Riu Palace Paradise Island

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A small resort right beside Atlantis on Paradise Island. Good food and 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.


Riu Palace Paradise Island is a picturesque beachfront resort minutes away from the attractions of Nassau. Guests can look forward to an elevated vacation experience with a number of renovations to this adults-only resort including: revamped common areas, a polished main buffet, modernized a la carte restaurants, on top of a new pool with swim-up bar, and a new 24-hour lounge.

Enjoy a peaceful afternoon on the soft, white sands of the Bahamas or stretch out on a poolside sun lounger under the shade of a parasol. When you’re ready for entertainment, the Atlantis – the largest casino in the Caribbean – is located just steps away. Or enjoy fun, free activities on-site like beach volleyball, shows and live music. Satisfy your appetite with a wide variety of cuisines at five restaurants that prepare Fusion, Japanese and gourmet classics or unwind with a tropical beverage at one of three resort bars. Add-on a pampering spa treatment like a luxurious body wrap or Swedish massage to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.

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

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • 297judyl : Sparta, New Jersey
RIU - paradise lost

First I will say that the staff is very helpful and accommodating. The problems at the RIU are not due to lack of caring by the staff. They are put into a situation where they have to explain the policies of management. If An all inclusive that serves weak drinks and sub par food is what your after than this is your place. The place was remodeled recently and was very clean and modern but the lack of activity and their horrible dining policy was enough to send us to the Atlantis. We were told that dinner was first come first serve and we thought that meant you were seated as you arrived. No reservations. Yet we were told when we arrived for an 8 pm dinner everything was full already. They served their capacity. What...?Yes they only serve about 40 in the specialty restaurants and we had missed out. If you aren’t in line by 615 you re not getting in. It’s the buffet for you. Even the food at the specialty places was not good. Over cooked and small portions. The have a coffee bar that closes by 1030pm and they removed all the pastries. It doesn’t open until 11 am. I need coffee earlier. The events coordinator was not very motivated and the towel guy was not giving you one extra towel even when we asked. There was jackhammering going on at night and our room still had not been made up by 530 pm. Hard to be standing in line for dinner when I can’t shower and get clean towels. I enjoyed being away however not there. Even the beach had vendors accosting us and a man looking for handouts. Very disappointing.

  • ashell3 : Toronto, Canada
3rd time and still great!

This was our third time visiting the Riu on Paradise Island and our first time seeing the new renovations.PROS: As always, the beach and location are wonderful with all that Atlantis has to offer available just next door. We loved the look of the new renovations. Very clean and modern. The great pool bar and outdoor jerk grill were especially nice additions along with shaded areas to sit. We also really loved the coffee bar (in the past we found the coffee kind of lacking), but the new coffee bar made great americanos and alcoholic coffees (we recommend the cappuccino palace). The rooms were well equipped with a mini bar and comfortable bedding and were very clean.CONS: Although all the food was very yummy, it seemed the buffet had a bit of a tough time regulating the food’s temperature. Our last night there, all the food was cold even though we arrived just 10 minutes after it opened. Other times weren’t as bad with just a few dishes on the cool side. I also found myself missing the old lobby bar where you can sit inside in the evening and still look out on the water. Although if you hadn’t been to the riu before you probably wouldn’t be bothered at all by this.I still would highly recommend this hotel- one of my favourite places in the world!

  • nwestcot : Setauket, New York
New Renovated All-Inclusive Hotel (Adult Only)

We just returned from our trip. The hotel was clean and fresh looking. Rooms were nice. Bring your own hair dryer, theirs hardly gets warm. Our room faced the back of the Atlantis so our room was over-looking their loading dock. Even number rooms were on the other side of the building. Our one main complaint would be dining. They do not have a reservation system, so if you wanted to eat in one of the restaurants you had to get on line 40 minutes before the restaurant opened and weren't always able to get setting. However, the buffet was always available. Also we were unaware of any entertainment. .

  • NYTraveler175 : New York
Not worth the money

Not worth your money. Buffet food sucks, no fresh seafood. Restaurant access can't be reserved in advance so you have to stand online average 1 hour. Only 1 elevator was running so we end up waiting average 10 minutes to get an elevator. No entertainment team during the day except 10 minutes pool dance(No volleyball, ping pong ...as they promised). Night entertainment team is bunch of non sense kids that are not funny. First night was in a building that had a big fan running underneath so couldn't sleep from noise. Very expensive for poor service and food.

  • maxcole926 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Riu NOT ready to open after renovation

We just came back from the Riu Palace. It was a very disappointing trip. The Hotel was understaffed and the staff was rude and inattentive. The dining room experience was a nightmare. Only 2 of the 4 restaurants (other than the main buffet) would open per night. If it was your first night, you didn't know that you would have to get in line at least 45 minutes before the restaurant opened. ONLY 40 people were served per night. Therefore, only 80 people in the hotel were able to be seated in one of the regular service restaurants. Luckily two of the nights we got in line as one of the first 40. Other people were turned away who waited equally as long as us! Some people waited over and hour and were turned away. At that point you would have to go to the buffet. But their was no direction from the host as what your options were and they let people wait in line KNOWING they would only seat 40 people for the entire night.The elevators were broke, the door slammed shut on my sister, banging her arms. She told the front desk and their response was you have to walk through quickly! Obviously, the sensors were not working. This is unacceptable. There was not an appropriate alternate stairwell to walk down or up while their were lines for elevators.Entertainment: There was a lack of things to do. The pool area was not desirable as the back drop was concrete and a palm tree or two. there was no Music in the hallways or piped out at the pool to make it feel entertaining.The electricity went out 6 times, maybe more. My pillow case had stains all over it. The bedding was damp and not comfortable. I could not walk on the floor in the room without shoes on, it was very dirty.No way I could get into bed after my bare feet were waling on that floor. I had to keep shoes and a towel next to my bed.Also the Coffee shop did not open until 10am!This was in No way a Resort. There was one bar and we walked in looking for a snack one day and no one approached us or paid attention that we were standing there aimlessly wondering what to do.It was really awful. We ended up going next door to Atlantis and Spending a small fortune to use their pool one day.As the other review said. they were told they were upgraded. So were we. Upgraded to what? the 6th floor? no one even stayed below the 6th floor. I don't even think those floors were in use.NEVER AGAIN!!! our trip was not CHEAP. totally unacceptable.

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  • In-room mini-bar & liquor dispensers, replenished regularly
  • All drinks (International Premium brands, selection of domestic beer and house wine with meals)
  • Jerk barbeque station
  • Daily activities
  • Beach volleyball
  • Poolside games
  • Nightly entertainment with live music and theme shows
  • 350 rooms 
  • 5 Restaurants
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  • 2 bars and swim-up bar
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Complimentary lounge chairs, towels and umbrellas by the pool
  • Complimentary fitness facilities
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  • Spa (additional charge)
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  • Casino ($)

Hotel Room Super Saver

  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • 1 King or 2 double beds
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bathroom equipped with shower cabin
  • Double-sink
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Vanity mirror
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Air-conditioning
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Amenities kit
  • Coffee maker

Junior Suite Ocean View

  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Balcony or terrace with ocean view
  • 1 King or 2 double beds
  • Located from the 2nd to 5th floor
  • Bathroom equipped with shower cabin
  • Double-sink
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Vanity mirror
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Air-conditioning
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Amenities kit
  • Coffee maker

Junior Suite Superior Ocean View

  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • 1 King or 2 double beds
  • Balcony or terrace with ocean view
  • Bathroom equipped with shower cabin
  • Located from the 6th to 14th floor
  • Double-sink
  • Hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Vanity mirror
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Air-conditioning
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Amenities kit
  • Coffee maker

Renova Spa Facilities

  • 4 massage rooms
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym
  • Whirlpool bath
  • Sauna


  • Swedish massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Back, neck and shoulder massage
  • Renova Spa combination massage
  • Sports massage Couples massage

Facial Treatments

  • ''Flash'' facial treatment
  • Vitamin C treatment
  • Anti-aging treatment
  • Collagen treatment
  • Deep cleansing
  • Sensitive skin treatment


  • Detoxifying body wrap
  • Anti-cellulite body wrap
  • Revitalising body wrap

Other Treatments

  • Manicure, pedicure
  • Hair removal
  • Body exfoliation
  • Make up

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

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