Royalton Bavaro

I had a chance to visit the Dominican Republic this month for a few resort inspections and to stay at the all new Royalton Bavaro. This property opened just over 2 months ago. This is a family friendly resort (more on that to come) on Bavaro Beach, which is absolutely beautiful! We are talking soft white sand and many different shades of blue water. Truly stunning.

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Back to the family friendly part and to my favorite aspects of the resort.

All the unique features! Not only do you have Bavaro Beach which has been named one of the top 25 best beaches in the world but you also have a flow rider, a lazy river that is over 1200 feet long with a grotto that houses a swim up bar! and mini golf! Enough to keep the young along with the young at heart busy for sure! The kids & teen clubs have a basketball court and many other shaded activities to keep them happy and off their devices.
Yes, resort wide WiFi is available and was very strong on my visit. (as you may remember all my FB posts)

Regarding the rooms they are all very similar but vary by location. The resort is very compact and the center is the main activity area. Easily walkable and no trolley but if you need help golf carts are available and they can take you where you need to go.

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The one aspect families need to consider is the room layout. This would not be an issue for couples but the bath tub is set in the front of the room in the open. The shower does have a glass enclosure that is not see through but also not lockable. The toilet is a separate area and has a wooden door. It is doable but a bit odd for families in my opinion.

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For those of you that have booked with me you know my policy on booking brand new resorts. I won’t do it. I feel that every resort needs time. Time to properly train their employees, time for the kinks to be found and worked out and time for the newly planted palm trees to grow. When I send you on vacation I understand that you are using hard earned money and limited vacation days so you absolutely deserve the tropical oasis that is featured on their website!
Even if we need to wait a bit for it.