The superb golf course named ‘The Lake’ was designed by the renowned architect P.B. Dye, who took great care in the construction by personally supervising and overseeing the whole process until it’s opening in December 2010. The results are extraordinary! It paves its way through a lush mangrove forest and is peppered with 122 strategically placed bunkers and 25 inland lakes. The Lake is a true test golf where keeping the ball straight is paramount to shooting a low score.
Measuring 6,655 yards from the championship tees The Lake is certainly no push-over, however the 18-hole Par 72 track was designed to suit all levels of play as the five different sets of tees mean that the yardage can be dropped to 4,688 depending on preference.
The hotel offers free transport from your hotel room directly to the course, equipment storage and cleaning, golf club rental, food and drink service on the course as well as many other services available at your request.
There is a fantastic selection of rooms available at The Barceló Bávaro Palace. The Deluxe Rooms provide stunning views over the beautiful golf course, flat screen TV, mini bar, Wi-Fi and one of the best beds on the market. The Presidential Suite Ocean Front Club Premium is at the other end of the scale, here you will find three bedrooms (able to cater for up to six guests) and all the essential amenities you would expect at a luxury five star hotel.
The hotel offers some of the best food on the island! There are 11 speciality restaurants, 7 of which require prior booking and have a formal dress code. The restaurants offer some of the most delicious cuisine from the four corners of the globe, including the modest tradition of Japanese Cooking, the exuberant tastes of Mexico and the passionate flavours of Spanish and Italian gastronomy. Put simply there are very few places in the world, let alone the Caribbean, that can match the culinary variations on offer at The Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe.
For guests staying at the hotel there is access to the U-Spa and gymnasium. Here you will have the opportunity to book a wide range of treatments or use the state of the art facilities including: Vichy showers, thermal swimming pools, and sauna and steam room along with many other relaxing and therapeutic facilities.
The hotel has 4 superb swimming pools, including pools for children of all ages and a semi-Olympic sized swimming pool for the adults. Also on hand to keep the older generation entertained is the 24 hour casino - acclaimed to be one of the best in the Caribbean! You will be able to enjoy yourself on the tables, with American roulettes, black jack, Caribbean poker and Texas Hold’Em.
Other features of the fantastic Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe include a shopping centre that offers a vast array of retailers ranging from jewellers to a record shop. The sports facilities at the Barceló are truly world class, there are a host of water sports and activities to choose from, along with 7 tennis courts, table tennis, professional sized football pitch and even an 18-hole miniature golf course as well as countless other activities to keep you occupied during your stay.