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Welcome to the Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

Hotel undergoing refurbishment! Reopening in: August 2024

The new and improved Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro

Located on Arena Gorda beach, this fabulous all-inclusive hotel offers a unique experience in the Dominican Republic so your whole family can enjoy a holiday in Punta Cana. It also offers exclusive Elite Club by RIU rooms, perfect for anyone looking for a bit more distinction and some adults only time in an idyllic setting.

This fantastic resort in Punta Cana has nearly 1000 rooms designed to guarantee you have the most pleasant stay in Bávaro, Punta Cana. All rooms have been carefully designed to offer the very best amenities. There is nothing better than waking up in a white sand paradise with crystalline waters.

Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro offers 11 amazing pools, a children’s pool with slides and Splash Water World water park, which will fill the entire family’s days with fun and excitement. On the oceanfront, you’ll be able to enjoy an endless number of activities like beach volleyball, snorkelling, paddle surfing, kayaking, and much more! Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro also has a fully equipped gym and a relaxing spa where you can treat yourself to some self-care on your holiday. After an exciting day, there’s nothing better than immersing yourself in the festive experiences everyone’s been talking about: RIU Party events. The perfect combination of music, performances and fun that will make your holiday something exceptional. 

Guests at Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro are in for an unbeatable dining experience. Start your days with the best buffet breakfasts in our main restaurant with live cooking stations. For lunch and dinner, surprise your taste buds with a variety of exquisite dishes. In the evening, the Krystal restaurant invites you to enjoy a memorable dinner with its à la carte fusion cuisine. What’s more, you can enjoy authentic Asian, Italian or Japanese cuisine or savour delicious dishes in the Mexican restaurant. And for a unique experience, our Elite guests can enjoy the exclusive Elite Club restaurant.

Step into the exclusive world of RIU in Punta Cana. Here, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable holiday. What’s more, our travel guide gives you some tips for exploring the most incredible spots in the Dominican Republic. Don't miss out on our fabulous offers and book your holiday to have an unforgettable experience in Punta Cana with RIU Hotels & Resorts.

Discover the Elite Club by RIU! Adults Only time

Do you want an exclusive holiday? Discover our Premium service when you book an Elite Club by RIU room and enjoy all these exclusive advantages:

  • Rooms with better views/locations
  • Priority access at reception
  • Premium drinks at select hotel bars
  • Exclusive speciality restaurant
  • Restaurant exclusively serving breakfast with an à la carte menu
  • Exclusive area on the beach with a bar
  • Early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Distinctive wristband
  • Late check-out until 1 p.m.
  • Welcome gift
  • Aromatherapy in the room
  • Enhanced room service
  • Minibar with snacks and a bottle of wine
  • Speciality restaurant dinner reservations available via the RIU app


RIU Hotels & Resorts offers you the possibility of enjoying incredible facilities with numerous aquatic attractions to experience new thrills during your RIU holiday. If you stay at our hotels, you'll have free admission to Splash Water World, where you'll find water attractions, a snack bar with soft drinks, juices and water. Have fun with RIU Hotels & Resorts!


Student (Spring Breaker) policies. Groups of students/Spring Breakers (over 21 years of age) are only accepted at the following hotels: Hotel Riu Santa Fe, Hotel Riu Cancun, Hotel Riu Caribe, Hotel Riu Dunamar and Hotel Riu Republica. Bookings are on request and will be reviewed by the relevant destination’s sales department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may request customers’ passports or official documents for identification purposes. Guests who cause annoyance to other customers may be expelled from the property. Parties in the hotel rooms are not permitted. Spring Breakers must comply with the safety protocols established by both the hotel and the government.


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