coffee, and is topped off with a massage with essential oils. Here, decadence is not just reserved for dessert.

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Grand experiences in the Dominican Republic

Designed to indulge the senses, IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bávaro offers an impeccable 5-star, all-inclusive experience set against the aquamarine waters and sandy beaches of Punta Cana. Its cuisines are a gastronomic delight, influenced by the local flavors. The pools and spa treatments leave guests feeling calm and carefree, quintessential Caribbean sensation. Just steps away from the resort is one of the best 18-hole golf courses on the island, expertly designed by P. B. Dye. Guests staying at least seven nights are treated to two complimentary days of golf to experience the challenge and thrill for themselves. On the sun-soaked beaches of Bávaro, every amenity and staff member is there to deliver a Grand Experience every time.

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Luxury Resort in Punta Cana

Grand Hotel Bávaro, Dominican Republic

Perfect for a relaxing couples' vacation, this luxury hotel is located on the beautiful coast of Playa Bávaro.

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Punta Cana beach

Punta Cana’s Finest Beach

Playa Bávaro - Stretching for miles, the powdery sands of Playa Bávaro are highly coveted for their palm tree-shaded slices of paradise. Just off the shoreline, the reefs create calmer waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

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Golfing in the Dominican Republic

IBEROSTAR Bávaro Golf Club - Just moments away from the beaches of Punta Cana, this Dominican Republic golf course is a gem among gems. Designed by P. B. Dye, the expertly crafted, 18-hole course is as much a delight for beginners as for those looking for more of a challenge.

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