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Riu Palace Tropical Bay


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Exceptional Value!
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), $40 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

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 décor, 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!

À 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 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. Guests staying at the RIU Palace Tropical Bay have exchange privileges with the RIU Negril (except dinner).
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     
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
Riu Palace Tropical Bay - a Victorian style of architecture combining old-world charm with deluxe modern amenities. The resort consists of a main building and three-story bungalows, with 416 air-conditioned rooms, each with a balcony or terrace. This All-Inclusive beachfront resort offers unlimited premium brand alcoholic beverages, six bars, five restaurants, theme nights, nightly entertainment, night tennis, and a Kids Club. Food and beverages are available until 2 a.m. 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. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 416
Year Opened: 2001 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.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANVIEW
Two double beds or one king. Integrated lounge area with sofa or sofa bed. Ocean view from private balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JR SUITE OCEANFRONT CONNECTING
This room has the same description as the Junior Suite Ocean Front but has the ability to be connecting, when a 2nd room is purchased.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE GARDENVIEW
Two double beds or one king sized bed. Integrated lounge area with sofa. Garden view from private balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JR SUITE OCEANVIEW CONNECTING
This room has the same description as the Junior Suite Ocean View but has the ability to be connecting, when a 2nd room is purchased.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
SUITE OCEANVIEW
One king-sized bed. Bathroom with hydromassage tub. Integrated lounge area with sofa. Ocean view from balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANFRONT
Two double beds or one king. Integrated lounge area with sofa or sofa bed. Oceanfront view from private balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
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:
Negril - Buffet sytle with show cooking, serving International and local specialties.
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daytime Entertainment Program, Table Tennis, Pool Games, Volleyball, Beach Games, one free introductory scuba lesson in the pool.
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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Great fun at the Riu Palace Tropical Bay
ToesInTheSand23, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Thu May 18 09:40:01 EDT 2017
My husband and I stayed at the Riu Palace Tropical Bay April 25-May 3. Chose this resort particularly because it was next door to Couples Negril. We have stayed at CN a couple of times and knew the beach was fantastic. The beach at Riu Palace was just as fantastic. The water is very calm and great for floating on a raft without getting knocked off by a big wave. We will definitely be back to Riu Palace TB! Enjoyed every aspect of the resort. We booked an oceanfront room (worth the $200 extra) on the lower level and were in Building 3 in room #3111. Couldn't have picked a more perfect location. I know that some reviews say the rooms are "tired" and could use some updating but we really found no problems with the room at all. While we were there, the workers were beginning to paint the outside of Building #4, changing it from the purple to white. I personally kind of like something besides white. Caribbean colors are so pretty instead of plain white but, I get that it is just a personal opinion. Had no trouble with the new restaurant system of lining up outside the restaurant to get a seat. I was a little worried about the system from reading all the reviews here that were so negative but we did not experience any problems. We usually waited until 6:15 to walk to the restaurants and got a seat quickly when they began to let diners in at 6:30. The food itself was VERY good. The Steakhouse was probably our least favorite of the ala cartes. Never ate an evening meal at the buffet so can't give my judgement on it. For lunch every day, it was jerk chicken from the Jerk Chicken hut on the beach. Absolutely delicious! This is by far one of my favorite beaches to visit. Like I said earlier, we have stayed at Couples Negril and knew it would be a good beach. But the price of Riu vs the price of Couples was a pretty big difference when we were booking. We have also stayed down at the Riu Negril which is further down the beach. No comparison on the beach. This one is so much better. I enjoyed this resort itself much better than the Riu Negril also. Will go back to RPTB but probably not to Riu Negril. Did not have any issues getting chairs on the beach. There was plenty of shade from the trees and plenty of chairs to go around. We are beach people so didn't visit the pool at all except to go to the pool bar. The man delivering your drinks on the beach...his name is Gray...is so much fun and such a great smile every time you see him. All of the staff at RPTB were very nice and made you feel comfortable. Free Wifi all over the resort and on the beach was a very welcome aspect. Nice to be able to keep up with the family back home. All in all, we have ZERO complaints about our time spent at the Riu Palace Tropical Bay. Would return in a heartbeat!

We had a great time
Juglos,
Wed May 17 11:50:25 EDT 2017
My wife and I came back yesterday and as the title states we had a great time. The hotel staff were amazing. Special thanks to Sharon who cleaned our room in block one. We had an upgrade to an ocean view which was fantastic. We would also like to thank Mario who looked after us at breakfast every morning and Kemroy who was also brilliant at the evening meal. They were both very attentive and offered us excellent service. The food in the Negril Buffet restaurant was always good, with excellent choice and something different to choose from. We also tried the Japanese, the Italian and the Steakhouse. The latter was our favourite. Try the Passion Dream cocktails and the Appleton Rum. The beach is amazing and despite some rain ( liquid sunshine) we enjoyed every minute. We did a couple of trips. One with Scuba Caribe to Rick's Cafe and Margaritaville. The captain and crew were really good and we had a fabulous time. We also did a trip to the Black River and YS Falls. We booked this through the local travel companies that are in the lobby and saved some money rather than buying from Thomson. Both Charmaine, the tour guide and O'Neil were very informative. If you get the chance go for a trip with Henry, who often passed by whilst fishing, take it. He took us to Half Moon Beach and to the Pirates Bar just off Half Moon. The liquid sunshine was very heavy that day yet he gave us a tour along the coastline and pointed out things you can only see from a boat. He can take you fishing or just touring about. It's not quite so plush but it's a great way to see Jamaica. We are early risers so we're on the beach for around 7:00 - 7:30 but even if you come down at 10:00 you would get a subbed. Overall, we had a fantastic time, the hotel and food were great. There was no hassle getting into the themed restaurants despite reviews on here. However, the stars of the show were the people and the beach itself. If you get the chance book it as you won't be disappointed, we certainly were not.

Pool is nasty
Charles S,
Wed May 17 08:36:35 EDT 2017
The swimming pool is loaded with scum. Spilled drinks, pee and other trash. Our room service missed two day making up our room. The room had a smell of musk. The beach is wonderful. The food is average. The restaurants were a letdown.

Awesome
JLu67, Round Rock, Texas, USA
Wed May 17 08:16:18 EDT 2017
This was a very nice hotel w/in room liquor, Red Stripe beer, sodas and water. The vanity had double sinks which makes it easier for 2 + people to get ready for the day. Lots of beach entertainment during the day and the Jerk hut was fantastic. All the staff were extremely nice and inviting. I can't wait to visit again - hopefully, next year.

What a great time.
Wallis, London, Ontario
Mon May 15 16:30:23 EDT 2017
Food, excellent. Staff lovely. Wait, more than lovely. Paul from housekeeping from building number 5 went out of his way for us. He got us several varieties of mangoes from the adjacent trees to try because my daughter told him that they were her favourite. Silvan from the kitchen took time after his shift to talk about his training and what goes on behind the scenes -- very impressive: both him and the kitchen. Bartender next to the stage was fabulous and always smiling. And then there was Tyson, Happy Feet and Eazy. What wonderful, talented and charming young men. We had a couple of small issues (tiny really) that I asked about at the front desk. They were both dealt with before I could even get back to the room. Again, impressive. All handled with a smile. Rimini, the Italian a la carte served the best calamari I have ever had and the Tiramisu was spectacular -- all three times. All restaurants provided vegetarian options with a smile and even more attention to detail. I would have liked an umbrella on the beach and I avoided the over crowded pools, but this rates as one of the top resorts.



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