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Exceptional Values!
Golf: 50% discount at Punta Blanca Golf. (Reservations required; restrictions apply.)

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.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Address:
PUNTA CANA


DR
Local Phone: 809-687-4242
Fax: 610-359-6625
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Disco / Nightclub
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite (Riu Palace Macao)
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Second pool is a children's pool.
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Drinks are not included at the Disco. No Spring Breakers
ROOM TYPES
SUITE
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
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 -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
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 -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JACUZZI SUITE
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JACUZZI SUITE
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Palace Punta Cana features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Palace Punta Cana:
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.
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment with live music and variety shows.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Children's Mini Club.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool

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5062 Recommend
5062 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Punta Cana to their friends and family



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Just OK
JeffMfrBuff, Chicago, Illinois
Thu Feb 04 07:04:00 EST 2016
Service was great, rooms were perfectly fine, food & drinks were mediocre, 3 of 20 people on our group got v sick from something. Grounds were v nice and location was good. Wifi was very iffy. Go to front desk and they will fix your problem if you have one. If I was to go back to Punta Cana, would def try another spot as this one was just ok More>

Best Vacation Ever
cyndi139, Mattawan, Michigan
Wed Feb 03 11:44:31 EST 2016
The Riu Palace Punta Cana was a fabulous resort to stay in! Not only was it beautiful but the service was great too. The beaches were magnificent and the pool was perfect! Our toughest decision each day was whether we should go to the beach or the pool that day 😀 They had a buffet of any kind of food you could possibly want and our favorite waiter Jose who had a prize winning smile! Our plan is to go back there again next year. More>

Worth a visit
Nicky A,
Wed Feb 03 11:30:11 EST 2016
This was our first trip to Dominican Republic, and loved this part of the island. The hotel has its own section of private beach, however in December the beach had lots of seaweed, the staff worked tirelessly ever day to remove the seaweed from the beach. The hotel is styled in a classic style and some rooms have already had a modern makeover. The beds are large and luxurious and the rooms are well maintained. The entertainment team are a credit to this hotel and work non stop to ensure all guests are entertained. They provide entertainment every minute of the day and make sure there is something for all ages! The only negative I can say about this hotel is the food, the buffet does become repetitive after a week, and sometimes the quality can suffer. We were in a party of 4 and we all ended up with upset stomachs. We did notice that part way through our trip they introduced a member of staff on the entrance with anti bacterial hand gel, this wasn't available at the start of the trip. However we did notice that some of the poor hygiene was down to other guests, it was hard to believe that people cut bread without using the napkin to hold the bread, or would use cutlery that belonged to other serving dishes, and seemed unaware of cross contamination. The hotel age range does tend to be for the older clientele, but if you are looking for a chill out classy, down to earth hotel, then you will not be disappointed. More>

Nice resort on the beach
bkub15, Bay Shore, New York
Tue Feb 02 16:24:13 EST 2016
First the good: Very pretty, old world style (literally looks/feels like a palace). Fairly clean overall, the staff was very friendly and always offering more drinks, always a bar within close reach. free wifi (more on that later). free access to the other 4 Riu hotels in the complex, including a casino and night club. the food was mostly good, but some was a bit sub par.. but then again thats what should be expected at a buffet. The pool itself was great (but more on that later), swim up bar and a few seating "booths" on the sides were a nice touch, especially if in a group. Beach was clean and about a 3 minute walk from my room. There is a theater with shows every night, and either a DJ or live music going in the Plaza until midnight with plenty of tables to sit. Good mix of people, from families with small children, to seniors, to 20 somethings, and everything in between. Good vibes all around Now some of the not so good: Upon arrival in the lobby, our one bag was taken from us to be brought to the room, which was just down the hall anyway. After about 30 mins of sitting in the room waiting for the bag, finally went back out to get it and they had brought it to the wrong room due to sloppily writing the room number on the tag... that was pretty infuriating. The WiFi is spotty at best, and if you can actually get connected, its pretty slow. just out on the beach behind the pool area seemed like it worked best, in the room I had to go out on the balcony for a decent connection. couldnt skype back home, and was barely able to even make wifi calls. The beach is beautiful, but i have seen descriptions of this hotel as having no waves, calm etc.. that certainly isnt true. It wasnt terrible for an open ocean beach, but there were still at least 3 foot waves crashing. the water wasnt clear (couldnt see more than about 2 feet down) probably due to the waves. there was very little seaweed. The pool closes for the night at 7pm! to me that has to be the worst thing about the place.. that alone is enough to make me look elsewhere. The casino and nightclub are in different hotels, but there is a shuttle to bring you there, and its only a 5-10 minute walk anyway if you wanted to walk. Also note that drinks in the nightclub are not free. I would not suggest venturing out of the resort property, the surrounding area is pretty rural and run down. There really is no AC anywhere but in the rooms. The only beer they have Presidente (seems to be the norm in DR anyway). The "king" bed was 2 beds pushed together. Rooms had traditional keys (not cards), as did the safe (not electronic), and you get 1 towel card per person which you exchange for 1 towel for the pool/beach, and if you lose the card its a $20 charge Overall was a good experience, but I probably would look elsewhere if i were to come back More>

Beautiful resort beautiful beach
nana5plus1, Halifax, Canada
Tue Feb 02 09:16:17 EST 2016
We booked this resort in early fall and I read lots of reviews first, then the closer we came to our vacation the worse the reviews got Yikes. No worries the comments about dated hotel well it's more of a European look with lovely architecture and furnishings. The service is top notch and the food very good. The red wine was not very good but the white and Rose were fine. The room keys. And safe keys were a little annoying but didn't spoil our fun. We had a great experience on checking in quick and easy no problem with English the Bell hpp had our luggage in our room in minutes. The beach is really lovely lots of space and plenty of shade the water is rough though and I did get knocked on my assistance a couple of times. We will be back. More>



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