Punta Cana

Riu Naiboa


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All Inclusive    

2019 Exceptional Value
Honeymoon: Welcome gift, small bottle of rum, king bed (based on availability), late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 spa credit per adult (restrictions apply).
Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/1-12/23/19).

Discover all-inclusive bliss at Riu Naiboa! Located in beautiful Punta Cana, this resort is surrounded by stunning gardens, perfect for relaxing and enjoying a stress-free getaway in paradise.

Dine at gourmet restaurants featuring a variety of international dishes that will please every palate. Both buffet and themed restaurants offer expertly cooked meals full of delicious fruits and vegetables, which are a staple in Dominican cooking.

Activities abound at Riu Naiboa! Enjoy watersports, nightly shows, live music, shopping on Caribbean Street, and more! A gym, steam bath, and Renova Spa (fee) are also available to help you release stress and tension during your vacation!

HOTEL LOCATION
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.
Address: PLAYA ARENA GORDA
PUNTA CANA


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Local Phone: 809-221-7515
Fax: 809-686 6077
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite
Shopping Mall Nearby
Pools
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.
Golf: NEARBY
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
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
There are no handicapped rooms. Drinks at the Pacha Discothèque are not included. No Spring Breakers
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE
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
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROOM
One double bed and one twin bed. Balcony and room safe.
Rollaways Available, Rollaway Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
In-room liquior dispenser.
DINING
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
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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 .
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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
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What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
178 Recommend
178 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Naiboa to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
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DEBORAH D.
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
DIANNE H.
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.
Customer Rating: 

not interested
ANNA P.
Oct 18 2016
DO NOT STAY AT A 4 STAR HOTEL IN PUNTA CANA
Customer Rating: 

the Worst all inclusive EVER
ANNA P.
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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ANDREI P.
Mar 07 2016
Great service ! Recommend +++
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RIU NAIBOA
DOUGLAS M.
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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ERIC D.
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
KATHIE G.
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.
Customer Rating: 

Fine but not great so you get what you pay for
DEBORAH M.
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!
Customer Rating: 

Worst vacation ever
GIANCARLO B.
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
JOSEPH B.
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
Riu Naiboa Bavaro
Explorer40565428692,
Mon Feb 18 09:18:36 EST 2019
We enjoyed very pleasant and comforting holiday. Hotel is located in short walk from the beach covered with palm trees giving nice shade from the sun. Staff was very friendly eager to help and give advise.

Not for non smokers
NANCY V, BEACHVILLE
Sun Feb 17 07:10:38 EST 2019
This hotel was clean, food was good but not directly on the beach. It was a short stroll to the beach and restaurant and bar was available at the beach. They have a man made beach close to the pool area for those that just want sand between their toes. A smaller resort in a Riu complex of 5 Riu resorts . Very dissapointed that they allowed smoking at the restaurants and in the building where the nightly shows were. Did not like the fact we wanted to sit outside on the terrace for breakfast and the family next to you was smoking away. Should be No smoking allowed in any restaurant or closed in bar areas.

Good Value For The Money, but they need designated smoking areas.
Departure46699610968, Kitchener, Canada
Mon Feb 11 15:20:27 EST 2019
I have now stayed at the RIU Naiboa 3 times. I have always found it exceeded my expectations for the money I spent. The only thing I would change is to limit where people can smoke. I Know that a lot of people still smoke and they have that right. But I don't smoke and, it would be nice if consideration would be given to the non smoker by making designated smoking areas so it Works for everyone.

My Holiday in Dominican Republic
davidstar0, sheffield england
Thu Feb 07 07:40:54 EST 2019
I enjoyed my first visit to the Riu Naiboa very much, the room was very comfortable and clean. The only criticism I think I can make was the food was a bit limited through choice, and sometimes it was not hot enough. All in all a very pleasant hotel and very close to the beautiful beach.

Not going back
Sophie J,
Sat Feb 02 17:07:11 EST 2019
Me and my boyfriend went to this hotel the year before in october 2017, it was a first aboard holiday together and we loved it so that was why we booked it again. We liked it because it was the smaller hotel at the riu which was perfect for us, the staff couldn't do enough for us they made us feel so welcome which we loved, that's why we booked again for october 2018. When we got there the staff was really nice and some of them remembered us from the year before which was good. We were there for 2 weeks, but 5 days before we came home we went to are room to get some money to change, to which are money had been robbed from are room by the maids out of are suitcases. The hotel couldn't do anything about it because it wasn't in the safe be we didn't use the safe the year before and was fine, are suitcases had padlocks on and they broke in to them. We got the money sorted when we got back to England because are insurance sorted it. The bad things is that we will never go bad to that hotel again, but we really did love it that, it is a really nice place and so clean.



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