From high end luxury to more moderate pricing structures, Riu brand all inclusive resorts won’t disappoint. From beautiful Caribbean beaches to stunning Pacific waters, the Riu resort brand is the perfect option for an all inclusive vacation. Top notch service meets family friendly fun, and with all your meals and beverages included you never have to carry around a wallet. The higher level Riu Palace resorts offer luxury inclusions like junior suites as their standard accommodations and 24 hour rooms service. The more wallet friendly Riu class resorts offer all of the amenities one could need and no matter where you stay your non motorized water sports are almost always included in the all inclusive Riu resort package.
My personal favorite is the Riu Palace Pacifico. After such a great vacation last time I was there, I’m actually getting married at the Resort this month! But rest assured, no matter where you choose Riu brand hotels offer quality accommodations, top notch service, excellent food and beverages choices and a price range to accommodate any budget. Whether you want to visit the Punta Cana, Jamaica, Riviera Maya, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Costa Rica, Nassau, Aruba or more, there’s sure to be a Riu resort to make your vacation an unforgettable experience!
The Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, a great Punta Cana all inclusive resort which opened in 2010, features a lush, tranquil ambiance surrounded by palm trees within a luxuriant tropical garden located in Punta Cana. Within this tropical wonderworld you will find 1,991 junior suites. This property does offer family junior suites that will accomodate a family of six.
Also like most resorts, you will find that you have access to the Barcelo Bavaro Beach, Barcelo Punta Cana, and the Barcelo Dominican Beach. Since this is another mega resort, hotel staff does provide complimentary transportation in a trolly around the complex.
Among all of the fine dining at the 15 restraunts and plentiful beverages at the 12 bars, you will find something unique about the Barcelo properties unilke all others. You will find classes on circus trapeze, a rock climbing wall, casino, disco, on site golf course and waterpark all wrapped up in one!
According to Trip Advisor this property gets a 4 out of 5 rating overall. Here is what one guest had to say about her stay:
”A group of 4 of us stayed at this resort from September 18-25, 2011. I have stayed in a Barcelo resort before in Punta Cana, but the Palace delux was far superior. This resort is HUGE! We took a golf cart to our room. First impression of the room was absolutely incredible. Our room was VERY clean and extremely modern. The decor is up to date and the balcony is massive. Every room at this resort has a jacuzzi on the balcony with a shade that pulls down for privacy – It’s perfect if you want to have a romantic evening or just a relaxing time in the jacuzzi and not worry about people looking up at you. The room is open concept, including the bathroom. His and her sinks, a massive shower and a toilet area with a door. Everyday they stock the fridge and also leave chips and peanuts for snacks – Definitely a good thing when you’ve been taking advantage of the all inclusive alchohol. The grounds of the resort are immaculate and you can tell they take great pride in that. They are constantly working hard to ensure the property looks nice. The beach is great – Clean, nice sand with amazing water. The pools are very clean and they have many of them! Since the 4 of us are in our twentys and have no kids, we hung out mostly at the adult pool. Very relaxing for those who want to get away from the “family” pools. Don’t fear though, they have a kids pool, all ages pool and also a sports pool where you can participate in the daily events. We played water polo one day and it was absolutely hilarious and so much fun! We made reservations every night for the different restaurants and left the buffet for breakfast and lunch only. The sports bar is a great place to grab a burger if you want, they taste great. My favorite restaurant was the japanese and spanish – definitely check them out!”
So make sure to find your way to the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, located a short 20 min. trip from the airport.