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Riu Bambu

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Our Opinion

Closer to a 4 star rating, Riu Bambu is an older hotel that has been renovated. Located on a great palm tree lined beach with a nice pool area. The new water play area with slides, waterfalls, splash pads and a wading pool is great for kids. Typically good food with Riu.

The RIU Bambu is a fantastic, all-inclusive beachfront resort with a lively atmosphere. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, it is just a stone's throw away from Playa Arena Gorda beach with its many watersports. It is one of the most popular properties with Canadian vacationers.

Location: Directly on the beach, 30 minutes from the Punta Cana airport and 5 minutes from the Caribbean Street shopping complex.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • MCT52 : Ipswich, United Kingdom
New Years break

We went to the Riu bambu for the new year, we had a wonderful time, the room was clean and was made up each day nice to have the fridge with soft drinks and beer in and the optics with rum and vodka in if you wanted it replenished every other day.We had no faults with the restaurants we tried them all, the three we liked the best were the large Buffett with waiter service and table cloths with a large variety of food to choose from the others were the Asian and the Italian these did get busy early on. The bars were well attended with staff so not long to wait. The beach was really nice with lots of sun loungers free to use.

  • iangunning : Blackpool, United Kingdom
great time

We went to the bambu begining of december there was 5 of us age range 48-67.we worried about the reviews on here but need not have we all had a brill time the food was great the staff very friendly the entertainment works hard you can have a fun time in the swim up bar or there are quieter pools to relax round.the beach is wonderful and the staff come down with trays of drinks free if you dont want to walk 2 mins back to one of the bars,the only problem we found was no cash machine on the site which we think they could do with.the trips are brilliant we will be coing back again this year .the free wifi was good

  • Radur1 : Essex, United Kingdom
Great Winter Holiday Resort

The whole family had lots of fun and activities to take part, in and around the resort. We had a great relaxing time in a Sun soaked island resort with great facilities and wonderful service and mouth- watering variety of food. Several restaurants on site to choose from. Clean beaches with the ability to walk over to other hotels on the campus to experience their ambience and comforts including food t some of thee Restaurants. All rooms had working A/C units as well. New Year activities were a laugh.

  • Kimberley S :
Great hotel but 4 out of 8 of us ill

The hotel is beautiful, the beaches were gorgeous...the rooms were clean (more on this later) was decent, lacked variety though. Out of the 8 travellers, 4 were very ill with gastro issues. I did notice that the cups in our room were not cleaned or replaced, but just turned back upside down and placed on the tray (very disconcerting after my little one was ill the night before). Spoke to some others on the plane and heard some other travellers were sick as well. Not sure if it was the hotel issues or a gastro flu, but made for a tense vacation!

  • Sammia J : Liverpool, United Kingdom
And friends

I loved every minute of this holiday! I went with my sister and her young son and our friend and her young son.I have just returned home and i can honestly say even though my purse was stolen (i think by a guest), our view was a construction site, there was no coffee provided in your room, and our rep managed to mess up our transfer to the airport; which meant we missed our original return flight which in effect caused work related problems back home, i still loved the actual place. The hotel was very clean, some rooms were older than others, therefore some rooms had modern designs others more tradition mahogany types, mesh doors on balcony torn and a little awkward but still the service, hospitality, poolside and evening entertainment, variety of amazing food and drinks made up for everything. The beach is so beautiful and i definitely plan to return. This hotel is great for friends, families and couples. I must stress how excellent the entertainment is the team do a superb job!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily (buffet & made to order food stations)
  • A la carte dinner at Italian Caribe Grill & Steakhouse (dress code and reservations required)
  • Pizzeria snacks & domestic drinks 24 hours a day (incl. house wine with dinner)
  • Day & night tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Games room
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba lesson in pool
  • Free access to Splash Water World in the Riu complex
  • Gym
  • Entrance to casino at Riu Palace (drinks extra)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to Pacha disco (drinks extra)
  • 560 bungalow-style guestrooms
  • 2 restaurants
  • 3 bars including Swim-up bar
  • 2 pools, and 1 for kids
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Water sports centre
  • Boutique and shops
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Pharmacy
  • Medical services on call 24 hrs (fee)
  • Golf nearby

Guest Rooms include:

  • 2 3/4 beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Stocked mini-bar
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Full Bathroom
  • Hairdryer

Kids Deal - Kids 12 and under stay and eat free when sharing with 2 adults. Max 2 kids. Limited availability.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy the Kids' Mini-club and supervised programs.

Stay at 1, Play at 3 - Receive full exchange privileges at Riu Taino and Riu Naiboa. Dinner restaurants excluded.

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Wedding Packages - Available, please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Riu Bambu
    Punta Cana,Dominican Republic

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ClubHotel Riu Bambu
Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.