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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), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once 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


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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
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
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
DINING
Riu Palace Tropical Bay features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-All
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Tropical Bay:
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.
Krystal - A la carte restaurant serving Fusion 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).
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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2077 Recommend
2077 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Tropical Bay to their friends and family



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Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay
Kristal T, Harrisburg
Mon Sep 11 07:53:16 EDT 2017
The best thing about this hotel is the staff. I stayed at this hotel from 8/30/17-96/17. First things first...the room. Be careful when you book your at ANY RIU. A "junior suite" is a room with a King bed or two doubles, a small sofa, table with two chairs and a balcony. If you want a "suite", this has a King bed or two doubles, a step down area with a small sofa, table and two chairs then a balcony. The pictures are poor and I thought a junior suite had the step down area which is what I purchased in Ochos Rios a few years back. At the RIU Tropical Bay, the junior suite is a small room without the step down area. Call to ensure you are getting what you want. They would not change my room without paying additional fees. The property is 17 years old and it shows! Needs complete updates throughout the property. The bathroom has an old step in tub/shower combo that is very high. The upholstery of the bed foundation was coming apart. The food is the same EVERY day. they did have a theme night...Mexican...but you get the same meals repeatedly. During lunch, if you are on the beach try the jerk chicken on the grill. The Chef's name is Jolly. He was the nicest guy in the resort. Drinks are very good. Bar staff is very friendly. Spa was very good too. The beach is gorgeous. Lots of people trying to sell things. The pool is small. Maybe during renovations they will expand the pool. Overall this hotel is a 3. If it weren't for the staff it would be a 2.

Best vacation ever! We cannot wait to return!
Arie634, Marlborough, Massachusetts
Thu Sep 07 11:04:38 EDT 2017
Where do I begin? My wife and I recently went to the Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay for our honeymoon. We stayed from 8/26 - 9/1. We would have stayed forever if we could have! Please disregard any negative reviews you read. Certain reviews made us question our choice before leaving for the trip. We would have been so disappointing had we stayed anywhere else. This hotel is beyond wonderful. Between the incredible staff, breathtaking beach, perfect balcony views, great food and impeccable service, we could not have asked for more. Immediately upon arrival, we were congratulated on our honeymoon, given a complimentary rum drink and given our room information. We stayed in 3310. The room faced the ocean and there was a perfect break in the trees for us to view the sunrise and sunset along with the whole beach. When we entered the room, we were comforted by how cool it was. A/C worked great! The room was absolutely spotless and smelled very clean. Our mini fridge was stocked to the brim with red stripe beer, water, soda, etc... The staff also left us a bottle of champagne with a beautiful note congratulating us. It was so kind. We spent our week enjoying the buffet (so many choices), the restaurants (just get there in line at 6:30 or 7:30 - you'll be fine!), the stunning beach with PLENTY of chairs and shade, the pool bar (pool was clean - there was a little film on the water towards the end of the day, but people are covered in oil and sunblock - to be expected!), the local sites (cabs are safe and so easy to book - all prices given up front) and most importantly, the staff. They 100% made our trip. SHOUT OUT to Jermaine (you are an amazing human, never change), Samuel (thank you for all your kindness), Owen, Andre, Natherine, Kamal and Endera, just to name a few. Everyone was so kind, but the 7 of you made our stay perfect. You are all talented and exceptional at what you do. Thank you for everything. Tip these folks - they deserve it and appreciate it. All in all, it was a perfect stay and we are already planning our next trip there. I want to mention we are a gay married couple, and the staff made us feel so welcomed. We learned the true meaning of "one love". Thank you Riu Tropical Palace Tropical Bay, we cannot thank you all enough! Irie, mon! PS. I strongly recommend booking the private candlelit dinner on the beach. That was how we celebrated our last evening and it was amazing. Thank you to Owen for the impeccable service.

Chilling
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Wed Sep 06 17:09:58 EDT 2017
Before me and my husband hot married we stayed at several hotels in the area we liked. This was such a outstanding hotel, the dining was lovely. Didn't feel like a cattle market like some of the other Riu hotels. A very different feel. Good cocktails and a lovely beach. The suite had a strange smell we didn't like very much

Great Resort for the Money Spent
VernonR187, Marthasville, Missouri
Sun Sep 03 05:30:09 EDT 2017
This was our 13th time in Jamaica, We have been in Ocho Rios, Runaway Bay, Montego Bay, and Negril. You -ARE- getting what you paid for !!. That is why you didn't book the Couple's or the Royalton, because of the amount of money you are trying to save. We booked through Apple Vacations with a straight through flight. It was a 95 minute shuttle to the resort from the airport. We were Greeted by the Very Friendly, Sheena at the Front Desk. She hooked us up with room #3307. Very Good Choice. Always kept clean and supplied with all of our needs. Shamelia, the Public Relations, was always out and about, smiling and asking how everything is and if we needed anything. Our Apple Rep. Yanneaka, was friendly and would help you with any excursions and info. The food was good and plenty to choose from. We ate at the Main Buffet for Breakfast and Dinner. We did dine at the Steakhouse one evening. The Dining Staff that we encountered was, "Verna" at breakfast and lunch. Always had you a table set up the way you needed. "Crazy" at Dinner, always made sure you had everything, he even set us up with flowers on our table and parting gifts, on our table on our last night. The wait staff, Steve and Jervin, was there with anything you asked for. The Steakhouse staff, Harrison and Okeno, made the evening enjoyable. "Gray" the "Drink Runner", Literally, on the beach, would get you drinks from the bar while you enjoyed the wonderful beach and ocean. Bring large cups with you so the poor guy doesn't have to run back and forth with the small cups they serve drinks in. There was a guy that played his guitar in the Buffet one night and the Lunch buffet one afternoon that is Very Good. The Entertainment Staff is always going through the resort talking to people, Flex, Extreme, Juicy, and Diamond are the ones that Shined the Most. The guys at the Towel Hut are very friendly and helpful. The sunset is at 6:20 pm, and sets on the ocean in the bay. Very Beautiful. This is a Wonderful Beach and the water is very calm with no seaweed. It did rain a couple afternoons for a about an hour or so, but then the sun would come right back out by the evening and made some beautiful sunset photo's. This is a Great Resort with a Friendly Staff along with a Great Beach. Like I said, "You are getting what you Paid for" We will be coming back

Riu Palace Tropical Bay
CalgaryLarry, calgary
Sat Sep 02 20:58:31 EDT 2017
Resort Riu Palace Tropical Bay has beautiful beach. Rooms are ok. Food was great. Swimming pools just ok. Night shows were very nice. Staff was very helpful .Not much to do for kids. I will go there again.



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