Situated on a stretch of golden sand, the secluded ClubHotel Riu Bachata is the perfect escape.
The ClubHotel Riu Bachata is set on Maimon Bay, and there’s a palm-backed beach just footsteps from its front door.
You've got 2 pools and 3 restaurants here, plus a packed portfolio of activities and watersports.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board. Snacks.
Selected local alcoholic and non-alcoholic-drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities ► View all
The pool is a good size, and comes with a whirlpool bath. Plus there's plenty of thatched parasols if you'd prefer being in the shade.
Daily live entertainment
Featuring music and shows.
RiuLand Kids' Club
Available for 4-7 and 8-12 years at RiuLand Kids' Club.
Rooms ► View all
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
These double rooms come with simple furnishings and a balcony or terrace. They'll also have 2 small double beds, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi*, a minibar, and flatscreen TV.
Junior Suite with Balcony or Terrace
These spacious junior suites feature 2 small double beds along with an extra bed inside, and a lounge area. Plus you'll have air-conditioning, Wi-Fi*, a minibar, flatscreen TV and balcony or terrace.
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Fantastic Holiday - great fun
I have just come back from staying here for the past 14 nights - I would jump straight back on a flight and go again! Absolutely loved it here - the atmosphere, surroundings and animation/entertainment team and all staff make the holiday! Transfer - 30-45 mins on air conditioned coach, easy to find once at airport and the Thomsons rep told us some interesting things about the Dominican Republic as we travelled and we were at the hotel in no time at all. Check-in - simple and one of the best systems I have come across, was in the room and bags brought by porter in under an hour from arrival. Rooms - a little dated, but had what you needed with air con and a handy bug screen for the balcony. Optics in the room and fridge stocked with soft drinks and beer which is re-filled every 2 days. Clean, our maid Francesca did a great job with the room and was always happy and friendly. I would say though to bring your own hairdryer if you have thick hair, the one in the room works but is a little underpowered :) Pool - brilliant size and has two pools which was great as one ended up being the 'quieter' one (the one away from the pool bar). The animation team were great around the pool, coming round to say hi and get you to join in in games and activities, but not really pushy and were always so friendly and happy, shout-outs to Pikachu, Shaggy and Salami who got me involved in crazy games and salsa dancing. Food - not a large selection but was of a good quality - Caribbean night and Mexican night were among the best for us, Asian night was not too good in my opinion and it might be worthwhile to check out one of the a la carte restaurants on that night. Always something to eat and the food areas were largely devoid of flies and staff were constantly cleaning up and re-stocking food. I did see the odd bird and cat at times but I expect to see some wildlife as people leave outside doors open and they will come in. Staff - friendly, happy, entertaining and eager to help. I learnt a tiny amount of Spanish before I went and staff were genuinely appreciative of that and always up for a chat. Our waiter at dinner was lovely, he knew our order, would wave us over to the table as soon as we came in to the hall and never left us without a drink, topping it up as we finished - tip them well as they work so hard and do such a great job. Dealt with reception once and they were efficient and sorted things immediately. Trips - we did the Mega Extreme trip (12 waterfalls, horse riding and zip lining) one week and the Paradise Island (speedboat one) both with Thomson and i highly recommend them! a little on the expensive side but you definitely won't be disappointed. We chose to group up with a few people we met on holiday and also hired a taxi for the day for $50 (per couple) to take us out to tour Puerto Plata and up to the Cable Car, much better this way as he took us all over, cigar factory and also to a local chicken takeaway which was cheap and cheerful - great experience. Animation team - absolutely amazing!!! always so cheerful and hard working despite incredibly long hours and constant hounding from younger guests. They work so hard and treat you like you are always their first guests despite doing it day-in-day-out. Absolutely loved watching them dance and do the Mr/Mrs and Miss Riu nights etc - cracking team and a highlight of the holiday - Shaggy, Pikachu, Salami, Chicken Legs, Whitney, Candy Crush, Kitty Kat Dancers - wow!!! such a good evening act - the best I have seen! I have never really bothered with hotel evening entertainment but after watching the 'Rock of Ages' on the first night I was hooked and looked forward to the other shows. The Michael Jackson night was one of my favourites and I was gutted I missed the Africa show. The dancers are brilliant, hold a crowd really well and have real talent - they are always practising and I think that when they are not dancing at the Bachata, they are at the sister hotel next door doing shows - so work very very hard! All in all, a fantastic holiday and I was very sad to go! I would love to stay here again!More
This resort has been incredible. My boyfriend and I, wanted a very relaxing holiday, which we had. To start; every staff member has been incredible towards us. Always very happy and smiley. Barmen at Bikini bar were the best especially Julio! The entertainment team were great, they always got people up to dance making everyone laugh, Mr. Salami in particular! The resort itself had plenty to offer. There are three pools stretched across which you are able to use. For those wanting a quieter experience by the pool go to the one furthest (only a 5 minute walk). The beach is incredible. Plenty of sun loungers to choose from and beach sports are offered in the sand such as football, volleyball etc. At the end of the beach there is also a drinks bar. Although, everyday waiters would offer to bring a drink to you! The sea is great. The red flag was always up by Bachata but it didn't stop anyone from getting in and again further up the beach it was yellow. If you fancy any trips out, the excursion team offer some great deals. Such as city tours, Damajagua waterfalls, Paradise Island etc. On the beach is the water sport cabin so you can borrow snorkel equipment, canoes and pedalo boats. They also more for extra price; jet ski, scuba diving and a snorkel visit to Sousa etc. The room was very spacious and kept emasculate everyday. Air conditioning was brilliant. When you've had a day out in the heat it's nice to come into a very cool room. The mini bar was stocked every second day. The buffet main restaurant and plenty to choose from with different food each night. Even for those fussy people, they have a chips, pizza, pasta, burgers and salad as well as the traditional Caribbean food which is worth a try! They do have an A La Carte restaurant that alternates between Steakhouse and Caribbean night. The system with this could do with changing and is not clear before you go in. It opens at 6.30pm but as it is popular, it's best to que at 6 to guarantee a table. You can choose to go for the 6.30 sitting or they send you away with a buzzer for the 8.30 sitting. We chose to que at 6 after coming back from the beach so we were able to receive a buzzer which allowed us to get ready and go for a few drinks before the meal. Overall an amazing holiday. Thank you so much to the Riu Bachata team. You have been very accommodating to us. I would highly recommend booking a holiday with this hotel! More
First time in the DR, What ever you do don't let the volunteers at the airport touch your bags, they try dragging them off you and demanded money at one point I had 3 guys stood around me at the Bus all wanting money, when we landed at the hotel the TUI bus driver helped move our cases and stood there thrusting his hand in front of me in an open and close manner after money. We were told numerous times by staff not to leave anything out in our rooms as they get stolen, My neighbours had their room broken into the police were involved in this incident, although we had a safe in the room we still had to lug valuables with us Rooms stunk of damp, everything felt wet, all clothing in the wardrobes ended up smelling we had two small double beds for 4 of us, we noted a store cupboard and acquired a mattress that I put on the floor for us to sleep on, very tired and dated On saying this, it was so very cleaning the staff never stopped Food although plentiful was very repetitive and sometimes absolutely inedible due to the amount of flies covering the food, Citronella candles was used after the first week which helped, they then installed fly zappers directly over the food meaning the zapped flies was falling on the food. Found the drinks to be of very poor quality, most nights the beer or the soft drinks was completely flat, Entertainment staff and amazing, they worked tirelessly and was great fun, however, there was 2 evening I thought the shows were far too sexualized for children, one night for an hour and a half they had couples upon the staged popping balloons by re-enacting sexual positions, 2nd one they were teaching ladies to lap dance and twerking a lady had a dress on and showed her entire bits to the audience, while I appreciate they cannot control this but they should be an announcement notifying parents of adult nature, I was there with my foster children and they were horrified, We met some lovely people and saw some wonderful things, however Pointins abroad springs to mind The beaches are idyllic staff are wonderful, would I go again absolutely not!More
Fun in the sun ☀️
This is my first time at the Riu Bachata but not the first in the DR.. I have spent the last 25 years visiting different hotels in the north. Firstly I would like to say I am very impressed with the hotel and the staff. The rooms are a typical Dominican style but very clean and well maintained. The only problem I have is my air conditioning has been looked at three times and I feel it's still not cool enough in the room especially during the night I find it very uncomfortable. The staff at the Riu are very polite and helpful at all times. The entertainment staff seem to work very hard at making everyones holiday fun. I do find it bizarre though that I have a 12 year old son with me who hasn't been asked once to join in anything, he is not a shy boy and would join in if asked but wouldn't put himself in the front of a line to join in. I am traveling with my elderly parents who have mobility issues and I really don't know how they would cope at this hotel alone. There is no beach restaurant open you either have to walk to the sister hotel or use the main restaurant, this is very disappointing for them as the distance is to far for them to walk. Also the evening a la carte restaurants have to be booked by queuing for 45 minutes to see if they can fit you in . If they were alone they would not be able to do this so would miss out on the restaurants. The restaurants are of a good standard and the service is always excellent. I have been here for two weeks and have another week to go so will probably add to this as the jury is still out on this one.More
Gillian C, 580428
Wow wow wow anyone bad reviewing is blind dumb or just over picky i was a bit worried about coming here food seemed to be a bad review topic as did the weather im still here and the food is amazing weather perfect staff absolutley amazing.we done paradise island which if staying here give alberto next to pharmacy a shout he takes you there cheap private and loves to talk about his country along the way.cable car go in the morning to avoid mist and get best views dont go into the shops i got a price on a local made rum at a stupid price of a hundred dollars went to walk away he came down to twenty so they will try it here but iv not been anywhere that dont happen.ocean world a got 10 mins away day out you also get a buffet thrown in the price and a very good buffet at that.the grounds here are awsome you know your in the carribean.swim on the beach to the left you will find around the rocky part some sting rays turned up which was fun a three foot snake went under my sun lounger but dont worry theres nothing venomous here the hermit crabs strutting around are quite amusing as are the thousands of lizards taking residence in the fenceing iv got another week so may very well update some more but until then if your due over worry no more your in for a treat!More
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