Just a few minutes from the airport, Riu Montego Bay is perfect for short stays! Located on a tranquil beach in charming Montego Bay, this resort offers a wide range of amenities to its guests. Comfort and enjoyment are top priority, and guests feel it as soon as they arrive to this all-inclusive paradise.
The many activities are perfect for families, couples, and friends. Enjoy a game of tennis and volleyball or indulge in the brilliant turquoise sea. Go kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing. Children have their own swimming pool and can partake in activities at RiuLand Mini-Club.
All guests receive a complimentary entrance to Pacha nightclub, which is open six times per week. The four bars offer unlimited domestic drinks and each room is equipped with a stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser.
Meal options range from buffet to à la carte Italian to à la carte Asian. A delicious Jerk chicken station is set up six times per week serving authentic Jamaican barbecue. Snacks are available 24-hours a day. Even picky eaters will be satisfied; pizzas, pastas, and salads are served for lunch!
I was so put off by the negative reviews before going on this vacation that I was dreading the "disgusting beach" and "cockroach infested rooms". I am happy to report that from the minute we touched...
I was so put off by the negative reviews before going on this vacation that I was dreading the "disgusting beach" and "cockroach infested rooms". I am happy to report that from the minute we touched down in Montego Bay, it was nothing but amazing.
We were picked up by an awesome driver from the airport for the short ride to the resort, rum punch on arrival and the quickest check in ever. I had read that people waited for hours for their cases to be taken to their rooms, so started to wheel my own across the lobby. One of the Riu staff chased after me took my case and assured me it would be in my room. He physically ran all the way to our room to beat us there with it.
The room was musty smelling, but that's to be expected in such a humid environment... there is basically nothing that can be done about that and it honestly didn't offend me at all. Sure the rooms could be more modern, but they are spacious. clean, well kept and the AC works a treat.
The whole grounds are kept immaculately, there is constantly someone sweeping, mopping, polishing... i can figure out how ANYONE could find fault.
There were some tiles missing from the pool.. do you really care? Toward the end of the day there would be build up on sun cream and split drinks, especially round the pool bar area, but so what? It was always clean by the next morning.
The beach is man made, and small but beautiful. Sunsets on the beach were my favourite.
Food is FINE. Its exactly what you would expect from an all inclusive, and honestly if you cannot find things to eat each day then it is you who has the problem. The jerk chicken on the beach was unreal- highly recommend that. The steak house was fab and the Italian was decent. Of course its not gourmet but it was like going out for a decent meal.
Drinks- great. People said they weren't getting drunk from them, I guess you weren't drinking enough because we had no problem at all in that regard. The icy drinks aren't full of booze, but if you stick with the martinis, beers, highballs etc you cant go far wrong.
Weed, if you want it is plentiful and available and theres really no qualms with smoking (within reason) just move away from the crowded areas- no problem.
Staff were great, evening shows cheesy and typical of resorts but great all the time.
We just had no issues, we were a group of 3 easy going people but I really cant pick fault.
Day trips, we took the catamaran/snorkelling trip which was great and a day trip to Negril/Rics Café which was a good (but long) day.
Aeroplanes are literally once an hour-3 hours, and the noise lasts for about 10 seconds, it didn't affect us at all.
Staff were friendly, helpful, fun and really made us feel at home in Jamaica.
We would without doubt return.
Clean, Safe, Content, Great Food, Great people & Never a Dull Moment
Hotelguide4u, Monmouth Junction
Thu May 28 12:01:38 EDT 2015
Normally all-inclusive resorts don't have good food but this one did! All cuisines were absolutely appetizing. At the same time, the chefs that were grilling the Jerk Chicken by the beach was a...
Normally all-inclusive resorts don't have good food but this one did! All cuisines were absolutely appetizing. At the same time, the chefs that were grilling the Jerk Chicken by the beach was a pro....that was some chicken! The breakfast was great (omelette bar, classic carribean cuisine with salted mackerel fish and steamed cabbage to fruit buffet, continental cuisines and american cuisines). You should catch the breakfast early though! They start cleaning up from 10AM and onwards. Also for dinner, make reservations ahead of time or on the same time you arrive after you get your keys. They have limited amounts of chefs for their Asian, Italian and Steakhouse restaurants so they do not have many seatings available. At the same time, they do have the open buffet for dinner which is always great! You can always find something to eat there and/or have the chefs make your own pasta. Lunch at Mahoe Bay was pretty darn good too. Just remember that you can also sit upstairs for a great oceanic view. Simply beautiful.
The resort has all hardworking staff ranging from the cooks to the maids to the security personnel to the cab drivers to the front desk agents. They were all very friendly people and seemed like they never slept hahah! That just tells you about their natural energy levels especially when they tell you "no problem" any time of the day! Be sure to tip everyone atleast $1-2 (especially if you want a tidy room). The room is stocked with liquor and sodas every 2 days and can be cleaned daily. Those maids work very hard probably from early morning till 8pm (when I saw them leave).
There are plenty of things to do around the resort. They have the Pacha club at night which plays really good music. They also have entertainment daily for children and adults and we made it to about some of their shows but they were pretty good! You have to definitely grab a seat early if you want a good view. At the same time, pool area was huge and they always have activities in them (pool aerobics and volleyball etc). The beach was interesting, you first would go into rocky areas then some seaweed face clay mask areas. If your all inclusive deal had kayaking in them, you can kayak into the waters (just be sure not to be too drunk haha ;) otherwise they'll come rescue you as we're not allowed too far haha). There were also a lot of weddings going on daily and so they were a delight to watch. Just don't go too far to the right by the chapel because you're going to have to constantly move to make room for their party.
Now for drinks...they have something called the Pink Pussy shot/drink haha...I would say my entire group of ten loved that shot. We were bankin on those and the fruity drinks like pina coladas and daiquiris. That jamaican rum though...no complaints at all...
All in all, this place was great! Only thing I would recommend is that if they could do extra lighting for the pool area at night and keep it open or have like a beach party some days, that would be great! I understand how that could be unsafe but just a thought! Also, you get 90 free consecutive minutes to use wi-fi only in the lobby! At busy times, coverage was spotty. However that was only 1 day out of my 6 days. You can pay for wifi to use all day if you'd like.
Folzee123, London, United Kingdom
Wed May 27 15:25:31 EDT 2015
Just came back from 7 nights stay at riu Montego Bay. I don't normally review hotels but I must say that I had a fantastic stay here. You have a fully stocked mini bar in the room with rum, vodka...
Just came back from 7 nights stay at riu Montego Bay. I don't normally review hotels but I must say that I had a fantastic stay here. You have a fully stocked mini bar in the room with rum, vodka, brandy as well as chasers in the fridge. The food was great particularly the Caribbean food, so if you like the local cuisine this place is a must. Plus the jerk hut daily bbq. Room was clean and staff were friendly. Pool had a nice party vibe.
Jamaica, ya mon!!!
shirley702015, Edmonton, Canada
Wed May 27 00:51:40 EDT 2015
Two friends and I (all seniors) stayed at the Hotel Riu Montego Bay. We have absolutely no complaints about our stay whatsoever. Our room was a little dated, but it was very clean and everything...
Two friends and I (all seniors) stayed at the Hotel Riu Montego Bay. We have absolutely no complaints about our stay whatsoever. Our room was a little dated, but it was very clean and everything worked. We had no issues with the bathroom as far as cold water or showers not working.
The food was very, very good. Every day there was something different. The desserts were very tasty as well. Other resorts we`ve stayed at had desserts that looked good but were very bland. The only a la cart we tried was the Italian restaurant and, again, it was excellent.
The nightly entertainment was amazing - something different every evening. Such talented individuals!!!
There was no wifi in our room, but we had 60 continuous minutes free wifi available to us in the lobby each day.
Lastly, the staff were very friendly, very accommodating, and always smiling. They all looked as though they were happy to be working there and were enjoying their jobs.
We would definitely stay here again.
Best 40th annivsary vacation
Nancy R, Middleville, Michigan
Tue May 26 23:33:37 EDT 2015
Just returned from a beautiful vacation celebrating our 40th anniversary, the Riu Montego Bay Resort is the best resort to enjoy a relaxing and just great time at the pools and beach. Other reviews...
Just returned from a beautiful vacation celebrating our 40th anniversary, the Riu Montego Bay Resort is the best resort to enjoy a relaxing and just great time at the pools and beach. Other reviews stated bad security, but NOT true. They were very noticeable, checking entrances, lobby, and walking the beach....very friendly and felt safe at all time. The most pleasant workers all making sure you have everything you want and that you are having a good time. MOST FRIENDLY resort I have ever been to. We were lucky enough to get a great room overlooking the pools, with the ocean view/ beach just beyond. Sunsets and palms made the best photos, our balcony was oversized with table and chairs, we spent most nights out there listening to the night entertainment and enjoying the warm sea breeze. You must try this resort, the service, food, entertainment, pools and beach are top notched. Can't wait to return again!!! :)
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