Riu Opens Expanded Resort in Punta Cana


By the Caribbean Journal staff

Global resort giant RIU Hotels and Resorts has opened its new expanded offering in Punta Cana.

The Riu Republica adults-only resort on Punta Cana’s Arenda Gorda beach has debuted a major new expansion including an exclusive water park, four new a la carte restaurants, three swimming pools and 300 new rooms.

The expansion officially debuted this week.

The resort now has a total of 10 restaurants: two buffets for breakfast and dinner; the Italian ‘Tarantella’; the Asian ‘Kaori’; the steakhouse ‘Quisqueya’; two ‘Kulinarium’ fusion eateries; the Spanish restaurant ‘Olé’, which serves typical dishes from Spanish culture; a new jerk grill open daily in the pool zone; and the ‘Taj Mahal’ Indiana eatery.

The Riu Republica now has a total of 1,382 rooms, including 8 suites, 12 two-bedroom family rooms and six rooms for guests with reduced mobility.

Other amenities include eight bars (one of which is open 24 hours a day), a gym, a Jacuzzi, and the flagship Renova Spa wellness center.

The resort is aimed largely at couples looking for a romantic stay, according to the company.

Riu has 95 hotels in 19 countries around the world, including a significant presence in the Caribbean region.

See here for an-indepth look at the Riu Republica.