Where to stay in bayahibe dominican republic
Tracadero Beach Resort in Bayahibe Dominican Republic: A Resort Review
Planning a trip to the Dominican Republic and looking for the best resort hotel in Bayahibe? You are in the right place! I recently took a trip to the Dominican Republic and found a gem on the Southeast Coast near the Bayahibe Playa Dominicus area.
While Punta Cana is one of the most popular Dominican Republic vacation spots and brings a ton of tourists, it was nice to stay out of a large tourist destination spot filled with all inclusive resorts along the coast line.
So, where exactly is Tracadero Beach Resort located and why should you consider this Bayahibe Dominican Republic Resort Hotel for your next tropical vacation. Let’s get into where to stay in Bayahibe Dominican Republic – Tracadero Beach Resort Review.
WHERE IS TRACADERO BEACH RESORT LOCATED?
Tracadero Beach Resort is located 45 minutes West of Punta Cana in Bayahibe. The closest nearby airport is the La Romana International Airport, but I could only find incoming flights from LAX to the Punta Cana International Airport.
The resort is nestled between Playa Bayahibe and Playa Dominicus. Spoiler alert, Playa Dominicus (See below) is the prettiest public beach I have ever been to. White sandy beaches, and warm clear blue water, oh and umbrellas and a wait staff on a public beach?! Keep reading to learn more!
This Bayahibe resort is filled with relaxation, romance and adventure all in one and offers 6 pools on-site all with incredible views overlooking the Caribbean.
Do you love a bit of an adrenaline rush? Tracadero Beach Resort can accommodate that with a few jump spots into the ocean. This was the thrill I was looking for. I wanted a vacation with a mix of relaxing by the pool with a mojito in hand and also a little bit of a rush and being able to jump in the ocean fulfilled just that.
With 6 pools on property you’ll have plenty of spots to choose from. 5 of which are sea-water infinity pools overlooking the ocean and 1 fresh-water adults only pool. These pools are easy on the eyes and you’ll be questioning whether or not you’re in Greece or the Caribbean with the turquoise waters (I’m talking about both the pools and ocean).
With plenty of pools, there are also lots of lounge chairs, day beds and gazebos. During our stay in August 2021, it was hardly crowded and felt like we had the place to ourselves. It’s great that there are so many pools and areas to hangout that you can enjoy a bit of privacy, at least that’s how we felt during our stay.
Food & Beverage – Is Tracadero Beach resort an All Inclusive resort?
No, Tracadero Beach Resort is not an all inclusive resort like many Dominican Republic resorts which is actually one of the reasons why I wanted to stay here aside from the stunning property.
I’m a huge foodie, and when I travel I love experiencing local cuisine, restaurants and venturing outside of the resort.
However, there are a few dining options on property that you can dine at and we did just that as well. There are also some room plans that will include breakfast for you which is what we opted for and you get your choice of a limited menu at their main restaurant with beautiful views while watching the boats take off for Saona Island.
Tracadero Restaurant: An italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. May I recommend you order the dessert, whether you have room or not! The brownie is one dessert you will not want to miss.
For an additional cost, you can opt to have a private dinner in one of the gazebos! How romantic?
There is also a small coffee shop with pastries near the adult pool.
Pizza Gourmet: A menu full of pizzas you can order from at the restaurant or while you’re hanging out at one of the pools.
Beach Menu: This menu includes items like wraps and sandwiches and is perfect while lounging at the pool or at the pool bar.
Eskobar: Located on the pool deck is the pool bar where you can order off of any menu and enjoy a cocktail in paradise. There is also a waitstaff that will serve you cocktails at the pool.
There are 4 different suites you can choose from: Romance, Honeymoon, Family or the Oceanfront Penthouse Suite. We went with the Romance Suite and had plenty of space for when the two of us were in the room.
Check out all of the rooms here.
Resort Pass – The Beach Club
Already have a hotel booked or looking to stay elsewhere. No problem, Tracadero Beach Resort offers day passes so you can enjoy and experience the property while in the Dominican Republic. A day pass is around $50 USD and goes towards your food and drinks so essentially it’s a $50 food and drink minimum. In my opinion, a great deal if you want to grab some drinks and lay by a pool overlooking the ocean and get a few jumps in.
If you’re staying in the Playa Dominicus area, this would be a fun time to get outside of an all inclusive resort with it being such a short distance away for a change of scenery and the infinity pools over the Caribbean.
What to do in Bayahibe dominican republic?
Here are a list of things to do/places to visit if you’re staying in Bayahibe Dominican Republic.
There are quite a few different restaurants, souvenir shops and markets nearby you can walk too. This section is about where to eat in Bayahibe?
Il Boccale Taberna Pool Pub
One restaurant worth checking out is Il Boccale Taberna Pool Pub (Instagram = @ilboccale_taberna) We ended up eating 3x here so I highly recommend it. As the Dominican Republic is very humid, they offer a pool so you can take a dip and enjoy a meal. I can say that was a first for me. I typically wouldn’t do something like that but it was so hot that the pool sounded way too good to pass up.
The mushroom risotto is the best risotto I’ve had in my life. You’ll definitely want to give this meal a try. It sold out one night, and my boyfriend let me have the last plate as we were both trying to order it for the second time.
Another area with restaurants to check out is near the Bayahibe Port where you would start your excursion to Saona Island. This place would require a short taxi ride which the front desk can call one for you if you don’t have a driver. There are quite a few restaurants and bars here.
We ate at Onno’s which was delicious and had a great view of the water and all of the boats. Make sure to check their website for daily deals. We went on a Taco Tuesday and had very affordable tacos and margaritas. I’m talking under $3 USD for each taco/margarita!
Tip = bring cash to make things cheaper! There is a fee for using your credit card at most places in the Dominican Republic and Taco Tuesday was only applicable for cash only transactions.
The Beaches – Playa Dominicus
If you’re looking for a sandy beach, you’re in luck because the prettiest beach I’ve ever seen is a short 10 minute walk to Playa Dominicus. Trust me, you’ll want to visit this beach regardless of where you stay.
From Tracadero Beach, we took a taxi and it seemed like it was a pretty long ride because we had to go around on the main roads. However, we found out the next day that you can easily walk the path straight to the public beach access with an easy and safe 10 minute walk.
Once you reach the entrance, you can rent an umbrella if you want to hangout at the beach under some shade.
There are also a few nearby restaurants, one of which will serve you on the beach as well as some local shops for souvenirs.
This is where we tried “Mama Juana” a spiced rum and the drink of the Dominican Republic. If you are of the drinking age and in the Dominican Republic, it’s a must you try this drink. I personally was not a fan but when in Dominican Republic you need to try!!
Playa Dominicus has some of the bluest water I’ve seen. Playa Dominicus is the beach that has the famous lighthouse bar that you might have seen in your Dominican Republic research and that you can see if you take off to Saona Island.
Unfortunately, you can only order drinks from the lighthouse bar if you’re staying at Iberostar Dominicus, so instead we just took a photo by the lighthouse. There is also the Bayahibe block letters that make for a cute photo op by the light house.
This beach does have resorts along the coastline but there is a public section part of the beach, and despite the hotels nearby you can still walk past them on the beach.
Most island excursions leave from the Bayahibe port which is a short taxi ride away. If you are coming from Punta Cana, guests would need to travel another hour to get to Bayahibe so it was nice to sleep in, and enjoy breakfast before our excursion.
Blog Post on our Saona Island trip coming soon!
Would I stay again?
Absolutely!! I really enjoyed my time in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. The views and amenities at Tracadero Beach Resort were stunning and the staff was great!
Elizabeth was a huge help in getting our room booked via email and it was great to finally meet her once we arrived for our stay. Manuel/Manwell and Samantha were the best staff at the pool, they were so friendly and it was so nice to talk with them everyday.
I hope you enjoyed learning about Tracadero Beach Resort in Bayahibe, Dominicus Dominican Republic and take this hotel resort into consideration when choosing where to stay in Bayahibe, La Romana, Dominican Republic.
Transportation: If you are looking for a private driver, I have a great recommendation. We hired a guy that we used several times during our week in the Dominican Republic and now continue to keep in touch. Feel free to reach out on Instagram and I will send over his Whatsapp.
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