Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Wedding: Free Wedding. Restrictions apply-See https://www.applevacations.com/weddings-honeymoons for more details.

Honeymoon: Surprise gift, small bottle of rum, late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on request and availability), and $35 spa credit on selected couples massage (restrictions apply).

Just a few minutes from the airport, Riu Montego Bay is perfect for short stays! Located on a tranquil beach in charming Montego Bay, this resort offers a wide range of amenities to its guests. Comfort and enjoyment are top priority, and guests feel it as soon as they arrive to this all-inclusive paradise. 


The many activities are perfect for families, couples, and friends. Enjoy a game of tennis and volleyball or indulge in the brilliant turquoise sea. Go kayaking, windsurfing, and sailing. Children have their own swimming pool and can partake in activities at RiuLand Mini-Club. 

All guests receive a complimentary entrance to Pacha nightclub, which is open six times per week. The four bars offer unlimited domestic drinks and each room is equipped with a stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser. 

Meal options range from buffet to àla carte options like Italian and Asian. A delicious Jerk chicken station is set up six times per week serving authentic Jamaican barbecue. Snacks are available 24-hours a day. Even picky eaters will be satisfied; pizzas, pastas, and salads are served for lunch!

Location

Montego Bay-Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 2 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2008
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 681

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory JAMAICA'S TOBACCO CONTROL REGULATIONS SMOKING PROHIBITED IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES: •All enclosed places (Restaurants, bars, lobby areas and rooms) •Public transportation •Work places • Government owned and occupied buildings •Health facilities including pharmacies •Sports, athletics and recreational facilities for use by the public •Educational institutions •Areas specifically for use by children • And places of collective use such as bus stops. Persons may be fined or imprisoned.
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
Advisory Riu Montego Bay has announced they will be closed for complete renovations. Please note closure dates and times are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
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.

Transfer Policy -
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 7581 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Way too many cats

    When we booked our trip it was not until I read the reviews ,that I was made aware of the problem with cars in the property. When I called I asked how many cats and was told there were many. I am terrified of cats and they were everywhere. At the pool, in the dining room ,on your balcony ,everywhere!! They were really bad at night and could be seen in trees !! I stopped eating in the open dining room because I knew they were roaming in them at night. Disgusting !!!!

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Mini vaca

    Stayed from jan 11 to 16. Loved the staff especially the entertainment!! They are ALWAYS upbeat and checking to make sure you are having fun. We thought they were amazing!! Felt safe and secure the whole time. Loved the drinks but they needed a few extra shots. Seemed like maybe watered down a bit. Food is as expected for a large buffet, if your on a culinary tour you may be disappointed but we knew what to expect and enjoyed it. Jerk Chicken on the beach was AMAZING!! Can't wait to come back!

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Family vacation

    We stayed at the Riu Montego Bay 1/2-1/9/2020. From the time we arrived, we were greeted by our Trip Advisor from Fun Jet. We checked in quickly and were assisted to our rooms. Any problems we encountered, we called the front desk and it was handled very quickly. Our rooms were tidy. Very similar to other Riu properties we stayed at. Our fridge was stocked every other day with plenty of Red Stripe. The Buffet in the morning for breakfast was busy. Lots of visitors but it was always easy to get an omelet or other items of our liking. Jahmarie was amazing. He greeted us every morning with a smile on his face and made sure we had our table for 5 and hot coffee and milk and sugar for me. We loved the Jerk Chicken stand on the beach and frequented it 3 x during our stay. We ate at the Italian twice (the kids favorite), japonese and steak house. I would say the steak house was our least favorite only saying that cuz we come from an area where steak is great. Our service was slow that night and took along time from beginning to end. But our waiter was good and took great care of us. We loved the beach. The workers were always out early in the morning combing the beach and making it look great. There was always plenty of sun chairs. The entertainment crew was fabulous from am to night. Roly Poly, smallz and chocolate to name a few. We also enjoyed the pool bar and the "wow" guy was very entertaining. In the evening we liked the coconut bar and Cornell. He greeted us every evening and knew our favorite drinks. We've stayed at many Riu properties in Mexico, Dominican and Jamaica. I would agree with other reviews that this place could use a face lift but that did not affect our vacation whatsoever!. We will definitely return to Jamaica. Maybe Negril next time. The only negative I have is the "hard" beds.

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Calm beach, clean, alcohol watered down, great employees

    Any negative issues did not stop us from enjoying ourselves.We almost always stay at a RIU resort. We were greeted by Fiona at the front desk-very helpful and friendly! ROOM: The fridge in our room was empty, there were no glasses to drink from and for the first time, no coffee pot (maybe that is normal for this location). The bed cover was pooled onto the floor, like it was too big and upon further examination, the mattress had been compressed down in half. The mattress was hard as a rock (we like firm, but this was too much)it probably started out as an 8 + inch mattress and was down to a 3".. The room was clean and we were in building 2, close to everything. DRINKS: No matter how much we drank, we could not even get a slight buzz. We started ordering double shots and still nothing. The alcohol must be watered down. I understand they do not want drunks everywhere but we paid for all inclusive and expect full strength alcohol. Most adults are not going to get fall down drunk.Gabrielle at the pool bar always had a smile and was friendly. POOL: pool was clean. People were not allowed to hold seats and there wasn't an employee wanting tipped to hold you a seat for the next day-this was refreshing and appreciated. FOOD: Bland but I get that they have to keep the flavors so everyone likes it We ate at the Asian restaurant-it is buffet and really no different than what is in the main dining room. The steak house was not open a couple of nights-looked to be a private group in there-the entrances were blocked off with chairs, so I can't say anything about it.The Italian was also buffet and always had a line. International night at the main dining room-there was rice with mussels that was very good!! Highly recommend it! JERK CHICKEN ON BEACH-fantastic! Put the brown sauce on it-yummy!! Favorite place to eat. Open 12-3 daily. EMPLOYEES: Always friendly except the ones in the lobby gift shop (closet to check in)-no smiles, no acknowledgement, nothing.ENTERTAINMENT: Roly Poly and Chocolate were funny and remembered our names all week. GROUNDS-clean! BEACH-curls in front of the buildings. It is small but that is because of all of the water sports and boats and volleyball court on the beach. Very calm water-no waves-more like a lake with gentle lapping. Sandals has bungalows over the water in front of this beach. RETURN? Probably not. Did not live up to expectations that we have experienced at other RIU resorts. Disappointed about the alcohol-I should not be able to have 10-15 drinks and not feel it. Normally I get a buzz on 2!

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place for vacation

    It has a nice pool and entertainment. The buffet is also great. I am vegetarian and I prefer it if they have some east Indian dishes in the buffet. The beach is not that great as it has lot of seaweed and the view of the water is blocked by the Sandal resort. Also, I found a drainage line opening close to the beach,

    Jan 15, 2020

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