We just returned from ClubHotel Riu Negril and had a great time! The staff at the hotel were all very helpful; Paul at the Welcome bar provided some great entertainment!! Definitely go to Rick's Cafe on the Catamaran, Horseback riding in the ocean through Chukka and float down the river on a bamboo raft up in the mountains (all booked through Apple and the Caribe Scuba located on the beach). I wanted to provide more suggestions for future travelers than complaints, bring some bug spray if you plan to be on the beach if it is cloudy or later in the day. As on many Caribbean beaches I have learned this beach has sand bugs that bite (I was told by the locals that Aloe will keep them off, but nothing some OFF won't also do). These bugs are not unique to the hotel, so don't blame them!! Eat some of the lobster from the guys on the beach, we tried the closest place to the hotel and it was amazing!! You can hold your lobster or crab while it is still alive, get a lesson on how to prepare it, and watch it cook on the grill!! If you want to snorkel it is best to bring some of your own basic gear because it was always checked out by the cruises to Rick's and overpriced to buy it there. Take cash, the ATM was always running out of money, but "no problem" we would walk down the beach to the other RIU hotel and their ATM was always working, just a little inconvenient. The SPA was awesome!! We got massages the second day we were there and they were fabulous, Derreisha did a great job!! I wish I could list all of the names of the staff members who helped us, but it would literally be too many! In all I would have to say that for the price this was a great trip and we are definitely considering going to this resort again!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Newly renovated in November 2015 * Located on Jamaica's west coast in Negril * Located on the beach front * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * Main building and four 2-story annexes * Surrounded by 45,000 m2 / 56,000 sq. Yards of lush gardens * 9 km / 5.5 Miles from Negril's West End * 7 km / 4.4 Miles from various shops * 80 km / 48 miles from Montego Bay airport * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Hotel Negril
- Rio Negril
- Riu Negril Jamaica
- Riu Resort All Inclusive Negril