Riu Bambu Hotel
This decadent, contemporary property has five wonderful pools to choose from, and benefits from an idyllic beach-front setting that makes it perfect for weddings. The pools really are the show-stoppers at the Hotel Riu Bambu, with two of them boasting swim-up bars – one even has an elaborate staircase leading to the water. There are a host of sports on offer, together with spa treatments, four excellent restaurants, and two vibrant bars. Live entertainment is on tap in the evening, and it’s only a short walk from all the action on Caribbean Street. It really is quite a place.
Overview of Bavaro
The beach is long, the vibe is chilled, and the sea is ridiculously blue. Holidays to the Dominican Republic don’t come more idyllic and laid-back than this! Bavaro is a small place, yet still packs in miles of unspoilt white-sand beaches, populated by water sports enthusiasts, beach bars and blissed-out bathers. Coconut palms and mangroves line the sands, which only adds to the stunning, almost ethereal feel of the place. The luxury properties edging the sand, like the Riu Bambu Hotel, provide simply epic panoramas of this naturally-beautiful spot…you’ll never want to leave.
Things to do in Bavaro
There’s a world of water sports on offer along the huge stretch of beach, and fishing trips are a big deal here, too. There are lots of street vendors around if you want to pick up some souvenirs, while Palma Real Shopping Village is the place for more up-market gifts. Downtown Bavaro is good for late-night bars, and it’s not far from the Hotel Riu Bambu, which comes in handy after a night on the tiles. A little further out is Punta Cana, home to a festival every November that’s full of eclectic music and street performances inspired by cultures from all over the Caribbean. In essence, Bavaro is a small place that punches well above its weight. The beaches are alive with fun in the sun, and the landscape is both dramatic and idyllic. The melting pot of Caribbean culture makes for excellent cuisine, inventive cocktails, and an infectiously-chilled, and charmingly-unfussy, vibe.