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Riu Palace Bavaro, Punta CanaRiu Palace Bavaro, Punta CanaRiu Palace Bavaro, Punta Cana

Riu Palace Bavaro, Punta Cana

Four plus or five-star rated beachfront all-inclusive resortsThree or more á la carte dining optionsHighly recommended by past Vacation Express travelers
Variety of well-appointed spacious rooms or suitesRoom service and in-room mini-bar includedOn-site spa facilities

Riu Palace Bávaro, an all-inclusive, family-friendly resort in Punta Cana, strives to achieve a high standard of luxury, comfort and beauty. Modern and fashionable, Riu Palace Bávaro is located in the expansive RIU Resort complex and offers a number of shared facilities — guests can enjoy four large swimming pools, a plethora of dining venues, a live entertainment area, a world-class spa and fitness area, several children's programs and a number of shops. It’s the perfect place for those seeking an active getaway to paradise.


All-Inclusive PlanBeachfront610 Rooms3-4 FloorsFamily FriendlyActiveMega ResortRiu Pool PartiesSplash Water World


The modern and fashionable Riu Palace Bávaro Hotel is located in the RIU Resort complex with 4 sister hotels nearby, offering a number of excellent shared facilities. Guests will enjoy a fresh and contemporary style, inside and out, and exceptional 24-hour RIU all-inclusive service complemented by an outstanding beachfront location. The beautiful Arena Gorda beach in Bávaro is one of the best beaches in the world, with dazzling white sand, turquoise water and soaring palm trees. Just 20 miles from the Punta Cana International Airport, guests enjoy a wide variety of RIU Resort privileges including four swimming pools surrounded by lush gardens and shady palms, dining venues to suit all tastes and a lively entertainment area complete with a spa, a fitness area and a number of shops. The hotel features a supervised children's program for ages 4-12 run by a professional staff and offers kids fun, games, and water play in a safe environment.

Guests of the Riu Palace Bávaro may avail themselves of most facilities of the RIU complex, with the exclusion of the Riu Palace Macao. In keeping with the exclusivity of the Riu Palace Bávaro, guests of the other hotels in the resort complex are not permitted to use the facilities at the resort. With the four-story main building and the three-story villa section, not to mention the family amenities Riu Palace Bávaro has accommodations for everyone.

All New

  • Immense white sandy beach
  • New modern style
  • 24-hour room service
  • 610 Junior suites and Jacuzzi suites (also in Villas section)
  • 5 specialty restaurants, including RIU's famous Krystal fusion cuisine
  • 6 bars including a 24-hour sports bar
  • Patisserie and ice cream parlor
  • Conference room with a total capacity for 500 people
  • Free Wi-Fi in select public areas and in the rooms

Splash Water Park

Conveniently located to all hotels. At Splash Water Park, the Body Vortex, a closed body slide that shoots you towards the pool, the Kamikaze, with impressive drops from various heights, and the free-fall slide, for experiencing a unique sensation, await you. Plus, kids will enjoy the children's pool and attractions designed especially for them. Free entrance for guests staying within the RIU complex at the following hotels: Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Bavaro and Riu Bambu.

Riu Pool Party - Now Open

The RIU Pool Party has started in Punta Cana! This new area will host large parties 4 times a week with local and international DJs, exciting lighting and sound effects and 4 poolside bars (including a poolside bar and a snack bar). Each week will offer a Jungle party, a Pink Party, a Neon Party and a White Party, and every party will have its own unique vibe. These parties are part of the all-inclusive package and are open to all RIU guests 18+ staying at Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Bavaro and Riu Bambu, so come out and enjoy the fun!
*Riu Republica is not included in the Punta Cana complex

2023 Resort Discount Credits

3-6 nights: $1,402. 7 or more nights: $2,527

Resort credits can be used at the Renova Spa, Scuba Caribe, Weddings by RIU, Punta Blanca Golf Club (PUJ), Europcar Rent a Car, Photography, Chocolateria or Diamante Casino. Booking Window: June 28, 2022 - December 22, 2023. Travel Period: December 24, 2022 - December 23, 2023.

Terms and Conditions: Applies to USA. Guests can check the resort credits through RIU App. The total of credits is per room, per stay, for guests 21 and older. Resort Credits are non-transferable, non-cumulative, non-refundable, non-combinable and cannot be used for future stays. Resort credits can be used as discounts on specified select services only. Credits cannot be exchanged for cash. This promotion is subject to availability. Some restrictions apply. Inclusions subject to changes without prior notice.

Hotel Updates

The casino at Riu Palace Macao is available for guests staying at all RIU hotels within the Punta Cana complex. Transportation is periodically available to the Princess Tower Casino from 8 pm to midnight.

Punta Cana Complex´s Casino will close during the hotel’s scheduled renovation (from April 10, 2023 to September 9, 2023).

RIU Exchange Privileges in Punta Cana

Guests staying at all 3 of Palace properties can now enjoy the facilities across all properties in the complex (Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Bambu). Breakfast and dinner must be taken at the booked hotel. This being available only for lunch, snacks and drinks; also free choice from restaurants and bars within the Riu Resort. Notice: Riu Palace Macao is exclusive to adults over 18 years old.

RIU Student Group / Spring Breaker Policy

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.

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