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).

Come to Punta Cana and bask in the sunlight, heavenly beaches, and coconut palms. The first adults-only RIU Resort, Riu Palace Macao is elegant with a colonial style. Perfect for weddings and honeymooners! Enjoy high-quality service, comfortable accommodations, and fine dining choices that are the staple of RIU Resorts. 

Dining choices range from International, Japanese, Krystal Fusion, Steakhouse, and Italian. Snacks are available 24-hours a day! For additional lunch and snack choices, check out neighboring Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa. Guests of Riu Palace Macao enjoy exchange privileges with these resorts (dinner dining excluded). 

Shop on RIU's famed "Caribbean Street" that features a gym, hairdresser, jeweler, billiards, and massages. The fun goes early into the morning at Pacha nightclub. There is also live music and evening shows. Entrance and drinks are included at "Copacabana" Amphitheater. 

Activities are available on both land and water. Explore the sea with windsurfing, sailing, kayaks, body boards, and snorkeling equipment. Spend the day playing a friendly game of table tennis, water polo, or volleyball. The gym is also available free of charge!


Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 16 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1994
Last Renovation: 2002
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 356


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Minimum Age requirement is 21 years of age or older. 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 At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed
Advisory 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 during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room.

The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises. Parties in rooms are not permitted. Unruly behavior by individuals or groups is not allowed at any property at any time during the year.

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 5293 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The staff made this holiday! 😊

    We booked this hotel following a recommendation from a friend. Honestly we cannot fault this place. Please ignore all the negative reviews online. Firstly the staff. The hotel, food, scenery is stunning but the staff made this holiday for us. They are some friendly, accommodating, happy and grateful. Just a few names to mention...Herman at the lunch area had our drinks waiting every day at the table and even went out of his way to find champagne one evening when they ran out (even though I insisted I was ok). Virgi at the pool bar, always made us laugh, we genuinely missed him on his couple of days off. Robert and Alexis in the entertainment team have so much energy, they always sat down to chat with us and make sure we were ok. The staff work such long hours but all of them stress how much they love there job. Thank you to all the staff for making our trip so special. The food is beautiful. The buffet/main restaurant was so nice we didn’t even try the speciality restaurants because we enjoyed it so much. The fresh seafood i couldn’t get enough off. Especially the paella. We emailed prior to staying and requested a room that a friend recommended. We imagine the hotel get thousands of these request so wouldn’t have been disappointed if this didn’t happen, however we were shown to our requested room on arrival. The rooms do smell slightly damp (which a few people mentioned) but once the air con was on the damp smell was gone. We are in a country with 80% humidity. We love our RIU hotels and this certainly did not disappoint. We will most certainly be returning. Thank you again for a perfect holiday.

    Jan 14, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Would go back

    Cleanliness- very clean, super clean rooms, all public bathrooms were super nice and clean and fully stocked. Service - tons of staff, you never feel like you're searching for anyone. Very helpful and friendly. Food- very good. Four a la cartes with no reservations makes it easy to just show up for supper. The buffet is very large with something for everyone. Entertainment- nothing to write home about. They dont have nightly shows, their michael Jackson one was good. Day staff try to get people engaged near the pool. The riu multiplex has a pool party area for adults 4 days a week. They're awesome if you're looking for that Vegas pool party type party. Other guests - lots of reviews say this is a quiet resort. I dont think it is, we had lots of days turning it up at the pool bar and going to the discotheque. BUT there are lots of areas to get away for a quiet day/evening. I think it's best of both worlds. Everyone here was from Europe or Quebec so we were one of the few english only speaking people on the resort. If you're English and looking to make friends I'd try somewhere else. Side note- we went diving with scuba caribe and if you're any kind of a diver it's a joke. They're not a real dive company just an excursion masquerading as one. They advertise diving just off the beach but almost never go because of the wind and waves. They take you to the other side of the island and you get to look at some coral but mostly sandy bottom in a very hurried two tank dive. We paid 400USD for it, big waste.

    Jan 14, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice hotel, nice beach.

    The hotel was nice and clean. The services were very good. The food was good. One thing was interesting: the cooks at their restaurants always overcooked the steaks. I preferred my steaks medium rare, but they came out medium or done twice. So I learned my lesson, the third time when I ordered the steak, I asked for rare then it came out medium rare. It was perfect. The beach was nice with white sand and clean, except some days there were some seaweeds. I definitely will go back to this resort.

    Jan 11, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I am a little late on this review but I wanted to give a real review to those thinking of staying here. I have stayed at the RIU Palace in Aruba and thought we would be fine staying here. I was wrong. Upon arrival at the resort we were told that we were "upgraded" to the other neighbor RIU resort. We explained to them that we chose this resort for the adults only option and for the many great reviews we have read. They continued to try and sell us on the other resort. We declined. After some hesitation they gave us room keys to our first room. We had booked an ocean front and we were given a small room with a balcony with a large white wall directly in front of it where we could only see the sky. Seriously. The room had a very strong smell of bug spray also. We were both very upset. My fiancé had gone back to the front desk where they told him they were overbooked and could not give us a new room for a few days. He told them this was unacceptable and they said they could not get us another room until the next day. We were ready to leave on day 1 of 10. The next day we were given the room we booked which was much better. The room was nice and had a large shower and nice balcony. The best part of the vacation was the beach. We normally go back and forth from the pool to beach. Unfortunately we were not fans of the pools. There was a swim up bar with a pool that we did not go to because there were way too many people in there and they seemed to never get out to use the restrooms. Sorry but thats gross. We were mainly in the pool next to it but we were yelled at for having drinks on the side of the pool. Apparently you can't have drinks in the other pools? Unfortunately we will not be returning to this resort and will definitely not be recommending it to anyone. The beach area and the drinks were the best part of this trip which is why I give it three stars.

    Jan 09, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Place to Go in Punta Cana!

    We have stayed at many resorts in Punta Cana over the years but we continue to return to the Riu Palace Macao. The staff is awesome - friendly, patient and accomodating. The food is fantastic and the choices are overwhelming!!! Just returned from a visit in December and already planning our next visit in July. We just can't stay away@@@

    Jan 07, 2020

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