Pros

  • On a large, white-sand beach with clear blue water and water sports
  • Sleek rooms feature flat-screen TVs, liquor dispensers, and open bathrooms with double vanities
  • Outdoor theater features nightly entertainment
  • Three gorgeous pools, including a pool for VIP guests and a children's pool
  • Five restaurants include an extensive (and tasty) buffet restaurant and a sushi joint
  • Free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service included for all guests
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Cons

  • Open bathrooms aren't particularly family-friendly
  • Drinks at the night club require an additional fee
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Bottom Line

The all-inclusive Riu Palace is a luxe option in Punta Cana. It's part of the massive complex of Riu resorts, which are all located on a beautiful, white-sand beach. Rooms are some of the best in the area, with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and liquor dispensers. Their sexy look (picture sleek lines, a pink, purple, and black color scheme, and spacious open bathrooms) seems designed with couples in mind, but the hotel does provide a kids' club as well as numerous on-site activities. With 610 rooms, its a mid-size resort for the area: Getting around the property does not require a shuttle but some amenities (such as the casino) are located farther away at sister properties in the Riu complex.

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Amenities

  • Cribs
  • Fitness Center
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Spa

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Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

Location

On a pretty, white-sand beach

The Riu Palace is part of a huge complex of Riu resorts located on a pretty, white-sand beach in Punta Cana. It is about a 30-minute drive from the Punta Cana airport but once arrived, guests mostly stay on the property: There's not much outside of the resort complex's gates.

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Also Known As

  • Riu Palace Bavaro

Room Types

  • Jacuzzi Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Junior Suite Superior
  • Ocean View VIP Superior Suite
  • VIP Superior Suite

Address

Playa De Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic

Phone

001 (809) 221-2290

Website

Oyster Hotel Review

Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

Location

On a pretty, white-sand beach

The Riu Palace is part of a huge complex of Riu resorts located on a pretty, white-sand beach in Punta Cana. It is about a 30-minute drive from the Punta Cana airport but once arrived, guests mostly stay on the property: There's not much outside of the resort complex's gates.

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioner

  • Airport Transportation

  • Babysitting Services

  • Balcony / Terrace / Patio

  • Beach

  • Business Center

  • Cabanas

  • Cable

  • Children's Pool

  • Cribs

  • Dry Cleaning

  • Fitness Center

  • Free Breakfast

  • Gameroom / Arcade

  • Golf Course

  • Internet

  • Kids Allowed

  • Laundry

  • Meeting / Conference Rooms

  • Mini Bar (with liquor)

  • Pool

  • Rental Car Service Desk Onsite

  • Room Service

  • Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space

  • Spa

  • Supervised Kids Activities

  • Swim-Up Bar

  • Tennis Court

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