Just spent two weeks in the Riu Palace Bavaro. Great weather, food and entertainment.
Plenty to do or just chill by the pools. Lots of shaded sunbeds as well as those in full sun. Lovely beach and sea (with some seaweed some days). Fabulous fillet steak in the evening steakhouse or you could eat lobster. Caviar and smoked salmon at breakfast along with a comprehensive breakfast buffet. Crab claws on the evening buffet, also steaks, fish, roast of the day etc etc. Lovely friendly staff and animation team. I would love to go back.
Only downside was the air conditioning was too cold. I had to turn it off.