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Playa Arena Gorda  
Punta Cana  23000
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

TripAdvisor Rating 4 of 5 stars

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The Riu Palace Bavaro - All Inclusive is located on Arena Gorda beach, one of the most paradisiacal in Punta Cana. This 24-hour all-inclusive hotel,  offers a wide variety of exceptional quality services that make it one of the leading all-inclusive hotels in Punta Cana and among the best hotels in the Dominican Republic. It's the perfect hotel for a family holiday, romantic getaway, or trip with friends.
Location: Punta Cana - Beach
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 24-hour room service
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Children's play area
  • COVID test onsite
  • Elevators Not Available
  • Exercise gym
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Golf, Offsite†
  • Housekeeping - daily

Junior Suite Gardenview

Location: Main Building.

Bedding: 1 King bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa

Room Requests are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability upon check-in.

Occupancy limits: 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total

Maximum of 2 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children ages 2-12 are surcharged.

Junior Suite Superior

Location: Main Building.

Bedding:  1 King bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa

Room Requests are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability upon check-in.

Occupancy limits: 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total

Maximum of 2 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children ages 2-12 are surcharged.

Junior Suite Grand Terrace

Bedding: 1 King bed or 2 double beds

Room Requests are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability upon check-in.

Occupancy limits:Maximum 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total

Maximum of 2 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children ages 2-12 are surcharged.

Junior Suite Poolview

Location: In the Villas.

Bedding:1 King bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa

Room Requests are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability upon check-in.

Occupancy limits:2 adults.

No children allowed in this category. 

Junior Suite Jacuzzi Superior

Location: In the Villas.

Bedding:1 King bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa

Room Requests are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability upon check-in.

Occupancy limits: 2 adults.

No children allowed in this category. 

Suite Jacuzzi

Location: Main Building.

Bedding:1 King bed, living room area with sofa.

Room Requests are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability upon check-in.

Occupancy limits: 2 adults.

No children allowed in this category.

2 Bedroom Junior Suite Garden View

Bedding: 2 double beds or 1 king per room and living room has sofa bed in each room

Room Requests are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability upon check-in.

Occupancy limits:  6 adults, 4 children, 8 total including infant.

This room category has minimum of 4 in the room.

2 Bedroom Junior Suite Superior

Bedding: 2 double beds or 1 king per room and living room has sofa bed in each room.

Room Requests are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability upon check-in.

Occupancy limits:  6 adults, 4 children, 8 total including infant

This room category has minimum of 4 in the room.

Villa Junior Suite Superior

Bedding - 1 King bed and sofa bed

Room Requests are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability upon check-in.


Occupancy limits - 2 adults, 0 child, 2 total.

No children allowed in this category. 

Villa Suite Jacuzzi

Bedding - 1 King bed and sofa bed

Room Requests are not guaranteed.  They are based on availability upon check-in.


Occupancy limits - 2 adults, o child, 2 total.

No children allowed in this category. 

Various Lounges/Bars

- Cubano Lobby Bar
- Lounge Bar 
- 2 poolside bars with swim up bar
- La Plaza Bar
- Sports Bar


Various Restaurants

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruit, juices and Cava

Lunch: Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations 

Dinner: Buffets and live cooking stations. Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week) 

Various restaurants:

- Krystal Fusion restaurant

- Geisha Japanese restaurant Steakhouse

- La Bámbola Italian restaurant (buffet starters) 

- Kulinarium restaurant 


Formal dress is required for dinner (main restaurant: T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; theme restaurants: long trousers and T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Some restaurants may only operate on select schedules and may require appropriate dress. Consult the hotel upon arrival for hours of operation and dress codes.


  • Children's pool
    There is 1 children's pool on-site.
  • Children's program, onsite
  • Direct access to a beach
  • Fitness center on-site
  • Hot tub
    There are 2 outdoor hot tubs.
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • Pool
    There are 4 pools on-site. This property has swim-up bars.
  • Spa†
  • Steam bath
  • Tennis court
    There are 4 tennis courts on-site.

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† Fees may apply
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