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, shared pool and balcony or terrace
These sea-view suites are also known as adult-only villas and come in a cool, fresh style. There's a lounge, and either a terrace or a balcony plus a shared pool. You'll have a twin bedroom plus 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. Just so you know, these rooms are for over-18's only.
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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Riu Palace Peninsula
Absolutely stunning property. From the moment the doorman greeted us upon our arrival it was top shelf service for 9 beautiful days! Victor promptly checked us in and upgraded our room as a member of the Riu Class. The resort is absolutely breathtaking. The cleanliness of the public areas and restrooms were impeccable. Our room was located on the 15th floor and had breathtaking views. Our room was exceptionally clean and always had that extra special touch. Champaign and chocolates greeted us on our second evening. The staff in the buffet areas were exceptional. Meyro was always there to make sure our dining experience was up to par. The presentation of the food was Amazing and always fresh. The varieties were overwhelming. The entertainment staff at the resort were awesome. Diego, Christian, Linda and Karen all made everyone feel apart of the activities. The bar staff was always attentive. Special mention to Memo and Armando who took Excellent care of us. I also want to mention the fabulous photographers at Riu. These girls are amazing. They captured some wonderful moments. The young guy in the photo gallery was awesome. We purchased many of the photographs. We will be back to this property. Hats off to Riu Palace Peninsula, the new Jewel of Cancun!More
Awesome vacation at Riu Palace Peninsula in February 2017! The poolside activities directors were great and got everyone involved. A big thank you to our favorite dining room servers - Madai & Juana! They were so friendly and made our dining experiences even better! We thought the buffet food was excellent - lots of variety. This was our second vacation at this resort and we will definitely be back again!More
The room was very nice and very clean as was the hotel itself. The food was excellent and the service was very good. I would not think twice about going back. The beach was clean and had white soft sand. The pools were great and there were activities if you chose to do them. There was a show every night. The beach was simply perfect and so was the hotel.More
One week in Paradise
Spent first week of February 2017 at the Riu Palace Peninsula and had a wonderful time. Ate the best lobster I have ever had at the Steak House! The general buffet is so extensive, delicious, and beautiful my boyfriend took pictures of the spreads because words do not do it justice. The resort is designed to give every room an ocean view. The beach sand is like powdered sugar with large limestone rock formations to put your lounge chair on. There is a Myan ruin right at the resort with a couple resident iguanas (which are very shy). The 4 pools, two heated, two not, are clean and surrounded by palm trees and lattice for when you've had enough sun. Hammocks are strung from the palms and are made for two and there are also cushioned beds for extreme lounging in a secluded extension of inland beach. Drinks are not watered down and staff is attentive and patient. Rooms are beautifully designed, fairly clean, no mold. Would highly recommend the Riu Palace Peninsula to anyone who asks!More
Fun In The Sun
Lobster and Steak. Yum ...Yum.... Nice clean great food great service staff is outstanding fun at the pool interactive pool staff....and the drinks YES. I would recommend. Nice comfortable bedding. Great view from room. Only thing I didn't like was the seaweed.....but that goes with the territory. They did have someone constantly working on the seaweed.More
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