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


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory 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.
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

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 star tripadvisor rating 5157 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel excellent staff

    This is our second time to this hotel and it never fails to impress us. The staff are helpful and courteous and the animation team are very energetic and make sure you are enjoying yourselves. Pool staff (Pablo, Wilson, Wilton are worth a mention as they are a credit to the hotel). We stayed for two weeks as a group of seven and had four rooms. They made sure we were all on the same floor and close together. Which made things easy for us, especially as we had a single female as part of our group. The alacart restaurants were great and food excellent. The buffet area, food again was great and good selection . The staff again in the buffet could not do enough for us. The facilities at the hotel are good, pools, beach all good. Will be definitely returning again.

    Oct 12, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    3.5 to a 4 star hotel

    I am currently on holiday at the riu palace macao and to be honest it is a lovely hotel, the restraunts are outstanding and I would happily reccommend to anyone (the fusion and the italian are our favourites), also the animation team are amazing so friendly and they make the stay here 110 × better! There are only a few areas where I dont think this hotel lives up to "palace" expectations for example the drinks are not good at all we have been to Riu hotels in the past and there has been a massive variety of drinks but here there isnt also the majority of the cocktails are a slushy consistency which isnt always pleasant we have ordered drinks and about 60% of them haven't been the correct ones so we have just gone and got our own (which we dont mind to much), the a/c in the room is not very good when it's so hot outside you want to go into a cold room but the a/c doesn't get very cold (easy fix but annoying when its boiling outside) I dont want anyone to be put off by this review as the hotel is beautiful and very clean, I'm just a little disappointed that as a couple we paid a lot of money to come to a palace and I really dont think it is palace standard. I would not return to this hotel as a couple I would 100% return as part of a group :) Happy holidays x

    Oct 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We enjoyed our stay the hotel was clean and all the staff were friendly you could always find something to eat in the dinning room at all times all the food was fresh.Pool waiters were very good and loved the coffee shop always had nice cakes in there room was clean. Loved the beach it was beautiful.

    Oct 09, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful beach and all inclusive

    Loved the beach every morning and night! Pool with bar was fun social place every afternoon. Good dining. Felt like everything closed down a little too early at night though. Would like just a little more night life.

    Oct 08, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place but

    Loved the hotel. Pool. Grounds. Restaurants. Staff are superb nothing is any trouble. Bars.branded drinks. Food. The small cappuccino coffee pastry bar is lovely along with waitress Entertainment could be better but you can use other Riu hotels close by. Cocktails tried a few they all taste of chemicals vile very sweet. Beer is okay.

    Oct 07, 2019
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