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Riu Palace Riviera Maya

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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3 Nights with Air from $779 All-Inclusive
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Go ahead and dig your toes into this little slice of Eden - the sand is snow white and the teal waves are stunning. It's ... More

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"My husband and I have used CheapCaribbean twice now and both trips have been just wonderful. This was our first trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico and my husband and I couldn't have had a better time. Th..." – Greenie23
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"My husband and I have used CheapCaribbean twice now and both trips have been just wonderful. This was our first trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico and my husband and I couldn't have had a better time. Th..." – Greenie23
263 out of 283 (93%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Beach Water leaking from the roof into the walls equal a moldy smelling loby and rooms. Having dinner at the buffet Vacation Paradise Family beach Enjoying great food Room Water leaking from the roof into the walls equal a moldy smelling loby and rooms. My son playing pool volleyball pool Relaxing by the pool The Riu lobby Beautiful beach Riu Palace Riviera Maya
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March 23, 2017
Amazing Beach & Staff

My boyfriend and I stayed at the RIU Palace Riviera Maya for my 30th birthday, March 9 - 14. The beach was amazing, and the staff was super friendly. There were always chairs available on the beach and near the pool, and the weather was perfect. We mostly stayed on the beach and played in the ocean, but also went parasailing and checked out xel-ha and the Tulum Ruins. I would recommend this hotel to anybody traveling to Playa Del Carmen. The town is near, but the hotel is located in a gated community and is right on the beach. Several of the RIU hotels are in the area, so you have access to miles of beachfront property. I couldn't be happier and will definitely go back!


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From: Denver
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 21, 2017
Nice Time

The resort was beautiful, the service amazing, and a fun time was had by all. A few side comments: We were there for 6 days (Saturday-Wednesday), and the formal dining restaurants did not change their menu the entire time. We wanted very badly to eat at them more than once, but with my kids (aka picky eaters), we did not want to eat the same meal twice. Thus, we only ate at them once and did the buffet restaurant the other evenings. A bit disappointing. Perhaps this is just the way it is, but it's too bad people litter the beach. for the most part they were clean, but did find it a bit distracting when walking. The pool was nice, but my son cut the bottom of his foot in one of them due to a loose tile. It's hard to truly judge value as I did not stay at any other resort. But I imagine if I was a heavy drinker who could put away A LOT of food, it would've been an amazing value. For me and my family, however, I'm sure RIU made some money off us. :) The staff and facilities were amazing though. Beautiful place to visit!!


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From: West Des Moines, IA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 10, 2017

The only concern I want to bring to your attention is with the towel person on duty during my stay. Very abrupt with me as well with another guest staying there with my whole family. He said this was the last towel we could have for the day. As much money and as many times we have stayed there over the years, we should be allowed to get towels if needed not questions asked.


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From: Austin, TX
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 5, 2017
Outstanding service.

This was our second stay at this resort and we will be back. The staff is absolutely outstanding and super friendly. In fact 2 of our favorite waiters actually remembered us from last year and greeted us with hugs. Plenty of great food choices. There are a total of 5 other RUI resorts that we also had access to however there really was no reason for us to leave our resort. Check-in is 3:00 but our room was ready when we got to the resort at 2:00 so they let us check in early. Also upgraded us to a suite for free. Again, will be back again for our anniversary next year.


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From: Srping City , Pa
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Palace Riviera Maya features 400 guestrooms decorated like an aristocratic Mexican hacienda. Rooms come equipped with a ceiling fan, flat screen satellite TV, laptop size electronic in-room safe, telephone, radio alarm clock, hydro-massage tub, daily-restocked mini-bar, liquor dispenser, an integrated lounge area and a balcony or terrace.

Room Details

Junior Suite (SJSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Superior (SJEB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

Finding your perch on Cancun's white sandy shores with turquoise waves rolling in and sweet sunshine for days.

Toasting with a fun, fruity cocktail on the terrace. You'll feel like you've arrived, beach lovers.

Hitting the main pool and zeroing in on the main hub of activity - the swim-up bar. It does not disappoint.

RiuFit has all kinds of ways to get your burn on - backfit, aquagym, stretching and bums-legs-tums.

If you are struck by the late-night munchies, 24-hour room service will deliver straight to your room.

Striking up friendly competition with a few rounds of ping pong, volleyball or tennis (lit for night play.)

 

What We'd Change

Guys - pack some long pants for dining at night at the a la carte restaurants.
 

Why You Should Go

You're a short five minutes from the delicious Playa del Carmen - beaches, golf, watersports and shopping.

Dining at Chilis - the resorts steak and lobster restaurant, which is muy bueno.

You can hit all the Riu bars in Playacar. Go ahead - taste test all the tequilas. You're on vacay.

RiuLand is where the kiddos can play & craft the day away while you melt into stress- extraction at the spa.

If you're up exploring, the Mayan ruins and the Sian Ka'an reserve should top your list.

Riu's fab entertainment team is ready to perform - live music in the day and Broadway-esque at night.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Billiards
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 6 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Shopping
  • Elevators
  • 10 Bars/Lounges
  • Health Club
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Wireless Internet in lobby
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Water-Skiing

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Riu Palace Riviera Maya

Av Xaman-Ha Mza 9 y 10 Lote 1 Int. Fracc. Fase II Solidaridad

+52 98 48 77 2280

Hotel Description

Riu Palace Riviera Maya: All-Inclusive Haven On The Shores Of Playacar

Go ahead and dig your toes into this little slice of Eden - the sand is snow white and the teal waves are stunning. It's your beach lovin' dreams coming true, no doubt. And with Riu's commitment to impeccable service, you won't need to worry about a thing - except maybe which bar you're going to grab your next cocktail. You really will find it all here - entertainment day and night, activities to entertain you every minute of the day and plenty of opportunities to melt all that bothersome stress away.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

The delish cuisine selections are varied, with a great mix of all your favs, and of course some locally-made Mexican dishes. In addition to the a la carte restaurants for dinner, you'll also get to savor themed buffets (with live cooking stations), and if dining in is more your style, 24-hour room service will take care of you. Eat up.

Don Manolo
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Buffet with on-the-spot cooking stations.

Botafoga
Type: Brazilian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-8pm and 8:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Buffet starters and desserts with table service during the main course.

Agave
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-8pm and 8:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Buffet starters and desserts with table service during the main course.

Chilis
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 10:30am--6pm. 2 seatings at 7pm and 8:30pm
Description: Casual restaurant located by the pool.

Krystal
Type: Nouvelle
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-8pm and 8:45pm-10:15pm
Description: Contemporary menu featuring fusion cuisine.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Yashima
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-8pm and 8:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Japanese cuisine.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

All restaurant hours subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

The libation-savvy bartenders are ready to serve you any crafty concoction you want - they even have a few cocktail ideas of their own. It's 24-hour, all-inclusive so you can drink from dawn till dusk. Cheers.

Daiquiri
Poolside and swim-up bar. Daily, 9am-6pm.

La Habana
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-midnight.

La Plaza
Lounge bar with terrace. Open for special occasions and events 6pm-midnight.

Lirico
Lounge bar with terrace. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

Sports Bar
24-hour bar.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Jaw-dropping white sands and off-the-charts gorgeous turquoise waters create the most perfect setting. If the pool is more your style, the resort has two where you can spend your sunshiny days (and the ocean views are dazzling). It's Paradise Found.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran
  • Kayak
  • Body board
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba lesson in pool
Land
  • Fitness
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis

For an additional charge:

  • Billiards
  • Golf


INTERNET

Riu Palace Riviera Maya offers complimentary Wi-Fi access in common areas and in guest rooms.



SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa at Riu Palace Riviera Maya offers a variety treatments that will leave you relaxed and recharged for an additional charge.



WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Riu Palace Riviera Maya has the perfect spot to tie the knot. Choose one of their wedding packages to make your day unforgettable and perfect!



CHILD CARE

Along with a children's pool and play area, the hotel also offers daily entertainment at RiuLand for kids ages 4-7 and 8-12.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Riu Palace Riviera Maya is located 34 miles from Cancun International Airport (CUN), 42 miles from downtown Cancun and 2 mi from the town of Playa del Carmen.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-In: 3pm. Check-Out: 11am.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort with the following exception:
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Feb 4-Dec 23, 2017 .

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Smoke-Free Policy
Under Mexican legislation smoking is not permitted in the public areas of the hotel, except in specifically designated areas.

Currency Policy
Please note that as of Jun 1, 2011, Riu Resorts in Mexico longer accept or exchange U.S. dollars at the front desk. ATMs are available in the lobby of each resort for withdrawals in Mexican currency.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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