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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
  • mckaytie :
second stay letdown

We just returned from a long weekend getaway at the Riu. We previously traveled to this same hotel in October 2014 and found it enjoyable (girls weekend we drank more then we ate). This trip we traveled in couples. We arrived early from the airport and were unable to check in until 2pm (which is earlier than advertised). Felicity our receptionist was amazing and provided us a room on the 11th floor which was an upgrade from the 4th floor they had originally had us. All of these rooms are called Junior suites with ocean view however its a side view and mostly shows the parking lot below and the pool. Breakfast and lunch were plentiful however I found that it was the same food/fish over and over again. We trialed the A la Carte Steakhouse which is now first come first serve so after waiting in line for 30 minutes and missing the first sitting we had to wait until 830 to eat. The food was not worth the wait. Seafood served was cold and tasted terrible. The main courses were also a let down. Fish was undercooked, lobster was not prepared well, the steak was by far the best but all of these main course dishes were served with French Fries !!! The entire trip we battled loose stools (sorry TMI) and we all came home with red bumps on our hands, arms, shoulders, and legs. Had we been able to enjoy the beach more I would have thought it was sand mites, but we were unable to swim in the ocean due to poor weather conditions and strong currents so we remained poolside for the most part. I cannot confirm what exactly these blister/bumps are but we all left with them. Note on the pool: there is only one, it was very cold and filled with sand!!! This resort is on the smaller side and completely lacks any entertainment. They did not put on any shows. There was one evening where two young men dance battled then demonstrated some dance moves trying to entertain the crowd. There was also one evening where they had him dress as a clown however had we had our children on this trip they would have been bored to tears. Being that this trip was a long weekend away we were seeking beach time in the day and some night life. Neither of these were provided. We had to leave the resort as there is no disco and the main bar closes at 11pm. This drove us to the Atlantis resort next door. We attended the night club called Aura where before 11 there is no cover however they did not tell you that you must have a room key (for atlantis) or credit card in order to drink at the bar. We ordered a beer ($9.80 US and 2 gin and tonics $26.50) and attempted to pay with cash when presented with our bill. The bar tender waiting until we had tasted our drinks before explaining that they do not accept cash and we must provide our credit card or purchase a gift card for no less than $50. Needless to say once we were finished our drinks we left promptly and walked around this massive resort taking pictures. We believe the end goal for this resort is to drive business outside the hotel. Go into town and spend your money at Senor Frogs, or Atlantis next door. It makes sense they do not entertain guests forcing them outside to spend more money. A word to the wise.... taxi's into town will cost you upwards of $20 for 4 people. Buses or the water taxi are much more economical and can be found out front of Atlantis coral tower. A final note.... most staff were pleasant but did not go out of their way to make your day. The bartenders were great we always had a blast with them. Taxi driver Steve will always hook you up and will come back and get you at specified times (for your evening out on the town) very reliable guy. Loves Gin and Baileys as a tip:) This trip wasn't all bad but it wasn't my favorite. I would go back to the bahamas but may choose another resort next time. I hear the Warwick has recently been overhauled/renovated and is under new ownership... maybe next time.

  • Louis P :
Loved it been there 2 times

Great place great food!! Truly Atlantis is steps away...entertainment meh...nothing special...not much for young kids...however like I indicated above Atlantis is steps away. Straw market is the place to go for souvenirs very hectic..Yet safe...

  • maria r : Toronto, Canada
great vacay

I'm not sure about all these reviews. I think people are exagurating the hotel is nice its a small hotel did you not all know that when you booked.. food is great and staff are very frendly . The view from the rooms are awesome i think its not fair what im reading "worst place ever give me a break!!! Also, to let everyone know i've been to many many place i just Love this hotel It's not big and that is what i like.... i would go back anytime

  • CJAlmeby : Stockholm, Sweden
Hardly a five star property

I've travelled the world and visited a few RIU resorts both in Spain, Morocco and Bulgaria. Coming to RIU Palace Paradise Island of course I had high expectations staying at an All Inclusive 24h hotel. Check in was excellent with an upgrade to a family suite on the 8th floor. Room was quite average but clean.A quick review of the All Inclusive offerings.Breakfast and lunch was plentiful and served in the main dining room. However, I did miss the afternoon biscuits or cookies. At least I couldn't find anything to nibble on when I got peckish late afternoon. One doesn't want tortilla chips for afternoon coffee.What was VERY annoying though was the change from two dinner seatings to "first come first serve" dinner seating. I was unable to make table reservations for dinner in any of the รก la carte restaurants. I definitely don't want to queue up for 45 minutes to get a table while I'm on holiday. I prefer making a reservation and having a gre dinner cocktail in one of the bars. This has been possible in all other RIU hotels I've stayed at.

  • Bob C : Farmingdale, New York
Shuddered Expectations

This was our second stay at this all-inclusive hotel. Last year under a different management the rooms were clean and adequate, the food was good, each restaurant was easy to schedule, and the facilities delightful with a friendly and helpful staff. Under a new general management several policies have changed and very little of the old charm and convenience remains. First, when we entered our room we found several of the dresser draws difficult to open and the hallway light not working. Maintenance forced the draws open but, never corrected the problem. Additionally, it took three days before they replaced the bulb in our hallway light. Further, we lost water pressure on one occasion and hot water on two. We were unable to schedule the specialty restaurants because the policy changed to a to first come first seat. Since there was only one sitting per night we were forced to stand in line up to an hour. Other problems involved the heated pool that was not heated and a lack of activities when the weather curtailed swimming. Last year I gave this hotel a four star rating. This time I give it a one and will cross it off our list.

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.