Thank you so much to Nikki for hleping us plan an amazing vacation. We apprectated your assistance in helping us find the right resort for this trip. It was so reassuring knowing that we could contact you through the travel app with any qeustions we had. We loved how you checked in with us a few times during our trip, it helped us know that we were not traveling alone and if needed backup was only a message away.
My husband and I were looking to take a vacation and we simply love Mexico so again decided to go back. We got married 7 years ago in Riviera Maya so needless to say Mexico holds a special place in our hearts. We traditionally stay at smaller boutique style all inclusive adults only resorts however this time we decided to do something a bit different! Let's just be clear we stuck with the ADULTS only part :-). We decided to stay in Cancun this time around and thanks to Nikki we chose the Riu Palace Las Americanas. I was a bit nervous to try a significantly larger resort but thought as long as their are drinks, pools and food we'd be good.
We were picked up from the airport by a shared transfer and arrived at our resort at 1:00pm. The lobby was truly amazing. It overlooked the infinity pool and just over that was the beautiful blue ocean! The woodwork and paintings in the lobby were spectacular as well. We were greeted with champagne and a very friendly staff going above and beyond to help us and get us checked in. Once checked in they brought our bags up to our room. We stayed in an Jr. Suite partial ocean view. A fabulous room to us isn't that big of a deal. We have stayed in Villas, have had our own private pools and hot tubs etc. A basic room is fine for us as well. The room was clean, big and very welcoming!!!. The bathroom was huge which was a nice plus!!!!!
This resort while bigger than where we've previously stayed kept things close together so it didn't feel so big. There were 3 pools. 2 infinity one regular. Two were quieter pools while the other had lots of music and action. The service around the pool for drinks was awesome! It wasn't packed but busy for sure. The swim up bar was covered so it was nice to get some shade as well!!!!. There was also another bar in the big pool area to get drinks at as well, though you really never needed to get up because the service was incredible. The activities team who did volleyball, games, dancing lessons, etc was friendly, funny and very professional as well.
Onto the best part the food!!!! Like I said before we have been to a lot of all inclusive places and this place by far has the best food ever! The selection was out of this world. I am a vegetarian so it's usually salad and past for me at places like this. Not here. EVERY SINGLE DAY they had an entire vegetarian selection at the buffet hot and cold! Fried chick pea balls, tofu done several ways! I was so impressed. What I liked about this resort as well were the food options all day long. There was a 24 hour food café, buffet style so if you were hungry in between meals you could run in there. They changed it breakfast and lunch. The restaurants were NO reservations which was awesome as well. They too were very accommodating to my vegetarian requests. ALL restaurants were also open every single night which you normally don't get with most places. That was another plus in our book! I hate to plan on vacation as one of the reasons we go on vacation is to break free from the normal planning and everyday life!
5 star rating from us for this resort! Great time, great escape, the beach had a pier on it so you could walk out as well!!!! Oh Almost forgot. There were 2 other Riu resorts one you could walk to next door that you could also go to if you wanted. They had a sports bar next door if that's more your speed. We didn't visit but heard people talking about it!