Punta Cana

Barcelo Punta Cana


Email
All Inclusive    

A spectacular resort, set on a dazzling beach, the all-inclusive Barceló Punta Cana boasts 798 rooms with red Spanish-styled rooftops. The lobby, in warm tangerine hues, invites you to linger, with comfy seating under a chandelier, which amusingly also happens to house a birds nest! Sprawled parallel with the beach, this spacious hotel curves around gardens and features two large pools that are perfect for a refreshing dip.

Boredom is not an option at this adventurer's paradise! Fly through the air on a trapeze at the circus school, or test your strength and endurance on the rock-climbing wall. Then, gaze down at the spectacular ocean-view from the top. Children's programs are also available and include a playground, game room, pool, and more.

Entice your palate at one of seven specialty restaurants and after supper, don't forget to try your luck at the casino or take in one of the dynamic live shows in the forum-style theater. Before topping the evening off at the nightclub, stop by one of the late night bars for a nightcap. Finally, head off to your luxurious room to rest up for the next day's adventure.

Once you've had a good night's rest, why not start your day off in the gorgeous, fully-equipped spa? Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub, pampering yourself in the beauty salon, or melting away stress in one of many massage rooms.


Pin It

 Share on Twitter
HOTEL LOCATION
Barcelo is on a 400,000 m˛ property, near the beautiful white sands of Arena Gorda-Bavaro Beach.
Address: PLAYA ARENA GORDA, CARRETERA MACAO
BAVARO, PUNTA CANA
BV

DR
Local Phone: 809-476-7777
Fax: 809-412-2334
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary.)
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Two large swimming pools and kids water park.
Golf: NEARBY
"Barceló The Lakes" golf course is located just 12km from the resort.
Designed by architect P.B. Dye, this championship golf course includes 25 inland lakes and 122 bunkers while showcasing Bávaro's natural beauty. Designed to suit all levels of play, there are five tees ranging from 4,688 yards to 6,655 yards.
Holes: 18
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 3
Outdoor Courts: 3
Court Fee: Complimentary.
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Bicycles: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Minni Soccer, Rock Climbing, Circus Trapeze, Beach Volleyball, Acuagym
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Barcelo is a beachfront hacienda-style resort surrounded by lush tropical gardens. This four- story All-Inclusive hotel faces the beach, and is situated around a centralized pool area with a jacuzzi, lounge chairs, parasols and towel service. The resort offers unlimited domestic drinks, nightly entertainment, a disco, six a la carte restaurants, eight bars, two large pools, kids water park, two tennis courts, casino and Mini-Club. Beach: This property is located directly on the Arena Gorda Beach. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 798
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Spring Break groups (ages 16-23) are permitted with restrictions including a mandatory deposit. Minimum age to check-in without a chaperone is 18.
ROOM TYPES
SUPERIOR
Elegant guestroom includes one king bed or two queen beds and a balcony with views of the beautiful tropical gardens. Room also features a private bath and shower, a ceiling fan, and other upgraded amenities. 355 square feet.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW ROOM
Guestroom includes one king bed or two queen beds and a balcony with stunning views of the ocean. Features a private bathroom with a shower and additional amenities. 355 square feet.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROOM
Spacious guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a balcony with garden or pool views, and a private bath with a shower. 355 square feet.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR OCEANFRONT
Spacious guestroom features one king bed or two queen beds and a balcony with breath taking views of the ocean. Room also includes a private bath with a shower, a ceiling fan and many other upgraded amenities. 355 square feet.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE CLUB PREMIUM
Oversized guestroom includes one king bed or two queen beds and a balcony with amazing views of the tropical garden or pool. Bathroom features a hydromassage bathtub and luxury amenities. Complimentary internet access, sofa bed and more. 603 square feet.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Barcelo Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 7 Restaurants at Barcelo Punta Cana:
Buffet Alcazar - Casual buffet dining; open for breakfast (7am to 10:30am), lunch (12:30pm to 2:30pm) and dinner (6:30pm to 10:0pm). Dress code applies: no shorts, nosleeveless shirts and no swimwear.
La Comedie - Casually elegant, air-conditioned French (a la carte) restaurant (open for dinner only 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m).Dess Code: Casual elegant dress required (no shorts, sandals, t-shirts, tank tops, or jeans). Non-smoking restaurant.
Beach Grill "El Marlin" - A la carte restaurant featuring a variety of meat and fish dishes. Open for dinner from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Dress code: smart casual (no shorts, sandals, tank tops or swimsuits). Poolside snack bar open from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
Kyoto - A la carte Japanese restaurant (open for dinner only 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Dress Code: Casual elegent required (no shorts, sandals, t-shirts, tank tops or jeans).
Mexico Lindo - A la carte restaurant serving a light, international menu from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Mexican dinner served from 7:00 pm to 10:00pm. Semi-formal dress code. Reservations required.
La Dolce Vita - Casually elegant, air-conditioned Italian (a la carte) restaurant (open for dinner only 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm). Dress Code: Casual elegent dress required, men must wear long pants. Closed once a week.
El Conuco - Air-conditioned Dominican a la carte restaurant, open for dinner 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Dress Code: Casual Elegant- no shorts, sandals, t-shirts, tank tops or jeans.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Table tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, aerobics, water gymnastics, archery, golf darts, rock climbing, soccer and more.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Night club, evening shows in a theater and casino.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Children's Pool, Mini Disco (open daily from 9:00pm to 6:00pm), Special Children's Program
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Yes
Cribs available at no charge, on request basis only.

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 9292reviews
What to expect
Location
Rooms
Service
Value



Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Not what the photo's show
PAUL C.
Dec 06 2016
instead of a king bed we got 2 doubles, how romantic. went to call the front desk and the phone did not work. there were no towels. After the second day, montizuma's revenge and the Apple Rep say'sno over the counter must see the doc$$. on the last day, I find the anti-med in the store downstairs. It is an illusion.
Customer Rating: 

TEST
Great vacation
ANDREW K.
Oct 20 2016
This hotel was not one of the fancier ones in Punta Cana, but the description given is spot on. Pictures are exactly what is shown. It has everything you need. It is well kept, clean and everything to keep you entertained. We would definitely stay at this location again. In a previous review it mentioned the elevators not working properly, that is true also. The worked for most of the time. They were slow and small. They also were very hot inside of them. But your only in them that long. Overall it was a great experience. I would also recommend this location.
Customer Rating: 

TEST
No return to Barcelo
HEATHER F.
Oct 18 2016
Other than our Bellman, Waitress, and Towel Boy, the service was awful! We were watched and followed at the Gift Shops. We asked if additional merchandise was available in back, the worker said maybe. We asked if she could check and she said no. We asked our kids to put everything down, that we would not buy anything while she was working. The staff in the Buffet was awful! Not friendly, not helpful. The staff in the sit down restaurants were very nice and helpful.
Customer Rating: 

TEST
Good food, bad room experience.
PAULA V.
Jul 13 2016
We had water leaking out of the bathroom ceiling for more than 4 days. I asked twice for room change and it was denied. We did not have clean towels in the room for 3 days and our complementary bottles of water were never refilled.
Customer Rating: 

TEST
SUSAN J.
Jul 07 2016
The beach was beautiful and loved access to the beach equipment, chairs were always available. The food was mostly unrecognizable to Americans, theme nights were not relevant at all. Restaurant staff seemed to ignore us most of the meals, very rarely were we served drinks - we had to help ourselves when others all around us would be served. Check-in was the most unorganized process I have ever experienced, very poor first impression of the hotel staff! It seemed to us that the only way to get service or help was banging on the counter and speaking loudly lin Spanish. Room attendants didn't understand that a group of 4 people needed 4 towels and 4 washcloths every day - we would have to go get our own every day. Nightly entertainment was a joke - same dances/moves each night just a change of costume - not entertaining! The pools were beautiful and the 2 staff running the "Aerobics" were a lot of fun! If you just want the beach and pool they were wonderful!
Customer Rating: 

TEST
Great potential but lackluster service
JEREMY J.
May 16 2016
The hotel, grounds, pool and beach were beautiful, but service was highly lacking. The rooms were fine, but could use some updating, improvements and general cleaning.
Customer Rating: 

TEST
It was an OK experience
LEONOR E.
May 06 2016
The Hotel advertised 7 restaurants only 3-4 were open .... You had to make reservations... They served the same type of food in the buffet everyday .... Our hotel room at cockroaches coming from the restroom..
Customer Rating: 

TEST
Don't believe all the negative reviews!
AMANDA R.
Apr 14 2016
First of all, don't believe all the negative reviews. This place was exactly what you pay for and then some and I would most definitely go back! These people that are complaining have champagne taste on a beer budget. There wasn't any problem with checking in and we were greeted by smiling employees and a waitress brought us all a drink while we were waiting. They directed us to our room (2303) which was beautiful just like the pictures on their website. The resort is good size but after a day you know where everything is so it's not that difficult to figure out. Food is decent and out of 6 of us none of us got sick.. This was our first time staying at an all inclusive but from what I've gathered from friends the food is like that at pretty much any resort. The Japanese restaurant was by far the best and the waiter and chef were hilarious! If you're expecting a waitress to follow you around and get you drinks every 5 mins, you need to go to a $6k+ resort where they do that. There are bars everywhere and if you're too lazy to walk 5 steps to get your own drink, you need to go to a more expensive resort. The drinks are by no means watered down..One drink and you'll be feeling good! Tip a couple dollars and it'll go a long way. As far as staff being rude..We never came across a single rude person. Everyone was awesome and always had a smile on their face. And remember, these people work 16+ hours a day and NEVER stop and they are still very friendly!! Yes, many of them don't speak very good English but these people have to learn several different languages! If they don't understand what you're asking, they'll find someone else who does. The pools are amazing, the beach was amazing, the grounds and the entire place are very clean and there are constantly people working and maintaining the property. Again, if you are expecting the Ritz, spend the money and go to the Ritz. This vacation was worth every penny spent. I have 0 compalints with Barcelo Punta Cana! Side-note: We did not purchase internet because we wanted to enjoy ourselves and be disconnected. The other two couples that we were with purchased it and it worked all week with no problems. Room Tip: Our rooms were in buildings 2 and 3 which is quieter on that end of the resort See more room tips Stayed April 2016, traveled as a couple
Customer Rating: 

TEST
Great Spring Break Destination - But not for families... and have to work to understand service expectations.
Gary U.
Apr 10 2016
Too much weight and preference given to spring break college students. Very loud and too much of a party atmosphere. As a paying family, we felt like we did not matter. Late night partying and constant loud music grew tiring. We were told this was not a "big" spring break destination. Nothing could be further than the truth. Had to ask for cleaning service 4 of the 7 days. Did not know what to expect and had inconsistent messaging on making dinner reservations. Staff was overall not helpful here. No snacks available. Resort was not interested in customer service.
Customer Rating: 

TEST
MARISSA S.
Mar 07 2016
The entertainment team was amazing! So fun and made the trip that much better! I didn't want to leave!
Customer Rating: 

TEST
LETICIA V.
Jul 19 2012
The expectations we had set according to the information on the Apple Vacation website were high and when we arrived each one was met. We had a great time and the apple reps before leaving and while on vacations did a great job making sure we were completely satisfied. I will always recommend Apple Vacation. Very impressed and happy.
Customer Rating: 

TEST
TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Occidental Caribe is perfect!!
Ladynica2017, San Francisco, California
Wed Sep 20 20:04:34 EDT 2017
we stayed at the Occidental Caribe for 10days!! All Inclusive! It was amazing. we had a room facing the ocean view! Buffet was delicious with everyday different menus! The restaurants were amazing! There was entertainment, casinos, and a club, theatre. you can not be bored with all this fun! We booked our excursions from the resort. The pools are beautiful as so is the beach, where we spent most of our time. The best of all is that for all this the price is so reasonable. We will be back!

Great trip.
N1868EVgeorgeg, New York City, New York
Tue Sep 19 15:12:27 EDT 2017
It was a great trip and I will recommend anyone. If it wasn't for the hurricane I think it would've been a much better trip. I really enjoy it and I am looking forward to return again. The staffs were excellent.

Awful experience.
duddyn, Kansas City, Missouri
Tue Sep 19 14:30:26 EDT 2017
This was a horrible choice for our honeymoon. Staff were rude and not helpful. There were many times that we asked for items to be replenished and they said they would but it never happens. The food was awful. There wasn't much variety on the buffet and the a la carte restaurants weren't much better. The staff was not friendly and would just point instead of offering directions. The property also has times shares and those individuals hang out by the buffet at all meal times and harass you about going to a presentation non stop.

Good not so good!
G8899BJpatriciac, Bronx, New York
Tue Sep 19 05:59:48 EDT 2017
It was nice Couple of mishaps Like couldn't get in my room for two days Never received ice Had free mini bar never restocked with beer had to call Sheets felt wet every time I layed down on them......

Need Upgrades
RedShorts, Toronto
Tue Sep 19 04:44:35 EDT 2017
Stayed at the Occidental Caribe hotel Monday September 11, 2017. Upon arrival we were surprised to see that the main pool and the kids water park were under renovation which was the only reason why i choose this hotel. Spoke with the Air Canada representative Carlos who arranged for a free upgrade to the Barcelo Bavaro Palace resort. Thank you Carlos. You saved my vacation. As far as this hotel, on my very short stay, i noticed really old facilities, leaky bathroom ceilings, less than average food. Some waitress and bartenders were not friendly at all Overall this hotel might have been decent back in the day but it needs some serious upgrades and maintenance. Would not return



The comments and opinions on this Ratings and Reviews section of our website are the views and opinions of TripAdvisor members and AppleVacations.passengers. They are providied 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury, inconvenience or other damage resulting from this information. You should verify critical information (for example passports and visas, and customs) with the relevant authorities, and review our Fair Trade Contract and Things To Know Before You Go (including our Health and Safety Tips For Travelers) before you travel.