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 1107 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    great holiday

    Fantastic experience at the Riu. We were there a number of years ago and felt the renovations that have been done and the friendliness of the staff was very impressive. We spent a day at Sandals for a wedding vow renewal and found the service and food experience better at Riu by far.

    Oct 22, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Experience

    We recently stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon. We were overall pleased with our stay. Staff was wonderful. They were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the buffet because we never could make it to the sit down dinners. The buffet food was great from breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The beach area was pretty small and we got bombarded with people constantly asking us to ride their jet skis. They could not take no for an answer. We ended up staying in the water for the most part just to get away from them. Best part is it's walking distance from Atlantis. If you expect a resort this is not a resort. It's a hotel with amenities and beach access. I def would recommend this hotel to other people.

    Oct 21, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    This Is Not RIU Standard: Disappointing Birthday Weekend :-(

    The following areas were disappointing to my husband and I who travel internationally at least 2 times a year and have stayed at 3 other RIU's. *Check in (A). Long wait during peak hours of check in (yet several staff available during low or no check in time. Very fast review of amenities though I waited in line over 15 min) *Check in (B)- I was told I was upgraded (see below regarding our paid for ocean view) *The pre- paid for room (jr suite ocean view was a air condition roof view with corner vie of the ocean and back alley view of the community beach entrance) *sheets (stained upon arrival) *comfort of the bed (very hard bed) *cob webs on the ceilings over the bed (please clean this in room 1102) *bathroom corners needed a good cleaning *Room service food options were very poor, very limited and very bland. At least offer salt/pepper with the food (a rubbery chicken salad, sad sandwhiches, nachos were a joke). *Restaurant food (did not know it was against policy to order more than 1 main course or any thing) *Jerk(less) Hut---probably should leave the jerk chicken to the Jamaicans {no shade...just not good} *tiny cups from the bars on the beach (with no beach drink service and partial pool service) *bland food----everything! *domestic violence on the beach- we observed a man being verbally and violently attacked by his female associate and no security was available to stop it. She eventually stopped beating him and left him bruised for all to see. And security. WTF?! What we liked was the beautiful and clean beach that was open to walk if you decided to and there were barely any beach vendors bothering you. Unfortunately, the stay there made me feel dirty and we have stayed at 3 other OUTSTANDING RIU Resorts...this was not one of them. Trust me and spend your $$ elsewhere. This was disappointing... We should have trusted the previous review and stayed at the other adult all inclusive. We got what we paid for.

    Oct 18, 2019
  • 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
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