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


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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 1208 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    One for the books

    My boyfriend and I have done many all inclusive trips along with adventure trips. This has been by far the best all inclusive him and I have been to. From the pool, bars, food and access to Atlantis grounds. It was impeccable. Him and I are definitely "foodies" - always checking out hot spot restaurants even if that means missioning hours away from home and let me just say we did NOT go hungry on this trip. There was always food. The a la carte's are not worth it - as you have to wait and the food is mediocre. But the buffet most nights is above average. They even had SUSHI one night, and it was GOOD, not that grocery store type. Atlantis was a dream and I would never pay the Atlantis room price so this was the perfect option. Spent out nights wandering the grounds and checking out the casino! We did do the waterpark pass one of the days and it was great fun! Totally recommend if its your first time and you want an excursion type of activity to do. The people were wonderful, they even remember you from day to day. The cafe in the lobby was fantastic! They always had good coffee and treats. Everyone needs to try a scoop of ice cream with espresso over it - my boyfriend got that a few times a day for his little treat. The room was great we had a wonderful view of the Atlantis. Super clean all around. Will be returning the second I can! Actually just booked my parents to be going this Feb and I am so jealous!

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Palace. World traveler

    Recently traveled to paradise island in the Bahamas and stayed at the all inclusive Riu Palace. We have stayed at othEr Rius ( Punta Cana and Riviera Maya) and they were outstanding. Food, peopl, entertainment and beaches and pools. ) the Bahamas Riu however was average. The food was average and the selection was of average quality. The pool was between two high structures and the sunlight was limited. The beach was very small and the ocean was very rough in November.

    Jan 15, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wedding and Vacation

    My son got married at the Riu and my family and I stayed 6 days for a long overdue vacation. The Riu is an all inclusive resort which was well appointed and clean. Staff was fantastic for both the wedding and our stay. Extremely helpful to the smallest details. Restaurants in the Riu were amazing and the food was delicious. Only item that gave me pause was the room service and coffee/bar areas are separate. Didn't have coffee every morning because it was not restocked daily. Fantastic view of the ocean and woke up to a gorgeous sunrise every morning. A++++

    Jan 15, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu - Bahamas - nice but not worth the money

    So I traveled to Riu - Bahamas - All inclusive 1/9-1/13 2020. Here’s the good , bad .....( couple ) 1. Staff - most of them not friendly at all ... if you get in elevator and see one , unless you say hello - nothing ... front desk - anytime I asked for anything - you could see they were not interested in helping 2. Food - Resturant’s are small , clean - food ok I live in nyc - so am blessed with 5 star Resturant’s - these are 3 star .. buffet was pretty good but never stayed open the times it advertised .. would close early and they started to put food away early 3. Activities - very limited - but you can walk to Atlantis for that 4. Pool - very nice - swim up bar - not too crowded 5. Beach - very nice - but hotel has small part to sit and packed us in closely .. you could walk down beach to More secluded spot - but no chairs 6. Elevators - always a few minute wait 7. Taxis available at front door 8. Drinks were pretty good for all inclusive - usually watered down 9. Rooms were nice - I stayed in 1220 - nice view of water and small balcony 10. Room service - just sandwiches and cake ( limited ) 11. Nice size TV in room - plenty of channels 12. Like all other Riu - has to stand on a line 30 mins to get a reservation for that night .. please computerize it Overall it was a good clean place to stay but not sure it was worth the money .. the newest hotel Bar mar (sp) is where I would stay next time - so much nicer Helpful hints I tipped bartenders - better service Bring money if you want to order a bottle of wine at dinner Check out Atlantis and Bar Mar hotel - both are great - day / night

    Jan 14, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pretty good value

    This hotel is a good hotel for the money. The rooms and the resort are kept spotless clean. The food is amazing. We mostly eat at the buffet due to the lineups for the à la cart restaurants that is only one drawback you have to stand in a line and once they have filled for their capacity they won’t allow anybody else in. Most of the staff that work there are friendly however there was a nasty nasty woman who works in the Calypso bar named Edelas Who was super rude to customers as well as the people she was bartending with and this was on more than one occasion. The only drawback of the rooms are the fact that you cannot keep the air conditioning regulated it is either super cold or you have to shut it off which causes a large amount of humidity in the room.

    Jan 14, 2020

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