Riu Palace Tropical Bay Reviews – Jamaica Hotels – Riu Palace Tropical Bay

I was not really sure about this place upon reading some reviews, however, when we arrived, well, we knew we made a very good decision. I travelled with my wife and son of 9. We really dont have anything bad to say. Even the vendors on the beach were cool and respectful ( especially when they got to know you).

Room Number:
third floor garden view

Room Block:
13

Arrival:
Arrival ( wife and 9 yr old son) was efficient at the Montego Bay airport. What was long was the ride to the hotel ( +- 1.5hrs). Although it was interesting to see the island while on bus, I would have preferred a quick ride. The hotel staff were quite accomodating and respectful.

Rooms:
3rd floor, no elevator, no problem ( burns some calories). Room was clean and all functionned well. We had garden view and it was nice. Voltage was good for our North american standards.

Restaurants and Bars: Wow, the choice of buffet was impressive. You also have a choice of specialty restaurants ( japanese, italian, steakhouse and fusion)that you needed to reserve ahead of time.We had the steakhouse only, buffet was good enough for us and the buffet changed along with a theme ( Italian,Mexican,etc.). The bars were good although i’m not a heavy drinker. Red Stripe beer was good though. 24 hr service for snacks.

Good choice of breakfast buffet as well. Dont forget the jerk chicken on the beach, its a must!

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
Beach was awesome! great white sandy beach, calm waters. Sunset was one of the best we have seen in the carribean. Pools were well maintained and our son enjoyed it alot. The grounds around the hotel was spotless.

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel:
We really did not opt for any activities, but if you are one that enjoys activities, well, there are plenty.

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