Riu Taino

Playa De Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic | 3 star resort
Prices starting from $229.00

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A Day at the beach

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... for the most part we had a nice chat. Plus their accents are very different! I spent the whole day on the beach, swimming and snoozing in the shade. I had a late lunch of seafood and pasta. And for dinner went to a local place and had empanadas and yucca chips. Then went back to the hotel to chill out and pack ready for going to Santo Domingo tomorrow ...

Best Food Nap Ever.

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... the water was a bit choppy so I can see why they don't recommend it for people with back problems!

Our first stop was to see if we could spot any iguanas at some rocks - no luck unfortunately. Then we went strsight to a beach called Canto de la Playa. When we arrived there was already a small boat there but it soon left so we had the whole beach to ourselves. We had drinks and then I went snorkelling. The water is so clear ...

Adios Guaymate

A travel blog entry by vicky17

... There's also a nice terrace area where they serve breakfast and the shower, oh the shower! There's a proper shower head and after a few minutes I noticed there's hot water. To be honest I didn't like the hot water, in this climate a hot shower is the last thing you want! But it was an amazing shower - best yet! Tomorrow I go on a tour to Isla Saona. When I've visited Bayahibe before ...

Nothing much to report......

A travel blog entry by jaseandgill


... picked a bed under a woodpecker who was making a best / hole in the tree and every so often we got covered with the debris he was kicking out the hole. We also watched a wierd beetle / flying thing for some time hoping woody might eat him. As is the norm I was bitten within 30 mins of arriving and am now sporting a multitude of munch marks and scratching furiously. I forgot the anti histamine but there's a ...

The best vacation we've ever had to date

A travel blog entry by whatmeow


... things ill detail later.....so bill asked to verify if we had a high up to see the ocean, the check in dude saw the room we had, and kind of got quiet, took bill aside and said 'it is like a palace...very nice room' and then it was almost like we immediately had snap to it attention hahahahaha. they then walked us to the club room where we finished our check in, and then lead us to our room. and OH MY GOSH was it huge!! 2200 sq feet bedroom suite, 2 jacuzzis (one in bedroom other ...

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This 3 star resort, located on Playa De Arena Gorda, Punta Cana, is near National Pantheon (Pantheon Nacional), Plaza Bavaro, Monasterio de San Francisco, and Saint Barbara's Church (Iglesia Santa Barbara).
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Historical Traveler Reviews Riu Taino Punta Cana

Loved it and going back!!


Our family went last Christmas and we are going back again this year for 2 weeks. When people talk about the food, I can only imagine they are Americans and don't know what good food is.

They tell you right away not to drink the tap water. A guy we met did drink the water and he was sick the whole trip. DON'T DRINK THE TAP WATER!!!

The resort was wonderful. The staff was amazing, and the Europeans we met were delightful.

There was enough of everything. When we had any questions or concerns, the head manager and staff were right there to make us happy.

They must have the best volleyball on the beach.

For a family or just a couple this is the resort to be

at. Can't wait to return.

Absolutely Awesome


My wife and I just got back from Punta Cana (last week of October). Riu Taino was fantastic. The place if incredibly clean. The white sandy beach was gorgeous, the water was crystal clear. Our room was very clean, the food was good, and the all-inclusive drinks made it even better!

We even went over to the Palace Casino a couple times for Roulette and slots.

Had a great time. I highly recommend it.

Excellant !!


We came back from our honeymoonon October 28'02

Yep the food or drink


We were there for our honeymoon on july 27th.

In short...

The resort is beautiful , the beach is excellent.

staff is friendly enough.

I've considered myself as having a gut of steel.

but the food or drink there must've had kryptonite

I was sick after 3 days of being there and another week after i got back. It's hard to enjoy yourself

when you're ill..

I've been to cancun and never had stomach problem.

Beautiful resort...but the FOOD!


My Boyfriend and I went to the Riu Taino for 1 week (Sept 23-30) through Sunquest Tours. The Resort is absolutely beautiful! The rooms are clean and the many gardens are maintained daily, and the in suite mini bar was always well stocked. The staff is friendly, although sometimes difficult to communicate in English. This being said I would not go back and would not recommend it to others. Primarily because we and many others in our flight became sick from the food. When talking to others we averaged about one third got sick in one degree or another due to something they ate or drank, unfortunately we were not able to pin point which foods made us sick. As I’ve mentioned the Resort is absolutely beautiful. It is unfortunate that Riu Taino has still not been able to fix their food problem. From reading past commentaries, this has been going on for over a year.

Great Resort To See Good and Ok !!


Was at the Rui Taino last week we had a great time !

Amazing Vacation


My Boyfriend and I just returned home from a week of paradise in Riu Taino. Despite reviews of bad food - I think I gained a good 10 pounds from the endless supply of delicious food. The breakfast was to die for from the fresh croissants to the fresh tropical jams and mouthwatering coffee. Luch was not so spectacular - but after a big breakfast and free pina coloda's/daquaria who needs a big lunch. And dinner was a seafood lovers dream. But if you didn't like seafood there was always a roast beef, potatoes, french fries, pizza and pasta to fill your plate - and a full salad bar. The food was so good that when we decided to venture out and go to the Riu Naibu Steakhouse - it was soo awful in comparison. It is a crappy buffet half the size - and there was no steak.



Just got back from Riu Taino and couldn't wait to get back. Punta Cana is a beautiful island and the beach is nice with the exception of the seaweed. However, the food at this resort was awful. Despite not drinking the water you still manage to get the runs. One night we made reservations at the Steak House which ended up being the buffet area for the next resort. Night club was always empty. Walk from rooms to beach is quite lengthy. You can walk throughout the other Riu properties. Resorts are very nice, rooms kept clean. It is a waste of money to go to this all-inclusive resort when you can't get a good meal. The only caribbean food you'll get is the fruit and it's probably the only thing safe to eat. Most employees are nice and courteous.

Enjoyed it - but woulden't go again


My boyfriend and I went for 1 week (Mar19-26) to RIU Taino

through Sunquest Tours. The rooms are clean and very well maintained. A lush and tropical setting makes up for the lack of ocean view rooms. Resort staff are friendly and very accomodating. The beaches are beautiful and the weather amazing! With all that said we woulden't go back. Primarily because we got sick despite all our precautions. From talking to others everyone seemed to have had some form of tummy trouble or another. Activities outside the resort tend to be expensive as well. I would suggest to take a few staple food items with you when you go - just incase. We lived on Power Bars for 2 days!

Rio Taino


We just arrived home from Punta Cana on January 19, 2002. We had an Apple vacation to Rio Taino-all inclusive: 3 nights. The room was very clean though none have a waterfront view. The food was average and very repetitive as our arrival was Wednedsay. Breakfast was the best meal with many choices. Lunch was the same basic food in all 3 resorts(Palace and Bambu). Dinner was okay...very repetitive foods all nights. We were supposed to leave early Sat night but flight was delayed and the dinner was different..Mexican night and very good. Even though I didn't drink tap water, I was having stomach problems the last day there so didn't eat at all. The alcohol was a brand named Normandy and everyone I spoke to could not find a good drink. We all referred to it as rot gut rum and rot gut beer. The true highlights of our visit were weather and beaches which I would rate excellent. Apple needed someone at the airport for departures as nobody seemed to know if our plane was there or when it would leave. There are lots of resorts on the island so I would try a different one next time.

TripAdvisor Reviews Riu Taino Punta Cana

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good