TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - June 07, 2016) - Signature Vacations is pleased to announce the highly anticipated opening of the new five star adults only 18+ Riu Republica. Offering a unique ambiance of modern elegance, the luxury all inclusive 24 hours resort welcomed its first guests on Saturday, June 4th. Enjoying an enviable location on the white sands of Arena Gorda Beach in the Dominican Republic, the new resort is set in expansive tropical gardens, and boasts three large pools with spacious sun terraces. Couples and newlyweds alike are sure to appreciate the free Wi-Fi throughout, concierge service, modern fitness centre, Jacuzzi, steam bath, and a Renova Spa including a beauty parlour and massage service.

The hotel offers a variety of dining options including three à la carte restaurants: Tagliatella specializing in Italian classics, Kaori that serves up the best of Asian cuisine and Quisqueya, a grill-steakhouse by the pool -- together with the resort's main buffet restaurant, La Altagracia, where guests can sample Dominican specialties at dinner. Riu Republica also features five bars, including Aquamar, (a swim-up pool bar) and a 24 hour sports bar where guests can enjoy refreshing cocktails throughout the day.

Vacationers can also take advantage of a wide range of complimentary water sports as part of the daily entertainment program which includes windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling and an introductory diving lesson in the pool. The resort also offers easy access to several of the island's world-class golf courses nearby. For guests looking for an evening of fun, a lively nightclub and nightly program of live music and shows are available.

Signature Vacations offers packages to Riu Republica all year round from Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City. New for this summer, travellers from the West Coast can take advantage of twice weekly service from Vancouver (via Toronto). During the winter months, travellers can choose from up to 19 different gateways across Canada; including daily departures from Toronto and Montreal.

Along with return flights on Sunwing Airlines, where travellers can relax and enjoy award-winning Champagne Service on route to their destination together with a generous free 23kg checked baggage allowance for the first bag, Signature Vacations guests also benefit from a host of RIU-topia inclusions, including unlimited dining and drinks, discounts on select excursions, in-room liquor dispensers and spa credit among others.

For more information, or to book visit or contact your local travel agent.

About Signature Vacations

Signature Vacations is the one-stop for absolutely all inclusive packages designed to appeal to a wide range of taste and budgets. Along with customized options for couples, brides & grooms and honeymooners, the company also offers a wide array of fun-loving resorts designed with families, groups and younger travellers in mind. Customers can choose from resorts across the Caribbean (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Aruba, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Curacao, and St Maarten), Mexico, Panama, Honduras and Costa Rica.

All Signature Vacations packages include Sunwing Airlines' award-winning 'Champagne Service,' which features a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, hot towel service, Hot & Fresh Bistro meals™ served with a choice of wine at lunch and dinner, and inflight entertainment, including first run movies and a generous free 23kg baggage allowance. For just $50 more per flight segment, travellers can upgrade to Sunwing's Elite Plus service, which features advance seat selection, separate check-in at a majority of airports, advance boarding, 30 kg baggage allowance, priority baggage handling and extra legroom seats.

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