Everything about this hotel seems double-sized. It’s got 500 rooms to start with, shared between the six-storey main building and two-storey annexe.
Then there are the two pools. The first is a gigantic expanse and the second, a kidney bean-shaped number. And they’re both set into huge, palm-decked terraces laden with sunloungers and parasols. More than that, there’s a children’s splash pool and a cube-shaped swim-up bar in the main pool.
It’s a similar story inside. While the exterior is all coral pink, the lobby-lounge takes its cue from the hip boutique look. Picture chunky armchairs, square pillars and suede banquettes set against a monochrome backdrop. As to the rooms, think toned-down versions of the lobby. Pale green and creams takes over, with light wood furniture, hooped lampshades and bold eco-inspired artworks.
The food scene revolves around choice. The All Inclusive buffets come courtesy of the main restaurant, where you’ll find a big selection of international dishes, complete with a carvery. Or reserve a table at the Yasumi, which serves up Asian cuisine in another cool minimalist space.
Lastly, the Riu’s in a great spot. Sitting back from a cliff edge it’s got a sandy cove just below, accessed by nearby steps. A 15-minute walk also brings you to Praia da Falesia - a sliver of golden sands that’s the Algarve all over.
Platinum Privileges Ireland
- Top Properties - Platinum hotels have a tour operator rating of either 4 or 5, and have to score 'good' or 'excellent' with 90% or more of customers.
- You'll only be entitled to all the benefits listed above if you book one of our package holidays. You'll see exactly what's included on the Options page before you book your holiday. Please see our A-Z Guide for further information.