RIU Reopens Hotels in the Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Mexico

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Cue the tropical music because we have more RIU reopening news for you – and it’s more fun to listen to tropical music as you think about your ‘where to next’ vacay!

In a nutshell: Riu is completing the reopening of their resorts in the Caribbean and the Bahamas as most of the Mexico resorts have already reopened.  There are still more to go, however, these openings give them a presence in each of the destinations where they have a resort. Here’s the line-up:

  • Riu Palace Bavaro (Punta Cana) reopened on July 1st
  • Riu Palace Paradise Island reopened on July 1st
  • Riu Dunamar in Costa Mujeres, Mexico reopened on July 1st
  • Riu Palace Riviera Maya and Riu Playacar reopened on July 1st
  • Riu Jalisco hotel in Puerto Vallarta reopened on July 2nd
  • Riu Reggae (new, Montego Bay) is reopening on July 3rd
  • Riu Palace Aruba reopens on July 10th

Riu Palace Aruba is the first Riu resort to reopen on ‘The Happy Island’ of Aruba. No word yet on the reopening date for Riu Palace Antillas.

Fairly new Riu Reggae is located in Montego Bay on Mahoe Bay Beach. This is the second Riu to reopen as Riu Ocho Rios opened on June 15th. No word yet on the reopening of Negril resorts or the others in Montego Bay.

Punta Cana
Riu Palace Bavaro, located on Arena Gorda beach, is fairly large at 610 rooms and is the first of six resorts in Punta Cana to reopen.  No word on reopening dates for the other five.

The Bahamas
Riu Palace Paradise Island is the only RIU in this location and was renovated as recently as 2017 with refurbished facilities and new construction.
Spend time at the infinity pool for spectacular views!

We’re awaiting updates on the other resorts in Playa del Carmen and the rest of Mexico

Once these resorts reopen, Riu will be active in 16 of the 19 countries they’re located in with the goal, globally, of reopening all of their 99 resorts.  All resorts are following their ‘Post COVID‘ manual of health and safety protocols.

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