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Riu Palace Bavaro

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $989 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 219 Reviews
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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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"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
217 out of 267 (81%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sunrise VIP area pool random shot VIP Pool Area lobby Food is incredible!!!!! Riu Palce Bavaro 2013 Punta Cana Love this place!!! Amazing room View from my VIP suite View from our room Best birthday ever!!!! View from jr suit pool view. Room 4312 beautiful pool room with a view Hotel beach area Beautiful Beach The cave (AWESOME) Beach Our room
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November 23, 2018
Great stay with some minor flaws.

Went to the Riu Palace Bavaro for our honeymoon. Overall the trip was excellent. The facilities were beautiful, most of the staff were great( the Cheap Caribbean agent who planned our excursions was amazing ). Entertainment every night. Was great to be allowed access to all of the Riu properties. There were 3 downsides that may deter me from going back. The first and worst was that you were constantly approached by locals on the beach trying to sell you trips, cigars, pics etc. The worst was at night we were walking the beach and were approached in the dark by multiple drug dealers trying to sell us pot and cocaine. It made my wife so uncomfortable that we went to the front desk to address the concern. They took our room number and said security would address the problem immediately. We didn't see anyone that resembled a security guard for the entire 7 days we were there. Neither did anyone follow up with us regarding the incident. This happened all week. Second was the food. The restaurants were great and the service was excellent. But the buffet food was always cold and found ourselves in the restroom more than we were enjoying the beach or pool. Third and last was the maintenance. We didn't have hot water in our upgraded honeymoon sweet all week. Warm at best on occasion. The sink was clogged and when I took a look underneath the plug and trap were being held together with electrical tape and a screwdriver. 1 hour before check out our safes batteries died with our expensive belongings and passports inside. It took over an hour and multiple phone calls stressing the fact we were going to miss our flight for someone to come and get it open. Once again the good times certainly outweighed the bad however I would consider traveling somewhere new next time before spending $3,000.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Maine
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 19, 2018
Great resort!

My husband and I were there 3 times already and had a blast every time. The food is excellent and the people are very friendly. Great service.


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From: Queens, NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

October 14, 2018
My trip

First it rained every day, which made walking on the tiles very slippery, Food was just OK, but all of the staff were very helpful . We had to try out 3 rooms before finding one that would work for the wife and myself. The first was on the top floor, and we had requested a 1st floor room. The second one had a problem, if you set on the the bottom of the bed, the top would rise up since the frame was missing a leg. Just asking how do you not know a leg is missing? Again, the staff that we dealt with were very helpful.


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From: ky
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 12, 2018
Fun trip

We had a very good time on our trip. It rained part of every day but with the activity staff and options for common areas to sit and visit with friends it made the days fun! This was my 3rd visit to the Dominican and the first time with rain.


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From: Tennessee
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, toboggans, kids pool, sun terrace with sun loungers and a snack bar. The water park is included with your stay.

RIU Pool Party!
As of November 1, guests can enjoy a unique area of low-depth pools, perfect for weekly theme parties at Riu Palace Punta Cana! This adults-only pool area hosts top DJs and theme parties like the White Pool Party, Jungle Pool Party, Pink Pool Party and Neon Night Party. Best part? Access is totally free! Must be over 18.



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.

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.

MIN CHECK-IN AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof 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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