Jamaica

Riu Negril


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Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $35 spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts)

Riu Negril features 420 deluxe guestrooms and is situated on a beautiful stretch of white sand beach, perfect to delight the senses and soothe the soul. This resort enjoys a terrific location minutes away from the restaurants, nightlife, and shopping of Negril. An ideal vacation choice for couples, singles, and families!

Nestled within a lovely palm grove, the resort offers an array of daytime activities, sports, and nightly entertainment perfect for the entire family. Dine at tempting buffets or gourmet la carte restaurants. la carte restaurants include Italian, Gourmet, and Grill and Steakhouse. A traditional Jamaican barbecue, Jerk, is served six times a week.

RiuLand Mini-Club provides activities and fun for kids ages 4-12. Non-motorized watersports include windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking. Adults can also enjoy a daily activities program; while at night, the RIU staff entertains all with outstanding shows. Pacha Nightclub is open six nights a week, and entrance and drinks are included!

There have also been several renovations to the resort, including a new sports bar, Asian and Kulinarium restaurant, swimming pool, children's pool with water slides, and a fully renovated playground. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

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HOTEL LOCATION
Located on Jamaica's West coast, in Negril directly on the beach and next to Riu Palace Tropical Bay.
Address:
NEGRIL


JM
Local Phone: 876-957-5700
Toll Free Phone: 1-888-666-8816
Fax: 876-957-5020
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (3.7 miles)
Pools
Number of Pools: 3

Swim-up Bar
Three swimming pools, 1 with integrated whirlpool. There is also a separate children's pool with water slides.
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Golf course and horseback riding nearby for additional costs
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Beachfront property with state of the art facilities, surrounded by lush gardens. Hotel had a mainbuilding and four 3-floor annex buildings. Free WiFi throughout the hotel incliding guest rooms, Snacks 24 hours, 4 theme restaurents and 6 bars. Beach: One of Western Jamaica's finest beaches.
Total Rooms: 420
Year Opened: 2004 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at hotel. Hotel reserves right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. Disruptive guests may be removed from the property at their own expense
ROOM TYPES
OCEAN FRONT
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom, and private balcony or terrace with gorgeous oceanfront views. Room also includes a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom, and private balcony or terrace with stunning ocean views. Room also features a minibar, a liquer dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROH CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Standard Run of House room description.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN FRONT CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Ocean Front description.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
GARDEN VIEW
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace with beautiful garden views. Room also features a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Ocean View description.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
GARDEN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the Garden View description.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE
Spacious junior suite includes one king bed, a split-level living room with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom, and a large balcony or terrace with breathtaking oceanfront views. Room also includes a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD RUN OF HOUSE
Standard guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Negril features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Negril:
Mandalay - Asian style cuisine served a la carte. Open for dinner only.
Kullnarium - A la carte gourmet restaurant. Open for dinner.
Luigi - Italian restaurant for lunc. For dinner an a la carte Brazilian Rodizio restaurant. Restaurant with a terrace.
Green Island - Buffet-style restuarant with an open terrace. Also serves Italian cuisine, pasta and pizza at dinner. Open for breakfast and dinner.
Seagulls Steakhouse - Open for lunch during the day and Grill Steakhouse specialty restaurant for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Aqua-aerobics, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boat, windsurfing, volleyball, ping pong, body boarding, 2 lighted tennis courts, fitness center.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music, shows or RIU evening program.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Children's mini-club with daily entertainment.

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Babysitting Fee: Hourly
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
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2722 Recommend
2722 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Negril to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Excellent Food
DANIEL M.
Jun 13 2018
The variety and quality of the food was excellent. Overall the hotel was a little run down. We had some problems the first night with the a/c in our room but it was fixed after the first night.
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CHARLES V.
Jun 13 2018
Very nice facility. Well done on the inside. Staff is very nice. Great beach.
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Cleanliness
JOSEPH D.
Jun 12 2018
I saw many staff walk right by trash left on the property. The room was clean but needed many repairs which the maintenance did do. The beach was raked every day but most of the time the debris was left in a pile. The ocean floor close to the beach was full of grass and algae which I was told they can't touch it to remove. I would not categorize this hotel as a 5 star resort more like 3 1/2 stars. The entertainment was always late around 9:30pm and we were tired so we didn't see the entertainment. The natives were constantly pestering us to buy their items. In fact they stood on the beach all day long. The police had to remove them on one day. The drinks were very good but at night it seemed like they doubled the alcohol and were too strong. Most of the bartenders were awesome and friendly. Recommend taking a catamaran for a day trip to Rick's Cafe, Margaritaville and the caves. Had a great time and the staff were dancing and so much fun.
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Rui Negril in Jamaica
DEBRA P.
Jun 12 2018
Everything was great and had a wonderful time. The rooms were large, cleaned and highly maintained. The only drawback was you could not use a pool after 7 pm.
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Honeymoon Memories
MINDY K.
Jun 07 2018
My husband and I arrived for our honeymoon and found it quite entertaining that we were put in a room with 2 twin size beds. We also overheard other guests talking about having a bottle of champagne waiting in their rooms for them since they were celebrating their marriage, we did not. My husband is handicap and needs a shower chair to shower with. His first shower there the chairs leg broke and he fell. I called the front desk immediately to let them know the chair was broke and the shower curtain was broke due to him falling, they did ask if he was okay but they never sent anyone to the room to look at anything or replace the chair. I had to help him shower the rest of our stay. There were only about 5 or 6 employees that we really felt went out of their way to make everyone feel welcome. Everyone was very nice but didn't necessarily try and form bonds. When we arrived at the airport on our first day the apple guy grabbed our luggage and then asked us if we were going to tip him, I thought that was a little rude considering there was so much going on I didn't even know what was happening. Overall we had a great time, and our friend who booked the vacation for us did an amazing job, she was so helpful and made sure we did not have any questions before we left. I will use apple to book my next vacation and I would stay in Jamaica again but I would probably never stay at the RIU again.
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Jamaican me want to go back!
GRETCHEN K.
May 24 2018
I went to the Riu Negril with my boyfriend for 7 nights. This was our first experience in Jamaica, and it was absolutely beautiful! The hotel staff was wonderfully kind, and extremely helpful. The food wasn't luxury, but there was always plenty of options to choose from. By far, the best food we had at the resort was the jerk chicken at the beach hut!!!! It was out of this world every time! The beach was clean, there were plenty of places to sit, and plenty of friendly people to talk to. We did a catamaran tour to Half Moon Bay, and I would highly recommend this trip! We also took a cab to a couple of restaurants off the resort. I felt very safe, and had excellent food and service at Ivan's and Rockhouse. You can't go wrong at the Riu Negril or Jamaica!!!!
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JUDITH M.
Feb 23 2018
Friendly, fun place but food was not as good as the last time we were there
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OUTSTANDING
RONALD W.
Feb 02 2018
Our first and NOT last visit to Riu Negril...entertainment was outstanding, poolside "antics" very entertaining, ate at all 3 specialty restaurants, would prefer reservations rather than waiting in line however met many great vacationers that we may end up coming back with. loved the pool bubbles....bartenders were fabulous and especially loved (Frank??) he sang in the lounge bar one evening while bartending. LOVED IT LOVED IT..Room was very roomy and loved the balcony....oh yeah we loved the buffet that had the upstairs dining..that was fabulous..thanks for a wonderful trip....we will be back.....the best to everyone at your resort!!!
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MARY M.
Jan 31 2018
We had issues with our room. The first night there the room had water all over the floor due to the air conditioning unit leaking. I slipped on the floor and almost fell. The next day we had no towels to dry off after showering. Also the air conditioning unit was not working properly and we could not adjust the air temperature. Even my husband who is generally very warm was freezing in our room. It was very uncomfortable.
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Great resort stay and entertainment!
JENNIFER W.
Jan 31 2018
Riu Negril was a great resort to stay at! There was constant entertainment but if you weren't up for it there was a pool away from it that you could just chill at. (which we did a few days) Loved the foam pool party! Buffet food was ok but that is typically the case because they serve the same food everyday for each meal. We only tried the Italian and Asian restaurants here and both were great! We heard others complain about the amount of walking that they had to but we were in building one so it wasn't much for us. However, if you are in building four you will have a hike but who cares? You're on island time do you really need to get anywhere fast? :) I would definitely go back to this resort as it was a trip for us four ladies and we never felt unsafe.
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Great Trip
LINDSEY K.
Jan 31 2018
The hotel was beautiful and the staff were amazing. Everyone made you feel welcome at all times. I will definitely recommend this hotel to others.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great holiday
Christine E, Manchester, United Kingdom
Fri Jun 15 00:08:06 EDT 2018
Very friendly welcome at check in, offered a very welcome cold drink. Room spacious with ample storage, safe, large tv, optics with brandy, rum, gin and vodka. Fridge stocked with water, soft drinks and beer re-stocked every other day. Spacious bathroom with his and her sinks, large shower, nice fluffy towels and face cloths, powerful hairdryer. The main buffet restaurant had a very good choice of food, both hot and cold. Staff very friendly and helpful. There is also a choice of restaurants - an a la carte (men must wear long trousers), Asian, Italian and steak house. There is also a sports bar, open 24 hours where you can get snacks. Good sized swimming pools with,lots of loungers - these were cleaned every day. The beach bar was well stocked and service good (some days better than others). Lots of loungers on the beach but the mattresses aren't too great. Can recommend jerk chicken on beach. Entertainment varied, something for everyone. Didn't use gym or spa so can't comment. Did ask price for a wash and blow (I have short hair) and was quoted $35! Everywhere was spotlessly clean. Everything priced in$, if you take sterling hotel only exchange for local currency. Used hotel taxi but was surprised at the cost - for a relatively poor country they sure know how to charge! Went to YS falls and black river, for 6 of us it was $35 each plus $37 entrance fee each -no food or drink included. Montego Bay was $40 each. Booked catamaran from beach, this was $50 each with a free bar, only alcohol was rum but a great afternoon. On the down side, no lifts - luckily we were on first floor, evening meal at the steak house was served upstairs. Plenty of water available on the beach but thin plastic glasses were provided - unfortunately a lot of lazy people just dropped them on the beach! I fished a lot out of the sea-not good. Would definitely recommend the hotel.

Honeymoon with a child, perfect!
Chris R,
Thu Jun 14 10:41:00 EDT 2018
As a second visit to this hotel, all expectations were met. The food, beach, amenities, staff were all top notch. Riu makes a vacation a vacation! Everything about the the place is consistent and a good value. Children do well here, and we can't wait to return to Riu for our next vacation in Negril!

Brilliant experience
Angelina M,
Wed Jun 13 12:13:55 EDT 2018
Overall we had a very pleasant experience. The hotel bedrooms was ok in comparison to other hotels we have been too. Our rooms was located on the second floor but there was no lifts, from a positive perspective we used this opportunity to burn the additional calories we consumed during our stay. The hotel is about 90 minutes away from Montego Bay Airport and it is more located in the Hanover parish rather than Westmoreland. The hotel is located on a freeway type of area, therefore it would be better to use transportation to get around. However, the taxi service within the hotel was quite expensive and tbh I never bothered to enquiry whether local transportation was available. The food was good, however from a Caribbean descendent point of view at times the seasoning was a little bland. They catered for everyone and there was Caribbean food, Chinese, Indian, Italian and the normal run of the mill chips and pizza. During the afternoon you could have jerk chicken from the jerk hut or go into the restaurant where they had a varied choice of food such as burgers, chips, salads, pasta etc. What made the trip pleasurable was the staff, the house keeper Petra cleaned our rooms to a very high standard. The waiting staff such as Shree, Otis and Garfield was extremely polite and nothing was too much to do for us to ensure we had a good time. Lazy days in the hotel was good and the entertainment reps throughly entertained the guests. There was activities for all ages and they were attentive towards my elderly mother, in particular the rep called ‘Happy Feet’ getting her to participate in the aerobics class on the beach. The reps had large personalities and during the day they would have dance offs of the latest dance moves in the pool. They engaged with the guests and stopped to talk, have a laugh etc with the guests, one of my favourites was Spotlight, Jay Star and Smiley. Evening entertainment was good, they had party on the beach, steel bands, Jamaican Michael Jackson (who was outstanding) and the regular karaoke. Overall, the entertainment reps was multi talented. The bar staff were brilliant and when you wanted something different they would make up one of their signature drinks that would hit the spot. The family favourite staff were Linuck, Paul, Samantha. The beach was nice and had local traders who had beautiful trinkets such as paintings, wood work and the run of the mill bog standard gifts. Overall, the hotel was good, but what really boosted our experience was the staff, if they were not outstanding the experience would simply be ok.

Just okay!
x2go, Atlanta
Wed Jun 13 10:29:32 EDT 2018
Arrival and check in was smooth. The receptionist, Tonia was very professional and pleasant. She tried to accomadate all my requests with a delightful smile. My room request was ready upon my arrival. I was in building one, which was close to the lobby. Maid service was good. If you leave a daily tip you get a towel sculpture. The boys enjoyed that. Although we were there for 6 days the buffet meals got to be very boring. We didn't starve but could have had more hot food for breakfast. Lunch was exceptional at the Jerk Hut. Added addtional items from the Seagul Restaurant. One night they had ox tails along with crab legs in The Green Island Restaurant. It was delicious!! I do not recommend the Asian Restaurant based on the rude Female manager. Didn't get her name but it just did not sit well with me how she treated me and my grandsons. I triend the Steak Restaurant and was very disappointed. I asked for medium cook and got well done. It was so tough I coudnt chew it. It took over an hour to get my meal. So I dare not send it back. I left and met the boys at the buffet. I don't understand why they don't have servers around the pool or beach. You had to get up get in the pool to get a drink, That makes no sense!! The Pool bartenders are very nice and can remember your drink. Thanks Romeo, Very Kind and friendly to everyone. He just stood out more to me. The nightly entertainment was ok I've seen better. The entertainers did not engage everyone just a select group of guests. Also, they were not that friendly. The beach was a big disappointment. It was not well maintained. It was just okay. They need to rake it everyday maybe that would make it more appealing. The resort is nice but I have been to nicer RiU Properties.

4th trip to Jamaica
Anne A,
Wed Jun 13 01:15:05 EDT 2018
This was our 2nd trip to Negril, different hotel. Overall a good experience. Food generally of a good standard but can be repetitive if you are staying for more than 7 days. The resort is very clean and well maintained. Evening cocktails in the reception bar listening yo Paul the singing barman and watching Natasha get her groove on. Tips. Take shoes to wear in the sea as quite rocky. We stayed in building 2 which has a pool next to it. Lots of people in the pool, some nights until 4am 😬 which was really annoying. Security came to speak to them but did not ask them to get out which was annoying as the party continued when security had left. A la carte restaurants average rather than gourmet but i am fussy. Staff welcoming and friendly, management visible



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