Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica

Mahoe Bay. Rose Hall | Montego Bay  [SEE MAP]Montego Bay  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Top-notch cuisine and spacious accommodations
Travelers with little ones cannot stay at this adults-only property
Located just 3 miles northwest of Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort that appeals to those looking to catch up on some R&R. Before hitting the beach, guests can work out in the fitness center, schedule a treatment at Renova Spa (for an additional fee) or relax in the sauna or whirlpool. When it's time to head outside, guests can lounge by one of three infinity pools (two of which feature swim-up bars) or kick back in a chair along the beach. Aqua, this RIU outpost's oceanfront snack bar, is open 24 hours. The beach also offers a variety of complimentary water sports equipment, such as kayaks, snorkel gear and catamarans. Come dinnertime, the resort's main restaurant serves an array of internationally focused dishes buffet-style, while the property's four specialty a la carte restaurants specialize in everything from Japanese to Italian cuisine. Recent guests raved about the quality and variety of cuisine options, although some were disappointed with the small portions at the on-site steakhouse. As for the accommodations, past visitors praised the spacious, well-appointed suites. Each comes equipped with free Wi-Fi access, a minibar, a liquor dispenser, a satellite TV and a balcony or terrace. If you want to grab a drink after dinner, the resort boasts a multitude of bars and lounges, as well as Pacha, the on-site nightclub.
Montego Bay
Hotel Class
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 238 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean



  • 4.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019



It is an all-inclusive property, covering all meals, drinks (even premium brands, if you ask) and water sports (including a free introductory scuba lesson in the pool). ... You are on the airport flight path (the end of the runway's about a mile away), but watching those planes come in low over the hotel is an attraction in and of itself.



This adult-only resort with well-appointed rooms is trendy and sophisticated. Offering the same all-inclusive service as its neighboring family-friendly sister resort, this beachfront property comes with a gym, wellness center, and spa in addition to freshwater pools and Jacuzzis.


The 238-room Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica is located along Montego Bay's Ironshore, right next to sister property Riu Montego Bay. This upscale, adult-only all-inclusive has a fun atmosphere, an outgoing entertainment and restaurant staff, lots of planned activities, a small beach, several restaurants and bars, and ... pools.

Other Awards

  • TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3479 have reviewed the Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3479 reviews 4.5 (based on 3479 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica's suites are contemporary with open bathrooms and white furnishings, walls and bed coverings. For a pop of color, pillows, throws, artwork and draperies feature a purple palette, while black tile and pink accents are found throughout the bathrooms. In every accommodation, guests will find a stocked minibar and liquor dispenser, a coffee maker and a wall-mounted satellite TV. All suites also offer private balconies or terraces, double vanities, makeup mirrors and separate bathtubs and showers.
  • All-inclusive rates cover room service, minibar items and in-suite Wi-Fi access
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Overlooking Mahee Bay in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the adults-only, all-inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica features a small, man-made beach and sits across the street from a casino, a grocery store and the Blue Diamond Shopping Mall. Guests also have access to the facilities and activites at the resort's adjacent sister properties, Hotel Riu Reggae and Hotel Riu Montego Bay. Plus, Montego Bay's trendy Hip Strip – which is home to a variety of shops, restaurants and bars – sits just 4 miles southwest.
  • Sangster International Airport is located 3 miles southwest
  • Gift shop
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica's all-inclusive rates cover all meals and beverages at the property's five restaurants and multitude of bars. Available eateries include four specialty options and the main buffet restaurant. The buffet is open for all meals and hosts themed meals three times a week. For a la carte meals at dinner, guests can choose from a Japanese restaurant, an Italian eatery, a steakhouse and an Asian-fusion establishment with various surf and turf options. Diners can also sip on a cocktail at the beach and pool bars or eat at any of Hotel Riu Montego Bay and Hotel Reggae's dining establishments.
  • Dress code enforced at a la carte restaurants
  • Private beach dinners can be arranged (fee applies)
  • Free 24-hour room service

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica offers three infinity pools, two of which feature swim-up bars. The pools sit beside the beach and have built-in lounge chairs. Cabanas, chaise lounges, umbrellas and palm trees surround the pools as well. The largest pool also hosts introductory scuba diving lessons, which are free for all guests. Vacationers can also visit the beach to lounge or borrow complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment, such as windsurfing boards, snorkel gear, kayaks and catamarans. Additional water sports equipment is available for an additional fee.
  • Lounge chairs, hammocks, outdoor showers and cabanas at beach
  • PADI scuba diving center (excursions cost extra)
  • Daily entertainment program includes poolside games
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica shares a full-service spa with Hotel Riu Montego Bay and Hotel Riu Reggae. Treatment offerings include massages, facials and body wraps and scrubs. In addition to housing treatment rooms, the facility boasts a sauna and a whirlpool.
  • Beauty and hair salons

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica is an adults-only resort.
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    At Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica, guests have access to a small fitness center with cardio machines and free weights. If additional fitness equipment is desired, travelers can venture next door to Hotel Riu Montego Bay, which features more cardio and weight-training machines. Outside, visitors can enjoy beach volleyball, tennis and nonmotorized water sports equipment like kayaks.
    • Free daily group fitness classes
    • Room rates cover use of tennis courts and water sports equipment; deposit required for borrowing tennis balls and rackets
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    Hotel Riu Palace Jamaica features one space for business functions: the Port Antonio room. Capable of seating up to 160 people for receptions or in a theater-style arrangement, the Port Antonio has large windows that showcase views of the surrounding area. Computers and printers are also available for guest use in the lobby.
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
    • Catering can be arranged for a fee

    Number of meeting rooms1

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    The resort can host beach weddings with a maximum of 40 guests. Multiple wedding packages are available, including the Classic Package – for just the bride and groom – and the more extravagant Caprice Package – which covers a couples massage, a complimentary room upgrade for the couple, a wedding cake and officiant services. The resort's free basic package provides couples with a bouquet and boutonniere, a wedding cake, recorded ceremony music and sparkling wine to toast with at the reception.
    • Honeymoon packages
    • Wedding planning services come standard with all packages
    • Free wedding package requires minimum room booking of five rooms for three or more nights
    • Vow renewal ceremonies can be accommodated

    Maximum wedding guest capacity40

    • Hotel hosts weddings
    • Outdoor space for weddings
    • Wedding planners available

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