What We Love

  • See if you can find the singing bartender. He's known for great tunes and delicious cocktails.
  • The service is absolutely top-notch. They keep everything clean and orderly. 
  • Pay a little extra to get upgraded Wi-Fi.

Things to Know

  • The resort is only 90 minutes away from the airport. 
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • Beach shoes are always a good idea, especially when you are leisurely strolling across the shoreline. 
The bar is stocked, the pool is refreshed and it’s about to be drink o’clock at Riu Negril. You’re at an all-inclusive resort where you get everything you’ve been dreaming of!

All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities are included in the price of your vacay! Meet the singing bartender and drink one of his high-octane cocktails. The service at this resort is the best – they keep everything clean and orderly. Head into town an grab some locally made souvenirs and stop by the infamous Rick’s Café nearby. The restaurants at night will fill you up with delicious cuisine while you take in beautiful Jamaican views. Retreat to your room and relax on the balcony or terrace while you get away from it all. Need some time away from the kids? The RiuLand Kids’ Club provides activities and entertainment for them while you take part in water sports on the beach! This resort has something for everyone. When should they expect you? 


Negril - Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 43 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2019
Total rooms: 420


Resort Details


Various restaurants and bars offer a variety of delicious cuisines.
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Housekeeping, concierge, a spa, an exercise gym and other amenities are available.
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Water sports, children's programs, 2 pools, nearby golf and more activities are available for guests.
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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 Guest staying at Riu Palace Tropical Bay are able to use Riu Negril facilities. Guest staying at Riu Negril are not able to use Riu Palace Tropical Bay facilities.
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

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 - Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

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 6921 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place to stay

    Fabulous hotel. Food was brilliant. Right on the beach. Friendly, energetic entertainment team but not intrusive. Only criticism is trips tend to be about 2 hours from venue but they are still worth going to. Although there is enough going on in the hotel not to leave.

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    1st March till 14th

    Loved every minute of our two werk stay. We stayed in 1122 very spacious and cleaned . A couple of maintenance issues were sorted very quickly. All staff very friendly loved the main bar and the sports bar for a chill out. The singing barman was amazing. We got last flight home. Thank you for looking after us so well. Thinking about the Hotel and all the staff at this DIFFICULT time xxx

    Mar 21, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    You Won't Be Disappointed!

    We spent a week at the Riu Negril March 2020. We were impressed with the service, cleanliness of the resort and our room, friendliness of staff and the awesome food ( 3 cheers out to Keneil our waiter!)! Previous reviews for off shore snorkelling were positive but the best snorkelling was outside the buoyed boundaries and my wife was directed to go back do for safety reasons...primarily because speed boats pulling people on inner tubes were just outside the boundary points. We can go tubing up in Canada but we can't snorkel so it seemed unfair to be relegated to purchasing excursions to go snorkelling every day. Move the roped areas further out and direct the boats further away from shore and the coral that they can damage.. We took a Sunwing sponsored catamaran cruise which involved snorkelling, a trip to Margaritaville and Rick's Cafe which was enjoyable. Next time we would likely take the hotels excursion as Sunwing's booking involved unorganized transfers from the hotel . Our Sunwing agents were not as friendly compared to Westjet. If you can't wrap your head around the locals pedalling their stuff then this may not be the resort for you. Suggestions for the resort are: do not set out cutlery and turned up glasses at outside tables hours prior to people being served, as these tables were often used by people sitting down to wait for restaurants to open, have hand sanitizer machines in front of every restaurant, and have a towel service located down by the beach bar.

    Mar 18, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our 1st Jamaican trip

    We arrived in Montego bay to find both our cases were not there with us ! Tui took 4 days to find out it was on a Caribbean cruise without us. Was not impressed with Tui help as given a small amount £150 to buy what we needed for a week as the luggage did not appear till a week after us ! The Hotel was a different matter. The whole team were the best I've seen. From our request for a room next to all facilities to the amazing food booze and entertainment on offer. Staff so helpful and friendly a special mention to our favourite waiters Ottis and Peter who always welcomed us and spoilt us with their help and attention. Also our housekeeping lady in room 1010 who was so concerned about us having no luggage she checked on us daily. Beach was lovely and always loads of sun beds on the beach and around the pools But it was very noisy in the swim up bar pool but you could avoid that easily if you wanted to. We would go back to Jamaica and a Riu hotel again but think for the location for attractions we will return to Ocho Rios next time as such a long journey from Negril

    Mar 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Paradise yea mon one love 🇯🇲

    We arrived here march 4th to a warm greeting from alex Bowen from sun vibes highly recommend for a private driver nothing is to much trouble,Arrived at rui with a welcome drink was taken to our room we were in block one rooms were big and clean Norma our cleaner was very good and lovely lady Food and the alcarte restaurant were good you dont need to wear long trousers at restaurants just smart shorts and shirts,the main pool with the bar can be a bit murky, but that's everybody's suntan lotion,the pool attendant always cleaning the pools,all staff very friendly and happy beach is nice you do get the locals on the beach asking if you want weed say no thanks and walk by,I had my hair braided at the salon the ladys there very nice,bit expensive The excursion I did was ys falls pelican bar and black river safari, plus Rick's cafe, and my favourite the rastafarian trip ,we had a private driver alex Bowen highly recommend all i can say that was my 1st trip to Jamaica but defantatly wont be my last trip loved every minute. Yea mon one love 🇯🇲🇯🇲

    Mar 16, 2020