Firstly, I cannot disagree more with the previously posted reviews. I stayed at the Riu Tropical Bay in April 2008 with my husband, my baby daughter and our parents and we had an amazing time. We actually got married at the Riu Tropical Bay on the beach and it was more romantic and special than I would have hoped for.
The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We had one problem with the toilet (cause by ourselves and not the hotel) and somebody came instantly to fix the problem.
We got an upgraded hotel room including our parents .
The food was perfect. Always fresh and you were spoilt for choice. A wonderful buffet.
You got all drinks you can think of in the world!
The hotel rooms were beautiful and very clean and the ladies you cleaned the room always put nice flower decorations on the bed and in the bathroom. Every day!
Our wedding day was perfect. Everything was planned and organised properly. I had my hair done in the neighbour Riu hotel and it looked beautiful. The wedding planner was very friendly and helpful and so was the photographer.
Our photos were amazing.
To comment on previous reviews. Obviously, as this hotel is so poplular and it holds about 3 weddings per day, you have to turn up on time and not be 20 minutes late and expect the wedding couple after you to delay their wedding. How can somebody complain about that?????
If you want chairs, you have to obviously pay extra for them. Which every couple is well aware of cause it doesn't say in the standard package, that it does include chairs. The standard package by the way, is extremely cheap. So do not complain.
The wedding planner does tell you on your first meeting that you can pay for chairs if you would like them. The chairs were very cheap and beautifully decorated in the colour of
your choice. I think it was something like $5 per chair.
If you turn up on time, which probably most people do or should do, your wedding isn't rushed at all. You have music afterwards and champagne all included in the standard package.
You wouldn't turn up 20 mins late in a church either without the vicar being annoyed, would you!
I would also like to add that the night time entertainment was exceptional too.
Our holiday was amazing and the wedding was amazing too. We have wonderful memories and so have our parents.
We can highly recommend this hotel and especially the wedding.
Anyone who would like me to send some pictures to proof it is more than welcome to contact me.
Also please feel free to contact me if you would like more details about the wedding and the morning after.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 24-hour All Inclusive Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel opens year round and is located on Jamaica's west coast in the tourist area of Negril on the island's longest and most beautiful Bloody Bay beach. RIU Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the highest standards in terms of luxury, excellence and sophistication, creating a unique experience. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Sangster Montego Bay Airport MBJ (80 km) and Negril (6 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 416 cozily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa area or get in shape at the gym. 2 outdoor pools and 1 children's pool. Day and evening entertainment. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main buffet restaurant, Italian and Japanese, Fusion restaurants and Steakhouse, as well as 4 bars. ... 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