El CortecitoPlaya Bavaro23301Dominican Republic
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About whala!bavaro

Whala Bavaro is a family-friendly resort featuring two restaurants and extensive beach access. In addition, there are 3 outdoor pools and a full-service spa.

All 150 rooms come standard with satellite TV channels, refrigerators, and balconies. Wi-Fi is available in rooms, while massages can be purchased as well.

The hotel itself offers free self parking as well as a free area shuttle, making it an accessible option. A fitness center is open for those looking to stay in shape on their vacations.

In addition to the 2 restaurants, the Whala Bavaro offers 2 poolside bars and 2 bars/lounges. Other restaurants and bars are located nearby.

Many of the region's finest attractions are located within walking distance of the hotel. These include Los Corales Beach, Cortecito Beach, and a major shopping center.


El Cortecito, Playa Bavaro, 23301, Dominican Republic
Telephone: +1 8096881612 | Fax: +1 8095521438 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel bar on the beach
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organized activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Very friendly staff

Many happy travelers reported that they had great experiences with the staff. Families and couples alike said that the staff was very friendly and accommodating. Special requests were met with professionalism and grace. The staff also gave great sightseeing recommendations to many guests.

Location can't be beat

Enthused reviews make frequent mention of the Whala Bavaro's location. The easy beach access, as well as the proximity to many great shops and restaurants, made the hotel a great jumping-off point for many adventurers. Some people even tried their hand at parasailing nearby.

Pools are a plus

The outdoor pools earned lots of attention from reviewers. Adults made frequent use of the poolside bars. Meanwhile, children took full advantage of the opportunity for play and exploration. Coupled with the beach, many travelers had a water-filled vacation at the Whala Bavara.

Negative Reviews

Dirty rooms

Many negative reviews made mention of hygiene issues. Upon check in, guests were put off to find that their rooms did not mean basic standards of cleanliness. Some found cockroaches in their rooms. Others reported mold, excessively dirty washrooms, and worse.

Food could be better

Disappointed reviewers called out the kitchen staff for a lackluster performance. Many felt that the breakfast buffet was barely edible, and similar things were said of lunch and dinner options. In addition, the number of guests in the summer months translates to long lines for a table to eat at.

Lots of insects

Unsatisfied guests pointed out that, for an all-inclusive resort, Whala Bavaro was poorly prepared for tropical insects. Many reviewers noted that their stay was hampered by the presence of mosquitos. Meanwhile, others had problems with ants, roaches, crickets, and moths.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 628 reviews across the web
7 /10
  • Expedia
    6.6 /10
  • Hotels.com
    6.7 /10
  • ebookers.com
    9.0 /10
  • Other Sources
    7.4 /10
7 out of 10 based on 628 reviews