Riu Republica

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Overview
Set on a pristine stretch of white sand in Punta Cana and boasting two large infinity pools, Jacuzzi and wellness centre, the adults only Riu Republica is the perfect place for couples and friends to unwind. Those looking for activity as well as relaxation will appreciate the generous 24-hour all inclusive program that includes a host of non-motorized water sports, plus daily fitness classes. Dining options are varied and include both buffet and a la carte options; the resort also offers a night program of entertainment. Accommodation options range from spacious guest rooms to lavish Jacuzzi suites, all with regularly replenished mini bar, in-room liquor dispenser and satellite TV.

Location: Beachfront on Playa Arena Gorda; Approx. 30 minutes from the airport

Highlights
  • Multiple pools and 2 swim-up bars
  • In-room liquor dispenser and premium branded drinks throughout hotel
  • Weekly beach party and foam party
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Splash Water World, opening Nov 2017

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • SunscreenByDay : Camarillo, California
Great ADULTS only

08/05/17-08/15/2017 . We Got there around 3pm and the first thing we did was Eat lunch. The Buffet was AMAZING. wide selection of food. There WERE some hiccups while staying there. The Cold water wasn't working for a few hours. NOT a huge deal Bc the shower could wait. BUT the Toilets run off cold water so the toilet wasn't working. But it was fixed pretty fast. The rooms are Beatiful THE ONLY thing I complain about when you walk in you see this HUGE bed for you and your partner and QUICKLY realize while laying in the bed that it is just 2 oversized twin beds pushed together. To the beds constantly move and leave a rather large gap between them. Makes it kind of hard for some personal time. But other than that the beds are comfortable. Very clean. The STAFF is amazing and very friendly. I DO recommend utilizing the SAFE. Which should be a given but reading some comments before our trip I used that advice. The buffet is pretty much the same thing everyday but no complaints from me bc I enjoyed the food. The Steak house is good. BUT I WILL SAY THIS. if you are a STEAK enthusiast you very may will be disappointed but still an okay steak. GO EARLY so you can get a seat. The Asian style restaurant I wouldn't waste your time. its not that great. at all. THE drinks . if you want to get DRUNK make sure you drink the beer or take shots. The other drinks are watered down. BUT I can see why its all adults and there is a lot of drinks 24/7. The overall experience was nice. 8 or 9 out of 10 no problem. But there could be some improvements. THE STAFF JUAN AT THE FRONT DESK IS AMAZING!

  • Carm M : Markham, Canada
Fun In The Sun

This is a beautiful, clean resort.You always see staff cleaning.I love the fact that we didn't have to waste time every morning to book a la carte restaurant....just walk right in. The food and service was good especially The Steak House.The only restaurant that needs some improvement on the menu in my opinion would be the French restaurant.The nightly entertainment was ok. The sound system could be better. The preshow was my favourite. Band was very good to listen and dance to. It was nice that the resort entertainers were dancing with the guests but what ruined it was to see them throwing themselves on the floor and clowning around as if they were drunk.This resort has one of the cleanest beach area and plenty of lounge chairs. Overall I liked this resort and would go back.

  • teachoh : Columbus, Ohio
Great Vacation!

Check in at the resort was very smooth and easy. We were greeted with drinks and kindness. Going through the airport was a pain. We arrived around 4pm and had been traveling since 9am, with no lunch. My friend was hungry when we arrived and the front desk gave us our bands and headed us towards the afternoon buffet snack area while they checked on our room. We were not pleased with our first room, because we requested double beds and not to be on the first floor. After returning to the front desk Josue' was very helpful with getting us another room that was much more to our liking. My friend and booked our excursions with viator online before arriving so we didn't have to listen to the long presentations they try to give you at the resort. This being said you need to call 24hr in advance to confirm your pick up time. Once again since it was a local number the front desk was willing to call for me. Josue',Jose, and a young man with curly hair whose name started with an H were AWESOME at the front desk/check in area. They were all very nice every time I needed something. The food was fine. Yes, it was buffet food, which doesn't stay hot for long. There was a wide variety to pick from and yes it would have been nice if they had theme nights on different days. I'm not a big eater when it is hot and humid anyway.I'm in my mid 40's and loved the entertainment pool. I like to people watch and interact with new people. The resort pool and night entertainment crew work their butts off. For those of you who criticize them on here, could you work that many hours in that heat, for that many hours for such little pay? I thought they were Great! There was a guy who came on the beach with drinks on a tray, which was really nice. It will be great when they get a beach bar.

  • veelady : Atlanta, Georgia
The resort is not up to a normal RIU standard. They stole my cell phone and another person in my group money was stolen

The resort is okay, but it is not the standard of a typical RIU, the staff had bad attitudes and the restaurants that are suppose to be A LA Carte are not, you don't really get any freshly prepared food anywhere. After 10:30 they have one place at the Sports bar that have died up hamburger, hotdogs and ham/cheese, nachos ( most nights they didn't have any melted cheese available)They have a ton of inconvenient rules like to get towels you have to give a special card and you can't get but 1 towel per card, and they give you only 1.The theft at the hotel is bad because two of us in our group of only 8 got stuff stolen, $40.00 from one girl and my brand new $750.00Samsung Galaxy 8 phone.The front desk had no interest in helping, I put a jacket in for dry cleaning that I need for work the next week due to traveling directly to my next location was business/work and I need a professional image, they had my blazer for days and finally the day I checked out I had to go off to get it back and it was not dry cleaned and I had to argue with them on why I wasn't going to pay.... The entertainment was good, the food was just okay and the overall property was all that lush! I would never stay here again!!!!

  • cbrookssix : Columbus, Ohio
Was there august 7 2017

The hotel is great! The food is great and the alcohol didn't taste like it was watered down. I would recommend and will be going back. Only small problem is a language barrier. The staffs English isn't the greatest but just be patient or brush up on your Spanish. Definitely check out the shows.

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  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (domestic beer & cocktails, select international brands, premium brands, house wine with meals)
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entrance to Disco, including drinks (6 nights per week)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Water polo
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Pedalos

RIUtopia with Signature Vacations

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Unlimited International drinks
  • In-room liquor dispenser
  • Unlimited dining at a specialty restaurants
  • In-room mini-bar re-stocked regularly
  • In-room safe
  • 20% discount on select excursions booked with Signature
  • Signature hour from 4 - 5 p.m.
  • Spa credit available (applies to selected treatments, may vary per hotel)
  • 1007 Rooms
  • 2 Pools
  • 5 Restaurants, including Steakhouse, Italian, Asian
  • 4 Bars, including swim-up bar
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Gift shops
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam baths
  • Hair salon (fee)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout resort
  • 18-Hole Golf Course (nearby)
Hotel Rooms include:
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Amenities kit
  • Vanity mirror
  • Hair dryer
  • Double sinks
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Air-conditioned
  • Ceiling fan
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee maker
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Maximum Occupancy 3
Weddings - Packages are available. Please inquire.

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  • Riu Republica
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Riu Republica
Carretera El Macao - Arena Gorda Seccion Baigua, Punta Cana 23000 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.

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