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This Punta Cana 5-Star All-Inclusive Resort Just Reopened After Extensive Renovations

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There is no shortage of luxurious all-inclusives in Punta Cana, and one has rejoined the prestigious lineup after undergoing its second renovation in 11 years: RIU Palace Macao.

This 5-star all-inclusive has undergone significant upgrades, all meticulously designed to wow guests and provide a next-level experience. 

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Currently, RIU is renovating its resorts across multiple destinations, but particular attention has been paid to RIU Palace Macao since it was the very first international destination within the RIU chain.

Not only did the revamp introduce upgrades to common areas, restaurants, and rooms, but it also launched an exclusive service for Elite Club by RIU members, featuring added benefits and perks that elevate the already luxurious experience.

So, if you’re curious about the details behind these impressive transformations and why they’re a game-changer for guests, read on!

@travelsbypaige One of my favourite places- Dominican Republic 🏝️☀️ @godomrep We stayed at @riuhotels called Riu Palace Macao – adults only 5* all inclusive. They have pool parties, water slides, amazing food & drinks, beautiful beach & more! It also is within a huge Riu resort where you can also visit the other hotels – which also are family friendly! 🌊😍 When you go to the Dominican Republic, it mainly is a holiday where you stay at the resort & enjoy the facilities and I would really recommend the RIU brand! When you go you also have to check out: @cocobongoshow & Saona Island with @destinycaribbeantours 🏝️🥂✨💃🏼 LOVE IT !!!!! #dominicanrepublic #caribbeanholiday #beautifuldestinations #travelandleisure #riuparty #riupalacepuntacana #caribbeanstories ♬ original sound – Paige – London Food & Travel

Stunning New Areas

RIU Palace Macao guests will be delighted by the revamped spaces, including the lobby and reception area, adorned with elegant new decor and surrounded by lush tropical plants.

The lounge and bar areas have also been expanded, featuring an outdoor stage for live performances and a new RIU fit area.

Riu Palace Macao
Image courtesy of RIU Palace Macao

Moreover, the renovation also introduced a new wellness center, equipped with an impressive number of amenities such as a spa with steam baths and massage rooms, fitness sessions for guests, a beauty salon, and more.

And the best part is that guests from any RIU hotel in Punta Cana will also be granted access to the wellness center, which, by the way, is the largest in the hotel chain.

But it’s the Elite Club guests who are in for non-stop pampering at RIU Palace Macao, and for more than a few reasons.

Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a welcome gift, a convenient independent check-in area, and a special Elite Club bracelet.

Perks include an exclusive lounge area at the lobby with premium drinks, two à la carte restaurants tailored for Elite guests, and a private ‘Elite Club Beach’ at Playa Arena Gorda beach, complete with bar service.

A white sand beach in Punta Cana with palm trees

Next-Level Culinary Offerings

RIU Palace Macao boasts six world-class restaurants, serving everything from local specialties to bold international fusion cuisine.

Beyond the main restaurant, which offers an excellent international buffet crafted from fresh ingredients, revamped dining options include Italian cuisine, a steakhouse, and a fusion restaurant.

With so many options available, your stay at the RIU Palace Macao promises a truly unparalleled culinary journey.

Friends watch sports in a bar

But that’s not all; the renovation introduced a new Sports Bar serving food and drinks 24/7 and a pool-side grill area featuring a Burger Bar, complementing the pool’s area swim-up bar.

Fully Refurbished Rooms

In terms of accommodations, the resort has spared no effort, fully refurbishing all 476 rooms with a modern style that now showcases furniture in natural wood tones and elegant plant-themed decor.

Furthermore, Elite Club guests can enjoy one of the 34 privileged swim-up rooms, complete with a private pool, aromatherapy, and a minibar stocked with premium drinks.

Riu palace macao rooms
Image courtesy of RIU Palace Macao

All rooms also offer classic amenities such as a drinks dispenser, coffee machine, room service, WiFi, minibar, and a balcony with stunning views.

Non-Stop Fun

Since RIU Palace Macao is located within the Punta Cana RIU Complex, guests enjoy access to an array of attractions and activities beyond the resort. 

These include the Splash Water World water park with its adrenaline-inducing water slides, as well as a wide range of outdoor activities such as snorkeling, beach volleyball, windsurfing, kayaking, and more.

As the sun sets, guests can enjoy Caribbean rhythms at the RIU Party or at the Pacha nightclub, both renowned for their vibrant parties and lively ambiance.

Aerial view of Palace Macao in Punta Cana
Image courtesy of: Hotel Riu Palace Macao

Thanks to RIU Palace Macao’s privileged location, exploring Punta Cana‘s numerous natural wonders and cultural attractions is also easily accessible without straying too far from the resort.

As one of the most well-established adults-only all-inclusive options in Punta Cana, the RIU Palace Macao offers guests an unforgettable Punta Cana getaway. 

And its brand-new renovation heralds a new era of luxurious experiences, enhanced amenities, and exciting new attractions.

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