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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 181 Reviews
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3.9
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3.8
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4.3
Dining Options
 
3.2
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3.4
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
144 out of 204 (71%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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Value
 
3.9
Service
 
3.8
Beaches & Pools
 
4.3
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
3.4
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
144 out of 204 (71%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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December 13, 2017
Really Good...and Really Bad

I have stayed at two different Riu resorts over the course of three trips to Jamaica and had a wonderful time during each trip. So, when I decided to go somewhere different, I stuck with the Riu chain and had high hopes for the Riu Bambu resort. Pros: - Grounds, beach and pool are beautiful. I mean...just gorgeous.Every space from the pool to the washrooms is pristine. - Plenty of loungers by the pool. They also have retractable canopies over each section of loungers so you have the option of sitting under the shade of a canopy. - Plenty of bars around the resort staffed with friendly bartenders ready to pour you a drink. Minimal wait times for drinks even during peak times of the day. - Food: Dinner: Plenty of dining options at the a la carte restaurants. Different selections of food at the buffet in the main dining hall. Breakfast: Great selection of food whether you want cereal, bagels, eggs, fruit, yogurt, fresh squeezed juice or a combination of all of the above. I love fresh fruit for breakfast and this resort continually brings out fresh fruit throughout the morning. - Service: Bartenders, wait staff and cleaning staff are all great. Cons: - Upon arriving at the resort for check-in, the person working at the reception desk tried to "upgrade" me to a "more expensive" room if I would provide him with a nice cash tip. - While my room was completely updated and modern, on my first morning there, I had ants in my room near the mini bar and liquor dispenser. I informed the front desk and they said they would have it taken care of. Day 2: ants in my room. Day 3: ants in my room. Day 4: ants in my room crawling all over the wall around the mini bar and into the liquor dispenser, ending up on my luggage and in my shoes. I had to request a room change and the person at the front desk kept telling me to calm down and repeatedly asking me if I had food or candy in my room (I had neither). I had to wash my shoes in the shower to get the ants out/off of them, pack up and move all of my stuff into my new room. Thankfully, I kept all of my clothing in my closed, hardshell suitcase so the ants were not able to get inside. Awful experience overall with the front desk. - I don't know if it was from the food or water (though I didn't drink anything but bottled water) but I got sick my last day there. It has taken almost 10 days for me to be able to keep food in my stomach. Tip: If you decide to stay at this resort and can swing it, go with the private transfer rather than the shared transfer from the airport. It took over an hour and a half to reach the resort from the airport due to the number of other people that had to be dropped off at other resorts before me.


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Overall Rating: 3
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From: New York, NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 8, 2017

My wife and I along with my daughter and son-in-law visited and stayed at your resort Rio bamboo we were very pleased with our stay the accommodations and the grounds are kept up very well the workers are very friendly and polite and helpful the only complaint I have is I wish they had the mini coffeemakers in each room so we wouldn’t have to go to the buffet for coffee fantastic resort we plan on going next year again


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
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From: Grand Rapids Michigan
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 3, 2017
Cheap Caribbean needs to update it's pictures.

Stayed for six days five nights. We were a party of ten and each of the specialty restaurants made room for us. Beach sand is great. Many activities focused at the younger crowd. Wish the bars would have done more with fresh fruit.


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Overall Rating: 3
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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2.0
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From: Illinois
Age: Over 65
Travel: 7+ trips/year

November 28, 2017
Pleasant gateway

We've been to many Punta Cana resorts before. Riu Bambu is nice and comfortable but lacks certain things we experienced in previous resorts. To start with pros: common areas are nice and clean; beach with plenty of seating options; check in was fast. The cons: Service polite but not very attentive therefore we didn't part with our tip money often; the grounds of the hotel not very impressive not much of lush greenery and fauna to look at; nightly entertainment very basic comparing to other resorts. Overall it was nice vacation but I will try another resort next time.


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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3.0
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5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
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From: Maryland usa
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 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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