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Newly opened Riu Palace Bavaro promises to be the ideal choice for luxury Dominican Republic holidays

  • 21-Dec-11 12:23
  • Bavaro
  • Caribbean News Digital

Popular hotel chain, RIU, announced the grand opening of The Riu Palace Bavaro in the Dominican Republic. This third addition to the Riu Palace range is likely to make RIU one of the top choices for holidaymakers planning Dominican Republic holidays.

Newly opened Riu Palace Bavaro promises to be the ideal choice for luxury Dominican Republic holidays

RIU, the popular Spanish hotel and resort chain, recently began welcoming guests at their newest location in the Dominican Republic, The Riu Palace Bavaro. This latest addition to the RIU brand will be the chain’s 34th hotel in Latin America and the Caribbean, five of which (including the Riu Palace Bavaro) are located in Punta Cana on the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic.

Punta Cana, referred to by many as one the top holiday destinations in the Caribbean, is a region dominated by all-inclusive mega resorts. Notably, over 50 of the region’s hotels and resorts are owned by Spanish hotel chains like RIU, and as a result tourists can expect to see the influence of the Spanish culture woven in the design and architecture of many of their resorts during their holidays in the Dominican Republic.

Following an 80 million dollar investment, the brand new all-inclusive Riu Palace Bavaro resort, part of RIU’s luxury Riu Palace range, has all the makings of a top choice for holidaymakers booking Dominican Republic holidays in the popular Punta Cana area of Bavaro.

 Riu Palace Bavaro,  Dominican Republic
Image by: caribe-dr, on Flickr

The property comprises an impressive 610 rooms spread across the main building and 12 luxury villas. Facilities include four speciality restaurants, a lobby bar; a sports bar; four swimming pools, two of which feature integrated Jacuzzis; and a children’s pool. The new Riu Palace Bavaro is truly versatile, the resort is not only ideal for a fun family holiday or a romantic getaway for two in the Dominican Republic, it also boasts of a 12,916 sq ft Convention Centre. The four conference rooms are capable of hosting up to 1000 people making it the ideal location for hosting conferences or large business meetings in the Dominican Republic.

In the face of a global economic downturn, the Dominican Republic’s tourism industry continues to flourish. This year, many the Dominican Republic hotels and resorts are said to be operating close to their full capacity with a record breaking number of tourists expected in 2012. The beach resort of Punta Cana is the largest contributor to the nation’s success in the tourism sector and Bavaro is a popular tourist area in Punta Cana. The vast majority of holidaymakers planning Dominican Republic holidays in Bavaro are enchanted by the exotic region, not least because the area is home to some of the Dominican Republic’s best beaches, with as many as six Blue Flag certified beaches.

 Dominican Republic - Punta Cana
Image by: by bjlarsendk, on Flickr

In spite of all the beauty that abounds in Bavaro and the resort of Punta Cana as a whole, holidaymakers will be pleased to know that the area is ideal for affordable Caribbean holidays. Smith Travel Research noted that a mere 8.2 per cent of rooms in Punta Cana were classified as luxury as opposed to an average of 14.2 per cent found in the rest of the Caribbean. Industry insiders have also noted that even the luxury rooms in Punta Cana are more affordable than in other Caribbean islands. With new all-inclusive luxury resorts in the Dominican Republic like the Riu Palace Bavaro, holidaymakers will certainly be spoilt for choice.

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