Riu Cancun details
The Riu Cancun is a hotel that will simply take your breath away; first because of the sheer scale of the place and then again when you get close enough to appreciate the unadulterated luxury you’ll find throughout. Add to that the near perfect location literally surrounded by white sandy beaches and crystal clear blue water, while being only 20 metres from Cancun’s best shopping centres and just a kilometre away from the resort’s buzzing nightlife. Then there’s the pool, or should we say, three pools, which feature wide terraces, a pool bar, a swim-up bar, two whirlpools and a poolside restaurant. Further entertainments include windsurfing, canoeing, scuba diving, snorkelling, tennis, gym, kids’ club, pool, playground and activities programme, sauna and spa (local charge).
Inside, an atmosphere of cool elegance pervades, from the smart marble lobby to the wide verandas, from the beautiful wood panelled main restaurant to the colonial style bar. There are four restaurants, in fact, two of which serve lavish buffets and two a la cartes, serving Italian and Japanese cuisine. The bedrooms are suitably plush and every single one has a sea view; you’ll also have air conditioning, ceiling fans, cable TV and minibar.