I am currently on holiday here & have been here for just over a week so far. I honestly have no idea what people find to moan about regarding food etc. There is the main buffet restaurant and for breakfast there is a choice of various hot foods, continental cold choices like meats, cheese, bread etc. They also have things like chocolate croissants, omelettes, waffles & pancakes along with loads of other stuff. Lunch time there is a lot of choice in the main restaurant and the Mama Juana lunch restaurant where they have pizzas, pasta, burgers, fries, salad bar, fruit, desserts amongs other things. Evening meal you can choose from the buffet restaurant again with lots of choices, Spanish restaurant, A la carte restaurant, Steakhouse restaurant, Italian Restaurant & a Oriental themed restaurant so plenty to choose from and you do not need to reserve the restaurants you can just go as you please and sometimes they may have to put you on a waiting list if they have no spare tables but we haven’t had to wait too long for a table. The room is lovely and cleaned every day with new towels no cost for the air con or tv like some hotels. Mini bar is stocked up every couple of days which is great. Plenty of space within the room & lots of storage too. The safe is free to use & you can choose the combination yourself to lock it.
Majority of staff are very helpful and cheerful but some of them are not inclined to help the Spanish speaking guests but we have just ignored that as I have visited places in Spain before and know that they can sometimes come across as rude.
We have booked a few trips through our Thomson/TUI Rep who gave us 10% discount for being thomson customers. Would definitely recommend Saona Island as it was fantastic. The Boogie adventure is also a good fun trip & we’ve yet to go on our other two trips to Coco Bongos & Dolphin Explorer. The prices are reasonable for all trips & even better if you get discount from your rep. Plenty of activities going on in the hotel through the daytime into the night including water games, beach games & evening entertainment on the main stage. I definitely would recommend this hotel and would advise to take bad reviews on the chin as so far me and my boyfriend have had an excellent time & can’t fault anything. Any questions feel free to ask!
- 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 Intl. Airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Bambu Punta Cana
- Riu Bambu Dominican Republic