Things to See and Do While Staying at ClubHotel Riu Merengue

The Dominican Republic offers lots of intriguing outdoor pursuits, particularly if you plan to stay at a beachfront vacation spot like this one. ClubHotel Riu Merengue is an excellent property for those who crave entertainment and to try their hand at new activities.

Considering the resort has 4 pools to choose from, you should have no problem claiming a nice, shady area to lounge. A big plus for many vacationers is that this property is also found right next to the coast, meaning that there are a few different ways to enjoy the water throughout your stay. If you're not fond of swimming, the site's whirlpool provides a different way to enjoy the water.

Fitness nuts won't need to put their workout routines on pause at this location; there is an exercise facility on-site.


This resort is a favorite choice of tennis enthusiasts, considering visitors staying here can break a sweat at the on-site tennis facilities. Guests will find 3 tennis courts on the property. Guests may also set up evening matches on a lit tennis court.

To find more nearby tennis courts, you can take a look at other hotels in the area that also have courts, including ClubHotel Riu Mambo and Sun Village Resort & Spa.


Even though ClubHotel Riu Merengue doesn't feature a golf course, you may be able to arrange a tee time during your stay. The area's closest courses include Costa Azul, Los Mangos Golf Course, and Playa Dorada Golf Course. Each is within nine and a half miles and the most nearby of the bunch is Los Mangos Golf Course. The course has a total of 9 holes. It is a par 35, with a total length of 3300 yards. If you'd like more information or want to inquire about the possibility of reserving a tee time, you can call 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.

While staying in the Dominican Republic why not try out a new recreational sport? ClubHotel Riu Merengue offers multiple options, so you can be sure to find a watersport to enjoy, regardless of your style. Check out the following list, which shows the watersports available at ClubHotel Riu Merengue:

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

Family Activities

If traveling with youngsters, you should definitely consider staying here at ClubHotel Riu Merengue, since it is ready with a great set of family-friendly 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.

Parents may want to take advantage of the children's program at this property, which provides activities to keep 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. At some point during your vacation, you might want to spend a few hours away from the kids. Guests can let the property's staff arrange for a sitter, so that parents have the opportunity to escape for a few hours of alone time.

Entertainment and Nightlife

One of the greatest perks of staying at this location is seeing their live entertainment, which means that staying onsite for the evening can be as satisfying as an expensive night out. Generally, vacationers can enjoy live entertainment 7 days per week. Of course, the specifics can vary with the season. If you want to learn more details, contact the resort at (809) 320-4000.

Another nice thing about this spot is their many different bars, where bartenders will be serving up island favorites before the show.

Looking for more nightlife options? You'll find that there are a few nightlife alternatives nearby, though variety may not be their strong point. You can look into those listed in the following chart:

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

As luck would have it, this property has its own casino, which is a great place to meet before dinner, or hang out all night. Also in the area is another casino, found at Casino Riu Bachata. It is about 0.2 miles of ClubHotel Riu Merengue.


Not all sites in the Dominican Republic have a spa on the premises, but ClubHotel Riu Merengue is one such tranquil gem that is able and excited to offer its guests a convenient, calming way to release stress and reflect on the area's beauty. This list shows some of the available services:

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


The salon on-site offers a convenient way to prepare for a night out.

Though there's a lot of fun activities right on-location, those hoping to get out 'n' about will certainly appreciate the many interesting things to do and see in the Dominican Republic. Whether you're looking to spend time on a sunny beach or play a few rounds of golf, you can encounter plenty of other chances for recreation in the immediate surroundings. Click on these pages to learn more regarding riding a bike or moped, shopping, snorkeling, diving, fishing, sightseeing, and other activities.


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