We were so excited to go to Cancun last week, 7/13-7/19. Overall, this resort was really only so-so. There were some good, and some bad. Very disappointed that the pools are closed by 7pm. Buffet was good. It had a very large selection...but the staff wasn't very accommodating. We ate in the Mexican Restaurant one night and the steak another. The Mexican wasn't bad, but the Steak Restaurant was horrible. Whatever you do, do not order the ribs. Especially if you're from The US. They were extremely fatty and tough. The desserts were all freezer burnt. Not a good experience at all. The Magic show is a MUST see. That was the most entertaining thing we did at the resort. They had a great cookout by the pool at lunchtime, but only for 1 day. Also, you have to pay for pool or any of the games in the sports bar. Also, if you want to paddle board, it says it is free, but in order to use them, they make you take a lesson, for $25 per person. Also, if you are in the lobby, there is no music. There's no clubs, and the entertainment staff tried, but they didn't offer very much. The rooms and bathrooms were very nice. I did go to the spa, and that was a very nice experience. The ladies at the Spa were extremely friendly. The housekeeping was very good, and the most pleasant people we came across. The Beach and the Ocean were absolutely beautiful! The pool was great too. I read other reviews about having to go early to get your spot, and that is very true. If you don't, you wont have one near the main pool. Same thing with the reservations for the specialty restaurants. The location of the resort wasn't the best. Its pretty far from everything,but the bus is easily accessible.
We did an excursion to Isla Mujeres, through Albatros Tours. That was a fantastic day. This was our 4th trip to Cancun, so we didn't go to the ruins or swim with the dolphins this time.
The drinks were good. My favorite was the Blue Ocean.
There are many other great values in Cancun, We wouldn't stay at the Riu Caribe again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 24h All Inclusive Hotel Riu Caribe opens all year round and is located right on the beautiful beach of Cancún. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Cancún Airport CUN (20 km) and Cancún city (5 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 506 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa or get in shape at the fitness center. 3 outdoor pools. For the youngest guests there is the RiuLand Kids Club (ages 4-7&8-12 years) and for adults, day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer a live cooking stations at our main restaurant, Asian and Mexican specialty restaurants, Steakhouse, and 5 bars. ... 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