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 Eternal 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.
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
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
SUPERIOR JUNIOR SUITE
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
STANDARD JUNIOR SUITE
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
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 -
Balcony or Terrace
Riu Palace Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Palace Punta Cana:
Don Manual -
Buffet style restaurant with show cooking, serving International and local specialties.
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.
A la carte restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Open for dinner Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants for dinner.
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment with live music and variety shows.
Children's Mini Club.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
4057 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Punta Cana to their friends and family
Relaxing, Awsome Vacation (April 25 - May 2, 2015)
Janis L, Barrie, Canada
Mon May 04 10:34:46 EDT 2015
I have to say that after reading some of the reviews I was a little nervous when going to this resort. HEY YOU FROM ILLINOIS WITH YOUR ONE STAR REVIEW, what resort were you at anyway??? The resort...
I have to say that after reading some of the reviews I was a little nervous when going to this resort. HEY YOU FROM ILLINOIS WITH YOUR ONE STAR REVIEW, what resort were you at anyway??? The resort was beautiful and had some of the Dominican charm, with lots of wood in the common areas. The grounds were kept immaculate by the crew, only drawback is the smell of the water from the sprinklers. I went with a girlfriend of mine and we were looking for a relaxing week with no hassles and really had not planned on any excursions. This was my 8th time at the DR but my first time at this resort and my friends first time at an all inclusive. We did do the 1/2 day Dominican Country trip and it was very interesting, I had brought a suitcase full of school supplies and the teachers and the children at the school we visited were so excited. It was hot, so make sure you wear a hat and sunscreen. We also did the Dr. Fish Spa excursion, this was indeed the highlight of our vacation, it was the best $150.00 I have ever spent in the DR. Out on the ocean, massage, yoga, exfolliation treatment, neg ion detox, floating on the water, lunch and relaxing. You couldn't have asked for anything more perfect.
As for the service, we had no issues, all of the staff that we dealt with from the front desk to the maids to the bar staff were gracious and they always tried to help you out.(I always tip my servers, maids and waiters and waitresses, one american dollar is much appreciated) There is free wi-fi, check the envelope that you get when you check in the login info is on the front of that. We had the wi-fi cut in and out a little but it's free what do you want, it is available in the resturaunts and in the lobby and main buffet area. The staff at the front desk was always willing to assit if we were having issues. There were many food selections and if you couldn't find something to eat you shouldn't even go to an all inclusive. This is the DR people you are not dining at the Keg??? Of course the beach is by far one of the best in the Carribean so no issues there. Please, do yourself a favor and don't look at the negative reviews...these people are looking for a Diamond status resort and they should just shut up and go there, if they are willing to shell out the extra couple of thousand dollars a week to have their butt wiped for them. I will certainly refer this resort to friends and family. Keep up the good work. P. S. I love Spugetti, he was at the Serenis both times I travelled there and he does an amazing job keeping us all smiling. Thank you for a wonderful time. Hola, until we meet again. Janis and Debbie
Sunlover748, Surrey BC
Sun May 03 10:48:55 EDT 2015
I will start with the negatives, we were disappointed that the beach bar shut down so early ,around 4;30 pm ,no wildlife lizards etc. probably because of the spaying they were doing .Their septic...
I will start with the negatives, we were disappointed that the beach bar shut down so early ,around 4;30 pm ,no wildlife lizards etc. probably because of the spaying they were doing .Their septic system wasn't working properly and at times the courtyard smelt terrible. My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace Punta Cana last week for 7 days.For a resort that was supposed to be 5 star it was not at all. When we got to our room it was not made up and the shower did not work properly. On the 6th day the electricity in our room went out so the handyman had to be called, and on the last day our toilet stopped working. During the trip I also got stuck in the elevator and had to ring the emergency bell to be helped out which only took about 10 minutes but still unfortunate.
Entertainment at night was limited to a dance show put on about every second night and you could dance before that but they didn't,t have much of a music selection so by the third day we were sick of the songs playing.The daytime entertainment was great with plenty of water sports,dancing,shopping and spa services.The beach and pool was gorgeous and kept very clean.The staff was very friendly and the service was great. You also had the option of dining at four other restaurants within the resort but reservations had to be made between 8 and 10am that morning. We visited the "krystal" and "Atlagarcia" restaurant and both were great. The buffet was also very good with plenty of selection. I do think this is a great resort for the elderly ,plenty of wheel chair access and it just seemed to be better set up for the retired . All in all we had a lot of fun but will probably try a different resort on our next trip.
Fun !!! Fun !!!
Sat May 02 12:43:01 EDT 2015
We went for one week 04/22/15-04/29-15 and it was great . Pool, drinks, food and activities for all day was great . We loved all the restaurants . The beach was great. We had fun and we would go back...
We went for one week 04/22/15-04/29-15 and it was great . Pool, drinks, food and activities for all day was great . We loved all the restaurants . The beach was great. We had fun and we would go back again . Workers at the hotel work very hard so make sure to tip them.
Old World meets the Caribean
SherriSwift, Colusa, California
Sat May 02 02:03:13 EDT 2015
We stayed April 24-April 30, 2015. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a courtyard facing room on the 3rd floor. (I had emailed ahead to see if upgrades were available). No extra charge which was great...
We stayed April 24-April 30, 2015. Upon arrival we were upgraded to a courtyard facing room on the 3rd floor. (I had emailed ahead to see if upgrades were available). No extra charge which was great. The lobby is most impressive and check in was fairly easy. No language problems at the front desk. Willy at the front desk was amazing and later on in the week he helped us out with our need for a battery for my husbands diabetic meter and had someone deliver us one to the hotel! Great service. Our room was clean and didn't smell as musty as others have reported. The air conditioner worked great and the fans helped keep the air moving. We saw no bugs. The main buffet (there are two) was acceptable. Things appear to be overcooked on a lot of items, but the taste was good and the selection fairly large. The room service is 24 hours, but has less than 10 items available. The club sandwich was very good and for us American's, when it says it comes with chips, it's actually fries. They serve Pepsi products. The specialty restaurants were above average. We did not try the Japanese one as we do not eat sushi and other products on the menu. Krystal was amazing, but we also really enjoyed the Steak house, the Brazilian restaurant and the Italian restaurant. Better than other Riu's we have stayed at. The entertainment staff was amazing! They kept the pool and outdoor activities going all day long and put on great shows at night. Again, better than any other resort we have stayed at. English was great with this staff as well. The only place we really struggled with a language barrier was in the buffet and with our housekeeper. But we are in there country and I don't expect them to speak my language. We booked through Amstar for one excursion and it was a lot of bus riding. We then booked another excursion through Scuba Caribe right at the resort and it was way better and way cheaper. I highly recommend checking them out first. Joel and Yimy were great on our fun trip. Plus no bus ride, the boat picks you up right at the resort! We had heard about Caribbean street for shopping, We thought it was the stores at the resort. It wasn't until we were exploring the other resorts (you have use privileges at the other resorts) that we found the actual Caribbean street stores at another Riu property. There you could barter and find great deals. Also if you go to the beach and take a right, continue walking about 1 mile down the beach, you will come across a gem! There are shops built right on the beach that close during high tide because the waves come into the store. It's worth the walk and very good deals to be made. You wont be sorry, it's very cool. Overall it's an older property, beauty though everywhere with the amazing lobby and the fountains and artwork. There is fun to be had any time of the day or just relax. I had a message done, and although it wasn't the best I have had it was very good. Prices are high, a candy bar is $6 US, a bag of chips the same. Waterproof camera was $27 for 27 photo's. I recommend this resort for sure. But be advised there really isn't anything to do outside of the resort except the excursions. There is no town really to go to. Most excursions involve the water and that's probably best. Swim with the sharks if you can, it was amazing! Enjoy the beautiful resort, weather, and Review!
Great first time and it wont be the last..
Frank G, New York, New York, United States
Fri May 01 16:41:16 EDT 2015
My wife and I spent five day at the resort and I must say that it was a wonderful stay. Me being in the hospitality field I look at the customer service and it was there all the time. We would like...
My wife and I spent five day at the resort and I must say that it was a wonderful stay. Me being in the hospitality field I look at the customer service and it was there all the time. We would like to everyone for there great service but special thanks Paco in the buffet area he was great and Flores who was also great with us at the beach and plaza area. We will be returning with family and friends for sure..
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