From the time we got there, right up to the very end, the wonderful staff at The RIU Palace Peninsula were as much a part of our vacation as were the sun and the sand. Diego, David, Javier, Rodolpho and everyone else do an amazing job keeping the place spotless, the guests happy and the whole operation running smoothly.
Our room was on the 14th floor and the views are spectacular from up there! If you're in the main building however, I believe that all rooms are ocean view. Our room had a spacious walk-in shower with two heads and a very convenient jacuzzi tub that helped us relax at the end of the day. The bed was quite comfortable, yet firm and housekeeping always found creative ways to make it up each day. We utilized room service twice, once at around 2:00 A.M. and another time about 11:00 P.M.-ish and service was very prompt and professional both times.
There were several restaurant choices, but for the most part, my wife and I stuck to the buffet which always had an ample selection to choose from. One night there was baked lobster tails, crab legs and even caviar as selections. For breakfast, be sure to peruse the outside serving areas too, as they usually had a medley of Mexican food.
The pools and beaches were another area where you could find variety. That whole situation where people go out crazy early to park towels on chairs to reserve them didn’t seem to be an issue here as there were always plenty of lounge chairs for everyone, and this was the third week of March. The swim-up pool bar was where the action was at most of the time, but if you wanted a more mellow experience you could choose from one of the quieter areas towards the infinity pool. The beaches offer the same type of diversity. There is the main larger beach area where most people seemed to congregate, and then there are the beaches off to the side where you could find your own little cove to kick back on. These smaller beaches tend to be less rocky too. The RIU staff provide daily activities around the pool area to get you moving. You could join in a yoga session, aerobics, watch a cooking demonstration or just choose to do nothing but soak up the sun and adult beverages if you’d rather.
I’ve got to close this review, but would like to end where I began, with the staff. They really make the resort a fine place to stay and deserve a lot of credit for a job well done.
I think all the rooms here are ocean view, but I'd ask for a higher room just to maximize the vi...
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