by Whitney Rife
Hotel Riu Playacar has a beachfront property with lush gardens in Playa del Carmen. Over 380 spacious double rooms and junior suites offer colorful, festive designs, basic amenities and balconies. All-inclusive rates mean guests will not be charged extra for meals and most activities. Three onsite restaurants offer Mexican, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. “El Porche,” one of the eateries, often hosts entertaining theme buffets, which kids will love. Children enjoy their own swimming pool, along with a huge pool for all guests, and a playground. RuiLand is a daily entertainment program that plans activities for kids ages 4 to 12. Adults also have planned activities. Live music and shows will entertain everyone in the family during the evenings. Riu offers many land and water sports equipment, such as tennis courts and snorkeling gear. Additional water sports and a pristine golf course are available nearby.
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Our Editor Loves
- RiuLand children's program
- Included water sports equipment
I was only here for a few days as I spent most my vacation in Alcapulco. I wad blown away with the polite and profesdional welcome by front desk, their smiles, information given to me and key numbers shoyld I need any help. ( I cant remember his name, but that he and his co worker were from Alcapulco). I was on the second floor and had a welcome plate if choc dipped strawberries and bothle of champagne. The room was very modern, clean and just beautiful. I never had a chance to go to the bars on resort as I met friends on fifth ave. I would definately return here. Love the riu tequila as well.
Hotel - Open planned reception area check in very easy. We were in block 6 on the ground floor which was perfect for us. We had a suite which worked great for a family of 4. Our room was spotless everyday had cute towel animals in our room most days. Spacious walk-in wardrobe and generous size bathroom with a separate toilet. Beds very comfortable slept well.
They have shows most nights some external acts and some internal by the Riu entertainment team. Big shout out to Valentino,Claudia, Eduardo. Jonny and Ellie for keeping us entertained day and night. You all did a fantastic job and was so lovely you made a huge effort to get to know us all being a large family of 11.
Bar staff and restaurant staff were extremely attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Rosa, Jorge, Heston and Alexis the pool bar guy always smiling and asking if we needed drinks.
The restaurants that we most enjoyed eating at was the Asian, Italian and main buffet all fabulous with such a fantastic range of fresh food.
The staff worked so hard to please everyone and we feel we certainly had a wonderful holiday in the beautiful part of the world.
The Beach was stunning yes some days there were seaweed but as said before this is very much taken care of and didn’t impact us going into the sea.
No Illness to report apart from husband getting an ear infection but these things happen.
My only negative would be lack of free water sports but we made up for that in other ways.
Definitely something for all ages at this hotel great job thank you for a lovely stay.