Punta Cana

Riu Palace Bavaro


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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of rum, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

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
JRS GDN TO SUP UPGR GROUPON
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
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
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
GDN TO SUP JRS UPGRADE GROUPON
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
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
DINING
Riu Palace Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Bavaro:
Italian Restaurant -
La Bambola - Italian restaurant (buffet starters).
Krystal - Fusion restaurant.
Geisha - It's a Japanese restaurant.
Kulinarium - 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 3733reviews
What to expect
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
People of Color- spend your money elsewhere
Jesp1015, New York City, New York
Wed Apr 18 17:35:27 EDT 2018
I just returned from RIU Palace Bavaro yesterday. It’s unfortunate I’m even having to provide a bad review since the services the hotel offered prior to my last night being there were great, but I felt it was imperative I provide this information. On my final night of being at this resort, my husband and I were sitting out at their nightly show. The leader of their animation team asked the audience “Who in here is from Spain?” and a member of their animation team jokingly said “I am”. The leader of the animation team then looked at the member, a dark skinned man, and said “You’re not from Spain. You’re ugly... you’re from Africa.” This happened. This was actually said, in 2018, on a stage, at a show provided by this hotel... which supposedly encourages family friendly activity. I promptly went to the front desk and complained. The attendant, although nice, brushed my complaint off. This is completely unacceptable. It’s deplorable, honestly. I understand the Dominican Republic has a long and complicated history of colorism, but a chain such as RIU should provide a certain standard of service, regardless of country. If you are a person of color (or anyone with a conscience, frankly) choose to spend your hard-earned money elsewhere.

Great place to stay
Danielle B,
Tue Apr 17 17:53:54 EDT 2018
This resort was clean and had great staff. The entertainment staff kept you busy all day long, offering a variety of games and they were interactive with the guests. The rooms are large, we had 2 Jr. Suites with connecting rooms. There were 6 of us, 4 kids (16,15,12,10). When we booked our rooms, it stated we would have a pull out sofa, we did not. But when we asked the housekeeper she promptly had another bed brought into our room. The beds were firm but ok. The food was ok, typical resort food...we didn't think the specialty restaurants were very good, but we have kids that are picky eaters. The main buffet was good, offering different themes each night. They had pizza,pasta and chicken every night. The chocolate here was the best, save room for dessert! The beach is wonderful. Plenty of places to sit in the shade or sun, kids loved swimming there. There were people on the beach asking if you wanted to buy things or get pictures with the animals(monkey,birds,ect.) But if you said no, they left you alone. They were not overbearing.

Very nice resort!
Raoul L, Niagara Falls, Canada
Tue Apr 17 07:19:17 EDT 2018
The staff are the star here. They are wonderful from check in to check out! All restaurant staff are fantastic! Rooms are spacious, well stocked and clean! Plenty of seating always available on the beach or any pool! The Riu pool entertainment group are a bit annoying especially if you’re there just to relax. No lineups at any meal so you never feel like you have at arrive early or make a reservation. Nice resort.

Great Vacation!
Jdp685, Champion, Michigan
Mon Apr 16 18:48:34 EDT 2018
We just returned from our vacation to the DR. We were a little nervous because of the reviews. This is the very first review I have written on any resort.We have stayed at the RIU Palace Riviera Maya & Iberostar also in Mexico and loved both but wanted to try Punta Cana. We did upgrade to the oceanfront suite which is in the VIP section. The resort was well kept there were always workers doing lawn care, cleaning, usual maintenance. Overall we thought it beautiful! We really enjoyed that they had both adult & family sections. In future trips we may have others that might travel with kids but being we don't have children we could do an adult pool if we choose. Our room was beautiful! It was very large we felt like we had an apartment. It was clean & to us the bed was pretty comfortable (we do like a firm mattress though). There are three things I would say that were negative. More drawer space ( just because I always overpack). We were oceanfront but the palm trees in front of our balcony did block 80% of the ocean view. This is something that will just take time for the palms to grow ( they provide great shade on the beach). The maid service was great our room was always clean & someone would come every evening to see if we needed more towels & turn down service. The only thing is the mini bar was only stocked every other day. We would run out of coffee, water & beer. No biggie we would call for more. Sure there were a few other things but nothing that we would really complain about. Your in a tropical place & unless you are in a brand spanking new resort there will always be maintenance. Food & Drinks. The food & drinks were great. We mostly ate at the buffet. They changed the theme every night but there was always some of the same things. No we never got sick or even a hint of an upset stomach.We felt The buffet was so large that if you couldn't find something then it was your fault. The wait staff was great when we figured out what section to sit in... Most were very friendly they always seem to be singing & dancing. There is a language barrier but most of the time we got it across. I actually noticed it was just because they speak fast so when I asked them to repeat it I got it.The staff at the adult pool bar La Mamba were wonderful! They always were friendly & had no problems making fun drinks. I wish they had drink service on the beach but heaven forbid my butt has to get out of my beach chair & get one. We do leave tips. We actually get a little upset when people dont...as long as your getting good service. The beach was fantasic! Great shade from the palm trees & plenty of beach chairs. There are vendors running around but it is a public beach if you say no thank you they keep going for the most part. The pools were beautiful but We are more beach people so did not get to enjoy it. We really liked this resort & would definitely return. Anyone who complains must be really picky.

Quick get away
Max Z,
Mon Apr 16 16:22:53 EDT 2018
We are loyal travelers to riu and we travel all the time. Let’s start from the beginning. When u get to the airport u will see two lines to pass through the customs, they claim one is faster then the other and they charge u 10$/ person both lines move the same so try to go to the free line. Airport to hotel is approx 30 min ride, hotel lobby looks nice and elegant, staff nice, rooms are worn down and needs updating, our room was not cleaned and stacked just the bed was made but our fridge was empty, no coffee and one of our sink was draining slow, despite the number of times I called the front desk no one came to add beer to the fridge or fix the sink, I even saw maint lady behind our door and told her our fridge was empty but nothing, floors in the room dirty specially bathroom. pool little crowded, we got vip and was okay but there is no wet bar at vip pool, don’t bother paying for ocean front since it’s all covered by palm trees and you can’t see the ocean so have to get out of pool at vip pool every-time u get a drink. So here is my biggest disappointment, at night we went to the steak house and I didn’t order appetizer or desert but when I tried to order two main dish the wait staff said no everyone can order only one dish, wait a minute I paid all inclusive meaning all I can drink and eat so what does it mean, what if I finished my first dish and asked for second I would get refused? Doesn’t really comply with the word all inclusive, staff saw my face then said ok only this time we will, we got our food and was okay but that was annoying a bit for me. My other biggest complain is the smell of mold you can feel everywhere. Having said that here is my rating Cleanliness 2.5/5 Food quality 2/5 Pool entertainment 3/5 Guest : mostly family and older 50+ Buffet food verity 2/5 Staff friendliness 4/5 Room service 1/5 Overall 3/5 Will I come back to this hotel or refer anyone ? Sorry to say but no



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