- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Location: Beachfront, 2.7 km from airport; next to Riu Montego Bay
- Unlimited dining at specialty restaurants
- Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
- Close to Montego Bay attractions
The staff was amazing, the food was great, the rooms were impeccably clean. The entertainment staff was excellent, great shows and fun activities to watch or participate in. We went to the steakhouse and it was delicious, the rest of the time we went to the buffet, which had a huge variety of foods and was also delicious. The wait staff was great as well, very friendly, joking and laughing with us. We had an issue with our shower not draining and it was fixed within the hour. The pools are refreshing and clean, and there are more than enough beach chairs around the pool and beach. The jerk chicken that they cook and sell on the beach was by far the best part! This hotel is adults only which turned out to be amazing. We had access to the Riu Montego Bay, which was two resorts up from us, and that had a nightclub that we went to a few nights, tons of fun. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone looking for a fun, relaxing time!
My husband and I stayed at the Riu Reggae Resort, Montego Bay for our anniversary on (11/16/17-11/19/17) and the hotel is by far the best All Inclusive Resort that we have stayed at. The rooms were clean, the food was beyond extraordinary and all of the workers were extremely nice and attentive to the guests!We will definitely go back to this resort!
I can't say enough about the hospitality of the staff!!! They went above and beyond and were excellent! Place was amazing! Food was great, our room was great!! Excellent experience!!! I will highly recommend this resort to anyone that asks and we will most likely be back!!!
Just returned from a 4 night stay at the Adults Only RIU Reggae on 11/13/17 - 11/17/17. All in all in it was great time. We chose this place based on Trip Advisor reviews so I’ll do my best I’ll to touch on many different areas below:Transportation: We took others’ advice and took a taxi to the resort rather than waiting for a bus load of people. We landed at 2:05 and were at our hotel bar at 3:05. It’s literally a 5 min drive. It is pricey....$20 one-way but well worth it to us. Just go to the taxi desk right when you exit immigration and they’ll hook you up with a driver. Rooms: We had a garden view room which overlooked a beautifully landscaped area that led to the pools/beach (we could also see the ocean). While the rooms are a bit on the small end it was really all we needed since we spent most of the time outside. The decor is very modern with sleek lines and blue/white/silver colors. The fridge is stocked with water (drinking, soda water, and tonic), Coke, Diet Coke, and Sprite. They also have the traditional liquor dispenser with alcohol. There is also a safe in the room. There are balconies with 2 chairs and a drying rack for your suits. The A/C worked great and the cleaning staff only cleans your room every 2 days which was fine. The beds are very firm though. Not uncomfortable, but firm. Grounds/Lobby: We were greeted immediately with drinks upon check in. The place was impeccably clean. There was NEVER any trash laying around and there was always someone cleaning. It has a very contemporary feel and it was apparent the place was only 1 year old. There were a few designated smoking areas and the guests were very respectful about using those. Bars: There is a lobby bar with 24/7 snacks which consisted of tortilla chips and hot cheese, burgers and hot dogs (which were stored in a fridge and had to be nuked), and cold cuts and fruit (also stored in a fridge). There are 2 swim up bars and 2 other bars near the pool area all with a different decor. They have “top shelf” liquor (Absolut, Sky, etc.) just ask for it. The only beers served are Red Stripe and Red Stripe light which tasted great! Pool/Beach: There are essentially 2 different pools. Each with a swim up bar. They are salt water pools so be prepared. They have tables and seats near the swim up bars and fun games set up at the tables in the pools (Jenga, Connect Four). The pools were very clean and very refreshing on hot days. There is a small beach area where you can also lay if you’re more of a beach person. It’s not the best beach so if that’s what you’re looking for go elsewhere. But if you want to lay on a lounger, listen to the ocean waves, and soak up some sun you’re in luck. You can walk along the beach and check out the other RIU resorts. The RIU Palace is directly next door (which we did not have access to) and the RIU Montego Bay was past that (which was much bigger than RIU Reggae but also allows children). One thing to note: With as busy as it was we never had a problem finding a chair by the pool or the beach. Huge plus. Some people were complaining about the noise. Really? It’s an all-inclusive RIU in Jamaica. Don’t expect to come here and sleep all week. There will be poolside music and even live Reggae bands at times (which was really good). If that stuff bothers you then you better look elsewhere. It’s not a “party hotel” by ANY means but it’s not an old folks home either. To the people complaining about the airplane noise, there’s like 6 flights all day that fly over. Not a big deal at all. It got to the point where we didn’t even notice it anymore. Again, if you want SUPER quiet keep looking. Entertainment: They have an entertainment staff of about 12 who are absolutely fantastic. Barbie and Empress are absolute sweethearts. The whole staff greet the guests every morning at about 10am and then start a number of activities near the pool. They have bean bag toss, beach volleyball, horse shoes, bocce ball, ring toss, darts, life size Connect Four, group exercise on the beach, trivia, you name it. They are great at getting people involved. They are the same crew that start the shows at night. Some of the shows are better than others. The Michael Jackson show was good but there was another dance show with professional dancers that was outstanding!!! If you are looking to stay out and party til 2am this isn’t the place. After about midnight everything sort of shuts down other than the lobby bar but there is a disco at the RIU Montego Bay two doors down. Restaurants: We are very low-key when it comes to restaurants so we ate in the buffet many meals. It sounds boring but they switched it up enough to keep us coming back. It’s a nice buffet; some foods tasted better than others. They have just about anything you want (seafood, steak, chicken, pasta/pizza, local cuisine, salad bar, dessert area, etc.). There is a guy on the beach who grills up Jerk chicken every day around lunch. This was by far the tastiest food we had all week. There are other restaurants which were first come first serve (Steakhouse, Italian, Japanese, Gourmet) and were never super busy. We read the menus and proceeded to the buffet. Some of the specialty restaurants are actually buffet style and others are table service.Spa: There is a spa onsite that offers services. A couples massage on the beach was $200. Shopping: There is a gift shop onsite that has some merchandise that isn’t terribly expensive and has a pretty good selection. We took a taxi into town (the Hip Strip) and did some shopping (more for the experience). Much more of a selection and we were able to negotiate some great prices. You won’t pay the list price on anything. Yes, there are people that will offer you weed, and yes some of the store owners were pushy but just be polite and say “no thank you” and they’ll stop. We would definitely come back here. It’s small enough that you’re not spending 15 minutes walking to your room from the pool but big enough where you never felt crowded.
My husband and I stayed at this resort in June for 2 weeks. This resort opened several months before hand, so we were expecting it to look and have a brand new feel to it. However, in comparison to the other Riu properties, it appeared that this resort was built and constructed on a budget or done so in a haste. Nevertheless, it was a great overall vacation and nice resort. This resort is conveniently located close to the airport. It is a small resort, with a nice beach. The food was good. The Buffet was much better than the Al a Cartes. Happily, the buffet offered a lot of traditional Jamaican cuisine. There are only a few Al a Cartes, which are not all open every night. You do not need to make reservations either. The Rooms are decent and kept clean. If you have reserved a Garden View room, I would try your best to upgrade, or ask for your room to face the front of the hotel. Most of the Garden View Rooms, don't actually face a garden at all, but a fence area. The Entertainment lacked. It was your usual dance routines and stage performances in the evening. Aside from that, there wasn't much entertainment. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't much music played during the day on the beach or along the pool side. After all, we are in Jamaica and want to hear that sweet reggae music and feel the vibes! It was very quiet during the day. There are also no clubs on the resort property itself, however they allow you to go to the "disco" at the Riu MoBay property next store. If you plan on parking your rental or vehicle, there is very limited space. We had to park each day at an off site parking area. Very inconvenient! The few times we were able to get a spot, we had to pay the security at the gate to allow us to keep the spot or park there again the following day. Bit of a hassle. I would avoid this resort if you are considering having your destination wedding here. I witnessed 4 beach weddings during my 2 week stay, and they were put together very poorly. The beach is very small, therefore there was no privacy whatsoever for the wedding parties. Ropes and beach chairs were used to create a little walk way for the bride and groom. It looked extremely tacky to have beach chairs blocking off your guests from the rest of the vacationers. The wedding coordinator could have done a better job in organizing the weddings. The wedding decor and set up for the ceremony is also very simple and plain, if that is the look you are going for.
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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
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily plus snacks
- All drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, premium brands, house wine with meals)
- Daily activities
- Windsurfing, snorkelling equipment, kayaking
- 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
- Evening entertainment
- 24-hour room service
- 454 Rooms
- 4 Restaurants, including Buffet, Asian, Italian, Steakhouse
- 4 Bars, including swim-up bar
- 2 Pools
- Children's pool
- Fitness facilities
- Spa (fee)
- Games room with slot machines and video games
- Conference room
- Gift shop
- Free Wi-Fi in public areas
- Tennis courts (at Riu Montego Bay)
- Table tennis
- Scuba diving school (PADI certified)
- Disco (nearby) located at Riu Montego Bay
- 18 Hole Golf Course nearby (fee)
Standard Room includes:
- 1 King or 2 Double beds
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom with shower
- Flat screen satellite TV
- Electronic in-room safe
- Mini-bar (re-stocked regularly)
- Liquor dispenser
- Iron & Ironing board
- Balcony or terrace
- Hair dryer
- Maximum Occupancy 3
- 1 King bed
- Bathroom equipped with hydromassage bathtub and shower
- Balcony or terrace with oceanfront view
- Living area with sofa
Resort Location Map
Riu ReggaeMontego Bay,Jamaica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Rose Hall, Montego Bay Jamaica
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