STUNNING beach, excellent service, sparkling clean
Posted Mar 21, 2017
We just got back from 5 days at Riu Palace. We've never stayed at an all inclusive, and they have certainly given us quite a high standard going forward. The facilities are sparkling clean, the service is beyond friendly, and the beach! THE BEACH! It's so gorgeous. The sand is white and soft, and the bottom of the ocean is not muddy or gross, but soft and wonderful. There are plenty of chairs (sometimes hard to get an umbrella, but get down there in the morning and you'll be fine), and plenty of room in the pools and on the beach. We never felt crowded.
The food was really great, in our opinion. I wasn't fond of the dinner buffet, but the other restaurants and the breakfast buffet were all lovely. The drinks were top notch and not watered down. We loved the organized volleyball on the beach and the fun games in the pool each day. Also appreciated that the one pool that was the 'quiet' pool if we wanted a quiet afternoon. There really is something for everyone here. I would highly recommend this place. Get the suite that looks over the ocean, the view on your patio is worth every penny.
This is Adults Only and we were glad for that. A few times, someone was walking across the beach with their family, but they were passing through, and it wasn't a huge deal. The "party" scene was just about what we wanted - not too rowdy, but fun shows and bars that were active until midnight or so.