The adults-only Riu on Arena Gorda beach at the north end of the Bávaro coastline is the best value all-inclusive in Punta Cana, a solid four-star resort at an all-in price barely above that charged by the budget entries (and considerably cheaper than much of the competition). It is actually one of five Riu resorts in this vast, interconnected complex (the gym and spa for your use are actually at the neighboring Riu Palace Bavaro family resort, which is newer but rather pricier). Its modern rooms done in white with black and magenta accents—ageing a bit, but still in good shape—with water, soda, and Presidente beer in the minifridge, and a tiny wet bar set in the wall dispensing gin, rum, vodka, and brandy. The food is fine, though not spectacular.