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

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:
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:
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 Vacations Traveller Reviews
Great place to stay
BRENT T.
Jan 17 2018
I'm pretty new to all inclusive resorts. This is the second resort I've been to. I was happy until I realized that there was another Riu resort about a 1/4 mile down the beach (Riu Sun) that was much better then the resort I was at. I assumed the 5 star apple rating indicated quality level not hotel satisfaction. Riu Club resort I stayed at didn't have premium alcohol. No cocktail waiter/waitress. Lesser food options. Also, they didn't have bees throughout the property. Having so many bees around the beverages one must look at their drink first to make sure no bees have fallen in... This makes the other resort appear much cleaner (Riu Sun, I believe). Staff was very nice but I wouldn't stay here again. I would stay at the other resort 1/4 mile away.
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Rui Negril - Wouldn't stay again
RICHARD W.
Jan 17 2018
When we checked this option, there were 5 apples with the reviews. We read the reviews and they were basically positive. There will always be a negative one in the bunch. We have stayed at all inclusive resorts before so knew what to expect. Our biggest disappointment was the alcohol. It was well liquor at best, and when you over-pour bad liquor it just make the drink worse. We ate at all of the restaurants, they were average. The pool closed at 10pm which was a bummer as well as the pool with the swim up bar was dirty. One of the 4 of us got in - and it was a quick in/out - didn't stay in. The rooms were decent to look at, however, the toilet literally clogged every day. There was atleast an inch or so of standing water in the shower every morning. I didn't bring shampoo/conditioner - That way I save space in my luggage - well, this was a shampoo/conditioner/bodywash combo that was really, really bad! The bar soap made me break out - yes, we purchased shampoo, conditioner and body wash. We didn't drink anything in the mini-bar, again, when it is bad liquor you just stay away. The bed was comfortable, however, the pillows stunk horribly. I'm guessing that they do not wash the cases - we put them on the balcony. Somehow there was a throw pillow in there from a couch from who knows where - I used that. We did use the paddle boards and also the kyack. The staff was very friendly, they are just in a situation where no matter how hard they work, their surrounds are sub-par. We did walk the beach and found that there is another Riu - we went and checked it out. It had all premium liquor and the food looked spectacular. Our friends that we went with had dinner there one night, they said it put ours to shame. The food was good and well prepared. What we had was your basic buffet. I wish Apple would have told us that there was another hotel that had better amenities - we realize it would have been more, however, we would have paid it. As an afterfact we found out we could have gone to the other resort for $10/day - it would have been well worth it - their pool was open at night, their food and alcohol was better and they had more entertainment. This was a learning experience for Jamacia - the people were awesome, the surroundings just were not.
Customer Rating: 

Very dissapointing
DEBRA R.
Dec 22 2017
Power outages daily, numerous times. Also, at least three times a day the fire alarms would start screeching. The beach was being dug up with a backhoe. The food was only so-so but after reading reviews about the great jerk chicken served on the beach we were excited to try it. It was closed the entire 7 days we were there. No explanations given. Try to order drinks and the bartenders try to sell you weed, Cuban cigars, etc. Have stayed with RIU resorts in th past and expected more. You ned to change your Apple ratings of this hotel to 3. (maybe)
Customer Rating: 

Great job!
DANNI V.
Nov 14 2017
Staff was amazing. Very friendly, fun, safe environment.
Customer Rating: 

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.
Customer Rating: 

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.
Customer Rating: 

Vacation
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.
Customer Rating: 

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.
Customer Rating: 

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.
Customer Rating: 

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!
Customer Rating: 

RIU
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Girl’s Trip to Riu Club Negril
Nancy13650, Henderson, New York
Thu Jan 18 13:07:24 EST 2018
I just had the pleasure of staying a week at the Riu Club Negril. Our group consisted of 5 ladies from age 18 to 60 something. The check in process was quick and before we knew it we had a cocktail in our hand and checking out the resort. Our rooms were very pleasant. 3 were in a room that had a huge king size bed along with a full size bed. The other room had 2 full sized beds pushed together which was fine for our grandmother- granddaughter duo. Each room only had 1 chair on the balcony, which was kind of odd. Our rooms were otherwise great! The pools and beach are quite nice. We spent most of the time at the pool that has the bar. Lots of music,activities, etc. It can get kind of crazy there, but there are quieter maybe more family friendly pools as well. We also enjoyed the beach and went snorkeling, paddle boating as well as stand up paddle boarding. I do wish there were bathrooms closer to the pools and beach. The bathrooms are a bit of a walk and not very many for the size of the facility. We also enjoyed an excursion to Rick’s Cafe , Margaritaville, and a cave. Snorkeling was part of this as well. I highly recommend this excursion, it was so much fun! The resort has many restaurants and bars. The food was pretty good. We especially liked the steakhouse and Asian restaurant. Service is great as well.Not only is the pool bar lots of fun, but the lobby bar with the singing bartender was great too! A wide variety of drinks is available, both alcoholic and non alcoholic. They make a mean cappuccino too!!! I really liked this resort and would love to return there someday!

amazing entertainment
mymward, London, United Kingdom
Wed Jan 17 07:23:43 EST 2018
I have never written a review before about my holidays, but in this instance, i have to say.... the entertainment at this hotel is superb!!! the staff are so wonderful and they work so hard! the one entertainer it flashes through my mind is that of Starboy! He was the life and soul of the show. I can't wait to see him and everyone else there as i'm going back soon!! can't wait! Best hols!

Amazing staff
laurajane12342018, London, United Kingdom
Wed Jan 17 07:01:32 EST 2018
Me and my friend came to the Rui last august as a big wedding party and wow what an experience, first of all the hotel is well maintained and clean. The staff all so wonderful the one member of staff that made my holiday was STAR BOY aka Shadrick he is full of life and really gets the crowed going he is the life and soul of the party , he made my holiday so enjoyable i am going back this year to see my Favorite entertainer the Rui are lucky to have such dedicated hard working staff.

Highly Recommend!!!
KarenGrantCampbell, London, Kentucky
Wed Jan 17 04:46:17 EST 2018
My husband and are just leaving the resort after a perfect 10-day stay. The weather was iffy some days but it didn’t spoil anything. Beautiful beach with lots of shade options. Food was EXCELLENT!! Tons of choices. Staff in the restaurants, bars and at the beach are exceptionally friendly. Our housekeeper, Doreeth (sp?) went above and beyond in making our room feel like a home during our stay. This is our 5th time to Jamaica and we will absolutely return to this resort. The welcome note with a bottle of champagne ( return visit ) was a very thoughtful gesture. We enjoyed every minute! Thank-you Riu!!!

Not worth your money
Amanda O,
Tue Jan 16 12:59:23 EST 2018
We stayed at this resort for 6 nights/7 days after Christmas and through New Years. Upon check in to the hotel, it is very nice. VERY FRIENDLY STAFF. Clean in the lobby, bar in the lobby is nice. We went to our room to pack. Fairly nice room, NICE BATHROOM but was RIGHT NEXT TO THE ROAD! Therefor-we did not sleep for the first 3 nights there.(We figured it was just because we were somewhere new, but in fact is was because there was CONSTANTLY loud vehicles driving past our windows all night. We decided to change rooms on day 3-we got a very nice room in a way better location. BUT the room smelled like A SEWER! Terrible. No blanket in our room either. We weren't about to change rooms again, so we stayed in the this one the rest of the time and I just kept spraying my perfume every so often. Housekeeping staff was VERY SWEET. Always greeted us in the morning when we left our rooms and they were in the hallways. On to the food at the resort-we ate breakfast and dinner at the buffet every night because the other 3 "restaurants" only seated people at 6:30 and 8:30pm, and if you weren't there waiting in line an hour early, you didn't get in. So we only ate at the Italian restaurant 1 night, by a miracle we got into there right away! The buffet was average food, nothing spectacular but the wait staff was great! Always filling up your water and accommodating to our needs during our meals. THE JERK CHICKEN FROM THE BEACH HUT IS AMAZING. We had that for lunch EVERYDAY and was amazing! As for the alcohol, don't ever expect to get a "buzz on" or "drunk" as the alcohol is basically water. Drink Red Stripe beer from a bottle/can, NOT TAP BEER. If you want get "drunk", drink the red wine at dinner. If you have to go to the bathroom while you are on the beach/by the bars, there are only 2 public bathrooms. One in the Plaza where the entertainment is, between the restaurants and one by the steakhouse restaurant. So if you are wandering around the beach on the other end opposite of the restaurants, you have to trek up to your room to go to the bathroom, if your room is close.. The entertainment at night was good, the hotel staff is awesome, like I said. If you want water, the hotel only supplies your room with it every 2 days unless you pay the maids to get you some. The taxi service that has a stand in the lobby is awesome. Ask for Singh to take you on excursions! He is amazing!



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