Riu Bachata

Dominican Republic - Puerto Plata

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4 out of 5
"Very good resort. It is very family oriented. Food is pretty good. Would highly recommend as a place for families with kids." – klcdenver
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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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September 13, 2015
Nice Place

Very good resort. It is very family oriented. Food is pretty good. Would highly recommend as a place for families with kids.

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From: Nebraska
Age: 55-64
Travel: 7+ trips/year

August 30, 2015
Unfortunate chain of problems

Transfer took 1,5 Hrs- coming and going. Upon departure they picked us up from hotel 4 hrs prior to departure! We where last on the bus. At orientation they told us that there is NO room service- but Cheap Caribbeans offered us this option wrong. Next day our room was cleaned at 8 PM, also, we have had to supervise and point to change the bedding and towels- witch was not in plenty and chocolaty, very well worn out. Next day batteries in remote control went out, shower did not switch up and down, bed broke, air conditioning got broken- all in 2 days! It took us 4 phone calls during 1 hour to invite maintenance. All at 10 PM. Next day we went to steak house restaurant. Food was horrible! We could not finish it and next day both got violently sick and stayed in for the whole next day and a half, missing the swimming and rest of the fun. I took my concerns to assistant Manager, who was very gracious and offered us reservation to Italian restaurant. Finally! It was good! Also, service improved immensely. Actually, menu at regular restaurant buffet is much better, to our opinion. It improved in selection and appearance as we had to leave. Beach is not very clean and ocean floor is not comfortable at all. Beach towels are much better condition and color then in-house towels. Toiletries are scares and poor quality. All my clothes smell musty and mildew, as the room smelled the same. My friend went to Riu Bachata 6 years ago and practically talked me into this disaster. I would NOT recommend it to discerned traveler.

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

August 10, 2015

The resort was ok. The pool was nice and the workers are nice. The food was bad all we ate was white rice and fries. The beach is ok but not to clean. Won't be going back cause while we were there 3 rooms got robbed. They stole the keys from people while at the pool or beach and the hotel did not help them.

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From: new york
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

July 30, 2015
Ultimate relaxing experience

I went for 5 days. The service and food was above and beyond. The staff workers are humble, very attentive, and friendly. The food is unlike any from the resorts I've been to. The food is hot and ready to serve. My family and I never got sick. The food options are great and there is something for all ages. The beach is beautiful, relaxing, as well as the atmosphere. The pools are awesome too and so are the nightly events. The club (Pacha) pumping great music, ac, free drinks...It can't get any better than that. I am definitely going back.

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From: New York, NY
Age: 25-34
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.


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.

Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Located poolside, this is a steakhouse and buffet restaurant. Reservations are required.

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.


Bikini Bar
Outdoor bar by the pool area. Hours vary.

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.


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.


  • Snorkeling
  • Body board
  • Pedalos
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing


  • Table tennis
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Beach volleyball
  • Billiards

Available nearby for an additional charge:

  • Horse riding
  • 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:
  • 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.


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.


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.

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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  • Travel: November 1 - December 23
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