After completing my review “Perfect Beach Vacation” and reading other articles, I decided to add some comments. Musty odor: if you are sensitive to it, just mention it at the reception desk. The staff will take additional actions to treat your living space in the high Mexican humidity to get rid of a musty smell in your room. Run celling fans to improve air circulation. Drinks: The cocktails may taste weak even for a nondrinker. Ordering a double may not make it stronger to your taste. Tipping might help. Restaurants: the spacious patio at the main buffet restaurant attracts many people who love eating outdoors. Fried tortillas and pizzas were not popular as there was a wide variety of healthy and delicious food available every day. I would say the dessert department was overloaded with cheesecakes. Try mango ice cream. You may like it as much as I did. The juice station has at least 8 freshly squeezed juice varieties at every breakfast. The hotel suggests a dress code (no shorts for ladies) at the restaurants even for breakfast. Bringing skirts and dresses is highly recommended for women. Entertainment: during the dancing lessons and contests in the daytime you will have a chance to be coached by the professional dancers who will be performing on the stage in the evening. The emcees at the live shows announce in both English and Spanish. Learn the RIU Dance that is performed at the end of each live show and take it home. A part of the entertainment is communication with people from all over the world. It is amazing that this resort has gained such wide international popularity. Availability of other RIU’s: Visiting other RIUs and communicating to their residents, you may discover that they liked RIU Palace Mexico very much. If you are a smoker, then you have to show up early for the live night show to grab a table in the open air area with an unobstructed view of the stage.