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Riu Negril Rennovations

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Riu Negril Rennovations

Just read that they're doing renovations during the summer. I was looking to book for Mid July. Will that affect how the hotel is or should we look elsewhere?

Also, this would be our first time going to Jamaica... Are there casinos around? Is it ok to leave the resort for entertainment, dancing, music, etc?

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1. Re: Riu Negril Rennovations

I don't know about the Riu renovations. Which Riu are you considering? There are 2 in Negril. Riu Club and Riu Tropical Bay. Tropical Bay is generally considered the better of the 2 as it sits on a much nicer stretch of beach.

There are no real casinos in Jamaica. Most larger resorts have a small area with slot machines and such, but we never spend any time there.

Yes, it is fine to leave the resort for whatever. It is as safe as any international destination, IMO. Probably as safe as NYC. :)

Edited: 30 June 2014, 21:21
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"Will that affect how the hotel is or should we look elsewhere? "

Unless you have received a deep discount I would pick another resort. I should add that on the north side of the RIU there is a housing project being constructed. On the empty land to south of the RIU Negril there is another resort being constructed.

"Are there casinos around?"

Are you looking for something like Foxwoods? or maybe Atlantic City? If so you will not find it anywhere in Jamaica. In Jamaica the term 'casino' means 'small room with a small number of slots'.

"Is it ok to leave the resort for entertainment, dancing, music, etc?"

Yes. Negril is safer than some parts of NYC.

If you like the RIU brand try looking at the RIU Palace Tropical Bay which is about 1 mile down the beach from the RIU Negril.

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Housing project? We toured it. Beautiful !

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