Hotel at a Glance: Royalton Riviera Cancun
The four-star Royalton Riviera Cancun is a new all-inclusive resort that’s both luxurious and family friendly. Set along a Caribbean beach, it has gorgeous ocean views from its giant pool and splash complex and enough activities to keep everyone as busy as they want to be. Dance the night away in the onsite disco and get a relaxing massage at the full-service spa.
- Press accolade: Fodor’s chose the hotel as 1 of its 10 Best Caribbean All-Inclusive Resorts for 2015, saying that it “takes convenience to a new level.”
- Come hungry and ready to try food at nine restaurants serving cuisine including Mediterranean, Japanese, Tex-Mex, and Caribbean.
- Have a drink at 1 of 13 bars, including 3 swim-up bars and 1 sports bar.
- Eleven pools are on the property, each with ocean views. You can also set the kids loose at the children’s splash park.
- Where you’ll stay: Luxury junior suites feature indoor whirlpools, as well as balconies overlooking the ocean or mangroves. Amenities include WiFi, rain showers, and satellite TV.
- Things to do: Kayak and snorkel in the warm Caribbean Sea, lie out on the sand, and enjoy the scheduled daily and nightly activities.
Cancún: Cool White Sands and Mayan Relics
Located on a barrier island shaped like the number seven, Cancún’s Hotel Zone juts into the Caribbean Sea at the northeast tip of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. With the sea on one side and freshwater lagoons on the other, it’s a popular spot for sailing and snorkeling. Although the beaches and barrier reefs are a major draw, the geography is equally enticing further inland, where you can dive into an underground river or take a speedboat through a mangrove jungle.
Cancún pulls in millions of visitors each year, so escaping the crowds and the party atmosphere isn’t always easy, but a visit to Playa Delfines offers a chance for sunbathing in relative seclusion. Resorts have yet to encroach upon this stretch of sand, and it’s especially popular with surfers.
The stone columns of El Rey Ruins, an ancient Mayan site dating back to the second and third centuries BCE, lie within the city’s Hotel Zone. Believed to be a royal burial ground, the archaeological site is also home to wild iguanas that lounge in the sun and read Tom Clancy novels. For a Mayan-themed day trip, take a 1.5-hour drive from Cancún down the coast to Tulum, a pre-Columbian walled city located on a bluff overlooking the sea—one of the Yucatán Peninsula’s most visited Mayan ruins. The Mayan city of Chichén Itzá, chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, is only a 2.5-hour drive from Cancún.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The property is 17 km from Cancun International Airport (CUN). Taxi and shuttle are both available to be booked with external companies.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The Groupon covers two guests. A maximum of four adults, or three adults and two children, are allowed in the Groupon-valid room type. $124 (9/22–12/22/15) or $237 (1/3–1/31/16) per night for each additional guest 13 and older; kids 12 and younger stay for $62 (9/22–12/22/15) or $118 (1/3–1/31/16).
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No additional resort credits are offered with this deal.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? Dinner reservations for the onsite restaurants are not required and the dress code is evening casual. For information regarding your dining options, please click here.