Thanks for the response! So Barcelo Bavaro Beach is the adult only side, and Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe is the side that include kids....OK.
A few other questions for anyone that knows...
1. I read somewhere in this thread that the rooms on the adult side are not as nice as the rooms on the other side. And I think I read that they were being renovated, so maybe they're nicer now? Anyone know if the rooms on the adult side are better now?? I do see that the hotel used to be several hotels and they were merged. Looks like the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe was built in 2010 so it's new. Is Barcelo Bavaro Beach the older hotel that's maybe been there for a while?
2. I also read that the adult side is further away from everything. One poster on here described it as boring, and another poster described it as nice and relaxing. I'm sure it's a matter of preference, but I'm really trying to get a sense of what the adult side is really like. Is it isolated from the main resort to the point where it's inconvenient? Is it older? Is it dull and boring? Or is it peaceful and relaxing?
The reason I'd like to know is because I noticed when looking up prices that the adult side (Barcelo Bavaro Beach) is about $200 cheaper per person. If it's really nice, I'd like to be able to tell my guests that they can stay there...or perhaps have all of my guests without kids to stay there.
3. I have read two different things regarding whether guests staying on the adult side actually have access to everything on the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe side. Can anyone clarify this? Is there limited access, or can the folks from the adult side roam freely throughout the entire resort?