Riu Republica

Located on the shores of Arena Gorda beach, Riu Republica opened its doors in summer 2016. From the second that they give you your cava welcome drink, you will feel like you have found your home away from home in this exotic Caribbean location.

This all-inclusive destination is an excellent option for guests hoping for some after hours fun. They have live shows at least daily, and there are at least two bars at the hotel to choose from as well. Young vacationers and visitors traveling with youngsters would do well to remember that Riu Republica is an adults-only destination.

Positioned toward the northwestern outskirts of Bavaro, Riu Republica, an all-inclusive complex, happily welcomes customers wanting to stay in this area of the vicinity of Punta Cana. If you're curious, the center of Friusa is three and a half miles (six kilometers) to the south-southeast.


In addition to the already listed amenities, guest rooms have a double wash-bin. bathroom toiletries, a special makeup mirror and a liquor dispenser.

A double room has either two double beds or one king sized beds and a sitting area with a sofa. A triple room has two double beds and a sofa bed. Family rooms have two bedrooms, two private bathrooms, two double beds, one king sized bed and a sofa bed. The Jacuzzi suite has a bathroom with a hydromassage bathtub and shower cabin, one king sized bed, a whirlpool bath on your balcony or terrace and an integrated lounge area with a sofa.

Riu Republica is a large property featuring a total of 1007 rooms. A multitude of options and an exciting social scene make this huge hotel popular among visitors who want to get the most out of their time in the Dominican Republic. In terms of overall merit, we have rated this hotel a rating of 4 stars.

A listing of the in-room conveniences available at Riu Republica include:

  • Coffee Maker
  • Private Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Safe
  • Bathrobe
  • Air Conditioned
  • Shower
  • Mini Bar
  • Terrace
  • Iron
  • Balcony
  • Telephone
  • Ironing Board
  • Flat Screen TV
  • Satellite TV

If you have a certain requirement for your vacation, contact the front desk to verify availability.

Activities and Amenities

Beauty treatments, a hairdresser and massages are available at an additional charge.

Pacha night club is on the property. It is open six nights a week and admission and drinks are included for guests at Riu Republica. There is also a daily daytime entertainment program.

The list below shows some other amenities on-site:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Kayaking
  • Wind Surfing
  • Volleyball
  • Scuba Diving
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Snorkeling

Just in case, it's best to check with the front desk to be sure everything you're expecting is available. Visit this page to read an in-depth discussion about the specific recreational opportunities that Riu Republica has to offer.


Riu Republica is all inclusive 24 hours, with all meals and snacks being covered. Breakfast is offered at a full American buffet with live cooking stations, there is also a continental breakfast and snacks option. For lunch, guests can go to a hot and cold buffet with live cooking stations and there are options like pizza, pasta, salads and desserts. Dinner is available at buffets and live cooking stations; there are also themed buffets three times a week. Formal dress is required for dinner.

With advanced reservations, guests can have a la carte dining at an Asian restaurant, an Italian restaurant or a steakhouse. Romantic dinner on the beach is also available for an additional charge.

La Altagracia is the main restaurant on site. Tagliatella is an Italian restaurant and Kaori is an Asian restaurant. Quisqueya sits poolside, has a terrace and is a steakhouse restaurant. La Guira is the lobby bar, while Latino is a lounge bar with a terrace. There is also a sports bar, bar Plaza and a poolside bar with Aquamar, a swim-up bar.

In addition to the dining options on-location, guests looking to find extra culinary diversity might also look into some of the area's other local mealtime selections. Hungry guests will discover a limited but good selection of restaurants close-by. It can be a time-saver to find out which nearby restaurants are worth visiting, despite the fact that Riu Republica offers some some tempting choices of their own. Click here for more info on the availability of food in this area.

Guest Services

The guest services -- including the ones seen below -- can help ensure that you stay relaxed while visiting the Dominican Republic.

  • Concierge
  • Barber/Beauty Shop


You'll encounter a fair number of attractions near Riu Republica. Some of the closest attractions include Bavaro Cinaemas Srl and Ocean Theater. If you're like most tourists who come to enjoy the Dominican Republic's coast, your vacation wouldn't be complete without a few peaceful hours at the beach. You'll find Bavaro Beach only a small trip away from the hotel.

The hotel is situated near Friusa, a beautiful area for vacationers to experience the diversity of the Dominican Republic.

To see the full article about other destinations and attractions near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Bavaro, Hispaniola

Phone: (809) 933-0101

Secondary Phone: (809) 933-0102

Website: http://www.riu.com/en/Paises/dominican-republic/punta-cana/hotel-riu-republica


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