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. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 2 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub, and a sauna. This Art Deco resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, 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.

Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort's 4 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 4 bars/lounges.



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

All-Inclusive Details

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

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

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

Hotel Amenities

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 4 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) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Sauna 
  • Concierge services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Nightclub 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Total number of rooms - 998 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Hair salon 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 4 
  • Wedding services 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Free breakfast 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 5-35 per week )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Merengue All Inclusive offers 998 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Televisions come with premium cable channels.

Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In-room wireless high-speed Internet access is available for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Nearby Things to Do

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 
  • 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 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Basketball on site 

Spa Services

  • 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 

Accessibility

If you need to make requests for accessibility needs, please complete the "Special or Accessibility Requests" section of "Trip Preferences" when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at Midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to hotel policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 5-35 per week (rates may vary)
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Name

  • Merengue Riu
  • Riu Merengue
  • Riu Merengue All Inclusive
  • Riu Merengue All Inclusive Puerto Plata
  • Riu Merengue Puerto Plata
  • Club Hotel Riu Merengue
  • Clubhotel Riu Merengue Hotel
  • Clubhotel Riu Merengue Puerto Plata
  • Riu Merengue Dominican Republic
  • Rui Merengue

You should know

Reservations are needed for massage services. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Resort Credit Promotion - Valid for US and Latin America Bookings Only

Book a 4-7 night minimum stay in any room or rate category for travel May 1 – December 23, 2016, and receive up to USD 1,000 in Resort Credit coupons for select services. Coupons can be applied as follows:

  • USD 210 resort credit at Renova Spa (2 USD 35 coupons for Renova Spa massage, 2 USD 25 coupons for Hot Stone Cure Stress Massage, 2 USD 15 coupons for Deep Cleansing Facial, 2 USD 15 coupons for Aromatherapy Massage, 2 USD 15 coupons for Body Wrap, 2 USD 15 coupons for Spa pedicure; limited to 1 coupon per service/person)
  • USD 160 resort credit at Scuba Caribe (2 USD 60 coupons for PADI Open Water, 2 USD 15 coupons for PADI Discover Scuba Diving, 2 USD 5 coupons for Cambiaso Discovery, 2 USD 5 coupons for sailing/windsurfing lesson; limited to 1 coupon per service/person)
  • USD 80 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 140 resort credit with a 7-night minimum stay at Diamante Casino (1 USD 10 coupon per person/night valid for match play)
  • USD 90 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 180 resort credit with a 7-night minimum stay valid at Playa Dorado Golf Club (1 coupon per round of golf/person, USD 12 for tee time, USD 3 for golf cart rental; caddy is required; additional taxes apply)
  • USD 100 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 200 resort credit with a 7-night minimum stay at Weddings by RIU for Royal and Caprice Wedding Packages (limited to 1 coupon per wedding)
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USD35 Spa Credit Offer in Renova Spa

Book a stay in any room or rate category January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016, for travel within the same period, and receive a USD35 spa credit for duration of 80 minutes, per person, per stay.

Must book this rate plan to receive benefits. Spa credit redemption details provided at check-in. Spa appointment may be required. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.


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