TORONTO — RIU Hotels & Resorts’ 19th property in Mexico – and its second in Costa Mujeres – has opened its doors.
A year after Riu Dunamar made its debut comes the all-inclusive Riu Palace Costa Mujeres, with 670 rooms, 24-room service and free WiFi throughout the resort.
As the exclusive vacation provider of RIU Palace Hotels and Resorts, Sunwing offers exclusive RIU-topia perks at the property including welcome cocktails, unlimited reservation-free dining, spa credits and more, in addition to RIU Palace inclusions such as 24-hour room service, daily champagne breakfasts and poolside wait service, for clients booking their vacation package with the Signature Collection by Sunwing.
Sunwing’s President of Tour Operations, Andrew Dawson, said: “We are delighted to be offering our customers even more resort choices in the latest tropical destinations. The new Riu Palace Costa Mujeres is a great addition to our lineup of top-rated properties in the up and coming and highly sought-after luxury enclave of Playa Mujeres. With direct Sunwing flights available from 19 airports coast to coast, we’re pleased that so many of our customers will be able to take advantage of this new resort this coming winter.”
Riu Palace Costa Mujeres’ dining scene includes the pool restaurant, Tastes, as well as Mexican, Japanese, Italian and fusion cuisine in the themed restaurants Zarape, Japan, Roma and Krystal.
RIU Hotels & Resorts CEO Luis Riu says the layout of Riu Palace Costa Mujeres’ restaurants, bars and square on the upper floors of the complex give guests direct views over the sea, the pools and gardens and the beach. “With this new hotel, we wanted to fulfill a wish expressed by some of our most loyal customers: to have clear views of the Caribbean while they enjoy food and cocktails. To do this, the building has been designed in an innovative way, creating terraces, dining rooms and cozy corners on the first floor to improve our guests’ experience,” he says.
The new resort also has five pools (two with swim-up bars) and a reserved area on the beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas. There are also varied entertainment programs for adults, sports activities with RiuFit and art with RiuArt, as well as live shows, a gym and a spa.
Guests can also take advantage of Pacha nightclub, RiuLand kids’ club and Splash Water World at neighbouring Riu Dunamar.
Riu Palace Costa Mujeres, part of the Riu Palace line, is located by the beach of Bahía de Mujeres, a stretch of white sand and crystalline waters about 30 km north of Cancun’s hotel district. Guests can explore the Isla Mujeres turtle conservation centre, the pre-Mayan ruins of El Meco and the archaeological remains found at El Rey.
RIU opened its first Mexico resort, Riu Yucatan, in Playa del Carmen in 1997. With this new launch, the hotel chain now offers nearly 11,000 rooms in Mexico, with resorts in Playa del Carmen (6), Cancún (4), Costa Mujeres (2), Los Cabos (2), Riviera Nayarit (3), Mazatlán (1) and Guadalajara (1). Riu Palace Baja California in Los Cabos, will be RIU’s 20th hotel in Mexico.