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!
Located next to the RIU Negril. Guests staying at the RIU Palace Tropical Bay have exchange privileges with the RIU Negril (except dinner).
BLOODY BAY BEACH
Barber / Beauty Salon
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.
Green Fees: Varies
Cart Fee: Varies
Club Rental Fees: VARIES
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Volleyball, beach games.
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
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.
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANFRONT
Two double beds or one king. Integrated lounge area with sofa or sofa bed. Oceanfront view from private balcony.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
JUNIOR SUITE OCEANVIEW
Two double beds or one king. Integrated lounge area with sofa or sofa bed. Ocean view from private balcony.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
JUNIOR SUITE GARDENVIEW
Two double beds or one king sized bed. Integrated lounge area with sofa. Garden view from private balcony.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
One king-sized bed. Bathroom with hydromassage tub. Integrated lounge area with sofa. Ocean view from balcony.
Other Amenities -
Balcony or Terrace
Riu Palace Tropical Bay features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-All
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Tropical Bay:
Bloody Bay -
Serves lunch during th day and a Grill Steakhouse for dinner.
Buffet sytle with show cooking, serving International and local specialties.
A la carte restaurant serving Fusion cuisine. Open for dinner.
Serves lunch and snacks during the day and for dinner a buffet restaurant.
A la carte restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Open 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).
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
Babysitting Fee: Yes
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
1645 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Tropical Bay to their friends and family
Big resort, Went with family and had a great time.
John NJ H, Atco, New Jersey
Mon Jun 29 21:48:22 EDT 2015
We went with my daughter,14, wife and I. Check in was smoth and quick. Rooms are nice and had good AC. All in all the room was good. Thicker pillows would be nice. We were close by the front desk and...
We went with my daughter,14, wife and I. Check in was smoth and quick. Rooms are nice and had good AC. All in all the room was good. Thicker pillows would be nice. We were close by the front desk and restaurant areas. The entertainment staff was good. Shows at night a bit adult oriented and my duaghter did nto like them. The adults had fun. A bit corny if you ask me. The grounds are well kept and for the most part they were helpful. I did not like the lock on the back slider door. It broke and we fixed a bit about three times. The lock is just a bar slider lock. Rooms were kept nice and mini bar always restocked. If you need something just ask. Remember it wont happen right away but it will happen.
Food. We liked the breakfast for the buffet the best. There was always plenty of food and it was good. If you need something special just ask. The waiters and cooks are great. It is a buffet and you need to realise this. We ate at the Itailian , Japanese and Steak house. We liked the Italian the best. The apss for the Steak house and that we chose werent to our liking. Suprisingly we liked the Italian. My daughte ordered the right thing at the japanese and loved it. Steak house had no lobster as out of season but the staek was prety good. Drink serice a bit slow so go with the wine. All in all food was good and you wont go hungry. It was changed daily and always has great fresh fruit. We liked breakfast the best.
Beach. Well that was our thing and we stayed there pretty much all day every day and even took a last dip at 6 am before leaving. The beach is the best part. There are people walking and selling everything you do and do not want. I did sea one urchin out by the ropesin deeper water. Snorkel at beach for first timers and get used to it. You will see some life. The water and beach are beautiful. Mostly over cast late each day so sunsets wer tough. People do save lounger early. There are plenty to go around. As for the hawkers just say no and keep moving, or say were good. Act like you have been here before. A nice walk to the other hotel during the day but be prepared to get hounded. Some nice stuf to buy if interested but they will hound you. The beach was our FAVORITE!!
Pool. Well it is a bit small, we went fof a half hour at the end of the day and had a few drinks before showers. Pool was nice and was not packed. Well kept and good serrvice at bars and pool was maintained. Closes a bit early but we did not care.
Sun; Well the sun and beach were amazing. All I can say is Sunblock and use it. Reapply afer swiming and wearing a shirt. I did not get burned and used 50 every day. This was our spot and we would go in for a few hours at a time. Bring a float and enjoy. We were at the beach every day and all day. Early moernig is flat and beautiful. The keep the beach clean and did have drink service. We got our own. Go for the beach alone. Me and my daughter were together nonstop and it was the best trip everbecause of this.
Entertainment. If you wanted to have games and activities they were there. A bit corny but people enjoyed it. Nightly shows stat about 9;30. They were mostly adult oriented not so much for kids. My daughter did not love this and we were exhouste. Nice time for a frozen beverage and end the day. Staff did work very hard for entertaining.
Bars; The Bars were real good and good choices of drinks just wish the cups and glasses were bigger. For beach bring you own insulated cup. We never really drank that much but did sit at every bar. Frozen was the way to go. If you havent tried rum cream do it!..
I had the best vacation ever here. It was a real nice place. Not 5 star and not super luxury. We stay mostly as family and did our own thing. Re bonded with daughter and had a wonderful time. I would go back just that we usually mix it up. location is ahrd to venture out close by and cabs at front are pricey.
We did do a dive for my dauther. Caribe staff for diving wad great and Dane took excellent care in training my daughte. Sadlly he is moving to Ochi for a bit. THANKS DANE!!! We did the wild thing tour just be warne it could get more adult if the people on board are partiers. We had a G rated experience. It was ok. They have other toys we didnt use em.
We used Joe Cool for transfers and he was great, Thanks Joe, and Kevin, top notch and great price.
Free WIFI worked well front desked helped get us logged in and worked great when ever we used it. We did bring bug spray and never neded it. We did need and use sunblock and I came home without a burn.
THANK YOU RIU Palace Tropical Bay! Best vacation ever, family was togehter the whole time. This is what we came for, recharge the family. I would go back.
Love the Resort
PAPA64, New Berlin, Wisconsin
Mon Jun 29 19:14:27 EDT 2015
This was our sixth trip to the Riu Palace in Negril. We have never been disappointed. Being a Riu Class member is a plus. The hotel wasn't full so we were upgraded to an ocean front view. Beautiful...
This was our sixth trip to the Riu Palace in Negril. We have never been disappointed. Being a Riu Class member is a plus. The hotel wasn't full so we were upgraded to an ocean front view. Beautiful start to each day looking out at the ocean. Since breakfast is a favorite meal it exceded expectations. The staff...main desk, housekeeping, wait staff, and entertainment work very hard to make you enjoy your stay. We plan to return next year.
Great customer service but room issues
Sun Jun 28 17:29:40 EDT 2015
This hotel had many problems with my room. The toilet was running, then it just flat out broke during my stay. The TV was old and picture not clear. They switched it out and gave us a flat screen...
This hotel had many problems with my room. The toilet was running, then it just flat out broke during my stay. The TV was old and picture not clear. They switched it out and gave us a flat screen with a clear picture. My friends got upgraded because their room was full of mosquitoes and flies were in their ears while trying to sleep at night. Another friend got locked out of their room because the lock had corrosion in it and no one could get the door open. I asked them to come fix the safe because i was getting error message and no one ever fixed that problem. Being from the US I'm not use to flies and birds flying around my food at an indoor buffet. There were many items I wanted to eat but when there are bugs all over the food. There was a bird flying through the dining room picking up food. Breakfast was the same thing everyday. Krystal Restaurant was the best sit down place (we eat at all of them). The only good food was from the grill right next to the beach. Despite the food and room situations the hotel staff go above and beyond. Super nice friendly people. Staff speaks, always smiling and happy to assist with anything. Beach was nice. Everything was clean. I wouldn't come back again due to food and room condition. But I do give them an A+ for customer service and friendly staff. I went with a group of 10 people and every single one of them had room issues, and most of our group didn't like the food.
marketrasen, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Sun Jun 28 16:10:26 EDT 2015
returned from Riu tropical bay. Cannot fault the hotel and staff. I was a lone traveller and dwight on reception recognised that I was a little nervous. He escorted me to my room and was most helpful...
returned from Riu tropical bay. Cannot fault the hotel and staff. I was a lone traveller and dwight on reception recognised that I was a little nervous. He escorted me to my room and was most helpful throughout my stay. Food was very good and I would say that Krystal restaurant food was to top class. All staff were excellent. All in all excellent hotel, excellent staff ad food. Woul definitely return.
Second time as good as the first!
Sun Jun 28 10:46:12 EDT 2015
This was my 4th trip to Jamaica & my second time at the Riu and it was as great as the first (4 yrs ago). Long ride from Montego Bay to Negril but worth it! The check in was quick. My request for an...
This was my 4th trip to Jamaica & my second time at the Riu and it was as great as the first (4 yrs ago). Long ride from Montego Bay to Negril but worth it! The check in was quick. My request for an upgrade was honored immediately (complimentary). We stayed in the 6000 building which is the farthest from the lobby, pool, etc but love the quiet at that end of the beach. There were no issues with chair availability the resort wasn't full). The beach was lovely, water so warm. Some locals selling 'stuff' but easily ignored if you choose. The pool is small and all the entertainment goes on there so it can get noisy but if that is what you are looking for, it looked fun. The food was good- ate mostly at the buffet and you certainly can find something you'll like there. Ate only at the Italian a la carte restaurant, it was delicious! Love, love, love the jerk chicken hut on the beach. Joly's jerk sauce is homemade and to die for! The nightly entertainment was pretty "resort typical". The steel band was my favorite. I liked the lobby bar and the piano player. The cappuccino was heaven there. I never got a weak drink at any bar. Service everywhere was excellent. They were very attentive and always the smile and "no problem." The weather in June- humid and rain once a day but I knew that before booking. In the future, I think I'll stick to going in Feb/March. All in all, it was relaxing and just what I needed.
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