I just returned last night from the RIU and I must say I was pleasantly suprised! I was terrified after reading some of the nasty reviews on this site... most of which were highly exagerated! The property is nice...it's on a beautiful stretch of beach, and the grounds are lovely. The room is basic and has everything you need, including free alcohol dispensers! The only complaint I had was the hot water....it was cold at times and when it was hot, it was more luke warm than hot. Bathrooms are a little small & outdated, but hey it has what you need!
The lobby and pool area are great...as are the restaurants. I thought the food was good, always a variety and plenty of it. I have been to Cuba where the food is not so great and believe me, the food at the RIU was excellent in comparison. Friends we met payed $45 US for lunch at Atlantis....so count your lucky stars you are at an ALL- Inclusive....well worth it! Really the only thing that could have been better was the weather....it was really windy and cloudy when we were there. 1 day was sunny but overall January is a cool month there. But, for 3 days, it was just nice to escape the horrible winter. Take the water taxi into Nassau for sure....there's a great straw market with tons of purses, jewellery etc. Overall I think the RIU is well worth the money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Located on Paradise Island (the Bahamas), 3 km/1.8 Miles from Nassau * 100 m/328 ft from "Atlantis", the largest casino in the Caribbean * 14-story building * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 3 km/1.8 Miles to downtown Nassau * 200 m/656 ft from various shops * 25 km/15.5 Miles from the airport * 200 m/656 ft from a bus stop * Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Visa, Discover ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Paradise Island Hotel Paradise Island
- Riu Hotel Paradise Island
- Paradise Island Sheraton
- Paradise Island Riu Hotel
- Riu Paradise Island Bahamas
- Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island Bahamas