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Family without the Fuss at RIU

Thought you needed LESS family time? Guess again, because it’s quality, not quantity, that matters most.

For families that have been cooped up together for upwards of a year, the idea of spending more time together may sound daunting, right?

WRONG.

Because it’s not about the amount of time, but the quality of time that’s important. Time to relax and reconnect, time without chores and obligations, arguments or nagging. This time is what brings the family back together, mitigating the family fatigue some might be feeling. And there’s no better time to refresh and reset the family dynamic than now, especially as RIU Hotels & Resorts offers a bevy of promotions to help you do it affordably.

Waterpark with slides and a ship
Image Courtesy of RIU Hotels & Resorts
  • Kids Stay Free. That’s right—up to two tots to those aged 12 can be towed along at no additional charge, depending on the resort, which makes it essentially a BOGO for two parents and two kids for a significant savings. Just be aware that travel dates vary by hotel.
  • Rate Reductions of Up to 59%. Yep, that’s on top of the free stays for kids. How are your home-schooling math skills feeling now as you start furiously calculating the savings value?!
  • Up to $300 in Instant Savings. Count on even more savings when you choose a participating resort this September. Book for stays through 4/30/22, and you're golden.
  • Free Antigen Testing. This is really important now that it’s required in order to return to the U.S. Many resorts, particularly those in Mexico and Dominican Republic, are offering complimentary on-site testing. RIU ups the ante by also providing this service in Aruba and Jamaica as well. This policy is valid until the regulations regarding this new requirement change.
  • Quarantine Stay Protection. In the event that you and your family may need to quarantine, up to 10 days is covered, free at RIU properties. And in another family-friendly detail, this extension includes any travel companions sharing the same room, which means that if one member needs to stay, the rest of the group need not be separated, which is a potential reality under some other hotel policies.
  • No Cancellation Fees. There’s literally nothing to lose in booking the family getaway you probably all need! There are no penalties from this hotel chain to worry about if you change your mind about your trip, whether you choose to cancel outright or reschedule, for travel until 10/31/21. Just make sure to ask your agent to choose the regular rate and not the nonrefundable one when you book.
  • Resort Credit. Depending on the RIU hotel or resort you choose, your booking could be eligible for resort credit that you can use to make your stay more special. From motorized water activities to golf rounds or spa treatments, you’ll have options.
  • Room Upgrades. More space for everyone, for free? That's exactly what you'll get at properties including a bump up to the next category with your stay.
  • Free Transfers. Available at select resorts, you’ll be able to ride to and from the airport for free—meaning you won’t have to answer “Are we there yet?” or “How are we getting there?” at all!

Resorts offering all or some of these amazing deals include:

MEXICO
Riu Santa Fe Hotel
Riu Vallarta Hotel
Riu Emerald Bay Hotel
Riu Dunamar Hotel
Riu Playacar Hotel

JAMAICA
Riu Negril Hotel
Riu Ocho Rios Hotel

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Riu Bambu Hotel
Riu Palace Bavaro Hotel

PANAMA
Riu Playa Blanca Hotel

COSTA RICA
Riu Guanacaste Hotel PCR on-resort testing not included at this property

Searching for some alone time? RIU Hotels & Resorts is also waiving single supplements for those who might need a grown-up time-out, solo-style. We talk about it in our story about I-SOLO-ation Vacations.

Children's pool with slides and a ship
Children's splash pool image courtesy of RIU Hotels & Resorts

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