- Access to a beautiful, private white sand beach
- Two swimming pools offering totally different vibes
- Kids’ club amenities for traveling families
This affordable, all-inclusive beach resort in Bavaro is a great option for anyone looking to enjoy great perks and service without emptying their wallets
There’s an abundance of kitschy charm on display at RIU Bambu in sunny Bavaro—a town situated just up the coast from bustling Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Far from other, flashier resorts in the area that always flaunt the newest and trendiest in design, the decor and entertainment at this RIU resort are appealingly retro, though the rooms themselves are spacious and sport private balconies and terraces. Of course, the lack of a significant update means most of the energy here is thrown behind providing an excellent travel experience, with access to a gorgeous white sand beach and a number of all-inclusive features—like complimentary alcohol “on tap” in the rooms—guaranteed to keep the party going all day long. Meanwhile, new restaurants Olé and Kulinarium serve creative tales on Spanish and Caribbean cuisine, respectively.
Other, family-friendly features here include a special kids’ club, as well as a large pool designed especially for children, perfect for younger visitors looking to socialize with guests in the same age range. Anyone looking for a pampering should also look for the spa facilities in the neighboring RIU resort property, which guests have free access to.
A stay in the Bavaro Beach area puts you very close to the fun and excitement of Punta Cana and the sleek Punta Cana International Airport. This popular east coast city is known for its high volume of world-class resorts, near-perfect weather year-round (with very little rainfall, there’s no bad time for planning a trip) and some of the most gorgeous beaches you’ll find in all of the Caribbean.
The capital of the republic is in historic Santo Domingo and makes for a worthwhile day-trip destination on the southern coast. For adventure seekers, a short drive south takes you to the East National Park, a wonderful, sprawling eco-park ideal for more experienced hikers looking to see a wide variety of the island’s unspoiled scenery and abundant marine life.