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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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3.8
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
4.2
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
3.4
3.6 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
184 out of 272 (68%) 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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July 9, 2019
Overall a good place to vacation

My family went to Riu Bambu for 9 nights Overall we had a good time. There was a bunch of beach games and activities to do. The people from the game club were trying their best to get vacationers together and enjoy beach games, aerobic,salsa. The food at the main buffet area was good with variety (the meats a bit dry and chewy)My family LOVED the stake house the most, their meat was of quality and very well cooked( a bit annoyed though that you had to Wait an hour on line for reservation) The comfort of the room was poor. The beds uncomfortable and the rooms Never well cleaned. The floor was always with hairs even after the clean service has passed and our sheets were never changed on the nine nights we were there( we were daily leaving a tip on the room on the hope of a Cleaner service but it made No difference)Overall we had a good time I just wish the rooms were cleaned better.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
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4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
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4.0
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3.0
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From: Danvers,MA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 14, 2019
Riu Bambu Overall

From all other all inclusive resorts that I have been to I would definitely have to rate this my least favorite.The rooms are extremely outdated. The two beds are stuck together to one another which is so awkward so you have to physically move the beds apart yourselves, this is the most bizarre setup I have ever seen, no one wants to sleep right next to one another especially if you are not a couple. I traveled with a group of 9 people and we stayed 5 nights and 6 days and the ONLY day all of us had hot water to shower with was only the first night, the other days we showered in cold water, two of us got sick from it. We only got two towels each in the bathroom and two small face towels which obviously is never enough. There was only two outlets in the room, one outlet was by one bed and the other was by the fridge which was very inconvienent to charge your phone. About 98% of the restaurants were buffet style. In order to make a reservation you had to wait in front of the restaurant an hour before it opened to secure your spot. We waited an hour online for the steak house, the line wrapped around the pool thats how long it was. This was ridiculous, no one on vacation wants to wait online to make a reservation. This hotel was very unique but not in a good way. Overall i would rate this a 2.5. The beach and pool were really nice.


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Overall Rating: 2
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1.0
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2.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
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1.0
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From: ny
Age: 25-34
Travel: 7+ trips/year

May 24, 2019
Great Stay!

The resort was very clean and well maintained. The staff are all very personable and you will begin to know them by first name. The different restaurants on the resort were all amazing! The Mamajuana Steak House was an excellent choice, for one of the dinner options. My hotel room was very clean and cleaning service was provided daily. The beach was amazing as well! There are vendors that walk up and down the length of the beach, selling different items such as; dresses, cigars, hats, bathing suits, jewelry, etc. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I would definitely go back, to the Riu Bambu.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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From: New Jersey
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 20, 2019
Riu Bambu stay

There were 5 Riu's all in a row and you could go to all of them. The pools were plenty and very large. The beach was huge with lots of chairs. The shopping was not very good at the resort and we didn't leave to check in town. There were several bars but not the best liquors. You had to ask them to make fresh drinks otherwise they would just use premade drinks. There was no coffee in the rooms and only soap provided for showers.

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Overall Rating: 4
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Dining Options
 
3.0
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From: Oneida, NY
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 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, toboggans, kids pool, sun terrace with sun loungers and a snack bar. The water park is included with your stay.

RIU Pool Party!
As of November 1, guests can enjoy a unique area of low-depth pools, perfect for weekly theme parties at Riu Palace Punta Cana! This adults-only pool area hosts top DJs and theme parties like the White Pool Party, Jungle Pool Party, Pink Pool Party and Neon Night Party. Best part? Access is totally free! Must be over 18.



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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