by Whitney Rife
Situated on the beach of Arena Gorda, Riu Palace is surrounded by white sand and palm trees. The hotel is home to more than 600 suites that feature central air conditioning and ceiling fans. Satellite television, coffeemakers and hydromassage bathtubs are standard in the units. Balconies overlook the ocean and gardens. Larger suites have sunken living rooms, dressing rooms and Jacuzzis. Six restaurants are at the resort, offering a range of cuisines. Families can find Brazilian, Japanese and Italian dishes. Two swimming pools, one for children, and an adjoining whirlpool are also on the grounds. Introductory scuba lessons take place in the main pool. Families can also spend time on the children’s playground. A kids’ program plans daily activities for children ages 4 to 12. Of course, the onsite beach can provide many hours of fun with water sports, sandcastle-building and group activities. Riu Palace also provides nightly entertainment, including live music and shows. All-inclusive rates cover meals, snacks, beverages, and activities.
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Our Editor Loves
- Two pools -- one for children
- Children's club
- Six restaurants
Here in Punta Cana having a lovely time at Riu Palace. Beautiful grounds, lovely food, & service is good.
Only reason we Don't give 5 stars is the swim up pool. Too many young children in a small pool with totally drinking, noisy environment. Maybe should be adult only, but that's only our opinion.
Otherwise, loving it! Special mention to Mario in buffet restaurant
This is the third year we have come to Punta Cana and stayed at a Riu. The beach is beautiful! The cleaning staff is great! Everything is neat and clean. We love the service at Riu Palace Punta Cana! We especially love Sandy at the buffet (La Isabela)! He has a very welcoming smile! We have come back to find him each year!!! Sandy is friendly and kind...we really enjoy talking with him! My son, Titus, wanted to come see Sandy for his birthday! He wants to put him in his suitcase and take him back home. ????