Riu Palace Punta Cana — Always a favorite! This property has that “WOW” factor that our clients love! The lobby is old-world Spanish luxury with statuary, chandeliers, marble floors and LOTS of detail. The resort features 4 a la carte restaurants and a HUGE buffet. There are no restrictions on how often a guest can eat in the a la carte restaurants but reservations MUST be made daily. Just a tip — Make sure to tell clients to make their reservations early as the a la carte restaurants fill up FAST! Or, guests can enjoy 24-hour Room Service in their bi-level Junior Suite. The rooms are spacious and include a liquor dispenser on the wall. They have some connecting rooms but only on request — and they are NOT guaranteed. Very nice spa. Another beautiful beach with great shade and wait-service. Lots of activities. Look for yet another NEW Palace to break ground at the end of 2010! Wonderful resort!
Riu Bambu — Just re-opened! Two new a la carte restaurants, a brand new water park for children, a new open air buffet/snack restaurant (Mama Juana’s) and all remodeled rooms and public areas! The resort has added enhanced the existing pool to include an in-pool cocktail area next to the pool bar and in-pool sunning beds. I was particularly impressed with the renovations to the theatre and the main buffet. Both have been completely remodeled and look brand new! The resort now offers a Family Room category. The room consists of two double beds and a double size pull out sofa with one bathroom. It’s a great value but a bit snug. Lobby was completely renovated and the Kids Club was expanded. This resort is great for families looking for a value!