Cancun

Riu Caribe


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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts).

The impressive Riu Caribe, with its Mayan-style architecture overlooking the crystal-blue waters of the Mexican Caribbean, is the perfect site for a fantastic vacation. Riu Caribe features 506 luxurious ocean-view guestrooms with unique RIU amenities such as a mini-bar and liquor dispenser.

The 24-hour all-inclusive feature includes a wide array of restaurants, bars, snacks, and beverages, as well as a fun and relaxing atmosphere created by the large swimming pool and a spectacular beach. Facilities include two freshwater swimming pools, a diving pool, a solarium-terrace, a gym, sauna, a steam bath, Jacuzzi, and the Renova Spa. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

All meals and snacks are included at Riu Caribe. A hot and cold buffet is served for lunch as well as pizzas, pasta, salads, and assorted desserts. Dinners include buffets and dishes prepared on the spot with a theme buffet twice a week. la carte choices include Mexican, Asian, and a Grill and Steakhouse. Each room boasts a minibar and liquor dispenser that is replenished regularly.

The fun, exciting atmosphere of Cancun is just steps away. There is also a plethora of activities in resort. Daytime activities include table tennis, volleyball, windsurfing, catamaran, snorkeling, and more. At night there are shows, live music, and the Pacha discotheque. The sports bar is open 24-hours!

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property has implemented a sustainability system that has met criteria and has been approved by Travelife. All 10 Riu hotels in Cancun and Riviera Maya, Including Riu Caribe, have obtained a Travelife rating of Gold. This is the highest rating in the Travelife Sustainability System implantation.

The resort has also installed energy-efficient CFL Downlight outdoor lighting on 70% of its property, and has gradually replaced all refrigerants containing HCFCs throughout 2013-2014.

Aside from the use of biodegradable cleaning products, the resort uses environmentally-friendly fabrics and recycles organic waste to generate compost conditions. A waste management plan has also been approved by local authorities. This includes replacing small, one-portion packages with bulk products to create less waste and use less trash bags, and appointing a hazardous waste manager who is in charge of collecting printer, toner, and photocopiers. Vegetable oil is also recycled and reused.

An awareness campaign has been started by placing posters of good environmental practices in different areas of the hotel. A Green Book has also been developed, where guests are invited to participate in caring for the environment through the development of sustainable activities.

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HOTEL LOCATION
The hotel is 13.1 miles (21 kms) from Cancun International Airport (CUN), 2.5 miles ( 4 kms) to Convention Center & 2.5 miles (4 kms) to downtown Cancun.
Address:



MX
Local Phone: 998-848-7850
Fax: 52-998-848-7851
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 2     
With sun terraces, one with swim-up
Golf: CLOSEBY
Holes: 0
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The impressive Riu Caribe, with its Mayan style architecture overlooking blue waters features 506 guestrooms with a wide array of restaurants, bars and facilities. Riu Caribe features five restaurants, four bars (Lobby, Theatre, Sports & Pool), two swimming pools, spa, tennis courts and children's mini-club. Exchange privileges with Riu Cancun. Beach: Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am
Total Rooms: 506
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Standard Ocean View description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN FRONT
Junior Suite with living area and larger balcony. Two double beds or one king. Liquor dispenser and regularly-replenished minibar. Oceanfront view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Junior Suite Ocean View description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW
Two double beds or one king. Ocean view from balcony. WiFi ($). Connecting rooms available. Liquor dispenser.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Junior Suite with living area and larger balcony. Two double beds or one king. Liquor dispenser and regularly-replenished minibar. Ocean view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Caribe features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Riu Caribe:
La Pizzeria - Serves snacks. Open during the day.
Gaviotas - Open for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Grill steakhouse for dinner. Reservations required.
Albatros - Main restaurant. Buffet style with show cooking serving International and local specialties.
Bars - Frida (lobby bar), Kahlo Bar, Calypso Bar & Sports Bar (open 24 hours)
Shangri-la - A la carte restaurant serving Asian cuisine.. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
Maria Margarita - A la carte restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball, waterpolo, ping pong, kayaking, catamaran, body boarding and rifle range.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music, variety shows and Riu theme shows.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4 to 12 at RiuLand (daily)

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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3889 Recommend
3889 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Caribe to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great place for the money.
CHReign,
Mon Oct 08 05:49:56 EDT 2018
We arrived last Wednesday October 3rd,2018. I had stayed there before roughly six years prior. They have done a lot of work on the exterior to improve the appearance of the hotel. We arrived around noon and were at the pool by 12:45, we had to wait for our room as it was not ready, and I believe we were in our room by 3:00 that afternoon. The rooms appeared freshly painted and were very clean as was the restroom, the water pressure in the shower was awesome which most people seem to be concerned about. The first night we dined in the Mexican restaurant, food was pretty good yet we waited after we ordered for almost an hour for the food to arrive. The Aisan restaurant as people in my group described, was delicious, I chose to eat in the main dining room most evenings as they have many many options and the food is pretty good. Breakfast was always good, and again many options. The pool is beautiful, and lot of activities which can make it loud at times, but still very fun, the pool staff works hard to make sure people are having fun. The worst part of the trip is the alcohol, I am typically a beer drinker but the draft beer they serve is flat and just semi cold, the vodka that I had with my drinks was not impressive nor did it taste very good. I knew that before booking the trip and you just get used to it and have a good time. All in all a very nice place, its all inclusive and for the money its a good value.

Best Holiday Ever
Billycarne,
Mon Oct 08 05:12:02 EDT 2018
My husband booked this holiday as my 50th birthday treat, I can honestly say I want to be 50 every year. I cannot praise the hotel and staff enough, check in was smooth and quick, staff are incredible, friendly and so attentive, room was lovely, good size, clean, large bathroom with double sinks and big shower enclosure, well stocked mini bar refreshed every 2 days, house keeping did an amazing job, every day we returned to perfectly made beds with different creatures made out of towels, with petals sprinkled around, clean linen and towels every day. Food was stunning, the main buffet restaurant leaves you spoilt for choice, tried all the others and was not disappointed in any of them. well kept pools and gardens , plenty of sun beds, clean dry towels for use at pool area and beach area, changed as often as you like, pool and beach drinks service, need I go on. Couldn't give it more than a 5 star rating as site doesn't allow but would of if I could. loved it so much we are already planning next years holiday here...

November holiday fekt like the middle of summer
bullyup40, Bradford, United Kingdom
Sun Oct 07 09:15:58 EDT 2018
Where to start! This was our first Mexican holiday but certainly won't be our last! The beach here is the best I have ever been on and the service we got from the waiters was superb. Weather in November was sunny every day. Only had rain on two days and only lasted for less that 10 minutes each time. Would have liked December as all the Christmas decorations were going up just as we were leaving! Would definitely recommend

Wedding planner from hell
Popsie S,
Fri Oct 05 10:10:00 EDT 2018
My sister booked her wedding through Tui holidays (Never using them again) she picked the Caribe as her venue as she has witnessed weddings there before. From day 1 it was a nightmare the wedding planner Jennifer speaks little English we had to change everything from the original plan as it was all wrong. Day of the wedding she told the guests to stand at the wrong area that our videographer almost misses my sister walking out. She didn't advise the bridesmaid were to stand etc was a complete mess. She then told us cocktail hour was at 530pm in main bar wedding party went to min bat bit no cocktails, we then went to the steakhouse for dinner they said they would keep the cake and flowers until the next day for us to collect got the cake but not the flowers that cost over $300 they also lost my sister cake topper for Jennifer to tell us it was our own fault we shouldn't have left it. Also she advised my sister that she can complete all the legal paperwork back home the UK to legalise their marriage in the UK however costs a lot more money we then ended up having to get a Mexican judge to come to the hotel to complete all the legal work. We basically paid for a wedding planner to sit and do nothing as my mum did 99% of the planning herself what Tui and Roy hotels charge for a wedding is a complete rip off.

Summer holidays
Andy D, Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Tue Oct 02 14:59:03 EDT 2018
All inclusive, great location, great beachfront, two great pools, maintained all the time , water checks daily. Large pool busy and noisy. Small pool could be lively. Bars at both pools. Food available at both. Beer is poor really but cocktails seem to be good. Rooms are ok, clean but very dated now. The mini bar is only replenished every two days so you can't really sit on the balcony and have a few beers before you go out or come back as you only get 6 small cans every two days. No tea/ coffee making facilities in the room either. So if you want a brew you have to go down to the lobby and get some in disposable cups. The food is great. If you can't find something to eat that you like then you are one fussy eater. However I wouldn't advise eating from the main pool bar as there is a serious bird issue. Walking all over the tables and eating food from the serving areas. We had eaten there once and then saw it the next day, we didn't eat there again. See attached photo. The main reception and restaurants do not have air conditioning and it does get uncomfortable in the main public areas. The sports bar is 24 hours and I would recommend going in on the 1500 until 2300 hours shift to meet Vincente. He is such a great chap, always smiling never stops working and the bar is immaculate whilst he is working. Without doubt the best employee they have. Having said that everyone is very polite, smiling and willing to help. We will definitely go again, but improvements could be made to give the place a boost. I've given a four star rating, in reality it's probably a 3 1/2.



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