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Riu Palace Tropical Bay


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2018 Exceptional Value!
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)

Re-opening Summer 2019! Nestled along a vast expanse of pristine Jamaican beachfront, this splendid All-Inclusive resort combines old-world charm with modern convenience. Carefully planned to the last detail, Riu Palace Tropical Bay will surpass all expectations, offering an array of sports and activities, comfortable air-conditioned accommodations, and a selection of delectable dining options.

Accommodations are junior suites and feature Free WiFi, a flat screen TV, a mini-bar, and liquor dispenser. Guests will love the Victorian-style dcor, the pool area beverage service, the nightly entertainment, and non-motorized watersports. RiuLand Mini-Club provides activities and fun for kids ages 4-12.

Sports and activities include table tennis, volleyball, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, and body boarding. Every evening, the RIU staff puts on an entertaining show for its guests. Looking to dance the night away? Down the beach, at Riu Negril, Pacha Disco is open six nights a week, and entrance and drinks are included! There are also three pools, a swim-up bar, and a brand new area just for children!

la carte dining options include Fusion, Japanese, and Grill Steakhouse. A traditional Jamaican Jerk barbecue is available six times a week. An assortment of snacks and lunches, as well as a patisserie and ice cream parlor are also available. For additional options, guests can walk down the beach to Riu Negril for more amazing snacks!

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HOTEL LOCATION
Located next to the RIU Negril.
Address: BLOODY BAY BEACH
NEGRIL


JM
Local Phone: 876-957-5900
Fax: 1-876-957-5727
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
Swim-up Bar
There is a beautiful freshwater pool area with complimentary lounge chairs, towels, cabins and sun umbrellas, swim-up bar and a children's pool. Guests at the Riu Tropical Bay have exchange privileges with Riu Negril.
Golf: NEARBY
Negril Hills Golf Course- 20% OFF green fees.
This 18-hole, par-72 course measuring 6,333 yds has gently undulating fairways, elevated tees and greens, picturesque water hazards and lush vegetation. A tennis court, restaurant, pro-shop and club house are all on the property.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Varies
Cart Fee: Varies
Club Rental Fees: VARIES
Caddy: Varies
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Volleyball, beach games.
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Victorian style of architecture combining old-world charm with deluxe modern amenities. The resort consists of main building and three-story bungalows, with 416 air-conditioned rooms, new annex building with 36 rooms, 4 fully adapted reduced mobility room This All-Inclusive beachfront resort offers unlimited premium brand alcoholic beverages, six bars, five restaurants, theme n ights, night tennis, 24 hours lounge, event room, a kids club, capuchino patiserie and ice-cream parlor. Beach: This hotel is situated directly on a long, beautiful stretch of white sand beach in Bloody Bay, complete with comfortable loungers for soaking up the warm Caribbean sun. Jerk grill on beach. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Total Rooms: 452
Year Opened: 2001 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
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANVIEW
Living room area with sofa or sofabed, direct dial phone, liquor dispenser, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"). Bathroom equipped with double-sink, vanity mirror and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view. Free wifi service.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JR SUITE OCEANFRONT CONNECTING
These connecting junior suites are two accommodations, being sold as one unit. For the room description, please review the Junior Suite Oceanfront description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE GARDENVIEW
Living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, liquor dispenser, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"). Bathroom equipped with double-sink, vanity mirror and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with garden view. Free wifi service.
2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JR SUITE OCEANVIEW CONNECTING
These connecting junior suites are two accommodations, being sold as one unit. For the room description, please review the Junior Suite Ocean View description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SUITE OCEANVIEW
Living room area with sofa or sofabed, direct dial phone, liquor dispenser, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"). Bathroom equipped with double-sink, vanity mirror and separate shower. Balcony or terrace with ocean view. Free wifi service.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANFRONT
Living room area with sofa or sofabed, direct dial phone, liquor dispenser, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"). Bathroom equipped with double-sink, vanity mirror and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean front. Free wifi service.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
DINING
Riu Palace Tropical Bay features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-All
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Tropical Bay:
Krystal - A la carte restaurant serving Fusion cuisine. Open for dinner.
Rimini - Serves lunch and snacks during the day and for dinner a buffet restaurant.
Hakuchi - A la carte restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Open for dinner.
Bloody Bay - Serves lunch during th day and a Grill Steakhouse for dinner.
Negril - Buffet sytle with show cooking, serving International and local specialties.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daytime Entertainment Program, Table Tennis, Pool Games, Volleyball, Beach Games, one free introductory scuba lesson in the pool. Exchange privileges with Riu Negril.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Shows, Riu Evening Program and live music (several times a week).
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The Children's Program is available seven days a week for kids between the ages of 4 and 12.
Applicable Ages: 4 - 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Babysitting Fee: Yes

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2077 Recommend
2077 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Tropical Bay to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Paradise
dejomann, Morrison, Illinois
Wed Oct 03 19:40:32 EDT 2018
I have been going here for years! The staff is absolutely wonderful and keeps everyone happy! Whether it be housekeeping or wait people in restaurants, they are there to make sure your trip is something to remember when you get home! The entertainment goes on all day, from exercise in the ocean or on the beach, games on the beach from the entertainment staff, games by the pool in the afternoon and spectacular entertainment later in the evenings! If you are a big football fan, there is a big screen tv put up to show you the super bowl there on the beach, or in inclement weather, on the overhanging deck of the restaurant! I love it there!

Always come back, no place like it
Janice E,
Tue Oct 02 11:47:12 EDT 2018
Absolutely amazing staff is the reason why we return! I would strongly recommend for the service, friendliness and amazing friendships we’ve made there. The food is great, the atmosphere amazing and stunning beach like no other!!

Can't believe it!
Doris T, Fairmont, West Virginia
Wed Sep 26 12:55:20 EDT 2018
I hope that Riu Palace does better after they are renovated. My husband and I were there with our best friends Wednesday July 25th to Aug 1st to celebrate 43 and 41 years of marriage. We were NEVER told they were closing for renovations and we paid full price. By Friday we realized something was wrong. Things that we paid for were being closed down around us! Imagine getting ready to go to your favorite restaurant there, only to find it was closed and would not reopen until after the renovations! When we inquired what was going on, that's when we found out our last day was their last day. The 24 hour snack bar only had popcorn and that was stopped by Thursday. Hot tub in spa was broken and was not getting fixed. Construction work was going on and the sewage smell was terrible. We heard they had been stopped at one time because of this but they were working and sewage had not been taken care of. The men's bathroom by the restaurants did not work!. They didn't feel the need to fix them since they were going to renovate! Hello...we are still here! We paid the same amount to stay a week that someone who paid in January or March paid. Only they got what they paid for, we didn't. On Monday my chair at the pool under an umbrella beside my husbands was taken. When I asked why I was told they didn't need that many chairs because there weren't that many people left. If I wanted one I had to make sure I put something on it. I'm not blaming those who were still working. They did their best while still listening to Riu to get ready for Wednesday, the last day! If we would have been told they were closing and we chose to still come that would be on us. Since we were not told it should be on Riu to make it right. Their right is offering $105.00 to be split between the four of us. I'm not sure that adds up! Please do not thank me for my review Riu. We even paid a young man at the front desk $65.00 cash to be upgraded. He wouldn't take a credit card because that could be traced. That should have been our first inclination that something just wasn't right in your establishment!!

No problem!!
TashaNsun, Edmonton, Alberta
Sat Sep 22 17:46:50 EDT 2018
This was our first time in Jamaica and it will not be our last! We have been to Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican and Jamaica is hands down the best. The beach here is absolutely amazing. Crystal clear water and white sand beaches surround this place. The water is always calm. You can see little fish, stingrays and starfish in the water. There are plenty of chairs on the beach but limited shade. People will get up early to place towels on chairs in the shade. Yes there are constantly people walking up and down the beach selling things but there seems to be an "imaginary line" they are not allowed to cross. They can't walk up to your chair and try to sell, you must walk up to them so its nice. Plus there us security who kick them off the beach if the cross the line. The staff here are so friendly and they work hard to keep you happy. Everything is "no problem". Going to Jamaica is actually a vacation because they don't let you do anything. They just want you to sit and relax. 2 staff members who we loved were Gray, one of the the beach drink servers, and Rusty, one of the gardeners. They deserve all the tips you can afford to give. The food is so, so good. If you go hungry here or cant find anything then you are extremely picky. You cant make reservations for the restaurants but we never had a problem getting in. Our favorite restaurant was Krystal. Yes, men do have to wear pants to the restaurants but no to the buffet. The jerk chicken hut was a nice change from the buffet for lunch. The rooms had the dark cherry red furniture. The large beds are 2 lashes together. Double sinks in the bathroom with a tub and shower. I believe this will change with the reservations they are doing. There are no keys for the rooms just key cards. There are safes and liquor dispensers in the rooms too. We had an ocean view room in block 3 on the top floor and it was awesome. It will rain but it doesn't last. Usually 30 minutes top and the sun is back out. Bugs? We saw one mosquito and didnt wear any spray. The only bugs that got us were the sand flies a night. They seem to come out as soon as the sun sets. Its like tiny pinches! There were different shows every nights, may favorite was the steel drum show. One night there was also a beach party. We were hesitant at first to book here because of the 3.5 star hotel rating on TripAdvisor but so glad we ignored it! We will definately be back! Yah mon!

Wedding on the Beach
pswals, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Tue Sep 18 07:56:32 EDT 2018
Hotel Riu was a great deal for the cost. Once we finally got checked into the room we had reserved - we loved the beach, pool, and resort. Wish they could rope off areas of beach for weddings so they do not get folks angry when asked to move. In-room bar service could be more frequent or leave more of what was used.



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