We really enjoyed our recent stay at the Rui Palace Bavaro where we stayed for a friend's wedding. All inclusive resorts are usually not our thing so we were a bit skeptical initially but we were pleasantly surprised. We stayed in a junior suite- garden view and the accomodations were very spacious and nice. The food was good, there was a broad set of options to please everybody and a good selection of healthy foods along with the not so healthy foods. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The drinks were decent but better if you tipped a couple $U.S.
The pool bar and pool area was a lot of fun and the gorgeous beach was a short walk down a path. There was a espresso bar that we enjoyed every morning and a gym that was not extensive but enough to get the job done.
One thing to be aware of is that the standard room for couples is to have two double beds pushed together to make a laaarge king size bed. However, it is two separate beds with two separate sets of sheets etc... You have a choice to share one of the double beds or sleep in two separate beds as they are not connected just pushed together. Very odd... We ended up moving rooms to get a single king bed and so did a number of others in our group. The staff was very accommodating with our request to move. Make sure to request an individual king size bed if you actually want to sleep together!
The wedding/reception was also at the resort and they did a great job with food, DJ, the works. We had a great time!
- 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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