Riu Palace Hotel
Riu Palace Adults Only Hotel
Location: Jamaica, Montego Bay
Star Rating: 5
Board Levels: AI
This adults-only hotel leads its debut with a prime beach position and four à la carte restaurants.
Soft white sand comes to your doorstep at this beachfront hotel. There’s a relaxed vibe to the place, though it’s just 10 minutes’ drive from Montego Bay and its line-up of shops, restaurants and nightlife.
The hotel sits between the Riu Montego Bay and Rui Reggae and, as such, you can move between the three for bars and restaurants. When it comes to the huge pool, though, you’ll probably want to stay put.
This adults-only hotel comes with a pool that’s practically on the beach – and the swim-up bar means you’re never far from a tropical cocktail. When it comes to dining, there’s a buffet restaurant and a quartet of à la cartes, including an Italian and a Japanese. As for evenings, there’s entertainment here and at the neighbouring Riu Montego Bay.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
Activity-wise, there’s a strong slant to sea-based things like snorkelling, sailing, kayaks and catamarans – all available at the Riu Montego Bay. You can also get a free scuba diving lesson in the pool.
FOOD & DRINK
The buffet restaurant covers all meals. At breakfast, there are freshly made pancakes and cooked-to-order omelettes, while the evenings have favourites like pasta and paella.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Guests have access to a spa* with a beauty salon and hairdresser, a sauna and whirlpool baths – they’re all on hand at the Riu Montego Bay. Plus, there’s a gym you can use at Riu Palace Jamaica.
Several times a week the hotel puts on live music, while over at Riu Montego Bay the entertainment includes dancers and shows, and there’s also a 24-hour sports bar and a Pacha nightclub.
A terrace dotted with sunloungers and thatched umbrellas edges the main centrepiece – a large, beachfront swimming pool where you can swim up to the bar for drinks.
These suites will all add a little luxury to your holiday. There’s free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and a ceiling fan – plus the bathroom has a hydro-massage bath. You’ll be able to upgrade to an oceanfront junior suite with a whirlpool bath or there’s also a suite with a sea view and private whirlpool.
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally.