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Riu Bachata

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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5 Nights with Air from $949 All-Inclusive
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You're in the dreamy Dominican Republic and are about to have it all: drinks out the wazoo, gourmet cuisine every which ... More

Customer Rating 103 Reviews
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Service
 
4.2
Beaches & Pools
 
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Dining Options
 
3.2
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3.9 out of 5
"The people are friendly and the food was always hot! The rooms and the grounds are always cleaned! The staff that I encountered were cordial always! I would go again!" – ShawnOJ
92 out of 122 (75%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.0
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4.2
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3.9 out of 5
"The people are friendly and the food was always hot! The rooms and the grounds are always cleaned! The staff that I encountered were cordial always! I would go again!" – ShawnOJ
92 out of 122 (75%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Beautiful hotel rooms and the green plush scenery n windy breeze! The View Happy people!! Riu Bachata beach Christmas Tree great times. Beautiful ocean view across from our room! Wali
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April 17, 2017
Good for a few days of RXR

If you're looking for a cheap holiday, this is a good option for a 4 day getaway. However, I did not think there was much to do for my kids, who are ages 9 and 10. But they were happy to spend the entire time in the pool and eat french fries as often as they wished. I've heard that other resorts have a lot more in the way of kids' activities so if you've got younger kids, you may want to explore other options. That being said, the food was good and the staff was very pleasant. The rooms were clean and the bathrooms were nice. But the mattresses were quite uncomfortable.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Oceanport, NJ
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 14, 2017
I LOOOOOOOVE This Place!!!

Cheap Caribbean has NEVER let me down! This resort was simply amazing!! The Staff was very friendly and extremely helpful...Special shout to Victor (Font Desk Receptionist) who help to make me and my friend's vacation awesome!! The Resort is beautiful and very well maintained...The room was beautiful...we had an oceanfront view which was breathe taking...being able to hear the waves at night was soothing....The pool was great...The beach is a little rocky but I still loved it!!! Reading the reviews may throw you off a little because they are so mixed but I am happy that i took a chance and booked this....Our experience was nothing but the absolute best. The food was ok...the best night to eat was the steak night. I have no complaints about this resort and actually, we are going back at the end of the year and making this our annual trip!! TRUST ME, you will not go wrong booking this resort...We even tried to stay an extra few days but the airfare prices were too high...next time we will stay for more than 5 days.

The View Happy people!!
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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Largo, MD
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 7, 2017

There were some positives and negatives to this resort. First and foremost, there were roaches everywhere. The beds we very uncomfortable, it was 2 full sized beds pushed together to make one big bed. The room wasn't very clean and the food was just ok. For the positives, the staff was super friendly and accompanying. All alcoholic drinks were involuted, not just a select few from an "all inclusive list" like some resorts I've been to be had. Also, water sports/activities were included, which was cool. Overall for the money it was a good deal but I'd rather pay a bit more for better accommodations.


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From: Vermont
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 3, 2017
Incredible Value/Quality for the price

I must say, I was very nervous as to what to expect when we arrived at Riu Bachata given the extremely reasonable all-inclusive price. Well, there are still great values out there! This resort experience is one of those that I would not hesitate to return to multiple times. Everything from the property, main building, dining areas, grounds, pool areas, beach and probably most important, their staff, is top notch. The food offerings never disappointed. You'll never be wanting for more! The service in the dining areas is exceptional. Never had to wait for a clean and completely set-up table. Lots of outside dining available. Housekeeping really goes out of their way to make you feel special everyday with creative towel sculptures garnished with flowers everyday. Here are my reactions to some of the reviews I read before going: 1. The drinks are watered down: Absolutely don't know what they're talking about! The bar staff go out of their way to please - especially some of the more complicated drinks. I HIGHLY recommend the Dr. Funks! You won't be disappointed! 2. The rooms are dated: My guess is that those comments were by people who haven't been to the Caribbean before because they referred to dark furniture. Well, this is the Caribbean and dark wood, particularly Mahogany, is native to the region! Our room was a standard two twin bed - pushed together to make a king - and was very spacious, clean and comfortable. All rooms have a private balcony. The bathroom was very spacious with a very large shower. Bottom line: we would go back in a heart beat and we do plan on it.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: NJ
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

610 bungalow-style guestrooms in 15 two and three-story pastel buildings. Decor features mahogany-colored furniture, tile floors, and granite bathroom vanities. Balconies and ground-floor terraces are furnished with cushioned chairs.

Room Details

Double Room (DBSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Family Room (TBSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Double Room Ocean View (DBMB)
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What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

The bungalow-style guest rooms in two three-story pastel buildings. It's your happy place.

The two freshwater swimming pools and the solarium terrace. Dive in.

The aahh-some Shiatsu, Lomi-Lomi and stress-smashing massages at the Renova Spa.

Floating along with friends/family/new friends on a pedalo aka paddle boat in the delicious ocean.

The Caribbean Street promenade with shopping, art galleries, boutiques and craft shops.

Visiting the Rum factory famous for its Ron Brugal (rum) in Puerto Plata. Cheers!

 

What We'd Change

Perhaps more food choices, but you can also go next door to the sister resorts.
 

Why You Should Go

Several world-class, 18-hole golf courses and horseback riding are near by. Gotta hit these.

You can share all the bars/nosh spots at the sister resorts, Riu Mambo & Riu Merenge.

Rio Damajagua waterfalls & La Isabela National Parks are a short hop away.

You can get wet n' wild with snorkeling, body boards, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing.

Check out the Riu Pacha Club (dancing) and El Millon casino (slots/table games) - Partay!

You can rent a moped, explore the island, then, play a rousing game of table tennis.

Kids ages 4-7 and 8-12 can hang at RiuLand where they can play games in the pool while you chillax.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Sailing
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Parking
  • Basketball
  • Parasailing ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Game Room
  • Billiards
  • 3 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Snorkeling ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Windsurfing ($)
  • Business Services ($)
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Freshwater Swimming Pool(s)
  • Wireless Internet in lobby


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Shopping
  • Water-Skiing
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Riu Bachata

Bahia de Maimon

+809 320 1010

Hotel Description

Riu Bachata: All-Inclusive and Awe-Mazing. Everything You Want.

You're in the dreamy Dominican Republic and are about to have it all: drinks out the wazoo, gourmet cuisine every which way, a spa to erase any worry and the beach. Oh and the pools. And let's not forget all the natural beauty and day trips you can take to venture into it. Then, there's the night life that never stops. Can you say "earth-heaven"? We can.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Grub, glorious grub. That's the theme because here you can get a great combo of taste bud- slaying cuisine. Chow down at the plentiful (and varied) buffet where you can enjoy tasty breakfasts/lunch/dinner along with "live" cooking stations. The steakhouse is epic and also boasts tantalizing Caribbean cuisine. The Italian restaurant has all your yummy pasta favorites and more. Bring an empty stomach.

Bahia de Maimon
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Hot and cold buffets with theme buffet dinners twice a week. Features a non-smoking section and a terrace for outdoor dining.

Maracuya
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Located poolside, this is a steakhouse and buffet restaurant.

Napoles
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Smoke-free, traditional Italian restaurant. A la carte entrees with buffet starters.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Put on your party hat because the vibe here is always festive and the premium drinks are always flowing. Hit the outdoor bar by the pool, or stroll on over to the lounge bar with stage. The poolside swim-up bar is a great place to make a splash, then pad out on the foot-loving sand to the beach bar. At night, the disco and casino are where the action is. Fluff n' buff and get out there.

Bikini Bar
Outdoor bar by the pool area. Hours vary.

Caramba
Lounge bar with stage. Hours vary.

Los Lirios
Poolside swim-up bar. Hours vary.

La Tambora
Beach bar, located in front of Riu Mambo. Hours vary.

Pacha Disco
Dancing, shows and more. Open 11pm-3am.

El Millon
Casino featuring slot machines as well as traditional table games. Daily, 7pm-3am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Lather up and work on your tan on the beach on Maimon Bay, then when you've got your fill (as if you'd ever), head over to the elaborate array of pools. They are freshwater, and in the shallow area, you can lay your rockin' bod on submerged tile loungers. Sweet thatched-roof sunshades flank the pool and there's a children's pool, too. This is Vacation Bliss.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water
  • Snorkeling
  • Body board
  • Pedalos
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing

Land

  • Table tennis
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Beach volleyball
  • Billiards

Available nearby for an additional charge:

  • Horse riding
  • 18-hole golf course


INTERNET

Guests can use WiFi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa offers four cabins for different treatments. Treatments include:
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Paraffin treatments and waxing
  • Various massages
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Reflexology
  • Shiatsu
  • Lomi-Lomi
  • Body treatments and wraps
  • Beach services

Packages are available. Reservations available by e-mail only.



WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Riu Bachata offers three wedding packages. All packages include:
  • Wedding planner
  • Decoration for the ceremony location with natural flowers
  • Bridal bouquet and matching boutonniere for the groom
  • CD or recorded music during the ceremony
  • Semi-private dinner at resort restaurant
  • Wedding cake
  • Witnesses, if required
  • Minister or Judge
  • Wedding certificate
  • Surprise gift

Extra amenities may be arranged through the resort. There are several requirements that must be met; contact the resort's wedding planner.



CHILD CARE

Daily daytime entertainment programs for children ages 4-7 and ages 8-12 at RiuLand. Activities include pool games, painting and other supervised fun.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located on the beach in Maimon Bay.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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