In 1953 the international RIU chain was founded Mallorca, Spain by the RIU family and is still owned by the family’s third generation. The first hotel was a 80-bed property in Playa de Palma (Mallorca, Spain). RIU specializes in holidays resorts and 70% of their properties are All Inclusive. RIU owns more than 100 hotels in 19 countries. RIU is the Caribbean’s most popular resort and the third largest in Spain.
During the 60s and 70s the company underwent expansion in the Balearic Islands and in 1976 RIU Hotels S.A was established in order to be able to build new hotels.
In 1985 RIU opened its first hotel outside of the Balearic Islands on the island of GranCanaria. Today the Canary Islands are one of RIU’s main destinations, with over 20 hotels located there.
The first international hotel was opened in 1991 in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.
In the late 90s and early 2000s, RIU expanded in Punta Cana to 5 hotels and also did a major extension into several countries including Mexico, Jamaica, Aruba, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, Cape Verde, Morocco and Tunisia. Some destinations have more than one property in their complex.
2010 brought the biggest change in the RIU Hotels and Resorts with the launch of the RIU Plaza hotel brand. Panama City welcomed the first RIU Plaza PanamaHotel, it was the first RIU in Panama and the first of the RIU city hotels.The company’s commitment for this new line of hotels continues with the opening of RIU Plaza Guadalajara in Mexico and the RIU Plaza New York Times Square, which is due to open the end of 2015.
Come and discover the second largest island of the West Indies enjoy Punta Cana at its best, a landscape of endless palm trees and heavenly beaches with crystal clear water and white sand. Located in Playa de Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the Hotel Riu Palace Punta Cana offers its guests 5 star service, where everything is at your fingertips. Read More
This adults only RIU resort is elegant and provides a relaxing atmosphere on a beautiful beachfront location, a paradise of palm trees and turquoise waters await you. Here you can enjoy a calm stay since the hotel will not have any children. You’ll find a fresh water swimming pool with a bar, free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool area and a solarium-terrace. You will also find a gym, steam bath and the Renova Spa with a wide range of different treatments and massages. Read More
This beachfront resort is next to the Palace Macau and is perfect resort for families. RIULand Mini-club has a kids pool that has a special water play area. The RIU staff will also have many water activities and crafts waiting for them. The adults can enjoy the non-motorized water sports like kayaking, wind surfing, sailing. The adults can go to the spa at RIU Palace Punta Cana where you can pamper yourself with different treatments or massages. Read More
The Hotel Riu Palace Bavaro is the newest RIU hotel in Punta Cana situated on a beautiful beach in Arena Gorda. The buildings are surrounded by amazing views of the ocean and lush gardens. It is the perfect place for families, couples or friends to enjoy the high quality of RIU service, the comfort you can expect of a Palace and relax in this beautiful beach location. Read More
Aruba has become a popular tourist destination thanks to its beaches and warm sea water. Whether you want to relax under the sun, swim or try out a water sport, Aruba caters to your every need. We recommend you to go on the region’s various excursions: the capital Oranjestaad, the Dutch style market, interesting national parks and caves with paintings. Aruba’s downtown has many high end stores along with many jewelry stores making it great shopping.
The Riu Palace Antillas Hotel, a 24h All Inclusive resort, is located on the shores of Palm Beach, Aruba, This Adults Only paradise is exclusively for over 18 years old, is ideal for a fantastic and romantic vacation or adults that want a relaxing vacation without kids. This resort is the perfect place to relax, the Renova spa has a hair salon along with many treatments or massage options. Read More
The Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is located on the side of the island known as Palm Beach in Aruba, with white sand and crystal clear turquois water. If you’re looking for the perfect family vacation or just with friends this resort is a balance between elegance and entertainment, the Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is the place for you, as the All Inclusive system provides the best activities, entertainment and fun. Read More
Located on the Pacific Ocean Guanacaste is less tropical, humid and lush than the rest of the country. It is the driest region of Costa Rica. From November to April the plains receive little rain but in the rainy season everything turns green. Its dry grasslands and woods are sometimes reminiscent of landscapes from the African savannah. In the inland areas, you’ll see the natives, local sabaneros (cowboys) riding on their horses as they lead their herds, which are authentic figures of the destination’s traditional culture therefore has been called Costa Rica’s Wild West. Guanacasta has the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica.
In 2013 Apple Vacations awarded this hotel with the “Best Staff & Service” Chrystal Award resort in Central America.The Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica is located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica on the edge of the beach of Matapalo. The four swimming pools (one with a wet bar), jacuzzi, gym, sauna and a wellness center “Renova Spa” with different treatments and massages for you to pick from. Read More
Located next to the Palace on the same beautiful beach. Being in a privileged environment, the hotel offers a variety of activities on the beautiful beaches such as diving or fishing in the Pacific waters, non-motorized water sports, windsurf, sailing, snorkeling equipment, kayaks and other water activities, or you can go partake in the ecotourism in the volcanic areas. Read More
All the finer things can be found on this elegant island that shares the cultures of two countries. The south side is the Dutch side, Sint Maarten with Philipsburg as its capital and to the north is the French side St. Martin. Visit both sides of the island for its diverse style, Sint Maarten with its duty free shops, casinos and fabulous night life and St Martin with chic boutiques and French cafes. There is no physical barrier so you can travel freely on the island. Pay a visit to Maho Beach and watch incoming jets fly in for a landing just a few feet over your head. Orient Beach on the Riviera of French side is the most popular beach due to its natural beauty. A perfect destination for travelers who want a few days of relaxation, beach and sun, offering tranquility and fun alike.
The Hotel Riu Palace St. Martin, situated on a beautiful beach on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, is the perfect place for a dream vacation and it’s ready for you to enjoy all the amenities and services RIU offers to its guests. Opened in 2014 is RIU’s first hotel on the island. Located in the beautiful cove of Anse Marcel brings the opportunity to enjoy a natural reserve with its unique flora and fauna and also the sandy white beach with dream-like turquoise waters, ideal for relaxing and practicing water sports. Read More
The beautiful Banderas Bay is sheltered by the spectacular Sierra Madre Mountains and this area is called Nuevo Vallarta, on the Nayarit Riviera, is one of Mexico’s most sought-after tourist destinations. On top of excellent beaches and water sports, this place also offers the possibility of coming into contact with some splendid animals: dolphins, whales and sea turtles. Staying at Riu Hotels you will be in a great position to get to the beaches of the Nayarit Riviera, see its most interesting sights. Hotel Riu Jalisco, Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico and the Hotel Riu Vallarta are all located on the Playa de los Flamingos beach. This is an ideal place for all those who want to relax in the sun and take a dip in the transparent waters of the bay, and we suggest you start your stay in Nuevo Vallarta in this way.
This luxurious and elegant resort offers an elegant setting for those vacationers looking for relaxation.The Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico is our most luxurious hotel in the area. The high quality service and professionalism of its staff make this hotel the perfect place to spend your holidays. This Palace offers you the best facilities to cater for your every need. . RIU Palace Pacífico is in a seafront location on the impressive Pacific Ocean and surrounded by unique nature. Read More
With original and modern Art Deco architecture, the Hotel Riu Vallarta is representative of RIU style with a modern design. It is located in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, and offers a high quality service to its guests. You will also have plenty of opportunity to participate in numerous activities and sports during your stay. You can go diving, play volleyball, windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, bodyboarding, and many water sports at the beach. Read More
A beautiful building with arches and columns the RIU Jalisco has walkways and beautiful gardens that surround two lagoon swimming pools. The hotel’s acclaimed All Inclusive system offers you the best facilities and service so you can enjoy a perfect holiday in Mexico. You will also find numerous activities and sports to enjoy during the day. You can go diving, play volleyball, windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, bodyboarding, and many water sports at the beach in the Pacific Ocean. Read More
At the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula is Los Cabos, one of Mexico’s most beautiful and exclusive destinations. This area, between the towns of San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, has a startling number of exceptional beaches, wonderful landscape, and the chance to spot grey whales. Almost certainly you have come to Los Cabos in search of its wonderful beaches, and enjoying them will probably be your main activity. Read More
In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, we find this magnificent beachfront property, the Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas. It is surrounded by splendid gardens with beautiful views of the beach, and luxurious service for guests to enjoy during their stay. This Palace, with its relaxing atmosphere, offers the best way to regain strength and escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will also find numerous activities to enjoy during your stay. Read More
The Hotel Riu Santa Fe is located in the south of the Baja California peninsula and just minutes from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. This complex is perfect for those who want to do many different water sports as the destination has fantastic weather conditions and boasts amazing views of the famous arches. There is no better way to rejuvenate than by enjoying the facilities they offer at this hotel. At night you can watch the different shows with live music organized for you by our entertainers. Read More
RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO
RIU Hotels complex is located in Playa del Carmen with 5 properties all with their own characteristics in theme from whimsical and fun to elegant and upscale. The area has a significant Mayan legacy, with important pyramids, cenotes, sinkholes and water bodies used by the ancient settlers of Yucatan.
The Riu Palace Riviera Maya has been built on a spectacular white sandy beach in Playacar and is just 2.5 km from Playa del Carmen surrounded by tropical palm trees and just 5 minutes from the city center. At this luxurious hotel you will have unforgettable moments which you can cherish forever. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with the best views, and the gardens will give you the sensation of being in a tropical atmosphere surrounded by palm trees, white sand and turquoise water. Read More
The Riu Palace MEXICO has been built on a spectacular white sandy beach with turquoise waters in Playacar and is just 2.5 km from Playa del Carmen and just 5 minutes from the city center. At this luxurious hotel you will have unforgettable moments which you can cherish forever. The hotel was totally renovated in 2012 and is aesthetically decorated in line with the traditional style of Mexican estates. Read More
The Riu Playacar is just 3km from Playa del Carmen, Mexico. It is a comfortable hotel surrounded by palm trees and next to a beach with white sand and turquoise water. The hotel is colorfully decorated with tropical treasures of the Caribbean including hand painted murals of birds and banana trees. The high quality service and friendly staff ensure you enjoy the perfect stay. Simply lie down, relax and enjoy the good weather and atmosphere of Playa del Carmen. Read More
The Hotel Riu Yucatan, is a small Caribbean oasis in a marvelous setting surrounded by palm trees and crystal clear water and is just a 10 minute walk from Playacar’s shopping and entertainment area. It is also adjacent to a championship golf course. This newly renovated beachfront Mexican hotel has 507 rooms and all have a mini-bar and liquor dispenser, safe and a terrace or balcony. There is a fee for WiFi in the room however in the lobby it is free. Read More
The Hotel Riu Tequila, has a fun and relaxing atmosphere. This family-friendly resort offers a great vacation value and is perfect for friends and family. Surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and is just a short distance from the beach, a trolley shuttle winds through gardens past a raised gazebo on the way to the bar at the beach. This hotel has 664 rooms and all have a mini-bar and liquor dispenser, safe and a terrace or balcony. There is a fee for WiFi in the room however in the lobby it is free. Read More
Enjoy the sun, fun, carefree holiday and relaxing setting of RIU’s fabulous Cancun Resorts. Choose from 4 exceptional all-inclusive Cancun resorts, each featuring an unmatched location right in the heart of Cancun’s hotel zone. All located on a beautiful beachfront property with unparalleled views of the Caribbean Sea, these resorts offer the perfect combination of beauty, convenience and luxury.
The Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula (All Inclusive 24h) property is situated on a beautiful stretch of sandy white beach and crystal clear turquoise water. The grounds are landscaped by tropical vegetation making it a breath taking atmosphere. Take care of your body in the RENOVA SPA where you have a variety of treatments to choose from. The hotel also has a sauna, jacuzzi and 4 pools with one separate pool that has a walk up bar where a cocktail or two is a must. Read More
The Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas (All Inclusive 24h) is perfect for enjoying your vacation in the city of Cancun, Mexico. The hotel has a beautiful beach that can be seen from the extravagant lobby that has columns rising to hand painted domes in floral designs and gold leaf to a stained glass ceiling. The Palace Las Americas has 372 rooms with junior suites are all split level with a sitting area. Each suite has a safe, mini-bar, liquor dispenser and free Wi-Fi. Read More
The Hotel Riu Caribe is located in the hotel area of Cancun, Mexico, in a beautiful seafront location with a beach that has turquoise waters and fine sand. The hotel has 4 bars and 4 restaurants, the main buffet restaurant, and 3 a la carte restaurants where reservation are required, Grill and steakhouse (à la carte),”Maria Margarita” Mexican restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert), “Shangri-la” Asian restaurant buffet. Read More
Riu Cancun is situated in the heart of one of Cancun’s exclusive hotel zone most popular areas for tourists, in a prime location on a white sandy beach with turquoise water. This land mark building tall and regal with mosaic domes, frescos and vistas of the caribbean has been giving a fresh new look in the common areas and all the rooms have been recently renovated. Read More