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!


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 at Riu Republica.

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 6093 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Pool Service

    It was too windy on the beach so we settled in to the pool chairs near the La Ola bar. We met Haneiro who worked tirelessly to keep everyone’s drink orders flowing. By day two he knew our names and our drinks. A great asset to the RIU.

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Awesome time

    Bay Saona is our favorite bar here at riu republica, Marquez, Pequero, and Reyes are the best! Took great care of us! Good food and great music. Clean rooms and great options whatever you're looking for.

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Only been here a few days but my wife and I are having a blast! Service has been incredible, props to bartender at Saona , Santana, keeps the drinks flowing wife a smile! Night life has been fantastic and the food is great

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Feels like home

    Back again December 3-12. Check in was fast and easy. I am a Riu Class member and asked for ocean front and they came through. We ate at the buffet and specialty restaurants. Food is good not great but I can always find something. We like the quiet pool and the guys had towels ready everyday. We have jerk chicken almost everyday for lunch. We are in our mid-60's and love to walk the beach in both directions. All the workers are amazing and friendly. Our room is getting a little dated. Some of our electrical outlets didn't work and USB were broke. We made the best of it after all you're in paradise. It rained so hard one night there was water coming in from above. Next day it was fine. We will be back Feb 15-26 to do it all over again!!

    Jan 14, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Superb holiday. Fantastic hotel. Beautiful place.

    I travelled here with 3 friends in September/ October 2019 for a 2 week holiday and overall we had a fantastic time. The resort is beautiful and has something for everyone and we made some great friends from around the world from chilling in the pool bars. The resort is well kept and you can see the staff on a daily basis trying to keep it in tip top condition whether it be gardening staff or maintenance. The variation of restaurants is fantastic and the standard of food is great, in particular the steak and Indian restaurant. Even the buffet restaurant was of high quality and the choice was endless. There is a fantastic choice of pools to swim in. You have the more lively pools located near the beach and the more chilled and quiet pools located near the adult water park (which is also great fun) There is two pool bars at the beach end of the resort and the staff are wonderful. Even with the hours and effort they must endure dealing with the tipsy holidaymakers on a daily basis, they never fail to smile away and give a great service. The rooms are clean and tidy. They might be somewhat basic, but they have everything you need for a base whilst on holiday. The double sink, large open plan ceiling shower are fantastic. There’s a safe in the room (free) and also alcoholic optics that are refilled every 2 day’s to compliment the free bar of soft drinks in the room bar. There resort but a lively array of activities all day, every day and they really do go out their way to make you smile. Twice a week you have the opportunity to go to their sister resort (free 5 minute shuttle drive) and experience one of their pool parties. They were a great experience and there was people of all ages enjoying the party music. The beach was absolutely beautiful and there was never a short in sun loungers to choose from. There is also a beach bar to keep topping up the cocktails whilst enjoying the sun. In all, we had a great holiday, despite the few negative reviews we read. The resort caters for all kinds of people, of all ages and we made some great friends from around the world. Me and my friends are mid to late 20’s and we had a great laugh with people of 60+ who enjoyed themselves just as much as we did. I’d happily return to this lovely hotel.

    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