One of the best all inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic for Apple Vacations deals from Apple Specials is the Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel, located on Playa Bavaro in Punta Cana. It spares no expense in luxury, but also ends up being one of the best bang-for-the-buck getaways you can find in an exotic vacation. Punta Cana has an amazing climate with temperatures around 80 degrees, and the best season to go is their dry season between March and the end of July.
Not to be confused with the nearby Iberostar Bavaro, the Grand steps up architecture, landscape and overall luxury well above the traditional resort expectations. Everything about the Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel is indeed grand, with elegant and classy luxury jumping out at you everywhere you look. The hotel lobby is almost like a museum with its long white pillars and grandiose artistic arrangements.
But since the resort is only about a year old, it’s teeming with modern luxury as well. Guests often compare their actual suites to modern high-rise apartments in New York City. Things like iPod dock alarm clocks and free Wi-Fi come with every room, and be prepared for a mini bar fully stocked with booze and mixers.
The Grand is family friendly, and host a lot of activities that keep the kids having fun. (T-shirt painting is usually the crowd favorite.) But we at apple specials like to recommend the Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel to couples looking for a romantic vacation. Pampering is key at the Grand—you’re greeted with a towel and chilled champagne as soon as you check in, and if you stay in rooms with butler service, all of your accommodations and reservations are taken care of, kind of like having your own personal mini-concierge.
The food is great all around, and steak and lobster are served for lunch daily. The ala carte restaurants all represent a certain area of world cuisine. The Italian and French restaurants are on par for a couple’s evening, but most visitors rave about the Japanese restaurant—top notch seafood and the atmosphere is definitely the finest among the resort.
Don’t pick the Grand if you’re looking to immerse yourself in Dominican culture… this resort is for those who are looking for luxury not bound by borders. The grounds and the beaches on Playa Bavaro are some of the most picture-perfect scenery you can imagine—expect serious luxury when you book an Apple Vacations getaway from Apple Specials at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel.