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If excitement and time to chill are high on your vacation wish list, Riu Bachata in Puerto Plata is for you. With lively
If excitement and time to chill are high on your vacation wish list, Riu Bachata in Puerto Plata is for you. With lively pools and bars plus a mellow, peaceful beach, this all-inclusive resort offers the best of both worlds.
"the staff at Rui Bachata is awesome, I have been there 4 times now. I feel like family.
I strongly recommend this resort." – chiropractor
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April 21, 2013
The view and pools are perfect. The room great. The people friendly. However, the food was terrible. When my husband went to prepare a burger there was a roach in the bread basket and when we told the cook he just removed it from the basket and did not even bother to change it because he said it happens. That is not the way you answer a guest.
Great value, so much fun, bars were awesome. The only issue I had was the food. I understand it was buffet style so it's not going to be the best, but it definitely could have been better. Really didn't sit well with my body. I also wish the dining hall was open more, it was annoying that breakfast stopped at 10 am, people like to sleep in on vacation!
The resort was nice and the staff was great . I had a wonderful time on my excursions and the staff to set up each trip was in the front entrance every morning. I really enjoyed myself and will be going back.
this was a very nice vacation. The price was right, the food was good, the service was good, no issues, no problems, everything went very smoothly. For the price it was a great value. I would definitely recommend it for vacation for a couple or family. Do not expect 5 stars since you are no paying such price but this is a very good value for the price.
From:Washington, DC Age:45-54 Travel:1-2 trips/year
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How far is the drive from the airport to the resort?11 answers
If I were to take a cab, approximately how much would that cost?
1 year, 21 months ago
There are shuttles to and from the airport, 41$ round trip. It can be purchased upon arrival. It takes about 30 minutes from the airport to the resort.
It is about one hour away from the airport.
About 20 minutes
cabs are a no no use hotel shuttles only very important for your safety
The airport is approximately 16 miles to the resort. Cab fares can vary depending on each cab company so we are unable to advise how much it would cost. We highly recommend purchasing the roundtrip airport transfer to ensure you are receiving service from a reputable company.
It is around 30 minutes driving from the airport . Around 20 miles I think . A cab will charge you probably around 40 to 50US$ .
Its about 45 minutes
45 minutes in the bus
I really could not say becuz I purchased the airport transfer
Taking a cab is A LOT less expensive than taking the transportation that you can buy online extra with your reservation. Depending on which hotel you are going to, it runs from about $40-60 dollars.
I'd say 30-40 minutes very close and a pleasant drive.
Is the beach sand nice and fluffy?9 answers
I mean, no rocks, stones, sticks to step on? Is the water warm, clean and clear?
1 year, 19 months ago
The beaches in Puerto Plata are an Amber color and the water is on the green side (not dirty). Depending on the weather and what washes ashore, will determine how the beach is. Typically, you will not have rocks or broken shells on the beach.
Nice sand but too many palm trees on the beach, water was a little chilly.
the beach is rocky so we bring beach shoes if you walk up to the riu mambo the beach is clear no stones
yes nice and fluffy, warm, clean and clear
It has all of the above on the main beach. The beach off to the side--when you take the special stony, rock path has a lot less natural debris. The water is gorgeous--warm, clean and clean for a while out...beautiful colored sand.
water is warm end clean
There were a few rocks when you first walk in but the water is warm and inviting, clean and clear.
the answer is no to all, the bottom of the ocean is rocky, water is dirty.
The water was on the colder side when we were there. The sand was brownish and not powdery, but the views were stunning.
What day is the disco closed?5 answers
1 year, 16 months ago
The days of operation for amenities such as the disco would depend on the resort's current occupancy level.
i believe it was closed on mondays. not to sure
The discoteca is closed on Monday night.
disco is open evry day
How is the beach?6 answers
1 year, 12 months ago
This resort is located on the beach in Maimon Bay.
The beach was great.
There is a lot of natural debris (rocks, stones, branches, etc) on the main beach. There is significantly less on the beach that is in the bay (you have to take a stony, rock path to get there). The water is warm, clear, and there is no plant life until about 30 feet or more out. Lots of sea shells for those looking to collect, or for a souvenir.
Love the beach warm and clean, clear water. A few rocks when you first walk in.. But very quiet and relaxing beach.
The views from the beaches were stunning. You NEED water shoes, lots of coral with hidden urchins. Snorkling was great on the one calm day, but the other days, the water was too rough. There were too many trees on the beach and finding sunny spots was tough, especially with how crowded it was.
Can I use a U.S. plug in the outlets?8 answers
9 months ago
Yes, you can use the US plugs in the outlets. If you have items with a 3 prong plug, you will need an adapter.
Not the three prong plug--unless you rent the adapter from the front desk. It is not always available. I would recommend bringing your own adapter.
yess you can
You need an adapter, which they will provide at the front desk.
No. But the front desk will rent you the converter for $2. And you can rent as many as you need. I rented 2.
You can use a 2 prong plug, however, some devices have clunky bases and they did not fit.
yes but depending on your plug bring and extension.
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610 bungalow-style guestrooms in 15 two and three-story pastel buildings. Decor features mahogany-colored furniture, tile floors, and granite bathroom vanities. Balconies and ground-floor terraces are furnished with cushioned chairs.
With all the choices included at Clubhotel Riu Bachata and its sister Clubhotels, you'll be spoiled for variety here. Even better, everything is connected by well-lit garden paths.
What We'd Change
The casino is on the smaller side and could be a little more exciting. Still, with enough new-found friends, no night is ever boring.
Why You Should Go
As the newest and the largest of the three, we think this is the best of the three Riu resorts. Live it up at the pool or bliss out on the beach.
Car Rental Available
Babysitting/Child Care ($)
Conference Facilities ($)
Cribs Available on Request
Daily Maid Service
Laundry Services ($)
Scuba Diving ($)
24 Hour All-Inclusive
Handicap Room Available
Wedding Services ($)
Business Services ($)
Introductory Scuba Lesson
Beauty Salon ($)
Freshwater Swimming Pool(s)
Wireless Internet in lobby
Nearby Excursions & Attractions
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.
Bahia de Maimon
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Riu Bachata: Cut Loose in All-Inclusive Style
If excitement and time to chill are high on your vacation wish list, Riu
Bachata in Puerto Plata is for you. With lively pools and bars plus a mellow,
peaceful beach, this all-inclusive resort offers the best of both worlds.
Riu Bachata shares a stretch of sunny Maimon Bay with two sister hotels: Riu
Mambo and Riu Merenge. With Riu Bachata's all-inclusive deals, guests enjoy the
amenities of the sister hotel's restaurants and bars. Another awesome feature
of this resort is its well-known Caribbean Street promenade, a line of shops
featuring an art gallery, clothing boutiques and craft shops.
After shopping, model your new bikini at one of Riu Bachata's two pools. The
jammin' swim-up bar, Los Lirios, sets up a fun atmosphere. Soak in the Jacuzzi
or lean back in the in-pool loungers while the kids whoop it up in the
Speaking of kids, this is one of Puerto Plata's top places for
family-friendly fun. At RiuLand, the kids' club, children are treated to
supervised games in the pool and painting. There are daily kids' shows geared
toward different age groups. When the kids are done hanging out at RiuLand,
your family can pile into a pedalo, or paddle boat, for a little ocean
exploration. Back on shore, there's time for a little snooze in the shade of
the trees that line the tranquil beach.
When it's time to eat, head to Bahia de Maimon, a buffet restaurant that
serves themed dinners twice a week. Or, make reservations for the poolside
steakhouse, Maracuya. For more options, you can choose from a selection of
restaurants in Riu Mambo and Riu Merenge.
For nightlife, try your luck at Riu Bachata's casino or attend the nightly
shows, featuring music and other entertainment. You even get free entry to
Pacha, the thumping disco. After dancing the night away, schedule a massage the
next day at Renova Spa. What better way to balance out the partying than with
This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Breakfast, snacks, theme buffets twice a week
Unlimited local beverages, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic
Sports and water sports
Daytime and evening programs
Day programs for children ages 4 to 12 at RiuLand
All accommodations, taxes and gratuities.
This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.
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. Reservations are required.
Napoles Type: Italian Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm Description: Smoke-free, traditional Italian restaurant. A la carte
entrees with buffet starters. Reservations are
All hours are subject to change.
Outdoor bar by the pool area. Hours vary.
Lounge bar with stage. Hours vary.
Poolside swim-up bar. Hours vary.
Beach bar, located in front of Riu Mambo. Hours vary.
Dancing, shows and more. Open 11pm-3am.
Casino featuring slot machines as well as traditional table games. Daily,
This resort is located on the beach in Maimon Bay; complimentary sun loungers
on the beach are available.
The hotel's pool complex is the largest and most elaborate. It features two
pools (698 and 602 sq metres), one with Jacuzzi and in-pool loungers, a shallow
area with underwater tile lounges, and a swim-up bar. A children's pool is also
on-site. Padded lounge chairs and thatched-roof sunshades flank the pools.
Available nearby for an additional charge:
18-hole golf course
Guests can use WiFi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.
Renova Spa offers four cabins for different treatments. Treatments include:
Manicures and pedicures
Paraffin treatments and waxing
Body treatments and wraps
Packages are available. Reservations available by e-mail only.
Riu Bachata offers three wedding packages. All packages include:
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
Witnesses, if required
Minister or Judge
Extra amenities may be arranged through the resort. There are several
requirements that must be met; contact the resort's wedding planner.
Daily daytime entertainment programs for children ages 4-7 and ages 8-12 at
RiuLand. Activities include pool games, painting and other supervised fun.
Located on the beach in Maimon Bay.
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.
There is a 2-night minimum stay required at this resort with the following exception:
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel March 25-31, 2013.
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
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.