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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.
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
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
Riu Palace Tropical Bay features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-All
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Tropical Bay:
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.
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.
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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Great Holiday
jeanettegulliford1, Slough, United Kingdom
Thu May 19 14:18:44 EDT 2016
We had a fantastic time at the Riu Tropical Bay. All the staff are happy and friendly. A special thank you to Ionie who looked after us at breakfast and lunch and Gray who kept us topped up with drinks through the day! Have no complaints about any of our holiday, but would advise anyone to take lots of insect repellant as the mosquitoes are vicious! More>

beach side jerk chicken paradise
AddisMiMi, Liberty Missouri
Thu May 19 13:24:50 EDT 2016
Have stayed at this resort 3 times and have had a wonderful experience. The beach is amazing and the food is always top notch! Will return here again and again when we go to Negril!! The lunch time jerk chicken is something I "crave" between trips! More>

Third time and still very good
Ian S, Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
Wed May 18 15:11:12 EDT 2016
This is a great hotel for the price. Yes it is due a refurbishment which is probably needed but as is it is still an excellent choice for Jamaica. We went with two other couples. Staff very friendly and can't do enough to help, comfortable beds in clean rooms and fabulous beach. There were some minor issues, a number of us had a lot of insect bites although personally I didn't get any, AC in one of our rooms was temperamental while in another room the tv only had a few channels while the other two had over 30. The food was not quite as good as previous visits, no steaks made to order as previously but still plenty of choice. We had 2 nights at steak house, the first was good the second not so good with overcooked food and very slow service. Japanese and Italian were only average but made a change whilst Krystal was excellent but unfortunately the AC broke down that night and so was very hot which spoilt it. We thought the entertainment was very good although finished a bit early, there is really nothing to do after 1100 at night but we were fine with that as we were all ready for bed by then but younger people might find it a bit dull. The pool bar is always lively in the daytime although not the cleanest but beach is as good as it gets and plenty of sun loungers, crystal clear clean warm water. We have previously been in January when the weather has been great, we certainly had a lot more rain going in May, most days it rained part of the day but we still had plenty of sunshine also but a few people we spoke to were disappointed that they didn't get wall to wall sunshine but obviously had not done their research as afternoon rain showers are the norm this time of year. Wifi good albeit a little slow but is free. My one gripe is the room cleaning staff start very early and are very noisy, shouting out to each other, pushing noisy trolleys around as early as 630 in the morning, banging doors and twice knocked on our door before 8 in the morning asking if we were ready for room to be cleaned when we were still asleep in bed, we didn't want to lie around in bed all morning but weren't expecting to be up and out of our room by 8 every morning. However that apart we had a great holiday and this hotel represents good value for money although standards have slipped just a little based on previous visits. More>

Fantastic trip to Negril, Jamaica
7ilesvette, Sept Iles, Canada
Wed May 18 14:13:38 EDT 2016
Traveled with Sun Wing to Jamaica, it was a fantastic trip. We decided to go to Negril as friends had told us that the beaches and sunsets were better there. I must say they weren't lying, the beaches were great; although the locals would come to see us quite frequently to sell us the magic cigarettes. They were not a bother if you said no they wouldn't insist. We were in Tropical Bay which gives you about 2.5 km of beach to walk along. Seven Mile Beach is just next door around the point. The water is warm and very clear, we would go sailing everyday. At Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay the rooms were very nice, beds comfortable and the whole area was very clean. The food is excellent, if you want you can have champagne and smoked salmon for breakfast every morning. Our favorite restaurants were the Japanese and Steak House; the only thing negative is that only 2 special restaurants were open each night so it was a rush to make reservation in the morning. I guess it can be expected when you go this time of year as the hotel was far from full. They have a excellent gym and spas. The people at the resort and in general are very friendly. We took taxis twice (into town and Ricks Cafe) you pay for a return trip so the driver will either wait for you or make arrangements to pick you up at a certain time and place. Ricks Cafe is a must see if you go to Negril, there is no entrance fee and you can do cliff jumping or watch others jump. I jumped from all of them except the 6o ft one on the pole. It is quite a rush, just remember to keep your legs together. I have read other reviews where people found the locals to be bothersome always asking for money to take you into the caves or passing the bucket to get the expert to jump from the 60 ft location, but overall I didn't find them bad at all. Some say the food and drink is very expensive but I don't know where they live but I found the prices to be reasonable especially since you don't pay to get in. They only downside with Negril is the bus ride which is 1.5 hrs but it gives you a chance to see the country. Most activities are in the Montego Bay area so if you want to do them it means doing the bus ride again. Negril has some of the best sunsets especially at Ricks Cafe, they compare to others that I have seen in Australia and Santorini. More>

Not a Palace!
hwllmary, Howell,NJ
Wed May 18 13:53:11 EDT 2016
Have been to Jamaica 9x, always at an AI and 3rd Riu. Even though the price dictates a 'Palace', it is not for the amenities. The reception desk was rude & arrogant. We booked 3 rooms for 3 of us, and we were a party of 11. Had asked to be close to each other, and as 2 of us have mobility issues, to be close to amenities and on a lower floor. When the 3 of us checked in, they gave us the furtherest bldg. away and rooms on the 2nd & 3rd floor. When I told them the travel agent assured I would be near my sister and on a low floor, the guy said nastily: "Well, call your travel agent now and see what they can do for you". They finally gave me a room in the bldg. my sister was in, but 2nd floor. There are no elevators. My 2 sons accepted their rooms far away from everything, but the one had trouble with the long hike, as he is handicapped. He never had his refrigerator replemished, even though he tipped right away, and the refrig. never worked, despite numerous calls. We had paid for upgraded ocean view rooms. The other 8 in our party all got ocean view, even though they paid for garden view. It was hard to climb the steps, but it was close to everything. The food & the beach were great! There were only one set of bathrooms, which were near the themed restaurants, and a long walk from the beach and pools. Reservations for the restaurants were hard to make, and the one we made at the Steak House for the 11 of us didn't go well. 8:30 reservation; We got appetizers and drinks and finally at 10, when we noticed everybody else were almost finished their meals, all hell broke loose. They still hadn't taken our orders! The manager was beyond upset and said they only had 2 lobsters left, but had steak. 6 of the 11 left, but the dining room was closed. We got the lobster & steaks very quickly and got a lot of apologies and offer to come back. Day before departure, asked about printing out boarding pass, as they don't have interernet cafe as stated, they wouldn't do it. Our flight was delayed 6 hrs. and they insisted it was on time. We had a great time, though, and weather was good and beach can't be beat.s More>

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