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!


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 1702 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I arrived to Riu Bambú on July 28 and I was there until Aug. 04 The costumer service was wonderful!! from the Cleaning service to the bartenders everyone was pleasant but for the first time in my life I experienced the way someone tries to shake you down in a very polite way. Mr.Gillermo de la Cruz was the Manager at Riu Bambu at that time and he make a little misunderstanding a big deal and even thought my 3 cousins and I apologized like 5 times for something that we didn't do but we were willing to apologized because we felt we weren't in our country and he was threaten us to get my cousins arrested and we didn't know why??? he will still going on about : what are we going to do about this? how are going to fix this?? and we were ... fix what??? what do you want from us??? Mr. Guillermo de la Cruz got tired that no one offered him money and let my cousins go. Dispeackleble way to shake people dow!

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice resort

    My son and I decided last minute to come here over March break. On arrival, the grounds were nicely kept and our welcome staff greeted us with a friendly attitude. After orientation, we were directed to building 70. Our room was on the top floor and very clean with two double beds. After a day or two we noticed washcloths were not showing up and had to pester the front desk for them to send them almost each day. That was a bit of a pain. We also found that the shower really had no privacy in the room. So my son and I took turns coming up to the room to shower. The cleaning staff were efficient and they stocked the fridge regularly. The balcony was nice with a view of the pool area. We explored the grounds and figured out where all the restaurants are, towels etc etc. Our first meal was at the main buffet. They had quite a selection and food was quite good. Staff were very friendly, the pool area was not too busy and the bar area had everything we needed. I’m a sailor and enjoyed my daily sailing while my son chilled at the pool. The beach is really. Ice, but depending on the time of year, there will be seaweed building up on shore. The evening entertainment was the biggest disappointment. We ended up playing bingo each night and really had nothing else’s to do the rest of the night but sit at the bar area. We tried all the restaurants and were really not disappointed with any. The Mexican and tapas restaurants were hidden behind the Colonial and we found out about them near the last day of our trip. I’d say the overall experience was good.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    This guys knows what they are doing, they are so professional that we felt pleased with the different excursions we have done I recommend this guys Jose Arias & Denis Ramos, as my wife said they are wonderful

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Super, Amazing and brilliant!

    Stayed here for two weeks in 1404. Rooms spotless, spacious and always clean. Pool party for children was totally amazing! Entertainment in the evening was amazing and the team work so hard. Pools lovely, never a problem getting a sunbed. Beach beautiful. There us seaweed but this is part of the ecosystem! I loved this holiday and can't wait to come back. The holiday has inspired me to learn Spanish! Visited the spa for a massage which was great. I'm really sad to leave, thank you Riu!

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Average at best

    This hotel looks beautiful. The grounds, the public areas are all clean but the pool areas are vile. No one cleans the said areas. No one is forced to get out of the pools to Allow for cleaning. The rooms are basic, with very little room but functional. Although I had a fab holiday, the food although repetitive (as it is in every AI resort) was nice. General areas clean as was room. I just would not return for the pools areas are filthy as are the pools. Full of bugs which I appreciate can’t be helped but not once had I seen any one scoop em out like at the many other riu resorts I have stayed at in the Caribbean. It’s a beautiful resort and silly issues let this resort down but until the said issues are addressed I would not return nor would I recommend it

    Aug 10, 2019
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