Riu Palace Tropical Bay – Negril


RIU’s very first resort in Jamaica underwent a major US$35 million overhaul in 2018, to update everything from the rooms to the restaurants to new facilities for families.

Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Negril, which first opened in 2001, is in keeping with its commitment to the island. With the refurbishment, the resort now has 452 rooms, with clean lines and pale hues, and blue and turquoise accents. In the bathrooms, all the bathtubs have been replaced with large walk-in style showers.

The changes to the hotel are particularly noticeable in the lobby, which is a space that has gained light with the use of large windows and a radical change in colour palette, along with the entry of natural light and the use of a simpler, more modern style of furnishing.  The lobby also now boasts large works of art and murals.

Another new feature of the hotel is the inclusion of the RiuLand Kids’ Club in the children’s area, with a new children’s pool, bigger than the previous one, and a playground. The hotel also has three large outdoor pools, one of which has a swim-up bar, as well as a fully-equipped and refurbished gym and a renovated spa zone.

The resort’s restaurants have been refurbished too. The main restaurant, Negril, will continue to offer varied buffets. Fusion dishes are available in Krystal, while Rimini will offer a broad buffet of Italian specialties. Japanese cuisine is available from Hakuchi and the poolside restaurant will serve the classic RIU Steakhouse dishes for dinner.

The bars have been completely renovated and a 24-hour service is available in the lobby bar and the lounge bar. The hotel also has added RIU’s new ice-cream and coffee bar, called Capuchino.

Repost from Travel Week

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3 thoughts on “Riu Palace Tropical Bay – Negril

  • January 8, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Stayed at this resort prior to the upgrades and came back again with my wife for our 15th wedding anniversary and I must say that the upgrades they have done to the place are phenomenal. We were particularly impressed with the upgrades to the rooms. The decor is fresh and very clean and the service was impeccable. From the time we checked in and the fun activities around the pool, I would defintiely recommend this hotel. Already made a commitment to come back on our 20th anniversary.

  • May 11, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Fantastically beautiful hotel

  • May 11, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    We visited Jamaica this winter and lived in this hotel for few days. We were super satisfied by the service, atmosphere and super delicious food. Especially we liked Krystal restaurant, Japanese cuisine was also fantastic! Definitely recommend it for couples and for families with kids.


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