My FH and I finally think we have decided on the D.R. for our wedding (though Mexico is still a very close 2nd). His sister got married at the Iberostar in Montego Bay last year and it was great. So, we are considering the Iberostar in Punta Cana for our ceremony. There are four resorts clustered together on the complex ranging from least to greatest in price: The Punta Cana, The Dominican, The Bavaro and the Grand Bavaro (which just won for best all-inclusive on trip advisor this year). If anyone can provide ANY thoughts on Iberostar in general, the above-listed properties or even comments that will make me feel confident in my decision about the D.R. (I have heard horror stories about lack of English-speaking and getting sick from the food), PLEASE, PLEASE PLEASE do! Thanks!
Posted 21 February 2011 - 02:48 PM
It's a nice and large resort. You can try doing a search on this site and you'll find a lot of feedback.
Have a great wedding!
Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:47 AM
I stayed at the Iberostar Bavaro for my mother's birthday last May. While the rooms we had were a little dated, the service we received at the Iberostar was excellent. The food was great (they had a lobster buffet on Friday nights) and I think it was better than the food during my stay at the Gran Bahia Principe in August.
Posted 23 February 2011 - 10:53 AM
Thank you so much! By dated, you don't mean unkempt per se I assume, just not "new and fresh" in decor?
Posted 23 February 2011 - 11:43 AM
Yes, just not new and more modern. It didn't bother me, the only time we were in the rooms was to sleep anyway.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:58 PM
Hi there!!! We are focusing on Punta Cana too for our wedding in April 2012; when is your wedding? I'm VERY interested in Iberostar as well! Do you have the wedding packages and pricing yet? I just called the hotel today and asked them to e-mail the complete package to me. I have so many questions and it's kinda tough with the language barrier. If you have any info on wedding packages and pricing could you please email it to me?? EML113@hotmail.com. I LOVE the fact that there are 4 different resorts for guests to choose from and they can all attend the wedding as hotel guests. I cannot seem to find ANY wedding reviews on this resort from past brides, so that's the only thing that's making me a little nervous. Maybe I just haven't been looking in the right places. But, the Tripadvisor reviews are pretty great on all of the Iberostar resorts, so I'm hoping that speaks for itself.
Best of luck to you and Happy Planning!!! Will be great to have another Iberostar Bride!
Posted 27 February 2011 - 03:44 PM
Hi Emily113! I have requested wedding info from Iberostar via phone, online and via emailing the wedding coordinator directly, but haven't received any information back yet. If I do get the package info, I will certainly share it. Please do the same if you receive it!
Posted 02 March 2011 - 01:08 PM
My hubby and I stayed at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro for our honeymoon a few weeks ago. While it is a beautiful resort, I don't think it would be a great place to have a wedding. Most of the guests were older (many over 50+) and the overwhelming majority were couples. We were totally into ourselves and just enjoyed relaxing and being pampered... but it was NOT a happening party place. The disco was dead and the resort was pretty quiet overall. If you have a young crowd, you may want to choose another resort. Also, something a little bigger would be better for a group, otherwise you will be running into eachother everywhere.
The bonus about the Iberostar Grand is that you have access to the other 3 resorts as well. We checked out a couple of shows at the Bavaro and went to the casino one night as well. While the other Iberostars seemed to be more "happening", there were also a lot of kids around.
Anyways, if you are looking for a quiet getaway to be with your hubby, then the Grand was very nice. Otherwise, I'd look into the other resorts.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 09:17 AM
Hi girls! I am still trying to decide on a resort too. I was just down in punta cana and the Iberostar looks amazing! But I am scared because I can't find a lot of reviews from past brides...which might be a good thing right? haha If anyone has the pricing list I would love if you could PM me! thanks!!!
Posted 01 June 2011 - 05:29 PM
Its fairly new resort but I've found a few brides out there. I'm getting married at the Iberostar Grand Bavaro in August! I'll write up a review when all said and done.
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