Things to See and Do While Staying at ClubHotel Riu Merengue

The Dominican Republic provides many interesting places to explore, particularly for guests staying at a beachfront property like this one. ClubHotel Riu Merengue is an excellent vacation destination for visitors who prefer to have many on-site options and try a long list of new activities.

With 4 pools to choose from at ClubHotel Riu Merengue, you shouldn't have any trouble grabbing a few lounge chairs in the shade. This property is found next to the shore, so there are a few different ways to spend time in the water when you stay here. This location also has a whirlpool, an amenity sought by many couples and tired travelers.

For those who don't like breaking from their fitness routines, this property makes it easy to stay on track; amenities include a workout facility with exercise equipment.


This resort is a favorite choice of tennis fanatics, because those staying here can spend some time on the court without leaving the property. You will find 3 courts on the property. Plus, the lighted courts here give guests the opportunity to play at night, when schedules are more relaxed.

If you want to weigh all your tennis options, you may want to compare ClubHotel Riu Merengue to other tennis properties, like ClubHotel Riu Mambo and Sun Village Resort & Spa.


Although ClubHotel Riu Merengue does not have a golf course, you might be able to schedule a tee time. Golf courses in this area are Costa Azul, Playa Dorada Golf Course, and Los Mangos Golf Course. The lot of them are within nine and a half miles and the most nearby of the bunch is Los Mangos Golf Course. The course has 9 holes. The course is a par 35, with a total length of 3300 yards. If you're considering reserving a tee time, contact 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.

Vacationers that enjoy an array of aquatic adventures will have a wonderful time when they visit ClubHotel Riu Merengue. The list below details the water activities available on-site.

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • 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, 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.

This destination has a children's program for the little ones to enjoy--and grown-ups will appreciate it too. It offers a good excuse for parents to have some alone time, while their little ones enjoy supervised playtime. Most parents truly appreciate the value of an excursion sans kids. Here, they offer parents the opportunity to have a date by themselves, because they have a babysitting service.

Entertainment and Nightlife

If you've had a long, tiring day exploring the Dominican Republic, nothing's better than settling at your accommodation for the evening and letting the excitement come to you; it's a fun and convenient experience, because ClubHotel Riu Merengue offers on-site entertainment. Expect to find entertainment about 7 days per week. Of course, the schedule may vary. If you'd like to learn more details, call the front desk at (809) 320-4000.

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

The nightlife scene extends beyond the reaches of your own lodgings. You can visit some of the accommodations in the area, though few are especially known for having a lot of variety. These include those displayed below:

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

Of course, with a casino on the property, gambling is yet another way to stay entertained after dark. Also located nearby is another casino, this one found at Casino Riu Bachata. This one is located 0.2 miles west of ClubHotel Riu Merengue.


Not every property in the Dominican Republic has spa facilities, but ClubHotel Riu Merengue is one of the few in the area that can provide its visitors a calm setting where they can relax under the care of talented professionals. The list below provides some of the services available at the spa:

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


The beauty salon at ClubHotel Riu Merengue offers a convenient way to get freshened up for a dressy dinner date.

On top of the activities you'll find on-site, guests looking to get out 'n' about shouldn't ever find a lack of exciting recreational possibilities in the Dominican Republic. Whether you'd rather spend time on the beach or play a few rounds of golf, you'll encounter lots of other options for recreation in the area. Check out these articles to read more with regard to snorkeling, scuba diving, sightseeing, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, and other activities you might enjoy.


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