Best RIU Hotels & Resorts in Punta Cana

Founded in 1953, RIU is best known for its all-inclusive resorts. Since debuting its first... READ MORE
Founded in 1953, RIU is best known for its all-inclusive resorts. Since debuting its first property in Mallorca, Spain, the brand now offers approximately 100 hotels in 19 countries. Most of RIU's hotels are situated in Mexico, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, with the properties reflecting their tropical surroundings in their decor and amenities. Since many outposts are located on the beach, part of RIU's all-inclusive offerings cover guests' use of water sports equipment like kayaks and windsurfing boards. The majority of RIU's resorts feature kids clubs and daytime entertainment geared toward the younger crowd, as well as adult amenities like spas, night clubs and evening shows. In 2010, the hotel group expanded its portfolio to open its first urban outpost in Panama City, introducing its newest brand, RIU Plaza. Several RIU properties appear on our Best Hotels in the USA, Best Hotels in Europe and Best Hotels in Mexico rankings; those properties are listed below.

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    Hotel Riu Palace Macao
    Punta Cana
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4709 reviewsTripAdvisor (4709)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Flanking Arena Gorda Beach along Punta Cana's Bávaro resort strip, the Hotel Riu Palace Macao offers guests prime access to the area's white sands. Even if you aren't a beach bum, this all-inclusive, adults-only resort will impress, with a freshwater pool with a swim-up bar, a spa and a variety of activities, such as tennis, windsurfing and snorkeling. Previous guests praised this RIU outpost's five restaurants, which offer international cuisine buffet-style, Japanese-inspired fare, steakhouse classics and more. Others raved about the beautiful grounds, friendly staff and clean (albeit dated) accommodations. Each suite features a white color palette with black or pink and red accents, plus amenities like free Wi-Fi access, a minibar and beverage dispenser, a satellite TV and a balcony or terrace.

    Punta Cana
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4709 reviewsTripAdvisor (4709)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro
    Punta Cana
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4045 reviewsTripAdvisor (4045)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Rubbing elbows with a bevy of Bávaro resorts along Arena Gorda Beach's coveted sands, the all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro sets itself apart from its Punta Cana competitors with its friendly atmosphere and full range of activities. Recent guests have only positive things to say about the resort's staff, commending them for their kindness and attentiveness. However, past visitors gave mixed feedback about the property's accommodations. While some praised the clean and spacious suites, others said the digs are overdue for a refresh. All of the 610 suites come equipped with free Wi-Fi access, satellite TVs, liquor dispensers and private balconies or terraces. Outside the accommodations, travelers will find two pools (one with a swim-up bar), four tennis courts (which the property shares with four other resorts), a spa and a fitness center. Come nightfall, grab a bite to eat at one of six eateries before enjoying some nighttime entertainment at the Pacha nightclub.

    Punta Cana
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4045 reviewsTripAdvisor (4045)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana
    Punta Cana
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5734 reviewsTripAdvisor (5734)
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi

    Overlooking the prized sands of Arena Gorda Beach in Punta Cana's Bávaro resort area, the Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana offers visitors an all-inclusive experience. The palatial-looking building houses 676 ornately appointed suites complete with satellite TVs, coffee makers, minibars, liquor dispensers and private balconies or terraces. Recent guests loved the comfortable, well-equipped accommodations, although a few cautioned that some suites have limited views. For more expansive vistas, lounge by one of four pools or on the property's white sand beach. Like other RIU outposts, this resort's all-inclusive package covers all kinds of amenities, including nonmotorized water sports equipment rentals, kids club activities, nightly entertainment and meals and drinks at six restaurants and multiple bars. Several past visitors cited the property's cuisine as its best attribute, but travelers who crave more options can dine at the eateries available at the resort's four adjacent sister properties.

    Punta Cana
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 5734 reviewsTripAdvisor (5734)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free Breakfast
    Free Parking
    Free WiFi
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    Hotel Riu Republica
    Punta Cana
    4-star HOTEL CLASS
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3871 reviewsTripAdvisor (3871)
    Free WiFi

    Recent guests can't stop raving about their stays at the Hotel Riu Republica in Punta Cana's Bávaro resort area. Past travelers praised everything from the well-maintained grounds to the friendly staff members to the incredible pool and beach areas. The adults-only, all-inclusive hotel is situated right on Arena Gorda Beach. Lodgers have access to loaner water sports equipment (including kayaks, snorkel gear and windsurfing boards), a beach volleyball court, group fitness classes and afternoon and evening entertainment. When it's time for a dip, this RIU property offers five pools, three of which boast swim-up bars. The resort also features several dining options, including an a la carte steakhouse and four buffet-style eateries. However, some previous diners were less than impressed with the cuisine options. For additional options, diners can head to one of the eateries inside the resort's four sister properties. After satiating their appetites, travelers can retire to one of the property's 1,382 guest rooms or suites. All come outfitted with free Wi-Fi access, stocked minibars, coffee makers, liquor dispensers, flat-screen TVs and balconies or terraces.

    Punta Cana
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3871 reviewsTripAdvisor (3871)
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    Free WiFi