Get an overview of this hotelCasual family resort facing a long Puerto Plata beach

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
On private beach
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

North Coast beauty

This secluded hotel 10 km (6 mi) west of picturesque downtown Puerto Plata shares an 800m (one-half mile) private beach and expansive resort grounds with one companion hotel.

All-Inclusive resort

Riu Merengue's room rates include access to the freeform and children's pools, kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, snorkeling gear, nightly entertainment, and a children's club.

In-room beverages

Air-conditioned guestrooms and suites at Riu Merengue feature balconies or patios, flat screen TVs, rattan furniture, and stocked compact refrigerators.

 Guest Highlights

  • Family-friendly amenities

Resort Amenities

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

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games

  • Dancing
  • Language

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Offsite tours

Resort Amenities

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 998 guestrooms, comfort and pleasure are ensured with spacious accommodations that include patio, garden and 4 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. On-site parking is free to guests during their stay.

Riu Merengue offers daily live music and shows, as well as special daytime entertainment programs for kids in Riuland, the free children's club. 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 3 blackjack, 1 Caribbean Stud Poker, and 2 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.)

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 4 
  • Children's club 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Free self parking 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Nightclub 
  • Children's pool 
  • On private beach 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Hair salon 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Beach towels 
  • Total number of rooms - 998 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms:

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

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.

Steak House - Half of Macumba restaurant becomes this à la carte dinner restaurant nightly. Reservations required. Dress code: No T-shirts.

La Roca - Buffet style restaurant serving international cuisine. Open daily.

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.)

Nearby Things to Do

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 3 outdoor pools. Guests also enjoy access to pools at the resort's other 2 hotels, including a pool at Riu Bachata that contains an 8-person jetted section and a swim-up bar. Padded lounge chairs and thatched-roof sunshades flank all pools.

Riu Merengue faces an 0.8 kilometer (0.5 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 3 tennis courts at this hotel and 2 at the adjacent Riu Bachata Hotel. The nearest golf course, Playa Dorada, is 14 kilometers (8.75 miles) 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.

  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Parasailing on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Massages 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Resort Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
No rollaway/extra beds available
Free WiFi is limited to 90 consecutive minutes per person per day. A surcharge applies for additional usage. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
This property will charge an additional occupancy fee to guests arriving with more people than indicated in the reservation. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 5-35 per week (rates may vary)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Resort Name

  • Merengue Riu
  • Riu Merengue
  • Riu Merengue All Inclusive
  • Riu Merengue All Inclusive Puerto Plata
  • Riu Merengue Puerto Plata
  • Club Hotel Riu Merengue
  • Clubhotel Riu Merengue Hotel
  • Clubhotel Riu Merengue Puerto Plata
  • Riu Merengue Dominican Republic
  • Rui Merengue

We should mention

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. 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.

Resort Credit Promotion - Valid for US and Latin America Bookings Only

Book a minimum 4-7 night stay in any room or rate category for travel December 24, 2017-December 23, 2018, and receive up to USD 1,010 in Resort Credit coupons for select services. Coupons can be applied as follows: USD 240 resort credit at Renova Spa (2 USD 35 coupons for 80-minute Renova combination/ritual maimon, 2 USD 25 coupons for 80-minute Hot Stone Cure Stress Massage, 2 USD 15 coupons for 80-minute Deep Cleansing Facial, 2 USD 15 coupons for 60-minute Aromatherapy Massage, 2 USD 15 coupons for body treatment of 50-minutes or more, 2 USD 15 coupons for Spa pedicure; limited to 1 coupon per service/person); USD 150 resort credit at Scuba Caribe (2 USD 60 coupons for PADI Open Water, 2 USD 10 coupons for PADI Discover Scuba Diving, 2 USD 5 coupons for sailing/windsurfing lesson; limited to 1 coupon per service/person); USD 120 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 240 resort credit with a minimum 7-night stay valid at Playa Dorado Golf Club (1 coupon per round of golf/person, USD 12 for tee time, USD 3 for golf cart rental; caddy is required; additional taxes apply); USD 100 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 200 resort credit with a minimum 7-night stay at Weddings by RIU for Royal and Caprice Wedding Packages (limited to 1 coupon per wedding; applies to packages paid directly at the hotel; coupons cannot be used toward prepaid weddings); USD 90 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 180 resort credit with a minimum 7-night stay at Europcar (1 USD 30 coupon per room/day to be used in economy car rental).

Valid for bookings made on US(.com), .ar, .br, and .mx points of sale only. Guests will receive coupons at check-in. The total of credits is per room, based on double occupancy, and for guests age 21 and older. Resort Credit is non-transferable, non-cumulative, and cannot be used for future stays. Resort Credit can be used for selected services. This promotion is subject to availability and can change without previous notice. Other restrictions may apply. Resort credit and redemption details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. Resort credit cannot be applied towards room rate or tax. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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