Punta Cana

Riu Palace Punta Cana

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Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, 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
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
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
Riu Palace Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Palace Punta Cana:
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.
Krystal - A la carte restaurant serving Fusion 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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5506 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Punta Cana to their friends and family

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Good time
rogerramjet79, Gibson City, Illinois
Mon Mar 20 16:31:34 EDT 2017
Good time was had by all are group food was good plenty of drinks staff was super down side was padlock on the. Lockbox we missed placed the key cost me $50 to get it drilled out // the resort needs a remodel later in. The week we where I was told as soon as the new riu is done they they plan to remodel also price for value was good

Spring break 2017
559lulu, Boston, Massachusetts
Sun Mar 19 15:22:13 EDT 2017
Me and five of my friends recently stayed here for our spring break trip. This hotel needs a major face lift. Our room had mold all in it which I thought was a health hazard. There was mold all in the shower so I never really felt clean afterwards. The service and entertainment was excellent though. The staff here do everything they can to make your stay great! The food is alright in my personal opinion. Some of us in my party got diarrhea. Not sure if I will go back to this hotel until it is renovated but would definitely think about staying at another Riu property.

Mom and daughter trip
sherih73, Grand Rivers,Ky
Sun Mar 19 13:00:11 EDT 2017
This was a mom and daughter trip and I have to say I was a little apprehensive after reading some of the reviews and not expecting fantastic . Once we arrived I have to say the first impression as you walk in the lobby was just wow how beautiful and spacious it was with gorgeous chandeliers and the decor. I'm a very aesthetic detailed interior decor lover. Now I will have to say that this place does need some minor updating around the resort and also some more air conditioning throughout the lobby and all the restaurants . My biggest complaint is just that. The humidity is bad and I understand its a tropical climate and its hard to keep cooled but other resorts can do it so this needs to be improved greatly . The rooms were dated and the beds were harder than I like to sleep but very spacious and manageable to stay in . I brought along room diffuser to help with the damp smell the rooms were stated to have so that wasn't an issue for us. The outdated old style room key and safe needs to be changed immediately because I did not feel safe leaving my belongings in there without having hiding spaces with many different people in and out of my room . The fridge was kept full of water and drinks at all times and very clean .We stayed for 7 nights and had a great time there . We enjoyed the food there and found it to be very flavorful. We either ate the buffet, the Brazilian , tried the French but didn't care for it and the steakhouse . You will not go hungry there is something you can find to eat for everyone . The caramel macchiatos in the lobby bar were amazing .The pool was nice and refreshing and we enjoyed having the sun beds in the water except for when some of the parents who let their kids splash around everyone that's trying to lay out there. Victor is an amazing worker around the pool and is full of personality and so friendly to everyone . Elvis the bartender and Antonio was my favorite that made the best drinks . I have to say as compared to the many resorts I have stayed , the drinks here are watered down and weak tasting . Wish you could pay for premium alcohol . The entertainment staff was fun and full of energy .David and Coochie Coochie were our favorites . Adrian that works at night in the Plaza serving drinks is fantastic . We encountered all friendly workers each day and that made our vacation even better than expected . The beach is just unbelievable post card beautiful . Swaying palm trees, turquoise blue water ,powdery white sand. Wi-Fi is not great at all in the hotel. Also they really need to have a designated specifically just for smokers . That was very aggravating. For those of us who don't smoke we do not enjoy the stinch of people puffing their smoke around us. It is really bad around the pool area . If you are expecting 5 star this is not one but nice and enjoyable .All in all my family and I have stayed at Sandals and Beaches resorts in various places ,so comparison wise this isn't but I would say I'm more of a hard to please traveler and I was very pleased with this resort other than the air conditioning issue and old style room keys and safe. Matter of fact my husband booked a trip for us as a family to come back in June and this will be their first time and I can't wait for them to experiment the beautiful Punta Cana 🌴☀️

The beach is the best feature
Tim B, Rochester, New York
Sun Mar 19 08:28:14 EDT 2017
Room: Very clean and spacious. We had a corner balcony, which allowed a two-directional view, which was nice. The room was also stocked (and re-stocked daily) with 4 types of liquor (Vodka, Gin, and we assume-- rum and whiskey), beer, bottled water, soda, and mixers. This was part of the all-inclusive deal, so there was no charge for using the mini-bar. Really, "mini-" is not the word!! The only beer to be had is "Presidente," a pilsner that makes Bud taste rich in comparison. Not very good. You can order wine using room service, and it is not very good. If you like sweet drinks with low alcohol, you will like the various bars. If you like Margaritas, we predict that you will be very disappointed. These were not only not good, they were bad. We tried them in two places, and found them exactly the same, and really bad. Bottled water is a necessity, by the way. Do not drink tap water. This was never a problem, as potable water was easily accessible always. The beach was our favorite part. White sands, palm trees for varying shade, swimmable water, and lovely moon-rises. Coming in a close second was the pool, with a swim-up bar, frequent activities led by an indefatigable group of dancers, comedians, and MCs. They work hard and long hours in the sun, and deserve a special mention. From horse-shoes or dance lessons on the beach, to water balloon fights in the pool, there is always something going on. The down-sides: (1) Food is only average, and (2) Overall service could be provided with a few more smiles, and a bit more attention to clarity. The Italian Restaurant was terrible, and the food was not very Italian. The Steak-house was okay, though their version of a "filet" was closer to our expectations for a thin sirloin. The maitre d was downright surly and non helpful. Overall, too many dishes were not adequately labelled (making things difficult for one with a shellfish allergy). The best bet was always the Buffet, and Miguel deserves a special mention for providing the friendliest, fastest, and most personalized attention in the entire resort. The hours for the restaurants and buffet were more than adequate, and there was always plenty of food. None of it was "bad," but very little was remarkably good. The building -- including the lobby, the bars, the shops -- was very impressive, and overall, the physical structure was clean and well maintained. We suspected some energetic spraying for roaches and other potential pests. Clues included a virtual absence of small lizards (we only saw two), cockroaches (we only saw one), and one event that can only be described as "assault by chemicals," where one of us entered a restroom after an employee had left three urinals with visible mist arising from their basins, and a toxic, bleachy odor, the effects of which lasted in the olfactory system for hours. Would we go back? Yes, for the beach and the pool and the weather. We found it to be a good value.

Great place
Terri L, Valparaiso, Indiana
Sun Mar 19 05:02:23 EDT 2017
We are here now and enjoying ourselves.i would come back again but I prefer to try different places when traveling. Our room is good,paid for ocean view and cannot see ocean but close to pool. Food is average,drinks are way to sweet.Pools and entertainment are great. Resort grounds are very nice and clean.

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