Hotel Overview

2020 Resort Added Value

Honeymoon: Late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 spa credit per couple (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 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.


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

Property Information

Year Built: 2006
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 612


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Hotel Advisories

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: 21
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 - Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. 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. 

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

4.5 1357 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Service

    The rooms were always clean to satisfaction and the staff were always willing to help with you anything. The pools were always well cleaned and every person was treated excellently. 10/10 would recommend

    Jan 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Another relaxing vacation in Punta Cana

    As yearly travellers to this hotel we are very pleased that after recent renovations the hotel has been even more enjoyable.This year the food in buffet was better than in previous years in our opinion.As usual had great service on outside buffet from Sanchez,Pedro and gang.Checking in is always a pleasure when greeted by our favourite front deck person Rismery D. She always is willing to make sure that your visit has no problems and will help if any issue arises.The beach had some seaweed but not overly.One negative was a strong wind along beach most of week.Reminds us of Aruba. Hoping that next near is as enjoyable as this year was.

    Jan 22, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family vacation

    We had a group of 9 come including 3 kids age 6,11 and 13. Everyone had a great time. The buffet had a good selection of foods that the kids were able to always find stuff. The steakhouse steak, that was not good. I went and ate at the buffet afterwards. Otherwise the room and pools were clean and comfortable. We will consider this hotel in the future. Oh and Monkeyland was hilarious to go to with kids so I'd definitely recommend as a family if you want to get out of the resort for a few hours.

    Jan 20, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Had an excellent time at Riu Palace, Punta Cana. The food was amazing, the beach was excellent, and the staff went above and beyond to assist. I would highly recommend to anyone. Have stayed at the Riu chain before in Mexico. Never here before and I would definitely come back.

    Jan 19, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent customer service

    The girl is beautiful, very clean, great food and side restaurants are all really good!! But the highlight is the customer service! I dropped my drone on the roof and the manager Alexandro himself helped me and got his staff to retrieved it right away. My mother in law was sick and they accommodate my wife to stay extra days because she had to commute to the hospital every day. All the cleaning ladies were helpful and get what you need as soon as you make requests!! My brother in law’s family washed to get a room closer to ours and they did their best to get it within 2 days. Honestly, we were impressed!! Thank you all

    Jan 14, 2020

Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319