Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Value

Honeymoon: Welcome gift, small bottle of rum, king bed (based on availability), late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 spa credit per adult (restrictions apply).

Welcome to Riu Republica, a beautiful four-story property located on the beachfront of Macao in Punta Cana. This adults-only property features 1007 guest rooms that include balconies or terraces, minibars, Free wireless internet access, and more. 

Complete with a variety of upscale amenities, the resort offers the chance to enjoy physical activities like volleyball, table tennis, windsurfing, kayaking, and water polo. Those looking to relax can visit the wellness center and indulge in a beauty treatment or steam bath. Sprawling out by two pools is no problem thanks to free sun loungers, towels, and parasols. Grab a drink at the poolside bar or swim-up bar while you catch some rays! If you prefer the beach, free sun loungers are available for enjoying the sand and surf. And you certainly don't want to miss out on Splash Water World, a brand new waterpark with four body slides! 

Entice your palate with a variety of delectable restaurants, including Italian, Indian, and steakhouse specialties, among other delicious options. Additional breakfast, lunch, and dinner items can be found at the buffet restaurant. 

If you fancy an after dinner drink, the lobby, lounge, or sports bar will provide you with delicious premium beverages. The sports bar is open 24 hours a day, so be sure to visit whenever you are in need of a refreshing drink! The minibar and liquor dispenser in your room are also restocked regularly, so beverages will always be within reach. 

Additional amenities include a fitness center, a nightclub, boutique shops, sun terrace, and concierge service.

The excitement never stops at Riu Republica!

Location

Beach
Punta Cana Airport (PUJ) : 17 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2016
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 1382

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student/Spring Breaker Groups (21 years of age or older) will be accepted only during the month of March. All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion. If a Student/Spring Breaker Group is accepted: Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older.;
Advisory The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID.; Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policies - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room February through April. Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any RIU property, at any time during the year. RIU Hotels & Resorts, reserves the right to withhold admission to any Spring Breaker. The hotel reserves the right of admission and may request clients to show passport or official ID to prove full identification. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 5503 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    60th birthday

    Came with my kids for my 60th. They picked the resort. Very nice place. If you want to be quiet you can, if you want to be loud you can! Food and service were excellent! If you can't find something off that buffet this type of resort is not for you! The staff were always friendly and because we tipped consistently we always had great service above and beyond. Beach is amazing and we spent 2 or 3 hours everyday on a lounger under the palms and running out to battle the waves. Great fun! Bring a cheap pair of sunglasses because you will lose them to that rouge wave! We had absolutely no issues with bugs, sand fleas, mosquitoes, etc... The pools are kinda broken up into party and quieter pools but nothing during our week outrageous... Met people from U.K. a few Americans, French Canadians, the shows at night were typical resort shows nothing overly special but well presented. The neon party on the Wed. was a blast! we drank the booze in our rooms, drank drinks with ice, used the tap water to brush our teeth no issues. Take at least 30 sunscreen if you are going this time of year. The sun is intense!!! All in all a great holiday.

    Oct 22, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu wedding

    Hands down the best servers/ bartenders were Wilbur, Pedro, Juliana, Angelo, and Noel!! They are always amazing! Made the trip so much more fun with their awesome personalities! Always smiling and made sure our drinks were full. Sports bar staff was always poor, took forever to even get noticed. The housekeeping in room 4065 wasn’t very good. I even had my makeup thrown in the sink one day. Overall was a fun trip!

    Oct 21, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    UNBELIEVALBE VACATION :)

    We travelled to the Riu Republica at the end of September for a 1 week stay. I have travelled to many of the popular countries over the past 30 years but this resort was by far one of the best I have ever experienced. I must say that I was a little apprehensive after booking given the recent negative attention D.R. has received in the media. I contacted the resort directly via email and was reassured that SAFETY for everyone is extremely important and I need not feel unsafe while there. They were 1000% correct!! They took every precaution (with security in the entire resort and on the beach) to make sure that guests felt safe at all times. The food was INCREDIBLE throughout the entire resort - the buffets (the breakfast was incredible-you want for nothing), the a la carte restaurants (no reservations needed), the jerk chicken station (better than Jamaica).The resort was extremely clean, the rooms were lovely, very friendly and helpful staff, amazing beach & pools, fun nightly shows with professional performers. But by far - this resort is SO MUCH FUN!! Waterslides, pool foam parties, beach party, neon party, competitions (arm wrestling, beer drinking contest...), great sports bar/disco/music.If you want quiet, there is that too at one of the many pools in the resort.We loved this resort/vacation so much - we are going back again in January to DO IT AGAIN :). We don't generally repeat a resort with there being so many to choose from BUT this is definitely worth a return visit.

    Oct 21, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Wedding

    Loved this place. The staff was really friendly. 3 bartenders that went above and beyond before our wedding ceremony and always very courteous and outgoing were Noel, Wilbur, and Angelo. Be prepared to walk. It’s a huge resort and it feels like you walk everywhere. Drinks were great and the food was ok. The wedding was fine. I think for the price of it, it should have been a little more secluded than it was. It was on the beach and right next to a crowd of people lounging in chairs. And I mean right next too the chairs. Like 10 feet away. Great time of year to come, not extremely busy. Never had a wait for any restaurants if you went to dinner at 6:30-7. The best two were the Italian restaurant and the Japanese restaurant. The turn down service was kind of bad. Never replaced the sheets and only straightened the bed also gave new towels. Plenty of stuff to do each day. I recommend the boogie excursion. It’s 4 hours and super fun. Over all it was a great 9 days.

    Oct 21, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The BEST VACATION

    This is my second stay at Riu Republica. The hotel was cleaned, and the food is pretty good. The staff is friendly and well prepared to answer any question and take care of all our needs. The entertainment was great. NEON Party and the RIU PINK POOL PARTY were the best... I plan to visit next year. My only constructive criticism is the smoking... outside of that GREAT

    Oct 21, 2019
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