What We Love

  • Reservations are not required at any of the restaurants.
  • Let your stress melt away at the Renova Spa. 
  • World-class golfing is just a short commute away.

Things to Know

  • The resort is less than 10 minutes away from the airport. 
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • You can head over to the sister resort for more places to dine during your stay.
Riu Palace Jamaica won the 2020 Golden Pineapple Award! Riu Palace Jamaica is an adults-only, all-inclusive beach haven with everything you’d ever want, plus more. All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities are included in the price of your vacay!

The delectable cuisine, chic bars, soft sand and water sports provide a memorable time away. Head to the relaxing spa or retreat to your room for the best rest and relaxation. The resort’s suites provide hydromassage bathtubs, Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a coffee and, beverage dispenser and a beautiful view from the balcony or terrace. Don’t forget to practice your swing at the world-class golf course or ride horses nearby! The party is not going to start without you, so what are you waiting for? Riu Palace Jamaica awaits.


Montego Bay - Beach
Montego Bay Airport (MBJ) : 2 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2013
Total rooms: 289


Resort Details


Guests can enjoy buffet-style or a la carte dining experiences featuring an array of delicious cuisine.
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This adults-only resort offers 24-hour room service, a spa, exercise gym and more!
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Tennis, water sports, nearby golf, scuba diving and other activities are available to all 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 Riu does not allow Spring Break Customers
Advisory Spring Break/Student Groups are not allowed at any time
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 - 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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 3527 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful holiday on the island of sunny Jamaica

    My family and I had the most fabulous time at this hotel. The transfer was quite quick from Sangster Airport Montego Bay. We were checked in within minutes, and was greeted with a cool beverage and no delay in bringing our suitcases to our room. The room is lovely, it’s cleaned daily with change of towels twice daily, it has two beds queen size and double, two sinks, walking shower, hair dryer, bath, built in wardrobe with dressing gowns inside, safe, mini fridge which is stocked daily, alcohol drink dispenser included, table and a sofa, TV, there’s a balcony with chairs and somewhere to dry your swimwear. You have a card for beach towels which is given to you at the time of check in, the beach towels are near the swimming pool . The beach is amazing soft golden sand and the beautiful colours of the sea against the gleaming hot sun, the water is to die for. There’s a chef on the beach cooking delicious food everyday, the Aqua bar is open throughout the day with variety of food, the Montego Bay buffet restaurant is open for breakfast and evening meal. The steak, Italian and Japanese restaurant are open for evening meals, no reservations is required. There is aerobics class daily near the swimming pool, amazing very entertaining, the staff is very helpful and friendly, there’s also entertainment every night in the Aqua bar, and in the lounge near the main entrance of the hotel. The whole entire staff working at this hotel is amazing, thank you Riu Palace for everything, we enjoyed our time and your delicious food, my family and I will definitely be returning.

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Jamaica in March

    Excellent hotel. As always good Riu standard both in food and accommodation. We had a very nice spacious room, which was always clean and tidy thanks to the housekeeping and being all inclusive the spirits and bar never ran dry. Bonus of room service was most welcome as a treat. Staff all round were excellent, especially in trying conditions given the virus pandemic. Winston and Gregory in particular kept us well supplied with happy faces and drinks on the beach. Although the beach was not large, it catered for the number of visitors. Audley and the breakfast team were always welcoming to a buffet which you could not fault. And a big thank you to 'King Surge' on the dinner shift who was equally as welcoming and entertaining. The themed restaurants were very good as was the service. The hotel had one downside and that was its location at the end of the runway for Mo'Bay. We were lucky the air traffic dipped due to the virus otherwise the flights were constant. We would not have moved hotels except for the virus and Riu were excellent about the changes they had to make. Could not fault them in difficult circumstances. They like Tui were trying to deal with a fluid and very difficult time. Full marks.

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent time as always!!

    I truly love this resort. I have been to many resorts on ironshore over the years. I’ve made this one my home. This resort is a favorite because of the food, entertainment, overall staff truly make you feel at home in Jamaica. I’m already from the Caribbean so I’m looking to feel at home. Thx to the staff for a wonderful stay. See you sooner than later

    Mar 24, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing holiday!

    Absolutely loved our 2 week stay at the Rui palace. We couldn’t fault anything about this hotel! The food was amazing, Audley the waiter was always there to assist us at breakfast. The fresh fruit juices were lovely and we loved the Jamaican food section especially the ackee and salt fish. We had jerk chicken most days for lunch which was delicious and if you walked to the reggae next door they had a jerk hut too. The cleanliness of the hotel was 5 star! Our room was always spotless and fridge topped up. Most days were spent at the hotel relaxing at the main pool where we didn’t need to lift a finger! The bar staff were fantastic. Shantal, gregory, kim and Demar always kept us topped up! The entertainment staff were always fantastic, The staff made our holiday. There is so many amazing day trips. we recommend you go and venture out and see how beautiful jamaica is. We didn’t go on the Tui trips but found a driver outside the hotel instead (Big Bird) +1 (876) 425-1432 and told him what we wanted to do. He was great and showed us many things driving around and took us to his local spot where he eats. Blue hole is a must! We decided to go here instead of Dunns river falls. We also had a great day in Negril on 7 mile beach and Ricks cafe. It was a holiday of a lifetime and we can’t wait to return!

    Mar 24, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fabulous holiday

    I spent 10 days at the palace with my husband and 2 friends , it’s a fabulous hotel. We loved every minute and didn’t want to leave. Unfortunately when we were there they were closing the hotel the day after we left, the staff continued to be happy, helpful and professional even though they were loosing jobs. I hope to be able to return sometime❤️

    Mar 21, 2020