We came here on July 12th 2012 for 2 weeks. Before coming for months since i booked the holiday i constantly checked on here for reviews and before going i was so apprehensive from reading all the things i had. I even tried calling first choice to see if i could change but they told me to ignore them and they're right!!
The people that moan on here are mainly americans or foreigners to be honest!!
The rooms are very spacious and 2 big beds put together, brilliant as i had a double to myself!
Sometimes never had hot water but it would be sorted shortly never lasted.
The beach is AMAZING!! Best ever, and even the pool is good, we did half an half as the entertainment is around the pool. They did a BBQ round the pool one day and cocounuts really good, BBQ was yummy!!
Always plenty of sunbeds so no need to have to reserve them the same with tables on a night time for the entertainment, which we noticed one night some foreign couple put there beach bag on the table near the front which annoyed everybody!! No need there are plenty of seats!!
The maids are lovely and we always had different things in our room. It was my 21st birthday while i was there and they decorated my room with balloons and did a big 21 decor on our bed.
The breakfast is nice, i had omelette most mornings just sometimes have to que.
We went across near the pool for our dinner as that seemed to be the better place during lunch.
On a night time in the normal restaurant they do different themes. mexican was my favourite by far but they are opening an ala carte mexican which will be lovely!! Always plenty to choose from, fish, veg, meat etc the pizza's are gorgeous!!!
We tried all the ala carte restaurants my favourite is definately the Hibatchi! Its like a chinese you would get at own eat all you want, beaut! We enjoyed the italian to, we went there twice.
Tried the steakhouse but didnt really do it for me but my boyfriend loved it!
The important part is the entertainment. Lovely lovely people! And they work so hard for so little! Truely do anything for anybody, the shows were excellent especially the Michael Jackson show. Say hi to Obama and Ashley!!
The bar next to the stage is the best bar to go, Fabian the manager is one of the nicest people you can meet, tip him and he will constantly look after you as he did us for the 2 weeks we was there.
We did the saona vip island trip which was fantastic must do trip as the beaches and the star fish are fantastic!!
The palace next door that is being redone looks amazing but by far Bambu is were all the fun and entertainment it.
Would i go back? Definate!!! Even if we was to stay in the palace we would spend majority of our time in the bambu due to the people and the fun!
Well worth our money, go and enjoy and take no notice of the bad reviews!! You cant please everybody can you :) x
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located in Punta Cana * Situated on Arena Gorda Beach * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Within the Riu Resort, along with the Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Taino and Riu Naiboa hotels * Main building and 1-story bungalow complex * Surrounded by 46,000 m2 / 50,300 sq. Yards of palm groves, adjacent to the beach * 50 km / 31 miles from Higley * 600 m / 1,980 ft. From Caribbean Street * 30 km / 19 miles from Punta Cana Int€™l. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Bambu Punta Cana
- Riu Bambu Dominican Republic