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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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
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
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
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
DINING
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.
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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Beware if you are allergic to mold!
297Luv2travel, New Hampshire
Tue Feb 21 11:44:18 EST 2017
We chose this property because it was a Riu. It was once a grand property - elegant - but sadly time has taken its toll. With the tropical weather in D.R. the existing air conditioning can't keep up with the humidity, thus our room was infested with mold. The odor was overpowering the moment you entered the room. Mold growing everywhere (see photos). The shower felt like a giant petri dish - black mold everywhere. My husband spent the entire vacation in bed with a migraine. He'd probably have been better off sleeping outside away from the mold. When we returned home, it took 3 washings to rid our clothing of the smell. The property is beautiful on the outside. The food was excellent - both the buffets and the restaurants we tried. The service was excellent. The staff was friendly and helpful all the way around. As other reviewers have noted, you are provided with a key rather than a key card. The safe has another key, hence the need to carry around 2 keys at all times. Annoying. This property is really a gem, but sorely in need of updated HVAC.

Great Experience
Heather W,
Mon Feb 20 18:20:27 EST 2017
This was my first time at an all inclusive resort. I did not think I would enjoy it very much because when I go somewhere I have never been, I want to do and see as much as possible. It was a very nice, relaxing vacation. The food was delicious. We tried almost all restaurants except the Italian one. The other couple we were with said they have eaten at other Riu's and didn't the pasta very good. My favorite restaurant was the Krsytal. The squash soup with bread and goat cheese was my favorite. The Steakhouse was my 2nd favorite. The buffet had a lot of options. The La Bodega was OK. There was a wedding party at this restaurant when we decided to eat here and they ruined our meal. At the beginning, we were the only ones in the restaurant with them and one of the groomsmen said loudly that they had some wedding crashers. Our group then decided to ask one of the servers if it was OK for us to be in here and they said yes. We were not fans of that wedding party. Eventually the rest of the restaurant filled up with other guests who were not part of they party. The rooms were very nice. The air conditioner worked very well. I actually didn't have it on most of the time because I was chilly/cold in the room. My complaint of the room is that the sheets are very thing and the towels were rough. Towels were rough on the sunburn. If it rains, please be careful walking anywhere in the resort. The tiles get slippery in the room, by the pool and in the hotel. It did rain the last two days our group was there. I brought cards to play with. We enjoyed the sports bar. The workers were very nice and our group enjoyed talking to them. Elvis was our favorite.

Be prepared if it rains.
Wisconsinistoocold, Wisconsin
Sun Feb 19 14:16:57 EST 2017
It rained 3 of the 5 days of our stay. There is absolutely nothing to do during bad weather other than drink which is not our thing. The daytime entertainment team did not offer alternate indoor activities like they do at other RIU resorts we have stayed. The other complaint about the daytime entertainers was that one in particular spent most of his time & energy hitting on young girls. The food & waitstaff was excellent. The evening shows were top notch.

Incredibly overpriced for the experience
Hannah K,
Sun Feb 19 06:46:55 EST 2017
I didn't read the reviews on trip advisor until after I had already booked our trip and to be honest, I got really nervous and anxious once I did read them. Let me start off by saying I'm 25 years old and have only ever been to Cancun to do an all-inclusive. I don't have much to compare this trip to, but I strongly feel that we overpaid greatly for the quality of our resort. This is listed as a 4 star resort and it's just.... not. The hotel and pool is incredibly outdated (pool is missing a lot of tiles which ultimately can become a safety issue) and if the staff wouldn't have been so wonderful I would've been incredibly disappointed. Our room didn't have roaches or bed bugs like some other reviewers said (trust me, I checked like three times for the bed bugs). The staff was great with cleaning our room daily and the air conditioning in our room worked perfectly. I unfortunately suffered major tummy trouble after every meal but I do believe it's because they cook a lot with coconut oil (natures laxative). I do feel like the buffets catered more to Europeans, it was sometimes very challenging to find "simple" meal items for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The themed restaurants at night did not require a reservation even though that is whats stated and they also weren't very fussy with the dress code (men do not need to bring a pair of trousers, some khaki shorts will be fine). We went to the steakhouse, the Italian restaurant and the Japanese restaurant and those were all good. They unfortunately serve very small portions so it's likely you will be hungry afterwards. The drinks were good at first but by our 4th day I was very tired of having super sugary drinks that really didn't give me much of a buzz. But the staff was always so pleasant and helpful. Their English isnt perfect but they try to do whatever they can to please you. They really made our experience as great as it was. Ultimately, I would visit punta cana again but I will be doing much more research with the resorts next time. I thought I could trust Riu since it has a great reputation as a chain but for what we paid, I expected much better.

Highly recommend!!
chula58diva, Ridge, New York
Sun Feb 19 05:03:52 EST 2017
we actually stayed in Feb of 2015but the calendar won't let me go back that far. Very friendly staff, nice rooms, excellent entertainment, LOVED THE POOL BAR including the bartenders and activities!!! The food was very good, the weather PERFECT. One girl in our group had a birthday and the staff, particularly the bartender in the sports bar, went out of their to make her day special. Ty for a great vaca!!



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