4.0 out of 5

"Fantastic spot! Second time we've been there and it was great. The staff are super and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. ... " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Negril awaits you at RIU Negril All Inclusive. You'll be 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from Booby Cay and 3.4 km (2.1 mi) from Kool Runnings Water Park. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 5 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

All 420 rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, balconies, and in-room childcare. Minibars, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.

A day of pampering at Renova Spa can include massages, body wraps, and facials along with access to the sauna and spa tub. The steakhouse, Shadows, serves American cuisine. With 6 bars/lounges and a beach bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the private beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the onsite nightclub and free kids' club. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court. Buffet breakfast is available for free. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this 3.5-star Negril resort include Seven Mile Beach and Time Square Mall.

RIU Negril All Inclusive ratings based on 61 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
3 out of 5

Hotel right on the beach.

Pros: It was clean and the staff were very nice and helpful.
Cons: There need to be exhaust fans in the bathrooms. Someone needs to be checking the containers in the buffet to make sure they are being refilled.
Location: If you didn't take a tour there was nothing nearby.
Paid for a room with an ocean front view. We were on the bottom floor and I would not consider the view ocean front. While on the beach you were constantly bothered by locals wanting to sell you cigars, lobsters, jewelry, drugs, etc. This was very annoying. There were days when we went to the buffet for lunch and the containers were empty and weren't being refilled. It was hard to get into the specialty eating establishments. It would be better if you had to make reservations. We stood in line at the steak establishment only to be told it was full and we would have to wait an hour and half for the next sitting. They only had two sittings. For the amount of people at the resort that is not enough. The rooms were nice except for the bathroom. There was no exhaust fan in the bathroom and even with the air on it was too hot. I will say that the staff were all very nice and helpful!!

Posted by , from PA on Feb 12, 2018

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5 out of 5

Excellent All-inclusive

Pros: Oceanfront rooms have a beautiful view of Bloody Bay.
Fantastic spot! Second time we've been there and it was great. The staff are super and go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Excellent beach with really good snorkeling right there.

Posted by , from New York on Jul 1, 2017

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3 out of 5

Decent value

Pros: The price is reasonable for what you get. We weren't expecting 5 star so we were not disappointed. The front desk staff were outstanding.
Cons: One of the male cooks at the dinner buffet copped an attitude with me. Beach bar staff rude and crabby in late afternoon. Hence 3 stars for the staff
Location: 2 hour snorkel trip on the catamaran was a hit. Margaritaville fun and Ricks cafe just ok. Entertainment at the resort each night isn't bad.
We stayed 7 nights March 14-21. We were checked in promptly by the concierge and assigned a room in building 4. This place is pretty big and building 4 is a long walk to the lobby, restaraunts, bars & pools. I asked for a closer room and the next day we were placed in building 2. Much better. We went for a beach vacation and aren't picky about food. The beach is ok. Very calm water. I would rather have some wave action as is found on seven mile beach. My girlfriend kept saying it felt like we were at a lake, not the ocean. At dusk the little black biting flies are an issue. The resort fogged every night to ward off the bugs, but the fogging was very unpleasant and you're forced to breathe it for 20 minutes or so. The jerk chicken on the beach is really good. Dinner ok. One night they had grilled lobster tails and prime rib. I didn't use the safe. I left my iPad, ipod and watch laying on the table in the room and never had a problem. In fact, after we switched rooms I had left my watch in the bathroom and cleaning staff brought it to the front desk. Expensive watch too. I brought a travel coffee maker so we had coffee in our room. Plenty of bottled water provided in the room. Comfy bed. King - not 2 twins pushed together. Typical towel on the lounger game going on. Pool water was dirty. Some areas reek of sewage. Cesspool cover on the beach by the lifeguard chair slightly overflowing and formed a little stream through the sand into the bay where people swim - disgusting.

Posted by , from minnesota on Mar 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

Fun place very beautiful

My husband and i talks about our experience at Riu even now. We will be going back. The staffs are so sweet and friendly.

Posted by , from Texas on Mar 24, 2015

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4 out of 5

Amazing vibe

I went to this hotel about a month ago and loved it! The room was great, the alcohol was strong and flowing, and the beach was amazing. They had nightly shows which were good. They had really good tour guides and the activities within the hotel were great too. I only took one star for the food. Some days it was great, and some days...not so good.

Posted by , from Texas on Sep 10, 2013

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5 out of 5

Riu Negril Wonderful place

The hotel was absolutely gorgeous and the staff was over the top polite and helpful.  Everyone was so nice and we really enjoyed staying here.   Only thing that I was disappointed about is that it appeared to be no one under 21 when I booked the reservation however there were children and families at the hotel.  Should be made more clear in the booking area about that

Posted by , from Florida on Jul 23, 2013

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3 out of 5

Not as good as Expectations!

I would like to begin by saying the hotel and grounds and room were gorgeous! However, other than the breakfast buffet, the food left something to be desired! My husband and I literally left the resort to eat at the Sweet Spot, which was GREAT! With that being said, that kinda blew the concept of "all inclusive." Our catamaran and Rick's Cafe excursion was so much fun and ended with my husband jumping from the cliff. The food at Rick's was amazing...hands down the BEST hamburger I have ever eaten! The Black River Falls and YS excursion was exactly what we wanted out of our trip to Jamaica and again, amazing food! Trying to make reservations for dinner was RIDICULOUS! Reservations had to be made two (2) days in advance for dinner, and you only have about a 2 hour window in the mornings to make the reservations and inevitably there were NO seats left!

Posted by , from Villa Rica, GA on Jun 6, 2013

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4 out of 5

Excellent Vacation

Pros: Free Internet, Free breakfast, great beach
The resort is comfortable, has all amenities I was looking for, and makes a relaxing vacation very easy. The rooms were clean, but definitely not overly fancy (i.e. old, small tv and a couple lamps missing their shades). However, you shouldn't be spending much time watching tv in your room when you're at the beach. The beach was gorgeous, the staff was very friendly, there were a ton of easily available entertainment options, the watersports group was amazing and even the on-site club was amusing at night. Overall, it was a great vacation and I was happy with the value. If you do go though, make sure that, as with any vacation, you keep your hotel doors locked (including your balcony door regardless of which floor you're on) and your valuables in the safe or supervised. Due to the nature of the resort and the beach, it is pretty easily accessible by non-resort persons and I wouldn't expect anything of value to remain where I left it if I walked away.

Posted by , from Texas on Jan 2, 2013

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5 out of 5

Beautiful Hotel, great location to the beach, night life and the Reggae Marathon

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
Cons: No free Internet
Had a great stay. really enjoyed the fish for dinner and the chicken patties. Convenient location for the Reggae Marathon. I would definitely be back.

Posted by , from Washington, on Dec 7, 2012

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1 out of 5

Disappointed Travellers

Cons: No free Internet, sand fleas that bite, mediocre food, unfriendly staff; lack of hospitality
The Riu Club Negril hotel was a great disappointment. My husband and I came back with lots of bites from what we are now learning to be "sand fleas" or "no-see-ums" (itchy and hard to eradicate once bitten). In hindsight, if we had done more research, we would have found other travellers complaints and chosen another resort. Hurricane Sandy did not have a significant impact since this hotel was in the Western part of the island. However the beaches were filled with seaweed that washed up after the storm. The hotel staff were slow to clean up the beach. We went into the ocean water only once during our 5-day stay. The pool was poorly maintained, with moldy walls and floating debris. Unfortunately, the only good thing about this resort was that the grounds were immaculately kept. It seemed like the Riu Negril staff spent more time & effort on the grounds than taking care of the guests. Ending up leaving a day early. Not a good experience. We are not picky travelers but overall, would not recommend this hotel.

Posted by , from New Jersey, USA on Nov 1, 2012

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About the RIU Negril All Inclusive

Location Norman Manley Blvd, Negril, Westmoreland

All-inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • In-room minibar (some restrictions)
  • Dining availability limited at one or more venues

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours

Property Features

RIU Negril All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Simply walk outside to feel the sun on your face at the white sand beach. Spend the day at the beach and work on your tan with sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with umbrellas. At RIU Negril All Inclusive you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. Free breakfast is served. There are 5 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 6 bars/lounges, a beach bar, and a swim-up bar. Public spaces have free WiFi. This Art Deco resort also offers a complimentary children's club, a children's pool, and an outdoor tennis court. Free self parking is available.

  • 420 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 5 dining venues
  • 6 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Bellhop

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • On private beach
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Montego Bay (MBJ-Sir Donald Sangster Intl.) (70.2 km / 43.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

RIU Negril All Inclusive offers 420 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Sir Andrew - Onsite fine-dining restaurant. Reservations are required.

Shadows - This steakhouse specializes in American cuisine. Reservations are required.

Luigi - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. Reservations are required.

Mandalay - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine. Open daily.

Seagull - This steakhouse is located by the pool. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

The resort is arrayed on a beach of fine sand 3.3 km (2 mi) around Jamaica's semicircular Bloody Bay, where the Caribbean Sea remains calm in most weather conditions. The beach extends deeply into the resort under palm trees. Beach towels, beach umbrellas, and beach sun loungers are provided. 2 freeform pools, 1 with swim-up bar and 25-person jetted section, are flanked by padded lounge chairs. A complimentary children's club area features a pool with clubhouse.

Other recreational opportunities include a 24-hour fitness facility, tennis on a lighted court, basketball and soccer on an all-purpose court, bocce, beach soccer, and beach volleyball. The nearest golf course, Negril Hills Golf Club, is 15 km (9.5 mi) away.Guests under age 18 are not permitted in the fitness facility, spa tub, or swimming pool

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Playground on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at RIU Negril All Inclusive


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No pets or service animals allowed


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • A late check-out fee will be charged

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Negril RIU
  • RIU All Inclusive Negril
  • RIU Negril
  • RIU Negril All Inclusive
  • Rio Negril
  • Riu Hotel Negril
  • Riu Negril Jamaica
  • Riu Resort All Inclusive Negril
  • Riu Tropical Bay Jamaica
  • Riu Tropical Bay Negril Jamaica
  • Riu Tropical Jamaica
  • Riu Palace Tropical Bay Negril
  • Riu Palace Tropical Bay Hotel Negril
  • Negril Riu Tropical Bay Hotel

You should know

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.