Surrounded by impressive mountain views on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic is the luxury ClubHotel Riu Merengue. This four-star resort boasts a tropical Caribbean ambience with excellent facilities for all the family.
Sharing a large hotel complex with its sister hotel — ClubHotel Riu Bachata — means you can enjoy access to two extra pools, a casino, five bars, and two snack bars. You also have a wide selection of sports facilities and can make the most of the activities available in your hotel's daily entertainment programme.
Step out of the hotel and discover Puerto Plata — also known as the amber coast — the largest city on the northern coast of the country. Wander the ancient colonial centre and experience the local charm and heritage.
Savour an American-style breakfast at La Roca restaurant and enjoy lavish buffets at lunch, before a traditional Italian dinner in the a la carte restaurant. Unlimited drinks are available at the many bars and you can watch live shows or head to Riu Pacha club in the evening.
For the ultimate all-inclusive holiday experience, choose ClubHotel Riu Merengue.
The luxury ClubHotel Riu Merengue features two swimming pools, children's pool, large sun terrace, sun loungers, parasols, fitness centre, RiuLand kids' club, and disco. You also have two buffet restaurants, two themed snack bars, a beach bar, pool bar, and two lounge bars. The 24-hour reception offers an Internet corner and complimentary Wi-Fi.
You also find the exclusive Caribbean Street on-site. Created by Riu Hotels, this quirky street offers a wide selection of gift shops and boutiques. Renova Spa wellness centre features a sauna and four treatment rooms and offers a range of massages, facials, body wraps, manicures, and pedicures.
Guests also have all-inclusive access to the adjoining hotel — ClubHotel Riu Bachata.
Food, drink & entertainment
La Roca and Los Almendros buffet restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with live cooking stations and themed buffets three times a week. Choose an a la carte setting and savour delicious Italian dishes, quality steaks or authentic Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy tasty snacks throughout the day from Macumba and Mangú poolside bars, and grab refreshing drinks from La Tambora beach bar. La Rumba and Perez Prado lounge bars serve drinks 24 hours a day.
Riu's evening programme includes live music and professional shows. Visit El Millon casino in the evenings and dance late into the night at Riu Pacha club six nights a week.
Sport, games & activities
There's a daytime activity programme for both adults and children including tennis, table tennis, exercise classes, water polo, beach volleyball, billiards, windsurfing, kayaking, body boarding, and scuba diving.
RiuLand kids' club is open daily for children aged 4-7 and 8-12 offering a range of sports, competitions, and arts and crafts classes. Water sports, golf and horse riding are also available nearby.
ClubHotel Riu Merengue has 998 guest rooms and suites. All rooms include: furnished balcony or terrace, en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, telephone, fan, re-stocked minibar, all-inclusive spirits dispenser, satellite TV, and safe.