Tropical Paradise: A Guide to the ClubHotel Riu Bambu

Are you dreaming of a tropical island getaway? Is the beautiful Dominican Republic on your radar?

If it is, you’ve made an excellent choice. Stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, delicious food, and friendly locals await your arrival.

The only thing left to decide is which of the island’s 80,256 hotel rooms to choose.

Perhaps we can make a suggestion: ClubHotel Riu Bambu in Punta Cana. Join us on a journey through this glamorous 5-star property to see why it’s the perfect destination for you.

Ready? Let’s dive in!

ClubHotel Riu Bambu: At a Glance

Part of Spain’s illustrious Riu hotel and resort brand, Riu Bamba sits at the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic.

After a major renovation in 2017, Riu Bamba has reopened with a total of 1,000 guest rooms. Each room is equipped with flatscreen satellite TV, a minibar, and a liquor dispenser. There’s also free WiFi available throughout the resort.

Unlike some neighboring 5-star properties, Riu Bamba is family-friendly. In fact, the property is designed with kids of all ages in mind (but more on that later).

In addition to the beautiful Playa de Arena Gorda beach, the hotel boasts 5 swimming pools with swim-up bars. As a guest, you’ll also enjoy free access to the onsite Splash Water World waterpark.

Have we piqued your interest? Let’s take a closer look at all the amenities this Riu Punta Cana hotel has to offer.

Onsite Features You’ll Love

Riu Bambu’s guest rooms are modern and stylishly decorated in shades of blue and white. Many offer a living room, balcony, or terrace to ensure you have plenty of areas to relax.

Each morning, you’ll enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast. When it’s time for lunch or dinner, you won’t have to look far. The resort boasts 7 restaurants offering Spanish, Mexican, Asian, Italian, and Caribbean fusion options.

Ready to kick back and relax? You’ll have your pick of 3 poolside bars, swim-up bars, a lounge, or an onsite nightclub. And don’t worry—there’s a new gym next to the beach to help burn off those calories.

When you’re ready to have fun, your options are almost limitless. Head down to the beach for free access to snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, and pedal boats.

There are 2 tennis courts on the hotel’s property, as well as access to many nearby golf courses. Scuba enthusiasts can easily access coral reefs and marine wildlife right from the hotel’s beach.

When night falls, there’s sure to be live entertainment to enjoy around the property. During most of the year, it’s offered 7 nights a week. If dancing and partying is your thing, the Pachá discotheque is also hopping every night of the week.

Do you need some pampering on your tropical getaway? Enjoy a massage, facial, pedicure (or all of the above) at Renova Spa, just a few steps away from the resort.

What if you’re traveling with kids? You can book connecting or adjoining rooms to ensure Mom and Dad can enjoy some alone time too.

And speaking of kids…

Fun for All Ages

Most of the amenities we’ve discussed focus on adults, so what about the kiddos? From toddlers to teenagers, there’s plenty for young ones to enjoy at Riu Bambu.

There’s a free children’s club on-site offering fun activities for kids of all ages. Little ones will also love the playground, game room, and splash pool designed especially for them.

What if you’re traveling with teens? Don’t worry, the resort has something for them too. The RIU4U program was made for kids aged 13-17 and offers loads of opportunities for them to make friends and have fun.

The resort also has private babysitters available if Mom and Dad want to enjoy a day (or a night) out by themselves.

Things to Do Around Punta Cana

Up until now, we’ve only talked about things to do at ClubHotel Riu Bambu. There’s also a whole world to discover in and around Punta Cana and the rest of the Dominican Republic.

Take a speedboat tour around the island or a more leisurely deep-sea fishing cruise. You can also book a slot on the Punta Cana party boat and enjoy the all-you-can-drink open bar.

Are you an animal lover? Visit the Marinarium Marine Park or Monkeyland to see hundreds of local species. Or get up close and personal with a horseback riding excursion on the beach or fulfill your dream of swimming with dolphins.

If you really want to get away from it all, sign up for a day trip to beautiful Saona Island. You can get there by boat or, for the ultimate luxurious experience, a private helicopter!

These are just a few of the many awesome things to do around Punta Cana.

How to Get There

The Hotel Riu Bambu sounds incredible, right? So how do you get there?

The good news is there’s plenty of free on-site parking if you choose to rent a car during your vacation.

What if you want to leave the driving to someone else? You can arrange for a private airport transfer instead, leaving your free to lean back and enjoy the scenery.

Ready to Book Your Stay at Hotel Riu Bambu?

You have so many options to choose from when selecting a resort in the Dominican Republic.

We can promise you this much: You won’t be disappointed if you decide to stay at the ClubHotel Riu Bambu.

From kid-friendly activities to 5-star restaurants and spa treatments, there’s something here for every member of your family.

Are you ready to reserve your stay at Hotel Riu Bambu? Click here and we’ll help you with your reservation and transfers.

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