Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic

The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande

Anne Reardon
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • The 4-star property is ranked as the #1 Hotel in Rio San Juan on TripAdvisor 
  • Individually designed rooms feature warm decor, four-poster beds and balconies or patios
  • Access to private beach, an outdoor pool, two Jacuzzis and playground
  • Executive private chef offers in-room and waterside dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner


Map & Directions

The Palace at Playa Grande is a 4-hour drive from the Punta Cana International airport. 

Rooms & Rates

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The new 4-star Balaji Palace is ideal for travelers seeking a more intimate, secluded and peaceful Dominican Republic experience.

Once a palatial residence, the Balaji Palace now boasts opulent and spacious guest rooms. Each individually decorated room features warm colors and antique furnishings, such as four-poster queen beds that are adorned with silk and lavish fabrics. Rooms also have spacious bathrooms and patios or private balconies with garden or pool views. To ensure complete tranquility, there are no televisions or phones in guest rooms, but there is complimentary Wi-Fi access available throughout the property. 

The Palace's grounds feature lush gardens, an outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, two Jacuzzis and oceanview patios. The family-friendly property also has a playground and pool table. Guests looking to relax are welcome to explore the hotel's 1,000-foot private beach, play some rounds of golf at the nearby course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., or indulge in on-site spa treatments. 

An executive private chef is available to fix fresh, local cuisine for in-room and waterside dining. The property's full-service staff will also assist guests in everything from providing nanny services to booking tours to serving as private chauffeurs. 



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Private beach
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • No pets allowed
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Butler service
  • Complimentary chauffeur service
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • Baby-sitting service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children under age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request, free of charge for children under age 3. Extra bed available on request and in Garden Suite only, free of charge.

The Garden Suite price is based on two adults but can accommodate up to four guests. If you are purchasing the Travelzoo Deal with Meals, for each additional adult an additional per person, per night fee will apply and will be automatically applied at checkout.

If you wish to add additional children to you room, please email with your confirmation number. For each additional guest age 13-17, the additional person fee is $80.00 (subject to tax) per day. For each additional guest age 5 - 12 and up, the additional person fee is $50.00 (subject to tax) per day. Children age 4 and under are free. Charges will be applied by hotel.

If you are purchasing the Flexible Rate or Travelzoo Member Rate (which do not include meals) for each additional adult or child an additional per person, per night fee will apply and will be automatically applied at checkout.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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