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Riu Bambu

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $659 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 202 Reviews
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3.8
Service
 
3.8
Beaches & Pools
 
4.3
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
3.4
3.7 out of 5
"the hotel was excellent, But Cheap Caribbean was horrible, I made the mistake of calling and doing the purchase by phone spoke with a woman name Kristina she screw up the names on the tickets then she ..." – pancho
162 out of 230 (70%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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Value
 
3.8
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3.8
Beaches & Pools
 
4.3
Dining Options
 
3.2
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3.4
3.7 out of 5
"the hotel was excellent, But Cheap Caribbean was horrible, I made the mistake of calling and doing the purchase by phone spoke with a woman name Kristina she screw up the names on the tickets then she ..." – pancho
162 out of 230 (70%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
#CheapCarribean view of the beach Punta Cana Beaches Lobby Worlds most beautiful beaches Family room View from outdoor restaurant seating The beach Breakfast view Beach area Lobby Beach Pool Gym
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June 9, 2018
I wouldn’t stay at the Riu again

I have friends who swears by Riu hotels, been I stayed there for 6 nights and it was mediocre at best. The food options were horrible, I had to eat an omelette for breakfast everyday because that was the best option they had. Even when we ventured to other Riu hotels the people we met said the same thing about the food. The liquor wasn’t that bad and the pools were nice and clean also. The beach had way too much seaweed for me but once I made it pass that and into the water, it was fine. The staff was ok! The first night there we had to call the front desk for wash clothes which took forever, we ended up just asking a made that was cleaning another room for some. So basically don’t call the front desk because you’ll be waiting awhile, the best thing to do is to walk there and ask in person.


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Overall Rating: 3
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3.0
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From: United States
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 16, 2018
3 days stint

The resort was adequate except the room we we're in had a shower drainage problem that wasn't handled until 2nd day. It was not fixed thoroughly just made tolerable, briefly. The activities were not readily accessible for viewing. The schedule was on a chalkboard in A corner of the pool area. Also there isn't a shuttle between the property areas ( casino, splash and disco.)


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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From: Brooklyn, New York
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 6, 2018
great family vacation

The hotel upgraded us upon arrival. They were very helpful with any questions. There was plenty for my teens to do. There was multiple pools two swim up bars. Housekeeping was pleasant and the room was well kept. I think i will be sticking with RIU resorts for any trips i book.

great family vacation
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Overall Rating: 4
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From: providence, ri
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

May 5, 2018
Lacking Service Skills

The resort is beautiful and the beach is fantastic! However the food and the service was not so great. We experienced a cell phone charger missing from the room where it was plugged into a usb outlet on the nightstand when asking the front desk about it Vincent basically told us that there was nothing he could do. I asked him if he had an area that the room attendants would put any items they found because we needed it because my phone was almost dead in order to get my ticket for my flight the next morning he basically laughed at us when i asked him for a manager and he said there was no manager there. I find it very hard to believe that a resort of 1000 rooms plus several restaurants on a beach wouldnt have a manager(s) there and if not how scary is that? He said they would contact me the next day which I explained again we were leaving in the am and he just kept repeating the same thing which we took as a “sorry about your lck i am not going to do anything and like you said you’ll be gone tomorrow” He never apologized or even acted as if he was surprised. The food in the restaurants was just OK it was not a place that you would ever go back if you were paying for it and had choices. The overall sevice just wasnt that friendly or helpful as other resorts/countries we have been to.


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From: Greenwood, IN
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

1000 rooms with all of the best amenities!

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.

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
Spring Breakers are NOT allwed at any time during the year.




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