Punta Cana

Riu Palace Bavaro


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All Inclusive    

2019 Exceptional Value
Honeymoon: Welcome gift, small bottle of rum, king bed (based on availability), late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 spa credit per adult (restrictions apply).

Located on the beach of Arena Gorda, Riu Palace Bavaro is the newest RIU Hotel in Punta Cana! Buildings are surrounded by lush gardens and provide amazing views. Enjoy all of the fine qualities that RIU vacationers love: excellent service, a beautiful beach location, fine dining, and the comfort of a Palace. There is no better way to relax in this beautiful beach location.

Renova Spa creates a calming atmosphere, providing body and beauty treatments, massages, and a free sauna and Jacuzzi. Looking to get your heart rate up? The gym is complimentary and features state-of-the-art equipment.

Dining options are plentiful, with buffet, Krystal Fusion, Japanese, Italian, and Grill Steakhouse available. The poolside bar with swim-up bar serves cool, tropical drinks while you mingle with fellow vacationers.

All guestrooms have free WiFi, a stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser, and a balcony or terrace. Jacuzzi suites are available and feature a Jacuzzi on the balcony. Perfect for a romantic getaway!

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HOTEL LOCATION
Address:
PUNTA CANA


DR
Local Phone: 809-687-4242
Fax: 610-359-6625
Website Address: www.riu.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Features two swimming pools, with adoining jacuzzi and swim-up bar
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee Requred
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Features five restaurants, six bars, two pools, complimentary Wifi throughout the resort and Renova Spa. Exchange privileges with Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa. Beach:
Total Rooms: 610
Year Opened: 2011 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Rooms in the Villa Section of the hotel accommodate only adults. However, since all areas are publi, there could be families with children on or near walkways in the vicinity of the rooms, and the pool area.
ROOM TYPES
JR STE SUPERIOR CONNECTING
Connecting rooms each with air conditioning, ceiling fan, living room area w/ sofa, phone, minibar, liquor dispenser, coffee maker, TV, safe, iron/ironing board. Bathroomw/ hydrotub, shower, separate toilet. Balcony or terrace with courtyard view.
Other Amenities -
JUNIOR SUITE POOL VIEW
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace with pool view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace with ocean view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE GARDEN VIEW
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JR STE GARDEN VIEW CONNECTING
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace. Bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE JACUZZI OCEAN FRONT
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone & balcony or terrace with private whirlpool & ocean front view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tubextra shower cabin, a liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
1king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balcony or terrace with courtyard view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE JACUZZI
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone & balcony or terrace with private whirlpool. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR JACUZZI
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace with private whirlpool. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Palace Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Bavaro:
La Bambola - Italian restaurant (buffet starters).
Krystal - Fusion restaurant.
Geisha - It's a Japanese restaurant.
Kulinarium - Restaurant.
Italian Restaurant -
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
One introductory scuba diving lesson, Sailing, Kayaking
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live Music, Pacha Night Club, Riu Evening Program
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Mini-club

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
3344 Recommend
3344 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Bavaro to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 4159reviews
What to expect
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
A paradise
Lesly S, Sanford, North Carolina
Thu Apr 11 12:49:03 EDT 2019
We spent 5 nights at the Riu Palace Bavaro last week. It was an extraordinary time. Staff was very friendly and willing to help us. Food was great a variety of dishes. Room very clean. We definitely are coming back.

Lack of knowledge
Lydialulu, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
Wed Apr 10 19:04:12 EDT 2019
We stayed at the Riu Palace Bavaro the last week in February. Our check in was smooth greeted by friendly staff at the desk. Our room was oceanfront and was very nice. There is a jacuzzi in the room and were pleasantly surprised one day when we returned to our room to find that our maid had filled the tub with bubbles and scattered fresh flowers in the tub. Very thoughtful. The rooms were attended to very well. The specialty restaurants did not require reservations so we were able to decide each day where we wanted to eat. The steak house was excellent as well as the Italian and Asian restaurants. We celebrated my husband's birthday one night at the Steak house restaurant and the staff were so kind to come and sing to him along with bringing him a special dessert. There was no need to get up early to reserve a chair or cabana as they were enough that it was never a problem to secure one on the beach or around the pool. With the exception of the swim up pool where each afternoon there was usually a large crowd gathered. We were VIP so we did have other options beside the big family pool area. Two bartenders there really stood out. They were Pache and Enrique. Most all inclusive resorts staff have a tendency to expect a tip and then treat you accordingly. These bartenders truly enjoyed serving us and having fun with the guests and never acted like you owed them a tip. We did tip though just because we wanted to. The only really bad thing that I can say about this place is that they allow smoking in the pools, at the outside seating at the restaurants, during the evening entertainment and pretty much the entire grounds. Had I been aware of this I never would have stayed there. The cigar and cigarette smoking was disgusting. For this reason I would not return to this resort and I will in the future make sure that I check this out before I book my next vacation. I have been traveling to all-inclusive resorts for over 10 years and never once has this happened. I do have to say that all the staff at this resort were very friendly, hard-working people that we truly enjoyed. I won't make the mistake of booking at resort that allows smoking on the premises again.

Ok vacation!
karencT535AP, Boston, Massachusetts
Mon Apr 08 18:11:27 EDT 2019
My fiancé and I stayed at Riu Palace Bavaro for 10 days. We have stayed at several Riu resorts. I was disappointed with this particular Riu Palace. It was a little run down, the front lobby had a moldy smell. The food was just okay! The Ala Carte restaurants were not very good. The pool bar was disappointing! Drinks were so watered down. Entertainment was not good. The buffet was pretty good especially the deserts. The grounds were very beautiful and well kept and the housekeeping was very good!

Quick trip for Spring Break
904wendy1964, Cleveland, Ohio
Mon Apr 08 07:36:32 EDT 2019
Quick check in. Lots of walking. Really nice beach area. Drinks at pool bar were not great. Carolina from entertainment team is "awesome". Rooms are kind of outdated but spacious. Going resort to resort....lots of walking and confusion. Service in restaurants was very efficient and employees were pleasant but the food lacked in flavor quite a bit and it was the same thing on the buffet over and over. Have stayed at other RIU resorts. Would probably not go back to Palace Bavaro.

Still a great resort!
wyochessie, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Sun Apr 07 10:37:26 EDT 2019
We stayed here for our third time, March 30 - April 6 2019. It has been 4 years since our last visit, but this place is still great! Some updates are needed, however, the overall establishment is great! Great service, one of the best buffets we’ve had at an all-inclusive, and overall one of the best places to stay in Punta Cana!



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