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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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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Food & Drink
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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.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Themed dinners are provided throughout the week and there's an outdoor smoking section.
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fantastic holiday at thishotel , was there for my 50th bday and it was a real pleasure. The food was great with lots of choice though a bit repetitive towards the end of 2 weeks. The extra restaurants that you could use and had to book for were okay but they were never busy as they only allow so many in . Don't know why ?? Food better in the main buffet to be fair. All staff were very friendly and helpful. Rooms cleaned every day and mini bar alwas well stocked to On my birthday there was a note from management and flowers on the bed. A lovely touch ..Only downside is the saving of sunbeds . Although we were up early every day and didnt have a problem I think the saving of sunbeds should be looked into as they were certainly being saved before 5 30am !! The hotel shop should be avoided as I think charging nearly Â£5.00 for a bag of crisps is extortionate even if they are imported !!! The quietpool is a godsend , didn't use the main pool as it was busy with younger people. Beach beautiful and relaxing . Would definitely be back to the Riu Caribe in the future.More
tinadawn2015, Coventry, United Kingdom
My husband and I went here for our honeymoon, taking our one year old daughter with us. We had a really bad experience here which resulted in us changing to another hotel on our 2nd day as we couldn't stand the thought of spending a 2nd night there! The room was dirty, broken and basic-wouldn't recommend to anyone to stay here!!!More
BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, CLEAN ROOMS AND EXCELLENT SERVICE.
WE WERE THERE 05/02 To 05/09/2015. FIRST TIME all inclusive. Great hotel. Open air feel. Spacious. Loved the tile. Theme restaurants disappointing. Albatross has great breakfast. Outstanding service all around.More
Tim E, Hamilton, North Carolina
British Colombia just left a review about the Riu caribe and I must say I was quite concerned with what they said. Starting with breakfast they stated there was no toast. Well we were there in November December and my husband had toast most mornings. Not much choice in the buffets they said. Well we were spoilt for choice with everything we could wish for.we only went to the Mexican once and in all fairness it was too salty for us but every other meal we had was in the buffets. I never judge a hotel by the food because what pleases say a French man will not suit an English man and Americans eat different to Germans so we just make the best of it but the Caribe food was I thought amazing. More
Best holiday ever
Have just returned from a 10 night holiday in Cancun staying at the riu caribe. Fantastic hotel. Great service, staff, food, facilities and location. A special mention for Franklin in the sports bar. He always had a smile to welcome you and his cocktails were wonderful. Try a Scooby doo if your brave enough. My partner and I would without hesitation go to this hotel again. More
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