Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added 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!


Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2011
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 610


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Minimum Age requirement is 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time
Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policies - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room.

The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises. Parties in rooms are not permitted. Unruly behavior by individuals or groups is not allowed at any property at any time during the year.

The connecting Junior Suites has a minimum occupancy of 4 in each room booked.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 4457 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We are presently staying here and can not fault the hotel however the entertainment is appalling The same dancers most t nights flashing bums to audience miming to music. Tonight we have to endure a film as the so called entertainment team are elsewhere at white party You need to do something about your entertainment as this will stop revisit. So rubbish

    Jan 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Bavaro Palace front desk email

    I have written three times to the hotel, Riu Bavaro Palace, but have not received an email back. Can I have the correct email? I did use the one that was given to me by the website directly. Thank you

    Jan 21, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Place

    Service was great from each and every staff member - front desk, bartenders, waiters, everyone was very nice and friendly. The food was very good, especially the lunch by the pool restaurant and the dinners at the buffet. There was something for everyone and the quality of the food was higher than I expected. There were different choices of main dishes almost every day from roasted pork/lamb, tacos, grilled steaks/fish and much more. The service was very good and the waiters will do their best to accommodate every request. Same goes to the bartenders that will fix you any drink you want, even if it's not on the menu and they have to ask other bartenders how to make it. The pool was clean and beautiful, there was always a lot of space to lounge at any time during the day. Same thing goes for the beach, which was clean and there was plenty of room to find yourself a spot to lounge. The water was as amazing as you can expect from the Caribbean. What made it even better is that you can walk miles down the beach and use the amenities of the other Riu resorts. There was no drinks service on the beach but the pool bar is 20 feet away so there was no problem at all. They had volleyball and soccer on the beach which you could play anytime you wanted. The rooms were clean and the minibar was restocked every other day. If you were out of anything you could call and they would bring it to you promptly. The room was cleaned everyday and if we needed extra towels or extra toiletries all we had to do is ask. As far as entertainment goes they had a daily routine by the pool and then different shows in the evening. The best part were the Riu parties, shame they had them only four times a week. Would have been great if they had them everyday, but no complaints there. Overall great resort and an amazing location.

    Jan 20, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great vacation

    We had a blast there in mid December on Christmas. Make sure to see beautiful sunrises, enjoy pool parties, just watch if you too old to get in 😅, wonderful food, beach Activities - volleyball, yoga, dance, Zumba, and sun! Staff is great, vacation is what you make out of it!

    Jan 18, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hotel and excursion

    Far overated hotel. Barely 2 Star hotel and certainly not as advertised by tui. Broken beds replaced with broken beds. Then replaced with camp beds. If I had wanted camping I would have booked a tent. Whale watching trip expensive and definitely not as advertised. Do take extra change of clothes in waterproof bag. You WILL need them. Tour guide on this trip completely inept. Lack of seating to accommodate. Lack of life jackets for number of passengers. Complete farce start to finish. Bus late. Too many stops to change passengers from bus to bus. Like riding on a shopper hopper. Definitely one trip to avoid. Categorically one hotel to avoid Management rude and discourteous hotel tui rep a complete waste of space and doesn't work weekends. Full focus on you paying for trips rather than solving issues. On the up side. The regular staff cleaners and gardeners work long arduous hours and do their utmost to please where possible. Would I ever book here again? NEVER. NOT EVEN IF THE HOLIDAY WAS FREE.

    Jan 17, 2020

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319