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!
LocationParadise Island - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
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.
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.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler RatingBased on 1014 reviews
We had a great 4 day getaway with great flight times. We were greeted in the lobby with champagne, and even though it was before noon, our rooms were ready. We enjoyed the pool, beach and buffet. We did not eat at any of the restaurants as we had no desire to line up at 6 pm. The resort is very clean and we found everyone to be friendly. The proximity to the Atlantis is a bonus as we went to casino, the marina and enjoyed dinner there one night. We will be back!
I’ve stayed at many all inclusive and other riu but wasn’t happy here. Yes nobody greeted us no welcome drink or help with bags. Workers are not rude but not really happy to be there. Beach and pool is packed. And to get an umbrella or table almost impossible No beach service or pool service. You can’t even take food to the beach. For the nice restaurant u have to make a line way before dinner time or u won’t get a spot. First time we got told 630 it was full then was told 615. My husband went at 6 and still didn’t get a table it was my birthday some pp lined up at 530. Who wants to worry about that on vacay. Food was for most part good but small and in buffet needs a little more variety. Now there was a huge fight in the pool bar and no security really helped. Actual guest broke up the fight. And a girl also got punched in the face by guy who started fight. It wasn’t cool fights happen especially with liquor but the fact that security didn’t really helped was crazy. Plus that girl getting knocked out. Won’t be doing any riu again. Definitely better choices better amenities for the price. Not even free water sports nothing extra the volleyball is falling apart Oh also if u stay on even side the view is horrible so try and get odd side. That’s the pool side and u won’t be seeing a jungle and loud machines. I tried to get a diff room they was willing to give me a smaller one. In other side. Made no sense The entertainment sucked at night Dj during day was good I have tried to contact them and no reply. That’s how much they care. I have the video but won’t let me upload 🤦♀️
A relaxing 4 days...
Mostly a very good time with only a few hiccups. Room Room was immaculately clean and well appointed...however we were supposed to get a superior ocean view junior suite and we ended up with a regular room overlooking the pool. Since we spend very little time in the room we didn't bother trying to change. Food Despite other reviews, we ate at 3 of the a la carte restaurants and only waiting 15 minutes in line before being seated. By no means was it "like cattle" and the food in the restaurants was great. Buffet was also excellent - lots of fresh choices, although I would have like to see more local foods. Pool/Beach Both were perfect - we always got a chair to sit where we wanted, and had the service we required. We're pretty low maintenance when relaxing by the water. Pool was very clean and well kept. Service Service at check in and inside the restaurants was STELLAR. Shout out to Travis in the main dining room - service with a smile and a great attitude. Service at the pool bar was hit and miss. It seemed like the staff at the pool bar did not enjoy their jobs and they scarcely smiled at all. I would have thought they would be the most animated and friendly but they were not. I almost felt like I was bothering them asking for a drink (and we don't drink much). Activity Staff All of them were friendly and fun. We only participated in Beach Volleyball but were encouraged to partake every time there was something going on. Crazy Games They were fun until they did a "best booty game" on the last day. As 50+ year old women we found this a bit offensive and in the age of "me too" very inappropriate. The drinking in the pool escalated after this game into some physical altercations which we viewed from our balcony. Staff seemed to handle it well until police were called. I know it's not the fault of the resort that some guest were unruly, but maybe they needed to be cut off at the bar. Overall a nice girls getaway in the Bahamas!
4 night stay - July 9-13
This is a nice HOTEL w/ clean rooms and decent food and drinks. The beach is crowded and lively; but an absolutely beautiful Bahama beach experience that we loved. There is a funky odor in the lobby and present in our room. The power went out twice (5-10 min) and the AC was out for about 5 hours one evening.
Good and Bad
My husband and I just returned from a week’s vacation at the Riu Palace in the Bahamans. We had stayed at this resort (2011) before it was recently renovated and were looking forward to revisiting. The beach was beautiful and the food and restaurants very good. The room was nice, with beach views. It was well cleaned each day and we always had plenty of towels. However, we were a little disappointed on some other aspects of the resort. Upon arriving no one came out to greet us or assist with our luggage which we lugged ourselves up the 2 stairs into the lobby. The front desk personnel were polite and cordial but not exactly the most friendly or welcoming staff. We were did not receive our complimentary glass of champagne and again, no offered to take help is or take our bags to our room. The entertainment staff was great during the day activities but the evening entertainment was much better at other Riu resorts we have stayed at (Mexico-2003 and 2010, Aruba 2012, Jamaica 2017) When we did attend the shows the sound system an acoustics were so bad that it was hard to understand what anyone was saying. We noticed that even in the hallway around the lobby and restaurants voices would echo and the noise volume so loud you couldn’t even have a conversation without shouting. Overall in comparison to other Riu’s and other all in-inclusives this one didn’t measure up.