1st time to Dominican Republic and Riu property; had read several bad reviews and got really nervous. Before leaving we requested not being on the 1st floor - got 3rd floor. No problems with bugs. You must realize DR is a humid destination. Take some Damp Rid and hang in room. Room was kept clean; front desk staff was very accommodating. Restaurants and most of staff were very friendly. Not much greeting and rush to order in specialty restaurants but food very good. All drinks were plentiful and service around pool was good. We liked the infinity pool better than the regular pool, some leaves in larger pool but still pretty well kept. Entertainment around pool and in evening with staff, very good. Grounds immaculate. Nice to have shopping right on premises. All bar service excellent. So if you booked and read a bad review - don't be too scared! We had been to Mexico 4x so did compare. Beautiful beach with plenty of loungers and shade. All in all a very good vacation with our daughter/husband for their 1st Anniversary.
- 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 Palace Bavaro, Riu Naiboa hotels and the ClubHotel Riu Bambu * The Splash Water World will be opened from 1st November 2016 * 4-story building * Surrounded by 63,000 m2 / 75,000 sq. Yards of lush gardens * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 40 km / 31 miles from Higuey * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Intl. Airport Accepted Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa ... 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