We just got back on Sunday from this resort. It was amazing. I had read the reviews of others and was kind of skepticle. I went in with no expectations, but wow, was I blown away. We were in a deluxe room and they were kept clean, and fridge was stocked every day or every second. Depends on if we drank it all. You were given three 1,5 litres of water a day. The rooms were kept very clean, no bugs, always toilet paper, even gave extra. Bring your own face cloths, cause they do not have them. Also bring your own shampoo and conditioners, they do not provide them at the hotel. Clean shower towels replaced every day. We didn`t have any of the problems that have read in the other reviews. All of the staff were wonderful and couldn't do enough for you. The pool area was clean, as were the grounds of the resort. The pools were clean, as for people saying they were dirty. There was sand on the bottom, not a lot but hey you are walking in it all the time. The beaches are very close and beautiful. The foo was amazing. I only ate at the buffet, we didn't want to be on a schedule. They had lots to choose from every night. All the food is labeled so you know what you are eating. I stuck to food I knew i could eat. I have severe IBS. I never got sick from anything I ate. Lots of greens and fruit. The fruit tastes better than what we have here in Nova Scotia. Everything was very fresh. We had the time of our life, the entertainment was very good, the entertainers worked very hard all day and then again until 11pm. No one can say they don't work for every penny at this resortm because they do. I left money for tips instead of items. 2-3 for the maid and water boy and usually 1 -2 for every few drnks at the bar. The average wage per month is 250US a month. Extra is a bonus. If you are going to book excersions, do it through your rep. they gaurentee safety, and the food or drink you recieve during your trip also. So you won't get sick. You may pay extra, but it's worth every penny. We went on the Country express tour with Danny Boy. Amazing tour guide, and after going to a real DR home and farm we went horseback riding had lunch than went to the most amazing beach I have ever seen. We also went snorkelling on the happy hour tour. Our trip to the RIU Bambu was amazing and I can't wait to go back again. Oh and just a warning, go easy on the Mamajuana. ;)
- 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 Int€™l. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Bambu Punta Cana
- Riu Bambu Dominican Republic