Riu Caribe  

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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Based On 6444 reviews

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

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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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  • UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests

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
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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Outdoor pool

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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Good all inclusive for the money

The hotel is nice with a great beach. Pools are very nice as well. Staff is friendly and if you like beer like myself, the Dos Equis is a good drink. All mixed drinks are well but is still good for mixers. The buffet was great.......good selection and we enjoyed it. The after hour food options were extremely limited. The city bus runs right down the road in front which is a good alternative to a taxi downtown.More

Jim E, 34678

Excellent hotel

I stayed here for a week with my parents and sister. The hotel itself was amazing, the check in was faultless, it was extremely quick and we were given cocktails on arrival which was a lovely touch. The rooms were great-big and very clean. As soon as we reached our rooms we were called by reception to ask if there was anything we needed and they stated nothing was too much. The food and drink at this hotel was amazing, there was a wide variety with something for everyone. The service at the hotel was impeccable, staff came around everywhere and took drink orders, even at the pool, beach and lobby. The communal bathrooms were always clean and cleaners around the hotel were constantly cleaning. This is my 4th stay at a Riu, I've previously stayed at the Riu Cancun, but this was the best one I've been to. Overall this was the best holiday. Thank you Riu Caribe More

Zara P,

No frills fun

Six family friends and I stayed at Hotel Riu Caribe to celebrate my sister's 60th birthday. We had a blast. The rooms are clean, though starkly white and lacking in decoration. The complex is a bit dated and showing its years in places, but it was in our collective budget, and I was not disappointed. The service and convenience of an all-inclusive program were what made this such a memorable getaway. A few people in our party were early risers who were on the beach by sunrise each morning, so we never had an issue with finding a spot on the beach. Our wait staff (Rene and Jose) could not have been more gracious, efficient or fun. They did not seem to mind our middle-aged girlfriend hijinks one little bit. The food was good and plentiful. The fish was especially good, and I also enjoyed the wide array of vegetable choices. I am diabetic and never had trouble finding something healthy and tasty. The desserts were canapé-sized, so if I couldn't resist "cheating" a little bit, the portions were small enough that I figured, "no harm done." The cocktails were outstanding with good variety. I did not think they were "watered down" at all, as some all-inclusive reviews at other resorts often claim. My favorite was the Mariachi, a frozen concoction of rum, grapefruit juice and coconut creme. The beach was small for the size of the complex, but the water was a beautiful turquoise color, and people were there to have fun, just like we were, so the close quarters did not seem to bother anyone. One woman was a smoker, but she did not stay long. I took advantage of the beach yoga sessions and aquacise classes which were guided by enthusiastically goofy staff who made it laugh-out-loud fun. We stayed at Riu Caribe a week or two before peak spring break season began, so it was not a crazy party place. It is probably just beyond the budget of most college students, but not at all snooty. I would stay here again. It was a terrific unpretentious well-run place with good plentiful food and perfectly adequate rooms. Who wants to stay in the room anyway?More


Can't fault it

Having just spent two weeks at this hotel i cannot see anything to complain about. The staff are absolutely superb, everyone seems friendly and the amount of staff to guests seems very high. A special mention of Hugo and Adriana in the main restaurant, so professional and helpful. Rooms spotlessly clean, pools are all lovely and the beach was great, no trouble getting a sunbed anywhere, and staff constantly coming round offering drinks. We tried to give tips as much as possible but staff were more than happy to serve you with or without them. Great choice of food, drinks but the staff made this hotel the best. Superb two weeks, would happily return, ignore any negative reviews. More



Me and my boyfriend have just got back from a 10 night stay at this hotel and I don't even know where to start, I don't think I've ever been so eager to write a review. From the moment we walked in we felt super welcome and check in was so quick and easy! First thing we did was go upto the room and after looking around for 15 minutes we had a call from reception asking if everything was ok and If they could do anything else for us. The room was beautiful and so was the view (8th floor). With this being such a big hotel I was expecting everything to be really busy all the time but it's totally the opposite, the pool and beach are have a super relaxed atompshpere even with the entertainment by the pool. It was my boyfriends birthday while we were here and the maids decorated the room with balloons and a cake made out of towels, a member of staff also brought up a cake and a letter wishing him happy birthday which is such a nice touch :) The staff at this hotel are some of the friendliest and hard working people I have ever met! They appreciate even the smallest tip and treat you like a true VIP. Rudolpho (don't think I spelt that right) who works in the main food haul was our go to guy. He made us feel so special and was absalotely brilliant, by day 3 he already knew what drinks we were going to order and had them ready for us by the time the food was on our plate. the food here is also amazing there is literally something for everyone, coming from someone who is a very fussy eater I barely find food I like on holidays but here I has a plate full every day. The only 2 negative points I have are while we were there only 1 lift was working to get to our level which took some time obviously. The second negative I have are the staff that work for the shops in the hotel, there's one just outside the hotel and we found the women in here to be quite rude and let the hotel down. One night we went to the shop who had closed 15 minutes early they let the girl in front of us in then looked my boyfriend strait in the eyes and slammed the door shut on him. All in all though this hotel is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks to the whole riu caribe staff for making our stay so memorable :)More

Georgina T,

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Riu Caribe
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 6444 customer reviews
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