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Double Room Ocean View
- 2 Beds
Casual family resort facing a long Puerto Plata beach
North Coast beauty
This secluded hotel 10 km (6 mi) west of picturesque downtown Puerto Plata shares an 800m (one-half mile) beach and expansive resort grounds with one companion hotel.
Riu Merengue's room rates include access to the freeform and children's pools, kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, snorkeling gear, children's club participation, and nightly entertainment.
Air-conditioned guestrooms and suites at Riu Merengue feature balconies or patios, rattan furniture, and stocked compact refrigerators.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
- All-Inclusive Details
This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.
Food and beverages
- All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
- In-room minibar (all beverages included)
- Meals and beverages at companion properties
- Surcharges for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.
- Surfing/boogie boarding
- Fitness facilities
- Water aerobics
- Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old
- Access to onsite clubs
- Onsite live performances
- Airport transfers
- Laundry/dry cleaning services
- Motorized water sports
- Scuba-diving certification
- Scuba-diving excursions
- Snorkeling excursions
- Wireless Internet access
- Offsite tours
Set amidst tropical gardens and surrounded by mountains, the Riu Merengue is a beachfront Art Deco village-style resort, located just 15 minutes from beautiful Puerto Plata. Featuring 1007 guestrooms, comfort and pleasure are ensured with spacious accommodations that include patio, garden and a wide array of restaurants, bars and facilities for a truly thrilling experience. This fun and friendly resort provides exceptional service down to the last detail, complemented by the renowned Caribbean Street promenade and Riu's exchange privileges programme throughout the Riu Resort.
The majority of amenities and activities at this resort are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for meals, drinks, activities, gratuities, or use of both land and water-sports equipment. Babysitting and childcare services are available. Beach/pool umbrellas are available upon request. Luggage storage is available. On-site parking is free to guests during their stay.
Riu Merengue offers daily live music and shows, as well as special daytime entertainment programmes for kids in Riuland. Guests also enjoy complimentary admission to the nearby "Pacha" night club, which is open 6 nights a week, and to "El Millon" casino at ClubHotel Riu Bachata. Open 4 PM to 3 AM, "El Millon" contains slot machines, electronic-poker machines, and three blackjack, one Caribbean Stud Poker, and two roulette tables.
A Caribbean-style street of brightly colored shops runs between Riu Merengue and Riu Bachata Hotel. The street includes an art gallery, clothing boutiques, craft shops, a pharmacy, a pool room, a photo studio/lab, a hair salon, a medical center, a fitness center, and a spa with a unisex sauna. Spa services include waxing, manicure, pedicure, body and facial treatments, the Mayan Mud Wrap, the Tropical Fruit Wrap, and open-air massage in beach cabanas. (Advance reservations are required.)
Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available. They can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.
- Beach sun loungers
- Pool sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Swimming pool - children's
- Full-service health spa
- Concierge services
- Fitness facilities
- Free parking
- Self parking
- Business services
- 24-hour front desk
- Security guard
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 1007
- Tour assistance
- Medical assistance available
- Currency exchange
- Hair salon
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Shopping on site
- Beauty services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Number of floors - 2
- Tennis on site
- Supervised childcare/activities
- Wedding services
- Beach/pool umbrellas
- Wireless Internet access - surcharge
- Children's club
- Free guest parking during stay
- Luggage storage
- Spa services on site
- Free breakfast
Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge
Free parking, Free guest parking during stay, Self parking
- Room Amenities
- Connecting / adjoining rooms available
- Premium TV channels
- Climate control
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Direct-dial phone
- Complimentary bottled water
- Wake-up calls
- Extra towels/bedding
- Private bathroom
- Complimentary toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Cable TV service
- In-room safe
- Daily housekeeping
- Clock radio
- Window opens
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Courtyard view
- Garden view
- Pool view
- Partial ocean view
- Beach view
The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).
Los Almendros - Open-air buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, theme-dinner buffets.
Macumba - Open-air restaurant/bar serving late-morning Continental breakfast daily and light-meal/snack buffet all afternoon. Snacks served from late night to after midnight. Bar open from late morning to late night.
Italian Restaurant - Half of Macumba restaurant becomes this à la carte dinner restaurant nightly. Reservations required. Dress code: No T-shirts.
Sample menu for Italian Restaurant
- Cream of potato-tomato
- Sea bass in Mallorca sauce
- Chicken breast stuffed with spinach, cheese with Roquefort sauce
- Beef filet with mushroom sauce
- Cannelloni with spinach, cheese in tomato sauce
- Bananas flambé
Steak House - Half of Macumba restaurant becomes this à la carte dinner restaurant nightly. Reservations required. Dress code: No T-shirts.
Sample menu for Steak House
- Cream of tomato
- Ribeye steak
- Lamb chops
- Beef filet
- Pork chops
- Crêpes Suzette
- Fruit flan with ice cream
La Plaza - Large, covered, open-air, plaza-like bar. Open from mid-morning to late night.
La Rumba - Open-air bar/lounge open from early evening to late night.
Pacha - Air-conditioned disco near adjoining Riu Mambo Hotel. Bar open 10 PM to 2 AM. (Hours subject to change. Minimum age 18. Closed Mondays.)
- Cream of potato-tomato
The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this Puerto Plata resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).
This hotel, in Dominican Republic's Puerto Plata area, includes a 53.25m (175-ft) freeform pool and a 4.5m-square (15-ft) children's pool. Guests also enjoy access to pools at the resort's other two hotels, including a pool at Riu Bachata that contains an eight-person jetted section and a swimup bar. Padded lounge chairs and thatched-roof sunshades flank all pools.
Riu Merengue faces an 800m (one-half mile) Atlantic Ocean beach. Sand extending inland under palm trees includes sports facilities.
Maimón Bay, at the resort's western end, offers a beachfront water-sports center providing kayaks, snorkeling gear, Hobie Cat sailboats, pedal boats, windsurfers, and boogie boards as part of the All-Inclusive plan. Surcharges apply for parasailing, Jet Skiing, banana-boating, sailing lessons, windsurfing lessons, scuba-diving lessons and certification classes, and snorkeling and scuba-diving excursions.
All-Inclusive facilities include three tennis courts at this hotel and two at the adjacent Riu Bachata Hotel. The nearest golf course, Playa Dorada, is 14 km (8.75 mi) away.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site at Riu Merengue or near the resort in the Puerto Plata area; fees may apply.
- Kayaking on site
- Personal motorized watercraft on site
- Horse riding/rental nearby
- Fishing nearby
- Parasailing on site
- Playground on site
- Sailing on site
- Scuba diving on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Surfing/boogie boarding on site
- Swimming on site
- Volleyball on site
- Windsurfing on site
- Aerobics on site
- Basketball on site
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Prenatal massage
- Steam room in spa
- Sports massage
- Manicures and pedicures
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
Policies & Fees
Check-in time ends at midnight
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
- Payment types
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Pets not allowed
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
- A late check-out fee will be charged
- Additional Details
Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.