Riu Naiboa

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The Riu Naiboa just finished some exciting new renovations, which were needed as the resort was getting tired. From what we hear they have renovated the lobby, pool bar and buffet restaurant. There is a new Italian a la carte and all the rooms received a facelift with new bathrooms with walk-in showers. They've also added in-room safes and liquor dispensers to the rooms. If one of the higher rated Riu's in the area is out of budget, this would be a good option. As always, the service at Riu Resorts is excellent.

This 4 story, 372 room resort is only a short scenic walk from the spectacular 16-mile white sandy beach of Punta Cana. Enjoy the largest pool in the Riu complex, complete with its own waterfall. Guests of Riu Naiboa have the added pleasure of enjoying the luxuries of the 3 other Riu resorts located within the complex.

Location: A short 3 minute stroll to the beach, 90 minutes from La Romana airport, 30 minutes from Punta Cana airport and a 2 minute walk from the Caribbean street shopping avenue located within the Riu complex.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • margotooo :
Great Food, great beaches

The staff is amazing, always singing and smiling! There was always food in the restaurants, always a free table . The rooms and hotel were clean and tidy. The entertainment team were very good! I definitely recommend RIU NAIBOA!

  • Geisha C :

this hotel is nothing special or to write home about. You really get what you pay for here. Wifi only works in the hotel lobby not in your room. The paint smell was really strong. it stayed in my suitcase and clothes until i got home. overall ok experience. i would not stay here again if i had the choice.

  • Fabricio T : Osasco, SP
A Great Experience

We had some great moments in this hotel, a lot of fun, food and a beautiful beach to relax, the room its simple but confortable, the restaurants offer to us some tipical food to every country in the world.

  • marcb092016 : Toronto, Canada
Restaurants not very desirable

We were told two a la carte and 1 buffet. This was not the case. The 1 a la carte changed every other day to either Italian or steak. The food at the a la carte was not great based on the way that they cooked the food. We ate there only once. The buffet was average and pretty much the same food all the time. We were looking forward to some seafood and this resort had nothing over our seven day stay. I would recommend booking at the other Rui resorts rather than Naibo. We checked the other 3 riu's surrounding the Naiboa and they had way more offerings with more variety. On another note the shows at Naiboa were fantastic! Rooms had an odd smell which left our clothes with this odd smell. Staff was nice! We upgraded to have a small bar in our fridge but was only given two small pops per day.

  • Christie W :
Had a wonderful time!!

My fiancé and I visited Riu Naiboa for 5 nights in November 2016. We were greeted with drinks at check in. The room was nice and clean, any time we needed anything (ie more bottled water) they brought it right up for us. We were pleased to find some channels in English on the tv. The pool was very nice, wasn't hard to find a lounge chair at the pool or beach. Both were clean and people were consistently maintaining them. It is a short walk to the beach, in enjoyed the walk.. looking at the shops they have along the way. There was always something to do, dancing, water polo ect. We enjoyed bingo and the shows at night. The dancers were very talented. As well at as the Riu fun crew who always kept moving and got the crowd involved. The drinks were very good and they had a great variety! We went to the club Pacha one night, you do have to pay for drinks there though, not included in the all inclusive. I was very pleased with the food!!! The Italian restaurant was super good and the service was great. There is only one sit down restaurant and the buffet. The buffet was good had a lot of variety, you'll always be able to find something you like. Would be nice to have another sit down restaurant for a little more variety! We did the Saona island excursion and it was totally worth it. The only thing that we found difficult was communication, some people didn't know any English at all. But of course their primary language is Spanish so can't expect that! We were able to get by. Almost all places accept US dollars as well. We set up the shared shuttle to and from the airport and the people at the hotel took care of everything for us. Overall I would most definitely go back, and I miss it already!

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

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • 2 theme dinners weekly
  • A la carte dinners at Mediterranean & Steakhouse, dress code and reservations required
  • Pizzeria
  • Snacks
  • Domestic drinks 10:30am-2am
  • Entrance to disco (drinks extra)
  • Swimming pool with children's area lounge chairs and towel service by the pool
  • Day & night tennis
  • Gym
  • Non-motorized watersports: windsurfing, sailing, catamaran, kayaking and snorkeling
  • Aerobics
  • Volleyball
  • Scuba lesson in pool
  • Supervised kid's program available at RIU Bambu for kids ages 5-12 (10am-12 noon & 3pm-5pm)
  • Entrance to casino (drinks extra)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 372 renovated rooms in a 4-storey building with elevators
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Pool
  • Lounge chairs and towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Tennis court
  • Games room
  • Caribbean Street shopping complex with beauty salon, medical service, pharmacy, souvenirs, jewellers, shops, boutiques, internet centre, spa, disco and pizzeria
  • Casino at nearby at RIU Palace
  • Massages (fee)
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Parasailing (fee)
  • Waterskiing (fee)
  • Deep-sea fishing (fee)
  • Horseback riding nearby (fee)
  • WiFi in lobby

Hotel Rooms include:

  • Newly renovated
  • 1 double and 1 twin bed
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Mini-bar* with complimentary soft drinks, bottled water & beer
  • Full bathroom
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Balcony, garden or pool view
  • Max. occ. 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children *Replenished regularly

Suites include:

  • Same as above, but slightly larger with living area
  • Limited availability

Kids Deal - 2 Children Stay & Eat Free, 12 years & under. Limited availability.

For the kids - Kids Club for ages 4 to 14 years, Wading pool, Babysitting (fee).

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.

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 Naiboa
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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Hotel Riu Naiboa
Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana 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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