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Riu Palace Bavaro

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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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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4.5
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3.8
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4.2 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
237 out of 295 (80%) 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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June 17, 2019
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This is the best hotel for a vacation for your whole family !!!

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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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From: Miami
Age: 45-54

June 14, 2019
Be aware

We returned from Riu Palace Bavaro on yesterday 6/12/19 which was our anniversary. We visited the hotel from 6/8 they 6/12. The hospitality of your front office staff and certain areas such as the towel hut truly need some help. The staff at monte Christo buffet was excellent! Simple common courtesy and greetings go a long way. we arrived around 10 am on June 8th, understandably the room was not ready since check in was not until 3pm. The front desk was very uncooperative in attempting to get us an early check in until one of the young ladies saw us literally falling asleep in the waiting area since we were up since 2am to travel from Orlando! The person that checked us in did not allow us to take our luggage with us he said leave it in the lobby, we Ate at the buffet and check out the beach upon returning around noon they said the room was still not ready. With the lobby being poorly air conditioned and mosquitos buzzing around we decided to change in to our swim wear in the lobby rest room. That’s when we accessed our suit cases and the following items were still in the suit cases. Men’s Victoria secret cologne for men and my sons belt in his suitcase.sunglasses in my wife’s suitcase. After an hour of literally falling asleep in the lobby the room was “ready”. Upon entering the room we locked our passports in the safe and headed to enjoy the beach n pool. After a few hours we went back to the room to shower and get dressed for dinner. That’s when we realized that the items were gone our vacation turned for the worse, we no longer felt at ease or safe. We went up to the lobby before going to dinner to report this incident. It took three employees and over one hour in the hot mosquito filled lobby to file this complaint, they were very defensive and kept saying that this never happens at their facility. They said they would investigate and supervisor Miguel would follow up, we then headed to dinner and was greeted with an hour long wait which by now was 9 pm on DAY one of our get away. The next evening before dinner we still had not heard from Miguel so we went back to the lobby and asked to speak with him, we basically had to explain the whole situation to him AGAIN, he said there is no way to prove this and they have no cameras at the facility (SCARY) how does a world class hotel not have surveillance? Yeah yeah ? He said he would check the door badge code and get back to us the following day. With no surprise he did NOT follow up. We went back to the lobby on the third consecutive night to inquire, Miguel was caught off guard and acted very surprised to see us, he was very panicky in responding and basically said he found nothing!!!!!!!! I have no confidence that he even attempted to research this matter. We spent a months salary in USD for this vacation that was not a getaway that we hoped for! We were not at ease at all during this trip! We previously stayed at RIU in Jamaica and was treated with great hospitality and friendliness which is why we chose RIU! BTW - lots of upsells at the respect- you want a coconut u better be prepared to pay 3.00 USF or more for the ones they pick from the resort that you paid for!!!! You want help at the front desk?? Slide them some cash, I saw it happen... truly sad


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Overall Rating: 3
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From: Orlando
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 4, 2019
Excellant Punta Cana Trip

Just got back from an amazing trip. I was traveling with my brothers , their wives and their friends. I booked the Riu Bavaro Palace because my brothers had stayed at the ones in Cancun and Jamaica and they loved it. Figured the pricing was right. The Riu Bavaro is set closer to a small private beach. The Riu Naoiba is a tiny resort set in the back. We were able to access all of the restaurants and beaches at the other Riu Hotels except the adult only portion which is Macau I believe. If you like to relax the Bavaro will be the perfect place. I would of stayed at the Riu Bamboo because it was slightly cheaper and more live. We are in our mid 30's and we enjoyed the disco and pool parties very much. On the nights that they have the pool parties there are party shuttles that picks the guest up and drop them off at the entrance of the pool party. The food at the Monte Cristo Buffet was so good. One night they have some shrimp and crab claws. It was delish. They put in a lot of thought into the food display. The Taino (lunch -snack Bar) had excellent lamb for lunch . We tried the French place and the food was awful. The steakhouse was yummy . He got steak and I got the lobster tail. The Bambola (Italian restaurant ) was really good. I didn't get a chance to try the Japanese. The sports bar offers 24 hours snacks. There you can find packaged hamburgers, hotdogs, nachos and fruits. Which came in handy for after the late nights. The resort offers room service but the menu was limited . We didn't use it. Overall it was a great trip. Would definitely go back or maybe stay at a different Riu in a different country.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Boston MA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 1, 2019
no coffee

rermember that mini bar is restocked every 2 days.... maids do not replenish coffee or water.... we called 3 times in 8 days and only received water and coffee once.


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From: streamwood, illinois
Age: 55-64
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)
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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, 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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