Just came back from a week at the Riu Palace Tropical Bay, it was awesome! The staff is very friendly and very accomodating. The food was very good, the buffet alway had a good variety of foods and I'm a very picky eater and still found lots of food to enjoy;) The jerk chicken is fantastic!! And champagne flows freely what more can you ask for:) If your looking for night life this may not be the place for you, the entertainment staff do their best to put on a good show, but after that there is not much to do. You can catch a cab to the Rui Negril which is five minutes away and enjoy the disco there. The beach more than makes up for the lack of nightlight, it's the most beautiful beach I've been to and I've been to many!
The majoy complaint I have about this hotel is that they spay for the bugs around 6:00 in the evening when people are still at the beach and around the pool. The fumes are terrible, guests were running to avoid inhaling the fumes!! And the other thing we did not enjoy was the smoking, you can smoke pretty much anywhere in the hotel...
We tried two of the a la carte restaurants and they were both awesome!! I've heard complaints regarding lining up for the reservations but it really didn't take that long, we lined up at 9:00 am and we were done by 9:20. The steak place is really good!! Rick's cafe is a must!!
All in all a great trip and would recommend it to all my friends...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Renovated in summer 2008 * Located in Negril, on Jamaica's west coast * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 1-storey main building and 2-storey buildings * Victorian-style architecture * Surrounded by 47,000 m2 / 56,500 sq. yards of lush gardens * 7.5 km / 4.7 miles from Negril West End * 6 km / 3.8 miles from various shops * 80 km / 48 miles from Montego Bay airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel Negril
- Riu Tropical Bay Jamaica
- Riu Palace Tropical Bay Negril
- Riu Tropical Bay Negril Jamaica
- Negril Riu Tropical Bay Hotel
- Riu Jamaica
- Riu Tropical Jamaica