Hotel Overview

2019 Exceptional Value

Honeymoon: Welcome gift, small bottle of rum, king bed (based on availability), late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 spa credit per adult (restrictions apply).

Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/1-12/23/19).

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! 


Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana Airport : 16 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1999
Floors: 2
Total rooms: 560


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policies: Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 1512 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good times

    The hotel has some many options to enjoy. The pools are big and beautiful. Pools party are ideal for singles but not ideal for couples. Steak house is no longer a meet house, there’s just one option of meet. The rooms services are Averages. Beach is wonderful.

    Jun 01, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    No just no

    This hotel is not 5 star more like 4 The desk staff are not friendly at all check in is like a cattle market envelope give with room key and other bit and you are set on your way don’t know were you are going this is a big hotel and after a 9+ hour flight it’s not good got to room after 30 mins going in circle room are ok clean food is buffet style so dinner and tea is the same food in the main food hall staff in food hall are friendly pool is clean lots of people here everyday people arrive and depart so reception can be busy with luggage Walking to your villas can be far away and there is many sewage grids and the smell of poop is strong even in the rooms my husband is a football fan and champions league is on today in sports bar 100 people only room and there are 3000 guests so we asked for it to be put on big screen thay said no super bowl is big here so sorry for being English we are home in 2 days I Carnot wait I will never go to a riu hotel again

    Jun 01, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hotel is a joke not english friendly or football friendly

    Firstly this is not a 5 star hotel the reception staff are ignorant I’m currently staying at Rui Bambu in Punta Cana I’m English and want to watch the champions league final it is being shown on tv in sports bar this only holds about 100 people at best I estimate there will be well over 500 people wanting to watch the biggest football game of the year with 2 English teams in the final there is a projector in theatre onto a 155 inch screen which could seat everyone who wishes to watch the match but Riu hotels refuse to show the match on the big screen the receptionist told me super bowl was bigger this shows the discrimination to us English I will never enter a riu hotel ever again after the way I have been treated there is no complaints procedure at riu hotels as I asked to complain and was ignored

    Jun 01, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fabulous Hotel

    Well what can I say. Read the reviews before we went and was a little bit worried. Got there and it was fabulous. The location is lovely, the Staff and Animation Team work tirelessly. Its spotless and the food was great. The restaurants have so much choice and I must say that the Buffet restaurant was the best for us. The choice each day/ night is great. The Pool parties are seperate to the Hotel but within walking distance. Well worth a visit, we had a brilliant time. So much to do during the day. The Animation Team were busy with game's, zumba, dance classes, step classes and all done under cover near the beach. I cannot praise this Hotel enough, its been amazing.

    Jun 01, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best resort in Punta Cana

    I love the Riu Bambu. It is my first time at the resort.The staff are very friendly. My room was clean and soft beds too. I stayed at Villa 1. I enjoyed the entertainment and the food. I plan to visit the resort again next year.

    May 31, 2019
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