IFA Villas Bavaro Resort & Spa

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

997 reviews
Good for traveling with friends. Great location.
Show reviews
  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • King-size Bed
    • Air conditioning (individually regulated)
    • Double Bed
    • Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Fridge
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Facility
    • Playground
    • Hairdresser
    • Kids Club
    • Currency Exchange
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Laundry Service
    • Restaurant(s) with non-smoking area
    • Shops
    • Foyer
    • Theater
    • Medical Assistance
    • Nightclub
    • Small supermarket
    • Public Internet Access
    • Coatroom
  • Food
    • Breakfast Served
    • Lunch Buffet
    • Evening Buffet
    • All inclusive
    • Children's Pool
    • Lounge Chairs
    • Jacuzzi
    • Speed Boating
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Aerobics
    • Paddle Boats
    • Entertainment Program
    • Diving
    • Jet Skiing
    • Windsurfing
    • Ping Pong
    • Aqua aerobics
    • Swimming Pool
    • Steam bath
    • Sauna
    • Tennis
    • Pool bar
    • Children's Entertainment
    • Darts
    • Sun terrace
    • Bocce
    • Water Skiing
    • Number of Pools
    • Banana Boat
    • Massage
    • Catamaran
    • Badminton
    • Canoe
    • Surfing
    • Aerobics
    • Sailing
    • Horse Riding
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Golf
    • Basketball
Playas de Bávaro 51101 Punta Cana Higuey


This holiday complex is situated on the fine, white sands of the Playa Bavaro, in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic. A link to the public transport network can be found around 1.5 km away, while it is about 4 km to the little beach village of El Cortecito, which is worth visiting for a shopping trip. The nearest larger town is Higuey, which is about 50 km away. Transfer time to Punta Cana airport, which offers good connections to the international transport network, is around 30 minutes.


This bungalow complex was built in 1995. The complex comprises a total of 652 rooms. These are distributed across one main building and 42 adjacent buildings. A lobby and a reception are available to travellers. Services such as a cloakroom, a currency exchange service and a cash machine ensure a comfortable stay. Wireless internet access (for a fee) is available to guests in the public areas. Various gastronomic options are available, including a restaurant, a dining area and a bar. Various shops are available, including a supermarket and a souvenir shop. The grounds of the complex feature a playground and an attractive garden. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the accommodation. Additional services include multilingual staff, a babysitting service, medical assistance, a laundry service and a hairdresser. In addition, a shuttle service is offered.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning, a fan and a bathroom. Most rooms also feature a terrace for relaxation. The rooms have a double bed, a queen-size bed or a king-size bed. There is also a safe. Additional features include a fridge and a tea/coffee station. Little extras, including internet access, a telephone, a TV and WiFi (for a fee), contribute to a great stay. The bathrooms are fitted with a shower and a bathtub. A hairdryer can also be found in each of the bathrooms. The bungalow complex offers non-smoking rooms.


The complex features an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Sun loungers on the sun terrace offer an inviting place to relax. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. There is also a poolside snack bar. A variety of sporting activities are available at the complex, for example tennis, beach volleyball, volleyball, basketball and fishing, or for a fee, golf and horse riding. Travellers at the accommodation can choose from a range of water sports options, such as windsurfing, paddle boating, canoeing, sailing, catamaraning, kayaking, snorkelling and aquafit, or for a fee, water skiing, jet skiing, motor boat rides, banana boat rides and diving. The bungalow complex also offers sports enthusiasts a wide range of indoor activities, including a gym, table tennis, badminton, darts, gymnastics and aerobics. The complex offers a range of services in the wellness area, such as a spa, a sauna, a steam bath and a beauty salon, and for an additional fee, massage treatments. Leisure facilities include an entertainment programme, a disco, a kids' club, a kids' disco and a nightclub.


Catering options available at the complex include bed and breakfast and all-inclusive. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available. The accommodation also offers snacks. Options include alcohol-free drinks and alcoholic beverages.


The following credit cards are accepted at this bungalow complex: VISA and MasterCard.


  • Wellness Area
    "Great wellness & sports facilities"

    "Awesome wellness and fitness areas."

  • Bar and Beverages
    "Bar is awesome"

    Bar is open.

    "Nice bar with tasty alcoholic drinks." "Bar service is acceptable."

  • Amenities
    "Great amenities"

    Large property.

    "New facilities and relatively nice entrance area." "Beautiful architecture." "Adequate terrace."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Great breakfast buffet.

    "Tasty breakfast."

  • Food
    "Delicious food"

    There are a lot of seaweed. Great beach buffet. Great food.

    "Great dining experience, with a clean enough dining area and delicious desserts and fruits." "Well-priced restaurant with a good menu and great side dishes." "Great pizza and snacks." "Fish & seafood is acceptable." "Awesome pasta." "Tasteless vegetables."

  • Location
    "Great location"

    Free transportation. Close to airport. Close to beach.

    "Great location." "Relatively close to the beach." "Good shopping and sightseeing." "Sufficient access to airport." "Restaurants & bars in the area are ok."

  • Service
    "Service is adequate"

    Understanding English. A lot of security. Without entertainment.

    "Service is decent and professional, but poor reception." "Generally friendly service, with decent bar service and excellent restaurant service." "Recreation staff is ok." "Management is alright, but housekeeping is not great." "Good shuttle service." "Room service could have been improved." "Average tour guide." "Booking process should be better organized." "Hotel security can be an issue."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    AC working properly. Lots of chairs. Clean towels.

    "Rooms are decently clean with okay beds and TVs, but low quality furniture." "Small but relatively clean bathrooms." "Well-equipped kitchenettes and lovely views in large, modern rooms." "Somewhat maintained rooms with typical minibars." "Shower was ok." "Balcony could be nicer."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    No free WiFi.

    "Wifi quality could be improved." "Internet is affordable."