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close proximity to the beach and other resource facilities, such as the lounge, restaurants, bars and swimming pools.

There were several pools ( some for relaxing and some for the party crowd). I would suggest dedicated single traveler events.

This resort was very large, but was very easy to get around. We needed handicap access in the room and the staff were very accommodating to our requests. Very clean and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had awesome pool service from Yorgi, and Esmerelda in the main buffet was always ready to find us a table to accommodate our accessibility needs. Both were so friendly and always smiling!!!!!

Staff was super friendly. Hotel was clean and beds were comfortable. Food was decent- basically all the restaurants are Buffett style. Drinks were good although is true in most all Inclusives seem watered down. Lots of pools and most had swim up bar or bar close by.

We loved EVERYTHING. Food, drinks, room, pools, beach, excursion to Catalina Island, all of it!! Best food is the Jerk Chicken stand by the beach (only open during lunch). Best bar is the Sports Bar (for margaritas, anyway). Everybody was incredibly nice, the entertainment staff was top notch! We honestly couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon!

The entertainment crew was super. The pools were great. The food was one step above terrible. Everything else was pretty average.

Super friendly staff. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. My only complaint is about the beds. Good lord, they were hard as a rock.

Staff was wonderful, rooms were spotlessly clean, waiters and servers were cheerful and outgoing. Hotel staff members were accommodating and aware of your needs. Transfers were were well managed and on time. No reservations were needed for the restaurants and if you came at opening time you were easily seated. While you didn't get Lobster Tails and Prime Ribs, the food was plentiful and good. Excellent steaks at the Italian Restaurant. House wines were superb. A great value.

Great service with friendly staff. Excellent entertainment crew and never a dull moment. Fun crowd of people. Food was just ok... Overall a great bang for your buck, and would definitely recommend going.

My boyfriend and I had an awesome five night stay at Riu. Rooms are a little dated but clean and the grounds are beautiful and well kept, all eight pools are chilled during the day and heated at night. The staff was friendly and there are fun activities by the beach during the day. The food was what I expected it to be, good but not amazing and I’m pretty sure that’s true of every resort in the Dominican so I was not disappointed. Super fun resort and I would recommend it to anyone staying in Punta Cana!

Staff: Very nice staff, most speak English and very helpful Food: not bad at all! Steak house is great. Variety of veggies in buffet and in general it’s good Beach: gorgeous beach but for those who wants cabanas - there is NONE only chairs Rooms: No need to get ocean front cuz it’s not visible All rooms are the same really. We wanted to upgrade so we looked at several rooms. - Cable has poor connection at times Overall is good, many young ppl around so it’s fun too

Playa Arena Gorda Punta Cana

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay is a short stroll from Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive, and other popular attractions like Arena Gorda Beach are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 1382-room, 4-star property has 8 outdoor pools along with a free water park and 9 restaurants.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Relish the regional cuisine at La Altagracia, one of 9 onsite restaurants.


Rooms

The 1382 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and slippers. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes are also available.


Property features

Guests of Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive have access to 8 outdoor pools, a free water park, and a nightclub. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this all-inclusive property include a health club, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Room options

Triple Room

2 Double Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Double Room, Ocean View

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms

2 Double Beds and 1 King Bed | Sleeps 6

Double Room, Ocean View

1 King Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Everyone (105) Couples (29) Students (1) Family (13)
5
Partner Couples

close proximity to the beach and other resource facilities, such as the lounge, restaurants, bars and swimming pools.

By , from New York on Mar 22, 2020

3
Everyone

By on Mar 19, 2020

5
Everyone

By on Mar 18, 2020

4
Everyone

There were several pools ( some for relaxing and some for the party crowd). I would suggest dedicated single traveler events.

By , from Texas on Mar 17, 2020

5
Partner Couples

This resort was very large, but was very easy to get around. We needed handicap access in the room and the staff were very accommodating to our requests. Very clean and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. We had awesome pool service from Yorgi, and Esmerelda in the main buffet was always ready to find us a table to accommodate our accessibility needs. Both were so friendly and always smiling!!!!!

By , from Minnesota on Mar 16, 2020

2
Everyone

By on Mar 14, 2020

4
Partner Couples

Staff was super friendly. Hotel was clean and beds were comfortable. Food was decent- basically all the restaurants are Buffett style. Drinks were good although is true in most all Inclusives seem watered down. Lots of pools and most had swim up bar or bar close by.

By , from Minneapolis on Mar 2, 2020

5
Partner Couples

We loved EVERYTHING. Food, drinks, room, pools, beach, excursion to Catalina Island, all of it!! Best food is the Jerk Chicken stand by the beach (only open during lunch). Best bar is the Sports Bar (for margaritas, anyway). Everybody was incredibly nice, the entertainment staff was top notch! We honestly couldn't have asked for a better honeymoon!

By , from St. Paul, MN on Mar 2, 2020

3
Partner Couples

The entertainment crew was super. The pools were great. The food was one step above terrible. Everything else was pretty average.

By , from Angelica, NY on Feb 22, 2020

Review comment responded on May 22, 2020

Dear April, Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us and the travel community. We are happy to learn that overall you had a good time during your stay at our Hotel. We appreciate your compliments towards our entertainment team and pool area. As we try to meet the individual wishes of our guests every day to offer them a wonderful holiday, we are of course disappointed that we could not convince you with our wide gastronomical offer at any of our different theme restaurants. It was our pleasure to take care of you and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon in one of our worldwide hotels! Kind regards, Hotel Riu Republica Online Reputation Manager

4
Everyone

Super friendly staff. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. My only complaint is about the beds. Good lord, they were hard as a rock.

By on Feb 17, 2020

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, 23000
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