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Riu Palace Bavaro

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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3 Nights with Air from $799 All-Inclusive
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Pinch yourself. It's all real and it's all you'd ever want in a beachaliscious escape. Starting with the sun-kissed sand ... More

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"There is not much I can say but that I was amazed by this place and that I will go back to the same place ASAP" – Jingo
174 out of 203 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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"There is not much I can say but that I was amazed by this place and that I will go back to the same place ASAP" – Jingo
174 out of 203 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Our room View from jr suit pool view. Room 4312 Best birthday ever!!!! Love this place!!! random shot View from our room Hotel beach area beautiful pool VIP Pool Area Food is incredible!!!!! View from my VIP suite room with a view Beautiful Beach The cave (AWESOME) Riu Palce Bavaro 2013 Beach Punta Cana lobby Amazing room
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July 17, 2017
Paradise

The best place for a vacation!!!! Beyond my wildest expectations! Everything about it was top of the line. Customer service was outstanding!!!! Not one single complaint!


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: dallas, Texas
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 17, 2017
Beyond our expectations

Our trip to Punta cana and the Riu Palace Bavaro was beyond our expectations! The resort was beautiful, the people were amazing, the service was beyond awesome, the activities and entertainment was outstanding, the food was superb, the beach was gorgeous! Our experience was beyond what we would have ever expected. Thank you for the best vacation ever! We highly recommend it.

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Overall Rating: 5
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From: dallas, Texas
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 13, 2017
Ok resort

If you don't have little kids, then you probably will want to stay away from this resort. Parents just allow their kids to run free and this becomes a big issue during meal times. As for the resort, the staff for the most part is really good. We did have a few that were rude but I kind of expected that. Resort was very clean and well kept. My experience, it was 50/50 if you got someone that spoke decent English but I do not hold that against the resort. I am coming to their country, unfortunately I do not speak their language. Food was decent, a very nice variety. Nightly entertainment was awesome! I choose to tip each day (waitress, house keeping, ...) and I think that went a long way. Several times, we were given dirty wet beach towels (even with tipping). My biggest complaint against the resort. While the unsupervised kids were the worst, that falls on the parents and not the resort. You could always find a chair around the pool or at the beach, you may not always be able to find shade.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Cleveland, OH
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 11, 2017
Never Again!

My husband and I travel every year for our anniversary. This was year 4 and we had never been to the DR before. Walking into the resort we thought WOW! They "upgraded" us to VIP which later we learned they do that with everyone even though you already booked the same room in the pictures when you book online. I found that employees who worked in this particular resort were not accommodating to the English language and whenever you asked them for help they seemed bothered. The AC in the room did not work, it was extremely hot and muggy in the room. There were also worms on the floor and the sheets and floor were dirty. I felt disgusted just staying in the room. The pool and the beach I have to admit were nice and clean. Most importantly the food and alcohol... the WORST I had ever experienced in my life. I lived off of fruit, salad, and chips the entire week because everything else was just so awful! The alcohol was the lowest grade possible. The water in the restaurants are not bottled so you have to be careful. My husband and i both had GI tract issues towards the end of the trip and a week after we got back in the US. We wouldn't have known how bad we had it at this resort until we took a cab to the Hardrock hotel & casino (about 10 minute away) and realized wow it was completely night and day when it came to service, English speaking staff, the food & drinks and over all environment. Even though I thought the country was beautiful I was very disappointed with this resort.


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From: Falls Church, Virginia
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

610 junior suites and suites, all with hydro-massage bathtub and Riu's distinctive amenities, such as a mini-bar and liquor dispenser. 24 hour room service compliments the wide array of gourmet restaurants and bars, so you will be able to grab something to eat, no matter what time it is.

Room Details

Junior Suite Garden View (SJSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Superior (SJJB)
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Junior Suite Pool View (Adults-Only) (SJPB)
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What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

The sandsational Arena Gorda Beach - it's an escape-haven we never want to leave.

The vibrant villas that are surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Swoon.

The spa that wrings out all the real life gunk from your weary bod. It's heaven.

Those handy, dandy liquor dispensers in the room. Cocktails, anyone?

Kids club with a dedicated pool and activities that keep them entertained while you chill.

World-class golf is near - soaking in the sun while you play a round is the best. Ever.

Caribbean street - all the fun shops where you can feed your shopping addiction.

 

What We'd Change

Lounge chairs on Arena Gorda beach are hard to come by, so be sure to show up early to make sure you get a good spot near the water.

 

Why You Should Go

The airport is just 1.7 miles away. Can you hear those ice cubes in your cocktail clinking?

Soana Island excursion is a must - it's a secluded slice of paradise.

At night you can hit the shows and live music, dance at Pacha, or go the casino.

It's part of a bigger Riu complex where the party is always on. Get gussied up and go for it.

There's oceans of water sports - scuba, snorkeling, jet skis, windsurfing, kayaking. And more.

On land, there's tennis, jogging and a fitness center where you can burn off those vacay desserts.

You can ride horses at Caribbean Cachondeo, or hang with the friendly sharks at the Marinarium.

Water park with slides, tobogans, kids pool, sun terrace and snack bar.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Ping Pong
  • Billiards
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Spa Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Riu Palace Bavaro

Playa Arena Gorda

+809 221 2290

Hotel Description

Riu Palace Bavaro: Your All-Inclusive Dream Come True

Pinch yourself. It's all real and it's all you'd ever want in a beachaliscious escape. Starting with the sun-kissed sand of Arena Gorda Beach. The shimmering teal water. The chic, ultra-modern architecture. The luscious tropical gardens. The kids' club. The swim-up bar. The food. The drinks. The vibe. The everything. It's what your all-inclusive dreams are made of. When might we expect you?

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Take your mouth on a trip around the world: Fusion (this one's very popular), international, Japanese, Italian, and a grill and steakhouse. Casual attire at all of these nosh spots. It's a party in your mouth.

Montecristo
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Main restaurant.
Dress code:
Casual

Krystal
Type: Fusion
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte Asian cuisine.
Dress code: Casual

Geisha
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description:A la carte Asian cuisine.
Dress code:Casual

La Bambola
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte Italian cuisine.
Dress code: Casual

Taino:
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte steakhouse.
Dress code:Casual

All restaurant hours subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

This one's a beach reveler's kingdom - it includes everything from a poolside/swim-up bar, to a lobby bar that includes cappuccinos and ice cream, to a sports bar that is open 24 hours. We lift our coconut drink to you.

Poolside/Swim-Up Bar
Pool bar. Daily, 9am-5pm.

Daiquiri
Lobby bar. Daily, 8am-midnight.

La Fiesta
Lounge bar. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

La Plaza
Daily, 6pm-midnight.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The resort sits on a crazy beautiful stretch of white sandy beach on Arena Gorda - it's eye candy from Mother Nature. There are also two glistening pools, one with an adjoining whirlpool bath and swim-up bar. Hang one, there's more: there' s a pool for the kiddos and two Jacuzzis for you. Plus a solarium terrace where you can get your lounge on.

NOW OPEN! Splash Water World Punta Cana
All guests at Riu Naiboa, Riu Bambu, Riu Palace Punta Cana & Riu Palace Bavaro get to splish-splash at the new water park that includes waters slides, tobogans, kids pool, sun terrace with sun loungers and a snackbar. The water park is included with your stay.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling

Land

  • Tennis
  • Jogging
  • Fitness center


INTERNET

Riu Palace Bavaro offers a complementary Wi-Fi service throughout the resort including rooms & common areas. Use of lobby computers with Internet access are available for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Guests of Riu Palace Bavaro have access to spa and beauty treatments for an additional charge.

WEDDING SERVICES

Wedding packages are available at the resort. Contact the resort directly for more details.

CHILD CARE

Riu Palace Bavaro offers daily daytime entertainment programs for children 4-12, as well as access to a children's pool and Kid's Club.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
The resort is located in Punta Cana, on Arena Gorda Beach, 31 miles to Higuey, 19 miles to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum night stay is required at this resort.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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