Riu Dunamar Hotel

With five restaurants, five bars and five pools, the Riu Dunamar Hotel is a hotspot for holidays to Mexico. Recently refurbished, the pools come with unique features from in-water loungers to swim-up bars. The hotel itself sits on a sublime stretch of white sand and, even though the hotel is surrounded by forest, you’re only 20 minutes away from Cancun. Four of the restaurants on offer are a la carte, including a Caribbean option, a steakhouse, an Asian restaurant and an Italian. For fussier eaters, there’s a buffet that provides a great spread of crowd-pleasing favourites. The hotel also provides entertainment every evening, including a mini-disco. There’s live music or a show every night in the theatre, too.

Overview of Mexico

Whether you’re an adventurer, someone looking for a little relaxation or you’re searching for new experiences, Mexico is the place to be. Holidays to Mexico include a diverse range of resorts and activities that suit every taste. By day, you can explore ancient Mayan ruins and try out snorkelling to discover colourful creatures under the waves, then relax on some of the world’s finest beaches. In the evening, you’ll find plenty of parties and opportunities to sample local tequila. In larger resorts, such as Cancun, you’ll find a great mix of family-friendly attractions and impressive mega-clubs. However, there are plenty of smaller resorts, such as Playa Mujeres, where you’ll discover relaxing options, including Riu Dunamar Hotel.

Things to do in Mexico

Down on the beach at Playa Mujeres, you can borrow kayaks and snorkels, allowing you to get out onto the Caribbean Sea and explore. The Riu Dunamar Hotel’s entertainment team host regular yoga and cardio classes on the beach, too. Cancun is only 18km away from the hotel, and you’ll find 24km of beaches here. The local residents joke that the sand is air conditioned, as it’s always cool underfoot. There’s also an abundance of shopping destinations. In La Isla shopping village, you’ll find more than 150 stores surrounded by Venetian-style canals. There are also a number of designer malls and a flea market. Home to restaurants, a shopping village, canals, markets and wonderful beaches, there’s so much to see in Mexico. Spend the morning at Riu Dunamar Hotel’s pools then hop in a taxi in the afternoon to explore life in Cancun. Or stroll to the nearby beach to try your hand at snorkelling and discover life under the waves.

Resort Summary

If there’s one thing that Playa Mujeres holidays are synonymous with, it’s fabulously unspoilt beaches that you won’t feel guilty about lounging on for hours at a time. Boasting a super-long stretch of bright-white sand, the region has sought to emphasise luxury by adding some pretty little bars, loungers and parasols for you to enjoy.

Take a walk around the coast, where you can stumble upon some less-frequented spots, or head south and enjoy a day in the up-market marina. Wherever you go, the sun will follow, so expect your holiday here to simply sizzle.​