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Riu Bachata

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Our Opinion

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
  • Liana Q :
This is NOT a 5 star!

These three hotels grouped together are NOT a 5 star as advertised. The food is boring and the same thing every day. The alcohol drinks are all the same and Brugal rum is only served.. no variety at all. The staff are very friendly and the rooms are clean.. although the beds are probably more then 20 years old! We went 7 days where hot water in our room was a luxury and had no help from the staff when we reported it several times. The pools were clean and ample space.. entertainment was ok. It looked as though the kids in the kids club were having a great time. This isn't a BAD resort.. but I would say it's a 3 star.. AND NO WHERE CLOSE TO A 5!!

  • Dancemom2004 : Guelph, Canada

This resort is amazing..Great service, great food, rooms are clean, entertainment is the best we have seen. Shops to the the side of the resort were nice to browse through and always could get a great deal. Loved Caribbean night!Pools are lovely. We have been to this resort 6 times now and heading back for a 7th! Will not disappoint !

  • dianedejong169 : Ottawa, Canada
excellent and fun resort

First time to this resort. everything was, room, cleanliness of the resort, free wifi worked very well, entire resort was excellent. nice size resort...not too small but not overwhelmingly large. recommend this resort to people of all ages.

  • Matthew R : Wales, United Kingdom
2nd visit to Riu Bachata

When we first got on the coach to the hotel our room number was on the envelope. When we first arrived we were welcomed with fruit punch, check in was pain free and as it was our second visit we chose to take our luggage up to our room ourselves. We were really disappointed with our room in block 14 over looking what seemed a mangrove/lake. The balcony was very shaded and no light in the room at all, also our balcony was near the fire escape (back stairs) which we were not happy either. I spoke with the female manager - Yeseni in passing at breakfast and she asked if I was happy with everything and I said that everything was great apart from our room. By lunch time that day a note was pushed under our door and we were offered another room in block 7 which is what i preferred. We were so pleased with the service. Again the friendliness of all the staff were amazing! Special shout out to bar staff Edwardo & Solly. We often walked down to the Merengue hotel in the afternoon for a drink at the beach bar, again the bar staff amazing -Gelnys in particular. The hotel and rooms need upgrading but everything is very very clean. I would recommend that you go to one of the specialty restaurants on the weekends when the cruise ships have docked as the buffet can be busy. Overall all the staff were fantastic and they made it a lovely holiday yet again at the Riu Bachata - Thank you.

  • _rnew780 : Cumbria, United Kingdom
Lovely Resort

Just returned home yesterday from a two week stay at the Riu Bachata. The staff were brilliant, The animation team had to be the hardest working staff at the hotel, they did go out of their way to make you enjoy your holiday. Cleanliness through out the hotel was excellent. Staff and service first class.The only downside for me was the main restaurant, there was no dress code in the evenings which did spoil things when people were coming in wearing T shirts and bathing costumes.The food was good but repetitive, even on their theme nights you still had chicken, beef burgers, pork and pizza. Most of the complaints are the same regarding the food but they do not address them, sad as it did put a dampner on a great holiday.

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.