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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
  • hondoo : Warwick, Rhode Island
Me and my wife had a great stay here at the Riu Paradise Island.

First I want to say I came here with low expectations after reading many reviews. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Our Room was an ocean FRONT junior sweet 1030. It was a little musty and there were a few minor cosmetics I could pick at but the room was clean and the bed very comfortable. And the view!! I really think all these complainers just have a bad attitude and can not be pleased. Would they rather be a work? The food in the Steak house was fabulous and the Buffet? Let me tell you I have stayed at Sandals 8 times and I am not a Buffet person at all but this buffet is the best. Fresh food great choices for all 3 meals. it is The Best Buffet I have been to! I loved the Breakfast, I couldn't wait for the lunch and I am still Missing the Dinner one week later. As for the pool it was a so so experience but hey the beach is beautiful and I did not want to come out of that Ocean water, except for a cocktail which by the way were always great! The activities varied but were very entertaining at the pool and every night. The Best thing about this hotel is the Staff, each and every staff member of this hotel from the waiters, lobby personel, cleaning lady's, bartenders and front desk workers were all WONDERFUL! They made my stay a Great stay. There are to many names to list and I don't want leave anyone out so, THANK YOU to all of you. I will be back for sure when you reopen. One last thing to you unpleasables, you should pick your own house apart when you get home and just learn to enjoy your vacation. You were in the right place you just had the wrong mindset!

  • Michelle B :
Not recommended

Ceiling leaked in lobby and one restaurant. Hotel is old and smells bad. Had to keep our window open to air out room. Staff are fabulous though. Just the hotel needs to be replaced. Very commercialized area of island, costs a lot for any excursion or any outing. Tours are over rated , over priced. Will not go back to the Bahamas .

  • kira671 : Buffalo, New York
Hotel Riu Palace

The hotel was much different from the last resort I went to (Dreams) so I will try not to compare too much. It was not as luxurious. With that said....The lobby was large and very nice. Rooms on the older side with rugs (not sure why with all the sand and water) and we had a king size bed with ocean view. While there we overheard someone complaining that their king bed was two doubles pushed together. Ours was a true king. Shower and bathroom were fine. We had a refrigerator and liquor in our room. Fridge had water and soda and some beer. (No juice).Dinner was different. A few restaurants were open each night. The first night we were clueless (it was a Tuesday) and went down to the Krystal Gourmet Restaurant. It opened at 6:30 - we went down about 6:15 pm. We were one of the last in line let in for dinner. If you were turned away, you were put on a list to come back for a second seating. With that said - it was truly a gourmet restaurant! Worth waiting for. (ate Duck and Seafood, with appetizers and dessert). Second night went to the other gourmet restaurant and had steak and seafood. Third and fourth nights went to the Steakhouse (not as fancy) and ate lobster - EVERY DINNER WAS DELICIOUS. Though I did not like getting out of the pool by 5 pm to shower and go eat.The first night we hung out in the lobby bar after dinner, but the rest of the nights they had their entertainment in there and it was too loud for us so we took walks, etc.This hotel is right next to Atlantis, so we did go there and explore one evening.I did like having the pool and beach right there. Beach was AMAZING (most clear water I have ever seen).The hotel did loose power one evening, but kept the generator going, so rooms were fine, though dining room was warm.The last night we were there, there was a sign in the elevator stating that the water was going to be shut off from 11 am to 3 pm the next day. We went to the desk to check on this as our plan was to hang out at the pool/beach, then shower and check out by noon. We asked for a manager and she was standing right there, but was told she was too busy to talk to us and to come back tomorrow. The General Manager was standing right there and I asked him directly to talk to him when he was through with another guest. He nodded, then never came over to talk to us. The manager did end up coming over (as I was not leaving until I spoke with her) and they changed the time to midnight to 3 am. The website says they have turndown service (which I know to mean they come in your room, tidy up, and turn down your bed). They did not do this until I requested it the last night. They tidied up , but did not turn down our bed. (I was disappointed as this was one of my favorite things at the Dreams Resort).Overall, our stay was very nice. Someone said they are closing in July 2017 to remodel the entire hotel, rooms, and pool. I think we may go back to check in out in a year or two.

  • Bodiky :
Great for a day pass!

We were on a cruise and booked this location for an all expense day pass for the day. The pool area was nice, we arrived early and were able to sit in under the covered section of the pool deck. The only problem with the pool is there was only one. It's a pretty large resort to have only on pool, so it became pretty busy around mid-day. The drinks were good, the food buffet at lunch left something to be desired, but all in all it wasn't terrible. The beach was very nice as well, the waves were a little rough for the kids, but nothing you wouldn't see at any west coast beach in the US. The hotel had lots of different activities that they catered while we were there, they did a dance contest, beach volleyball, and other events as well, so there seemed to always be something to do. You can also rent jet ski's just off the property to get a great view from off the beach of Paradise Island, it was a lot of fun.Overall we were pretty happy with our short visit at this hotel.

  • Cathy H : Richmond Hill, NY
It's 1 a.m. And they are doing construction drilling!

Go anywhere but here. Was just awoken to construction drilling over my head. Called the front desk and was told there is nothing they can do and I can speak to management in the morning. I mentioned that it IS morning ... but management is sleeping now and i can speak with them at 8:30. Worst experience ever since at 7:30 am yesterday there was construction then too and two days ago too! I've been given a complaint form to fill out...a lot of good that did. STAY HOME...go somewhere else, set your money on fire, but don't waste it here!

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
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  • 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.