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On a pretty, white-sand beach
The Riu Palace is part of a huge complex of Riu resorts located on a pretty, white-sand beach in Punta Cana. It is about a 30-minute drive from the Punta Cana airport but once arrived, guests mostly stay on the property: There's not much outside of the resort complex's gates.
The all-inclusive Riu Palace, opened in December 2011, is a luxe option in Punta Cana. It's part of the massive complex of Riu resorts, which are all located on a beautiful, white-sand beach. Rooms are some of the best in the area, with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and liquor dispensers. Their sexy look (picture sleek lines, a pink, purple, and black color scheme, and spacious open bathrooms) seems designed with couples in mind, but the hotel does provide a kids' club as well as numerous on-site activities. With 610 rooms, its a mid-size resort for the area: Getting around the property does not require a shuttle but some amenities (such as the casino) are located farther away at sister properties in the Riu complex.