Riu Montego Bay
A beachfront setting, a big swimming pool and plenty of food choices – the Riu Montego Bay proves its worth as a Jamaican retreat.
The Riu Montego Bay is fronted by a white ribbon of sand and shrouded in tropical palm gardens. Although it feels far from the crowd, it’s only a 10-minute drive from the town centre.
Everything at this hotel is given a luxurious twist – one of the two pools bristles with sunken loungers, the restaurants dress up to the nines, and the sea-view suites are accessorised with carved furniture.
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Based On 7385 reviews
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- 681 Rooms
- Buildings: 1 main building and 6 annexe buildings
- Floors: 3 or 4
- Lifts: Main building - 2, Annexe buildings - 6
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Option to have Continental breakfast. 24-hour selected local-brand alcohol, selected imported drinks, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Minibar and in-room drinks optic with local-brand spirits. 24-hour snacks.
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On the beach you'll find the Jerk grill where you'll find a classic Jamaican barbecue for lunch.
2 outdoor pools►
There are two large, curvy outdoor pools here, and one features a whirlpool bath and a swim-up bar.
The Renova spa offers a variety of luxuries such as massages, sauna and a whirlpool bath. There's also a beauty salon and a hairdresser. You'll need to be 18 or over to use the sauna.
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Suite with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace►
These suites have a sea view and come with a balcony or a terrace, a safe and air-conditioning. You'll also have a drinks optic with local-brand spirits. The lounge area is open plan with the sleeping area and there's a couple of steps separating the two.
Double Room with Limited Sea View and Balcony or Terrace►
These double rooms have a limited sea view and come with a balcony or a terrace, a TV, a safe, a minibar, air-con and a hairdryer. You'll also have a drinks optic with local-brand spirits.
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Riu all inclusive Montego Bay Jamaica sept 2019
First impressions very nice, lovely entrance loads of marble floors and tasteful decor looks impressive. The rooms are in blocks 3 floors high away from main Hotel so a little walk away. They do have lifts that on a few occasions didn't work for some reason.The rooms were a good size but you can see from the dark wood trim and mixer tap shower in the bath tub is in need of updating which i believe is due to be done soon. I will say the room was very nice despite this and with the booze on tap from the branded optics on the wall soon made you forget about it.By luck we got a good view from our balcony overlooking the sea and the pool. Being on the 3rd floor helped. Food was really good from Jamaican traditional rice and peas curry goat you name it its here. Bolognese was superb, jumbo prawns,shepherds pie, lasagne, fish of all types differently cooked a real selection and every dish tastes as it should.The desserts were just on another level so many choices and banana cake like your gran makes. there are a few al a carte restaurants included as well which again are ok. If like me you love the sea and a diver, Montego bay is not a good spot, man made beech and blocked off from the main flow of the sea so there isn't any coral here and hardly any fish at all.The sea here has a lot of weeds and a strange marshy like bed. its ok to float in or to sail around the bay in. Activities are going on all day so most all free to use.If you want to book trips it becomes a test of you haggling skills playing one company off another. if you don't you'll get STUNG SO DON'T TAKE YOUR REPS WORD FOR IT. Another thing if you like a smoke its only permitted in specially located areas around the resort.If you're caught you could be faced with a $300 us dollar fine. Overall i had a great time here and learnt a lot about Jamaica itself and the people who are happy go lucky always look on a positive side of life. Always be prepared to be hustled in the best possible way. One Love.More
WOW, the grounds were breath taking, our room was gorgeous. A little humid - lol the beaches were so clear and beautiful. The locals FULL of color, great shopping experience. Oh and the drinks - WOW..................had a Mariachi for the first and last time only in Jamaica :( guess I need to back just to get a drink.More
Dorina R, 45953
Lovely hotel with great food
This hotel staff and food is excellent, we found the only thing to ruin it, is the Tui reps who don’t do their job efficiently when getting you to book very expensive trips and not explaining the travelling time etcMore
Diane N, 186299
Riu Montego Bay
I am still at the hotel so this is current. The positives 1.extremely good entertainment staff:Damon,kenstar, Chocolate, Smallz I can't remember them all. Wait staff at the buffet and the bars all good. 2. The choice of food was consistently good at the buffet. 3. The Italian restaurant wasn't bad but I struggled to find authentic Italian food. The night I went there it was sushi ( amongst other offerings) which was odd! 4.The hotel buildings are not bad but there is a lot to be improved. The beach is relatively well kept and swept each evening. 5. A nice touch were the fresh coconuts available for guests. 6. Water sports are available. However to be clear this is no way a 5* hotel. The negatives: 1.the rooms,linen and towels are dated 2.no availability of tea or coffee in the room 3.the lift has broken down on 2 occasions in the last 5 days 4.The lift is dark and obviously in poor repair 5. The beach has no sun umbrellas and there is a lot of seaweed which may or may not be a problem for some. 6. There are no toilets near the beach. Finally please be aware that the beach is directly under the flight path of Sangster Airport in Montego Bay so it's very noisy. The planes take off from about 10am and seem to stop around 9pmMore
Our new best holiday ever!
We had an absolutely fab time at Riu Montego Bay. The food is great! Lots of local food. Jerk Chicken, Rice & Peas, Stews, Curried Goat, Patties, Dumplings, Fried Plantains. The staff in the main buffet were great. Give them a small tip and they’ll treat you like royalty. The three of the Al-a-Carte restaurants are all nice as well and we had no problem getting in to them. Special mention must go to the BBQ Jerk Hut on the beach. The BBQ chicken is lovely and the Jerk Sauce is so nice and spicy. The animation team are great. They all work so hard from day to night. Here the fun/crazy factor is taken up to another level. Highlights are the Pool Party (so much foam!) and the Beach Party. The evening shows are all mostly good, especially the Michael Jackson show. No problems getting a lounger by the pool, never had to resort to reserving them and it didn’t matter what time of day we turned up. Optics in your room with Rum, Vodka, Gin and Whiskey. As well beer, water and soft drinks in your fridge. All restocked every two days. The hotel is showing signs of age. It’s still nice and very clean, just a little dated in decor. The beach is not great. It seems to be man made and the sand on it is quite shallow. Not the thick deep white sand you expect in the Caribbean. They have built some wave breakers further out in the sea. This means the sea here is too calm, very un-sea like and leads to a big growth of seaweed on the sea bed. This is not nice to walk on.More
Darren S, 186334
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