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Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Jamaica

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4 Nights with Air from $719 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

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"I had a great time with my boyfriend here! The rooms were clean, the staff was so helpful, the food was delicious, and the beach was to die for! we're coming back next year for sure! such a great value..." – RoCon
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"I had a great time with my boyfriend here! The rooms were clean, the staff was so helpful, the food was delicious, and the beach was to die for! we're coming back next year for sure! such a great value..." – RoCon
204 out of 228 (89%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View from Balcony. Ocean View. 2011 Andrew at the Pool Bar Bug Bites Beautiful sunset Beach view.. Warm and crystal water view from our room Our memorable pic.. Beautiful sunset turquoise water beach view from lounger View from our room Sunset from our room Birthday gift to me Beautiful , always relaxed here . Before Dinner Me & my husband.. view from my balcony Sunset at the beach Beach view.. Sunset Fun sunset 2016 Sunset from Riu Palace beach Morning Exercise
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June 24, 2017
Vacation with friends

We were four couples vacationing together. We had rooms in the same building, all with an ocean view. The weather was great, the beach was sandy and inviting. The sunsets were amazing!! We participated in several of the beach activities, and fast became friends with "Candy", one of the RIU's young staff. The restaurants were all able to accommodate our group of eight and the food was quite good.We went on a couple of excursions and a shopping trip. It was a wonderful trip for all!!

view from our room sunset
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From: Long Island, New York
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 16, 2017
Best Purchase Vacation

Riu Palace Tropical Bay a perfect vacation. Room was roomy very comfortable, roomy, bar was well supplied. Service was excellent, everyone you meet is very pleasant and went out of their way to make sure you had a very enjoyable experience. Planning to return next year and it will be my 4th trip. 1st trip was with my daughter and son in law, 2nd and 3rd trip a girls trip.


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From: Fredericksburg VA
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 6, 2017

A LA CARTE RESTARAUNTS SAY THEY ARE OPEN UNTIL 9 WITH NO RESERVATION. GOT TURNED AWAY AT THE DOOR ON 3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS AT 8!! THAT WAS OBVIOUSLY TERRIBLE GET YOUR SEATING TOGETHER OR GO BACK TO RESERVATIONS BECAUSE IT OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT WORK AT ALL. OTHER THAN THAT PRETTY GOOD PLACE. PERFECT BEACH BUT VERY SMALL POOL. NEEDS MORE/NEW POOLS!


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From: COLUMBUS, IN
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 3, 2017
Fabulous First

This was my first visit to Jamaica, and it was fabulous!! The Riu Palace Tropical Bay was pure paradise. Everything from our flight from Philly on Saturday, back to Philly on Tuesday, was absolutely perfect!! We arrived on Saturday and were greeted with a lovely Rum Punch while we checked in. Our trip leader requested room upgrades - and we were given Ocean view and Ocean fronts without the staff batting an eye! We were then escorted to our beautiful rooms and quickly changed and headed to the most beautiful Beach ever!! The water was a bit murky on our first day due to recent storms, but the rest of our stay provided beautifully clear and refreshing swimming conditions. The food at the Riu was delicious. So many options, especially for someone like me who eats mostly vegetarian and 100% gluten free. The beverages flowed freely, as well. Every staff member met us with nothing but smiles. I was so impressed with the way that some of the staff not only remembered our faces, but some even remembered our names! We were made to feel like we were the only guests there at times :-) I look forward to returning to the Riu Palace TB again soon. I will not only recommend the Riu, but CheapCarribean.com as well.


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From: Philadelphia, Pa
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 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)
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Junior Suite Ocean View (SJLB)
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Junior Suite Ocean Front (SJMB) (available beginning...
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Suite Ocean View (SUMB) (available beginning 12/24/17)
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What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

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

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

Why You Should Go

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.
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.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

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

Hakuchi
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6pm-9pm
Description: Japanese restaurant.
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 with the following exception:

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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