What We Love

  • There’s a delicious jerk chicken at the shack on the beach. It'll be your daily pit stop.
  • You'll love the "drink of the day" - fun, sometimes fruity, and definitely worth a cheers.
  • Every room has a balcony and nothing beats sitting outside your room with warm ocean breezes.

Things to Know

  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • Dunns Falls is a great day trip. Whether hiking, zip lining, snorkeling, or picnicking, it's a blast for everyone.
  • If you're there in July, check out the Reggae Sumfest.
Ditch your 9 to 5 and head to Riu Montego Bay! At this all-inclusive resort, you know what level of crazy good service you’re going to get.  

All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and fun are included in the price of your getaway! Not only will you have everything you want during your stay, you’ll also meet some of the most charming, endearing people. Fill your day with fun and fruity cocktails, locally made jerk chicken (find it at the hut on the beach) and activities galore like kayaking, beach volleyball or snorkeling. Don’t forget to stop by the spa for a relaxing facial or massage. The resort offers themed restaurants to meet the needs of any palate. Every room has a balcony so you can sit outside and take in the warm ocean breeze. The staff is amazing – they take care of it all. Just sit back and let the pampering begin. You in? Thought so.


Montego Bay-Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 2 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2008
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 681


Resort Details


Enjoy Italian dishes at Little Italy, buffet-style cuisine at Kalu Asian Restaurant and more.
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The resort offers a game room, housekeeping, a spa and other luxurious amenities.
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Guests have direct access to the beach as well as water sports, nearby golf and other activities.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory JAMAICA'S TOBACCO CONTROL REGULATIONS SMOKING PROHIBITED IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES: •All enclosed places (Restaurants, bars, lobby areas and rooms) •Public transportation •Work places • Government owned and occupied buildings •Health facilities including pharmacies •Sports, athletics and recreational facilities for use by the public •Educational institutions •Areas specifically for use by children • And places of collective use such as bus stops. Persons may be fined or imprisoned.
Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted
Advisory Riu Montego Bay has announced they will be closed for complete renovations. Please note closure dates and times are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policies - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room.

The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises. Parties in rooms are not permitted. Unruly behavior by individuals or groups is not allowed at any property at any time during the year.

Transfer Policy -
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 7715 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Time!

    I had a wonderful time during my solo vacation in March 2020. The entertainment was amazing. Special shout out to Sunshine. She is amazing. She went out of her way to speak with me every day. Thank you Marcus for asking daily, whenever, you saw me if everything was ok. Thanks to Chop Chop for the great lunch at the Jerk Chicken hut. Amazing time at the beach party. I recommend this resort. Will be back! Patty, Montreal, Canada

    Mar 24, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    great ambiance

    on my arrival meeting Carlene at the front desk made my entire trip, she was the utmost accommodating receptionist. Dining at the restaurant my perfect waitress was Oneka she was A DARLING, before i was in need of anything she was there offering me the choice. my only slight disappointment is the cleaning staff, who on the mornings of my departure they were knocking at my door between 10:00 and 10:30 am, reminding me in there own words that checking out time is mid day. That is one time i would not forget, i don't need that reminder, not at that time. Overall the visit was great and i am planning to treat my family at one of the locations.

    Mar 24, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Best Vacation Ever!! RIU PALACE MONTEGO BAY

    I would like to thank the management and staff at RIU Palace for their exceptional service. The RIU is without a doubt is the best hotel chain in the world. They cater to your every need. The front desk staff was excellent. The entertainment staff (ms.buttercup) was excellent. Mr. Ozzie on the morning shift at the buffet was excellent. Thank you so very much

    Mar 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    This is the first time my husband and I have visited Jamaica and loved it. We cant wait to see the renovations in the fall at the RaiU Montego Bay. The rooms need some TLC. Our TV connection was horrible despite them trying to fix it. However, we had a wonderful time. Thank you!!!

    Mar 22, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place to stay

    When we got there in the evening the front desk staff were quick and friendly. We went to the buffet and I couldn’t believe the selection. I have stayed in many all-inclusive’s and this was the biggest buffet I’ve ever seen. The first night they had a chocolate fountain. I’ve never seen so many different kinds of fruit and I tasted them all. During the week I even had octopus tentacle. Just had to eat it to say I did. Since the buffet was so good we only ended up going to the Asian restaurant and had a good experience there as well. This is also the first resort where they had enough chairs to sit either at the beach or the swimming pool. Usually I have to get up By 6 to run and put a towel on the chairs for the day. The rooms were clean and I found the ladies that clean the room to be very friendly. I always had Hot water for showers. For people that drink (I don't) they have great big bottles of different kinds of alcohol for you to use as well as beer in the refrigerator. They were good to stock our water and our pop every other day. You just have to ask someone. Some friends that we met did find a jellyfish in the water but nobody ran into one during the time I stayed there. They also saw some stingrays swimming along the beach at night which is really cool, wish I would’ve seen them. The pool is huge and there’s always a place to hang out there. I really enjoyed the loungers that they have built into it. I do recommend that you use the tours that they have on the beach. They have a party boat that takes you out to snorkel. It is a four hour trip and worth the money. The snorkelling was great and that’s the main thing I was interested in. I went there with Sunwing and their tours were way more expensive for the same thing. However I highly recommend the tour I took with them to Negril. I definitely do not want to forget the entertainment. It was very good. They are amazing dancers! They also brought in other people to do shows. The circus act was really good too. The Michael Jackson show was fantastic. My friend and I had a great time there.

    Mar 19, 2020