Punta Cana

Riu Palace Macao


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2018 Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of rum, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

2019 Exceptional Value
Honeymoon: Welcome gift, small bottle of rum, king bed (based on availability), late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 spa credit per adult (restrictions apply).

Come to Punta Cana and bask in the sunlight, heavenly beaches, and coconut palms. The first adults-only RIU Resort, Riu Palace Macao is elegant with a colonial style. Perfect for weddings and honeymooners! Enjoy high-quality service, comfortable accommodations, and fine dining choices that are the staple of RIU Resorts.

Dining choices range from International, Japanese, Krystal Fusion, Steakhouse, and Italian. Snacks are available 24-hours a day! For additional lunch and snack choices, check out neighboring Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa. Guests of Riu Palace Macao enjoy exchange privileges with these resorts (dinner dining excluded).

Shop on RIU's famed "Caribbean Street" that features a gym, hairdresser, jeweler, billiards, and massages. The fun goes early into the morning at Pacha nightclub. There is also live music and evening shows. Entrance and drinks are included at "Copacabana" Amphitheater.

Activities are available on both land and water. Explore the sea with windsurfing, sailing, kayaks, body boards, and snorkeling equipment. Spend the day playing a friendly game of table tennis, water polo, or volleyball. The gym is also available free of charge!

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Learn more about Punta Cana.
HOTEL LOCATION
The Riu Palace is located on the white beaches of Playa de Arena Gorda, 23 km away from the airport and 50 km away from the city of Higuey.
Address:
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 809-221-7171
Fax: 809-682-1645
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking
Casino Onsite
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is an outdoor freshwater pool surrounded by tropical gardens, with a jacuzzi.
Golf: NEARBY
Bavaro Golf Course - 12 km away.
Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course is an 18-hole, Par 72 course designed by Juan Manuel Gordillo. It is flat and very playable, with narrow fairways, palm trees, lakes and dense vegetation. It was built with the enjoyment of the resort tourist in mind.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $70 b/f 2pm; $35 aft
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The prime example of luxurious comfort, Riu Palace is a deluxe beachfront hotel featuring a classic colonial style of architecture. Surrounded by extensive palm groves, this All-Inclusive resort offers elegantly appointed air-conditioned rooms. Food and beverages available until 2am. Exchange privileges with Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa. Beach: The hotel is located directly on a magnificent 26 km stretch of white sand beach, dotted with palms and bordering pristine Caribbean waters. Guests have access to lounge chairs and an array of watersports (windsurfing, sailing, canoes, etc). Check-in: 12:00 noon
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 356
Year Opened: 1994 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
There are no handicapped rooms. Drinks at the Pacha Discothèque are not included. No Spring Breakers
ROOM TYPES
JACUZZI SUITE
58 square meter rooms have a super king-size bed, a sofa in lounge area, a hydromassage bathtub, WiFi, satellite TV, AC, a minibar and beverage dispenser, and a coffee mar. Plus, on the terrace, you'll find a jacuzzi for maximum relaxation.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
31 square meter rooms, super king-size bed or two small double beds, a living room, WiFi, satellite TV, air conditioning, minibar, a coffee maker & a balcony or terrace.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR DELUXE SUITE AI
1 king bed or 2 double beds, split-level living room area with sofa, direct dial phone & balcony or terrace with garden view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, a liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, bidet.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
31 square meter rooms have one super king-size bed or two small double beds, a living room, WiFi, satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar & beverage dispenser & a coffemaker. Plus, from the balcony or terrace, incredible views of the sea.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE DELUXE SUPERIOR
1 king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balconyor terrace with beach view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, a liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE
52 square meter rooms, one super king-size bed, a sofa in the lounge area, a hydromassage bathtub, WiFi, satellite TV, air conditioning, a minibar and beverage dispenser,a coffee maker, and a balcony or terrace.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Free Wifi available in rooms.
24 Hour Room Service.
DINING
Riu Palace Macao features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive-Guests staying at Riu Palace Macao enjoy exchange privileges within the Riu Resort complex (excluding dinner)
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Macao:
Krystal - Fusion restaurant
El Patio - Main buffet style restaurant with show cooking, serving International and local cuisine.
Kabuki - A la carte restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Open for dinner. Reservatio ns are required. Men are required to wear long pants.
Volare - Italian restaurant (starters buffet)
Steakhouse -
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Watersports, Tennis, Shopping on the Caribbean Street, Table Tennis, Aerobics, Waterpolo, Volley Ball, Organized Activities.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
The Pacha Disco is open every night, and guests may also enjoy the Copacabana amphitheater and Riu Palace Macao Casino.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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What to expect
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2042 Recommend
2042 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Macao to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Excellent!
KRISTEN L.
Nov 11 2018
Riu Palace Macao was amazing! The resort is beautiful and sparkling clean, the staff always happy and egar to please, and the food is great! I have already recommended this to friends, and I will definitely return in the future.
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STACY K.
Aug 10 2018
Staff and accommodations were great. The beach had a ton of seaweed so, not so good. Entertainment should start earlier in the evening, such as 7:30 or 8:00. Food wasn't the greatest.
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Awesome vacation
ISIDRO L.
Aug 03 2018
Hotel staff was amazing. Everyone we interacted with was very friendly, treated us like family. We spent my wife's birthday there and not only did she get a cake but a small gift from the hotel. Staff sang happy birthday to her a couple time through out the day. We loved this hotel and will highly recommend it to family and friends.
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2nd Time Around in Punta Cana
BOYCE P.
Jun 27 2018
We went to PC about 3 years ago and weren't impressed with the resort (NOT a RIU resort). We loved the RIU Palace Macao. Adults only. Service was excellent. Food is consistent with the other RIU properties we've stayed at. There was a lot of seaweed on the beach but that's not something that the resort can control. They tried to keep it as clean as possible. I would strongly recommend avoiding rooms 3080 to 3099. These are near the service areas and the route they take the service carts around. Can be a bit noisey early in the morning and late evening when they take the carts back and forth. I'd recommend you go here!
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RIU Macao
KELLY Y.
Jun 18 2018
When we booked with Apple the representative encourage us to up grade from RIU Republica to RIU Macao due to having access to the other RIU resorts next to us. After arriving we found out this was not completely true. We walked to the RIU resort next door just to check it out and was told we had to have a invite when we were looking at their food. When we went back to have a massage we had time to kill and went into the sports bar and was told they were not allowed to serve us due to us not staying at their resort. Had we known this before we would of saved money and stayed at RIU Republica. We were not told correct information.
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Wonderful outstanding staff
CRAIG C.
May 16 2018
The staff was amazing, I was given the wrong room but Dollyat the fron desk took right care of it and we could ot have bee happier beautiful comfortable room, the bar staff was super once they knew what you drank they never forgot and always refilled your glass without even having to ask them. The sea was rough one day which caused a lot of seaweed was removed by mid morning, We had a wonderful relaxing vacation and look forward to going back.
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Riu Palace Macao.... top notch
HERBERT W.
Feb 21 2018
I've stayed at this hotel in excess of 15 times, And it gets better each time I return. I've also stayed in a number of other hotels and the Macao is #1. The facilities are clean and comfortable, the staff is friendly, the staff is friendly and goes the extra miles to make sure your completely satisfied, the food choices in the main buffets seem to never end, and the pools and beach are outstanding. There are also plenty of activities available during the day and a show virtually every night. I've always enjoyed a great time. The Macao is also the only Riu hotel in the group that's adults only. Overall I would rate Stowe hotel 5 stars, and plan on returning.
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RACHEL S.
Dec 12 2017
The staff and the services provided were outstanding
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Beautiful place to stay
STEVEN L.
Nov 20 2017
Everything was wonderful from the minute we checked in. The front desk people were so friendly, the service throughout our stay was great. The room was cleaned a couple times a day. The food was some of the best I've had at an all inclusive resort. The pools and pool areas were clean, the beach was nicely kept up. Besides for the weather, which could not be controlled, the trip was great all the way around!
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worst vacation ever
GEORGE T.
Sep 30 2017
the worst hotel I have ever stayed at
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Birthday getaway
WILLIAM L.
Aug 29 2017
We decided to escape to Punta Cana this year and Riu Palace Macao was our destination! From Dari at check in to FrNces from apple we were off to a good start. Maid service was exceptional however hotel maintenance was poor; our phone was broken the entire week, we were told the man that repairs that was on holiday. Air conditioning in the rooms was hit or miss with our last night a total miss when the room hit 88 degrees. Again we were told nonchalantly that the entire building was without ac and they hoped to have it repaired that day(as we checked out). So a few bumps in the road but back to general service like Francisco who took his personal time to help us obtain a bulb syringe from town and Juan who kept my glass full (most often with ice water). The area is beautiful as is the resort! Food was mediocre as were drinks but cerveza was nice and cold! We would go back, probably earlier in the year when not as hot! Great time!!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Amazing Holiday
Fryper, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Wed Dec 12 05:15:00 EST 2018
Had an amazing ten nights stay, can not fault this hotel, drinks are incredible, food is at a top standard, you can walk from the pool in the hotel to the sea within 30 seconds and most importantly the staff are so friendly and are always there to keep you entertained, All thanks for Bini for always having a laugh with us and getting us involved in the games around the pool, his is a big credit to the entertainment team, also can't fault the team as there all as good!!. Rooms are cleaned twice a day, towls are always replaced, and the hotel is spotless!! Last thing to add to the list is the room service!!! 24hours room service and the food is amazing, cooked fresh and hot always at your door within 15 minutes. All in all a great stay and would highly recommend to anyone that asks

Loved it!!!
Katie A,
Tue Dec 11 11:03:54 EST 2018
I absolutely loved staying at the Riu Palace Macao! It was a blast, I met some great people, and the staff was amazing! Big shout out to Sanchez (he was awesome)!!! This was my third all inclusive at a Riu and I WILL be returning! I highly recommend staying here!

Good but could be better
_axtman1, Medford, Wisconsin
Mon Dec 10 03:28:39 EST 2018
Overall service was wonderful in most areas. A few of the staff in the buffet area could have better attitudes Beach staff and swim up bar were great as well as most of the specialty restaurants. Steak house and Japanese were our favorite

AMAZING time!!
Anna H, Toronto
Sun Dec 09 12:20:51 EST 2018
Riu adults only resort was great! We had the suite with a Jacuzzi on the balcony. Service was great housekeepers were friendly :) food was pretty good. The a la carte were the best. They don't take reservations so you have to wait a bit. You get those beepers to let you know when to go back. We usually went around 8 the wait wasn't to bad. I would definitely recommend this resort.

Honey moon
Daniellem994, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Sun Dec 09 10:47:10 EST 2018
Nice hotel and we had a sea view room that we used a lot. Some food was not great and salty but I also had some lovely meals. The pool area was lovely and we didn't go to the beach much but it was also nice and clean. Staff are lovely and very friendly. As a couple in our 30s I don't think this was the best honeymoon hotel for us as most people where over 50, But it was a nice clean hotel.



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