Riu Naiboa Punta Cana is a small 4 Star hotel located within the Riu complex. The complex is formed by 5 beautifully appointed resorts namely Riu Naiboa, Riu Palace, Riu Taino, Riu Palace Macao and Riu Bambu. Clients are allowed to take advantage and use the facilities of all the Riu resorts within the complex. Exception is the 2 Palace hotels which are exclusive towards their guests only.
The hotel is well laid out to suit most travellers (most facilities are in close proximity) and the overall service is excellent. The place is well looked after and kept clean. It is walking distance from the popular Caribbean Street Promenade and the beach. Amongst the tropical vegetation and a relaxing atmosphere guests can enjoy a wide variety of activities, food and night life for an all inclusive escape!
The Riu complex attracts a large European clientele and which makes the place more interesting and varied.
Transfer time to Riu Naiboa Punta Cana
Riu Naiboa Punta Cana hotel is located 30 km from the Punta Cana airport. The transfer time is approximately 30 minutes from the airport.
Rooms in Riu Naiboa Punta Cana
There are 362 elegantly appointed rooms although small but are well laid out and kept extremely clean. Complimentary safes are available in all rooms which gives you the re-assurance that the valuables are locked away. There is a mini-bar in every room which is stocked daily. If you let the maid know she can stock with your favourite drinks (worth giving a tip if you are requesting this favour).
* 110 V
* Central air conditioning
* Ceiling fan
* Liquor dispenser
* Satellite TV
* In-room safe
* Balcony or terrace
In addition to above suites come with:
* Carpeted floor in the bedroom area
* Integrated lounge area with 2 steps between levels
Pool at Riu Naiboa Punta Cana
Riu Naiboa Punta Cana has 1 main pool with a separated area for children. The pool in not very big compared to other resorts but looks a little different.
They have managed to create an illusion of an oasis with rich vegetation and palm trees. It looks just spectacular! It has a swim up bar and a water fall feature which looks cool. The pool never seems to be very crowded which is a plus point.
Beach at Riu Naiboa Punta Cana
Before booking one thing that you should know is that Naiboa Punta Cana is not on the beach! The hotel is in the grounds behind Riu Taino hotel leaving guests a 5 minute walk to the Arena Gorda beach. I don’t believe this is a big issue as you are allowed to use all the facilities of the Riu beach front resorts. It is only a problem if you are your wife forgets something in your room!
The beach is well equipped at Riu resorts. There are reefs which are close to the beach and snorkelling is great fun. There is a shipwreck out on the reef which is exhilarating to investigate with fins and mask!
Food at Riu Naiboa Punta Cana
One of the items that makes holiday special is the food. Riu Naiboa Punta Cana has fewer restaurants compared to other resorts in Punta Cana but this is not a big problem as you can also use the facilities at all the other Riu resorts accept for the 2 Riu Palace hotels.
The food at the main buffet (El Cohiba) offers a large selection and variety and is good quality. There is always something that everyone likes. Guests also can access 2 a la carte restaurants Riu Steakhouse and Mediterranean which makes an interesting alternative to the buffet. Note that a la carte restaurants require reservation.
Typical food that will be served:
* Full American breakfast buffet and on the spot cooking stations
* Continental breakfast/snack
* Hot and cold buffet and on the spot cooking stations
* Snacks, pizzas, pasta, fresh fruits and salads
Dinner (“Cohiba” restaurant):
* Buffets and on the spot cooking stations
* Special evenings: theme buffets (twice a week)
Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
* Italian cuisine (à la carte; buffet starters)
Formal dress is required for dinner (main restaurant: T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; theme restaurants: long trousers and T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)
Snacks served 24 hours a day in the Riu Resort
For additional lunch and snacks, a free choice from a selection of restaurants within the Riu Resort (excluding Riu Palace Macao and Riu Palace Punta Cana)
* Unlimited local beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) served 24 hours a day in the Riu Resort
* Access to all bars within the Riu Resort (except the bars at Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Punta Cana and “Pacha” night club)
* Mini-bar and regularly restocked liquor dispenser
Entertainment at Riu Naiboa Punta Cana
Entertainment at Riu Naiboa Punta Cana is not that dissimilar to other resorts. It certainly has good selection of sports and activities. They have supervised kids club for ages 4-12 which is open daily. The kids will remain occupied for many hours. Here are some of the activities provided by the resort.
Sports and activities:
* Table tennis, workout, water polo, volleyball, darts
* Gym, sauna, jacuzzi
* 4 tennis courts in the Riu Resort
* Windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, pedaloes, body board, snorkelling equipment
* 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
* Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 12 (daily)
* Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
* Riu evening programme, live music or shows (daily)
* “Pacha” night club (open every night)
Complimentary entrance to the Riu Palace Macao Casino
Complimentary entrance to “Pacha” night club (excluding special evenings); drinks not included
Sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
* Assorted water sports available
* 18-hole golf course
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