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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject:   Taino still open? Reply with quote

Is the Taino still open?

There were rumours of demolition and redevelopment of the site as a palace, and there seems to be no availability on Thomson / First Choice / Apple or Riu.

Anyone know?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not available after October from Canada either. From what I've heard the plan is to demo the Taino, put a new hotel (not sure what class) up while leaving the Naiboa in place.

If that is the plan, I sure am glad I'm heading to Mexico this winter as I wouldn't want to be staying at the Naiboa and listing to all that construction going on! Not only that there wouldn't be any beach front food or drink areas open.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cant' see any availability now or to the end of the year.

I think they'd treat the pizza place at the end of Caribbean street as a sort of beach bar ... they'd certainly have staff to cover it. That would sort out the beach refreshments ... unless of course any rebuild did also include Caribbean street (it would be nice to have some covered areas to the streey party didn't get called off 50% of the time due to rain

I'd probably be more worried about the construction traffic carrying building materials around the niaboa.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was at the Lupita in May/June its director, Elena, told me the Taino would be demolished in the fall and the new Riu Palace Bavaro would be built in its place. She also confirmed that the entire Taino would be gone, including the old Riu Melao section. When I told her one of the nice things about the Taino was it had rooms right on the beach, she said the new palace would also have rooms near the water. I don't know how they'll accomplish this.

The Taino is not available after September from American travel sites either.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

None of the recent Riu's have been too close to the beach - maybe they got a scare from what was happening to the Viva Maya / Iberostar in Playa del Carmen with the beach erosion before the whales were put in. the building foundations were almost washed by the surf where there had been a huge beach before.

Apparently Riu have a five year plan ... wouldn't it an interesting document to see.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Taino Reply with quote

Taino is gone and Naiboa is closed for renovations
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