Things to See and Do While Staying at Riu Macao

There are unlimited ways to enjoy yourself on Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic. The Riu Macao will provide numerous ways to enjoy their stunning waterside location. This location offers travelers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, ensuring you'll have plenty of intriguing activities to choose from throughout 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 checking out the pool may slip your mind, but it can be very relaxing. Plus this property is found right next to the water, so you'll have a couple different ways to soak in the sun when you stay here. Plus, when it isn't too hot outside, the whirlpool here can feel particularly soothing.

Exercise enthusiasts can maintain their fitness during their stay in the Dominican Republic; be sure to ask the staff how to access the workout facility available on-site.


Tennis fanatics will be especially pleased when booking this property, because the tennis facilities — located on-site — are fun for all ages and skill levels. You will find 4 courts on the property. Guests may also set up evening matches on a lit tennis court.

Where else can you stay and play on-site tennis? You can compare Riu Macao to other tennis properties, like Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino and Melia Caribe Tropical.


Despite the fact that Riu Macao doesn't have a golf course, it's possible that you could make arrangements to play a round or two during your stay. The area's closest courses are Punta Blanca Golf Course, Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay, and Iberostate Bavaro Golf Club. The lot of them are within a mile and a half and the closest of the bunch, Punta Blanca Golf Course, is just a short hike off from the property, so it won't be troublesome to plan on heading over for a few rounds of golf. You can play 18 holes at this course. This par 72 course is 6706 yards long. If you're considering reserving a tee time, the course can be contacted at (809) 468-4734.


Vacationers that like an array of aquatic adventures will have a wonderful experience when they stay at Riu Macao. The following list details the watersports available on-site.

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

Family Activities

Families often stay at Riu Macao, but you probably won't encounter a good deal of amenities and activities planned for kids. If you're looking for a hotel to lodge at with a lot more features that are of particular interest to kids, you might want to consider properties rated best for family vacations.

There is a game room on-site, where both kids and their parents can blow off some steam.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Many people take advantage of the exciting live entertainment available on-site, proving that staying inside for the evening can be as thrilling as a night on the town. Live entertainment is typically available 7 days per week. Of course, the frequency can vary with the season. If you want to learn more details, call the front desk at (809) 221-5555.

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

Nearby accommodations offering a broader (though not necessarily highly rated) range of nightlife options are listed in the chart below:

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
Grand Bahia Principe Ambar 14.7 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 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

Of course, because this location features a casino, gambling is always an option for evening entertainment. If you seek an alternative atmosphere, there is another casino, found at Iberostar Casino. You will find Iberostar Casino just a small interval away from this accommodation.


Vacationers should take a second look at this property if they desire a truly restful stay, since this destination features an on-site spa. The following list has some of the services available at the spa:

  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Whirlpool


The front desk also arranges horseback rides. Since the Dominican Republic's weather is beautiful year-round, riding is a popular pastime.

Yet another pastime at this destination is shuffleboard. It's a good way to spend time with the family, meet other guests, or try something new.

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 great way to get everyone together for a little competition.

The beauty salon offers both a relaxing and convenient way to get freshened up for a dressy night out.

Beyond all the activities available on the grounds of this property, guests who enjoy exploring will certainly appreciate the many exciting things to do and sites to see on Hispaniola. Regardless of whether you are looking to relax on a sunny beach or enjoy a round or two of golf, you can find plenty of other recreational opportunities in the region. Click these articles to read more regarding sightseeing, riding a scooter or bicycle, fishing, scuba diving, shopping, going snorkeling, and other activities.


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