Adults-only Riu Republica opened on Arena Gorda beach, Punta Cana in June 2016. Highlights of the resort include the brand’s popular 24-hour all-inclusive service, two infinity pools, and a variety of dining options including a steakhouse.
All 1,000 guest rooms at the new Riu Republic feature minibars, liquor dispensers, and balconies or patios. Jacuzzi suites will have a whirlpool bath on the balcony or patio.
An expansion in 2017 added Splash Water World water park featuring four slides. New pools, bars and restaurants were also added.
There are two main buffet restaurants, plus a la carte restaurants serving Italian, Asian, Indian and Spanish cuisine. There is also a steakhouse and two Kulinarium (Caribbean fusion) restaurants. Reservations are required at these restaurants. As with all Riu resorts, snacks and unlimited beverages and cocktails are available 24 hours a day.
Riu Republic’s all-inclusive pricing also includes most water sports, an introductory scuba lesson in the pool, a gym, volleyball, and table tennis. There’s daily and evening entertainment, plus a nightclub.
How to get to Riu Republica
Fly into Punta Cana International Airport, Dominican Republic (PUJ). The resort is about 30 minutes from the airport.