Riu Bambu

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
All-Inclusive • Family of Five
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Exceptional Values!
Golf: 50% discount at Punta Blanca Golf. (Reservations required; restrictions apply.)

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... Read More

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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 and sofa bed. Balcony. WiFi ($). Accommodates a family of 5.
2 Queen Beds
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Sofa, Hair Dryer, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite

Junior Suite offer two double beds, living room area with sofa, and a balcony. WiFi ($).
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite

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:
  •  Family room is one room with two double beds and a sofa bed
  •  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:
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.
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.

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.

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Our Average Customer Ratings (based on 20 reviews)

Lori ~ James City, PA

Entertainment: too late at night, they should start earlier especially with the kids show

Lori ~ James City, PA

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!

Kemal ~ Bronx, NY

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.

Jeffrey ~ Arnold, MO

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.

Monricko ~ Upper Marlboro, MD

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
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