Punta Cana

Riu Naiboa


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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of rum, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/1-12/23/18).

Beautiful Riu Bachata is an extraordinary getaway on the spectacular shores of Maimon Bay, overlooking a lush tropical mountainside. The hotel features a relaxed atmosphere and a wide array of dining and leisure options, all complemented by the renowned Caribbean Street promenade. This friendly, fun-filled resort is a wonderful choice, set in breathtaking tropical surroundings.

The 610 bungalow-style guestrooms offer deluxe accommodations with RIU's unique amenities, such as a mini-bar and liquor dispenser. Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas of the hotel.

Guests staying at Riu Bachata enjoy exchange privileges with Riu Merengue (dinner dining excluded). Caribbean Street boasts a gym, jewelers, an assortment of shops, and a game room.

There is an assortment of watersports available, including windsurfing, kayaking, and body boarding. There is also a complimentary scuba lesson in the pool. Entertainment abounds for everyone!

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HOTEL LOCATION
The Riu Naiboa is located on the white beaches of Playa de Arena Gorda, 23 km away from the airport and 50 km away from the city of Higuey.
Address: PLAYA ARENA GORDA
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 809-221-7515
Fax: 809-686 6077
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite
Shopping Mall Nearby
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is an outdoor freshwater pool surrounded by tropical gardens, with a separate area set aside especially for children.
Golf: NEARBY
Bavaro Golf Course - 12 km away
Barcelo Bavaro is an 18-hole, Par 72 course designed by Juan Manuel Gordillo. It is flat & very playable, with narrow fairways, palm trees, lakes, & dense vegetation. It was built with the enjoyment of the resort tourist in mind.(809) 686-5797
Holes: 18
Green Fees: price n/a
Cart Fee: price n/a
Club Rental Fees: PRICE N/A
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Riu Naiboa is a 4-story hotel surrounded by a palm grove with a magnificent sandy beach some 200 meters away. Part of the Riu complex, this All-Inclusive resort offers 362 air-conditioned rooms, each with a mini-bar, in-room safe, balcony or patio. Food and beverages are available until 2:00 am, Caribbean Street. Free, 24-hour wireless internet access in all common rooms. In-room wireless internet is available for an additional charge. Beach: There is a magnificent sandy beach some 650 feet away, dotted with palm trees and bordering pristine Caribbean waters. Guests have access to lounge chairs and an array of watersports (windsurfing, sailing, canoes, etc). Check-in: 12:00 noon
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 362
Year Opened: 1992 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
There are no handicapped rooms. Drinks at the Pacha Discothèque are not included. No Spring Breakers
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE
Room includes one double bed, split-level living room area with sofa, direct dial phone. Bathroom equipped with shower cabin. Balcony or terrace.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROOM
One double bed and one twin bed. Balcony and room safe.
Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
In-room liquior dispenser.
DINING
Riu Naiboa features 1 meal plan options:

There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Naiboa:
Buda's - It's a poolside bar.
Cohiba - Main buffet style restaurant with show cooking, serving International and local specialties. This restaurant has a terrace.
Panama - Snack restaurant / Italian Restaurant
El Bolero - Lounge bar.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Watersports, Tennis, Shopping on the Caribbean Street, Table Tennis, Aerobics, Waterpolo, Volleyball, Organized Activit ies.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly shows, live music several times a week, the Pacha discotheque (drinks not included) and casino at Riu Palace Macao .
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The Riu Miniclub organizes daily activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
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Service
178 Recommend
178 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Naiboa to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
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DEBORAH D.
Feb 25 2018
Check in was addressed as a group. Not one on one. Room had an odor to it. The furniture in standard rooms smelled like sticky feet. Asked to upgrade to mini suite since that furniture smelled ok, but they wanted $60.00 more a night. Poor rating was not available for this survey. Dissapointed.
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great hotel for budget minded
DIANNE H.
Feb 18 2017
This is the third time staying at the Riu Naiboa since its remodeling . The rooms are clean and comfortable. The food has been upgraded with a good selection of different dishes. They have added a water park that both adults and children can enjoy.There is a walk to the beach down caribbean street that we enjoyed the beach is beautiful with a beach shack for lunch if you do not want to go back to the hotel . I recommend this hotel for the budget minded.
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not interested
ANNA P.
Oct 18 2016
DO NOT STAY AT A 4 STAR HOTEL IN PUNTA CANA
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the Worst all inclusive EVER
ANNA P.
Oct 17 2016
I cannot believe how much I hated this hotel! We had to move because I got so violently ill- I would be embarrassed to represent this hotel- the Riu next door was so a great improvement but from this experience it will be a long time before I ever consider using apple vacations again- for $2000 it was a major let down
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ANDREI P.
Mar 07 2016
Great service ! Recommend +++
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RIU NAIBOA
DOUGLAS M.
Mar 01 2016
The price of $3885.00 compared to the rating this time was not worth it. The food was acceptable but nothing changed on a daily basis. You had to wake up before 7:00 am to see the mafia looking guy to make your dinner reservation at the one restaurant. they only accepted about 25 people a night for the 7:00 sitting. I am not eating at 9:00. That was awful. The beach was dirty and horrible. The plane was horrible.
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ERIC D.
Mar 01 2016
The overall trip and stay was nice. The beds were excessively hard and uncomfortable. We have stayed at other Riu resorts before and found the food selection very limited this trip compared to others. The service was excellent from all of the staff. It just seems like this resort is the economy riu of the Dominican Republic.
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Okay Hotel
KATHIE G.
Feb 17 2016
Our room was very nice, clean and our maid kept our frig stocked with plenty of water and drinks. The food was mediocre, a lot of the food was the same day after day. The coffee was instant coffee, if you want the better stuff you need to go to the Buda Bar . there you will find cappuccino and espresso. very hard to get dinner reservation at restaurant,, we were told we had to see the manager of the buffet at 6:45 am to book time and then we were not going to be guaranteed a table.
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Fine but not great so you get what you pay for
DEBORAH M.
Feb 09 2016
We actually switch hotels to the RIU Macao as the room at Niaboa was really small and we were overlooking the parking lot. Also heavy sewage smell. The Macao was great!
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Worst vacation ever
GIANCARLO B.
Feb 03 2016
The hotel staff didn't listen we told them everyday that the refrigerator was not stocked they said that happens sometimes and did nothing to fix the problem they also put us over the nightclub that stays open til six am food was awful the only thing nice was the weather was sick for three day's talked to front desk almost everyday about somethings and in one ear and out the other this hotel was by no means a four star would really have to look again before traveling with Apple you should sent someone down there without telling them who you are and see how they treat you....
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JOSEPH B.
Feb 03 2016
The staff for the most part was very willing to help us with anything. I found a cockroach in our room the 1st night, but never again. The food was very bland. We were under the impression we could go to any of the pools, restaurants, and bars within Riu and that was not so, we could only those at Naiboa. The excursions were fantastic! Loved Omar from Amstar, he was very helpful. The beach was beautiful! The shops on the way to the beach we ok on prices, but the vendors were very pushy. We called for more soda on Tuesday and were never told that the staff that stocks this was not in and we had nothing to mix the drinks with until Thursday, even tho we called numerous times. The stay was ok only due to we didn't spend much time in our room.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
not good
newfie04, bay d'espoir
Thu Apr 26 03:42:50 EDT 2018
travelled to riu naiboa in april 2018 resort clean room was clean als buffet was good same food every day staff very un ffiendly unless you spoke spanish or french no english so did not like that would not go back to this resort or any riu again

unacceptable
Angelika K, New York City, New York
Tue Apr 17 10:26:30 EDT 2018
This resort is ugly, dirty and full of rude people. The floor in the lobby is always dirty and the elevator is nasty looking. The room is so small...and the towels look like rugs to use to clean the floor. This resort is very run down! The beach is like 20 min. away and there are no signs to direct you when walking. The beach is beautiful once you get there. Ugly resort don't go whatever you do.

A very pleasant Hotel in need of a little TLC (on a very average resort)
SnertWeymouth, Weymouth
Tue Apr 17 04:11:42 EDT 2018
The Hotel and staff were fine the food, if a meat eater was very good but for a vegetarian not too much to talk about, however what was on offer was OK. The Hotel is showing signs of age, but is comfortable and clean. We spent most days at the Beach Bar and on the beach, there is very little to do in Punta Cana other than the beach and water games, I personally like to visit other places, we did take a boat trip to Saona which was very pleasant. Past holidays to Mexico and Cuba were very much more enjoyable.

Great Disappointment
Isabelle H,
Sat Apr 14 02:15:37 EDT 2018
This is the 5th time I have to Riu since 2003. Once to the palace. Once to Maaco. I insusted to my friend we needed to go back to Naiboa as the staff was fabulous and had made our trip before. Huge change. Staff was unfriendly and acted completely indifferent to us and other guests. Some were rude. Its the only reason we were there instead of someplace nicer. Iberstar here we come. No more Riu for me.

Good time!!
Melissa W,
Thu Apr 12 07:38:45 EDT 2018
while this is the smaller resort it was very nice. staff was always nice and helpful. rooms always clean. when we needed something extra they always supplied it. The staff at Buda bar was awesome. nice experience and was very economical also.



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