Things to See and Do While Staying at Riu Palace Punta Cana

Still not sure how to spend your time on Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic? The Riu Palace Punta Cana will make sure you take full advantage of their active beachfront location. This vacation spot offers vacationers a wide variety of recreational possibilities, meaning you will have no shortage of fun activities to pick from during your vacation.

Since the resort has 3 pools to choose from, you should have no problem locating a nice, shady area to lounge. A big plus for many vacationers is that this accommodation is also built next to the shore, so there will be plenty of options when it comes time to play in the water through the course of your stay. If you're not fond of swimming, the site's whirlpool provides a different way to enjoy the water.

Since there's no promising that you won't over-indulge on the Dominican Republic's outstanding cuisine, this site can help you maintain your figure; there is an on-site workout facility for health-conscious guests.


This resort is definitely a top pick of tennis fanatics, because visitors staying here can spend some of their free time playing a match on-site. You will find 4 courts on the property. Fortunately, the lighting at their tennis facilities means you can keep your match going past sunset.

Where else can you stay and play on-site tennis? You can browse nearby hotels with this activity, like Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino and Melia Caribe Tropical.


Although Riu Palace Punta Cana doesn't have a golf course on the property, you may be able to arrange a tee time during your stay. Nearby golf courses include Punta Blanca Golf Course, Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay, and Iberostate Bavaro Golf Club. All of them are within a mile and a half and the most nearby of the collection, Punta Blanca Golf Course, is only a short hike away from the property, so it won't be troublesome to plan on heading over for some rounds on the links. You can play 18 holes at this course. The total length is 6706 yards, and it's been rated a par 72. For golfers who want to learn more, the course can be contacted at (809) 468-4734.


While staying on Hispaniola why not try out a new recreational sport? The property offers several options, so you will be sure to find an enjoyable aquatic activity, even if it's your first time. This list shows the watersports available at Riu Palace Punta Cana:

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Wind Surfing

Family Activities

Vacationers traveling with children should find everything they need at Riu Palace Punta Cana, which boasts a wonderful set of family-oriented amenities.

The site has a playground, which keeps even their littlest guests grinning. It's a safe place for children to release their pent up energy while their parents take a moment of rest for themselves. This site also has an organized program for kids, which will keep youngsters busy and entertained. Some parents understand the value of an evening sans their kids. At this hotel they allow parents an opportunity to go out by themselves, since they offer babysitting services.

Entertainment and Nightlife

One of this property's best-loved amenities is its live entertainment, which proves that staying in for the night can be just as fun as an expensive night of bar-hopping. You can generally expect to find live entertainment 7 days per week. However, the frequency can vary with the season. If you want to learn more about their on-property entertainment, contact the resort at (998) 881-4324.

Also on-site are multiple bars, so guests can visit a different setting every night without leaving the property.

Although there may not be a lot of variety in what nearby properties have to offer with regards to nightlife, the option remains for your to check out some of the nightlife choices in the area around your accommodation. These options are listed in the following chart:

Accommodations near the Riu Palace Punta Cana with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
ClubHotel Riu Bambu 14.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Riu Bambuall Inclusive 14.2 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check
Grand Bahía Príncipe Bávaro 14.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 15 check
Riu Macao 14.0 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
Hotel Riu Taino 13.9 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 3 check
Riu Naiboa 13.8 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 2 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
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive 15.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 9 check
Majestic Elegance Punta Cana 15.1 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 11 check
Iberostar Bavaro 13.4 mi. North-Northwest of Central Punta Cana 4 check

Luckily, this site also has its own casino, where you can play a game of chance, and perhaps enjoy a big win. If this one doesn't suit you, there is another casino, this one found at Casino Riu Palace Macao. This one is located 0.3 miles of Riu Palace Punta Cana.


Vacationers will be able to relax as much as they want, because this destination features its own spa. The following list provides some of the available services:

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


The beauty salon on the property is a convenient place to take a couple inches off before a dressy night out.

Though there is plenty of activities on the property, vacationers who want to go exploring will find many exciting outdoor activities on Hispaniola. Regardless of whether you would rather lay out on a sunny beach or enjoy a round of golf, you will encounter plenty of other chances for recreation in your immediate surroundings. Check out these articles to read more about snorkeling, scuba diving, sightseeing, fishing, shopping, renting a bike or scooter, and other activities.


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