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 5153 reviews

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


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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 stay in Riu Caribe

Just arrived home from a weeks holiday at the riu caribe, had a great holiday. I wouldn't say they hotel is a 4 star+...more like a 3 star+...the rooms are spacious & clean. Mini bar re-stocked everyday, clean towels everyday. The food at breakfast & dinner was quite nice, but the evening meal was a let down. Another downside is the temperature of the food, I look my food piping hot, But all the food was just warm. Some of the waiters can be a little rude. There wasn't one who stood out who was very nice to us. The bar men at the smaller pool bar were quite rude to. Everyone everywhere is wanting a tip, so a good idea is to take alot of $1 notes to give to bell boys/waiters/bar men. After 11pm when all the entertainment stops there isn't much to do around the hotel except drink. We saw a couple of shows in the hotel. A couple were good but there was also some bad ones. The Michael Jackson show was a bit of a joke. It was just a guy dressed like michael moving his lips to songs & not dancing. Just walking around the stage. It was a very bad MJ impersanation & we had to walk out. The pool area & the beach are really nice, the smaller pool to the right of the hotel is quiter & more relaxing than the main pool & its in a better spot for people who like to sunbathe. As the main pool is in alot of shade. Don't book any day trips inside the hotel as you can get them alot cheaper from the local tour guides in the centre of cancun. Thomson wanted to charge us £180 for 2 people for 1 day trip to Chichen Itza. We booked a trip with a local tour company called 'Dreams Tours' & they charged us £150 for 2 people to go on 2 day trips, 1 to chichen itza & another to tulum & playa del carmen. Which were both real great days out. I would stay in this hotel again, I just think it needs a few minor things seeing to.More

ajs0205, Sheffield, United Kingdom

Brilliant Holiday

Just arrived home after 10 nights in this hotel, what can I say excellent hotel, food staff. The hotel is very clean and nothing is to much trouble. We went on two trips captain hook and the catamaran both booked with the thomson reps Aldo and Johnny, what a wonderfull time we had on both. Totally recommend this hotelMore

Helen W, Doncaster, United Kingdom

Best vacation ever.

This hotel was awesome. Friendly staff, amazing food, entertainment for the entire family, kid shows nightly, 3 pools! yes 3! private beach. Simply amazing, scared to go anywhere else now in fear that we will disappointing in doesn't match up. Riu palace next door is suppose to be better and I walked over and it is nowhere near as beautiful as the caribe. Maybe inside the rooms but really the only time spent in the room is at night sleeping. If you want to go into cancun and shop then there's closer spots. This is about 3km from the shopping area. But we were there as a family of 3, with a 6 year old and we were more than content not going anywhere because you know, 5 star all inclusive, is hard to justify going to a regular restaurant with average food and paying for it.More

Lerizzle, Ottawa

Tequila tequila tequila

Visited here in march on 2012. Had the most amazing time. Weather was perfect. Staff were friendly. Room service and maintenance team were very wuick and efficient. The hotel is always buzzin. The pool games made me spend most of time on the resort! Will be visiting again in 2016!More



We have stayed here over the last 6 years. We normally do three weeks in May but we also stayed in November for a couple of weeks, it's like home from home with us. Already booked for May this year for our usual three weeks. Can't get enough of the lovely Mexican hospitality - what a shame there isn't more people like them around the world.More

Lynndiggory, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

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