Punta Cana

Riu Naiboa

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2018 Exceptional Values!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of rum, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/1-12/23/18).

Beautiful Riu Bachata is an extraordinary getaway on the spectacular shores of Maimon Bay, overlooking a lush tropical mountainside. The hotel features a relaxed atmosphere and a wide array of dining and leisure options, all complemented by the renowned Caribbean Street promenade. This friendly, fun-filled resort is a wonderful choice, set in breathtaking tropical surroundings.

The 610 bungalow-style guestrooms offer deluxe accommodations with RIU's unique amenities, such as a mini-bar and liquor dispenser. Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas of the hotel.

Caribbean Street boasts a gym, jewelers, an assortment of shops, and a game room.

There is an assortment of watersports available, including windsurfing, kayaking, and body boarding. There is also a complimentary scuba lesson in the pool. Entertainment abounds for everyone!

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The Riu Naiboa is located on the white beaches of Playa de Arena Gorda, 23 km away from the airport and 50 km away from the city of Higuey.

Local Phone: 809-221-7515
Fax: 809-686 6077
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is an outdoor freshwater pool surrounded by tropical gardens, with a separate area set aside especially for children.
Bavaro Golf Course - 12 km away
Barcelo Bavaro is an 18-hole, Par 72 course designed by Juan Manuel Gordillo. It is flat & very playable, with narrow fairways, palm trees, lakes, & dense vegetation. It was built with the enjoyment of the resort tourist in mind.(809) 686-5797
Holes: 18
Green Fees: price n/a
Cart Fee: price n/a
Club Rental Fees: PRICE N/A
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Riu Naiboa is a 4-story hotel surrounded by a palm grove with a magnificent sandy beach some 200 meters away. Part of the Riu complex, this All-Inclusive resort offers 362 air-conditioned rooms, each with a mini-bar, in-room safe, balcony or patio. Food and beverages are available until 2:00 am, Caribbean Street. Free, 24-hour wireless internet access in all common rooms. In-room wireless internet is available for an additional charge. Beach: There is a magnificent sandy beach some 650 feet away, dotted with palm trees and bordering pristine Caribbean waters. Guests have access to lounge chairs and an array of watersports (windsurfing, sailing, canoes, etc). Check-in: 12:00 noon
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 362
Year Opened: 1992 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
There are no handicapped rooms. Drinks at the Pacha Discothèque are not included. No Spring Breakers
Room includes one double bed, split-level living room area with sofa, direct dial phone. Bathroom equipped with shower cabin. Balcony or terrace.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe
One double bed and one twin bed. Balcony and room safe.
Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Room Safe

In-room liquior dispenser.
Riu Naiboa features 1 meal plan options:

There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Naiboa:
El Bolero - Lounge bar.
Buda's - It's a poolside bar.
Cohiba - Main buffet style restaurant with show cooking, serving International and local specialties. This restaurant has a terrace.
Panama - Snack restaurant / Italian Restaurant
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Watersports, Tennis, Shopping on the Caribbean Street, Table Tennis, Aerobics, Waterpolo, Volleyball, Organized Activit ies.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly shows, live music several times a week, the Pacha discotheque (drinks not included) and casino at Riu Palace Macao .
The Riu Miniclub organizes daily activities for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
178 Recommend
178 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Naiboa to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Poor rating not available?
Feb 25 2018
Check in was addressed as a group. Not one on one. Room had an odor to it. The furniture in standard rooms smelled like sticky feet. Asked to upgrade to mini suite since that furniture smelled ok, but they wanted $60.00 more a night. Poor rating was not available for this survey. Dissapointed.
Customer Rating: 

great hotel for budget minded
Feb 18 2017
This is the third time staying at the Riu Naiboa since its remodeling . The rooms are clean and comfortable. The food has been upgraded with a good selection of different dishes. They have added a water park that both adults and children can enjoy.There is a walk to the beach down caribbean street that we enjoyed the beach is beautiful with a beach shack for lunch if you do not want to go back to the hotel . I recommend this hotel for the budget minded.
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not interested
Oct 18 2016
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the Worst all inclusive EVER
Oct 17 2016
I cannot believe how much I hated this hotel! We had to move because I got so violently ill- I would be embarrassed to represent this hotel- the Riu next door was so a great improvement but from this experience it will be a long time before I ever consider using apple vacations again- for $2000 it was a major let down
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Mar 07 2016
Great service ! Recommend +++
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Mar 01 2016
The price of $3885.00 compared to the rating this time was not worth it. The food was acceptable but nothing changed on a daily basis. You had to wake up before 7:00 am to see the mafia looking guy to make your dinner reservation at the one restaurant. they only accepted about 25 people a night for the 7:00 sitting. I am not eating at 9:00. That was awful. The beach was dirty and horrible. The plane was horrible.
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Mar 01 2016
The overall trip and stay was nice. The beds were excessively hard and uncomfortable. We have stayed at other Riu resorts before and found the food selection very limited this trip compared to others. The service was excellent from all of the staff. It just seems like this resort is the economy riu of the Dominican Republic.
Customer Rating: 

Okay Hotel
Feb 17 2016
Our room was very nice, clean and our maid kept our frig stocked with plenty of water and drinks. The food was mediocre, a lot of the food was the same day after day. The coffee was instant coffee, if you want the better stuff you need to go to the Buda Bar . there you will find cappuccino and espresso. very hard to get dinner reservation at restaurant,, we were told we had to see the manager of the buffet at 6:45 am to book time and then we were not going to be guaranteed a table.
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Fine but not great so you get what you pay for
Feb 09 2016
We actually switch hotels to the RIU Macao as the room at Niaboa was really small and we were overlooking the parking lot. Also heavy sewage smell. The Macao was great!
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Worst vacation ever
Feb 03 2016
The hotel staff didn't listen we told them everyday that the refrigerator was not stocked they said that happens sometimes and did nothing to fix the problem they also put us over the nightclub that stays open til six am food was awful the only thing nice was the weather was sick for three day's talked to front desk almost everyday about somethings and in one ear and out the other this hotel was by no means a four star would really have to look again before traveling with Apple you should sent someone down there without telling them who you are and see how they treat you....
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hotel stay
Feb 03 2016
The staff for the most part was very willing to help us with anything. I found a cockroach in our room the 1st night, but never again. The food was very bland. We were under the impression we could go to any of the pools, restaurants, and bars within Riu and that was not so, we could only those at Naiboa. The excursions were fantastic! Loved Omar from Amstar, he was very helpful. The beach was beautiful! The shops on the way to the beach we ok on prices, but the vendors were very pushy. We called for more soda on Tuesday and were never told that the staff that stocks this was not in and we had nothing to mix the drinks with until Thursday, even tho we called numerous times. The stay was ok only due to we didn't spend much time in our room.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
happy days
Tue Aug 14 12:03:16 EDT 2018
my family and arrived on the 27th July for 14 nights we have stayed at various RIU hotels and we have always had a good time firstly I would like to say this hotel was clean and during our stay I saw the gardener spraying all around the grounds with mosquito spray on numerous occasions this was early in the mornings the staff in the dining area were very helpful and tended to all our needs also bar staff and entertainment team were excellent with the children and adults the only thing I did not like was that drinking glasses could be taken round the pool area which is very dangerous where people are swimming and not wearing shoes alright the fridges are not perfect but you only need it for keeping your drinks cold I would come back to this hotel

Good hotel nice staff but perverted animation team
Ricky W,
Tue Aug 14 08:25:55 EDT 2018
We had our honeymoon here, on arrival we was greeted by a friendly man at reception who explained the rules at of the hotel. We had no welcome drink as advertised. After a brief welcome to the hotel we went to our room which was a decent size and well air conditioned. (there is no bath) not a problem for me but maybe for some. We was told at reception that we could not use other rui hotels on the complex as these were 5* but they could use ours, which was something we wasn't told when booking through Thomas Cook. But non the less the hotel does have the biggest pool out of the hotels which is good and more family friendly. You get free safe which is battery operated and room staff seem to clean the room and not steal as we have seen on other reviews. Our safe was untouched the whole holiday. We swam with dolphins we booked through TUI but if you walk to the beach which is 4 minutes away and very scenic you will find a scuba centre which also offer all excursions and a much more lower price and all English speaking staff. The TUI rep wasnt very good and wasn't interested in you unless your flashing cash. Around the pool it is very loud music and the animation team pestering you to join in there games yoga bingo water polo etc, most leave u alone if u say no but one In particular who I have Included a picture of will pester the women and young girls throughout your 2 week stay, please be aware if your travelling with your partner or daughters aged between 12 and 20 this guy will pester them for there Facebook Instagram accounts and Is very touchy feely made my partner sick seeing him strut round like his gods gift. The food is what I expect of an all inclusive cheap and edible (sometimes) I've found this every where I go, kids are limited to burgers hotdogs and pasta etc but there is loads of food on offer if your prepared to splash it out your back passage at least once during your stay. They have 2 themed restaurant where they offer a steak night and Italian, I must say the steak was very nice both times I used it, but the menu don't change at all, your greeted with mozzarella stick and ceaser salad on arrival, which if untouched will be passed to the next customer and the restaurant is an open one during the day you see birds picking at the fruit etc and staff don't move these on, we also witnessed one member of staff drink from a wine bottle them pass it to an customer which didn't see this. Beach is lovely but does have a problem with seaweed, but sea is warm and calm most of the time. TV in the room is OK there is about 107 channels where about 12 show American news and films these are channels 40 to 60 not all are great quality there are a few in the 80s to. There is a good but small water park on site which has about 7 slides and a kids play part which is included and very good for the size. Overall we had a great holiday but can't wait to get back to some normal English food. Also there is a little shopping outlet on site on the way to the beach which is very expensive for British food like Pringles at $7 a time which is about £5.50 😑. Also $10 to hire an iron which is obsurb. You get free mini bar which is restocked every 2 days consists of Pepsi water fizzy water and beer usually 2 of each depending on your party. Plus optics which Incluse vodka White and brown rum and brandy.

wouldn't go back if it was for free,,, stay away
Jane D, Esher
Tue Aug 07 14:31:32 EDT 2018
Arrived in the late afternoon. the greeting at reception was fine and we had welcome drinks. we were given just one KEY (not a secure key card)We were taken to our rooms. The hotel is in need of modernization throughout. The rooms were big enough in size in the bedroom area , but the bathrooms were falling apart. The glass brick which enclosed the shower had cement falling off it onto the floor. There was a horrible smell also coming from the drains. I was ask to move rooms a day before going home as the wall as unsafe in the bathroom, but i was so ill after contracting Campylobacter food poisoning from the terrible food. (Fact from test from hospital) The main restaurant was like a .grease skating ring. I fell over once from the floor being so slippery. The la a carte restaurant was all open therefore my family were feasted on by the mosquitos. Rude staff that didnt give any good customer service. (oh unless you are tipping them of course. Not all the staff were rude , some of them were really friendly and helpfull but few and far between. I would trust the house maids as 2 my family had money stolen out of the room. And a GO PRO camera. The beach was lovely but the seeweed was obviously a eye sore, but this did not bother me too much. The daily entertainment was more catered for the the spanish speaking counties. Too loud most of the time. the staff were very nice and friendly so have not complaints about them. Night time entertainment was ok , but i would rather go to the room and watch telly as i was being bitten alive by mosquitos. Obviously no repellent control like the other Riu Hotels. The 2 week holiday was anything but relaxing, in fact after becoming ill , i felt more stressed and tired than before i went. This hotel should not be advertised as 4 * More like a 2* and if you gave me a free trip i would refused to return. please don't waste your cash on this Hotel. RUI needs to close this hotel.

This place SUCKS! Money stolen from safe, and there's more.......
Wed Aug 01 23:58:02 EDT 2018
Arrived a touch early, we then went to buffet for lunch until room was ready. Meh..food wasn't labeled, not one server came around to our table for drinks. First impression not too good. No welcome drink (as it was brought to our attn at the pool bar that we should've received one)There was several guests checking in and I never saw anyone handed a drink . To start, we were given keys to a dirty room. Returned to front desk for new room assignment. Room fairly clean with no washcloths only medium and large towels. Beach area full of seaweed, no attempt made by the property to upkeep and minimize. Beach chairs just thrown about. Resort entertainment team was soooo weak, boring. Pool closes way too early at 6pm. Money was stolen from safe, no brand liquors(which is ok but..) and minibar fridge was rusty/dingy looked like it had been purchased off the side of the road. The mosquitoes on the property were out of control, it's apparent that the resort places no effort into outdoor repellent control at the least to minimize for the guests comfort. My friend and I used skin repellent spray daily and still got eaten alive. Repetitive unappealing buffet food with rude cooks. Finding a good server to assist at any time was few and far between. Our best meal of the day was dinner at the one specialty restaurant on site. We were able to get a decent steak, salmon fillet, etc from there. My friend developed food poisoning and was ill for 24hrs solid. This resort was all in all one big flop, their quality and service standards are very low here and it definitely shows! I will not be returning and I do not recommend. Way too many cons, spend your money elsewhere. The one thing that brought me enjoyment the entire stay was the Mai Tai cocktail. I know RIU has some nice properties all around but this place was awful. Don't waste your time. Their bold brand is "24hr all-inclusive" Nothing at this resort was 24hrs. No bar servers at the pool/beach or anywhere. The only way to get a cocktail is to make those multiple trips to the bar yourself. If you've ever experienced an all-inclusive who does it right, doesn't even have to be 5*... you would know that Naiboa is a total let down. SN:Email going out to corporate to file claim for stolen money next! STAY AWAY PPL. BELIEVE THE BAD REVIEWS

Birthday blues
tarez s, Atlanta, Georgia
Tue Jul 31 09:21:20 EDT 2018
First let me start off with the good thing. The bartenders at Buda bar, Osvaldo and naty made my stay great. They were very entertaining and kept me on high spirits. The only downfall was there was no music at the bar. This is not a 24hr anything. No room service as far as food and you cannot make local calls. You have to go the front desk and they will allow you to use the phone. Also no business center so If you need to print boarding passes or any documents you have to ask the front desk to do it for you. Now let me start from the day I arrived. My travel was from July 26-29 2018. We arrived at 2:30p, no welcome drink, which we was told later by the bartender that we should of got. We went to get something to eat at the buffet and came back to the front desk at 3 to obtain our room key. The room wasn't even clean. So back to the front desk to tell them and they looking at us like we're crazy asking what's wrong. Ok, we get another room which was fine but it had no washcloths, only large and oversized hand towels that I had to shower with since no small ones were available, Fast forward to the dining. I was not happy at all with the food at the buffet. None of the food was labeled. Of course you could tell what certain things were but I was more concerned with what was in the food. I don't eat just anything, which I dearly paid for the next day with horrible diarrhea. The language barrier is very poor so trying to ask a question about food was very difficult. I was sick Friday into Saturday evening. At some point Friday my friend and myself had 120.00 stolen out the room. I didn't care for the pool or the activities, It was so generic, I get there are families with kids but nothing really entertaining for the adults except the Disco, which the other 2 resorts shared and opened at 11p. They have a casino at the other Riu resort but it didn't open until 7pm. I felt it was boring for adults. They did have an overnight bar that opened from 6p-6a which was a plus. Important FYI-take plenty of mosquito spray. My friend and myself sprayed all day and still end up looking like we had chicken pox. The last day I was too scared to eat so I lived on green tea and bread until I left Sunday. I tried to make the best out of a bad situation but sad to say I will not be back.

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