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Nestled amidst a shady palm grove and a pristine white-sand beach, this beautiful Colonial-style resort represents a rare blend of friendly hospitality, dynamic service and a thoroughly romantic atmosphere. Boasting charming guestrooms, a variety of dining options and bars, an exciting casino and lively entertainment, it promises guests the utmost in hospitality, style and décor.
Location: Punta Cana - Beach
  • *Important Information* Riu Palace Macao will become an adults only hotel beginning Nov 1, 2012. Anyone with an existing booking with children will be protected elsewhere.
  • *Important Information* The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced
  • *Important Information* The Dominican Republic imposes various restrictions each year for Easter. They usually begin the Thursday prior to Good Friday and run a few days past Easter Sunday. The following regulations may be enforced: -Motorized water sports may be banned -Non-motorized water sports may be limited or banned -Alcohol consumption may be restricted (most resorts get a permit enabling them to serve alcohol to nonnative people during the ban) -Music may be limited or silenced
  • Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.
  • Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring-break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.
  • Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.
  • Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring-break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.
  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 12:00 PM
  • Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:

Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 


Convention Policy:

Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: 

This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:

A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:

Room taxes 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
Cancellation Policies
  • Cancellation Deadline:   3 Days prior to arrival. 
    Late Cancellation Penalty: 2 Nights
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(12/24/2014 - 4/30/2015)

Early Departure Policy
  • Early Departure Penalty: 100% of remaining balance
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(4/9/2012 - 12/23/2015)
No Show Policy
  • No Show Penalty: 100% of balance due
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(4/9/2012 - 12/23/2015)
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  • Year Built: 1994
  • Last Renovation: 2002
  • Floors: 4
  • Total rooms: 356

† Fees may apply
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service†
  • Elevators
  • Free parking
  • Internet services†
  • Lounges/bars†
  • Pool
  • Safe deposit box
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Water sports†
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service†
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Elevators
  • Free parking
  • Gift/News stand†
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Internet services†
  • Laundry/Valet service†
  • Lounges/bars†
  • Meal Plan Type: All Inclusive
  • Pool
  • Room service†
  • Safe deposit box
  • Spa†
  • Tennis court
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Wakeup service
  • Water sports†
  • Free wedding packages are available.
    For more information on the required documentation, please see our frequently asked questions at www.weddingsbyriu.com. To reserve your Wedding Package, please visit www.weddingsbyriu.com and submit your request. If you have further questions or require additional information, please contact us via email weddings@riu.com or visit www.weddingsbyriu.com

† Fees may apply

Standard


Bedding:2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed

Occupancy limits- Maximum 3 adults, 0 children, 3 total.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Cable television
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Superior


Bedding:2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed

Occupancy limits- Maximum 3 adults, 0 children, 3 total.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Cable television
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Suite Jacuzzi


Bedding:2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed

Occupancy limits- Maximum 3 adults, 0 children, 3 total


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Cable television
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Suite


Bedding:2 Double Beds or 1 King Bed.

Occupancy limits -Maximum 3 adults, 0 children, 3 total


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Cable television
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV


† Fees may apply
Various Lounges/Bars

La Sirena - poolside bar

Chiriguito - beach bar offering tropical drinks, seasonal hours

Cubano - Lobby/piano bar

La Boheme Bar Salon - Lounge bar with terrace

Cobacabana (Amphitheater for shows once a week)


Various Restaurants

El Patio- Full breakfast buffet including champagne, lunch buffet, and dinner buffet. non-smoking section and terrace

Internacional - poolside restaurante

Grill-Steakhouse restaurant offers a la carte dinner.

Kabuki - Japanese Restaurant offers a la carte dinner

Krystal - Fusion Restaurant

Pizzaria

Snack Bar

Exchange privileges through out the Riu Resort (except RIU Palace Punta Cana and Dinner in other RIU Hotels), a selection of theme restaurants, Italian, Japanese, Grill Steak house and international dishes , with service at the table, require dinner reservations, proper dress expected

24 hour snacks and beverages

Some restaurants may only operate on select schedules. Some restaurants may require reservations and expect appropriate dress. Consult the hotel upon arrival for hours of operation, reservation policies, and dress code.


  • Direct access to a beach
  • Fitness center on-site
  • Gambling†
    Drinks are not included in the Casino.
  • Hot tub
    2 Outdoor Hot Tubs
  • Motorized Water Sports†
    Jet ski, parasailing, waterskiing, diving, deep sea fishing, etc. for an additional fee.
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
    Windsurfing, sailing, kayaks, pedaloes, snorkel gear, and 1 introductory scuba lesson in the pool, aqua-aerobics and paddle boat.
  • Outdoor pool
    • Heated pool
  • Pool
    There is 1 pool on site. Outdoor swimming pools with integrated Jacuzzi, one separated Jacuzzi. Lounge chairs, sun umbrellas, and towels are provided in the pool and beach areas.
  • Sauna
  • Spa†
  • Tennis court
    There are 3 tennis courts onsite. There are 3 lit tennis courts onsite.
  • Golf†
    Golf Course located within a Mile of Property.
  • On-site Entertainment
    Daily activities for adults, 6 days a week.

    Nightly entertainment including Live Music and Riu Theme Shows.

    Pacha Disco at the Caribbean Street (drinks not included) open 7 days a week.

† Fees may apply
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Guests staying 4-6 nights will receive a $1,000 Resort Credit as follows:

Spa:
-Two (2) $35 credits for Combination Massage (limited to 1 coupon per service per person)
-Two (2) $15 credits for Aromatheraphy Massage (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 credits for any Body Wrap (limited to 1 coupon per person)
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Punta Blanca Golf Club (PUJ):
-Six (6) $95 credits for Punta Blanca Golf Club (1 credit per tee time, per person) - Includes: Transportation Hotel - Golf Course - Hotel, 18 holes tee time, practice balls, golf cart, water and soft drinks.

Wedding Packages:
-One (1) $100 credit for Royal or Caprice Wedding Packages

Rent a Car:
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Scuba Caribe:
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-Two (2) $5 for Bavaro Discovery (limited to 1 coupon per person)

Important information: Credits received at check-in and must be presented at time of service.  Credits are per room, non-transferable, non-cumulative, and not valid for future stays. **Not combinable with $35 Spa Credit. ***Not combinable with 50% Golf Rates.

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Up to $2,000 Resort Credit

Guests staying 7 or more nights will receive a $2,000 Resort Credit as follows:

Spa:
-Two (2) $35 credits for Combination Massage (limited to 1 coupon per service per person)
-Two (2) $15 credits for Aromatheraphy Massage (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 credits for any Body Wrap (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 credits for Spa Pedicure (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $25 credits for Hot Stones or Stress Cure Massage (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 credits for Wash, Style and Deep Hair Treatment (limited to 1 coupon per person)

Dream Casino:
-Fourteen (14) $10 credits for Dream Casino, valid with matchplay (1 credit per night, per person)

Punta Blanca Golf Club (PUJ):
-Twelve (12) $95 credits for Punta Blanca Golf Club (1 credit per tee time, per person) - Includes: Transportation Hotel - Golf Course - Hotel, 18 holes tee time, practice balls, golf cart, water and soft drinks.

Wedding Packages:
-One (1) $200 credit for Royal or Caprice Wedding Packages

Rent a Car:
-Six (6) $30 credits for Rent-a-Car Europcar (1 coupon per day for a compact car)

Scuba Caribe:
-Two (2) $50 coupons for PADI Open Water (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $30 coupons for Bavaro Discover BBQ (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $10 for Bavaro Discovery and Swim with the Sharks (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $5 for Bavaro Discovery (limited to 1 coupon per person)

Important information: Credits received at check-in and must be presented at time of service.  Credits are per room, non-transferable, non-cumulative, and not valid for future stays. **Not combinable with $35 Spa Credit. ***Not combinable with 50% Golf Rates.


 

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50% Off of Golf Rates!

The Golf Discount is valid for 50% off golf rates at the Punta Blanca Golf Course.

Inclusions:

  • Round-trip transportation
  • Shared golf cart
  • Water and sodas
  • Practice balls and tees

Important information: To book appointments call 809-468-6834 or email teetimes@punta-blanca.com.  Any unused portion will not be refunded. Guests are welcome to book with at least 24 hours in advance. Not combinable with $1000 or $2000 Resort Credit.

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Luxury Bonus
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Luxury Bonus

Guests will receive the following complimentary amenities:

  • Exchange privileges with the Riu Palace Macao, Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa 
  • Free 24 hr room service
  • Turndown service
  • $35 Spa credit on a 80 min Combinations Massage
  • 24 hr free wifi
  • Riu special golf rate

To receive this offer, just enter Luxury Program in the Special Service Request section during check-out or call our Customer Care Center and we will be happy to make the notation for you.

Any unused portion will not be refunded. Gratuities, taxes and service charges not included.

Valid Booking Dates: Now - 3/31/2015

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Honeymoon Welcome Gift

Guests celebrating their honeymoon with us will receive the following:

  • Surprise welcome gift in their room
  • King bed (subject to availability at time of departure)
  • Late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure)
  • Complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request)

To receive this offer, just enter Honeymoon in the Special Service Request section during check-out or call our Customer Care Center and we will be happy to make the notation for you.

Important Information:  Stay must be within 90 days of wedding. Proof of marriage must be provided at check-in.

Valid Booking Dates: Now - 3/31/2015

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$35 Spa Credit

The Spa credit is valid for:

Guests will receive a $35 USD Spa Credit at Renova Spa good towards massages of 80 minutes or longer.  Offer is valid per person, per stay.

Important Information: Redemption information to be provided by hotel at check-in. Any unused portion will not be refunded. Gratuities, taxes and service charges not included. Not combinable with $1000 and $2000 Resort Credit.

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Free Exchange Privileges

Guests who stay at the Riu Palace Macao can enjoy access to all the facilities, activities, and entertainment at Riu Bambu and Riu Naiboa.

Excludes breakfast & dinner restaurants.

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All Inclusive Amenities

The all-inclusive program includes the following amenities:

• All Inclusive 24 hours
• Welcome glass of sparkling wine and cold face towel
• Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks each day (including unlimited a la carte dining)
• Unlimited local and imported beverages (including Premium liquor throughout the hotel)
• Non motorized sports
• Tennis
• Fitness Room
• Entertainment
• WiFi throughout the Hotel (includes pool and beach area)
• Waiter service in pool area
• Turn Down Service
• Mini Bar restocked daily
• 24hr room service
• In room liquor dispensers
• Concierge Service
• All accommodations, taxes and gratuities.

Important Information:Premium Wine List is an additional charge. Romantic Dinner on the Beach is on request and is an additional charge. All hotel guests are required to wear an “all inclusive” wristband for identification purposes.
  

Valid Booking Dates: Now - 12/31/2015

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Punta Cana  
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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