Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

About the Resort

The Riu Palace Bavaro Hotel 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 with RIU Hotels & Resorts.

The Riu Palace Bavaro Hotel is designed to satisfy the needs of all types of guests, as it has more than 600 rooms divided between the main building and the 12 exclusive villas. All of its rooms have free WiFi, a mini-bar with a beverage dispenser, a coffee machine, 24-hour room service, and a balcony or terrace, among numerous other amenities. And, to enjoy the Caribbean sun, you can go down to the Arena Gorda beach or cool off in one of the hotel swimming pools, one of which is just for children.

To keep you entertained during your holiday, this all-inclusive hotel in Punta Cana has developed a complete programme of activities to make sure all its guests have fun. The live music and shows, the RiuLand Kids’ Club with its special programme for children, and the discotheque guarantee you a fun-filled stay. Plus, you’ll be able to practice sports in the hotel or on the beach, or unwind in the Renova Spa and relax with the finest body and beauty treatments.


  • Free WiFi throughout hotel
  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • Awarded GOLD certification for the Travelife Sustainability System
  • Located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana
  • Main and theme restaurants
  • Two swimming pools (870/150 m2), one of them with swim-up bar and adjoining whirlpool bath
  • Spa with a variety of treatments

The gastronomic offering of the Riu Palace Bavaro Hotel stands out for its variety and exquisite preparation. You’ll be able to savour an authentic American breakfast; the best Japanese, Italian, and fusion cuisine with cooking show stations; or enjoy yourself in the steakhouse in the pool area. And, the six bars serve ice cream, snacks, and refreshments all day, so that you won’t lack for anything during your getaway.

In addition to the essential services for authentic holidays, the Riu Palace Bavaro Hotel has six conference rooms, with a capacity of 1000 persons, for holding your meetings or events with the help of a team of professionals specialised in organising these types of events.

The Riu Palace Bavaro Hotel is part of a complex with the Riu Palace Punta Cana Hotel, the Riu Palace Macao Hotel, the Riu Bambu ClubHotel, and the Riu Naiboa Hotel, where you’ll find all the services, facilities, and amenities you need for an unforgettable holiday. Even so, we suggest you consult our Punta Cana tourist guide to plan visits and excursions outside the hotel to see the most incredible places in the Dominican Republic. If you’ve decided to visit Punta Cana, make sure not to miss the best offers of the Riu Palace Bavaro Hotel and plan your holiday with RIU Hotels & Resorts.

The Hotel offers

  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • “Montecristo” main restaurant with terrace
  • “Krystal” Fusion restaurant
  • “Geisha” Japanese restaurant
  • “La Bámbola” Italian restaurant
  • “Kulinarium” restaurant
  • “Taíno” poolside restaurant/ steakhouse
  • “Daiquiri” lobby bar with “Capuchino” pâtisserie & ice cream parlor
  • “La Fiesta” lounge bar with terrace
  • “La Yola” poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • “La Plaza” bar
  • Sports bar
  • Two swimming pools (870/150 m2), one of them with swim-up bar and adjoining whirlpool bath
  • Children’s swimming pool
  • Free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool area
  • Sun terrace
  • Miniclub
  • “Renova Spa” with a variety of treatments, beauty salon, hairdresser and massages (additional charge)
  • Free gym and steam bath
  • 6 conference rooms
  • Kiosk / gifts, boutique
  • Use of computers with Internet access (additional charge)
  • Free WiFi throughout hotel

Exclusively for villa clients:

  • Two swimming pools (395/400 m2), one of them with swim-up bar and adjoining whirlpool bath
  • “Melao” poolside bar
  • “La Bamba” poolside bar

At the Riu Resort:
Open air area for “Riu Pool Party” theme parties 

Exclusive to all guests over 18 years old staying at the Riu Resort

  • Open air stage with pool
  • Pool with swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar and poolside snackbar
  • Theme parties for adults several times a week

Water park “Splash Water World” 

Free entrance for all guests staying at the RIU Resort

  • “Splash Water World” with 6 water slides: Open body slide, Body Bowl, Aquatubo, Kamikaze, Aquaracer, Stuka. Guests must be of a height of at least 1.20m/3.9ft to be admitted.
  • Children’s pool with water slides

Caribbean Street

  • Jeweller’s, chemist’s, photo studio and lab, a variety of shops
  • “Pacha” discotheque

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