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
  • kendra J :

I had an amazing time at this resort! When reading the reviews I was worried but the reviews were definitely deceiving. Everything from food to entertainment was great. I recommend the cable car activity for so many reasons that you should see for yourselves. But besides that the staff was super friendly and nice. I didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did!

  • BumbleBie : Nijlen, Belgium
Lovely stay

We had a lovely stay at the Riu Bachata! We went for only 7 nights and would have liked to stay longer. It is kind of a big resort, I liked my morning walk along the sea/ beach. In the resort are 3 different Riu hotels. One for the winter, one for the local people (more ambiance) and one for European tourists. You can snack at all three of them.The rooms were rather old but had airco and everything you need on a vacation. I guess it has its charme. The bed was a little bit hard for me. The staff is really friendly, welcoming, always positive. I really loved their enthousiasme, singing, laughing. They were very helpfull, when we had a problem they fixed it for us. Our shower head broke down and they repared it in their own way. When we came back to our room'it was fixed.There were a lot of possibilities in the resort, like tennis, pedallo, kayak, ping pong,... it is a family hotel with an enthousiastic animation team. I personally liked the aquagym. Tip: when you like snorkling you better go on an excursion. We didn't spot a lot of fishes at the rifs at the resort.Other employees for massages, shops, excursions come over to tell you about their bussiness but leave you to rest when you say no in a friendly way.The food for me was really good. I'm a difficult eater and was never hungry. I loved the fresh fruit and vegtables! When you like steak or italian food, you can go to the themed restaurant. Tip: you can't reserve so you got to wait in line, be on time is the message here.

  • linda p : oldham

Hi my name is Linda Perry,me and my mum stay at clubhotel Riu bachata from 25 June 2017 we stay at the same hotel last year we stay in room 405 it was nice see all the staff from last year plus see chicken leg from the entertainment team there work so hard day and night there are excellent what there do a big shout out to (Salam ,chicken leg,picachum,candy crush and Dj black banana ) the Micheal Jackson and the Dominican night show was very good and the beach party night was very good and the Caribbean street party that my mum won dance competition we did ocean world day pass it was a very good day out plus we made some friend from Edinburgh mother and daughter and we glad that Thomson is put the fly back on from Manchester we are glad to be next year

  • OxfordPingu2 : Oxford
good holiday

Stayed here in June 2017 and had a lovely holiday. The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough for you. We had a couple of issues with our room i.e. the air con broke and the toilet wouldn't flush but within 5 mins of reporting it we had maintenance at the room - even at midnight. The main beach was nice but we preferred the smaller quieter one where the cruise ships came in - sometimes we had the whole beach to ourselves which was lovely. We were very impressed with our thomson reps as one of our party had to go home early and they sorted out his flight home and were really helpful. Also when there were a few issues with some guests who were totally out of order the reps stepped in and explained that they would not be allowed on the plane if they didn't behave. The food was good for an all inclusive - loads of choice and the breakfast omelettes were very good. We liked the steak restaurant which alternates between steak and Caribbean the wine was much better in that restaurant to. As others have mentioned a bit of a strange booking process to get this restaurant as you have to que up to get a table from about 6pm. They do have 2 sittings but you have to book the later one at the first sitting so what we did was come off the beach and que up, book a table for the 8pm sitting and then go and get ready. it was my birthday when i was there and i was able to speak to the manager of the restaurant to book a table for that night so i didtnt have to que up. I had a lovely birthday with cake and the maid also decorated my room with balloons which was a nice touch. The hotel manager is always about checking you are ok which is good. The only issue we found and it wasn't the hotels fault was the smoke that drifted over from the landfill site when the wind was in the wrong direction. it didn't happen all the time but was slightly unpleasant when it did. We booked trips with he guys on the beach they were much cheaper then the reps and we went to the same places. We hired a tax from the front of the hotel to take us to the cable car, rum factory, cigar shop and the town which worked out about 25 dollars cheaper a head then with the rep. We did paradise island which was nice even though there were loads on people on the island - the snorkelling was excellent and the speed boat trip really good fun - it is nearly a 2 hour bus trip to where you get the boat. The Wifi we found was ok in the reception and buffet restaurant. Overall we had a really nice time here and it is good value for money - don't expect the ritz as its not but for a cheap break in the caribbean I don't think you will get much better.

  • anita n : London, United Kingdom
Butlins in the sun

Bizarrely this hotel has a 5 * rating but I would not rate above a three. It's cheap but you get what you pay for. If you can afford a bit more then go elsewhere as this is certainly not a luxury hotel. The rooms are clean and the cleaners polite but the rooms are shoddy.. chain plug held in place by random screws, as was the tap in the sink and the loo roll holder. Missing detail around half of mirror, patio door locks broken but replaced with a bolt etc etc just shoddy.This shoddy workmanship was over the whole complex with exposed wire in the ladies toilet near the buffet etcThe food was very unimaginative. I have been to a LOT of all inclusive places and this was the worst food. No comfortable seating around the bars ..... ALL plastic chair that you find in cheap bars in Spain. Other 5*s that I have been to offer comfortable cushioned seating in bar areas. Sloppy staff in restaurant, constantly dripping water into my food when they fill water glasses, table rarely had correct or sufficient cutlery. Not going to even comment on the Italian, steak and Caribbean 'restaurants' as this is beyond words. However I should say that this holiday was only 1/3 of the cost of my Jamaica trip at the same time last year so I got what I paid for, which was........Not a lot.Seriously save a little longer and go to a better placeBut on the upside the nature is very pretty

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  • 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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    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.

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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.

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