Riu Republica Hotel

Situated on the Arena Gorda beach in Punta Cana, the Hotel Riu Republica will not fail to inspire. As well as the continental breakfasts served daily, its nine restaurants offer a range of cuisines, including Asian, Italian and Spanish. There’s also an authentic beach bar barbecue for you to enjoy. Boasting eight impressive swimming pools with swim-up bars – although the hotel is adults-only, there are water slides to help release your inner kid! When you’re not relaxing in the spa, the 10 bars spread across the hotel’s three buildings are a great place to lounge.

Overview of the Dominican Republic

One of the most popular Caribbean holiday destinations, holidays to Dominican Republic are characterised by year-round sunshine, miles of pristine coastline, and stunning natural beauty. The numerous all-inclusive resorts, including the Hotel Riu Republica, do not take away from the picturesque backdrop of sun-soaked sands and seas, and instead contribute to keeping the beaches impeccably clean. Beyond the beaches and resorts, there lots of other treats to get to know in Punta Cana, including a multitude of boat tours and excursions to other stunning areas, to uncover the country’s rich history.

Things to do in Punta Cana

Venturing beyond the comfort and indulgence of the Hotel Riu Republica, the concierge and the typically-friendly people of Punta Cana are ready to help holidaymakers explore, through a range of tours and excursions to the wider regions. There’s little wonder why catamaran trips to Saona Island are among the most popular activities in the Dominican Republic. Part of the lush, East National Park reserve, think spectacular sunshine, powdery-white sand, clear turquoise waters, flowing drinks, and fresh barbecued food. If you get the chance, a scenic trip to the capital Santo Domingo is well worth it. Not only for romantic strolls through the cobbled streets, but for a window into the country’s colourful history, culture and architecture.

Resort Summary

Though initially created as a town for resort workers employed in nearby Punta Cana, Bavaro has since transformed into its own holiday destination, staking its claim along the Dominican Republic‘s famously-gorgeous eastern coast.

Bavaro has racked up bragging rights when standing next to older sibling Punta Cana. It plays host to a swoon-worthy selection of luxury waterfront hotels, an adventure park and enough watersports to try something new just about every day of your holiday, as well as boasting great Dominican Republic holiday deals throughout the year.