From high end luxury to more moderate pricing structures, Riu brand all inclusive resorts won’t disappoint. From beautiful Caribbean beaches to stunning Pacific waters, the Riu resort brand is the perfect option for an all inclusive vacation. Top notch service meets family friendly fun, and with all your meals and beverages included you never have to carry around a wallet. The higher level Riu Palace resorts offer luxury inclusions like junior suites as their standard accommodations and 24 hour rooms service. The more wallet friendly Riu class resorts offer all of the amenities one could need and no matter where you stay your non motorized water sports are almost always included in the all inclusive Riu resort package.
My personal favorite is the Riu Palace Pacifico. After such a great vacation last time I was there, I’m actually getting married at the Resort this month! But rest assured, no matter where you choose Riu brand hotels offer quality accommodations, top notch service, excellent food and beverages choices and a price range to accommodate any budget. Whether you want to visit the Punta Cana, Jamaica, Riviera Maya, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Costa Rica, Nassau, Aruba or more, there’s sure to be a Riu resort to make your vacation an unforgettable experience!
Coming this summer, Hard Rock Hotel Cancun and Hard Rock Hotel Puerto Vallarta.
Early summer 2012 the Cancun Palace and and the Vallarta Palace resorts are slated to become the first Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico. In 2013 the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya will combine 2 palace resorts, the Aventura Spa Palace and the Aventura Cove Palace.
All inclusive luxury at it’s best with the extra flair that Hard Rock offers, these resorts are not to be missed!
We started at the Royal in Playa Del Carmen right off 5th avenue, in Playa Del Carmen. Location, Location, Location ! We could walk to all the shopping and clubs located on famous 5th Avenue. The rooms were very nice, maybe not quite as new or fresh as some of the new adult only hotels but they were very nice! The pool was huge and seemed to have a real buzz about it. Their was a lot more activity and a bit more of a party feel with people coming and going from 5th avenue. The beach was great and it was lined with beach cabanas but it was right next door to a road that lead down to the beach so it did have a lot of foot traffic from 5th avenue. It is not as private as some may like and if your not in the Royal Service suites it is a little tough to find one. The royal service suites have reserved beach cabanas.
My favorite restaurant was Asiana because of the location outside of the resort but every restaurant was very good! This hotel is the best in Playa Del Carmen so if you want an adult only located on 5th Avenue you have to stay at the Royal Playa Del Carmen.
After 3 nights in Playa it was off the the The Royal in Cancun. We stayed on the famed 10th floor in the Royal Service suites. It is said to have the best view in Cancun and I would agree. The rooms were much nicer and the view, WOW! The pool had a huge swim up bar and it was really hopping! The beach was super and you could see almost the entire skyline of Cancun. The food was excellent at all of the restaurants and the room service menu seemed to have more options then the Royal in Playa.
I did prefer The Royal Cancun vs. the Royal in Playa Del Carmen. The rooms were nicer and the views at the Royal Cancun are marvelous but the location of the Royal in Playa Del Carmen is just perfect for partying on 5th avenue. This was one of my favorite trips and I will be returning to both of these properties.
Not all brides dream of sand under their feet and the ocean waves crashing as they say their vows but for those brides who do the Riu Resort chain makes planning your destination wedding as calming as an ocean breeze.
Just a month away from my own Riu destination wedding, I could not be more pleased with the level of service and attention I have received from my wedding coordinator with the Riu. Booking your wedding is simple, a quick look on the Riu Wedding website will show you available dates and times. Simply select your date, input your information online and within a day you will receive an email confirming the ceremony, time and destination. A few clicks of your mouse and you have your wedding date reserved!
Planning my ceremony could not be easier, with multiple packages to choose from, each bride and groom can pick the package to fit their needs from a simple low key beach wedding to an elaborate high end beach wedding. You can even get benefits like a couples massage or discounts on spa treatments for your guests! From receptions with dance floors on the beach to a simple after wedding reception dinner you can create a wedding package to meet your Dreams!
The top notch wedding coordinators at the resort will always keep you updated. Anytime I’ve sent an email with questions, requests, new guests or confirmations I’ve received a response within a day. And although my big day hasn’t arrived quite yet, we are anxiously awaiting meeting our wedding coordinator in person and having the wedding of our Dreams!
From start to finish the planning process has been flawless, the hardest decision I’ve still yet to make… How many bathing suits should I bring?