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Riu Palace Macao (Adults-Only)

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $859 All-Inclusive
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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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"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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"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
346 out of 426 (81%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
the perfect view coco loco Beach Parasailing Drinks by the pool life is good... The roach was on top of the thrashcan Swim up bar Only one day full day of rain October 19 26 amazing Liquor dispenser?? Yes please Room decorated Cabana right by the beach, love the bartender there Beach right on resort Pool with bar (there are 2 other pools) caipirinha(left) kamakasi shot (right) Mountain Safari Ouch twilight on our beach Beach to the beach Amazing food Marlin fishing daytime ....forever impeded in the sands.... Pool Our goodbye picture main pool view coming from lobby Sand bar party in the carribean Seaweed Room Towels Decor View of the beach Sunrise on the beach at Riu Palace Macao Beautiful Beach View of the pool from the balcony
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January 21, 2020
The best beach in Punta Cana

We had great time during our stay. I agree with most of positive reviews and don’t want to be repetitive. What we liked the best is the beautiful beach with palms that provide plenty of shade. The service was outstanding, which has been confirmed again later. I managed to leave a mobile phone in the room safe. On the second day home I called the hotel reception and asked to check the room. They have found the phone and promised to keep it until we are able to get it. Four weeks later I scheduled UPS in DR to pick up the phone from the hotel, and I have received it in 2 days carefully packed to protect from damage. I have made a few calls to the hotel and talked to different people, and every time I received their attention and respect. Thank you so much.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Upstate NY
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 29, 2019
Great last minute getaway

Booked this deal less than a week before it started. Spent 6 nights there and loved everything. Once I got to the resort, all the staff was super friendly, greeted me with a non alcoholic celebratory toast at the registration desk even! I saw one, legit one ant the very first night and never saw any again, must have drug it in with my bag I guess. The room was perfect otherwise. Ended up securing my key to the wrist band they put on you when you arrive cause that old fashioned keychain became a bit of nuisance when I spent most of my time in my bikini and therefore no pockets. The entertainment was cool, very engaging. The buffets were decent and standard, def can’t ask for anything special though. I wanted the fried eggs to be just a little harder cause he basically was just browning the outside. He said nope. Ah well. I tried that steak house three nights and while it was indeed beautiful, asked for my steak to be medium well first night and it came back very well. Next two nights asked for medium and it came back well the next night and finally medium well the third one. And crazily enough, the lobster took the exact same path to wonderful that third night. Again, ah well. The drinks made everything better lol. But now that I say that, I will warn you that unless you’re passed out On the restaurant floor drunk, they are not worried about trashed you get. Watched this chick cry while waiting for her meal and she even said she was too drunk and the staff basically ignored her. Kinda sad. Overall though, an excellent place to go to avoid the kiddos and just have some adult fun!


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Memphis
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 27, 2019
No Problemas

Best thing about this vacation is planning is simple. Only decisions are about what you choose to eat or drink. I prefer beaches that are less crowded and activities to exercise my brain over games like darts and horseshoes, yet the games led by Robert and Jefry were entertaining because their enthusiasm was contagious. The housekeepers were very good. The fusion restaurant was closed three of six days and the Japanese restaurant was closed 4 of six days. The food in the Italian restaurant was awful. While alcoholic mixed drinks were varied and plentiful, I prefer wine and the wine selections were substandard. Overall I give Riu Macao four stars because I didn’t expect gourmet food in such a resort. And, the buffet selections were great so no one leaves there hungry. I


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From: North Carolina
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 23, 2019
Terrible stay

It was very disappointing to give RIU the 2nd chance this time. Our room was dirty and had a foul smell when we 1st checked in. When we called for front desk for towels, they said the house keeping people had left and they had to go to a different room to get us the towels. We see the progress of recession in their customer service and general resort experience was not well. Doubt we would consider returning. Don’t think it’s right to let my family or friends go there.


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From: Ohio
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 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.

We are proud to support the Punta Cana Promise as part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that True Beach Lovers are safe while traveling to one of the top beach destinations in the Dominican Republic. The Punta Cana Promise reaffirms our commitment to a set of security standards in one of the safest spots in the Caribbean.

Sister Property Exchange Privileges
Guests staying at Riu Palace Macao enjoy exchange privileges at Riu Bambú and Riu Naiboa! Privileges include access to all of the sister resort's facilities, dining and bars/lounges.



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.

RIU Pool Party!
As of November 1, guests can enjoy a unique area of low-depth pools, perfect for weekly theme parties at Riu Palace Punta Cana! This adults-only pool area hosts top DJs and theme parties like the White Pool Party, Jungle Pool Party, Pink Pool Party and Neon Night Party. Best part? Access is totally free! Must be over 18.



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.

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.

MIN CHECK-IN AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof 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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