Bamboo Bay

Bamboo Bay, Jiyeh: Address, Phone Number, Bamboo Bay Reviews: 2/5

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Yasmin E
By Yasmin E
Good but it could be better!
Aug 2018
It is not the first time to visit Lebanon, but this time I wanted to come to the beach, my mom wore hijab, so we needed a place to be class enough and allow hijab too, my friend she is Lebanese and she recommended your place to us. It is so much similar to places located here at north-cost. the entrance is good, the beach and pool area are clean, and the music is chilly and motivated, also not so loud for those who would like to relax at the beach. My only concern is, the place is really expensive and doesn't provide anything! not even a bottle of water with each person, we paid 80000 LL for entrance and 20000 LL to have our own cabin of shower and to leave our stuff, the total was 100000 LL, which is 67$, with such amount at Egypt or Thailand or Bali or any other country, I should have one drink for free and the place should afford for me towels, shower and shampoo, specially that I took a private cabin. Also, you didn't allow any food or drinks to enter, even water while you sell water multiplied 6 times. I get a bottle of water from any place with 500 LL, while you sell them with 3000 LL! which is too much! Not only that, I didn't take a towel as I expect to find one over there, when I didn't find any, I have to buy a towel from your place, which was very expensive 30000 LL ( which equal 20$), and the quality is terrible, until now, I washed it three times and the fabric still goes on my skin, not only that, the colors got wasted! at least offer something good, no to sell any poor quality because you know people will have to buy it, it very indecent act for me. Another thing I didn't like at all that you close at 06:00 pm, which the perfect time to take photos for the sunset on the beach! Over all it was nice experience, the view and the water, pool and music were really good, but you need to reconsider either your prices or rules or services. I don't think I will be back again, cause we have similar places at Egypt with more reasonable prices, so... Good luck guys, nd consider my request please, maybe if you fix it, we will come again :)

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Yasmin E
Cairo, Egypt289 contributions
Good but it could be better!
Aug 2018 • Friends
It is not the first time to visit Lebanon, but this time I wanted to come to the beach, my mom wore hijab, so we needed a place to be class enough and allow hijab too, my friend she is Lebanese and she recommended your place to us.
It is so much similar to places located here at north-cost. the entrance is good, the beach and pool area are clean, and the music is chilly and motivated, also not so loud for those who would like to relax at the beach.
My only concern is, the place is really expensive and doesn't provide anything! not even a bottle of water with each person, we paid 80000 LL for entrance and 20000 LL to have our own cabin of shower and to leave our stuff, the total was 100000 LL, which is 67$, with such amount at Egypt or Thailand or Bali or any other country, I should have one drink for free and the place should afford for me towels, shower and shampoo, specially that I took a private cabin.
Also, you didn't allow any food or drinks to enter, even water while you sell water multiplied 6 times. I get a bottle of water from any place with 500 LL, while you sell them with 3000 LL! which is too much!
Not only that, I didn't take a towel as I expect to find one over there, when I didn't find any, I have to buy a towel from your place, which was very expensive 30000 LL ( which equal 20$), and the quality is terrible, until now, I washed it three times and the fabric still goes on my skin, not only that, the colors got wasted! at least offer something good, no to sell any poor quality because you know people will have to buy it, it very indecent act for me.
Another thing I didn't like at all that you close at 06:00 pm, which the perfect time to take photos for the sunset on the beach!

Over all it was nice experience, the view and the water, pool and music were really good, but you need to reconsider either your prices or rules or services.

I don't think I will be back again, cause we have similar places at Egypt with more reasonable prices, so...

Good luck guys, nd consider my request please, maybe if you fix it, we will come again :)
Written August 30, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MAT237
Beirut, Lebanon151 contributions
Great getaway
Jul 2017 • Family
Amazing family getaway and very friendly staff.
You can enjoy your time as a family in a full private and relaxing place.
Stayed for a month
Written August 22, 2017
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thenexxtadventure
16 contributions
Mediocre and expensive place
Jul 2017 • Couples
The plan was to spend the day there before catching a night flight, but we decided to leave just after two hours. Rave music non-stop and simply plain place.
Entrance fee was 40,000L.L (about 28 USD) per person. It doesn't include towels or access to shower facilities. Better spend your time and money elsewhere.
Written July 11, 2017
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Valerie
3 contributions
Unexpected food bill!
Jun 2017 • Friends
We have never left negative reviews in our life of a beach resort but this should be posted urgently. We have visited many resorts whether they were listed as fancy or modest ,but we have never experienced such a cheap way of stealing the customers.

Where do we start? As modest Lebanese citizens, we bought an online deal thinking that we were being smart and were saving money. But unfortunately, we were fooled BIG TIME! We had lunch at home then  went to bamboo bay resort in jiyeh. We ordered a bottle of water, 2 soft drinks,a carrot juice with some crackers and carrots. However, when we asked for the bill, we were extremely  surprised by the price :they charged 55 dollars including the nuts and the carrots for each person( we were four) !!!! And when we start arguing,then complaining about it  and we asked to fix the price, They refused to modify the check and said that this is not their fault since the waiter asked if the four of us want the crackers and we innocently accepted!!!! This is stealing at its best !!! We have never visited places with similar cases! We were fooled and will never go again there!  And we want to spread our bad experience on the social media to warn everyone not to visit the Bamboo Bay resort ever again!!!
Written June 27, 2017
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Jessica M
France13 contributions
Never ever again!
Jun 2017 • Friends
I was a loyal guest at Bamboo bay when they were still humble but let's be clear after my first experience at their place when it's Ramadan (meaning that the place is almost empty ) when the entrance on Monday or weekend is 40000ll without providing you any towels!!!!! With half of the menu not available !!!! With overpriced items not even generous and above all the services super slow to serve 3 pax on a rave music ambiance all day long???!!!!! That wouldn't be acceptable!!!!
But the last straw is when they oblige you to leave the place at 6 pm from the pool and the beach!!!!! Yes even the beach !!!! And if you don't want to leave they close the doors and you can't get ur car back!!!

So let's be clear.... 40.000ll for entrance without providing towels
Being on the beach , waiting for the waiter after ordering limited items on the menu that will cost you 100$ with wine and chips, and being obliged to leave at 6pm, i will advise to boycott this place and never put a foot there!!!
I wrote them the first time to complain they asked me for my number to discuss further .... never heard about them!
Written June 6, 2017
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Karim S
1 contribution
Amazing Place
May 2017 • Solo
its a nice place , i had fun with family and friends , the kids pool is good and safe for the children
Written June 4, 2017
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Maya K
Beirut, Lebanon49 contributions
Going back again very soon
Aug 2016 • Family
We went with kids, the kids pool is quite large, clean and most importantly in a an open area (not confined to a small area at the back of the resort ), unlike other resorts. The beach is few steps from the kids pool, so the kids were able to go back and forth many times. The personnel is very nice and helpful, especially the young men by the pool who got us mattresses, umbrellas, and were there all the time for our needs. The beach was lovely, the sand clean, but there was a bit of trash in the water, minimal which the resort can actually clean every morning. The kids had fun collecting seashells. The food was good, we had salads, burger and pasta, and it was better than we expected given that we were at a beach snack. The bathrooms were clean, however they miss dry changing rooms (they have ones that have showers in them). I will definitely go back to Bamboo Bay, my kids had a blast.
P.S: do not take any kind of food, not even small snacks, they will be taken at the entrance (to be given back to you at your exit).
Written August 22, 2016
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R K
15 contributions
Great beach
Aug 2016 • Family
Nice sandy beach with great service. Kids had a blast. Beach was clean. Cabanas/ terraces are a must. Life guards were attentive to kids.
Written August 7, 2016
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AM B
Beirut25 contributions
very nice place
Jul 2016 • Couples
we spent 3 days in a bungalow at bamboo bay, the place is calm and nice, clean and the staff are so nice especially "mahmoud" who works there, and the manager is also nice.
the beach was soooo relaxing and perfect for walking or running, and sunsets were amazing. we recommend it.
Written July 12, 2016
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Paul-Ambrose N
3 contributions
Last place to visit!!
Jun 2016 • Friends
Very bad experience, we were having a party over there where each person was charged 80$ including everything, VPS, food and barbque, open regular bar, pool access. At the end of the night the valet parking was charging 5000LL and when i asked the manager he said yes it is a special company that we hire!! The suites are sooo poor, dirty bedsheets, with broken bathroom. In addition too many other negative things that happened from the employees and the management.I wouldnt recomand, and wouldnt visit again
Written June 18, 2016
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