ClubHotel Riu Bambu

Playa Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | 3 star resort
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A travel blog entry by cklohm

We stayed at the Riu All-Inclusive resort in Punta Cana. Wasn't as nice as Sandals in the Bahamas but we had a good time. Loved the beaches in Punta Cana - the most beautiful I've ever seen.


A travel blog entry by vizcho


... are really bad quality and not worth what you are paying in terms of what you are getting. I didn't listen, I decided to buy things from there. It was pretty cheap, I didn't spend more than 20 things for 5 items. Some items seems more expensive then I though but it was worth it. It was close and it was alright.

Our dinner ...

Adiós Amigos

A travel blog entry by vizcho

... on the beach, took part in archery and step class. Eventually had lunch, by this time, we checked our flight again. Sad to say we couldn't leave yet. Our flight got delayed again because there was an incoming fog in Toronto. Which influenced the flight landing in Toronto. So none of the planes were able to land in Toronto.

We called Angel our tour guide, my friend at this time is really ****** because our flight isn't until 2 AM local time. However, ...


A travel blog entry by vizcho


... lion show that I keep calling, seals. LOL! oppzz.

But the rest of the day, I was just chilling with my friends by the beach and doing some of the free activities.

By night fall we had another "special dinner," it was the Mediterranean dinner. It was alright. It had seafood and pasta. Nothing really special.

Crunch Crunch

A travel blog entry by vizcho


... went up the mountain, and we look at the scenery. Let me tell you it is a sight you have to see. You don't get this type of mountain here in Canada, well from Toronto anyway. That is where I am from. As we continue we see reptiles (of course it is a bit cooler near the mountains) therefore, the reptiles can live in peace and it is easier for us (the Canadians). I was able to wear a long sleeve shirt without sweating to death.

Eventually we came around to having lunch.

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    TravelPod Member ReviewsClubHotel Riu Bambu Punta Cana

    Reviewed by ydfix99

    Super resort

    Reviewed Mar 1, 2014
    by (2 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Parfait pour une journée.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by carribeankid

    Great Stay..

    Reviewed Sep 14, 2012
    by (1 review) Ajax , Canada Flag of Canada

    Check out my video review of this resort and the Grand Palladium Resort on You Tube and my written reviews on Trip Advisor. I just got my IPad 3 and this program will do a live blog next year.

    Cheers, Rob..

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Historical Traveler Reviews ClubHotel Riu Bambu Punta Cana

    I Loved It!


    Five of us went to the Rui Bambu, in Punta Cana. The food, service and hospitality was excellent! During the two weeks we were there. I had a body massage for twelve of the 14 days, five facials and three body wraps. Six of the massages were at the beach and the other six at the spa. It was a great two weeks of relaxation and laying in the sun.

    Since my occupation is haridresser/esthetician/heath practitioner/reiki therapist, it was so nice just to be pampered and rejuvenated, myself.

    I had two gallons of water delivered to my room every two days and with plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, I was totally renewed when I came home.

    I am definitely going to do that again for sure.

    Great Vacation


    one word: 'amazing'

    Great vacation


    Best vacation ever.

    Best holiday ever!!!!!


    We spent a perfect week in hotel RIU BAMBU and can't wait to return! Everything, from food to the appartements, was excellent and animation couldn't be better! The large buffet was more than we ever expected. Reception staff was always very helpful. The beach is clean even tough the hotel guests always leave their plates and empty glasses down there (something we can not understand!!!!) The pool with lots of palm trees is wonderful....and bar men are not just cute, they are also very attentive and smile all the time!

    In reference to all these points we are already planning our next vacation at Riu Bambu....and we promise we will stay longer than just one week!!!!!!

    Still dreaming...

    Nicole K. and Monika L.

    Riu Bambu - Awsome


    June 15th - June 22nd

    Just returned from Riu Bambu and had a blast. I will rate topics from 1-10 (1 being poor and 10 being great)

    Beach: 9

    Clean Ocean: 10

    Pools: 9

    Service: 9

    Rooms: 10

    Entertainment: 9

    Food: 10

    Bar Service: 10

    Night Life: 5

    Single (?): 1

    Couple/Family (?): 10

    Overall: 9.5

    I strongly suggest this resort, you will have a great time.

    Staying at Riu Bambu


    Having read a couple of negative reviews of Riu Bambu, I was apprehensive about my visit. The resort was very well kept and clean. Linens and towels were of good quality and condition and quite clean. The food buffets were clean and beautiful and changed for fresh every 1.5 or 2 hours. It is possible to eat oneself into oblivion here. THe buffet does not change much from day to day, but the selection is adaquate, and the presentation attractive. While the tap water is not potable, ample bottled water was available everywhere at no cost. If you are a heavy drinker, you will be in alcoholic heaven during your stay. Non-alcoholic fruit drinks are also always available. None of my group got sick, which is contrary to the experieices of those staying at other resorts. The rooms were large enough, and offerred private balconies. The grounds, overall, were beautiful and immaculate. The pool areas were clean and lovely. The staff was quite nice and accomodating. While safes are provided ensuite, I never used mine, and found the staff to be honest and professional. The beach was clean and large, and offerred many palm trees for shade. The SCUBA staff was nice, but the boats were too small/primitive, and the reefs are dead, with few fish. Turbidity was high. Rides to dive sites were more like 25mins than the 5 mins promised. They should not allow heavy fishing in SCUBA areas, as there is just nothing left to watch. The rental equipment was SCUBAPRO, and in great condition. No night diving (it's their law!!!). I would certainly return, but not for the diving. Nightly entertainment was available, but weak. Immigration, both coming and going, was pleasant at the airport there. We did not leave the resort, as to me, poverty looks the same everywhere. The guests seemed a fairly even mix of Germans and Americans.

    RIU Bambu Slipping on Food Quality


    Six of us have just returned from a one week all inclusive vacation to Riu Bambu in Punta Cana. All of us have been to Riu Hotels several times in the past and are therefore very familiar with the standard and expectations.

    RIU Not Up To Speed


    My husband and I just returned from a 4 night stay at RIU Bambu in the Dominican Republic. We booked an all-inclusive vacation through Vacations Express. I have booked two previous Mexico trips through this company, and found them to be excellent. This trip was much less organized. Every leg of our flight was delayed, and our seating assignments were meaningless--the flight attendants told everyone to take the first seat they could find. We were first in line, so it wasn't a problem for us--but other families couldn't sit together despite their seat assignments to do so.

    RIU Excellence


    We return from our second year of a family vacation at the RIU Bambu, Punta Cana Dominican Republic. Everything was very much five star. The rooms were kept spotless, the food was a wide selection and plentiful. The resort facilities were tremendous and the beach was one of the most wonderful we have experienced.

    Riu Bambu- The best vacation ever


    I just arrived home January 19, 2001 from the Riu Bambu. I had the best time of my life. The staff at the hotel would give you their cloths if you asked for them. This was by far my best vacation. As soon as I returned home I booked another trip in June to the same resort. The food was excellant. I found the food not at all repetitive, there was no possible way you could eat everything so I found no repitition. All you can eat lobster, shrimp, dessert. It was great. I never once saw a piece of garbage float around the resort. The staff tried there very hardest to understand you and help you. The prices were very affordable. I did a different activity everyday, horseback riding, snorkelling, parasailing, diving, merengue lessons. The best vacation I have ever had , highly recommended.

    TripAdvisor Reviews ClubHotel Riu Bambu Punta Cana

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good