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 6346 reviews

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

Fly Long Haul

With Thomson Airways

  • Direct flights from 7 UK airports
  • Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
  • Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
  • Enjoy complimentary drinks
  • Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
  • 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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Near perfect

We visited for two weeks from 7/4/16 and had a fab time hotel is spotless food is good and the staff work their socks off .great location beach is lovely although a little small always got a sun lounger bar is quality . Entertainment was ok but it stops at 11pm on the dot and no on site club to have a dance if the mood takes! But the transport is great taxi or bus very cheap to centre for bars etc for the money you pay this is a fantastic hotel and would return in future More

Lee T,

great holiday so nearly perfect

first time to Mexico and really enjoyed it, the bad bits first Hotel rooms are nice but could be so much better the furniture looks tatty the padding on the chairs are scratched and peeling the drawers don't open as easy as they should the nets are stained and have holes in them. the pool area again is lovely but the music they play is loud and not really the sort of music you want to listen to more geared to younger people. not many shaded areas and some of the sun beds need changing. the beach has a lot of mess on it as no bins so a lot of cigarette ends and straws not what you want to see. the spring breakers also were not a joy to have around large groups loud bad behaviour and quite rude at times. the good bits the staff are brilliant couldn't do enough for you Vincent in the sports bar great, Israel in the restaurant great, and nico the porter fab. asked to change room as not happy with the view of the first one and they did it with no trouble at all. the food well if you couldn't find anything you liked there's no hope, the steak house was really nice couldn't fault it. the Asian restaurant was nice didn't try the Mexican. the hotel was always clean and tidy. the entertainment team were always on the go day and night always something going on in the pool children and adults. the rooms were cleaned every day and the towel art was brilliant. there is a bus stop right outside the hotel either way which is ideal. we had a fantastic holiday here and would not think twice about returning here as the pros out way the cons but prob not in April due to the spring breakers.More

Kirsty B,

Excellent holiday 🙂

Me & my partner recently visited the Riu Caribe for 11 nights and were not at all disappointed. The long haul flight on the Dreamliner was great and check in when we arrived was straight forward. We were on the 9th floor with a gorgeous view. Rooms were a little dated but who spends all their time in a hotel room on holiday? You will never starve with the amount/variety of food in the hotel. There was so much to chose from and wasn't repetitive like your usual all inclusive resorts. The entertainment staff were great and never stopped throughout the day. All the staff were very helpful and cannot do enough for you. The beach is out of this world although we spent the majority of our time around the main pool. We tried all three restaurants; Mexican Asian Steakhouse. The steak house is by far the best as we visited a few times. Asian was nice but we wasn't overly fond on the Mexican although I wouldn't say it was terrible. The Captain Hook trip is a must!! Great night with lovely food. Coco Bongos is also another visit worth while and definitely worth the money. A mistake we made was booking inside the hotel with the Thomson reps when you can get it much cheaper from the guys round the pool. Will be visiting the Riu caribe agin for sure. More


Great birthday

We visited this hotel for my birthday and stayed for two weeks. On my birthday I had a surprise when I came back to our room after a day of enjoying to stunning beach (right in front of the hotel ) there were balloons, towel cake and a happy birthday note waiting for me! Thank you to all the staff who made this holiday fantastic - they work so hard. The hotel was clean, good variety of food, mini bar stocked everyday and great location. Avoid the flea markets in Mexico as we felt very pressured to buy something. The hotel was brilliant and we would stay again. Tips are never expected but we always did as the staff deserve it as the work so hard and are always helpful and friendly. The pizza bar by the pool Is great for lunch and they serve you drinks and pizza to your sunbeds! Views were also breath taking from our room. The pirate ship experience is a MUST!!! Thank you for a great holiday and Keep up the good work.More


Very Pleasant

This was our first time to visit Cancun so I wasn't really sure what to expect. I am not one who likes big resorts. However this resort was very nice. The rooms were clean, the staff was extremely friendly and the food and food choices were amazing and wonderful. I preferred to be down at the beach area and Alex from the Pizza bar was always coming by to take drink orders. The only fault I could find would be there are not enough palapas down at the beach. People were going down there at 6am to reserve seats. There were a couple of days that shaded seats were reserved and the people never came back so we had to stay in the sun. I would say that in all this resort was wonderful and I will definitely return.More

GrnEydSher, 49225

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Riu Caribe
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 6346 customer reviews
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