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Riu Bambu

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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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 175 Reviews
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3.9
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4.3
Dining Options
 
3.2
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3.7 out of 5
"I had a great time with my husbund and friends at The Riu Bambu. Food was great. Very friendly people. Front Desk employees are the best special thanks to Julio, he is awesome!!!!. Beach is beautiful, ..." – UruguayTexas2011
140 out of 198 (71%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.9
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3.2
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3.7 out of 5
"I had a great time with my husbund and friends at The Riu Bambu. Food was great. Very friendly people. Front Desk employees are the best special thanks to Julio, he is awesome!!!!. Beach is beautiful, ..." – UruguayTexas2011
140 out of 198 (71%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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August 22, 2017
Meh

Food was terrible. Sheets were not changed from previous vacationers. Staff are super friendly and gracious. Have low expectations before coming to stay at this property.


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From: Chambersburg, PA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 7+ trips/year

August 21, 2017
Fantastic Vacation

We had a great time at the Riu Bambu! We are a family of four with two children, ages 10 and 9. The resort is beautiful and the grounds are well kept. There are several pools on the property, some are fun and energetic with a party atmosphere are some are peaceful and quiet. We prefer the pools with a lot of activity because we have kids. The beach is gorgeous with white sand, blue water and a ton of palm trees if you prefer to relax in the shade. There's volleyball, soccer, and other activities directly in front of the hotel (parasailing, tubing, banana boat, etc...). If you have children, the Splash water park is a must! If you walk through the resort, it takes you 5 minutes to get there! The park is small but has some really good slides and a children's splash area. It is very clean and well supervised. My kids loved it! We thought the food was great but please know that we are not picky eaters. The breakfast and lunch buffets were standard but the dinner buffet was exceptional. There were so many dishes to choose from, so if you didn't like something you could try something else. The kids were happy because they always had pasta, pizza, burgers, fries and ice cream! They also have other specialty places to eat if you get tired of the buffet. The rooms were standard, comfortable and clean. The service was very good especially at the bars. These people work very hard! We loved our trip to Punta Cana and loved the Riu Bambu. Don't listen to the negative reviews. Now if you are used to 5 star hotels with fancy accommodations and food as well as an adult only atmosphere this might not be the place for you. But if you are looking for a nice resort, clean rooms, pretty beach, lots of swimming pools, good service, good food, plenty of bars (including 2 swim up bars), lots of fun for the kids then this is the place for you!

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From: Katy, TX
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 15, 2017
Fabulous time!!!

I went Aug 4th-8th. (By the way, the weather was great, it only rained once for 5 mins late in the day) Pros: The hotel is beautiful!! Our room looked exactly as pictured. Modern, with floor lengthen (selfie) mirror. The staff is friendly and super helpful. Our first room had plumbing issues and we were moved immediately. We were able to get towels. There was always a place to sit at the beach. The beach was clean, not too crowded. No crazy waves, not a lot of seaweed. The entertainment was great! There was always something fun going on. The bathrooms were always clean. The drinks were great. Speciality Restaurants were great. Go to the 'disco'! When we first heard of it, we thought it would be corny (two females ages: 27 and 28), ohhhh noooo- it was so much fun! Better than some clubs I've been to in the US! The water park was a blast. As old as we are, I had so much fun! Didn't have to walk far to get there either. Cons: The bed wasn't super comfy. They didn't give us daily clean linen (I'm sure they would have if we had asked). Speciality restaurants were a little hard to get into. It would be perfect if they opened maybe just an addition hour later, but the food was great! Buffet food was okay. Not great, just okay. Overall: totally worth the money! Not 5 star, but pretty near it! I would definitely recommend to a friend. Tips: brush up on your Spanish, reserve speciality restaurant seats early.

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From: California
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 13, 2017

We have been coming to the Dominican Republic for 8 years and have never been disappointed. We stayed at the Riu Palace Punta Cana in May 2017 because the Riu Bambu was closed for remodeling. So we came back in August 2017 with our 2 granddaughters and we all had the best time ever. The remodeling looks great and the staff was exceptional. I will upload photos soon.


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From: chicago illinois
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 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 at the Resort.

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.




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