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Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay

Norman Manley Blvd. | Negril, 10  [SEE MAP]Negril, 10  [SEE ADDRESS]

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All-inclusive room rates cover meals, drinks, water sports activities and more
Property is not within walking distance of downtown Negril, the closest major city
Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay provides an all-inclusive resort experience on the ivory shores of western Jamaica's Bloody Bay. Recent guests said this RIU outpost is a great place to bring kids because of its children's club, four pools (including one just for kids) and playground near the beach. Guests with and without kids applaud the resort's 452 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, which feature central air conditioning, lounge areas with sofas, minibars, beverage dispensers and free Wi-Fi access. When you get hungry, you can feast on Riu's cuisine from around the world, from Japanese to Italian, plus an all-day buffet. (And with your all-inclusive package, you will get unlimited beverages at any hour.) But don't worry about eating too much – you can always hit the gym or go kayaking to burn off those calories.
Negril, 10
Hotel Class
Property Type
All-inclusive resort, 452 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Ocean



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Renovated in December 2008, this is one of the Caribbean's best Rius. At 416 rooms, it's still a crowded mega-resort, but modern rooms with marble bathrooms, a calm beach, and a top-notch activities staff make this a great choice for couples and families (especially with pull-out sofas in every room).



This all-inclusive hotel features a grand Colonial-style lobby and a good range of dining options. Well-appointed rooms have bathrooms featuring vanities with two sinks.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 6453 have reviewed the Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 6453 reviews 4.0 (based on 6453 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Accommodations here are divided into Double Standard rooms, Junior Suites and Suites. Decor throughout all guest rooms includes wooden furnishings, neutral walls, tile floors and teal linens and accents. All rooms offer amenities like liquor dispensors, satellite TVs, balconies or terraces, minibars and coffee makers.
  • All-inclusive rates cover in-room Wi-Fi access
  • Turndown service

Standard room size301 square feet

  • 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

Situated on the western tip of Jamaica along Bloody Bay, Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay is a Victorian-inspired, all-inclusive resort that appeals to both couples and families. Beach access is available on-site. All kinds of amenities are available on the property grounds, but for additional options, guests can travel less than 6 miles southwest to downtown Negril. Various area attractions, including Rhodes Hall Plantation, are also located within 6 miles of the resort.
  • Approximately 45 miles west of Sangster International Airport
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • 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


The resort's all-inclusive rates cover all meals and beverages at the various restaurants and bars. Guests can choose from five dining venues, including an international buffet. At the property's additional eateries, diners can enjoy a la carte Japanese, Asian fusion, Italian and steakhouse specialties.
  • Formal dress codes apply during all a la carte dinner services
  • Swim-up pool bar
  • Reservations required at a la carte restaurants
  • All-inclusive plan covers 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


The resort features three pools, plus an outdoor whirlpool and a small kids wading pool. One of the main pools houses a swim-up bar, while another offers a waterfall feature. All pools offer built-in lounge chairs, as well as seating and umbrellas on the pool decks. A beach is also available for complimentary nonmotorized water sports like kayaking, snorkeling and windsurfing.
  • Poolside games available daily
  • Kids playground at beach
  • Additional whirlpool in spa
  • 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


The on-site Renova Spa offers multiple treatment rooms for massages, facials and body wraps, as well as a sauna and a whirlpool. There's also an on-site beauty salon, which provides services like hair cuts, manicures and pedicures, makeup applications and waxing. Keep in mind, all spa services cost extra.
  • Couples massages
  • Bridal spa services

Services offered:

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


In addition to offering a small kids pool and a beachside playground, the property schedules multiple family-friendly activities daily, including arts and crafts projects and games. A complimentary kids club is also available for children ages 4 to 12.
  • Complimentary nonmotorized water sports equipment like snorkeling gear and kayaks at beach
  • Beach volleyball court
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


Within the spa's fitness center, guests have free access to free weights and cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. The resort's all-inclusive rates also cover outdoor activites like beach volleyball and kayaking. Free water aerobics and yoga classes are available daily as well.
  • Gym patrons must be 18 and older
  • Towels provided in fitness center
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The property offers five indoor and outdoor spaces for business functions: two lounge areas, the beach and two restaurants. The largest space, the beach, can accommodate up to 100 attendees for seated dinners or up to 200 people for receptions. Two of the resort's restaurants are ideal for smaller banquets with up to 60 guests, while more intimate cocktail receptions can take place in the Reggae and La Plata lounges.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout resort
  • Internet cafe with computers available (fee applies)

Number of meeting rooms5

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


Wedding ceremonies here can take place at one of two outdoor venues: the beach or a gazebo overlooking the ocean. Both areas can accommodate up to 80 guests for ceremonies, though the gazebo is ideal for more private affairs. Three wedding packages are available, all of which include wedding planning services, ceremony decor, bouquets and boutonnieres, wedding cakes and spa discounts for all attendees and the bridal couple. The most expensive option, the Caprice Package, gives the couple additional inclusions like a bottle of sparkling wine, a couples massage, late checkout (subject to availability) and a post-wedding breakfast in bed.
  • Three honeymoon packages
  • Optional wedding extras include rose petals and a live band
  • Property hosts vow renewal ceremonies

Maximum wedding guest capacity80

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

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