RIU Hotels & Resorts are an all-inclusive, long-time Funjet favorite. Mostly because they make even the most seasoned traveler feel like a kid in a candy shop: There are so many irresistible choices. But we can admit we’re partial to the 38 flavors, erm resorts, throughout Mexico and the Caribbean. We can also admit that doesn’t really narrow it down at all, so let’s break down the differences between RIU Classic Hotels and RIU Palace Hotels. But remember: No bad choices.
RIU Classic Hotels
When you don’t want to worry about a single, flipping thing during vacation (which should be always), choose a RIU Classic Hotel. Let’s talk about the food and bevvy. It’s scrumptious. Rambunctious. And available to you 24 hours a day. We’re looking at you, midnight snackers. (It’s vacay. No calorie counting allowed.)
Let’s be clear: Classic does not mean boring. The on-site activities are off the chain. You’ve always wanted to be that windsurfer slicing through the waves, right? Riu Yucatan even throws a Coconut Party on the beach every Thursday. Why wouldn’t you throw a Coconut Party on the beach every Thursday? And, since this is vacation, the swim-up bar counts as an activity, and the cocktails are always unlimited. Looking for a little time without little ones running around? Adults-only properties like Riu Reggae will keep the kids at bay.
RIU Palace Hotels
Maybe RIU Classic Hotels sound pretty great, but you’re looking for a little something extra. You’re in luck. RIU Palace Hotels offer the same luxury and experiences as RIU Classic Hotels. And. So. Much. More. Poolside service? You got it. Want a cheeseburger in paradise? If paradise is your room in the wee hours of the morning, then consider it done.
Speaking of your room, it’s actually a suite. Because all the rooms are suites. Unavoidable luxury. Not such a drag. And get ready to indulge in international spirits, micro-cuisine, and champagne breakfasts at the Krystal Restaurant where all your senses get taken for a ride. Keep it adults-only at resorts like Riu Palace Macao in Punta Cana.