Riu Macao

The all-inclusive accommodations at the hotel Riu Melao create the ideal place for your island vacation. The bungalow-style guestrooms at the hotel provide the ultimate comfort and a little bit of the fantasy feel that every vacationer looks for.

This all-inclusive destination is a great place for vacationers hoping to go out after dinner. Whether it's the a little gambling or the Caribbean bar scene you're after, this waterfront resort has you covered.

Positioned in the vicinity of Punta Cana, Riu Macao, an all-inclusive complex, is a great choice for customers who are interested in staying in this area of the Eastern side of the Dominican Republic. If you're curious, the center of Friusa is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the south.


Since the property has 616 rooms, Riu Melao is an undoubtedly decently sized place to stay. A good selection of amenities and the opportunity to join social events make this super-sized property a hit with guests who can't wait to be in the middle of the action. Considering its overall quality, we have rated this resort a 4 star rating.

Below, you can see a listing of this property's in-room amenities.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Bathrobe
  • Telephone
  • In-Room Jacuzzi
  • AM/FM Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioned
  • Mini Bar
  • Balcony

Be sure to call ahead to confirm the availability of specific amenities, if it's particularly important to you.

Activities and Amenities

Located on-site is a casino, so make time to visit the gaming center if you are in need of a fun time.

Besides in-room amenities, this resort also offers several other amenities.

  • Live Entertainment
  • Sports Available
  • Elevators
  • Water Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Shuffleboard
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Fishing
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Horseback Riding

Since the specifics tend to change, don't hesitate to call with questions if you want to guarantee that a certain favorite amenity will be available. To read our complete discussion about the kinds of activities that Riu Macao offers, click here.


Guests of the Riu Melao can choose from either of the hotel's two on-location restaurants, El Patio and Caribe Grill which serve a wide variety of international cuisine. Formal attire is required for dinner.

Besides dining options on-location, those looking for extra culinary diversity might also be interested in some of the area's other local dining establishments. Visitors staying at Riu Macao will find a limited but good selection of restaurants beyond the property. It's never a bad idea to find out if there are suitable options in the area, though Riu Melao provides some tempting choices of their own. Click here for more info on the availability of food in this area.

Guest Services

Riu Macao provides guest services, including those in the following list, so you can rest a little easier during your vacation to the Dominican Republic.

  • Maid Service
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Barber/Beauty Shop


You will notice a fair number of attractions situated near Riu Melao. Some of the closest attractions are Bavaro Cinaemas Srl and Ocean Theater. Since this resort is located right on Bavaro Beach, it is particularly appealing to guests who just can't get enough sand and surf. You might also enjoy relaxing by the water at nearby Los Corales Beach.

One of the closest areas of interest to the resort is Friusa. If you want to see even more culture, food, and fun, take a side trip to some of the nearest towns and some important attractions along the way.

If you'd like to learn more about what else is near Riu Macao, click here.

Contact Info

Location: 2 Playa Arena Gorda, the vicinity of Punta Cana, Hispaniola

General: (809) 221-5555

Website: http://www.riu.com/en/Paises/dominican-republic/punta-cana/hotel-riu-palace-macao/index.jsp


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