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RIU Republica

Arena Gorda Sección Baigua, Carr. El Macao - Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 23000, Dominican Republic


  • Beautiful, well-kept beach with plenty of loungers
  • Amazing jerk chicken at the hut by the beach
  • Eight pools plus waterslides


  • Large resort means lots of walking
  • The rambunctious atmosphere may be too much for some guests
  • No room service


24-hour concierge
Complimentary breakfast
Free WiFi
Parking on site

What to Expect

A sprawling all-inclusive hotel on Arena Gorda Beach where everyone is 18+ and the party goes from dusk til dawn

Resort Details

At Hotel Riu Republica the clientele love partying and a drink is never far away. This adults-only playground has more than 1,300 rooms, eight swimming pools, 10 bars and nine restaurants. Spending the entire day at the beach is easy here, it’s stunning and unoccupied loungers are never hard to find. Around-the-clock entertainment means waterslides, kayaking, scuba lessons and beach volleyball are just the beginning of the fun; there are also beach barbeques, Michael Jackson shows and a nightclub.

When you’re ready to crash in the evening (or the wee hours of the morning), beachy vibes and plush bedding welcome you to your room equipped with a terrace or balcony, satellite TV and a safe. In addition to the Asian, Italian, Indian and steakhouse restaurants, couples looking to turn up the heat can arrange a romantic al fresco dinner or couples Aromatherapy & Deep Tissue Massage for an additional charge.

Nearby Attractions

Hotel Riu Republica is perfectly positioned for exploring Punta Cana’s natural beauty and experiences and resort concierge will assist in booking whatever you desire. If hitting the links is your prerogative, Punta Blanca Golf Club sits just two miles away and offers special rates to Hotel RIU guests. Or, stray away from the resort and head to Hoyo Azul Lagoon for a magical dip in a cenote or soar above the rainforest on a ziplining adventure.

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. Visit Monkeyland for an afternoon with primates—just be sure to hold onto your belongings! 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 Republica, Carr. El Macao - Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic