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Riu Palace Paradise Island

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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.


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
  • Gabby1513 : Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great short trip !

First time being in The Bahamas and second time staying with RIU Palace resorts. Boyfriend and I took a last minute trip here, we booked with Cheap Caribbean. We had a blast from the time we got there until we had to leave.Majestic Shuttle: Very friendly people, easy to find and confirm pick up. Some of them even recommended popular drinks and things to do.Check In / Out: Both times were smooth; it only took less than 15mins.Room: Junior Suite Ocean View (right side of hotel) we were on the 6th floor room. Very spacious room, mini bar and fridge full of drinks. I loved that we had such a great view from our balcony. Two things I didn’t like were the rug in the room and the phone was not working, it was there just for décor.Pool: Some guest had mentioned is way too small, it’s always super crowded. The times we spend here we had no problem. There were chairs always available and not crowded.Beach: Beautiful clear blue water, plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas for guest to use. I was a bit sad the water was freezing cold, but once you get in your body gets used to it. The water is so clear you can see the fishes swimming around you. They have Jet Skis to rent and vendors selling souvenirs as well as ladies offering to braid hair. We were not bothered at all. Food: It was great, different choices every day from breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet. We tried out the Steak House and to me it was alright, my boyfriend loved it. It does have a variety of entrees to choose from. I got NY steak with lobster and veggies (surf & turf). Waiting in line is what most guests complained about; it would work better if they would take reservations for bigger groups. We did wait in line but since it was just us two we got in right away.Entertainment: From what I saw they only have a few games here and there by the pool (dancing lessons, crazy games and beach volleyball). We did attend the night show which was really nice well performed. We were mainly here for relaxation and nothing crazy so I didn’t expect much from entertainment. Bars: It can be crowded there and you will sometimes wait to get just one drink. I did read some reviews and they had mention to bring a cup and so we did. Best choice we made, so if you’re going to visit this resort PLEASE bring a cup!!!!!! Loved each drink I had, my favorite was Sky Juice and Bahama Mama.Weather: When we arrived it was gloomy and windy. Later on after we changed the sun came out and it was gorgeous. Sunday was a bad day, rained all day and it was a bit chilly. Monday was our last full day and it was gorgeous about 90 degrees.During this short trip we were not able to do any excursions (sad I know) but we did went over to the Atlantis to see the aquariums and casino. If I would have known that you can get into the aquariums for free after 6pm I would have waited. But since weather was bad we just paid for tickets (41$ each.) Casino was very nice you get free drinks if you gamble; too bad it smells like smoke ugh. Before the entrance of the casino there’s a mini strip “mall” where you can shop all you can shop around.Overall our stay at the RIU Palace Paradise Island was amazing. Some of the reviews here expect so much more from a RIU but what they don’t realize is that it’s located in a small island. I will recommend and I would love to come back for a night or 2 longer. Almost forgot the FREE WIFI is a plus, it works everywhere in the hotel we loved it!

  • Renee D : Boca Raton, Florida

Girls' getaway. No cots, sofa beds or queen rooms. Tried to give us one big bed for the 3 of us!!! Ended up with king and one of us was on a loveseat. Reception was rude and uninterested. Food was below a Golden Corral. 2 seatings for dinner. no reservations accepted. Stressful if you wanted to eat later than 6pm. Restaurants were not attractive and menus were limited. Waitstaff was not friendly. I travel often and was only glad I went with good- natured friends. My husband would have divorced me. The three of us could have stayed at the Atlantis and bought our own food. This is only good for someone who wants to drink all the alcohol. Wine selection was poor with one cheap white wine each night. Terrible experience.

  • MaryGrace A : Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Our trip to the Bahamas was awesome! We stayed at RIU PALACE in Paradise Island and booked a room with an ocean view. Our room was of a good size and loved the mini bar. The food was great and there were many restaurants to choose from. Not to forget that this is an all-inclusive resort, so, it’s drink all you can and eat all you can! All the staffs were friendly and had smiles in their faces 24/7. As they say, “no problem, man!”. The hotel exterior looks like a real palace – gold everywhere! We will definitely recommend this resort to our family and friends.“It’s not how expensive that sums up a good trip – it’s the wonderful experience that happens within”. -MGAA

  • Amanda J :
Amazing food selection and wonderful location

We had a wonderful 4 day vacation at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The hotel itself was a little older but still clean and enjoyable. I am writing because I was very disappointed in the plastic litter that was found on the beach. They say the rake the beach twice a day but there's no way they could clean it all up. I do not think this is just a problem at the Rui and I think other hotels and resorts should get on board and try to limit the plastics that are left on the beach. There is no need for a straw or a plastic cup to be brought to the beach, given its environmental impact. I would suggest providing paper cups or refillable cups if you are taking drinks to the beach and no straws!!! Please think about it and let's all try to be better with our plastic waste.

  • jiu64 : Munich, Germany
Loud and expensive

The hotel rooms are quite small and need a refreshment. The pool area is loud, packed with people and the ongoing animation program is annoying. The beach area is quite nice and the restaurants offer good food. The staff was sometimes very nice, but sometimes also unmotivated, in summary not a common standard.

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 WiFi
  • 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.

Kids Deals - 2 kids 12 years & under stay & eat free. Limited availability. Superior room only.

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.