Discover the new and exclusive services that we offer in the Riu Republica

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From November 2017 we will be waiting for you with the new Adults Only services in the Riu Republica hotel in Punta Cana. Recently inaugurated in June 2016, RIU’s newest complex in the Dominican Republic is gearing up to welcome you in style. Want to know more?

Visit Riu Republica in Punta Cana

With the extension, the hotel will have 300 new rooms, offering a total of 1,508 modern bedrooms. All are equipped with robes, electronic safety deposit boxes, minibar, USB plugs and satellite TV.

Rooms Riu Republica

One of the most eagerly-awaited changes is the creation of the Splash Water World water park which is exclusive to Riu Republica clients and has four slides. The leisure facilities are rounded off with two new pools, one with a swim-up bar, in addition to the existing three.

Splash Park Riu Republica

In terms of cuisine, the Riu Republica houses three new restaurants. The hotel’s new wing includes its own buffet restaurant, as always with the best and most varied international dishes but there will now be another ‘Kulinarium’ fusion cuisine restaurant, the Indian restaurant ‘Taj Mahal’, and for the first time for RIU in the Caribbean, the Spanish restaurant ‘Olé’. An extensive variety of restaurants and cooking that you will not tire of.

Ole Restaurant Riu Republica

The hotel will also include the beach barbeque Jerk Grill, open at lunchtime. We have also extended the whole hotel’s drinks options to 10 bars, one of which is open 24 hours a day. At night, just as before, you can enjoy the programme of spectacular evening shows from the entertainment team.

And lest you forget the benefits to Riu Classic Adults Only hotels: cava welcome drink, premium drinks throughout the hotel, free WiFi in all areas including rooms, concierge service, robes in rooms, a special wine list, and romantic dinners on the beach.

Riu Republica

The Riu Republica is your hotel for your holidays with your partner or friends. Don’t think twice – visit RIU to learn about all the offers we have. Are you travelling with your family? Take a look at our list of hotels in Punta Cana.

101 Comments

  • Mike Jellen

    Dear Riu,
    I was there in February\March for 11 nights and I’m planning to return to Riu Republica on 19 November for two weeks stay. Some tour operators already say there is five swimming pools and not three like it was back in February, is it because two new ones are finished already? If not can you tell when new site will be ready?

    Kind Regards
    Mike

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Mike!

      We will have eight pools when we finish the Works. The end of these are scheduled for November 18.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • France

    Nous comptons y aller du 13 au 20 novembre. Est-ce que les nouveaux restaurants seront ouverts ou si je dois reporter à un peu plus tard pour être certaine de pouvoir en profiter ?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi France!

      The end of the reform is scheduled for November 18. If you come a little later, you will enjoy all our services 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Tina & Pete

    My husband I will be coming next year, we’ve been reading a lot of negative reviews about lack of air conditioning, my husband I would find this very difficult to deal with. When will we start seeing this remedied?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Tina!

      We would like to inform you that a major investment has been made in the hotel’s air-conditioning and purification system which guarantees a maximum level of comfort in the rooms and communal areas, as well as excellent air quality throughout the hotel.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Dean Krueger

    My wife and I will be joining you on Oct. 29 thru Nov. 4. we are very excited as this is our first vacation without our kids. We will also be celebrating my birthday during our stay. Is there any significant hurricane damage from the recent storms?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Dean!

      The hotel did not suffer any damage and is rendering his services normally. We hope you enjoy your stay 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • KUNAL KUMAR

    I am super delighted to know that there is an Indian restaurant Taj Mahal at this resort? Would you able to let us know what is the menu? 🙂

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Kunal!

      We still do not have that information. Please, stay tuned to the RIU website to know the hotel news 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

      • James

        Hello Rui we are coming to Rui in April 2018 will the Indian restaurant be open by then thanks

        • Riu Hotels

          Hi James!

          Yes, from its opening the Hotel Riu Republica will offer all its services, including the Indian restaurant 🙂

          Kind Regards
          RIU Hotels & Resorts

          • Kailesh Patel

            My wife and I will be at RIU Republica April 8-14, 2018. We are vegetarian, Do we have to make reservation at Indian restaurant and other specialty restaurants in advance? What vegetarian options we would have at other specialty restaurants?

          • Riu Hotels

            Hi Kailesh!

            Our staff at the hotel will be very happy to help you with a selection of vegetarian food. However, we ask you to contact the hotel in advance so they can prepare for special food needs. Regarding your first question, you don’t have to make a reservation at our theme restaurants in our RIU hotels in America: tables are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis depending on when people arrive at the restaurant.

            Kind Regards
            RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • John Rainieri

    I am excited about the beach grill, will it be just for lunch and can you get drinks, will be there in April 2018

  • Carrie

    Hi does this resort have a coffee shop?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Carrie!

      We do not have a coffee shop, but in any of the hotel’s bars, our staff will happily serve you a coffee 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

      • Lori

        It would be very hospitable, accommodating, and traditional if there was a coffee shop at the Hotel Riu Republica in Punta Cana. Hope that this resort would consider installing a new coffee shop in the very immediate future. Is that possible. Thank You for your consideration.

        • Riu Hotels

          Hi Lori!

          Many thanks for your comment 🙂 We will share your suggestions with the corresponding department.

          Kind Regards
          RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Amanda

    is the beach bar open? A group of us is coming jan 26.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Amanda!

      Yes, it will be opened. The Coco’s Bar Beach will be waiting for you since 10.00 h. to 18.00 h. 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

      • Beth Freeman

        Is this bar actually on the beach? Or closer than the pool bar? We were there in Aug ’16 & are returning Dec 19-26 2017 with 11 family members and can’t wait. Also were is the splash water park located?

        • Riu Hotels

          Hi Beth!

          The Jerk Grill will be on the beach! And the Splash Water Park will be so close 🙂

          Kind Regards
          RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Brandie

    Will the Kulinarium gourmet a la carte and the Jerk Grill be ready and available for the end of Jan 2018? What about the rest of the new restaurants, bars, pools and water park?

  • Paul

    We are coming on November 18 for a week. Will all the new restaurants be opened by that time?

  • Stephanie

    Can you please clarify the date when the new rooms and restaurants are opening.
    where are the new rooms located? is it behind the existing hotel?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Stephanie!

      All the services off the hotel will be ready for our guests from the moment that the hotel open its doors! And yes, the new romos will be located behind the existing hotel and next to it.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Nigel

    My wife and I will be there from June 28th for 2 weeks its our 3rd time at the Republica and cant wait to use the new facilities especialy the water park

  • Bally

    I have just been to your hotel on 23/09/17 and will be definetly coming back in October 2018 I think the hotel was nice as it was, can I ask why you have extending it? Why did it need slides as the other Riu hotel’s already offer this facility. Is this hotel going to cater for children as I think I might have to look elsewhere, as I need to get away from the rowdiness when on holiday.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Bally!

      The Hotel Riu Republica is farther from the Splash Water World thant the rest of our hotels in our resort in Punta Cana. For this reason, we have renovated the hotel, so that our guests can enjoy the experience of a Water Park in the Hotel Riu Republica.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Steve Williams

    Hi, we just returned from two weeks at the Republica, obviously prior to the opening of the new section, and had a great time. We’re planning on returning next year, but I have a few questions, the answers to which, might allay some concerns we have.
    1. Will guests be able to use all the facilities of the hotel, new and old?
    2. The current night time entertainment area barely has sufficient seating, and if it rains it’s almost standing room only. How will you cope with potentially an extra 700 guests?
    3. The beach area when we were then can get rather crowded, so the same question as 2 above applies – how will you cope with the extra guests that wish to spend their day on the beach, many of which will additionally put strain on the current lunchtime restaurant?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Steve!

      We are glad to hear that you had a good stay with us. Please, for this kind of questions contact with the hotel.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Ida

    I am booked from Nov 22nd to Nov 29, 2017 at Riu Republica. I want to confirm that construction is on track and that the water park, new pools and restaurants (Spanish, Indian, beach grill, and Irish pub) will be ready for when I arrive? Thank you for the assistance.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Ida!

      We are glad to know that you will spend your holidays with us 🙂 Upon opening, all hotel services will be available to our guests!

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Coral

    We have booked a stay at your hotel for January 2018 and are very excited! Please can you confirm if the new facilities (waterpark, restaurants, beach bar and pools) will be open from November 2017?

    Thank You

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Coral!

      Yes, all the services off the hotel will be ready for our guests from the moment that the hotel open its doors! 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Deb

    We are going to the hotel for 2 weeks mid January but reading the hotels comments it seems to me that they avoid answering directly as to whether or not the hotel will actually be ready for November.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Deb!

      The end off the works are scheduled for Nov 17 and from this moment, the hotel will be offer all its services

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Sarah

    We are looking to book a stay at your hotel. Are the new restaurants, rooms and pools going to be open as planned on November 18, 2017?

    Thank you.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Sarah!

      The end off the works are scheduled for Nov 17 and from this moment, the hotel will be offer all its services 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • jessica

    salut ,

    Nous allons arrivé au riu republica le 15 decembre . Est-ce que la construction sera terminer et les nouveau restaurant ouvert ?

  • NATHALIE

    BONJOUR J’AI FAIT UNE RÉSERVATION DU 23 MARS AU 2 AVRIL PROCHAIN EN CHAMBRE COURTYARD VIEW LE 11 OCT DERNIER, LORSQUE J’AI RÉSERVÉ CETTE CATÉGORIE DE CHAMBRE C’ÉTAIT POUR LA 1ERE PARTIE DE L’HOTEL!!JE ME DEMANDAIS SI CETTE CATÉGORIE DE CHAMBRE EST SEULEMENT POUR LA 1ERE PARTIE DE L’HOTEL OU SI LA NOUVELLE PORTERA AUSSI CETTE CATÉGORIE DE CHAMBRE, EN GROS JE VOULAIS SAVOIR MA CHAMBRE SE SITUÉ OU DANS L’HOTEL EXACTEMENT MERCIII DE M’ÉCLAIRER SUR CE POINT

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Nathalie!

      Please, for this kind of questions contact with the hotel and our staff will be glad to help you 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Boris

    We arrive on November 26th and would like to know if we could ask to have a room in the new section at check in..

  • Sandra

    Hi there,
    My husband an I are avid Riu goers and we are going in January/2018 but I have heard that the 24hr snack bar at the Riu Republica is not very good I am diabetic an always need to have access to food, since you have made improvements to the facility with pools and restaurants is this to one of the areas that have been updated or looked at. I have heard that the food is hit an miss sometimes its there sometimes it not an if it is it looks like its been sitting all day.
    Please advise. TIA

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Sandra!

      For people who require a special dietary consideration, inform the restaurant manager before placing any order. While the complex can not guarantee that all requests can be met, we will do our best. We kindly request that you notify our restaurant staff in advance about any unusual dietary requirement 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Rick

    We had our second visit to Riu Republica this year, from Oct. 28th to Nov.5th. Our first was in Jan. of 2017. It certainly didn’t dissapoint! We will be back for a 3rd visit and cannot wait to see the water park and new section. The staff, food, entertainment….. everything was amazing!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Rick!

      Thanks for your words 😀 We are so glad to read that our guests enjoy with us! We will be waiting for you 😉

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

    • Tammy

      We have been to lots of resorts and they all have coffee bars and coffee shops. You guys need to add one and have ice cream with it . We really need the air-conditioning to be working to

  • Antonio Ryan

    My wife and I are coming in on Christmas Day for her birthday, I booked an oceanfront room and I’m so glad, I chose this property with all of the new updates she will definitely enjoy her Birthday…

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Antonio!

      We are so glad to read that you have chosen us for celebrate your wife’s birthday! Please, remind our staff that you celebrate such an important date 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Alejandra

    Hello. I want to know when will be open the coco’s bar and the new restaurants. Eight of us will be there next monday 13 🙂

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Alejandra!

      We don’t have this information…please, por this kind of questions, contact with the hotel and our staff will be glad to help you 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Jeff Woods

    Why is Applevacations telling me there is no additions or waterpark for the hotel opening tomorrow?

    Erin 9:06 AM
    There are 7 restaurants at the RIU Republica to choose from. The additional 300 rooms were also not at the RIU Republica
    Erin 9:07 AM
    There is just over 1,000 rooms for adults only at the RIU Republica
    jeff 9:07 AM
    I am a member of their facebook.
    jeff 9:08 AM
    republica opened a water park too
    jeff 9:08 AM
    and more restaurants
    Erin 9:08 AM
    They have access to the water park down the road but it is not on the RIU Republica site

  • Jeff Woods

    Erin 9:15 AM
    I apologize again Jeff. You are correct the Water park opened today at the RIU Republica. Previously they had to travel to the other water park at the other complex. As this is a brand new resort only a year old they are completing the last of the rooms which included an additional 350 rooms that brings their total to 1508 rooms. They also opened 3 new restaurants that are not located at the other RIU resorts.

  • jessica

    Beaucoup de gens on ecrit dans les commentaires sur monarc.ca qu’il y avait beaucoup de fourmis dans les chambres ? Est-ce que le problème est régler ?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Jessica!

      It is the first information that reaches us. Due to the warm weather and the location of our resort, which is surrounded by vegetation, it is possible that insects can enter our facilities. We work hard to keep them under control, since our grounds have extensive garden areas. We fumigate continuously all areas to keep insects away from our grounds.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Aimee Bookhultz

    Hi there is all alcoholic drinks included at all bars with our stay there? Also, how do we go about booking excursions and how far ahead do we have to do that?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Aimee!

      Please, for this kinf of questions, contact with the hotel and our staff will be glad to help you.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • robyn

    Do you have gluten free options available in your restaurants? Is the jerk chicken gluten free?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Robyn!

      We always recommend that our clients with food allergies inform our kitchen staff so they can offer dishes that fit their needs. Our staff are happy to help you 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Tracey

    What are you beer selections at Riu Republica PC? Have read several reviews and seen where the only beer available is Presidente???

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Tracey!

      Many thanks for your comment. We kindly encourage to contact our hotel directly via hotel.republica@riu.com.
      We hope to see you soon in RIU so that you can enjoy the quality, service and attention that define our hotels 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • JC

    Looking forward to visiting this resort in May! Are you able to advise what 24hr snacks are available at the sports bar?

    Thank you

  • JC

    Good morning
    I am visiting the resort in May, really looking forward to it!! I was wondering if you could let me know what snacks are available 24/7 and is it only the sports bar where you can get the snacks?
    Thanks

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi JC!

      For this kind of inquiries, please contact directly with the hotel and our staff would be pleased to answer your questions 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Lucy

    Hi,
    Is there a shuttle service from the new section to the beach ?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Lucy!

      Many thanks for your question. Our hotel is located directly on the Arena Gorda beach and the area is easily accessible from any points of the hotel. We encourage our guest with walking difficulties to inform our staff upon check in and they will be more than happy to assist you and make your stay as pleasant as possible. We look forward to seeing you at our hotel very son 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Angela L Sullivan

    Can you tell me who I can contact to arrange a private dinner on the beach for a birthday for a trip that I am planning there in August?

  • Mari

    Can you add a person to a room, if you already have one booked?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Mari!

      Thanks for your comment. If you already have a room and you want to add another person, you must contact our Call Center in order to modify your reservation and to re-calculate the total amount. The Call Center will be able to modify it if you reserved through our website or directly by phone.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Mindy

    Hi – does the resort have any plans to offer beach drink service – waiters / waitress’?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Mindy!

      Many thanks for your comment! Please be assured that we will share your suggestions with the corresponding department.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Irened

    What view does the regular double room have? I am coming in May and cant really recognize which is which

  • Diane

    Hello! Do you offer private group dinners/birthday dinners? If so, who would I contact about cost?

  • Georgette Demetrius

    Ola, my girlfriend and I just booked our tickets for Aug 30th for a week I hope the hotel is at the level of excellence as I’ve been accustomed to with the Riu line. We’re huge fans of the Riu in Ochi…heard a lot of rav reviews so we’re super excited. Make us happy please!!!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Georgette!

      Thank you for your loyalty to RIU Hotels & Resorts and for taking the time to write a comment 🙂 We look forward to seeing you in our hotel so that you can enjoy the quality, service and attention that define our hotels.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • James Huff

    Joining you on November 25, 2018. Will be a second stay at a Riu….1st was Costa Rica Excited and cant wait

  • Suzanne

    My travel agent was able to book my room and the hotel accepted my wedding date. But when i go on the riu site it says the hotel riu doesn’t have any rooms available. Is the site messed up? Why would my travel agent be able to book rooms there and not me on a consumer site?

  • Maxime

    Hi,
    My girlfriend is allergic to gluten, she has a coeliac disease and I would like to know if there any option to accommodate her during our trip. Could she eat well all week long? Do the waiters and cooks know the disease well?, the cross contamination?
    We are looking for the Riu Republica or the Riu Bambu.
    Thank you.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Maxime!

      Our staff at the hotel will be very happy to help you with a selection of gluten-free food. However, we ask you to contact the hotel in advance so they can prepare for special food needs.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • kyle kent

    How far is the walk from the rear of the resort to the beach and is a shuttle available?

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Kyle!

      Don’t worry because the hotel is at the foot of the beach and you don’t actuallyneed to use transport.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Lina F. García

    Riu hotel only adults in Dominican Republic is the best hotel!
    I had a great experience there on October 2018 and will be a pleasure to come back or know other of your hotels. Excellent service from each one of the employees! Also, we had many activities all days and I found all kind of food (I am vegetarian) and I had many options, so important to me. Thanks!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Lina!

      We deeply appreciate your kind remarks about our fantastic staff and the food offered at our restaurants. Many thanks for your wonderful remarks and we hope to see you very soon in RIU.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

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