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!
Stayed at this resort for a destination wedding mid November and have to say we were very disappointed. Television reception in room was very bad - many calls to front desk who said they are working...
Stayed at this resort for a destination wedding mid November and have to say we were very disappointed. Television reception in room was very bad - many calls to front desk who said they are working on it, this was answer for next 3 days! 2nd day in room saw baby cockroach in bathroom as well as a lizard. Third day another cockroach in bathroom - fully grown - TV reception still bad. Building we were put in had so many young kids who kept us up all night with their noise and slamming doors. The doors on the rooms face each other and have a spring that when people enter their room if they just let it go, it slams shut. Dirty dishes put in hallway by noisy and inconsiderate neighbours were there from one afternoon, overnight and into the next afternoon. No wonder we had cockroaches!! Cleaning staff in that building were not friendly at all despite our "cherry hellos". They did not do a good job cleaning. The hallways and stairs were always dirty with food or drinks spills that you could tell had been there for quite a while. Didn't find staff in restaurant, buffet and specialty restaurants friendly at all. Our party consisted of 4 seniors, 6 adults and 4 teens. By third day with no sleep due to noisy neighbours and fear of cockroaches, I asked for a new room. Have to say that the front desk person was very accommodating and put us in another unit that was quite a distance from the main area, but it was cleaner - saw no bugs - and was much quieter. The cleaning staff where also very friendly and accommodating. After that we enjoyed the next 4 days. The shows were the best thing going at that resort!! The kids that put on the shows were awesome!! Even the people from the Rui Palace came to see our shows. Heard Rui Palace was an awesome stay. Will try that one next time.
Rui Montego Bay
Tue Jan 27 17:04:36 EST 2015
Stayed at RIU Montego Bay from Jan. 4 th to Jan. 9th.
Hotel was clean, staff was amazing, entertainment was enjoyable, food was good, enjoyed the specialty restaurant. Steak house was good but a...
Stayed at RIU Montego Bay from Jan. 4 th to Jan. 9th.
Hotel was clean, staff was amazing, entertainment was enjoyable, food was good, enjoyed the specialty restaurant. Steak house was good but a long wait for food. Alcohol was not top shelf and drinks were too sweet. We did go to the supermarket across the street and bought our own alcohol. Did not care for the beach as described in other posts. We went and spent the day in Negril where the beach and water were pristine. We were a group of 10 and had a great time. We had an awesome driver who took us to Negril and also to Margaritaville one night. If you are interested his name is Lloyd Smith we called him Mark. He gave us a great insight into the country during our ride to Negril in his van which was air conditioned and clean cannot speak more highly of him. With his permission if you are looking for a driver call him at 876-460-1067 or 876-807-8739.
Very Nice Resort
Tom M, Iron River, Michigan
Tue Jan 27 16:19:50 EST 2015
We stayed at RIU Montego Bay for 5 days and found it to be just fine for what we went there for. We did not take part in any tours or activities by choice, as we just were looking for quiet time...
We stayed at RIU Montego Bay for 5 days and found it to be just fine for what we went there for. We did not take part in any tours or activities by choice, as we just were looking for quiet time around the pool or on the beach, good food and drink, and a clean room. Everything met or exceeded our expectations.
Our room was Oceanfront and nice. The pool area was enormous with 2 pools and we opted to stay away from the pool bar side for more shade and it was quieter. The buffets for all 3 meals were excellent. Unless you are extra picky about food, the buffets here will exceed your expectation. Drinks were good and bars were readily available throughout the Resort.
This resort has the handful of usual drunk, loud and rude guests that most resorts have so you just have to put up with that.
Good value for the money, transfer from the airport was quick with JTL, beach, pool, room and resort overall was very clean. We would return again more so for a short getaway stay.
Good all inclusive for a cheaper type of Sandals resort
MegC07, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mon Jan 26 22:42:39 EST 2015
We went for a wedding and had a blast with everyone we went with! That really was the best part, and the weather, the weather was amazing. The grounds were kept very nice and clean, one evening they...
We went for a wedding and had a blast with everyone we went with! That really was the best part, and the weather, the weather was amazing. The grounds were kept very nice and clean, one evening they had a Michael Jackson performance from some local dancers, that was actually very good entertaining, the dancers were amazing! The food was ok for breakfast and lunch, but dinner was much better. One day they had a beach party type of thing with a roasted pig, their local prepared chicken dish, fresh fish and drinks. There was live entertainment and everyone enjoyed themselves. The room was nothing spectacular at all, but it was clean, plus we weren't in the room but for sleeping anyways. I feel like the staff at the resort wasn't as friendly as other parts of Jamaica. I was told they are paid just $2 an hour which is absurd, they should be paid more. Although it's all inclusive resort, a tip is very much expected,,,,so expected in fact you will get a tongue lashing if you don't give enough (I saw this with other vacationers). If you visit a Sandals resort they practically fight you to not accept a tip (depending on which country) but mostly this is common. You can tip in dollars as well, but make sure you have it and make sure you lock it in your safe in your room. While we were on the beach, one day in particular, we were offered at least 5 times some type of drug, not just marijuana, but hard drugs! We kept saying no but they were persistent. They hop over the fence for the property even though that's supposedly illegal. We ended up moving to a more populated area of the resort for the rest of the vacation. I don't think I would chose to stay at the RIU in Montego Bay, but may consider another country or location based on reviews. I would say if you're trying to compare it to a sandals vacation there's not really a comparison, sandals just has better service and a nicer environment.
BrianLorenzini, Mays Landing, New Jersey
Sun Jan 25 22:22:26 EST 2015
Stayed Jan 16 to 19 went down with 2 other couples. My wife and I are Sandals fans but for this trip we agreed to go to the CHEAPER resort. The grounds are beautiful, room nice and clean. Most staff...
Stayed Jan 16 to 19 went down with 2 other couples. My wife and I are Sandals fans but for this trip we agreed to go to the CHEAPER resort. The grounds are beautiful, room nice and clean. Most staff less than enthusiastic for the most part. Although the pool bar Vaughn and friends made hanging by the pool fun. Speaking of the pool it never seemed to be clear every day we were there. Bad filtration? idk The liquor used is not of the premium type only Appleton rum. wifi absolutely horrible. Food thoughts....Jerk chicken on the beach good the buffets not very tasteful only the Italian resturant had very good choices and flavor. No juices or coffee in rooms, So overall just ok it really is what you pay for.
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Recommended for GroupsRiu Montego Bay features four restaurants, five bars including swim-up bar, swimming pool, spa and Mini-club.
Recommended for Destination WeddingsFree weddings! Terms and restrictions apply. This All-Inclusive resortis offers a wide range of service to its clients next to a calm beach with turquoise water.
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