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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
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
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
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
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:
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.
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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The absolute worst vacation i've had to date
kimonekyoung, Brooklyn, New York
Thu Jun 22 21:32:18 EDT 2017
I'm a native of the island and this was my very first time staying on a resort in Jamaica. I usually stay with family. This resort made me and my cousin feel like criminals in our country. After staying for 3 nights, we were made aware that there were some payment issues with our reservations. Without properly explaining to us what was going on, they demanded whatever money we had left on us after spending almost all our money while we were there. Deactivated our room keys so that we could not get in. Had 2 people escort us to the room to get whatever cash we had and demanded we give them our passports so that we cannot leave. I have never in my entire life felt the way these people made me feel. Never again will I spend a dime on any of these hotels in any country and would never recommend it. If you want to leave your vacation with your dignity still in tact, I advise you not to stay here. I travel the world and its a shame that my own place of birth treated me like this. So embarrassed. No apology was given. The food sucks. My stomach was turning on the entire trip. If you've never had Jamaican food before, this will be a terrible example of it. It's a shame that my first resort experience was so awful.

Fantastic Holiday
NickySam40, Wrexham
Thu Jun 22 12:37:16 EDT 2017
Our hotel and sea view suite was stunning, people were so friendly, helpful & nothing was too much trouble. Entertainment was great & Entertainment team, day & night did all they could to make our holiday more enjoyable! Food was lovely, my husband is a fussy eater but tried allsorts, even Jerk Chicken which he liked but it didn't like him, although we did eat in the a la carte restaurants, there really wasn't a need as the food in the buffet was just as nice, which is a rarity! All drinks including cocktails are all inclusive and you have a fully stocked bar in your room, with four optics. There is no need to take a hairdryer, iron etc as they are all in the room with free WIFI in all areas. We would recommend this hotel & holiday to anyone & everyone, so much so we were only home less than a week & have booked again for early next year!

Most enjoyable holiday
janice b, Coventry, United Kingdom
Thu Jun 22 10:02:40 EDT 2017
We had a really brilliant holiday here. Everyone at the hotel was really friendly and helpful. I took my mobility scooter which Happy feet from the entertainment Crewe loved to take and have his pic taken on his many trips around the resort. We were made to feel very welcome and would love to return. Don't be afraid to say if you think something isn't right they want to know so they can improve. Would highly recommend and get to know them.

Tired looking, nice food but nowhere peaceful to relax
BayleysMum2013, Solihull, United Kingdom
Thu Jun 22 01:27:15 EDT 2017
Stayed here for an impromptu 2 weeks of supposed relaxation but we found it to be rather noisy both during the day and evening. For some reason the entertainment people and the bad microphone system meant that you felt quite pestered and barracked most of the time which you could not escape from. We all like some "party time" but it is also nice to be able to have a choice to get peace and quiet too which was lacking here. It would have been nice to have a quiet bar/piano room to escape to. Food on the whole was good with lots of choice, we thought that the staff and food at the Fusion restaurant were particularly good standard. We would like to give particular thanks to two very good waiters that we found very friendly and attentive - David in the lobby bar and Derval in the main restaurant at breakfast. Our room was a good size but a little shabbier than you would expect from a Riu Hotel. We had a water leak in the ceiling of the en-suite area which we reported first thing but it took 2 days for them to "patch it up" rather than fixed it properly or offer to move us. There were also broken kerb-slabbing around the pool areas which looked as though they had been damaged for some time so again quite tired in areas. We also felt that the pool area was small given the number of guest rooms and although they state that there is a kids pool it is only the size of a standard Jacuzzi so again not up to standard and it would be better to have a larger pool plus another quieter pool area as an alternative to get away from the rather cringy day-time poolside entertainment that was more likened to an old-school 'Maplins' holiday camp. The staff could do with some people skills training (apart from the good ones we have mentioned above) as we did feel that we were doing them a big favour to be there and it was almost a burden to serve us well and politely, unless of course they thought they would get a big tip!! One other point of note that is not mentioned in the brochure, there is a nudist only beach resort next but one away along the beach which is very open but cannot apparently be entered or crossed if wearing clothes and does restrict your stroll along the beach. It might be advisable to be warned of this, especially if families intend booking here. On the whole it was an OK break away but we would certainly not use this hotel again unless it had an update and some quieter relaxation areas.

For the young and young at heart
Pamelja F, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Wed Jun 21 19:29:00 EDT 2017
If the plan is to stand in a swimming pool with a drink in your hand, and not much else, this is the perfect spot. The beach is maybe 50-100 yards wide, flanked by stone jetties so there won't be any beach walking. As the trio of resorts are right next to the airport, you don't want to go for a walk off premises. There are cabs into town-$40-$60 per person. There are tour guides who organize zip lining, booze cruises, nice off premises excursions. The food is to die! Abundant, fresh and creative, but you can have basic burgers and bacon and eggs if that is your heart's desire. As it is all inclusive, drinks (except wine) are included. The specialty drinks are sweeeeeeeeeeeet, as in grossly sugary, and super high in calories, but super pretty and indulgent! The staff is amazing. Never have I met such lovely, warm people. We were there for a wedding and the younger people LOVED the place. They danced all night, drank all day and enjoyed every minute. Everything is spotlessly clean.



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