Riu Taino Punta Cana - Closed

Note: The Riu Palace Bavaro is the new hotel in the property

The Riu Taino Punta Cana is a hotel that is part of the Riu complex. It is located around 30 km away from the airport and 50 km away from the city of Higuey.

The complex is formed by other Riu hotels: Riu Naiboa, Riu Melao, Riu Taino, Riu Palace Macao, and Riu Bambu. This hotel is a 4.5 star hotel and it has 620 rooms. The tourists that go to the Riu Taino the most are families with teenagers. The place is near to the Caribbean street and is a short walk from the Arena Gorda beach.

Star ranking of hotel      Couples oriented?
Overall service      Family oriented?
Room quality      All inclusive?
Overall entertainment      Facilities quality

The Riu Taino all inclusive Punta Cana is a 2 stories bungalows-style and is surrounded by lots of vegetation. On the bad side, no spring-breakers are allowed.


A typical guestroom in the Riu Taino Punta Cana consists of a couple of beds usually one queen size and one twin bed, some cozy chairs, a couple of cabinets, and the bathroom of course. You will have a balcony/terrace to view the great vegetation surroundings of this hotel. In the rooms you can find central air conditioning and ceiling fan. Also the daily maid service will keep your room and bathroom clean, so don't forget to leave a tip if the service is good.

The mini bar and liquor dispenser are provided too. In the rooms there's also: a hairdryer, telephone, radio alarm clock, satellite TV, and the safe to keep your valuable items. The suites guestrooms include carpeted floor in the bedroom area and a living room. All this stuff is included, without an extra charge.

Pool and Beach

The Riu Taino Punta Cana hotel has a significantly big pool and a children's section. This one is surrounded by lots of tropical vegetation, giving the illusion of a Dominican village.

The beach is called Arena Gorda and is shared by the other Riu hotels as well, you can expect a crowd in there. With the white sand beach and breathtaking turquoise waters you will want to relax for a long time. Remember to get up early and find a  lounge chair in a comfortable spot. This famous beach is really astounding, making it one of the main attractions of the Riu complex.


At the buffet there is available full breakfast and a variety of food including: pizza, pasta, fruits, and salads when eating lunch and dinner at the buffet. 

At dinner you can eat in the Las Arecas restaurant for regular buffets and special themed buffets twice a week. Or you can go a la carte with: Italian food, La Yola, or Asian cuisine (remember to dress appropriately). On the last restaurants reservations in advanced are required.

If you want to try something different from the Riu Taino Punta Cana you can go to other restaurants located on the Riu Complex, with the exception of the Riu Palace Macao and the Punta Cana Riu Palace.


A lot of activities are available on the Riu Taino Punta Cana hotel like going on tours and of course shopping. On water sports there is included: windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There are four tennis courts in the Riu hotels, perfect for a good workout. Also volleyball, gym, sauna, golf course (for an additional fee) are good options for having an incredible time at Punta Cana.

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