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Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana, Dominican Republic ~ All-Inclusive Resort

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(Rated 4.6 stars with 5 reviews)
Rated #11 of 126 Dominican Republic on BDW
Standing on the beach of Arena Gorda, Punta Cana located at the south-eastern tip of the Dominican Republic is the Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana (all inclusive-24 hours) It is surrounded by a spectacular stretch of white sandy beach, turquoise waters and coconut palms growing right down to the sea's edge, this magnificent property proudly boasts 612 junior suites, all with hydro-massage bathtub and Riu's distinctive amenities, such as a mini-bar, satellite TV, and central AC. Room service 24 hours a day and 24-hour All-Inclusive (snacks and beverages) complement the wide array of gourmet specialty restaurants and bars available. Entertainment includes daytime programs, pools & gardens, live music & shows, night club, casino, tennis courts, water sports and on site spa, gym, sauna & jacuzzi. Exchange privileges entitle guests to access to the 4 sister properties in the resort.

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Pros: great food, great drinks, great service, beautiful rooms, beautiful beach
Cons: salon, guest bag delivery
My new husband and I, along with 15 of our friends and family members just returned from our stay at the RIU Palace, Punta Cana. I will break down this review into sections, hopefully you find this helpful when deciding where to stay! While we stayed at the RIU, we were married next door at the Kukua Beach Club, a private restaurant, which I will include in this review for those who may want a more personal and intimate feeling for their wedding!   Booking A majority of our guests used
Pros: All Inclusive
Cons: Damp Beds, Mildew Smell
On Saturday October 15, 2011 we got married at the RIU Palace Punta Cana with 35 guests.   We had our ceremony at 4:00 pm at the Garden Gazebo, our cocktail hour in the main lobby bar from 5:00-6:30pm, and our reception in the Alta Gracia Steakhouse from 6:30pm – 10:30pm.  We arrived at the RIU Palace 4 days prior to our wedding and stayed for a total of 6 days.   Arrival We arrived at the Riu Palace Punta Cana on Tuesday, October 11th and stayed through Sunday, October 16th.  We f

By monicak, · 2 Comments

Hello Ladies!  Dan and I were recently married on July 20, 2011 at the Riu Palace Punta Cana’s beach gazebo at 5:00 p.m.  Our reception was held at La Altagracia from 6:30 p.m. until midnight.  We had thirty guests join us as we celebrated our new life together.  Thanks to so many of you for your ideas, contacts and reviews which helped make our day so special.   Planning - I had vacationed with my family at the Riu Palace Punta Cana in June 2010 and had just recently gotten engaged in

By PaperBagPrincess, · 0 Comments

Pros: great for groups, access to other resorts, good food and drinks
Cons: hard to get a seat by the pool
My FI and I recently attended a friend's wedding here and we had a GREAT time.  The bride and groom were also thrilled with the service and their wedding.   What I loved about this resort were a few things One big pool with booth type seating makes it easy to find people most of the time.  Also great for all lounging together during the day.  Some people sitting on the edge, some in the pool, but we could all chat and felt like we had our own little area. FREE Wifi in the lobby.  Love

By FutureMrsTO, · 8 Comments

Pros: great value, amazing grounds, professional & friendly staff
Cons: wedding website needs updating
On Saturday October 9th 2010 we got married at the RIU Palace Punta Cana with 110 guests. Our wedding was the only wedding that day (not sure if this is cause of the size of our wedding or random chance) We had our ceremony at 5:00 pm in the beach gazebo, our cocktail hour in the main lobby bar from 5:30-6:30pm, and our reception in the Alta Gracia Steakhouse from 6:30-12am. We arrived at the RIU Palace 4 days prior to our wedding and stayed for a total of 9 days. The Packages: The
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