Riu Naiboa Punta Cana

The Riu Naiboa Punta Cana hotel is a small hotel that is part of the Riu complex. This complex is formed by several Riu hotels such as Riu Naiboa, Riu Palace Bavaro, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Punta Cana and Riu Bambu.

The Riu Naiboa only shares one restaurant with the Riu Bambu; the rest facilities of the Riu hotels can only be enjoyed by the guests of the Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Bavaro and the Riu Palace Punta Cana. The complex shares the restaurants and facilities between them but preferential treatment is given to the guests of the Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Punta Cana and Riu Palace Bavaro. These last 3 hotels are very exclusive, so their facilities are toward their guests only.

The Riu Naiboa Punta Cana is a 4 star all inclusive hotel and is located approximately 30 km away from the Punta Cana International airport. The hotel has 362 well decorated accommodations, the place is very well organized and the staff provides excellent service. The place is close to the Caribbean street and is a 5 minute walk from the beach. The tropical vegetation around, helps create this amazing sensation and a wonderful vacation environment. Adults and children will find this resort to their liking as there are fun things to do for everybody.

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The Riu Naiboa Punta Cana Hotel is a 4 stories building and is surrounded by lots of vegetation. Many European frequent the Riu resorts so you will feel their presence very strongly. The staff there knows their languages very well so they can attend the guests with the utmost urgency.


There are a total of 365 rooms at the Riu Naiboa Punta Cana. They can be divided into two main room types: double rooms and suites.

The general layout of the accommodations at the Riu Naiboa Punta Cana consists in a single queen size bed for suites or if you are in a double room a twin and a full bed , some chairs, a couple of cabinets, and the bathroom of course. The interior of the room seems to be decorated with some portraits and a couple of lamps. Suites accommodations have a little extra space consisting of a spacious lounge area between rooms.

In all the rooms there is a telephone, air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV (which is used particularly after the meals when some resting is required); the safe to make sure that your money remains where it should be, mini bar (water, soft drinks, etc.), a well equipped marble bathroom with shower and a balcony with a breathtaking view of the gardens surrounding the hotel. All this stuff is included, so don’t worry; no extra charge. Sometimes you may find animal sculptures made with towels over your bed which is awesome! Overall the rooms are in great shape and are kept well cleaned by the staff (keep that in mind when tipping).

Pool and Beach

The Riu Naiboa Punta Cana Hotel has one crystalline pool with a separated area for the children. The pool here is very spacious well maintained and looks a bit different from the ones in the other resorts; this one is surrounded by lots of vegetation, kind of giving the illusion of an oasis in the middle of a forest.

The beach here is called Arena Gorda; the white sand and the crystal clear waters of this beach are simply mesmerizing. The beach is shared by the other Riu resorts as well, so expect quite a crowd in there. Reminder: getting up early is required if you want to grab a chair with good location on the beach. Some people could find a little inconvenient that a 5 minute walk is needed to reach the beach for this resort, but if you don’t mind it is worth to consider it.


There are not that many restaurants in the Riu Naiboa Punta Cana compared to other resorts but their standards are pretty good. An apple and kiwi slices

The “Cohiba” buffet restaurant is ready to satisfy your palate on every meal. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

You can have a delicious continental breakfast every morning or you can go for the typical American buffet if you wish to do so. 

Your lunch can consist of all kinds of pasta, pizza, hamburgers, etc. If you want a healthier approach in your meals you can eat all kinds of fruits and salads

The dinner at the “Cohiba” restaurant is a bit more special. You will be offered a special themed delicious buffet 2 times a week. You will also be required to wear a formal attire (shirt with sleeves and trousers for men, formal dress for women) for the dinners at this place. The waiters work very hard at the Riu Naiboa Punta Cana and they are always ready to attend to your every need.

If you want something different for dinner than the buffet you also have the alternatives of choosing between two mouth watering a la carte restaurants. One specializes in Italian dishes while the other one is more oriented toward grilled meals and steaks. The 2 a la carte restaurants available require some nice formal dressing and reservations. Both of them provide an interesting alternative to the buffet menu.


The Riu Naiboa Punta Cana might be a small hotel but the fun is immense. You have the choice to play table tennis, water polo, volleyball and darts. There are also 4 tennis courts for all the fans of this exhilarating sport. You can work out at the gym and later relax at the jacuzzi or if you prefer you can go sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, body boarding and snorkeling. If you want to scuba dive but have never done it before, no problem! You get 1 free scuba diving lesson in the pool courtesy of the Riu Naiboa Punta Cana. There is this shipwreck near a reef perfect for snorkeling. The motorized sports such as jet-ski and banana boat are amazing however they cost extra. If you love golfing there is an 18 hole golf course to satisfy any golfing needs you might have. The animation team in this resort is something else. They make a great effort to entertain the crowd and to be sure that everybody is having an amazing time.

The Riu Miniclub offer activities every day for kids ages 4 to 12. Another alternative is the baby sitting service which will cost 8.00 US dollars per hour and have to be done with a 24 hour advance notice.

For the night entertainment the shows in the theater at the Riu Naiboa Punta Cana are always a good choice. Live music and the animation group will make your time.

Contact Information

Telephone Number: +1 809-221-7515                           

Fax: +1 809-468-6077

Email: hotel.naiboa@riu.com

Website: www.riu.com

Address: Playa Arena Gorda

             Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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