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Karibo Punta Cana

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

We had room 302, one of the expansive apartments on the ground floor. First impressions of the hotel are generally very good: alert security, warm, welcoming and efficient reception and bar staff, big pool and kids pool with stylish chairs,tables and roofs/shades and spacious and stylish apartments. The apartment on first impression looked fabulous as well, with a big living room, well-equipped with seats, tables, etc. including a decent sized dining table set. Extremely well-equipped kitchen with small breakfast bar, huge fridge freezer and state of the art washer/dryer as well as microwave, oven, washer, etc. Large beds, stylish curtains, linens, decor, artworks and en suites, with air con in all rooms. Also a large rear veranda with jacuzzi and table and chairs set and a lawn. There were a few points needing a bit of TLC though. Bedside lamp with dangerous wiring, next door puppy that was constantly visiting/whining, absolute swarms of mosquitoes from the jacuzzi area are always somehow in the house - mozzy screens would be invaluable - and some plug sockets and tiles,seat covers, patio door locks, etc that needed properly finished/fixed. The restaurant was really a bit less than hoped for with a rather simple menu and a tendency to over-salt meats and fish. A few gems amongst the options, to be fair, especially the pasta creations. The service both from restaurant and bar, again, was fantastic, though. The security can't be faulted either, as there were guards around the complex 24 hours, friendly people offering peace of mind. Mini market and huge tourist shop nearby, short drive to malls and beach and a very regular free taxi by the hotel to malls and private beach which was an enormously valuable service. Really rather good all round, located quite well, too, but needing effort in a few smaller but critical areas to be truly exceptional.

10/10 Excelent Hotel in Bavaro. Beautiful pool. good food at the restaurant. All times the staff is open to help you and give to you all do u need it. The best place for go with your family because have a big apartment Too clean and espectacular view from the balcony. Have a transfer for go to the beach all days when u need it. Thanks you so much karibo for do this vacations the best in this year, i hope the next year i can come back.

Hotel Karibo did not offer us any remarkable emotions, but I would like to share some pros and cons with you: + very friendly and helpful staff + staff speaks English quite well + clean hotel + nice pool area + free transportation to the beach + free transportation to shopping centre + free wifi + closed hotel area, secured with guards - poor location in a middle of nowhere: not in the beach, not in a city center. Do not go outside of the hotel territory. We went once, there are some shops, bars and casinos ca 500m away but it was dirty and did not feel secure - hotel is bit out dated - hotel restaurant is nothing special, we ate dinner mostly in the shopping centre - kitchen corner in the room was very poor. We made breakfast on our own, but it was challenge: pan was old, dish washing machine did not clean the dishes, etc - poor wifi quality - poor water pressure and not very warm water in the shower - no shampoo in the room - they do no have beach towels to all quests, you must wake up early to get one - this beach area, where hotel takes you, is dirty Few additional tips: * Fair taxi price to airport is 30 USD * if you want to have an excursion, buy it from the beach, its cheaper than buying from hotel. Do not pre-pay, maybe very small deposit only. We bought buggy ride (25 USD) and trip to Saona island (55 USD). The way locals organize the trips was depressive, but it was worth spending money. Especially Saona island - its 2,5h bus drive away but the island itself is AMAZING. * Punta Cana has one wonderful feature only - the amazing beach. This area is worth visiting only if your target is to sunbathe.

Was really pleased with this hotel whilst staying in Dominican Republic with my girlfriend for our one year anniversary. Firstly the staff are truly amazing at the front desk. Very helpful, especially in arranging our shuttles/transfers to the beaches, shopping malls and tours. Secondly hotel is very affordable with quality rooms and regular cleaning, with excellent food, swimming pool and great scenery. Lastly it's not to far from the main attractions whilst in a local area, with great authentic Dominican food restaurants and many other nightlife activities. Definitely would recommend!!

We had an excellent experience here at Karibo! Love the staff! They so nice and helpful! Help us getting delivery as well as conforming pick up times for the trips we booked. Will most definitely come back again! The food is nice as well!

Went there for a week in march, apartment very luxury , beautifull view and very clean , swimming pool and residence very nice, but really quite , too quite and a bit boring as there s not any kind of animation at all! If u like to go there for relaxing that's the perfect place , but not more then a couple of day , otherwise you get bored!!

We only stayed for a night but wished it would've been for a bit longer. Cosy hotel with very helpful and friendly staff. The rooms were good and fresh. The only negative thing with the hotel was the surroundings. They offered free transfer to the beach though, which we unfortunetaly didn't had the time to try out.

If you aren't concerned with things like being on or even close to the beach, not having a bar open after 10pm, feeling secure when you leave the hotel or having enough hot water to shave and shower this could be the place for you. The hotel itself is a bit dated. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. The website I booked thru rated it a 4 star but it's a 3 at best.

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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 Punta Cana, 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 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 378 reviews