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Riu Palace Punta Cana

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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1-800-244-9653
4 Nights with Air from $749 All-Inclusive
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Here, on the second largest island of the West Indies you'll revel in Mother Nature's eye candy at this newly renovated ... More

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"WOW!!!!! All is spectacular at this resort, the hotel, the food choices, the beach, pool, employees, entertainment.....everything could not have been better. Right down to the towels twisted into art w..." – gardengirl
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"WOW!!!!! All is spectacular at this resort, the hotel, the food choices, the beach, pool, employees, entertainment.....everything could not have been better. Right down to the towels twisted into art w..." – gardengirl
341 out of 433 (79%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
looking toward the beach Down the beach disgusting Riu Palace Punta Cana Morning beach (ool bar before it got busy Superior Suite (0113) Punta Cana: Macao Beach (watch out for the waves they are crazy here) Main pool Wife and I riding a dune buggy. Afternoon beach pool with awesome moutain view Ceiling in Bathroom Morning Beach Stroll Everywhere to take great pictures! RIU Palace Beachview Inside the Palace RIU PALACE PUNTA CANA disgusting swim up pool bar Beautiful blue ocean! The beach at the Riu Place Punta Cana RIU Beach Fountain renovation Cracked and stained tub gross Pool view The beach Beautiful water! Loved to take a walk after dinner on the grounds The beach Beautiful beach! On the beach!
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September 17, 2018
Riu Palace Punta Cana , greatest vacation ever

Riu Palace Punta Cana was the greatest vacation my wife and I have been on and we’ve been married 33 years. From the price, flight and the all inclusive hotel. The service was outstanding, my drink was never empty and the food and alcoholic drinks were great. I would do it again in a heart beat. Cheap Caribbean was a joy to work with and the price was very fair.

Wife and I riding a dune buggy. Beautiful blue ocean!
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From: Tulsa, OK
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 15, 2018
RIU Palace

From the moment we booked to the second we left the RIU Palace Punta Cana, our trip was nothing short of perfect. We arrived on time and our Armstar agent was waiting for us, to help direct us to our pre arranged transportation. Upon arrival at the resort, we were greeted warmly, our bags were taken and we were told where we could go for a late lunch or drinks. Every member of the staff was amazing!! The waitstaff, the housekeepers, the beach towel “hut” staff were all amazing. One of the chefs went out of his way to give us a “chef hat” for our nephew, who would like to be a chef someday. There are only Two complaints I would have, be careful of the “casino” staff, they are looking for suckers (and they find them) and the people selling things on the beach. They were too aggressive for my liking. Other than that, our stay at the RIU Palace was fantastic. We can not wait for our next adventure, through CheapCaribbean.


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From: Boston
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 14, 2018
Best experience

One of the best hotels I’ve stayed in, everything really organize and clean all the employees are really helpful, the atmosphere is amazing, No doubt we will be coming back for our next vacation.


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From: Phoenix, Az
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 5, 2018
Super-friendly staff

Restaurants, bars, pool, and grounds are all great. Staff was over-the-top friendly and helpful. The room looked out to a construction project (on adjacent lot) and bed was horribly uncomfortable (the pull-out bed was better). I think the expectation was that I would grease some palms to get a better room but, by the time I realized the problems, we were 1/2 way through the week and a move would've been a pain. Beach and ocean had a LOT of seaweed but that didn't keep us away. The free access to hobie cats and windsurfers was great and the water park exceeded expectations. The excursions are very expensive. We bought the "Reef Explorer" trip and were quite disappointed. The whole idea of spending a week in an all-inclusive, in the middle of a poverty-stricken country, goes a bit against my nature. We did not feel safe striking out on our own (with wife and kid), so we were limited to the canned excursions offered by the resorts. Thus the whole trip was a bit sedentary for a fairly active family. That wasn't entirely out of order since my back was a mess for several days due to the crappy bed, and my heels were bruised for a couple days due to an accident at the water park (run-out on the Sutka slide is too short!).

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From: Portland, Oregon
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

612 guestrooms and suites are located in 4-story building. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, ceiling fan, hair dryer, mini bar with liquor dispenser, satellite TV, in-room safe, and balcony or terrace.

Room Details

Junior Suite (SJSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Superior (SJEB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

It's less than 150 feet from the beach, where you can dig into toe-loving, feather-soft, white sand.

Everything's included - you'll want for nothing, except maybe another cocktail.

The architecture is stunning - you feel like you're in a ginormous Spanish palace.

The trip to Soana Island - it's a slice of unmatched, beachy heaven, a must-do excursion.

You get FREE access to the disco and casino - bring your party hat.

Free gym, steam bath, sauna, and Jacuzzi - get your calorie-burning and purification on.

 

What We'd Change

Unless you love the casino or nightclub, evenings are a bit sedate. But just think about the fun you can have with a moonlit stroll on the beach!

 

Why You Should Go

It's just 19 miles from the airport. Blink, and you'll be there.

There's a supervised kids' clubs so you can steal away for some much-needed "you" time.

You can visit the sister resorts - they're chock-a-block full of rockin' activities to check out.

You get a FREE scuba lesson in the pool and four tennis courts. Time to get sporty.

Jet ski rentals, water-skiing, sailing, kayaking and oceans more to dive into.

There are medical facilities, should you fall down and go boom.

Water park with slides, tobogans, kids pool, sun terrace and snack bar.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Wedding Services
  • Sauna
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Billiards
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Nightclub
  • Massage ($)
  • Elevators
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Wireless Internet in lobby


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-Skiing
  • 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 Punta Cana

Playa Arena Gorda

+809 687 42 42

Hotel Description

Riu Palace Punta Cana: All-Inclusive Vacation in Beach Heaven

Here, on the second largest island of the West Indies you'll revel in Mother Nature's eye candy at this newly renovated resort - a beach lined with endless palm groves and coconut palms that descend to the water's edge. The sugar-white sand coupled with aquamarine waves lapping up on the shore make a great backdrop for enjoying every amenity you've ever wanted on a vacay: food, drinks, water sports, and oodles more. Riu all-inclusive resorts are just this way. Corral the fam. Start packing.

It's Time to Get Your Riu on.



DINING

It's a party in your mouth with all the types of grub you've got here: Brazilian, Italian, Japanese, plus a steak house and a delicious buffet where you can get a full American breakfast. Beach appetit.

Don Manuel
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Full American breakfast buffet, cooking stations, fruit, juices and cava or a continental breakfast/snack; theme buffets three times a week. Non-smoking restaurant with terrace.
Dress code: Casual.

La Bodega
Type: Brazilian
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant (main course with table service, buffet starters and dessert). Non-smoking restaurant.
Dress code: Elegant casual.

Luigi
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant (buffet starters). Non-smoking restaurant.
Dress code: Elegant casual.

Krystal
Type: Fusion
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant specializing in fusion cuisine blending local ingredients, regional flavors, and international techniques. Non-smoking restaurant.
Dress code: Elegant casual.

Yokohama
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: A la carte, non-smoking restaurant.
Dress code: Elegant casual.

La Altagracia
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: A la carte, pool side restaurant.
Dress code: Elegant casual.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Refreshing concoctions abound at all the fun spots where you can quench your thirst: everything from a poolside bar with a swim-up bar to a sports bar to a disco and casino. We raise our coconut drink to you!

Perico Chicote
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-midnight.

Los Rosario
Lounge bar with terrace. Daily, 5pm-midnight.

Saona
Poolside bar with swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

La Plaza bar
Sports bar. Open 24 hours.

Pacha Nightclub
Disco and dancing at Caribbean street. Daily, 11pm-3am.

Riu Palace Macao Casino
Casino. Daily, 7pm-2pm.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Framed by dazzling white sand, Arena Gorda beach has coconut palms that grow right to the edge of the brilliant teal sea. The waters are calm so it makes an ideal place for your little ones to play in safely. For more splash time, there's a shimmering pool with a swim-up bar, an adjoining whirlpool bath plus a children's pool. Come on in, the water's more than fine.

NOW OPEN! Splash Water World Punta Cana
All guests at Riu Naiboa, Riu Bambu, Riu Palace Punta Cana & Riu Palace Bavaro get to splish-splash at the new water park that includes waters slides, toboggans, kids pool, sun terrace with sun loungers and a snack bar. The water park is included with your stay.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES


Water
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • One introductory scuba-diving lesson in the pool

Land

  • Table tennis
  • Gym
  • Sauna and Jacuzzi
  • Tennis courts

Available for an additional charge:

  • Billiards

Golf
Riu Palace Punta Cana features a 18-hole golf course. Please contact the resort directly for more information.



INTERNET

Riu Palace offers complimentary Wi-Fi access in common areas and in guest rooms.

SPA SERVICES

Located at the Caribbean Street, the Eternal Spa offers a complimentary gym, sauna and Jacuzzi, as well as assorted treatments, a beauty salon, hairdresser and massages for an additional charge. Daily, 10am-6pm.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

The Riu Palace Punta Cana celebrates three different types of ceremonies: Civil, Religious (Catholics) and Renewal of Vows.
  • Religious Ceremony (Catholic): performed by a Catholic Priest; offers a marriage certificate. The ceremony lasts 45-50 minutes.
  • Civil Ceremony: performed by an official Judge; offers a legal certificate. This wedding takes 20-25 minutes.
  • Renewal of Vows/Symbolic Ceremony: ceremonies without any legal bearing, performed by a Non-Denominational Minister. Takes 20-25 minutes.

Locations:

  • Garden Gazebo: maximum of 50 people.
  • Beach Gazebo: maximum of 60 people.
  • Beach: maximum of 50 people.

If the wedding is scheduled for the beach and it rains, the couple will be moved to the terrace or lobby, which are covered.



CHILD CARE

Complimentary supervised activities, including a Mini-club, a swimming pool for kids and a daily daytime entertainment program for children ages 4-12.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Riu Palace Punta Cana is located 19 miles from Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.

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.



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