RIU is a chain of hotels & resorts founded in 1953 in Mallorca, Spain by a family, “the RIU family”. Now owned by the TUI group (Touristik Union International – headquartered in Germany), and run by the 3rd generation of the founding family, RIU have 105 hotels in 19 countries including Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka has the privilege of being one of the 19 hosting countries to have a RIU hotel down south in Ahungalle, and must be proud of catching the eye of such a renowned chain. However, it isn’t only Sri Lanka that is happy in hosting RIU, according to the travel guide section on the official web page of “RIU Ahungalle”, they seemed to have expressed their happiness to be in Sri Lanka as well, where “the greenery, the un-spoilt landscapes filled with lush forests, the beaches, and the highlands populated by wild animals” have been thoroughly praised, whilst relating them with the beauty that “Marco Polo, the famous venetian merchant traveler” himself spoke of, about Ceylon at the time.
“RIU” is a name recognized worldwide, and is well known to have high quality standards and being quite classy & tasteful, and their hotel in Ahungalle doesn’t seem to present anything that says otherwise. RIU Ahungalle definitely shows quite a lot of potential in giving one “the ideal holiday by the beach”, and doesn’t seem like a hotel that disappoints easily.