Riu Palace Macao
Playa Arena Gorda
Punta Cana, Higey, Dominican Republic

Distance from hotel to town of Higuey, 31 miles (50 kms). Distance from hotel to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), 19 miles (31 kms).  

The Hotel Riu Palace Macao (24h All Inclusive) is an impressive complex located in the city of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic enjoying a beachfront location on Arena Gorda: a paradise of palm trees and turquoise water for perfect holidays in this Caribbean destination.  

Sunlight, heavenly beaches, coconut palms and a relaxing atmosphere are just a few aspects to describe this wonderful Caribbean destination. Here you can relax, enjoy a calm stay in the company of your family, as a couple or with friends. You'll find a fresh water swimming pool and a solarium- terrace. You will also find a gym, steam bath and a wellness centre Renova Spa with a range of different treatments and massages (payment services) in the Riu Palace Bavaro.  

The cuisine of the Dominican Republic offers a wide variety of dishes, with flavors and colors as dominant features on its plates. Dominican cuisine has received influences from African and Spanish cooking, and includes a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that enrich dish plate with a unique flavor. In the buffet restaurant and themed restaurants you can sample the best recipes prepared by our chefs to satisfy any palate.  

The Hotel Riu Palace Macao is within a Riu Resorts complex together with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Hotel Riu Bambu, Hotel Riu Naiboa and Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro, and like its neighbours it offers an entertainment programme that you can enjoy all day long. The All Inclusive system gives you the opportunity to try out various activities and sports such as table tennis, gymnastics, water polo, volleyball, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, bodyboarding and much more.  

The beaches of Punta Cana are considered to be some of the most beautiful in the world. Here you can breathe in an authentic Caribbean atmosphere with palm groves, coconut palms and a unique feeling of peace in the world. If you want to go on excursions or visit the surrounding area, you'll have the opportunity to visit fabulous places such as the Marinarium marine park , the beautiful sugar fields of Higuey, Altos de Chavon, Isla Saona island, the Caribbean Cachondeo where you can ride a horse or many other options.  

The high quality service at the Riu Palace Macao makes it a unique and incomparable place. Enjoy the best offers of Dominican Republic and spend some relaxing time at the hotel.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Amphitheater
  • Beverage Service (poolside)
  • Casino
  • Concierge Services
  • Entertainment (live, daily)
  • Gym
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Internet Access (wireless)
  • Kayaks
  • Nightclub
  • Pools (2)
  • Room Service (24-hour)
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Shops ($)
  • Snorkeling (equipment)
  • Windsurfing
 

• Welcome sparkling wine  

• Bathrobes  

• Premium drinks throughout the Hotel  

• Special wine menu ($)  

• Romantic dinner ($)  

• Eternal Spa: Body and beauty treatments, massages ($); complimentary sauna and Jacuzzi (located on Caribbean Street)  

• Copacabana Amphitheater  

• Terrace Solarium Internet Access  

• Free WiFi will be available throughout the hotel Please Note: Drinks are not included at the casino or disco. ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• This is an adults only hotel (no children allowed).  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2017:  

• Junior Suite - 3 adults.  

• Junior Suite Superior - 3 adults.  

• Junior Suite Deluxe - 3 adults.  

• Junior Suite Deluxe Superior - 3 adults.  

• Suite - 3 adults.  

• Jacuzzi Suite - 3 adults.  

2018:  

• Junior Suite - 3 adults.  

• Junior Suite Superior - 3 adults.  

• Junior Suite Deluxe - 3 adults.  

• Junior Suite Deluxe Superior - 3 adults.  

• Suite - 2 adults.  

• Jacuzzi Suite - 2 adults.  

2019:  

• The 2019 maximum occupancies have not been received yet, utilizing the 2018 maximum occupancies as a guideline. This information is subject to change.  

Junior Suite, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat screen TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with shower, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with garden view. Free wifi service availabe in room.  

Junior Suite Superior, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat screen TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with shower, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with pool view. Free wifi service available in room.  

Junior Suite Deluxe, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat screen TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with shower, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with garden view. Free wifi service available in room.  

Suite, (STE) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, split-level living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat screen TV and 2nd TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, shower, bidet, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace pool view. Free wifi service available in room.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed.  

Junior Suite Deluxe Superior, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat screen TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with shower, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with beach view. Free wifi service available in room.  

Jacuzzi Suite, (BFD) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat screen TV and 2nd TV, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, shower, bidet, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace pool view and private jacuzzi. Free wifi service availabe in room.  

All accommodations include: air conditioning, 110 volt outlets, bathtub/shower combination, bidet, ceiling fan, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, liquor dispenser, mini-bar, room service (24-hour), safe (in accommodation), telephone, television (satellite), turndown service and balcony or terrace.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Chiringuito Beach Bar  

Cubano Piano Bar  

La Boheme Lounge Bar  

La Sirena Pool Bar  

El Patio, Main restaurant offering buffet style dining and on the spot cooking stations. Theme dinners served 3 times a week.  

Kabuki, Japanese restaurant open for dinner.  

Krystal, fusion restaurant, serving gourmet cuisine.  

Volare, Italian restaurant.  

For additional lunch and snacks, a free choice from a selection of restaurants within the Riu Resort (excluding Riu Palace Punta Cana).  

10 bars located through out the Riu Resort.  

 

Please Note:  

• In the past specialty restaurants required reservations.  

• Effective immediately (November 2016) the specialty restaurants no longer require reservations. Guests will now be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis within the restaurant(s) normal operating hours.  

Add-On Package (Honeymoon and Romance Package 2017-2019) (back to top)

HONEYMOON AND ROMANCE PACKAGE 2017-2019  

Booking Dates: 01/01/2017 - 12/23/2019 Travel Dates: 01/01/2017 - 12/23/2019  

Package Inclusions:  

• Surprise welcome gift in their room  

• Small bottle of rum  

• King bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in)  

• Late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure)  

• Complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request)  

• A $35.00 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 minute), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts  

Please Note:  

• Spa credit redeemable at Renova Spa Riu Palace Bavaro  

• Marriage certificate required. Must be issued within the past 90 days.  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Bonus Features (back to top)

 

Bonus Features:  

 

• Complimentary Jacuzzi  

• Umbrellas (pool area)  

• Towels  

• Chaise lounges  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Minimum Age Condition  

• At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during February through May.  

• During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room.  

• The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests to show passport or official ID to prove age.  

• Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.  

• Parties in rooms are not allowed.  

• Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round.  

Splash Water Park:  

• Where thrill-seekers will get to try out the most exciting attractions, like the Body Vortex, a closed body slide that shoots you towards the pool; the Kamikaze, with impressive drops from heights of several meters; or the free fall slide for experiencing the sensation of flying directly into the pool.  

Children will also have a blast at Splash Water World in Punta Cana, where they'll find a children's pool with slides and special attractions just for them.  

Excitement is guaranteed for all guests of the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Bavaro, Riu Naiboa and the Riu Bambu located in the Punta Cana complex, as they have free admission to Splash Water World to make their holidays with RIU Hotels & Resorts extra fun.  

Student Group Policy - Riu will not accept any student groups throughout the year.