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
  • cali4niatraveling : Alexandria, Virginia
Fun vacation

The resort was lots of fun and worth the price. Food was good, service was excellent. The entertainment was good, drinks were a plenty. Wish they had snacks at the pool and beach. The snorkel excursion was less expensive at $39 vs the online prices, we had a blast. Was hoping for a shopping trip with open markets like in Mexico, but they drove us to a "shady strip mall" with an armed guard while we shopped in tourist gift shops. Stay on the resort!The only negative was we paid for a triple room and it didn't have a pull out couch. We were told two times they would deliver one and they never did. My niece slept on the couch for 5 nights. Staff members ensured every one was having a good time. Adults only hotel, it was nice not having children around screaming and splashing you.

  • Elias C : San Juan, Puerto Rico
Just was I was looking for

Our stay at Riu Republica was really great. A Mediterranean look in the Caribbean gives this hotel a real nice relaxing feeling. All green areas are very well maintained, buildings are well kept. Rooms are big with a well-stocked bar. Nice comfortable bathroom and shower. The air conditioning units is super quiet. Internet in the rooms in no problem since each room has an extender antenna. For people in this hotel the internet is very fast. The only problem is the party/drunk people going to their rooms and making lots of noise. It was not always but it did happen and since the hallways are not carpeted the noise is louder.Three big pool areas for your desire. One of the pools always has the rowdy party people but all in all they behave. Non-motorized water sports are included, including sailing small 14’ Hobie catamarans. To use the catamaran, you need to reserve at the sports center. If you have never used a hobie catamaran it will cost you $30 for a one-hour lesson. Beach was nice but be careful not to lose you sunglasses like many do. Waves will crash hard on you.Food for our taste was GREAT! Buffet is always a sure bet. I believe there are like 4-5 restaurants you can also eat at and do not need to reserve. One inside tip, if you feel like having something to eat that is not in the menu go ahead and talk to the cooks. They will go out of their way to make it for you. So many waiters and they are always taking care of you needs. Although you do not have to...be sure to tip them.There is entertainment all day, around the main pool area, beach and at night. The main show area suffers from not having that “wow” element and not enough speakers to enjoy the sound.

  • Matt G : Oxford, United Kingdom
Half Decent

Chose the Riu Republica as a Late deal, last minute get away holiday. Originally looked at another Riu Hotel at a cheaper price, but chose to upgrade. Hotel has a basic look and feel from the outside, but a nice modern feel on the inside - much better than other Riu Hotels I've stayed in, in pervious years. 2 A la Carte restaurants, good quality food, but had awful service in one of them on my second night. No drinks offered, ordered food, starters we ordered didn't come. Waited over an hour and a half for main course, didn't stay for desert despite ordering. Other buffet styles are delightful, food is nice, only downside as with all buffets, is that food under heat lamps can dry out a little; but that's to be expected. Rooms were clean to a high standard, and had lovely big begs, and a delightful bathroom, with a really decent sized shower!Only downside is that (being British) and chose an adults only hotel; was expecting some leave and tranquility, there are two pools with swim up bars, unfortunately these can be full of the few loud American guests who like to draw attention to themselves; and want to be louder than everyone else. This originally was the main swim up bar, so chose to locate myself as the quiet second swim up bar; however over time, as more guests arrived, the second became the same. I didn't choose to participate in the entertainment, or activities through the day or evening, although there is a very involved entertainment team. I chose to sit in the relatively quiet lobby bar, for a few calm drinks in the evening. On a few occasions again, this was spoilt by the louder American guests. It was a relatively busy evening due to some rain; however a large group of American guests were screaming and screeching to attract attention to themselves, I then left because this wasn't my scene. My only other bad point was that although the mini bar has a sign suggesting it's refilled every two days, this was not the case on my second weeks stay here. I suffer from headaches and migraines a lot; and therefore drink a lot of water. This is even more so when I drink a few alcoholic beverages, on the first occasion I asked the lobby for a few extra bottles to water and explained I suffer from headaches and migraines, and that I have to drink plenty of water. They quickly attended with plenty more water - marvellous. However, ever since then, they haven't refilled the mini bar; for 6 days now, except when asked for additional items. This will now be my 4th day in a row asking for water (as there is none in my room). In summary, it's a relatively nice hotel (not quite worth the 5 star rating in my opinion, I'd say 4) with gold food, delightful staff, and a nice modern feel. Don't be fooled by the "adults only" status, there are still a lot of younger people, who want to get drunk, be loud, and cause disruption to everyone's day. This isn't the hotel for a quiet tranquil time away, that I expected from pictures and the Riu Name. I would visit again in the future, just more informed (:

  • Scott S : Lebanon, Pennsylvania
2nd Time - Did not dissapoint

We returned to the Riu Republica 1 year after our prior stay last year (right after it opened). We were again very pleased with this resort and have nothing negative to say.The food was amazing, our room was cleaned great every day, the staff were wonderful and we enjoyed our stay.The grounds have gotten much more grown in than the last time, it was nice to see everything grown and well maintained.Junior at front Desk did a great job and Bernie69 on the Animation Staff was always fun.One nice thing was the one area that was only available to specific guests is now open to everyone. This is great as there is a party side and a quiet side (pool, bar, etc.).The quiet side was great to just relax and the staff enforces the pool rules (no ball games, inflatables, etc.) so we were happy about that!Stay here, you will love it!

  • 793Anwar : Markham, Canada
Riu Republic , Punta Cana

Just got back from the Riu Republic ,Punta Cana . What great hotel to stay at and the best parts is adult only . No kids allowed 🚯🚯🚯🚯🚯 Day time pool parties , night time events by the stage Bus tours to the mall & casinos . The food was good , breakfast , lunch , dinner and if u go out they have 24 hour sport bar with food . If u get a chance go to Coco Bongo !!! Amazing nightclub The bus will pick u and bring u back to the hotel at 330 am I am already planning on going back in 4 months Can't wait

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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

  • 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.

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 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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