Punta Cana

Riu Bambu


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Exceptional Values!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of rum, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min.), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.
Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/1-12/23/17).

Renovations completed July 2017!

This beachfront resort was newly refurbished in 2010 and lies on a seemingly endless white beach next to Riu Palace Macao and the Caribbean Sea. The Moroccan-style architecture, with mosaic domes, archways, and white columns with fanned palm trees, adds glamour and distinction. A magnificent pool with a swim-up bar shaded by another dome faces the turquoise sea.

Riu Bambu is the perfect place for families; the kids' pool features a special water play area! RiuLand Mini-Club provides activities for kids ages 4-12. Adults will enjoy the casino and free entrance to the disco. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

Adults also have their own entertainment activities throughout the day. Water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, and body boarding are included! One introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool is also included. Every evening, enjoy live music and shows.

Your palate will be delighted with the many dining options available. Guests can partake in Asian, Italian, International buffet, and Grill Steakhouse cuisine. Delicious snacks are available 24-hours a day as well as unlimited drinks. Each room comes equipped with a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser!

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HOTEL LOCATION
The Riu Bambu is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, and is located directly on 26 km of white sandbeach. This five star bungalow complex is located next to the Riu Palace Macao, 23 km away from the airport and 50 km away from the city of Higuey.
Address: PLAYA DE ARENA GORDA
PUNTA CANA HIGUEY


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Local Phone: 809-221-7575
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-666-8816
Fax: 809-221-7373
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite (Riu Palace Macao)
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Guests will find a magnificent freshwater swimming pool, complete with a swim-up bar,jacuzzi, scuba diving lessons and separate children's pool.
Golf: NEARBY
Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course - 12 km away.
The Barcelo Course is an 18-hole, Par 72 course designed by Juan Manuel Gordillo. It is flat and very playable, with narrow fairways, palm trees, lakes, and dense vegetation. It was built with the enjoyment of the resort tourist in mind.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $$
Cart Fee: $$
Club Rental Fees: $$
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: No charge
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Complimentary
HOTEL DETAILS
Set amidst shady palm trees and crystalline waters strewn with coral, Riu Bambu is the ideal escape for enjoying the best of the Caribbean. Large, air-conditioned rooms are contained in two-story buildings surrounded by tropical landscaping. Food and beverages are available until 2:00 am, guests have exchange privileges with Riu Naiboa (excludes dinner). Free, 24-hour wireless internet access in all common areas. In-room wireless internet available for an additional charge. Beach: The Riu Bambu is situated on a beautiful 26 km-stretch of prime Arena Gorda white sand beachfront, dotted with palms and bordering pristine Caribbean waters. Guests have access to an array of water sports, including windsurfing, sailing, canoes and more Check-in: 12:00 noon
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 560
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Drinks at the Pacha Discothèque are not included. No spring breakers allowed.
ROOM TYPES
DELUXE ROOM CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Deluxe Room description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
FAMILY ROOM AI
Spacious family guestroom incudes two double beds, as well as a sofa bed. Room also features an elegant bathroom with a bathtub, a private balcony or terrace, and more space than a double room. This room is ideal for families.
2 Queen Beds or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
Junior suite includes one king bed, a private balcony or terrace, and a comfortable living room area. Room also features a spacious bathroom with a bathtub, a minibar, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW ROOM
Guestroom includes two double beds and a private balcony or terrace with beautiful garden views. Room also features an elegant bathroom with a bathtub, a minibar, and much more.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
Adults only junior suite includes one king bed and a spacious living room area. Room also features a private balcony or terrace, an elegant bathroom with a tub, a minibar, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE ROOM
Deluxe double room includes one king bed, a sitting area with a sofa bed (in select rooms), and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features modern and new decoration, a spacious bathroom with a shower and two sinks, a minibar, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Bambu features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive-Guests staying at Riu Bambu enjoy exchange privileges at Riu Naiboa (dinner and Palace resorts not included)
There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Bambu:
Steakhouse - A-la-carte restaurant/steakhouse.
Spanish Restaurant - Restaurant serves Spanish cuisine.
Kulinarium - Restaurant serves a-la-carte meals.
San Angelo - Italian restaurant (a-la-carte; buffet starters and dessert).
Hibachi - Asian buffet restaurant.
Mexican Restaurant - Buffet restaurant serves Mexican cuisine.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Watersports, tennis, shopping on the Caribbean street, table tennis, aerobics, water polo, volleyball & organized activities. Free admission to Splash Water World where you'll find water attractions and a snack bar with drinks and snacks.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly shows, live music several times a week, the Pacha discotheque (drinks not included) and casino at Riu Palace Macao.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
RiuLand Kid's Club, children can enjoy numerous activities and have fun in the pools. RIU4YOU Teens Clb, for teenagers 13-17 yrs old, provides great activities for teens.
Applicable Ages: 4-12, 13-17 yrs old.

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Fee varies.
Advance Notice for Babysitting: On request.

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4039 Recommend
4039 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Bambu to their friends and family



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Great holiday !!!!!
Manea C,
Sat Jul 15 23:32:58 EDT 2017
The resort is absolutely amazing,swimming pool clean and tidy.Some rooms need a little bit of refurbishment because in some of them is a funny smell;other than that it's ok.Buffet was very good aswell,variety of food,fruits and desserts.Staff is very welcoming,every one is smiling ,willing to help when you need.The beach is lovelyyyyyyy with sun beds aavailable all the time.I would recommend also to buy trips from TUI travel.They have good prices and the staff is very helpful. I would always come back !Love this place!

Great atmosphere, but in need of an upgrade...
yasmlk, Toronto, Canada
Sat Jul 01 11:52:02 EDT 2017
I stayed at Riu Bambu with my boyfriend from April 9-16, 2017. I booked a standard room but received a room upgrade when I got there. I arrived before 3pm, so the rooms were not quite ready. We were able to leave our luggage in the lobby while we waited for our room. ROOMS: Our room was quite far from the lobby. The rooms at this resort are located in multiple 3-storey buildings. Our room was on the 3rd floor. There was no elevators, so we had to fetch all of our luggage up three flights of stairs. Our room was nice and clean. Not too big, not too small. The view from our balcony was not the greatest, but it was okay because we weren't going to be spending too much time in our room anyway. Although we got upgraded to a better room, it still did not include free Wifi. That was one of the major downfalls. The shower and sink area was open to the rest of the room. The toilet was behind closed doors. Our rooms were cleaned daily, and the maid always left us enough towels. No complaints overall with the room except for the wifi and no free room service. FOOD: The buffet at this resort was not bad. There was a lot of variety, but they mostly served the same things everyday. If you have dietary restrictions or are a vegetarian, you will not have a problem finding stuff to eat. The Asian a la carte was really good. Definitely enjoyed the food there. ENTERTAINMENT: The entertainment shows at this resort are split between kids shows and adult shows. We didn't really watch too many of the shows. The Michael Jackson show was quite good. This resort is part of many Rius that share a complex together, so the disco is off the resort. I heard that you have to pay for your drinks at the disco, which is a negative. AMENITIES: The one big downfall at this resort is that there was only one main pool with a small children's pool area located right beside it. I think it would have been better to space these pools out and have the children's area separated from the adult area. As a result, the pool area was very packed, and there were never any vacant chairs. I spent majority of my day at the beach where there were always chairs available. There is free wifi located in the common areas- the lobby and buffet/restaurants. There is a gym located somewhere on the resort, but I'm not sure exactly where. STAFF: The staff members at the resort are very nice and extremely friendly. Some do not know how to speak English, but majority of them do and you shouldn't have a problem communicating with them. I know this resort was closing for a few months for renovations. The things that they should focus on is adding more variety to the buffet, including wifi throughout the resort, and possibly adding another pool area, if possible. Overall I probably wouldn't stay here again, but it wasn't horrible either- I've just been to better resorts.

Service sucks
angelapetrenkoo, Hatboro, Pennsylvania
Mon Jun 26 09:07:21 EDT 2017
This was our first time trying out a RIU hotel and we were ecstatic because were've heard so many amazing things about this chain of hotels. Resort was very small easy walking distance to everything. Didn't bother trying out the restaurants, which you need a reservation for. Pros: the beach was phenomenal! Loved the aerobics on the beach that was fun. Cons: drinks and food mediocre, the worst thing would probably have to be the service. Getting any sort of service in the buffets were impossible. I don't know if it was cause we were a younger couple and the waitstaff didn't think we would tip. It was very unfortunate because we took home most of our tip money. We are coffee lovers and enjoy drinking coffee 3/4 times a day so we were upset that they didn't have a cappuccino machine they only had some sort of automatic machine where you press a button and coffee comes out. This is one of the lower Riu hotels on the compound that is probably the reason for the lack of service.

stayed 5/4/2015-5/10/2015
kentucky31, erlanger
Fri Jun 23 09:51:49 EDT 2017
The resort was very nice and we got a free room upgrade just by asking. Buffet was very good. The only nightclub was on another Riu property which was about a 20 min walk down a very dark road. We didn't go because we wouldn't have felt safe.

Amazing as always with RIU
Shona J, London, United Kingdom
Fri Jun 23 06:15:34 EDT 2017
Been to RIU hotels previously and would always choose to stay in them. You know what you're getting and that is 5 star! The food is incredible with so much choice and a la carte restaurants. The staff are beyond helpful and always want you to just have the best time, so many activities, buy you will not be forced to take part. Beaches are amazing, pools are clean. Rooms are spacious and cleaned daily.



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