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Riu Palace Tropical Bay

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Features: Kids Program, Scuba, Weddings
DAI Inside Scoop: Please note, Riu Tropical Bay will be closed for renovations August - December 2008.

Riu Tropical Bay is the first Riu Hotel in Jamaica, although Riu has been in the Caribbean for over ten years. Many people have already enjoyed the incomparable service and beauty of Riu Hotels. In the Caribbean, as well as the rest of the world, Riu can always be found on some of the best beaches. Experience Riu's exclusive service in an idyllic Negril, Jamaica destination: Riu Tropical Bay is like Heaven on Earth.

Hotel Information


Riu Palace Tropical Bay
Norman Manley Boulevard
Negril, Jamaica


Distance from hotel to Negril, 5 miles (8 kms).
Distance from hotel to Sangster International Airport (MBJ), 48 miles (77 kms).

Come and delight in luxury, comfort, impeccable service, all
standards of the RIU Palace Hotels & Resorts chain in the
Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel. Nestled on a wide and
seemingly endless white-sand beach, the Riu Palace Tropical
Bay Hotel is the perfect vacation spot on this enchanting
island of fun and sun. Incorporating Jamaican character and
charisma into everyday life, the resort allows you to enjoy
from local flair to specialty fusion gourmet food, and
spirited music and dancing the second you step out of your
room. Beyond that, Riu Palace Tropical Bay also specializes
in turning seaside-wedding dreams into reality, with two
garden gazebos that overlook scenic Bloody Bay.

Hotel Amenities


Accommodations (416) Aerobic Classes
Aerobics (water) Babysitting Services ($)
Bar (swim-up) Bars/Lounges (4)
Beach (onsite) Beauty Salon ($)
Boat Rentals ($) Car Rental Desk ($)
Children's Activities Children's Playground
Currency Exchange Disco/Nightclub
Dive Center ($) Doctor (on call) ($)
Entertainment Exercise Classes
Fitness Center Gift Shop ($)
Glass Bottom Boat ($) Golf (nearby) ($)
Horseback Riding (nearby) ($) Laundry Service ($)
Medical Services ($) Ping Pong
Pool (children's) Pools (outdoor) (3)
Restaurants (5) Safe Deposit Boxes (in room)
Sauna Snack Bar
Spa ($) Tennis Courts (lighted) (2)
Volleyball (beach) Watersports (motorized) ($)
Watersports (non-motorized) Whirlpool

Scuba Diving
Scuba Diving School, certified PADI ($)

Internet Access: ($)
-Wireless internet is available throughout
the entire hotel at an additional charge
(beach areas are not included).
-Rates may vary depending on the destination.
-Free: 90 minutes daily wireless connection
in the lobby. After that charges will apply.

Game Room
Game Room with slot machines

Spa
Tropical Touch Spa: massages and beauty treatments ($)

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.

Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above
may have an additional fee associated with them.

Accommodation Categories And Descriptions


Arrival/Departure Time:
Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 11:00 am

Early check-in and late checkout on
request, and subject to availability.

Children Policy:
2017-2018:
Effective dates: 12/24/16-12/23/18
-Child rate applies to children 2-12 years
old when sharing with parents.
-Children must share room with 2 adults to
receive the child rates.
-Children's ages must be specified in the
rooming list.
-Additional charges apply for rollaway beds
and cribs.

2019:
Effective dates: 12/24/18-12/23/19
-The 2019 children's policy has not been received
yet, please use the 2017-2018 children's policy as
a guideline. This information is subject to change.

Maximum Occupancy:

2017:
Junior Suite Garden View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Ocean View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Ocean Front - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Suite Ocean View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

2018 (revised):
Junior Suite Garden View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Garden View Handicapped - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Ocean View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Ocean View Connecting** - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children,
or 6 adults and 2 children.
Junior Suite Ocean Front - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
or 3 adults and 1 child.
Junior Suite Ocean Front Connecting** - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children,
or 6 adults and 2 children.
Suite Ocean View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Please note for maximum occupancies:
-(**) This category requires a minimum occupancy of
4 adults. Single occupancy is not permitted in this
category.

2019:
The 2019 maximum occupancies have not been received
yet, please use the 2018 maximum occupancies as a
guideline. This information is subject to change.

Junior Suite Garden View, (SJSB) Air conditioning, ceiling
fan, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial
phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser,
coffee maker, satellite flat-screen television, electronic
in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board.
Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink,
vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or
terrace with garden view.
Bedding: 2 double beds.

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018
Junior Suite Garden View Handicapped, This room has the
same description as the Junior Suite Garden View except
the room is handicap accessible.

Junior Suite Ocean View, (SJLB) Air conditioning, ceiling
fan, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial
phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser,
coffee maker, satellite flat-screen television, electronic
in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board.
Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink,
vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or
terrace with ocean view.
Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018
Junior Suite Ocean View Connecting, These connecting junior
suites are two accommodations, being sold as one unit. For
the room description, please review the Junior Suite Ocean
View description listed above.

Junior Suite Ocean Front, (SJMB) Air conditioning, ceiling
fan, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial
phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser,
coffee maker, satellite flat-screen television, electronic
in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board.
Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink,
vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or
terrace with ocean front.
Bedding: 1 king bed (on request basis only) or 2 double beds.

12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018
Junior Suite Ocean Front Connecting, These connecting junior
suites are two accommodations, being sold as one unit.
For the room description, please review the Junior Suite
Oceanfront description listed above.

Suite Ocean View, (SUMB) Air conditioning, ceiling fan,
split-level living room area with sofa, direct dial phone,
regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee
maker, satellite flat-screen television, electronic in-room
safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom
equipped with whirlpool bathtub, extra shower cabin, double
-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony
or terrace with ocean view.
Bedding: 1 king bed (canopy).

All accommodations include: ceiling fan, bathtub, iron, ironing board,
liquor dispenser, mini-bar, mirror (shaving), mirror (vanity), room
service (24-hour): ($), sinks (double), telephone (direct dial), air
conditioning, amenity kit, balcony and hairdryer.

Miscellaneous Amenities
Door with peep hole

Safe (in-accommodation, Electronic)
laptop size


($) Denotes a fee may be charged.

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled
based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.

Food And Beverage Outlets


Cubano, Lobby bar, open 24 hours.

Plaza

Reggae, Lounge Bar

The Sun, Swim Up Bar

Bloody Bay, Poolside restaurant/grill and steak house.

Hakuchi, Japanese style restaurant.

Krystal, fusion cuisine. A la carte for dinner.

Negril Restaurant, serving international and local specialties,
buffet style and show cooking stations. Breakfast is 7:00am-10:30am and
dinner 6:30pm -11:00pm. Shorts allowed for gentlemen, sleeved shirt
required. Non-smoking area and terrace.

Rimini, Italian restaurant.

Please Note:
In the past specialty restaurants required reservations.
Effective immediately (November 2016) the specialty
restaurants no longer require reservations. Guests
will now be accommodated on a first-come-first-serve
basis within the restaurant(s) normal operating hours.

Add-On Package (Honeymoon 17)


HONEYMOON PACKAGE 2017

Booking Dates: 07/05/2016 - 12/23/2017
Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2017

Package Inclusions:
-Surprise welcome gift in their room
-Small bottle of rum
-King bed (subject to availability at time
of check-in)
-Late check-out (subject to availability
at time of departure)
-Complimentary upgrade to next available room
category (subject to availability and upon request)
-Spa credit of $40.00 USD in Ocean Harmony massage
for two (50 minute), per adult, per person, per stay.

Specialty Package (All Inclusive 17-18)


ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE 2017-2018

Booking Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2018
Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2017
12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018

Package Inclusions:
-Accommodations
-All meals and snacks (see further details below)
-Breakfast:
Full American breakfast buffet and live cooking stations,
fruits, juices and Cava. Continental breakfast/snacks
-Lunch:
Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
Jerk (traditional Jamaican barbecue) station
(6 times a week)
-Dinner:
Buffets and live cooking stations
Special evenings: themed buffets (three times a week)
-Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
"Rimini" Italian restaurant (a la carte; buffet starters)
-A la carte:
"Krystal" Fusion restaurant
"Bloody Bay" grill and steakhouse
"Hakuchi" Japanese restaurant
-Snacks 24 hours a day
-Beverages:
Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
Drinks service at pool
Access to all bars at Riu Palace Tropical Bay and Riu Negril
Regularly restocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser
-Room service 24 hours a day
-Use of in-room safe
-Sports and activities:
Gym, table tennis, workout, volleyball, sauna,
whirlpool bath, 2 floodlit hard surface tennis
courts, windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling
equipment, kayaking, body boarding and one
introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
-Entertainment:
Daytime entertainment program for adults (daily)
Daytime entertainment program for children ages
4 to 12 (daily)
Shows, Riu evening program or live music (daily)
-Complimentary entrance and drinks to "Pacha"
night club at the hotel Riu Negril (six
nights a week)

Please Note:
-Formal dress is required for dinner (main restaurant:
gentlemen no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants:
gentlemen no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers.
-All hotel guests are required to wear an "all
inclusive" wristband for identification purposes.
-For additional lunch and snack options, a free choice
from a selection of restaurants at Riu Negril

Not Included (at an additional cost):
-Other sports and facilities nearby including
assorted water sports and golf course.

Package inclusions are subject to change.

Bonus Features



2017-2018 Bonus Features:
Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2018

-Daily activities
-Parking
-Towels
-Bottled water
-Watersports (Non-Motorized)
-Welcome Drink
-Use of Tennis Courts
-Honeymooners: Will receive a fruit basket and
a surprise gift in their room upon arrival.
Marriage certificate will be requested.
-Special golf rates at nearby golf courses.
Please see the information listed below.
-Use of Fitness Center, Sauna and Jacuzzi
-Lounge chairs, towels, cabins, showers
and umbrellas by the pool

Miscellaneous Information



RIU Resorts Jamaica - Exchange Privileges
-Full exchange privileges with RIU Negril Resort, includes
services and facilities with the exception of dinners.

General Information:
-Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa and Diners
-Located on Bloody Bay Beach on the same
beach as ClubHotel Riu Negril (walking distance).
-Kids program: includes pool and beach games,
arts and crafts and talent shows.
-Live music
-Variety shows
-Riu theme shows

RIU Resorts Jamaica - Spring Break Policy:
-During the months of March & April, at least one
person must be 21 years of age or older in every
room.
-During these months, the hotel reserves the right
not to admit any room in which all guests are
younger than 21. This situation can have serious
repercussions and should be avoided at any cost.
Please advise the travel agencies accordingly.

Check-in Policies:
-There must be a minimum of one person 21 years
or older to check-in to any RIU Resort.

Minimum Age Requirements:
-Year-round (except March-April) at least one person
in each room must be 18 years or older in order
to check in.
-During the months of March-April at least one person
in each room must be 21 years or older in order
to check in.
-No student groups under 21 years old or Spring
Breakers are accepted year round.

Cancellation Fees


2017:
12/24/16-04/30/17, within 3 days, 2-night penalty.
05/01/17-12/23/17, within 3 days, 1-night penalty.

No Show Policy (revised):
07/26/17-12/23/17, guests will incur a 1-night penalty.

2018:
12/24/17-04/30/18, within 3 days, 2-night penalty.
05/01/18-12/23/18, within 3 days, 1-night penalty.

No Show Policy (revised):
12/24/17-04/07/18, guests will incur a 2-night penalty.
04/08/18-12/23/18, guests will incur a 1-night penalty.

2019:
12/24/18-04/30/19, within 3 days, 2-night penalty.
05/01/19-12/23/19, within 3 days, 1-night penalty.

No Show Policy (revised):
12/24/18-04/07/19, guests will incur a 2-night penalty.
04/08/19-12/23/19, guests will incur a 1-night penalty.

Please Note:
The 2019 cancel fees have not been received yet,
therefore, listed above is the estimated cancel
fees. This information is subject to change.

Customer Reviews


11/26/2012
Hi Tom, We had an awesome vacation! The resort, restaurants, entertainment and people working there were great! No complaints from us and our friend’s wedding went well without any glitches. ? ...
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11/28/2011
Tom, The weather and beaches in Negril were amazing. We loved the Bloody Bay area and would most definitely plan a return trip there. We would NOT however choose the Riu Tropical Bay. In fact, we w...
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08/08/2005
Bob, Thank you. We did have a great time. The facility was very nice and the grounds were immaculate. The food was plentiful and the buffets were kept fresh by constant replenishing. The staf...
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