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Riu Bachata

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The nicest of the 3 Riu resorts in the area, the Riu Bachata is also the newest of them. Probably not a 5 star as some operators may rate it, more along the lines of a 4.5 star. The beach here is a little narrow but nice and swimable. Like most Riu's the food and service are great. Definitely a good choice for couples, singles and families looking for fun filled Puerto Plata vacation.


Situated in a quiet location and surrounded by stunning scenery the Riu Bachata and offers guests comfortable accommodation in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere next door to sister resorts the Riu Merengue and Riu Mambo. The Riu Bachata Resort features 610 guestrooms spread out amongst 1 and 2-story bungalows, this impressive resort offers excellent views from the ocean view rooms. With a swim-up bar, casino, gym, spa and lots of water sports, there is something here for every type of vacationer.

Clubhotel Riu Bachata is an all inclusive hotel located on the beach in Maimon Bay, Puerto Plata-Dominican Republic. The hotel is a 1-story and 2-story style bungalow complex, with 610 guestrooms ten minutes away from Puerto Plata and 15.5 miles from Puerto Plata Intl. Airport.

Location On the beach in Marimon Bay and next to the Riu Mambo and Riu Merengue. 15 min to Puerto Plata, 20 min to Playa Dorada and 45 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • WestYorkshireDme : West Yorkshire
Cheap and cheerful

We stayed here first 2 weeks in may as a couple and a young childBeach lovely, water shoes are good as its abit rockyPools great, clean. More going on at the bachata but if you want a quiet day go to the far end 2 pools always very quietStaff friendly and always smiling. Great with my little boy. However some just be nice for the tipsBars ok the spirits are rough definitely get what you pay for so partly expectedFood Luke warm definitely needs to be changed. Very repetitive burgers, hot dogs, pizza, plain rice, cold pasta etc. Just add some thing! Different spices, sauces! it's all inclusive so wasn't expecting much but raw chicken on a few occasions not good enoughSteak house must try was quite good for the Caribbean, yeah its first come first served, better in my opinion Power was off in buffet one evening still off in the morning but food in trays not been kept warm in that temperature (silly people eating it prob ill later that day) there was candles but we did need to see where we were going, good idea in my viewRooms ok clean, Caribbean style great, one thing air con broke after few days told reception 3 times they even called to see if ok, still wasn't fixed All in all for what we paid, cheap getaway would go again for that price

  • star177 : Leeds
Very good for price

Hotel is looked after very well, Rooms lovely and clean, Bars are very good as you can get a drink without waiting very long at all. Food was nice but could do with been a little better as you do need to like burgers & chips, pizza slices ect but they do have a salad bar, best meal of day for me was breakfast and they had the best eggs I have had anywhere. Pools was great & had lot's of sun beds available.The best part of this hotel for me was the staff at dinner time, always happy & smiling, they work very hard bless them.Over all this hotel is a great week away at a very good price.

  • anthony h : Sheffield, United Kingdom
absoluetly a fantastic hotel and god 2 weeks

myself and my wife went to this hotel because I found the deal too good to refuse having never been to the Dominican rep we were looking forward to trip.having arrived we got the transfer and went to the hotel.first impresstions were great the hotel looked good our room was good clean and quite large the food was plentiful.the pools were large with plenty of sun beds .all.the staff are friendly and helpful and the reps always on hand to help.the only fault were the trips out we found expensive some of witch were not good value for money but the hotel and all the staff were great thanks for a good time.we will be returning here

  • Trainset1 : England
3rd visit

This was a return visit having been in 2013 & 2014. I have to admit that not a lot has changed. The staff are still excellent, the food is still good and the weather was 95% brilliant. I know people are entitled to an opinion but some need to get real......The food choice is very good compared to some places I have been. It's an all inclusive resort, not a 5* bijou restaurant. If you can't find something to eat in the restaurant then you need to reconsider whether all inclusive is for you at all and you really are too fussy.The staff are just fantastic...Shout out to Eduardo (drinky drinky), Soto, Helena. Mr Freddie (the South African with a German twang) of the management team is a legend. He does tell a good yarn. They work so hard and are always smiling.A few $$'s here and there in tips do not go unmissed, especially with anyone connected with drinks and your mini bar. I always had plenty of cans of beer etc in my room.People criticise the animation team.....yes it is not the best but wow do they work hard. Again, it's an all inclusive resort in Dominican. It's not Broadway or Londons theatre land. Accept it for what it is and where you are and stop moaning. You can always go to your room and be miserable there.Yes there are ants and bugs...ITS THE CARIBBEAN. Give them a spray of Jungle Formula that sorts them out.Vicky, the TUI Rep was more than helpful. No, we didn't do any trips so please don't ask. We just lazed on the beach every day chilling.It's not 5*, it's not luxury but it is comfortable and very very welcoming.Yes we did have one issue but that is for TUI to sort out and I wait to hear from them but I shall not discuss that.Would we go back?.......yes.

  • nitab_10 : Jacksonville, Florida
Quick get away for a affordable price

I was expecting more because the prior RIU's I have stayed in have been more modern and nicer. You should know some Spanish before coming if not communicating can be difficult. We had to rely on some very rudimentary Spanish lol. The outlets were not US so you will have to get an adapter. Which they provide for a deposit of 300 pesos. We didn't have any pesos but the guy at the desk was nice as it was my birthday and let us use them for free. Also there is free WiFi in the common areas but not in the room. You can purchase WiFi. We paid 20 US for 3 days but it was still working on day 4. 😀😀 The only downside was the WiFi was a spotty connection. The swimup bar was amazing!!! We met some Americans yay!!! We partied an had a great day at the pool!!! We went a club off resort one night. We had a ball! They played American music and some reggaetone. Overall my birthday vacation was so much fun!!!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • All day & late night snacks
  • A la carte dining
  • 2 theme dinners per week
  • Unlimited Domestic drinks from 10am-2am
  • In-room mini-bar stocked w/soft drinks, water & beer, replenished regularly
  • In-room liquor dispenser replenished regular w/rum, whiskey & gin
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Tennis
  • Fitness centre
  • Aerobics
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to Disco (18+), drinks included
  • Entrance to Casino (drinks extra)
  • Buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants: Mediterranean and Grill Steakhouse, dress code & reservations required
  • Bars
  • Disco
  • Mini-disco
  • Casino
  • Swimming pools
  • Children's pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Tennis courts
  • Multi-sports court
  • Fitness centre
  • Scuba diving school
  • Watersports centre (fee)
  • WiFi Internet in lobby
  • Caribbean Street w/shops, beauty salon, internet room, pharmacy & cigar shop

Hotel Rooms include:

  • Two 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Liquor dispensers
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony
  • Max occupancy 3 adults & 1 infant or 2 adults & 2 kids in existing bedding

Junior Suites include:

  • Similar to above but slightly larger w/living area (limited availability)
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults & 1 infant

Kids Deals - Kids 12 years & under stay & eat free when sharing a Hotel Room only with 2 adults. Max 2 kids. Limited availability.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised kid's activities daily from 10:30am-12:30pm & 3pm-5:30pm. Kid's can also enjoy the Mini-disco and outdoor movies.

Stay at 1, Play at 3! - Guests receive full exchange privileges between RIU Mambo and RIU Merengue for breakfast & lunch as well as day & evening access to all pools, bars & shows. Some restrictions apply.

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Wedding Bonus - Wedding packages available. Please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Riu Bachata
    Puerto Plata,Dominican Republic

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ClubHotel Riu Bachata
Bahia de Maimon, Puerto Plata 57000 Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.