Resort: Riu Merengue
Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
* A large village style all inclusive resort for singles, couples, and families
* Exchange privileges with the other two Riu resorts in Puerto Plata.
* 554 standard rooms
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Food & Drink:
All Inclusive 24 hours a day. All meals and snacks:
Full American-style breakfast buffet
Hot and cold buffet with cooking stations
Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
Buffets and dishes prepared on the spot
Special Evenings: Theme buffet two times a week
Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
Italian cuisine (à la carte; buffet starters)
Grill and steakhouse (à la carte)
Snacks 24 hours a day
Local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day
Regulary restocked liquor dispenser and mini-bar in rooms
Riu Merengue Review:
A large village style all inclusive resort for singles, couples, and families with children. Like most Riu resorts, you will be disappointed if you expect a five star luxury resort. Otherwise, it is good value for the price.
Many people consider this resort the best of the three Riu resorts in Puerto Plata. Visitors get exchange privileges with the other Riu resorts in the area. This greatly expands the number of restaurants, bars, and activities available. However, the other resorts also have a steakhouse and an Italian restaurant so the buffet is your best chance for variety.
The beach is good and the pool is the most popular of the three resorts. Most of all, the staff is wonderful and worth the price of admission.