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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
  • rvgirl_10 : Omaha, Nebraska
Outstanding Beach, hotel needs work

Stay was Oct 17-23rd. We arrived the day the hotel opened after Hurricane Matthew. There was a small group at the hotel and it was wonderful! We were greeted warmly at the desk and given a welcome fruit punch. I had read reviews about it being dirty. I disagree. We were all given rooms on the 6th floor. Beds were made with good quality sheets and everything in the room was very very clean. It was apparent later in the week visiting friends on other floors that the 6th had just been touched up/painted. The biggest issue is the moisture in the rooms. There are no exhaust fans in the bathrooms and bathing suits will not dry unless left on the balcony overnight. The room and the lobby were gleaming. The staff were super friendly until 200 additional people arrived and it was evident resources were thin. The bartenders were run ragged and had to run between bars to get juice and were running out of things e.g. mix for banana daiquiris. Donny, Willy and Marco were amazing! This hotel needs to eliminate their "entertainment" which is really the guests making the entertainment. None of us were interested in playing musical chairs. We did have a fun karaoke night but they insisted the machine had to go away at 11!! It could have been easily moved to the bar which is not beneath rooms. Food was adequate. Great selection but everything cooked was overdone. The entire situation reminded me of visiting Mexico 10 years ago. The beach was outstanding. Lots of chairs and umbrellas. Beautiful sand and lots of space.

  • Kareem G :

HUGE disappointment! I've stayed at RIU Palaces before and this is no where near up to Palace levels. The rooms are beyond dated, the interior room walls are damaged and beaten up (nothing to do with the hurricane). The odors are musty and vile. The bathtub has been repaired with patch work and ceiling are decaying in the bathroom. The hotel is dated by decades which we knew based on the pics but it's 10x worse in person. If your standards are low and you have minimal expectations, you will be fine. Otherwise spend more are stay elsewhere. Had I not arrived as part of a wedding party I would check in at Atlantis.

  • Karen L :
If you expect the best, look elsewhere

Some of the people were very great; others were very rude and not willing to help you. The specialty restaurants are only open every now and then. They are not open every night. Buffet food is buffet food. The rooms are nice but dated. Beach is great, pool was warm. If you just want a place to sleep and have normal food it is okay for that. If you are hoping for a romantic place to have great cuisine and top quality staff, look elsewhere. I will not be returning.

  • Ana Sofia S :
RIU the best!

Excellent hotel. Not crowded, staff really nice and helpful. The most amazing beach I have ever been! Food is the average for a all-inclusive hotel. Great to have some rest away from crowds! I will be back for sure!

  • Ben D : Lemoore, California
Even enjoyable during a hurricane

Had a great few days here. The place is outdated, needs a good sprucing up. But the beach is right there, who cares about the room?!?! The food is okay, but I only was able to try a little bit of the restaurants had to offer. Thanks to a lil storm called Hurricane Matthew. But this review is mainly to highlight the staff. From the front desk to the maid to the bartenders... all were amazing. I'd go back for the service I received. Now the management on the other hand seemed quite rude and pretentious. I heard bad stories from other guests in dealing with them before during and after the hurricane. But screw them. The beach is right there. The drinks are great! Or Head on into town. Avoid the touristy area. Take a cab to the fish fry!! Go to tiki bikini!

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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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