ClubHotel Riu Bambu

You’ll spend your days sipping cocktails at swim-up bars and sunbathing on the beach when you stay at the ClubHotel Riu Bambu.

Although the ClubHotel Riu Bambu is in a popular part of Punta Cana’s coast, it’s shrouded in 46,000 square metres of tropical gardens, so it feels pretty private.

There’s a beach right on the doorstep of this hotel. And not just any beach. The name of Arena Gorda translates as ‘fat sand’ and it’s a kilometre long.

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board. Snacks.


Unlimited locally produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Outdoor pool

The outdoor pool comes complete with swim-up bar and in-pool loungers.

Riu evening entertainment programme

The entertainment programme plays host to live music and shows every evening.


The Casino is at the nearby adults-only Riu Palace Macao.

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suite with balcony or terrace

These suites come with either a balcony or terrace, offering that extra space outside. You'll also get a double bedroom, an extra bed, and air-conditioning.

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Family vacation!

Wonderful stay! My family and I stayed July 8-15! After reading reviews I was a little bit scared but to my surprise everything was to our liking! The rooms were a little bit dated but who stays in the room anyway! The food was great something for everyone! The kids ages 2-4-6-8 had a great time at the kids club and kids pool! The beach was amazing! The grounds, the rooms and the beach were always clean! Could not have asked for a nicer staff always smiling and kind! If you are looking for it you can always find something wrong! So cheer up have fun don't let little things bother you remember you are on VACATION!!!!!More

tskwja, 40223

Very disappointed

This is the worst hotel we have stayed at after five visits to the dominican. check in service was good,we were shown where our rooms were. Rooms pretty standard, but bathroom too small,room cleaning very basic but tidy,towels smelt some days could do with new ones,had a few cockroaches and other bugs in room. Restaurants, make sure you book up at 7.30 in the morning to eat at the a la carte or you wont get in but they are not really a la carte, and you can only book three at one time, not impressed at all with steak house, and the mexican is only a help yourself buffet with a hint of mexican flavours, none of the restaurants had any back ground music or themes to do with the restaurants,just sit down eat and get out. the asian restaurant was the best of the bunch very nice but a bit salty as alot of the food was. The buffet restaurant was always very busy, breakfast was the same every day, usual cerials bacon eggs etc,trying to get a table in the buffet restaurant is hard work, not enough staff cleaning tables, you are standing around waiting for staff to clean them. Drinks, well depending on where you went, poolbar very roudy games all day, just people shouting, getting drunk. Main bar was ok quality of drinks not very good too sweet, coke was like water, beer was ok. Sports bar was nice and cool, snack fridge stocked up evry day burgers, sandwiches etc, this is 24 hours so if you fancy a snack in the night this is the place to go. Entertainment, well very dated, ok for kids . staff, generally most of them are ok could do with a few lessons in smiling. The beach was fantastic, spent most of our time there, plenty of sun beds. Overall would never go back to this hotel would rate hotel as 3 starMore

Natalie W,

very disappointed

This was my 2nd time at Riu Bambu, went last year with the family we had an amazing time. So we decided to go back this year :( we found the resort had gone downhill a bit, we were not crazy with the entertainment staff at all. We really missed the ones from last year...but the worst of all i ended the trip with Salmonella Poisoning!! Was off sick for additional week after our trip, i contacted the hotel directly and notifies them...and never got any acknowledgment back!More

Cathy C, 155003

Not the best Riu, but surely fun.

We stay in a lot of all inclusives and we love the Riu brand. Riu Bambu is so far the simplest of the ones that we stayed but it rates on top for best times. The festive atmosphere at the pool is contagious and we ended up making life long friends from different parts of the world that we still keep in touch with. Who new we would have the greatest time in the humblest of their hotels? Love it!More

sil1095, 60811

Anniversary & Summer Vacation

We selected this one through Apple travel. Keep in mind our travels before have been to Breathless which is outstanding. First off in all fairness the resort is very pretty. The rooms are clean and the room staff seems to be the best service that you have there. The "free" Internet however, please please read the fine print. You get 90 min "continuous" internet that is mediocre at best. And if you forget to shut your phone off it might just grab an email after yesterday's allotment is over and your asleep and when you wake up your done. There is multiple pools that are all equally pretty and accessible. However there are areas designated for kids and that's great. The problem is that in the swim up bar area the kids are like flies. Keep in mind I have 5, and 4 grandkids. I understand they love pools. Take them to their Own area. If you happened to have a beverage and were relaxing in the pool you might as well figure having pool water in it from all the splashing. No staff to even try and regulate it. The under age drinking was very obvious. The whole resort seemed to be understaffed and dealing with this kind of group I understand the stand off attitude you got from most. I work in the service industry myself and know exactly what the public can be. However if you take time to speak and smile they always did in return. Take a minute to tip and smile and you really make their day. An "all inclusive" doesn't mean that you don't tip in my opinion. The service outside of your room was non existent except for in breakfast area. We actually had to clean our own table off to have a place to sit down at the evening buffet. No air conditioning in the restaurants and they were better than the buffet. Men have the wear shirts in restaurants while it's a whatever goes for the gals. We were here from July 14, 2016 to July 19, 2016. Hope your travels are good.More

Kevin W,

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