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.


PLEASE NOTE: Riu Palace Paradise Island will be closed from 24/07/2017 to 28/10/2017 for renovations and will re-open as an ADULTS ONLY resort.

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
  • Ghostswet :
Terrible food good beach

The food and lodging is severely sub par !! The security guards are completely unhelpful and love to sneak drinks to their friends not at resort Everything has curry sauce on it!!! Terrible A few things in our room were broken and the people at the front desk were amazingly unhelpful. They placed our friends in the wrong room and then called and yelled at them telling them they had to change rooms

  • Wvafides : Neptune, New Jersey
Great staff and food!

Me and my wife went to another Riu resort in Mexico so we wanted another stab at Riu. We were very happy with the room with a wonderful view on the beach. We were only one room away from the end so they gave us a nice view. The beds were good. Room was fine. It does need some touch up, but it's only room. Food was great. Japanese restaurant and Krystal were amazing. Steakhouse was also good but the steak was fine. Long lines to get in the steak room got get there early. Buffet was amazing. Greek night was very good. The staff will be the best part of the trip. Chevy, Kellen were great to me and my wife. Entertained us getting drinks and making sure we enjoyed ourselves. Just what we needed. Even the maids were great and saying hi everywhere we walked. A serious situation occurred with someone having a seizure in a restaurant and the lifeguards knew what to do and I felt know more then what lifeguards know in the US so big props to them. On the beach they even put an umbrella in the ground for you. Very hard working staff. My concerns were the Riu entertaining group. I don't really blame the performers on the entertainment, but they need to work on improving the activities. The main girl in charge does come off very loud and likes to do a lot of Spanish related themes and dancing. People can be annoyed by that. It turned us off. I am a volleyball guy and the court was not well taking care off. No ropes for boundaries so it was hard to play. The 24 hour sport bar was the biggest disappointment. At other Riu's they have burgers and hot dog to heat up. They never have any and only have nachos, ham sandwich, and salads. Also, you have to pay 3 dollars for one game of pool which is crazy. That wasn't acceptable to me. Avoid the sports bar unless Chevy is making the drinks. They will be remodeling so many of this could change. Me and my wife will visit this place again if we go to Paradise Island. It's next door to Atlantis and you don't need to pay the expensive prices.

  • Rocio B : Austin, Texas
Really enjoyed it here!

I have to say I was extremely worried in the days leading up to my vacation because of the poor reviews. I actually lost sleep over this. I was so pleasantly surprised by my experience here that I felt I needed to write a review to ease the minds of others considering this resort for their trip to Paradise Island. The staff were all SO friendly. From the front desk at check in to the late night bartenders in the sports bar, they were quick with their service and always had a smile on their faces, despite the incredible amount of people they were serving. I have to name Keno and K'rlton, both waiters in the dining hall in the evenings. They were so sweet and made sure I was comfortable since I was dining alone. They work so hard and were turning those tables like rockstars. My room was excellent. The flooring looked new, my view was beautiful, and employees stopped by twice a day - once to see if you needed your room tidied up and another to restock the in-room liquor dispenser and mini fridge. If that's too much, they provide red hangers on the door so they don't disturb you. The beach was gorgeous! I've never seen water so clear in my life. There are vendors on the beach, but that didn't bother me so much. People looked to be enjoying the jet ski rentals and banana boat rides, so the convenience of having those vendors on the beach seemed great for those who paid and participated. I didn't try any of the a la carte dining options since the buffets had a ton of options and I found a few favorites that had me go back up for seconds. If you're just looking to hang back and enjoy a few drinks in the lobby, the young ladies and gentleman working there provide dancing instruction and games. Don't sit up front unless you want to be pulled in! The one thing that did bother me was the noise in the mornings. They would start construction around 8:30am, which shouldn't be an issue once the renovation is complete in a few months. I can't say this would prevent me from going back. They have a lot of work to do and, with new resorts popping up all over the island, I don't blame them for wanting to get a head start. Overall, I had a great time here. Traveling solo can be scary, but with so many smiling faces and kind employees, I felt right at home. It's unfortunate there are so many negative reviews for this place. I would definitely return to see the renovations.

  • Bahama2017 : Prairieville, Louisiana
Extemely disappointed with Riu Palace Bahamas

Although the Bahamas offered everything we were looking for: beautiful beaches, friendly people, etc., our accommodations were completely unacceptable! We were promised that construction would not start until 2 weeks after our vacation, however each day we were serenaded with drills, saws, and hammers. This prohibited us from relaxing during the day and enjoying the sounds of the beach. The water was cut off for an entire day- leaving us with no use of toilets, showers or sinks!!! The lobby continuously had water leaks and smelled of mold or mildew. Our "king size" bed actually consisted of two double beds pushed together, leaving a crack for us to sleep in each night. In addition, while we were supposed to have access to a buffet plus 4 themed restaurants, only one themed restaurant was open each night. It was a first come, first serve basis and seating was very limited. Overall, the island was very beautiful, but I would not recommend staying at the Riu Palace. The all-inclusive feature was not very practical, as we were forced to go outside the hotel to find better quality food, entertainment at night, and even tastier adult beverages . I have stayed at other all-inclusive resorts that definitely gave me more bang for my buck. I would return to the Bahamas again, but we will NEVER stay at another Riu Palace!

  • Samenda V :
Just okay !

I found this RIU to just be okay !I arrived at about 6pm on a Friday. The lobby was nice, nice decor. They did have some construction going on but it didn't bother me. The front desk staff was very helpful and kind. I don't know where the reviews about them being rude are coming from. The view that we booked wasn't the view that was assigned to us, that was immediately taken care of. The room:The rooms are nicely set up. The beds are pretty hard, not your average riu beds. The bathroom is nicely kept. There is a mini bar which is stocked everyday, Appleton, Bacardi, water, Heineken and seltzer. The balcony is really tight, that was my only issue with the room. The AC worked well. The bed sheets are just extremely thin and short. The pool:Eh, I found the pool tiles to be old and cracked. There is a jacuzzi which isn't blocked out so the temperature of the water in the jacuzzi, is the same as the pool water... so weird and makes no sense. The swim up bar is just there. They make the drinks on the other side of the bar so it's best to order your drinks outside of the pool. Maybe when they close for renovations, they'll consider that. I mean you sit at the swim up bar to order drinks that they make on the other side of the bar. Which then makes sense to order your drinks outside of the pool. They host aqua aerobics and other fun games, daily at the pool. I read a review about being distracted by grinding music but you're in the CARIBBEAN, it's known for soca, reggae, bacchanal, what else did you expect!! Yes they play that kind of music, it's a part of their culture. The beach. There are lots of locals on the beach so be ware!! They walk around trying to sell you any and everything on the beach !! There is about one person everyday who sets up the beach chairs, which is rough because it's a lot of work for one person. He gets the beach chairs, places them where you want, goes back and gets an umbrella, I mean how can they let one person do this job with the amount of guest staying at this resort. Get to the beach early if you don't want to wait for a chair and umbrella. They offer jet ski, parasailing, snorkeling, banana boat all at an additional cost on the beach. DO THE BOOZE CRUISE!!!The restaurants. There are four restaurants, I believe. The breakfast buffet serves the same food every morning, which gets boring. For dinner, there aren't any reservations, so everyone begins lining up for restaurants at about 545pm. The steakhouse was really good, they offer 3 course meal which lots of options. The Krystal is also really good. The food and service here was phenomenal. The buffet dinner food is the same ol same ol. If you've been to a RIU then you know what I mean. The drinks were all really good. The bartenders at the lobby Bar, swim up bar and sports bar all work so hard! Donny, Fritznel, Demetri, Jameel and Wesley kept the drinks coming. Before you could even ask for drinks, they already had the drinks made for you. Thanks guys !!!The room service menu is very limited, however, when you are hungry on a late night, it will get the job done. It is available 24/7. Overall, I believe the renovations will make this resort 10x better and I would consider visiting again after the renovations.

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).

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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 Wi-Fi
  • 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.

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.

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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.

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