Playa Arena Gorda
Punta Cana, Higey, Dominican Republic
Distance from Hotel to Punta Cana International Airport, 19 miles (31 kms).
Distance from Hotel to Caribbean Street , 220 yards.
Distance from Hotel to Higey, 31 miles (50 kms).
The Hotel Riu Taino is an all-inclusive first-class resort situated in Punta
Cana on Arena Gorda Beach within the Riu Resort, approximately 31 miles from
Higuey and 19 miles from Punta Cana International Airport.
The spacious lobby with high wood-ceiling with a Dominican style peak, and
natural white stones walls opens to gardens of banana trees, ferns growing up
date palms, hedges bursting with red flowers. The All-inclusive hotel is a
one-story building bungalow complex with 360 guestrooms. Villas in soft
tangerine color with white lattice accents around the balconies, are tucked into
this tropical display of greenery and blossoms. Tiled walkways lead to a large
pool with a spire dome over the swim-up bar. Activities with Merengue lessons
and lively fun, seem to generate at this particular Riu. You can easily slip out
of the pool and walk steps over to the beach, and are 3 minutes from the
Caribbean Street with shops and Pizzeria.
Onsite drinks and dining are available at the La Fiesta lounge bar, Mediterraneo
Restaurant, La Bamba poolside snack bar, and the Las Arecas restaurant. The
all-inclusive rate includes 24-hour snack and beverage services, daily
activities, nightly entertainment, all meals, unlimited domestic beverages,
non-motorized water sports, land sports, and all taxes and gratuities. Guest
rooms feature private bathrooms, hairdryers, telephones, central A/C, ceiling
fans, mini-bars, liquor dispensers, satellite/cable TVs, in-room safes, and
balconies or terraces.
The name is in honor of the Taino Indians, the first inhabitants on this 15 mile
stretch of bone-white beach. Their talents in thatching, may have inspired that
very palapa, you may be sitting under; suntan lotion applied and ready to
embrace the golden rays. While the Indian may have kayaked with fishing line,
you can soar across turquoise waters, on a windsurfer or sailboat. Legacies of
Indians aside, you'll still feel some lingering connection by the beauty of
natural vegetation, in this beachfront location.
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Casino Onsite (Riu Palace Macao)
Shopping Mall Nearby (4 km)
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2
There is a wonderful freshwater pool area with a children's section and
Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course - 12 km away
Barcelo Bavaro Golf Course is an 18-hole, Par 72 course designed by Juan Manuel
Gordillo. It is flat and very playable, with narrow fairways, palm trees, lakes,
and dense vegetation. It was built with the enjoyment of the resort tourist in
Green Fees: $70 b/f 2pm; $35 aft
Cart Fee: $70
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Court Fee: $8.00 night play
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Scuba: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Horseback Riding: Additional Charge
Other Sports: Volleyball, ping pong,
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
The Riu Taino is a bungalow complex nestled in the midst of a beachfront palm
grove. Surrounded by splendid gardens, this resort resembles a typical Dominican
village, with a quiet, tropical ambiance perfect for both couples and families.
Food and beverages are available until 2:00 am, guests can use all the
facilities in the Riu complex (except those at the Riu Palace). Caribbean Street
is part of the Riu complex and offers an array of shops, services and boutiques.
Beach: The hotel is located directly on a magnificent 26 km stretch of white
sand beach, dotted with palms and bordering pristine Caribbean waters. Guests
have access to lounge chairs and an array of watersports (windsurfing, sailing,
Check-in: 12:00 noon
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 620
Year Opened: 1991
Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
There are no handicapped rooms. Drinks at the Pacha Disco are not included. No
STANDARD GARDEN VIEW ROOM
2 Double Beds
Balcony or Terrace
In-room liquor dispenser.
Riu Taino features 1 meal plan options:
All Inclusive-Guests staying at Riu Taino enjoy exchange privileges at Riu Bambu
and Riu Naiboa (dinner and Palace resorts not included)
There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Taino:
Cocos - Open for lunch and snacks during the day
La Proa - Serves Asian, Mexican and Dominican cuisine. Open for dinner. Men are
required to wear long pants. Reservations required.
Italiano - A la carte restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Men are required to
wear long pants. Reservations required.
La Pizzeria - Located on Caribbean Street. Open for lunch..
La Bamba - Pool snack bar serving lunch and snacks during the day.
Las Arecas - Main buffet restaurant - full American breakfast buffet, lunch &
dinner. Show cooking, serving international and local specialties and weekly
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Watersports, Shopping on the Caribbean Street, Table Tennis, Aerobics, Billiards
($), Horseback Riding ($)
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly shows, live music several times a week, the Pacha Disco (drinks not
included) Daily animation show in the bar.
Children's program and entertainment every day.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old.
Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hour
Spring Break Policy:
• At least 1 person must be 21 years old or
older in every room during March and April.
• The remainder of the year, at least 1
person must be 18 years old or older in every room.
student groups under 21 or "Springbreakers" accepted all year round.