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.


Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2011
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 610


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory 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.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Hotel Spring Break Policies:  Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any RIU property, at any time during the year. RIU Hotels & Resorts, reserves the right to withhold admission to any Spring Breaker. The hotel reserves the right of admission and may request clients to show passport or official ID to prove full identification. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.

The connecting Junior Suites has a minimum occupancy of 4 in each room booked.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 5421 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Phone STOLEN at Pink Party

    Recently stayed at the Riu Palace Bavaro with my girlfriend for 4 days Wed-Sunday. On the Friday afternoon we attended the Pink Party located between the 5 resorts. Once the party ended we caught security trying to steal my girlfriends phone. Someone nearby our table grabbed it mistakenly and returned it to security and they told us that they had just given it to them. Upon us asking multiple times they refused and said they had no phones, then the person who turned it in went up to them (visibly annoyed) and spoke Spanish to them. They still refused to give the phone back until my girlfriend exclaimed she would give $100 dollars to anyone who gave her phone back...all of the sudden her phone appeared from behind their area "out of thin air". She grabbed it back and didn't reward them obviously. This entire time I had my phone out calling hers and once we got hers back I proceeded to put my phone back into the back pocket of my backpack, security was around us and watched me do this. Then as we were nearly the last to leave we were all corralled out of a small pathway, being guided and bumped in the crowd with security directly behind, once I returned the room I noticed that they had gone in the back of my bag and taken my phone out. We caught them trying to steal my girlfriends phone, when that failed and my guard was down after securing her phone they ended up getting mine instead. I complained to the front desk two days in a row and all they did was send me the same exact photo of the "lost and found" from the Pink Party meanwhile another event occurred Saturday night which would imply that photo should have changed with different or moved items. I believe they show this photo to anyone asking about a lost phone. All that aside the property was very nice, the food was decent and the beach was outstanding. Very disappointed about the phone.

    May 31, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We loved our stay! We were in the VIP villas and enjoyed that immensely!! This was our 4th vacation to Punta Cana and we stayed at a Riu resort every time. Can’t say enough great things about this stay at the RIU PALACE BAVARO!!

    May 24, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Stay

    This location was amazing! The staff in all locations were very helpful and fun. You do not need to make reservations at the restaurants, however, get there early or you will be on the waiting list. The steak restaurant had the best grilled ribeye ever!The buffet was ok and we were good with that. We have stayed at a few Riu resorts and know what to expect. Best part I feel were the beautiful palm trees and the blue sky's all week! We will definitely be back to Punta Cana. If you are looking to swim with the dolphins, wait to book it till you get there. Use the scuba place by the main pool bar. The price was way better than online.

    May 22, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Happy holiday

    Great time. A very pleasant experience. Fabulous staff. Lots of choice of food. Long walks on beach. Well maintained gardens.pools and bars brilliant. Reception staff very helpful. Coffee,tea shop super

    May 22, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Food, views, drinks, parties, entertainment and activities! Not to mentioned a beautiful walk up beach. This place is lovely in every way. All you can eat in the main restaurant, a 3 course service in the steak, a 24 hour snack room with a bar and 4 5 star restaurant that serves you 3-4 courses. All inclusive vip package! No need for money on this trip. But I did bring money for souvenirs and $100 in ones for tips for the staff. That really helps them in combination with there pay. Only one issue for me. I pick an adult only resort but it was children there.

    May 22, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319