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Riu Naiboa

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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1-833-895-8760
4 Nights with Air from $639 All-Inclusive
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3.6
Service
 
3.6
Beaches & Pools
 
3.7
Dining Options
 
2.8
Room Comfort
 
3.1
3.3 out of 5
"I have booked three trips with cheapCaribbean.com and without a doubt this one gave me the most for my money . The staff was extremely friendly . The food was good and there was plenty of it . The merc..." – Zanester
53 out of 91 (58%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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September 27, 2018
Good vacation spot.

Airline was great. No complaints in the traveling of the trip. Everybody is eager to help out and make sure you are having the best stay possible. It was great service for sure. Our hotel room was good. Unfortunately the tv, refridgerator, and telephone didn’t work. Not sure if it was due to power issue in the room or what. We made the front desk aware but it wasn’t fixed. I didn’t worry too much about it because we were by the pool or on the beach most of the time anyway. The pool was the best part of the hotel. Meeting new people was great. The staff has events to do by the pool or in the pool pretty much all day. At night they provide a show of dancing and events that was fantastic. The food options were good but after eating the same food a couple days in a row I got bored. Don’t get me wrong having steak pretty much every night was good for me. Overall my vacation was great and I’m a pretty simple person to please. I didn’t need too much. Thank you Riu Naiboa!


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Overall Rating: 4
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5.0
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5.0
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4.0
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From: New York
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 5, 2018
Good purchase

Excellent service, excellent entertainments, awesome foods but should have more varieties. Very sweet employeers. Bed quality was terrible, room should have toiletries, iron and fridge should be fill every day. I was told it was going to be filled every 2 days and it was never filled , I also had a water leak in the bathroom ceiling. But other than that it was nice.


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Overall Rating: 4
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5.0
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4.0
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3.0
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4.0
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From: NYC
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 29, 2018
OK

Negative review Hotel Room: 1. Beds were of cheap quality and uncomfortable. 2. Rooms do not have an iron and the hotel charges $10 dollars to use one for two hrs. 3. Basic bath toiletries [bath soap, shampoo, conditioner & lotion] offered at other hotels are not provided at this hotel. Restaurant: 1. Same selection of food [hamburger, hot dogs and French fries] is served for lunch and dinner....also quality of the food wasn’t good. Positive Review Service: 1. Staff were super friendly and accommodating Entertainment: 1. Excellent!!! Lots of entertainment Cleanliness: 1. clean

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Overall Rating: 3
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5.0
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5.0
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From: New York, NY
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 28, 2018
Beyond Disappointed

The pictures does not describe the resort accurately (FALSE advertisement) Room smell like mildew, pools close at 6pm, poor entertainment, resort OVER populated with children. Poor food/restaurant selection. Aggressive/accusatory front desk staff. This resort is beyond below standards of any RIU resort I've visited in the past. Resort was a dump. I contacted my agent for a transfer to a sister resort and RIU reservations lied and said that the transfer was complimentary. They charged me an additional $20 per night/per person. I would never recommend RIU Naiboa to anyone!! I should have known it was bad when the airport shuttle guy asked me why I was staying there! :-(


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From: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

The Riu Naiboa offers 362 guestrooms, all of which include a bathroom with shower, telephone, central air conditioning, ceiling fan, a mini-bar, liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15") and a balcony or terrace. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.

Room Details

Double Room (DBSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite (Adults-Only) (SJSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

It's all-inclusive, and the sugar-white sands of Arena Gorda Beach that's shaded by coconut palms? Epic.

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

The mind-blowing, stress-smashing treatments at the spa. (Turning into Jello is a definite.)

The liquor dispensers in your room. Every day - or hour - is a party.

RiuLand - the kids' club that has a pool so you can take a much-needed breather. (Was that applause we just heard?)

Snorkeling at a large ship that ran aground where you can see magnificent, colorful fish. The equipment is free.

The resort's tropical gardens where you can wander and marvel at the lush breathtaking flora.

The friendly housekeeping staff - they'll bring you whatever you want.

 

What We'd Change

The resort is set behind a sister Riu resort and not directly on the beach. The walk is short and it takes you along Caribbean Street, the shop-lined promenade.

 

Why You Should Go

It's just 19 miles from Punta Cana airport and 31 miles from Higey. Your vacay is about to kick in.

You can try out all the activities and sports of the four sister resorts nearby. Go for it.

Soana Island is well worth the trip. It's a quiet island paradise. A slice of heaven.

Windsurfing and kayaking or if you want a slower pace, grab a pedal boat and glide around.

Altos de Chavon, the "City of Artists" is near and a super fun excursion.

You can ride horses at the Caribbean Cachondeo, or hang with the stingrays at the Marinarium Marine Park.

Check out Caribbean Street - a variety of terrific stores for your shopping addiction.

Water park with slides, tobogans, kids pool, sun terrace and snack bar.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Shopping
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Free Parking
  • In-Room Safe ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • 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 Naiboa

Playa Arena Gorda

+809 221 7515

Hotel Description

Riu Naiboa: Your All-Inclusive Beachtastic Vacay is Here

When you first set foot on the soft sands of Arena Gorda, you'll feel the ocean breezes, then it occurs to you: you've got everything you ever wanted in a dreamy beach vacation. But then comes the decisions: should you snorkel and say "hello" to the fish? Grab a drink at the bar? Head to the spa to erase all your workaday worry? Hop on a boat over to delicious, paradise-found Soana Island? All of the above? Flip a coin to see in which order? It's all here. And it's all good. No, make that spectacular.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

The grub is on: the buffet with live, on-the-spot cooking stations will not disappoint (everything's fresh and ready to meet your lips), nor will the scrumptious Italian restaurant (travelers say the salmon is delicious), and let's not forget those delish basics at the poolside snack bar. It's time to chow down, even face plant if want.

Cohiba
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Main restaurant offering buffet service and on-the-spot cooking stations.

Italiano
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Italian restaurant at the resort complex "Meeting Point."

La Bachata
Type: Snack Bar
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
Description: Poolside snack bar.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

The chillaxin' lounge is open 24 hours and you can find it in the main building. If you want to try your hand at some games, hit the Riu Palace Macao casino (drinks not included). Yeah, kind of a bummer that you'll have to pay, but you might be cashing in big time and too happy to care.

El Bolero
Lounge bar located in the main building. Open 24 hours.

Casino
Guests at Riu Naiboa enjoy access to Riu Palace Macao Casino (drinks not included). Daily, 7pm-4am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The snow-white sand, the teal waves, the everything of gorgeous Arena Gorda Beach is where you'll want to set up camp. When you want to switch things up, swing by the glistening free-form pool that has a children's section (send those kiddos away to splash), hang at the solarium terrace or rest for a bit in the Jacuzzi. Dive in.

NOW OPEN! Splash Water World Punta Cana
All guests at Riu Naiboa, Riu Bambu, Riu Palace Punta Cana & Riu Palace Bavaro get to splish-splash at the new water park that includes waters slides, toboggans, kids pool, sun terrace with sun loungers and a snack bar. The water park is included with your stay.

RIU Pool Party!
As of November 1, guests can enjoy a unique area of low-depth pools, perfect for weekly theme parties at Riu Palace Punta Cana! This adults-only pool area hosts top DJs and theme parties like the White Pool Party, Jungle Pool Party, Pink Pool Party and Neon Night Party. Best part? Access is totally free! Must be 18 or older.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedaloes
  • Body boarding
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • One introductory scuba lesson in the pool

Lands

  • Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball

Golf
Tee it up at Punta Blanca Golf Club, which is near the resort.



INTERNET

Riu Naiboa offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas of the hotel.. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Eternal Spa, located at the Riu Palace Punta Cana, is a full-service spa offering a variety of treatments and services. Daily, 9am-6pm.
  • Assorted treatments
  • Beauty salon
  • Hairdresser
  • Massages


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Riu Naiboa offers a variety of wedding services and packages. Contact the front desk directly for more information.

Honeymoon
The resort offers a variety of honeymoon services and packages.



CHILD CARE

Daytime programs are available for children ages 4-12.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located on Arena Gorda Beach, approximately 19 mi from Punta Cana International Airport and 31 mi from Higey.

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.

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.

MIN CHECK-IN AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof 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.

Privileges at Sister Resorts

Guests staying at the Riu Naiboa enjoy complimentary access to Pacha Nightclub and the Riu Palace Macao Casino (drinks not included), but do not have access to any of the other Riu Resorts.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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