Just got back on 3/23/13 from a solo 4 day getaway at the RIU, WOW what a place to relax and enjoy. From the moment I checked in until I checked out, it was A+ service. The hotel is absolutely gorgious, room was pefect, balcony cabin overlooking the beach, its worth it to pay the extra for the balcony upgrade, there is nothing like the sound of the ocean at night. Beach was beautiful, white sand and turquoise water. The food was excellent, a little bit of everything for everyone. Of course, my favorite was guacamole, salsa, and chips ( the best)... buffet is open till 10:30, I suggest to make a plate and put in the fridge in your room for late night cravings, maybe grab some fruit for breakfast if you just want to relax on the balcony in the morning. Cocktails from 6:30-to 8:30 in main lobby (OMG the best drinks I have ever had.) I went by myself for some me time, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Its a wise idea to bring tip money, they work very hard and I am sure travel a long way to make much less than we do. Be kind and tip well. and yes, I will deffinately book to stay there again. Riu has it all, the only thing I recommend is bring a pen for the plane to fill out the paperwork for customs, you'll def need it unless you wanna wait and wait and wait like I did for someone who was kind enough to lend me one.