The Grand Palladium Bávaro Suites Resort & Spa is one of the four resorts within the Palladium complex. It occupies the extreme left-hand area, looking towards the ocean (see map). It has 673 suites for all tastes (including the Romance, Swim-up, Deluxe, and Luxury).
The Bavaro Suites Resort consists of 2-storied Village "Cabañas", and Villa buildings with 3 floors and no lift (numbers 17, 18, 19 on the map) spaced out in beautifully manicured tropical gardens. Ask one of the gardeners for a coconut and he will cut it open and give it to you ready to enjoy the delicious juice, which, incidentally, is an efficient remedy should you fall prey of the Caribbean "runs" (keep off anything connected to tap water, including ice, especially if you venture out of the complex).
Guests can use all the facilities of the sister resorts: the Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, and the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino, but not those of the The Royal Suites Turquesa by Palladium. Use the swimming pools, the restaurants, and bars found throughout the grounds. If you prefer to stay close to your room, the Lobby Bar Bavaro has a great atmosphere with entertainment and music while you sip your drinks.
Navigating the complex is simple and if a 15 minute walk from one extreme to the other is not in your plans, you can always jump on the circular route train that takes people to their chosen destination. Otherwise, you can flag down one of the golf carts that dash around the grounds and ask the driver for a lift.
The extremely wide palm tree lined, golden sand beach in front of the four resorts is absolutely beautiful and it is hard to find a better one anywhere in the world. It sometimes suffers from sea-weed after storms but when it happens the shore is regularly cleared by the hotel staff.
A warning: don't let the beach pedlars and time-share people stop you from enjoying your stay. Dismiss them both with a curt shake of your head. The time-share reps will try to pester you to the point of leaving notes by your door, or telephoning your room with offers should you attend their sales pitches. This is a problem at most hotels in the Punta Cana area. Ignore them and take the phone off the hook, if necessary.
With this caveat I am sure you will have a fantastic stay.