Piu Palace Tropical Bay was outstanding. For the price, it's unbeatable.
Room: We paid for garden view, and were upgraded to ocean view upon arrival. The room was clean and the AC worked great. Housekeeping was very thorough every day. The only drawback is the king bed is really two fulls pushed together.
Food: Every meal was outstanding. We did not bother with the specialty restaurants, as the buffet had a wide and different selection every night. Same at breakfast. If you go, ask to sit in Chad's section, he was great. For lunch, get the jerk chicken on the beach.
Pool: We spent little time at the pool, but it was usually full of people having fun.
Beach: This is why we choose Riu Tropical Bay. It has the best beach we've ever seen. Better than Cancun, Playa, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, etc., and those are all outstanding beaches. The water and sand are perfect, the beach is quiet, and there was never a time we had to look for a good spot. Plenty of shade and loungers.
Service: Everyone I dealt with was courteous and helpful, especially Cloyd at the front desk.
Grounds: We walked the entire beach, and saw Couples, Breezes, and Riu Negril. Riu Tropical Bay has by far the best kept grounds. Beautiful.
If you want a low key beach resort, this is a winner!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Renovated in summer 2008 * Located in Negril, on Jamaica's west coast * On the beachfront * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 1-storey main building and 2-storey buildings * Victorian-style architecture * Surrounded by 47,000 m2 / 56,500 sq. yards of lush gardens * 7.5 km / 4.7 miles from Negril West End * 6 km / 3.8 miles from various shops * 80 km / 48 miles from Montego Bay airport ... 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