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Riu Palace Macao (Adults-Only)

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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Coconut palms. Azure water. White sand. All you can drink. All you can eat. All you can do, even. Yes, this all-inclusiv ... More

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4.4
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3.8
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4.2 out of 5
"After six prior trips to the Dominican Republic in the past, it isn't till now that I felt compelled to write a review. I have been to Puerta Plata, Bavaro, Boca Chica, and Punta Cana before this trip,..." – coneyislander
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4.2
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4.4
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4.5
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3.8
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4.2 out of 5
"After six prior trips to the Dominican Republic in the past, it isn't till now that I felt compelled to write a review. I have been to Puerta Plata, Bavaro, Boca Chica, and Punta Cana before this trip,..." – coneyislander
220 out of 274 (80%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Sunrise on the beach at Riu Palace Macao The roach was on top of the thrashcan Our goodbye picture Parasailing View of the beach Beach coco loco caipirinha(left) kamakasi shot (right) Mountain Safari Marlin fishing the perfect view Beach right on resort Swim up bar main pool view coming from lobby Beach to the beach Seaweed Pool with bar (there are 2 other pools) View of the pool Cabana right by the beach, love the bartender there Sand bar party in the carribean ....forever impeded in the sands.... Pool from the balcony life is good...
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January 9, 2018
Enjoyable Trip

We enjoyed this resort. The beach was beautiful and clean. We don't know if it was the time of year (week before Christmas) but the surf was very rough and not too many people in the water - lots more in and around the pools. I enjoyed yoga on the beach and water aerobics. The schedule of activities was basically the same every day, with the evening entertainment on a rotating 2 week schedule at an outside theater. There were 5 or 6 dining options available, and the food was generally good, but we found the beef options to be not so great (tough), especially at the buffet. The room was very spacious with a small deck, a large bathroom with a shower large enough for two. Any minor issues we had were addressed immediately and no complaints with service. This resort had some younger people, but is not geared towards a young crowd. It is rather mellow and designed for middle agers and older who just want to read by the pool and not do too much.


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Attleboro, MA
Age: 55-64

December 30, 2017
Just OK

The people at this resort were amazing...so friendly! Our rooms AC wasn't really that great, so we never got a good nights sleep because we would wake up sweating. The food was too questionable for me to eat, that's expected when you go to another country, but I didn't want to chance getting sick. I did eat some of the meat and fish, but only if I thought it looked decent. We pretty much lived off of their pizza, pasta, rice and beans...which it all was really good. The pools were great, and the swim up bar is a must! The beach was beautiful!! So many palm trees...I loved it! The only issue with the beach was all of the trash. There were a ton of people staying at this resort, so I know its almost impossible to keep up with all of the trash (people should be taking care of that themselves, but people are careless) I found myself walking, and picking ten plastic straws laying in the sand every 10 to 20 feet I went. There were plastic cups everywhere too, that kind of stuff really rubs me the wrong way. Our oceans are suffering because of all of the trash it takes in every day, and I feel like I saw part of the problem first hand. The beach activities were a must...so much fun, we didn't regret taking one of those sailboats out, we wish we would have done it everyday. Overall, you can't go wrong with a beach, booze, and friendly people.


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Overall Rating: 4
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3.0
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5.0
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5.0
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3.0
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3.0
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From: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 20, 2017
Great time

We loved it! Wide variety of food. Room was nice with a really nice shower. The bed was ok the pillows were fair. Service was great! Nightly shows were entertaining and beach was great!!! Next time I'm bringing my 32oz yeti cup to fill tho!!!!


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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3.0
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From: IL
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 13, 2017
3rd time not a charm

This was our 3rd trip to the Macao. We thoroughly enjoyed it, were impressed by the value and service the first time, we went back a second time. Second time we were equally impressed with everything. Third time was a complete disappointment. The service and food are not what they used to be. There are more broken lounge chairs on the beach than there are usable ones. The entertainment staff seems like they can't bother wasting their time getting anyone involved in anything. It's always incredibly quiet. The waiters no longer make an effort to get to know the guests. Took 10 days for the waiters in the lobby to know what we drank! That used to happen the first day. Too many options in the area. Unfortunately, the Macao is being crossed off the list for us.


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Overall Rating: 3
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From: NJ
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

364 bright, air-conditioned guestrooms all with light colored furniture. Each guestroom is well-appointed with many amenities including hair dryer, telephone, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, mini bar with liquor dispenser, satellite TV, in-room safe and balcony or terrace. All rooms feature 24-hour room service.

Room Details

Junior Suite (SJSB)
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Junior Suite Superior (SJEB)
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Junior Suite Deluxe (SJJB)
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Junior Suite Deluxe Superior (SJJE)
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Suite (SUSB)
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Suite Jacuzzi (SUMZ)
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What's to Love

No reservations needed for any of the restaurants.

The 16-mile stretch of the legendary Arena Gorda Beach that will be your backyard of bliss.

It's an adults-only paradise = no cannonballs or high-pitched squealing at the pool.

The delicious treatments at the spa like anxiety-erasing massages, facials, and body wraps.

Stealing away at the Beach Eden, Soana Island. It's like being marooned, but in a good way.

Free WiFi throughout the rockin' resort. Update your status 'til the sea cows come home.

The handy, dandy liquor dispensers in your room. You can have that hour of happy any time you want.

 

What We'd Change

Drinks at Pacha nightclub are not included in the all inclusive package. But with four other bars offering free beverages, as well as Copacabana Amphitheater, you'll be just fine.

 

Why You Should Go

It's only 19 miles from the airport - that beach vacay you've been craving will be unfolding ASAP.

Three world-class golf courses are nearby. Grab those clubs. Play like you mean it.

Try your hand at water polo or Volleyball. Body boarding or Pedaloes. Get all sporty.

Set your sights on the beautiful sugar fields of Higuey and Altos de Chavon - a picture-worthy day trip.

You can ride horses at the Caribbean Cachondeo, or hang with the stingrays at the Marinarium Marine Park.

Check out Caribbean Street - shop 'til you drop. Then start all over again.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Casino ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Restaurant
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Wedding Services
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Water Polo
  • Ping Pong
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Snack Bar
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Freshwater Swimming Pool(s)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Pool/Beach Bar


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Historical Site(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Riu Palace Macao (Adults-Only)

Playa De Arena Gorda

+809 221 71 71

Hotel Description

Riu Palace Macao, Punta Cana: All-Inclusive, All-Adults, All-Awesome.

Coconut palms. Azure water. White sand. All you can drink. All you can eat. All you can do, even. Yes, this all-inclusive, all-awesome Beach Eden is an adults-only escape haven that has everything you want in a killer, much-needed vacay. The casino and nightclub aren't too shabby, either, for some late night shenanigans that you may choose not to tell your grandkids about. Just a guess here.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

It's an Epicurean Escape with nosh spots that include: two international spots, Japanese (a fav with resort guests), Fusion, and a place for snacks. Before you head to this beachy paradise, save room for chips and guacamole. You'll need room in your tummy for all the goodies here.

El Patio
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch- daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner-daily, seatings 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: Buffet restaurant with terrace and non-smoking section serving International and local specialties. Theme buffets are featured 3 times a week.
Dress code: Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Kabuki
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, seatings at 7pm and 9pm
Description: Typical Japanese dinner is served in a charming, smoke-free atmosphere.
Dress code: Long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Krystal
Type: Fusion
Hours: Daily, seatings at 6:30 and 8:30
Description: A la carte Asian restaurant.
Dress code: long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Internacional
Type: International
Hours: Daily, seatings at 7pm and 9pm
Description: A la carte, poolside restaurant.
Dress code: long trousers and t-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

The Snack
Type: Light fare
Hours: Daily, 3:30pm-2am
Description: Eatery serving international snacks.

All hours subject to change



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

You can make the rounds here and never get bored with everything from a poolside bar to a swim-up bar and a disco (get out those 70s platforms) to a casino, where Lady Luck patiently waits to tempt your fate. Cocktails are included. All. Day. Long.

Cubano
Lobby bar with terrace. Open 24 hours.

Coral
Poolside bar with swim-up bar.

La Sirena
Poolside bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

La Boheme Bar
Lounge Bar with terrace. Daily, 10am-8pm.

Chiringuito
Beach bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Copacabana Amphitheater
Entertainment. Complimentary admission and drinks. Open daily, 9:45pm-11:30pm.

Nightlife
Guests have access to:

  • All bars within the Riu Resort (except "Pacha", RiuPalace Bavaro and Riu Palace Punta Cana).
  • Live music, Riu evening program or shows (daily).
  • Complimentary entrance to the Casino. Daily 4:30pm-3am.
  • Complimentary entrance to Pacha nightclub (excluding special evenings); drinks not included. Daily, 11pm-4am.


BEACHES AND POOLS

The resort sits on a crazy beautiful, 16-mile stretch of sugar-white sand, Arena Gorda, and is hugged by lush, tropical vegetation on one side and azure waves on the other. There are two fresh water pools and a sun terrace if you want a beach breather.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Water polo
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedaloes
  • Body board
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Scuba diving lesson in the pool

Land

  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Gym
  • Tennis

Golf
3 golf courses are located nearby Riu Palace Macao.

  • Punta Blanca Gold Club
  • White Sands Golf
  • Cocotal Gold Club


INTERNET

Riu Palace Macao offers complimentary Wi-Fi in both the lobby and guest rooms.

SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa offers a variety of massages and treatments. The spa is located at Riu Palace Bavaro and is available to resort guests.
  • Massages
  • Facial treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Nails
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Whirlpool


WEDDING SERVICES

Riu Palace Macao offers a variety of wedding/honeymoon packages and amenities. Please contact the hotel for more information.

CHILD CARE

This resort is adult-only. Therefore, no child care services are offered.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Situated within the Riu Resort's Complex, Rui Palace Macao is located 19 miles from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Privileges and Exceptions
Guests staying at the Riu Palace Macao have access to all hotels in the Riu complex except Riu Palace Punta Cana and Riu Palace Bavaro.

Adult-Only Added Values
Riu Palace Macao now offers several new Adults Only Added Values. Values include sparking wine upon arrival, Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel, concierge service, a bathrobe, and premium drinks throughout your stay. For an additional charge, guests will also have access to special wine menus and a romantic dinner on the beach.




All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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