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Karibo Punta Cana

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Karibo Punta Cana was a nice quaint place to stay. Room was small, basic, and clean. You will need your own toiletries as these were not provided by the staff. My room came with two bath towels and a hand towel. Washcloths were not provided, and when I asked, I was told they didn't have any, but they were on order because the demand was high. I was also asked why I wanted additional bath towels as I wanted to take them to the beach. It seemed as if the hotel wasn't fully prepared in the linens department. The bathroom had a window at the end of the shower. I thought it was a bit odd as there were balconies right outside the window!?! After about 3 minutes, the shower water also went cold. I rented a car and was able to venture out to different areas to explore. The driving in the area was a little erratic, and a lot of locals didn't know where the hotel was when I needed some directions. Bavaro Beach was about a 5-10 minute drive where you could park the car and walk to the beach. Overall it was a pleasant stay, and I would probably stay again here again. If you are used to a resort style property, this may not be the place for you, but this place was nice and affordable. It's in the middle of Bavaro where you can interact with the locals and taste the local cuisine.

This is my 5th stay at this hotel and it doesn't disappoint. The rooms were in excellent shape and I had to turn the air conditioning off at night because it was blowing so cold. The restaurant has a great breakfast and others said dinner was also excellent. I'm a big fan of having drinks in the afternoon in and around the large pool. If you like what is offered in central Bavaro (sports bars, typical restaurants, cigar shops, etc.), the Karibo is minutes away. Their manager Barbara is always cheerful and helpful to each guest. She will make your stay problem free!

I stayed in a studio, with kitchen and balcony. It was nice, although is an open concept where the bedroom has no door. The pool is also nice. However, the location of the hotel is not the best. You'll definitely need a vehicle if you want to do stuff around. Check in was quick and staff friendly.

I was never so disgusted befor, I've been staying in the hotels, hostels and this place is the worst! It's not worth the money, I wouldn't want to stay there again even if someone would pay me! First of all it was dirty, we called for the cleaner to clean it properly when we arrived the receptionist told us that she will send somebody in 10 minutes, but she didn't, called her again, she said that cleaner went home, and that she will come the next day! Receptionist very rude. The manager Barbara was not helpful at all, I don't know why somebody pays her for doing nothing. We had cockroaches everyday, big once:( it's very loud there because it's next to the very busy street and locals drive like crazy there, you can't go outside when it gets darker, our neighbor was rubbed just outside our hostel (I can't call it hotel) food very poor. Tv wasn't working, we called receptionist again she didn't do anything so I went to the reception, she finally sent some guy who didn't even know how to use the remote control... so we didn't have tv... I wouldn't recommend it to anyone! I advise everyone not to stay in this dirty place. We had horrible time on this amazing Island:(

The Karibo staff and premises, made for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. I enjoyed the good food, wonderful AC, and pool. One of the staff members assisted me tremendously with getting assistance to daytime and nighttime activities. Great place to stay!!!

I stayed at the hotel for the second time and it really has improved. Great pool available 24 hours. The restaurant very varied and economical. The reception of the hotel is very familiar the service they provide are very friendly, attentive and smiling. They make you feel right at home. I recommend the 2 bedroom apartments as being with your friends is very comfortable and fun. the hotel have so many restaurant around and Night club with excellent music The jacuzzi only has cold water. But I enjoyed it, I promise to go back with my family. Thanks evelyn and reny for your attentions.

i stayed at this resort as a stopover and instantly realized I had made a mistake. The entry level rooms are nothing more than Hostel accommodation and the self catering apartments are as basic as you can get. I believe that guests are attracted by the price but don't be fooled, you get less than you pay for and more isolation than you bargained for. If you must stay at this resort then hire a vehicle first.

We get there they did not understand English properly, no fridge was in the room, the wifii was bad, the bed was so hard, we had a very bad back pain after leaving. They clean the room but never change the towels. I left the towel with some mango stain on there perposely to prove my point and i was right. The floor was very noisy even during the night. i really did not enjoy my vacation time at the hotel. i do love the trips that the hotel recomend.

The photos of the apartments (at least those on looked fabulous. We had more space than we needed or expected but in reality, the rooms are much shabbier than on the photos. There is wifi in the rooms but it is not working well. The staff is helpful, but sometimes you need to ask for something a few times in order to get it. It is not as close to the beach as we expected. There is an organized transport from the property to the beach and to 2 shopping centers. However, at the beach there are not that many places you could get something to drink or eat because you mostly have all-inclusive resorts, which do not allow outsiders. The hot tub in the property does not have hot water. Next time, I'd book something closer to the beach, as there is not much to do and explore in the region of the hotel but other hotels, and the beach being the highlight of it all.

I booked a two bedroom suite. The suite was supposed to come with wifi, hot water, hot tub, fully functioning kitchen, and air conditioning. Not only were we unable to put hot water in the hot tub, we were also unable to take hot showers. The water in the hotel could not be digested, which made the kitchen not as functional as stated. The wifi did not work inside the room, there were no complementary water, and the location was not good at all. The air conditioner was broke in the master suite, and when we spoke to some one they stated, oh that is nothing. We were not protected from the public, and the staff over charged on the meals there. I used the app to show the actual price of our bills, which there was always a difference of 3-6 dollars. My family and I had to relocate. The housekeeper never gave us towels, never cleaned our room, and you could see the dirt build up on the light switches. I will not recommend anyone to this location.

Av Italia Punta Cana La Altagracia

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Bavaro within a 15-minute walk of White Sands Golf Course, Karibo Punta Cana is within a few miles (5 km) of Iberostar Golf Course. This 3.5-star hotel has 66 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in La Altagracia, it's also near Punta Blanca Golf Course and Cocotal Golf and Country Club.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Karibo’s Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to noon.


Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Free toiletries are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

At Karibo Punta Cana, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 38 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with luggage storage and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this golf hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Apartment Studio

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 411 reviews