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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. 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
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
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
sherritahill08, Brooklyn, New York
Thu Aug 25 14:52:16 EDT 2016
Very nice resort beach is amazing staff was amazing ... Food was ok wish there was more night life near or on the resort o had an Amazing time I'm so excited to go to Jamaica again the music was was everything an more pool was nice all an all great resort More>

Okay Hotel!!!
fly5000, London, United Kingdom
Thu Aug 25 10:50:01 EDT 2016
This hotel needs to be renovated, the staff work very hard, food is ok you will find something to eat and am really fussy, The drinks / cocktails are good but for the money you pay I would not stay at this hotel until it is totally renovated. More>

Great Vacation
Dennis M,
Wed Aug 24 12:32:48 EDT 2016
My family stayed at the Hotel Riu Tropical Palace 8/2-8/6 2016 we had a great time. The grounds are very well manicured and the staff is very friendly. The rooms are a little dated but not really a problem as you don't spend a lot of time in them. We did have a musty smell in the room, we called house keeping they sent someone up about an hour later and sprayed the entire room with an air freshener all the fabrics and air vents. The smell was gone no further issues with the room. We found the food to be better than most of the all inclusive's we have stayed at. They do enforce the dress code for men with long pants at the restaurants in the evening which is not a problem. The ocean is very calm and clean here very relaxing. We were never bothered by vendors on the beach, if any did come by all you had to do was say no thank you and they moved on. My son in law did have a problem (he stayed one day later) apparently a strolling guitar player would not leave until he gave him money, I told him he should have just told security but whatever. We are not a family of joiners but we did participate in the pool games, we could not help it the entertainment staff was excellent! They made you want to participate, if you didn't they did not force you but they were just so happy. Chicken, Happy Feet, Sweetie, Tiny, Popcorn they really worked hard and earned their money. They were a lot of fun and made the vacation one the the best we have been on. If you don't join in at least go and watch they make you laugh, they also do good shows at night. The bar staff also work very hard Cedric and Gray were the two we had the most contact with, always made sure we had something to drink even if it was water to stay hydrated. As I said before the entire staff was very friendly and accommodating, they went out of their way to make sure that you enjoyed your vacation. I would definitely recommend this hotel, it is not an out of control party place, but a place where you can relax and party. The only draw back to Negril is it is about 1.5 hrs from the airport. More>

Nightmare holiday
DollyL6016ZX, London, United Kingdom
Wed Aug 24 01:58:15 EDT 2016
stayed here 3 years ago and it was fantastic, so decided to go back with my son and his family. The first couple of days were great plenty of things to do if you wanted or do absolutely nothing. The animation team were fantastic around the pool playing silly games and just entertaining everyone. Then we were told about the parties on the 7 miles beach that happens every year around the 28 July where people around the world decend for a week. We wasn't unduly worried until the party people arrived smoking dope in the main reception area which isn't allowed as the Government has just introduced a non smoking law in all public places including the beach. The management did absolutely nothing in fact we saw staff lighting cigarettes for these people. We found it extremely difficult to get service as these people took over the bars and on several days we couldn't get anywhere near the pools as they brought down there own bottles and were drinking, partying to very loud music and displaying sexual acts in what is suppose to be a family resort. We did not see the animation team around the pool for over a week and no beach service we later found out from the staff that they had been threatened and told to keep away. These people even interrupted the evening entertainment with sexual acts under the stage area and young children were told to leave even the events manager asked them to stop but the continued to carry on. This is suppose to be a 5 star family hotel but was brought down to a 2 star brothel. We have stayed at many Rui's around the world but my family and I will never set foot again in another one. More>

Drugs and festivals
JulieandRichie, Ashford, United Kingdom
Tue Aug 23 22:54:29 EDT 2016
Where to start. I did a review while we were there but it hasn't appeared yet so thought I'd redo it to warn people. DONOT VISIT HERE IN JULY/AUGUST! It is their biggest festival and you are overrun by rude, uncaring guests. There was drugs being sold openly by the pool bar ( they had a branch of weed), sex happening in the pool and sexual acts being performed for all to see, screaming and fighting happening during the evening, people so out of it they were walking around in wet White underware. We spoke to the management and their response was "I'm one man". I asked them to call the police and I was told to phone them myself. They had employed 2 security companies and need not of bothered they were lighting the drugs for people. For the whole time the entertainment was cancelled as the staff were getting verbally abused by these people. Be warned this happens every year and the hotel doesn't act on any complaints by using clause 20 and removing people at their cost. The only good thing was the staff, Damon in the restaurant, Sweetie, Chicken, OJ,And all the other entertainment team. We understand why you hid away we wanted to too. Infact my 17 year old daughter did from 11 in the morning until dinner time. More>

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