Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added 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!

Location

Punta Cana - Beach
Punta Cana Airport : 16 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1999
Floors: 2
Total rooms: 560

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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 1837 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Bambu

    On arrival the wristbands were put on efficiently but we were left to look at the map to find the room. The room was kept clean but was tired, our air con dripped onto the floor day and night... They "fixed" it twice... We had to put towels on the floor.. Also the toilet was leaking ( room 2510). The complex is huge, the pools are big, the swim up bar was dirty, people not moving out of the water all day.. Lots of people smoking in the pool, disgusting. Staff in the Colonial restaurant were friendly... All Inc food was a bit samey after two weeks, the other restaurants weren't air conditioned and thus uncomfortable to eat in. Entertainment staff worked very hard... We loved "Doris" the dance teacher.. Thank you! The evening shows were poor. The pool parties were fantastic, great light shows and outfits, dancers... Brilliant, we had a great time at All of them. The bar service was very good but we noticed some people were getting served under the counter drinks (premium brands) locals and big tippers? We were not happy about being treated differently. The beach was stunning.. Plenty of beds.

    Oct 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing holiday. Definitely recommended

    It’s our last day at this wonderful resort. We can honestly say it’s been one of the best holidays we have had. The food has been delicious with a variety of 7 restaurants to choose from. We especially liked the Asian and Steak house. The drinks are served in real glasses at the main bar and we cannot fault the cleanliness. The staff work tirelessly to maintain this huge resort working day and night cleaning and maintaining the beautiful gardens. We upgraded to a deluxe room which was well worth the extra money. We had a room right next to the beautiful beach and pool. Our room was cleaned every day with fresh towels and bedding. The air con and ceiling fan kept our room lovely and cool. There is no kettle in the room so we took a travel kettle and used the tea and coffee sachets from the restaurants. Thanks Riu and your great staff for making our holiday one to remember 🤗

    Oct 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Stay

    Helpful staff, great choice of food, beautiful resort - what’s not to love? Had a lovely time there for our anniversary. But recommend this particular Rui, staff helpful especially Lopez at reception. Nothing was too much trouble

    Oct 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ignore all bad reviews

    We stayed here as a couple for 1 week from 25th sept. We were worried about the reviews after booking but decided to go ahead with our holiday anyway and I am so glad that we did. The hotel was exactly what we hoped it would be, it was immaculately clean, modern and all staff were as polite and helpful as possible. The food was actually the best all inclusive that I have eaten, we went to different restaurants each night and all were delicious. Our favourite was the steak house (you do have to book) they could not do enough for you before you had taken the last sip of your drink another was put down in front of you. Plenty of activities to join in throughout the day if thats what you enjoy doing e.g. water polo, darts, water aerobics, volley ball etc and if you are not into this there are hundreds of sun beds at the pool and the beach where you can relax.The pools were clean and you could see throughout the day they cleaned the filters. The beach was beautiful, we got up one morning at 6am to the sunrise and seen about 10 RIU workers cleaning the sea weed up off the beach for the day ahead - this was done every morning and not once was there any litter on the beach. The entertainment of an evening lacked a little bit would have been nice to see a band or something like that but there was enough pool parties/evening excursions to keep us occupied. The reception staff checked us in and out as quickly as possible. We did get locked out of our safe once and the maintenance man was in our room within 5 minutes to get us back into it. If I could only change one thing about our stay at the Riu bambu it would that we had booked to stay for longer!! If you hesitant because of the bad reviews, please do ignore them this place is amazing.

    Oct 09, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lovely beach

    Sadley the Rooms are tired and it feels slightly like Butlins everyone wandering around on arrival trying to find rooms as blocks are muddled up . Booklets and signs have incorrect info e.g. Italian restaurant is now Mexican but nothing states this. Most of the resturaunt you can just walk in to only it would have been nice if they had Aircon as it was uncomfortable to eat in them . The 24 hour sports bar could do with some settees and the food could be a lot better . You have to queue outside the steakhouse by the pool which I though was quite bad didn't do much for the look of the place , should of had a booking system up by lobby Rooms really could do with a revamp shower rails hanging off wall wardrobe doors coming off not a goood look for a Rui hotel although it's looks like all the public places have been done so no fault there Majority of staff ignore you especially in the speciality restaurants trying to get a drink in these is pathetic apart from the same few who always had a smile for us . Beach is fab loads of beds all under palm trees very clean although there should be someone in charge of taking the broken sun beds off the beach . Bar staff down by beach were great , entertainment team worked hard . Pools were great . To sum up this is not a 5* hotel if you do go book a junior suite and be prepared to wait for drinks

    Oct 09, 2019
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