What We Love

  • The enviable beachfront location offers amazing views and immediate access to fun and entertainment. 
  • Satisfy your cravings for delicious faire at one of several restaurants located throughout the resort. 
  • All-inclusive luxury packages include 24-hour room service, 7 days a week. 

Things to Know

  • The resort is approximately 75 minutes from the airport. 
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers. 
  • Take advantage of onsite amenities designed exclusively for children and younger guests. 
In Jamaica, comfort and luxury go hand in hand. 

At Riu Palace Tropical Bay, you can immerse yourself in the amazing local culture of Montego Bay and mingle with travelers from around the world. Game rooms with slot machines can act as the perfect icebreaker to make new connections during your time here. Whether you are headed to Jamaica for a thrilling Caribbean adventure or a peaceful escape from the real world, you can find what you are looking for here. 

After a day spent on the beach, relax and rejuvenate your mind and spirit in the onsite wellness center. Or, live it up at any one of several bars and clubs located within walking distance of the resort. Free Wi-Fi located throughout the hotel will allow you to stay in touch with friends and family.

Here in Beach Eden, paradise is a promise. This all-inclusive Jamaica resort is a "must visit" destination. 


Negril - Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 44 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2001
Last Renovation: 2018
Total available rooms and suites: 416


Resort Details


Guests can enjoy all-inclusive, 24-hour dining experiences.
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The resort features 24-hour room service, daily housekeeping, a spa and other luxurious amenities!
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Guests have direct access to the beach along with water sports, a fitness center and golf!
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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: 21
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 6576 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Serves its purpose well

    Accommodations, food, beach/pool and entertainment were great. Most staff were friendly but had a few that seemed grumpy always. The one thing that was disappointing was their Snack Shack. The snack Lounge I think they called had limited appetizing options. Burgers and hotdogs were over cooked, meat for nachos was dried up. They needed better options, like fries, bags of chips, cheese and crackers, fruit tray, veggie tray. These are things you want at midnight after drinking.

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spring Break i

    Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay is our favorite resort in Jamaica and in fact anywhere.Great staff, great beach, great food. Hope this quarantine ends soon so we can come back. Everyone is so pleasant and helpful and the food is always varied and delicious.

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Of course we had a great time despite all of the coronavirus craziness, staff is always friendly, we enjoyed breakfast more then the dinner food choices but overall we had another great time, I can't wait until our 3rd vacation time a the Riu Palace Tropical Bay

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beach is Amazing!!! Food and drinks was just OK!

    We visited the Riu tropical bay from March 14-21.... probably the last week before the island was shut down because of the pandemic. We took a private taxi from MBJ which took us about little over an hour. Check in was a breeze, the rooms were renovated, modern, spacious and clean. The beach was the best part of the resort. I’ve been around the carribean and thought this beach on bloody bay was the best. Probably nicer than next door 7 mile beach which is a little too shallow upto the ropes. The food was just ok( a bit monotonous) and the booze was bottom shelf.... next time we will bring our own liquor. For what we paid we expected better booze and food. But in a way we didn’t drink or eat too much so I’ll take that side of the positive. The gym was a little outdated and I don’t go back after my first visit. We paid for an hour massage on the beach and got about 40 minutes of it. The jerk hut was AMAZING!!! the service was great. Only issue we had was midweek they consolidated 3 RIU’s into one place was a little crowded. Specially when they had a sign at the Japanese restaurant that they will only seat 20 people because of the virus. I understand they weren’t running the other 2 resorts to capacity and wanted to cut costs but guests at the RIU tropical bay paid more to stay there than the RIU next door where we have stayed before as well. I would probably reconsider staying there if they offered me an incentive for the inconvenience. We stayed in building 6 which was farthest from the action and was nice and quiet.

    Mar 24, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful week

    We spent 1 weeks at RIU palace at tropical bay. We never write reviews but this resort deserves our going the extra mile. We were checked in immediately upon arrival. We were tied and really needed a restful vacation. The lady who checked us in was kind and considerate. She put us in Unit 1 on the top (3rd) floor. Honestly, we never heard a single sound the whole stay. The first night we slept 11.5 hours. We didn’t have a great view but we got what we asked for—peace and quiet. There were two things that we wanted: a decent room and a great beach. Our room was indeed great. Like I said, not a great view but comfortable bed, lots of pillows, really nice walk-in shower and his/her sinks. The room was clean, spacious, and dry. No dampness at all. Turndown service at night was a nice touch. Water was always restocked daily. We didn’t use the minibar but it was well stocked. The beach was incredible and the BEST along that stretch of the bay. Sandy, safe beach. We don’t swim but we felt 100% safe at all times. There may have been a dozen rocks but we tossed them onto the adjacent resort! Lol. Were not fussy eaters so we were complete satisfied with the food. The al la Carter’s were excellent. Our favourite was Krystal. Aileen was a lovely server. She was calm and friendly. Made us feel very comfortable. We went there 2 evenings. The Japanese restaurant was very good as well. The Italian restaurant was nice but it had a self serve salad bar. The steakhouse was fine. A bit slow but who’s in a rush? We’d go back to this resort in a heartbeat. In fact, we plan to go back next February. I can’t think of anything that I could complain about and truly, anyone who would complain would be impossible to,please. We rate this hotel as excellent. Great value for our $$. 10:out of 10 if you want a relaxing vacation, great beach, friendly staff, great rooms.

    Mar 22, 2020