Hotel Riu Caribe vs Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun

Both hotels are recommended by writers. Overall, Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun is preferred by most professionals compared to Hotel Riu Caribe. Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun comes in at #5 in Cancun with endorsements from 7 reviewers including Star Service, Frommer's and Oyster.

Hotel Riu Caribe
7 / 10
Blvd. Kukulcan, Km 5.5, Lote 6-C, Cancun 77500
From $459 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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"Strong draws here are the huge pools lined with tall palm trees and the wide beach, which has fairly calm waters for swimming." Full review
"Built to resemble a Mayan pyramid, the all-inclusive Riu Caribe is located on the north end of Cancun Island." Full review
Lonely Planet
"Riu rules the Riviera Maya – they’re everywhere. This particular Riu has 541 rooms (all with ocean views), including 60 junior suites, and a family-friendly atmosphere."
Star Service
"Location aside (it is a bit prosaic), this remains a satisfactory all-inclusive operation. Situated 21 kilometers from the airport, it is one of the more isolated hotels from Cancun action. " Full review
Live Aqua Beach Resort Cancun
8 / 10
Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 12.5 Zona Hotelera, Cancun 77500
From $380 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
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"Expect soothing hues, large airy rooms, and a resident DJ spinning tunes that perfect the Zen vibe." Full review
"Suites have slick entertainment gadgets and multiple mirrors reflecting the blue sky outside the balcony doors... what really sets this resort apart is its food."
Be sure to pack your designer resortwear.
Star Service
"Along with a few newer standouts, Nizuc Resort and ME Cancun, it is a steadfast option that remains one of Cancun's go-to resorts for style hounds and fashionistas." Full review
"The all-inclusive Live Aqua is one of the most stylish resorts in the Hotel Zone -- New Age music emanates from each corner, behind every palm tree, and around the eight tempting pools." Full review
Travel + Leisure
"Located at the corners of every floor, Live Aqua suites open onto oversize terraces with private Jacuzzi pools." Full review
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