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 4993 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.

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 - can be sold as a single - with walk-in shower, liquor dispenser and flatscreen satellite TV. Wi-Fi is at a charge.

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a bit too Benidorm

We were here during Spring Break, so it was all a bit manic. The staff were excellent considering what they had to deal with. We had to change rooms 3 times (first room was pre-refurb on the top floor and up a flight of stairs, second one was on a hallway that opened onto the reception hall so the noise from the 5am drunks echoed everywhere (plus the drunks trying to get into our room by mistake), the Angel on reception moved us to the top floor away from the noise and it was wonderful (we even had an enormous terrace overlooking everywhere - the number of Americans that commented on us being on the top floor in 'the penthouses' - excellent!). The buffet meals are varied and there's also something to eat; the pizza guys are awesome and came to the beach to take our orders; the beach was rather narrow and sometimes you couldn't get a bed. Overall this is a good hotel - it's just a shame about it's location and clientele.More

scottball, Chester

service with a smile

my wife and i have just returned from a two week holiday at this hotel and coul find a single fault ,the rooms were superbly clean with bedding and towels changed on a daily basis .we had a sea /pool view which was east facing and the balcony was a little hot first thing in the morning and after a superb night in the restaurants/bars you do need sunglasses!!.with reference to the buffet restaurant ,although this is a self service area we were surprised how accommodating the staff were it was more like waiter service ,when we arrived at breakfast the waiter/waitress ANTONIO & ADRIANA could not have been more helpful and this was the norm throughout our stay .the food in the buffet was very good and there was a good variety .the steak/the oriental &the mexican restaurants also offered a good selection too .to date i have never seen such dedicated bar staff, one young man ADRIAN who spent most of time on the terrace area serving and mixing drinks faster than i could drink them and i got hooked on the cocktails especially the blue oceans .would we return .no doubt about it asap...More

saxmanwales, wales

Great hotel

We've stayed at four other Riu Hotels before, and this one was not a disappointment. We were here at the end of 2013 and stayed for a week. The location is somewhat isolated from the other groups of hotels. It is easy to take a bus down to the main Cancun downtown. Lots of variety at the buffet, as usual for a Riu. With a larger hotel like this, 506 rooms, you have opportunity for more choices. Beach is nice and bar service is good. It is a pain to have to get reservations early in the morning for the specialty restaurants though, as they frequently get booked up for the day and the next day as well. The hotel wifi is a pain to use. You are limited to 90 CONSECUTIVE minutes per day, per device. That means you get locked out if you use for 5 minutes, leave the area, and come back in a few hours. We were forced to "hack" the system by changing our MAC address on our devices. Even then the speed is very slow.More

Seneschal, Arcadia, California

Glimpse of Paradise

This place is incredible!! I read literally all reviews before I left and they really helped so hoping this one does too!! I returned home Monday after a 10 night stay at the Riu Caribe. We had an incredible time. Transfer from the hotel, we were the last drop although the transfer time was only around 45 minutes in total so can't complain about that. When we arrived at check in it was very quick and well organised, even given our first cocktail at the reception desk. We were given a room on the 9th floor and I must say the view is absolutely breathtaking..... The room itself was very modern and clean with a very large shower and a hair dryer, the only thing I would say is that we had two separate beds although this wasn't a problem we just moved the beds together and made it into a queen size!! The mini bar/ fridge was restocked every day, bottles of water and pop were handy if you were heading out the hotel for the day etc. The sunbathing options were plentiful, you had the bigger pool where all the activities took place, the quieter pool if you needed a relaxed day or the beach which was beautiful. The waiters worked tirelessly everyday, they would ask you your drink order and brink it back to you without you having to lift a finger. The hotel grounds are beautiful and well kept. We loved the hammocks round the corner and a game on the table tennis table!! The buffet restaurant is nice, always a good few options. I'd recommend taking advantage of the speciality restaurants too - we had no problems booking any of these! We loved the steakhouse and this one was by far the best. The Mexican restaurant wasn't great and you'd think they'd make this one the best considering! Never mind though! The night time entertainment was good and typical of what you'd expect in an all inclusive resort, the staff work tirelessly and most of them over 14 hours a day so you have to give them credit for that. Everywhere is easily accessible by using the buses that run up and down the hotel zone, there is a stop just outside the hotel, the buses run 24 hours a day every 3 minutes! 10 pesos (about 50p) each and you can go as far or as close as you want! So handy! We visited coco bongos whilst we were there, the place is absolutely incredible, you cannot go to Cancun and leave without going here! I would recommend getting the VIP as you get waiter service and the downstairs area looked a little cramped!! We also visited Xel-ha, this place is amazing, clear waters for snorkelling, dolphins, bike rides, zip wires, lazy rivers in rubber rings, I would recommend this place to anyone, old or young!! We took a trip over to Isla-Muljeres via the yellow and blue boat that crosses every half hour for $25 each and explored the island on a golf buggy, great for souvenirs and a feel of the Mexican culture. Overall we had a fantastic time at this hotel and would recommend it to anyone! Any questions please don't hesitate to ask.More

Kayleigh G, Redditch, United Kingdom

Can't Fault it at All!!!

From arriving and checking in to checking out, the service provided throughout our stay was excellent, far from i had expected! The view of the beach was amazing, and the rooms also were very comfortable and reasonably sized. The hotel is right on the coast which was extremely convenient with a buffet and bar outside by the pool which was a nice touch. The atmosphere throughout the day was vibrant with the friendly staff always there to help and advise you on what activities to take part in. If your looking for a Hotel with brilliant service, great atmosphere, friendly staff, great food and next to beach...RUI Caribe is the one for you!More

DannySingh1989, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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