This beachside hotel has all the traits of a luxury bolthole – a beachfront location, a varied dining scene and great entertainment.
The Riu Caribe is right on the edge of a sugar-white beach. Plus, it’s less than a 5-minute taxi ride from the centre of Cancun, with all its shops, bars and restaurants.
The rooms at the hotel have recently had a make-over to make them contemporary spaces. Each one has a balcony with either a full or partial view of the sea.
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- 90% customer scores
- Platinum Villas available
- Platinum Cruises available
- 20kg luggage allowance
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With Thomson Airways
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary drinks
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 24-hour selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee at self-service bar. 24-hour snacks at self-service bar.
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Daytime activity programme
For all those adrenalin junkies out there, there's a wide range of activities to get stuck into. Expect windsurfing, body boarding, scuba diving* and catamarans. If you're interested in scuba diving, then there's an introductory lesson which takes place in the pool.
Grill and Steakhouse themed restaurant
Offering lunch, snacks and dinner. The buffet is open between 12pm and 5.30pm, snacks are available from 3pm to 5.30pm and the à la carte service for dinner runs between 6pm to 10pm. You'll need to make a reservation.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Themed dinners are provided throughout the week and there's an outdoor smoking section.
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Very Bad Experience
Just came back from this hotel....stay away!! the rooms were damp and mouldy even the ironing board had mold on it. Food was poor, it tasted as if it were re-heated. One of the couples on the same excursion had their watches stolen from their room early in the 2 week break and they where treated very badly by the hotel during their stay after they complained, so much so that it needed mentioning here. Whilst Cancun is a great destination this hotel was a bitter dissapointment.More
Wopass, Slough, United Kingdom
Forget The Bad Reviews
My partner and I stayed here for 2 weeks from the 20th of APRIL 2015. Simply wow. the place is stunning. We were disappointed with our first room, the balcony was small. We politely discussed this with the reception desk and they upgraded us to the 9th floor junior suite. Perfect. Drinks: You can have what you want when you want. A 24hr all inclusive was advertised, a 24hr all inclusive it was. You simply have so much choice that you cannot get bored. A Miami Vice is a perfect morning cocktail. Food: The buffet is great, lots to choose from. for the people that moan about food, there is egg and chips should you desire. But, the amount of fresh seafood on offer, different themes is great. The Mexican restaurant is also stunning. we didn't find the Asian restaurant the best, but we were informed by others we met on holiday that they had a great night in there. maybe we got a bad night.? The pizzeria near the beach was a great addition to the hotel. try it! Rooms: Cleaned every day - Perfect! Staff: great, always had a smile on their faces and couldn't do enough for you. some people write the staff are miserable etc. well, if you treated people bad expect a bad response! Overall this place is great, I would recommend it in a heartbeat!More
dan B, Preston, United Kingdom
I literally cannot fault this hotel in any way. When they say all inclusive, they really mean it! The place is extremely clean & tidy, the staff are superb & the views are beautiful. It's easy to get around & see what else there is to offer! I will definitely be returning here. Having just stayed in another 'all inclusive 5*' hotel, I can fully say that this hotel means it, & goes above & beyond. Must visit!More
Stayed here from the 5th of may to the 19th,The flight was 9.40 hrs not as long as i thought it would take and 8.45 coming home to manchester.The airport took us about an hour to get through. The hotel was clean and the staff where very friendly weather you tipped or not we tipped everytime 20 pesos was about a pound,Alicia our cleaner did a fantastic job of cleaning our room every day.We had a problem with the ceiling fan and shower was filling up told the staff at the reception it was fixed the very next day so thanks for that. The food was buffet but always found something to eat and was pretty good. The asian restaraunt was awful i thought but the wife said it was ok. The mexican was good the tortilla soup with lime was excellent although couldn`t taste the lime and it was slightly spicey thats why i loved it. The beach and pool where constantly being cleaned,Isaw the pool guys at 5 a.m start to clean the pool it took them a good 3-4 hours and the guy on the beach started at the same time raking seaweed of it. Franklin in the sports bar is a naughty man he kept forcing me to drink tequila and vodka (not that i needed any forcing)lol.He was an absolute star and all the staff work really hard. I would recommend this hotel for a holiday there is always something to do.More
christopher g, Bolton, United Kingdom
This was a fantastic trip. The hotel was great, except the air conditioning. I don't think our room ever got below 78. The free non-motorized water activities were the best. I learned to snorkel and then you couldn't keep me out of the water. The food was good, reservations must be made early for the special restaurants and no bathing suits in the casual dining area. They have activities and shows all the time if you are too burned to go outside. I will be coming back except maybe in January when its not so hot.More
DeniseS71, Chattanooga, Tennessee
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