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Riu Bambu

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $719 All-Inclusive
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Nestled amid palm groves and coconut palms, this everything-you-want Beach Eden does not disappoint. The beach is beyond ... More

Customer Rating 164 Reviews
Value
 
3.8
Service
 
3.8
Beaches & Pools
 
4.3
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
3.4
3.6 out of 5
"resort was nice, people were great but the food was disgusting. food was so bad it took away from the experience. we even found mold on the bread 2 days in a row!!" – rena121
126 out of 182 (69%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
3.8
Service
 
3.8
Beaches & Pools
 
4.3
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
3.4
3.6 out of 5
"resort was nice, people were great but the food was disgusting. food was so bad it took away from the experience. we even found mold on the bread 2 days in a row!!" – rena121
126 out of 182 (69%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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January 15, 2017
Great but could improve

Riu Bambu is always fun ,great and friendly service,second time staying in this resort and the only complain at this second time is the food quality,not bad but it was much better 2 years ago.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
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4.0
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From: New York,NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 9, 2017
Excellent Service in the Shadow of Poor Quality

We arrived New Years Eve where we had a fantastic night with excellent service. It seemed to go all down hill from there. On the second night I got food poisoning from the Italian restaurant. I suffered agonizing stomach pains and fevers. After telling the concierge they just asked if I was going to be okay with obviously no intention of an attempt to help me. Besides that we noticed that the food quality went from average buffet food to absolutely terrible. I ended up losing about 5lbs over this trip. That being said, the pool, beach and game areas are very nice. We enjoyed our time swimming and sunning a lot despite the negatives. The well alcohol is watered down however the staff are very generous with it so it does not make a difference. I have stayed at many Riu hotels over my lifetime on many different Caribbean islands and can say whole heartedly that this was the worst one I have been to by far. Unfortunately I would never return and would pay the extra amount to stay at the Riu Palace directly next door.


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Overall Rating: 2
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
1.0
Room Comfort
 
1.0
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From: Long Island, NY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 8, 2017
not too happy at all

The only complained we have, was the animation program and the music, should be better, the rest was excellent, the personal was very professional. The night programs and the music should be better, and, music from every country,that way everybody should participate, also you need casino, and a disco in the Riu Bambu. Everything was very good except the entertaiment that was "O" to everybody. If you make thoses changes I'm sure that, everybody would go back. Thanks


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Overall Rating: 3
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5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
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From: Florida
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

January 3, 2017
Worst

The food was good, activities were NOT as promised. No free anything. We paid nearly $7 K for just food and lodging. Entertainment was terrible. Tried contacting cheap carribean from punta cana....NO answer and no email response!!!!very unprofessionall!!!!


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From: Usa
Age: 25-34
Travel: 7+ trips/year

Room Information

560 Rooms & suites with A/C, mini bar with liquor dispenser, ceiling fan, satellite TV, safety deposit box and balcony, surrounded by tropical gardens.

Room Details

Double Room (DBSB)
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Deluxe (DBEB)
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Family Room (DGSB)
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Junior Suite (Adults-Only) (SUSB)
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What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

The spa, your escape-haven, with treatments that chase your worry right out to sea.

The coolio liquor dispensers in your room. You'll never go thirsty.

Their mantra that rings true, "Service with Heart."

RiuLand - the kids' club with a pool and a playground so you can take a much-needed breather.

The way the resort is bungalow-style and oh-so beachy. Big points for exterior style.

The soothing sauna at the gym - perfect for chilling after your very productive workout.

 

What We'd Change

All of the gift shops at the resort are a bit expensive. So pack extra batteries for the camera, sunscreen and other essentials to save your pennies for the spa.

 

Why You Should Go

You can share all the cool stuff with the sister resorts except for the restaurants.

Don't miss boating to Isla Saona Island - the water, the sand, the everything is unforgettable.

There are world-class golf courses you can swing by any time you're craving the green.

Epic excursions aren't too far away - Marinarium Marine Park and Altos de Chavon.

There are two floodlit tennis courts, but if you aren't up for that, then there's table tennis.

Check out Caribbean Street - there's a variety of shops and you can get your dance on at Pacha.

Ride the pedaloes aka paddle boats, or ride a horse at Caribbean Cachondeo. Hop on.

Water park with slides, tobogans, kids pool, sun terrace and snack bar.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Poolside Bar
  • Water Polo
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Elevators
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Free Parking
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Internet Access


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Nightlife
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

The Dominican Republic continues to grow as a major tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches, rich culture, and abundance of available activities.

Riu Bambu

Playa Arena Gorda

+809 221 7575

Hotel Description

Riu Bambu in Punta Cana: Your All-Inclusive Beach Eden in Punta Cana

Nestled amid palm groves and coconut palms, this everything-you-want Beach Eden does not disappoint. The beach is beyond epic. The cuisine will wow all the gourmands. The pools are sleek and festive with island refreshers waiting to slay you at the swim-up bar - don't miss the Mama Juanas. You want water sports? Got that. Night time revelry? Got that, too. Notice a theme? Yea, the Riu's got it all.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.

Sister Property Privileges
Guests staying at the Riu Bambu enjoy access to Riu Naiboa (except for dinner restaurants).



DINING

You might want to divide your palates into countries because here, they've got a good global variety: Italian, Mexican, Asian and Japanese. Add to all these a buffet with an American breakfast and a grill/steakhouse that's sizzlin'. A lot of these nosh spots mix in local flavors that are influenced by African and Spanish cooking so you'll be in for a taste-bud slaying extravaganza.

Colonial
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Full American buffet and on-the-spot cooking stations.

Mama Juana
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Lunch - daily, 1pm-5pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Poolside a la carte restaurant.
Dress code: Men must wear long pants.

San Angelo
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving Italian cuisine with buffet starters and desserts.
Dress code: Men must wear long pants.

Chilli's
Type: Mexican
Description: A la carte restaurant serving Mexican cuisine.

Hibachi
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving Japanese cuisine.
Dress code: Men must wear long pants.

All restaurant hours subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Drinks, glorious drinks. Yes, you can get your cocktails on all over this fab place, starting with the poolside bar that has a swim-up bar. You can mosey on over to the lounge, then imbibe al fresco on the terrace, and if you can't sleep (or don't want to), the sports bar is open 24 hours. Cheers.

Azucar Bar
Lounge bar. Daily, 10am-11pm.

La Plaza Bar
Bar with terrace. Daily, 10am-6pm.

La Arena Bar
Poolside and swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-5pm.

Sports Bar
Sports bar. Open 24 hr.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The beautiful white sands of the luminous Arena Gordo Beach will be where you'll want to set up camp. When you want to move to the pool, you can dive (or jump) into one of three sparkling pools, one of which has an adjoining whirlpool bath. And lucky for you, the kiddos even have their own pool. The water and beach therapy here are awe-some.

NOW OPEN! Splash Water World Punta Cana
All guests at Riu Naiboa, Riu Bambu, Riu Palace Punta Cana & Riu Palace Bavaro get to splish-splash at the new water park that includes waters slides, tobogans, kids pool, sun terrace with sun loungers and a snackbar. The water park is included with your stay.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Water polo
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Pedaloes
  • Body boarding
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • One introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool

Land

  • Table tennis
  • Fitness
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis


INTERNET

Riu Bambu offers guests complimentary Wi-Fi in common areas of the hotel. In-room Wi-Fi and use of computers with Internet access is available for an additional charge.



SPA SERVICES

Eternal Spa, located at the Riu Palace Punta Cana, is a full-service spa offering a variety of treatments and services. Daily, 9am-6pm.

  • Assorted treatments
  • Beauty salon
  • Hairdresser
  • Massages


WEDDING

Riu Bambu offers wedding packages to make your day unforgettable.

Honeymoon Bonus
Honeymooners receive a surprise gift in-room upon arrival. Certificate of marriage is required.



CHILD CARE

Supervised activities take place at the RiuLand Kids' Club for children ages 4-7 and 8-12. Daily, 9am-5pm. Children's playground on the property.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Punta Cana Airport is 19 miles; the town of Higuey is 31 miles.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your resort reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required with the following exceptions:
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Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.


RESORT UPDATE
Riu Bambu will be closed for renovations April 19, 2017 through July 14, 2017. During this time the common areas will be completely renovated and new deluxe rooms and several amenities will be added including a new pool with a swim up bar and a new gym.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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