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
me and my wife have visited this place for the first time for our 25 anniversary and it did not disappoint we had a fantastic time 14 days of great weather food 9/10 we did not like the jade restaurant only because we don t like pork much but all the rest are 10/10 bar /drinks 10/10 all staff 8/10 only because 1 night the 1 bar staff told my with to make her mind up abit rude he would not have said this to me but the rest great i would rate his place a good 9/10 would i go again hell yes please try this place you will have a great time
Warmly welcomed on arrival with a cold fruit juice and then the option of a tequila shot. Reception staff were friendly and informative on arrival, explaining the location of the hotel facilities. Our room was spotlessly clean and was lovely and cool on arrival as the air conditioning had been left running for when we arrived.
The rooms are functional, with massive, very comfortable beds, loads of wardrobe space and an in room mini bar plus 4 optics on the wall! The mini bar is refilled every 2 days and includes a range of soft drinks and beer. Throughout our stay the rooms were well serviced on a daily basis.
The location of the hotel is perfect as you walk straight onto their own private beach area, which has many sunbeds as do the two swimming pools. Finding a sunbed was never a problem. The pool bar is huge and has many activities going on most days, including a weekly foam party, cocktail making classes, quizzes etc. This area is often very lively and can be very noisy with music etc, but it can be easily escaped as there are many other quieter areas, if you want one.
The food in every restaurant is amazing with a huge choice of dishes in the buffet restaurant both at lunchtime and in the evenings. We ate at all of the a la carte restaurants, all which offered a great meal. You do not need to book for the a la carte and can visit as many times as you wish.
If you walk onto the beach and turn left, about 30 minutes walk away is 5th Avenue. An array of local shops, plus designer shops and some great restaurants and bars, many of which are on the beach.
This was an amazing holiday at a great hotel, with fabulous staff and facilities. We would definitely return again.