Riu Bachata

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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5 Nights with Air from $879 All-Inclusive
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Value
 
4.1
Service
 
4.2
Beaches & Pools
 
4.2
Dining Options
 
3.3
Room Comfort
 
3.5
3.9 out of 5
"The entertainment people were great. The food was medicore and over cooked and dry." – Juan
80 out of 103 (78%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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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May 16, 2016
An excellent choice!

My first time traveling alone and I had the best vacation ever. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. Plenty to do at all times. Met people from England and Canada who thought three weeks in this resort wasn't enough. The meal choices were adequate and the entertainment was great. I loved my afternoon nap at the beach. can't wait to go back. I took tons of pictures but don't know how to upload them.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Bpt, CT
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 28, 2016
riu bachata

This was a nice hotel for the price we paid and an all-inclusive. The dining options and the food are not the greatest. The Caribbean restaurant was by far the best option. They need to add some hammocks to this property because they sure have the trees for it. They also should have service on the beach for drinks. I also would recommend that they have food from 9 PM to 2 AM at each resort. You need to travel to the riu merengue if you're looking for pick food at night. It is a great value I would say overall a 3.5 resort. The best excursion was the yacht to the private beach, is called a VIP tour. It includes snorkeling and was an amazing day. I suggest that for everyone


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
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From: New york
Age: 45-54

April 13, 2016
Riu Bachata

Overall, the resort was wonderful--especially with our family or 21! The staff was always happy and helpful. They always had something going and the smaller kids were included. The beach is amazing and the available side trips, 27 waterfalls, Paradise Island, zip-lining and monkey jungle (all cheaper on your own) were lots of fun for the whole family. (There is no way you can do all 3 in one day and really enjoy them.) The food was beautifully displayed although a little light on spice or flavor. The alcohol is plentiful but could be better quality and the mixers were, generally speaking, way too sweet. The rooms were comfortable, clean and well stocked. The only major criticism was the lack of a smoke-free area for those not wishing to come home with lung cancer. We loved our vacation and will tell others about it.


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

April 6, 2016

riu was great as usual. great place to just chill out. pool and beach were great. plenty of room and chairs for all. food was good and you had a few choices. bars are spread out and servers friendly. good trip at a fair price. the only bad part was using amstar for transportation. long wait at the airport. had to meet them at 10 am easter morning to get return schedule, which i could not get till tuesday am. {more time wasted again} they really just wanted to sell us their other services which did not interest us. will never use them again


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: new jersey
Age: 55-64
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)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Family Room (TBSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Double Room Ocean View (DBMB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

The resort is surrounded by a ginormous expanse of lush gardens and the turquoise sea. Swoon-worthy.

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. 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

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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