Riu Palace Macao Hotel

Along with her four sister hotels, Hotel Riu Palace Macao occupies a significant section of Bávaro’s beautiful beach and water front. Bedrooms and the buffet restaurant feature colonial-style decor, and the five restaurants offer international cuisine. The hotel’s three pools are fringed with gardens, sun terraces and palm trees, as well as a pool-side bar and restaurant to keep you going throughout your relaxed, sun-soaked days. At your neighbouring hotels, you can help yourself to the spa, water sports, gym and even a full-on water park. When night falls, expect live shows at the on-site theatre and dancing until dawn at the hotel’s very own nightclub.

Overview of Bávaro, Dominican Republic

Bávaro looks out from the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic to where Atlantic and Caribbean waters meet. Sheltered by pristine coral reefs, swimming in the warm, turquoise sea here is a delight. You’re less than half an hour’s drive from the airport at Punta Cana, so your holidays to Dominican Republic can start almost as soon as you land. Inland from the dazzling white beaches and sparkling sea, you’ll discover national parks, exotic birds, prehistoric sites and traditional villages. And your tropical adventure continues, in sublime adult-only luxury at Hotel Riu Palace Macao.

Things to do in Bavaro, Dominican Republic

Beyond the heady mix of facilities available to you across this amazing collection of Riu hotels, the local scene at Bávaro is only 15 minutes in a cab. The boundary between here and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic’s top holiday resort, is blurred, so you get two Caribbean experiences rolled into one! If you want a spot of shopping, head to Palma Real shopping village for boutique brands and high-end fashion, and Plaza Bávaro for local goods, art and souvenirs. This stretch of coastline boasts numerous golf courses, all within a thirty-minute drive of Hotel Riu Palace Macao, and you can try your hand at water sports from the hotel or at Punta Cana’s marina.

Resort Summary

Though initially created as a town for resort workers employed in nearby Punta Cana, Bavaro has since transformed into its own holiday destination, staking its claim along the Dominican Republic‘s famously-gorgeous eastern coast.

Bavaro has racked up bragging rights when standing next to older sibling Punta Cana. It plays host to a swoon-worthy selection of luxury waterfront hotels, an adventure park and enough watersports to try something new just about every day of your holiday, as well as boasting great Dominican Republic holiday deals throughout the year.