My husband and I love to travel and see new things (who doesn’t?)! We took FOREVER choosing the location for our honeymoon. We new we wanted to go to a beach and definitely wanted it to be all inclusive. We got married in August and still hadn’t picked a place! Thankfully, we also knew we didn’t want to go until December or January because summers here in Alaska are amazing. Cody found Barceló Bavaro and they ended up having a deal for during the time frame we wanted to go so of course we went for it and we are SO happy that we took the leap! This is resort is located on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana, it is one of the top ten best beaches in the world and is the best beach in Punta Cana!
If you and your significant other are looking for a get away that is worth every penny this is the place. There are two sides, Adults Only and Family Side, we chose to stay at the Adults Only but either one seriously seems fantastic. We upgraded our stay to a premium stay so literally we had to pay for nothing, except for what we got at the shops and excursions. Our room was a superior room with a sea view, this was great but if we went again not something I would splurge on just because we barely spent any time in our room!
Everyday we got up and went to the buffet breakfast and got omelets made and pancakes (they have literally anything you want), for lunch we would walk around to any of the other buffets to eat, and for dinner you can make reservations at different restaurants including a french, japanese, spanish, mexican, and italian. LITERALLY EVERYTHING. The one thing I wanted SO BADLY was for a cup of iced coffee to carry around, we never found a place to do that until our last day….we were walking around the Palace Side (family side) on a floor level we didn’t go on before and found a coffee, rum, and cigar restaurant….everything is free for premium. I was so upset we didn’t know about this place sooner because we definitely would have been there everyday! The coffee was a coffee lover’s dream.
Every night at 10PM there is a show at each side of the hotel. They do games at 5PM on the adult side, we played a lot of bingo and Cody won every time we played and each night they do prizes for all the events they had that day for the winners. There is a ton of fitness courses you can do, yoga and pilates on the beach, cycling in the pool, and dance lessons on the beach. For extra charges there is also mini golf and bowling. We did some kayaking (which is included in your stay, too!) on the ocean, this was probably my favorite thing we did. The water is so awesome.
We only did two excursions but they were a blast! One, we went on a dune buggy tour through local villages and to a private beach. You get super dirty and be sure to bring a bandana to cover your face! Our second one was a motor boat tour on the ocean to a snorkeling spot then to a private beach area to just hangout. I HIGHLY recommend this one. We got to drive our own two seater motor boat and follow the tour guide. It was a blast.