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
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
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
DINING
Riu Palace Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Bavaro:
Krystal - Fusion restaurant.
Geisha - It's a Japanese restaurant.
Kulinarium - Restaurant.
Italian Restaurant -
La Bambola - Italian restaurant (buffet starters).
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 3839reviews
What to expect
Location
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Very Good For First Time All Inclusive Trip @ a Riu Resort (Bavaro)
sdoyle2000, Detroit, MI
Thu Jul 12 11:48:22 EDT 2018
Overall, I would give the facility a very good rating. 2 adults and 2 18 year olds were in our party. Pool and beach areas were nice, although there was no drink service on the beach? Also, there was a lot of seaweed that was washing up on shore, but that was happening all up and down the shoreline. The facility did a decent job of keeping the beach clean, although some other facilities seemed to have a better handle on the daily clean-ups. Pool service was excellent with a big shout-out to Jonthan who always made sure we never went thirsty! The main pool had lots of people along with lots of kids and if you don’t like being splashed, you may want to consider upgrading to the VIP adult only section which have two separate pools. Considered doing this several times, but in the end, the kids would come and go and eventually there would be some downtime (between 1-3pm) where the pool was calmer. They always had activities going on by the pool for the kids on the beach and the adults in the pool area. It was fun watching (never participated) and kept things hopping. Rooms were nice for the little time that was spent in them. We were in the main lodge as that is the only place they offered adjoin rooms. They were clean and maintained a nice cool temperature. One evening there was no hot water, but after a day basking in the sun, a cool shower worked just as well. Food choices were plentiful and there was always something to eat. The only dress code was that men could not wear sleeveless shirts (i.e. tank tops) in the a-la- cart restaurants (actually saw them not allowing someone in while indicating that they needed sleeves). The buffet restaurant (Montecristo) had different themed dinners each night. The breakfast and lunches were pretty much the same as one would expect for a buffet. Our favorite a-la-cart restaurant was the Steak Place by the pool with a close runner up being the Japanese restaurant. No waiting as we arrived when they each opened at 6:30pm and I don't even know if you needed reservations. Entertainment at night was interesting to say the least with different shows happening. It started at 8pm with a kids show, then some musical acts until 9:30pm and then the main feature. One kids show which was a little uncomfortable was a kids swimsuit/fashion show. Didn't quite understand who/why someone would let their kids (5-15) strut around on stage in some very interesting outfits. We did not partake in any of the off-site tours, but there were various organizations in the main hotel lobby that you could book through. Discovered that there is a small street that had some shops that you could get some trinkets and trash at that was between the Bavaro and Macao facilities. There was also some shops down the beach which were OK, but they really hounded you in that off resort area. Overall, I would go back to this facility with some careful consideration of moving into the VIP adult only room section (I wish they would offer you a lower priced choice to stay in the main lodge but pay a nominal fee to have the ability to use the VIP pools).

wouldn't stay here again.
pauljones6230, Tredegar, United Kingdom
Wed Jul 11 08:23:53 EDT 2018
Found the female staff to be very miserable would do any thing for you but no smiling face, The room looked very nice and clean but shower didn't work tidy and the wash basin's plugs did not work informed reception but never seen any one for the two weeks. Food was of good quality but the same every day for two weeks,so we come to the special restaurants, and they are special, waitress cleared the plates from first course and took the knife and fork from the plates and put them on the table for the next course with food from the first course all over them at that stage we had to leave as was so disgusted with the attitude of the staff when asked to replace cutlery . Location nice right on the beach with good entertainment for children and adults.

Wouldn’t say it’s a four star...
Razzykinz,
Sun Jul 08 10:40:49 EDT 2018
15 of us went for a family holiday expecting a great 4 star experience. They definately sacrificed quality for the all inclusive experience. It was our ‘Home’ for 8 days and had bugs in the rooms and beds, as well as standard food. The waiters and staff were absolutely lovely, but I would definitely not be making a return due to the quality.

WOW this is the place to be great fun,great food, helpful and friendly staff
richlz-1, Miami, Florida
Sun Jul 08 00:22:20 EDT 2018
WOW this is the place to be great fun,great food, helpful and friendly staff Judy la rubia extremely helpful on the ride in Anthony at the reception desk made us right at home awesome guy Food fantastic Bar service prompt & generous pours Like I said let this place wow you

Best vacation yet!
jasonlidisky, Houston, Texas
Fri Jul 06 17:17:44 EDT 2018
Absolutely the best vacation yet! I took my family of 5 to Riu Palace Bavaro for our 20th anniversary and can not put into words how wonderful this place is. the hotel is gorgeous and the staff were professional and welcoming the entire 6 night stay. The rooms were large and spacious, the shower and bath tub super cool. The atmosphere was inviting but very luxurious and well maintained. Staff worked non stop to make this place look like a palace. The food was unbelievably prepared and delicious and more than anyone person should eat - but worth doing. This resort also has its own waterpark 3-4 minute walk from the lobby - no need to take a shuttle anywhere here, everything is walking distance. The waterpark was a blast for all 3 of our kids (12, 14, 16) along with my wife and I. There are a few shops on the property to buy reasonably priced souvenirs and t-shirts We took 4 excursions all were a blast and worth doing some while you are there I can go on and on about this Hotel. The beach and pool were amazing as well and we spent time everyday in and out of both of them, the palm trees along the beachfront were so breathtaking and the water was free of seaweed, green and clear. We just returned home and can't stop talking about this place and what an amazing hotel, beach, and location the RIU Palace Bavaro offered our family. Already starting to plan next years trip back. Jason L



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