This beachside hotel is a tropical bolthole, offering a beachfront location, 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 five-minute taxi ride from the centre of Cancun, with all its shops, bars and restaurants.
The modern rooms all have a balcony, with either a full or partial view of the sea.
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- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
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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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With sunbeds and parasols.
RiuLand Kids' Club
Open daily. Available for children aged 4-7 and 8-12.
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.
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double room with sea view and balcony
These bright and spacious double rooms come with a balcony that overlooks the sea. They have 2 US queen-size beds. Plus, you'll also find essentials such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi*, and a flatscreen TV included.
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This resort is all-inclusive. Rooms were clean. Staff was very friendly. The food was delicious with something for everyone. There was plenty of seafood and fresh fruit and veggies.There was also basic food like French fries, burgers and pizza for those that aren't adventurous. We especially enjoyed the main buffet. Drinks were also delicious!. Excellent shows. Beautiful beach with soft white clean sand & wonderful pool.More
What more can you ask for?
My friend and I went down for a quick 4 night trip to Riu Caribe Cancun in Feb 2017. When we arrived, I loved the open air lobby with bar and sitting areas. From the airport we took Cancun Valet, really easy and cheap overall. Our room wasn't ready but they offered to store our bags while we ate and drank till 3pm. We went back at 3 and our room was avail, top floor ocean view. Its kind of on the side of the building but has a view of the ocean and the bay which is kind of nice. I hear the jr suites directly face the ocean and have a bigger balcony but we did not spend much time in the room anyway. The food overall I thought was great. breakfast was the best of all since there were so many selections. I got an omelette cooked for me every morning and grabbed some other stuff from the buffet. Ricardo was the best, he sat us in the same spot every morning and remembered how we liked our coffee and juices etc. Lunch by the pool was ok, lots of options but preferred the pizza place. The freshly cooked pizza options were excellent. Dinners were nice, preferred the mexican rest to the rest. the service everywhere is top notch but you have to tip them right when you get there and they really take it to another level. The drink waiters and bartenders were great, again tips really help, we spent about $100 of tips in 5 days, well worth it. Beach and pool were real nice, water was great and Mini Me and the activities staff really get your butt off your beach chair. A lot of fun, so worth it. Its not 5 star as mostly buffets for meals but I would definitely go again. Thanks Riu CaribeMore
We stayed for a week at the RIU Caribe and I struggle to fault it. The staff were super, the rooms were a decent size, the cocktails were varied and plentiful, as was the choice of food at both the buffet and the 3 themed restaurants on site! There have been some negative reviews of this hotel but this isn't going to be one of them! We loved it! Already starting to plan our next visit.More
Me and my boyfriend stayed in the Riu caribe in October 2015 so this review is a little late. After a 10 hour flight from Manchester we arrived at our hotel greeted by friendly staff and a drink. We were checked in very quickly and had our luggage brought up to our room. Our room was spotless, the fridge was full of soft drinks (Pepsi, water, 7 up, soda water and beer). There are 3 pools one is a kids pool the other is massive where activities take place in the day and the last is a quiet one by the bar that makes pizza fresh to your order. The beach is footsteps away and is beautiful. You can get a taxi to cancun centre for a few dollars we were told you could walk but we found it far too hot. If you don't want to get a taxi the buses run regularly from outside the hotel to. The food is amazing and there is something for everyone there are cooking stations were you can order omelettes or eggs in the morning. The only issue we had was trying to get the maid to clean our room, we left the sign out daily to have it cleaned and it was only done 4-5 times in our 2 week stay. Overall the hotel is amazing and I would recommend anyone to stay here! Make sure you bring dollars to tip the workers because they work so hard and nothing is too much bother and they definitely deserve it!More
This hotel is aging but has been maintained well and is very clean. Most of the time the service was excellent. As with most all-inclusive resorts, the buffet gets to be ho-hum after about three days into the week. The steak house was pretty good and no reservations are required. The Asian restaurant was not so good and we were unable to get a table in the Mexican restaurant so we can't comment on that. There are a lot of stairs around the hotel complex but it is possible to walk around or use the ramps, except for accessing the beach. The pool and beach are lovely and are well maintained. There are two penthouse suites above the 9th floor. Some of the people in our party were able to upgrade to these. They are very nice rooms with a private pool and a fantastic view. The only drawback is the three flights of stairs to climb after getting off the elevator on the 9th floor.More
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