Things to See and Do While Staying at ClubHotel Riu Merengue

The Dominican Republic provides lots of exciting outdoor opportunities, especially for visitors booking a beachside vacation spot like this one. ClubHotel Riu Merengue is great for those seeking entertainment and hoping to have their choice of multiple activities.

Since the resort has 4 pools to choose from, you likely won't have any trouble finding enough space to sun tan or relax in the shade. This accommodation is also built right next to the shore, so there are plenty of options when it comes time to enjoy the water throughout your stay. There is also a whirlpool at this vacation destination, an amenity appreciated by exhausted travelers and couples alike.

Exercise enthusiasts can maintain their fitness during their stay in the Dominican Republic; amenities include a workout facility with exercise equipment.


This resort is a perfect fit for tennis players, because those who stay here can enjoy some time on the court without leaving the property. There are 3 courts on-site. Of course, players don't have to stop when the sun goes down; courts here are equipped with lighting.

If you're interested in more accommodation options that offer tennis, you can take a look at similar sites with this activity, including ClubHotel Riu Mambo and Sun Village Resort & Spa.


Though ClubHotel Riu Merengue does not have a golf course, it may be possible to arrange for a tee time nearby. Golf courses in this area include Los Mangos Golf Course, Costa Azul, and Playa Dorada Golf Course. All of them are within nine and a half miles and the closest of the bunch is Los Mangos Golf Course. This course has 9 holes total. It is 3300 yards long, and has been rated as a par 35. If you'd like to see if it is possible to schedule a tee time, you can reach the course at (809) 970-7143.


While no motorized watersports, like kayaking and snorkeling, are included in a stay at the hotel, guests are also treated to one complimentary basic scuba diving lesson in the pool. The hotel staff can help guests arrange for other activities and excursions on the clear Caribbean waters.

A trip to the Dominican Republic can be the perfect opportunity to try your hand at a new recreational sport. There are a number of different options available on the property, so you will be sure to find a watersport to enjoy, even if it's your first time. Check out the following list, which indicates which watersports are available at ClubHotel Riu Merengue:

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Watercraft
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing

Family Activities

If you plan to bring the whole family on vacation, one of the best choices is ClubHotel Riu Merengue, which is known for its family-oriented amenities.

Children will be thoroughly entertained and make new friends through the hotel's interactive kid's club, with a fully trained staff and daily scheduled activities.

There is an organized children's program at this location, with activities to keep your kids busy and happy. It gives parents some worry-free time to explore the property, while the little ones do fun activities of their own. Some parents know the rarity of an evening without their kids. Here, they allow parents the opportunity to spend some time alone, because they offer a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

ClubHotel Riu Merengue features live entertainment, so even when night owls opt to stay in for the evening they won't be missing out. Entertainment at this property is hosted about 7 days per week. Of course, the details can vary seasonally. If you want to obtain additional details, check with the front desk at (809) 320-4000.

The property also has multiple bars, which provide the perfect excuse to explore all areas of the property.

You'll also find a few nearby accommodations with after-dark activities of their own. None of the lodgings immediately surrounding your property have significantly high ratings with regards to nightlife, but they will offer you a bit of variety. Check out those in the following table:

Accommodations near the ClubHotel Riu Merengue with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
ClubHotel Riu Bachata 6.3 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Plata 4 check
ClubHotel Riu Mambo 5.9 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Plata 4 check
Lifestyle Presidential Suites 3.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Plata 7 check
The Bungalows 3.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Plata -- --
Sun Village Resort & Spa 3.5 mi. West-Northwest of Central Puerto Plata 8 check

Feeling lucky? You can also pay a visit to the casino on-site, so it's as easy as ever to "stay in" for the night, without sacrificing fun and excitement. Also within a short distance of this hotel is another casino, this one found at Casino Riu Bachata. You will find Casino Riu Bachata only a short range away from this accommodation.


Not every property in the Dominican Republic can boast a spa as one of their amenities, but ClubHotel Riu Merengue is one pleasant place that can provide its visitors an unbeatable way to release tension and renew their bodies. The following list shows some of the available services:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


The salon on-site will allow you to start looking and feeling your best for a night out.

Beyond the activities found on-site, guests hoping to do some exploring will certainly appreciate the many exciting outdoor activities in the Dominican Republic. Whether you'd rather lay out on the beach or enjoy a couple rounds of golf, you can find plenty of other opportunities for recreation in the immediate vicinity. Click on these pages to learn more concerning sightseeing, riding a scooter or bicycle, fishing, scuba diving, shopping, going snorkeling, and other activities.


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