Riu Palace Tropical Bay
The Riu Palace Tropical Bay has all bases covered with its beachfront location, lively pool scene and five restaurants.
This place edges the silky-smooth, white sands of Bloody Bay Beach and comes cloaked in jungle-like greenery.
The hotel lives up to its five-star credentials, thanks to touches like pools with in-water loungers and spacious suites with 24-hour room service.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based On 6227 reviews
- Official Rating
- 9 Buildings
- 452 Rooms
- Floors: 2 or 3
Holidays in premium hotels
- 4T and 5T hotels
- Minimum 4/5 Trip Advisor score
- Luxury properties
- 20kg luggage allowance with TUI
Food & Drink
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24-hour All Inclusive. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Option to have dinner in the steakhouse, Italian and Japanese restaurants. Selected local-brand and imported alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee, 24 hours a day. Drinks service at the pool. In-room drinks optic with branded premium spirits, plus regularly restocked minibar. Access to bars and restaurants at Riu Negril. 24-hour snacks.
Facilities ► View all
3 outdoor pools►
You'll have the choice of three outdoor pools here. They're surrounded by large sun terraces and lined with sunloungers and parasols. There's a swim-up bar in one of the pools, and beach towels are available too.
With a range of massage treatments to choose from including aromatherapy and hot stones. Body wraps, facials and hair and beauty treatments are also on the menu.
Negril main buffet restaurant►
This place is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with show-cooking stations and themed evenings three times a week. There is a dress code for dinner, too, it's full length trousers and a t-shirt with sleeves for gentlemen.
Rooms► View all
Suite with Balcony►
These suites come with a balcony, free Wi-Fi, air-con, a safe, a minibar and a flatscreen TV. You'll also have an in-room drinks optic – meaning you’ll have your very own branded premium spirits on tap in your room. The drinks can vary, but usually include brands such as Smirnoff, Bacardi and Jose Cuervo.
Junior Suite with Balcony►
These junior suites come with a balcony, free Wi-Fi, air-con, a safe, a minibar and a flatscreen TV. You'll also have an in-room drinks optic – meaning you’ll have your very own branded premium spirits on tap in your room. The drinks can vary, but usually include brands such as Smirnoff, Bacardi and Jose Cuervo.
TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »
"BIG FITTY" THE BEST VACATION EVER!!!!
This trip was for my 50th birthday! and we had 6 couples in total.. "BigFitty" was my name for the week that I was there. Dre Tamara Nadene Juicy J Smiley DJ Extreme Peanut Flex Julia the evening waitress Gray the bartender/server for the beach Chocolate Thunder Chicken ALL THESE EMPLOYEES ARE WHAT MADE MY 1ST TIME EXPERIENCE, THE BEST!!!!! I will never forget that! They all should be rewarded! The hotel is fantastic, lively and when they asked me to DJ one night, how could i say no? Amazing dancing that night and even the next day DJng by the poolside. People/Staff, Food, Drinks, Entertainment, weather, EVERYTHING was amazing. Thank you! Dave More
We just came back last week from this resort after a luxurious week there. on arrival we were welcomed with a lovely cold refreshing drink and a quick, friendly check in, Sammy Joe explained everything she was so so lovely, every hotel should have someone her her on their front desk. we then we guided to our rooms lovely spacious airy rooms with modern facilities! the only thing I wasn't happy about was the my kids room not being directly next to us, I did ask but they couldn't accommodate this request which was shame! as I would have been more comfortable knowing they were right next door! everything in the room was great, shower, bathroom, air con everything. one negative - we used to put the cleaning sign out everyday so we could get the room cleaned as we had sand etc but the cleaning standards are not great, they was front prints and dirt left on our floor for 2 days! one of the days the towels were changed and they didn't smell very good.. the location of this resort is absolutely amazing as it is right on the stunning beach, felt like we were in paradise. the resort is SO clean and well kept in every area. the choice and quality of food is exceptional! the best buffet we have ever had and we have travelled to hundreds of destinations. Kaiya in the buffet restaurant made our daily 3 meals in the buffet an absolute treat, she is a true asset to this resort, always so friendly and welcomed us with a smile, after 2 days she knew exactly what drinks we order and had them ready once she saw us walking in, that is true service with a smile. The choice of premium drinks and bars and the coffee shop is just brilliant - 24 hour food and drink available which is wonderful. the staff in this resort make it what it is, they are truly amazing, friendly and SO welcoming and constantly smiling and ensuring everyone is having a good time without pushing you do participate, which is great. the beach and activities are great although the entertainment started to late in the evening, we could see by 8pm most people were yawning away and getting ready to go back to their rooms, i think they should start by 8.30pm. The entertainment team are SUPERB!! they made everyone laugh so much and made the vacation so enjoyable, they are so much fun but such friendly lovely people. Michael Jackson show was doubtful, seen much much better in other resorts. 3 lovely swimming pools, a bar pool, a smaller pool where they had activities in and a large pool for all which was quiet and chilled, the beach a stones throw and simply stunning! the staff are on hand constantly where you can order drinks, Kaiya was brilliant, she offers such a great service by the large pool. the overall service and amenities in this resort are SUPERB and truly 5 five star, we cannot wait to book to go there again. my husband had a massage there but it wasn't great and it is very overpriced.More
21st Birthday Vacation
Me & my best friend both decided to stay at this resort to celebrate our 21st birthday. The experience that we received was far from what had expected, it was the best experience of my life ( I wish I was being dramatic but im not ) We had no idea that this resort would feel like home! When i say home I don’t mean literally home , im talking they made us feel so comfortable its not even funny. The experience is like no other , I travel a lot to different places and this location is by far the BEST resort I've ever stayed at. The bar staff Marsha , Damar, and Andre made sure we were well taken care of at all times. I love them soooo much !!! They gave me and my best friend nicknames and literally our whole stay we were being called by our nickname which was so funny. The photographers Kev & Kudjo were always around when we needed a good laugh and a bomb photo lol, love them to pieces. And let’s not forget the entertainers ... AMAZING!!! They showed us a great time, we were welcomed with open arms by EVERYONE , literally EVERYONE! We love it so much that we’re planning to come back for Christmas !! See you soon !More
Can't wait to go back!
We have stayed at several resorts in the Negril area in the past few years, The Riu Palace Tropical Bay in Negril will be the resort we come back to on our next visit. We traveled with or family and every truly enjoyed our vacation.The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. The cleaning staff made sure that our rooms were cleaned and then the turn down services always made sure to tidy up as well and leave clean towels. All of the staff were so friendly and helpful, such hard workers. The staff works day and night to keep all the grounds clean and in order. The beach is the best, beautiful clear water and a long nice beach to walk down. We were not bothered by the people entertaining us or trying to sell their items. If you just tell them you are not interested, they will leave you alone. The food was outstanding, we did not have a bad meal. We ate at every restaurant except for the Japanese restaurant, as my younger daughter did not see anything she would like on the menu. The steakhouse and Fusion were our favorite and the jerk chicken on the beach is awesome! The bartenders worked hard and made really good drinks. First resort in Jamaica where I had a well made mojito. The nightly entertainment was enjoyed as well. We would highly recommend this resort to couples and families who want to stay a great resort with exceptional service, wonderful food and a beautiful beach. Can't wait to go back!!!! More
Stayed at this resort last two weeks in June. We were given surveys, staff came around beach to ask if we were happy with resort and suggestions for improvements. Since it’s difficult to capture all in a survey or verbally, upon departing I asked for an email address so I could give them some proper feedback. And I did in detail about all the great and positive features of the resort and there were many of them. I also commented on the negatives and possible improvements which by the way were mainly in the food/dining area. After about 10 days, no response. I followed up and to this day no reply. Obviously, feedback is not important after all, but a show of courtesy in acknowledging the email was in order. It’s a fantastic resort, one of the best I’ve been at. A resort I would go back to regardless of some negatives and I did indicate this in my email. However, after the indifference shown, I am not sure I would go again.More
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