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The new-look Riu Palace Macao Punta Cana.

Riu Just Reopened This Punta Cana All-Inclusive 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - September 15, 2023

Riu Hotels has reopened one of its top adults-only resorts in the Caribbean: the Riu Palace Macao Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. 

The hotel, which was Riu’s first-ever Palace hotel in the Caribbean when it opened its doors back in 1994, has a new look and new amenities. 

That includes the addition of Elite Club by Riu, an elevated service that has its own private spaces akin to a preferred club. 

The renovation project, the first at the resort since 2012, included more open spaces, new materials and added tropical vegetation. 

There’s also a new-look lobby and reception area, along with the addition of an outdoor stage to the bar and lounge. 

Riu has renovated the resort’s restaurants, from the Asian-fusion eatery Kabuki to the addition of a new sports bar that will be open 24 hours a day.  All of the resort’s 476 rooms have been fully renovated; the property has also added a selection of swim-up rooms with private pools exclusively for Elite Club by Riu service guests. 

Another new amenity is a full-fledged wellness and fitness center, with a large gym, a beauty salon, a spa, steam baths sand up to nine massage booths. 

Renova Spa is managing the center. 

Another Riu resort in Punta Cana, the Riu Palace Bavaro, is currently in the midst of a renovation project and will reopen sometime in 2024. 

For more, visit the Riu Palace Macao Punta Cana

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