Riu Palace Bavaro
Playa Arena Gorda
Punta Cana, Higuey, Dominican Republic

Distance from hotel to town of Higuey, 50 kms (31 miles). Distance from hotel to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), 30 kms (19 miles).  

The Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro (24h All Inclusive) is a new RIU hotel in a beachfront location in Arena Gorda in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It is the perfect place for families, couples or friends to enjoy high quality RIU service, the comfort you can expect of a Palace and the beaches of this marvelous destination in the Caribbean.  

There is no better way to relax than by enjoying the facilities that this complex has to offer its guests. It includes three fresh water swimming pools, two Jacuzzis, a solarium terrace, gym, steam bath, sauna and a spa with a range of different beauty treatments and massages.  

In the Dominican Republic you can find all kinds of international cuisine, but if you want to make the most of your stay in this marvelous destination and sample Dominican delights, rich in flavor and above all in color, you can enjoy a wide variety as Dominican cuisine consists mainly of fruits and vegetables. The Riu Palace Bavaro includes several restaurants such as the buffet restaurant and various themed restaurants where you'll find endless menus and recipes that are prepared every day in the complex.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Accommodations (610)
  • Accommodations for Physically Challenged Guests
  • Activities
  • Aerobics (aqua)
  • Air Conditioning (public areas)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Bar (swim-up) (2)
  • Barber Shop
  • Bars (6)
  • Beach
  • Beauty Salon
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Center ($)
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Casino (nearby)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Playground
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge
  • Conference Rooms
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Dive Center ($)
  • Doctor (on call) ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Elevators
  • Entertainment
  • Exercise Classes
  • Facilities for Physically Challenged Guests
  • Fitness Center
  • Front Desk (24-hour)
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf (nearby) ($)
  • Hospitality Desk
  • Ice Machines
  • Internet Access (Wi-Fi in lobby)
  • Internet Access (wireless) ($)
  • Jacuzzi (outdoor)
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Lounges
  • Massage Services ($)
  • Meeting Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Newsstand ($)
  • Parking
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool (children's)
  • Pool (outdoor)
  • Poolside Beverage Service
  • Poolside Grill
  • Poolside Meal Service
  • Restaurants (5)
  • Sauna
  • Security (24-hour)
  • Snack Bar
  • Spa
  • Sundries Shop
  • Taxi Stand
  • Tennis Court (lighted)
  • Tour Desk
  • Tours & Excursions $ ($)
  • Towels (beach/pool)
  • Umbrellas (beach/pool)
  • Umbrellas (pool)
  • Volleyball (beach)
  • Watersports (motorized) ($)
  • Watersports (non-motorized)
  • Wedding Coordinator
  • Wedding Site
Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Markets (back to top)

All Inclusive, Beach, Business, Casino, Dive, Wedding, Golf, Honeymoon, Romance, Spa and Family Friendly.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Children's age break is 12 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2017:  

• Junior Suite Garden View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite Superior - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Suite Jacuzzi* - 2 adults.  

• Junior Suite Pool View* - 2 adults. Junior Suite Oceanview* - 2 adults.  

• Junior Suite Jacuzzi Superior* - 2 adults.  

• Suite Jacuzzi Oceanfront* - 2 adults.  

(*) denotes adult only rooms, no children are allowed in these categories, Minimum age required for the Villa Section room categories, 18 years old.  

2018:  

• The 2018 maximum occupancies have not been received yet, please use the 2017 maximum occupancies as a guideline. This information is subject to change.  

Junior Suite Garden View, (YY1) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flatscreen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, doublesink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.  

Junior Suite Superior, (YY2) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flatscreen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, doublesink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with courtyard view.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. View: Courtyard.  

Suite Jacuzzi, (YY4) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet and bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with private jacuzzi.  

• Accommodation amenities include: .  

Junior Suite Pool View, (YY5) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flatscreen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, doublesink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with pool view. Free wifi service availabe in room.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Junior Suite Oceanview, (JUO) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flatscreen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, doublesink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view. Free wifi service availabe in room.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. View: Ocean.  

Junior Suite Jacuzzi Superior, (YY7) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flatscreen TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double- sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with private jacuzzi. Free wifi service availabe in room.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed.  

Suite Jacuzzi Oceanfront, (YY8) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet and bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with private jacuzzi and ocean front view. Free wifi service available in room.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed. View: Oceanfront.  

Villa Section:  

• Exclusive freshwater pool with adjoining jacuzzi and sun terrace.  

• Own poolside bar with swim-up bar.  

• Free WiFi in exclusive pool area.  

• Bathrobe in rooms.  

All accommodations include: ironing board, television (flat screen, satellite), liquor dispenser, wake-up calls, maid service, air conditioning, mini-bar (fully stocked), alarm clock, mirror (vanity), amenity kit, non-smoking accommodations, balcony, radio, bathtub (hydro massage), rollaway bed (on request), bathtub (private), room service (24-hour), blackout drapes, safe (laptop compatible), ceiling fan, , coffee/tea maker, sinks (double), crib (on request), smoke detector, hairdryer, sprinkler system, housekeeping, telephone (direct dial), iron and turndown service.  

Internet Access (wireless) Available in villas.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Cubano, lobby bar  

La Plaza Bar  

Lounge Bar With Terrace  

Sports Bar  

Italian Restaurant  

Japanese Restaurant  

Krystal, Fusion restaurant  

Main Restaurant, Non-smoking with terrace  

Poolside Restaurant, Grill and steakhouse  

Please Note:  

• In the past specialty restaurants required reservations.  

• Effective immediately (November 2016) the specialty restaurants no longer require reservations. Guests will now be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis within the restaurant(s) normal operating hours.  

Add-On Package (Honeymoon and Romance Package 2017-2018) (back to top)

HONEYMOON AND ROMANCE PACKAGE 2017-2018  

Booking Dates: 01/01/2017 - 12/23/2018 Travel Dates: 01/01/2017 - 12/23/2018  

Package Inclusions:  

• Surprise welcome gift in their 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 availability and upon request)  

• A $35.00 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts  

Please Note:  

• Marriage certificate required. Must be issued within the past 90 days.  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Bonus Features (back to top)

 

Bonus Features:  

 

• Afternoon tea  

• Bottled water  

• Chaise lounges  

• Daily activities  

• Morning coffee  

• Towels  

• Use of fitness center  

• Use of tennis courts  

• Watersports (non-motorized)  

• Welcome drink  

• Complimentary entrance to Pacha night club (excluding special evenings); drinks not included.  

• Complimentary entrance to the Riu Palace Macao Casino.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Splash Water Park:  

• Where thrill-seekers will get to try out the most exciting attractions, like the Body Vortex, a closed body slide that shoots you towards the pool; the Kamikaze, with impressive drops from heights of several meters; or the free fall slide for experiencing the sensation of flying directly into the pool.  

Children will also have a blast at Splash Water World in Punta Cana, where they'll find a children's pool with slides and special attractions just for them.  

Excitement is guaranteed for all guests of the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Bavaro, Riu Naiboa and the Riu Bambu located in the Punta Cana complex, as they have free admission to Splash Water World to make their holidays with RIU Hotels & Resorts extra fun.  

Student Group Policy - Riu will not accept any student groups throughout the year.  

Minimum Age Requirements  

• At least 1 person 21 years or over in every room during the months of February through May.  

• For the remainder of the year, at least 1 person must be 18 years old or over in every room.  

• No student groups under 21 or "Spring Breakers" accepted all year round.