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 6664 reviews

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

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With Thomson Airways

  • Direct flights from 7 UK airports
  • Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
  • Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
  • Enjoy complimentary drinks
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  • 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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Lovely Hotel

Loved it! Exceptionally clean rooms, shared areas, toilets etc. Food lovely, all buffet apart from Steak House but plenty of choice (loads of vegetarian options). Staff very friendly and smiley. Great choice of drinks and cocktails. Didn't spend any time at pools as the beach is gorgeous, white sand and crystal clear sea. We enjoyed snorkelling along by the jetty. All the water sports are extra cost but the kayaks are free to use, I was a bit scared when I tried this as you use same area as jet skiers, which felt unsafe to me, so we didn't stay out long! Keep your belongings safe though as a couple had their bag stolen (it's a beach anyone can access) but that could happen anywhere. We also reserved our sun beds at 7am otherwise we probably couldn't of got one with shade. Entertainment at night lacked, pretty boring, just my opinion though! Didn't cause too much of an issue though. Did trip to Xplore which was brilliant, Chichen Itza, really interesting and worth the long journey if you like a bit of culture! Also caught ferry to Isla Mujeres and explored on a golf buggy. More



Food is EXCELLENT i been 2 few resorts in mexico And this is the best food !! Its quiet , so if your looking to party not the good hotel ! Rooms are very clean Beach is beautfill You get a quiet pool or party pool :) For sure i will be going backMore


Nice Resort

Whenever we travel, we only stay at RIU locations. This is our second location, and it was very nice and clean. Our check in clerk could have used a personality training class, however, after getting pass him everyone else were simply amazing people. This is not your "party " type of resort as they are VERY family oriented. So if you're looking to party party, without kids, this is not the place for you. We visited July 30-August 5th, and every show they had at night, kids were present. I was not a huge fan of their shows. I was not a big fan of their food either. Everyday it was the same thing. Nothing stood out. Room views and the pool areas are amazing!! More

April R,

Not as expected

Before I start with this review I did have a good holiday but the hotel just wasn't as superior as I thought Major drawback of this hotel was its not air conditioned apart from bedrooms as the hotels front is open planned which might be ok in winter but certainly not in the height of season as there is not a bit of air , they do have ceiling fans round the hotel but u wouldn't know it honestly the only place that is air conditioned is the room where the entertainment is held and that is only an hour a night then it's back into the main lobby which is very uncomfortable The staff are very nice and at the reception they are really helpful . The 2 Thomson reps Sam and Kieran are extremely good at what they do and are at the hotel every day and very approachable I have read many reviews about this hotel before I went and looking back I wonder if it was the same hotel they were talking about as it's certainly not a 4 star in my opinion Waiter service at the pool and beach!!!!!!!! Yes there is if you want to wait half an hour for a drink no harm to the poor wee waiter who was run off his feet but more staff are definitely needed . I would say if your thinking of going to cancun pay that wee bit extra and go to another hotel the Rui cancun looks more superior for that little bit of extra cash More


Rui Caribee

Although you could get better Rui's nearby, this hotel has everything you should want. Yes the rooms could be a little better but comfortable and cleaned each and everyday with clean bedding and towels. The Animation team are great and will encourage guests to join in without intrusion. Entertainment is a whole lot better than most all inclusive hotels even when the animation team are on sporting at least 3 professional dancers. Food is excellent and usually I avoid too much meat as i often find it bland and over cooked, not here the meat dishes from roasted joints to steaks are perfectly seasoned and juicy. This hotel staff are great, polite and genuinely happy to assist. Big shout to Paco who served and looked after us so well at breakfast and lunch and Israel in the evenings. Speciality restaurants a little disappointing but all the menu's in these were available in the main restaurant. Apart from the room which could do with a little TLC probably the best all inclusive I have been on without breaking the bank. I wouldn't consider the £1000 upgrade to one on the other Rui's nearby worth the value of drinking Corona beer. No kettle in the room but I'm just being picky now.More

MrsJD1, 186220

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Riu Caribe
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 6664 customer reviews
from £ 818.88