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Riu Palace Bavaro

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Our Opinion

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.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • mfracz : New Britain, Connecticut
Positively Perfect

Spent 4 nights at this fabulous resort and could not have asked for anything more. Fast and friendly check in which included a complimentary upgrade to VIP area. Would definitely recommend the VIP area since it was a quieter location with easy access to a private pool and beach area. Room was big and always kept clean and towels replaced daily. Staff was amazing and friendly and the nightly entertainment was great.

  • chliapnikova : Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Seven days trip. Already 2 days A/C doesn't work. Manager Miguel ignores us.

The worst management I can see before. Can't work with personal and clients. Already 2 days A/C doesn't work. On our request provide an explanation that manager was thretning to take us to police if we will be bothering him. Nobody come to this hotel to fix A/C. I not recommend anybody come to this hotel and have any business with this management.

  • Michele G :
Beautiful resort

Check in was fast, the room was beautiful, the grounds were very cleaned & landscape was pretty. This resort had several restaurants but they were on strict times to eat breakfast was 6 to 11 lunch was 1 to 3 & dinner 630 to 9 the only food available in between times was @ sports bar were there was hot dogs, nachos, or sliced fruit & club sandwiches. The room service had the same food listed. It also had several bars who all served the same drinks but taste completely different at each bar. It had a main pool area and to viper pools the main pool was always crowded. The pool was divided by a walkway the side with the swim up bar allowed kids to play where people were drinkingšŸ¤”. The buffets was amazing for breakfast, lunch, and dinner it was a large variety and fast. We tried the steakhouse which is rather large but they only use 1 small corner to seat people it takes up to 45min to seat you and just as long to get your dinner which was not worth the time. The Italian restaurant was ok but still not worth it.

  • Rabek22 : North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Just Returned from a wonderful vacation

This Riu Palace is awesome. This was our first time to Punta Cana, although we always stay in the Riu Palaces in Riveria Maya Mexico.This resort will not disappoint. The Sercice Staff and the Entertainment Staff are excellent. The specialty Restuarants had the same menu for our entire stay and all the menus were pretty similar in all the different restaurants. The Buffet for us was a better choice.

  • AndyU99 : Mesquite, Texas
An Amazing Place to Stay!!!

The best all inclusive resort we have stayed at by far!!! The food was great - many, many choices every meal in the buffet area; we tried 4 of the 5 speciality places and liked them all to some degree (please know that there are very different types of food that you have never tried before so some may seem a bit strange). The pool area was nice but the beach was the best - beautiful sand, clear blue/green water and more palm trees than I've ever see. NO need for an umbrella or cabana - the palm trees provided more than enough shade. The entertainment was great, the guys/girls worked hard to make all of the activities wonderful (horseshoes, archery, aerobics, dancing, pool games, soccer, volleyball, bingo by the pool, etc.) = especially Hendry and Flow!!! The rooms were nice, shower & bath tub great, beds okay, safe, balcony porch adequate, alcohol dispenser in the wall, mini fridge stocked with soda, water and beer all of the time. Wonderful maids, bartenders, servers, grounds crews and especially Mr. Solution at the front desk. WIFI worked all throughout complex and even ON THE BEACH. Kids pool and activities!!! Riu Palace Bavaro IS the place you want to go to in Punta Cana!!!!

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • 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 toĀ Splash Water World in the Riu complex
  • WiFi in lobby
  • 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 TVĀ 
  • 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 5 - Guests of Riu Palace Bavaro can use the facilities of the other four 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. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.