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.
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junior suite with balcony or terrace
These spacious junior suites feature a queen-size bed 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.
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.
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Not Amazing but OK
I have stayed in a number of RUI hotels and this was very typical but not the best. I found the Hotel a little tired, but it was clean and facilities were as expected. I personally found the hotel noisy, especially by the pool bar. Food was plentiful but very samish, we used the alternative restaurants every other day but even this became a bit repetitive. If you want a pool side lounger , then be prepared for a very early wakeup to get your towels on the beds, although there was never a shortage just not always in the best spots. in the 2 weeks we were there (over Easter 2017) the red flags were up constantly so there were no water sports. If you have already booked I would not be put off by the reviews , but I will be trying somewhere else next time.More
Lisa A, 190762
Would not return
My partner and I both ended up being ill after a couple of days arriving unfortunately and after speaking to some other guests they had been ill also with the same tummy issues. The food is very bland and repetitive, it's ok if you like burgers, pizzas. Tried to go to the steak restaurant on two consecutive nights but they were only serving Caribbean food which we had already had. This hotel is a 3 star hotel with not much evening entertainment. they had the same singers singing the same songs night after night. It's like a Butlins in the sun. Spoke to a few British guests who said the same. Most enjoyable days were spent off the complex on the outback and terracross trips. Bar staff served the people who tipped first, my partner gave tips and I had to wait ages to be served. The cruise ships come in and so do some of the passengers to the hotel. They spend most their time in the pool bar along with alot of adults who never seem to go to the toilet?? Daytime entertainment/games are all on at the same time which is awkward. Few of the entertainment team greeted people by the pool calling them alcoholics . Beach is ok to get away from the busy pool bar. The hotel is very basic in terms of rooms, entertainment amd food. I have been in other Riu hotels of the same rating but the standards of the other hotels were much higher. I would not recommend this hotel.More
My friend and I visited this resort for four nights back in march. It was such a nice environment! There was a red flags all the days we were there for the beach, and it rained, but we still had so much fun. Marco, a bartender was amazing! The staff tries hard to make sure you have a great time. The walls were thin so you could hear what people were doing in the hallways which was annoying at night. The rooms are dated, and there is only one English tv station in the room and that's sports. I would recommend this resort to many people though. The food can become a little repetitive too. More
We arrived yesterday and are here for the next 2 weeks,its our second visit as we enjoyed our holiday here a couple of years ago that much we really wanted to come back.i want to thank the management for our room (in block 800) I had e-mailed the hotel prior explaining that I suffer from claustrophobia and hate the feeling of being overlooked,well the view of the pool area and even the sea through the trees is more than I could have asked for so thank you and thank you for the anniversary gift which was waiting for us on arrival.the hotel is just as we remember and even after only 1 day it feels like we are home and already have put on half a stone lol.updates over the course of the trip, Dave and LindaMore
Lovely staff....really dedicated and friendly
It's a nine hour flight from Manchester and $10 to enter the Dominican Republic and $20 to leave, forms to fill in on entry and departure so it's a bit of a pain but worth it....I think it's always better to know these things beforehand so no surprises. Also there is a tipping culture but don't let that put you off. The odd $ here and there goes a long way and when you see what measures you get then spending $40 or $50 over a couple of weeks on tips to your favourite bar staff will always get served quickly with great measures. This is not to say that you won't get served if you don't tip but this is not Europe and there's no such thing as minimum wage. If we can afford to go there we can afford to tip. The staff really are very friendly and the entertainment team work 14 hour days and very hard. I recommend that you go prepared with $10 in dollar notes as the porters at the airport will take your bags to the coach and at the hotel they also take your bags to the room. A couple or three dollars each makes life so much easier and less embarrassing. It is not usual for us Brits....we can be tight fisted!! But go with the flow and smile. For many, this is how they make their money and put food on their table. Our room was in block three. Our room didn't overlook the sea but half the rooms do, so I recommend this block and rooms 322 to 329 (upstairs). There are cruise ships that come in to the adjoining harbour 4 days a fortnight....very impressive. The food in the main restaurant is buffet style and usually a great choice. Extensive salad bar and lots of freshly cooked meats and fish as well as the typical burger, sausage, pizza and chips for the kids. There was always something lively on offer. There are two specialist restaurants, Italian is accessed through the main restaurant and turn right. Limited menu but table service and lovely atmosphere. No extra charge but limited to once a week (but we couldn't see anybody taking room numbers to check). It's first come, first served. The other restaurant does 2 nights Caribbean food and one night Steak night. There is always a queue from around 17.30 til it opens at 18.30 and once the queue is in then they are full. If you turn up later then you won't get in. We did the Caribbean one night but didn't bother again. I'm sure it's lovely but we couldn't be bothered to queue. The two pools are next to each other and there are plenty of sun beds. Reserving beds is frowned upon but still done. But we never got there much before 9.00am and still found room. There is also the beach, just a few yards away, with loads more beds and shade if you want it under the trees. It is kept really clean and regularly swept (really) to remove leaves, seaweed, rubbish etc. The ground staff do a great job. The bar us situated between the beach and the pool (swim up on the pool side) so you're never more than 30 yards from a drink! Hot drinks and soft drinks are self service as well so this relieves pressure at the bar which handles the requirements really efficiently. Helena, Soto, Julio are amongst some of the terrific staff....they're all good to be fair, I just remember those three names. Whilst main restaurant meals are self serve for breakfast and dinner (I guess lunch as well but we didn't use it for lunch) there are staff delivering coffee or (in the evening) drinks of choice to your table, table clearing and generally on hand. At lunchtime the restaurant adjacent to the pool and beach serves pizza, chicken, burgers etc with salad bar and self serve drinks. This is the same restaurant as the Caribbean/ steak house. Very relaxed. There are no real smoking restrictions around the complex. Possibly in the rooms but not around the pool, snack bar, bars, evening entertainment area or reception. We're not smokers so it's a bit irritating and we occasionally moved tables. The kids' entertainment is .... for the kids and we didn't take ours with such!! Thomson's Holiday Village standard it certainly isn't!! Lots of kids on stage and the same songs every night. A couple of games and certificate presentation. You know the sort of thing. The usually the entertainments team but on a show. They did a tribute to Michael Jackson and Grease but their forte is dancing, with the vocals lip-synched. They put in a LOT of effort and are extremely friendly. These people are also doing a range of activities around the pool all day long. Volley ball, darts, water polo, aquarobics, even yoga and salsa. No pressure to join in but it's there if you want it. The cleaners clean every day and are thorough. They'll change towels daily if requested. The beach / pool towels are available by the pool and again can be changed daily if required. For the Manchester flight the pick up is 12.45pm so with check out at 12.00 it's spot on. I can't comment on the trips as we didn't do any but there were many available if you want to venture out, including dolphin experience, quad bikes, island tour and even an evening excursion for drinks and a meal locally. The weather was a bit mixed for us but this is a Caribbean/ Atlantic island so you get hot sun and occasional cloud and rain but it's a great island, lovely, friendly hotel and we met some lovely people. English is spoken everywhere although Spanish us the local language. There are lots of different Nationalities with a lot of Americans and Canadians as well as French and German so very cosmopolitan. Not sure what daily stuff there is for kids. There is a kids club but it's very small and really for under fives. Most kids were by the pool. There is an excellent massage service (at extra charge) in a lovely hut on the beach. We had two! They do a great job and gave relief to my wife's sciatic nerve! I think that's it but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. More
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