Most tourists who have visited the Riu Merengue Inclusive Resort give it an excellent review. In fact, this all inclusive resort is one of the top vacation spots for couples, families, and groups of friends visiting the Dominican Republic city of Puerto Plata.
The Riu Merengue is located on the beach and is surrounded by other highly-visited inclusive resorts such as the Riu Bachata.
The greatest thing about visiting any vacation spot in the Dominican Republic is that the weather is pretty warm all year round.
You can visit at anytime of the year.
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Like most places in the Caribbean in general and in the Dominican Republic in particular, the weather in Puerto Plata is hot all year round. Consequently, visitors frequent the area at anytime during the year, but especially during the winter.
Note, however, that the summer days are quite humid and so hot that you may need to wear sandals on the beach.
During the hottest months of July and August, the highest temperatures remain in the 90's. And during the "coldest" months of January through March, the highest temperatures remain above 80 degrees. The temperature at nights sometimes reach into the 60's during "winter".
Some months during the Atlantic Hurricane Season, June to November, tend to be quite rainy so you must plan on getting some rain.
However, you can expect an overall great vacation weather when you visit the Riu Merengue Inclusive Resort.
Riu Merengue All Inclusive is located on the beach in Puerto Plata, close to Ocean World Adventure Park and Playa Cofresi.
Other points of interest are Fort San Felipe and Pico Isabel de Torres.
Property Features: This property is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at on site dining establishments, taxes, and gratuities. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Riu Merengue All Inclusive features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. The property serves a complimentary buffet breakfast.
Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a children's club.
The property's full service health spa has beauty services.
Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour assistance are available.
Guest parking is complimentary.
Additional property amenities include a casino, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands.
Guestrooms: There are 544 guestrooms at Riu Merengue All Inclusive. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair-dryers. Guestrooms offer in room safes. Televisions have premium cable channels.
Air conditioned rooms also include complimentary bottled water, ceiling fans, blackout drapes/curtains, and clock radios. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake up calls.
Housekeeping is available daily.
Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.
Notifications and Fees: The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out. In room safe: US$ 3.00 per day.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
As noted above, Riu Merengue is located in Puerto Plata. The preferred/nearest airport for Riu Merengue All Inclusive is the Gregorio Luperon International Airport - POP (Puerto Plata). The resort is located about 15.5 miles from the airport.
Several international airlines visit the Gregorio International Airport daily and so it should be easy to find a flight to your inclusive resort, without having to "sweat" too much.
Your family will need to arrange for a transfer from the Puerto Plata airport to Riu Merengue Inclusive Resort. You may schedule a transfer before flying or wait until you get to the airport.
Look for the "Transportation Section" at the airport. Taxis are available and so are shuttles. Taxis are said to be more expensive.
You may also check the Dominican Airport Transfers website for information on getting to the Riu Merengue from the airport.
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