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A majestic Resort soars about the Caribbean Sea in the center point of mainstream Cancun, steps from the Galeria and Caracol shopping centers in the heart of nightlife and activity.
Sensational architecture sweeps the skyline,a grand Resort is filled with imaginative flourishes in design. High hand-painted ceilings are adorned with flowers and frescos, and Spanish-style oil paintings will appeal to the art lover. The décor is rich and stately but also on the wild side and will tickle your fancy if not your fantasy!
Domes which are decorated with intricate mosaics cover the pool bars; the ambience is Moroccan- Mediterranean outside, with the color white brightened by flower beds, crystal water and tall feathery palms. Long walkways front the restaurants offering seating areas and a vista of the ocean, perfect for an after- dinner drink on a balmy night.
Two swimming pools face the ocean and a third has a tiered waterfall flowing like a glass wall.
This beachfront property is located in "Corazone", across the street from the Convention Center.
CANCUN • MX
Barber / Beauty Salon Boutique Shops Disco / Nightclub Meeting Rooms
Shopping Mall Nearby (65 feet)
Pools: Number of Pools: 3 Outdoor Pools: 3 3 outdoor pools, one with Swim-Up Bar, and also 1 children's pool.
This hotel consists of a 15-story main building and a 6 story annex building.
This hotel features four restaurants & snack bar, five bars, three swimming pools, disco, exchange privileges with Riu Caribe (dinner dining excluded).
Beach: Beachfront property on Cancun's exclusive Caracol Beach Lounge chairs, sun umbrellas and towels by the pool & beach available.
Total Rooms: 569 Year Opened: 2003
Credit Cards: • Visa • Master Card • Diners Club • American Express
HONEYMOONERS: BOTTLE OF SPARKLING WINE OR SURPRISE GIFT AND SMALL BOTTLE OF TEQUILA, MEZCAL OR WINE.
Men are required to wear longs pants at the a-la-carte restaurants. Dinner dining is not included in the exchange privileges. No spring breakers.
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW Two doubles or 1 king bed, Balcony with ocean view, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Phone, Liquor dispenser, In-room safe, Bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Other Amenities: Shower, Telephone, Television
OCEANVIEW JUNIOR SUITE 2 dbl beds or 1 king bed, Balcony, Ocean view balcony, Ceiling fan, Satellite TV, Phone, Mini bar, Liquor dispenser, In room safe, Bathroom with shower and hairdryer, Split-level living area with sofa bed Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Shower, Carpet, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Telephone, Television, Satellite
Riu Cancun features 1 meal plan option:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Cancun: Main Buffet Don Juan - One of two main restaurants serving buffet breakfast and dinner with show cooking stations. Corazone - Brazillian theme restaurant open for dinner Reservations required. Dress Code: Casual Formal-Men are required to wear long pants Sports Bar - Offering snacks 24 hours. Kawachi - Japanese restaurant. Reservations required. Dress Code: Casual Formal Main Buffet La Mision - 1 of 2 main restaurants offering continental breakfast, buffet lunch and snacks and a Grill Steakhouse & Mediterranean theme for dinner. No reservations required. Dress Code: Men are required to wear long pants.
Activities & Entertainment
Daily Activities & Entertainment: Daytime entertainment program for adults & children (six times a week) Nightly Activities & Entertainment: Shows & Live music (several times a week) Disco open 6 nights a week
Daytime entertainment program for children (six times a week). Children's playgroundand pool Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old.
Children's Facilities PlayGround Children's Pool
Cribs available at no extra charge on request basis, rollaways are not available.
Our Average Customer Ratings (based on 54 reviews)
Pool: Several nice pools.
Beach: Short beach.
Food/Drink: Fantastic food with many healthy options and beautifully displayed.
Accommodations: Needs a bit of updating.
Service: Always good.
Food/Drink: Excellent food, well prepared and abundant.
Mary said, 'Everything went very smoothly with Dream Vacations'
Linda said, 'We had a fabulous time!!! Great beach and great service.'
Entertainment: Was good
Overall: We had a fabulous time!!!
Tami said, 'Overall wonderful experience. It was a fabulous vacation from the accomodations to the weather. Thank you for making our trip an awesome one! Fabulous, can't wait to go back!'
Pool: crowded at times with spring breakers but we worked it and it was great!
Beach: great beach, walk for miles
Entertainment: pool side was good and fun, didn't go to any evening shows
Accommodations: jr suites were awesome, you hooked us up!
Service: wonderful, everyone so friendly and helpful if needed
Overall: fabulous, can't wait to go back!
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Cathy bundrant said, 'We would definitely return. Excellent food and good variety. Beautiful beach.'
Pool: a little noisy but as expected during spring break
Beach: Beautiful beach. Chairs always available even when more crowded
Food/Drink: Excellent food and good variety.
Entertainment: Good job
Accommodations: Comfortable and clean
Service: Overall, a very helpful staff
Overall: We would definitely return.
Barbara said, 'I've been here 4 times, like the location, service. I still enjoyed my time - they work their butts off at the Riu to keep things running smoothly! Love going to Cancun!'
Beach: Loved riding the waves - easy to find seats.
Food/Drink: Plenty of good food and drinks okay
Accommodations: Very clean room - that's all I require - i'm not in it all the time!
Service: Excellent and friendly
Overall: Love going to Cancun!
Rachel said, 'This resort was an awesome one. The staff was friendly and accommodating. '
Pool: Very clean and lots of room to sit
Beach: Very nice sandy beach that you could take a nice walk on for some distance
Food/Drink: Lots of choices and very good
Entertainment: We went to a show everynight, they were great
Accommodations: Spacious and clean
Service: Staff was friendly and they were very quick to serve in pool area and dining areas
Rita said, 'My third time at this resort and I would go back. Service was all you could ask for.'
Pool: clean, bar service available
Beach: lounges available
Food/Drink: all good
Service: all you could ask for
Overall: My third time at this resort and I would go back.
Andy said, 'LOVED the RIU experience. Excellent food, service, resort. We will definitely use Dream Vacations again. You guys were great. Thank you!!!!'
Beach: Excellent beaches
Food/Drink: Incredible food
Entertainment: Could be a little better
Accommodations: Very clean
Service: Impeccable all the time
Robin said, 'Great and will go back!'
Pool: very clean
Beach: nice and clean
Food/Drink: excellent food and clean
Accommodations: nice and clean rooms everyday
Service: good and experienced
Overall: great and will go back!
Roy e said, 'Very nice and relaxing overall experience, everything went smooth.'
Pool: cold but very clean
Beach: small but nice
Overall: very nice and relaxing,
Entertainment: Fun and fascinating
Service: Although it rained some days, the staff filled the days with enjoyable games and activities.
Samuel said, 'Mexican hospiltality unmatched, world class.'
Beach: Amazing awesome beach
Food/Drink: A-1 excellent
Accommodations: A-1 excellent
Service: Mexican hospiltality unmatched, world class.
Overall: We had an awesome experience
Antoinette said, 'The trip was very nice and we really enjoyed ourselves.'
Pool: The pool was very nice and I met some very nice people
Beach: The water was very blue and nice
Food/Drink: The food was very good
Accommodations: Was very good
Service: Was very good
Overall: Was very good
Food/Drink: Excellent food & drink
Entertainment: Excellent entertainment
Service: Service people are excellent.
Overall: They have excellent food and service.
Margaret said, 'The beach could not have been better.'
Beach: Could not have been better.
Food/Drink: Food for all walks of live all day.
Service: Every one was pleasant and polite.
Daniel said, 'Had a great time. The location of the resort was perfect. I would definitely recommend this resort. I would go back in a heart beat.'
Pool: All the pools were very nice and clean
Beach: It was a nice sandy beach
Food/Drink: All the drinks were great. The buffets had a wide selction and the Steak House was great
Entertainment: The entertainment was always good, couldn't complain.
Accommodations: The rooms were always clean and the fridge was always stocked
Service: All workers were friendly and helpful.
Overall: Had a great time. The location of the resort was perfect. I would definitely recommend this resort. I would go back in a heart beat.
Anita said, 'Riu Cancun is a wonderful property. When I'm able to return to Cancun, I would stay here again. Fantastic!'
Beach: Beautiful beach
Entertainment: It was very good.
Accommodations: Very clean property.
Marsha said, 'Our food and drinks were excellent, they had good entertainment, our room was very nice, there was a very beautiful view from the beach, and we had a wonderful time.'
Beach: Very beautiful view
Entertainment: good entertainment
Accommodations: very nice
Overall: had a wonderful time
Samuel said, 'We were impressed. Dream Vacations and the Riu Cancun are definitely recommended by us. Now that we are home, we are missing the food from Riu Cancun.'
Beach: Nice location right of the resort
Food/Drink: Now that we are home, we are missing the food from Riu Cancun
Overall: We were impressed
Rodney said, 'I love cancun! Great beach, great accommodations, and the food was great.'
Pool: Pool was great
Beach: Great beach
Food/Drink: Food was great
Accommodations: Great accommodations
Overall: I love cancun
Pool: NICE AND WARM
Food/Drink: The food was fine at first it taste funny I think that was the water I couldn't say that there was nothing to drink , drinks everywhere
Entertainment: On the boat trip the guys were great and great to look at. lol
Accommodations: Wonderful veiw of the beach
Overall: This was my first time on a plane and I think I made a great choose.
Maria said, 'Beach was breathtaking. Looking forward to booking another trip soon.'
Pool: Very clean
Entertainment: Didn't get too enjoy too much
Accommodations: Rooms had a slight "humid" odor
Service: Very attentive
Overall: Very Satisfied
Donna l said, 'Fabulous time. Would highly recommend the RIU Cancun and the all inclusive vacation. Great hotel, friendly staff, wonderful variety of food.'
Pool: Very clean- plenty of room for everyone.
Beach: Loved it - sand and surf both great. Very clean.
Food/Drink: Incredible variety each meal. I loved the freshness and variety of foods.
Entertainment: The shows were just average - not bad, not great. They didn't compare with cruise ships shows.
Accommodations: Room was spacious and clean.
Service: Excellent - wonderful people!
Overall: We had a 10+ vacation in every way.
Pool: verry nice
Beach: little beach area in my opinion, all the hotels are pretty close together so I guess you could walk the beach for a long way
Food/Drink: great buffet, but the resturants were hard to get into
Accommodations: clean rooms
Overall: fine will do again
Beach: very nice
Entertainment: so so could be better
Service: everyone was helpful
Beach: not much of it
Entertainment: nothing special
Overall: great time
Pool: not heated, but got used to it,very clean is more important to us and it was
Beach: Small but clean
Food/Drink: Great food and variety, gained only 9 lbs LOL. When you asked for top shelf they never hestitated to serve you.
Entertainment: Went to GREASE show and it was good, did not interact at the activity pool as we stayed either on the beach or the quiet pool
Accommodations: Great room, best we have had in 8 trips to the Cancun area
Service: Best yet,never had an issue.always cleaning and the wait staff is always asking if there is anything they can do for you.
Overall: I would do it all again,wife would prefer a hotel that allowed more sun time. This is the earliest we have gone and the weather was cool
Beach: small but ok
Accommodations: very nice
Pool: Pool was clean and beautiful
Beach: Thw sand was soft and the beach was beautiful
Food/Drink: Great margaritas and so many choices on the buffet
Entertainment: We enjoyed the live music
Accommodations: Beautiful view of the beach from our balcony and the room was perfect. The bed was a little too hard.
Service: We were treated like royalty.
Overall: Even though only 2 days of sun we had a wonderful time.
Pool: ALWAYS CLEAN AND WELL KEPT
Beach: BEACH ERODED AFTER 2005 HURRICANE BUT STILL BEAUTIFUL
Food/Drink: SO MANY CHOICES-ALSO LOVE THE INDIVIDUAL DINING EXPERIENCES
Entertainment: VERY PROFESSIONAL
Accommodations: HUGE SPACE- LOVE THE INDIVIDUAL BALCONIES
Service: 110 PERCENT-VERY PROFESSIONAL STAFF DOWN TO THE CLEANING PEOPLE
Overall: THIS IS OUR SECOND STAY AT THE RIU CANCUN AND 2 STAYS AT THE RIU CABO SAN LUCAS- THEY ARE ALWAYS GREAT -CANCUN VIEW GREATEST BY FAR
Pool: The pool was pretty but I've seen better. More pool chairs then most resorts though.
Beach: Beach area pretty but not very big.
Food/Drink: Reservation dinners great but very poor buffets.
Entertainment: enjoyed what entertainment there was.
Accommodations: Corner room with wrap around balcony was great. Rooms could be cleaner though.
Service: Staff was wonderful very accomidating.
Overall: Fine, but probably won't stay at RIU again.
Ronald said, 'Excellent. This was our third year at this hotel. We were pleased with the service, food and everything about this property. We are planning to return in 6 months. Without a doubt we would recommend this hotel.'
Pool: Pools could have been a little warmer.
Beach: Small but nice
Food/Drink: Good variety of food.
Entertainment: Very entertaining
Accommodations: Rooms were clean and well kept.
Service: The staff was very accomodating. They were all very friendly.
Overall: Excellent. This was our third year at this hotel. We were pleased with the service, food and everything about this property. We are planni
Food/Drink: food was very good
Accommodations: could not get room temp comfortable
Service: service was excelent
Overall: would recomend a friend
Anthony said, 'I had a very awesome time and would use Dream Vacations again and have recommended to friends and family.'
Overall: I had a very awesome time and would use apple vacation and dream vacations again and have recommended to friends and family
Kimberly said, 'This resort get's all 5's!!! Everything went very smooth...thank you Dream Vacations.'
Accommodations: RIU Cancun was great! I will definitely return their and tell friends about it.
Pool: only 1 pool bar was open
Food/Drink: they closed 2 of the restaurants
Entertainment: night club was closed
Accommodations: I had better for less
Overall: very unhappy
James said, 'We could not ask for better service!!! I hope to be able to get the chance to go on another vacation this year and if so, I will use Dream Vacations again.'
Pool: loved the round tables in the pool
Food/Drink: no champagne
Accommodations: the wall blocked our view. We wish we had been told we had that
Carrie said, 'This all inclusive package to the Riu Cancun was wonderful. We cannot wait to go back here again.'