Riu Bachata

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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4 Nights with Air from $819 All-Inclusive
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Customer Rating 67 Reviews
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4.2
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4.3
Beaches & Pools
 
4.2
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
3.6
4.1 out of 5
"The entertainment people were great. The food was medicore and over cooked and dry." – Juan
64 out of 80 (80%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Beautiful ocean view across from our room! Wali great times. Riu Bachata beach Christmas Tree Beautiful hotel rooms and the green plush scenery n windy breeze!
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May 13, 2015
Riu Bachata

I really loved the pool bar. The weather was perfect for a winter getaway. I was disappointed in the food. All the food. I didn't like the reservation situation. (Need to reserve a table at 7AM and by 715, theyre filled.) This was for the plated meals. They are not anything special. Waste of time. The food at the buffet was just blah. Very blah. The food looked like it had a thin layer of moisture on it. I made do with what looked safe. Not a good way to vacation. The language barrier was difficult. The night time entertainment was terrible. We were in bed most nights by 10-1030. The casino was horrid. And no I didn't lose a lot. It was so bad and seedy, I didn't play. The trip was saved by the people we met and the entertainment around the pool during the day. I will try the DR again but not Puerta Plata


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From: Boston MA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 15, 2015
Rui Bachata

The employees that worked in the field are fantastic. The front desk not so much after you settle in. They were short and didn't follow through with requests such as blanket, removing alcohol from our room or sending a service person to our room to fix the t.v. until the 7th night. The two restaurants serve the same food as the buffet .We were there for 11 days. In order to get reservations you must be at the Buffet room at 7:00am to make reservations for that evening no pre-booking for other evenings. We had a wonderful time on the excursions which we paid additional for, they are expensive well worth it. Beware they do stop at high pressure sales locations which we didn't care for all along the way. The pool was average, you can't get a chair unless you save it at 7:00am, we opted for the beach. The water was clear, very rocky in spots, bring water shoes. The beach has shade and sun which we like. The hotel itself was very clean in appearance, although I think they pained over mold. All the clothing we brought with us has been washed 3 times and still smells like mold/mildew. Will need to be thrown out. The smell actually is very musty in the room, we kept the door open most of the time in the room. The beds definitely need to be replaced they were very uncomfortable bumpy, bad dips in them and hard in other spots. You won't be sleeping much. Between the mildew smell, bad matrasses when you do fall asleep you will be woke. I would not suggest this to anyone. I am an avid traveler staying in moderately priced locations and had never smelled this mildew before it really is not a nice smell.


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From: Massachusetts
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 14, 2015
RIU Bachata on Spring break

room: old mattresses, entry by an actual key, not card. same for safe box. not too convenient to walk around with it. clean, plumbing works fine. old A/C equipment too. weather was fine, but if it wasn't, not sure how happy i would be. beach: very very good. long and deep. always could find a place to lay down in shade of palms. lounge chairs are quite old though. but some stones, and not deep sea at all. food: a little below average, mediocre choices. not a problem for me, less ways to fatten up. gym: horrible. not acceptable at all. casino: i'm not a gambler, but my friends were taken for 1K in a scam, no recourse. watch out for games you don't know. entertainment: next to nothing at night. enough at the pool at daytime. places for massage at the beach, very reasonable price. best part of my vacation


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From: New York, NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 13, 2015
Best couples vacation

1st time on vacation with out the kids great time ..... Drinks where great ... Food buffet was better han the restaurants ..... We paid extra for the wifi for the room so we can watch movies on the phones n tablets to get ready for bed n for the kids but it was never woking n we never got our mony back but all in all great time for a great price


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From: New york
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 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)
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Family Room (TBSB)
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Double Room Ocean View (DBMB)
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Junior Suite (SULB)
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What's to Love

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.

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: 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 children's pool.

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 soothing relaxation?

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Breakfast, snacks, theme buffets twice a week
  • Unlimited local beverages, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Sports and water sports
  • Daytime and evening programs
  • Day programs for children ages 4 to 12 at RiuLand
  • All accommodations, taxes and gratuities.


DINING

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 required.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

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.



BEACH

This resort is located on the beach in Maimon Bay; complimentary sun loungers on the beach are available.

POOLS

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.

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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