Riu Cancun

Cancun, Mexico
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Our Opinion

The Riu Cancun is an excellent and very popular all inclusive resort that is in a great location, close to lots of shopping and nightlife. The buffets are wonderful with lots of different cooking stations and the a la carte restaurants are a tasty diversion from the buffet. There is good snorkeling right off the beach. The Riu Cancun is a good hotel choice for couples, singles and families alike. If you want peace and quiet, you can relax at the adults only pool. If you want lively entertainment, you can get moving by the activities pool! Rooms are clean and have great ocean views. Renovations in 2014 have upgraded guest rooms, added a new pool, revamped restaurants as well as the lobby and facade.

Riu Cancun

This incredibly striking ocean-side high rise resort towers over Cancun, boasting the glamor and fantastic service that Riu customers have grown to rely on. Riu Cancun provides you with a variety of tasty restaurants and elegantly decorated rooms complete with in-room liquor dispensers, mini-bar and wonderful ocean views. Soothe yourself in the gorgeous infinity-style pools with views of the mesmerizing turquoise Caribbean ocean, or enjoy cocktails with friends at the swim-up bar.

Location: Directly on the beach next to the Riu Palace Las Americas, 5 minutes to downtown, 15 minutes from the airport.

Riu Cancun Reviews

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    Winter Break at the Riu Cancun

    We were a party of 3 for the first week which increased to 7 for week 2. Just returned from this hotel on Sunday after an absolutely fantastic 2 weeks. I can't priase the hotel staff highly enough... Read Full Review

    2015-11-26 - Reviewed By : youngsantos - ayrshire
    amazing holiday

    hotel was faultless,staff are really friendly,rooms very clean with everything you need,food is fantastic,plenty of pool space and loads of sunbeds,ideal for people of all ages,would certainly... Read Full Review

    2015-11-25 - Reviewed By : 689caesars689 - Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
    Amazing holiday

    My husband and I plus another 22 friends arrived last Nov. 4. The checked in was quick. We were offered drinks. The in the buffet was so good. Lots of choices. 24 hour food and drinks. Service was... Read Full Review

    2015-11-25 - Reviewed By : CanadaCristy - canada

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Hotel Amenities


  • 569 guest rooms
  • 2 buffet restaurants with made-to-order food stations
  • Poolside buffet restaurant
  • 3 a la carte restaurants: Japanese, Italian, dress code in effect at all restaurants & advance reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • Several bars including Lobby bar
  • Disco
  • 4 pools including: Infinity-style swimming pools and pool w/swim-up bar & wet tables
  • Children's pool
  • Terrace solarium
  • Jacuzzis
  • Watersports centre
  • Lit tennis courts
  • Gift shop
  • Full spa including sauna & jacuzzi
  • Beauty salon
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Children's playground and mini-club
  • WiFi in lobby


Guest Rooms include:
  • 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar (restocked regularly)
  • Liquor dispensers (restocked regularly)
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Double sink
  • Hairdryer
  • WiFi
  • Balcony or terrace w/ocean view
  • Max occupancy 3 adults & 1 child or 2 adults & 2 kids
Junior Suites:
  • Same as above but larger with sitting area
  • Adjoining living room
  • Some rooms have king beds

All Inclusive Features

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, choice of 2 seatings for buffet & made-to-order food stations at dinner
  • Continental breakfast/snacks available 10am-12 Noon
  • Snacks until 2am
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Theme buffet dinners twice a week
  • Unlimited Domestic beer & drinks and select Imported drinks until 2am
  • In-room mini-bar w/bottled water, soft drinks, and beer (restocked regularly)
  • In-room liquor dispensers (restocked regularly)
  • 24 hour inclusive club with self service snacks, cocktails, sodas and juices
  • Lounge chairs & in-pool lounge chairs, umbrellas and towel service (pool/beach)
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Various activities
  • Day and night tennis
  • Use of gym and sauna
  • Board games and cards
  • Daily activities
  • Nighly entertainment including live shows
  • Entrance to Disco, drinks included

Kids Deals

Kids Deals - Kids 12 years & under stay and eat for free. Limited availability. Hotel Rooms only. Max 2 kids.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy the supervised children's activities daily at the Kids' Club, Playground, and mini-disco.


Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Golf Specials - Available, please inquire for further details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

Extra Info

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

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