I am writing this review almost a year late! My Husband and I traveled with 6 other couples in June 2012. This was everyone's first time out of the country as well as staying at an all inclusive resort and Riu Palace Bavaro has set the expectations high for all future vacations. From the second we walked into the resort we were treated like celebrities. Every member of the staff was polite, respectful and, did everything they could to make your trip as perfect as possible. Considering this was everyone's first time out of the country we didn't know what to expect and naturally were a little nervous. We felt completely safe the entire trip, the resorts are gated in and have guards throughout the property. The people outside the resort such as vendors are very friendly and didn't make us nervous at all. The food was great, there were plenty of options and we were able to eat at any time of the day. There are a few bars including 2 pool swim up bars, the bartenders are so fun and were always making us something new to try. The encased alcohol dispensers in the room are an awesome bonus! After spending an entire week here not one of us had any complaints, we left feeling like we had made real friends with several of the staff members. We want to return to Punta Cana and when we do Riu Palace Bavaro will definitely be the place we stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana * Inside the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Naiboa hotels and the ClubHotel Riu Bambu * The Splash Water World will be opened from 1st November 2016 * 4-story building * Surrounded by 63,000 m2 / 75,000 sq. Yards of lush gardens * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 50 km / 31 miles from Higuey * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Intl. Airport ... more less
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