Riu Palace Tropical Bay

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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!

Exclusive Values!
Honeymoon: Surprise welcome gift in their room and a small bottle of rum. King bed, late check-out, and complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request). $40 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).

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Located next to the RIU Negril. Guests staying at the RIU Palace Tropical Bay have exchange privileges with the RIU Negril (except dinner).

Local Phone: 876-957-5900
Fax: 1-876-957-5727
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
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
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
One king-sized bed. Bathroom with hydromassage tub. Integrated lounge area with sofa. Ocean view from balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
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
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
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.
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).
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
Babysitting Fee: Yes

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Family vacation from Oct 15-22
candspereira, Toronto, Canada
Sun Oct 23 15:36:26 EDT 2016
I've been to other Riu's and this is the second Palace I've been to. Have to say the property isn't quite palace-caliber. The rooms are dated and need some TLC. My sister's room was musty and she didn't get the second cleaning with turn-down and pillow treat like the rest of us. Our room was okay and well-kept. My only complaint was the shower-tub combo - tub was narrow and extremely slippery and the water pressure was low. The food at the Italian was the worst I've ever eaten, looked and tasted like Chef Boyardee. We wanted coffee with our dessert and were told they don't serve hot any so we had to take our dessert to the buffet restaurant. Didn't try the Japanese personally but our group did and they were extremely disappointed and came over to the buffet to join us. On the other hand, the steak place was really good - both the food and service. When we wanted to substitute the fries, they went and got us mashed and sweet potatoe to choose from. That meal was the best we had on the resort. The buffet improved over the time we were there. The staff at the buffet were extremely friendly and helpful. Shout out to Crefton and Naderine who helped us get items that weren't on the menu like plaintain and soursop. They also need to re-instate the two meal times as the first-come, first-seated method didn't go over so well. As we were a party of 8, we were put on a waiting list. Even though tables of 2 and 4s became available they wouldn't let people go in until everyone who was eating dinner at 6:30 had vacated. What's the point of 1st come, 1st served if you have to wait until 8:30 anyways? The entertainment staff was great. Sweety, Happy Feet, OJ, Megatron, etc were all high energy and positive people, and made sure everyone was having a good time. Knowing everyone's names made it a truly personal experience. Would I go back again? Maybe after the much anticipated renovations occur and when all my favourite foods are in season...

kristi123124, Negril, Jamaica
Sun Oct 23 14:43:49 EDT 2016
Visited this hotel with high expectations as it's a palace . What a disappointment !!!!!!! Rooms are very dated Entertainment is POOR lacking in energy and just plain awful The girls are so cheap an happy to try it on with any man in hope of a tip and the manager is the worst . Top dog they call him? Rude and distasteful Food is sametimeish Pool is dirty Drinks are weak and staff are rude unless you tip Beach is wonderful by there are many hotels on this beach My advise ... stay somewhere else??!!!!

End of summer vacation
Todd D, Huntsville, Canada
Sun Oct 23 14:38:59 EDT 2016
Our vacation this fall was slightly boring. We lost a day going but that was ok as we were ready to come home. Pro's: The beach was awesome The ocean was awesome The fish that we saw were beautiful. The Stingray was very large and graceful. Dragonrays, crabs. Amazing Y and S falls were very scenic. Black river and the crocodiles kind of boring. Rum factory was boring as well. Rick's cafe was short and sweet. Some waiters and waitresses were great. Dr. "C" and Happy Feet to name a couple The food managers were professional. Food was good. and so were there deserts Con's The harassment on the beach was terrible. They (many) would just stand on the beach and constantly hound you. From bracelets on your wrists to your hair. Smoke and candy sales were from every one. The beach bartenders were not professional. They thought singing and trying to pickup the people on vacation were there number one priority. Watching them mix a drink was pity ful. We would sell people about the beach and ocean. But if you need excitement. That is not the place.

Birthday holiday
LalaPortsmouthUK, Portsmouth UK
Sun Oct 23 03:34:49 EDT 2016
Lovely friendly hotel, beautiful sandy beach, paradise, went on the Appleton Rum Tour, that's a must really interesting, went to Ticks bar for a drink and to watch the amazing sunset. Will definitely return one day

Staff make it
howard p, London, United Kingdom
Sat Oct 22 14:31:57 EDT 2016
Half way through a two week stay & I cannot compliment the staff enough! Happy, friendly and making our stay memorable. Toilets are too far from the pool & some drinkers are not seen making the trip. Management need to look at this. Sunset & beach is wonderful, flat shallow calm waters where the kids were safe and happy. Food surpassed my expectations for all bar one night but this was the change night so, not a big thing. Also there have been three weddings & everyone we spoke to had nothing but great things to say of the venue and staff.

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