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Riu Palace Bavaro

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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3 Nights with Air from $789 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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4.6
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3.8
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4.3 out of 5
"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
167 out of 195 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.2
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4.3 out of 5
"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
167 out of 195 (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 lobby Amazing room
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June 24, 2017
Ahhh-amazing experience

We purchased taxi at the airport. $40 usd for the way going and $30usd on the return. Welcomes with a non alcoholic beverage. Lovely weel kept resort. Hotel was very clean, comfortable. Each room has a ceiling fan that kept is cold at night. Room was in the garden view, glad that it was there as the other buildings are far and get noisy . Main pool was nice. Lots of places to sit. The beach was good, clean.. there are hotel staff to keep the random vendors away to enjoy beach time. The wrist band is good for the neighboring RIU hotels too. Elizabeth and Belkis is the main restaurant are so sweet and attentive. Staff love a to help celebrate any occasion. The water park is a nice short walk.. a fun option!.. We stayed for 7 days and would do it again!! Staff speak -spanish, English, French and some german..


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Dallas, tx
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 15, 2017
Rui Palace Bavaro. Wonderful Resort and Suite

Everything was very good, except the Speciality Restuarants seemed to have pretty much the same menu and it never changed the 10 days we were there. Being there the 1st of June, sitting by the pool sides is very very hot., we found it more comfortable sitting on the beach, there was a constant breeze. The water was beautiful but had a lot of seaweed. This could have been seasonal though. Staff was extremely polite, entertainment staff was Awesome. And Servive was excellent. Would definitely return. We only stay in Riu Palaces and this was our first time in Punta Cana. We toured all the Riu Resorts near us and spent time at their Waterpark. I would return to the Riu Palace Bavaro.


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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From: Myrtle Beach SC
Age: 45-54
Travel: 7+ trips/year

June 13, 2017
Beautiful resort, questionable food

The resort itself is absolutely beautiful and I have no complaints about anything besides the food. I developed food poisoning on day 3 of my 7 day stay. Unfortunately this pretty much ruined my entire vacation. I would rate this property 5/5 if it wasn't for this issue.


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Overall Rating: 3
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4.0
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4.0
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From: New Jersey
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 5, 2017
Value resort

Overall this resort itself was worth the value. Pros: great beach with trees for shade. Terrace room was pretty large with large patio. Pretty good food at the restaurants. Resort kept clean inside and outside. Staff was very friendly and willing to help or serve. Not too far of a ride from the airport. Cons: When checking in, the guy tried to get my husband and I to upgrade to the villas for $300 but we didn't want to pay then he basically tried to bribe us to "help him and he'll help us" (with a personal tip for him). The whole process was frustrating because we just wanted to get in our room and didn't want to be hustled to shell out extra money. Once we got to our room it had a bit of a musty smell, I presume from the mildew above the bathtub. Wasn't a huge deal to us but not exactly ideal. There were also some bugs that managed to get in our room which may have been because we were on the first floor by the gardens. Expect a lot of people selling things to you on the beach, and if you want to avoid them go to the pool. Don't expect to be able to snorkel at the resort; there's a lot of sand in the water and visibility is not great. The weather was not the greatest as we did get some rainy days. We weren't really sure what to do when it rained even though there is a sports bar inside. The sports bar reeks of smoke so we never went there. The fitness room is functional but equipment is old and needs updating. We got a really good deal for this resort and overall I'd say it was worth it. My husband, however got sick the second night from the buffet we assume, so he may say otherwise as he didn't really get to enjoy his time. Also, if you want peace and quiet, pay extra for the villas as they have private pool areas. The regular pool and bar get rowdy.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: SC
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)
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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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