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By a verified traveler on Tue 13 Mar 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Bavaro Beach

On the beach

You'll find Bavaro Beach and Palma Real Shopping Village within 2 miles (3 km) of this Punta Cana property. Los Corales Beach and Downtown Punta Cana are also within 3 miles (5 km).


This all-inclusive property features a private beach, a nightclub, and 2 restaurants. Dine at the beachfront restaurant and relax with sun loungers. There's fun for all ages with a children's club and a children's pool, and in-room childcare is an added bonus.

WiFi, patios

The 230 guestrooms have plasma TVs with cable channels and offer WiFi and patios. Refrigerators, free bottled water, and hair dryers are also available.

Superior Promo

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive ratings based on 53 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive

Everyone (11) Students (1)
2 out of 5
Difference between what's advertised and what they have available. Site under construction/renewal. Too much dust. Only one swimming pool and one restaurant. Not many choices at the buffet. At least the room was excellent in clean and comfort. Also excellent service by Antonio at the buffet and Barbara at the bar.

Posted by , from PR on Aug 17, 2018

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1 out of 5
What a awful experience never would I visit that resort again. Food was bad, staff very unprofessional room service sucked.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018

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1 out of 5


The first night we arrive the toilet was overflowing and not working properly. The hotel advertised that there were 7 restaurants but when we got there we where told by staff members that only 2 Restaurants were actually available. One of the restaurants would provide snacks during 3pm-4pm which consist of uncooked hotdogs. There was 1 pool available (even though 3 were advertised). The bar by the pool only had piña coladas available but it was hard to order a drink because my group and I were consistently ignored being ignored by the staff. Overall it was a bad experience and I would not recommend anyone to stay at this resort.

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great Birthday Trip

The Hotel and staff were very nice and helpful.. the pizza was great the room was nice and clean. The drinks were great we went on a Boat cruise and atv riding.. The hotel provided free transportation to the beach! This was a great vacation .

Posted by , from Philadelphia on Mar 13, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 13, 2018 by Communication Coordinador

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for commenting on your experience with us.We are delighted you have enjoyed your stay with us. It pleased us greatly to host you during the unique experience you lived in our premises and we are so glad that you have appreciated our delightful food, our nice and helpful staff and areas. We hope that the memories of this great experience will remain vividly in your memory till you visit us again in the near future. Best regards,

4 out of 5

Hotel was nice

Hotel was nice staff was so good friendly food was good everything was close to our room a.c work great liquor not so great but all resort have pretty much the same quality beers directly from the bottle no tap beer I think that was good for me the beach is like 3 min ride private alot of thinks to do free kayaks a restaurant at the beach with a bar overall we liked it

Posted by , from Boston ma on Mar 4, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 5, 2018 by Communication Coordinador

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share with us and other readers the comments about your recent stay. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the stay and you fine IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & Spa a nice resort. And also thank you for your sincere feedback about our staff, services and facilities. Your expositions verily help to future travellers to make an accurate choice at the moment they are planning their vacation time. We would be honoured if you would visit us again in the near future. Best regards,

4 out of 5

Nice hotel for the price

Pros: Flamingos, peacocks, golf carts, pleasant staff
Cons: More food variety
Location: The location is near Bavaro Beach. We did La Hacienda excursion, camp adventure bavaro park, and santo domingo.
Nice, clean hotel with golf cart service around the hotel. The resort is HUGE. I personally liked it for the value, but there are better resorts out there in Punta Cana if your budget allows. Restaurant food was horrible, stick to the buffet. The restaurant requires long line waiting and you can only book between 8:30am-10: 30 am. The staff was friendly with the exception of 2 or 3 employees we encountered. Pikalo pizzeria serves great pizza. The pool dirty came night time. However, in the morning was clean again. Flamingos and peacocks were great at the resort. Kids play area was nice for the four-year-old. Overall, the decent resort for the value. Would recommend but would not return again unless I really can't afford anything else. Food was repetitive, extremely repetitive.

Posted by , from NY on Mar 1, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 2, 2018 by Communication Coordinador

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our complex as your recent touristic destination. We appreciate your detailed recapitulation and would like to thank you very much for letting us know the aspects of your stay. On the other hand, please rest a sure assured that we have taken notes, as we keep on improving continuously to offer the best service to each of our guests. We hope that the memories of this great experience will remain vividly in your memories till you visit us again real soon. Best regards,

4 out of 5

Good overall experience

Very nice hotel, clean, the hotel staff is perfect, the food is amazing. Main complain: I paid 18$ to have the wifi for 2 days and I barely had service, it was a waste of money.

Posted by , from New York on Jan 30, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jan 31, 2018 by Communication Coordinador

Dear Guest, We appreciate your detailed recapitulation and would like to thank you very much for letting us know the aspects of your stay. Thank you for adding a remark of the positive sides of your vacation with us and mentioning the quality of the food, clean and Helpful staff. We offer a free wifi connexion in some are of the complex. However, an external company provide services against payment, please rest a sure that we will share your comment with them, and they can take into consideration making improvements. We truly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again and provide you with another amazing experience. Best regards,

4 out of 5
Pros: various things to do, various restaurants to eat at.
Cons: better a/c and mattresses
Location: prior to our visit there were complaints about how far the beach was but we thought the walk was an appropriate distance
A/C in room was okay, not overall effective and loud. Mattress to hard for my liking. Rest of the experience was perfect

Posted by , from Ft Worth, TX on Apr 29, 2016

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3 out of 5

Good for the price

The staff was friendly. Reservations at the ala carte restaurants were a little hard to make. Buffets were great. Beach is not private but clean and beautiful, and the closest inclusive bar is not too far. Definitely worth the room upgrade (which we paid for the 2nd day) because the villas are very far from the beach and more run down. Don't count on the Wifi. Even paying in the Internet cafe is slow. My biggest complaint is the housekeeping. We left our room at about 10 each morning and didn't return until 5 and only found our room clean 2 of 6 days. We had to track down a maid for towels, water bottles, and toilet paper. Even when I spoke to a maid on our floor at 2 pm about needing cleaning, it was not done when I got back at 5. Very annoying especially since the front desk gave me attitude when I asked for 2 extra towels the first night. "Can you explain to me right now why you need 2 more towels?" Uh, yeah- I like one for my head and one for my body when I get out of the shower. Rude. They were short on beach towels very often. With 2 pools and a beach spread over a half mile, there was still only one place to get towels and they were out about half the time so the line would be 20 people long... Time wasted.

Posted by on Aug 16, 2015

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1 out of 5

The WORST resort I've EVER been to!!!

Checkin was horrible, did not get into my room until 8pm. Food was disgusting and went hungry many days. The bar staff never put alcohol into drinks unless you begged for it. It was impossible to get clean towels in the room. The whole staff seemed to hate Americans and spoke to other geusts who had the same feeling. On a good note, the beach was awesome and the chef who made the omlets in the morning was very nice.

Posted by , from Long Island on Jul 5, 2015

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About the IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive

Location Playas De Bavaro No 7, Punta Cana, La Altagracia 23301

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing
  • Language
  • Yoga


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Sailing included
  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • 24-hour room service
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Tennis included
  • Wireless Internet access not included
  • Volleyball included
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services not included
  • Soccer (football) included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Scuba diving certification not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Scuba diving lessons not included
  • Yoga classes/lessons included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Dancing classes/lessons included
  • Language classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Local beverages and soft drinks only
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Surcharge for bottled wine
  • Surcharge for bottled liquor
  • Scuba lessons included
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included

Property Features

IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the white sand beach. For a free ride to the surf and sand, catch the property's complimentary beach shuttle. Have fun in the sun at IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive with summer activities like surfing/boogie boarding, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Free breakfast is available daily. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 4 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a poolside bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. This all-inclusive property also offers an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Free self parking is available.

  • 1 floor
  • 230 guestrooms or units
  • 12 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 4 bars or lounges
  • 387 sq ft of conference space
  • 36 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1995
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) (17.3 km / 10.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free beach shuttle and shopping center shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive offers 230 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to patios. 27-inch plasma televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private patio
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Jalisco - Overlooking the garden, this buffet restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Caribe - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Nearby Activities

A private beach and an outdoor tennis court are featured at the property. An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Safari nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Boat tours on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Golf lessons available nearby

Spa Services

  • Massages on beach
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 22 years old.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 22 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • No pets or service animals allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 10 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 50 (subject to availability)
  • In-room safe fee: USD 3 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • IFA Bávaro
  • Ifa Bavaro Villas
  • Ifa Hotel Bavaro
  • Ifa Hotel Punta Cana
  • Ifa Villas Bavaro Beach Resort & Spa
  • Ifa Villas Bavaro Punta Cana
  • IFA Villas Bávaro Resort
  • IFA Villas Resort
  • Villas Bavaro
  • IFA Villas Bávaro All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • IFA Bávaro Inclusive Punta Ca
  • IFA Villas Bávaro Resort & SPA - All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • IFA Villas Bávaro Resort All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • IFA Villas Bávaro Punta Cana
  • IFA Villas Bávaro

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
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