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Hotel Riu Palace Macao

Avenidas Estados Unidos, Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23302, Dominican Republic

Pros

  • Gorgeous white-sand beach lined with palm trees
  • Proximity to multiple golf courses
  • Included entry to Pacha discotheque and Copacabana amphitheater

Cons

  • Gym and spa are located at a sister property within walking distance
  • Mixed reviews on quality of food
  • All-inclusive wristband required for identification on premises

Amenities

24-hour concierge
Bar
Casino
Complimentary breakfast
Free WiFi
Handicap-accessible
Parking on site
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Smoke-free hotel
Spa

What to Expect

A well-established adults-only, all-inclusive resort in the RIU Resorts complex right on paradisaical Arena Gorda Beach

Resort Details

The setting is a dream—a quiet enclave on Arena Gorda providing postcard-perfect views of palm trees and a cerulean coast. Hotel Riu Palace Macao’s all-inclusive program includes Dominican and international cuisine, unlimited premium-branded drinks, access to world-class amenities like the fresh-water swimming pool and the opportunity to try gymnastics, windsurfing, sailing and more. All the rooms are tastefully styled with modern decor, plush bedding, minibars and flat-screen TVs, but if you really want to rejuvenate, book the Jacuzzi Suite.

The fitness center and Renova Spa are just a walk away at RIU Palace Bavaro should you need to expend some energy or indulge in a massage or beauty treatment. Kids aren’t allowed on the premises, but guests are encouraged to get in touch with their inner-child—RIU Hotels and Resorts guests get free admission to Splash Water World in Punta Cana.

Nearby Attractions

Punta Cana’s proximity to virgin beaches, golf courses, historical cities and exotic underwater worlds is just one reason it’s the ideal beach vacation spot.

Easy day trips include a quick stop at Saona Island, or even a tour of the capital, Santo Domingo. Saona Island sits just a couple miles off Punta Cana’s shore—it’s part of the Parque Nacional de Este so it’s perfect for an undisturbed beach day free from crowds. Or, cruise over to Isla Catalina for an easy-access reef perfect for snorkeling. Get a taste of 16th-century Mediterranean life at the recreated city of Altos de Chavon or if shopping is your indulgence of choice, visit the 60 shops at Palma Real Shopping Village for clothes, jewelry, souvenirs and more. At the end of the day, doing no more than lounging on Punta Cana’s paradisiacal beaches is a vacation well spent.

Location Details
Hotel Riu Palace Macao, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic