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.

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

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Sandra R : Puerto Rico
Had a Blast

Beautiful hotel, the entrance is just beautiful, the attention of the employees A+. The rooms just amazing, everything inside the room FREE every soda, alcohol, beers, etc., buttt the privatecy! Thanks God I was with my cousin female because when u shower who ever is in the room will z u πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. The bathtub didn't get it, practically divides the room, but then again, where is the privatecy!. Alotttt of walking, make sure 2 ask 4 a room in the first floor, because I was in the 3rd floor n Jesus what a marathon 2 get 2 my room. The restaurants ufff very very good, the pools good music, entertainment good, the beach was not good, the water was rough, but it was october. No complaints on mu part. Will visit again if I have to.

  • Monctontom_11 : Moncton
Rui Palace Bavaro in Punta Cana, A trip from hell.

A family of four at hotel to celebrate holiday and birthday started with a bribe from the reception personnel. It had to be cash. On 3rd evening one negative comment towards Japoneese Ghisha restaurant ended in severe food intoxication. Gifts and tips were not enough. The rest of holiday spend in bed or the bathroom for one member, the others were sick in session even on our return trip.

  • Srantonian :
Black Mold and harvest gold bedspreads

Run away do not stay here. This place is a filthy mess, rooms are a mess and dated. Mold all over ceiling fans And dripping out of ventilation system. Dark lobby dated and old...Harvest gold pulled bedspread. Coffee table scratched and dated. Bath tub was filthy. We called our travel agent and had them move us..

  • Rui C : Toronto, Canada
3 rd time at Riu Palace Bavaro

What can I say third time. We have decided that we will continue to return here every fall until we don’t. I know that sentence doesn’t make sense but from the second we entered the lobby we felt at home. Staff are friendly, grounds are clean room is the way we remembered it. Some staff recognized us namely Rafael, a couple others throughout the week. Food was good VIP pool clean and as always enough lounge chairs for everybody. Night time shows are repetitive not only from the last couple of years but from other resorts as well. My biggest complaint about the night time show is they have a violinist on for two nights. I can barely handle him for one session! Remember to tip and to say thank you these people work hard to make you stay as enjoyable as possible.

  • Kevinlee1960 : Manchester, United Kingdom
Friendly Hotel Staff, good standard but annoying entertainment staff.

I have been to Rui hotels before and absolutely loved them. This holiday actually was a company incentive and for that I am very grateful. The hotel and staff are great, everyone has a smile and a greeting for you. There are a selection of restaurants and plenty of choice on the food front. In the hotel lobby area there is a cafe that serves tea/coffee cakes etc. The rooms are a lovely size with a spa bath, large shower twin sinks & WC. Hairdryer and shaving mirrors are included. We had 2 double beds, sofa table & chairs flat screen TV with American channels. Air con\heating is standard and safety deposit boxes and WiFi are free. There is also an iron and ironing board in your room. We we're fortunate to have a sea view (room3073) but on the downside we we're directly above the main stage and the entertainment was awful and ridiculously loud every night. Part of the pleasure of my holiday is the entertainment, but on this holiday I did everything I could to escape the noise of the team. The ents leader is too over the top and is constantly shouting down a microphone. Even during karaoke, they can't give it a rest joining in when people are doing a good job themselves, the team coming on stage in stupid costumes, (with no relevance) almost like they need constant attention. I was a full time entertainer for 10 years and believe me they need a boot up their rear! But it don't end there! You can't escape even around the pool, they play music so loud and its really bad music, nothing is relaxing or soothing, its like a bad 18-30's experience. To end on some positives, the hotel staff work hard, nothing is too much trouble, you don't even have to leave your sunbed to get a drink. 4* for the hotel and staff and location. 2* for the entertainment team.

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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