Punta Cana, located at the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic is known for its sandy white beaches and an unending amount of things to do.
If you’re planning on booking the Hotel Riu Republica in Punta Cana, here is a complete guide on the fun activities that you can enjoy.
1. Hotel Riu Republica
The hotel Riu Republic has a ton to offer you during your trip to Punta Cana. It’s an adult only result located on the Arena Gorda beach.
There are 1300 rooms that include free wifi, TV, air conditioning, a safe, a minibar, and beverage dispensers. You will enjoy 8 different swimming pools, some with swim-up bars and, for the kid in you, water slides.
If live performances and music are your thing, hotel Riu Republica has you covered. If you’re athletic, you have a lot of sports options like volleyball, windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, or you could just hit the gym.
No matter your interests, this resort will meet them.
2. Oro Night Club
Punta Cana has really fun nightlife options including the Oro Nightclub. Located 0.4 miles away from the hotel, they offer the best entertainment with themed nights and international DJs.
You will find some of the best services that Punta Cana has to offer with talented bartenders and waitresses, and amazing security team to make you feel like the celebrities that you’re dancing next to.
Oro is designed to rival Vagas and Miami’s best nightclubs. The downside, Oro is kind of punches the wallet.
3. Renova Spa
The Renova Spa is located right inside of the hotel itself because of this, you will enjoy a beautiful beach view as you unwind.
Let them pamper you with full manicures, pedicures, and a beauty salon where expert stylists will make you look as good as you feel. Once your spy experience is finished, you can visit the steam room and jacuzzi located right inside the changing rooms.
If you’re visiting for your big day, the spa offers a special wedding room where you can be pampered right with your bridesmaids.
It also has a gym that is free of charge for all guests.
4. Punta Blanca Golf Course
For golf lovers, you have the Punta Blanca golf course is located 0.6 miles away from the hotel. It was Nick Price’s first Caribbean course design, opening up in 2007.
It’s an 18 hole course that caters to golfers of all abilities. You will make your way through native vegetation, wetlands, and large sandy waste areas. It sounds dangerous, but really it’s an adventure.
5. Arena Gorda Beach
The direct translation of this beach area is “Fat sand” a very accurate description considering it is one of the widest beaches the Dominican Republic.
It’s a fun, interactive environment with a bunch of activities to choose from. There are lifeguards available seven days a week from 9am-6pm, and it’s easily accessible for handicap guests. You can go for a swim, enjoy kayaking, scuba diving, sailing, snorkeling, pretty much everything the resort offers happens here.
It can be a bit crowded even in the low seasons. You will have to deal with crowds from medium to high.
For a list of other great beaches around the world, click here.
6. TravelSearch Guru
TravelSearch Guru(us) is one of the largest excursion and tour centers in the Caribbean. We offer a huge variety of activities for people of all ages during your stay in Punta Cana, La Romana or Puerto Plata. Water activities is one of popular to do things in Punta Cana. You can go snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, pretty much everything we’ve already mentioned, plus excursions to popular destinations in Dominican Republic.
If you are looking for many things to do on your vacations you should definitely visit the most paradisiac place on the Caribbean known as the Dominican Republic.
7. Passion by Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Palma Real
It’s time now that we get to everyone’s favorite part of any vacation, the food. There are a variety of restaurants located within a mile or so of the Riu Republica.
Passion by Martian Berasategui was the winner of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ choice award back in 2013. It’s run by Martian Berasategui who was the winner of seven Michelin stars.
If its credentials didn’t impress you, the food will if you enjoy Spanish cuisine. You can choose between a la carte dining or a full tasting menu.
8. La Palapa by Eden Roc
La Palapa has a nice assortment of different dishes to keep your taste buds entertained. You can choose between Italian food, sushi, or seafood. Enjoy your dinner with the beautiful view of the sea to keep you company.
It’s one of the best restaurants in the whole Dominican Republic. Sample some of their eccentric dishes such as the grilled octopus with boiled parsley potatoes or the red sashimi with hot sesame oil.
9. La Cava
La Cava is a great place if you’re looking for a more private experience, it’s also a great spot if you like wine. Your dinner will be accompanied by one of the best wine collections in the Carribean. It includes wines from France, South America, and Italy.
Only six people can dine at a time in La Cava which makes it an ideal date location for happy couples. It’s a must visit if you’re in Punta Cana for your honeymoon. Enjoy a unique dining experience a delicious dinner, and a great wine list.
10. Planning Your Trip To The Hotel Riu Republica
As you can see, there is a wide arrangement of activities and restaurants that you can partake in around and at the Hotel Riu Republica. It can be easy to get lost in it all. We hope our guide has made it a little easier for you to decide.
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