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Riu Negril

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Our Opinion

An older hotel, renovated in 2015. Lively with a good mix of people. Great food, great bars and great staff. The beachfront Jerk Chicken hut makes a great lunch. Narrow beach with lots of shade where you can walk safely for a mile along the beach. Great snorkeling opportunities nearby in the crystal clear water.

A wonderfully large resort which spills over sunny, tropical beachfront acres, Riu Negril also has plenty of shady palms for beach lovers preferring measured spells of sun worship. True 'pool people' will get a kick out of the submerged stools edging pool perimeters. A small fish 'habitat' protected by RIU at the far end of the beach earns applause for environmental responsibility.

Location: Beachfront, located in Negril, next door to Riu Tropical Bay, 5 min drive from downtown Negril, 1 hr from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • theronald1 : Toronto, Canada
Local staff contribute greatly to the hotels Jamaican flavor

As first time visitors to Jamaica we had no idea what to expect.After a 2hr drive from Montego Bay arrived at resort.Was greeted by a front desk person named Sasha.Very accommodating and professional.Had booked an ocean view suite but was extremely surprised to be upgraded to an ocean front suite.As a Riu class member this upgrade made our stay so much better.The hotel and grounds are well maintained but due for an upgrade.As mentioned the local staff was what gave you the impression you were in Jamaica.Beach and sunsets were definitely highlights as well as the jerk chicken shack near beach.On the negative side it was confusing to watch people sneaking out early morning to claim their big prize a lounge chair and lay towels down reserving for full day.You would think that at a hotel where rates are in the $500 per day range that this nonsense would be non existent.This issue has been mentioned many times and in my opinion just poor management that cannot even supply enough lounge chairs for high paying guests.Overall it was the employees that contributed the most enjoyment to this trip.

  • Melissa R :
Wonderful Vacation

We stayed at RUI Palace Negril on March 18th to 23rd. It was to short of vacation. Next time we plan to stay longer. The workers are very polite. Always working hard. Always seeing maintenance going on. It's getting painted & the grounds are always getting taking care of. They kept are room cleaned & drinks stocked up daily ( beer, water, pop & coffee). Food was excellent. We always ate at the buffet. Very good selection. They have Jeri chicken for lunch at the beach, excellent. Entertainment nightly. Awesome beach. Beautiful sand & great for swimming. The best drink I think is called Bob Marley. Very cool looking drink. Very refreshing. We been to both the the RUI's in Negril very beautiful. Very relaxing for sure. We'll always stay at RUI again. Not soon enough. Sincerely, Melissa.

  • MSP_Traveler09 : Wisconsin
Overpriced, but fun trip nonetheless

Hotel is nice, but definitely should be considered "average" in quality. The staff is extremely friendly, courteous, and everyone always has a smile on their face. Food at the resort is average, at best. I strongly caution anyone who hopes for a good steak to stay far away from their steakhouse. It was the worst food of the whole trip; the steaks were paper thin and everything was cooked well done, despite requesting medium rare . The food at their buffet is average, nothing to write home about. Breakfast seems to be their strong suit, from good fresh fruits to lots of food options, such as a full English, as well as bagels and cream cheese. Evening entertainment is fun, but definitely not anything upscale. I will say that much of the resort's entertainment is unsuitable for children, and it was very disconcerting to see the number of young children attend the evening programs, which were definitely geared toward adults. The daily pool party was boring after the first couple of days. Speaking of the could use a little better cleaning, especially with the number of drinks spilled into it daily. It never looked very clean. The beach was peaceful, except for the ganja guy who came by multiple times each day, as well as the cigaretts guy, who called out all day long. Neither gave us any trouble once we said no thank you to them. The water is very calm, and while it does have a lot of sea grass (as does the beach), it's not that big of a deal. The "no see ums" however, are awful, so I highly recommend staying off the sand early mornings and early evenings. We all returned home with tons of little gnat-like bites on our legs from taking sunset photos and sunrise walks on the beach (they were worth it though). That was our own fault though, as none of used any insect repellent, which was recommended. To summarize, if I ever go back, I will try to stay at another resort whose quality and amenities are closer in value to the price of the stay, as this trip was definitely overpriced for what we received.

  • margB2929 : Brampton, Canada
the very best place to have a wedding!! everything was absolutely perfect.the wedding coordinator was the absolute best!

Although a little dated, the room was so clean, and staff so friendly! The food was so very good and presentation always beautiful...the morning omelet maker knew you and your likes after one visit...incredible...the staff just the best i have experienced in all my travels.

  • Blink2Click : Vaughan, Canada
Loved My Vacation!!!

Leaving tomorrow :( and I just want to say I loved my vacation. The staff was super friendly and considerate. A big shout out to Easy, Happy Feet, Juicy J, King, Sweetie, Tyson, and all the fantastic, super talented entertainment staff. Shows were always incredible. Jamaican's are ALL super friendly. Shout out to all the chefs, wait staff, bartenders, etc. Food was honestly really good. Hotel itself a little outdated but clean so can't complain. Beach was fantastic and calm.

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 (with made-to-order food stations)
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte dining
  • 24 hr snacks
  • Unlimited domestic & select international drinks
  • Replenished in-room mini-bar & liquor dispensers
  • Lounge chairs & towel service by pool/beach
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Use of fitness centre
  • Aerobics
  • Shuffleboard
  • Ping-pong
  • Daytime activities for adults (7 times/week)
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Entrance to Disco, drinks included (open 6 nights/week)
  • 420 guestrooms
  • Buffet and a la carte restaurants including made-to-order food stations
  • Pool snack bar
  • Bars including Sports bar, Lounge bar w/terrace
  • 2 pools, one w/integrated whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Children's pool with waterslide
  • Terrace-solarium
  • Tennis courts
  • Multi-sports court
  • Fitness centre w/sauna
  • Gift shop
  • WiFi in lobby
  • Spa services: massage & beauty treatments
  • Beauty salon
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Laundry facilities (fee)

Gardenview Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • Phone 
  • Mini-bar
  • Liquor dispensers
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or patio w/gardenview
  • Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 kids

Superior Rooms include:

  • Same as above with partial oceanview

Oceanfront Rooms include:

  • Same as above with oceanfront view

Oceanfront Junior Suites include:

  • Larger with sitting area and oceanfront view

Kids Deals - Two kids 12 & under stay & eat free. Pay air & transfers only. Limited availability. Only applies to Hotel Room.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy the entertainment program, Mini Club, and playground. Babysitting services upon availability (fee).

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 offers 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.

Wedding Bonus - Book Early & Save 10% on all wedding packages with bookings made 90 days prior to arrival.

Golf Bonus - Negril Hills Golf Club: $46US per green fee for 18 holes. Caddy is mandatory $14USD. Golf cart is optional, at a cost of $34.50US. Transfers to/from hotel are not included. For reservations contact course directly at email: or phone: 1-876-957-4638.

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Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay
Norman Manley Blvd Bloody Bay Beach, Negril Jamaica

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.