The Riu Palace Tropical Bay has all bases covered with its beachfront location, lively pool scene and five restaurants. Its traditional island vibe’s the cherry on top.
The Riu Palace Tropical Bay edges the white sands of Bloody Bay Beach and comes cloaked in jungle-like greenery.
This hotel lives up to its five-star credentials, thanks to luxurious touches like pools with in-water loungers and spacious suites with four-poster beds.
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- Floors: 1 or 2
Honeymooners receive a complimentary fruit basket in their rooms on arrival.
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand and imported alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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2 outdoor pools
You'll have the choice of two curvy outdoor pools here. They are surrounded by large sun terraces aligned with sunloungers and parasols. There's a swim-up bar in the main pool, plus a whirlpool and beach towels are available too.
With a range of massage treatments to choose from including aromatherapy and hot stones. Body wraps, facials and hair and beauty treatments are also on the menu.
Negril main buffet restaurant
This place is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with show-cooking stations and themed evenings twice a week. There is a dress code for dinner, too, it's full length trousers and a t-shirt with sleeves for gentlemen.
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Suite with Balcony
These Barbadian-style suites come with a balcony for that bit of fresh air. They have a double bedroom with an extra bed and a lounge area. Plus you'll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a safety deposit box, a minibar, liquor dispenser and a flatscreen TV.
Junior Suite with Balcony
These Barbadian-style junior suites come with a balcony for that bit of fresh air. They have a double bedroom with an extra bed and a lounge area. Plus you'll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a minibar and a flatscreen TV included.
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2nd time around at Riu Palace Negril
Overall another great experience...actually stayed in the same suite as our previous trip...room is great, view is great...We came back to Riu Palace Tropical Bay because of the beach & the staff at the Riu...The beach is magnificent, the people at the resort were super friendly...I will say that the Riu looks to be upgrading or performing some needed maintenance on the facilities...painting the buildings white...nothing really impacting the guests...The only disappointment would be the entertainment the Riu is providing...same shows sans the MJ experience...sometimes felt like we were stuck in a bad casino show...the band that played later in the week was really bad...no singing just instruments...it's bad when you cant listen to Reggae music while on vacation..Food was great.Overall great place for the $, resort needs some TLC, Riu staff is awesome, beach is awesome...btw mosquito's weren't as bad this yearMore
We arrived at the Riu Palace April 30th for a 7 day stay. At reception the first words we heard were "Welcome home" . This was our second visit and my second review. We were upgraded to the ocean front suite which was lovely. We were really spoiled. The beach was the reason we Initially picked this resort and we weren't disappointed. However the staff played a big part in us returning for the second time. Housekeeping was wonderful. Although we are not very demanding they went above and beyond for us. We never bother with the restaurants. We eat at the buffet in the evening and enjoyed the variety. Mario (breakfast and lunch) and Jacqueline(dinner) treated us like family. We enjoyed listening to the piano man in the lobby. Take time to have a drink and listen to him play. Jolly at the Jerk Hut makes the best jerk chicken. Not to be missed. Never used the pool because we spent all out time on the beach.We sailed twice a day and I would like to thank Kedan (Bagaloo) for all his help. Yes this resort needs an update and more shade at the beach but the location and staff makes it a five star!!More
The resort is small. The food was good, but we are not picky eaters. Service was great. The room was big and clean (room 6113 1st. floor) Beach is awesome, clear and calm water Favorite drinks Mojitos, Bob Marleys, Dirty Banana and pina coladas. Beer: Red Stripes LightMore
Best Hotel around
We have been going to the Riu tropical bay for years. The food is amazing, the beach is the best,the jerk hut is amazing and the people there are awesome. The rooms are ok, but we're never in there so who cares, but they came twice a day to clean them. So they were always spotless. We were treated like royalty from the minute we arrived and saw Deone the bell boy and the front desk and everybody in the restaurants. We were ther for 10 nights and that wasn't long enough. I will highly recommend this to everyone. There is nobody more picky then me!!!More
We have been to many all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and the Riu Palace Tropical Bay was our favorite! It is a smaller and older resort than some of the others in the region, but we felt that the size was perfect for our family. We could get around the resort easily and the staff was very friendly and personable. Staff remembered you at restaurants or in the pool area! The food, especially in the specialty restaurants was very good! The amenities were also good. Negril is a beautiful area of Jamaica and we will return there and to the Riu Palace Tropical Bay.More
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