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Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

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Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

The trip ( aside from the weather.. only 3 good days ) was great, can't say enough about the people that work thier from Junior who taked your bags to Junior ( his name tag says Yunior to help you say it right ) and Nelson the bartenders to the grounds and cleaning staff were the most friendly people i have encountered on 4 trips to DR.

Will write a more formal review later this weekend when I look thru my pictures to jog the memory..... however any questions you have..... I will endeavor to answer....

Dave in Ottawa

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1. Re: Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

Dave,

Was wondering if you went on any tours and where you booked them? What time do the bars stay open there at night? (beach bar)

Thanks

john

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2. Re: Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

Hey JChiu,

Sports beach bar opened at 10:00 and shuts I think at 17:00, but could have been 18:00.

The beach bar at the Mambo end of the complex was the same, except on party night when it formed part of the night time show and opened late.

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3. Re: Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

Hi,

Was the weather so bad?

How busy were the hotels?

How was the animation ?Did they do something to keep your busy while it was raining?

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4. Re: Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

Hi,

The Bachata also has 24hr bar behind the casino, this is the only 24hr bar which services all three Hotels.

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5. Re: Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

HI Bieke

In response to your question about the weather, we were there from Feb 20 to March 6th (Riu bachata) and up until last thursday the weather was hot and sunny. However the wednesday had been so hot that it made the weather change and thursday became cloudy and raining. Altho Friday had sunny spots it did have light showers and the same with saturday. Sunday it rained all day and was cloudy, altho it was of course still warm.

When it rained people tended to either stay in their rooms, stay on the beach/pool and brave it or head to the stage area/bars plenty of people playing cards and similar games. Not a great deal to do when it rains, altho we went out on a tour the main day of rain, at least it was cooler walking round the museum/fort etc But as with anywhere you have to make the best of the weather, but it isn't a guarantee...

Hope that the weather is good for when you go

Karen x

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6. Re: Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

dbittma3 I'm with a large group going March 15-22. Some are flying out of Ottawa as well. Do the men have to wear long pants at dinner. Last year when we went to the RIU's in Punta Cana the men and teenagers (male) had to wear long pants. I need to pass the word along. Thanks

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7. Re: Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

Thanks Karen,

How busy was it in bachata?

Did you heard something about the sickness?

Are you still sick?

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8. Re: Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

CoconutPalm - first I've heard about a 24 hr bar at the Riu's - can you tell me is it part of the resort or do you pay extra for drinks. Also - do you pay for the drinks at the Casino or are those included?

Thanks

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9. Re: Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

Hi Bieke,

When are you going? Take a look at http://groups.msn.com/RiuHotelsPuertoPlata

Regards

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10. Re: Returned from RIU BACAHTA Today after 1 week.. questions ?

Hi Gupperoo,

Yes the 24hr bar at the Bachata is part of your all inclusive package.

They have a snack bar open for hot food at the Merengue till 2am (after the night club shuts, drinks are free in here to)

Also as I discovered by chance the 24Hr Bachata bar also has sandwiches available from their fridge after this time, as the Casino shuts at 3am you can get a hunger on...LOL

Oddly the bar in the casino you have to pay for! but every body just walks through the door (about 3metres) to the 24hr Bachata bar silly really!

There are no waiters in the Casino either!