I spent another trip fun filled & relaxing trip to Punta Cana! This time we chose to stay at the RIU Palace Bavaro. It is a very modern, contemporary resort with lots of artwork. The rooms are spacious, but provide with very little privacy. We dined in three of the four a la carte restaurants which were quite good. I liked the fact that we could make reservations three days in advance – not the norm for some all-inclusive properties. The buffet had theme nights twice during our stay, and there was a large variety of food.
The staff was very friendly and worked hard. Most of the staff speak some English, but can be difficult understand at times. This is fairly typical in Punta Cana.
The RIU Resorts are all connected by a sidewalk, so going between them is very easy. Caribbean Street has shopping, a disco, casino, medical office, and restaurant. The evening entertainment was good (they rotate the shows every 2 weeks) and there are all kinds of activities to choose from during the day. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and I would recommend this resort for adults, and families with teens.