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Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa
Cortecito, Playa Bávaro, Punta Cana
Our Rating Neighborhood Bávaro/Cortecito Phone 888/774-0040 in the U.S., 305/774-0040, 809/221-0719 Prices Summer: $254–$318 junior suite. Winter: $352–$409 junior suite. Rates are all-inclusive. Units 674 suites Amenities Wi-Fi (free in lobby; paid in rooms), 13 restaurants, 19 bars, 4 outdoor pools, gym, spa, tennis courts, kids’ club Web site Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & SpaBook a Room Now
The Bávaro is the largest in this complex of four Grand Palladium all-inclusive resorts strung side-by-side along a full kilometer of Bávaro beach. It is the heart of the complex, really, the location of many of the restaurants and home to the greatest variety of room choices—from junior suites to swim-up suites, family suites to romance suites (canopy bed, thatched terrace, and Jacuzzi for two).
Guests booked into any of the four resorts, however, have access to (nearly) all the restaurants, bars, casino, and other shared facilities at each hotel; there is a small train and golf carts that trundles along between the properties should you tire of walking.
Notice I wrote “nearly.” The bars and one pool at the pricer, adults-only Royal Suites Turquesa are exclusive to that resort, a room at which also gives you booking privileges at the complex’s eight a la carte restaurants so you don’t have to line up at 6pm just get on the waiting list and hope for a table, which is how it works for everyone else.
You get 90 minutes of free Wi-Fi in the lobby each day (otherwise, you pay to have unlimited access elsewhere in the resort). Families: the first child (ages 3–12) stays free with two paying adults; a second child pays 50%.