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One of Riu's flagship Palace resorts, guests receive the highest level of service at the adults only Riu Palace Macao. Guests are invited to spend days soaking up the sun on the magnificent 16 mile, white-sand beach and evenings enjoying the elegance of this resort with cocktails and live entertainment, trying their luck at the casino, or letting loose at the disco.

Location: Directly on the most beautiful beach in Punta Cana, 30 min from the airport, 2 min walk from the Caribbean Street shopping avenue (in the RIU complex), 90 min to La Romana airport, 45 min to Higuey.

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  • chantelleCoventry : coventry
3rd visit

we returned to this hotel in april 2016 as we had a fabulous time before. We found it was not as good as the previous visits.. Don't get me wrong , the hotel is beautiful, very very clean, the rooms are spacious , and you could never fault the beautiful beach. plenty of sunbeds and had to get there early to ensure shade. We never sat around the pool as it was too hot , and found in the afternoon guests got very drunk and very loud, at one stage a guy got so drunk he nearly drowned and had to be pulled out by staff. The food was average not 5* , the beer was nearly always flat and my partner tried to advise the bar staff about the gas but they didn't understand , I was fine as I like wine and was pretty good. What I didn't like was they stopped the dress for dining, shame as we do like to dress for dinner. Standards have been lowered and would only now give this hotel 3*. Still a beautiful place, staff friendly and helpful , but boring night life, nothing to do after 11 ish, unless you want to go to the onsite nightclub where my partner was propositioned by a lady of the night while I had visited the toilet.. ha ha... still ok, but wont be making a 4th visit..

  • Kashara V : Washington DC, District of Columbia

The Riu Macao was nice. The food was amazing and the staff was great. This resort is more for older people that want relaxing and quiet. For a younger crowd it was a little boring and not enough activities but still a nice place to enjoy. The rooms had bottle of liquor to enjoy for free. The room was spacious and clean.

  • sashadsx07 : Bristol, United Kingdom
Fabulous honeymoon

Couldn't fault one thing! Staff lovely, pool great, food delicious (steak house superb!), rooms emasculate and cleaned twice daily and fridge restocked even with champers!, beach beautiful! Best holiday yet!!

  • Y7628SAsharonc : Nashville, Tennessee
Sister trip

My sister and I stayed here the first part of June 2016 on our first ever sister trip. I will get to the point.Pros: Hotel staff was nice.Hotel itself is very nice. Clean. No problem with room. Clean. Beach very nice. No problem finding a lounger, just shade. No palapas. Most people stay at the pool for some reason. Yah for us.Food was pretty good at buffet and ala cart. Need reservations for ala cart.Entertainment team works their butt off and are very nice. Had lots of fun with the games.No complaints about the alcohol. Seemed to work for us!Cons:We were allowed to use the pool and eat lunch at 2 of the Riu hotels beside us but not after 5pm. The reason I mention this is, although Macao has entertainment in the lobby at nite, couples dancing, there is nothing to do after that. My sister and I found it hard to whoop it up. Lol. We are in our 50's but we aren't dead. Over all not lively enough for the young at heart. Just not enough to do to keep us up past 10:00pm.Casino ok but be careful its not Vegas and there rules are different. Will only cash out dollar bills. No change. They keep it. I hope this helps.

  • Gillian B : Glasgow
Amazing holiday

Myself and my partner stayed at this hotel in June 2014. This was our first time to the Dominican Republic. Without a doubt it is one of the best holidays we have had! The hotel itself is right on the beach which is absolutely stunning white sand a crystal clear water! The hotel was very clean and our room cleaned to a high standard everyday! The hotel has many restaurants to choose from and the food is great in all of them although the portion sizes for the main meal in the Italian were on the rather small side. Plenty to choose from on the drinks menu with many different cocktails to sample. We choose this hotel over the Rui Palace Bavaro as even though that hotel was newer and perhaps slightly more modern this Macao is adults only so if you are on a couples holiday this is ideal as when we went to the other nearby Rui Hotels there were lots of kids so was nice to come back to our own hotel for the peace and quiet. There is entertainment on every night which is ok just the usual Cabaret style you get with most all inclusive. I cannot recommend this hotel enough and would definitely return.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 24-hour all-inclusive
  • Buffet champagne breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in main restaurant with made-to-order food stations
  • Room service for breakfast only
  • Choice of restaurants for lunch
  • Pizzeria
  • 3 a la carte dinners w/reservations
  • 3 theme dinners weekly
  • 24 hr Domestic & Imported drinks & snacks
  • Lounge & towel service by pool
  • Scuba lesson in pool
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Catamarans
  • Snorkeling
  • Day & night tennis
  • Gym
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to Pacha Disco (drinks extra)
  • Entrance to casino (drinks extra)
  • 364 elegantly appointed rooms
  • Made-to-order buffet stations
  • Full table service a la carte restaurants: Mediterranean, Steak House & Caribe Grill, dress code & reservations required
  • Pizzeria
  • Bars including: Beach bar and Lobby bar w/live piano music
  • Pacha Disco
  • Swimming pools
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis court
  • Gym
  • Caribbean Street shopping complex with beauty salon, medical service, pharmacy, souvenirs, jewelers, shops, boutiques, internet centre, spa, disco and pizzeria
  • Casino (fee)
  • Water skiing (fee)
  • Boat excursions (fee)
  • Horseback riding nearby (fee)
  • Free WiFi

Hotel Rooms include:

  • Air conditioning
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi internet
  • Mini-bar w/complimentary soft drinks, water & beer
  • Liquor dispensers with rum, vodka, whiskey & gin
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony w/garden view
  • Max. occupancy 3 adults 

Superior Rooms include:

  • Same as Hotel Room but with balcony and pool view

Suites include:

  • Same as Hotel Room, but more spacious and with 1 king bed and separate living room

Stay at 1, Play at 3 - Exchange privileges with RIU Bambu and RIU Naiboa (dinner reservations and transportation excluded).

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Wedding Packages - Please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Riu Palace Macao
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Hotel Riu Palace Macao
Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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