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RIU Palace Punta Cana All Inclusive

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7.8
Good
1,259 reviews
+1 809-687-4242

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Free Breakfast
Pool

Live Large at RIU Palace Punta Cana All Inclusive

What’s a RIU Palace Punta Cana All Inclusive Room Include?

Upon arriving, you'll probably want to walk straight through the elegant, European-style main building, through the manicured grounds, past the glimmering pools, and out to the white sand beach to spread your towel out on a sun lounger. There, you can adjust your umbrella and start relaxing. Be sure to book a long enough trip that you can also enjoy a body wrap or hydrotherapy treatment at the Eternal Spa, work up a sweat in the fitness center or on one of four tennis courts, or try your luck in the casino. When you make it to your room, the suites feature whirlpool tubs, satellite television, and regularly restocked minibars.

What Amenities are Available?

RIU Palace Punta Cana is a resort within a resort, and guests have access to bars, a casino, and a nightclub in the larger Riu Resort complex. The resort sits on Arena Gorda (or Fat Sand) Beach, so named because of its width and gentle slope toward the calm water.

What are the Rates Like?

This is an all-inclusive property, so room rates include food and drink, as well as amenities and activities like entertainment, fitness center access, supervised kids' club activities for children ages 4 through 12, and non-motorized water sports, like kayaking, windsurfing, and boogie boarding. You can sip cocktails at five bars and dine at restaurants specializing in Brazilian, Japanese, Italian, Fusion, and Steakhouse cuisine. Men are required to wear trousers for dinner to hotels in Punta Cana.

Suites are priced per person, so a week's stay for two adults and two children can cost from $2,500 to $3,500. Gratuities, parking, and limited Wi-Fi access are included.

What's the Bottom Line?

Couples and families will feel at home at this polished, luxurious beach resort on the northern end of Punta Cana.

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Playa de Arena Gorda
Punta Cana, 23000
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User Highlights
7.8
Good
Location
"Turquoise water in front of the hotel" "Close to shopping"
98% appreciated the closeness to the beach.
Only 67% were satisfied with the proximity to shopping.
Service
"Amazing waiter" "Staff was awesome"
87% found the staff to be very friendly.
62% said the recreation staff was ok.
Breakfast
Amenities
"Older property" "Sticky floors"
52% thought the building was acceptable.
87% found the grounds to be nice.
Pool
"Water in the pool was hot" "Missing pool"
Only 53% thought the pool was clean.
Wellness Area
"They have a spa" "Oceanfront Jacuzzi"
58% didn't like the fitness area.
Vibe
"Updated decor" "Newer resort"
83% criticized the unstylish hotel.
78% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
Cleanliness
"Sticky floors" "Toilet overflowed"
69% said rooms were dirty.
71% thought it was clean.
Comfort
"A/C doesn't work" "There was no air conditioner"
66% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
Air conditioning was criticized by 79%.
Room
"There was no air conditioner" "Toilet overflowed"
69% said rooms were dirty.
72% complained about the bathroom.
WiFi
"Don't have access to the internet" "No internet"
73% said the wifi quality was bad.

Good to know...

Rooms could be cleaner
Hotel could use some updating
Beds need improvement
Friendly service
Expert Reviews
Fodor's
By night this megaresort decorated with Arabian-style domes looks like a fairy-tale palace and its generally older clientele are a departure from the other Riu resorts in the vast complex.
oyster.com
A sprawling, five-hotel complex, the 612-room Riu Palace Punta Cana has access to some excellent pools, top-notch liquor, and a gorgeous, though especially crowded, beach.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Casino
Child Activities
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
518
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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