Riu Bachata

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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Customer Rating 71 Reviews
Value
 
4.2
Service
 
4.3
Beaches & Pools
 
4.2
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
3.5
4 out of 5
"the staff at Rui Bachata is awesome, I have been there 4 times now. I feel like family. I strongly recommend this resort." – chiropractor
67 out of 84 (80%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Riu Bachata beach Christmas Tree great times. Beautiful ocean view across from our room! Beautiful hotel rooms and the green plush scenery n windy breeze! Wali
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July 28, 2015
Great Vacation!

I read all the negative reviews and went into the vacation with not many expectations. I was travelling with 2 kids and my mom so I just wanted to be able to survive the vacation while being able to relax a bit. What a pleasant surprise I was in for! The resort is very family oriented: the kids got tons of attention (the youngest being 10 months) and my 7 year old ran around all day at the kid's club and with her new friends. She thinks it was the best vacation ever! The staff was extremely friendly. The entertainment crew was excellent! The food was much better than expected. For a 3 star resort they really offered 5 star services! I would just say that the rooms were a bit of a disappointment and the beds were hard... but that was to be expected. I didn't spend much time in the rooms anyway; too busy having fun. I'm already planning my return!


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
Room Comfort
 
2.0
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From: New York, NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 8, 2015
Great Place, Good Deal

Could you find reasons to complain about this place? Sure. But honestly speaking, for the price, you won't find a much better deal. The buffet was pretty good, but probably won't knock your socks off , the beds could be better, and souvenir shops are overpriced(of course) and some of the shop owners can be pushy . Outside of these 3 things I can list plenty of reasons why this place is so great: Extremely staffed(At all times, there were at least 30-40 people working) Facilities were well maintained Staff was extremely friendly(be prepared to say "Hola" to 10 staff members every day) Very relaxed rules(no staff member bothered us about anything, not that we or anyone was acting crazy but it was nice not to be harassed with rules every 5 minutes) Very Clean rooms (the house keepers were amazing, room was refreshed daily) Entertaining shows almost every night and fun activities during the day Very kid friendly Every room is less than 5 minutes walk from a gorgeous beach with a wonderful view They kept the drinks flowing all day/night!!!! Won't find many Americans at this place (mostly Europeans) but as an American, I didn't really care, the Euro's were friendly. We didn't buy any additional package items like scuba diving or massage/spa stuff but, I would recommend this place to anyone.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
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Dining Options
 
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From: Columbus, Ohio
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 2, 2015
Would not recomend RIU Bachta

I have stayed at other riu resorts, this one in my opinion is on the low end. Food options were poor. We were told on tuesday that the steak house would be available on friday , went to make reservation at 7:00 am and was told no steakhouse . The beds were horrible, very soft and two doubles pushed together do not make a king size. All the people who work there were very nice and helpfull. Also too many screaming kids. Would not go back.


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

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

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) (Available until Dec 23, 2015)
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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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