Punta Cana

Riu Palace Bavaro


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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. 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
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 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
JR STE GARDEN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms each with air conditioning, ceiling fan, living room area w/ sofa, direct dial phone, minibar, liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite TV, safe, iron/ironing board. Bathroom w/ hydrotub, shower cabin, separate toilet. Balcony or terrace
Other Amenities -
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
GDN TO SUP JRS UPGRADE GROUPON
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
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
JRS GDN TO SUP UPGR GROUPON
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
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
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 -

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
3344 Recommend
3344 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Bavaro to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 3410reviews
What to expect
Location
Rooms
Service
Value



TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Beautiful Resort
Koreen B,
Mon Jul 17 18:37:11 EDT 2017
We usually stay at the Riu Palace in Jamaica and they set the bar pretty high. I came here open minded and really was empressed with all the staff. Even the ones who do not speak english. Read a lot of reviews saying how bad the front desk staff was. They were amazing, we were upgraded to ocean front!! No extra charge. Whenever we called for water or soda it was delivered within 30 minutes. Room was cleaned everyday. We even had extra towels. No problems with the safe. Food was excellent! No complaints. Entertainment staff were a lot of fun I looked forward to the 3pm games/pool activities. Property is just beautiful!! Would I return? No. Reasons: all entertainment was in Spanish. And when they would translate it was so fast you could not hear them or understand them. yes I understand that this is their country. All the music was in Spanish as well. Drinks were horrible. The juice for the drinks were more like a suger syrup. I actually bought liquor to have. Very poor selection of liquor. Its bad when you show up at dinner and entertainment with your own bottle. Beach chairs need to be replaced. They need to start the adult nightly entertainment a little earlier. We woyld eat dinner arpund 7ish. By the time we were done the live band would start at 9pm and main entertainment at 10pm. And the band could put you to sleep every night. Wish they had live music in the lobby bar like Jamaica Yes you can visit the other Riu properties but it would've been very helpful if each resort has a schedule of events/activities of the other resorts. No to the worst part: the excursion reps in the lobby. They lie and tell you anything to get your money. You can book the same excursions from the people walking tbe beach. Yes you can trust them. We paid 5.00 for good faith (on his part) and sure enough he showed up!! We actually went back looking for him 3 days later after we had the most horrible experience with the delta rep. Stay away. They will tell you whatever you want to hear. Booked the adventure park and everything she promised was a lie. You can see my review with them. Should you stay here avoid the lobby excursion reps. Learn Spanish and you'll love the property.

Amazing family vacation.
JustANameHere, Los Angeles, California
Mon Jul 17 10:34:17 EDT 2017
We had family vacation at the beginning of june at Rio Palace Bavaro.This is our six time visiting DR.So far it was the best place to spend our family vacation.This modern luxury hotel is very impressing.Lobby has an air condition,which is very important,if you feel too hot in the evening,you can always go there for drinks and coffee and feel great.We also liked,that our room had a modern,bright look and a flat screen TV.The wi-fi also was great.Food was delushious and a lot of choices.Many seafood dishes every day.The beach is gorgeous.Nice pool size and lots of daily activities.We also had great time in the evening,shows were awesome.Live music after shows.Drinks were not watering down.Over all I will recommend this place to all my friends and family.

Great Family Vacation - Disappointed with Property
Coolbreaze142, New York
Sat Jul 15 18:03:53 EDT 2017
We are seasoned travelers, staying at properties all over the Caribbean for over 30 Years. Rarely give a review. Large European tourist presence. Staff as a whole acted bothered by us. Appeared to cater to the Europeans and ignore Americans unless using cash. Of course there were exceptions. Julio at breakfast and the French restaurant was great. Room descriptions are false. Our Garden View was of the service road, loading area, commercial trucks and milk crates. Management did move our room after two days to what they call their Garden View Deluxe. Just a normal garden view, misleading. This room had suffered damage from moisture, paint was cracked and flaking off the walls, revealing the concrete block. Shower control knob was broken. No privacy for the bathroom. No separation from bathroom to sleeping area. We made it work but shouldn't need to do so. We were short one bed and Manager said they didn't have anything for my daughter to sleep on. Manger Enrique stated they were overbooked and that he wasn't afraid of us when told we would have to make a complaint. Suddenly a bed showed up. No bar or beach service at all for the beach. No bathroom service for the beach. Bathroom service for pool shares restaurants. Beach was beautiful, tons of palm trees providing natural shade. Restaurants were nice, small. Only liked the food quality in the French and Steakhouse. Breakfast buffet was good but poorly managed. Large lines for single omelette station. Spoke with several patrons, appears to be a general intestinal discomfort from many guests. Entertainment was lacking. One night was Karaoke - I can watch this at home. We were restricted from using restaurants at other properties for dinner, even though advised by Apple that we had access to all. The water park was very nice, new, but the seams of the slide are not smooth so you feel them, uncomfortable, bruising. Pool for Pool Bar was small so becomes packed in the afternoon. Main pool, is very nice, but narrow. The grounds were very pretty and well maintained. The resorts overall appearance is lovely, just lacks allot of the services, quality of food and entertainment. This resort falls far short of other properties we have stayed at with the same rating. Overall we made it all work and had a great family vacation, just would recommend other properties to future travelers.

Extremely Satisfied
YLStravel, Houston, Texas
Wed Jul 12 19:04:21 EDT 2017
I can't begin to explain or express how excited my clients are after experiencing this resort for 4 nights 5 days. They can't stop talking about it. We sent 18 guest to this amazing resort and they took so many pictures they are still uploading them. They are bragging to their friends and family that the service was immaculate and the food was delicious. the staff and customer service was EXCEPTIONAL and they had no complaints. They came back and before they could get good in their homes they are planning their next vacation. The rooms were just like the pictures and there were countless of great activities from water aerobics to nightly entertainment that they enjoyed. I will continue to send my clients to this wonderful resort. They even took pictures with the staff they fell in love with the resort that much.

great resort
hannah v,
Wed Jul 12 18:11:45 EDT 2017
wonderful modern hotel. my bf and i stayed in this hotel for 6 days and the rooms were so beautiful. the only complaint about the rooms is that the beds were hard and there was no single bed, it was just two beds pushed together. but besides that, the service from the employees was spot on. the food however was bland/bad and gave me diarrhea which I expected to happen because the same thing happened to my family members in the past who were in DR. if you leave the resort and go on excursions, you get to eat real dominican food that taste delicious. good hotel and good service, definitely recommend,



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