15 Nights ALL INCLUSIVE Dominican Republic, Bahia Maimon, Clubhotel Riu Merengue 4* 19th April from Gatwick Tescocompare.com £575p
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15 Nights ALL INCLUSIVE Dominican Republic, Bahia Maimon, Clubhotel Riu Merengue 4* 19th April from Gatwick Tescocompare.com £575p

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Found 10th Apr 2014
Destination Dominican Republic
Resort Bahia Maimon
Accommodation ClubHotel Riu Merengue
Rating 4*
Board basis All Inclusive
Departure date 19 Apr 14
Duration 15 Nights

With a beachfront setting, exotic gardens and a collection of authentic Caribbean shops, the Riu Merengue proves its worth as a tropical retreat...

Riu Merengue has gotten the tropical setting down to a fine art – it’s backed by hills and fronted by a thick ribbon of sand. What’s more, the grounds are filled with palm-dotted gardens.

Set back from the beach is a massive swimming pool criss-crossed by a bridge and bordered by thatched parasols. Keep walking and you’ll come to two more huge pools, plus a separate one for children.

As for dining, the two main restaurants have buffet set-ups. Expect American-style spreads in the mornings, with eggs and omelettes cooked any way you want. And for lunch and dinner, there’s a pan-global offering. You can go down the à la carte route, too, with Italian cuisine and grilled favourites.

Caribbean Street is well worth a look, too. This little road is shared with the neighbouring hotel Riu Bachata, and it’s lined with rainbow-coloured shops selling everything from chunky jewellery to sun cream

HAS JUST GONE DOWN TO £575.67 pp

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Original Poster

Location
• On a picturesque part of the north coast alongside the Bay of Maimon • 9km from Puerto Plata

Transfer time
45 minutes

Swimming pool
• 3 swimming pools within RIU Merengue and use of 2 pools at Riu Bachata • Sunbeds • Parasols • Pool/beach towel service • Pool snacks

Meals
• Main restaurant serving buffet meals with themed buffets twice weekly • Pool restaurant serving snacks - turns into a speciality Italian restaurant and grill/steakhouse at night • Lounge bars

Activities
• Full daytime activity programme • Aerobics • Use of the fitness centre and pool tables in Caribbean Street • 5 tennis courts - floodlit within the RIU complex • Watersports including windsurfing‚ water polo, sailing‚ kayaking, snorkelling and introductory scuba diving demonstration in the pool • Table tennis

Entertainment
• Evening entertainment with shows or live music • Pacha Disco for over 18s only, open 6 nights a week 22.00-02.00 • 3 bars

For families
• Children's pool section • Daytime entertainment programme for 4-7 & 8-12yrs at RiuLand Kids' Club • Mini-disco

Other facilities
• Use of facilities at the ClubHotel Riu Bachata, excludes evening meals • The following facilities are not included in your All Inclusive package: • Banana boats • Scuba diving courses and excursion dives • Catamaran trips • Motorised watersports • Spa, over 18s only • Massage • Sauna • Beauty treatments • Hairdresser • Caribbean Street shops and services • Mini-market • Laundry service, 7 days a week • Internet access • Disco drinks

Room facilities
All rooms have 2 double beds, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, phone, minibar with optics - refilled every other day. Standard rooms are suitable for a maximum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.

We also offer Suites.

Suites sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children and have a lounge with additional TV and a larger bathroom with hairdryer. There are 2 rooms but no door to separate them.

Rooms:
1007

Official rating:
5 Star

All Inclusive
24-hour All Inclusive
• Full Board and snacks • Themed buffets twice a week • 1 visit to each speciality à la carte restaurant per stay - subject to availability • Snacks and drinks within the RIU complex • Unlimited select local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks • Activities as listed • Entertainment as listed • Other facilities as indicated • Facilities that are not part of your All Inclusive package may incur extra local charges, please see the A-Z Guide

Original Poster

More details & pics on the Thomson website HERE

(Thomsons are charging £626pp for 7 days at the same hotel!!)
Edited by: "snowtiger" 10th Apr 2014

Is there some sort of 'Dominican Republic off' with all the deals being posted in last 24 hrs. Seems a good deal

Cracking deal beats the other all inclusive one that was posted earlier hands down

great hotel

UPDATED LINK

Great Spot OP have some heat

Original Poster

HAS JUST GONE DOWN TO £575.67 pp

snowtiger

HAS JUST GONE DOWN TO £575.67 pp



Brilliant Snow, have some well deserved heat.

Sadly all I can afford is afternoon in Bournemouth..

pablomalin

Sadly all I can afford is afternoon in Bournemouth..



My passport has gone for renewal pablo im doing cold turkey lol

Was this the hotel on the BBC 1 holidays uncovered programme?

Google daily mail riu merengue. I was there when there was weeing and pooing in the pool, thefts, attempted abductions. It's cheap for a reason guys...

Original Poster

There was trouble a year ago ... All seems ok there now though it's Ranked #7 of 43 hotels in Puerto Plata

Traveller rating :

Excellent 1,597
Very good 1,111
Average 540
Poor 253
Terrible 154
Edited by: "snowtiger" 10th Apr 2014

Other things to note. Locals are let in fri to Sunday at cheaper rate so it gets busy and noise. Drug pushers on the beach. Chaotic meal times with locals pushing in. The manager is rude and unhelpful also.

Original Poster

Will let you know when I get back!!

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Edited by: "snowtiger" 11th Apr 2014

Original Poster

Holidays still available!
Edited by: "snowtiger" 12th Apr 2014
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