Just returned from a 4 night stay at the Riu Palace Jamaica.
Me and my wife really enjoyed our stay. This is a great place to go if you want to relax and be treated great.
The beach was small, but very private, so not noisy and no vendors bothering you. Was a nice spot so sit and relax, go for a swim. The water was very nice.
The pools were nice as well. Had a good pool bar, and had activities to get involved if you wanted to.
The rooms were very nice and clean. Had plenty of water as well as alcohol if you wanted to drink in room. We usually had drinks at the bar areas. Maid service was great, did your room by mid afternoon and returned to do the beds and a quick touch up in the evening.
Bars - the best part of the place - the bartenders were very enjoyable. They had a good selection of alcohol for an all inclusive. The atmosphere was pretty laid back, so it was nice to talk and meet people. They do have an entertainment team that you can get to know if you want. They have bands and entertainment pretty much every night. It is on a small scale compared to other resorts, but nice.
If you want to really party it up, you have the RIU Montego Bay right next door that you can go to and stay up all night if you want.
Food was very good. The breakfast and lunch buffets were very good, with a great selection. We also went to the Jerk hut on the adjacent property which was great. Dinner had 4 restaurants, usually 3 open a night. All were very good. They had a Mexican night with appetizers and drinks in the courtyard area one night that we really enjoyed.
I like being at the Palace because you felt like you were in a small exclusive resort that was very quiet, laid back, but still a lot of fun to be had. And, you had the option to walk next door for a much more loud and lively atmosphere if you wanted.
If you are looking for miles of beaches to walk, this is probably not your place. But, if you are looking for a nice, classy place with exceptional service, I would recommend this place.
Plus close to airport which is nice. I live in the city, so an occasional plane flying by overhead did not bother me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4-storey hotel with a total of 238 guest rooms is located directly on the beach next to the hotel Riu Montego Bay * The vibrant city of Montego Bay is 4.5 km away * The guests of Riu Palace Jamaica may use the facilities in Riu Montego Bay, except breakfast and dinner meal * Airport Sangster International Airport Montego Bay (MBJ) 2.7 km approx. * Main building 4 floors - 238 rooms * Annexed building 3 floors - 51 rooms * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard ... more less
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