Riu Palace Macao
Riu Palace Macao Adult’s Only Hotel
Location: Dominican Republic, Punta Cana, Bavaro
Star Rating: 5
Board Levels: AI
Palm trees swathe this adults-only All Inclusive hotel, giving it a really private feel. That peaceful vibe extends to its sandy beach and laid-back pool scene.
The Riu Palace Macao is right on a picture-perfect beach, where the white sand is dotted with palm trees. When you’re not relaxing on the sand, there are three pools, six restaurants and a waterpark to check out, too.
This place covers plenty of bases when it comes to food. There’s a medley of Japanese, and Italian places to try, plus a steakhouse for meat-lovers, and a romantic beachfront fusion restaurant.
Foodies are onto a winner here, with five restaurants rounding off the choices. The pool scene’s no slouch, either, with a trio to pick from, and a swim-up bar. For thrill-seekers, there’s free access to the waterpark at the sister hotel next door.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
At the Riu Naiboa next door, you’ll have unlimited access to the new waterpark, Splash Water World. Here, you’ll find plenty of flumes to whizz down, as well as chilled-out zones for lounging around.
FOOD & DRINK
In the El Patio buffet, you’ve got International dishes topping the bill, plus themed evenings three times a week. The à la carte options offer quite the spread – there’s a Japanese place, a steakhouse, an Italian, and a fusion restaurant that sits right on the beach.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
The Renova Spa* is your go-to for massages*, located at the Riu Palace Bavaro, or you can opt for treatments*, like sculpting body wraps* and collagen facials*. The gym is in the same location too, to fit in your workout.
If dancing’s your thing, Pacha’s your place. It’s open every night until the early hours, mixing colourful cocktails and keeping the party going.
You’ve got three pools here, with Balinese daybeds at the main pool. Sunken sunbeds and palm trees are around the edge of the other two. For a cocktail mid-dip, head to the swim-up bar and let the barman sort out the rest.
Rooms all feature satellite TV, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi – plus extras like a ceiling fan, liquor dispenser and a minibar. For a bit extra you can upgrade your double room to have a limited sea view. Or treat yourself and upgrade to a suite – these have a lounge area and hydro-massage bathtub. And suites with a Jacuzzi® are also available.
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally.