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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.
PLAYA DE ARENA GORDA • PUNTA CANA HIGUEY • DR
Barber / Beauty Salon Boutique Shops Car Rental Disco / Nightclub Physician on Call
Pools: 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.
Golf: • NEARBY • 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
Tennis: • Number of Courts: 2 • Outdoor Courts: 2 • Lighted Courts: 2 • Court Fee: No charge
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
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW ROOM 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
DELUXE ROOM 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.
Miniclub Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.
Children's Facilities PlayGround 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.'
Entertainment: very good
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Karen said, 'It was a wonderful vacation, relaxing with just enough activity. The beach was stunning, water warm and the most beautiful shade of aqua. There were plenty of palm trees to sit under.'
Pool: The pool was well maintained, clean, and very lively. Bar staff very fun!
Beach: The beach was stunning, water warm and the most beautiful shade of aqua. There were plenty of palm trees to sit under. The venders on the beach did not harass you and it was very pleasant.
Food/Drink: The overall food was delicious, with ample choices for everyone. Japanese restaurant was nice. And who can say no to a lime in their Margarita!
Entertainment: Excellent! All of the entertainment staff was enthusiastic, happy, and professional with just the right amount of encouragement to get people involved without being annoying. They are a fun group and do their job very well, and seem to enjoy it as well!
Accommodations: The rooms were clean and staff did a great job. The towel folding and fresh flowers are such a lovely touch.
Service: Very good service overall. The evening bar staff was very friendly, professional yet fun, singing, always making you smile. They seem to enjoy their job.
Overall: It was a wonderful vacation, relaxing with just enough activity.
Gary said, 'Enjoyed our stay very much. Beautiful sand beach and lots of palm trees.'
Pool: very nice
Beach: beautiful sand and lots of palm trees
Food/Drink: food was very good
Service: very good
Overall: Enjoyed our stay very much
Mark said, 'Would go again --- the best beach I've been on, beautiful.'
Beach: The best beach I've been on, beautiful.
Food/Drink: nice variety
Overall: Would go again
Larry dennis said, 'Got everything we asked for. Relaxing vacation...thank you...we will do another trip soon!'
Pool: beautiful and clean
Beach: wide with plenty of chairs
Accommodations: no complaints
Service: Got everything we asked for
Overall: relaxing vacation
Lauren said, 'The service was excellent, the room was very comfortable, and the beach had beautiful warm water and smooth sand.'
Pool: A little crowded.
Beach: Beautiful warm water and smooth sand.
Entertainment: The entertainment was funny/interesting.
Accommodations: The hotel room was very comfortable
Service: The service at the hotel was excellent
Overall: Everyone was nice and I had a wonderful time.
Nadine s said, 'The pool and room were very clean - overall a good experience and I would revisit.'
Pool: The pool was very clean
Accommodations: The room was very clean and spacious for my needs
Overall: It was a fair experience, I would revisit.
Angela said, 'We loved it! An unforgettable getaway. Already making plans for next year.'
Pool: Pool was beautiful! The swim up bar was awesome!
Beach: Beautiful! Plenty of chairs for everyone. Sun or shade that you desired..it was amazing!
Food/Drink: The drinks were fantastic! the food..was a bit on the strange side, as to be expected in a foreign country. The steakhouse was great!
Entertainment: Entertainment was pretty good.
Accommodations: Was very satisfied. The room was nice, but.the beds were kinda hard. We however were not there to sleep
Service: the service of the maids, and all of the staff was great. Everyone there went above and beyond to make sure that we were happy!
Overall: we loved it! an unforgettable getaway. Already making plans for next year.