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Riu Palace Bavaro

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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5 Nights with Air from $979 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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"My wife and I just got back from Punta Cana where we stayed at the gorgeous Riu Palace Bavaro Resort. This place is amazing. It was more than we had hope for.The staff is super friendly and helpful. An..." – myfamily
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4.3 out of 5
"My wife and I just got back from Punta Cana where we stayed at the gorgeous Riu Palace Bavaro Resort. This place is amazing. It was more than we had hope for.The staff is super friendly and helpful. An..." – myfamily
185 out of 220 (84%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Our room Best birthday ever!!!! View from our room VIP Pool Area View from my VIP suite room with a view Riu Palce Bavaro 2013 lobby Amazing room View from jr suit pool view. Room 4312 Love this place!!! random shot Hotel beach area beautiful pool Food is incredible!!!!! Beautiful Beach The cave (AWESOME) Beach Punta Cana
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December 3, 2017
Everything you could ask for/ one beautiful resort

To all our wonderful friends that we made at the Riu Bavaro Palace, thank you, thank you for an amazing vacation and beautifl experience from morning till night. You are all wonderful and we can't wait to come back and enjoy your hospitality again soon. Gracias por todo.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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From: New York
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 3, 2017
Family Vaca for 16pp

I was tasked with finding a place to stay for 4 families with kids and we had stayed at the Melia Caribe a year ago and liked it but was hoping to "step it up" with Riu Palace Bavaro. The property is really nice, beach and pools are nice, staff was nice and helpful. My issues started when we got to our room, they tried to put us in a room that had a waterfall of a leak in the ceiling! We wound up upgrading and getting a really nice room but not without a cost. Each floor has it's own ice machine and not one of them worked the whole trip,. we were told if you wanted ice in your room you either had to call roomservice and wait 20-30 mins or you could walk down to the sports bar and the bar tender would get if for you. We lost hot water, sometimes all shower water, several times for several hours during key showing times, including when we were all trying to get ready for a special planned event. That was frustrating! Wifi is unimpressive, constantly disconnecting, even when not moving. There was so many of us ,we needed to communicate to coordinate things, made it difficult. As for food, the buffet was really good, steak house buffet during the day and dinner were also good. All other restaurants were not good, borderline inedible. At some point, almost every one of us had stomach issues from either the food or drinks. My Dad, who doesn't complain about anything ever, got a beer from the pool bar and said he could only have one sip as it tasted like dirty dish water. I wanted to see how this could have happened and I noticed that they take all the days cups and run them through some kind of cleaning machine and reuse them, However, they remain dripping wet and stacked in whatever they are washed in, i'm guessing that doesn't get them completely clean or dry and that's why none of us liked the pool drinks. All in all, we had a good trip, and after staying at the two places within a year I would have preferred the Melia Caribe over the Riu. The had better food, drinks(and drink selections) and butlers for each room. The property, pools and beach are all equal in my opinion. I won't be going back to a Riu, but that's just me, others might have a better experience.


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Overall Rating: 2
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From: Boston, MA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

November 27, 2017
RiuBavaroAtlGA

Food is great, room is very nice with a good comfortable bed. Go next door to Iberostar for trips to Catalina Island and the Carribean. Riu & Scuba Caribe only go on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Others go 7 days a week for less money.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Atlanta, GA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 27, 2017
Expected average or above

Overall rating somewhere between fair and good. Some of the things I found disappointing: !) Every ice machine on every floor was out of service. This proved to be very inconvenient for filling your room ice bucket. 2) Restaurant choices were not available every night. 3) Family only tried 2 of the available restaurants and neither were above average. Hoping for better. 4) Location of the beach towel exchange was inconvenient. Needed to be closer to the main entrance/exit of pool/beach area. 5) Kiddie pool was very good, however the playground equipment was in the sun and too hot for children to sit on. 6) Called for room service for ice to be delivered and it never came. 7) No bar at the buffet or restaurants. When I ordered a drink, it took 30+ minutes or never came at all. Some of the things I was pleased with: 1) Buffet was average to above average. Many varieties each meal. 2) Room comfort and cleanliness was good. 3) Pool/beach areas were clean.


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From: New Hampshire
Age: Over 65
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)
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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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