Just returned from our trip to Bavaro and this apartment truly rescued our Holiday from zero to hero!
We had previously booked another apartment from the UK, on a different complex on a different booking site that was nothing like described, so hours after arriving, i urgently tried to find something else that was decent to try and rescue our 2 week holiday. This apartment looked great and the reviews from Playa Turquesa complex were also outstanding on trip advisor, so I made immediate contact to check availability. The managing agent of this apartment Volalto were truly brilliant and highly professional all throughout our holiday, They speak perfect English and Yadixa contacted me first thing in the morning and allowed me to view the apartment at 11am before paying (once bitten twice shy!), It was just like the pictures , they hastily organised the booking for us and by 3pm we moved in. For the 13 nights we were there Julissa of Volalto was sort of like our Volalto representative and she was always available and ready to help us, She was excellent. Thank you so much Julissa :-)
The apartment is large, modern (just like in the pictures) it had every mod con it, including coffee machines, fresh fruit juicer, food blender, good cutlery/glasses, washing machine and tumble dryer (for out little son) and its located in the fantastic Playa Turquesa Ocean suites complex. The apartment is located on the first floor (one above ground level)and there's a modern lift if you need it. The large balcony has beautiful views over one of the 2 large pools. It is in block A which is near to reception and is furthest from beach, though the beach is only about 100 metres away through beautiful well maintained pool/gardens.
Playa Turquesa truly is as good as you will find in Bavaro, Security guarded, with only guests allowed into the complex.
On the beach, there is a fantastic beach bar selling great cocktails, the beach is constantly cleaned with beds always available and security stop beach sellers from harrasing guests, We walked about 1km in both directions on the beach, and the beach front of Playa Turquesa really is the best bit of beach along that stretch of coast.
On the ground floor, within a few metres of the apartment (opposite reception) is a back entrance to BAM supermarket and walk through the supermarket and out through the front door of BAM (90 seconds walk from apartment) you are in the El Dorado shops/restaurant areas with lots of good restaurants, a french bakery, 2 supermarkets, gift shops, chemists etc.
We hired a car for a week whilst we were there and we drove all over Bavaro and got to see all the various shopping/restaurant area and again, El Dorado is the nicest/cleanest area of all with lots of options.
Needless to say, after out first night in a 'holiday from hell' apartment, we felt we struck Gold with this modern, well equipped wonderful apartment. The Agents are fantastic, the local area, moments walk from the door, is the best we saw, with great shops and quality restaurants and the beach is stunning and well maintained.
The only slight negative (and this probably wont affect most people) is that having a 2 year child who normally sleeps by 9pm, on some nights (not every night) we could hear the singers that some of the restaurants in El Dorado had booked (though they sing well!), from the apartment, but they always finished by 1030pm.
Book with confidence, you will not regret it.