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Hotel overview

Riu Palace Paradise Island for adults only is located on an impressive white-sand beach on Paradise Island, in the Bahamas. The rooms are equipped with a whole host of amenities, such as minibars, beverage dispensers, air conditioning and coffee machines. If you fancy cooling off during your stay, the facilities include two swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar, and a lounger and parasol area with beverage service. You can also enjoy direct access to the reserved beach area and relax in the hammocks under the warm Bahamian sun.

At the Riu Palace Paradise Island you will find various restaurants for you to savour the best dishes created by our chefs. You will also be able to enjoy continental breakfast buffets with show cooking, try Japanese, Indian and Fusion specialties or sample the hotel bars’ most delicious snacks and aperitifs, as well as the patisserie and ice-cream parlour ‘Capuchino’. And if you want a truly unforgettable night, we can arrange a romantic al-fresco dinner.

The entertainment programme that you will find in this Adults Only All-Inclusive hotel on Paradise Island is the perfect complement to your holidays, since you can enjoy live shows and music that will leave you astounded. The sportier among you also have the option of hitting the gym or practising beach volleyball, windsurfing, scuba diving or kayaking around the hotel. And if you need to relax, our Renova Spa has a sauna, whirlpool bath, and a long list of beauty treatments for you to try when you like.

Paradise Island is a heavenly destination where you can spend a well-deserved holiday and enjoy its beaches, landscapes and tourist attractions. During your stay you can discover Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, or experience incredible moments such as swimming with dolphins off Salt Cay island. Come and discover this paradise in the Bahamas!


Paradise Island - Beach
Nassau, Bahamas - Nassau International Airport (NA : 13 miles

Property information

Last Renovation: 2017
Floors: 15
Total rooms: 379


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Hotel advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Spring Break Policies - 
Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
This hotel is adults only and children are not allowed.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

3.5 2100 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our Honeymoon

    We had the best time. Staff was wonderful! The place was clean. However we didn’t like that the pool closed at 7 everyday! Also the beds were a little uncomfortable. Overall our stay, the staff & shows in the bar were great!

    Sep 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing and fun

    Great choice for a relax but vacation. Staff was very inviting and the service was amazing. The food was pretty good especially the jerk chicken station by the pool. Bartenders make the experience more lively.

    Sep 26, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    So disappointed

    Worst vacation ever. Been all over the Caribbean but never been to a Riu property or the Bahamas. It started the day before we left and my daughters seat was “dropped” by the airlines forcing us to buy a seat for $99 because all the seats that weren’t upgrades were taken. We booked this trip and had seats assigned in March! This is certainly not the resorts fault but things didn’t get any better. Upon arrival, even though I spent 20 min doing the online checkin the day before, and got confirmation emails everyone was checked in, they “didn’t show our info” and it still took 20 min to check in. The Beach was beautiful but the man who set up the chairs and umbrellas every morning was grumpy and rude even when tipping him $10 each morning. I attempted to set up my own chairs after the second day to avoid him and he ran over and told me he had to do it. I again tipped him but nothing made him drop the attitude. Beach/pool service was terrible, there was some sort of haphazard “line” which didn’t mean anything if someone cut the line and shouted enough. The Staff, with the exception of one lady at the coffee shop and the most of the servers in the a la carte restaurants, was rude and unwelcoming. Property very run down. Had to change our keycards every day. Staff rudely told us to keep them away from our phones, which we did - they were in a pocket of the beach bag nowhere near the phone. We asked every day to have someone check our card reader, as that had to be the problem, which no one ever did. Had to go to the bar every morning because the coffee shop didn’t open till 10, and the bartenders acted annoyed to have to make coffee a couple days. The resort still uses towel cards? No one wants to steal your crappy threadbare towels! And to top it all off, money was stolen from our room. I discovered this on the second day when I realized our safe wasn’t secured because the tie on the robe was hanging down and kept it from locking properly. Was this my error, of course. But does that justify someone stealing from me? Absolutely not. Was there a connection between that and the fact that our room keys never worked and the key card reader obviously was the problem? Maybe? When I went to the desk every day to inquire about the “investigation” was treated like I was the criminal. Got an email the last day that management was “unable to reach me and I needed to visit the desk.” When I did, the manager had no idea why I was there. When I explained, yet again, that our room had been robbed, she handed me a carbon copy form to fill out with my “complaint.”After returning home, both myself and my travel agent wrote detailed letters to management and the tour operator. After weeks we finally received a response. They basically said it was my fault for not locking the safe and issued a $300 credit, which wasn’t even what was stolen. Overall, I will never stay at a Riu property ever again and will not go back to the Bahamas. I’m a very friendly and polite person. I don’t nitpick and usually don’t write bad reviews because the good always outweighs the negative at all inclusives. They’re not perfect, they service thousands of people every day. The staff is usually fun and friendly, which is one of the best parts of the Caribbean experience and keeps us coming back year after year. But in this case I couldn’t wait to go home on day 3 of an 8 day vacation. A lot of travelers complain here about the beach vendors. In my opinion, they were one of the only bright spots of our time at this resort. They were funny, welcoming, and friendly even though we never bought a thing from them. That tells me, the Bahamian people weren’t the problem, the Riu was. If you go to the Bahamas, pick another resort

    Sep 24, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A lovely relaxing holiday

    This is a very well run establishment in every aspect, we found the staff very efficient and friendly. Highly recommend. There were 5 different restaurants to choose from we probably liked the buffet one best due to the incredible selection.

    Sep 23, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great vacation!

    We enjoyed every aspect of this place and the workers were great. The beach was great, food was great, drinks were amazing, entertainment was good and all of the people working here were absolutely amazing!

    Sep 22, 2023