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Casual family resort facing a long Puerto Plata beach

With a stay at Riu Merengue All Inclusive in Puerto Plata, you'll be on the beach and close to Ocean World Adventure Park and Playa Cofresi.

This all-inclusive resort is within the vicinity of Los Mangos Golf Course and Puerto Plata Cable Car.

Make yourself at home in one of the 998 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private balconies. Cable television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a nightclub, an outdoor pool, and a sauna. This Art Deco resort also features wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Riu Merengue All Inclusive. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.

At your hotel

All inclusive

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Meals and beverages at companion properties
  • Surcharges for premium or imported alcoholic beverages

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games

  • Dancing
  • Language

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Offsite tours

At your hotel

Set amidst tropical gardens and surrounded by mountains, the Riu Merengue is a beachfront Art Deco village-style resort, located just 15 minutes from beautiful Puerto Plata. Featuring 998 guestrooms, comfort and pleasure are ensured with spacious accommodations that include patio, garden and a wide array of restaurants, bars and facilities for a truly thrilling experience. This fun and friendly resort provides exceptional service down to the last detail, complemented by the renowned Caribbean Street promenade and Riu's exchange privileges programme throughout the Riu Resort.

The majority of amenities and activities at this resort are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for meals, drinks, activities, gratuities, or use of both land and water-sports equipment. Babysitting and childcare services are available. Beach/pool umbrellas are available upon request. Luggage storage is available. On-site parking is free to guests during their stay.

Riu Merengue offers daily live music and shows, as well as special daytime entertainment programmes for kids in Riuland. Guests also enjoy complimentary admission to the nearby "Pacha" night club, which is open 6 nights a week, and to "El Millon" casino at ClubHotel Riu Bachata. Open 4 PM to 3 AM, "El Millon" contains slot machines, electronic-poker machines, and three blackjack, one Caribbean Stud Poker, and two roulette tables.

A Caribbean-style street of brightly colored shops runs between Riu Merengue and Riu Bachata Hotel. The street includes an art gallery, clothing boutiques, craft shops, a pharmacy, a pool room, a photo studio/lab, a hair salon, a medical center, a fitness center, and a spa with a unisex sauna. Spa services include waxing, manicure, pedicure, body and facial treatments, the Mayan Mud Wrap, the Tropical Fruit Wrap, and open-air massage in beach cabanas. (Advance reservations are required.)

Ground transportation:

Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available. They can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Sauna
  • Concierge services
  • Fitness facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Nightclub
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Multilingual staff
  • Total number of rooms - 998
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Hair salon
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Number of floors - 2
  • Tennis on site
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Wedding services
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Wireless Internet access - surcharge
  • Children's club
  • Garden
  • Luggage storage
  • Free self parking
  • Spa services on site
  • Free breakfast
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Stay connected

Available in some public areas: Wireless Internet access - surcharge

Park your car

Free self parking

In your room

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Balcony
  • Ceiling fan
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Refrigerator
  • Minibar
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Cable TV service
  • In-room safe
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Cribs/infant beds available
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Eat and drink

The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

Los Almendros - Open-air buffet restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, theme-dinner buffets.

Macumba - Open-air restaurant/bar serving late-morning Continental breakfast daily and light-meal/snack buffet all afternoon. Snacks served from late night to after midnight. Bar open from late morning to late night.

Italian Restaurant - Half of Macumba restaurant becomes this à la carte dinner restaurant nightly. Reservations required. Dress code: No T-shirts.

Steak House - Half of Macumba restaurant becomes this à la carte dinner restaurant nightly. Reservations required. Dress code: No T-shirts.

La Plaza - Large, covered, open-air, plaza-like bar. Open from mid-morning to late night.

La Rumba - Open-air bar/lounge open from early evening to late night.

Pacha - Air-conditioned disco near adjoining Riu Mambo Hotel. Bar open 10 PM to 2 AM. (Hours subject to change. Minimum age 18. Closed Mondays.)

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Play

The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this Puerto Plata resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

This hotel, in Dominican Republic's Puerto Plata area, includes a 53.25m (175-ft) freeform pool and a 4.5m-square (15-ft) children's pool. Guests also enjoy access to pools at the resort's other two hotels, including a pool at Riu Bachata that contains an eight-person jetted section and a swimup bar. Padded lounge chairs and thatched-roof sunshades flank all pools.

Riu Merengue faces an 800m (one-half mile) Atlantic Ocean beach. Sand extending inland under palm trees includes sports facilities.

Maimón Bay, at the resort's western end, offers a beachfront water-sports center providing kayaks, snorkeling gear, Hobie Cat sailboats, pedal boats, windsurfers, and boogie boards as part of the All-Inclusive plan. Surcharges apply for parasailing, Jet Skiing, banana-boating, sailing lessons, windsurfing lessons, scuba-diving lessons and certification classes, and snorkeling and scuba-diving excursions.

All-Inclusive facilities include three tennis courts at this hotel and two at the adjacent Riu Bachata Hotel. The nearest golf course, Playa Dorada, is 14 km (8.75 mi) away.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site at Riu Merengue or near the resort in the Puerto Plata area; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Aerobics on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing on site
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Relax

  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
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Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

The fine print for Riu Merengue All Inclusive

When you arrive

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is noon

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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