For perspective: my husband and i are self proclaimed snobs. We like to pay for nice things when appropriate, we got married in one of Cancun's best resorts 2 yrs ago and have been measuring everything against it unfortunately. i also love a good bargain. You should know who the reviewer is, their standards.
So RIU Caribe is the 3rd hotel I've stayed at in Cancun and we loved it.
ONE negative : the gym sucks. Half of the cardio equipment was broken the day we tried to use it. No one seems to care about fixing it and it was likely purchased from an antique store. It's from the 90s at best. U kinda want some sort of a decent gym experience considering the amount of food to be consumed every day.
Food-awesome. Always fresh, great variety. The Mexican restaurant where you have to make reservations was our favorite. The steak house was nice. The buffet epic. We stayed almost 7 days and never got bored.
Service - great. Polite hard working people.
Cleanliness - perfection. From the room to the grounds. (I'm type A. Again, for perspective.)
Those who complained about loud spring breakers in their reviews make me laugh. Don't travel to spring break places when it's spring break. It's that easy, unless you're willing to put up with the noise.
At RIU though, as many of them as we're here for their spring break, u can leave the noise behind cuz there is a lovely adult pool away from the music and the loud party.
So the place is great. We came w my husband's 10 year old and chose a king bed w a roll away, that worked for us.
I'd highly recommend this place for those looking for a great deal and a good place to stay.
We took a short trip to Tulum called Tulum express. It was affordable, very informative and we didn't spend the entire day on the bus. U should try it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Cancun's resort area. 9-story building. On the beachfront. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 3 km. /1.9 miles from a shopping center. 4,5 km/2.5 miles from downtown Cancun. 21 km/13.1 miles to Cancun Int'l. Airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gran Caribe Real Cancun
- Grand Caribe Cancun
- Grand Caribe Real Cancun
- Riu Caribe Resort Cancun
- Riu Caribe Cancun Mexico
- Riu Caribe Mexico