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Playa De Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23000 Dominican Republic
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#84 of 156 hotels in Punta Cana
The All Inclusive 24h Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro opens all year round and is located on the beautiful Playa Arena Gorda beach, in the holiday area of Punta Cana, on the Dominican Republic's eastern coast. Riu Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the highest standards in terms of luxury, excellence and sophistication, creating a unique experience. The location is ideal due to its proximity to El Cortecito (10 km), Higüey (40 km) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) (25 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 610 comfortably furnished rooms with free WiFi and offers many amenities. Relax in the spa or get in shape at the gym. 4 outdoor pools, 2 of them with swim up bar and integrated whirlpool bath, 1 children’s pool and the ‘Splash Water World’ water park. For the youngest guests, children’s entertainment (4-12 years old). For adults, daytime and evening entertainment, discotheque and Riu Pool Parties. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations and themed buffets at our main restaurant, as well as Japanese, Italian, Fusion, Steakhouse and Gourmet specialty restaurants; 8 bars located in different areas of the hotel.
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Room & Suite (1,001)1,001
Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Game room
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids club
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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d1rogers wrote a review Yesterday
Chattanooga, Tennessee3 contributions7 helpful votes
Riu Palace Babaro is an excellent Resort to visit with family or by yourself. Great location, really pleasant and clean rooms but what makes it such a great place to stay are the staff. All the people are helpful and generous with their time and advice. Thank you for making our visit to Punta Cana much better.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Matti K wrote a review Yesterday
5 contributions
I stayed 9 days here and absolutely loved it! The resort itself is beautiful, food is great and the resort staff is so kind. The rooms are spacious and clean. The resort has a private beach and the pool is huge. They have adult pools and areas as well. They have many activities to do on the resort like zumba, water aerobics, volleyball, water park, night shows, etc. I also enjoyed the local shops nearby to purchase souvenirs or gifts. I would recommend to any family or couple seeking to take a get away to the Dominican Republic!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Dante JR wrote a review Yesterday
5 contributions
Had a great time over here with my family. The view was beautiful from every room, and buildings were sanitized and well kept. If you want to wake up every morning in paradise, come to this resort. I highly recommend this location, and I will definitely be returning here in the future!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Jonathan R wrote a review Yesterday
7 contributions
Went there with my family and girlfriend. Had a awesome time. Loved the workers, always was very friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious all you can eat buffets, amazing sit down restaurants. Perfect view of the ocean. Pools were big and a lot of fun. Hotel room was up to standards. 10 out of 10 need to go back soon!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Erin1333 wrote a review 11 Jun
State College, Pennsylvania1 contribution1 helpful vote
This place is beautiful! We were amazing by how much staff there is and how clean they keep everything. The food was good and there were a lot of options of where to eat. The staff was super nice and pleasant. We enjoyed the adults only pool where is was much more relaxing and quieter than the other pool.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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USD 171 - USD 373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
CaribbeanDominican RepublicLa Altagracia ProvincePunta Cana
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro?
Nearby attractions include Bavaro Beach (2.8 km), Vivaldi Cigars (6.7 km), and Escapology (6.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Montserrat Manor Restaurant, Chic Cabaret & Restaurant Punta Cana, and Herman 311 Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.