Get an overview of this hotelAll-inclusive Punta Cana resort on Caribbean beach

In resort complex

The Riu Palace Punta Cana is situated on a white-sand beach within the Riu Resort Complex. Guests have exchange privileges at 2 nearby sister properties.

All-Inclusive resort

6 restaurants, 5 bars, a fitness center, and a variety of water-sports equipment are all included in the room rate. A kids club offers daily activities for ages 4-12.

Minibars

Guest suites have jetted tubs, TVs with US stations, and replenished minibars and liquor dispensers. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

RIU Palace Punta Cana All Inclusive

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 are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Resort Amenities

The majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities at Riu Palace Punta Cana are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for the majority of amenities and activities.

The Riu Palace Punta Cana is situated on a white-sand beach in the Riu Resorts Complex, along with four other Riu properties, and you can relax on the hotel's sun loungers by the beach. Guests have exchange privileges at the nearby Riu Palace Macao, Riu Bambu, and Riu Naiboa (theme dinner restaurants excluded).

All-inclusive amenities include a pool with swim-up bar, a children's pool, a water park and waterslide, a kids club for ages 4-12, non-motorized water-sports equipment, a fitness center, and a spa with sauna, offering massages and beauty and body treatments. Waiter service is included at the pool and on the beach. Admission to Pacha Disco RIU is included, excluding beverage purchases and special shows. Dining options include 6 restaurants and numerous bars, including a 24-hour sports bar. Room service is available 24 hours a day, and WiFi is complimentary throughout the hotel. 4 meeting rooms are available for guests' use.

Guests also have access to the discotheque and casino on Caribbean Street, within the resort complex. Craft shops maintained by outside vendors also line the street.

  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Casino 
  • Business center 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free water park access 
  • Waterslide 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 2 
  • Total number of rooms - 612 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of restaurants - 6 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Children's pool 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Wedding services 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Nightclub 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Water park access (complimentary)  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free bottled water 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Minibar 
  • Patio 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 

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 at Riu Palace Punta Cana. For dinner in all restaurants, the hotel's dress code requires that gentlemen wear long trousers.

Don Manuel - Main restaurant. Buffet-style dining and show-cooking stations. Theme dinners served three times a week.

Yokohama - Japanese theme restaurant. Dinner only; reservations required.

La Bodega - Brazilian theme restaurant. Dinner only; reservations required.

Luigi - A la carte Italian. Dinner only; reservations required.

Krystal - Specializes in New Mediterranean cuisine prepared by elite international chefs. Guests will enjoy the elegant and sophisticated ambiance and premium service.

Steakhouse Restaurant & Grill - A la carte. Dinner only; reservations required. Dress Code: Long sleeved shirts and long trousers required for gentlemen.

Sports Bar - Open 24 hours. Light fare. Multiple TVs tuned to sports. Darts, video games.

Perico Chicote - Lobby piano bar. Open late morning till late night.

Los Rosario - Terrace bar outside of lobby. Open late morning till late night.

La Plaza - Bar near theater. Open late morning till late night.

Saona - Swim-up bar. Seasonal hours.

Room service - 24 hours a day. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Entertainment

There is a casino on site at RIU Palace Punta Cana All Inclusive.

Nearby Things to Do

The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate at Riu Palace Punta Cana.

The resort has a fitness room with sauna, a pool with swim-up bar, a children's pool, water park and waterslide, and playground, and a free kids club with daily activities for ages 4-12.

Non-motorized water-sports equipment includes kayaks, catamarans, body boards, and windsurfers. Daily entertainment programs may include aerobics classes and beach volleyball.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Parasailing on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Resort Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

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.

Resort Name

  • All Inclusive Punta Cana RIU
  • All Inclusive RIU Punta Cana
  • Palace RIU Punta Cana
  • Punta Cana Palace
  • Punta Cana Palace RIU
  • Punta Cana RIU
  • RIU All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • RIU Palace Punta Cana
  • RIU Palace Punta Cana All Inclusive
  • RIU Punta Cana Palace

We should mention

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.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Resort Credit Special Offer

Book a stay for 4 - 6 nights in any room or rate category, for travel December 23, 2016 - December 23, 2017, and receive USD 1,300 in resort credit coupons for select services, including USD 240 for Renova Spa; USD 190 for Scuba Caribe; USD 80 for Diamante Casino; USD 570 for Punta Blanca Golf; USD 100 for Weddings by Riu; USD 90 for Rent-a-car services; and USD 50 for Antillana Fotografia.

Resort credit and redemption details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. Credit cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-cumulative, non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be combined. Total amount of credit is per room and for guests 21 and older. 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.

Resort Credit Special Offer

Book a stay for 7+ nights in any room or rate category, for travel December 23, 2016 - December 23, 2017, and receive USD 2,100 in resort credit couons for select services, including USD 240 for Renova Spa; USD 190 for Scuba Caribe; USD 140 for Diamante Casino; USD 1,140 for Punta Blanca Golf; USD 200 for Weddings by Riu; USD 180 for Rent-a-car services; and USD 50 for Antillana Fotografia.

Resort credit and redemption details provided at check-in. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. Credit cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-cumulative, non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be combined. Total amount of credit is per room and for guests 21 and older. 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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3.9 out of 5
79% of guests recommend
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
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5 out of 5
by from Puerto Rico
Posted Feb 24, 2017
The experience was nice. The foods are good. The rooms was clean and the amenities are very nice. The lobby is beatiful.
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Nice hotel friendly staff

4 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 23, 2017
Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Love that we could walk miles of beach everyday.
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3 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 23, 2017
They ran out of some food items a few times room could have used a paint job.
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3 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 23, 2017
It was okay, just kind of simple and a little more on the outdated side
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Very Unproffesional 5 star property

1 out of 5
by from Maryland
Posted Feb 22, 2017
Pros: Nothing except beach.
There is no way I would recommend this property to anyone I know. Every one would act as they do not know English so very hard for communication and staff always would be good if they think that they will make money from that communication meaning if you purchase any excursions they recommend etc. Kitchen chef or cooks would act as they cannot understand what you are asking for. Waiters were ok but they smile because they get tip.
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Beautiful resort & steps away from the beach

5 out of 5
by from K
Posted Feb 22, 2017
I had a positively wonderful stay at the Riu Palace Punta Cana. The grounds were gorgeous, the pool was beautiful and fun during the day with DJs and activities. The beach is only a few steps away from the pool. Everything was convenient! Only downfalls were the free wifi was pretty spotty in lots of areas & that you couldn't make reservations at the hotel restaurants.
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Hotel in need of repair

2 out of 5
by from Moline IL
Posted Feb 16, 2017
We have stayed in several RIU hotels. This one is in need of help. The room we were in had stains on the walls, it had 6 outlets, and only 3 worked. 2 of them were missing the face plates, so you could see the wires, and 2 more you had to prop the cord up to keep it in the outlet. The best part was we left early, because my wife was sick, with it turned out e-coli, and not a sole cared.
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The hotel need a lot of work

1 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 14, 2017
Pros: The staff
Cons: the hole facility need to have better maintenance and the lobby too dark during the day.
The staff was super nice but the hotel need clean, paint in and outside. Floor is very slippery and not enough safety when is wet. The main entrance need a lot of work, furniture is very wear out . The food need more control on the salt.
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Grounds , pool and beach are gorgeous !

4 out of 5
by
Posted Feb 1, 2017
Wonderful place the staff can't be any nicer they go out of their way to make you feel like you are in a palace and feel special. Drinks are terrific not watered down at all !! It's just beautiful and so much fun. The rooms can use a little update but they still where nice and clean and your on vacation for the beach who stays in their room !
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NOT a 4 start, maybe 2....maybe

2 out of 5
by from Iowa
Posted Jan 26, 2017
Pros: The beach
Cons: Hotel cleanliness, food quality, drink quality, overly aggressive sales people at the hotel shops
Location: Monkey Jungle and Hoya Azule were both very nice
I will start out with the positives. Beach was perfect, many palm trees, plenty of chairs for everyone. Nice roped off ocean area for playing in ocean. Sorry, that is all I got for positives. Hotel is in need of serious updates as you use a large key to get into room and that could take several mins as you had to get the key turned "just right". My room had not been cleaned from previous guest, sand in my bed, fridge not stocked, one towel left, low on TP. The safe requires another large key with a padlock. So you need to carry around two large metal keys during your stay. Drinks were poor quality, hard to mess up a margarita but half I could not even drink. Food was pretty to look at, but unless you were a vegetarian, food was very dissapointing and some inedible. With exception to the steak at the steak house, all meat was like eating beef jerky, terribly dry and piled with salt. All prepared food was salt laden to the point I could not eat. The fruit and vegetable were good, desserts were good, but I am a meat eater and could not stomach the meat except the one steak. Servers at the restaurants were good and attentive. Other service was hit or miss, some very rude and others were kind and attentive. We went on two very good excursions, one was The Monkey Jungle, and this was excellent. The other was Hoyo Azule and was very nice as well. Would not return to this hotel, but would return to DR.
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