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Riu Caribe All Inclusive

3 stars
Kukulcan Blvd. Km. 5.5 Hotel Zone, Cancun, 77500
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
499 reviews
Cancun Vacation

We had a great experience here. Our trip got cut a day short due to weather delays but our hotel... See full review

  • buttons78
  • Feb 7, 2014
Great for social butterflies

I really liked hotel Riu Caribe. There were almost always activities going on and the staff were... See full review

  • AMJo 30 something
  • Mar 29, 2014
Oceanfront all-inclusive Cancun resort between a lagoon and the sea

The RIU Caribe is situated on a tranquil beach along the Caribbean Sea. The nine-story, all-inclusive resort has three a la carte restaurants and a buffet dining option during breakfast, lunch and dinner. The property houses a spa, two tennis courts, a gym, steam bath and Jacuzzi. Non-motorized waters sports, such as kayaking and windsurfing, are also offered. Children benefit from a club and playground. Organized daytime activities and live music and theme shows at night further lend a festive vibe. Avid golfers can visit a course nearby (fees apply).

Highlights
  • Three all-inclusive a la carte dining options, buffet dining and four bars
  • Club for kids with playground and swimming pool with child-oriented area
  • Rooms with private terraces or balconies and stunning views
  • Live the new fresh style of this family beach resort
Rooms

Each of the 506 guest rooms at RIU Caribe have a king or two double beds and oversized marble bathrooms, plus individual climate control, satellite TV, a stocked mini bar and liquor dispenser, and in-room safe. Rooms have either private ocean view or oceanside balcony or terrace.

Features

Guests of the beachfront RIU Caribe enjoy all-inclusive amenities at three a la carte restaurants as well as buffet meals (some themed) and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at four bars. A fitness center with sauna, numerous non-motorized water sports, tennis courts and daily poolside activities are among the additional lures. In the evenings, guests can also take in live music and entertainment or simply relax on their own private terraces, cocktail in hand.

Transportation
  • Cancun International Airport (15 mi/ 24.1 km)
Attractions
  • Cancun Golf Club (1.2 mi/ 1.9 km)
  • Breathing Observation Bubble (2.3 mi/ 3.7 km)
  • Manchones Reef 3.9 mi/ 6.2 km)
Business
  • Meeting and banquet facilities for up to 450 people
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in lobby and meeting areas
  • Three conference rooms
Policies and fees

There must be least one person of 21 years or older in every room. The hotel reserves the right to refuse admission and may not allow any room in which all guests are younger than 21 years. No student groups under 21 years or "spring breakers" are accepted.

Unless specified otherwise, the maximum occupancy is four people per room -- three adults plus one child or two adults plus two children. Four adults are not permitted. All bodies in room must fit on existing bedding. Any special request remains upon availability. Children and third adult must sleep in existing bedding.

Children under 2 years stay and eat free. Their age must be specified in the booking.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Riu Caribe All Inclusive Rooms

Deluxe Room Ocean View
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony with ocean view.
Junior Suite Ocean View
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Larger balcony or terrace with ocean view.
Junior Suite Ocean Front
Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, in-room safe, iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Larger balcony or terrace with ocean front view.

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Elevators
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

21.1429 -86.775
Area served
Cancun, Mexico
Nearby airports
Cancun International Airport - 15 Miles
Area description
Beachfront location in the famous Cancun's resort area.

Nearby points of interest

  • Playa Tortugas: 1.1 mi
  • Museo Maya de Cancun: 1.7 mi
  • El Rey Ruins: 2.4 mi
  • Interactive Aquarium: 2.4 mi
  • Dubai Palace Casino: 3.1 mi
  • Avenida Kukulkan: 3.2 mi
  • Avenida Tulum: 3.5 mi
  • Playa Delfines: 5.4 mi
  • Iberostar Cancun Golf Course: 5.7 mi
  • Wet'n Wild Cancun: 7.1 mi
  • Dolphinaris Cancun: 7.7 mi
  • Riviera Cancun Golf: 9.2 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Meeting & Banquet facilities for groups up to 450 people. Free wireless Internet access (Lobby area and meeting rooms)

Dining

Snack Bar
Snack food.
Maria Margarita
Maria Margarita restaurant for dinner featuring a la carte gourmet Mexican specialties prepared in our own unique style.
Pizzeria
Italian Restaurant
Gaviotas
Beachfront Restaurant & Snack bar daily International Cuisine is offered in Gaviotas.
Lobby Bar
Start your evening in our popular and fun-filled lobby bar. Sip a pleasing cocktail while enjoying a magnificent Caribbean sunset and the latest rhythms of our house band.
Albatros
The main restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, our buffet style restaurant. Non smoking section available.
Theatre Bar
Enjor the Theatre bar watching the Riu Theme Shows
Pool & Swim up Bar
Enjoy a refreshing tropical cocktail at our pool bar. Open daily
Shangri-La
Asian Restaurant, buffet for dinner.
Sport Bar
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (499)

Ratings and reviews for Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
499 out of 499
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.3

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Minihaha
Denver, CO
Jun 8, 2014

Not as good as it used to be

Overall this trip was good. We were in room 457 and you could totally hear the band in the lobby so it was very noisy where we stayed. I would recommend staying on floor 8 or 9 to block the noise from lobby. We also had a water leak in our room due to the rain. The shower didn't drain very fast so your standing in water. The bathroom smelled like urine. The upkeep of this hotel has really gone down hill. We stayed here about 7 years ago and it was better and much cleaner then. The beach is not cleaned of seaweed like before.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Review of Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
OkBob79
OKC, OK
Apr 8, 2014

Super nice people

We had a great time. All of the employees were nice. We got a double bed and wanted a king. All rooms were booked so they came up and made our doubles into a huge bed. Pools were always clean and nice. It seems to be more of a family resort than adults. Food was good but seemed to be the same every night. Hope for more seafood but there was very little. Good can ride from downtown area. No meters so check with the hotel on what your ride should cost. Would be nice if they had a night club. Unless you leave activities at night are limited. Overall we had a very fun and relaxing trip with friends

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

We took a day long catamaran trip to Los majerus island. Snorkeling, drinking, food and shopping were great and reasonably priced. We got our tickets at the hotel.

Review of Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AMJo 30 something
Minnesota
Mar 29, 2014

Great for social butterflies

I really liked hotel Riu Caribe. There were almost always activities going on and the staff were GREAT. A little noisy if you were looking for total relaxation though. Food was good not great, except the steak house restaurant...awesome! Drinks were great and plentiful. Very clean. Definetely would recommend to young people.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Get to the pool early if want to save a good lounge chair

Review of Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelingFoo
Belton, TX
Feb 26, 2014

Wonderful Time at the Riu Caribe

This was our first time at an All-Inclusive, as well as our first time in Cancun. My husband and I had a great time at the Riu Caribe. The beach is pristine and the pools are fantastic. As for food, we thought the buffet was actually the tastiest of the choices, but unfortunately the low point of the trip was my husband getting violently ill after eating at the Asian restaurant... maybe stay away from the sashimi? Overall we were very happy with our trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Check out Coco Bongo! Even if you aren't a nightclub fan, this is a show you can't miss.

Review of Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Time To Decompress
Commack, New York
Feb 22, 2014

Couples getaway

Caring and attentive staff. Great value, food excellent, beautiful view. Room was okay, every room had beautiful oceanfront view. Probably would try another hotel next time. Probably look for a 4 or 5 star hotel, but for the price it was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

You need to get up early to reserve your dinner reservations. Buffets you don't need to reserve. Also, didn't know you had to get up super early to claim your lounge chair before 7am or you won't have a place to lounge. That was annoying!

Review of Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sorry bout it
Seattle
Feb 10, 2014

Nice job Riu Caribe

If you want a white sandy beach and beautiful blue ocean water, the Riu Caribe is ideally situated. The hotel was very clean and the staff worked hard for us. The food and drinks were plentiful (though not of great quality). The pool was really nice, but very loud with constant hotel led activities over a megaphone - we discovered a much quieter pool located outside the spa during our visit. They could work on the elevators, a little bit of a hassle, but not a trip destroyer. The "Sports Bar" seemed more like a rec room and could use an overhaul since it is the only spot on site that's open 24hrs. The clientele was pretty trashy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
buttons78
Watertown, SD
Feb 7, 2014

Cancun Vacation

We had a great experience here. Our trip got cut a day short due to weather delays but our hotel stay made up for it. When we checked they upgraded our room to one of there suites with a private pool. The view was awesome! The staff were friendly and helpful with anything we needed. Food was good. We really enjoyed our stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Traveler991
Seattle
Jan 5, 2014

family getaway

I don't recommend to stay in this hotel. Even food was great and stuff is friendly, we didn't like the fact that 3 of 5 hotel's elevators didn't work and no one fixed it during 10 days of our stay! Even we complaint about it several times- they still didn't do anything and all people had to use only 2 elevators for 9 hotel floors! Room air-conditioning didn't work and we asked to relocate us to another room. On the beach instead of relaxing and smelling a fresh air you smell boat's gasoline exhaust. Night shows are cheap made and performed by the hotel stuff! That was a shame! We ended up moving to another resort, upgrading and paying the price difference. I don't recommend to stay in this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Nice food

Review of Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
From Atlanta
Georgia
Dec 25, 2013

Recent Stay

We have been to a lot of All Inclusives and this one was below our previous experience FOOD The restaurant that requires reservations inside the resort, you really look forward to enjoying the time and the food. Well we started with the Mexican food first. The waiter really did not have a clue but overall it was average for us. SHANGRILA Asia: THIS one was a joke, REALLY. no service at all, the food was really bad, no fresh sushi (pre-made and really trash), all food was really buffett with limited choices. The wait staff had no idea or concept of sit down service. What we did not really understand is why would you have reservations for a Buffett Restaurant. after the above 2 experiences we really did not bother for the steak place at all. we had most of our dinners outside the resort Overall Breakfast was really good everyday in the buffett, Lunch and dinner were OK. Beverage service was awesome and wait staff was awesome as well. Pool area was large, but chairs really ran out fast because people were allowed to put towels and leave while they went ate breakfast or other things. Not much for kids club, the staff at kids club was really good though. massage services were good for Spa...nothing else really worth the money as the service was not that spectacular night eternainment was good and staff was friendly. local bus stop right outside the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

use local bus services

Review of Riu Caribe All Inclusive

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
solo101xz
Boston MA
Dec 15, 2013

Good but not the best

Didn't like food much- not as good as in RIU Caribe and much worse compare to RIU Peninsular. Stay in the Peninsular if you have a choice and won't be disappointed. Also be careful using its beach restroom- the floor is slippery- one lady broke her arm using it during my stay. Also elevators have no AC.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
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