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Riu Palace Paradise Island

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Our Opinion

A small resort right beside Atlantis on Paradise Island. Popular with families, has good food. Great views from every room. Marina Village is close by; you can shop for fashion and souvenirs but make sure you do it after 5 pm, after the cruise ship traffic is over.


PLEASE NOTE: Riu Palace Paradise Island will be closed from 24/07/2017 to 28/10/2017 for renovations and will re-open as an ADULTS ONLY resort.

Each one of the 340 rooms in Riu Palace Paradise Island boasts a spectacular view of the ocean and enjoys a prime location next to Atlantis. The hotel showcases the great amenities offered in all Riu properties throughout the Caribbean.

Location: On 3 miles of beach, a short drive to downtown & 30 minutes from the airport. Adjacent to Atlantis Paradise Island.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Michelle T :
We love the employees of the Riu!

We go twice a year, the employees is the main reason we go back, it is like going to our second family. We see many guest being rude, disrespectful and demanding to employees, yet they expect to be treated well! Huh?You bought a vacation not the right to be jerks and offend other people. You are a guest in a beautiful country, chill, enjoy and have realistic expectations.If some people behaved this way in North American resorts they would be escorted out.We would like to say thank you to all the staff at the Riu, restaurants, house keeping waitresses, outside staff and of course the front desk. MT

  • krystal f :
Our beautiful wedding

We got married at the Riu Palace Bahamas special thanks to Crystal our wedding planner and bestman Jason for making our day perfect. This hotel has excellent staff my husband and I were treated like royalty. Our wedding party stayed on the same floor as us and they catered to our every need. Having a destination was made easy, they took care of every detail. Thank you for making our wedding spectacular.

  • slh070810 : Cleveland, Ohio
Great and relaxing time!

We stayed in the Riu from July 10-14. Staff- Everyone was VERY kind, helpful, and willing to make our vacation amazing! Room- We stayed on the 14th floor in a Junior Suite, which had a partial ocean view. The side we stayed on had a beautiful view overlooking the ocean. I do know there are some rooms that overlook the pool. The room was a little outdated, but it didn’t bother us because we didn’t stay in the room much other than to shower, get ready, and sleep. Those who are complaining about the floors being wet, I’m wondering if they left the balcony door open, because our first day there we left the door open and came back to a damp floor. After we shut the door and let the floor air dry, it was completely fine. *Make sure to use the bottled water to brush your teeth/drink with in the room, the water is NOT drinkable from the faucet. Lobby- when we walked in, there were towels and caution signs around where there was water leaking from the ceiling, but people were constantly mopping the floor to make sure it was safe. We were told that a few weeks after we stayed there that they planned on doing a complete renovation for three months on the resort. When it reopens, it will be an Adults Only resort. Food- I can’t think of a bad meal that we ate here. The breakfast buffet was amazing! So many options, and they also had mimosas every morning. We ate the lunch buffet every day as well, again I can’t think of a meal we didn’t enjoy there as well. For dinner, we ate at the Steakhouse restaurant our first night there; we had steak and seafood. Again, amazing! Our second night, we wanted to try the sushi restaurant, but then were informed in that it’s sushi night at the dinner buffet, so the sushi restaurant was closed. We definitely did some damage on the sushi in the dinner buffet. We loved everything that was prepared, it was wonderful. Our third night, we ate at Krystal, which is an infusion restaurant. As soon as you walk in, they give you champagne. We had an amazing appetizer, lobster risotto, and pineapple three ways (sorbet, mousse, and raw). The second meal was lamb curry on quinoa with chocolate cake for dessert. For our last night, we ate at the dinner buffet again because it was Greek night, and we love gyros! Again, everything was delicious! Pool/Swim up bar- Everyone was very nice and helpful with everything. From setting up our umbrella, giving us drinks, and making sure we didn’t need anything else, it was all awesome. There was a great variety of drink options and the bartenders were very accommodating and wanted to please. *My suggestion would be to bring a tumbler so your drink doesn’t get warm quickly, and it also saves you a few trips going back up for more drinks. They are more than willing to fill it up for you. No complaints here!Beach/ocean- The water was BEAUTIFUL! It’s so clear and warm. Those who say that there’s trash such as plastic cups, straws, etc. on the beach, yes, you will find those things on the beach, but from what we’ve seen, most of it is because the tourists refuse to pick up after themselves, or the wind blew it away. In our opinion, it’s nothing absolutely unreasonable. The staff who brings out the chairs and umbrellas are very nice and helpful. Room service- we did use room service once, and it came to our room fairly quickly. It was basic snack food like sandwiches, chips, and nachos, nothing too fancy, but it didn’t taste horrible. Overall I would absolutely recommend the RIU to anyone, especially if they’re looking for an all inclusive resort. Everything is clean, the staff is extremely friendly, and the food and drinks taste awesome!

  • sharonvinny316 : New York City, New York

This place is so bad, its dirty, the staff is so nasty.Nothing to do. The locals on the beach hound you to pay them for services. its all inclusive but you can never get your bar restocked and at the bars you get ignored.the whole place is falling down and it has leaks all over the building.The air conditioner don't work. I would never recommend going there.

  • karipende : Mount Vernon, Iowa
Great vaca for us!

Although our trip was last year (May 2016), I wanted to share our thoughts. So, some things may have changed since that time...Shay greeted us at the check-in desk (so cute and so friendly!!). We were able to get into our room right away; we arrived early afternoon. The room was a little "tired" and could have used a freshening/minor renovations. However, there is heat and humidity in the Bahamas, so that should be expected, even with air conditioning. We weren't there to sleep all day - we had a partial view of the ocean, no need to sleep in!! Great walks/runs on the beach, followed by a wonderful breakfast. Fresh fruit smoothies and made-to-order omelets were a couple of my favorites. Hubby enjoyed the donuts too. :)The beach was always very clean. We spent our first day on the beach, the rest overlooking the beach on the pool deck (closer to the bar) and taking dips in the ocean/pool to cool off. Our stay was long enough to get reservations to all the restaurants. No complaints there, either. SO delicious! I celebrated my 40th birthday at this resort, and I felt so special! Simple little gestures: champagne, cake, and fresh fruit in the room, as well as an angelic voice singing me "Happy Birthday" during dinner. Nearly brought tears to my eyes. These were carried out by the wonderful staff; my husband did not arrange these things. We did have an issue with our A/C, which was tended to right away. Ended up being a simple fix for the tech, but not something we could have done ourselves. If you're looking for time away, this could be your place!

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (buffet & on the spot, made-to-your-taste cooking stations)
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • In-room mini-bar & liquor dispensers, replenished regularly
  • 1 lighted hard-surface tennis court
  • Beach volleyball
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Pool side games
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment with live music and theme shows
  • 340 rooms in this hotel, boasts a spectacular view of the ocean
  • Gourmet Restaurant
  • Grill Steak House
  • Buffet restaurant
  • A la carte dinners in the Japanese restaurant
  • Snacks until midnight
  • Special Evenings: Theme buffet twice a week
  • 2 bars and pool bar
  • Domestic and imported beverages served until midnight
  • Swimming pool (300sq m.) with adjoining Jacuzzi
  • Complimentary lounge chairs, towels and umbrellas by the pool
  • Complimentary gym, sauna and Jacuzzi
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Spa with different treatments and massage (additional charge)

Superior Ocean View Room

  • Air-conditioning
  • 1 king bed or 2 doubles
  • Telephone
  • Satellite TV
  • WiFi internet
  • Mini-bar with liquor dispenser
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Most guestrooms with balcony, terrace or with ocean view (Max. occ. 3 adults & 1 children

Deluxe Ocean View Room: Same as above with preferred view.

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island
Casino Drive Paradise Island Paradise Island - Bahamas, 6307 New Providence Island

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.