Hotel Overview

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds a Travelife Gold Award and Sustainability Certification. The resort also utilizes biodegradable cleaning products, strives for an active reduction in water, electricity, and chemical products, and educates employees and guests with informative, eco-friendly materials. 

Located on a picture-perfect, white-sand beach just a short walk from the Atlantis Casino, the adults-only Riu Palace Paradise Island is a true oasis of fun and excitement with a distinct Bahamian flair. Featuring the All-Inclusive by RIU concept, this breathtaking resort offers unmatched service, world-class activities, nightly entertainment, and a resort complete with a picturesque swimming pool, gourmet restaurants, inspiring ocean views, and one of the most beautiful full-service spas imaginable. 

All guestrooms are equipped with a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser, Free WiFi, and satellite TV. Specialty dining choices include Grill Steakhouse, Fusion, Japanese, and Italian. Room service is available 24-hours a day, perfect for those late night cravings! 

Activities and entertainment are in full swing at Riu Palace Paradise Island. Enjoy a day on the beach playing volleyball, or work up a sweat in the full-service gym. Shows and live music are available several nights a week. There is something for everyone at Riu Palace Paradise Island!


Paradise Island - Beach
Nassau, Bahamas - Nassau International Airport (NA : 13 miles

Property Information

Last Renovation: 2017
Floors: 15
Total rooms: 379


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policies - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room.The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises. Parties in rooms are not permitted. Unruly behavior by individuals or groups is not allowed at any property at any time during the year.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
This hotel is adults only and children are not allowed.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating 1101 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Clean All-Inclusive On A Great Beach

    Very very clean hotel, comfortable suite, good variety of food, great drinks. All staff were pleasant and respectable. Beach location is outstanding. Pools are nice even though attention to some loose tiles under water is needed. No problems encountered at all. Air Conditioning was set at a very chilly temperature and not adjustable so we just turned it off for a day then turned it back on for a few hours then turned it off again for another day etc. It was bizarre that the washroom didn't have a venting fan and would steam up the mirrors a lot after showering but wasn't something that would prevent us from returning to this property. The specialty restaurants should perhaps have a number of tables available for reservation as reservation-free first come first serve is not particularly appealing because of the need to wait in an often long line. The entertainment was limited and the acoustics in the main bar/club poor. WiFi excellent. Overall was a nice getaway for 4 days with beautiful beach weather.

    Oct 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    10/10 time

    Absolutely amazing 4 days at the Riu Paradise Island with 2 friends. The staff were fantastic and so friendly! They went the extra mile especially Smiley and Smooth from the entertainment team. Drinks were good, food was good! The bartenders were always making up their specialty for us. The Steakhouse was our favourite meal. We read a lot about the lines for meals but we never had to eat dinner at the buffet. One night we lined up a 6:00 for the Japanese, but the other nights we showed up at 8:00 and were sat without any issues. Jerk chicken near the pool was tasty too. The resort is smaller but is well kept, clean and very modern. The beach is beautiful with such nice sand. Only complaints would be the minimal amount of staff at check in and our room dampness. People must have waited close to 2 hours to check in because of the massive line. Our room was quite damp and the bathroom had no fan which left the floor and walls soaked after showering. Loved this resort! Hopefully we will be back!

    Oct 18, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Couples Getaway

    Check in was disappointing. The front desk attendant tried to say he couldn't find one of my reservations, and then when I requested to have a room with 1 king bed he told me they were out prior to even checking his system. Which didnt sit well with me. I booked two rooms, 1 for myself and the other for my best friend. My room was an ice box!! Set at 15 degrees celcius! When I called the front desk and asked about how to change the thermostat, I was told sorry ALL the rooms are cold and are at a set temperature, which cannot be adjusted! Which I found very strange. Then he offered me additional blankets if needed. The furniture is outdated and the bed decor had stains on it. The bathroom has no ventilation so needless to say when showering, the steam builds up and leaves the room very damp. There are no bathtubs as well (just in case anyone wanted to know). The shower is a half door design, which is pretty but allows for water all over the floor while showering. My best friends room smelled like mold. The walls, ceiling, and curtains, were all covered in it. Needless to say, they had to have a room change. How was this room even still open is beyond us, with the amount of work that needs to be done in there. They eventually got a room change about 4 hours later, which also had issues with being hot, due to the AC not working. Another aggravation. The maintenance guy came up and was able to "disable" the switch in the ceiling to allow for adjustments of the AC settings. In essence, the rooms have been a disappointment. Needs some upgrading, ASAP. The food has been pretty good at all the buffets, as well as the drinks. However, there is lack a selection of beers, which they only seem to carry Lite beer. Which for "All inclusive " you would think they would have a variety of drinks to satisfy different pallets. The restaurants and lobby looked nice and clean. Entertainment in the evening was dry...some music playing in the Calypso room but not much action going on at all. Overall, I give this hotel 3 stars but its definitely not living up to its 5-star brand. Will not be returning in the future.

    Oct 18, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    October 9 Girls Trip

    We were a party of 28 women on a Girls Trip! The staff and customer service was great however, I was very disappointed with the condition of the rooms. We had a terrible mildew smell in our room. We reported it to the front desk but nothing was done to change our rooms. The other issue we encountered was the TV didn't work and the sound on the channel wasn't working. The last night were there I had two water bugs/roachs coming from the bathroom drains. I wouldn’t return to this resort but the staff and food was amazing!

    Oct 15, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great mini getaway

    it was a great mini getway. hotel was very clean, room were big and comfortable, very clean and beds were comfortable. everything worked in the room. the staff was very freindly. A great white sandy beach but you could not swim in the ocean, at this time of the season it had hgh waves and current that could was you into the ocean. We always ate at the buffet because the Al'cart resturants were always busy and it was 1st come 1st served so people would would line up 1 hr before they open. We were a group of 6 and no one hade any conplaints about the food at the buffet. We stayed at 5 different Riu resorts and they all had a better veriety than this Riu, but like I said we had no complaints. wheather was great average 30 degrees. the Atlantice was a 5 min drive away.

    Oct 14, 2019
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