Things to See and Do While Staying at Riu Macao

Because your options on Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic can be overwhelming, properties like the Riu Macao can provide everything necessary to have fun and relax in their vibrant beachfront location. This destination provides an impressive selection of recreational opportunities, ensuring you'll have plenty of enjoyable activities to pick from during your vacation.

Guests of Riu Macao will find one pool on the property. Being out and about on Hispaniola will keep you busy enough, so you might not consider visiting the location's pool, but it could provide a brief escape from public attractions. Also, these accommodations are found right on the coast, so you'll find multiple ways to cool off in the sun while visiting. Follow up your swim with a few minutes in the lodgings's whirlpool, perfect for relieving soreness from a day of exploring.

If you're worried about finding a gym to use while in the Dominican Republic, this destination has you covered; there is an on-site workout facility for health-conscious guests.


This resort is an excellent choice for tennis enthusiasts, considering vacationers staying here can enjoy a match during their vacations using the on-site facilities. Guests will find 4 courts on the property. Fortunately, the lighting at their tennis facilities means you can keep your match going past sunset.

To see more tennis options in the area, you may wish to compare this property to nearby hotels with this activity, including Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino and Melia Caribe Tropical.


Even though Riu Macao doesn't feature a golf course, the on-site staff may be able to assist you in scheduling a tee time nearby. The area's golf courses are Punta Blanca Golf Course, Iberostate Bavaro Golf Club, and Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay. The lot of them are within a mile and a half and the closest of the group, Punta Blanca Golf Course, is only a short interval away from the property, so you can plan stopping in for some rounds on the links. There are 18 holes at this course. This par 72 course is 6706 yards long. For those who would like to find out more information, you can call the course at (809) 468-4734.


Travelers that want an array of aquatic adventures will have a great time when they visit Riu Macao. The list below shows the watersports that the property has.

  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing

Family Activities

Families are welcome at Riu Macao, even if you may not be impressed by a wide offering of amenities and activities designed for children. If you're looking for somewhere to lodge at with more features that are of particular interest to kids, check out accommodations which are top-rated for family vacations.

The property is equipped with a game room, where both kids and their parents can blow off some steam.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Spend the day in the sun and the evening listening to live performances; seeing a show is an easy option since Riu Macao offers live entertainment. Typically, live entertainment is offered 7 days per week. However, the frequency can vary with the season. If you want to learn more details, you can reach the resort at (809) 221-5555.

The property also has several bars, so guests can visit a different setting every night without leaving the property.

Crave variety in your nighttime activities? You can visit some of the other accommodations in the area to find out what they have to offer, such as listed in the following table:

Accommodations near the Riu Macao with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Hotel Riu Taino 13.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 3 check
Riu Bambuall Inclusive 14.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
ClubHotel Riu Bambu 14.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Riu Naiboa 13.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 2 check
Riu Palace Punta Cana 14.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 5 check
Iberostar Dominicana Hotel 13.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 2 check
Iberostar Punta Cana 13.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 2 check
Grand Bahía Príncipe Bávaro 14.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 15 check
Iberostar Bavaro 13.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection 14.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 11 check
Ocean Blue Golf and Beach Resort All-inclusive 13.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 5 --
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive 15.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 9 check

At the on-site casino you can stay in for the night and still have a thrilling evening. If one gambling hot spot isn't enough, there is another casino, found at Iberostar Casino. It won't be hard to find Iberostar Casino merely a short interval away from this lodging.


Visitors should take a second look at this property if they desire a truly restful stay, considering this destination features enjoyable spa facilities. The following list provides some of the spa services that are available:

  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Whirlpool


One of the most unique activities on-site is horseback riding. This activity is popular among guests, so contact the front desk if you're interested in giving it a try.

Yet another pastime at this destination is shuffleboard. Though relaxing and quiet, shuffleboard can be a challenging sport.

You'll also be able to play a game at this property's croquet court. Though it's not an easy sport to master, it's a fun afternoon activity for beginners and pros alike.

The salon on-site offers a convenient way to pamper yourself before a dinner date or special night.

On top of all the activities available right on-location, vacationers itching to do some exploring will find many exciting things to see and do on Hispaniola. Whether you would rather spend time on the beach or play a round on the golf course, you will encounter plenty of other opportunities for recreation nearby. Click these pages to learn more concerning fishing, riding a bike or scooter, sightseeing, scuba diving, snorkeling, shopping, and other activities you might enjoy.


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