Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Wedding: Free Wedding. Restrictions apply-see

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).

Nestled along a vast expanse of pristine Jamaican beachfront, this splendid All-Inclusive resort combines old-world charm with modern convenience. Carefully planned to the last detail, Riu Palace Tropical Bay will surpass all expectations, offering an array of sports and activities, comfortable air-conditioned accommodations, and a selection of delectable dining options. 

Accommodations are junior suites and feature Free WiFi, a flat screen TV, a mini-bar, and liquor dispenser. Guests will love the Victorian-style decor, the pool area beverage service, the nightly entertainment, and non-motorized watersports. RiuLand Mini-Club provides activities and fun for kids ages 4-12. 

Sports and activities include table tennis, volleyball, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, and body boarding. Every evening, the RIU staff puts on an entertaining show for its guests. Looking to dance the night away? Down the beach, at Riu Negril, Pacha Disco is open six nights a week, and entrance and drinks are included! There are also three pools, a swim-up bar, and a brand new area just for children! 

Dining options include à la carte specialties like Fusion, Japanese, and Grill Steakhouse. A traditional Jamaican Jerk barbecue is available six times a week. An assortment of snacks and lunches, as well as a patisserie and ice cream parlor are also available. For additional options, guests can walk down the beach to Riu Negril for more amazing snacks!


Negril - Beach
Montego Bay, Jamaica - Sangster (MBJ) : 44 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2001
Last Renovation: 2018
Total available rooms and suites: 416


Hotel Details

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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 Guest staying at Riu Palace Tropical Bay are able to use Riu Negril facilities. Guest staying at Riu Negril are not able to use Riu Palace Tropical Bay facilities.
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.

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 star tripadvisor rating Based on 6249 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fabulous minus a little bit!

    Not long returned from a two week stay at this wonderful hotel in Jamaica. Check in very smooth, even got a free room upg2rade to a partial sea view, I just love Riu hotels, customer service is a priority. Rooms are spotlessly clean and of a generous size. Please note these are 3 storey villas with no lifts so if you request a high floor you will be walking several flights of stairs. There is however always assistance with luggage if requested. Food is plentiful and a very varied choice. There are several a la carte restaurants as well as the main buffet and all are of a good quality. Special mention to both Mario and Daniel in the main buffet, both made us feel very special. There are 3 pools and sunbeds a plenty, with no need to do a dawn rush to get one around the pool. Lifeguards are in attendance, another mention to Ricardo whofelt like a friend when we left. Honestly the staff by majority are so helpful, the only ones who were a little abrupt were a couple of reception staff There is a pool bar service and Latoya here was fabulous. Minibar in rooms restocked most days, and towels changed daily. So if you feel like recharging your batteries this is the place to visit. Very relaxing. Thank you all. Xx

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent resort

    We visited end July 2019. Easy check in. The room was very clean and spacious. The grounds so clean and beautiful. The beach is just amazing!! But I will say they do need to get some sun shades on the beach. Palm trees is the source of shade and need to get up earlier to claim your area. Also you can leave your stuff out and not a nothing gets moved or touched. The food was amazing. The Buffett was actually better than the alacarts. Food was plentiful, lots variety and hot. The staff at this resort went out of there way to make your stay a wonderful one. We will return!!

    Aug 07, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic Beach Negril Jamaica

    Great resort and especially the beach! They have done a great job remodeling and bringing the facility up to speed. Very good food and variety at the buffet. One night they even had lobster on it. The RIU ala carte restaurant system is still BROKEN as it didn’t seem you could get in after 730 pm as the employees were unable to reset and serve a second seating. So unless you wanted to stand in line at 530 to get in when they opened at 630 you were out of luck. The exception was the steakhouse which was run by Chad and Owen who were on top of everything A pleasure to go to and the steaks and lobster were delicious. The entertainment was better then people had said and the silverbirds are a must see. The beautiful beach and sea are the focal points of this property. We would highly recommend this RIU and this is our 10th differerent RIU we have been to. The employees were great,the property very clean and we would definitely go back

    Aug 06, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ups and downs

    First and foremost the drive from MB to Negril is 2 hours and on a bus with leaking air conditioning, it left a lot to be desired. Front staff at check in was polite. Bell hop was VERY helpful especially when check in desk didn’t give us room keys. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner were average. Nothing beats fresh mango and pineapple though. Dinner at the steakhouse one nice was fantastic. Everyone is ALWAYS trying to sell you something...whether you are on beach (selling MANY different goods), getting a towel (trying to get you to go out on a paddle board or take a tour) or walking to your room as you pass the spa (wanting you to schedule a service). Not a place to truly relax.

    Aug 06, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    My friends and I came for a girls trip for the week. The resort was spotless and the staff were amazing! The food was superb. We were able to get the authenticity of the Jamaican culture as well as taste other parts of the world. The staff had a party in the pool and made the stay not only welcoming but also enjoyable. We are sad to leave, but will definitely be returning!

    Aug 06, 2019
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