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 All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties 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: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
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 - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policies - 
At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room.The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises. Parties in rooms are not permitted. Unruly behavior by individuals or groups is not allowed at any property at any time during the year.

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 1296 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay

    Stayed here for 14 days back in July 2019 beach is amazing water clear go early get a front view seat food is good and service to lots of great people working there room was great we had a ocean view will go back I clicked dec 2019 because calendar doesn’t go back more then that not much to do in the evening

    Nov 06, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Injured at Riu Palace Paradise Island

    My anniversary vacation was ruined by Riu Palace. The rain leaked into our room from the balcony. Our phone didn't work in our room. We managed to work around these issues (and others) until the last day when things took a terrible turn. I was sitting in bed watching tv and a piece of the ceiling molding fell down and hit me on the top of my head. It was a big piece of wood that clearly wasn't attached properly to the wall. Thanks heavens I was sitting up instead of laying down otherwise the ceiling would have hit me in my face and may have killed me. I ended up with a serious concussion. I ended up needed a CT scan to make sure I didn't have any internal bleeding in my head. It was a horrible experience.

    Sep 23, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good Stay

    We were treated very well at the hotel. Vera and Crystal were very nice to us at the buffet! Great people with great attitudes. The food was delicious as well. Vanessa at the front desk helped us to check out a day early and get a refund for the missed night. The 1800 number for Riu I am very displeased with. When I called at 8AM for before my flight to the Bahamas from Miami I specifically asked if the beaches were open. They said yes. We got to the hotel at 1:30 PM to find out that the beaches were in fact closed as of 5 AM that morning sorry they lied and we waisted tons of money. We managed to have a good time regardless, but I was so angry about that.

    Jul 31, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent vacation at this hotel from July 7th to 14th 2020

    We had a wonderful time at this hotel: every single person at this hotel did their best to enjoy our stay. The food was amazing. The safety precaution was excellent.Just one comment when the food service was a la carte the service was bit slow but we understand that they were not yet ready. But we had a great time

    Jul 24, 2020
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disappointed in Customer Service

    I booked a trip back in March 2020 through Vacation Express (tour operator) which included flight and hotel - Reservation #1761453. Unfortunately, we were unable to travel because our passports were lost in an overnight UPS package. We were immediately provided with an airline voucher from Silver Airlines, but it took 4 months to get a final response from Hotel Riu. Finally, even with an executive's involvement, they advised that this unusual and uncontrollable event was not a valid reason for a credit ($1,500 value) to be used at a later time. Vacation Express felt bad for our situation and made an exception to their standard practices by proving us with a travel voucher of $480 even though they were not refunded by Hotel Riu. When I left a poor google review about this matter, Hotel Riu responded by advising me to contact my tour operator (same response I've received all along). I am greatly disappointed with the customer service experience and the hotel's refusal to make an exception under the unforeseen circumstances. Frankly, I am mostly surprised as the hotel's reviews were mostly positive. I would imagine that a large corporation like Hotel Riu would be able accommodate a request of this nature to ensure that we would book with them in the future. Instead, I will be using the vouchers that I received from Vacation Express to rebook our trip with another hotel.

    Jul 22, 2020