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Riu Bambu

Dominican Republic - Punta Cana

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4 Nights with Air from $649 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 220 Reviews
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3.8
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3.8
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4.2
Dining Options
 
3.2
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3.4
3.6 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
172 out of 251 (69%) 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
 
4.2
Dining Options
 
3.2
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3.4
3.6 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
172 out of 251 (69%) 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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September 18, 2018
HORRIBLE!!!!

We were promised a double queen or full size bed for three people in one room. We got 1 king size bed and a pull out twin size couch. When we went to the front desk to ask for the appropriate accommodations they said that the website is wrong and the beds are actually double twin size beds and the room we got was the best accommodation for us. On the website we were promised room service. My two friends got really sick and I tried to order room service and they said “we don’t do room service”. So I went to get them food and they stopped me at the door with the food and told me I couldn’t bring any food to my room. This was very upsetting because they were not well and needed food. TMI: I got my period on my vacation (I know bummer right). I needed to get tampons so we went to the pharmacy at the resort. In America a pack of 20-30 tampons will cost you somewhere around $20. I get to the pharmacy and the price on the bottle says 550. I do the currency exchange on my phone and that puts a pack of 10 tampons at $10 (which made sense to me). I go to the counter with the item an the guy up charges me $20. I call him out on it and he shrugs his shoulders and says am I gunna get it or not. He definitely took advantage of my woman circumstance. I was so upset. You only get good service if you are dangling dollar bills. My friends had other worse stories but I’m only talking about my experience. At check out they tried to charge us more money for “outgoing phone calls” because we had to call the hotel directly since the reception number does not work in the room. OHHHH and the food is GARBAGE!!!!!! And the drinks are TRASHHHHHH!!!! The only good food spot is Habachi and the other is the American spot in the morning.


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

September 2, 2018
not good

Riu Bambu is not a good resort.The employes most a them are not friendly , the drinks are horrible just sugar and water, the restaurantes are buffet all a them ,it is not a good looking resort.Never going back.


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Overall Rating: 2
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From: Boston
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 26, 2018
A Vacay To Remember

The Riu Bambu Was everything I had no problems the the hotel or cheap Caribbean I will be booking again .


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

August 15, 2018
Poor service

Upon arrival the bell boy did not take our bags up three flight of stairs. He was too tired and there are no elevators in the Villa. The Villa was too far away from everything. The outlets did not work and the shower drained slowly. We could not get seating at any restaurant for my daughter's sweet 16 for 12 people which was the reason we were there. The customer service rep said his job was to log my issues not solve them. We ate at the snack bar everyday. The bar staff was nice.


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From: DE
Age: 45-54

Room Information

1000 rooms with all of the best amenities!

Room Details

Double Room (DBSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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, toboggans, kids pool, sun terrace with sun loungers and a snack bar. 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.

MIN CHECK-IN AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof 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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