Riu Palace Riviera Maya  


This hotel plays an ace with its beachfront setting. Plus, there are luxury touches wherever you go...

This deluxe beachfront hotel is about a 5-minute drive from Playa del Carmen’s stylish 5thAvenue. Talking of style, the pool scene gets extra points on this front, thanks to a swim-up bar, a whirlpool and in-water sunloungers.

Inside, the Riu Palace Riviera Maya goes all out to impress. You get a Junior Suite as standard, with free Wi-Fi. And when it comes to dining, there are 5 speciality restaurants to choose from.

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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 24-hour room service.  Selected imported and local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

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Outdoor pool

Spend your day relaxing in the huge pool, or lie back on a sunbed. There are parasols to give you a bit of shade, and pool towels are provided. The pool has whirlpool baths and pool loungers, for that extra bit of comfort and relaxation.

Don Manolo buffet restaurant

Start your day at Don Manolo with a full American breakfast buffet, or opt for the lighter Continental option. For lunch you can expect a hot and cold buffet, with pizza, pasta and salads. There's a show cooking station where your meal will be freshly cooked for your order. And there's also a themed dinner buffet 3 times a week.


Treat yourself with a massage, treatment or a visit to the beauty salon at Renova Spa.

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junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 4, with a ceiling fan and turndown service. You'll have a liquor dispenser, coffee-maker and iron with ironing board. There's also a hydro-massage bath and toiletries.

junior suite

Junior suite sleeps up to 4 - can be sold as a single - with a ceiling fan and turndown service. You'll have a liquor dispenser, coffee-maker and iron with ironing board. There's also a hydro-massage bath and toiletries.

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Whet to this resort with another couple to renew our vows. Everything went so smoothly it was amazing. We where upgraded to a beautiful room. The food was great, especially the outside steakhouse. The drinks are the best I'v had on our many travels. The grounds are impeccable.More

jade403, ontario

July 2013 family/birthday holiday!!!

Cannot recommend this hotel enough from the customer service to the food to the entertainment this hotel has it all!! The food is different every night and the themed restaurants are great something for everyone and amazing quality. The evening entertainment was like a paid for show you expect to see at a theatre and the day time entertainment is just as great! The pool bar staff would come to us on our loungers and take orders and even came into the pool to see if we wanted anything, the staff an honestly not do enough for you here! My birthday was half way through our Holiday and at breakfast we had champagne and all the waiters sang happy birthday then I had cocktails made for me all day but the bar staff and to top it off we had more champagne and big bunches of flowers on our dinner table at the steak restaurant which made my birthday absolutely spectacular so imagine my joy when on return to our room we had a chocolate covered strawberries with card on our bed with a pair of towel swans on the bed! Magical time and we plan to go back again in 2016!!! Well done Riu!!!! More

Melissa J,

Great time you won't be disappointed

Great food great accommodations..3rd time there..some staff are on cell phones to much takes away from client services..they need to ban cell phone use of staff..that being said one of the best places to stay..great value beach is fantastic..hotel clean food great..you are not likely to be disappointed unless you nit pickMore

Michael S, Welland, Canada

Amazing hotel, food falls short.

If you are looking for a gorgeous hotel, clean as can be, beautiful beach, great pool, and dedicated staff, then this is the place for you. The hotel has an amazing feel to it, almost like an old world charm. Very beautiful architecture and decoration- I've really never seen anything like it. The staff is constantly cleaning, mopping tiles, cleaning bathrooms, taking care of the landscaping, sand, seaweed, etc. They are always working. They are friendly, helpful, and everyone speaks a good amount of English. Most of the servers, bartenders, etc. are fluent in English. The setup of the hotel is so convenient. The beach and pool are attached so you can between both, and the rooms aren't far either. Now the downfall- the food. It is not good. Only thing that was good was the omelets in the morning and the restaurant Krystal. Everything else was pretty bad especially the Japanese. If you don't care about food then I suggest you come here. It is very family friendly but also good for couples. They also have free wi-fi throughout the entire hotel grounds now! :)More

JoanS417, Staten Island, New York

A great experience

My husband and I and our two kids, 14 and 12 spent 10 nights, 7/28 - 8/4/14. It was a beautiful resort with many luxurious amenities. The food was top notch and the drinks (top-shelf). The buffet restaurant was very inviting with so many choices. However, the a la carte restaurants were average at best. For a hotel of this caliber, I was disappointed that the only cappuccino and espresso coffees served were from a vending machine, where you push button. The pool, although looks very inviting in pictures, it isn't as big or open in real life. The smaller infinity pool within the larger pool was a disappointment and the water is boiling by Noon time. The only place to cool off is the ocean. The entertainment staff didn't seem to be as friendly or as funn as the "Star Friends" of the Iberostar resorts. Although a very nice place, next time I would choose to stay at an Iberostar resort instead.More

Evanthia K, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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