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Punta Cana

Riu Naiboa

25 minutes from airport
All Inclusive
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On-Site COVID-19 Testing
Lower COVID-19 Risk
Beach Quality
Scuba Diving
Resort Profile

Part of the massive Riu resort complex in Punta Cana, the Naiboa is the most economical section; it’s a decent budget option for families, but also attracts college Spring Breakers in March and April. The other sections of the complex include the Riu Bambu (also lower-priced, rated Ba1), the upper-mid-range Riu Palace Bavaro (Baa1) and Riu Palace Punta Cana (Baa1), and the adults-only Riu Palace Macao (A2). The adults-only Riu Republica (Baa2) is about ten resorts down the beach. The rooms in the Naiboa section are more basic and a longer walk from the beach than those in the other areas, the food is disappointing with limited variety directly on-site (most of the complex restaurants are in other sections, which can be a bit of a walk), the swimming pool area is relatively tired and worn and lacks a swim-up bar, the service gets inconsistent reviews, and some facilities such as the spa and fitness center are located in other sections of the complex, too; but the property offers a very nice, wide beach with plenty of lounge chairs and palm trees for shade, a kids club, a fun entertainment team, access to a water park with large slides (the Naiboa section is closest to this), and discounted greens fees at Punta Blanca Golf Club next door. Other activities include scuba diving, parasailing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and excursions to Catalina Island via Scuba Caribe.

Guests returning to the U.S. can take the COVID-19 antigen test on-site. There is no additional cost for all adults and children. This service is available at all Riu resorts in Mexico (except Riu Plaza Guadalajara), Jamaica, Aruba, and Punta Cana and is provided by an accredited medical testing lab that complies with the requirements of the CDC. Test results are received within 72 hours prior to departure, as required by the CDC. In the event of a positive test, Riu Hotels will provide an extension of up to 10 days at no cost.

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