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
  • poppyday39 : Doncaster, United Kingdom
Impressive bedroom

We stayed here for 2 weeks in late October when the weather was very hot and humid. Check in was quick and friendly, we were soon taken to our room which was block 2 on the first floor. Our bedroom was a very impressive size, with a huge comfy bed, welcome air conditioning and fan, lots of storage space, mini bar and stocked fridge, spacious balcony, flat screen TV and settee. The bathroom too was huge with double basins and a big walk in efficient shower. All well furnished and kept very clean.There are 3 pools, one a noisy fun pool and the others quieter although noise drifts over as they are not very far apart. The pool areas are kept very clean with lots of comfy sunbeds, plenty of shade and the pools are warm and clean. There are swim up bars in two, which get very busy at times but the waiters will serve you at your sunbed. The soft sand beach is huge, you could walk for miles, again with plenty of sunbeds and shade. Unfortunately the sea although warm was rough with big rollers during our stay, with the red flag often up.The food was really good, lots of choice, different dishes on every day - meat, fish, salads, pasta, stews - something for everyone. The dining room staff worked hard and were friendly and efficient. We tried all the speciality restaurants, our favourite being the Steak House. As 2 of these were waiter service, it could take a while to be served.There was a varied age range of guests so at times we found it a bit lively and noisy but could always find a quieter spot on the beach.The whole complex was kept clean and tidy, We found the staff to be cheerful, friendly and polite. Joaquim, a waiter at the El Sol pool bar went out of his way to be chatty and obliging, always keeping everyone's glasses topped up.Drinks were very good with premium spirits available if you asked, lots of cocktails and any combination you wanted. The room mini bar and fridge were re-stocked every 2 days including plenty of bottled water.Many guests, including us, had problems with door keys stopping working, annoying when hot and weary as this required a walk to Reception. Which was a good trek in the heat. especially when the new Reception opened even further away from our block. Overall a lovely hotel with good food and friendly staff.

  • Jqwin27 : Chicago, Illinois
It was average

I stayed here with 2 friends for a week. Initially there was a mix-up with our room, we needed 2 beds and we were given a room with a king size. Thankfully the staff was completely helpful and immediately changed our room. The staff was amazing during our whole stay; they were friendly, helpful and attentive. We especially liked the pool staff!The downer on the trip was the food. Look, I'm not a picky eater, but there was nothing appetizing. I was so hungry! (At the end of our trip, when we got to the airport, I spotted a Wendy's; my eyes welled up with tears of joy.) So that being said, the food sucked at the resort.Everything else about the resort itself was okay, nothing really blew my mind

  • Christian D :
Very nice place but not a 5 or 4 starts!

June 2016:This resort is beautiful, gorgeous beach and pools, very nice rooms. The daily entertainment is great, they come and get you at the pool to participate. The evening ones, not so much, felt very cheap. The food was really not that great, the first few days at the buffet was good but then it went down. None of the "A la carte" restaurants were, they actually are all buffets, just more specialized. The steak house (outside where in the day the have fries and hamburgers) was horrible, I have never had such bad steak, and it was not how it was cooked, it was the taste. It's too bad because this place could be a 5 stars, but the food and entertainment does not make it so! We went to Cuba and had better food.

  • VeroBombero116 :
Best vaca with a side of 7 pollos

My friend and I went to Riu for a week, and did not want to leave!! Had it been for the fact we had to work the next day we would of extended the trip. I started getting nervous after reading some reviews, but could not find a single flaw while being there. We’re 2 girls in our 20s, and felt so safe the whole time. All the employees were friendly, and welcoming. Everything was very clean and well taken cared of. We were fortunate enough to be there for the grand opening of Riu República 2 which is GORGEOUS! They added 3 more pools, and some water slides. The Food was delicious!!! I’m such a picky eater, and had no problem finding something to eat. There’s a little bit of everything for everyone. Breakfast was our personal favorite. The staff who work there are AMAZING! Shoutout to Francheska, Ramy, Juan Carlos, and Ogando who work in the buffet. They were awesome. They kept checking up on us to see if we needed anything. Also the Animadores (Animation Team) are the best I’ve ever seen. Shout out to King, Mantaraya, Chanty, and Bugs Bunny. They literally are the best dancers, and their energy was contagious. Then there was also Coca Cola, and Muñeca. By the end of the trip they all became like family. They were the ones who made our trip so memorable. Our trip would have not been the same without them. To the people complaining about broken English....get over it. You’re in THEIR country. They try their best and I had no problem understanding them whatsoever. I wish I could give 10 stars!! It was such an amazing vacation. El K, el K? 7 Pollos!!!!

  • Glothia : Saint Louis, Missouri
Stayed 10/30/17 till 11/05/17

I really enjoyed this trip. It was a real bargain at $1066. per person. Food was pretty good. Animators did a good job of keeping guests engaged. "sexy Chanti" is a standout. Swim up pool bar staff was awesome, especially Jonathan. I would go back again in a heartbeat.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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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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.

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