Punta Cana

Riu Palace Bavaro


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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
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
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
DINING
Riu Palace Bavaro features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Bavaro:
Pool Side Restaurant - Grill and steakhouse.
Italian Restaurant -
Japanese Restaurant -
Krystal - Fusion restaurant.
Main 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 3606reviews
What to expect
Location
Rooms
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Excellent family vacation!
linto365, Grand Falls, Canada
Sat Jan 13 04:59:57 EST 2018
Such an enjoyable resort. People are so friendly! Food is great! I would not go back to Italian becuase it took close to 3 hours. The buffet has so much to offer. We travelled there with our three (all in their 20s) daughters from December 28 to January 4 and each has a great time. No need to rush to get a chair at the beach or the pool. Entertainment was awesome! Drinks were not diluted as in some resorts. A big shout out goes to the following people : Gorulla, Flo, Black Diamond, and Alphonso, and the older lady in the cappachino bar (she made the best !). So there you have it, go and you won't be disappointed!

A genuine delight
Richard W,
Sat Jan 13 02:55:47 EST 2018
Simply fantastic, the staff made all the difference. Food, primarily buffet, was terrific. Treated like kings the duration of our stay. My wife got a massage, said it was one of the best she ever received.

Outstanding Vacation--would love to return!
Cindy B, Highland Park, Illinois
Thu Jan 11 15:59:20 EST 2018
All-inclusive in a beautiful location. The beach was gorgeous. The employees were so friendly. It was my Birthday and they gave a rousing Happy Birthday with about 6 people in a band with island-type instruments! In our room they gave us a bottle of champagne, cheese, crackers, chocolate treats, and balloons. KUDOS to the wait staff: Elizabeth and Luis. At Apple Vacations: Francis was so helpful. The Lobby Reception: Ingri was cheery with our every request. And in the SPA--thank you for the great massage from Navia and for the pedicure/foot massage from Jenny. It was the most wonderful Birthday trip ever!

Excelent resort with a few small problems.
mk19922018, West Palm Beach, Florida
Mon Jan 08 12:18:51 EST 2018
First, check in, fast and easy. Stayed on VIP side in building 4000. Grounds, beautiful and well kept. Main pool is very busy and noisy, 2 VIP pools are nice with plenty of space. Rooms, nice and clean. All modern amenities. BEWARE, there is no divider between bathroom and the room itself, open design. Restaurants, main has the best selection and food is good. Meats are overcooked, but everything else is good. Bars, Presidente beer (OK) and local liquor. VIP get better selection, but not much. Beach, beautiful and clean. No palapas but plenty of shade. By 10am most of the loungers are taken. People from other RIU resorts are all over the beach, even VIP section. There is another problem, not the fault of the resort. Heliport in Punta Cana is operating from 8am thru late night. There are helicopters flying overhead all day long, every few minutes. A LOT OF NOISE!

Stay somewhere else!!!!!
bob f,
Mon Jan 08 11:27:52 EST 2018
I stayed in this hotel in September 2017 and it has taken me this long to even remotely write a coherent review I was so angry!!!! The first room had no water and the room overlooked the sports bar so that I had little sleep the first night. Now this is often not the fault of the hotel so instead of complaining, I spoke with other guests from the UK and decided to upgrade. This was clearly a mistake! The guy on reception insisted that they could only accept cash and not a card transaction. This should have been a warning but I thought hey! He is likely to want to skim a little but if it doesn’t hurt me them that’s ok. He gave me a quote in US dollars and directed me to the nearest cash machine. This only issued cash in Dominican pescos so, as I didn’t know the exchange rate, I went back to reception to ask! He gave me the exchange rate and showed me the rate on his phone. Naively, I accepted the figure - after all it is an international chain, took out the money and paid for the upgrade. It turned out on my return to the UK that this was over twice the price he had quoted!!! As for the upgraded room - we’ll where to begin. Firstly the toilet didn’t work, the outside hot tub didn’t work and neither did the bath hot tub. That was bad enough but worse was to come. There was a LIVE electrical cable coming out of the wall! To top that there was no safety guard over the electric hair dryer! I complained and was moved and although this room was better, the tv didn’t work as there were live cables coming out of the floor and electric switches were coming off the wall. There were also constant power cuts! I will gloss over the hurricane as that’s an act of God and not the hotels fault and to be fair they handled this ok. As for the hotel. It claims to be 5 stars but don’t be fooled. Someone on the main gate removed two of these stars during my stay and that’s about the right level! It was clean and tidy and the staff did there best. For me they were trained at a basic level. There were supposed to be 5 speciality restaurants but only 2 were open every night. Choice of wine was restricted to 1 red and 1 white. In the bars there was unlimited amount of spirits but I had to explain to the bar person myself how to make a champagne cocktail! The food was ok (ish) in the buffet albeit that it was often warm at best. My tour operator TUI didn’t even have a record of my complaining to their representative and were useless, even when I complained back in the UK. All in all, this is the second time I have stayed with this hotel chain and I have been disappointed each time. It is not value for money and if my experience is anything to go by it is dangerous to stay here! Bare electrical wires and being ripped off by reception staff is not acceptable under any circumstances. My advice is to booked somewhere else



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