Riu Naiboa

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Our Opinion

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.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-room liquor dispenser and restocked mini-bar
  • Access to Splash Water World (Nov 2017)
  • Beach side bar

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • lisanne21111993 : Utrecht, The Netherlands
Good holiday

The hotel was good, rooms are very big and comfortable and clean. Minibar was refilled everyday which was very pleasant. Pool is nice and the beachbar is good. At the beach is a lot of see weed, it wasn't nice to swim in the ocean.. food was good, some variety everyday, especially the breakfast! Overall we had a lovely holiday at this hotel!

  • Imadiva4 : Toronto, Canada
Great resort

We are at the end of our 3rd full day here on our week vacation and we are so pleased with this resort. It's clean, the rooms are great, the food is good and the selection is amazing. The fresh fruit table is delightful. The staff is friendly and everything is done to ensure we have fun and everything is easy. We've been to the Dominican before, but this resorts beats the others for sure.

  • mjoslin : London, United Kingdom
Best holiday so far!

I don't know why people are putting such terrible reviews about this hotel.Its a 4 star hotel not the Ritz. In my experience the reception staff, especially Paulino, were always friendly, helpful and cheerful..Julian who worked for Tui was always helpful, he couldnt do enough to help.The waiters and waitresses were always on hand,friendly and helpful. The food choice was plentiful.Like I said before its a 4 star hotel not the Ritz..The Chefs do a great job. The A La Carte steak was lovely.Get there early though if you want a table. If its full they give you a buzzer and it buzzes when a table is free which is great.Our room was always spotless.Our maid changed our sheets daily and always arranged our covers in patterns or put our Pyjamas in bows which was a lovely touch.The animation team were hilarious.They worked really hard to make sure everyone had a great time and were never pushy in getting people involved. Im a terrible dancer and still they pulled me up to dance and were great at leading.It seemed they were there 24/7. They work so hard.They do the morning events,then all the competitions and then the evening show, then stay out all night with the guests and never seem to run out of energy. The shows at night were mainly great.Its not Vegas.If you want a Vegas show go there. There was always space by the pool, the drinks were varied and plentiful. The beach had quite a bit of seaweed but they try hard to keep it under control and the beach is still beautiful. Its not a 10 minute walk its 5 at most.If the vendors dont flirt and charm you into their shops! Try to barter with them.Some products which started off really expensive we haggled down to next to nothing.Some advice though.Wear Insect repellant.There are occasionally Sandflies on the beach which to begin with I thought were Mosquito bites,and get some Bite cream.Take it with you though because products in some shops are really expensive..And everywhere uses dollars not pesos.And i mean everywhere.I didnt see one place that asked for pesos.My room was above the bar and it can be quite loud but that didnt bother me. It was a great holiday and ill definitely be back.

  • Linnette C :
Great Hotel...

Great hotel, very clean, food was excellent. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The only negative thing I have to say, It;s that need a bar inside the pool. The Dudas bar is excellent, but you have to walk out of the pool. But, really, was a great weekend!

  • Vicky P :
Best Holiday!

Have recently returned from two fantastic weeks at the Riu Naiboa! The rooms and communal areas if the hotel were kept immaculately clean and the staff worked constantly to maintain cleanliness. The restaurant bar staff worked long hours but remained warm and friendly and always smiling. The animacion team worked so hard and brought so much energy to the activities, always ensuring that guests had maximum fun. I can't fault the hotel or its staff, such wonderful warm people. We will be back very soon.

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
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  • 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
  • Free access to Splash Water World in the Riu complex
  • 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.

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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.

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