This beachfront hotel comes with a mix of restaurants and a pair of huge pools.
This place has a tropical setting, with palm trees dotted around the hotel and Maimon Beach just outside. It’s really secluded here, but Puerto Plata is only 15 minutes’ drive.
There are a couple of lagoon pools. And during the week, the poolside restaurant switches between Italian and a steakhouse. Activities-wise, there are watersports down at the beach.
The 2 lagoon pools come with a big sun terrace dotted with thatched-roof parasols. Plus, there’s a separate pool especially for children. Here there’s also a snack bar serving paella for lunch.
The pool count is boosted by the 2 big ones over at sister hotel, Riu Bachata – guests here get full access to them. One comes with its own swim-up bar.
FOOD & DRINK
The restaurant by the pool can be an Italian or a steakhouse, depending on what night of the week it is. At the main buffet restaurant, lunch and dinner feature dishes from around the world.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Down at the beach there’s windsurfing and Catamarans. Or you could take out one of the kayaks. Tennis is a big pastime here with 3 floodlit courts back at the hotel.
Spanish lessons and dance classes are a couple of the activities on offer. You could also head to Caribbean Street, a long lane of brightly coloured shops with little trinkets on sale.
Nightly entertainment comes via live music and shows. The 18+ nightclub starts a little later, or you could head to the casino at sister hotel, Riu Bachata.
Children get their own mini disco here. Plus there’s a daily activities programme that usually goes into the evening.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
The Renova Spa is on Caribbean Street and there’s a full menu of massages plus treatments including chocolate body wraps. You’ll also find a decent-sized gym along this narrow lane.
At the Renova Spa, there are beauticians on hand for mani-pedis.
Rooms here are spacious and come with a balcony or terrace for that outside space. They also feature air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, and satellite TV. Stay in a garden view double room or opt for a sea view. Sea-view suites are also available.
• On a picturesque part of the north coast alongside the Bay of Maimon • 9km from Puerto Plata
No of Pools
No of Kids' Pools
No of Restaurants
No of Bars
24-HOUR ALL INCLUSIVE
Along with the standard All Inclusive package, you'll be treated to these benefits:
- Non-motorised watersports
- Use of gym
- 3 restaurants
- Themed buffets 3 times a week
• Children's pool • Daytime entertainment programme for 4-7 & 8-12yrs at RiuLand Kids' Club • Mini-disco