This was our first visit to a Riu hotel and we were very impressed by the whole experience.
I believe the hotel is only a year old and is tastefully decorated in a modern boutique style. For those that prefer the more colonial look I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
The entire staff work tirelessly to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable.
Our room was 720 and we had the most fantastic view over the gardens and pool area and the ocean beyond.
As it is all inclusive we had fully stocked fridge with water, beer, lemonade and cola which was restocked every day. On the wall above there were 4 spirits ... Vodka, Rum, Brandy and of course Tequila ! If you are a Gin or Whisky drinker you only need to inform reception and they will change one of them for you.
Our maid 'Rosa' kept our room spotlessly clean throughout our 14 night stay and of course the lovely towel animals and Rose petals on our bed!
There was a huge choice of food at breakfast as there was at lunch and both of these are buffet style.
Evening meals you had a choice of the Italian, the Mexican, the Japanese, the Steakhouse, the A La Carte or the buffet. The Italian and the buffet you simply walked in but the other 4 you need to book at reception the day before preferably. Each of these 4 restaurants have 2 sittings and we never encountered a problem booking.
I can honestly say we've never been to a hotel with so many sun loungers, so there's no 6am alarm call to secure a bed thankfully. For those that prefer not to lay in full sun, I can assure you there is plenty of shaded areas around the pools.
Waiters from the pool bar seem to run around all day long with trays fully laden with drinks, so you'll never ever get thirsty or dehydrate.
The entertainment and fitness teams by the main pool have something going on all the time from 10am till about 2pm. If I was going to be picky I'd enlarge their music selection and genres!
I think I've covered everything so to sum up ... great hotel, fantastic staff, food for everyone and an abundance of sun loungers and shady areas !
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