This elegant beachfront hotel doesn’t just look the part – it delivers a pair of sea-view pools, a stylish spa and a collection of speciality à la carte restaurants.
This place is just steps away from a stretch of gently shelving white sand, just a few minutes from lively Cancun. It’s got a pair of pools to its name, plus a dining scene that includes 5 speciality restaurants.
The hotel has twin turrets, each with a cupola and statue atop. Interiors are equally impressive – suites come with regal red and gold colour schemes, while the lobby features painted ceilings and crystal chandeliers.
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- 90% customer scores
- Platinum Villas available
- Platinum Cruises available
- 20kg luggage allowance
- 4T and 5T hotels
Honeymooners will receive a complimentary fruit basket and an extra bottle of tequila in their room the day after arrival.
Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 24-hour drinks. 24-hour snacks.
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A good-sized pool with plenty of space to relax, plus there's an adjoining whirlpool bath too.
Offering breakfast lunch and dinner with on-the-spot show cooking, and twice-weekly themed evenings.
Evening entertainment programme
Live music and shows.
Rooms► View all
junior suite for sole use
These rooms come with one king-size or two double beds. They've also got a liquor dispenser, which is restocked every two days, a coffee-maker, iron and board, 24-hour room service, turndown service and toiletries.
These rooms come with space for four with one king-size or two double beds. They've also got a liquor dispenser, which is restocked every two days, a coffee-maker, iron and board, 24-hour room service, turndown service and toiletries.
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BEST of the BEST!!!!!
Upon entering the lobby at Riu Palace, you will be overwhelmed with it's grandeur; the beautiful ceiling, the chairs, and the center piece table with a bouquet of flower vase in yellow and orange! Walk straight into the lobby and you will feel the Caribbean breeze as the double glass door opens, the pool awaits you to experience the relaxation you been waiting! On both sides, you will find Bars where you can order drinks! Further down is the white sand beach and amazing blue Caribbean water you cannot resist! To your right is Don Roberto Restaurante, where buffett breakfast, lunch and dinner is served! Oh how I enjoyed being served and treated by the super hard working waiters like I'm the only guest at the restaurant! Special thanks to Dennis, my server at night and Emmanuel during breakfast and all those waiters I cannot remember all their names but definitely deserved recognitions! Two other restaurants to your right is Krystal and Tio Pepe and to your left is Sakura Japanese restaurant which required reservation in advance. The front lobby receptions are wonderful and welcoming. When we were standing in the line to check in, one of the staff served us drinks! I cannot fault the service of this hotel and the price I paid was well worth every penny! The room was overlooking the beach and I enjoyed watching the waves of the Caribbean water! Inside the room, you will find your mini fridge full of drinks and on top of the fridge, you will find premium liqueurs for your consumption! I didn't want to leave, but it's time to go! Anyone who plans a vacation to Cancun MUST experience what Riu Palace Las Americas has to offer. If you want to be treated like a royalty and wanted to experience this magnificent hotel, this is the place for you! Don't be overwhelmed with it's nightly rate because you will get more than what you paid for!!!!! I will definitely recommend this hotel to all my friends and co workers who are planning to visit Cancun!!!! More
rosie718, staten island, new york
Hotel staff was extremely nice. Service was immaculate. Food delicious.The view and hotels grounds was beautiful. Overall outstanding.I would recommend this place highly. Already looking to book another trip there.More
Schaefferman987, Danielsville, Georgia
Wonderful will come again
Great resort, clean and friendly helpful staff. Offers beautiful view and nice beach. Food is good, it's not out of this world...but good for buffet and dinner. Bar staff is very tentative. Recommend ocean view suite and all inclusive package. We also used Amstar to get to and from airport this is awesome service. Also booked excursion with them. Staff at hotel everyday from 9 to 5. More
Great location, small but great beach!
We have stayed at this hotel a few times now, finally time to write a review! Location is fantastic - located right in the middle of "up town" and "downtown" ... Very easy to take a local his to where ever it is that you want to go! ... Hotel is a bit dated as per overall aesthetics including rooms! Obviously not as modern and luxurious as the new hotels popping up in the Mayan (just stayed at the royalton and is very new and chic!) ... BUT location of this hotel AND the white sands of CANCUN cant be beat! .... The beach is clear of seaweed and is pretty calm for swimming! However I would recommend waking early to reserve a beach chair ESPECIALLY if you want one under a little shaded palapa! The beach is small (but gorgeous!) and if you want a certain area, you have to reserve a seat early! Restaurants are average, although the Brazilian steak house was quite nice, various meats served on swords and absolutely cooked to perfection! All other restaurants are nothing to write home about and are just average! This hotel is great if your looking for a hotel close to shopping and CANCUN nightlife and a super nice powder white sand beach with calmer waters! ... Really you can't go wrong here and that's why we have been multiple times! * oh and we found wifi ONLY in the mail lobby and fairly slow! More
Stayed at the Las Americas in October 2014 for 6 nights. Nothing but a fantastic experience from check in to check out. At check in we were greeted with a smile and a cocktail of our choice. We booked Junior Suite Oceanview and it did not disappoint. Room had plenty of space, beds were fine, bathroom more than adequate, and fridge well stocked with water, soft drinks and Dos Equis. Fantastic view from the balcony. Wifi was free, fast and worked great in all areas of the hotel. Mostly ate at the buffet and it was very good with a large selection. Some food choices were rotated daily, and all food tasted fresh. We only tried two of the restaurants, the steak house and the Mexican and I found both to be very good. Never had to wait for more than a minute or two for a drink. The lunch served by the pool was excellent. The service here is top notch. Our favorite hang out was the outside bar next to the Japanese restaurant. The bartender, Ernesto was second to none. He provided great service, great conversation, and he mixed drinks better than all of the others. Drinking every night at his bar was a highlight of our trip. Another great feature is you can use the other Riu's in Cancun. Just a five minute walk on the beach or sidewalk is the Riu Cancun. We visited the sports bar at the Riu Cancun next door regularly to watch the MLB playoffs. You wont make a mistake if you choose this hotel, and make sure you go see Ernesto! I will definitely return to the Las Americas in the near future.More
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