Riu Bambu
Playa Arena Gorda
Higuey, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Distance from hotel to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), 21 miles (34 kms). Distance from hotel to town of Higuey, 6 miles (10 kms).  

Riu Bambu is a friendly, fun hotel located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Punta Cana which features 740 bungalow- style guestrooms with unique amenities such as RIU's renowned minibar and liquor dispenser. This wonderful resort offers a wide variety of fun-filled activities and sports options. Enjoy the lively atmosphere of nightly outdoor entertainment, night club and casino, while surrounded by inviting swimming pools and tropical vegetation. Includes a choice of fabulous restaurants and bars, plus 24 hour All-Inclusive (snacks and beverage) service. Riu Bambu will surpass all your expectations with action-filled days and nights.  

From the moment you walk through the door at Riu Bambu, you'll experience the welcoming spirit of the Dominican Republic. This hotel is located within the Riu resort complex in Punta Cana, just footsteps from the authentic Caribbean Street area. The sports, activities, food, drink and nightlife available onsite and within walking distance are literally endless. The resorts two impeccable swimming pools, tennis courts and six restaurants located throughout the resort complex make for both exciting days and nights that are sure to be unforgettable. With all-inclusive entertainment, sports and dining, your experience there will truly keep you coming back for more.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Aerobics
  • Aerobics (aqua)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Bar (snack)
  • Bar (swim-up)
  • Bars/Lounges (3)
  • Beach
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Billiards ($)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Car Rental ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Club
  • Children's Playground
  • Currency Exchange ($)
  • Disco
  • Dive Center ($)
  • Doctor (on call) ($)
  • Entertainment
  • Exercise Classes
  • Fitness Center
  • Floors (2)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Golf (nearby) ($)
  • Ice Machines
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Jacuzzi (outdoor)
  • Juice Bar ($)
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Meal Service (poolside)
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Multi-Sport Court
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Newsstand ($)
  • Parking Facility
  • Ping Pong
  • Pools (outdoor) (2)
  • Poolside Beverage Service
  • Poolside Grill
  • Poolside Meal Service
  • Restaurants (4)
  • Rooms (560)
  • Safe Deposit Boxes (in room)
  • Sauna
  • Snack Bar
  • Spa ($)
  • Sundries Shop
  • Taxi Stand ($)
  • Tennis Courts (lighted) (2)
  • Umbrellas (beach/pool)
  • Watersports (motorized) ($)
  • Watersports (non-motorized)
  • Wedding Coordinator ($)
  • Wedding Site ($)
Caribbean Street (gym no extra cost, disco entrance free but drinks at extra cost, pizzeria at no additional cost, billiards at extra cost, etc.) Internet Access (wireless)  

• WiFi will be available in the common areas and the Deluxe Room free of charge, 24 hours a day.  

• WiFi will be available in all other guestrooms for a fee ($). Pool (children's) Children's pool and water play area (98 square meters) ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Children's age break is 12 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2017:  

• Standard - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Deluxe - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite - 2 adults.  

• Family Room* - 5 adults or 4 adults and 1 child or 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children.  

*Minimum occupancy for this category is 2 adults and 1 child.  

2018:  

• Standard - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Standard Room Handicapped - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Deluxe Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Deluxe Room Connecting** - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children or 6 adults and 2 children.  

• Junior Suite - 2 adults.  

• Family Room* - 5 adults or 4 adults and 1 child or 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 3 children.  

*Minimum occupancy for these categories are 2 adults.  

• **Minimum occupancy for these categories are 4 adults.  

2019:  

• The 2019 maximum occupancies have not been received yet, utilizing the 2018 maximum occupancies as a guideline. This information is subject to change.  

Standard, (STD) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, two double beds, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.  

• Bedding: 2 double beds.  

Deluxe, (DLX) Modern and new decoration style, air conditioning, ceiling fan, king size bed, sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite flat screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with shower, by door separate toilet, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace. Free Wi-Fi available in the room.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed.  

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018 Standard Room Handicapped(*), This room has the same description as the Standard Room except the room is handicap accessible.  

Junior Suite, (JRS) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, two double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, bidet, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.  

• Bedding: 2 double beds. Accommodation amenities include: bidet.  

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018 Deluxe Room Connecting, These connecting rooms are two accommodations, being sold as one unit. For the room description, please review the Deluxe Room description listed above.  

Family Room, (FMR) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, two double beds, living room with sofa-bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double- sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Terrace.  

• Location: .  

(*) Denotes on request basis only, no allotment given.  

All accommodations include: hairdryer, crib (on request), ironing board, liquor dispenser, maid service, patio or balcony, radio, rollaway bed (on request), smoke detector, sprinkler system, telephone (direct dial), air conditioning, television (satellite), alarm clock, bathtub, ceiling fan and iron.  

Safe electronic in-room safe (lap top size)  

Mini-bar Fully stocked and regularly restocked.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Sports Bar, snacks & beverages available.  

General Opening Hours: 24 hours General Opening Days: Daily  

Chilli's Cuisine: Mexican.  

Colonial, Main restaurant, buffet style with show cooking, serving international and local specialties.  

Hibachi, a la carte restaurant, open for dinner.  

Cuisine: Japanese.  

Mama Juana, Lunch and snacks, during the day. Grill steakhouse, a la carte for dinner.  

San Angelo, a la carte restaurant, open for dinner.  

Cuisine: Italian.  

Please Note:  

• In the past specialty restaurants required reservations.  

• Effective immediately (November 2016) the specialty restaurants no longer require reservations. Guests will now be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve basis within the restaurant(s) normal operating hours.  

Add-On Package (Honeymoon and Romance Package 2017-2019) (back to top)

HONEYMOON AND ROMANCE PACKAGE 2017-2019  

Booking Dates: 01/01/2017 - 12/23/2019 Travel Dates: 01/01/2017 - 12/23/2019  

Package Inclusions:  

• Surprise welcome gift in their room  

• Small bottle of rum  

• King bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in)  

• Late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure)  

• Complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request)  

• A $35.00 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 minute), per adult, per person, per stay.  

• This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts  

Please Note:  

• Spa credit redeemable at Renova Spa Riu Palace Bavaro  

• Marriage certificate required. Must be issued within the past 90 days.  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Bonus Features (back to top)

 

Bonus Features  

 

• Towels  

• Use of fitness center  

• Use of tennis courts  

• Watersports (non-motorized)  

• Parking  

• Afternoon tea  

• Bottled water  

• Daily activities  

• Morning coffee  

• Welcome drink -1 Gala dinner per week  

• Complimentary entrance to Pacha night club.  

• Complimentary entrance to the Riu Palace Macao Casino.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

General Information  

• At least 1 person 21 years or over in every room during the months of February through May.  

• The remainder of the year, at least 1 person must be 18 years old or over in every room.  

Student Group/Spring Break Policy Riu will not accept any student groups throughout the year.  

Splash Water Park:  

• Where thrill-seekers will get to try out the most exciting attractions, like the Body Vortex, a closed body slide that shoots you towards the pool; the Kamikaze, with impressive drops from heights of several meters; or the free fall slide for experiencing the sensation of flying directly into the pool.  

Children will also have a blast at Splash Water World in Punta Cana, where they'll find a children's pool with slides and special attractions just for them.  

Excitement is guaranteed for all guests of the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Bavaro, Riu Naiboa and the Riu Bambu located in the Punta Cana complex, as they have free admission to Splash Water World to make their holidays with RIU Hotels & Resorts extra fun.  

Local Attractions (back to top)

Tourist Attractions Nearby:  

• El Coetecito Fishing Village: 6 miles(10 kms)