Riu Caribe

Blvd. Kukulcán, Km 5.5, Cancún, Quintana Roo, 77500, Mexico

After renovations in 2012, this hotel ditched its Mayan theme for a more modern motif that includes bright orange balconies overlooking the white pyramid-shaped lobby. All rooms above the third floor have an ocean view, and the more spacious junior suites come with a living room and terrace; royal blue curtains and bed cushions add a splash of color to the stark white decor. Strong draws here are the huge pools lined with tall palm trees and the wide beach, which has fairly calm waters for swimming. The downside is that the sun disappears behind the hotel at around 3 o'clock, so plan on tanning early.

PROS

  • tennis courts
  • large beach and pools
  • use of facilities at neighboring Riu Cancún

CONS

  • beach and pool areas can get crowded
  • no room service
  • Wi-Fi in common areas only
  • a far walk to the clubs and shops

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 998-848–7850
Website: www.riu.com

HOTEL DETAILS

445 rooms, 61 suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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