"It was a great stay. Staff was very welcoming and made it very easy. " More

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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront resort with 8 outdoor pools

On the beach

At this Punta Cana resort, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Hard Rock Golf Club at Cana Bay and 3 miles (5 km) of Punta Blanca Golf Course. Also, Arena Gorda Beach is within 3 miles (5 km) and Iberostar Golf Course is within 6 miles (10 km).


This eco-friendly resort features free water park access, a nightclub, and 9 restaurants. Enjoy a day at the beach kayaking, or relax with sun loungers. Enjoy the 8 outdoor pools and free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 1382 guestrooms boast modern comforts like flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi. Other amenities include furnished balconies or patios, minibars, and coffee/tea makers.

Double Garden View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$210 per night

Triple Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Triple Room (B2C)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Ocean View (B2C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room, Courtyard View (B2C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Standard Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Everyone (13) Couples (3)
5 out of 5
Loved it!! Definitely going back again. Staff were are so friendly and attentive

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 20, 2018

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4 out of 5
Nice people. We had a great time while we stay at the hotel. The food was excellent the parties and entertainment was great!

Posted by , from New York on Sep 18, 2018

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1 out of 5
We paid extra for an ocean front view. However, when we arrived at our hotel the ocean was nowhere in view. When we asked the clerk about the view, he blamed Travelocity claiming they try to take advantage of customers and advertise the partial view rooms as ocean front. He told us that if we walked out on our balcony and turned our heads that we could see the ocean. We were moved to a better view the following day, but view still was blocked by the trees. The food was terrible at every restaurant and the drinks were pretty much made with alcohol and slushi mix. They were super sweet and gross. We were very disappointed with the hotel. I ended up seeing another hotel guest at the airport and got to chatting with her and found that she too was very disappointed. I would never recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from Texas on Aug 2, 2018

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3 out of 5

Not pleased

Although it was nice to stay at an all-inclusive resort, the customer service left a lot to be desired. I got in late at night. I did not get any assistance with my luggage nor did I get any instructions on the lay out of the resort, how to turn on the lights and was not given any of my resort credits at that time. I felt that they paid more attention to the light-skinned customers. I also witnessed a lot of incidents that put other people’s health at risk. I asked for a non-smoking room. I could immediately smell the smoke when I entered the room. There was smoking allowed all over the resort. I witnessed guests getting overly drunk and the bartenders continuing to give them alcohol. I could go on. I was not pleased.

Posted by on Jun 29, 2018

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5 out of 5

great hotel

It was a great stay. Staff was very welcoming and made it very easy.

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018

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3 out of 5

Stay at Riu Republica Punta Cana

Pros: Beach
Cons: Menu selection and serving drinks at the beach are like other resorts
Location: Location is good and many activities to do
The stay t this Hotel was OK, but I have stayed at better Riu Hotels. It was one big Hotel and thus there are a lot of people staying there. If you are looking for relaxation, then I would recommend another hotel. The beach area is good but very crowded and there is no one serving you drinks at the beach. If you get the wrong room, you have to walk a lot to get to the beach because of the size of the resort.. The food is good, but pretty much the same everyday. There is little variety in the menus

Posted by , from CT on Jan 2, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great hotel with something to offer everyone!

Resort is only a year and a half old. My second stay here and they have added on and renovated with a mini water park. There is so much variety at the buffet that even the pickiest eater would be satisfied. The quality of the food is also excellent. Waves are awesome and the beach stretches for miles. Gym and fit classes for the health conscience. Nightly entertainment was exceptional. Highly recommend

Posted by , from Manchester, CT on Dec 9, 2017

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2 out of 5

Riu loud

Riu Republica is not what we expected, first they give us the room on the worst part of the resort , was so far from everything , smell was terrible, so they changed the room for us. The next room was closer , but so loud, you could hear people yelling all the time, no respect for others. Food was okay, but make you sick. The drink glasses was reused, they took out used plastic cups from the trash and then washed them. They have no entertaining, music for the people during the rainy days. The restaurants are a joke, it's a buffet style, if you don't come first you have to wait for at least 40 minutes, but it's crappie any way. At the steakhouse the steaks are like shoe leather so thin. The food at the buffet reaped all the time.So you dictate if you want to go there.

Posted by , from NYC on Nov 25, 2016

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3 out of 5

Great Value

Pros: New, clean, adults only
Cons: Asian and Italian restaurants were not opened on same nights
New, clean hotel. Adults only. Great for what we paid. Easy check in. Info given at check-in. In envelope with times of restaurants and other activities. Alcohol in room with drinks stocked in fridge and restocked every 2 days. Gym available and exercise classes. Buffet comparable to other RIU properties. there are restaurants as well. No reservations are needed. Beach was clean not a lot of seaweed. Water is a little rough. Lots of chairs on the beach. Remember do not drink the water, brush your teeth with bottled water as well. Bottled water is provided as well. You may want to take an anti diarrheal med. with you just in case. I would return, staff is nice and a little tipping goes a long way.

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016

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About the Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive

Location Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, 23000

Property Features

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive offers its guests a complimentary water park, 8 outdoor swimming pools, a waterslide, and a health club. There are 9 restaurants on site, as well as a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 3 swim-up bars and 8 bars/lounges. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. A nightclub, a spa tub, and a steam room are also featured at the eco-friendly Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Art Deco Punta Cana resort.

  • 1382 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • 9 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 3 swim-up bars
  • 8 bars or lounges
  • Built in 2016
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Deli
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Punta Cana (PUJ-Punta Cana Intl.) (28.7 km / 17.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Republica - Adults only - All Inclusive offers 1382 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11 AM.

La Altagracia - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Tarantella - This buffet restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Kaori - This buffet restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Quisqueya - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

A health club and a water park with waterslides are featured at the resort. 8 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include a steam room and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children 17 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 17 are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Names

  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive Hotel Punta Cana
  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive Hotel
  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive-Opening June 2016 Hotel
  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive-Opening June 2016 Punta Cana
  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive-Opening June 2016
  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive Punta Cana
  • Riu Republica Adults All Inclusive
  • Riu Republica Adults only All Inclusive Opening June 2016
  • Riu Republica Adults only All Inclusive

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 17 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

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.


Golf Promotion

Book a stay in any room or rate category for travel now - December 31, 2018, and receive the following inclusions for USD 95 per person: 18 holes of golf; sandwiches; transportation between the hotel and golf course; shared golf cart; water and sodas; practice balls and tees; and fresh towels at the end of the 18 holes.

Full details at check-in. Guests must contact the property at least 24 hours in advance to arrange tee time; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Non-players are charged UDS 25 per person. Club rental is available for a surcharge. 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.