There is a new guy in town – Part 4: Dominican Republic

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Last week we talked about a vacation package from Vacation Express in Jamaica. This week, in the final installment of this series, I will give an example of a package they offer for a June 14 departure for six nights for a family of four in the Dominican Republic.

Riu Bambu is a completely renovated and all-new, all-inclusive, family-friendly hotel in Punta Cana. Part of the RIU Resort Complex, this resort offers guests a casual, friendly vacation experience, complete with an abundance of activities and amenities. Modern guest rooms and a tropical landscape fronted by one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic set the stage for the perfect family vacation, wedding, or honeymoon. There are seven restaurants, six bars, five pools, a kids club and wading pool for ages 4-12, full-service facilities, and activities for everyone. Relax or be active with a full-service spa and fitness center, water sports both motorized and non-motorized, and nightly fun and entertainment. And a disco will make the fun last all night!


All-Inclusive Plan


1000 Rooms

2 Floors

7 Restaurants

Family Friendly



5 Pools & 2 Kid-Friendly Swimming Pools

1 Jacuzzi

Riu Pool Parties

Splash Water Park


With the best destination for your Dominican escape, the completely renovated and all new Riu Bambu is located just nineteen miles from the Punta Cana International Airport, thirty-one miles from the beautiful town of Higuey, a mere 1980 feet from Caribbean Street, and directly on top of the incredible Arena Gorda Beach. This is the prime spot for the best combination of shopping and beach lounging. Caribbean Street is RIU’s popular dining, shopping, and entertainment strip. RIU guests will love this unique shopping and late-night entertainment area, which is strategically located away from the guest rooms and villas. Perfect for families, Riu Bambu’s family rooms can hold up to five people, and of the 1000 rooms in the hotel, seventy-two of them are now family rooms. They are bigger than standard double-rooms and are equipped with a sofa bed. These rooms even come with a special deal: the first child is free, and the second and third are both half off (with two full-paying adults). And, as part of the RIU Complex, there are shared amenities available to Riu Bambu guests. With the ‘Stay at One, Play at More’ concept, guests share many of the resort facilities, making the Riu Bambu an unbelievable value. Enjoy all the facilities at the Riu Bambu and sister hotel, Riu Naiboa (excludes dinner restaurants).

Splash Water Park

At Splash Water Park, the Body Vortex, a closed body slide that shoots you towards the pool, the Kamikaze, with impressive drops from various heights, and the free-fall slide, for experiencing a unique sensation, await you. Plus, kids will enjoy the children’s pool and attractions designed especially for them. Free entrance for guests staying within the RIU complex at the following hotels: Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Bavaro, Riu Naiboa, and Riu Bambu.

Riu Pool Party – Now Open

The RIU Pool Party is now open in Punta Cana! This new area will host large parties four times a week with local and international DJs, exciting lighting and sound effects, and four poolside bars (including a poolside bar and a snack bar). Each week will offer a Jungle Party, a Pink Party, a Neon Party, and a White Party, and every party will have its own unique vibe. These parties are part of the all-inclusive package and are open to all RIU guests 18+ staying at Riu Palace Macao, Riu Palace Punta Cana, Riu Palace Bavaro, Riu Bambu, and Riu Naiboa, so come out and enjoy the fun!

Total cost including air, transfers, and 4-star resort is $963 per person.

With all of that said, this may not be the best choice for your needs. Vacation Express is just one of the high-quality resources we have to plan your vacation, your way. Family reunions, vacations, and weddings can also be planned using one of these consolidators. Just ask, because “we have been there and done that”.


Prices were valid on December 01, 2019.

These resorts and this consolidator are identified as one of several that may fit your needs and were available for occupancy on June 15 for six nights.

Every client has particular needs and desires. We design vacations to your requirements.

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