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Barcelo Bavaro Palace vs Occidental Punta Cana

Both Barcelo Bavaro Palace and Occidental Punta Cana are highly recommended by expert reviewers. Overall, Occidental Punta Cana ranks marginally better than Barcelo Bavaro Palace. Occidental Punta Cana has a TripExpert Score of 82 with recommendations from 3 reviewers like Frommer's, Oyster and Star Service.

Barcelo Bavaro Palace
7 / 10
Carretera Bavaro, km. 1, Bavaro, Punta Cana 23301, Dominican Republic
From $172 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
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Lonely Planet
"This brand new resort... is an over-the-top behemoth but manages to come off as a boutique hotel with its beautiful public spaces and sleek rooms."
Travel + Leisure
"Aside from the stellar location, this mega-resort offers endless activities and a variety of dining options, including a tapas bar, steak house, and sushi restaurant." Full review
Star Service
"A mega, all-inclusive resort with nearly a dozen dining options, three distinct hotel wings for maximum comfort, and enough recreational activities to last a lifetime." Full review
Oyster
All-Inclusive
"The 1,600-room Palace Deluxe is the main resort at the Barcelo Bavaro complex, and features tons of on-site features." Full review
Occidental Punta Cana
7 / 10
Avenida Espana, Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
From $300 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
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Frommer's
"This is one of the most mammoth resorts in the Caribbean." Full review
Star Service
"This humongous all-inclusive resort is an oasis for vacation-starved travelers" Full review
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Better wait until arrival as the advance team is loathe to respond to special requests.
Oyster
3.0
"Draws mostly young families with its massive, lagoon-shaped pool (one of Punta Cana's best), popular beachside activities, lively entertainment, many restaurants, and all-night pizzeria." Full review

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