Jamaica

Riu Negril


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Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of rum, 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 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.
Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay Free when sharing room with two paying adults (valid 5/01-12/23/17).

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

Three swimming pools, one with Jacuzzi. There is also a separate children's swimming 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. 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
Springbreakers: The hotel has the discretion to remove anyone that is acting inappropriately or causing disturbance in the hotel. They may also impose a cash deposit or credit card. Fee required for WiFi.
ROOM TYPES
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
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
DINING
Riu Negril features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Negril:
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.
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.
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:
Disco "Pacha", nightly entertainment including Live Music, Riu Theme Nights, and slot machines.
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 Bait & Switch
PAUL R.
Sep 08 2017
Apple left me in the wind. After booking with them for the past 12 years they had me setup for the worst room. Not my ocean view that we discussed. I calles immediately to get this worked out. I was told that they would call me back that night. That never happened, not even an email. I went and dropped 500 mpre and moved to the room I should have been in to start with. 1.5 days later I calling Apple again, this time I did speak with a rep and he was useless. I dont write reviews normally but people should know what there getting for thier money. I will never book with Apple again. PS Apple records the call when you boom a trip.It should be easy for them to truley know wjats going on yet they act like a small business when an issue is raised. The lack of caring, action, and follow up was very off putting. Never again Apple 12 year customer out.
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Great Beach Vacation Place
RICHARD A.
Jul 19 2017
professional but ok . Only real complaint we have was the restaurants that were listed in the advertising as requiring women wear dresses with sleeves , men long pants etc , were selective as to who and how they enforced it. They didn't allow men in with shorts , but did allow women in with shorts , capris etc. Had we known this , we wouldn't have decided to pack so much. Other than that , place was very nice and might go back.
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KEITH W.
Jul 16 2017
I never took a trip to Jamaica and I have to say this resort and entire trip was excellent. Never had to wait, Apple took care of all the transportation and times of events and it was outstanding. Only thing I would change was I wasn't aware resort was 2 hours from airport, but that is purely my fault for not doing more research prior to booking trip.
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Great stay!
MONICA W.
Jun 15 2017
I should have known to ignore the negative reviews of the Riu. This is my third time in Jamaica, my first in Negril. The bus ride is 1.5 hours away from the airport, which wasn't great but no problems. The resort was wonderful, as well as all the staff. The food at the buffet as well as all the restaurants (I tried all of them) were excellent. The Asian was my favorite and it was nice not having to make reservations like I have in the past. Had no trouble getting into any of the restaurants. I'm a wine drinker and the wine was okay, but there were plenty of other options to drink. The workers, from the front desk to housekeeping were wonderful, could not have been nicer. The gym was one of the nicer ones I have been to on a resort. It is also nice that you have wifi all over the resort. I used the spa for a pedicure and would definitely recommend it. Ophelia was great, very sweet and did a wonderful job. My only complaint would be on Apple. We were told we were getting a resort credit and thought we could use it for anything but it was broken up for different activities and spa services. Not idea, and didn't use any of them. I would definitely recommend this resort.
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Positive & fun
BRANDI L.
Jun 07 2017
My family of 4 had a great time at RIU Negril. The wait staff, housekeeping & bartenders were just great! They did their job well and provided a great experience. We enjoyed most of the activities the resort offered and enjoyed those. There were 6-10 guys roaming the beach all the time, offering rides, souveniers, or "other" things and that got a little old. But they took a no and did not pester you repeatedly. (Just asked EVERY day) The resort was very clean. The food was good and we loved trying the different restaurants, only eating at the buffet once. RIU Negril is situated between two foresty type areas, so there were lots of mosquitos and little biting black bugs. The resort did spray each morning, but we had a lot of rain so that seemed to bring them out from what we were told. Overall it was a great experience and we would stay at RIU again.
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would go back for the entertainment however would like to try other hotels
FRANCESCA C.
Jun 03 2017
Our vacation was amazing however I do have some issues. While the service and entertainment was AMAZING the food was subpar. Two out of four resturants served almost the same exact food.The same steak and the same salmon. While I did like the buffet feel for some of the restaurants I felt they should have been more Restaurant like because their is a main buffet so really no need for that. Also I recommend to provide more food options on the beach. The jerk chicken was amazing first and second day but got sickening after that. They should have added jerk pork, or any other options on the beach. Also when we bought some of the extra trips and everything it said it comes with it didn't. We did not go to Ricks Cafe even though we bought the RICK cafe cattermen. They did provide us with extra snorkeling time which was ok however we had free snorkeling services and we really wanted to see Ricks cafe and it was an extra 40$ cab ride. I just felt like they should have accomadated maybe give us a free taxi ride etc. We paid over 100$ for the trips and while we enjoyed our time definitely felt like we missed out. Also one HUGE issue I had was the drop off service at the end of the vacation. Our plan left at 10:55 and apparently the ONLY bus available was at 545 am. We had to wait FIVE HOURS at a closed airport when we could have had breakfast or one last swim on the beach or pretty must anything else other then sleeping at the airport for five hours. We also saw people from our hotel come two hours later so we were confused on why we were told there was only one bus. Due to some of this issues I feel like when I stay in Negril I will definitely venture out of the hotel because there are more options in food, actives etc. Also with all the hotels on that strip you guys should have your own nightclub. In a lot of the Dominican resorts have discos on the resort etc. A lot of people end of venturing out to make the experience greater and we will definitely do it next time!
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JOSHUA S.
Jun 03 2017
We enjoyed our hotel so much, we talked about staying at the same hotel in other locations. It was a wonderful hotel! Very impressed by everything!
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RIU Negril
DAVID M.
May 25 2017
Overall the week long stay was very good. The bartenders were excellent. However, there is no drink service throughout the property including the pools or at entertainment events. The ceramic tiles on the steps and walkways gets very slippery causing many people to fall including myself who broke toes during the fall. The people are very friendly throughout. There are too many non-property vendors on the beach constantly wanting to sell you items not allowed in the U.S. The hotel does try and keep them away from seating towards the water. I did like the hotel and vacation overall.
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Had a great time, weather reports were totally wrong. Weather was fabulous. Staff is great.
KYLE L.
May 17 2017
7th time using apple vacations and 2nd time to Jamaica. First time to a Riu resort. This hotel should be rated better on Apple. The beach is clean and the sand is great. Plenty of spots for sun or shade. The water in the bay is clean and perfect blue. The bartenders are the best at the beaches and the lobby. They can make literally anything and are easy to converse with. Supposedly, this is the start of the rainy season but we had 2 hours of rain for our stay last week. It showed 80% chance on weather.com app but nothing happened. Best sun was from 8am-12pm. Then clouds rolled in the afternoon. The sun popped out after 4pm. The mosquitos were vicious from 6-8pm. I would almost avoid eating dinner til afterwards and stay in the room. Coffee is great and the breakfast was the best. Too many options. Only requests is there is more bathrooms on the resort and more activities to do at night. Also, if you like to run outside the path around the rooms is about half a mile. I did a couple 3 mile days in the afternoon.
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GARY D.
May 09 2017
Rather disappointed in the food selection. Staff was friendly and helpful.
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The harassment from the local vendors was over-the-top, but the vacation in itself was wonderful!
JOSHUA K.
Apr 13 2017
The RIU Negril and its properties were wonderful, but the public beach and the vendors selling their wares were enough for us to choose another location when we choose to visit Jamaica again. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the RIU Negril and taking part in all of the activities the resort had to offer. Our favorite was snorkeling right off the beach where we saw a large number of species of marine life (some scary and some nice). The a la carte restaurants had a very confusing schedule so we opted for the buffets for our entire week there. The evening entertainment was a blast and we went to 3 or 4 evenings of it. Paul, the bartender in the lobby bar was great and just watching him sing as he served the customers was great entertainment in itself. We were housed in building 2 which had the quiet (3rd) pool which we enjoyed everyday. The other 2 pools were very busy and noisy so we stayed away from them. One other thing to note is if you are bothered by people smoking marijuana or smelling it everywhere on the property this IS NOT the resort for you as it is very prevalent on the grounds and in the residence buildings. We were not bothered by it, too each their own, but every time we stepped out on the balcony, or while on the beach or walking around the grounds we saw people smoking it and smelled it constantly. All in all we had a fantastic stay at the RIU Negril, but in the future we won't be returning to this resort because of the public beach and the "Jamaican Hustle" constantly going on around us!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Great Staff! Hardest working and best Entertainment team ever!
Pamela A,
Sat Nov 11 09:04:11 EST 2017
After booking the holiday I was concerned by some of the reviews i read on this site about Club Riu Negril. I was however extremely happy with the resort and can't praise the staff (In particular entertainment) enough! The hotel room was clean and as expected from pictures on the hotel website. My optics and fridge were checked daily and replenished! My room was cleaned daily to an extremely high standard. My room was perhaps a bit far from the main complex, but after eating at the buffet nearly every day the walk was well appreciated! The food was good and there was lots to choose from. As someone of Jamaican descent I would of appreciated a wider range of traditional foods daily but as most of the other guests were of other nationalities I could understand why there wasn't more on offer. The food that was provided was good and restaurant staff often asked how your meal was. The restaurant staff were polite and friendly. (Shout out to Brad and his amazing Carrot Cake!). The Bar staff were generally fantastic and if you choose this hotel look of out for the singing Bar man, he's amazing! O'Neil on the pool bar is hilarious and makes the best cocktails. The life guards were fab and I noticed paid particular attention when there were young children in the pool. When a young child was left unsupervised (I don't know where Mum was!) one looked after her and made sure she was ok and even kept her busy. All of the staff were particularly attentive to children so much so that the young children in my family didnt even want to go to the kids club or play in the children's pool! All of the staff were happy to help with anything at all! Even if it wasn't a part of the role! My favourite aspect of the holiday however was the entertainment team! From day 1 my family and I were entertained and looked after better than I could of ever expected. From my daily exercise sessions with the amazing Happy Feet to nightly shows it was all amazing. Happy Feet did daily Yoga, beach aqua aerobics and pool aerobics and spent lots of time chatting with my family and even trying to teach the children some of his amazing fitness skills! After morning exercise Starboy would have some crazy activity ready for us such as Jamaican dance classes, Volley ball, or pool side games. I honestly don't know how they managed to fit it all in! I steered clear of Roly Poly's twerking sessions but was in awe of her moves and agility! Spotlight had us in constant fits of laughter and was sorely missed when he was taken ill during our stay. I don't think i managed to get the names of all the team but everyone was amazing! I didn't get to spend much time with Tiger and Burger but whenever I did they couldn't help out enough! The nightly shows were crazy and I don't know how the staff managed to have the energy or time to put on full productions of shows such as the Lion King, or Phantom. The shows weren't for everyone but I was in awe of the effort and time spent to entertain us each evening. The dance moves and attention to detail were amazing and just watching made me tired! I didn't get the name of the entertainment manager but the assistant manager,Pencil was fab and kept a close eye on everything and checked on us numerous times to make sure we were happy and looked after! Look out for the Steel band who are amazing too. There are also lots of other entertainers who come in to provide nightly dance shows, live music, etc! Somehow Starboy, Burger, Happy Feet and the team seemed to be involved in every production despite being on site from early each morning! I can honestly say that the Club Riu entertainment staff are the hardest working team ever and I hope that their wages reflect all of their hard work and dedication! I have been to Jamaica on three occasions in the past and have never felt such a connection and pull to the country as I did this time. I wouldn't usually return to the same hotel twice but after such as wonderful experience I can see why so many of the guests return to Club Riu year after year. I would definitely return and would recommend the hotel to any of my friends and family. This vacation was my best ever and I can honestly say that it was down to the Entertainment team and their dedication. If I had to pick any things to complain about it would be that the gym was very basic but did the job and the distance to my hotel room. The disco could of gone on a little longer and due to the hotel being open plan things were a little crowded when it rained. But other than these minor complaints I was very happy with my stay.

Good vacation
Debbie G,
Wed Nov 08 19:42:27 EST 2017
Nice hotel...food average...great selection..rooms nice...clean....staff great....fabulous entertainment...beach not so nice...water murkey....not very good resort if you have a disability ....long wait times at the alacart restaurants..no reservations....overall...very nice though..good value

Enjoyable stay
yorelsev, London, United Kingdom
Wed Nov 08 10:33:28 EST 2017
Enjoyed staying at this hotel. The hotel seemed to run like clockwork, but I say this as staff were very efficient and courteous. The hotel has great facilities. Always able to quickly get a drink at the bars. Lovely beach and very pleasant pools. Even though it's a large hotel. It didn't seem overcrowded. Appreciate that people always fancy food from home but you CANNOT go hungry as there is always a great selection of food available at the restaurants and buffets. There is a 24hr sports bar where you can get drinks as well as sandwiches, burgers and hotdogs. There is also a pool table and TV screens. All in all a good choice.

Good hotel
Paulien H,
Tue Nov 07 07:50:10 EST 2017
We went to Jamaica last september and enjoyed the hotel. Good food and nice staff, but not the standard we are used to know from riu. The staff is not that fast, and not all the restaurants are open every day so when you want to one of the restaurants be one time in line. But the overall expirenence was good. The rooms are nice and big. And if you do not like the smell of weed don't go to Jamaica. On the beach they sell it everywere.

new destination
fmd1970, Leicester, United Kingdom
Mon Nov 06 23:29:03 EST 2017
going to Jamaica was for my husbands choice for his 50th birthday. staff need a good job a helping to celebrate ,decorated the room while we went fishing , arranged a cake for the evening meal & gifts from the Riu management too. All the staff are very friendly & make you feel vey welcome. restaurant staff once the get to know what you like i.e. soya milk at breakfast are on the ball once the see you coming into the dining room. Entertainment were the best for us . great with the kids brilliant shows most nights & getting the adults up on stage to make fools of themselves was the best. All staff worked very hard morning, noon & night . well done to all . the 1 thing that spoiled the holiday was the drug sellers at the edge of the beach & the constant smell of weed . even my grandchildren knew who the main man was a we tried to work out which way the wind blowing so as not to get the smell . I'd go back but not in a hurry.



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