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Riu Naiboa

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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5 Nights with Air from $629 All-Inclusive
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When you first set foot on the soft sands of Arena Gorda, you'll feel the ocean breezes, then it occurs to you: you've g ... More

Customer Rating 66 Reviews
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3.6
Service
 
3.6
Beaches & Pools
 
3.8
Dining Options
 
2.8
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3.2
3.3 out of 5
"I was not satisfied with the food selections. The staff members had difficulty understanding English, especially during breakfast." – HEADEDPLACES
46 out of 76 (61%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
3.6
Service
 
3.6
Beaches & Pools
 
3.8
Dining Options
 
2.8
Room Comfort
 
3.2
3.3 out of 5
"I was not satisfied with the food selections. The staff members had difficulty understanding English, especially during breakfast." – HEADEDPLACES
46 out of 76 (61%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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September 24, 2016
Amazing

This was my first trip 2 the resort. I am so looking forward to this trip in the future

Amazing
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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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From: Cleveland Ohio
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 30, 2016
Too cheap

Food option were limited. Other RIU facilities are much better. Quality of food not acceptable.


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Overall Rating: 3
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From: Virginia
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 18, 2016
Will not return

Was so very disappointed in this resort and our experience. The staff was rude and not helpful. The guests were even ruder. I have never experienced this in a Caribbean Resort before. My husband and I will never stay at another RIU resort nor will we return to the Dominican Republic. For starters, we sat at the airport for over 45 minutes while the transfer company waited on more passengers. There were three of us in the van. Then when we reached the hotel, we tried to book our return to airport and they told us that our flight was not listed and we did not have transportation back on 8/17. It took 2 days to figure out that the transfer company, Amstar was at fault. One person was particularly rude and refused to assist us because we did not want any excursions. I have never dealt with such rudeness on vacation. The walk to the beach was over 500 yards. You passed shops in which people came out and asked you to purchase their goods. The drinks were watered down. If you drank beer ok but any other alcoholic drink was watered down. The food was ok. I liked the fish and local cuisine served however, do not brush your teeth with the tap water. If you ask at the front desk they will give you a huge bottle of water however, we only found this out by watching other people ask. They do not give it to you. The rooms and bathrooms are nice, however, they don't clean with any disinfectant so the bathroom smelled and sometimes the fresh towels smelled a bit funky. Entertainment at this hotel was awful. It was for children not adults. A Clown and bingo were the highlight of the evenings. Needless to say we spent evenings out for a while then back to room. I was so highly disappointed with this trip. I do not know if I will ever get my husband to travel to Caribbean again.


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From: New York
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 3, 2016

Resort credits we didn't even use. Excursions cost extra for each one but so worth the money! Pools and overall experience were wonderful. Lunch food was not the best and overall the food could have been a touch better. Huge buffet thought which was wonderful.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Grand Rapids, MI
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

The Riu Naiboa offers 362 guestrooms, all of which include a bathroom with shower, telephone, central air conditioning, ceiling fan, a mini-bar, liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15") and a balcony or terrace. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.

Room Details

Double Room (DBSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite (Adults-Only) (SJSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

It's all-inclusive, and the sugar-white sands of Arena Gorda Beach that's shaded by coconut palms? Epic.

The mind-blowing, stress-smashing treatments at the spa. (Turning into Jello is a definite.)

The liquor dispensers in your room. Every day - or hour - is a party.

RiuLand - the kids' club that has a pool so you can take a much-needed breather. (Was that applause we just heard?)

Snorkeling at a large ship that ran aground where you can see magnificent, colorful fish. The equipment is free.

The resort's tropical gardens where you can wander and marvel at the lush breathtaking flora.

The friendly housekeeping staff - they'll bring you whatever you want.

 

What We'd Change

The resort is set behind a sister Riu resort and not directly on the beach. The walk is short and it takes you along Caribbean Street, the shop-lined promenade.

 

Why You Should Go

It's just 19 miles from Punta Cana airport and 31 miles from Higey. Your vacay is about to kick in.

You can try out all the activities and sports of the four sister resorts nearby. Go for it.

Soana Island is well worth the trip. It's a quiet island paradise. A slice of heaven.

Windsurfing and kayaking or if you want a slower pace, grab a pedal boat and glide around.

Altos de Chavon, the "City of Artists" is near and a super fun excursion.

You can ride horses at the Caribbean Cachondeo, or hang with the stingrays at the Marinarium Marine Park.

Check out Caribbean Street - a variety of terrific stores for your shopping addiction.

Water park with slides, tobogans, kids pool, sun terrace and snack bar.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Free Parking
  • In-Room Safe ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • 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 Naiboa

Playa Arena Gorda

+809 221 7515

Hotel Description

Riu Naiboa: Your All-Inclusive Beachtastic Vacay is Here

When you first set foot on the soft sands of Arena Gorda, you'll feel the ocean breezes, then it occurs to you: you've got everything you ever wanted in a dreamy beach vacation. But then comes the decisions: should you snorkel and say "hello" to the fish? Grab a drink at the bar? Head to the spa to erase all your workaday worry? Hop on a boat over to delicious, paradise-found Soana Island? All of the above? Flip a coin to see in which order? It's all here. And it's all good. No, make that spectacular.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

The grub is on: the buffet with live, on-the-spot cooking stations will not disappoint (everything's fresh and ready to meet your lips), nor will the scrumptious Italian restaurant (travelers say the salmon is delicious), and let's not forget those delish basics at the poolside snack bar. It's time to chow down, even face plant if want.

Cohiba
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Main restaurant offering buffet service and on-the-spot cooking stations.

Italiano
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Italian restaurant at the resort complex "Meeting Point." Reservations are required.

La Bachata
Type: Snack Bar
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Description: Poolside snack bar.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

The chillaxin' lounge is open 24 hours and you can find it in the main building. If you want to try your hand at some games, hit the Riu Palace Macao casino (drinks not included). Yeah, kind of a bummer that you'll have to pay, but you might be cashing in big time and too happy to care.

El Bolero
Lounge bar located in the main building. Open 24 hours.

Casino
Guests at Riu Naiboa enjoy access to Riu Palace Macao Casino (drinks not included). Daily, 7pm-4am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The snow-white sand, the teal waves, the everything of gorgeous Arena Gorda Beach is where you'll want to set up camp. When you want to switch things up, swing by the glistening free-form pool that has a children's section (send those kiddos away to splash), hang at the solarium terrace or rest for a bit in the Jacuzzi. Dive in.

Opening November 2016
All guests at Riu Naiboa, Riu Bambu, Riu Palace Punta Cana & Riu Palace Bavaro get to splish-splash at the new water park that includes waters slides, tobogans, kids pool, sun terrace with sun loungers and a snackbar. The water park is included with your stay.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedaloes
  • Body boarding
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • One introductory scuba lesson in the pool

Lands

  • Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Golf
Tee it up at Punta Blanca Golf Club, which is near the resort.



INTERNET

Riu Naiboa offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas of the hotel.. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Eternal Spa, located at the Riu Palace Punta Cana, is a full-service spa offering a variety of treatments and services. Daily, 9am-6pm.
  • Assorted treatments
  • Beauty salon
  • Hairdresser
  • Massages


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Riu Naiboa offers a variety of wedding services and packages. Contact the front desk directly for more information.

Honeymoon
The resort offers a variety of honeymoon services and packages.



CHILD CARE

Daytime programs are available for children ages 4-12.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located on Arena Gorda Beach, approximately 19 mi from Punta Cana International Airport and 31 mi from Higey.

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 night stay is required at this resort with the following exception:
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Aug 12-14, 2016.

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.

Privileges at Sister Resorts

Guests staying at the Riu Naiboa enjoy complimentary access to Pacha Nightclub and the Riu Palace Macao Casino (drinks not included), but do not have access to any of the other Riu Resorts.



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