Riu Caribe  

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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Based On 5032 reviews

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  • 1Building
  • 9Floors
  • 506Rooms
  • 4Lifts


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Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners receive a bottle of tequila and a fruit basket. Please contact us when you've booked your holiday to qualify.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

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.

Buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Themed dinners are provided throughout the week and there's an outdoor smoking section.

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double room with sea view

Double room with sea view sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years, with a king-size or 2 double beds. You'll have a walk-in shower, liquor dispenser and flatscreen satellite TV. Wi-Fi is at a charge.

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Great place great holiday

From the point of view of a seasoned English traveller this place is great. It can at times seem focused around the younger crowd, but it's by no means a 18-30s holiday. I went with my wife and young son and we had a great time. It is advisable to tip as the staff do tend to favour tippers over those that don't. More

darren w, Walsall, United Kingdom

Beware the North Winds!

This hotel deserves all its 5 stars. Service by people like Jesus at breakfast and Solomon at dinner made it feel personal. The front desk took care of issues very quickly. The Mexican specialty restaurant was great...the Steak house has tough steaks for a rib eyes. It's rather funny since we purchase beef from Mexico in our local store (isa) that is always great! Go figure! However, since it faces North you get the wind and cold air driving down from the north. So during December and January you will have to deal with this issue since the beach is on the North side of the Hotel Zone. Rather cool this week.More

chucksue13, Lodi, Wisconsin

Very very good

Lovely resort, entertainment crew were great, they did all that they could to get you to enjoy yourself. If you mix in you will make friends which adds to an overall great holiday experience. Maid service great, food could be improved in the Mexican and the Asian, it also lacks the atmosphere that it could have. IE Mexican music and stuff. I would go back, but would venture out a bit more.More

Louise T,

Worth every penny!

Booked this after seeing so many great reviews and it was fantastic!! The food was outstanding; everything you could dream of eating was there! Very high quality. They even did a bbq by the pool with handmade burgers that would shame most great burger joints. The alcohol was branded and plentiful.. The cocktails were amazing! The pina coladas are a favourite there, they're very strong and very rasty. You can even drink champagne if you want! The staff work extremely hard to give you a great holiday, and clearly like looking after you. The facilities were great, pizza bars, ice cream bar, swim up pool, spa facilities, good gym! And they've even got books you can borrow by the towel bar. There were other Riu hotels nearby which looked lovely but we heard the food wasn't great and the sun went over the hotel quite early leaving you in shade; no problems at Riu Caribe there! There was a fantastic mariachi band that played for the hotel, and the entertainment staff always put on great shows in the theatre. This was by far the best holiday I've ever had and the best hotel I've stayed in. Well done Riu Caribe for making this worth every penny!! My only advice is beware the Thomson travel reps, they're on commission and will send you to overpriced places that under deliver; ask the lovely hotel staff where to go and they'll send you somewhere good. More

Ann M,

Riu Caribe knows great service!! All inclusive $660

Went on a 5 day stay. The one thing that stood out the most was the outstanding service! The staff was very dedicated to give you great service and did it with great pleasure. The resort was beautiful with amazing beachfront view! Strongly recommended!More

Andres S,

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