Most relaxing week ever! Posted Aug 30, 2015
My wife and I stayed at Barcelo Bavaro Beach for 7 nights in August 2015. We went there mainly to relax after a very hectic period in our lives in which we sold a house, moved into and out of a co-op, searched for 8 months for the right new home, and then went into contract on the new home. We were not disappointed! The hotel is situated on a lovely section of Bavaro Beach, which itself is situated what is probably the most beautiful location in the Dominican Republic. The beach is covered with coconut trees, the water is clear enough to watch the small fish, who are not shy and love to swim very close to your lower legs because they like the fact that people stir up the sand as they move their feet. This all-inclusive resort has an absolutely astounding array of food. There is something for everyone. My wife, a native of Trinidad & Tobago, loved the local Caribbean fruits, vegetables, and other dishes. I found myself enjoying a lot of very healthy fruits and vegetables that are difficult or expensive to buy here in the U.S. We both found that it was easy to fill up on delicious, healthy foods rather than gorge on fried or fatty dishes, although the latter are certainly available for those who prefer them while on vacation. There are a number of restaurants to choose from. Our favorite was the Santa Fe. Our least favorite was La Brisa, which was quite disappointing despite its ideal location. The staff were very friendly and nothing short of wonderful.