Punta Cana

Riu Palace Punta Cana

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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), $40 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts. Redeemable at Renova Spa Riu Palace Bavaro.

Enjoy Punta Cana at its finest! This 24-hour all-inclusive paradise is located on a stunning white sand beach. The pristine Caribbean Sea provides the perfect setting for water activities and a glorious backdrop for sunbathing on the white sand. Nighttime entertainment includes live music and RIU theme shows.

For a taste of tranquility, relax in the sauna and Jacuzzi at the Renova Spa. Other services include a beauty salon and a complimentary gym.

Dining options are plentiful with six restaurants featuring scrumptious cuisine such as Japanese, International buffet, Italian, Brazilian, Fusion, and a Grill Steakhouse. The sports bar is open 24-hours, and the swim-up bar serves refreshing tropical drinks during the day. Guests also enjoy exchange privileges with Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa (dinner dining excluded).

Caribbean Street is a marketplace located on the RIU grounds for your convenience. Play a game of pool at the billiards or view pictures at the photo studio and lab. At Riu Palace Punta Cana, everything is at your fingertips.

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Local Phone: 809-687-4242
Fax: 610-359-6625
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Disco / Nightclub
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite (Riu Palace Macao)
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Second pool is a children's pool.
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Sailing, Kayaking
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Guests staying at the Riu Palace Punta Cana have exchange privileges with Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa (excludes dinner). Beach:
Total Rooms: 612
Year Opened: 2006 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Drinks are not included at the Disco. No Spring Breakers
Large balcony or terrace, hydromassage bathtub, separate shower, A/C, in room safe, minibar, liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, walk in closet. Large split-level sitting area and sofa. Courtyard or Ocean View. One king or 2 double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Balcony or terrace, hydromassage bathtub, AC, in room safe, mini bar, liquor dispenser, Satellite TV. All rooms have split-level sitting area and sofa. Courtyard view. One king or 2 double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Balcony or terrace, hydromassage bathtub, AC, in room safe, minibar, liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer. All rooms have split-level sitting area and sofa. Garden View. One king or 2 double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Balcony with Jacuzzi, hydromassage bathtub, A/C, in room safe, minibar, liquor dispenser, Satellite TV. All rooms have split-level sitting area and sofa. One king or two double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Riu Palace Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Palace Punta Cana:
Krystal - A la carte restaurant serving Fusion cuisine. Open for dinner. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
La Altagracia - Serves lunch and snacks during the day, for dinner a Grill Steakhouse. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
Don Manual - Buffet style restaurant with show cooking, serving International and local specialties.
Luigi - Italian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
La Bodega - Brazilian Rodizio specialty restaurant. Open for dinner. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
Yokohama - A la carte restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Open for dinner Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment with live music and variety shows.
Children's Mini Club.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

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2nd visit, some changes
Judy S, Simpsonville, South Carolina
Thu Apr 27 13:11:02 EDT 2017
Went back after a wonderful trip last year. Victor at the pool is still amazing!! But, some things have changed. Service, other than Victor, was not as good as last time. We had a very good waitress @ Krystal and she was in the buffet the next night. Other that, servers were fair to rude. Last time, they were all awesome. I don't know if they are winding down in anticipation of shutting down, but they just were not as friendly and helpful. Krystal and steakhouse were very good. Japanese was good, but again, not as good as last year. Buffets were good, lots of selections Lastly, the wine-both red and white, as well as the champagne are AWFUL! All the liquors seemed just a little bit off. Beautiful place, had a great time. The beach is gorgeous and you can walk for miles. I am hoping when they upgrade, they will upgrade their wine and liquor as well. I would love to go back.

Not the best or the worst
Lauren L,
Tue Apr 25 19:12:47 EDT 2017
Of all the "All Inclusive" trips we've been on this was one of the more disappointing. Pros: beautiful scenery, nice pool, easy beach access & not too expensive, decent food, & nice waiters. Cons: The check in staff was beyond rude and seemed inconvenienced by us even being there. They gave us a room that hadn't been cleaned... still had half eaten room service trays, trash, & unmade beds. They seemed annoyed that we asked for them to be cleaned or have another room. The bartenders were decent enough if you tip them and drinks were watered down but typical for all inclusive. The beach was covered with seaweed. The 24hr snack area was disgusting. Pretty disappointing for a RIU property.

Nice but the food turned me off
rochelle z, Duluth, Minnesota
Tue Apr 25 11:37:17 EDT 2017
This was a last minute vacation. The price was right and the location was excellent. We loved the closeness to the airport and the free shuttle from Delta Vacations.The resort was ok. It is old and everyone says in need of remodel I just don't know where they could start. It was beautiful in it's time I'm sure with the marble and large chandeliers. I think they could start with the basics and just remove the faded pictures and update the bedding. It's very neat and clean (except I noticed they never cleaned out the ashtrays on each floor of the hotel) and all the staff are very friendly. MOST speak English I'm not sure why some reviews say they don't. They are very hard working and friendly. The beach was amazing. Lots of chairs and space under the palm trees. The pool is very nice with swim up bar and kids area as well. We had a mix of college, family and older vacationers. Everyone seemed to be having a great time! The rooms really don't smell musty like A LOT of the review say. The beds are firm but not old. We actually slept great! They supply rooms with plenty of water and pop also booze. if you want more just ask and they will get you more. My complaint on room is they really could remove the bedding and replace with new. We had a sheet and a very thin old bed spread no blankets at all. Also lots of pillows of all different sizes. I eventually found one I liked. Also if you have difficulties getting in and out of tubs or showers it may be a challenge. What I was most disappointed with was the food! Ugh. Yes you can always find something to eat in a buffet but after 5 days it go old. We tried most of the restaurants and I didn't like any of them, You are better off just going to the buffet and finding what you like. The restaurants had poor service. Very slow. The food was not good at all. Worst sushi I have ever had and the worst lobster I have ever had in my life at the steak restaurant. The drinks also got old after awhile too. No top rail to choose from only bottom rail. If you have a favorite Gin or Vodka buy it in the airport. Also only one beer to choose from. We brought our own insulated glasses and lots of $1 bills. They will take US dollars. We did lots of tipping. Wait staff, house keeping, bartenders and pool staff. It was worth it. We did have a great relaxing vacation. If you just go to relax and keep a open mind it will be great. One thing I didn't gain weight on the trip which was a good thing I guess that I didn't enjoy the food! Oh yeah and the WiFi wasn't great. I didn't have service the entire trip but my husband somehow did.

Nice place to visit
WojtekLisicki, Bothell, Washington
Mon Apr 24 19:59:42 EDT 2017
The place is for adults only. We were there only for three days but that was enough for not doing anything. The service was good and quick, and people were helpful. Bars were well staffed, entertainment was interesting. The room was clean and redone everyday with a nightly service. This trip was a good experience.

Our 3rd trip to this RIU resort!
John H, Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Sat Apr 22 18:57:26 EDT 2017
Family visited Dominican Republic for Spring Break --- our 3rd time to this resort in the last 4 years.[the picture of this large pool is from an adjoining RIU resort, NOT the RIU PALACE BAVARO] FIRST OF ALL,,,we love the DR -- relatively $ and easy travel from the southeast U.S. The Dominicans are warm and welcoming. The weather is heavenly. The Punta Cana airport is tropical and clean. *** Remember you need $10 cash per person to get into the country,,,there is NO WARNING ABOUT THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN THERE BEFORE {would be nice if the airline would at least remind passengers before they board their flight so $ can be obtained, but I digress} ***Make sure you arrange transportation to your resort in advance if possible,,,they are very pushy at the curb and you feel like they are rushing you and never quite sure if they are taking you to the correct resort LOL*** as for the resort, my wife and I have noticed some decline in service over the past few years. The service is fair, not as good as in the past ---- bring a roll of $1 or $5 bills and hand them out judiciously, this will get things done. That being said, the resort is magnificent and beautiful, well manicured, quite clean. The rooms are fine, there is self-serve Rum on the wall to drink and the mini-fridge is stocked daily. We had our room made up daily, never a problem and they always make a neat design out of the towels and put flower petals on the beds. ****the beds are very, very firm and the pillows are tiny*** The Wi-Fi is much improved over the past few years but is not great. frequent need to re-connect but much better than before The front desk is a bit of an adventure, fairly friendly, but not responsive to requests at all --- we asked for a roll-away on day 1 {1 of our teenagers wanted own "bed"} and it never was delivered! Very slow to get extra towels, etc. They are very nice, they just never followed through... The pool is small-ish but really ok. The swim-up bar is very active and quite busy. There are staff members that run lots of activities daily, both on the beach and poolside. Downside is some of them won't take NO for an answer which is annoying. The towel hut people are apathetic and running out of towels is not unusual later in day. The food is quite varied and enjoyable but not outstanding [it is all-inclusive, and they are feeding a lot of people so really, what to you want?] --- so many choices at the buffet. The sit-down restaurants are not worth it, especially if you are with kids. There is a sports-themed bar also. Food is plentiful throughout. The beach is wonderful, many palm trees and these provide lots of shade [if desired] and thus, there are no umbrellas b locking your view. Peddlers of cigars and other wares will troll around and require frequent "no thanks" leave me alone.

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