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Riu Palace Bavaro

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $729 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

Customer Rating 138 Reviews
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4.3
Service
 
4.3
Beaches & Pools
 
4.7
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
4.2
4.4 out of 5
"First all inclusive trip and it turned out pretty good. No complaints from me will have to do this every year now." – Darryl
142 out of 163 (87%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.3
Service
 
4.3
Beaches & Pools
 
4.7
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
4.2
4.4 out of 5
"First all inclusive trip and it turned out pretty good. No complaints from me will have to do this every year now." – Darryl
142 out of 163 (87%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Our room 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 lobby Amazing room
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January 3, 2017
Nice property and professional staff

Very nice property, well maintained with comfortable rooms. Beach was beautiful, not too crowded and very professional and courteous staff throughout the resort. Buffet was good with lots of food choices. We would definitely go back.


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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5.0
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From: Charlotte, SC
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 30, 2016
The ordinary on an extraordinary beach

Riu Palace Bavaro is like the average house on a famous beach. The beach is overwhelmingly beautiful and Rio enhances that beauty with its palm trees, games, and service. the grounds were well kept and fit into the "modern" ambiance. Once off the beach, however, you are in a different world. The main dining facility offers a great variety of foods well cooked and presented but no labels or no accurate labels of what foods are offered.. The a ls carte restaurants have the same daily menus and not a great lead of variety. We didn't even try going after the first two "why bother" meals. The rooms are adequate but we had a difficulty from the beginning with having them stocked with shampoo and water. The safe was broken when we arrived. They were always well cleaned. In comparison to the other places offered by Cheap Caribbean the staff knew very little English. Pointing was the principle means of communication and thus slowed processes down when just a few words would have quickened things up e.g. it took three hours for he safe to get fixed.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
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From: Rochester, NY
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

October 19, 2016
AWESOME!!!!!

Best vacation ever, going back in June the people there can't treat you any better

The cave (AWESOME) Food is incredible!!!!!
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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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Beaches & Pools
 
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From: Tampa
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 9, 2016
Birthday Getaway

I booked this resort after doing 2 weeks of research on other resorts in Punta Cana and finally decided on RIU from the reviews I read. Resort overall was very nice clean and rooms were very comfortable. The food here I thought was good because I ate breakfast lunch and dinner the whole time I was there. The Japanese restaurant I didnt care for the employees there had attitudes. The steak house was the best restaurant there in my opinion. Beaches and pools are very nice all the bars were good. What I didn't like and what would keep me from staying at RIU again was the front desk personnel were not very helpful they were checking in 3-4 guest at a time which I felt wasn't good because they were not paying attention to each guest seperately so it caused many mistakes. My room key would stop working almost every day and when I had to go to the front desk they were not apologetic at all they acted like you were bothering them. The housekeeping did not understand any english at all so when you needed something they could not get it right and could not understand you when you tried to tell them, had to go to the front desk and tell them they would relay the info in spanish and they would still mess up it was very frustrating. I also did not get my hotel credits with out having to ask for them if I did not ask for them the resort had not intentions on giving them to me. We also had a problem with the AMSTAR rep at this resort he kept giving us incorrect information for excursions. We still had a very good time despite the minor things but I don't think I would stay at RIU again.


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Overall Rating: 4
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5.0
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Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
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From: Lehigh Valley PA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 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)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Pool View (Adults-Only) (SJPB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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 with the following exception:

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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