Riu Caribe (formerly Gran Caribe) ***** AI

Discussion in 'Cancun Info' started by Steve, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. alib

    alib Newbie Registered Member

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    hi

    i am going to be @ the RIU Caribe in July with 3 of my pals. we are cockneys so if any1 hears a bunch of drunk londoners with cockney accents thats us.

    ANY1 else going to be out there at that time 14th till the 28th
     
  2. Lashy

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    riu caribe, not like it was as gran caribe, BEWARE

    FYI- Went to Mexico for my 4th time in April of 2006. The prior 3 visits were excellant, when the RIU caribe was owned by Real (caribe). This time beware: After the hurricane the businesses are trying to make up all there money. At senor Frogs we got 2 margaritas, 2 beers, and 1 plate of nachos the bill was 1001 peso's, thats 100 US dollars. The town is destroyed, the riu had water mains break toliets not working, and the food was horrible. After talking to many guests at the resort they too experienced BIG issues in town, there kids ended up with 300-400 US dollar tabs at fat tuesdays etc. They are raping the tourists, we will not be back for a very long while, next time its europe or fiji. The view was great, the drinks were great. 4 people in our group of 10 were sick for 3 weeks after we came home they had parasites. We actually tried booking flights to come home early. If it wasnt for the staff it would of been a disaster. There was harldy any bargaining at the flea markets they would not budge, because they lost so much money, they are screwing everyone. A bottle of dos equis at senor frogs was 9 us dollars thats right 9, last time it was 2 dollars last year.
     
  3. Isabelle

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    sorry you had such a bad experience lashy... i was at the Riu Caribe in March this year and had a wonderful time. I also found great deals at the markets.. yes it took some talking but they did come down in their price quite a bit. As for drinks and meals, we've only ate at the resort since it was A/I, and drinks, we usually paid the $40 entrance fees to the clubs and drank free all night.
    Not sure about in town (stayed in the hotel zone mostly), i did only head in once for a trip to Walmart, but i was very impressed on how things were being re-built so quickly.

    I would definately recommend the Riu Caribe to anyone going... if i had the $$ myself i'd luv to return someday real soon
     
  4. English boy

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    Spring breaker

    Hi there

    Im off to caribe hotel for the 1st week of march, coming from england and only being at the young age of 20 i want to enjoy the spring break as much as i can. As this is a 5 star hotel do they take kindly to young people that dont dont come in till the early hours of the morning
     
  5. 4biddenpleasrs

    4biddenpleasrs I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    hi guys... does anyone have any current info on this resort?.. we'd love to hear from someone who's been there recently.
     
  6. angels_among_us

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    Ditto
     
  7. mizmo

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    Stayed at the Riu and liked it alot. If your young and looking for a party hotel this was not it - at least when we were there - we went to night clubs in town for that. Overall very nice though...food good, rooms clean, staff friendly. Pretty quiet overall...beach volleyball was about the most popular activity - some of the others were ok. Night time lounge singer was not very good with english songs but she really did try. Shows were ok - only saw two though. Even the sports bar was pretty quiet most nights - they serve nachos and ham sandwiches late night. the restaurants were good...servers in the buffet varied from very good to down right had to chase them down to get a coffee but the resort was busy so we just got a pot of our own and dealt with it that way. overall very good stay
     
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    puggs Newbie Registered Member

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    The g/f and I were there last March and loved it. Like mizmo said its not really the party atmosphere but thats what the night clubs are for. We are going back in May with another couple we loved it so much. The animation team is awesome and are always putting something fun on so you never get bored. Overall its not the Ritz but for what you pay you definitely get more than what you pay for.
     
  9. 4biddenpleasrs

    4biddenpleasrs I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    thanks for the responses... :)...
     
  10. bisonhowie

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    ah no guys i gotta tell you the hotel was awesome, the food was fantastic (which suprised me as i read some reviews that said it was terrible!) and as for a party atmosphere, well it definitely has that!

    true the hotel isn't a nightclub, but liz, renee and the rest of the staff take you into town and they're always up for a drink around the pool. as well as organising tequila volleyball and other drinking games, there's definitely a great atmosphere!

    back to the caribe in 8 days and really can't wait!
     
  11. kayleighbaby

    kayleighbaby Newbie Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I am going to Riu Carbie in october for 2 weeks... Anyone have any idea of what its like there in october?

    Kayleigh
    xxxx :D :D :D
     
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    My husband and I will be at the Riu Caribe July 7-13th. Anyone else gonna be there?
     
  13. 4biddenpleasrs

    4biddenpleasrs I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    We'll be getting married there the week of Oct 18 - 25... :) everything we've heard has been great about this resort.
     
  14. Kelly and Craig

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    Congrats on the Wedding!

    Congrats on the Wedding... Kelly and I will be there the weekend before and leaving on the 16th. Hope you have a fantastic wedding and honeymoon!

    Craig and Kelly
     
  15. 4biddenpleasrs

    4biddenpleasrs I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    thank you very much... I'm sure it'll be great.... after all.

    your worst day on vacation is still better than your best day at work.. *L*
     
  16. Kelly and Craig

    Kelly and Craig Newbie Registered Member

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    Leaving in the morning

    It is finally here. We leave in the morning and should be drinking margaritas on the beach by 3!!!! :D
     
  17. SiouxFan

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    Arriving Jan 29, 2009

    Just thought I would start a little chatter since we are barely two weeks away from our trip. We are staying at the Riu Caribe for our first stay in Cancun. We did stay in Playa del Carmen three years ago and we've stayed at Riu properties in the Dominican Republic. At Riu in DR the resort was clean and the service was great. The food was just ok, I hope it's a little better in Cancun but I'm not too worried.

    Cancun is about a 100 degress warmer than here (Fargo, ND) right now and if cold wasn't enough, we are burried under more than 3 feet of snow. Jan. 29 can't get here soon enough.
     
  18. 4biddenpleasrs

    4biddenpleasrs I can choose my own title Registered Member

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    you'll have a great time.. the staff is awesome and the view is great. Take a chance to go and visit the Riu Cancun. It's a step up from the Caribe and a nice change once you've eaten everywhere in the Caribe
     
  19. cancuncantwait

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    cancun Feb 3-9

    anyone else going to be there during these dates?
     
  20. sky444

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    Going to be there June 18th thru 21st 2009 anyone else in here going to be there then?