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Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Jamaica

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4 Nights with Air from $749 All-Inclusive
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Here in Beach Eden, every ting is arrright. Because here, everything is what you get: unlimited tropical drinks and gour ... More

Customer Rating 162 Reviews
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4.2
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4.5
Beaches & Pools
 
4.6
Dining Options
 
4.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
4.4 out of 5
"Overall very good. Food, people and service was very good. Beach was wonderful!" – fsjv21
177 out of 198 (89%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.2
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4.5
Beaches & Pools
 
4.6
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4.0
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4.4 out of 5
"Overall very good. Food, people and service was very good. Beach was wonderful!" – fsjv21
177 out of 198 (89%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Our memorable pic.. Andrew at the Pool Bar Warm and crystal water Beautiful sunset 2011 view from my balcony Sunset at the beach turquoise water View from Balcony. Ocean View. 2016 Before Dinner Bug Bites beach view from lounger View from our room Beautiful , always relaxed here . Beach view.. Sunset Fun Beach view.. Sunset from our room Me & my husband.. Morning Exercise
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September 19, 2016
Good Value

We ended up getting this place pretty cheap. The staff was actually the best thing about the resort, but the resort was not bad by any means. Well maintained and has everything you need. The food was pretty good. A couple of the theme restaurants were great. The only real knock that I could throw out there was the beds. A king bed is actually two twins pushed together and they are uncomfortable mattresses. So the rooms are like a hotel room, but your not in Jamaica to be in the room so who cares.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
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From: St. Louis, MO
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 7, 2016
The beach on the resort is amazing

Beach on the resort was probably the best thing about this resort. It is a gorgeous extension of the famous 7miles beach (there are some people at the beach that try to sell you things all the time but you just have to keep saying no). Rooms were a little outdated and really did not like the fact that they put 2 double sized beds together to make it a king size. The resort has many dining options but make sure to reserve ahead of time for dinner as we couldn't dine at any of the dinner places they had and instead had to settle for their buffet (which was not bad but a little too repetitive with some food items). Other then that the service was great and the people were amazing. Don't forget to tip. There are many excursion options, I suggest you do them if you have extra money to spend.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
2.0
Room Comfort
 
1.0
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From: New York City
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 25, 2016
Amazing family vacations

First time in Jamaica. Great place! Excellent people. All the time we spent was great. The entertainment group are awesome! (Sweety, Candy, Popcorn, Orange Juice, Chicken, Happy feet).....Every corner in that hotel there was always friendly people. This people really really knows how to make you feel happy. Love it!!

Beautiful sunset Warm and crystal water
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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
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4.0
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From: Baldwinsville, NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 24, 2016
hated room was ok with everything else

The bad: They stuck the wife and I in a third floor room in a unit with no elevators. The stairs get awful tiresome by your fourth of fifth trip down them. Heaven forbid don't forget anything and have to go up them.. The ironic part is that the gym was directly across from our stairs about 15 feet away. Didn't use it much. The other thing is that your balcony is wide open to the skies. When it rains everyday which it did, not RIU fault, any clothes you have drying are now very wet again and the floor of the balcony is very slick when wet. My head knows very well after banging it on the balcony floor twice while there. The property restroom situation sucks. The OK. The inside of the room once I got there pant pant was allriight not special but adequate. House keeping was very good. The food is nothing special not likely you will starve but kind of all start to taste the same after a while. The pool bar which was closed four of the six days we were there and the pools themselves all leave a little to be desired.. Would like to see Jack Daniels and Crown added to their whiskey section. The good: The beach is very nice and is easy access to the water. The staff you deal with on a daily basis are overall very friendly and accommodating met a lot of nice people working there. Because of my room situation I will never return to this property


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Overall Rating: 3
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
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From: nebraska
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Palace Tropical Bay offers 416 guestrooms in 1 or 2 story buildings. All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, turndown service, ceiling fan, Satellite Plasma TV, mini-bar and liquor dispenser, balcony or terrace and so much more.

Room Details

Junior Suite Garden View (SJSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Ocean View (SJLB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

All-inclusive everything: the cocktails, the grub, the utter awesomeness of it all.

The stunning beach with ivory, soft sands hugged by the bluest of tranquil, dreamy water.

Melting at the luscious spa, where the massages and facials transport you to Nirvana.

The outrageously delish, lip-smackin' Jamaican BBQ you can nosh on while chillaxing by the ocean.

The Victorian-style buildings bathed in happy, soft pink, which cause instant happiness.

The liquor dispenser in your room. Your hour of happy can start any time of day.

24-hour room service - if you've got a hankering for grub at 3:15 a.m., you can get it. For realz.

The bonfire and DJ on the beach - you'll feel like you're in a movie.

 

What We'd Change

Making reservations for the a la carte restaurants is tedious, but with a little patience and perseverance, the fantastic food at dinner is a highlight of the day.

 

Why You Should Go

The airport is a little over an hour from the resort, but once you get there you'll never want to leave.

You can hang out at the sister resort, which includes free access & drinks at the disco, Pacha. Woot!

There are oceans of activities for the kiddos, and even a children's playground where you can have some sandy fun.

Must-dos: Rhodes Hall Plantation for horseback riding & Roaring River for swimming in a fresh water sinkhole.

Don't miss bodyboarding, sail boats, snorkeling and/or for a fee scuba and jet skiing. Dive in.

On land, there's water polo and volleyball in the pool for your splish-splashing pleasure.

On the way home, plant yourself in Club MoBay at the airport for grub and A/C. It's so worth it.

Available Amenities

  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Playground
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Game Room
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

Map of Local Area

Jamaica is the third largest Caribbean island, and can provide both a stimulating and tranquil vacation. It has traditions of reggae, rastafarianism, and Jamaican art mingle with modern all-inclusive resorts, fine cuisine, and cosmopolitan shopping.

Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Norman Manley Blvd

876-957-5900

Hotel Description

Riu Palace Tropical Bay: All-Inclusive and Jammin'

Here in Beach Eden, every ting is arrright. Because here, everything is what you get: unlimited tropical drinks and gourmet grub (the Jamaican BBQ is the bomb), stress-smashing spa, epic party vibe, fun for the kiddos, scads of beachy sports (in and out of the water), and oceans more. The only other thing we might want to add is: when might be expect you? Yesterday? Thought so.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Talk about a mash-up of crazy delicious cuisine, here goes: you've got an international buffet with live cooking show that offers a full American breakfast, a sizzling steakhouse where you get your fav cuts grilled to perfection, a savory Italian joint plus two more nosh spots: one for exotic Fusion and the other for some rockin' Japanese. Come 'n get it.

Negril
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast, daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, noon-5pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Buffet with show cooking, serving international and local specialties.
Dress code: Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Bloody Bay
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 6pm-9pm
Description: Grill steakhouse serving dinner a la carte. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Rimini:
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-9pm
Description: Italian restaurant, serves dinner a la carte. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Krystal
Type: Fusion
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Fusion cuisine restaurant. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Hakuchi
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6pm-9pm
Description: Japanese restaurant. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Revelers or non-revelers, get ready. You can find the vibe that suits you all over this escape-haven. Hang at the pavilion bar or the lobby, mingle at the swim-up bar or best of all, get in on some steel drum action at the Reggae lounge, Mon. The cocktails flow freely and often around here. Cheers.

Reggae Lounge Bar
Daily, mid-morning to late night

Cubano Lobby Bar

La Plaza Pavillion Bar
Daily, early evening to late night

The Sun
Swim-up bar. Daily, mid-morning to early evening



BEACHES AND POOLS

Despite the unsavory name of the famed Jamaica beach, Bloody Bay, where you'll be chillaxing, the sand is white, soft and toe-loving. It's off-the-charts gorgeous. There are two shimmering pools - one has a whirlpool. Your little ones even have a pool of their own for endless splashing. Jump in.



POOLS

The hotel features 2 swimming pools, one with a poolside bar offering swim-up service and a separate children's swimming pool. Complimentary sun loungers, towels and parasols are available.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayak
  • Body boarding
  • Scuba lesson at the pool

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba
  • Jet skiing

Land

  • Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


INTERNET

This resort offers free Wi-Fi access in common areas and in guest rooms.



SPA SERVICES

Guests can relax and be rejuvenated at the resort's Renova Spa.

  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Beauty salon


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Riu Palace Tropical Bay is the perfect place to tie the knot. Choose a wedding package that is best for you and make your day unforgettable. Contact the front desk directly for more information.



CHILD CARE

Child care services are available for an additional charge.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located one hour from Sangster International Airport and five minutes from Negril West End.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required.

Sister Resort Privileges
Riu Palace Tropical Bay guests enjoy access to all facilities, activities and entertainment at Riu Negril (dinner restaurants excluded). These privileges include complimentary access and drinks at Pacha Disco at Riu Negril. Transportation not included.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Smoking Advisory
Effective July 15, 2013, Jamaica's Health Minister banned smoking in all covered public places on the island.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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