Riu Palace Bavaro

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This is a great place to stay in Punta Cana. The Riu Palace Bavaro is a luxurious and elegant hotel that boasts the same type of service. Open and clean rooms that are stocked regularly. Beautiful beach and pools. The restaurants are a bit better in quality than other resorts found on this strip. The buffet restaurants in particular, serve some of the freshest dishes. OK amenities. The tennis courts could use a little upgrading. However, it does have a great family golf course. Make sure to take advantage of the spa services while you're here. Overall, a pleasant stay in Punta Cana.

Located on Bavaro beach, this brand new hotel goes all out to impress. The sparkling pools of Riu Palace Bavaro are the ideal spots to kick back. For beach lovers, you have direct access to the best beach on the island.

Location: Directly on the beach at Arena Gorda. 30 km from Punta Cana airport.

  • Great beach
  • Good restaurants
  • Exchange privileges with other Riu hotels
  • Access to Splash Water World (Nov 2017)
  • Free Wi-Fi

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • busterloveinblues : Coventry, United Kingdom

Sorry for delay but here goes went to riu palace 9th june 2017 for two weeks there was 3 couples when we arrived the staff pn reception where very friendly and gave us a free upgrade to suites we had actually offered to upgrade but they said we could have them for free nice touch the first waitress we met was jenny she was lovely nothing was ever too much for her to do she always went that little bit extra the restaurant staff were great very attentive that is untill we stopped tipping at every meal as there were 3 couples tipping every meal time so that was short lived animation black pearl you were great my husband took a baby carrying fancy dress out with him its a costume that is a pair of trousers and looks like a baby is carrying you black pearl loved it wanted to keep the baby food was okay my self and .y friendz husband ended up witb a bad stomach then my friend and my husband got it aswell but i just put it down to the heat it wasn't the alcohol as if we hzd 20 drinks in 2 weeks that was it would i go back yes but not just yet

  • linto365 : Grand Falls, Canada
Excellent family vacation!

Such an enjoyable resort. People are so friendly! Food is great! I would not go back to Italian becuase it took close to 3 hours. The buffet has so much to offer. We travelled there with our three (all in their 20s) daughters from December 28 to January 4 and each has a great time. No need to rush to get a chair at the beach or the pool. Entertainment was awesome! Drinks were not diluted as in some resorts. A big shout out goes to the following people : Gorulla, Flo, Black Diamond, and Alphonso, and the older lady in the cappachino bar (she made the best !). So there you have it, go and you won't be disappointed!

  • Richard W :
A genuine delight

Simply fantastic, the staff made all the difference. Food, primarily buffet, was terrific. Treated like kings the duration of our stay. My wife got a massage, said it was one of the best she ever received.

  • Cindy B : Highland Park, Illinois
Outstanding Vacation--would love to return!

All-inclusive in a beautiful location. The beach was gorgeous. The employees were so friendly. It was my Birthday and they gave a rousing Happy Birthday with about 6 people in a band with island-type instruments! In our room they gave us a bottle of champagne, cheese, crackers, chocolate treats, and balloons. KUDOS to the wait staff: Elizabeth and Luis. At Apple Vacations: Francis was so helpful. The Lobby Reception: Ingri was cheery with our every request. And in the SPA--thank you for the great massage from Navia and for the pedicure/foot massage from Jenny. It was the most wonderful Birthday trip ever!

  • mk19922018 : West Palm Beach, Florida
Excelent resort with a few small problems.

First, check in, fast and easy. Stayed on VIP side in building 4000.Grounds, beautiful and well kept. Main pool is very busy and noisy, 2 VIP pools are nice with plenty of space.Rooms, nice and clean. All modern amenities. BEWARE, there is no divider between bathroom and the room itself, open design.Restaurants, main has the best selection and food is good. Meats are overcooked, but everything else is good. Bars, Presidente beer (OK) and local liquor. VIP get better selection, but not much.Beach, beautiful and clean. No palapas but plenty of shade. By 10am most of the loungers are taken. People from other RIU resorts are all over the beach, even VIP section.There is another problem, not the fault of the resort. Heliport in Punta Cana is operating from 8am thru late night. There are helicopters flying overhead all day long, every few minutes. A LOT OF NOISE!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All meals daily and 24-hours snacks
  • All drinks 24-hours (selection of Domestic beer and Premium brand liquors, house wine with meals)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tennis
  • Scuba lesson in pool
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Free access to Splash Water World in the Riu complex
  • Wi-Fi thoughout hotel
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entrance to disco and Casino (drinks not included)
  • 610 Rooms
  • 1 Buffet and 4 a la Carte restaurants (Italian, Japanese, Grill, Fusion)
  • 6 Bars
  • Casino (at Riu Palace Macao)
  • 4 Pools
  • Tennis
  • Water sports
  • Table Tennis
  • Billiards (Pool Table) (fee)
  • Gym
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty Salon (fee)
  • Shopping Plaza
  • Conference Rooms (fee)
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Golf nearby (fee)
Junior Suite Garden View includes:
  • Air Conditioned
  • Ceiling Fan
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Living Room with Sofa
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Mini Bar
  • Liquor Dispenser
  • Coffee/ Tea Maker
  • Flat Screen Satellite TV 
  • Wireless internet
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Bathroom with hydro-massage tub
  • Extra shower cabin
  • By door separate toilet
  • Double Sinks
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Hair Dryer
  • Amenity Kit
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Garden View
  • Maximum Occupancy 4, up to 3 adults
Kids Deal - Children under 2 years stay and eat free. Children sleep in existing bedding and must share the room with two full paying adults in order to receive the discount. If one adult is traveling with one child, the child will be considered an adult. If an adult is traveling with 2 children, the 1st child will be invoiced as an adult and the 2nd pays child rates.

For the Kids - Children's pool. Daytime entertainment program for children Ages 4-12.
Stay at 1, play at 4 - Guests of Riu Palace Bavaro can use the facilities of the other RIU hotels in the area (dinner reservations & transportation excluded).

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Riu Palace Bavaro
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro
Playa de Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 74100 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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