3.5
Average 5202 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

With a stay at Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive – Adults Only in Paradise Island, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Cabbage Beach and close to Stingray City. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Versailles Gardens and Fort Montagu.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 379 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with onsite massages and body treatments. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 5 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Riu Palace Paradise Island All Inclusive – Adults Only
6307 Casino Drive
Paradise Island, 00000 Bahamas

Reviews

3.5 Average 5202 Reviews
A relaxing time at the Riu
Reviewed 1 day ago

After seeing all the negative reviews, I decided I had to comment. We loved our time at the Riu! All staff were friendly, kind and helpful. The room was beautiful with a heavenly shower and view of the beach. The buffet food is delicious, and while it is annoying to wait in line for a restaurant (we only did the steak house, which was good!) there are other options, like the jerk chicken place for lunch. They also serve drinks as you wait, which was nice. The beach is busy but it was never an issue to find a place to sit (staff help with this) and the pool was a great place to relax as well. The beach is beautiful and clear. Having the Atlantis next door gives you another place to explore, with the aquarium free after 6 (it’s confusing to get to, walk through the casino to the next hotel and you’ll find it!), and a fun Junkanoo festival on Saturdays in the marina market. There were also local people selling items in the hallway on our way to the casino, which was fun to look at! Atlantis is full of people and loads of small children, so it was nice to get back to the Riu and relax. We never noticed a smell in the lobby, but there is a wonderful coffee place there! While to the Riu is smaller than other resorts, we never got bored on our wonderful and relaxing vacation.

Book it!
Reviewed 1 day ago

We stayed at this hotel 2 years ago and decided to return based on the location, the gorgeous clean beach, and the price. We were excited to see what the hotel looked like after the renovations, we just checked in and we are VERY impressed, when going to an all inclusive you have to have an open mind and you have to tip the people working 24/7 to please you. Everyone we have encountered from the front desk to the bar has been super friendly. This hotel is gorgeous! 2 years ago it definitely needed some TLC and now it’s perfect, we have friends meeting us here tomorrow and can’t wait to show them how amazing this hotel is. The only downside is not being able to make dinner reservations, but there are so many restaurants to choose from, I’m sure we will be totally fine and well fed all week. The decor is fabulous. Just book it.

Great location, nice facility and good food options
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really nice hotel right beside the Atlantis. There's a nice beach (although the water can be a bit rough) and we were happy with the food options. The reservation system is not that big of a deal - just line up 15-30 mins before the restaurant opens and put your name on the list then.

I WON THE GRAND PRIZE TO A TRIP LOCATION OF CHOICE🌴👣🍷🍸🍹🍾
Reviewed 3 days ago

Yes, I was a winner of the $5,000 grand prize. Visited a grand opening of a Johnny Janosik Furniture Store in Wilmington, Delaware on May 19th and my name was entered into a drawing. Who would have imagined that I would have won the gift certificate from Bethany Travel to any location of my choice. Thank you to owner Cindy McCabe for making our arrangements. After being stuck in Punta Cana last Labor Day weekend when Hurricane Irma barreled up the coast, I decided to head to a Caribbean in early July. Stayed 7/3-7/9. Traveled with my best friend since my husband is not into traveling. Our direct AA flight from Philadelphia was diverted to Charlotte, North Carolina when the female pilot told us we were having brake problems and needed to dump fuel before landing. We lost our entire afternoon and early evening changing planes but arrived safely. The fast track and airport lounge at Lynden Pindling international airport is not worth the extra money. Lounge itself is nothing like MoBay Club in Montego Bay. No free food or alcoholic drinks just free soda and water. Private Majestic Tour transport was worth the upgrade. Check in was uneventful because of our late arrival. Room 1425 facing the pool on top of the hotel did not disappoint. Get this side of hotel if possible. Separated the 2 beds that were put together to make our double beds for the week. Monique our housekeeper was lovely and efficient. Fortunate to have her for 6 days. Larger pool had great drink service-bring your bigger plastic cups, mugs or yetis and the staff will gladly fill up. Also bring your own floats if you like to chill in the pool or ocean. Beach chair area very crowded and felt like sardines packed in a can. Personally I missed a larger beach option and actually a larger hotel with bigger property option too. This place reminded of Secrets the Vine in Cancun. Tall Miami style high rise. Elevators quick but hot and always seemed to stop on every floor. Went to the buffet for dinner mostly , the Krystal once and the steak house the rest of the time to eat lobster. Later seating were always available as this is our preferred time to dine. (Unfortunately my friend got sick with an unknown bug and spent her last 2 nights in bed.) Ventured off property to exercise. Walked over and back across the 2 bridges to Nassau and took long walks to the left and right of the hotel. We did not do any excursions nor snorkel. There did not appear to be any reefs just off hotel beach. The natives selling things and trying to rent things are doing their jobs trying to make a living so people should not constantly make negative complaints on trip advisor about them and their way of living. All were friendly and not pushy. Right next door is where cruise ships take their guests for day passes so it is very busy location and crowded on most days. Walked to the Atlantis to watch the 4th of July fire works, gamble and visit the aquarium. Extremely crowded with families and their young kids dominating the slot machines. Sad to see this. Quick right out of the hotel lobby is how you walk there. Took a taxi to the straw market, around $22 each way . Walked to Fish Fry from there to eat conch salad at Twin Brothers” and grabbed a drink across the street at the Cricket Club. Both worth a visit. Spent most days floating in the bigger pool making trips back and forth to the swim up pool and the beach after the crowds dissipated. Nightly entertainment is what you make of it. Calypso Bar drinks were good and service excellent. Saw a few shows. Had a great week of weather, minimal drops of rain. I love the Bahamas. My 5th time to Nassau/Paradise Island. Our recommendations for the owners and management: (as others have echoed)
1. Shut the hotel down again, hire an environmental or structural engineer to determine what’s causing the lobby area and lobby hallway smell. It’s disgusting and makes you gag. Can’t help but wonder if this is unhealthy for all who need to work in this atmosphere. FIX IT! This could hurt future hotel business.
2. Open the Cappuccino Coffee bar at 7am NOT 10am. Ridiculously late opening.
3. Get rid of the towel cards. This is an antiquated system.
4. Install exhaust fans in the bathrooms. Someone missed the mark renovating the bathrooms. Extremely hot and muggy when trying to do your hair and makeup.
5. Use bigger cups for the bar service. Very small ones only available.
All in all a fun trip. No complaints just recommendations. Nassau is a quick flight from Philly making this island a future option again. Hello from Delaware, Home of grand prize giveaways.

WORST HOTEL EVER
Reviewed 3 days ago

I honestly don’t know where to start, I never leave a bad review however I’m posting after we just landed home. Air Conditioning was broken our whole stay, MISERABLE!!!!!!! Wait Staff was awful unless you were a pretty girl (we are big tippers too)! They were all about catering to the young girls. Buffet was good other restaurants were SO BAD! You couldn’t pay us to go back! Take our advice, don’t waste your money !