This big, luxury hotel wins favour for its beachfront setting and great choice of restaurants.
The Riu Palace Peninsula is in Cancun’s Hotel Zone, about a 5-minute drive from downtown Cancun. Right outside, you’ve got white sands and turquoise waters, and there’s a stretch exclusively for guests.
There are 4 pools, one with a swim-up bar. And dining is a real highlight, with a steakhouse and Japanese among the options. You can expect fresh, contemporary decor throughout.
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Option of à la carte dining. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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4 outdoor pools
You really are spoilt for choice when it comes to the pool scene as there's 4 to choose from, one of which comes with a swim-up bar. Surrounded by a sun terrace and plenty of loungers and parasols if you'd like to lie back and soak up the sun.
For breakfast, lunch and dinner head to the main restaurant Las Olas, where you can dine indoors or outside on the terrace. With special themed evenings 3 times a week and on-the-spot cooking stations where you can watch dishes being prepared in front of you.
Riu evening programme
There's plenty to keep you entertained with a variety of shows and live music held daily.
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junior suite with sea view and balcony or terrace
These junior sea-view suites come in a cool, fresh style with a lounge, and either a terrace or a balcony offering outside space. They are located in the main building and feature a ceiling fan, coffee-maker, hydro-massage bath, iron and ironing board. There's also satellite TV and Wi-Fi*.
suite with sea view, balcony or terrace and jacuzzi
These sea-view suites come in a cool, fresh style. There's a Jacuzzi® on the balcony or terrace, and a hydromassage bath in bathroom. You'll have a twin bedroom as well as 1 extra bed in the lounge, a ceiling fan, coffee-maker, 24-hour room service, iron and ironing board. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi* are included.
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Wonderful family spring break
Riu Palace offers consistent quality and service. We had a relaxing family vacation; foam party at infinity pool on Wed is a blast. Pro: property ground is beautiful and well designed, cleanliness, great buffet selection and quality, lots of lounge chairs/umbrellas at the beach and plenty of shade from coconut trees, close proximity to beach bar and toilet from the beach, excellent waiter service at the beach. Cons: Wine is cheap and bad, inconsistent shower temperature (hot to cold to hot), unhelpful front desk and extremely bad customer service person, sandy beach is smaller than expected (rocky beaches to the right of the hotel).More
This is a fabulous resort. The people working there are super, the rooms are beautiful, the property is amazing, the food is outstanding. The waiters and waitress were so nice. They seemed to enjoy working with each other and were happy to help with any requests we had. The afternoon pool parties were fun. The saxophone player and guitar/violin players were excellent and a nice surprise. My sister and I loved our 10-day vacation and can hardly wait to go back. I would suggest two things: That benches be installed along the pathways to the pools. Also, bathrooms installed closer to the pool areas would be helpful. We were close to everything, including the shuttle boat over to Isa Mujeres. We could easily walk to where you buy tickets to take the boat. We rented a golf cart there and road around the island. It was a fun experience. Also, it is easy to take a bus into the town of Cancun or the malls. Everything is nice and close to the resort. Everyone should love their vacation at this resort. I would recommend it to everyone. You will be pleasedMore
We stayed here for 11 nights in March and enjoyed every minute! The hotel is immaculate and the staff are so friendly and helpfull, they will go above and beyond for you whatever you request. The veiws from our room were amazing, the room it's self was stunning also. Very spacious and modern. The one down side is the al a carte resteraunts. We found that the menus had very little choice and most foods served in the resteraunts you could get in the buffet anyway - not that you can complain though as you aren't paying extra, would just be nice to have a bit more variety! Will 10000% be returning very soon did not want to leave at all. More
Beautiful hotel, relaxing vacation
Stayed here for 4 nights back in Feb. The hotel ground is beautiful with multiple pools and activities throughout the day and night. We stayed in the adult only area. The rooms are large and we did not hear any noise (the building is only 3 floors and I did not see any elevator). We mostly used the adult area pool because our room was on the ground floor so we could just get out from our balcony straight into the pool. If you prefer an ocean view, stay in the main building but we enjoyed the quietness and the convenience of being able to get in and out so easily from our room to the resort. I would NOT recommend the Mexican restaurant, the buffet is much better. We did try the adult only restaurant which was very good. We didn't like anything on the room service menu, I thought nothing sounded good on that. The bars were great. We loved the beach bar - do ask the bartender if you want specific brand of alcohol - they will not give you top shelf if you do not ask. The beach itself is not very walkable. We did walk to the Riu next door to sit on their loungers which in my opinion has a better beach. We stayed there until 9pm and grabbed drinks from the beach bar and no one came to disturb us which I thought was very nice. The night time activities were nice. Each night was different. Some nights there were loud music since the stage was pretty close to the adult villa but we did not mind. Overall, I really enjoyed the vacation.More
Beautiful resort! You can never go wrong at a RIU and this one was perfect! Only complaint...the elevators! Out of the 3 elevators on our side only one or two ever worked. There are 17 floors and we were on the first floor (which was still six sets of steps) and we always waited a long time! I would also like them to have a no children allowed in the pool bar. Other than that it's perfect!More
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