Experience a world of comfort and convenience during stays at this expansive resort. Spread amidst lush tropical gardens and a beautiful beach, guests to this popular resort enjoy an impressive selection of restaurants, extensive activities, exciting entertainment and family-friendly amenities including a kid’s pool, mini-club and playground. From sun-up to sun-down, there is something for everyone at this romantic island getaway.


Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (PUJ) : 16 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2006
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 676


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:
Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Hotel Spring Break Policies - Student Groups / Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 2518 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Horrible service

    Horrible service, if u want to party yes come here but i miss the pink party due to check in ….. check in is for 3 i got here at 2:30 stood on line for bout a hour n wasnt able to have a clean room available cuzing me to miss the free party bus!!!!! I ask for accommodation and they just strug the situation off !!!! So here im waiting to check in again after the key that was giving to me DONT WORK !!! I am extremely unsatisfied with my first welcoming to DR RIU REPUBLICA So from -around 2- 5 no check in available and im by myself this unacceptable

    Jun 02, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun trip but probably wont be back

    We went here on our honeymoon, it was our first trip out of the US. The complimentary transportation to and from the airport was a little confusing on arrival at the airport but was much appreciated. The man checking us in did not provide any info about the hotel or how the all inclusive worked, instead he told us he was gonna upgrade our room for us if we gave him a tip. We gave him 10$, got to our room and the welcome note already had had our names on it. The room and overall property was nice and well taken care of. The palace bavaro was the nicest of all the resorts on the complex. The drinks were good, pool waiters were attentive. The food at the sit in restaurants were mediocre at best. Buffet food was hit or miss, no authentic island food. I got sick from the shrimp at the buffet one night. We both were experiencing GI issues the last few days of the trip not sure if it was the ice cubes in our drinks or the food itself. The beach was beautiful but many many many vendors harassing you and trying to sell you things. Water park was a really fun day but we couldn't make it back there due to the GI issues.

    Jun 02, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Benjamin M

    Enjoyed our stay at Riu Palace Punta Cana, the resort was clean and the beach was great. The breakfast had many choices including cooked omelettes, freshly squeezed fruit juices. Great experience, Lovely resort!. Would definitely come back!. Also the RIU pool party was fun and a great experience.

    Jun 01, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great resort

    This was our second visit to this resort. We booked three rooms, six people, three generations. I am emailed the resort asking for rooms near each other, but received no reply. I also submitted a request to the resort by internal channel as I am a travel advisor askingfor early check-inand rooms together. Arrivals - Noone greeted us, no cold towels and no welcome drink. We went to the check in with our bags and began the check in process. Luckily we were the only ones at the reception, so the check in took maybe 5-10 minutes as 3 people were helping us (one for each room). We arrived around noon and two of our rooms were ready which was very appreciated. The third room was ready in about an hour. Two rooms were next to each other and one room was down the hallway. Rooms - clean, everything was in working order except for the safe in one of the rooms, but it was fixed the same night. We always had enough towels. The ac was cold, but loud. Minibar was replenished daily. Enough water, soda, bear, etc. Meals - we mostly ate at the main buffet at breakfast and dinner and had lunch at the buffet by the beach. The selection was great, everything we tried was good. There was a lot of fruit choices. Lots of fish, meats, veggies. We also ate at the Italian and lamb chops were good. The service was great. However we missed our favorite waitress Anna as she is working at Naiboa now. Pools - our two young girls stayed at adults swim up pool and made some friends there. Beach - we always were able to find chairs at around 9-9:30 in the morning with some shades. The beach is beautiful and we walked in both directions daily. There is a drink service at the beach and it was good. Entertainment - we didn't participate in any day activities. Our girls went to Riu parties and said it was fun, more fun than they expected. Make sure to bring your ID or to have a copy on your phone. It's only for 18+. We found the people at the reception were more friendly this time. The coffee shop at the lobby was always a hit. Small note: we were never recognized as returning guests. We stayed at many other all inclusive and they always leave a welcome back note for returning guests.

    Jun 01, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing hotel

    Went with my wife and 2 kids. Alba In front desk was the best. She goes above and beyond to help you to have the best stay. My problem that not everyone speaks English. It was hard to communicate with some staff. I called Room service to get forks and knife the brought club soda drink. I asked for green tea they said they don't have then later on they had and brought to me. You will need a lot of cash. They had amazing activities for my kids special thanks to Emanuel and Jason. Food was amazing and servers were very nice. Night activities were extremely nice. Joanna in front desk as well was amazing and very helpful.

    Jun 01, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319