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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
  • bungle701 :
3+ star at best

I am not a picky person but this hotel has a few points which let it down. Food was quite repetitive and no I don't put everything on my plate. Drinks in entertainment area are horrible, bikini bar and pool bar good ( don't understand why) beach is nice and kept clean, sea lovely and warm, pool in hotel next door is a bit quieter, if you want quiet, carry on past that pool and you will find the next hotel which is shut but the pool ( very quiet) and bar and toilets are open. Rooms are ok but need some attention as there getting rough round the edges, bed was awful, hopefully there changing it for me today, cleaners do a fantastic job.The grounds are lovely, clean tidy and well looked after. Would I come back here.... No, only because I don't like going same places. If a friend asked me I would say visit but just don't expect 5*. Entertainment at night is like butlins not good unless you like to watch people been made a fool of. This is not a negative review just honest and be prepared to get what you paid for, I only paid £1400 for two people for two weeks. There are a few rowdy people about but you get that in most places.

  • angelique2015 : Portsmouth, United Kingdom

This is a fantastic place to stay, my daughter and myself had a 2 week holiday, it was packed with cruises, dolphin swim and training, waterfall jumping, shopping, body boarding, cable car ride, just to name a few things, this resort was friendly clean and very welcoming, beautiful clear water, so much so that walking out waist deep we could feed the fish amazing coloured fish, the pools were very clean, room lovely and clean, all the staff helpful and friendly, we made some very good friend, would definatley return in the future.

  • Jay L :
The Best Honeymoon!!!

Where can I start? Riu Bachata was the perfect place for honeymoon! We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it! We'll definitely go back one day! when we thought about it and broke it down, our honeymoon was an absolute bargain and worth every penny!! the staff were superb! the food was great! the room was fantastic! Over all just an amazing place!! The most enthusiastic entertainment team, just fabulous!! Thank you to all the team and staff at the hotel!!

  • Sportyboy1 : Leeds, United Kingdom
Lovely Holiday

My family and I stayed during August 2016. Had I taken notice of the negative reviews about this hotel I would probably not have booked this trip!!This was our first All-inclusive but will not be our last and certainly won't be the last time we stay at a Riu hotel.No it's not 5 star as rated by Thomson Holidays but it was clean and all the staff were pleasant and friendly. The food was always well prepared and when booking a speciality meal we found if you book towards the middle of the week you don't have to get up at ridiculous o'clock. I think everybody reads the reviews and rushes during the first few days to have their speciality meal. When I'm on holiday I'm more of a manana person after all isn't that what holidays are all about?With that in mind that is exactly what we got at Buchata relaxed, catered for and assisted by staff. Yes we had a few technical issues but they hotel responded promptly and repairs were made there and then.We made use of the "Scubacaribe" dive centre and completed our PADI 'Open water' diving qualification. Henry our first instructor was excellent he took us for our pool session and then Nenad he continued the pool session and then took us on our 4 open water dives. This was a real experience and would I recommend to anybody it is so peaceful and relaxing even for me and I was sea sick both above and below the water...now that's experience!!!!The quality of the room was more than adequate, it was spacious as was the bathroom and it was cleaned daily.....depending on the cleaner and the tips you leave you would receive swans etc made from your towels. Tip the right people and you fridge will be continually stocked with water and alcohol.Enjoy your stay here we did...would we return no but we like to go to different places each year if it were the only hotel in the world would I go back? Yes without a second thought.

  • Ontariobeacher : Ontario
Great staff! Clean resort worth every penny!

I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone could find fault in this resort, and in particular say it is run down (recent post danielle271/Toronto). There is not a single thing run down about the resort. The staff were exceptional, the resort spotlessly clean, and the food was wonderful. (Some people complain that the food is repetitive, but that's only if you try to eat everything in the buffet at every meal.)The entertainment staff during the day were wonderful and not at all pushy. They announced activities and if you wanted to join in it was great, if not, no one pushed you. The bar area in the pool was awesome. We met so many fun people there! Caroline and Paul - we miss you!If I could find any fault with the resort, it was with the bathrooms. It would have been nice to have closer facilities around the pool for quick and easy access (kind of like the towel facilities). However, I should point out the bathrooms were consistently spotless. Also, the beach was rough and rocky in certain places and not the best for swimming (but possible), and there were plenty of beach chairs and lots of beautiful palm trees for shade if necessary. Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and loved every minute of our stay. For the money we paid (which was not a lot) this resort more than exceeded our expectations. One other note - while there a young lady by the name of Alice organized an afternoon for four couples to hire a private taxi (van) and visit two orphanages. We first visited a shopping mall and a Walmart-type store and stocked up on rice, beans, eggs, some sweets, sippy cups and water bottles, toothpaste, toothbrushes, sanitary pads, etc. I can't tell you how amazing (but also heartbreaking) the experience was. If you feel so inclined I would encourage (challenge??) anyone visiting this resort to call Dima - 809-358-3599 and hire him and his taxi for the afternoon (the hotel will help you). Dima speaks great English and knows the orphanages. Don't go until around 2:00 as the children are in school during the day. There are two orphanages we visited - the first is all girls, the second is many boys -including teenage boys who all desperately need shoes and clothing!

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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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