IFA Villas Bavaro Beach Resort

A great place to stay while vacationing in Punta Cana is the IFA Villas Bavaro Beach Resort. The hotel is surrounded by astonishing palm trees and flowers everywhere. It has a relaxing atmosphere blended with a lot of excitement for those that are looking for it.

The 4 star all inclusive resort has 652 total accommodations, 6 restaurants, 4 pools.

Even when the resort is not big there is a shuttle service to assist you if you don’t feel like taking a walk. The resort is basically recommended for everybody. 

Couples, families and group of friends will love it as there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

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There are a total of 652 accommodations at the IFA Villas Bavaro Beach Resort. They can be divided into 2 main types. First is the Double Standard with 262 accommodations distributed in bungalows all around the resort. They have a terrace with garden view and the following amenities: 1 king size bed or 2 queen size beds, night stand, fridge (water bottles), hairdryer, air conditioning, phone, safety box (extra fee $3 per day), wake up service, fire alarm and flat screen TV 27”. The area of the room is approximately 31 square meters. The average rate for this type of room is around $164 per night (may vary according to season).

The other room type available at the IFA Villas Bavaro Beach Resort is the Double Deluxe Ocean with 390 accommodations. They are allocated in buildings of 2 to 3 floors and have balconies with views to the pool, garden or the beach. They possess the same amenities of the double standard rooms plus a coffee marker. The area of the rooms covers around 39 square meters. The typical rate for this accommodation is around $174 per night (may vary according to season).

Double standard rooms tend to bit a bit farther away from the beach and restaurants than Double Deluxe so keep that in mind. Accommodations are well maintained and maids make sure everything is spotless on a daily basis. If you want quiet and peace rooms away from the main theater are recommended as the entertainment can get a bit loud at night.

Pool and Beach

You can find 4 exhilarating pools at the IFA Villas Bavaro Beach Resort. One of them is a lake shaped pool at the center of the resort. This breathtaking pool is the area where most recreational activities and entertainment take place during the day. It also has several jacuzzis close by where you can sit and enjoy the shows. El Mojaito swim up bar is ideally located on this pool to assist you in getting any drink you like. There is a smaller pool nearby the main one where you can have a quieter time if you don’t feel like taking part in the main pool activities. The 2 remaining pools can be found close to the villas. They are very calm and are the perfect spot to forget about all your worries.

Getting a couple chairs around the pool is not hard but you may need to get up early if you want a good spot. In this resort the chairs are bolted to the floor near the pools so if you need 2 or more chairs together is imperative to get up before 7 am.

The beach is at the IFA Villas Bavaro Beach Resort is simply astounding. The stretch of soft white sand extends for miles. The water is transparent and the staff makes sure to clean all the seaweed that gets to the shore. It doesn’t matter if you want to take a sunbath or relax in the shade there is more than enough lounges to suit your needs. This beach can be quite active due to the excursions so if you do not feel like getting on one you can walk to the far end of the beach and feel at ease under the blue sky.


There are a total of 6 restaurants at the IFA Villas Bavaro Beach resort. First is the buffet El Colibri. They specialize in international cuisine and are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bacon, cereals, fruits, breads and juices are other alternatives available to you to satisfy your appetite in the mornings. Fried and roasted chicken are great choices that shouldn’t be missed at your lunch or dinner. Entering at this buffet requires you to follow casual dress code (no bathing suit or barefoot). The staff at the buffet is very attentive and will make you feel like royalty.

The next great place where you can have good meals is the buffet Las Vegas Grill. This is a buffet where you can eat lunch, snacks or a romantic dinner. They have hamburgers, hot dogs, fries, etc. You are going to love the fact that you can just get out of the water and eat while overlooking the captivating scenery of the Caribbean Sea. The Pikalo pizzeria is the place to go to enjoy fresh delicious pizza, hamburgers and hot dogs. This is also where you can drop by when you get those late night cravings. Pizza, fries and chicken are going to be waiting for you at Pikalo’s after an unforgettable night at the IFA Villas Bavaro Resort.

In addition to the buffets, there are 3 a la carte restaurants. First is El Caribe offering a good variety of gourmet dishes, the Bambu will be ready to delight you with their appetizing Asian cuisine and in Jalisco you can find spicy meals belonging to Mexican specialties that will delight your palate.

In order to dine at any of the a la carte, is necessary to make reservations. They have to be done early in the morning (around 8:15) the same day you plan to eat at the restaurants. You don’t have go to the front desk every morning to book the reservations as with a simple phone call is more than enough. Dress code for a la carte restaurants requires men to have long trousers and shirts with neck.


There is plenty to do at the IFA Villas Bavaro Beach Resort and Spa. You won’t get bored with all the things you can do like playing tennis, badminton and table tennis. Water enthusiasts have the chance of going windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, body boarding and even taking a trip in catamaran. Scuba diving, parasailing, banana boats (extra charge) and fishing trips (extra charge) are available as well if you desire something more adventurous.
One of the most popular excursions is the one to Isla Catalina and Isla Saona. You will ride in a catamaran, snorkel, scuba dive and have a delicious buffet waiting for you at the beach. The daily entertainment at the resort is impressive. The animation team work very hard to keep everybody with a smile on their faces. They have a lot of energy and love to involve the guests in all kinds of activities including games at the beach.

The night entertainment at the IFA Villas Bavaro Beach Resort is very amusing. It normally begins at 8:30 pm with a show for the younger crowd; after that the time for adult enjoyment starts. Some of the shows involve a good dancing choreography while others require the audience to step in. The crew in charge often asks some of the spectators to join the stage and dance to the tunes of the Caribbean. Bachata and merengue are some of the rhythms that will make your feet move by themselves.

Contact Information

Telephone Number: +1 809-200-2101                   

Fax: +1 809-221-7040

Email: villasbavaro@ifahotels.com

Website: Lopesan Hotels

Address: Playa Bavaro, Punta Cana

             Dominican Republic

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