Punta Cana

Riu Bambu


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2018 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 and under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/1-12/23/18).

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. Free, 24-hour wireless internet access in all common areas. In-room wireless internet available for an additional charge. Exchange privileges with Riu Naiboa. 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 Discothčque are not included. No spring breakers allowed.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE
Room includes two double beds, a living room area with a sofa, direct dial phone, andbalcony or terrace. Bathroom with walk in shower, a liquor dispenser, bidet and more.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
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
FAMILY DELUXE ROOM AI
Modern and new decoration style, air conditioning, 1 king size bed and 1 sofa-bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite flat-screen TV, USB port electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Kitchen
Minibar
Sofa
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.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE ROOM
Room includes one king bed or two double beds, sofa or sofa bed, direct dial phone and balcony or terrace. Bathroom equipped with shower, by door separate toilet, a liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
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
Room includes two double beds, a living room area with a sofa-bed, direct dial phone and terrace. Bathroom with walk in shower, double sink, a liquor dispenser, bidet andmore.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Minibar
Sofa
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:
Kulinarium - best drinks and snacks
Italian Restaurant - Italian restaurant (a-la-carte; buffet starters and dessert).
Asian Restaurant - Asian buffet restaurant.
Mexican Restaurant - Buffet restaurant serves Mexican cuisine.
Steakhouse - A-la-carte restaurant/steakhouse.
Spanish Restaurant - Restaurant serves Spanish cuisine.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball court, Gym, 1 tennis court, 4 tennis courts, Windsurfing, kayaking, pedaloes, snorkelling equipment, scuba diving lesson in pool. Free admission to Splash Water World where you'll find water attractions and a snack bar with drinks & 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.

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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4039 Recommend
4039 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Bambu to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
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wendyandden, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Mon Sep 24 10:18:09 EDT 2018
Could not get a seat in restaurant to many people not enough food went to fridges in the sports bar for 24 hour food all empty staff busy on phone shame payed a lot of money 3star at best not a place i would recommend

Fantastic!
Cathy C, Oshawa, Canada
Mon Sep 24 08:16:32 EDT 2018
this is our 3rd time at the Riu Bambu, and what a difference from our second time there. The Hotel has been completely renovated for the better, food was much better then before. The new look is beautiful! The entertainment Staff (SexyLove is hilarious) are so energized constantly, they keep you entertained all day long, mingle with the guests they make you feel welcomed. They do have quiet pools if you want more of a relaxing stay. Bartenders are alot of fun as well as super friendly...in fact Tavares remembered us from 2 years ago :) that was shocking as they see so many new faces every day! Only negetive thing i have to say is the little children should not be in the pool bar area at all...they splash around and pool water get in you drinks...they shoud put a sign up in that area. in the end so happy we cam back and so happy to haveing our wedding here in 2019.

Don’t waste your money!! It’s 3* at best
Wendy P, Rugby, United Kingdom
Mon Sep 24 01:18:24 EDT 2018
We came here for a friends wedding and chose to stay 10 days for our main holiday! There were about 30 of us in total. On arrival the staff were pretty friendly and helpful and our cases were taken to our rooms pretty quickly. We stayed in the Deluxe Room which was ok but wouldn’t say deluxe! Our rooms were cleaned everyday and we had fresh towels but that’s about it. Pretty much everyone in our party has had bad diahorrea. My husband has also had a virus whereby he was bed bound for a whole day with sickness, diahorrea and flu like symptoms. So it’s fair to say the hygiene is poor here. The groom in the party was so poorly their wedding had to be rearranged for the following day. It’s day 9 for us and my little boy has had a bad tummy for 5 of these days. The pool area is full of adults smoking and drinking it the pool. Drinking I can handle but smoking is disgusting! There are fag butts left around the pool and children swimming! Not acceptable in my opinion. The pools are also unclean. Also late night parties and swimming in the pool until the early hours is deemed acceptable! There is no security to control it. This is supposed to be a family resort not an 18/20’s. The food was distinctly average, meat over cooked and the menu was the same every day, even in the themed restaurants. However the variety at breakfast was always good just the quality wasn’t great. The Asian just smelt of fried food and was extremely salty! We were never asked if we wanted any wine or an alcohol beverage, just served water! You had to ask for wine! Children’s choices were rubbish, just over cooked burgers, hotdogs, chips, and some dodgy looking pizza. Again, same everyday! The entertainment wasn’t great! However the exercise classes always looked good. Only 1 snack bar on the resort and the sports bar was the only place to get anything late! However this was heated mostly microwaved burgers and nachos. Many of us had bad stomachs after consuming these. Locals were invited in at the weekends and completely overtook the place to the point where the beach was the only place to get some peace. Completely overcrowded in the pools and in general! Some of the staff were really pleasant, friendly and helpful whereby others were unapproachable and frosty! Other than the water park on site which was very good, there really is no children’s entertainment in the day at the hotel, my little one complained of being bored. There’s only so much swimming he can do. There is a kids area but no staff there entertaining any children! The beach was my favourite place in the entire resort! Yes a bit of seaweed about but they did their best to clean it up! Lovely soft golden sands and beautiful warm colourful Caribbean Sea. My best friend got married on the beach here and the wedding organiser Astrid was fantastic! The location was perfect and extremely tranquil! The reception venue was also on the beach in the neighbouring Macau which was incredible, the staff were fantastic too, in fact it made me envious of the hotel! This was by far the better RIU hotel.... We have a trip booked tomorrow so will be the first time we have ventured out as a family. Fingers crossed that’s ok! The dune buggy trip my husband went on was good until one of the parties buggy fell apart!! I literally mean fell apart! Only one day left and its fair to say we are ready to go home! This is our first Caribbean trip as a family and it has been disappointing! Its not 5* by any standards and I would say at best 3* however I won’t be returning to any RIU resort again.... I never leave reviews and hate posting anything negative but on this occasion I felt it was necessary.

Great place
Dreamer302213,
Sun Sep 23 19:32:16 EDT 2018
Had A fantastic time at this resort rooms fine, Food great. Weather fantastic. Only negatives would say of a weekend have locals turn up. Bar pool crowded with kids Splashing water into adults drinks when throwing balls around also people smoking in pool and ash and cigarette stumps in pool. Worth the value for money just be open minded when staying here as each to their own. Would return, staff do work very hard. Jeff & Elaine

Had a great time!
Ashley T, Guelph, Canada
Sun Sep 23 14:21:44 EDT 2018
Hotel was very nice! Clean, service was excellent. Beaches were awesome!! No seaweed at all except for last day and was very little. Entertainment at night I have to say sucked. Nightly snack bar was also garbage, left over hamburgers and sandwiches from dinner that were left in a fridge to heat up in 24 hour sports bar. Pools were big (all 3 of them) 2 had swim up bars, all were kept clean. No complaints with this hotel except for entertainment and night snacks . I would definitely rate this place a 4.



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