My husband and I were looking for a get-away to relax - enjoy some fun in the sun. We got the sun, every day the weather was perfect and the beach at RIU BAMBU is amazingly clean, white sand and great swimming in the waves - best part of the vacation.
The service was good, not excellent. The staff for the most part were very friendly although sometimes had the impression that we were bothering them. We got lucky with our waitress during meal times - we sat only in her section, it's amazing how one person can make such a difference.
Stocked fridge meant 2 beers/2 Pepsi stocked every second day. That isn't a true stocked fridge, we had to ask for additional beverages, twice.
The room was quite nice and clean, no musty smells. Beds were hard, pillows were hard but we got use to that. Everyday the room was cleaned which was very nice but we had to ask for soap a few times which was frustrating (bring your own soap).
What we liked the least - the main pool & pool bar area was full of kids. The kids pool was empty as they occupied the other pools. We never got to a lounging chair that are in the adult pool as they were covered with kids. Don't get me wrong, I love kids, I have kids. But they had the run of the pool area which was not relaxing. Even the evening entertainment started so late for all the kids performances.
What we liked the best - the beach, the ocean. Beautiful. We parked ourself at the beach everyday under the Bambu trees - very nice & relaxing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in Punta Cana * Situated on Arena Gorda Beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Within the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Taino and Riu Naiboa hotels * Main building and 1-story bungalow complex * Surrounded by 46,000 m2 / 50,300 sq. Yards of palm groves, adjacent to the beach * 50 km / 31 miles from Higley * 600 m / 1,980 ft. From Caribbean Street * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Intl. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Bambu Punta Cana
- Riu Bambu Dominican Republic