Riu Palace Riviera Maya

Resort: Riu Palace Riviera Maya

Location: Riviera Maya, near Playa del Carmen, Mexico

* A large all inclusive resort for singles, couples, and families

* 400 junior suites with private balconies, liquor dispensers, mini-fridges

* Exchange privileges allows use of Riu Resorts in the area

* Children under two stay free

* Fitness center, children’s pool, sports bar, nightly entertainment

 

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Food & Drink:

All Inclusive 24 hours. All meals and snacks:

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet, on the spot cooking stations, fruits, juices, etc…
Continental breakfast/snack

Lunch:
Hot and cold buffet and on the spot cooking stations
Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts

Dinner: Buffets and on the spot cooking stations
Special evenings: theme buffet (three times a week)

Optional dining (reservations required in advance): Brazilian Rodizio (main course with table service; buffet starters and dessert)
“Agave” Mexican restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert)
Grill and steakhouse
“Krystal” Fusion restaurant
“Yashima” Japanese restaurant

Formal dress is required for dinner (main restaurant: T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; theme restaurants: long trousers and T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Snacks 24 hours a day

For additional lunch and snacks, a free choice from a selection of restaurants at all the Riu hotels in Playacar

Beverages:
Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
Drinks service at the pool
Access to all bars at the Riu hotels in Playacar
Regularly restocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser
Room service 24 hours a day

 

Riu Palace Riviera Maya Review:

A highly ranked all inclusive resort for singles, couples, and families. The grounds are beautiful. The staff is wonderful as they go out of their way to provide quality service.

One of the great features about this resort is that you get exchange privileges with the other Riu resorts in the area. This greatly expands your access to bars, restaurants, beaches, and activities. The only limit is that you must eat dinner at your own resort.

If there is a downside, it is that it gets a little crowded during the busy season. This causes a morning rush to reserve beach and pool chairs and a daily hassle to try to secure reservations for the specialty restaurants.

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