Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya Playa del Carmen
I stayed here for 8 nights for my 30th Birthday trip! It was a great experience, although we did end up going to the Riu Tequila after the hotel slowed down for the night! The pool was fantastic, very big, there were only a couple of times that it got crowded. It is a nice 15-20 minute walk into Playa Del Carmen (5th Avenue shopping and nightlife). The resort is in a guarded residential community with the entrance 2 minutes from 5th Avenue.
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... heads up that I would have to head into the city to look for a Starbucks.
On the way from the internet café I stopped at the laundry shop to pick up my laundry. They needed two days to clean it, my 8kg of dirty laundry. I hauled that back to Ailed's house and after getting rid of some Jehovas Witnesses that approached me on the street I took a colectivo to the city center. I made the traditional call (when I am abroad), but quality sucked, so we postponed the larger part ...
... of my salmon with Bryce and he let me share some of his risotto and prawns. It was to die for. The risotto was so creamy and the prawns tasted like they were made by the gods. My salmon was cooked to perfection and paired nicely with my veggies. We had also ordered a bottle of wine. A Riesling Gewürztraminer combo that was delicious.
We finished eating and our waiter took away our plates. We sat and talked for a little bit and our waiter came back pshing ...
Thankfully our bus ride up the coast to Playa Del Carmen was a nice quick 1 hour trip. As we came into Playa the bus drove through the streets and our excitement grew, because Playa del Carmen looked AWESOME!!. Our collectivo dumped us at the central terminal so as soon as we jumped out, Stephie and I hailed a cab, threw everyone's bags (between us we had a lot) in and decided to go ahead and check us in while Stuie and Jess would walk to meet us there. We arrived ...
... with him and he told the girls we'd see them a bit later. I kept asking Stuie what are we doing, to which he wouldn't tell me. Selfishly I wanted to stay on the water but was happy to follow Stuie and support him in what ever he was doing. Little did i know!!! He walked me to the foyer of the hotel where a lovely lady dressed in white was waiting. I couldn't believe it! I smiled from head to toe, Stuie had organised a surprise hour long massage for me. ...
... nurse sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, green and spotted moray eels, some big barracuda and an eagle ray on our last dive. We also went on a night dive, which wasn't as great as what I thought it would be because our dive master got lost! So we didn't end up finding the reef. Apparently the current changed about 5min after we got into the water haha. We did see some cool things though, saw lots of shrimp, puffer fish and spotted ...