There are more than a few reasons why Punta Cana is one of the top vacation destinations in the Caribbean – breathtaking beaches, warm aquamarine waters, and some of the best resorts around. Speaking of where to stay, as you’re planning out your trip we thought we’d help narrow down the search by highlighting one of our favorites: the all-inclusive Riu Palace Punta Cana.
With its direct access to Arena Gorda Beach, the Riu Palace Punta Cana is in a prime location for seekers of sun and sand. The beach itself is well-known for is soft and welcoming white sand and is actually one of the widest beaches in all of the Dominican Republic. It’s also the perfect beach for families with plenty of water activities to choose from, as lifeguards are on duty every day of the week.
At the Riu Palace Punta Cana, you’ll never have to worry about enjoying your stay, particularly when it comes to dining options. There are all-inclusive options available 24 hours a day, in-room minibars, plus six on-site restaurants and five bars to choose from ranging from buffets to steakhouses, Italian, Japanese, and fusion cuisine. Feel like a night in? No problem. Room service is also included 24 hours a day.
If you prefer to avoid the sand and hit the pool instead, at the Riu Palace Punta Cana, you have three to choose from. Families with small children will definitely want to check out the separate children’s pool, complete with waterslides. Oh, and if waterslides are your thing, you’ll definitely enjoy the free access to the nearby Splash Water World waterpark with six more slides to enjoy.
The list of amenities available to guests of the Riu Palace Punta Cana is long and extensive. Whether you’re looking to pamper yourself with a massage or hydrotherapy at the Renova Spa, catch a live performance in the evening, or try your hand at any of the available watersports (like windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling), the Riu has you covered. For kids, there’s also a playground and the RiuLand Kid’s Club, available daily for children ages 4-12.
In the rare occasion that you would like to find even more to do, guests of the Riu Palace Punta Cana also have access to the nightclub and casino and daytime exchange privileges with two neighboring Riu properties, too – the Riu Bambu and the Riu Naiboa. No matter what kind of experience you’re after, you’re sure to find it.
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