we traveled to the Riu Palace Punta Cana resort a week before Christmas and it was just amazing. clean room, very nice and neat property, perfect pool with swim up bar and lots of pool benches. Beach was very clean and lots of shade under the palm trees, and service was very good especially if you tip the waiters, they will come back to look after you very often.
Food was OK at the buffet restaurant and very good at the reservation restaurants (4 restaurants), but all in all for the price we got it was just perfect.
we asked for a crib in our room when we booked as we were travelling with a 15 month baby and it was there the day we arrived! very nice and friendly staff. The resort has a kids club as well, which my son spent some time in but i think he would rather stay at the beach.
There was a different show every night after dinner which were very good and mostly entertaining, and you get access to the other Riu Palace hotels nearby.
we tried para-sailing, which was amazing, and we also went on the buggies tour which is a must do if you are into these things but you really have to negotiate the price because you will be taken advantage of.
Overall, our experience in Punta Cana was amazing and our choice of hotel was a complete success. we will gladly go back to Riu Palace anytime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana * Inside the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Macao, Riu Taino, Riu Naiboa hotels and the ClubHotel Riu Bambu * 4-story building * Surrounded by 63,000 m2 / 75,000 sq. Yards of lush gardens * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 50 km / 31 miles from Hig??Ey * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Int???L. Airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Punta Cana Hotel Punta Cana
- Punta Cana Riu Palace
- Riu Palace Hotel Punta Cana