Punta Cana

Riu Palace Bavaro


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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
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
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
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 4141reviews
What to expect
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Okay hotel, very rude service
Gamze T,
Mon Mar 25 08:11:56 EDT 2019
We visited this hotel in march 2019 with friends. The first day we immediately noticed that the service was very rude. They are absolutely not trained to be polite especially if spanish is not your native language. The cook at the pasta/pizza was very nice and the cleaning ladies were also friendly and did a good job. The service kinda ruined it for us and other english speaking guests agreed with us. We wanted to give them a chance but at day 12, nothing changed. We are definitely not coming back here.

We Chose Right!
sneetchonthebeach, Indiana
Sun Mar 24 06:16:16 EDT 2019
My husband and I travel to all-inclusive resorts at least once a year. This was our 4th trip to Punta Cana and our first stay the Riu Palace Bavaro. We booked through Apple vacations because of the direct charter flights we were able to get. We couldn't book a VIP room through Apple so we were prepared to get a regular room. We were upgraded to "superior" (whatever that means) which gave us a 3rd floor ocean view in the main building. We negotiated for VIP wristbands at check-in so we were able to access all three pools two of which were VIP adults-only. The two adult pools were quiet with great bartenders and plenty of poolside bed loungers. There were a few people who thought it was OK to place towels on the loungers at sunrise, but it really wasn't too bad and we always found a place to sit. Our ONLY complaint for the entire trip was the choice of music at the adult pools. The club/rap music got to be a little much for this gal. The beach was beautiful with plenty of loungers. I liked all the palm trees on the beach but I know some reviewers felt they obscured the ocean view from their rooms. Whatever. Go to the ocean if you want the view, I needed some shade. The only drawback to the beach was the lack of drink service, but all three pool bars opened to the beach and folks could get their own drinks easily. The resort was VERY clean. I have never seen such clean poolside bathrooms in my life. Our housekeeper, Yoselin, did a beautiful job of taking care of our room. Mini-fridge was restocked every other day or whenever we asked for more water. This is the first all-inclusive we stayed at that was 100% committed to green initiatives. Plastic was kept to a minimum, room lights required a key card to operate and straws were almost non-existent. This was a plus for us! We only ate in the Montecristo for breakfast and dinner and at Taino for lunch. The Montecristo was outstanding. My husband had beautifully prepared seafood at nearly every meal. There was always freshly grilled meats, steamed veggies, GORGEOUS desserts, and fresh bread. Because the water is not potable, you do need to be careful. This was the first trip I've taken to the Dominican where I did NOT get sick. I stayed away from salad and uncooked food. Many people enjoyed going to the "fancier" restaurants. We have just learned over the years that the food is generally the same as the buffet it's just served on different plates and it takes FOREVER to get through a meal. It also messes up our minimalist packing because the dress codes in the other restaurants are strict. Overall we had an excellent trip. We rarely go to the same resort twice, but this is one we would consider.

Paradise
Voyage31999545999,
Fri Mar 22 17:34:26 EDT 2019
We needed a break from cold Illinois weather and booked a last minute trip to Punta Cana, Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro - best decision ever! Its great if you want relaxation, golf or activities. Wonderful service, beautiful view and friendly staff. We were very pleased and will go back.

First Family All Inclusive!!
Nickcicc,
Thu Mar 21 06:25:28 EDT 2019
Our stay at the Palace Bavaro was amazing! We were welcomed with fresh drinks, and Anthony checked us in within 10 minutes. He was also helpful in letting us know details of the resort. Our first room was good, we had to move as my son knocked a glass over and instead of sending someone to clean it they just moved our room, which I thought was great! Overall the resort was always clean. Staff was super friendly and always willing to help. They do pride themselves on customer service. I read past reviews where people stayed rooms not cleaned, we brought Lysol wipes, as we do everywhere we go, and not one wipe was dirty. For the age of the hotel the rooms are good. They do have some wear and tear, but our bed was comfy, our water was hot and the AC worked. Overall buffet/restaurants were great. We dined at the Italian restaurant and the steakhouse. Again I traveled with a 5 year old and 2 year old, so the buffet was always a great option. The main Buffet was amazing!! There was always something new for dinner. One night was roasted duck, chicken, lamb, pork leg, enough sea food to please everybody. If you don't like the main roasted animals they're was still steak, chicken, burgers., pizza, pasta, cold salads. Every night they always had something different for dessert, cotton candy, waffle bar, crepes. Lunch buffet near the beach was also good. They would have tacos every other day which would hit the spot! The beach was also great!. Enough spots that you don't have to rush early to reserve a spot. sand was clean. Yes you do get approached to take photos with animals, purchase things, but a quick no thank you and they move on. The main pool was great! The pool side servers were always around and really easy to get a drink of any kind. One day they had pool side pizza delivery to you, ice cream, popsicle. The entertainment staff for activities were really good. My kids always had something to do. They had a kids clubs from 10am-12 and 3pm-5. They also had children's disco at 8pm which was a great highlight. Overall I would return to this resort! The main thing to remember food was great, people were great, my family had an amazing time!!!

7 day vacation
bnewland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Wed Mar 20 05:12:17 EDT 2019
My wife and I booked a 7 night stay at the Riu Palace Bavaro. The room we stayed in was a Beach Front VIP Pool Room. The room was great, large shower, separate toilet, jacuzzi tub in the room and a large jacuzzi tub on the balcony. The view from the balcony was wonderful we had full view of the Ocean and a view of the pool as well! The beach had plenty of shade and sun, and didn’t have to venture out early to claim your spot. Lots of room on the beach! We were disappointed the when you got out about 40 ft in the water it turned to all rock and you couldn’t walk! I guess that is the difference between the Atlantic compared to the Caribbean. I also was a little disappointed that the restaurants have the same theme from resort to resort, so if you have stayed at another Riu the restaurants are the same. They tell you to not drink the water and use bottled water for everything, which we faithfully did, but my wife and I both got sick after the fifth day. So as a final comment if you have a weak stomach bring some meds with you just in case!



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