The Riu Bambu has five outdoor pools and a kids’ splash spot. There are seven restaurants to weigh up, and bars which range from poolside numbers to evening entertainment venues. Tennis and volleyball courts share the sports mantle with a multi-use pitch, and there are tonnes of watersports to pick from on the beach. Spa treatments are on the cards courtesy of the neighbouring Riu Palace Bavaro.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Whack a tennis ball back and forth on the hotel’s floodlit court, get a game of World Cup going on the multi-sports pitch, or spike and serve your way around the volleyball nets.
Down on the beach, you can get your feet wet with watersports like windsurfing*, kayaking* and snorkelling*. You also get a free introductory scuba lesson, which takes place in the pool.
- Riu Fun4All sports and entertainment programme
- Beach Volleyball
- Beach games
- Tennis courts*
There are 4 tennis courts in the resort, and 1 tennis court in the hotel.
- Scuba diving*
Intro lesson available in the pool. There's also a PADI and NAUI diving school* if you'd like to learn more.
- Snorkelling equipment
- Water polo
- Multi-sports pitch
FOOD & DRINK
Fill your boots in the main buffet restaurant, which chops and changes between international spreads and theme nights.
The rest of the dinner line-up’s like an international who’s who. There’s an Italian à la carte, a Mexican place and a steakhouse, to name a few.
- Mexican Buffet Restaurant
Come the evenings, the poolside restaurant turns into a Mexican themed affair. You'll need to book to eat here.
- Colonial buffet restaurant
For buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with themed buffets three times a week with the option to dine outside on the terrace.
- Mama Juana poolside restaurant
Open for breakfast, and snacks throughout the day. Becomes Mexican restaurant at night.
- Asian restaurant
Make a reservation to enjoy the Asian dishes on offer from the buffet.
- Italian à la carte restaurant
This à la carte serves buffet starters and dessert.
- Swim-up bars
There's the Surfin' bar, Blue bar, and The Sand bar, which are all poolside.
- Azucar lounge bar
- La Plaza bar
Enjoy drinks on the terrace.
- Sports bar
- A la carte dining
A la carte dining is available at the Steakhouse, Italian, Kulinarium, and Spanish restaurants.
- Steakhouse restaurant
- Spanish restaurant
This à la carte Spanish restaurant serves buffet starters, and dessert.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
If you’ve got a hankering for some R&R, pop to the Renovo Spa at the neighbouring Riu Palace Bavaro. You can pick from a bumper trove of treatments, and there are beauty and hair salons where you can book in.
- Spa at Riu Palace Bavaro*
- Steam bath at Riu Palace Bavaro
- Fitness classes
There's group fitness activities in the RiuFit area on a daily basis.
In the bar, a sea of latte-coloured armchairs fans out in front of the main stage. Pick a pew, and you can settle in for music, dance and acrobatic shows.
Catch the latest game in the sports bar, which comes with football shirts, flags and scarves plastered across the walls and ceiling.
- Riu evening entertainment programme
The entertainment programme plays host to live music and shows every evening.
- RiuLand Kids' Club
There's daytime entertainment for 4-7 and 8-12-year-olds. Supervision is required.
- Pacha nightclub for over 18s
You'll get free entry here unless there's a special event. Just so you know, drinks aren't included as part of your All Inclusive package.
- Riu4U Club - for teenagers
This is a daytime entertainment programme for teens aged 13 to 17, and it's offered several times a week.
- Riu Pool Party
There's adults-only pool parties in the Riu Resort several times a week.
Nothing’s done by halves on the pool front. The main one features a grand staircase, which melts into the water, and a swim-up bar busts out summer hits.
Sunken loungers can be found at four of the pools. There’s also a splash pool for sprogs, with a toadstool waterfall, mini-flumes, and cartoon-style shark and fish slides.
- 5 outdoor pools
These large outdoor pools make for a great swim, and two pools are complemented with a swim-up bar and in-pool loungers.
- Childrens' pools
One of the childrens' pools has a waterslide for the little ones to have fun on.
- Pool towels
- Splash Water World
You'll have free access to the new Splash Water World at the RIU Naiboa hotel which will feature a variety of slides. Just to let you know, there's a minimum height of 1.2m for the bigger slides, but there's a pool with smaller slides for the little ones, too.
- Money exchange
- Free Wi-Fi
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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