January 23, 2021


RIU Resorts
All-Inclusive Hotels
The Bahamas, Costa Rica, The Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Mexico

Riu Hotels

RIU . . . Service from the Heart  . . .   Beautiful Pristine Beaches . . .  Sports and Entertainment . . .

RIU Hotels offer the most unforgettable vacations in the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Mexico and the Caribbean's most beautiful beach resort destinations.  The hotels feature a variety of restaurants and bars, daytime and evening shows and exciting outdoor activities for everyone from the youngest to the young at heart, and of course everything is always accompanied by exclusive service and unsurpassed 24-hour all-inclusive program.

All-inclusive RIU Hotels, a family-owned business, was founded in 1953 in Mallorca, Spain and is now an internationally renowned, growing enterprise with more than 100 hotels in 17 countries.  Their hotels are known for affordable all-inclusive vacations with elegant accommodations and friendly service that features the most exciting beach destinations in the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, and Mexico and their goal is to exceed the expectations of their guests. 

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Policy on the Environment

Surrounded by an unspoiled natural environment, guests will be able to enjoy a fun, luxurious, and memorable vacation while respecting the native landscape and the architecture of its locale. 

RIU ... "Service from the heart and with heart"

The impeccable service offered at all of the hotels is what has gained them a world-wide reputation as the leading hotel chain offering accommodations in the sun-drenched beach destinations of Costa Rica, Mexico and the Caribbean.  From the moment you arrive until the moment you leave, the staff has your comfort and satisfaction in mind. The hotels are committed to attending to every detail, no matter how large or small

All-Inclusive Program

The all-inclusive program is renowned throughout the world for offering the greatest value to their guests. Their goal is to provide a worry-free environment offering guests gourmet dining, beverages and exciting activities to ensure families, couples or singles a pleasurable vacation. 

24-Hour All-inclusive

  • Food and snacks 24-hours a day.
  • Unlimited access to the in-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser.
  • Sports
    • Beach volleyball
    • Ping-Pong
    • Billiards
    • Aerobics
  • Fitness Center
  • Unlimited access to the main and á la carte restaurants
  • Nightly entertainment including live music and theme shows
  • and so much more!


Accommodations have been designed and equipped to provide maximum comfort and convenience.  Beautifully decorated and furnished, all elegantly appointed rooms and suites feature:

  • King or double beds 
  • Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Mini-bar and liquor dispensers
  • A safe for your valuables
  • Fully equipped marble bathrooms
  • Furnished balcony or terrace
  • and much more!


Guests will experience flavors from around the world, all under one roof.  Whether you choose one of the many gourmet á la carte dining options or savor the vast selections featured at the International Buffets, guests will enjoy exquisite dining prepared by world renowned chefs. 


There is hardly anything that is more relaxing or delightful than enjoying a tropical drink, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink, at the pool or overlooking the ocean or while experiencing exciting nightlife.  And, remember, those drinks are all part of the All-inclusive. 


The activities staff has created an endless number of activities for you to enjoy during your stay; activities for families, couples or singles that range from daylight games and sports through exciting nightlife.

For Sports Enthusiasts

  • Beach volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Billiards
  • Ping-Pong
  • Gym,
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Dive Center*
  • Sailing*
  • Windsurfing*
  • Kayaking*
  • Parasailing*
  • Jet Skis*
  • Water skiing*
  • Horseback riding*
  • Golf*
  • Live music nightly
  • A variety of theme shows
  • The Pacha disco

*for an additional cost

Spa . . Your Chance to Be Pampered

A vacation is the perfect time for relaxation and renewal; a time to pamper yourself in preparation for a return to the daily grind back home.  All spas have been created to restore energy, smooth the skin, and relax the mind and body.  The hotel's expert spa staff will advise and guide you in the selection of the best treatments in order to enable total relaxation and restoration of energy. 


Your wedding day is the most important day of your life and should be the most memorable.  The professionally trained staff will attend to every detail of your wedding, allowing you to relax, attend to your guests, and remove the stress from your special day. 

Beautiful pristine beaches . . . exotic tropical gardens . . . stylish, comfortable accommodations . . .  international cuisine plus local delights . .  . sports and entertainment that only stop when you do .. . spectacular destination weddings!  Shop on the famed “Caribbean Street”, also offering guests a gym, Pacha Disco (entrance included), four lit tennis courts, and much more! From action-packed to laid-back enjoy a luxury vacation just for you!  Whichever hotel you choose, you will be pampered by the professional staff.  Choose an all-inclusive vacation where everything is included!

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Contact Information

email:  [email protected]
Toll-free: 1-877-380-4132
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Book Your Vacation Package   

Welcome glass of sparkling wine
Bathrobes X
Free Wi-Fi through the hotel including pool and beach areas
International alcohol brands
Premium wine list
Romantic dinner on the beach upon request
RIU Palace Los Americas
RIU Palace Peninsula (Adult Section)
RIU Palace Baja California (New Opening)
RIU Palace Jamaica
RIU Palace Antillas
RIU Palace Macao
RIU Palace Paradise Island
RIU Reggae
RIU Republica

All-Inclusive 24hr Unlimited meals, snacks and drinks
Unlimited dining at specialty restaurants
Show cooking style main buffet
Unlimited use of in-room minibar & liquor dispenser
Non-motorized water & land sports, daily activities and live nightly entertainment
Unlimited Free Wi-Fi in the lobby and common areas
Unlimited Wi-Fi in the rooms
24-hour room service
International Alcohol brands
Junior Suites and Suites only
In-room coffee maker
Champagne breakfast
Krystal Restaurant - Fuision Gourmet Cuisine

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RIU has created Splash Water World, an aquatic, entertainment funplex located in select hotels and created exclusively for RIU guest.  This brand-new water park offers a variety of rides and attractions for a thrilling new adventure the entire family will love.  RIU boasts four SPLASH aquatic parks which are free for all guests vacationing at the following hotels:

RIU Complex Punta Cana
Dominican Republic
RIU Republica Adults Only
Dominican Republic
RIU Dunhamar Costa Mujeres
RIU Santa Fe Hotel Los Cabos

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Hi Maria,

I want to say thank you for the wonderful service you always give me!  Whether it is my husband and I going on a trip for two together, the annual "Girls Trip's" I take with my two daughters, or our family trips for six, you always give 5 Star, top notch service. You know exactly which resorts to recommend for the type of trip we are looking for. I highly recommend you to all of our friends and family!! 

The service you and Judy gave me during the recent Polar Vortex, when I had problems at the Chicago airport was such a comfort to my husband and myself. You ladies go above and beyond. I just want to say thank you and YOU ARE THE BEST!!  We are looking forward to our upcoming family trip to Secrets Playa Mujeres. We know it will be wonderful because it was recommended by you!

Pam F.
Kenosha, Wisconsin
February 2019

Judy and Maria,

Our annual winter vacation to a warm climate was planned with the help of Judy & Maria Travel.  We've found the Dominican Republic is a perfect destination. This year we asked the travel agents to upgrade the resort and they gave us a few suggestions.  We chose Dreams Palm Beach (appropriately named) upon the recommendation of our 13 year old granddaughter who loved the Smoothie Bar. We also heard Coco Cafe was extraordinary.  So off we went....

As with all travel, patience and a sense of humor are essential - encountering a closed turnpike due to an accident on our way to airport and losing my jacket with matching tote bag within 15 minutes of entering the airport began our vacation.

We are now in the minivan headed to Dreams with one other couple going to the same resort for a second time.  They had upgraded, but we told them we had not.  Arrival at Dreams became a whole new (but quite lovely) experience.  As we entered the resort we expected to check in at front desk to get the plastic ID bands and redeemable beach towel cards.  Oh no, the staff whisked all of us minivan travelers to an office setting and proceeded to explain what "Preferred" guest meant.  We were dumbfounded and tried to explain, unlike the other couple, we had not upgraded.  Dreams staff had computer printout indicating we were wrong.  Okay, not the first time we have been wrong, so we decided to go with "Preferred" which sounded mighty good and enticing.

A stylishly dressed staff (later we found out this was one of our butlers) now escorted us to our room. Along the way he pointed at pools, beach areas, and other beautiful places.  Another oh no!  Our room wasn't a room but a suite with a large bedroom and a dining/living room combination.  Best feature, one full bathroom and one half bath.  After 54 years of marriage first vacation without arguments because we could barely find each other in this huge space. Two bathrooms is indeed a dream.

Although we thought that Judy and Maria were the sponsors of this glorious trip, we had no real proof until day 6 (we are very slow learners) when the butler asked if we knew Judy and Maria.  So these gracious and kind travel agents were indeed our benefactors.  We are the "in-the-dark-tourists" but enjoying every moment at this gorgeous resort with a friendly and competent staff.

Back home to the cold weather we are eagerly planning our next Dreams vacation.  With 3 grown sons, their wives and 4 grandchildren we are trying to coordinate a family trip which is not easily done with busy schedules. We've traveled extensively over the years (100 countries for me and over 40 for hubby - yes I didn't always take him), this trip was most memorable.  In our mid 70's we want what Dreams offered - luxury, serenity, beauty.  Even the weather was perfect.  How did Judy and Maria do that?

A sincere thank you and deepest appreciation to Judy and Maria....until our next trip!  Meanwhile how will we manage without a butler, dinner reservations and evening turn down services?   

Regards, Bob and Lindy
Harrisburg, PA
February 2019



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Punta Cana is one of the most requested vacation destinations requested by you, web visitors browsing Judy and Maria's Travel website.  A Punta Cana Vacation offers vacationing guests   spectacular beaches - 40 miles of unspoiled beach line the coast.

Tropical warmth year round.  Spectacular all-inclusive hotels offering guests value-added travel at an affordable price.  Championship golf, casinos, nightlife and elegant spas. Punta Cana is the land of eternal sunshine and friendly faces.  Judy and Maria's Goal: through our photographs, reviews and unique travel experiences we would like to introduce to our web visitors this fascinating country and it's people.


Punta Cana Airport has a beautiful thatched roof and is an open-air design.  Upon arriving at the Punta Cana airport, each passenger is required to purchase a $10.00 tourist card before entering customs.  After retrieving luggage and clearing customs, arriving passengers will be greeted by their tour company representative and directed to board the correct bus for transfer to their resort. 



sun_palms_sm_clr.gifTravelers will find that Punta Cana has a tropical climate.    The hotels are low-rise and beautiful.  The grounds are lush and tropical with foliage, lagoons and palm trees along with peacocks, flamencos, ducks, parrots and other wildlife stroll the hotel's grounds. The summer months tend to be very warm and very humid. We suggest cool, loose fitting, cotton clothing – so pack light. The majority of the hotels are very large and spread out – like small cities. This means lot of walking. Some hotels have golf carts and trams to accommodate guests’ needs. Punta Cana has so many great hotels that will meet every expectation:   golf, scuba, fishing, windsailing, yachting, fine dining, relaxation, spas, children's programs and more. Our sales staff is knowledgeable and available to consult and recommend the perfect resort to meet your expectations.


When to Travel to Punta Cana

The wettest times of the year are May-June and October-November. If you're worried about storms, the Caribbean's hurricane season lasts from June to November. The peak tourist season is between mid-December and mid-April, but this has more to do with the weather in Europe than local conditions in the Dominican Republic. Prices and visitor numbers decline significantly outside these months. Easter and Christmas are the peak local travel periods.


Travel With Minors


Minors traveling with only one parent or adults other than their parents must have a notarized letter from the absent parent(s) authorizing them to be taken out of the country. If the parent is deceased, a copy of the death certificate will be required for check in at the airport. Children under 14 years of age are not required to have photo identification when traveling with parents.

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