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Riu Bambu - Punta Cana

Family of Five, All Inclusive
7 Nights • from Detroit, MI departing Jun 14, 2014details
*Prices shown above are per adult including all meals, drinks, taxes, tips and transfers unless otherwise mentioned. Prices may vary from when posted so act fast!

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A superb beachfront Resort with a flair for decor and ambiance is located next to the Riu Palace, on a seemingly endless white beach. The name Bambu (bamboo), is a theme which creates a magical and exotic experience. The Morrocan style architecture, with mosaic domes, archways, and white columns with fanned palm trees, adds glamor and distinction, as a fine quality Resort. A magnificent pool with swim up bar shaded by another dome, faces the Caribbean.The lobby is sunshine yellow, with woodwork crafted and carved, and great hanging baskets of ferns and flowers. Comfy wicker and bambo couches covered with banana leaf patterned cushions, and the slow motion of overhead ceiling fans, with the coolness of tiled floors, is a welcoming tropical setting.


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.



Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Physician on Call

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.

  •  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

  •  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


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, guests have exchange privileges with Riu Naiboa (excludes dinner), WiFi area in the lobby area (90 consecutive minutes are complimantary per device).

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  


Drinks at the Pacha Discothèque are not included. NO spring breakers

Room Types

Two double beds, Bathroom with tub and shower, Balcony or terrace, Replenished mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, Radio alarm, Room safe, Free WiFi.
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite

Modern & new decoration style, King bed, Sofa or sofa-bed, Liquor dispenser, Flat screen TV, Room safe, Bathroom with tub and shower, Balcony or terrace, Free WiFi.
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite

Other Information:
  •  In-room liquior dispenser


Riu Bambu features 1 meal plan option:

All Inclusive
Guests staying at Riu Bambu enjoy exchange privileges at Riu Naiboa (dinner and Palace resorts not included)

There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Bambu:
Mama Juana - Two a la carte restaurants- Grill Steakhouse and Italian. Open for dinner.Reservations are required. Men are required to wear long pants.
Mama Juana - A buffet restaurant and snack bar. Casual dress.
Colonial - The main restaurant, serving buffet meals
La Pizzeria - Located at Caribbean Street. Open for lunch.
Caribe Grill - Located at the Riu Palace Macao. Serves snacks & lunch during the day and Gourmet restaurant for dinner. Reservations are required. Men are required to wear long pants.

Activities & Entertainment

Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Watersports, Tennis, Shopping on the Caribbean Street, Table Tennis, Aerobics, Waterpolo, Volleyball, Organized Activities.
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

Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: Fee varies.
Advance Notice for Babysitting: On request.

Our Average Customer Ratings (based on 17 reviews)


Pool: nice well taken care of, noisy people
Beach: white sand and blue water perfect
Food/Drink: very good
Entertainment: nice, would have liked entertainment to start earlier then 9:45
Accommodations: could not have asked for anything more! fantastic
Service: very good
Overall: exceptional, second time here at Riu Bambu would like to come back!


Pool: Swim up pool bar had a lot of young children in it.
Beach: The beach had no umbrellas over the chairs if needed shade.
Food/Drink: Food and drinks were not cooked or handled well.
Entertainment: Entertainment team was great.
Accommodations: Accomodations were average nothing that stuck out.
Service: Service was not good at all, everyone seemed unwilling and just not into their job or just irritated when asked something.


Pool: Small and overcrowded.
Beach: Very nice. Plenty of chairs. Did not feel like I hade to get out at daybreak to reserve one.
Food/Drink: Drink good. Food bad.


Food/Drink: Served the same meals every day. Need different varieties each day. Eating at the restaurant was really no different than eating in the dinning home.
Accommodations: King size bed was two fulls placed side by side. Wife and I either had to sleep on one full or individually sleep on opposite beds.
Service: Most employees didn't speak any english which made it very difficult to communicate. Need more bilingual staff members

Florence said, 'We had a great time! Beach was perfect.'

Beach: perfect
Food/Drink: great
Entertainment: very good
Accommodations: good
Service: good
Overall: good

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