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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. Guests staying at the Riu Palace Bavaro have exchange privileges with Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Bambu & Riu Naiboa (excludes dinner). Beach:
Total Rooms: 610
Year Opened: 2011 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
The Villa Section of the hotel is Adults Only
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE POOL VIEW
Located in the resort's VIP area, this adults only guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a living area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace with pool views. Room also features a hydro-massage tub, WiFi, and much more.
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
Located in the resort's VIP area, this adults only guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a living area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views. Room also includes a hydro-massage tub, WiFi, and more.
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
King or 2 double beds, Living room area with sofa, Balcony or terrace, Mini bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite flat screen TV, Room safe, Coffee maker, Hydro-massage tub, Extra shower cabin, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit
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 OCEAN FRONT
Located in the resort's VIP area, this adults only guestroom includes one king bed, a living area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace with oceanfront views and an outdoor Jacuzzi. Room also includes a hydro-massage tub, WiFi, and more.
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 SUPERIOR
King or 2 double beds, Living room area with sofa, Balcony or terrace, Courtyard view, Mini bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite flat screen TV, Room safe, Coffee maker, Hydro-massage tub, Extra shower cabin, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit.
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
King bed, Living room area with sofa, Balcony or terrace with jacuzzi, Mini bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite flat screen TV, Room safe, Coffee maker, Hydro-massage tub, Extra shower cabin, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit
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 SUPERIOR JACUZZI
Located in the resort's VIP area, this adults only guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a living area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace with a Jacuzzi. Room also features a hydro-massage tub, WiFi, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Room Service
DINING
Riu Palace Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Bavaro:
Japanese Restaurant -
Krystal - Fusion restaurant.
Main Restaurant -
Pool Side Restaurant - Grill and steakhouse.
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
2825 Recommend
2825 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Bavaro to their friends and family



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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Excellent Resort & Excellent Value
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Thu Jul 14 06:08:36 EDT 2016
The RIU Palace Bavaro is located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana. It is one of five RIU Resorts in the area. The beach at the RIU Palace Bavaro is excellent-- powdery soft white sand and clear blue waters. Palapas would be a great addition to the beach but the abundance of palm trees provide ample shade. Service at the bars and restaurants is excellent and the employees are always delivering smiles along with their delicious drinks. More>

Five Stars from "Wonder Woman" 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
attymot, Springfield, Missouri
Wed Jul 13 17:35:06 EDT 2016
I took my granddaughter to this resort for her high school graduation present. We had such a wonderful time at this beautiful resort. The food was just amazing at the main buffet and in the three specialty restaurants where we enjoyed wonderful evening meals (Italian, Japanese, Steakhouse). If you enjoy sailing, this awesome resort offers several small Hobie Wave catamarans. A lesson was only $35.00, after which we were allowed to take the boat out daily for an hour at a time at no additional charge. My granddaughter tried wind surfing for the first time (the sail board was part of the all-inclusive package) and she did really well for a novice! The decor of this resort is very chic, modern, colorful and tasteful. Everything was kept immaculately clean. The beds were so comfortable and I especially enjoyed the jacuzzi tub in the room. On my birthday, we were surprised by a fresh fruit plate, a bottle of champagne, a colorful balloon bouquet, and a jacuzzi already filled with warm water, bubbles and flower petals! In the evenings, we enjoyed the shows and then danced the night away at the disco! The staff (especially "Super Man") went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time. "Wonder Woman" says hello and thank you to all who made our stay at your resort so enjoyable. Emma and I will forever have fond memories of our time together there! 🌴🌴 More>

Best resort in Punta Cana!!!!!
Jenoh45202, Cincinnati, Ohio
Wed Jul 13 12:22:26 EDT 2016
We just returned from an amazing week in Punta Cana!!! I cannot say enough fantastic things about this resort. I thought the food was the best that I have ever had in Punta Cana. I have been to two other resorts in the area and the food was the best at this location. Go to Geisha and get the steak. Also the pasta bar in the main buffet. It was my fave. I highly recommend going on the snorkel/private swimming excursion. We had 10 people in our group and it was the most memorable experience that we had throughout the entire trip. We went to the nightclub and it was fun. It was nice to see all of the dancing. It was very crowded however. We also went to the casino and I would say that it was a less than stellar. Not really worth your time to go visit. Seemed rigged too. If you want to see a fun casino in Punta Cana, go to the Hard Rock resort. The only complaint that I have about this resort was the refrigerator in our room. It did not work at all. When we called the front desk to complain about this. We were told that this was the problem throughout the entire hotel. It didn't ruin my trip but it was not very fun to go and get ice from the ice machines to drink a soda. Also the ice machines very rarely had ice in them. You would have to walk to several floors to obtain ice. Pache and Francisco at the pool bar were the BEST!!!!!!!! They took care of our group and made awesome memories with my friends and I. The entertainment staff was also really great as well. The nightly shows were very easy to watch and somewhat entertaining. On a side note, there are a lot of children at this resort during this time of year. There were a lot of kids at the swim up bar which seem to be mostly adults. The staff was absolutely amazing and assisting us to keep the children at arms length so the pool water would not get into our drinks. Cannot wait until the next time I get to Punta Cana and visit the Riu Palace Bavaro!!!! More>

Great trip to Punta Cana!!
billitos954rr, Mahwah, New Jersey
Wed Jul 13 09:53:24 EDT 2016
First visit to Punta Cana. We were 3 couples and all had a great time. People are wonderful and work very hard.Great Pools, restaurants were ahh ok, nice options at buffet, clean rooms, bed a little hard for me. Had really no issues. Just an overall great time and experience. Thanks to all staff!!! They made our vacations awesome. Hope to be back! More>

Nice holiday
Jaycrawshaw,
Wed Jul 13 07:58:10 EDT 2016
We stayed here 27th June for 10 nights ..on arrival I expected check in to be smooth and quick as in other Riu we have stayed at but after a long flight we were stood for an hour whilst they checked us in! No refreshment was offered although a drink was offered to another party. We were told after an hour our room wasn't ready so they would put us into a temporary room until 2pm the next day when an upgrade would be offered we agreed as we wanted to freshen up after a long flight. The first room was OK even though the cleaners were still in there but couldn't unpack or get settled as we were moving rooms the next day. The room upgrade offered was on the 3rd floor with a sea view so made up for the mess around. The hotel is beautiful the grounds and gardens are immaculate and cleaning staff are everywhere. The food is pretty much the same as in all inclusive plenty of choice in the buffet fresh cooking stations and desserts galore. We tried the steak house and our steak was a little fatty but the burgers and lobster were beautiful. The Italian was lovely too we didn't try the others as we found the buffet choice enough for us. Some of the waiting staff are a little rude almost ignorant one even asking her co worker to serve a couple as she didn't like them! Unfortunately for her the couple speak Spanish and were extremely upset by this. And yes before you assume they did tip her every time! But in general the staff were lovely and extremely hard working. The beach is beautiful with plenty of palm trees if you need shade. The entertainment staff are fantastic always interacting with customers and so funny to watch their antics and games. The coffee shop is a lovely touch to the lobby air con,wifi, cappuccino and pastry yum yum. There's a fantastic row of shops Caribbean street you must go in the chocolate shop where you can try before you buy...you will buy! The fridges in both rooms worked some reviews say theirs didn't coffee maker and optics mini bar stocked every couple of days. We had a fab holiday I will return one day thank you Riu. More>



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