You find yourself doing alot of walking around here. I know I walked far more than I would normally walk on any given day but I didn't mind that at all. Everywhere I looked....everywhere I walked.........there was something to absorb. Caribbean Street is a path that runs from the building that houses some shops and a disco across the resort to the oceanfront. Along this "street" are some retail shops that sell souvenirs, paintings, jewelry, as well as spa, nail salon, hair braiding, etc. The buildings are very colorful and its a nice stroll through the complex.
Almost all of the shops have someone that will approach you when you pass by, trying to get you to step into their business and make a purchase. The prices in these shops are not negotiable as they would be in the shacks that are on the beach. More about those shacks on the beach in another post. Each encounter with these salespeople on Caribbean Street was always polite.
This is an obelisk fountain at the center of the complex. My photo does NOT do it any justice......it is downright stunning at night.
As with many resorts, there are always many places to shop. The photo above is of the building at the beginning of Caribbean Street. You can see a blue dome rising at the center between the towers.
Inside the building is absolutely beautiful. It is kinda like a mini mall with an internet cafe, a variety store, a medical office, a disco, a bar, a jewelry shop, a clothing store, and the Star Rock Cafe.
Looking back into the center of the hotel lobby there are these huge teardrop shapes hanging from a chandelier. I do not know if these were put there as part of the Christmas decorations or something they always have in place. And YES........marble, marble, everywhere.
This is the unfinished Christmas tree that the staff had been working on throughout the week that I was there. There are hundreds of lights on it. I would love to see the finished product. Christmas must be totally awesome at the Iberostar Bavaro..........I would not hesitate to go back there in December. From what I understand, though, that time is peak season for the resort and the prices are probably doubled. I really loved this place and I cannot say enough about it. Any price would be reasonable for such a paradise.
Stay tuned for Part Nine!